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詹杜固仁波切 著

1983年,当我18岁之际,我有极大的荣幸,也非常高兴能在位于洛杉矶的图登达杰林佛寺,服侍嘉杰宋金刚持长达6个月。尊贵的格西簇亲格而辛在当时是佛寺的精神导师,他邀请他的根本上师——至尊嘉杰宋仁波切前往我们的佛寺。在嘉杰宋仁波切住寺期间,我们非常有幸能从其座下接受许多传承法脉和教诲。众人深知宋仁波切的到来实属难得,所以每天都抓紧机会前去拜访宋仁波切,请仁波切打卦,指点迷津,求加持等事。

嘉杰宋仁波切的一众弟子当中,有一位居住在加利福尼亚州,名为格桑的藏人。这期间,他会前来拜见宋仁波切,有时还会帮忙做饭。有一次,格桑带着一个度母擦擦前去拜见嘉杰宋仁波切,并请宋仁波切为他开光擦擦。如此一来,他就能取回一个经过开光的擦擦。当时我偶然在房间里目睹了整个过程,宋仁波切拒绝为擦擦开光。宋仁波切说度母相没有开光的必要。然而,格桑拉坚持到底。因此,为了让他高兴,嘉杰宋仁波切还是为度母擦擦开光了。我接着询问宋仁波切为什么一开始就拒绝格桑拉的请求,宋仁波切解释道,度母相是如此殊胜、如此圣洁、如此具足功德,以至于她的身、语和意,以及任何与度母相关的东西都是如此殊胜,故而无需进一步开光。任何以度母形象所造之相都自带加持,无需开光。

至尊嘉杰宋仁波切每月都会修度母法会,更是日日诵其经。从中我发觉至尊嘉杰宋仁波切对度母怀有崇敬之心,也让我意识到度母的功德是如此不可思议。这位殊胜的佛母在至尊嘉杰宋仁波切的心中有一个特别的位置。这位佛母我们称之为度母,意为救度主。我一直对这个故事念念不忘。虽然我一直钟爱度母,对她也存有莫大的信心,但宋仁波切的言行,大大地提升了我对度母的信念。

白度母(中)呈寂静相,一面二臂,八度母围其四周。这八位度母象征救众生于八难。点击放大图片。

于过去佛之时,度母化身为一位富甲一方的国王的掌上明珠,名称慧月公主(藏语称“达娃拉姆”)。慧月公主对僧伽和佛都非常恭敬、虔诚。她不想成婚,也不想过“公主般的生活”。她为人朴实、玉貌花容、蕙质兰心、对三宝怀大虔敬心。她经常前去听佛授法,并利用她的财富,向出家二众广做供养,细心照料他们的需要。慧月公主对僧伽的照料包括在雨季时为他们提供住所,供食、僧袍和药物。无论他们需要什么,她总是尽力而为。有了父王作为后盾,慧月公主风雨不改,坚定不移的向僧伽团广做供养。

一天,当慧月公主沿着一条小路行走,路上偶遇一位年老的僧人。他并不博学,却为人真诚、持戒清净。这位老僧人对慧月公主说:“具德的公主啊,由于您有供养僧伽的善德,所以请做如是回向——来世您能得男身修行善法。因为女身不洁,故不能成就佛位。”

这位僧人所说的并非为了贬低她,或以任何方式贬低女性。这位僧人深信,因为这是那个时代的常态,而且当时的女性普遍上都被视作低人一等,而不是跟男人平起平坐。如此一来,女性的身体也必然是低人一等的,更是成就佛位的一大违缘。这种观点是当时的标准。如今,我们都知道这是邪见,我们都知道这是不对的,但这是许多古代社会在过去所持有的信仰。

听了这番话后,这位于未来化现为度母的慧月公主双手合十,恭敬地对那位年老、德高望重的僧人说道:“尊敬的僧人,您说的不对,因为圆满的佛、如来、圣者和超脱轮回者都告诉我们,男性与女性是无别的,他们都能成就佛位。在父权社会中,或许女性会因身理而有较多的违缘,但这并不意味着她是低人一等的。”于是,她在那个修行清净的老僧人面前发愿,她将以女身即世成佛,成佛后也将一直以女相示现,利乐有情众生。就在那一世,慧月公主履行了她的誓言。她精进修得无上的禅定力,最终即世成佛。

