‘Beat the Haze’ with Kechara!

Jun 25, 2013 | Views: 1,052

 

Dear friends,

Two nights ago, in Kuala Lumpur and many parts of south Malaysia, the haze was extremely terrible… it was visibly bad and many people were seen in pharmacies getting face masks to protect themselves and their loved ones. There is burning of forests in nearby Indonesia and the haze from the smoke drifted from over. Two of my students were doing the same thing, when it dawned on them that many of the homeless and urban poor may not have masks also. Masks were also sold out in many pharmacies and so tourists and many Malaysians didn’t have access to any. They quickly found a face mask and eye drop supplier AND sponsorship to buy 4,000 face masks and 3,200 vials of eye drops – so that they can be freely distributed in Kuala Lumpur!

A group of youths in Kechara then got together and started to prepare everything – the signboards, choosing the distribution spots etc. At around 6pm, a group of my students and myself, went out to distribute these face masks and eye drops to the homeless and urban poor in our Kechara van. The van was recently sponsored by Edwin Tan… and it turned out to be really useful for the night! Hehe

It was a great night, and many of my students had a great time distributing these items… I like it when young people engage in meaningful activities such as helping those in need, I really encourage that. Our activity caught the attention of local news agencies and they decided to interview my students and myself on NTV7, Malaysia’s national news channel.

The whole event was Jean Ai’s idea, and Vinnie found the sponsorship. Thank you Jean Ai and Vinnie for being so caring… it is because of your care that many people on the streets are protected from the haze. Take a look at some of the photos from last night, these young people really put a huge amount of effort to benefit others, I love them very much for their selflessness and caring attitude.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

Watch the “Beat the Haze” video below! 

 

 


Preparing the banners!

At Tsem Ladrang, our people are preparing the signboards to be carried around town.

 

Karen is very artistic, here she is designing and drawing on one of our signboards

 

Everyone, chipping in their effort so that we can all make it in time for the distribution

 

Almost done! Jean Mei very happy that she can be part of the designing team… hehehe…

 

 Eye drops for distribution!

 

On our way to Kuala Lumpur to distribute eye drops and masks!

Me and a few of my students riding in our Kechara van…

 

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Look at it.. the haze is really bad…

 

Interview by NTV7!

Jean Ai being interviewed by NTV7. Jean Ai conceived of the whole idea and I am so proud of her as a young Kecharian who is active, caring and gets things done and fast!!

 

Dato’ Ruby expressing how happy she is that her clients will be safe from the haze

 

Me being interviewed by NTV7

 

Distribution time!

 Me and a ‘Beat the haze with Kechara’ signboard hehe…

 

Dato’ Ruby Khong and myself in front of the Kechara van!

 

 

It is an honor to be able to distribute these needed items.

 

My students: Distributing to everyone they see!

 

 

Our eyes were watery and throats itchy from the haze.

 

 Supper at a local porridge place in downtown KL! I took everyone out to eat…

 

 Happy Kecharians who are happy doing good works for the public!

 


 

Distribution in Bentong, Pahang!

The morning crowd is bustling!

 

Joy walking up to a truck driver to hand him a mask…

 

Sarah explaining to the nice old lady how to use the eye drops!

 

Jean Ai handing out masks and eye drops to a lovely couple…

 

Joy and a recipient of the mask hehe

 

Jean Mei and Bryan speaking to a lady selling red spinach in the morning market!

 

Who’s the latest member of the Red Warriors???

 

May all of the children in Malaysia be safe from the haze.

 

Jean Mei handing out masks to 2 morning market shoppers!

 

Handing out masks to the school guards. They stand outside all day…

 

Jean Ai and Justin distributing masks to a few men having their breakfast before work.

 

All motorcyclists are directly exposed to the haze.

 

Vinnie handing out masks…

 

Joy giving eye drops to the local barber…

 

Even those working in the office should be safe from the haze!

 

 


 

Media Coverage

BREATHE EASIER: Soup kitchen volunteers brave the choking haze to distribute the essential items to city folk, especially the homeless

KUALA LUMPUR: CITY folk awoke on Friday to a dismal sight — the city enshrouded in a foul-smelling fog.

Since the haze arrived in Malaysia last week, the Air Pollutant Index (API) has increased dramatically, reaching 750 in Muar, Johor, where a state of emergency has been declared.

It was in these conditions that Elena Khong, 27, of Kechara Soup Kitchen came up with the idea of distributing free face masks and eye drops to the Malaysian public.

