Great Olympic Courage

Sep 19, 2012 | Views: 493

David Lai has a personal blog. From time to time, I read his blog… he writes all sorts of things on there, from his personal rendezvous to his Dharmic adventures. Today I came across a very inspirational post. I would like to share this with everyone here as I feel that it is a must read article. It is about China’s Olympic hurdler named Liu Xiang who displayed heart-wrenching determination and courage. How do you feel about Liu Xiang? It moved to know he finished the game no matter what.

It goes back to the same old yet relevant adage, it’s not whether you win or not, but how you play the game.

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Great Olympic Courage

I have not been following the Olympics at all. However, I saw a post on this Olympic hurdler, Liu Xiang who was once a great champion but was unable to perform in the last Olympics due to his injury. His story was quite touching and one of the most memorable stories of this Olympics. He took great pains to prepare himself to win as he was a world champion. Unfortunately for this Olympics, he crashed on the first hurdle.

He tried to stand up but he couldn’t on his first try. He sat there disheartened and the whole world was watching this including millions of his countrymen. People could see the strain and disappointment written all over his face. When he finally got up and he dodged the wheelchair and volunteers as he hopped himself out of the stadium. He stopped at the exit of the stadium and something dawned on him.

He turned around and hopped onto the track and continued to hobble along the race. He kissed his final hurdle before he made it to the finishing line. This was the qualifying round and he couldn’t make it but his courage to face himself made the whole stadium cheer him and fellow hurdlers came to embrace him and lifted his hand in victory. Back home in China, many cheered his courage but there are a few who said that he faked the fall to avoid losing the race. But I think it was real and I think it was a beautiful and meaningful victory.

Source: http://www.davidlai.me/2012/08/07/great-olympic-courage/

 

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  1. Yee Yin on Oct 13, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Winning is not the sole purpose in the things we do. It is the process that counts. The process can make us a better person or worse. It is our choice.

    Liu Xiang may not win in the game but how he respected his duty as a sportsman. