Cleaning Up Bentong for Malaysia Day | 2016年马来西亚日Gotong Royong活动

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Jalan Chamang (or Chamang Road) is famous for the Chamang Waterfalls, a major tourist spot in Bentong, Malaysia. It is also a winding and shady stretch that attracts many locals who enjoy jogging and cycling here. Halfway down this road is also the entrance to our retreat centre, Kechara Forest Retreat.

Thus, I was very happy when Kechara and Tsem Rinpoche Foundation in collaboration with various government departments and private companies decided to organize a mutual aid event to clean up the whole of Chamang Road in Bentong in conjunction with Malaysia Day 2016.

As spiritual seekers, caring for our environment is very important as is giving our service to the local community. Personally, I find it a great honor to be able to give the Bentong towns folk a clean and safe environment to enjoy on Chamang Road.

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the many departments who sponsored and volunteered for this event, and especially to YDP Mohammad Shahid bin Ismail, who took some time from his busy schedule to grace our event with his presence in order to raise awareness of the importance of keeping our environment clean.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Gotong Royong for Malaysia Day 2016

‘Gotong Royong’ is the Malay word for communal work where people of a locality come together to carry out community-centric tasks such as cleaning up the environment by clearing litter and garbage and cleaning out public drains.

In celebration of Malaysia Day, Kechara and Tsem Rinpoche Foundation in collaboration with Majlis Perbandaran Bentong (Bentong Municipal Council) organized the annual Gotong Royong for the second year running. The objective was to clean up Jalan Chamang, Bentong, so that tourists and visitors could enjoy their journey to Chamang Waterfall. In addition, a cleaner environment would help prevent mosquitoes from breeding.

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YDP Mohammad Shahid bin Ismail arriving at Kechara Forest Retreat / YDP Mohammad Shahid bin Ismail tiba di Kechara Forest Retreat / 文冬市议会主席莫哈末沙希依斯迈莅临克切拉禅修林

We were honored to have the Yang Dipertua (YDP) Majlis Perbandaran Bentong, Mohammad Shahid bin Ismail, to officiate the event at 8.30am, 16th September 2016 in Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). In his speech, YDP thanked Kechara for taking the initiative in organising this event, explaining that clearing the environment helps to curtail the spread of mosquitoes, particularly Aedes mosquitoes that spread dengue fever as well as the latest strain, Zika. He also added that he hopes this community service effort will continue on a yearly basis every Malaysia Day.

The event saw 85 volunteers from Kechara, Majlis Perbandaran Bentong, Tsem Rinpoche Foundation, Alam Flora (Environmental Management), SW Corp and Jabatan Perhutanan (Forestry Department) working diligently and harmoniously in true community spirit, covering a four-kilometer radius from the entrance KFR on Jalan Chamang right to the famous Air Terjun Chamang (Chamang Waterfall). The YDP was also seen participating in the clean up alongside his staff and volunteers from Kechara.

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YDP Mohammad Shahid helps to clear trash from the surroundings / YDP Mohammad Shahid membantu mengutip sampah di kawasan persekitaran / 文冬市议会主席莫哈末沙希依斯迈动手清理垃圾

Kechara would like to thank the following kind sponsors for their contributions:

  1. KLH Hardware & Machinery Trading who sponsored gardening tools such as wheelbarrows, spades, gloves, face masks and disposable garbage bags. KLH is one of the main suppliers of building materials for KFR.
  2. Restoran & Kafe Tawakal who sponsored the food and beverages for the event. Tawakal serves some of the best halal food in Bentong.
  3. Majlis Perbandaran Bentong who provided the use of one lorry.
  4. Alam Flora who provided the use of one backhoe and one lorry.
  5. Jabatan Perhutanan who sponsored 30 trees.
  6. Mr Simon Lee, one of the building contractors for Kechara Forest Retreat, who sponsored the rental of canopies, tables, chairs and sound system.
  7. Mr Kent Liew, another building contractor for Kechara Forest Retreat, who secured sponsorship for the use of a backhoe from CTM Machinery and a lorry from Pam Kim Fatt.
  8. Mr Eddie Loke, the electrical contractor for Kechara Forest Retreat for use of his lorry.

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all who have made this community event possible, from those who contributed financially and in kind, to those who spent their holiday volunteering for a good cause.

We hope to see everyone again next year. Let’s keep our environment clean!

