The Self-Arising Chenrezig

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(By Tsem Rinpoche And Pastor David Lai)

The noble face of Chenrezig peers through volumes of jeweled offerings that were left by countless pilgrims over the years.

The noble face of Chenrezig peers through abundant jewelled offerings left by countless pilgrims over the years.

According to Buddhism, high-level meditators and enlightened beings attain the realisation of Emptiness (the highest wisdom) and Bodhicitta (the ultimate compassionate wish to benefit others) through tremendous effort and practice. Since they have achieved such powerful attainments, they become worthy objects of refuge. That is why they naturally infuse their environments with the blessings of their attainments, especially in the areas where they engaged in their practices.

Hence, there are many places that are associated with great meditators, enlightened beings and mahasiddhas who have shown miracles. In some of the places where such great beings have practised or appeared, self-arisen images of the deities have manifested. These images appear miraculously in order to benefit sentient beings by becoming objects of worship and veneration through which we are able to connect with the enlightened beings, generate powerful aspirations, and accumulate tremendous amounts of merit.

One of the abilities that we attain when we achieve Enlightenment is that of ‘instant magical emanation’ which is mentioned in the King of Prayers, also known as Samantabhadra’s ‘Aspiration to Good Actions’ from the Gandavyuha chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra. This is the ability of an enlightened being to manifest innumerable emanations simultaneously. Each emanation possesses the same mind but a different purpose or disposition to benefit sentient beings. These emanations can even take on the form of inanimate objects in order to be of benefit to sentient beings. Hence, it is not unusual that the great Bodhisattva of Compassion, Chenrezig, manifested as a self-arising statue.

 

The Great Bodhisattva Chenrezig

This is a rare picture of the unadorned Chenrezig statue, which reveals the six-armed iconography that features Buddha Amitabha on the crown of his head.

This is a rare picture of the unadorned Chenrezig statue, which reveals the six-armed iconography that features Buddha Amitabha on the crown of his head.

Chenrezig is the Tibetan name for the famous Bodhisattva named Avalokiteshvara in Sanskrit, the language of ancient India, or Kuan Yin in Chinese. He is considered to be one of the Eight Great Bodhisattva Disciples or ‘Eight Close Sons’ of Lord Buddha. The other Great Bodhisattva Disciples include Manjushri, Vajrapani, Maitreya, Ksitigarbha, Akashagarbha, Samantabhadra and Sarvanivaranavishkambhin.

Chenrezig is famously known to embody the Buddha’s great compassion and manifests both in male and female forms according to culture and the needs of society. He is frequently depicted holding the stem of a lotus, which is why he is also known by the epithet, ‘Holder of the Lotus’ or Padmapani.

Chenrezig is widely considered to be the patron Bodhisattva of Tibet and is worshipped by all the great lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. One of the most famous and highest incarnation lineage such as the Dalai Lamas are believed to be emanations of Chenrezig. In Tibetan mythology, Chenrezig is believed to be the progenitor of their race.

 

The Origins of the Self-Arising Chenrezig

A large golden lhari or parasol is hung over the image as an offering to signify the noble Chenrezig's exalted state.

A large golden lhari or parasol is hung over the image as an offering to signify the noble Chenrezig’s exalted state.

According to legend, there was a Tibetan boy who travelled to the Triloknath Valley in the Lahaul-Spiti region of India. Although to all appearances he was a simple shepherd boy, he was in fact an emanation of Chenrezig himself. Every day, he would herd the village goats up to the grasslands by a small lake in the mountains to graze.

Unfortunately, upon returning to the village, the goats could not produce any milk. The village people began to suspect that the shepherd was milking the goats for himself and gave him a stern warning. Feeling wrongly accused, the shepherd decided to investigate what really went on when the goats were up in the mountains.

The next day he took the goats up to the mountains as usual and hid nearby hoping to catch the thief who was stealing the milk. He waited for a while and saw a glowing figure emerge from the lake and begin to milk the goats. The glowing figure turned out to be Chenrezig and he was drinking the goats’ milk. The shepherd ran over and approached Chenrezig, explaining that the villagers were accusing him of stealing the goats’ milk for himself. He requested Chenrezig to go down to the village with him and tell the local people that he was the one drinking all the milk.

Chenrezig agreed to do so and asked the shepherd to carry him on his back down to the village. Chenrezig also advised the shepherd that he might hear certain strange noises as they set out on their journey but whatever he heard, he should not look back. As they descended the mountain, the shepherd heard a loud sound and, in the spur of the moment, he forgot Chenrezig’s instructions and turned back to see what was happening. It is said that he saw seven men dressed in white following behind. When these seven men realised that the shepherd was looking at them, they immediately transformed into seven Nagas (serpentine beings) who eventually disappeared into the hillside.

