‘Beat the Haze’ with Kechara!

Jun 25, 2013 | Views: 1,045

 

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
    Thursday, Jan 21. 2021 02:57 PM
    Wow …..such a sacred mantra written by H. H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Merely by seeing this sacred mantra is a blessing. Zong Rinpoche was a Gelug Lama ,famous as a sharp analyst and master of philosophical debate, as well as a powerful Tantric practitioner.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this powerful mantra

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-sacred-mantra-of-lady-vajrayogini
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 21. 2021 02:54 PM
    Dharma is spreading and flourishing around the world, that’s wonderful. Especially to countries such as Africa, we have Drupon Khen Rinpoche Karma Lhabu to thanks. Africa is a massive continent with diverse religious traditions, it’s a up hill task teaching Buddhism . Buddhism is a quiet new religion in South Africa, most Lamas would prefer going to Asian or European countries to spread Dharma teachings.
    Drupon Khen Rinpoche Karma Lhabu is a monastic teacher in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. While in Tibet he received extensive training in Dharma and Meditation. He studied under many accomplished masters of mahamudra and dzogchen. All from Kagyu and Nyingma lineages whom are famous lamas and unknown yogis . He travelled all the way to Africa to spread Dharma and working tirelessly , going to remote parts of Africa . Truly compassionate of him.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/drupon-khen-rinpoche-in-africa
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 21. 2021 02:52 PM
    Some Africans were aware of Buddhism at a very early stage in history. Africa is still the least Buddhist of the inhabited continents as to this day. There are a number of difficulties and barriers to spreading the teachings of the Buddha in Africa. But wonderful to have Bhikkhu Bodhiraja a Congo citizen ordained spreading Buddhism then. Although small and remote to some but its getting popular due to Bhikkhu Bodhiraja’s hard and dedicated work. How joyous and wonderful of him bringing Dharma to Congo. It is such great news to rejoice. May even more people enjoy the blessing of Buddha. He even built four Buddhist temples and had even planted a Bodhi tree.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing. Buddhism is finding its way into parts of the world now…..far and wide.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-article/buddhism-in-congo-africa
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Jan 21. 2021 12:02 AM
    Wow! Those people are really creative and such awesome ideas! The way the houses are designed is just spectacular. The immediate surroundings of your nature house are perfectly suited for a good break and it’s important that people realize that living a healthy life is essential to living a good life. One will never imagine in this remote forest there is such a comfortable, cozy lodging completes with every facilities you can think of.

    Thank you for the beautiful photos and interesting sharing.

    https://bit.ly/2KuP1Qm
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 20. 2021 02:59 PM
    Wow amazing discovery like Indiana Jones adventure. A rare 1,000-year-old Buddhist statue found by a Nazi expedition in 1938. It seem a meteorite that crashed into the Earth about 15,000 years and it have been carved into a Buddha statue by Tibetans as claimed. With this it has proven that the people living in that time were already practicing Buddhism.
    With this discovery scientist had classified the statue as a rare class of iron meteorite. They mentioned that the meteorite must have fell to Earth approximately 15,000 years ago.
    Interesting discovery . The priceless statue is believed to originate from the pre-Buddhist Bon culture of the 11th Century. It sounds like an artifact from an Indiana Jones film.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/1000-year-old-meteorite-buddha.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 20. 2021 02:56 PM
    Rejoice to Pastor Lanse receiving such a blessed, precious, and sacred Vajrayogini image from Rinpoche. Pastor Lanse is one of the many fortunate students who did received gifts from Rinpoche. Reading those comments and from this blog, tells us more of Pastor Lanse . Pastor lanse must have worked very hard benefiting many though. May more people be inspired by her going all the way working for Dharma.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/letters-cards-gifts/a-precious-vajrayogini-for-someone-special.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 20. 2021 02:54 PM
    Merely by looking at the holy image of H H Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche is a blessing. Could imagine it when those who have met H H Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche in person…. the kind of feeling . What a blessing it is to see such a very rare and holy image of H H Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche in Tantric dress. He was one of the great lamas of the twentieth century. He was the root lama of both tutors of the 14th Dalai Lama and the teacher of many of the other Tibetan lamas who have been bringing the Dharma to the West.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kyabje-pabongka-rinpoche-in-tantric-dress.html
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Jan 19. 2021 11:51 PM
    The soothing sounds of nature have helped literally hundreds of thousands of people across the world with finding an inner calmness to help them with study, getting to sleep, relaxing, meditating and chill out.

    I enjoyed all the sharing but I loved to hear the spring bird songs. To me the calming sounds of nature are a natural tonic for mind, body and wellbeing. Thank you for the interesting sharing.