自此以后,她就成了众生所熟知的“度母”或“救度者”—— 解救众生于各种苦难之佛。究竟而言,度母救众生于八难。八难由内四难和外四难组成,其成因,源自众生不同的烦恼所致:

内四难 外四难
火难(嗔): 众生的恶行使嗔火旺炽,恶行乃无明所致。 牢狱难(贪): 吝啬被视为负面的品性。负面的品性将使我们不自主地无法行善,最终深陷于无望的轮回之中。
狮难(慢): 作为丛林之王,狮子轻视所有动物,从不听取任何劝告。这种傲慢将使我们孤立无援,一直深受无明的操纵。 水难(执): 执着就像一条狂暴奔流的河流,使我们困在轮回的激流中,并带着我们离开解脱的彼岸越来越远。
象难(愤怒): 无明就像一头喝醉了的野象。无论谁阻挡了它的去路,它都会毫不犹豫地发起攻击。 非人难(疑): 鬼魂与黑暗息息相关。同样的,疑惑在无明的黑暗中处处滋长。它让我们感到恐惧、困惑,并且阻碍我们培养一颗明净之心,也阻碍智慧的生起。
蛇难(嫉): 嫉妒像蛇一样,隐藏在无明的黑暗中。嫉妒使我们看不得别人好而毒害他人的“善”。 贼难(邪见): 小偷偷走了我们的贵重物品。同样的,邪见偷走了我们在修行上取得进步的机会。

八大难可以从好几个层面来做解读。首先,我们从外在意义开始解读:属于外难的,正如上文解释那样,它指的是有形有相的肉身与物质体验。往深一层看,内难跟我们的情绪、骄慢和情感有关。从究竟意义来看,这八大难跟密续的修持法和哲学也是息息相关。一旦我们克服这八难,我们会有所觉悟,使得我们证得佛位。

打个比方:如果你向度母祈愿,祈求度母护持,那你能免于火难,或免于跟火相关的灾难,或是被火烧。这就是使你免于外在火难的例子。你可能会想,“这年头火难什么大不了的?毕竟我们有烟雾警报器”,但在昔日的村庄里却并非如此。火难一来,它便能吞噬一切。因此,防火是一件至关重要的事。在你修度母的冥想法时,她将帮助你摧毁嗔心,因为内心的嗔怒好比烈火。度母从外在保护你免受火难伤害,更从内在保护你不受嗔怒及受嗔怒驱使的恶行所伤害。因此,度母的修持是非常圆满的,因为她能保护我们免于外、内、秘之违缘

这幅画描绘了二十一度母的法相。

如果你观察度母的法相,她拥有21种主要的法相,但实际上她的化身是无量的。在这21种法相中,你会看到各种各样的度母。堪殊仁波切赠予我的度母像,是一尊白度母。白度母有七只眼:双手和双足各具一眼,以及脸上有三只。七眼代表她能悲视六道,且能看透实相,即空性。她的每一只眼都能悲视六道中每的一道——为利乐一切有情,她解众生于苦难,护持众生,甚至能为有情而做化现。她额上多出的第三只眼,象征她已洞察娑婆轮回的实相,也意味着她已证得空性,是已成就圆满佛果、得遍知无碍力之佛。她洁白的身体象征觉者的纯洁、清净,不受娑婆轮回中的污垢染污。白度母结跏趺坐,象征她透过冥想及实修成就圆满佛位。其法相,实为鼓励我们透过实修与冥想成就悉地。白度母裸露的丰乳,象征成佛之大乐。此外,双乳也象征着哺育和养育。于是,白度母裸露的双乳象征着她会如母亲爱惜独子一样,哺育你、养育你、照看你,直到你茁壮成长,能够完全独立生活。这就意味着白度母会“哺育”你,直到你证得佛果——若你全心依止她,你能超脱轮回,不受轮回之苦