Sincerely,
Board of Directors
Kechara House

 


 

Gotong Royong Hari Malaysia 2016

Gotong Royong merupakan kegiatan masyarakat di mana anggota masyarakat bersatu tenaga bersama-sama melakukan suatu aktiviti muhibah seperti membersihkan kawasan persekitaran dengan mengutip sampah-sarap dan membersihkan longkang-longkang awam.

Sempena merayakan Hari Malaysia, Kechara dan Tsem Rinpoche Foundation dengan kerjasama Majlis Perbandaran Bentong menjalankan akitiviti Gotong Royong buat kali kedua tahun ini. Tujuan Gotong Royong ini adalah untuk membersihkan Jalan Chamang supaya para pelancong dan pelawat dapat menikmati persekitaran yang bersih ketika berkunjung ke air terjun Chamang. Kawasan persekitaran yang bersih juga akan mencegah nyamuk-nyamuk daripada membiak.

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YDP Mohammad Shahid bin Ismail makes the opening speech to all present / YDP Mohammad Shahid bin Ismail memberi ucapan perasmian kepada para hadirin / 文冬市议会主席莫哈末沙希依斯迈致开幕辞

Kami rasa besar hati dengan kehadiran Yang Dipertua (YDP) Majlis Perbandaran Bentong, Mohammad Shahid bin Ismail yang merasmikan acara Gotong Royong pada jam 8.30 pagi, 16 September 2016 di Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). Dalam ucapannya, beliau mengucapkan terima kasih kepada Kechara kerana mengambil inisiatif untuk menganjurkan acara ini dan beliau menjelaskan bahawa dengan membersihkan kawasan persekitran kita, pembiakan nyamuk boleh dihapuskan, khususnya nyamuk Aedes yang menyebabkan demam denggi dan virus Zika. Beliau berharap acara Gotong Royong ini akan dijadikan acara tahunun setiap Hari Malaysia.

Dalam acara ini, sukarelawan dari Kechara, Kechara Soup Kitchen, Majlis Perbandaran Bentong, Alam Flora, SW Corp, Jabatan Perhutanan, bekerjasama dengan penuh semangat muhibah membersihkan kawasan sekitar 4 kilometer dari KFR, di antara Jalan Chamang dan Air Terjun Chamang. YDP juga turut menyertai akitiviti pembersihan ini bersama-sama kakitangannya serta para sukarelawan Kechara.

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Educating others on the importance of community service by example, a humble YDP Mohammad Shahid has no reservations about picking up trash, a job perceived as lowly in most societies / Satu teladan dan pengajaran yang baik tentang betapa pentingnya kegiatan masyarakat, YDP Mohammad Shahid, seorang yang rendah diri, tidak pun berasa jijik untuk mengutip sampah, suatu pekerjaan yang dipandang rendah pada lazimnya / 文冬市议会主席莫哈末沙希依斯迈为人谦卑,放下身段以身作则捡垃圾,教育民众社区服务在加强睦邻精神方面的重要性

Kechara ingin megambil kesempatan ini untuk mengucapkan ribuan terima kasih kepada para penaja yang berikut:

  1. KLH Hardware & Machinery Trading yang menaja kereta tolak, penyodok, sarung tangan, topeng muka dan beg-beg sampah. KLH merupakan salah satu daripada pembekal utama bahan-bahan binaan KFR.
  2. Restoran & Kafe Tawakal yang menaja makanan dan minuman acara ini. Tawakal menyediakan antara makanan halal yang terbaik di Bentong.
  3. Majlis Perbandaran Bentong untuk kegunaan sebuah lori.
  4. Alam Flora bagi kegunaan sebuah lori dan sebuah pengorek-kaut.
  5. Jabatan Perhutanan yang menaja 30 batang pokok
  6. Simon Lee, kontraktor KFR yang menaja kanopi, meja, kerusi dan sistem bunyi.
  7. Kent Liew, kontraktor KFR yang mendapat tajaan untuk kegunaan pengorek-kaut CTM Machinery dan lori Pam Kim Fatt
  8. Eddie Loke, kontraktor elektrik KFR untuk kegunaan lori beliau

Kami ingin mengucapkan terima kasih kepada mereka yang telah bersama-sama menjayakan gotong royong kali ini, para penaja yang telah menghulurkan sumbangan kewangan dan tenaga, juga kepada mereka yang telah menghabiskan masa cuti bekerja secara sukarela untuk tujuan yang baik.

Kami amat berharap akan dapat bertemu lagi pada tahun hadapan. Mari kita bersama-sama menjaga kebersihan persekitaran.