The facade of the Trilokinath temple is unique for its amalgamation of Hindu and Buddhist elements and symbols.

The facade of the Trilokinath Temple is unique for its amalgamation of Hindu and Buddhist elements and symbols.

It is said that if only the shepherd had followed Chenrezig’s advice not to look back, there could have been more holy objects (the nagas were carrying them) to liberate sentient beings, but due to our collective negative karma, that did not manifest. As the shepherd continued on his journey back to the village, Chenrezig became heavier and heavier. By the time they reached the village, there was conflict and fighting amongst the villagers and Chenrezig had by then become far too heavy to carry further. The shepherd then dropped Chenrezig onto the ground and discovered that he had miraculously transformed into pure white marble.

Therefore, it is said that this statue is actually Chenrezig transformed into a marble statue. The shepherd himself also transformed into stone and both images, along with a black stone carving of the Four-Armed Mahakala with a naturally arising OM MANI PADME HUM mantra at the back are enshrined in this small temple. Several miracles associated with these holy items have been reported over the years, including the statue speaking and dripping nectar. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has even appointed a caretaker who looks after the monastery here.

Ever since that day, many Buddhist pilgrims, particularly from the Himalayan region, come to the Phagpa Temple at Triloknath, Himachal Pradesh in order to pay homage, pray and also to engage in Nyungne fasting retreats with Chenrezig as their focus of worship. It is believed that aspirational prayers made to this Chenrezig statue and image of the shepherd will be fulfilled. One can also walk three to five hours up the steep mountain to see Omay Tso (literally meaning Milk Lake) from where Chenrezig is said to have emerged. The water of the lake is white in colour and descends in a powerful downwards stream towards the village. Hence, this little temple has since become a popular pilgrimage spot.

The courtyard of the Trilokinath temple features large Buddhist prayer wheels, granite lingam and small Nandi (bull) representing Shiva, while the ancient wooden pagoda-style temple is decorated with Tibetan prayer flags.

The courtyard of the Trilokinath Temple features large Buddhist prayer wheels, granite lingam and small Nandi (bull) representing Shiva, while the ancient wooden pagoda-style temple is decorated with Tibetan prayer flags.

 

Praise and Prayer to Noble Avalokiteshvara

Bringing Forth the Rains of Happiness and Well-Being

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Homage to Ārya Lokeśvara


The compassion of all the conquering Buddhas of the ten directions,
numbering as many as the atoms of the countless worlds,
as deep as an ocean and attached, completely attached, to living beings,
from which was born that perfect splendor of wonderful qualities
 renowned as Avalokiteśvara, the great guide,
the jewel mountain upon whom we should all rely.
To you I bow.

Upon a mandala replete with the light of the moon,
your feet like pure lotus petals stand together
in the center of a pure and fresh lotus.
In the world you radiate with perfect clarity like the moon when full.
Seeing you, the heart is relieved of all pain,
and great joy is spread everywhere.

Though your compassion is as cool as the touch of snow,
it nevertheless burns away the hordes of demons.
Though your wisdom is far beyond phenomena characterized by signs,
mandalas of detailed elaboration nevertheless appear to it.
Though you have crossed over samsara, you constantly show birth in the three realms.
The wise are amazed at such illusion-like activities.

Permeating all phenomena, you are the orb of the sky on a clear autumn night,
Relied upon constantly by all fortunate beings, you are the uncomplaining great earth.
Dispelling the darkness of ignorance of the entire world you are the blazing sun.
Soothing the torment of the mind burned by anger you are the moon.

You show the mandala of your beautiful face like a fully bloomed white lotus.
As white as rock crystal and a pure conch shell, you possess the beauty of youth.
In the midst of limitless and vast clouds of offerings 
you enjoy magical play with the liberating goddess,
radiant amid an entourage of countless sugatas, bodhisattvas, and wrathful deities.

All those who have fallen to the wretched states of being,
tormented by the myriad sufferings brought on by fire, water,
 pernicious fortune, the wrath of kings, and the like,
are drawn up one after the other by your rays of light,
as if they were being bathed by the moon,
and brought to enjoy the supreme bliss of the gods.

