Kechara Soup Kitchen going strong!

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Last Saturday night was exceptionally busy at Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK), with three different youth groups volunteering on the same night! We had the NRC11 (Team Najib Razak Club) led by Ashman Najib (son of the current Prime Minister of Malaysia), BN Youth Volunteer led by Akmal Saufi (son of the current Chief Minister of Southern Malaysian state of Johor Bahru) and Team GenY, led by Nedim Nazri (son of the current Minister of Tourism and Culture). I thank these three wonderful youths who are the sons of our leaders to show such kind and caring support to the needy and homeless in Malaysia. They indeed are good examples.

Since the issuance of the latest ban on soup kitchens in Kuala Lumpur, many Malaysians have made the effort to see what life is really like as a homeless. Joining the midnight distribution rounds gives anyone a good insight, as the food are distributed at the individual “homes” of the homeless. It also gives the volunteers an opportunity to establish a trusting relationship with those they serve. Creating that trust over time is very much needed so that KSK can gradually find out what their root problems are, and then address it directly.

The 3 youth groups, NRC11, BNYV and Team GenY joined the weekly rounds to themselves experience the reality for the less fortunate, and to participate in an act of giving back to their own society. It’s always inspiring when young people take the initiative to learn more in order to benefit others. The three young adults who led the youth groups, themselves come from affluent families. Being privileged to the many choices on what they can do with their Saturday night, they chose to spend it serving others. That itself is a reflection of good parenting… I was also told that Nedim’s mother personally packed 300 blankets for the homeless, and donated 300 packets of nasi tomato (Tomato Rice). How kind…

According to Dato’ Ruby, President of KSK, Ashman was very well-mannered and involved in the distribution. His team joined the briefing session, the route allocation briefing and stayed on till 2.30am distributing food at 6 different locations! I am very glad to hear that Ashman Najib, an educated, young man, is taking an interest in the issue of homelessness and deciding to see things for himself. Ashman is very nice to come and support and help and I thank him very much.

The issue of homelessness occurs in all parts of the world, including major cities like Melbourne and London. As Winston Churchill famously said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”. What we do to help those less fortunate than us does not reflect how badly their state is, but our level of compassion.

I sincerely thank my Kechara Soup Kitchen team for taking on this role of benefiting society for so many years. You are heroes. Kechara Soup Kitchen is open, strong and operating and has never closed and will continue. Our concern for the homeless is strong fueling our will to expand further. I thank the many sponsors and donors that make this happen. I thank all the volunteers who come every single weekend to be of benefit to our less fortunate come rain or shine. I thank the leaders of our country Malaysia by giving so much support to our Kechara’s goal to benefit society. We are humbled by your kindness to us. I thank the three vibrant young men Ashman, Nedim and Akmal for volunteering and leading the youths of our country to do good things.

I am the spiritual advisor and founder of Kechara and on behalf of Kechara and the homeless I offer my deepest and humblest appreciations to everyone. We look forward to your continued support so we may do further good for the deserving people who are having a difficult time.

Tsem Rinpoche


 

克切拉香积厨更上一层楼!

上周六夜晚克切拉香积厨(KSK)格外热闹,因为共有三组年轻人同时加入志工行列——他们分别是由Ashman Najib (马来西亚首相之子)率领的“NRC11” (纳吉拉萨组)、由Akmal Saufi(柔佛州务大臣之子)率领的“BN Youth Volunteer”,以及由Nedim Nazri(旅游及文化部长之子)率领的Team GenY。我感谢这三组热心的年轻人,也是国家领袖孩子的他们,对马来西亚有需要及流浪街头的人给予关怀和支持。他们可说是年轻人的榜样。

自从颁布了对吉隆坡公益厨房的禁令,很多马来西亚人更关注露宿街头者的生活究竟是如何。加入克切拉香积厨的凌晨派饭行动给大家最佳的体验机会,因为派饭的每一个角落都是露宿街头者的“家”。这个体验也给志工们一个跟他们服务对象建立信任关系的机会。逐渐跟露宿街头者建立信任是一种必要,因为唯有这样克切拉香积厨才能逐步地找到他们问题的根源,进而直接解决问题。

这三组年轻人——NRC11、BNYV及Team GenY参与了我们每周的派饭行动,亲自体验贫苦人家的现实生活,并且参与回馈社会的活动。年轻人主动学习更多以能利益他人是件鼓舞人心的事。那三位率领三组人的年轻人都来自富裕的家庭。富有的他们大可以在周六夜晚尽情享受一切,但他们选择服务他人度过了富有意义的夜晚。单是这一点我们便看出他们接受良好的家庭教育。我也被告知Nedim的母亲还亲自为露宿街头者准备了300张被单,并且准备了300包(Nasi Tomato)番茄饭以作派发。非常有爱。

根据克切拉香积厨主席拿督林秀月的说辞,Ashman非常彬彬有礼,也非常投入其中。他率领的队伍参与简报环节(路径分配)并且逗留至凌晨2时30分,完成了在6个地点派饭的任务。我非常高兴像Ashman Najib这么一位受过教育的有为青年对露宿街头者的关怀,更有想亲身体验露宿街头者艰辛生活的热心。Ashman能够前来给予支持,我非常感谢他。

露宿街头者的课题在世界各个角落都有,像是墨尔本及伦敦这样的主要城市,也都面对相同的问题。诚如温斯顿·丘吉尔所说过非常著名的一句话:我们靠所得维持生计,但因所给打造生命。我们做了什么来帮助比我们更不幸的人并不是反映出他们的状态是如何的不堪,反映出来的是我们慈悲的程度。

我衷心地感谢克切拉香积厨的团队多年来扮演了回馈社会的角色。你们都是英雄。克切拉香积厨开放接纳一切、坚守宗旨,更会一直如初的经营下去绝不放弃。我们对露宿街头者的关怀让我们有更大的决心做进一步的扩展。我感谢众多赞助人及捐助人的鼎力支持,这一切才得以实现。我感谢每一位不管晴天雨天都在周末前来派饭送暖的志工们。同时我也感谢马来西亚领袖给予克切拉利益社会大众的宗旨非常大的支持。你们对我们的支持让我们非常动容。我谢谢三位年轻有为的Ashman、Nedim及Akmal前来当志工并率领其他国内的年轻人做善事。

我是克切拉的创办人及精神导师。我代表克切拉上下及露宿街头者向每一位致上至深、谦卑的谢意及感恩。我们期待你们接着下来的支持,那么我们就能进一步的帮助正在面对困难的人。

詹杜固仁波切

 


 

 As with everyone else who wishes to participate in the midnight distribution rounds, Ashman registers himself at Kechara Soup Kitchen.

跟所有希望参加凌晨派饭行动的人们一样,Ashman亲自上克切拉香积厨做登记。

 

Kwok Wai giving a briefing and introduction to KSK. This briefing is necessary for all first comers, as it also explains the do’s and don’ts when distributing food. So everything will be smooth.

给简报及给大伙儿介绍克切拉香积厨。对第一次前来当志工的人来说,这个简报环节是非常重要的,因为这个环节将交代在派饭的过程中能做的事及不该做的事有哪一些。这将有助于确保整个过程顺利

 

Listening intently at the briefing…

专心聆听简报。

 

These are all the newcomers… Every Saturday, 100 people volunteer at KSK. Welcome!

这些是第一次前来当志工的人们。每个周六将会有100人在克切拉香积厨当志工。欢迎你们!

  

Akmal (far right) with the youth group BN Youth Volunteer, taking a quick picture with Dato’ Ruby before heading down for the route allocation briefing.

Akmal(最右边)与BN Youth Volunteer的年轻志工。他们在参与简报环节前与拿督林秀月来一张合照。

 

As with most people of the younger generation, Akmal (left) is very active on social media… tweeting on the go! Tweeting about the good works to help the less fortunate. Thank you Akmal.

跟时下的年轻人一样,Akmal(左)在社交媒体网站上是个活跃分子。他正在发微博,传播帮助有需要之人的正面讯息。谢谢你Akmal。

 

A group picture before changing into their KSK t-shirts with my good friend and head of Kechara Soup Kitchen Dato’ Ruby.

在换上克切拉香积厨T恤前与我的好友,也是克切拉香积厨主席的拿督林秀月合照。

 

A group picture with NRC11 and BNVY after they changed into the Kechara Soup Kitchen t-shirts! This is a good way for the KSK clients to easily identify KSK volunteers. You all look ready for helping!

换上克切拉香积厨T恤后NRC11及BNVY两组人来张合照。换上这件T恤将有助于露宿街头者辨认我们的志工。大家看上去就已经准备就绪去派饭了。

 

Nedim’s (son of the current Minister of Tourism and Culture) mother personally packed 300 blankets for the homeless… how kind. Very nice care. I thank Nedim and his gracious mother for the much needed blankets. This is truly great.

Nedim(旅游及文化部长之子)的母亲亲自准备了300张被单给露宿街头者。非常细心。我谢谢Nedim和他的母亲准备了非常有用的被单。这实在太好了。

 

This homeless man from Kota Bahru has not been able to find a job since he arrived in the capital city three months ago. Nedim Nazri (Head of Team GenY Incorporated) was very concerned. Dato’ Ruby reassured him that Kechara will take on this case as we always do.

这名来自吉兰丹州的街头露宿者在三个月前抵达首都吉隆坡,但截至目前他仍然未能找到一份工作。Nedim Nazri(Team GenY组长)非常关注这件事。拿督林秀月向他保证克切拉会如常的处理这一件事。

 

 Lining up the different items to be distributed and waiting for the homeless to come. Items that are distributed are: 1 packet of hot food, 1 bottle of water, 1 apple and 1 packet of biscuits. Clothes, mosquito coils and medicated oils are also given to those who need it.

将不同待派发的东西陈列,等待街头露宿者前来。即将派发的东西包括:一包热食、一瓶水、一颗苹果、一包饼干、衣物、蚊香及药用油。

 

 Individually handing out food to each of KSK’s clients…

每个人都把食物分发给街头露宿者。

 

Akmal (left; son of the current Chief Minister of Southern Malaysian state of Johor Bahru) together with his friend from BNYV. Food distribution rounds is a good activity for young people to participate in. Not only is it a good way to gain exposure to the hardships faced by those less fortunate than us, but it also gives us the opportunity to reflect on how blessed we are to be in a position where we can make a change. Thank you Akmal very much.

Akmal(柔佛州务大臣之子)与BNYV小组的朋友们。派饭送暖行动特别适合年轻人参加。因为这不但能让年轻人体验比我们不幸的人的艰辛生活之外,也是一个让年轻人感恩自己良好的境遇及处在能改变周遭环境的幸运的最佳机会。非常谢谢Akmal。

 

 Distributing food to those who are already asleep…

给已经睡着的露宿街头者送饭。

 

The homeless crowd around the clothes distribution section. BNVY packed and labeled a few sets of clothes separately into different sizes. This made it a lot easier for the clothes to be distributed…

露宿街头者围着衣物分发的角落。BNVY包起衣物并标签衣物的尺码,随着按照尺码的大小将衣物分类。这让分发衣物的工作变简单一些。

 

BNVY brought 2 big bags of clothes. Here Akmal (right) distributes clothes from one of the big bags…

BNVY带了两大袋衣物。Akmal分发其中一袋衣物。

 

 Ashman Najib (son of the current Prime Minister of Malaysia) distributing to those who have sought refuge outside a mosque… We are so happy Ashman came to support Kechara. Thank you Ashman. Thank you everyone.

Ashman Najib(马来西亚首相之子)给在回教堂外的露宿街头者分发物品。我们非常高兴Ashman前来支持克切拉。谢谢你Ashman,谢谢每一个支持我们的朋友。

 

Nedim and Nora Danish handing out food to a KSK client…

Nedim及Nora Danish给露宿街头者分发食物。

 

Handing out food in an area where KSK’s clients are predominantly women and children…

克切拉香积厨的“顾客”以妇女和小孩为主。

 

Nedim Nazri together with Dato’ Ruby in front of a van recently sponsored by Ambank. Ambank, this van is really useful for us. I thank you so much.

Nedim Nazri及拿督林秀月站在一辆由阿马银行赞助的货车。阿马银行,这辆货车对我们非常有用处。谢谢阿马银行的赞助。

 

Nedim with one of the 300 homeless he gave blankets and food packets to.

Nedim与其中一名他亲自送上被单及食物的露宿街头者。

 

Gen Y at another distribution area. Here they’ve made an assembly line to effectively distribute food…

Gen Y小组在另一个派饭地点。他们列成一排方便分发食物。

 

A few days ago, Dato’ Ruby Khong represented Kechara Soup Kitchen in a talk between the Ministry of Federal Territories and various NGOs. It was held at the Kementerian Wilayah Persekutuan Dan Kesejahteraan Bandar (Ministry of the Federal Territories and Urban Well-being). The meeting is good. Our leaders support soup kitchens good works.