    https://bit.ly/2XR7NVk
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jan 19. 2021 02:38 PM
    Rei Kawakubo, self-taught Japanese fashion designer known for her avant-garde clothing designs and her high fashion label. She is one of the most influential designers of the late 20th century. Making a name in the western fashion world with very unique design . She has changed not the way we think of the fashion world but the way fashion and thought can coexist in culture and commerce inspiring new generation of designers. Looking at those clothing she had designed is unbelievable and truly unique indeed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing of a talented Japanese designer.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/rei-kawakubo-grand-dame-of-hiroshima-chic.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jan 19. 2021 02:36 PM
    Reading this interesting post again of the 5th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden . The story of how Dorje Shugden become the Protector of Our Time. Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was an important Gelugpa lama and a contemporary of the 5th Dalai Lama. His extraordinary scholarly knowledge, spiritual practice and having a very close relationship with the 5th Dalai Lama had then causing a lot of jealousy and tension among the officers of the 5th Dalai Lama. Tulku Drakpa was often considered to be more popular then it eclipsed the Dalai Lama’s. Many people all over Tibet, Mongolia and China would come to pay their respects to Tulku Drakpa, and request teachings from him. As Tulku Drakpa’s fame grew, it eclipsed the Dalai Lama’s. Without the 5th Dalai Lama knowledge the officers who was so devoted to their master plot the murder of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. They had different ways to kill Tulku Drakpa many times without any success. As Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen earlier promise to Nechung to arise as an Protector, finally revealed the method to his own death. Interesting story one must read to understand better. It was a sacrifice he chosen to fulfil and uphold in order to become the Protector of Our Time.
    After realized the mistakes done by his officers, the 5th Dalai Lama composed prayers, crafted a statue to recognize Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen as a Dharma protector. He even built Trode Khangsar which now stand in the heart of Tibet.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/the-fifth-dalai-lama-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 17. 2021 06:28 PM
    Chengdu is a sub-provincial city which serves as the capital of the Chinese province of Sichuan. The city is also home to the famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, a conservation center where visitors can view endangered giant pandas in a natural habitat. Been an ancient city with a history of more than 3,100 years, it offer many tourist attraction. Many of the ancient sites around Chengdu reflect the influence of Buddhism, as well as the agricultural history of the region. Thousands of tourists both locally and internationally will flock to this city the beauty of it. It seem Chengdu is one of the most leisurely cities in the world. Well , Chengdu is famous for its spicy hot pot and many other mouth tingling dishes. This is because of the world famous Sichuan peppercorn that is grown in the region. Not only that the Giant statues of the Buddha one in Leshan, show the enduring presence of Buddhism on the area.
    Reading this post help a lot for those first timers visitors like me. I am glad my friends and me made it there to see for ourselves. I wish i could revisit this beautiful and exciting Chengdu again in future. Loved seeing those ancient architecture of those temples and of the city.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful post with details.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/must-visit-chengdu-exotic-and-exciting.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 17. 2021 06:26 PM
    Many monasteries have their own Dharma Protectors to safeguard the organisation and its interests. Setrap is one of them , they will propitiate their Dharma protectors every month to request for protection, blessings, and assistance for the growth of the Dharma and the well-being of the sangha. Each and every monasteries have their own. Interesting read of this article all about the close historical relationship between Dorje Shugden and Setrap.
    Setrap is emanation of the wrathful emanation of Buddha Amitabha, while Dorje Shugden is emanation of Manjushri. Setrap is an ancient Dharma Protector from the holy land of Bodhgaya in India. Sworn to protect the teachings and the practice was introduced to Tibet, and has since flourished. Many great Lamas and Geshes are known to have practised both Setrap, as Gaden Shartse’s Dharma protector, and also Dorje Shugden. They cannot be wrong definitely where Dorje Shugden is not an evil as claimed by the CTA. They knew the practice is very beneficial . has been the Dharma Protector of Gaden Shartse Monastery for the past 600 years. Dalai Lama visited the Dharma protector Setrap’s chapel in Gaden Shartse Monastery, South India. Dalai Lama even consecrated the chapel with prayers and sees Setrap as an enlightened being. Dalai Lama also endorsed Setrap and his practice as a beneficial one where he did affirmed the practice of Dorje Shugden through such close association. Interesting read may more people read this article to have a clearer understanding.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dalai-lama-blesses-setrap-chapel-in-gaden-monastery.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 17. 2021 06:24 PM
    Looking at those pictures and videos tell a thousand words. What is underneath those lakes mentioned , cannot be taken too lightly. Well-known lake monsters such as
    Loch Ness , Champ, Ogopogo and so forth has been sighted in those lakes around the world. Stories of a sea monster lurking in the depths of lakes are actually centuries old. To believe or not its up to individual. The unexplored darkness of lakes serve as one of the gateways for these fascinations. Many had claimed witnessing those creatures but with no hard evidence. People love to fill in mysterious areas of nature with myths of monsters. Sightings of such lakes creatures is interesting to many. I do believe there are such sea creatures inhabiting in those lakes centuries ago. Some of those creature’s names indeed new to me. Interesting to know that they do exist after all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/7-lake-monsters.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 15. 2021 04:00 PM
    Amazing ,truly beautiful 1000-armed Avalokitesvara. A special gift given by Joshua and family from Singapore to Rinpoche. I love looking at 1000-armed Avalokitesvara where ever I went seeing any images of it i will always stare at it hoping to get hold of it. Avalokiteśvara is one of the most famous bodhisattvas in Buddhism, who embodies the quality of compassion and having the ability to understand the suffering of others. Merely looking at this beautiful 1000-armed Avalokitesvara paints a thousand words.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 15. 2021 03:58 PM
    Revisit this blog again as the miracles stories of Lama Tsongkhapa Statues truly interesting. We are fortunate to have met our Lama Tsem Rinpoche learning all the wonderful teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa. Its such a beneficial teachings and practicing it with so many amazing benefits for us all. Reading this post have me increased my knowledge. Looking at the rare foot print of Lama Tsongkapa which is a sign of his tantric achievements is indeed a blessing for us. The practice of Migtsema is amazing and powerful as it contains the meaning of all the Buddha’s 84,000 teachings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/benefits-and-miraculous-signs-of-lama-tsongkhapas-statues.html

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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
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In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
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Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
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Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
5 months ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 months ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
8 months ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
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Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
10 months ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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