Google & Buddhism

Nov 20, 2013 | Views: 2,406

Dear students and friends,

Google Inc. is an American multinational corporation specializing in Internet-related services and products. Besides owning Blogger and YouTube, Google is most widely known as a search engine provider. They have grown so big in their industry that their company name has become synonymous with the word “search”!

I recently read that Google is now finding ways to implement Buddhist practice in order  to enrich the lives of their users and staff. How wonderful!

On a basic level, Buddha’s teachings can be taken as practical philosophy, and if implemented, will gradually become a person’s way of life. Buddhism is one of the fastest growing spiritual engagements in the West… and Global tech companies are now actively seeking out ways to integrate Buddhist methods into their business models.

I thought that this was a great article to share with everyone as it shows how spirituality is essential in our daily life. It is so essential that even global giants like Google has begun inviting renown Buddhist teachers/gurus such as Thich Nhat Hanh to teach valuable lessons to their staff and clients, on their campus. It’s really nice to know how much Google cares and keeps their staff’s well-being in mind.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


Google seeks out wisdom of zen master Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Global tech companies are connecting to the power of mindfulness and meditation to drive sustainability and happiness

Why on earth are many of the world’s most powerful technology companies, including Google, showing a special interest in an 87-year-old Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk?

The answer is that all of them are interested in understanding how the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, or Thay as he is known to his hundreds of thousands of followers around the world, can help their organisations to become more compassionate and effective.

In a sign that the practice of mindfulness is entering the mainstream, Thay has been invited later this month to run a full day’s training session at Google’s main campus in California.

Thay, who has sold over 2m books in America alone, is also meeting more than 20 CEOs of other major US-based technology companies in Silicon Valley, to offer his wisdom on the art of living in the present moment.

He plans to discuss with them how they can develop a deep understanding of the inter-connectedness and inter-dependence of all life and offer practical tools to better integrate mindfulness in their daily work, in the products they design, and in the vision they have for how technology can change the world. The event will end with the practice of walking meditation.

The work of Thay has been acknowledged by several global leaders over the past 50 years. Current World Bank president Jim Yong Kim has said his practice is one “in which one can be deeply passionate and compassionate toward those who are suffering,” while Martin Luther King nominated him for the Nobel peace prize in 1967 for his work in seeking to end the Vietnam war.

King said that conferring the award “would re-awaken men to the teaching of beauty and love found in peace. It would help to revive hopes for a new order of justice and harmony.”

Despite his advancing years, Thay, who was ordained 71 years ago, is currently in the middle of a punishing three month tour of North America, immediately after a similar period running retreats across Asia.

His network of monks and nuns represents the world’s fastest growing monastic order and his week-long retreats in upstate Toronto, New York, Mississippi and California, each with a capacity of more than 1,000 people, have sold out in a matter of days.

 

Our voracious economic system

Thay, who warns that civilisation is at risk of collapse from the environmental and social damage caused by the voraciousness of our economic system, offers an alternative vision that focuses on true happiness, which he believes we have sacrificed on the altar of materialism.

His teaching is based on transforming our suffering by letting go of the scars of the past as well as worries about the future, via meditation and mindful living.

Pointing to our addiction to consumption as a clear sign we are trying to paper over our suffering, Thay suggests we should go in the opposite direction, to the very heart of our pain, in order to transcend it.

He believes that for business to play a role in slowing the runaway train of capitalism, corporate leaders need to recognise they have made a fundamental error in their narrow-minded belief that profit on its own equates to success.

 

Business needs a fundamental shift in consciousness

For that to happen, the corporate world needs to undergo a fundamental shift in consciousness by recognising the importance of integrating spiritual principles into its daily life.

In an interview with the Guardian at the end of his retreat last week in the Catskill Mountains on the art of suffering, Thay said: “You have to consider your idea of happiness. You think it is possible only if you win, if you are on the top.

“But it is not necessarily like that, because even if you are successful in making more money, you still suffer. You compete because you’re not happy and meditation can help you to suffer less.

“Many of us think you can only be happy when you leave other people behind; you are number one. You do not need to be number one to be happy.

“There must be a spiritual dimension in your life and in your business, otherwise you cannot deal with the suffering caused by your work or your daily life.”

 

Meetings with Martin Luther King

Recalling his meetings with King, which were pivotal in the the decison of the civil rights leader to come out against the Vietnam war, Thay said President Obama missed out a key ingredient when he last week celebrated the 50th anniversary of the landmark ‘I have a dream’ speech.

“When President Obama said let freedom ring, he is talking about the kind of freedom coming from outside; political and social freedom, but even if you have a lot of freedom to organise, to say things, to write, you can still suffer a lot as you don’t have the freedom inside – from your anger and fear,” says Thay.

Central to King’s vision was the development of the Beloved Community and Thay has concentrated his energy on building more than a thousand ‘sanghas’ of lay practitioners around the world.

But is it possible for business leaders to create transformation through the building of a community ethos within their companies?

Mindfulness and meditation in the workplace

Thay believes that bringing mindfulness and meditation into corporations will help them to turn away from their destructive ways and recognise the inter-dependence of all life.

“Meditation practice can help business to suffer less,” he says. “That is good already because if your employees are happy, your business can improve.

“If your business is causing environmental problems, then because you have practiced meditation you may have an idea of how to conduct your business in such a way that you will harm nature less.

“Meditation can calm your suffering and give you more insight and more right view on yourself and on the world and if you have a collective wisdom, then naturally you will want to handle and conduct your business in such a way that will make the world suffer less.”

Bringing mindfulness into the workplace can also help prevent employees from becoming overwhelmed by their work, according to Thay, but business leaders need to lead by example.

 

Business leaders need to take care of themselves

While many senior executives are starting to speak out about the importance of sustainability, Thay says few connect this to the internal culture of the organisations they run.

“If he [business leader] spends all the time taking care of the corporation, he does not have time for himself or his family, but it is important to recognise that the business will profit if he is more calm, more loving, more compassionate and understanding,” he says.

Partly to blame is the increasing speed and reach of computers, which makes it increasingly hard to find time to reflect and be inspired.

 

The power of aimlessness

Thay talks of the importance of developing the art of aimlessness, rather than the non-stop creation of more projects.

“People believe that happiness is in the future and the point of aimlessness is to stop running and find happiness in the here and the now,” he says.

“True happiness cannot be without peace. If you continue to run, how can you have peace and you run in your dreams also. That is our civilisation.

“We have to reverse this trend. We have to go back to ourselves, to our beloved ones, to nature, because electronic devices help us to run away from ourselves. We lose ourselves in the internet, business, projects and we have no time to be with ourselves. We do not have the time to take care of our beloved ones and do not allow Mother Earth to heal us. We are running away from self, family and nature.”

While most business leaders find it difficult to talk openly about the pressures they face, there are high profile examples of executives who share Thay’s concerns.

Erin Callan, the former chief financial officer of Lehman Brothers, who resigned months before the bank’s bankruptcy, put her head above the parapet earlier this year to write about how work had completely consumed her.

“When I left my job, it devastated me,” she wrote in the New York Times. “I couldn’t just rally and move on. I did not know how to value who I was versus what I did.

“When I wasn’t catching up on work, I spent my weekends recharging my batteries for the coming week. Work always came first, before my family, friends and marriage — which ended just a few years later.”

Dualistic nature of technology

While Thay worries about the destructive force of technology, he recognises its dualistic nature and therefore its power also to do good.

This is why he will call on the technology CEOs he meets to concentrate on developing apps and other devices that can help bring people back into balance.

“We need to have an awakening and when I talk to Google and the other companies, I will tell them to use their intelligence and goodwill to help us create the kind of instruments to come back to ourselves, heal ourselves,” he says. “We do not have to reject or throw away all these devices but can make good use of them.”

He talks of developing apps that can help people to calm their anger when it arises and refers to a watch he designed, on which every hour is marked by the word ‘now,’ rather than a number.

Google has asked the Buddhist monk to talk on the subject of intention, innovation and insight, which he says can all benefit from the practice of mindfulness.

Thay was invited to visit Google in 2011 and since then mindfulness practices have blossomed at the technology giant, including a growing number of people taking part in its formal mindfulness training programme, ‘Search Inside Yourself.’ Meditation rooms have also been created within many of the company’s offices.

He says: “Staff at Google want to know how to transform their suffering just like all other living beings.

“Many of them are very young and intelligent so they can understand the teaching and practice well and can spread this and they have the means to do that.

“It will help for them to know that everyone has the wish to do good because all of us have Buddha nature. When you look at the path which is not noble, you can see the other path. So looking into suffering you see the way of happiness; that is the teaching of the four noble truths and you do not need to be Buddhist to understand that.

“Our society needs a collective awakening in order to save ourselves from the crisis we are in. So the practice is that awakening should take place in every step, every breath. And if you have awakening you know you have a path of happiness. You stop suffering and then you can help other people to do the same.”

Thich Nhat Hanh’s tour of North America includes public talks in New York, Boston and Pasadena. There is also a four-month exhibition of his calligraphy hosted by Blue Cliff Monastery and New York’s famous design store ABC Home

 

[Extracted from: http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/global-technology-ceos-wisdom-zen-master-thich-nhat-hanh?CMP=twt_gu]

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  1. Lin Mun on Dec 1, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    In is indeed a great news that Google taken this step to introduce Buddhism teaching to their employees. I believe it is always setting up the right motivation of the team members in achieving the company’s vision. While all corporate company’s objective is always to gain more profit but all this can’t be done with proper mindset. If the employees do not have inner happiness then how can they bring happiness to others. So I think connecting to the power of mindfulness and meditation to drive sustainability and happiness is such a great idea.

  2. Beatrix Ooi on Dec 7, 2013 at 1:10 am

    It’s a very good news! I’m very surprised that Google is also into Buddhism, I like this a lot cause no matter what religion we belong to, everybody deserves a platform to share about their interests. Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  3. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Thank you very much Rinpoche for sharing on this useful information and wisdom on how Buddhism is being integrated into business model with spiritual practices injected in employees’ working environment. When the employees in one’s company are free from inner sufferings and delusions, peace and happiness will be increased that could eventually attract more positive energies to maintain the company’s healthy growth and continue to grow in both worldly and spiritually manner.

  4. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Dec 5, 2013 at 4:42 am

    Awesome news for all Buddhist, through Google more and more peoples will get to know more details what is Buddhism about and how to be a better person.

    Social media is the powerful media to spread Holy Dharma just by finger tips, thanks Rinpoche for always remind us use social media to connect more peoples around the world able connect to Dharma and Rinpoche teaching…

  5. Julien Roth on Dec 1, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    This is fantastic news! I found this article very nice and interesting to read. Thank you for sharing Rinpoche. I hope to see more good news like this in the future. I rejoice!

  6. Patsy on Dec 1, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    This is good news especially that Google is looking into Buddhism to benefit their staffs and their companies. Meditation will help the staffs to be more mindful and focus and help improved on the productivity. By providing a conducive working environment, the employees can find peace and work in harmony with each other.

  7. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 30, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    I believe many companies should follow Googie’s way of giving their staff training and learning this is amazing stuff. That when people are more mindful they will care about what they create, and make and whether what they produce will it create more betterment or just harm.

  8. Alex C.J. Tan on Nov 29, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Too many companies today are focusing too much on short term financial gain and profit maximization rather than betterment of mankind and society and their corporate social responsibilities. They are too driven by greed at the expense of our mother earth. It is great to see more companies coming forward to adopt Buddhist teachings into their corporate DNA. They will definitely have happier employees and higher productivity, which eventually will lead to better financial performance.

    Just imagine the impact from all the employees of Google incorporating Buddhist philosophy into their ideas, products and services. We will no doubt see a range of creative and innovative offerings from this huge giant in the near future that are reflective of them embracing the wisdom of the teachings.

    I have been using the teachings in my work since I met H.E. Tsem Rinpoche and it has helped me to resolve conflicts and build better relationship. I hope the owners and decision makers of companies reading this blog seriously consider introducing Buddhist teachings into their companies.

    Rejoice for the folks at GOOGLE who have the merits to be exposed to the Dharma at work!

  9. Lucas Roth on Nov 28, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    it is so cool to know that google is looking into Buddhism, and that they want to look into the practice. i hope this helps spread the dharma to people that heard of this. thank you for sharing Rinpoche

  10. AdelineTan on Nov 28, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Buddhism is growing fast in the west and in the corporate worlds. IT giant like Google has brought buddhism to their staff as they know by practicing mindfulness and meditation can help develop peace and harmony among the staff and in their work place and the environment and hopefully the world will be a better living place in the future.

  11. sweekeong on Nov 28, 2013 at 9:37 am

    This is very much to rejoice on when businesses take an interest in how meditation can benefit their companies. Since meditation practice has to be done by human therefore the employees and employers stand to benefit from learning to incorporate meditation practice in the business environment. I believe we should not be to worry about companies using it as an opportunity to make even more money. Since Thich Nhat Hanh is Buddhist monk the blessings of Buddha will come to those who listen to him. It is the first step for people there to turn to spirituality.

    This quote “Many of us think you can only be happy when you leave other people behind; you are number one. You do not need to be number one to be happy.” is good reminder to all of us. Number one is not about leaving everyone behind and let them suffers. It is wrong thinking. Even if we are not number we can be happy.