几天前拿督林秀月代表克切拉香积厨参与一场与联邦直辖区部跟其他非政府组织的对话。这场对话在联邦直辖区及城市和谐部举办。这场对话非常顺利。我们的领袖支持公益厨房的善心事业。

 

She was then selected to represent the various soup kitchens during the press conference. Thank you Dato’ Ruby and everyone.

拿督林秀月也被选为代表各大公益厨房在记者发布会发言。谢谢拿督林秀月及每一个人。

 

After the talk was over, Dato’ Ruby was interviewed by several media groups. They were interested in finding out the future plans for Kechara Soup Kitchen.

对话结束后,拿督林秀月接受多家媒体的访问。媒体好奇克切拉香积厨的未来动向。

 

Dato’ Ruby on NTV7 news channel on behalf of soup kitchens and the homeless.

拿督林秀月出现在NTV7新闻上,代表各大公益厨房及露宿街头者发言。

 

This is a picture collage made by one of the volunteers from NRC11, Idzham Hashim. He gave a short little write up to share his experience. How wonderful that there was further reflection after the distribution rounds.

这组图片是NRC11的其中一名志工Idzham Hashim的作品。他写下自己充当志工的经历。在派饭行动后有所心得是多么好的一件事。

“12/7/14 Happy to be volunteering with the #Kechara Soup Kitchen last night Till 2 am. Managed to distribute few hundred packets. It was an eye opening experience to be able to witness the issues our society are facing. They need help and all the support they can get. I believe no one deserves to be hungry in today’s modern world. Highly recommending others to volunteer #ksk #soupkitchen #kualalumpur #sayNoToHunger #latergram — with Zaim Mohzani and Ashman Najib.”

“2014年7月12日。我非常高兴能够在克切拉香积厨充当志工直至凌晨2时。今晚成功派出百余包热食。能够亲身体验我们社会所面对的问题对我来说真是大开眼界。他们都需要我们能给予的帮助和支持。我相信在这个先进的世界没有一个人是应该饿着肚子的。鼎力推荐大家到克切拉香积厨当志工。”

 

 Wonderful youths of Malaysia! Dato’ Ruby shared that they were a “team of energetic, passionate and respectful youths”.

马来西亚的有为青年。拿督林秀月分享道他们是一班充满活力、热情及让人尊重的年轻人。

 


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  1. pammie yap on Jul 30, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Without Rinpoche, there will not be a KSK. Without Dato Ruby and the hardworking volunteers, KSK will not be where it is now. The poor and unfortunate ones are truly fortunate to have so many to care and love for them. Never looking down on them nor push them away when they need help. Always there to lend a helping hand irregardless race or religion.
    And because of this, KSK have touched lives and inspired so many.

    A BIG thank you to
    Team Najib Razak Club
    BN Youth Volunteer
    Team GenY
    for your support in helping those unfortunate ones. These unfortunate people need our help to help them get back on their feet and do whatever we can to improve their lives.
    The 3 of your group have opened the eyes of many who don’t know much about the sufferings of those who are poor and on the streets.
    I hope that you will continue to inspire many with your wonderful ways of helping others in need.

  2. Lucas Roth on Jul 30, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    First of all, KSK is amazing thing that teaches people to care and understand the less fortunate. Not all of us have a roof over our heads and warm meals to eat. Thats when KSK comes into the picture and helps them. I have been on a few food distribution rounds and it makes me happy to give to them.

    I am also extremely happy that KSK is still going strong even though there is a ban and also now there are many people sticking up for the homeless people. KSK is still up and running which is amazing. Now with the people sticking up for the less fortunate, that could really help to relieve the ban.

    These big names that helped KSK on that night and had three groups for distribution shows that the people that want to help the homeless people are growing and that KSK is growing which is good as KSK is spreading to others. But what is most important is that KSK is still strong and that is extremely good news!

  3. Cynthia Lee on Jul 30, 2014 at 5:47 am

    I can see how happy and excited these youths were in the pictures shown. It’s not surprising as they were embarking on a new adventure. Going for one of the soup kitchen rounds is truly an experience which one do not experience daily. The experience all the volunteers carry back with them is a deeper insight into hardship for simple necessities and the world beyond what most know.

    It’s heartwarming to see youths who are sons of important ministers will go right to the streets to see these real life situations for themselves.

  4. Leonard Chia on Jul 29, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    It is nice to know many family members from various minister was so down to earth and getting involved in the KSK round. I do hope they will bring the really story back. Our society really do need young leaders like them, nowadays. Thank you, Thank you and Thank you again to all of you.

  5. jp on Jul 29, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    I’m so glad that we are able to help the poor as many are caught in situations and only need a helping hand to get themselves back on their feet again. Our government has been very supportive of our community work as we have had many positive and successful results throughout the years.

    Many young people have also joined us in this mission of helping the poor. This experience opens up their mind and make them more mindful of our community and other’s needs. When we build a nation based on care and kindness, we will never go wrong.

    For individuals, it is also very good to develop a mind of altruism and kindness because then our community will be a better place to live in.

  6. Fiona Ng on Jul 29, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    感恩领袖的下一代热诚伸出援手为流浪汉举献無思的爱。为国家未来带来好的轉机.解决"无飢餓国界"和平安静。
    在些也感恩仁波切(Tsem Rinpoche) 带领克切拉香积厨在这么多年的成绩,齐心善举满天下.

  7. Bing on Jul 29, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    It’s heartwarming to see people from all races, faiths and age group band together in support of the less fortunate segment of society. It is even more encouraging that youth group leaders lend their voice and time to bring attention to a worthy cause such as Kechara Soup Kitchen.

    Kechara Soup Kitchen has been extending food, medical aid, counseling, skill training, job placement and many other forms of assistance to the needy and underprivileged in Kuala Lumpur for many years and I’m happy to hear that they will be continuing their good works with the support of the government. I hope that the government will continue to support such worthy causes by deserving charities, that all Malaysians overall will be benefited. And I hope that through this post, many more people will be inspired to show their support for the worthy charities in malaysia.

  8. Paul Yap on Jul 29, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Its timely that Malaysian Government and Youth has shown strong support towards the underprivileged and unfortunate Malaysian, especially those who is living in our capital city Kuala Lumpur.

    Giving food is just the beginning, in general Malaysian hope that a good welfare system will be setup taking care those unfortunate ones. The ultimate goal is no one deserve living on the street and stay hungry. Malaysian Government and NGOs like Kechara Soup Kitchen plays important role in creating a loving and caring society for his people and citizen, making sure the country growing same time in $$$ and not forgetting the quality of life and social welfare and benefits of his people. A long process in helping the underprivileged and unfortunate people includes identifying them, providing temporary assistance like food and medical aids, rehabilitation to the social welfare home, retraining of skills, providing moral and mental support, re-employment, provide housing grant or loan and eventually to be independent and self providing again.

    Kechara Soup Kitchen is doing a wonderful job currently, this includes identifying the underprivileged, Providing a temporary solution like food and medical aid, and in some cases KSK managed to find them a new job and live out the street.

    Malaysia is a country with abundance of resources, plentiful of land and yes our people is generally very kind and generous. KSK needs continue support and resources from the Malaysian Government and people, in creating good social value, loving and kindness in return for those unfortunate. Lets pray and work together so that a good welfare system will manifest asap under the guidance and care of our current Government!

  9. Pastor Jean Ai on Jul 29, 2014 at 8:42 am

    This whole event can be examined from a few perspectives:

    1) from the perspective of the young men who volunteered. Their parents raised them well and despite their privileged backgrounds, they still give back to the less fortunate. I have heard some of the criticism levelled against these young men and to that I say, so what if they come from privileged backgrounds? Should that exclude them from helping others?

    2) from the perspective of their parents. For the young men to join, their parents must have checked out our activities to know that it is okay for their children to appear in Kechara Soup Kitchen. And even if they couldn’t be there, well Nedim’s mum didn’t have to pack the blankets for her son to distribute and yet she did so anyway.

    3) from the perspective of the soup kitchens who are facing the ban. When met with obstacles, some people choose to give up. Other people stand their ground and protest, but get nowhere. Still others fight intelligently to overcome the obstacles. But it takes a special kind of person to transform the OBSTACLE into an OPPORTUNITY for even more beings to benefit.

    I’m very glad that in this whole debacle, there appears to be more of the latter two groups of people because for the first two types of people, perhaps they have forgotten that their real purpose is to assist their homeless clients, instead of furthering their own agendas by using public passion and strength of feeling around this ban.

    From here, may many more people be inspired to be involved with our soup kitchens (not just Kechara, but the rest too). Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this news.

  10. Pastor David Lai on Jul 29, 2014 at 2:29 am

    I am proud that Kechara being a spiritual organization does more than just talk about compassion and pray for others. We do that and much more. We walk the talk, we have Kechara Soup Kitchen which at the helm is Dato Ruby Khong and her committee who’s doing a fabulous job to make KSK venue in Bukit Bintang a great place for volunteers and place to prepare food for distribution. They have done such a great job that even the political elite of Malaysia are encouraging their kids to come to experience generosity of spirit as in this case. This is Kechara and I am proud of it and I am glad that it is so successful and inspiring many other organizations and individuals to do the same or similar as well.

  11. Pastor Jay Jae on Jul 28, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    It is kind and heart warming to see so many young folks doing their part for the homeless. there can never be enough good done for the world. if there’s a place with low morale, doing good will uplift them. If there’s already good in the area, it will continue to uplift and empower. That’s what KSK is all about. Giving food and giving good without barrier.

  12. Pastor Niral Patrl on Jul 28, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    This is such a a wonderful example of how the youth of the country, and in this case the children of Malaysia’s top politicians are really beginning to understand the homeless situation in their own country. I rejoice that KSK exists thanks to His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche as it’s inspiration and Dato’ Ruby as it’s president and the whole team. I have personally seen hundreds of individuals who spend their weekend nights distributing food and clothing to the homeless in Kuala Lumpur.

    The first time I joined the team is still etched in my mind because I saw just how much the homeless appreciate the assistance. Activities such as these show the inherent quality in us all, that of compassion. This visit by the political youth just show cases how that people are waking up to the suffering that homeless people face, and that there really needs to be something done to alleviate their pain.

  13. Pastor Shin on Jul 28, 2014 at 1:58 am

    It’ heartening to see youth groups, and children of our Malaysian leaders spending time to care for the needy and give back to the society by participating in direct effort to help the homeless and urban poor.

    I rejoice that through many years of hard work and sincere motivation, Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) has become a well known NGO for its dedication to relief the suffering of the homeless and urban poor, gaining recognition and support not only from the government, but also corporate who has donated much towards the operations of KSK. KSK is established, organised and friendly, hence many have been able to volunteer and get to see for themselves the harsh reality of homeless and urban poor.

    Ashman Najib (son of the current Prime Minister of Malaysia) via NRC11 (Team Najib Razak Club), Akmal Saufi (son of the current Chief Minister of Southern Malaysian state of Johor Bahru) via BN Youth Volunteer and Nedim Nazri (son of the current Minister of Tourism and Culture)via Team GenY have shown great examples to many Malaysian youth, that it is worthwhile and noble to spend precious Saturday night to give back to the society, to really understand what’s happening by going on these rounds themselves. Perhaps this will inspire more leaders to ‘turun padang’ – to be in touch or personally visit the people to know the challenges, frustrations, problems and expectations of the common people and work through with the government to improve the situation/livelihood of the public in our beautiful country.

  14. Pastor Yek Yee on Jul 28, 2014 at 12:41 am

    克切拉香積廚的成立,也是我刚進來克切拉的時候,記得我參與了第一次的派飯活動,一行四個人拎了約二十包的飯,卻怎麼樣也派不完。想不到,多年後的今天,香積廚每天派飯的份量達至千包以上。

    昨晚,也特別趕去了一趟晚間的派飯,發覺很多新臉孔的志工,他們都很熱心很投入,為了這些素不相識無家可归的流浪漢,他們都盡心盡力地去幫忙和慰問。

    較早前,大馬的香積廚組織發生了一些小插曲,幸好一群有心人的堅持,每個香積廚還是繼續為社會這群弱勢者服務,為他們提供一歺溫飽。

    未來就如詹仁波切所說的,克切拉香積廚將會越來越強大!我也堅信如此!

  15. abby foo on Jul 27, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    It is good to see after the ‘ban’ towards soup kitchens in the centre of KL city, many turned up to show their care and support to the homeless or the less fortunate ones. It is very heartwarming that people care for those who needs help and this shows our city is still ‘alive’, not a cold-dead one.