In the comfort of her air-conditioned home, she realised that not everybody could afford clean air, which has become a luxury in these hazy times.

For many, outdoor work would continue as usual and for the homeless, whom her mother Datuk Ruby Khong served, there would not be a home to find refuge in.

Khong rallied her friends to hit the streets, at a time when most Malaysians were withdrawing into their homes.

In one afternoon, the team raised the funds and purchased 4,000 masks and 2,400 individually-packaged eye drops.

Led by Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, the spiritual guide of Kechara, and Khong’s mother, the young volunteers braved the choking conditions to distribute the items.

Each recipient received two face masks and two sets of eye drops.

In one night, the team covered Cahaya Suria, Chow Kit, Masjid Negara, Pudu and Jalan Bukit Bintang.

The homeless were especially grateful for the supplies, being unable to afford them themselves.

“We need to look out for one another,” said Khong.

“The elderly and young children are most at risk as their respiratory systems are more easily affected by the haze. Watch out for symptoms such as cough, fever, sore throat and sore eyes, and seek medical treatment if it persists.”

With the haze set to continue for another week, the government has issued notices urging people to stay indoors, avoid strenuous outdoor activities and drink plenty of water.

As cloud seeding operations commence, it is critical that Malaysians take the necessary precautions.

Visit www.kechara.com or the Department of Environment website at www.doe.gov.my, for details.

 

 Tsem Tulku Rinpoche helps the volunteers to give away face masks and eye drops to folk out in the streets.

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  1. Joy Kam on Dec 15, 2018 at 11:23 am

    1984 Los Angeles-Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18-year-old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination. Read more- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/me

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  2. JOY KAM on Oct 31, 2018 at 1:25 pm

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    A poem inspired by seeing a picture of my teacher, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche…

    In the sport of correct views,
    all that is correct is just a view,
    without permanence or substance.
    As long as we hold onto views,
    our sufferings are gathered 
    to be experienced without end.

    Without the strong methods of emptiness
    and compassion, bereft of merit,
    we sink deeper without respite.
    To arise from this samsara is but
    a dreamscape on the deluded mind.
    Therefore seek the guru, who confers the yidam,
    hold your vows and fixate on liberation 
    free of new creations. Free of new experiences as 
    there are none. 

    ~ Tsem Rinpoche

    Composed in Tsem Ladrang, Kuala Lumpur on July 7, 2014

  3. Lin Mun on Sep 17, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    This is a great idea to help the homeless. Especially people who have sensitive eyes, eye drops is very important. I have very sensitive eyes and when the haze is bad, it irritates my eyes even when I am in indoor. So can’t imagine those who needs to be outdoor most of the time.

    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for the wonderful ideas and cares for the people.

  4. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 26, 2018 at 8:05 am

    I was walking past a second hand shop on Western Ave selling old things. They had a Japanese-style clay Buddha which was beige in colour on the floor, holding the door open. I thought the shopkeeper would collect a lot of negative karma without knowing if he kept such a holy item on the floor as a doorstop. So I went in to talk to him, but he didn’t look like he wanted to talk or that he even cared. So I asked him the price and he said US$5. I purchased it so he did not collect more negative karma. I was 17 years old and that was in 1982.

    I escorted my new Buddha home and washed it lightly and wiped it. I placed it on my altar and was happy with the Buddha. I would do my meditations, prayers, sadhanas, mantras and prostrations in front of this shrine daily. When I left for India in 1987, I could not bring this Buddha along and gave it to a friend. It was a nice size and I made offerings to this Buddha for many years in Los Angeles. In front of the Buddha I placed His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s photo. I remember I was so relieved that the price was affordable. But US$5 that time was still expensive for me but worth it I thought. But I was happy to have brought the Buddha home. Tsem Rinpoche

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com

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  5. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 20, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia

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  6. Stella Cheang on Jan 30, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    It is very nice to read that Kecharians care for the community and help everyone within their reach to beat the haze back in 2013. There is lots of care and love within the Kechara family, hence, love and care spill over to everyone they come across; from the client under the care of Kechara Soup Kitchen in the KL area, to folks in the Bentong district where Kechara Forest Retreat stands. There is no missing of Kecharians in action in every season, doing something for the community and giving back. Thank you Kechara, thank you Rinpoche.

  7. Frederick Law on Jul 5, 2016 at 1:09 am

    Rinpoche compassion in action has inspire so many people to be kind, caring, giving, loving to others. Rinpoche skillfully uses different method, approach to bring Dharma to people, and also spreading positive vibe of giving and care to others.