白度母顶发挽成髻,结成三个顶髻:至高之髻象征已入涅槃,不再堕轮回中。其余的头发垂落在肩膀和背部,发质直顺,呈乌黑色。这象征虽然她已成佛,但她仍不断示现于娑婆中解救众生。她住世的时间,以及跟众生之缘未尽,使得她仍能在轮回中护持众生。其发一半散落于肩背,一半挽成髻。这分别象征她能于娑婆中不断化现,以及象征她已然超脱轮回。度母身戴五饰,分别是宝冠、缨络、臂圈和脚钏。其身秀丽端庄得不可思议,于此世间,乃至整个娑婆,没有任何(美丽的女人)能与之媲美。事实上,度母之身是如此庄严,以至于其身便成了(第六件饰物)。因此,其身佩戴的五饰及其身代表(六件饰物),象征度母圆满成就六度波罗蜜。

庄严的白度母“那唐”(黑唐卡)。

波罗蜜是指圆满的善功德,是透过净障和集资而修成,也是促使修行人证得佛位的修行。六度波罗蜜包括布施、持戒、忍辱、精进、禅定和智慧。

透过修持度母法门,依止她,向她祈祷,我们可证得六度波罗蜜,因为我们是直接修六度波罗蜜。好比当我们向度母做供养时,那是布施波罗蜜;当我们冥想度母时,那是禅定波罗蜜等等。于是,透过修度母,我们就圆满了六度波罗蜜。度母是普世的,是无宗派色彩的,更不受佛教流派的影响,也没有任何的标签。度母是一位圆满觉悟的佛。任何依止她的人都将得到加持,无惧于内、外八难。除此之外,你将能够成就大、小两种层次之悉地。较小的悉地包括预知能力、自在行走、疗愈能力、制造药物和怀摄力等;而较大的悉地就包括成就大手印悉地或成就圆满佛位。

欲修度母法门无需任何灌顶。你可修这篇由一世达赖尊者所撰写的度母祈愿文。

 

白度母如意轮赞

一世达赖尊者·根敦珠巴 造

嗡!
救度轮回打来母,嘟打来者救八难,
嘟来救度诸疾病,救度母前我敬礼。

安住白莲之中央,于月轮形座垫上,
足结金刚跏趺坐,胜施母前我敬礼。

犹如皎洁秋月色,月轮为其背扆母,
一切庄严悉圆满,持乌波罗我敬礼。

年满十六韶华身,一切诸佛为其子,
具足惠施所欲身,度母尊前我敬礼。

具白色轮白色光,于八辐上安八字,
悉皆围绕之形象,具轮母前我敬礼。

圣母度母救度母,如意轮母增寿母,
今于天女前祈请,请灭寿命中断障。

解脱一切病与苦,具力圣母做护持,
一切胜共之悉地,无余于我请赐予。

凡于圣母生信者,尊常护念如爱子,
我亦至诚作祈请,以大悲钩请摄受。

天女身色如明月,具足妩媚娴静态,
美丽宝饰做庄严,妙绸天衣为下裙。

安住莲月之中央,二足金刚跏趺坐,
一面二臂熙怡颜,能生三世诸佛母。

天女尊前恒敬礼,愿成我顶如意宝,
于尊少分赞叹故,我等修习菩提时,
从今乃至菩提间,愿灭一切诸违缘,
一切顺缘悉圆满。

 

念完度母的礼赞文后,你可以持诵其短咒:

嗡、达咧、度达咧、度咧、梭哈

 

度母心咒虽短却非常有力,每个音节都有其含义:

  • “嗡” 代表度母证悟的身、语、意。
  • “达咧” 是指(度母)已解脱轮回之苦。
  • “度达咧” 是指(度母)已了脱八种怖畏(八难)。
  • “度咧” 是指(度母)以智慧从无明中解脱。此无上智能止息一切痛苦。
  • “梭哈” 意指愿此咒之义在心相续中扎根。

 

或者,你可持诵白度母长咒:

嗡、达列、嘟达列、嘟列、麻麻、阿育、布尼耶、加那、布真、咕噜耶、梭哈

 