    A nation is strong when the people have moral, compassion and true care towards each other. This is what human beings need the most at this era.

    I really agree that Kechara Soup Kitchen is going strong, because the ‘ban’ has awaken many people’s heart to contribute more, to care more and to give love more. Perhaps this is a wake up call for many in the society to do something to make this nation a better place to live for everyone. Kechara Soup Kitchen is one of those who always be there for the less fortunate ones, be together with them and never give up on them. I am so proud of Kechara Soup Kitchen, and yes, please keep the good works continue! You guys are awesome! 🙂

  16. Pastor Lanse on Jul 27, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    I am glad to see this 3 youth groups, NRC11, BNYV and Team GenY joined our weekly KSK rounds to experience and see with their own eyes what exactly KSK is doing and also what is happening to the homeless and urban poor. Leaders of these youth group are sons of our Prime Minister and ministers of other Ministries, I believe they will one day become leaders of our country too. By getting their hand dirty and walking into crowd, not only they can understand better different aspects and problems of our country, they are also showing good examples of leadership. I am thankful to their kind acts and support to the less fortunate.

  17. pat on Jul 27, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Really happy to know that so many youths are active in charity work nowadays.Because of your awareness of the homeless and needy…you gave them Hope..becoz only when there is hope there is a chance for people to change their lifes for the better…..Thank you Rinpoche,Dato Ruby, Azman,Akmal, Nadin & the ksk team for setting very good examples & inspire others to follow.Keep up the good work.I Salute.

  18. beckyyap on Jul 27, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    Kechara Soup Kitchen has been feeding the homeless for many years as follow our guru visions to help the homeless even just a packet of rice, it would help them through starvation.

    It’s very happy to see this 3 young teams joined the KSK midnight rounds. Hope can inspires more youngsters pay close attention to the unfortunate people around us and help the them. Thank you for showing their care to the society.

    Thank you very much to Rinpoche, Dato’ Ruby and the team work so hard to give help and support to the needy people in many ways, like giving foods, provide medication, find shelter or even looking a job for them too.

    Everyone shows some love and care to each others, the world would be better.

  19. Khoo on Jul 27, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Thank you for NRC11,BNVY and Team GenY for leading the youths to participate in such a wonderful activity. What they did will surely inspire a lot of people in Malaysia. Involving in charity activities like Kechara Soup Kitchen will surely leave an unforgetable memory for them. It is very good for the youths to experience the other side of their world and be aware of there are such unfortunate people around us. Beside developing compassion in them, them will also be appreciating their life as what the youth always complain about their life would seems to be so tiny compare to what those homeless have to face in their everyday life. I thanks all the KSK volunteers for always be there to help and thank you Rinpoche for setting up such a wonderful soup kitchen. KSK is not only helping the poor and hungry homeless, it is also helping those who are volunteering to develope compassion and good virtue which will definitely make a positive change their life.

  20. Albert on Jul 27, 2014 at 12:56 am

    Since young I was told that being born in rich and influential family is due to our great merits and we are considered very very lucky to be in rich family, but what’s next? Feeling lucky and enjoy the great fortune all the way till we drop dead or use our fortunate to help the people who are unfortunate?

    It is so great of these 3 young man who is using their ability to help others even work till late night, they are here to benefit others. They are young but very matured and kind and compassion.

    The son of our leader walking on the street late at night giving food to the homeless, this also means very much that our government really cared for the people in Malaysia, we are very happy to have Ashman, Nedim and Akmal with us for this great work of bring food to the less fortunate.

    Dato Ruby also has been working very hard in KSK since the first day she handle KSK, she brought a lot of awareness to KSK not because we want fame or using it as money tree, but because we want to create more awareness that there are still people on the street sleeping with empty stomach, there are many people on the street live their life with un-treated wounds (Physical and emotional wounds), in all these years, KSK has successfully treated the emotional wounds of many homeless.

    I wanted to thank these great young man who spend their time helping the poor. Thank you Ashman, Nedim and Akmal for your hard work that bring not only food but warmth to the homeless, you have set such a great example to the many young people here in Malaysia.

  21. Lai on Jul 27, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing, and also thanks to Dato Ruby and team for all the hard work. NRC11, BNYV and Team GenY is lead by the 3 young man who have Influence power, i hope they will visit KSK again and bring the vision of KSK to more people.

  22. Cynthia Ng on Jul 26, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    感谢NRC11, BNYV and Team GenY 年轻有为的青年团队为克切拉香积厨一起献上你们的爱心,善心与付出帮助一群流浪无助的社群。你们的举动让无助的社群感到人间有希望,他们的遭遇是需要被关注,没有人希望自己沦落为流浪汉,我相信你们在出现得以让他们重新振做。

    克切拉香积厨不是一个派饭团体,最重的目标是要协助他人从新踏入社会,自立以及脱离流浪社群,这样他们还能为社会服务而不会成为他人眼中的社会败类。

    谢谢NRC11, BNYV and Team GenY以行动支持
    克切拉香积厨!

  23. Lilyn Tan on Jul 26, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    It is indeed a wonderful news that Kechara Soup Kitchen and other Soup Kitchens are allowed to operate again. How amazing, having 3 teams coming together volunteering in KSK and they have set a very good example to the youth.

    Thank you Rinpoche for creating a platform where all caring come together to help the less fortunate. Kudos to Dato’ Ruby for her perseverence and dedication that KSK is still going strong, and all KSK teams!

  24. Uncle Lai on Jul 26, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    In the recent ban on soup kitchens to distribute food to the homeless was further explained by three youth groups joining Kechara Soup Kitchen to distribute food to the homeless. These three groups representatives are sons of high officials in the government.In support of the cause one of their mothers donated 300 blankets and packed 300 Tomato rice to be distributed.

    The donation by this great mother and to let her son to carry out and distribute to the homeless especially in this holy month of Ramadan is a incredible act and teaching.

    Kechara Soup Kitchen is not only to distribute food to the homeless but also help them in jobs placement, shelter homes and medical as explained by Dato Ruby.

    Thank you Rinpoche for initiating Kechara Soup Kitchen. Today Kechara Soup Kitchen is known and it will grow bigger for more people to come to donate and help for this noble cause.

  25. freon on Jul 26, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Thanks to NRC11, BNYV and Team GenY.
    As youth today, they preferred to have party on Saturday nite, instead of going party, some youth even stay far from homeless. But , you all came to KSK to understand more on social issues. Not only that, even help out to distribute food to homeless and stay up so late. Thank you for showing an example for the youngster today.

  26. Pastor Chia on Jul 26, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Supporting homeless people from Kechara Soup Kitchen has created a lot of opportunity for many people notice the current situation at the down town still has small group of people due to certain condition remain poor and have to stay at the street like home.

    I am glad to see our Malaysia youth lead by politic son came to support this event and get more understanding the homeless people and give them care and help.

    Kudos to all the hard work volunteer at Kechara Soup Kitchen who has working consistent serving them without complain to make sure all the homeless are served until late night,

  27. Wan Wong on Jul 26, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Since the issue of the homeless and soup kitchen in Kuala Lumpur has occurred recently. It was a hot topic of this news on social media as we didn’t know what will be the conclusion for the homeless and soup kitchen in Kuala Lumpur. The 3 different youth groups (NRC11, BNYV and Team GenY) in Malaysia took their efforts to join and volunteer in Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) to distribute foods to homeless with their hands in middle of the night, they also bring blankets to give out as well.

    It shows how thoughtful and they really care about what was happening in their society, to spent their times at the Saturday night from listened to the briefing until went out for food distribution to the homeless and needy.

    From the pictures showed above, I believe that they had gained the real experience about it. I’m also glad that they want to come back to volunteer again in the future. And I hope that there will be the good news for homeless and soup kitchen in Kuala Lumpur in near future.

  28. Li Kim on Jul 26, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    The act of benefiting others more than oneself is indeed the core value in Kechara as taught and guided by our teacher H. E. Tsem Rinpoche. There is therefore no wonder that Kechara Soup Kitchen has been growing and successful. Rinpoche has always said that people should never go hungry and I remember Rinpoche’s personal story when he went for days without food and shelter from New Jersey to Los Angeles in pursuit of his aspirations to be a monk. I have always admired how Rinpoche’s personal plight converts to goals and vision to benefit others. Thus the birth, growth and progress of Kechara.

    It is indeed a joy to see how many youth came to support the cause of feeding the homeless. Having the support of the youth will preserve the longevity of this cause. It also gives hope that the youth led by aspiring young influential leaders are aware and willing to make a stand and taking action.

    I wish Kechara and all soup kitchens more growth and may more homeless be taken off the streets eventually with the efforts and help extended by soup kitchens in Malaysia.

  29. nicholas on Jul 26, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    From the announcement of the ban on the soup kitchen in KL by the minister really make the homeless worry but things turn out well and better with the support and encouragement from the people that understand the need of the homeless.

    Thank you very much to the 3 youth groups, NRC11, BNYV and Tean GenY for spending time joining the KSK food distribution rounds. Your care towards the homeless is very important and was very proud that the youth in this country have so much concern and compassion towards the issue of the society that need so much support and help for them to be able to come back to the society. Seeing the youth group which also our future country leader, give so much confident to the nation that there are caring and concern to do something for good.

    Thank you Dato’ Ruby and her team for tirelessly bring help, support and care to the homeless and your effort being recognized by the nation. More people, groups, organization, individual would want to participate and together bring hope to the needy as we are 1 Malaysia.

  30. Phoebe Yong on Jul 26, 2014 at 8:28 am

    It is wonderful! I am so happy and grateful when I read this post about the youth groups which are NRC11 led by Ashman Najib, BNYV led by Akmal Saufi and Team GenY led by Nedim Nazri , they were volunteering joined the weekly round to experience themselves the reality for the less fortunate. Thank you to Ashman, Akmal and Nedim

    I so glad that Nedim’s mother who personally packed 300 blankets and donated 300 packets of nasi tomato to distribute to the homeless. Thank you for Nedim’s mother for her kindness.

    KSK has shown “Hunger Knows No Barriers” which is supports people in needs regardless of their race, religion and ages. Thank you to Dato Ruby and KSK team for contributing so much to helps the less fortunate group of people. KSK are the heros! I hope that they will become stronger and continue benefit the society.

    Thank you to Rinpoche for established KSK to help the people in needs.

  31. CK Siah on Jul 26, 2014 at 8:25 am

    It is very positive and meaningful Saturday night to all Malaysian. I am grateful to KSK, NRC11, BNYV and Team GenY join the weekly round to experience the reality for the less fortunate. The youth from all sort of background, regardless of races, religions and politic are join together to participate in this meaningful activities to distribute ood and help the homeless in KL city.
    The youth group really shown to all of the Malaysian the spirit of “1 Malaysia” and “Malaysia Boleh”. They care and concern to the city homeless. At the same time, they are sharing and shown the LOVE to all Malaysian. Rejoice!

  32. liang chon kong on Jul 25, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    香积厨无私的为弱势群体的援助和关怀,让我们感到爱的传送,能温暖一群需要帮助与关爱的路宿者。香积 厨的付出,得到这群青年领袖与团体的认同。同时也不分种族肤色,亲身参与和体验。这是值得赞赏的事。青年们主动加入义工行列,不但能注入一股强新剂,而且能够鼓励更多新生代参与社会公益的活动。年轻的义工们,你们很棒!

  33. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Jul 25, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Thank you Dato’ Ruby and our Kechara Soup Kitchen team to lead everyone who involve in the routine service and help our homeless Malaysian folks in many many ways to reduce their sufferings. It is very inspiring and touching moment to see Ashman Najib , Akmal Saufi and Nedim Nazri with their group of friends to have come and joined KSK to distribute food, drinks, blankets and many more items for the homeless people.
    It is a great and effective approach to witness the sufferings of the homeless with our own eyes in a face to face situation so that we can understand the real causes of the homeless people’s problems before we decide on what to do in the next step.
    To have a periodic dialogue sessions together with NGOs and government will be a great help to avoid for any misunderstanding among our local folks for the benefits of the less fortunate people.

  34. HelenaC on Jul 25, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    It Is great and happy to see so much people and youngsters are contributing their time to help and volunteer to the needy. It is totally heart warming to see them making the effort to serve the homeless and poor. it creating a good cause for the society. Rejoice for these future leaders and great people.
    May all free from hunger and suffering.

  35. Shan Moorthy on Jul 25, 2014 at 1:02 am

    I have been working with some members of challenged communities, and I now have a gentleman who is looking for a job. His handicap is that he is wheelchair bound due to having lost a leg from an accident a few years ago.

    Not knowledgeable in computers, but is very articulate. Can you guys help him get a job? Perfect for telemarketing, receptionist kind of jobs.

    • DR on Jul 30, 2014 at 10:36 am

      Dear Shan, please email Justin at justin.cheah@kechara.com to provide him with more details so that we can move forward for this case. Thank you.

  36. Kok Wah Ying on Jul 24, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    It’s a wonderful news. Effort to curb the problems such as city poor and homeless will be more effective with the cooperation from all groups in the society – the government, NGOs, volunteers and etc.

    Charity works need unsung heroes, many volunteers and sponsors, at the same time public figures who can influence the society. With their influence and help to direct the energy and direction of society to a good direction is an asset for a country.

    Thanks for Rinpoche sharing the news with us and teams, KSK volunteers and many who show us giving brings happiness and compassion by action!

  37. Jill Yam on Jul 24, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Kechara Soup Kitchen is the brainchild of H.E. Teem Rinpoche when he himself was homeless and hungry when he ran away from home to be in the dharma. He knows how it felt to be hungry and thus Kechara Soup Kitchen comes about.
    And it is also the hard work of Dato Ruby and her committed team that KSK is able to benefit so many homeless around the city.
    To have the support of the 3 teams to volunteer and see and feel for themselves where the homeless sleeps was an eye opener to many of them.
    Keep up the good work and may KSK grow to reach out to help more homeless people.

  38. Wendy Loh on Jul 24, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Every cloud has a silver lining. When our motivation is right, all things will fall into place despite how chaotic the situation may appear to be. Looking at how Kechara Soup Kitchen has grown, starting from distributing food packets to now helping many homeless get off the streets,finding them jobs, providing medical care and social welfare advise and coordination is an achievement that will not be possible without a pure heart, compassion and dedication. Today, youths from different race, creed and gender offer a helping hand and support to this cause. People are inspired by these selfless acts. Hope is returned to the destitute and abandoned.

    Dato’ Ruby Khong and Team have done a tremendously good job. This is a milestone set by unconditional guru devotion, an example of having faith in one’s guru’s instructions.

  39. Choi Sheem on Jul 24, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    I am so happy to read of such wonderful children of our leaders taking an active role in helping the less fortunate people on the streets. With these youth spending their Saturday night helping and reaching out to the homeless, I am sure many more youngsters will be inspired to also be involved in such a worthy activity.
    Kudos to KSK who is doing a great job in organizing and briefing the volunteers so that all the available food and help could get to all the needy.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article that reminds us to always benefit others.

  40. Ong Moh Mei on Jul 24, 2014 at 7:52 am

    We can turn our experiences whether good or bad into something negative or positive. It is a conscious choice. Tsem Rinpoche through his own experience of hunger and years of emotional and physical abuse when he was young turned that experience into something that benefit the society by inspiring Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK).

    KSK has come a long way and today under the leadership of Dato’ Ruby and hard work of KSK team, Kechara, volunteers and with the support of the Malaysian government has continue to grow and benefit the homeless in Malaysia. It has also become an inspiration for many Malaysians and foreigners do give back to the society and to help the less fortunate.

    The involvement of the younger generation of our country’s leaders in KSK will continue to add to this inspiration and help create a more conscious and caring society in Malaysia. These youth are using their privilege and status for a noble cause and this speaks volume about our country’s leaders on how they raise their children and the values they instill in the young generation.

    Thank you Rinpoche for creating and giving Malaysia this opportunity.

  41. Lyn Phng on Jul 23, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Reading this blog has renewed my faith in young Malaysians coming together in a time of crisis and uncertainty to work together for a good cause. Great job to KSK team and Dato’ Ruby Khong for initiating this exemplary opportunity for the 3 youth groups lead by sons of our country’s ministers to show their care & support for the less fortunate of our society. Indeed it is heartening to know that these wonderful educated youths could become the future leaders of our beloved country.

  42. Low KHJB on Jul 23, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and the blog team for the sharing.It is great to know that there a groups of young generation who shows compassion and generosity in their action and thoughts.

    May their participation in kechara soup kitchen bring awareness to the others to follow the similar path to help others in need instead of treating those less fortunate as parasite or a big deterrence in the growth of the tourism industry.

    Those less fortunate also have their pride and dignity.They did not choose to live this type of lifestyle. Most of them try to be remain unseen during the day time and some of them have jobs but they do not earn enough to rent a room to shelter themself during the night.

    I certainly hope that in the future,there will be less need for the soup kitchen existence. Where by everyone have enough to eat.No one will worry about shelter from the cold .There will be always someone or some organisation eager to help in the slightest notion of distress emotionally or physically upon sight.

  43. Sharon Saw on Jul 23, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Hunger really knows no barriers as we can see in this recent event where three youth groups, NRC11, GenY and BNYV joined Kechara Soup Kitchen to distribute food to the homeless and urban poor. The whole purpose of a soup kitchen is to provide food, care and assistance as far as possible to the less fortunate. The Saturday rounds are especially good opportunities for volunteers to see the homeless in their environment and know what conditions they live in. By volunteering, these youths show that they care enough about the underprivileged and put their care into action. I hope that they will continue to join KSK’s activities as it is really a win win situation – for the homeless to know someone cares and for the volunteers, the opportunity to serve. It is wonderful news to share that these youth cross all barriers of race, religion, culture and economic standing to serve the community.

  44. jimmy tan on Jul 23, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    wow..it was so inspired me what how Kechara soup kitchen contribute in this community .I am so proud of as it will be a good example for us as public to do the same things for helping others.

  45. Adrian Chow on Jul 23, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Is wonderful to see the younger generation to show and make an effort to care for the society and especially thanks to NRC11, BN Youth Volunteer and Team GenY to spear headed the event and hopefully will inspire more youngster to be involve in this charitable work.

    Thank you.

  46. Poney Sim on Jul 23, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    食,既是生理需要,也可以是一种含蓄的关怀信息。有人会把食物资派送到老人院,或把一包包热饭派送到天橋底,让每个有需要的人感到人问有爱。这个單纯的过程,传达了温暖和尊严。
    感恩克切拉香夜廚及一群友族同胞们。谢谢你们。

  47. Fong on Jul 23, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Thank you to KSK team and Dato’Ruby for keeping the soup kitchen going despite adversities and yet from there manage to garner more support.

    Kudos too, to the many youths of the various youth volunteer group. very heartwarming that the children of the current leaders are out there learning about the most basic issue facing a big city. There is hope when youths like them are out there participating, experiencing and in the the future use these experiences to guide them. Hats off to you guys.

  48. Su Ming on Jul 23, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    It is nice to see the youngster from privilege background coming together to volunteer for such a cause.

    Kechara Soup Kitchen is not just about feeding the homeless which many who does not volunteer or read about would not understand. It has a multilayer effect on the homeless & urban poor. The packet of food we give is just an opening to the homeless actual world so that we can help the root problem. I have been with Kechara for 8 over years now and has experienced the success rate of getting the homeless off the street and sometimes, sending the really sick back home to their parents/wife/sister to seek forgiveness before their last breath.

    Kechara Soup Kitchen has also taught many of us who are “fortunate” to appreciate life, to stop complaining cause there are others who are worst off then us. There are so many benefit which this organisation can do not only for the homeless but for the society in general and I am happy that I am part of this organisation.

    I do hope to hear a favourable decision made after the Hari Raya Holidays from the FT Minister & his team.

  49. Erickksiow on Jul 23, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    First at all gotto Big Thanks to NRC11, GenY and BNYV groups and every single person for supporting and concerned of Soup Kitchen. When the ” BAN ” news has just started, i spent more than a week to read all difference articles from other Soup Kitchen groups, forums, blogs and comments, and i found out not just Malaysian concern of about the news, some of them are from difference country. My point : i am glad and grateful that everyone are concerned about the poor and the homeless peoples.

    Hunger Knows No Barriers
    Compassion Knows No Barriers

    Much Thanks to everyone
    Sincerely
    Eric

  50. Wylfred Ng on Jul 23, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Thanks for the sharing.
    I am so happy to see so many young generation come and volunteering at Kechara Soup Kitchen to understand how Kechara Soup Kitchen operate.
    Kechara Soup Kitchen please keep up the good work.
    Thanks

  51. jerry_sito on Jul 23, 2014 at 10:45 am

    感恩克切拉香积厨的努力

    克切拉香积厨是一个平台让所有的人走在一起为慈善事业服务,克切拉的服务是真正的大爱,不分种族,性别,宗教,也不信仰的歧视。

    感恩所有赞助商和志愿者来自社会不同的邻域与阶层的人士,团结的朝向一个共同的目标,让许多需要帮助的人们能够得到真正的援助。

    许多的国际学校,学院和大学都参与了克切拉香积厨的活动,这样更能灌输新新一代能够给予服务(帮助)他人与拉近人与人之间的距离,还有能够学习到互相与互动的精神。同样的感恩许多不同的企业也让他们的员工参与与克切拉香积厨的活动,让他们的员工提供帮助别人的活动,在当中学习更多的沟通与服务他人,让忙碌的工作中也能寻找到一份不同生活意义,也多了一份宁静与平衡

    在帮助别人的同时,自己本身也能学习与有不同的领悟,并让许多不同背景与多元化的人们,凝聚在一起,造就正真的大爱与团结

    感恩尊贵的上师您的祝福与坚持,与拿督林秀月您无私的付出与大爱,与各位善心人士的参与与贡献,让大家能透过克切拉香积厨这一个平台利己利他

    感恩

  52. Angelshooi on Jul 23, 2014 at 4:43 am

    Thanks to Dato Ruby and her wonderful team for contributing so much to help others! KSK team is not only giving food away to the homeless but also giving services to find jobs for them, find place for them to stay and for those who are sick, the team may need to bring them to the hospital and KSK also helping some of them to find their family members back.
    Thanks to the sponsors for the contribution to Kechara Soup kitchen, with your kind contribution, KSK will be able to benefit more!

  53. Carmen Koo on Jul 23, 2014 at 2:58 am

    This is really incredible to read. Thank you Akmal, Ashman and Nedim for your time, kindness, efforts and compassion in volunteering to relieve the sufferings of those without a voice living together with us in our beautiful country. I personally feel that whenever we are in a fortunate position to help, we should always help within our capacity. Make someone’s day, because it can save their lives.

    My first experience with KSK was totally amazing, because it gave me so much higher realisations that I don’t think I would have gotten just by going through my daily life. I would never have appreciated the fortune or privileges I had if not for volunteering with KSK. I would not have thought so much about those who needed help. I would not have ever stopped asking for more than what I needed. I would not have noticed those by the side of the streets.

    KSK allowed me to practise kindness, compassion, and generosity. More so, the many rounds I went on stuck with me, and grounds me, so that I am thankful of the opportunities given to me by my parents, my mentors, guides, teachers, friends and family.

    Thank you for this post, Rinpoche, and thank you once again to the 3 boys who lead the way with the youth of today to show that we can use our time and lives in a worthwhile manner to help others and bring the opportunities we have enjoyed, to those who need it too. Thank you to KSK and Dato Ruby for a tremendous job done so far, and looking forward to more in future!

  54. Lam on Jul 23, 2014 at 2:25 am

    So glad to note that several youth groups volunteered in the Saturday midnight food distributing rounds to the homeless organized by Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK). These young Malaysians have shown true compassion for the unfortunate homeless people.

    They were from the affluent families and yet they chose to sacrifice their Saturday night to join KSK going round the streets and corners for distributing food to the homeless.

    These three caring youth groups deserved a salutation. Also their parents who were supportive and participated in donating blankets and food to the unfortunates.

    Hope what they have experienced will inspire more young generation to come forward to help make the life of these homeless people better.

    Wish KSK will grow bigger and stronger soon.

  55. Yvonne Yap on Jul 22, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    没有人想流浪街头,试想想如果我们需要别人帮忙的时候,有人肯伸出援手,帮助我们,他们就像一道光,带我们走去困境,如果我们愿意的话。
    克切拉香积厨,就是这道光,他们付出的爱心,关怀和时间 ,带给流浪者希望和未来。
    谢谢!这一班工作者和自愿者,人间有爱,没有什么是不可能的。

  56. Karen Chong on Jul 22, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Kechara Soup Kitchen is becoming the beacon of the less fortunate on the street as well as it has become the role model of the Malaysia society through its consistent good work without any hidden agenda. Very wonderful to see people from different races and religions come together to serve the homeless and urban poor via Kechara Soup Kitchen. KSK has been providing a very good avenue for young people to come forth and spend time engaging in meaningful activities during weekends. The great effort of the KSK team should be appreciated and acknowledged by the Government as well as everyone as they truly work for others unconditionally.