    The free mask and eye drops is a wonderful example of how Tsem Rinpoche Dharma, the sincerity of giving and care has inspired young people like Pastor Jean Ai to think of getting mask to the homeless and people in KL who are affected by the severe haze.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILtLVW06R0Q

  8. Jane Lee on May 27, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Wow!!!!! This is such a good idea!!!!! I hope my Buddhist centre will do the same thing as Kechara.

  9. jerry_sito on Oct 27, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    感恩仁波切总是身与力行的,离开他的法座,亲自的参与所有的佛法工作,并与我们贴近的一起从事佛法工作,并给予我们直接的佛法教诲,开示,与鼓励

    透过这样的活动,把克切拉佛法中心的爱及伟大的佛法教诲,无私的传播出去,给予任何每一位需要帮助的人,并在他们心中结下佛法种子

    这一切的善举,全因仁波切的爱

  10. Edern Tan on Jul 22, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    That was a good idea as there are lots of people who dont have much miney and they dun wan to waste the money for it some dont even have money for it. There are also illegal sellers selling mask at a very high price. I wonder why people care more for money and not other people. They have no compassion towaed the poors and they should do the same as you all if they can.
    Heard the haze coming back. Be careful

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  12. Bryan Ho on Jul 13, 2013 at 1:07 am

    It’s was a real unforgettable experience, a group of people just gather together and help and contribute the society. It was totally impromptu, it’s all thank to Jean Ai, who always care for the unfortunate,and came out with the idea to give out free masks and eye drop for the needy, and our young volunteer Vinnie (Mei Mei) actually immediately raised the fund so we can purchased the masks and eyedrops.
    I’m glad I’m part of this team to do something for Malaysia.
    It was quite interesting, while we on the way to give away these mask and eyedrops, Seng Piow told us actually the haze was due to forest fires from Indonesia. The fire was highly suspected set up by a Malaysia’s company which based in Indonesia.
    It’s how funny Karma works, when a Malaysia company set the fire, even though it was miles away but still we are suffered by the haze. Karma really come back to us real fast.
    We are lucky the haze is finally settle down now, and I hope we, Kechara will have more resources to help whoever need help all the time.

  13. Wah Ying on Jul 6, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    宗教不是远离人群的,宗教是走进人群的,走入民间的。这个派口罩给民众的行动,是很好的证明:宗教不是属于寺院,属于僧伽的。佛教宣扬的利他、慈悲、仁爱,都是普及的概念。派口罩这个举动表现了用行动把抽象的关怀和爱的概念形象化。

  14. Leu Chong Hin -kH (JB) on Jul 5, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    "打擊煙霧"克切拉團體行善不落人後,積極在各處分發面罩和眼滴給群眾,並在適當的時機給人群應有的幫助和傳達煙霧對身體的傷害,讓群眾生活在煙霧的環境時可以保護自己。可見善行不在乎大小,只要是能幫助眾生,都應積極實踐。

  15. Cliff on Jul 4, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    It looks like a lot of fun! I’m so proud of Jean Ai coming up with this idea and everyone chipping in to help those in need who can’t afford face masks and eye drops. It was a very selflessness idea and quick reaction to get everything organised and hitting the streets straight away, an amazing job well done. Those people who received the masks looks so happy and grateful. Everyone in kechara has such a kind heart.

  16. AdelineTan on Jul 1, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    What a brilliant idea from Jean Ai for a good cause to distribute face masks and eye drops to the homeless and urban poor and Vinnie was so kind to get the sponsorship for these items.As i can see from those pictures here, these young and energetic Kecharians were so happy and enthusiastic in distributing face masks and eye drops to everyone they see. Even our Guru was so kind and took time off to join them.They were being interviewed by NTV7 and got the media coverage on that day, hope that more and more people will know about Kechara and come and join our activities in benefiting others.

  17. Sharon Saw on Jul 1, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Well done Jean Ai and Vinnie for this initiative and everyone who went to help. I love the photos which show how happy and excited the team of volunteers was to prepare and go out and help. This is the compassionate spirit HE Tsem Rinpoche inculcates in his students and i hope that this will inspire others to go out and help others in the same way. What is wonderful is that this is not a one off event, because the Kechara Soup Kitchen, as inspired by Tsem Rinpoche, feeds the homeless everyday and sees what it can do to help. Volunteers and supporters are all welcome! Read more about KSK at http://www.kechara.com/soup-kitchen/ or on their facebook https://www.facebook.com/KSKPage

  18. Eric Lee KHJB on Jul 1, 2013 at 12:59 am

    走入人群中的活佛,这正是我的上师的作风。他就是那么一位慈悲的活佛,每当人们需要他时,他将会是第一个走在前面的人,他也时常把他人的利益放在最重要的位置,处处体现了佛法的教育,是值得我们去学习的。像他那样具备功德圆满的活佛都需要那么实际的修行,更何况我们这些凡夫俗子,所以只要跟着师傅的脚步,假以时日必能在修行的道路上有所成绩。

  19. Alan Chan KHJB on Jul 1, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Great ! Kecharian did the good job , Jean Ai come out brilliant idea to help our clients and Vinnie find the sponsor . Tsem Rinpoche very kind to distribution the eye drop and mask to our clients to redure the suffering of haze . Thank you Rinpoche sharing.

  20. tenzin llhamo on Jun 30, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Kecharians are really kind and caring! Especially for those homeless who cannot afford to buy the masks and eyedrops. Jean Ai and Vinnie are really smart to have thought of this! To be able to find the sponsorship and find the supplier. Not only that, the homeless also get blessings from Rinpoche! How wonderful!

  21. Grace Leu on Jun 30, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Thanks for the updates, this is a very meaningful activities to show care and need.it really good to have mask and eye drops during haze periods.

  22. Valentina Suhendra on Jun 30, 2013 at 8:07 am

    nice gesture!

  23. Low KHJB on Jun 30, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Great job done, fellow Kecharians!You made sure that everyone deserve the precaution to prevent the effect of the haze include the under privilege.It was done with such speed and care .Wow!

  24. mitra dukhi on Jun 29, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    ITS great and creative iead . I Really love this and rejoice Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  25. Sean Wang on Jun 28, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    This is a lovely idea that I know can only be done by Kecharians. The haze is a problem that has caused even the closure of schools. Only Rinpoche would do so much for other, even strangers.

    I rejoice for all the participants. I wish I could have gone but I was told that it was only for 18 and above 🙁

  26. David Lai on Jun 28, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    This is quite a novel idea and it all came together because of the quick initiative of Jean ai and her friends in coming up with the sponsorship and the creation of these interesting materials. I think that it is a great idea and one that helped the homeless while KL was hardhit by the haze and pollution. I am sure Rinpoche loves the idea and came along in support of his hardworking students Mei Mei and Jean Ai. It was fun distributing the face mask in Bentong with them.

  27. Patsy on Jun 28, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Kudos to Jean Ai for this brilliant idea and Vinnie for raising the funds for the face masks and eye drops. Because of these two fine young ladies, many people out in the streets benefited from this.

    While most of us complained about the haze and remained indoor, Rinpoche and the Red Warriors braved the haze and were busily distributing face masks and eye drops to the folk out in the streets.

    This is indeed compassion through action!!!!!

  28. HelenaC on Jun 27, 2013 at 11:09 am

    After reading and knowing Rinpoche and the Red Warriors in action, I really feel so proud that the young and energetic Kecharian are so creative, innovative and kind hehehe…Very sweet and thoughtful to benefit the homeless and the needy at this awful haze time! Rejoice for all of you and kudos 😉

  29. Louise Lee on Jun 27, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Love and care in action!

    This is what we learn from our Guru Tsem Rinpoche!

    Stop counting what you cannot do, but count what you CAN do and start doing it. ~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

  30. Lim (KH JB) on Jun 27, 2013 at 1:01 am

    Dear Rinpoche, u are so awesome and fully compassion to others no matter who they are where they are. Rinpoche still going out to distribute masks and eye drops while Rinpoche tailbone still in pain…

    Salute to Rinpoche and all Red Warriors, Kecharians always reach out peoples who needed helps in time…

    Rejoice!!!

  31. lewkwanleng on Jun 26, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Really love this and rejoice, more so for the homeless who have to be outdoor even at night.

    For those who have not experienced this haze, it is difficult to explain how severe is the problem. For me, I had watery eyes, running nose, itchy throat and coughing. You can wake up with burning smell.

    May all be reliefed from this suffering. Thank you all especially Jean Ai and Vinnie!!

  32. Jutika Lam on Jun 26, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Even though the haze was terrible that night I am glad that so many of our young Kecharians went all out to distribute the face masks and eye drops to the homeless as well as to the people in the public who are not really aware how bad the haze is or maybe just couldn’t get their hands on a mask because it has been sold out everywhere.

    I am happy to know that the homeless can now breath a sigh of relive to know that KSK has got them covered for the Hazy Days ahead.

    Thank you Rinpoche for being so compassionate to also get out there with the volunteers to help distribute the much needed necessities to the Public and the Homeless.

    Great Idea Jean Ai

    Great Job Everyone!

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing!

    With Regards
    Jutika

  33. Erickksiow on Jun 26, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Kechara never stop to keep benefiting others, pround of Jean Ai and Vinnie, looking forward to help out other departments.

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing.

    Best Regards : Eric kksiow

  34. Lucas Roth on Jun 26, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    this is so thoughtful and caring, thank you aunty Jean Ai for being so thoughtful and caring for other people that could not get things like that. thank you Rinpoche for sharing this and for being there helping people too.

  35. Jay Jae on Jun 26, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    the haze is a disaster for many dwelling in Malaysia and Singapore but Rinpoche has instilled something different in us, to be more caring and look out for others. In the face of adversity, Jean Ai has thought about others and went all out to help those who are needy in the streets.

    the whole team synergy was really cool as we laughed and enjoyed ourselves giving out masks to the homeless and members of the public, ensuring that they too get some love and care.

    Thank you Rinpoche for guiding us and nurturing us to become people with genuine care for others.

    Kechara is about CARE!

  36. Joy on Jun 26, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    It was really good fun and Jean Ai’s little good samaritan activity became a full blown news worthy report. What’s even more awesome is that Rinpoche decided to come a long… actually this idea for Rinpoche to go out on the streets to give the masks and eye drops out came from Bryan Ho!

    Suddenly while we were in the room with Rinpoche discussing if Rinpoche should or should not go… next thing we know, we are puting on the Red KSK T-shirts, Rinpoche is changing in to his robes and we are sitting in our very own 1st Kechara Van! What a way to spend our night and sure beats pretending to be something we’re not and screaming for attention the wrong way 🙂

  37. edward ooi on Jun 26, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, This idea is so creative and because of this brilliant idea, many people are prevented from all kinds of sicknesses because of the mask and eye drops distributed by Rinpoche. Happy distributor + Happy receiver = BEAT THE HAZE(This is what I’m thinking right now,LOL)

  38. Samten Lhendup on Jun 26, 2013 at 10:58 am

    I really appreciate for what Kechara is doing…they are always there to help at times of emergency…no matter where they are. Service the people who are in need of help with a kind heart always bring happiness to oneself and others. May Kechara always show great example to the whole world, how we can help each other for our own well being! And May H.E Tsemkultu Rinpoche live long in good health turning the wheel of precious dharma to all!

  39. Jessica Yap on Jun 26, 2013 at 1:24 am

    At times like this where people are just thinking of looking after themselves, the people who’re on the streets are often forgotten. What a thoughtful gesture from Rinpoche and Kecharians. Thank you Jean Ai and Vinnie for helping with the project. The friends on the streets will be protected with the masks and eye drops. How wonderful!

    Thank you for your loving kindness always, Rinpoche! Inspiring as always!

  40. May Ong on Jun 25, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    This was an excellent idea from Jean Ai as well as Vinnie who raised the funds to sponsor the Masks and Eye Drops to distribute out to the homeless on the street and anyone else!

    Hip Hip Hooray to these young Kecharians who shown the same selfless care and kindness to others. Dharma in Action indeed!

  41. So Kin Hoe on Jun 25, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    This action is truly meaningful to many people around the city, especially for the homeless people. i am sure all the participants, the local folks and those who have received the face mask and eye drops will always remember Kechara. Thank you Rinpoche, Jean Ai, Vinnie and many more for sharing the most essential face mask and eye drops at this point of hazy time.

  42. Julien Roth on Jun 25, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Wow, this is so cool! Rinpoche is so kind to do this and give people masks and eyedrops for free. And Jean Ai was so smart to come up with this idea. Also, Vinnie was extremely helpful to be able to find the Sponsors for the masks and eye drops. I am sure that because of the kindness of Rinpoche, Jean Ai, Vinnie and everyone who was helping, many people have avoided pain and suffering from the haze.