Your fragrant braids of hair tied up upon your head blend with the blue light of the sky,
the mighty Buddha Amitabha sits beautifully in its center as your lineage crown.
Your right hand in the mudra of giving, from whose fingertips constantly fall 
drops of white nectar like shining pearls that soothe the torment of the hungry ghosts.

Your left hand resting upon your hip in graceful pose,
a beautiful and pure form prostrated to by Brahma, Indra and other arrogant gods.
You are, therefore, the Mighty One of the World.
You reveal a thousand other hands adorned with mudras
 of the wheel, the lotus, the arrow, the bow, and so on.
Possessing a thousand eyes, you show perfectly eleven beautiful faces.

To some you emanate as Simhanada, the leader of the malicious nagas,
and to others you are Amoghapaśa, Nilakantha, and so forth.
At times you are Hayagriva, the destroyer of hindrances and lord of the wrathful,
Sometimes you are black Mahakala, and others who shatter the three worlds,
but your mind never strays from compassion.

The vast expanse of worlds that stretches throughout space knows no end,
and yet you emanate as many forms as there are living beings in these worlds,
all of which is done without the thought to move even a single hair.
Like rain falling from the clouds, you have no deliberation.

You have left behind all words that do not in any way serve living beings.
Your unending melody of speech in tune with the mentality of each being
teaches pathways of Dharma greater in number than the drops in an ocean.
Those whose ears receive your speech will dwell perfectly within your words.

Like the singing of a beautiful youth that blends with the sounds
of the many-stringed vina of the celestial musicians,
your words delight the mind, but will destroy the desires of the desirous.
Like the thunder that roars through the sky, your speech resounds far and high,
and yet for those struck by fright, their fear is at once reduced to mere words.

When you turn the wheel of the Dharma
in a voice of high and pure tones endowed with every quality
in order to liberate those wandering in samsara,
 constantly trapped by unstable birth and death,
you have already perfected the features of the speech
of the Buddhas of the past, present, and future.
Therefore, as master of peerless qualities of speech,
you are renowned as the guru of all worlds.

Living beings love themselves, and yet sometimes,
out of anger, they are intent on killing themselves.
You, however, constantly look upon living beings
as a mother would look upon her only child.
Long ago your mind cast away
even the tiniest thought of doing harm to others.
The love, therefore, that those like me have for themselves
cannot come anywhere near a fraction of your compassion.

Your never-ceasing peaceful gaze is as calming as being bathed
in the scented waters of camphor, sandalwood, and vetiver grass.
One part of your eyes is forever fixed on the six types of living beings,
and yet, your mind, resting in the dharmadhatu,
where all proliferation of experience and appearance has dissolved,
is constantly embraced by the supreme bliss, with all movement stilled.
To such a mind, I prostrate.

I pray that the rains of your nectar will cool the hot hells
where beings are burned alive by flames that blaze on all sides,
where murderous butchers surround and terrify them,
their mouths agape and their eyes red and staring,
where others are boiled like grains of wheat in vats of molten copper.
I pray that your warm touch protects those in the cold hells,
where flesh and bones are torn apart by the cold.

I pray that you send forth the nectar rain of food and clothing to hungry ghosts
whose stomachs are the size of mountains, and yet whose throats are blocked,
whose limbs are as thin as veins, whose bodies are emaciated and covered with dust,
with sparks flying from their limbs where their joints rub together,
for whom merely looking at water causes it to dry up,
and who are constantly weary and tormented by thirst.

For animals who will even throw away their precious lives
in pursuit of the tiny happiness of just a morsel of food,
who have no way of developing virtue and reducing non-virtue,
who are ugly in shape and color, and consequently of low merit,
I pray that you grant them the ability quickly to remember virtue,
and that they will be able to live a life of happiness.

Even the delights and pleasure of the celestial king, Brahma,
enjoyed within divine mansions that radiate with jeweled light,
will one day, through the force of transience, fade away,
and he too will plunge into the fires of hell,
where even his bones and marrow will be burned away.
The young gods who lie on the soft beds that bring pleasure to the touch,
and who play and frolic in the beautiful pleasure gardens
will one day drink boiling molten metal,
and be dragged across ground strewn with sharp iron thorns.

Those that are high will quickly become lowly servants fit only to be kicked.
Like the flowers at the end of autumn, this time of youth will soon fade.
Like enjoying a borrowed ornament, this wealth will definitely disappear in time.
Like a flash of lightning, even my life appears only for a moment.

The world after this one is far from the one we are used to,
and it is I alone who must wander in its dense darkness.
And so it is that in this terrifying state of samsara
the deception of the mental afflictions will ultimately let us down.
I beg that you lift us with the hand of compassion from this ocean of suffering.