  57. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Jul 22, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Wow, how wonderful for this 3 youth from the privileged background, Ashman Najib, Akmal Saufi and Nedim Nazri spare out their time to KECHARA SOUP KITCHEN with their friends to participate in the food distribution on Saturday night to show their care to homeless by action…

    Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) always follow the motto “Hunger Knows No Barriers” hence KSK not only provide foods but also basic medical aid for those in need, and even helps them re-enter back to society, to be out of street and back to normal life.

    I wish to have a Big Thanks to NRC11, GenY and BNYV for your kind support and to volunteer yourselves to work together with us giving food to the homeless. You all are the role models for us to follow to spread the warm to those who needed our helps…

  58. sockwan on Jul 22, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    There are still many people in Malaysia who care about others and willing to lend their hands to the needy. It is important for the young generation to acknowledge the hidden problems in the society, and be part of the solution to the problems. If the younger generation is more compassionate, loving and caring, our country will become more successful.

  59. Yee Mun on Jul 22, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    It is really wonderful to see sons of our ministers show support to KSK by joining their night distribution. Their participation in the night distribution gave them a better understanding of the role of soup kitchen and the conditions of the homeless. Hope that they will share their valuable experience with their friends and continue their support for the soup kitchen and benefits the homeless.

    May soup kitchen get support from government and continue to grow strong. Thank you rinpoche for your blessing that kechara soup kitchen can do so well and going strong.

  60. June Kang on Jul 22, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    It is very grateful that Malaysia has this 3 youth from the privileged background, Ashman Najib, Akmal Saufi and Nedim Nazri took the initiative to lead their friends to KECHARA SOUP KITCHEN to participate in the food distribution on Saturday night to care the less fortunate. Not many young people would sacrifice their leisure time on weekends to do this!

    “WHAT ARE YOU DOING …for a better society”, the three young men and their friends, Dato’ Ruby and the team have shown us one of the ways for a better society. Thank you to all of them. Malaysian is proud of you all.

  61. William on Jul 22, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    It is great to see the youth of our nation taking interest in the homeless in our country. Many cities around the world does have homeless people roaming around the city, Malaysia included. It is the social responsibility of the citizen to help the situation together with the government. Kechara Soup Kitchen supports the Government in this way to curb the homelessness in the city.

    With the support from the youth groups, may we see more support coming in, not only to KSK but also to other soup kitchens, to eradicate this problem.

  62. Ericchoong on Jul 22, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    克切垃香积厨这么多年來的努力善举和无限的付出为馬來西亚貧窮人士、流浪汉的幫助已经为这社会带来 “饥饿无疆界” 的目的。
    这項偉大的举动已经在馬來西亚和国外也收到注目。当然也引起本地很多年轻人的参与。尤其这晚來参与和幫忙的都是领䄂的儿子,真的非常热诚和有爱心的年青人会在周末晚上选择作慈善, 为流浪汉伸出援手。
    当晚的义举也凸显了克切拉香积厨的确非宗教性质,偉大的使命就是以改善马来西亚社会为目标。
    非常期望这些国家未来的栋梁,很多年轻人走出来、很多领袖的儿子们会持续支持这样的善举,齐心协力带着共同的目标和善良的心去帮助别人,为这社会带来人情味和温暖。

  63. jeffreykhor on Jul 22, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    感謝一般友族同胞青年們參與克切拉香积活動。帮助一些無家可归和流落街頭的人们。
    在此我也感謝Dato’ Ruby 帶領我們堅守信念,為社會發放正能量。祝願在未來繼續發光發熱。

  64. Shelly tai on Jul 22, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Rejoice for all these youngsters who spend their time in helping out KSK , thank you for the support they indeed give a lot of encouragement for our KSK team to work ever more harder in the future . Thank you Rinpoche for update.

  65. Han on Jul 22, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    “饥饿无疆界”,富有爱心热诚的年青人在周末晚上选择作慈善, 为流浪汉伸出援手。
    当晚的义举凸显了克切拉香积厨的非宗教性质,并以改善马来西亚社会为目标。
    期望这些国家未来的栋梁,领袖的儿子们持续这样的善举,齐心协力带着共同帮助别人的心为社会尽一份绵力。

  66. Louise Lee on Jul 22, 2014 at 11:27 am

    I want give a BIG Thank you to The 3 youth groups, NRC11, BNYV and Team GenY. Because Soup Kitchen it is not a easy job!

    给食物,看是很容易, 可是要持续就不容易了!Soup Kitchen 不只是给予食物, 我们还把我们的关怀与爱一起送给这群街头露宿者。 

    可能他们都用不愉快的过去, 这不代表他们没有改过的希望!

    希望大家一起努力,帮助他们重建家园!

  67. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 22, 2014 at 2:47 am

    Through countless lifetimes, we have lived in a manner that we hate our enemies , love the ones we label as friends and relations, and generally ignore strangers or people not known to us. That kind of thinking leads to action that does not benefit us one bit and is a constant bane of our happiness. In the case of these Malaysian youths who one day be the leaders of Malaysia tomorrow, they have shown that they cannot ignore people who are suffering but must do something about the sufferings of others.

    The homeless are faceless entities for anyone who is disinterested, for these youths they took that next step to care and be interested. But these three groups of youth have demonstrated a quality that is quite rare amongst the general human population and that is the quality of being open minded, altruistic and being interested in others welfare. Rejoice to see more young people opening their hearts and minds to charitable works.

  68. Kwok Wai on Jul 22, 2014 at 1:27 am

    I must say that last Saturdays experience at KSK was indeed satisfying , from my perspective being the volunteer conducting the orientation and briefing. Being given the chance to share my experience with other new volunteers , especially receptive and cooperative ones is precisely the reason that keeps me going week after week to KSK. It is also very inspiring to see so many young and energetic future leaders such as Nedim , Ashman , Akmal and the likes of Zaim (NRC 11) joining forces with us in promoting Kindness and Compassion amongst Malaysian Youths .
    Every Saturday our operation centre is packed with passionate volunteers truly displaying the concept of “One Malaysia ” motivated by Rinpoche’s/KSK’s motto of “Hunger Knows No Barriers “. One must really experience this themselves by joining us on the ground. Hope to see you all there ! 🙂

  69. Frederick Law on Jul 22, 2014 at 12:58 am

    how wonderful that these youth takes the time to join KSK in the weekly rounds, to learn and experience first hand the condition and life of the homeless on the street of KL.

    Being from affluent family, their presence to distribute food shows they are caring to those in needs. Hopefully with their KSK rounds, it will encourage more youth to also join in KSK to experience and be more caring to society.

    thank you RInpoche for the post on the 3 young men who spend their time to join KSK rounds.

  70. yenpin on Jul 21, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    克切拉香积厨~送一份爱心~送一份关怀~送一份希望,肚子饿有一餐温饱生病时还有一份关怀提供治疗。克切拉香积厨帮助被社会遗忘的一群,带来希望贫穷家庭带来关怀。也帮流落街头重返社会。
    克切拉香积厨付出爱心与关怀来协助被社会遗忘的一群流落街头的人 ,还提供医疗队治疗外伤或是生病的人。最终目地是要協助他们脱离流落街头的困境,让他们重返社。

  71. Jutika Lam on Jul 21, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    It is really wonderful to hear that instead of staying at home and ranting about the current ban on soup kitchens, a total of 100 youths lead by 3 youth group leaders have realized that instead of portraying rage on the Internet and benefiting nobody they’ve decided to volunteer with Kechara Soup Kitchen to distribute food, clothes and other much needed necessities to the homeless.

    Having such youth groups volunteering at Kechara Soup Kitchen instead of going out with friends, having fun and etc not only show a great example to the thousands of youths out there to get out and do something beneficial to the society. Whether it is spending a day helping to clean a old folks home to distributing food to the homeless….. there is so many other different types of work which require the help from volunteers!

    Overall it is great to see that the the awareness is spreading on soup kitchens and the help and support from volunteers is greatly needed!

  72. Felicia Yeoh on Jul 21, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Kudos to the NRC11, Gen Y and BNVY team members for spending time and joining our distribution rounds @KSK. Was an honor to having serve the urban poor and less fortunate together with the Gen Y team.

    Kudos as well to our weekly volunteers (mainly youths) and a million thanks for sacrificing your Saturday nights and spending them giving back to society. Am certain your parents are proud of you!

    Thank you Dato’ Ruby for representing KSK and attending all those meetings with the Government and Media. This is truly a meaningful cause to all of us and the appreciation we receive in return from the less fortunate/urban poor/homeless is priceless. Just a simple “Thank You”, “Terima Kasih” or a smile is enough to brighten my day (or in this case – night) and it is truly a satisfying experience.

    Will continue doing so until the day I am no longer able to do so. Hope that I will be able to inspire others to do the same.

    Thank You.

  73. June Tang(khjb) on Jul 21, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the touching news.It is wonderful to see the young peoples , sons of our country’s leaders join in the rounds of food distribution to the homeless .They have set a good example to many peoples,may more and more people will follow their step to support and care to the homeless!

  74. Grace Leong on Jul 21, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Every cloud has a silver lining ! This is so true for KSK and our homeless clients! The BAN started out as a shock to all of us in KSK and other soup kitchens as well.The directive was vague and almost seem unreasonable initially. But fortunately, all was ironed out at a meeting, and it is going to be a win win situation for all parties. Thank you to the government for hearing us out and providing solutions to help the homeless.
    Personally, the best thing I felt was the sincere care and warmth from the public in general. People from all walks of life came to support the homeless and the soup kitchens by providing us publicity, sponsorships, care and concern. Through this experience,the public has now got more knowledge and understanding of the plight of the homeless and the kind works of the soup kitchens. This awareness has brought the nation closer together, in harmony to help those in need. Malaysians are generally very generous and kind people ! Thank you to all those who made this possible! And it all began from the wisdom and kindness of a simple monk, Tsem Rinpoche ! Thank you Rinpoche for setting up Kechara Soup Kitchen !

  75. Jennifer Yuen on Jul 21, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Thank you for sharing the article Rinpoche. It warms my heart to know that the younger generations from different walks of life are interested to spend their time helping the homeless. It’s a very good experience for them to witness with their own eyes what actually happens in the society. Many people who have not had the experience can be judgmental and believe that the homeless do not deserve to be helped as they choose to live that way. Having served the homeless at Kechara Soup Kitchen taught me that it is not necessary so. At some point, I realized that I was actually helping myself as the experience made me understand much more about life. Thank you once again my kind Guru for giving us this opportunity to experience beyond our norms and lend a hand to those in need!

  76. Vivian Ong Chwee Kooi on Jul 21, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    It’s great that young groups like NRC11, BN Youth Volunteer and Team GenY come and volunteer to experience and see for themselves the lives of their people. Hopefully they are able to inspire others to contribute a bit of their free time helping the less fortunate. With this, we will have a more caring society.

  77. Girlie OOI on Jul 21, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    It is wonderful that the youths of today, the future of the country, join in the rounds of food distribution to the less fortunate. This gives them a hands-on personal experience to see for themselves how a part of the nation of living day by day and the struggles and challenges faced by the soup kitchens in helping these people to be back on their own feet.

  78. Adeline Tan on Jul 21, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Glad to know that all the soup kitchens remain open to continue to serve and help the homeless people.
    I am surprised but very happy to see our ministers’ children and their respective youth groups took time to volunteer in food and blankets distribution in our Kechara Soup Kitchen, very touching to see these energetic youngsters helping the less fortunate ones on the streets, thank you all for your support to Kechara Soup Kitchen. I rejoice!!

  79. Leu Chong Hin (KHJB) on Jul 21, 2014 at 8:36 am

    We need to give our support to homeless or less fortunate people around our society. Kechara Soup Kitchen organization given us the opportunity to us to serve homeless people. That’s wonderful.

  80. Edwin Tan on Jul 21, 2014 at 3:12 am

    It is wonderful the future leaders of Malaysia experience soup kitchen rounds and understand the predicament and plight of the homeless and needy.

    It is nice to see KSK having many volunteers and benefiting more with the increase in volunteers and sponsors.

  81. Uncle Eddie on Jul 20, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Like father like son, as the saying goes! These three wonderful youths are showing good examples by volunteering their kind, caring and supportive services to the needy and homeless through Kechara Soup Kitchen. They are none other than the sons of The Prime Minister of Malaysia, The Chief Minister of Johore and last but not least, The Minister of Tourism and Culture, leading a team of other enthusists like them. It is said that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our sense of well-being becomes. Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It is the ultimate source of success in life, like what their good fathers did. Many heartfelt thanks, on behalf of the homeless, needies,the desolated, handicaped and helpless oldies, for their kind-hearted, caring and thoughtful deeds! May they be greatly blessed for their great compassion!