你可以每天持诵短咒或长咒,你有选择的自由。你也可以在任何地点修持,但眼前有度母相为最好不过。度母的修持将有利于延长寿命,使我们免于八难。又或者我们想要消除某些障碍,那么度母的修持非常合适。事实上,甘丹寺、色拉寺和哲蚌寺的僧伽每天辩经前,都会先持诵度母心咒。此外,整个僧伽团每个月也会固定完成度母法会,并会透过一个叫“卓措”的法会,将朵玛供予度母。度母法门在寺院中非常普遍,因为她有求必应,而且能迅速满愿赐加持。度母与我们有非常特殊的因缘,故能利乐我们。

以上就是关于度母的讲解。圣者当中,有的修禅定修得非常如法,有的持守净戒,有的甚至是清净的比丘和比丘尼。清净的比丘和比丘尼本身就非常殊胜,他们守戒的时间越长,他们就越发殊胜,这也是我们敬重年长的比丘和比丘尼的原因。能替他们洗衣服、供养饮食、清洗座位、提包、盛水给他们饮用,满足他们作为出家众的需要,这一切都是一种荣幸。供养僧伽不只是藏传佛教的特色,这可是佛陀发起和实践的做法。于是,僧伽是我们皈依的第三宝,因为他们都是终其一生在寺院里实修教法、禅修,并且长时全心投入教法中的贤者。

没有僧伽,佛法也就无法存在;没有佛法,众生便无法成佛。于是,成佛仰赖于法,法也与僧伽相依。没有僧伽就等同于没有法,没有法就没有佛。也许有人会说,世上有着非凡的在家居士精进持守佛法。是的,他们的确可以持守教法,但他们没有创出一套可以传承教法的寺院体系,法很有可能因此失传。我们的修持法门和教法可能会消失。因此,僧团非常重要。如果僧伽都学识渊博、修法得道、训练有素,并且严谨守戒,即使他们身上的一块布都是非常殊胜的。如果我们拥有他们的头发,甚至是指甲,我们都可将其放入佛塔内作顶礼和供养。因此,能够服侍僧伽、高僧、老僧人,并对他们表示恭敬,我们的福报非常大,可说是功德无量。

尊贵的堪殊仁波切杰逊洛桑潘德

萨(东)甘丹寺有一位资历极深的老高僧,其名为堪殊仁波切杰逊洛桑潘德。他是一位学者,禅修修得极好,学识丰富,甚至精通显密二法。堪苏仁波切从西藏最伟大的上师座下获得传承法脉,其中就包括:尊贵的泽美仁波切、至尊嘉杰宋仁波切、至尊嘉杰赤江仁波切、至尊嘉杰林仁波切。他从这些博学多闻的大师那里接受了教义,而后精进实修,因此获得相当程度的成就。是什么样的成就呢?堪殊仁波切仍然是个僧人,这就意味着他已经放弃对世俗的眷恋,而弘扬佛法就是他坚守的修持。

堪殊仁波切总是欢欢喜喜的,脸带微笑且平易近人,见到任何向他请求加持或提问的人,都感到欣喜。这表示他没有我执,名副其实是个伟大的大师。我们的友谊已超过25年,他是我来自甘丹寺的朋友,为此我感到很是谦卑。同时,我非常敬重堪殊仁波切,他是夏甘丹寺(又称东甘丹寺)的第一位住持。有一年当我们的团队前往夏甘丹寺给僧众做供养时,我们有幸服侍堪殊仁波切,还带他去做了全身医疗检查,为他增添药物。为此,我们感到莫大的荣幸。也是透过这趟行程中,我的团队替我联络上了他,我们因而直接交谈,我也请他在寺院做一系列的开示。我也祈求堪殊仁波切运用他的冥想能力延长他的寿命,以继续利益众生。

堪殊洛桑潘德仁波切所送的礼物。

我很荣幸能收到堪殊仁波切送给我的礼物,那是一尊白度母像。这尊特别的度母像是取自堪殊仁波切本身的佛坛,我就是想跟所有人分享这尊加持满满的白度母像。因为首先,那可是度母!正如宋仁波切所说,若是度母之相,她本身已有加持,我们甚至无需替她“开光”;其次,她被供在一个非常殊胜的高僧的佛坛上……这尊像就这样送给了我。收到如此宝贵的礼物,我感到非常荣幸。收到如此珍贵的圣物,我无法将之留给自己供奉,并且自私地接受所有加持。因此,我将这尊加持满满的度母像供奉在克切拉智慧殿的佛坛上。我标记了她是在何时被恭送到了这里,以及这尊像的来历,也写了这篇文章解释她的殊胜之处。因此,如果有人来到克切拉禅修林,请以直线行走到这尊度母像,准备好你的哈达,然后做供养和礼拜,向度母祈祷。