It is true that the teachings of the Buddha are a tradition
well established in this land surrounded by snowy mountains,
but most Dharma practitioners are shorn of the clothes of ethics,
and like naked wanderers, have abandoned all shame.
They befriend lay people, look toward them,
and engage in acts looked down upon by the wise.
Alas! the sun of the sacred Dharma has almost set between the mountains.

The powerful eagerly pursue their own desires,
fight among each other, and mistreat the weak.
The poor are constantly in servitude,
and cannot even find meager food.
In such a dreadful state of degeneration,
if we were to be ignored by you, noble one,
then what did your promise of the past mean?
Who can your subjects turn to for refuge?

Even your own name is blessed.
Whoever hears it will be freed from fear.
Those who keep your name in mind will reap fruit
 similar to performing devotions to countless Buddhas.
This has been taught by the great sage with words of truth,
and so with great hope we make a prayer that you, great protector,
who have left behind the mind that is distracted elsewhere,
will rescue these desperate sentient beings.

I pray that all living beings devote themselves to the Three Jewels,
that they have faith in cause and effect and follow always the path of Dharma.
I pray that with countless wrathful and peaceful magical emanations,
all perfectly suited to the various types and merits of living beings,
you bring to happiness to all dear friends
who have fallen into this dreadful state of samsara.

May I, too, who have great devotion to you,
have the stainless intelligence that knows the truth of the way things are,
as well as a complete disenchantment with samsara,
and may I strive over many lives to work for others with compassion.
May I attain the perfection of wisdom whose power will crush all maras,
may I dwell in the ways of the pure and joyful Dharma,
and nourish living beings over a long time.

I am one of low intelligence, but the milk lake of faith in my mind
has risen up to produce these animated and beautiful white bubbles
that is this garland of words of exultation and lament.
Whoever reads, hears, or recalls it,
may they all be freed from the taints of wrong deeds,
and be cared for in the Potala pure land
by that great and supreme conqueror, Avalokiteśvara.

This praise and prayer to the noble lord of the world, Avalokiteśvara, that brings forth the rains of happiness and well-being, was composed by the Dharma teacher, and fully ordained monk of Sakyamuni Buddha, Losang Kalsang Gyatso (the Seventh Dalai Lama).

Translated, in accordance with the commentary of Könchok Jikmé Wangpo (first incarnation of Jamyang Shepa), by Gavin Kilty, January 2014.

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Jul 22, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    In Buddhism enlightened beings who manifested and emanated to any forms to benefit all sentient beings. Chenrezig is variably depicted, described and portrayed in different cultures. The self arising Chenrezig at Phakpa Temple in Triloknath, is one such miracles where Chenrezig manifested . Beautiful story behind this beautiful self arising Chenrezig. Those areas where great masters ,yogis and lamas are associated with are very holy with strong powerful energies , it will be a blessing for us to visit. I have not been there before, wish I could one day see it .
    Anyway one such place with powerful energy is at our Malaysian shore….Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Pahang . May more people visit this beautiful, holy place filled lots of blessing .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this wonderful sharing.

  2. Samfoonheei on Oct 18, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Wow…. seeing the self arising images of the holy places is believing. Its amazing indeed as explained by Pastor David. I have not been to India where this self arising images is. Would surely love to see sometime if permitted. In Buddhism, as we know that all enlightened beings has manifested for the purpose of benefiting all sentient beings. Self-arising images of Chenrizig in Phagpa Temple at Triloknath, India arise when the positive holy energy is there. There are places where self arising images appeared from no where such as at Wu Tai San, Nepal, Tibet and meditation caves of Highly Lamas. I am fortunate to see it at Wu Tai San and Tibet but not in India. It is simply amazing and merely by looking at it is a blessing. Interesting read about the story of how Chenrezig and shepherd. It’s a miracle how both of them manifested into a marble statue.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for sharing this.

  3. Pastor Adeline Woon on Aug 23, 2018 at 12:20 am

    Medicine Buddha puja encourages healing of all levels – physical, mental and emotional healing for those in need.

    High resolution file of this thangka is available for download for all dharma practitioners around the world and for those who just want sacred images in their environment. Enjoy, be blessed and share this with others.

    Here is the link to free download of this image and many other images: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html?nggpage=7

  4. wan wai meng on Mar 7, 2018 at 12:55 am

    The bodhisattva ideal, is one of the highest spiritual motivation one can aspire to, as it involves enduring for as long as samsara is still in existence. The Bodhisattvas toil on endlessly for the sake of all sentient beings, and they do it with all the 6 Paramitas perfected.
    Chenrezig is one who fully represents that ideal.