  12. Ck siah on Nov 26, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    谢谢仁波切的开示与分享,谷歌是全球化,佛法是佛法无边。其实佛法的智慧就是整个宇宙的秘密与科学。就如佛陀的智慧说明一滴水是众生,但科学家证明一滴水就有千万的生物。所以佛法的智慧是那么博大精深,无可否认。

  13. Choongs on Nov 26, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    This extremely well-written article reminds me of the following story:

    One day a fisherman was lying on a beautiful beach with his fishing pole propped up in the sand and his solitary line cast out into the sparkling blue surf. He was enjoying the warmth of the afternoon sun and the prospect of catching a fish.

    About that time, a businessman came walking down the beach trying to relieve some of the stress of his workday. He noticed the fisherman sitting on the beach and decided to find out why this fisherman was fishing instead of working harder to make a living for himself and his family.

    “You aren’t going to catch many fish that way,” said the businessman to the fisherman, “you should be working rather than lying on the beach!

    “The fisherman looked up at the businessman, smiled and replied, “And what will my reward be?”

    “Well, you can get bigger nets and catch more fish!” was the businessman’s answer.

    “And then what will my reward be?” asked the fisherman, still smiling.

    The businessman replied, “You will make money and you’ll be able to buy a boat which will then result in larger catches of fish!”

    “And then what will my reward be?” asked the fisherman again.

    The businessman was beginning to get a little irritated with the fisherman’s questions.

    “You can buy a bigger boat and hire some people to work for you!” he said.

    “And then what will my reward be?” repeated the fisherman.

    The businessman was getting angry. “Don’t you understand? You can build up a fleet of fishing boats, sail all over the world, and let all your employees catch fish for you!”

    Once again the fisherman asked, “And then what will my reward be?”

    The businessman was red with rage and shouted at the fisherman, “Don’t you understand that you can become so rich that you will never have to work for your living again! You can spend all the rest of your days sitting on this beach looking at the sunset. You won’t have a care in the world!”

    The fisherman, still smiling, simply looked up, nodded and said: “And what do you think I am doing now?” He then looked at the sunset, with his pole in the water, without a care in the world.

  14. Wylfred Ng on Nov 25, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing.

    Its really amazing that an IT giant also implement buddhism into their company.

    I really proud of myself as a buddhist.

    Thanks

  15. jerry_sito on Nov 25, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    感恩仁波切的开示与分享

    很感动,谷歌正在想方设法落实佛法修行,以丰富他们的用户和工作人员的生活。这是多么的美妙!

    佛法常只被人定位为宗教,然而佛法对于我们来说,更是一种伟大的智慧与教育,我们常忙碌与工作,追求生活,然而却从来没有办法填满我们的心,无论工作与生活处于怎样的一个状况,许多人的心总是有着一股莫名的空洞与忧愁,谈谈的,却一发动全身,然后就开始。。。。在娑婆世界里沉沦的更深

    工作与生活,追求了再多,还是找不到许多的答案关于我们的内心的波动,那么有人想过没有是不是我们的方法错了,或我们所追求的东西次序错了,倘若我们先把我们的心识厘清,那么我们在将我们洁净与欢喜的心识用在我们的工作与生活里,是否将会拥有有一个不同的情景

    充满随喜的感恩谷歌的管理层似乎看透了这一点,开始选择了用佛法这伟大的教育,来安抚每一位员工的心,这将能造福多少人呀?功德无量

    祈愿我们上师詹杜固仁波切的慈爱宏远,成立克切拉和平中心,为的目的与谷歌公司是一样的,就是要将佛法化作一种教育,而利益无数的众生,佛法不是控制我们的思想,不是要我们膜拜佛像,而是透过一种智慧来转化我们的心识,让我们得到内心正真的富饶,然后再融入我们的生活与工作中

    祈愿仁波切长驻在世常转法轮

  16. Uncle Eddie on Nov 25, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    This was indeed a great and useful article that Rinpoche has so kindly shared with us to demonstrate that Buddhism is not only confined to spiritualism practices. Through the World famous 87 year old Vietnamnese Zen monk, Thich Nhat Hanh or Thay, it can be skifully and properly be implemented to be used as a practical philosophy in bringing mindfulness to the workplace to help employees turn away from their destructive ways towards the interdepedence of life. Further, with meditation to calm their sufferings if any, it may give them more insight and more right view on themselves, as what had been described/explained detaily in the blog articles. A great many thanks and appreciation to Rinpoche for his kind concern in the sharing and explicit teachings.

  17. Sean Wang on Nov 25, 2013 at 12:02 am

    It is nice to see that Google is taking interest in Buddhism and I can understand why. This is because Buddhism is capable of helping a person improve on a psychological level. I hope that more and more corporations will use the wisdom of Buddhism to improve themselves.