  43. beatrix ooi on Jun 25, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    I had a really fun time reading through the whole article as well as watching the video. It’s great to see people receiving these free masks and eye drops as the haze is getting worse within these few days. People’s health might be threatened if they do not wear masks to protect themselves. The people look happy after receiving the masks and eye drops, and it’s a really great thing to know.
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  44. shelly tai on Jun 25, 2013 at 4:47 pm

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    Rejoice for all the participants may all of us continue to have this oppotunities to serve others. Thank you Rinpoche for continue teaching us to be a better person.

  45. Choongs on Jun 25, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Wow, that was such a wonderful idea and to get it executed in such a short time too… and remember, avoid fried foods.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 17. 2022 03:52 PM
    Kyabje Chatral Rinpoche, also known as Chetul Sangye Dorje, is one of the few living disciples of the great master Khenpo Ngagchung . A great renowned realised Dzogchen yogis Master known for his great realization and strict disciplines. He lives a life as a wandering yogi meditating alone in caves for many years ,ceaselessly working to overturn samsara for all sentient beings. During his life Chatral Rinpoche was one of the most vocal opponents of meat eating in Tibetan Buddhism. He releases large amounts of fish from the Calcutta fish markets every year.Chatral Rinpoche even composed a song about this practise of saving lives. His amazing story and teachings had indeed inspired many especially the westerners. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/kyabje-chatral-sangye-dorjee-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 17. 2022 03:51 PM
    Samfoonheei on May 17, 2022 at 3:45 pm
    Revisit this incredible sharing of the history of Bhutan and the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. Bhutan a beautiful landlocked country have been long connected with Dorje Shugden ever since the days of 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche Jetsun Jigme Norbu long and established tradition in Bhutan. Bhutan recognizes Buddhism as the state’s “spiritual heritage,” provides for freedom of religion, and bans discrimination based on religious belief. Buddhism was first introduced to Bhutan in the 7th century by Guru Padmasambhava. The Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal is considered to be the founder of modern day Bhutan. Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal was notable Drukpa Kagyu masters of this nation advocated the practice of the enlightened Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. These goes back to the time of the 3rd Drubwang Tenzin Zangpo from the incarnation lineage where he had authored part of an early propitiation text to Dorje Shugden. Followed by the 4th Zhabdrung Jigme Norbu, from the reincarnation lineage of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, also included extensive prayers to Dorje Shugden in his collected works. Interesting findings the Gyalwang Drukpas are considered to be emanations of Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion. All liturgies to Dorje Shugden can be found in the collected works of prominent high lamas whose incarnation lineages are deeply linked with the very fabric of Bhutan’s history. The 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche Jetsun Jigme Norbu is highly attained and cannot be wrong about Dorje Shugden. The 4th Zhabdrung Jigme Norbu’s autobiography tells all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing. May more and more people know the truth the very truth and realised that Dorje Shugden is not evil but a very powerful dharma protector. The practice of Dorje Shugden is indeed very beneficial which had been practiced centuries ago.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-4th-zhabdrung-rinpoche-of-bhutan-and-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 17. 2022 03:40 PM
    Great reading this post by Martin Desai of Huffington Post that brought out the truth of the illegal ban to the world. Huffpost an American news aggregator and blog, with localized and international editions, publishing a fair and logical article on the religious discrimination issue. It’s the Dorje Shugden controversy that’s have been going on along long time ago. For over more than 20 years Dorje Shugden people had been suffering from discrimination and segregation for their practice. Thank you Martin Desai for high lighting this injustice issue and sharing it is to the world. Thank you Huffington Post for publishing. Those who practice Dorje Shugden are being denied of service from hospitals and clinics. Some even are not allowed to work in government sectors. There’s more proof to support that it has happened like checking into hotel as in this post . Reading this article will tell all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/huffington-post-when-machiavelli-dons-tibetan-robes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 12. 2022 01:34 PM
    Prof. Lokesh Chandra is a well known scholar of the Vedic period, Buddhism and the Indian arts. Amazingly he has he published 576 books and 286 articles just between 1942 and 2004. He has also held many official government positions as well. Wow he has travelled widely all over Europe, Asia and Russia. He has studied many multi languages as such English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Bengali, Pali, Old Persian, Japanese, Chinese, Tibetan, Malayalam, Mongolian, Indonesian, Greek, Latin, German, French, Tamil, Old Javanese, Russian, Avesta, and even Old Persian. Truly genius talented scholar of all time.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Joy for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/books-poetry/professor-lokesh-chandra-indias-great-scholar.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 12. 2022 01:31 PM
    GREAT NEWS…..Jewish priests are promoting vegetarianism to their followers . Most modern-day Jews are not vegetarian. Following a vegetarian diet are varied but include health benefits, such as reducing life threading diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and some cancers disease. Vegetarians appear to have lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure and lower rates of hypertension and type 2 diabetes . That’s very true. By not eating meat one helps to discourage the cruel treatment of animals such as cows, pigs, chickens, and other animals on factory farms for consumption. One also helps to improve the environment, insofar as factory farms are major sources of water and air pollution, including gasses that contribute to global warming. By not eating meat one helps oneself, since a vegetarian diet is far healthier for humans than a diet based on meat. Jewish Vegetarian Society and others did the right approach to values of compassion for animals, protection of the environment, and concern for health reasons and spiritual well-being.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing on behalf of those animals who cannot speak for themselves.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/rabbis-urge-jews-to-go-vegan-in-global-campaign.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 12. 2022 01:29 PM
    John Shelby Spong an American bishop of the Episcopal Church. A liberal Christian theologian, religion commentator, and author, spoke bravely of what he thought of the Christian belief away from theism and traditional doctrines. To some Christians, Bishop John Shelby Spong was a heretic. Entrusted with defending the faith, he dismissed notions of the resurrection of Jesus that have been foundations of Christianity for centuries. Bishop Spong came to believe that insistence on an inerrant, literal view of the Bible obscures truth and destroys faith. He was an outspoken leader who believed that faith and worship should be open to marginalised groups. He sermonize a powerful message of love and justice that would resonate in an increasingly secular age. He gain international fame while writing more than two dozen books, appearing on TV shows as well. He was the recipient of three honorary awards to date before his passing. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/bishop-john-spong-on-religion-and-god-very-interesting.html
  • Saras
    Tuesday, May 10. 2022 03:39 PM
    Thank you for sharing the wonderful experience of making the wealth vase and the wealth box. A Wealth Box represents the divine abode of the wealth deities.