  5. Lin Mun on Feb 19, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    It’s amazing to see the self arising images of the holy places and also to read the stories. All the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas have great compassion in emanating in various forms in order to suit the people of that place to pray, practise and generate merits. We are so fortunate to have our Guru Tsem Rinpoche to guide us and share with us all the dharma and holy places so we can learn and widen our knowledge. Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for sharing this beautiful article.

  6. Pastor Antoinette on Feb 11, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Self-arising images arise because of the sacred energy in this place and it is a great place to visit as we are blessed by such divine presence. I feel very fortunate to learn about how these statues arise and how it can help people who come to visit. We need the blessings of these divine messengers so that we can connect in our future lives with the Dharma and continue on our path.

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  7. Samfoonheei on Feb 10, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    Miracles happened in places whereby such great beings have practised before and self-arisen images of the deities have manifested. I have heard of these before and saw one before on the a descending rock wall near a Chinese temple in my place years ago.These images appear miraculously in order to benefit sentient beings by becoming objects of worship. To see a self arisen images of Chenrizig in Phagpa Temple at Triloknath, India is blessing as this place having strong energy . Feeling excited after reading the amazing story behind this self arising Chenrezig .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for sharing this article and those beautiful pictures .

  8. Julia Tan on Feb 9, 2018 at 1:07 am

    I love reading stories about enlighten beings. They appeared to help and to bless people. I believe enlighten beings does exist to show signs and miracles, sometimes to test our faith and sincerity. i have read stories about Manjushri appeared in Wu Tai Shan and many holy places. I also saw the self rising tara on the rock in Nepal. because of all these legend, miracles and amazing stories that people gained faith in Buddhism. When we have faith, we practice. People like to meditate and pilgrimage at these places to gain blessings.

    At the age of degenerate time, many have lost touch and loosing faith in these stories. Although at this moment we cannot see them but with strong faith and sincerity i still believe they are around us helping and guarding us always .

  9. Pastor Chia on Feb 8, 2018 at 9:02 am

    All the buddhist enlightenment being will find way to emulate different form to help sentient being need. I have no doubt enlightenment being like Avolokitieshara manifest become stone statue in order to help others at India. Holy being such as Lama Tsongkhapa meditate in the cage behind Gaden monastery in Tibet, Pabongka meditation cave manifestHeruka eye, Guru rinpoche cave in Nepalese have self arising Tara. Those plase have their holy energy and aspiration prayer and manifet miracle sign at their meditation spot. It bring many people with faith came to pilgrimage and make offering. H.E. Tsem Rinpoche have advise his students make strong prayer for dharma to grown in KFR. At future, miracle sign will show at KFR when dharma start growing and more and more practitioner will come to practice in this land.

  10. June Kang on Feb 8, 2018 at 8:37 am

    Thank you for sharing . In Buddhism enlightened beings who manifested and emanated to any forms with the purpose to benefit all sentient beings. And is not only for that time but pass on from generation to generation in order peoples can visited the place and get blessings and also for spiritual grow. May I have the opportunity to visit in this Phagpa Temple at Triloknath in this life.

  11. Pastor Albert on Feb 8, 2018 at 7:33 am

    It is interesting to read this story, it is amazing that how Chenrezig transformed into a marble statue and all these is due to because the shepherd did not listen to the instruction of Chenrezig, this also remind us that when our guru gave us instructions and we do not follow, even it is as simple as do not turn around, it is just a very simple action to turn our body around, but the consequences are huge, it is not only about us, but it will affect so many people around that could not get the blessing or the teaching of Dharma, when they missed out this opportunity, we won’t know how many lifetime more they have to take until they can meet the Dharma again. Hence, we must always follow our guru’s instructions even though we may not see the logic behind or the purpose of it or how difficult it is, when the instructions was given, it is definitely beneficial to not only us, but also the people around us.

  12. Justin Cheah on Feb 8, 2018 at 3:22 am

    Self arising images and all other miracles are always associated with highly attained practitioners. Self Arising Chenrezig is no different. Just like Self Arising Tara which is also situated near Guru Rinpoche’s cave and there is also a very sacred Vajrayogini chapel near by on top of the hill. It may be referred as miracles to us but in reality these are actually energy generated from very positive actions which is a norm in Buddhism world.