我想和所有人分享这尊美丽的度母像,以及有关度母的一些历史和故事。是这份礼物启发了我这么做。愿大家都接受到度母的无量加持。我祝愿大家幸福、长寿、成功,也祝愿每个人在今生和每一个来世,都受到度母诚心的护佑。

愿吉祥。

 

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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 16. 2021 03:43 PM
    The film Faces of Death shows nothing is more precious than being in the present moment, fully alive , fully aware . We won’t know what happening next. Death is a significant and inevitable part of life. Death teaches us that life is impermanent. There is no escape from death. We are all going to die some day. It doesn’t matter whether we are rich or poor, successful or ordinary, evil or good, we are going to die one day. Death refers to the end of life, we all go through this sad occurrence, and it is unavoidable. We have to accept death, but for as long as we are alive, we should live our life to the fullest meaningfully and make sure to enjoy it. Life is a lot more fragile than we think. So we should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets. Nothing is permanent in this world. Life’s impermanence.
    Buddhism emphasizes the importance of accepting the impermanence of life. Some scenes in the video appear quite gruesome, not to me as I have seen real ones as I been working and assisting surgeon in open surgeries before. Have seen thousands of births and many deaths occur while working . Life’s impermanence, I realised is what makes every single time and hour so precious. Its what shapes us our time and what makes it so important than not a single moment be wasted. We should not cling on to our body and our self-cherishing mind. It takes facing death to appreciate life and each other fully people die remains in the memory of those who live on. Everything must have its beginning and must have ending. We never know how much we really believe anything until its truth becomes a matter of life and death to us. The source of human suffering and discontent is that we crave and cling to the things of this world. Human life is brief, nothing does. Our hair , teeth fall our bodies decline and decay. Watching this documentary film is indeed powerful, truthful and tells us more, Life is certain , death is uncertain , I am glad to have across Rinpoche ‘s blog learning and practicing dharma . I have immersed myself in learning more and accepting that life is finite. All that exists is impermanent, nothing lasts. Therefore nothing can be grasped onto. Awareness of impermanence and appreciation of our human potential will give us a sense of urgency that we must use every precious moment. Profound teachings reading those comments.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this precious sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/faces-of-death-movie-review.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 16. 2021 03:37 PM
    Wow …interesting read . You would not believe this . A boy named, Jacob Barnett was 2 years old when he was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism by doctors. It seem this boy would likely never talk or read and would probably be forever unable to independently manage basic daily activities. At the age 3 he is able to able to solve 5,000-piece jigsaw puzzles. They were wrong this child turned to be a math whiz heralded as a boy genius whose passion and mastery of physics impressed experts later . At age nine, while playing with shapes, he built a series of mathematical models. That’s fantastic and shock his parents. He even demonstrated how he imagined numbers as shapes. Jacob enrolled in university at age 12, and he even published his first physics paper. He is considered as one of the world’s most promising physicists and the youngest researcher to ever be accepted in the Institute for Theoretical Physics.
    Jacob Barnett is indeed another proof of reincarnation, I do believe.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/another-proof-of-reincarnation.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 16. 2021 03:35 PM
    Back in 2015, Kechara had the privilege and great merits to witness an auspicious trance in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat. Those who were there witnessed a rare event where Dharma protector Dorje Shugden taken full trance of his official Panglung Oracle. Kechara has been very honoured and blessed that Dorje Shugden took trance of the Protector Dorje Shugden via the 7th Panglung Oracle or Chojela, an authentic and genuine oracle of Dorje Shugden . Wow all of the prayers, offerings, invocations, ritual instruments and recitations were all performed by Kecharians. They really did a good job. Rejoice. I not in Kechara yet back then , would hope one day Chojela will be taking trance again in the near furture.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with beautiful pictures that tell us all.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/700-meet-a-buddha.html
  • Sarassitham
    Wednesday, Oct 13. 2021 06:08 PM
    This is an amazing and extremely inspiring story of a young brave woman who was willing to help and save many innocent children, in spite of her own personal danger. She did not give up easily and would find a solution to problems. She took great courage to take a stand against oppression, and facing a great wrong of those holding power.