Yang Benar,
Lembaga Pengarah
Kechara House

 


 

2016年马来西亚日Gotong Royong活动

“Gotong Royong”是马来文字,意思是指当地社区的人聚在一起,合力进行一项社区活动,如打扫环境,清理垃圾和渠道。

配合马来西亚日,克切拉联合詹杜固仁波切基金和文冬市议会合作,连续第二年举办Gotong Royong 活动。这项目活动的宗旨为,清理干净前往文冬旅游热点–暹猛瀑布的暹猛路。清洁干净的环境同时也能避免蚊虫在我们生活的环境滋长。

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Removing heavy debris: volunteers from Kechara Soup Kitchen do more than just feeding the homeless / Membuang sampah yang berat: Sukarelawan Kechara Soup Kitchen bukan sahaja memberi makanan kepada masyarakat yang memerlukanya, tetapi juga melibatkan diri dalam aktiviti seperti membersihkan alam sekitar / 合力清除大型垃圾:来自克切拉香积厨的志愿人士不仅将力量贡献在帮助无家可归者,在社区服务方面也不遗余力

2016年9月16日,我们很荣幸地再次邀请文冬市议会主席莫哈末沙希依斯文迈, 莅临克切拉禅修林为活动主持开幕仪式。沙希在演讲中感谢克切拉主办这项活动。他说,将我们的四周环境打扫干净,能避免蚊虫滋生,特别是黑斑蚊,以及最近肆虐的寨卡病毒。沙希希望此次的Gotong Royong 活动能持续在每年的马来西亚日举办。

这次活动共有85名志愿者来自克切拉团体各部门、克切拉香积厨、文冬市议会、Alam Flora、大马固体废料管理机构,以及彭亨森林局的职员和志愿人士一起加入了这项有意义的活动,充分发挥睦邻精神,齐心协力清理干净暹猛路周围四公里长,从克切拉禅修林入口处一直延伸到暹罗猛路瀑布的环境。市议会主席还身体力行跟市议会职员和克切拉志愿人士,一起参与了美化环境的活动。

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YDP Mohammad Shahid clears a pile of rubbish. The removal of garbage is important not only for aesthetic purposes, but for the safety of Bentong folks who frequent this road for recreational activities such as cycling and jogging / YDP Mohammad Shahid membersihkan selonggok sampah sarap. Mengutip sampah sarap bukan sekadar untuk kecantikan alam sekitar sahaja, malah juga untuk keselamatan penduduk Bentong yang sering datang ke Jalan Chamang untuk berjogging atau berbasikal / 图示文冬市议会主席莫哈末沙希正在清除垃圾。清扫垃圾不仅美化环境,也能确保经常在暹猛路跑步和踩脚车的文冬居民的安全

克切拉团体在此特别感谢以下的热心赞助和鼎力支持这项活动的商家、单位和人士:

  1. KLH Hardware & Machinery Trading 赞助手推车、铲子、耙子、面罩、手套和垃圾袋。KLH 五金店是克切拉禅修林建筑材料的主要供应商
  2. Restoran & Kafe Tawakal 赞助参与者食物和饮用水。Tawakal 餐厅是文冬镇上其中一间供应美味清真食品的餐厅
  3. 文冬市议会提供一台卡车
  4. Alam Flora 提供挖土机和卡车各一台
  5. 彭亨森林局 赞助30颗树木美化环境
  6. Simon Lee 是克切拉禅修林的其中一位承包商,赞助大会帐篷、桌椅和音响租借费用
  7. Kent Liew 是克切拉禅修林的另一位承包商,协助向CTM Machinery 免费租借挖土机,以及Pam Kim Fatt免费借用卡车
  8. Eddie Loke 是克切拉禅修林电气承包商,免费借出他的卡车
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The wonderful volunteers who spent their holiday cleaning up the environment / Sukarelawan yang menghabiskan cuti mereka membersihkan persekitaran / 这些志愿人士善用本身的时间在利益社区,乘着公共假期投入社区服务工作

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A big thank you to KLH Hardware’s kind sponsorship of wheelbarrows which made rubbish collection so much easier / Ribuan terima kasih kepada KLH Hardware atas sumbangan kereta tolak yang membolehkan pengutipan sampah sarap dengan lebih mudah / 我们非常感谢KLH五金店慷慨赞助手推车,让垃圾收集工作更便利顺畅

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It’s never too early to learn how to serve the community / Tidak kira umur, kanak-kanak juga boleh belajar melibatkan diri dalam kegiatan masyarakat / 投入社区服务永远不嫌早

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The backhoe made collecting huge piles of rubbish a breeze! / Sumbangan kegunaan pengorek-kaut ini meringankan kerja-kerja mengutip longgokan sampah yang besar! / 挖土机在清除大型垃圾方面帮了大忙

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  1. Alice Tay on Aug 24, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche, sponsors and the support team in making this a success for the activity. This activity created opportunity for those who practiced teamwork and worked in harmony with others in order to raise awareness of a clean environment and prevent Zika virus caused by mosquito bites.