  18. KYC on Nov 24, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    I think it is a very good idea for politicians and people in the corporate world to learn meditation and find peace in their hearts. “You don’t need to be No.1 to be happy”. This is so true. It is important for business leaders to introduce spiritual elements in their companies and make it conducive for their employees to work in a happy and peaceful atmosphere.

  19. Low Khjb on Nov 23, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.It is great to know that big corporation is implementing the philosophy of Buddhist practice into their organisation ,which transcend all religion.
    By improving the productivity of their staff through the practice of mindfulness. They would gain awareness to the cause of suffering and to find ways to refrain from such action.
    By developing the correct motivation which sustain life itself,compassion would develope and grow.Therefore bringing the true sense of satisfaction and happiness inward and bring positive development to the general community outwards.
    We certainly hope that more big companies would adopt such practice to benefit their staff and their consumers as of whole.

  20. Ron Wong on Nov 23, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    It is wonderful to know that big corporation like Google has realized the benefits of spiritual practice for the well being of their employees. They have taken such radical & compassionate approach in the company corporate culture, shifting from the conventional profit orientated philosophy to a more conscious living & sustainability model which has great benefits to both the employee & the company also to the society as well. I rejoice for the people who works in Google for they are so fortunate to be able to learn, practice & experience the benefits of dharma which will bring harmony, peace in the work place & hence more happiness. If only more companies would adopt the dharma in their work place & culture, there will be joy & happiness in the world.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article & will try my very best to instill dharma in my everyday life.

  21. Lt Loo on Nov 23, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    In a globalized world we’re living in today, big organization like Google had employees from all over the world. When peoples of different background gathered together they will have different view and understanding on each other’s needs. The Middle way practice of Buddhism based on loving compassion, will be able to cater for these people. By practicing loving kindness with mindfulness their employees bring happiness not only to themselves but also to the whole cyber world connected us today.

  22. Choi Sheem on Nov 23, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    It is something positive that Google and many other big multinational companies are introducing Buddhist philosophy to their employees. And it is just wonderful that Lord Buddha’s teachings are applicable in this age of technology. They are so convinced on the goodness and power of meditation that meditation spaces are made available to the employees. With the knowledge of mindfulness, may more people be able to live and work in harmony with everyone in their surrounding.

  23. David Lai on Nov 22, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Wow! “In a sign that the practice of mindfulness is entering the mainstream.” I love this statement and this is probably true considering an organization as big as Google is adopting Buddhist methods and practices. This is admirable and it took many years of exposure to Buddhism and the gradual assimilation of Buddhism within the Western mainstream. I think great teachers like Thich Nhat Than, the Dalai Lama and recently Tsem Rinpoche had much to do with this. I do hope and pray that Rinpoche would one day receive such a big recognition and acceptance.

  24. Shelly tai on Nov 22, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful news, is good to know that companies CEO has realize how important of spiritual practices is needed in order to have a more balance life. In order to obtain ultimate happiness we need not look outside is to look inside our inner peace is not our material gain I think this teaching is very profound and very true we like to look outside we always think if we have gain this wealth or this position we will be happy in actual fact is not . I think is very fortunate for us Kecharian to have our guru constantly remind us about this profound teaching of Lord Buddha.
    With folded hands
    Shelly tai

  25. Wei Theng on Nov 22, 2013 at 12:48 am

    Rejoice to see big corporate and companies are adopting Buddhism into their company and be part of their company culture. Smart strategy and move to grow a company!
    Indeed, with Buddhism, the staffs will be happier and it’s a very positive way to retain resources too!
    Just like the motto of KFR “Building a conscious community!”
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this great news!

  26. Joy on Nov 22, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Wonderful NEWS to know that more and more people are finding Buddhist philosophies not just philosophies of the intellect but something REAL that you can physically put to test and discover a better way living. For some it’s finding PEACE, for another it could be a stress relief, and another it could mean finding a way to deal with the ups and downs of life. And there are those who will take to another step and share it with others!

    Well if it means practising kindness, creating harmonious living, teams and creating a conscious people… I do see why any business/corporation would see this as an opportunity to only strengthen their employees and empowering them to become better humans with better ethics and responsibility, not to mentioned less becoming less stress, focusing out more and being more caring. This is how we create a conscious society…

  27. mitra on Nov 21, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    thank you rinpoche for sharing is good to know Google is now finding ways to implement Buddhist practice I rejoice for it.