  82. Wong Suet Moi on Jul 19, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    It is really wonderful to see the children of our Malaysia minister came to volunteer in Kechara Soup Kitchen. They have gone the extra miles to personally experience how the Soup Kitchen works. They are the role model for the rest that be kind and generous to the homeless regardless of any races. We hope Kechara Soup Kitchen can always work together with Government to help the homeless eventually to create a society full of love and care.

  83. pavara on Jul 19, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Its great to see that all the important people are joining in KSK rounds. I am so happy that more and more people are from outside are coming in to support us. I am also glad that KSK was formed to help the homeless. Kechara is really becoming big and strong. I remember lastime the food were packed in KH2 (now kechara discovery and kechara blooms) At that time KSK did not have any vans so some of the volunteers would take the food in their cars. Thanks to all the 3 teams KSK can reach out more. Hopefully KSK will have more volunteers in future.

  84. Lim Tat Ming on Jul 19, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Ashman Najib, Akmal Saufi and Nedim Nazri are three exceptional youth leaders whose interests and concerns for the homelessness are commendable. Despite coming from affluent families, they had ventured out to the streets personally with Kechara Soup Kitchen to distribute food, drinks and blankets to the homeless. In reality not many young people would sacrifice their leisure time on weekends to do this! It is hope that more youths will be inspired by them to take an interest in the destitute and extend their care, love and effort to help the homeless in the city.

    Kechara Soup Kitchen had provided an avenue for these youths to spend their time and energies meaningfully to benefit the destitute and homeless in the city. Instead of doing other meaningless activities, these youths will develop greater compassion for the destitute and homeless through their involvement in Kechara Soup Kitchen. Eventually, these youths will grow up to become responsible and caring leaders of the nation. The development a nation depends on amongst other factors, such responsible and caring attitude of its leaders.

    Thank You Ashman Najib, Akmal Saufi and Nedim Nazri for your kindness and exemplary conduct.

  85. Hee TS on Jul 19, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Through this organisation I can now feel more relieved to know that some of the homeless out there are being taken care by those people who really cares about their well-being.I hope more Malaysian can come out and volunteer to help out.
    I’m grateful and thank you to our dear Rinpoche for sharing this so that more people are aware about the existence of Kechara Soup Kitchen.

  86. Boon on Jul 19, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Every religion is promoting compassion to its devotee. It’s proud and glad to see many youngters who are from various background to participated in the meaningful and encouraging activity-food distribution .

    Sir, no one choose to live in such bad conditions as what baggers did which often need to expose themselve to the hot sun, cool whether etc. If without the assistance from soup kitchen, the living condition of many unfortunate people will even worsen than now , which eventually will caused more social problems occur for example stealing, robbing etc.

    We often proclaim that Malaysian is a very friedly and helpful citizen. So please allow soup kitchen to continue their meaningful activity and please dont ban their duty. If Malaysian are not helping Malaysian , then who else.

    Datuk Bandar, please reconsider those messages left in this blog and fully withdraw your banning intruction.

    Thank you. May your kindness will appreciate by GOD.

  87. guat hee on Jul 19, 2014 at 8:49 am

    香积厨不但只是派飯而已,最终的目的是要協助他们脱离流落街头的困境,让他们重新融入主流社会中,还有帮助一些比较贫穷的家庭,找份适合他人的工作,医务上的需求等等。

  88. Karen Gan on Jul 19, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Soup Kitchen is not just to feed the homeless but also provide medical aid and try to help them to get out from their bad situation so that they can stand on their feet to earn for living. Thank you to NRC11, GenY and BNYV for supporting Soup Kitchen.

  89. Edward Ooi on Jul 19, 2014 at 2:15 am

    Dear Rinpoche, I don’t understand why would Tunku Anam do such thing? If he really wants to improve the image of our country, he should start a place where the homeless people can stay there, eat, sleep and find jobs. That way we can actually help them get back to their feet. If the ban became a new law then imagine what will happen to the homeless people? They might died from hunger, dehydration and sickness.

  90. Gopinath Ulaganathan on Jul 19, 2014 at 12:02 am

    Wow ! awesome ! I am really Glad KSK is functioning again . Many homeless would benefit from this ! I would go to volunteer in KSK anytime soon, would like to have the feel volunteerism . How it feels to help the needy .

  91. KYC on Jul 18, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    It is heartening to learn of the participation of the leaders of three youth groups, NRC11, BNYV and Tean GenY in the KSK food distribution rounds. This is a good way to see for oneself the dire situation of a part of society that is often overlooked – the homeless and the needy. Personally I have observed that there are more homeless people now living in the streets of Kuala Lumpur than a few years ago. This is a reflection of the times. I’m happy to know that many young Malaysians from different ethnic communities volunteer with KSK. This shows that they have been brought up to be kind, caring individuals who are doing their bit for society.

  92. Pastor Adeline on Jul 18, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    I would like to express my sincere thanks to everyone, especially the three youth groups, for supporting the good work of Kechara Soup Kitchen!

    You have given hope to the poor and homeless as well as our society, also a clear and loud message that good work is very much supported and accepted in Malaysia. You’ve recognised the need of the poor and homeless that is being fulfilled to the best of Kechara and other NGOs’ abilities with your kind actions.

    Kechara Soup Kitchen aim beyond just feeding the hungry stomach, and extended our services to job placement, food bank, medical aid, accommodation placement etc. All these are made possible with the generosity of our kind sponsors like Ambank, Hong Leong Bank, Avenue K and many more! We thank you for being part of it and for giving us your continuous support that will enable us to continue to reach out far and wide!

  93. Ron Wong on Jul 18, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    I am very happy to see so many young people have come forward to help & participate in such meaningful activities distributing food & supplies to the homeless around KL city. For the younger generation, Saturday night is typically filled with activities which are fun & enjoyable but yet these group are exceptional. In particular so because they are the sons of our leaders of the country, demonstrating great examples by leading a group of their friends together to show their care & concerned for their countrymen who are in difficult time.

    I thank you Ashman, Akmal & Nedim for all your kindness shown for our countrymen especially to your parents who have nurture you with such good qualities and also their continuing supports to Kechara Soup Kitchen & all the Soup Kitchen activities in the country. With the supports from the government & the full cooperation from the local authorities, these NGOs can work hand in hand with the government to further extend their help to benefit the society. I hope that by your actions & participation will inspire more people of the younger generation to take part & cultivate the mind with giving & kindness to others. These qualities are much needed in these modern days of age to make the world a better place to live with peace, harmonious & prosperity.

    I rejoice!

  94. KH Ng on Jul 18, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    WOW! Kechara Soup Kitchen or KSK is really receiving its due attention, first from the corporate sponsors, the social media, and the press and now the top leaders in Malaysia via their children and friends. KSK is certainly becoming the beacon and shining example of the Malaysian society in its journey to economic and moral/civic development.
    I hope the Government will continue to support KSK and other soup kitchens in their effort to rid the sufferings of the less fortunate. Kudos to KSK for evolving itself from a soup kitchen to what I know as a social welfare organization via a holistic social welfare approach in tackling the problems of the less fortunate.
    I urge every Malaysian to support KSK one way or another.

    Thanks Rinpoche. Thanks to Dato Ruby, Justin and All in KSK. I salute you and rejoice!

  95. Iryne Chong on Jul 18, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    KSK under Dato’ Ruby and Rinpoche’s guidances and blessings is the pioneer in soup kitchens in Malaysia and has been doing a fantastic job in helping the homeless and deprived alike. The recent ban on soup kitchens in Kuala Lumpur, while it looked negative at first, may be a blessing in disguise as we can see with the participation and support of the children of the top leaders in Malaysia.
    I hope the government supports KSK and other soup kitchens in Kuala Lumpur and elsewhere in Malaysia to alleviate society’s problem in a constructive and fruitful way.

    Thank You Rinpoche!

  96. May Ong on Jul 18, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Wonderful to see Malaysian youths from different background, despite coming from well-to-do families come support and experience a worthy cause to the homeless in Klang Valley via soup kitchens. Hope these 3 youth groups continue their rewarding experience to spread the word out to other parts of Malaysia, highlight the homeless issue and bring real, workable and “practical” assistance to help their plight ie. mental illness, drug related and medical issues to try to relieve the homeless pain and suffering.

    When we can feel the pain in others, we are motivated to help more.

  97. Li Kheng on Jul 18, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Getting up close and personal to develop a true understanding of what extending kindness really means. Charity is something we understand to be a good cause. Being kind is something we know as a virtue. Supporting others is what we learn to be the path to making a difference.

    Taking action to volunteer is transforming learning and understanding into action that create tangible impact on other people’s lives. Kechara Soup Kitchen has been a stable platform that has consistently served and made a difference to the less privileged in Kuala Lumpur and a few other cities in Malaysia, as well as Jakarta and Shanghai.

    I am very happy to see more new volunteers take time and effort to join the cause of making someone else’s life a little better and for extending a meal with hope of kindness.

  98. Jace Chong on Jul 18, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Thanks to the wonderful youth teams joining Kechara Soup Kitchen for the food distributing round! It’s a good example from the great youngsters how to spend the weekend night meaningfully.

    The food distribution is an act of compassion, to spread our love and care to the unfortunate group. From the smiles of the volunteers, we can see how much joy they are having, joy of sharing love and care.

    I hope the mission of Kechara Soup Kitchen is in everyone’s heart, to give and help. Thanks and I hope more and more people are joining KSK every week. 🙂

  99. Chee Kien Seng on Jul 18, 2014 at 11:14 am

    感谢马來西亞首相纳吉的贵公子参与克切拉香积的活动。首相兒子的出席可看出中央政府是非常支持及赞同非政府组织关心,帮助一些流落街头的人们。从这次友族同胞青年人由国阵政府作出安排到來街头,让他们了解弱势群体的困苦,最重要的是要让政府了解到香积厨不但但只是派飯吧了,最终目的还是要協助他们脱离流落街头的困境,让他们重新融入主流社会中。

    在此非常感谢首相贵公子参与关心香积厨的工作,也好回去反映一下香积厨及其他非政府组织不只是派飯而己,而是去帮助一些被政府遗忘缺乏照顾的弱势群体的人们。

  100. Anni Soo on Jul 18, 2014 at 1:46 am

    Happy to see getting more younger generation were kind, patient, do care spending times to understand and help others. Most of the people rather use their time enjoying themselves, but these 3 youth groups joined KSK outing team to distribute foods, blanket and hopes to homeless. Hope they are more and more youth will follow their good step to benefit others.

    Actually what KSK contributed to homeless not only daily necessaries or food, it is the Hopes & Opportunity which everyone deserve don’t even mention homeless needed badly.

    Through KSK’s round to experience there are still many unfortunate one, in order to realise our good lives and to appreciate what we having now if compare with homeless.

  101. Gim Lee on Jul 18, 2014 at 12:59 am

    When the young & the youth involved in wholesome activities, the future of our country is promising enough.

    I’m glad that the homeless debacle is now going towards a right direction. Let’s hope for more corroborations between the local authorities and the NGOs for the benefits of the homeless and the destitute.

    Keep up the good works Kechara Soup Kitchen and other soup kitchens. Thank you!

  102. Beatrix Ooi on Jul 18, 2014 at 12:39 am

    It feels really good to see these beautiful young people helping out at KSK, they have definitely brought awareness to the younger generation. No one wants to wander on the streets, no one deserves that, sometimes participating in activities like food distributions will change our mindsets and make us a better person instead of just being self-centered and always think about ourselves. There are people who are living in very difficult conditions, so we should really appreciate what we have and do whatever we can to repay the society. These 3 wonderful youth groups, NRC11, BN Youth Volunteering and Team GenY have supported and brought services to the society, may they continue to inspire people. This is the way to live, start thinking for others because its not always about us. Great job everyone!

  103. Julia Tan on Jul 18, 2014 at 12:20 am

    Thank you to NRC11, GenY and BNYV for your kind support and to volunteer yourselves to work together with us giving food to the homeless. They are the young leaders of Malaysia showing a good example by giving their time to care to the homeless. They were concerned about the well being of the homeless. Your support mean a lot to us and the other soup kitchen that has been doing this good course for very long time. Malaysia is a beautiful country that fill with lots of kind people. Giving has been part of our culture. We are always here to support and assists the government and follow their directions. We do hope that more people will understand the work of a true soup kitchen not that just giving food but we gave them hope and helped them to get off the streets.

  104. Lucy Yap on Jul 17, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    It feels good to see more and more youths volunteering.Doing volunteering means one very important thing: You make a difference in the world. Feeding the homeless and less fortunate is a rewarding experience.
    Kechara Soup Kitchen has benefited countless due to the kindness of our Guru,H.E.Tsem Rinpoche,the founder.
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful news Rinpoche.Rejoice to the hardworking and dedicated Kechara Soup Kitchen team and it’s president,Dato’Ruby Khong.