    Hope this activity will continue to be held on a regular basis for the benefit of many others.

  2. Wan Wai Meng on Dec 9, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Gotong Royong is something not so commonly heard like yesteryears, it is a coming together of the community to do something that benefits the community as a whole. It is an elevation of one’s consciousness, and it does take a more enlightened state of mind, to see that the community is much more important and essential than the individual.

    As not everyone who participated in this activity, got direct benefit from this exercise. But there is an indirect benefit that, by benefitting others, they are in fact benefitting themselves. increasingly more and more thinkers of the day are thinking that the happiness of others, do in fact affect our own happiness, it is like we are all invisibly interconnected to one another like the movie Matrix. The happiness of one, affects and increases the happiness of the whole, and the unhappiness of one affects also the whole.

  3. Kb Thapa on Nov 7, 2016 at 4:12 am

    The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved. but it is also creating a cause for a cleaner place. We just need someone to start and create awareness as Rinpoche do more people will become aware and will actively work towards a cleaner environment . Great to see smile on their face…

  4. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on Oct 23, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    Big thank you and rejoice to Yang Dipertua (YDP) Majlis Perbandaran Bentong, Mohammad Shahid bin Ismail, the organizing committee, Kechara Pastors, Kechara staff and all the volunteers who had spent the holiday in clearing up the rubbish along the Jalan Chamang in Bentong, Pahang.

    A clean and mosquito-free environment is very important for all walks of life as polluted environments can cause serious epidemic virus or bacteria to grow and spread within the vicinity of the area.

    Hopefully, there will be more and more people recognizing the importance of a clean environment by not simply throwing the rubbish at the roadside at their convenience but applying awareness of not polluting the environment by owning the self-responsibility, protect and preserve the Mother nature for our future generations. Prevention is always easier than cure.

    Thank you with folded hands,
    kin hoe

  5. Freon Tee on Oct 3, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Spending holiday in doing cleaning is something meaningful. Kechara Organisation not only having a Retreat center in Chamang, Bentong to heal people but by organizing this activity, it brought awareness to many that it is important to keep the environment clean.

    YDP Mohammad Shahid bin Ismail even took his leisure time out and work together with Kechara to clean the environment. His attitude impress many others and i believe, Bentong will have a clean space

    Environment is not our big rubbish bin that we conveniently throw our rubbish into it and polluted the environment. With the new virus – Zika, the awareness towards our environment should be more alert. By simply throwing the rubbish, we are creating a karma to have dirty environment.

    Love our mother earth, as this is the only habitat we have.

  6. Stella Cheang on Oct 3, 2016 at 11:00 am

    It is really heartwarming to see Malaysian come together as a community and discard the label of race or religion for the purpose of greater good. This is the teachings of all religions. To keep the environment that we live in clean and beautiful is our responsibility. Thank you Rinpoche and Kechara for creating this opportunity for us to give back to the society and be a good citizen of Malaysia.

  7. Julien Roth on Sep 29, 2016 at 12:02 am

    I remember when I was present for last years cleaning day. It was really an experience to remember. I remember going to places other people would not even think of going, pulling out huge and yucky bags of rubbish and dumping it onto a dump truck. I felt good. Good that I was doing something for not only the town of Bentong, but for mother nature.

    I am happy to see that this cleaning up is becoming a consistent thing in Bentong. Kecharians must set an example for the locals in Bentong. They must show that litter and pollution is wrong and needs to be corrected. If this occasion is repeated yearly, I am sure that more and more people will become aware of this.