    Though she lost her father at an early age, his dedication to others and his last words made a deep impression on her. Her kindness and compassion won many heart.
    She was recognized as a heroine during the holocaust and made history of winning many internationally awards and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

    Thank you for the wonderful sharing, May God blessed her wonderful soul.

    https://bit.ly/3AwsEhy
  • Sarassitham
    Tuesday, Oct 12. 2021 08:37 PM
    Wow ..that’s scary and shocking. Can’t deny the fact that human are indeed the most terrifying species in the world. Unlike every other species on this list the vast majority of human killings are intentional, showing that appreciation of life needs to drastically improve.

    Most of these animals are now facing extinction or nearing extinction due to man’s greediness. The rush towards wealth has out weight and causes this issue which we don’t realize now that it may belongs to one of our losses.

    We should appreciate all living creature and hope that more people will be more compassionate and aware on our ecology.

    https://bit.ly/3BLZzzS
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Oct 12. 2021 12:58 PM
    Beautiful story of Tsem Rinpoche’s mother . Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing those precious picture of Rinpoche’s mother. Looking at those pictures tell us she is indeed beautiful


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/i-like-this-picture-of-my-mother.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Oct 12. 2021 12:56 PM
    Powerful and wonderful teachings on Lord Setrap practice. Rinpoche had brought this powerful teachings all the way from India to Malaysia. Many Kecharians have benefited relying on Lord Setrap practice, that’s what I heard from those miracles stories. Beautiful thangka shared in this post and rare precious pictures of High Lamas.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. Looking at just the pictures is a blessing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/autobiography/something-i-wrote-on-blog-chat.html?
  • Sarassitham
    Monday, Oct 11. 2021 08:01 PM
    The importance of the zodiac to the Chinese culture is that the animal signs have been used in stories and folklore. These developed the different personality traits that were represented by each animal.

    Learning more about astrology and the zodiac signs helps us to understand people and their action. It’s always interesting to find ahead of time what we need to be aware of with our surroundings.

    Thanks for the interesting sharing, the zodiac provides guidance on how people live their lives.

    https://bit.ly/3AqN6Ad
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 10. 2021 04:24 PM
    Recitation of mantra meditation have benefits us in long run helps to increase self-awareness, reduced stress and a greater sense of calmness. Mantras are positive words or phrases. When we chant mantras our mind releases the positive energy that decreases the negative thoughts or stress. It’s a wonderful practice. Help us to improved mood and well-being, reduced anxiety , verbal memory and so forth. Mantras have influence over our mind and body. Mantras are repetitive sounds, many neuroscientists have proved that sound and language of mantras influence the aspects of our life. Watching the video tells us more. I am glad to have met Rinpoche, learning and practicing from scratch have me change to more calmer than before. Recitation have me chance.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mantra-can-change-me.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 10. 2021 04:21 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing . Its rare and precious as we are not often given a chance to view Tibetan and very tradition funeral is conducted of a great Saint the renowned H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche. Lati Rinpoche’s passing was a great loss to the Buddha Dharma world especially to Gelug Lineage ,Gaden Shartse Monastery, Gaden, Sera Drepung, and Tibetans on the whole. Lati Rinpoche had contributed towards teachings and spreading the Dharma was worldwide and was well respected by many devotees all over the world. Lati Rinpoche has travelled extensively, benefiting dharma students in various parts of the world. Lati Rinpoche did published several books published in Engilsh, and bringing teachings to countless thousands. Watching the video again had me thinking of our very own Lama Tsem Rinpoche ‘s funeral with much thoughts and tears. May we have merits so as to meet Tsem Rinpoche again.
    With folded hands thank you Rinpoche for been in Malaysia following the advice of a great teacher. Looking at those rare pictures of the cremation of H E Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, paints a thousands words.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/his-eminence-kyabje-lati-rinpoche-enters-clear-light.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 10. 2021 04:16 PM
    Its always good to know our family ‘s root history. Wow….. very rich heritage of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s family background. Not easy with extensive research only could traced back to both sides of history. Rinpoche’s heritage is truly rich in cultures and spiritually. Interesting read and beautiful pictures shared giving us a glance of the rich heritage of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche in China. Some pictures are rare and precious.
    Thank you Rinpoche, Pastor David and Pastor Niral, for this informative article