    It is quite a task to complete this as it requires a lot of effort and energy to input into the various collection of materials to complete the wealth vase and the wealth box.

    I had a lot information about this beneficial ritual which generates the energy to acquire resources for the proliferation of Dharma.

    https://bit.ly/3ssVrST
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 10. 2022 03:23 PM
    Very exciting news! H E kyabje Dagom Rinpoche’s incarnation is back. This young incarnation pay a visit to Trode Khangsar Chapel and makes offerings of gold to Djorje Shugden. This 350-year-old Trode Khangsar chapel was built and dedicated to Dorje Shugden the Powerful Dharma Protector. Offering gold to sacred images is a very traditional Tibetan method of paying homage to holy images. Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche’s previous lives were great masters, scholars and practitioners of Dorje Shugden. He held on strongly to his faith, devotion and respect for the Dorje Shugden. It is indeed inspiring to read and know that great masters are coming back. It brings so much hope and deepens faith that these Tulkus are back, life after life. As claimed by the Tibetan leadership that anyone practicing Dorje Shugden one will take rebirth into the lower realms. That’s wrongly says . Interesting post.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/incarnation-of-kyabje-dagom-rinpoche-makes-offerings-of-gold-to-dorje-shugden
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 10. 2022 03:21 PM
    Interesting read even not so scary afterall. But someone who have not experience before seeing a dark swirling ‘entity’ that was not exactly the shape of human will be frozen to death. Not for me as I do have Ds pendant with me and chanting Mantras helps me. Most hotels do have special unwanted guests . I did experienced this before while staying in old hotels .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/paranormal-stories/25903.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 10. 2022 03:12 PM
    Odiyan Retreat Center is a 1000-acre spiritual home for the Dharma in the West and to support Buddhist centers and practitioners in Asia. Founded by Venerable Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche in 1975, the Odiyan way of life integrates creative and challenging work, with a path of self-exploration. Built entirely by volunteers from all around the world . They work in service of peace and harmony for all life, through the creation, preservation, and activation of ancient wisdom symbols and teachings. An amazing site where it is a living mandala, a sacred symbol found in Tibetan Buddhist culture. This mandala contains five temples and thousands of other sacred symbols. The community volunteers work tirelessly to maintain the mandala so as the benefits of this ancient stream of teachings remain alive. This center provides countless invitations to integrate mindfulness and meditation into everyday experience. Truly wonderful concept indeed. A place with beautiful architecture, temples , a diversity of plant life and animal friends as well. Interesting read . Hopefully our very own Kechara Forest Retreat Center will grow to be like Odiyan Center .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/odiyan-retreat-center-beautiful.html
  • Saras
    Monday, May 9. 2022 03:09 PM
    The interesting thing about a dream is that, as long as you do not stop trying to reach it, it is going to come true. The imagination from a dream and to a painting turn to be real. An authentic form of Manjushri stunning statue now took place in the centre of a beautiful pond, sending waves of blessing to all sentient beings in Kechara Forest Retreat and its surroundings environment.