  105. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 17, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    I rejoice that such privileged young individuals volunteered their time for charity. I know from my personal experience that it is rare for young individuals (privileged or not) to participate in Charity. They have so many distractions and have the tendencies to cancel last minute. Their parents have definitely raised them right!

  106. Sheryl KH (JB) on Jul 17, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Thank you for your participation, Mr Ashman, Mr Akmal and Mr Nedim. Your presence has not only made it clear that Malaysia government is behind kind social movements of these NGOs but also given hope to these homeless. This moment is even more precious amidst recent soup kitchen controversies.

    Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) has been serving those in need since 2006. Ever since the official grand opening of KSK in 2011, this special night has made a meaningful mark in the history of KSK.

    No one would like to stand in Q for foods, to sleep on cold concrete, to have to suffer sickness without immediate treatment, to have to afraid of losing own belongings and to suffer disdain. The list is endless.

    Thank you for spending your time in this meaningful social activity. Kechara Soup Kitchen has spent a very special night with you and we definitely look forward to meeting up with you again! 🙂

  107. Pee Bee Chong on Jul 17, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Food distribution is so great and meaningful for the needy and homeless, especially for those who will be celebrating their Hari Raya in end of July 2014. Thank you Rinpoche, KSK, the sponsors and all volunteers.

  108. lewkwanleng on Jul 17, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    since the “ban” on the soup kitchen by the minister about 2 weeks ago, fate of the homeless has been very gloomy, however, the support soup kitchen has received thus far has been very encouraging. In a way, it has turned out “good” that it has created more awareness about homeless and many people start to find ways to assist them to get back into the society.

    So far, our soup kitchen has received a lot of help from the government in order to help the homeless, and this time round, I am so happy to see the second generation of the politicians are coming to help as well. Unlike many who just talk, they humbly sit through the briefing and went onto the street and hand out the food to the homeless.

    Thank you for such good news. This is indeed very encouraging and I see hope of love, kindness and unity in future Malaysians. I hope they can use their connection with the political party to help the homeless even further, because our soup kitchen’s long term plan is to help to uncle off the streets through giving them counselling, shelters and jobs.

  109. LT Loo on Jul 17, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Kechara Soup Kitchen was conceptualized by someone who had once been on the street and hungry, one who truly understand how it is like to be homeless. Distribute food to alleviate the homeless from their immediate hunger is not the sole function of KSK, its ultimate goal was to help them off from the street. KSK tasks include acting as mediator between its client and their family, helping them with employment and etc.
    The group of volunteers led by youths from affluence family clearly shows the Malaysian society recognitions of works done by Dato’ Ruby Khong and her team.
    In the holy month of Ramadan, the time of giving and remembering the hungry, poor and destitute. The youth who volunteer are upholding the beautiful Malaysian traditions based on caring, tolerance and respect.

    Thank you Rinpoche giving hope the the needy and for all of us Malaysian to learn how to be kind and compassionate to others.

  110. Justin Cheah on Jul 17, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    It is really great to see the sons of our leaders leading by example by coming to our food distribution rounds. We are certainly very honoured to have Ashman, Nedim and Akmal sitting through the 1 hour long orientation before going out onto the streets which lasted till the early hours after midnight (!). It really reflect on how well they were brought up by their parents even though presumably they will have little time together given their busy schedules as Ministers of our Government. I am also glad that they brought along their fellow youth friends who i believed will be as inspired as Ashman, Nedim and Akmal.

    We certainly felt very relieved after matters had been sorted out after the meeting (kindly organised by the ministry) especially we are allowed to still operate from our soup kitchen premises in Jalan Barat. It was very worrying when the news broke to us initially but i am very glad to know we are able to continue operate from our Soup Kitchen for the benefit of the poor and homeless.

    I am particularly happy to know that the Government is ready to listen and help the cause of helping the homeless people. I hope to see more children of our leaders will be coming to join us together to help benefit the homeless people in Malaysia. Even better if they bring their parents along!

  111. Leonard Ooi(Penang) on Jul 17, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Kechara Soup Kitchen is here to stay – growing stronger by the day – I know it because I have been a volunteer since 2013 . We have volunteers going out – in the rain too without fail to distribute door to the poor & homeless . Not only that, we try to get suitable jobs for them and also medical assistance if and when needed.
    It’s not a crime to be hungry and homeless and it’s not a crime to give them food to ease their hunger pangs and Sometimes we give them toiletries and also blankets to keep them warm.

    Ask yourself – how can a compassionate act of giving to the poor and homeless be a crime? I’m glad to see volunteers of all ages, gender & race going out to distribute food and – this act of kindness should be lauded. Thank you Rinpoche for being the inspiration to Kechara Soup Kitchen making it stronger by the day.

  112. Ba-Qin on Jul 17, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    It is very nice and wonderful to see the sons of our country’s leaders and the other youth to be helping in Kechara Soup Kitchen food distribution rounds. I am very glad that they support KSK and put effort to help the homeless. They will be an inspiration to the youth in our country,they show good example to them that they should help those in need. Malaysia will be a better country with these good future leaders! A good leader doesn’t only talk, they show by good example, actions. Actions are louder than words. Thankyou Rinpoche and thankyou to all the people from NRC11, BN Youth Volunteer, Team GenY and others who join the rounds.

  113. Nancy Loo on Jul 17, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Wow, an unfavourable conditions over news on the ban on food distributions amongst soup kitchens within the 2KM radius from LOT 10 recently, in fact has turned out to be an auspicious, joyful tune for Kechara Soup Kitchen. With the participation of the sons of our Leaders during the food distribution at KSK lately, has clearly proven or shows sign that Malaysian Government is in support of all the good deeds which Kechara Soup Kitchen has done to date . This will certainly inspired more multi racial youths to step forward to lend a helping hand at Kechara Soup Kitchens in the coming days. Kechara Soup Kitchen is not only meant for ‘One Malaysian’. Thank you Rinpoche, Dato’ Ruby Khong and all who has made all this meaningful events to happen.

  114. Pastor Han Nee on Jul 17, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    It is truly touching and humbling that these young men, sons of our country’s leaders, chose to spend the long hours of a Saturday night, going on KSK rounds to distribute food to the homeless.Furthermore they came with the support of their family – Nedim Nazri came with 300 packets of tomato rice and 300 blankets, lovingly packed by his most kind-hearted mother.

    These three young people, with their three teams, chose to find out for themselves how the homeless live and sleep.Such firsthand insights will surely spur them to want to do more for these hapless members of society.As one young man said:” No one deserves to be hungry”.

    Going on these rounds with our regular soup kitchen volunteers, they must surely come to understand that Kechara Soup Kitchen, aware of the actual nature of the plight of these homeless, works to get them off the streets, to live their lives as useful independent members of the community,able to look after themselves and shaking off the shackles of being always needy and dependent on the kindness of others.

    Thank you for being such great examples to others of how to participate in the act of caring for the less fortunate and of giving back to our own society.

  115. Irene Lim on Jul 17, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    I truly rejoice that these youths who are children of our Malaysian leaders take an active role to experience and see for themselves what Kechara Soup Kitchen are doing for the homeless in the city. Money cannot buy these first hand experiences that come along with the learning process that will make them a better person and good future leaders of the country.

  116. mitra on Jul 17, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    what a wonderful and amazing team of volunteers KSK had last Saturday.My feel very happy to read this article.It is very touching and inspiring to see more Malaysian youth coming out to serve the needy living on the street of Malaysia.Thank you for sharing this news with us Rinpoche.

  117. Soon Huat (Penang) on Jul 17, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Wow I am impressed by this article to see the sons of our politic leaders joined KSK to distribute the food to homeless. I am please and proud of it as they could be future leaders of Malaysia, the more they understand about the homeless issue, they can manage the country or make contribution to society better as leaders in future. Look at positive side, they maybe able to solve the homeless issue in future. KSK also demonstrates “One Malaysia” Spirit, anybody can be the helpers, receivers,and sponsors of KSK regardless of races. It is unconditional compassion.

    Hence, KSK is not only to distribute the food to homeless to just solve the homeless immediate need. The distributors will talk to the homeless after gaining their trust to understand their issue further. Hence, in long run, my personal opinion, KSK activities will help to solve the homeless issue further by understanding the problem (root cause) of homeless people such as due to lack of ability to find job, family’s medical burden, education issue etc.

    Thank You Rinpoche and Dato Ruby Kong for setting up KSK to help the homeless to solve their immediate need and long term issue.

  118. Patsy on Jul 17, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    KSK team of volunteers come from all walks of life, all races, religion and culture and this bring to life our motto “Hunger Knows No Barriers.” It is wonderful to see so many youths from privileged background volunteering in Kechara Soup Kitchen and serving the less fortunate in this holy month of Ramadan. This distribution activity is an eye opener to many who were able to witness the plight of the homeless and urban poor.

    Ashman Najib , Akmal Saufi and Nedim Nazri took the initiative to lead their friends to participate in the food distribution. They are an inspiration to many and have set a good example. Kudos to all of you for your support and care to the less fortunate!

    In KSK, our mission is not only offering them food and drinks but also basic medical aid for those in need as well as helps them re-enter back to society if given the opportunity. Through the food distribution program, we gain the trust of our recipients and learn more about their needs. Many of those who are stricken by poverty are not in this situation by choice and we hope to assist them to enter the workforce or for the elderly to place them into shelter homes. We believe that everyone should have a chance to be cared for. KSK has come a long way since 2006 and we have extended our services to Penang, Johor Bahru, Kuantan and Ipoh. We hope that we can work hand in hand with the Government to extend more assistance to the homeless and urban poor.

  119. E Ling Teo on Jul 17, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I only have total admiration and respect for Dato’ Ruby Khong and her team at KSK for all the work that they do and unwavering dedication to helping others. Dato’ Ruby Khong is definitely the people’s Angel. May KSK continue to grow from strength to strength.

  120. Jacinta Goh on Jul 17, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    It is incredible to learn that these youths volunteered in KSK. Their time was well spent for a good cause, by giving back to the society. Besides, by volunteering, it helped these young generation to have better understanding on the issue of homelessness. This will create awareness to many out there who are ignorance to its root cause. Furthermore, KSK good works are beyond that. It includes Food Bank Programme, finding them shelter, job and etc. These efforts are beyond measures. In fact, we should be grateful always for what we have now. Last but not least, I must thank Rinpoche. Due to the kindness of Rinpoche, that we have KSK now and yes, KSK is going strong!

  121. Sharyn Lim SC (Penang) on Jul 17, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    It’s wonderful to see the sons of our Leaders were hands on with the distribution to the homeless. This clearly shows their compassion and care towards the homeless irregardless of race, religion and background. Soup kitchens are here to give food, warmth and mental support to those who in need and incapable of helping themselves. This must be continued as not to let the homeless feel that they were being abandoned and neglected. We still a caring society and thus we show our gratitude by contributing back to the society.

  122. Wei Theng on Jul 17, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    It is great to see that instead of having fun or enjoying themselves on a Saturday night, the youth choose to send their warm, love and care to the homeless. Appreciate the support, love, care and leadership shown by the youth. Youth who are trained up with these values and in this environment will surely be a true leader when they grown up.
    KSK is a NGO that supports people in need regardless of their race, age and religions. Please keep up the good work.
    Together, we work for a better Malaysia!

  123. Grace Leu ( KHJB) on Jul 17, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    What a wonderful and encouraging news! With great blessing from our Guru, KSK team with full consistency and determination to serve “hungry no barrier” , regardless what kind of obstacles cannot stop us to help others.i m rejoice more and more people join the KSK activities, hand in hand to reach the help to homeless.We should create a society of care, love and kindness.

  124. Dato' Ruby Khong on Jul 17, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    The last two weeks have been an exceptionally busy one for Kechara and I am sure the same goes for the other soup kitchen operators due to a new ruling of not being able to serve the homeless and urban poor people on the streets of KL within 2km radius from Lot 10.

    Recently, there was a meeting chaired by the Secretary General of FT Ministry and attended by NGOs and all government agencies that has an interest in this issue ie Polis DiRaja Malaysia, Health Ministry, National Welfare Dept., DBKL, etc. In the meeting, it was clarified that although Kechara’s soup kitchen is located a stone throw away from Lot 10, this new ruling does not affect our operation as long as we do not serve outside of our building. However, we will need to make several adjustments to our Saturday night midnight distribution routes on the streets to accommodate the 2km radius ban after Hari Raya when it is enforced.