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsem-rinpoches-heritage-in-china.html
  • Sarassitham
    Friday, Oct 8. 2021 09:09 PM
    Thank you for sharing this inspiring article with us. Although 80 years old, Mipham Gonpo’s never let his disability stop him from achieving his dharma practice. He was very ambitious and his mind was very determined to use the rest of his life to gain higher states of realizations before his death.

    Most of us are regularly unprepared for the actual task of discovering that which the dharma offers. Some have knowledge of dharma, they have understood some teachings, but they lack inspiration to practice.

    We should work on developing our minds and living a healthy lifestyle. Keeping the mind busy and fulfilled can help to overpower negative thoughts. Maybe it’s time to make a start as today there are great masters and people who want to engage with the dharma through meditation.

    https://bit.ly/3iJyNkq
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 8. 2021 12:33 PM
    No one deserves to go hungry as Rinpoche had gone through be hungry, homeless knew better than any of us. That’s the reason, Rinpoche conceived of Kechara Soup Kitchen or KSK better known to many of us. KSK has a strong policy to serve all, regardless of race, and religion . Hence the motto for Kechara Soup Kitchen is “Hunger Knows No Barriers” speaks a thousand words. Rinpoche had always sympathise deeply with people when coming across any of those who had nothing in the streets , living a hard difficult life. KSK started from a small scale to what Kechara Soup Kitchen is doing these days. It is the actualisation of a long-standing dream of Rinpoche.
    Thank you Rinpoche for creating KSK, that’s where I came to volunteer and get to know Kechara, learning and practicing Dharma .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-soup-kitchen-ksk/why-i-conceived-of-kechara-soup-kitchen-or-ksk.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 8. 2021 12:32 PM
    Something incredible happened , it’s a rare incident where a King cobra did not bites but turn friendly . Cobras are large, venomous snakes with a trademark hood, and their bites can kill a dog within only an hour. Two puppies were lucky enough to meet a kind and friendly cobra. A man, who lived in the Indian state of Punjab, realized that two of his puppies were missing after being alerted by the mother dog. The incessant barking led the man to a deep well. Shocking to see the two puppies sitting close to a king cobra . Couldn’t believe what he saw, the king cobra did not attack the two puppies instead protecting them. Most would have reacted as the man did and thought the cobra would attack the puppies. It seemed that the king cobra was protecting the two puppies and kept them in the safest part of the well. Incredible indeed . Later the two unharmed puppies were helped up, united with their mother and the owner . So as the king cobra and later released it back to the forest. This stories remind us how surprising animals can be and that not everything is always as it seem.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/you-wont-believe-this.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 8. 2021 12:31 PM
    Aliens definitely exist and they could be living among us on Earth, but have gone undetected so far. There are so many billions of stars out there in the universe that there must be all sorts of different forms of life. There have been plenty of UFO sightings on Earth even centuries ago.
    What is incredible encounter , caught on camera by 2 British tourists while visiting the Mamaus region of the Amazon jungle. They were taking video and pictures of some aboriginal kids in the village. They could not believe what they saw from the videos without realising that they actually caught aliens on their camera as well. Looking at the pictures tells us more, could see clearly that its an alien standing among the tress. Fantastic filming . We are not alone for sure.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/videos/foreign-visitor-in-the-amazon.html

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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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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
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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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
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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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
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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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
2 years ago
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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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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Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
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Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
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Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
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Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 months ago
#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 months ago
In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
10 months ago
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
10 months ago
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
10 months ago
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 months ago
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 months ago
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 months ago
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
11 months ago
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
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Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
1 years ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
1 years ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
1 years ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
1 years ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
1 years ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
1 years ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
1 years ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
2 yearss 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
2 yearss 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
2 yearss 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
2 yearss 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
2 yearss 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
2 yearss 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
2 yearss 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
2 yearss 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
2 yearss 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.
2 yearss 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.
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