  28. sikkigoh on Nov 21, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    We need to get in touch with our reality.

  29. Pastor Han Nee on Nov 21, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting article with us.

    Thich Nhat Hanh or Thay shows that competition, which is the way of this materialistic world, is a way of suffering. If we can only see that all beings are interconnected and believe in the concept of interbeing, our whole perception of life and relationships(in our daily lives and in the corporate world) will change. With that we will move from pain and suffering to peace and happiness.

    This involves a mind transformation that can only come about via greater mindfulness and meditation. We need to live each day of our lives more mindfully.

  30. Wendy Loh on Nov 21, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    The integration of Buddhist philosophy into a highly influential search engine is a great step forward. Google has become key in the spread of information and content. Imagine when a person uses Google to find out about certain issues, they are introduced to other more compassionate alternatives, something they may not have known until Google brings it to their attention. And since we are all hooked on to smart phones and apps, it is timely that Buddhist-based applications are made available.

    This also goes to show Rinpoche’s great foresight in encouraging all of us to be IT and social media savvy.

    Thank you, Rinpoche.

  31. KH Ng on Nov 21, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    In this chaotic and pervasively materialistic times, people are chasing happiness that are, alas, temporary. To get ahead of others, we often step on others; just so that we get the “happiness” of being “better” than others. Soon, we find that these achievements (if at all we became number one) are unsatisfactory and we crave for more. Those who “lost” are worse off and will try to “fight back”, take revenge or do whatever they think needed to get ahead. This then is the vicious cycle that is repeated again and again all over in human existence, be it within one’s career, business or personal life.

    If we practice the teachings of the Buddha, we will first and foremost recognize that, what we are chasing for is in fact unsatisfactory and have no end, for it does not bring lasting happiness. The Buddha’s teachings provide solutions to this unsatisfactoriness.

    Great Masters like Thay, brings the teachings that are simple and easy to practice for the times. Rich companies like Google must have realize that, no amount of material resource can bring happiness to their human resources and hence they turn to Buddhism. I rejoice.

    Thank You Rinpoche.

  32. Eli Levine on Nov 21, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    I will only trust that the business leaders are making the right decisions when the financial world is prioritizing wealth because they have recognized the health and well being that is needed over material wealth. Even if the government or the people subdue the bankers and CEOs, what good would it do to make it be otherwise? The new executives would become just as corrupt as the old ones, and no lessons would have been learned. Otherwise the businesses would just continue to resist the government and the people and make things more challenging to change things in the way that they need to change, in order to realize a genuinely happier, healthier and more sustainable way of being.

    My guess, is that these executives are only seeking ways to make more money, not enlightenment.

    Silly brains are these who would prioritize wealth over health.

  33. sockwan on Nov 21, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. Even though Rinpoche and Thich Nhat Hanh are from different school/lineage, but the teachings are the same.

    1. Peace comes from within.

    2. By training our mind and be aware of it, we will be able to achieve the calmness we need in managing our stress and problems in life.

    3. Thich Nhat Hanh is hoping to build a huge lay practitioners “sanghas” around the world which is also Rinpoche’s wish.

    What Kechara is doing is definitely moving towards the right direction, seeing that Google, one of the IT giant is embracing the mindfulness training in Buddhist practice. As Kecharian, we should continue to work harder; if you are not a Kecharian yet, come and explore more!

  34. Louise Lee on Nov 21, 2013 at 6:45 am

    谢谢仁波切的分享。

    非常高兴 Google 也发现了,佛法可以带来美好的将来与人生。

    其实当我还没有进入佛法事业时,我是非常的五楼寡闻。因为父母只教育我,有什么事,就去求神拜佛。 让我完全误解了那个意义。

    现在我在佛法, 原来可以让我更上一层楼。大开眼界,看见了人生。

    在这分享里面,有非常 powerful 的句子。让我充满了能量。希望 Google 那么大的机构,可以把学习佛法的喜悦带给更多的人。

  35. Lai on Nov 21, 2013 at 5:49 am

    is good to know Google is now finding ways to implement Buddhist practice, i hope one day, our Pastors will be invited by Google or other company for giving teaching.

    • thierry on Nov 27, 2013 at 8:46 pm

      That it is indeed a very good idea!

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  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, May 4. 2021 03:46 PM
    Bali is a magical Island probably the most well-known and most visited Indonesian island. A part of Indonesia archipelago, Bali owns the panorama and unique culture that make this island an ideal location for a vacation.