  13. Andrea Lai on Feb 8, 2018 at 12:47 am

    It is always interesting reading stories of Buddha. I like the part where the shepherd heard sound while carrying Chenrezig and he turn around, saw the seven white dressed men then transform into nagas and disappeared. There are so many mysterious stories that we haven’t heard or encountered. Personally, I experienced few times in one of a temple at my hometown. I witnessed the Buddha Shakyamuni will blink his eyes and many witnesses too. I believe it is our faith to the Buddha and our karma to accept it.

  14. Vivian Ong on Feb 8, 2018 at 12:18 am

    It is interesting to know about the story of this self arising Chenrezig. As for my own experience, I personally witness the self arising Tara at Parphing, Nepal. I guess this is because of the positive energy generated by the great masters who meditated in that area and maybe because the people in that area need the guidance from a Buddha. That is why Buddha image arose in many forms to help the people in that area due to their karmic link.

  15. nichlolas on Feb 7, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    Interesting sharing by Pastor David. Strongly agree that many places that are associated with great meditators great meditator, enlightened beings and mahasiddhas, the place will have strong energy that one can get blessing by visiting them.

    Many things happened due to our karma and since we are at this degenerate time the enlightened being will create their appearance to benefits us.

  16. Pastor Henry Ooi on Feb 7, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    Stories abound of many enlightened beings who manifested and emanated to benefit all sentient beings. I am sure these stories are real, perhaps the narration could have differed from the original after being told several times by different people over a long period of time. What I do not see or do not hear does not mean the stories are not real. But I have seen the image of the Bodhisattva Tara that self arose on a big rock in Pharping, Nepal. Behind Tara is another self arisen image of Ganesha (Ganapati). Over the years I have visited Pharping a few times, and each time I visited I saw the image of Tara becoming clearer. If anyone who plans to go to Nepal, add Pharping into your bucket list. Apart from the self arising Tara, there are other holy sites that one can visit. There is the Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) retreat cave, and a VajraYogini chapel housed in the home of a Nepali family.

  17. pammie yap on Feb 7, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    The legend of the image is really interesting! Whatever the legend is, it is great to know that the piece of marble was made into something so holy and full of blessings. And it is preserved so well till today where many more are still getting the blessings. This is not the first self arisen image I have heard of, there is self arisen Tara in Nepal and the eye of Heruka in Tibet https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/herukas-eye.html

    This shows that through spiritual practice and attainments used to benefit others, holy places arise and bless the people and surroundings. And holy beings definitely exist!

  18. Wylfred Ng on Feb 3, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    谢谢仁波切和黎国圆讲法师的分享。

    很开心和随喜可以看到那么漂亮的观音菩萨像。 这尊观音菩萨实在太美了!!

    证悟者可以变化成无数的形象以利益众生。 其中佛菩萨也可以化身成为佛像。

    在尼泊尔还有很多自然浮现的佛像。 比如由檀木浮现出的观音, 还有在石头上自然浮现的度母像。这些照片都可以在这里看到:
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/nepal-pilgrimage-full-videos.html

    谢谢

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  19. Anne Ong on Feb 3, 2018 at 11:50 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this very blessed write up about Chenrezig and the beautiful powerful praise of Chenrezig by the Seventh Dalai Lama. Hope I have the merits to see this self arising Chenrezig, or Kuan Yin whom I have a spiritual connection with. ??

  20. Pastor Han Nee on Feb 3, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    What a beautiful powerful praise of Chenrezig by the Seventh Dalai Lama! This garland of words of prayer invoking the blessings of Chenrezig and making heartfelt pleas to him to send a rain of nectar to each of the six realms and to the beings of this degenerate age (full of their delusory pursuits )to relieve and eliminate suffering, is just so spiritually charged with love and compassion!

    The story of the shepherd boy and the statue of Chenrezig turning into stone,demonstrates very clearly the great compassion and forgiving nature of Chenrezig. In order to help and benefit all, the statue of Chenrezig manifested as a self-arising Chenrezig to bestow his blessings and protection on all. Enshrined in the Phagpa Temple at Trilokinath, it has performed several miracles over the years. Hence this has become a popular pilgrimage spot and aspirations made here have been known to be fulfilled!

    • Pastor Han Nee on Feb 3, 2018 at 6:40 pm

      Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for this beautiful post of the self-arising Chenrezig.

  21. Jacinta Goh on Feb 2, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for the above story.
    I wonder if the prayer above is specifically meant to be recited when paying homage to this Self-Arising Chenrezig? Thank you

  22. Lew on Feb 2, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Thank you Pastor David and Rinpoche for explaining the meaning of “self arising”, and the nice story of Chenrezig. May I have the opportunity to do retreat in this Phagpa Temple at Triloknath. ??