    May all those who come to see Lord Manjushri receive the blessings of the three principal paths as intended through the aspirational prayers made based on Rinpoche’s kind advice.

    https://bit.ly/3vTtHZI
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 8. 2022 01:36 PM
    Mother Mary Teresa , known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary who had dedicated to life in helping the destitute and dying in the slums of Calcutta,now known as Kolkata. During her lifetime Mother Teresa was well known for all her humanitarian efforts, her motivations. She set up soup kitchens, a leper colony, orphanages, and a home for the dying destitute. Inspiring indeed she educated the poorest of the poor, and fed the homeless. Considered as one of the 20th Century’s greatest humanitarians, she was canonized as Saint Teresa of Calcutta. For more than 50 years she had comforted the poor, the dying, and the unwanted around the world. From Calcutta to New York, Albania ,Yemen and many more around the world. She built a global network of nuns and lay volunteers, who today operate hospitals, health clinics, homeless shelters till to this days. She was such an enormous inspiration to many. Meaningful poems by Mother Teresa tells us a thousand words , so true indeed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this Great Saint.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/people-are-often-self-centred.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 8. 2022 01:34 PM
    Meaningful poem composed by the 8th century Buddhist Sage Shantideva. Shantideva’s masterpiece shows the way to transcend the limitations of selfishness and realize the boundless compassion of the Bodhisattva. The goal of a Bodhisattva is nothing less than benefiting others and helping others to achieve enlightenment . When people achieve enlightenment, they become free from samsara , rebirth and suffering. Reading this poem again tells us a thousand words, inspiration poem to ponder.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/shanti.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 8. 2022 01:32 PM
    Great teachings by H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche a Vajrayana master, scholar, poet, teacher. Been recognized by Buddhists as one of the greatest realized masters. H H Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche has spent his whole life bringing dharma, love and benefits to others. Each and every golden words from this great Master gives us a lesson.
    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/golden-words-by-h-h-dilgo-kyentse.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 8. 2022 01:30 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing . Nothing comes easy in life, there is always pain, suffering before success. Accept our emotions, accept that bad feelings are occasionally unavoidable and think of ways to make ourselves feel better. Negative emotions like fear, sadness, and anger are a basic part of life, we have ways to deal with them effectively. A great teachings , reading this post tells us more . Learning to forgive ,leave our emotions and move on.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/apply-this-when-your-emotions-get-in-the-way.html

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Third 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.
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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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
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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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
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Trying to WE-fie. Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
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Trying to WE-fie. Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
Trying to "WE-fie". Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
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Trying to "WE-fie". Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
Celebrated Wesak Day 2022 in Penang, with a group of fun, committed, helpful and also devoted friends & family. Kechara Penang Study Group 15/5/2022 ~by Jacinta
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Celebrated Wesak Day 2022 in Penang, with a group of fun, committed, helpful and also devoted friends & family. Kechara Penang Study Group 15/5/2022 ~by Jacinta
Vesak Day 2022 - Bird liberation. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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Vesak Day 2022 - Bird liberation. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
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All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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After inviting Dorje Shugden Wangze, Pastor Seng Piow teaches us how to use ritual objects and the full set of prayer accompanying it. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
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Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
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Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
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The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
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We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
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We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
1 month ago
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
1 month ago
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
1 month ago
Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
1 month ago
Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
2 months ago
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
2 months ago
In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
2 months ago
Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
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After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
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In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
5 months ago
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
5 months ago
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
5 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Cheah has offered 3 sets of Serkym prior to Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Mr. Cheah has offered 3 sets of Serkym prior to Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 20th Nov '21. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 20th Nov '21. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Philip, our new visitor to Ipoh centre, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa and the Three Jewels prior to DS puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Mr. Philip, our new visitor to Ipoh centre, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa and the Three Jewels prior to DS puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has resumed our Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 6th Nov 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has resumed our Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 6th Nov 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
8 months ago
Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
12 months ago
Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
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Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
1 years ago
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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