  8. sonny tan on Sep 27, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Thank you to all who participated in this combined effort to clean Chamang Road in Bentong, it is heartening to know that all were truly focused on this task of making Bentong a more cleaner town.
    These auspicious events were attended by the head of the local municipal council and also the forestry department speaks volumes of the recognition that they have on Kechara. The contribution by the local contractors providing their machineries for the cleanup must also be congratulated for their kind thoughts and efforts.
    This humbleness shown by the respective local government departments, contractors and Kecharians working in unison to do the cleanup is something Kecharians can be proud of and hopefully we pray for many more wonderful happenings in the near future. This personal association and blending with the local authorities and the Bentong residents will make it easier for us to introduce Tibetan Buddhism to them.

  9. Sofi on Sep 27, 2016 at 5:49 am

    Rejoice for everyone who took part in this gotong-royong event. How wonderful to see Kecharians working with the volunteers and the local municipal officials to clean up the road to Chamang Waterfalls, an attraction with many visitors. Our Guru, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche had always promoted environmental preservation for our future and the future of our generations to come. This is a fulfilment of his vision in the nicest possible way as everyone works together in willing harmony. Kudos everyone!

  10. Wylfred Ng on Sep 26, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    这是克切拉禅修林与文冬当地政府部门连续第二年在马来西亚日当天进行Gotong Royong清理暹猛路。不少克切拉的职工、义工、政府部门员工都在这个假日参与这个有意义的活动。

    暹猛路是克切拉禅修林的所在地, 也是通往文冬暹猛情人瀑布的唯一道路, 在假日都有不少游客前往这些地方参观。 通过清洁暹猛路可以让来这里旅游的游客对于文冬有更好的印象。

    希望明年我们还可以再继续主办这个有意义的活动。

    谢谢

  11. Echeah on Sep 25, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    As Buddhists, we learn that we are interdependent, humans, animals, the environment and all beings therein. It is important to create harmony and taking care of the environment is the responsible thing to do. After all, we need a clean conducive environment for our sustenance. It might be not a global effort, but cleaning out your own back yard and beyond, is a small but good start and does make a difference. We should never feel that our efforts are too small to make an impact.

  12. Sock Wan on Sep 25, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    It is very important to keep our environment and community clean and safe to live in. In Kechara we believe everyone is inter-dependent, thus it is important to respect each other, to respect our environment. By having activity like this, we are create awareness to the public the importance of keeping our environment clean and the responsibility we each have towards the betterment of our society.

  13. Mingwen on Sep 25, 2016 at 12:51 am

    Thank you! Terima Kasih! “Nandri”! 谢谢!

    To every body who contributed & make this meaningful event happened again.

    Sad to say, in fact, they are always people who love to left “marks” wherever they go and kind hearted people like you guys would spend your precious energy and time to take care of the environment and wipe off those unwanted “marks”.

    We all have responsibility to take care of the mother nature because we all share the same Earth! We would able to spend our time and energy to do something else which are more significant, if everyone do their own small part. Etc., to dispose rubbish into the rubbish bins.

    It seem like it’s a little too difficult for everyone to do so, because we are a little bit too selfish and a little bit too lazy. However, for instance, when people dump rubbish around where we are living, we would not delay to make complaints and curse people who dumped. When we do not care about the others, why should the others care about us?

    I’ve no idea, what can be done to change people mind, so that we will not be so selfish and damage the Earth any further. I could only think of doing my own part and join great people to take care of the sake of our home, so that the mother nature knows there are still people who love her.

    Much appreciations from me to those heros and heroines who really care about our home!

  14. Lin Mun on Sep 23, 2016 at 12:19 am

    It is great effort in participating a Gotong Royong with the local government. We as a part of the community must always work together towards a cleaner environment hand in hand with the local authority.

    It is not only the authority’s responsibility to care for the environment but the whole community. Hope this activity will bring more awareness to be responsible of our action, love our community and environment.

  15. Samfoonheei on Sep 22, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Kudos…to those who made the cleaning up of Jalan Chamang, Bentong, a successful comunity event.When we have a cleaner environment ,more people and tourist will visit the famous waterfall, KFR and the Bentong town as well.At the same time to keep the place away from mosquitoes breeding further,As spiritual seekers its wonderful to work with other local departments in caring and giving our service to the local community and to protect our environment.May those who had sponsored tools etc and to those who are involved in the cleaning up be blessed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.

  16. Fong on Sep 19, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    It was a great effort by all to sponsor and participate in this gotong royong. Not only does it , at least temporarily cleans up the environment, it also raises awareness of a clean environment and that all should refrain from simply flinging rubbish out their vehicle window.

    It may seem a small step, but it is also creating a cause for a cleaner environment. Over time, more people will become aware and will actively work towards a cleaner Bentong – for a cleaner environment free of mosquitoes.