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  • Sarassitham
    Wednesday, Sep 22. 2021 06:12 PM
    Thanks for the article sharing, it’s funny yet it’s true. Most on the picture tells the actual play which I experience. I had a great time laughing to the pictures.
  • Sarassitham
    Monday, Sep 20. 2021 08:45 PM
    Thank you for the interesting sharing of the sacred Vajra Yogini statues and the history of the Ratsag Monastery. I am glad to come across this very powerful practice and happy to learn and get connected to this divine Buddha.

    In this modern times, we face so very many challenges with illnesses and diseases, this article is so useful and easy to practice. I had a good read on the historical site of this Monastery and blessed to see the beautiful images.
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 20. 2021 03:09 PM
    In folklore, a ghost is the soul or spirit of a dead person appear to the living. Descriptions of ghosts vary widely that exist everywhere depending on the person who see it. Ghosts generally appearing for reasons. These could range from unsolved murders, forced suicides, preventable tragedies and so forth.
    Reading this post has a better understanding of how to solve or rather handle such situation. I do believe ghost do exist after all. To me ,we respect and having compassion for all those unseen beings we so call it ghost. Learning Buddhism and putting into practice, we have the knowledge to deal them. Doing prayers and dedicate to them to relief their sufferings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/questions-on-ghosts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 20. 2021 03:06 PM
    So touching reading article again. Lama Yeshe a rare attained being indeed giving inspiration to many , leaving a legacy . He was one of the most beloved Tibetan Buddhist masters of the late twentieth century. He was co-founded Kopan Monastery (1969) and the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (1975). He followed the Gelug tradition, and was considered unconventional in his teaching style. He is legendary pushes people’s buttons in his teaching similar to Tsem Rinpoche’s teachings . All the pushing is for the students to be better in life. We are indeed fortunate to have Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat , Malaysia . Many of us have benefited from Rinpoche’s teachings .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/he-would-push-their-buttons.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 20. 2021 03:04 PM
    Interesting stories behind of this Tsem Ladrang – The House of Devotion at Gaden Monastery . Established and sponsored by Rinpoche’s birth father, Lobsang Gyatso. Tsem Rinpoche offered Tsem Ladrang to Kensur Rinpoche his teacher after leaving for Malaysia as advice by Kensur Rinpoche who was affectionately known as ‘the bodhisattva abbot’.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/tsem-ladrang-the-house-of-devotion.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 18. 2021 02:20 PM
    Interesting read of Dr R Nyamaa ‘s biography. Dr R Nyamaa been the very first Mongolian woman doctor of bone tuberculosis. She is a multifaceted woman who works to empower herself and empower others. To be a doctor at those days is definitely brave and courageous. A great teacher having brought many changes to the medical world, introducing many new initiatives and practices in the field of training and treatment. She did published more than 60 articles in research reports, edited 4 manuals and 4 textbooks for students and doctors. She held several post and had received many rewards for her work in medical fields. She continued to serve at the First State Medical Centre till her retirement. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/dr-r-nyamaa-the-grande-dame-of-mongolian-medical-health.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 18. 2021 02:19 PM
    Before reading this post I used to think witches are women wearing black and pointed hats having evil or wicked magical powers. They practice and believes to have supernatural skills and abilities such as the casting of spells. Interesting read of this post very informative indeed. I understand better now the role of witches and they have nothing to do with worshipping something negative. Many people have a lot of misconception regarding witches in fact. Through history and long ago they have been prejudiced but not now many came to realise they deserve understanding and respect. Clear and detail explanation watching those videos.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/witches.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 18. 2021 02:17 PM
    The lady in red is all about stories of what happened to the two robbers arriving at doorstep of an old but regal inn named Redgrave Inn. Tragedy then befallen on one of the robbers Gareth. As they were checking in the attic for the night they saw a painting of a lady in a red gown feeling sad. Having misunderstandings the other robber Joseph left. Strange indeed Gareth went missing nowhere to be seen. Months later Joseph still could not make sense of what really happened went back to get the whole history of this strange lady in red. Interesting the paintings which Joseph saw now the lady in red is with his friend Gareth . Recording to the former owner then there’s many strange things had happened at Redgrave Inn before Gareth’s disappearance. Sound scary but interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/paranormal-stories/the-lady-in-red.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 15. 2021 01:28 PM
    Very informative post about Six Perfections. To me I have still along way to go but reading this precise teachings have given me a better understanding about it. Learning some knowledge from this post, will continue to read it time from time to improve myself and arm with more knowledge. A simple guide yet very precise and advanced teachings to me. For someone new like me is a good start to learn from here.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Niral for sharing this informative learning of Six Perfections.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/introduction-to-the-six-perfections.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 15. 2021 01:25 PM
    Awesome having all these beautiful Tsa Tsa which is specially made easy and convenient for everyone. Small in size but powerful to bring along during travelling . The process of making it amazing with much care and concentration . There are truly blessed images indeed that can also be inserted into bigger statues right now at Kechara Forest Retreat. Its take a lot of times and care doing it.