    It’s shock to discover people in Bali are eating dog meat. Aside from the cruelty, the greatest shock was to discover that tourists are unwittingly eating dog meat and fueling the mobile dog meat vendors are trawling popular beaches in Bali selling satays from buckets, deliberately not telling people the origin of the meat.

    This is causing shocking animal cruelty over the popular holiday destination and
    definitely putting the local Balinese and foreign tourists’ health at risk .Thanks for the thoughtful sharing and bringing awareness to many.

    https://bit.ly/2RknC6Q
  • sarassitham
    Monday, May 3. 2021 11:36 PM
    Each of us is born with a particular set of colors and numbers that are very unique. These numbers reveal our character, purpose, motivation, talents and abilities in this life.

    I had a positive feeling and good action to know the interesting fact of Mewa 6. Thank you for the thoughtful sharing, I am blessed to know my birth Mewa and had the opportunity to encounter the challenges to face and to overcome.

    https://bit.ly/3thT9DE
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Apr 30. 2021 11:09 PM
    Thank you for the informative and historical sharing of The Guangxi Community in Bentong. It’s interesting to know the large Chinese population in the Perting Chinese New Village are Guangxi Chinese.

    A small town famous for its locally produced ginger, durians, tofu puff, bean curd, bean curd puff, fresh vegetables, it has so much more to offer for wandering foodies.

    Success requires hard work, however hard work rewards with much more than success alone. Guangxi people of today are one of the most successful communities in Bentong, producing successful people in every strata of society.

    https://bit.ly/3gQ2JLu
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 30. 2021 03:47 PM
    Great Buton Rinchen Drub’s lifestorys truly inspiring, interesting which I simply love reading over and over again. The Great Buton Rinchen Drub was one of the most erudite of scholars of Tibet. To this day he is well remembered as a prodigious scholar and writer and is Tibet’s most celebrated historian. He catalogued thousands of the Buddhist scriptures and wrote the famous book, the History of Buddhism in India and Tibet. Many Tibetan scholars utilize in their study even as today.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/tibets-great-scholar-buton-rinchen-drub.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 30. 2021 03:46 PM
    Great memories of Rinpoche meeting with Guru Deva Rinpoche a very learned and qualified Lama,that has changed Rinpoche life. He is considered to be the reincarnation of one of the 84 great Mahasiddhas of ancient India. He studied under many great masters as such like Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, Kyabje Yongzin Trijang Dorje Chang, and so forth. We have Tsem Rinpoche today all because of Guru Deva Rinpoche who had contributed towards Rinpoche’s spiritual journey. The journey was tough for Rinpoche , having gone through and had travelled from America to India. Having remained and continued to languish under the terrible conditions in India till he travelled to Nepal and meeting Guru Deva Rinpoche. Everything changed from then on. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Martin Chow for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/my-recollection-of-h-e-guru-deva-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 28. 2021 04:19 PM
    Buton Rinchen Drub is widely considered to be one of Tibet’s greatest scholars, historians, translators,writers and proponent of the Kalachakra Tantra. Even as a very young child, Rinpoche exhibited extraordinary abilities. He studied and received many tantric transmissions and empowerments from many other teachers. Well respected by many and was one of the brightest lights of Tibetan Buddhism. Over the period of his life he composed at least twenty-six prolific volumes of commentaries. His legacy included the compilation of 500 years’ worth of translated teachings into the encyclopedic Kangyur and Tangyur collections. This monumental effort helped to preserve and propagate the teachings throughout Tibet. These collections have become well known by all of the schools of Buddhism in Tibet, and continue to this day. He travelled tremendously throughout Tibet and many places giving teachings, empowerments, transmissions, and ordinations at monasteries along the way. Interesting read of a great Lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/buton-rinchen-drub.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 28. 2021 04:09 PM
    Pema Lingpa was a famous saint and siddha of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. In the history of the Nyingma school in Bhutan, Pema Lingpa is second only in importance to Padmasambhava himself. Many auspicious miraculous signs appeared when was born as such even as a child he was indeed extraordinary learning everything from reading and writing to ironwork and carpentry without receiving any instruction. Interesting read of the extraordinary enlightened activities , stories and biography of Pema Lingpa . He was highly regarded by all four of the principal schools of Vajrayana Buddhism. Pema Lingpa spent his life revealing the precious treasures of Guru Rinpoche, giving empowerments and teachings. He composed many religious texts and ritual, gave initiations and even established monasteries . He was known as a discoverer of spiritual treasures. He left a legacy establishing a tradition that endures to this day. He prophesied that in the future he would return as the Buddha Dorjé Nyingpo in the pure land of Pemako.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/pema-lingpa.html
  • Sarassitham
    Tuesday, Apr 27. 2021 04:22 PM
    Thank you for the interesting sharing of discovering the heart desire numbers. Numerology is the belief in the divine or mystical relationship between a number and one or more coinciding events. The heart’s desire is seen as part of the larger picture which includes the life path, expression, date of birth and personality. Each person has different numbers that help them identify who they are and what their purpose in life. Each letters in our name has a message which is hidden and plays a crucial role in our life.