    When Kechara first heard about this new ruling in the papers one Thursday morning, we held an emergency committee meeting to discuss how best to handle it. We decided that we should comply with the ruling as responsible Malaysian citizens and to respect the laws of the country. We would stop food distribution BUT continue with the other services as we are not just a soup kitchen but a Welfare Centre that provides laundry facilities, job placements, placements into shelter homes for the elderly, mobile clinic, food bank that delivers sundries like milk powder, rice, cooking oil, etc to more than 100 poor families and smaller charity homes every month and collaboration effort with AADK for drug addicts. Unfortunately, a few media agencies misinterpreted our press statement and mentioned that we have closed down.

    I am grateful that our government called us for a meeting to hear our plight and had some matters sorted out , for example, the Secretary General confirmed that our centre will not be affected and can continue to serve as it has been, ever since 2011 when it was officiated by the wife of our Prime Minister Datin Seri Paduka Rosmah Mansor.

    Kechara has always been the platform for Malaysians to come together for a charitable cause as we serve without discrimination of race, gender, religion nor creed. Hence our sponsors and volunteers come from all walks of life with a common goal to benefit the less fortunate. More than 30 international schools, colleges and universities have taken part in our activities to instill a spirit of giving and serving others among their students. Not forgetting the hundreds of corporations who have done the same with Kechara for their staffs.

    Last week, as published in this article, we had three youth groups which were led by youths of privileged backgrounds. As a mother of three youths myself, it was awe inspiring to know that their families had encouraged them to serve the less fortunate, more so in this holy month of Ramadhan. What is even more inspiring is that these youths, who have so many other options on how they can spend their Saturday nights chose instead to come to Kechara, sat through the one hour briefing of the Dos and Don’t when serving on the streets and then with much enthusiasm went down to the streets with their very experienced Kechara Team Leaders till almost 2.30am. AND their parting words were “we will be back as we want to do more”.

    If any of their parents is reading this blog post, I fold my hands to you and with respect would like you to know that you have brought them up very well. Good job to the mummies and daddies. I hope one day soon you will be able to find the time to join your child in this meaningful activity. And to all the youths who came, Kudos and you guys are amazing bunch of young people!

  125. Datuk May on Jul 17, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Misunderstanding and adversity can only be cleared from dialogue and consideration to each other. Although the BAN on food distribution from the Government, 2 Km from Lot 10 seems harsh and unkind, it looks like there is great support for compassion and kindness to the less fortunate in Malaysia by youths lead by sons of our Leaders.

    To continue the dialogue for clear understanding and the manner whereby KSK can continue the beneficial work that had been on for the past many years, I thank Rinpoche and Dato Ruby Khong for upholding and making the appropriate parties understand the necessity of kindness to the less fortunate of Malaysia which will cultivate a caring Malaysian society which will have wonderful results as a nation.

  126. Steven Koh Wing Gok on Jul 17, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Dear All,
    Great jobs, well done.
    Keep a low profile.
    Wishing everyone good health and wealth.

  127. sweekeong on Jul 17, 2014 at 9:27 am

    It is very touching and inspiring to see more Malaysian youth coming out to serve the needy living on the street of Malaysia. There is hope for us when our youths have the motivation to help the less fortunate. Very glad they have chosen to use their weekends to see for themselves the conditions of people, especially the woman and children living on the street. It is really heartbreaking to see the homeless on the street because they suffer being bully, sickness from living outdoors and the possibility of being harmed or kidnapped. We wouldn’t want to experience those sufferings but they have no choice but to face it.

    Being better off because we have a house to live in, food on our tables and friends, we are better position to help the less fortunate one. How we help the less fortunate reflect our compassionate nature. There should be no shame, nor embarrassment, nor wanting face to help them. In fact the action should be encouraged and be praised because it is selfless and will create more caring and harmonious atmosphere in our society.

    We always pride ourselves Malaysian as a kind and caring lot. This is good example of putting our pride into action. I thank the NGOs, the soup kitchens and our government who have not given up in continuing their help and support to the poor and homeless.

  128. Pastor Henry Ooi on Jul 17, 2014 at 7:36 am

    It is wonderful to see many young people volunteering to serve sustenance to the poor and homeless through Kechara Soup Kitchen. I hope the recent efforts by these young people continue.

    Regardless of race and creed, what they do or don’t, people who go hungry need food.

    Soup kitchens independently run by NGOs should be applauded for their efforts on their humanitarian work.

    Kechara Soup Kitchen not only feed the homeless and needy but also look after their health, getting them official documents, reconnecting them to their long lost families, introducing them and arranging for job interviews, etc.

    The government should work hand in hand with soup kitchens to extend more assistance to the homeless and needy. And not relocating soup kitchens to inconvenient locations where public transport is lacking.

  129. lavender on Jul 17, 2014 at 3:36 am

    It’s wonderful, to see people doing such valuable, worthwhile, and good works. It made me really happy to read this article. Thankyou for posting 🙂 )

  130. Choongs on Jul 17, 2014 at 1:48 am

    While many of us may talk about the homeless, the hungry, the destitute, the people in need of help, most of us do little if at all. I rejoice the fact that these young Malaysians have gone the extra mile. It says a lot about the future of Malaysia.

  131. sarahyap on Jul 17, 2014 at 1:44 am

    Wow, what a wonderful and amazing team of volunteers KSK had last Saturday. I am so relieved, happy and proud that the children of our Malaysian ministers are playing an active role in charitable works such as joining KSK. The children reflects the parents, these 3 young men, have truly showed us the wonderful values their parents have thought them through their actions, which are kindness, generosity and putting others before themselves.

    Thank you for sharing this news with us Rinpochela. Our government have always been helping KSK in various ways, such as our First Lady attending our KSK opening. I have always known our government is built from compassion and wisdom, after reading this post on how the younger generation have taken up this wonderful trait, I feel so proud to be Malaysian.

    Thanks to the 3 teams that joined the rounds, and also Rinpoche and the KSK team for showing Malaysians what compassion and kindness without expectations is all about!

  132. firefly on Jul 17, 2014 at 1:31 am

    Incredible and wonderful… can feel the joy and relief of the people who receive this help

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    It’s a great experience where a small group of Kechatians of a live time going on a meritorious journey to Shar Gaden Monastery in Mundgod, South India . On behalf of His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche and Kechara in making an offerings to all 650 monks of the monastery. Wow…..that’s really wonderful , looking through at those beautiful pictures tell us a thousands words.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/journey-to-shar-gaden-monastery-2019-making-offerings-to-the-sangha.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 22. 2019 02:10 PM
    Wow beautiful photos of Buddhas and Great Lamas paints a thousands words. Found this old post which is amazing with many old photos. ….a safe keeping of Rinpoche collected over the years. Some of those photos where rare such as the one of HH Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang and the Kuan Yin statue kept in Rinpoche’s audience room in Kechara. Well maintained even it’s a decade ago. We are also fortunate to see the sacred altar of Pelden Hlamo in Rashi Gempil Ling Temple in Howell, New Jersey.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing of those old photos in Rinpoche’s photo album.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/gallery/photo-album-buddhas-and-great-lamas.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Aug 21. 2019 10:16 PM
    If you can’t bear the pain of watching these videos, why do you bring them pain? | 若你不忍心看这些视频,那为何却忍心伤害它们?

    Eating meat causes killings which is a choice you make at every meal. Make the conscious choice of kindness. Don’t eat meat and their wishes to be alive are yours to fulfill.

    http://bit.ly/2YapO3B
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Aug 21. 2019 10:08 PM
    The Importance of Tibet Befriending China

    After 60 years of strife, is it time to mend the fences for mutual benefits and harmony? Read more here and decide for yourself: http://bit.ly/2ZegOXs
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Aug 21. 2019 10:00 PM
    Racism Against Tibetans in America

    When I was sent the article below today by one of my friends, I was not surprised because from my experience growing up in America, I know many people have experienced and continue to experience racism just because of something they cannot change which is their ethnicity and skin colour. So while I was not happy to read what Tenzin has experienced, sad to say but now he knows what it feels like as a Tibetan to be called something derogatory because of who you are.

    Read more here how where there is discrimination, there is suffering: http://bit.ly/2YxFY2k
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Aug 21. 2019 09:55 PM
    Mokele-Mbembe: The Last Living Dinosaur | 摩克拉姆贝贝: 地球上仅存的恐龙

    Do dinosaur still exists? Find out more of this creature whom the natives know as Mokele-Mbembe and all the close-encounters that most often will end in disasters.

    http://bit.ly/2SNKCrv
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Aug 21. 2019 09:50 PM
    What is andagu?

    Today, Pagan is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site because over 2,200 of these ancient temples and pagodas still survive. The Pagan plains, by the way, are only 104 square kilometres so you can imagine how the landscape must have looked with so many monasteries, temples and stupas. The city itself must have been teeming with artisans, carvers, painters and sculptors all working on these holy sites. After all, if people were building the temples and monasteries, there had to be other people creating the Buddha images to be enshrined within.

    Find out more here: http://bit.ly/2Ygq29q
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Aug 21. 2019 09:39 PM
    Puja to Guru Chakrasamvara

    According to the Heruka Tantras, Buddha Shakyamuni himself laid down the practices they contain. To do this, the Buddha manifested on Mount Kailash as Buddha Heruka Chakrasamvara in sacred union with Vajra Yogini and the 62 deities in his entourage.

    Read more of this authentic practice by Buddha himself: http://bit.ly/2K4n91a
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Aug 21. 2019 09:13 PM
    What Lama Zopa Teaches About the Dorje Shugden Ban

    FPMT centres today however, no longer rely on Dorje Shugden, on the advice of their current spiritual advisor and spiritual heir of Lama Yeshe, Venerable Lama Zopa. The new FPMT policy to no longer follow the practice of Dorje Shugden is in contrast with Lama Yeshe who was extremely devoted to Dorje Shugden and relied on him until the day he passed. This is something that Lama Zopa himself has previously acknowledged; despite halting the practice at FPMT centres, Lama Zopa said in the past that:

    Kopan Monastery had been performing the Dorje Shugden practice from the beginning, as this was Lama Yeshe’s main protector, on whom he relied whenever he needed help for anything.~Lama Zopa

    Find out what is going on here: http://bit.ly/2SR24eW
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Aug 21. 2019 09:08 PM
    Translator Ven. Helmut Gassner on Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden

    As if by some divine plan, Helmut Gassner’s role as the Dalai Lama’s interpreter ended just a year before the Dalai Lama’s ban on the practice of Dorje Shugden in 1996. After having interpreted for the Dalai Lama during a series of events organised by the University for Peace in Berlin, they said goodbye to each other at the airport, where the Dalai Lama told him, “I never worry when you are there as my interpreter.” That was the last time Helmut Gassner interpreted for the Dalai Lama.

    For interesting read, visit here: http://bit.ly/32XzFZd
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Aug 21. 2019 09:02 PM
    Enlightened childhood paintings by Tsem Rinpoche

    Some of the artwork, which took hours to create, even won Rinpoche prizes at school. For his artwork, Rinpoche used a variety of mediums; some of the Buddha images would be painted and others would be coloured with crayons or magic markers. Once finished, Rinpoche would also wrap some of the drawings with Saran Wrap (cling wrap) plastic and attach a string to them, before passing the images out to friends and relatives to wear for blessings and protection.

    Read more here: http://bit.ly/32Y12T2
  • Yee Yin
    Wednesday, Aug 21. 2019 08:11 PM
    It is great that Kechara Puja House is offering pet funeral service. This will give comfort to the pet owners as they can do something beneficial for their pets. After the funeral rite is performed, the owner can continue to help the pets to accumulate merits by making offerings to the 3 Jewels and dedicate the merits to them.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/dog-funerals-held-by-kechara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Aug 21. 2019 04:05 PM
    Stephon Marbury is an American former basketball player who played for NBA All Star in 2001 and 2003. The Two-time NBA All-Star embraced China after accepting China offer and turned his career and life around. Even though thousands of miles away from his former life in America , leaving everything behind. Through a series of remarkable games and scripted events he became one of the most beloved people in China. Stephon Marbury went from NBA outcast to Chinese legend and left behind a complicated legacy in the NBA. He is the first foreign celebrity to receive permanent residency in China.
    He never give up even though he did failed in his career with NBA and embracing China was the right choice.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.
    Positivity, confidence, and persistence are key in our life, so never give up in whatever we do…..

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/stephon-marbury-embraces-china.html

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Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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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
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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
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
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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
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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
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
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    5 months ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    7 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    8 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    8 months ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    8 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    8 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
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    8 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    8 months ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
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    2 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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We chanted Medicine Buddha's mantra before we blessed them. May they be connected with Buddha always. ~Jacinta , monthly Bird Liberation Kechara Penang Study Group
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