    Thank you Rinpoche for create such beautiful Tsa-tsa.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/tsa-tsas-are-nice.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 15. 2021 01:25 PM
    Beautiful and inspiring story which will touch the hearts of many . Been growing up in a family who against Tem Rinpoche for practicing Dharma is really hard and difficult one could imagined. How Rinpoche had the determination and will power to over come those obstacles he endured . Choosing his family and choosing Dharma , Rinpoche choose the later. Nor matter what happened Rinpoche somehow managed to practice Dharma under H E Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tharchin his first Dharma teacher. It was because of Kensur Rinpoche that Rinpoche stayed with Geshe-la, studied under him before going to India to become a monk. Not only that later meeting root guru H H Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.
    After years visiting Rashi Gempil Ling,the temple of Rinpoche’s childhood again and not been able to enter to temple Rinpoche offered prayers and three prostrations on the sidewalk remembering his guru’s kindnesses. Bittersweet moment Rinpoche felt not able to visit the temple again .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/i-was-prostrating-outside-rashi-gempil-ling.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 13. 2021 12:09 PM
    The three values of Olympism are excellence, friendship and respect. About coming together in the spirit of sportsmanship, the competition between countries from all over world. It wasn’t just the athletic ability, it was their moral courage competing in the Olympics as a once in a lifetime opportunity for them.
    Olympic hurdler, Liu Xiang from China a sporting idol had won after China’s first ever male track and field Olympic gold medal. In the last Olympics due his recurring injury had forced not able to perform well. Despite crashing on the first hurdle he continued with much pain hopped onto the track, kissed his final hurdle before he made it to the finishing line. His courage and determination had won the heart of many in the stadium and back home. He had showed an example of good sportsmanship and being able to lose gracefully.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/great-olympic-courage.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 13. 2021 12:07 PM
    An animal testing is known as testing of live animal in any scientific experiment. A live animal is likely to suffer pain, distress and lasting harm in the procedure . Animals used in laboratories are deliberately harmed, and are usually killed at the end of the experiment. It is cruel and inhumane to experiment on animals, that alternative methods available to researchers can replace animal . I am sure there are other methods as now the world is so advance in their technology. Animals should not be used in research or to test the safety of products. Thankfully, the development of non-animal methods is growing, and fast. Due to innovations in science, animal tests are being replaced in areas such as toxicity testing, neuroscience and drug development.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing to bring awareness of these animals testing which should be banned.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/alternatives-to-animal-testing.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 13. 2021 12:05 PM
    When we see the world through serene eyes, we generate peace wherever we go. A message of peace, respect and love towards others is at the heart of all of the major world religions. Listen with the intent to understand, be helpful, caring to others nor matter what race and religion or faith. Glad that a dialogue between Catholic and Buddhist religious and social action leaders coming together at Vatican. All participants living in America from New York City, Chicago, San Francisco and so forth .
    Religion is about increasing peace and harmony in the world. … People of all different religions should be given the opportunity to pursue good in their own way. Quoted Aung San Suu Kyi
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful news.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/this-is-so-needed.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Sep 12. 2021 02:48 PM
    All suffering is in fact the result or fruit of negative emotions such as attachment, greed, jealously, pride, anger, and hatred. The five afflictive emotions are the source of suffering. Pride leads to unhappiness in long run. Letting go of these instead of clinging on to it will lead us to nowhere. A profound teachings …….as quoted The letting go is from clinging on to the afflictive emotions, the anger, jealousy, feelings of unjust treatment, which all stems from our self-cherishing mind. Remembered the kindness the Guru has shown us and what we will never give up nor matter what happened. I am still plenty to learn.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Joy Kam for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/rinpoche-through-my-eyes-vajra-yogini-or-anger

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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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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
6 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
6 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
8 months ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
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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
9 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
9 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
9 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
10 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
10 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
10 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.
10 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
11 months ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
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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
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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
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
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Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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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