    I think this article will benefits many who are having a very hard time to achieve their dreams and to find out their true passion in their life. I had a good read and happy to discover my heart desire number.

    https://bit.ly/3vm118z
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 26. 2021 04:10 PM
    For sarassitham –sorry press wrongly
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 26. 2021 04:09 PM
    For sarassitham – For years scientists and experts have been trying hard to get the bottom answers and hard evidence of aliens existing . Finally they did it and very close to the answers through the video….a true evidence. Throughout history, many common myths and legends mention incredible flying machines and how ancient people travelled great distances through the air. I do believe thousands of years ago, ancient mankind was visited by incredible flying machines. There are various places around the world such as the Step pyramid in Saqqara, Egypt, a burial ground in Columbia , Mountain of Solomon and Peru, and many more. All these architectural structure are amazing, how and exactly, did they build those structures those days thousands years ago without modern machineries? Made of millions of precisely hewn stones weighing tons each, even with today’s cranes and other construction equipment, building it would be a very challenging task. Scientists suspect that over centuries aliens have visited Earth. Could it be artifacts of aliens or did ancient humans have extra-terrestrial help ??? It is still a mysteries to this days. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ancient-aliens-the-evidence-season-1-episode-1.html
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Apr 23. 2021 12:19 AM
    This article is truly inspiring. Ms Chen contributed most of her time working, her passion was a strong desire that she was able to do amazing things. It is indeed a rare sight to see a person who is able to be selfless at such a deep level in many ways. I do agree that we definitely need more Ms Chens in this world to inspire and to help others.

    https://bit.ly/3xj0k1C
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 22. 2021 03:34 PM
    Ngawang Wangyal known to many as Geshe Wangyal and the first American lama introducing Tibetan Buddhism to the West. He was a Buddhist lama and scholar of Kalmyk origin born in Russia. He travelled through Russia to Tibet and spent the next 20 years traveling throughout Asia, learning English and translating . It was during the Chinese invasion he escaped to India and later went to American. Despite the many challenges he faced , he built a monastery been the first temple in the Western hemisphere, sponsored Tibetan monk scholars to assist him in teachings. That’s how Tibetan Buddhism spread in the west. His long list of accomplishments would include pioneering efforts in establishing Tibetan Buddhism’s intellectual bona fides in American academia. During the last several years of his life he worked tirelessly on his final book.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring untold story of how Tibetan Buddhism first came to America through one great Lama.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/from-russia-with-love.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 22. 2021 03:30 PM
    Kalarupa is one a wrathful emanation of Wisdom Buddha Manjushri, manifesting as a Dharma Protector. Kalarupa displaying as the direct spiritual protector force for all ugliness arising from the true inner spiritual obstacles of fear, hatred, pride and jealousy . As an emanation of Manjushri, Kalarupa’s practice ultimately helps us to destroy ignorance and develop wisdom to overcome our anger and suffering. Interesting read of the story how Kalarupa arose as a Protector. Beautiful pictures of Kalarupa in many forms.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing, even though I still have more to understand.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/kalarupa.html
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Apr 22. 2021 12:38 AM
    Animals are sentient beings who like us have feelings, if we hurt them they feel pain and if we treat them with love and care, they would feel loved. The more we human know about the animals the more we feel how amazing they are.

    Thank you for sharing, I got attacked from the cuteness and I admired the warm hug of the puppy with teddy bear.

    https://bit.ly/3eoJxl4
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 21. 2021 03:12 PM
    In Buddhism, offerings are made to the Triple Gem, giving rise to contemplative gratitude and inspiration. One such offerings such as foods. flowers, and so forth. Reading this post gives us a more understanding of some do’s and don’ts regarding food offerings. Offering food is a meritorious act that also reminds us not to be greedy or selfish.
    GREAT guidance , precious teachings and listening from those videos tell us more. All about making offerings, the importance of our motivation and the results of making offerings to the Three Jewels
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-quick-note-on-food-offerings.html

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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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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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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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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
4 months ago
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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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
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
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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
7 months ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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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
8 months ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
8 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
10 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
11 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
11 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
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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
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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
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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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
1 years ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
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
1 years 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
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