    Thank you for sharing this article as I’m sure it is a way of raising awareness.

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  • 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
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 15. 2021 03:54 PM
    Since the monks are holding so many vows, serving them is an opportunity for HUGE merit. They are a source of inspiration for others who are seeking spiritual solace. We need to support them and creates the causes for the Dharma to remain , creating the causes for an abundance of spiritual and material wealth for ourselves as well. In Bangkok , its amazing having the opportunity to make offerings to the monks and nuns early in the morning. Giving to the monks and nuns is an incredible thing, we create unbelievable merit if we offer to the monks with the motivation of Bodhicitta. Looking at Angel makes offerings, reminds me of my trip to ChiangMai where I have an opportunity to give packed foods to monks early in the morning. Its truly wonderful indeed. If I have the opportunity again I will definitely love to offer foods to the monks.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/angel-makes-offerings.html
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Jan 15. 2021 01:02 AM
    Wow! Thank you for the wonderful sharing. I love the amazing recipe on sauces it looks healthy and delicious. I found this recipes very nutritious with all fresh ingredients, spices and herbs. I would love to try it out the Savory Mushroom Gravy.

    https://bit.ly/39MFWeD
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 14. 2021 03:13 PM
    Wow interesting one of the most fantastic escapes in history now comes in comic for everyone to know the truth. The true story of how HH the 14th Dalai Lama had made a daring and dangerous escape. Dalai Lama had secretly travelled to India back in 1959. The truth not many knew but with this comic , more people will understand better. Its in simple and yet easy diagrams where kids and adults would love it. The great Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden through the esteemed Panglung Oracle had helped Dalai Lama .
    Interesting comic book one must read it .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-greatest-escape-in-history.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 14. 2021 03:09 PM
    Venerable Geshe Rabten Rinpoche known as a debater, scholar, and meditation master. Geshe Rabten was one of the pioneer and the first Tibetan Buddhist masters to give teachings in the West. Interesting sharing and with detail explanations understanding the Praise to Manjusri by Geshe Rabten. We are blessed to have learn and practice it . A good practice with the correct way to visual and reading this post had me understand better the meaning of this powerful prayer.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/praise-to-manjusri-explanation-by-geshe-rabten.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 14. 2021 03:07 PM
    Thailand is a Southeast Asian country known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. Home to an exorbitantly priced delicacy as well. There are thousands of Buddhist temples in Thailand. Everywhere and corners we could see Buddhist temples . Wat Pho or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, it’s a must-see for any one visiting Thailand first-time . It is the one of the most important Buddhist temples in Thailand, which is 1,800 years old, and is the oldest in the world. Been the third largest, longest and most beautiful reclining Buddha image in Thailand . There are 108 pearl carvings of auspicious images on the Buddha’s soles, in the Chinese-Thai style. Visited Bangkok many years ago but couldn’t recall if I had visited this temple. Wish to revisit again in future to see again the beauty of those temples at Bangkok. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post with video and beautiful pictures.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/i-visited-wat-pho-thailand.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 13. 2021 05:24 PM
    High in the mountains of Sichuan province, hidden from the outside world by its geographical remoteness is the largest nunnery in the world. With an estimated 20,000 nuns, monks and lay practitioners living in the austere surroundings of the Yarchen Gar monastery. The Yarchen Gar monastery above 4000m sea level considered to be the largest concentration of monastics in the world dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan Buddhist culture after the Cultural Revolution. Looking at those pictures tells us all, it’s a huge sea of Burgundy robes, one wouldn’t expect anything on this scale to exist or survive. With determination and will power they could live and do their meditation . Living in such an rudimentary conditions, they are devoted to following the faith and entering a life of sacrament.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/10ooo-nuns-here.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 13. 2021 05:22 PM
    When we die our money, fame, and honours will be meaningless. We own nothing in this world. Everything we think we own is in reality only being loaned to us until we die. Everything surrounding us is only temporary. And on our deathbed at the moment of death, no one can save us. Anything can happen in life, anytime of the day , we have to live meaningfully while we still can by learning and practicing dharma before its too late. Do something useful for others in our life .
    Nothing is accomplished in one day…the bigger the project, the more the obstacles…but the obstacles you suffer is for others…so suffer it without suffering…Tsem Rinpoche
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/we-own-nothing.html

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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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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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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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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
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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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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
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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
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Wesak 2020
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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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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
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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
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - 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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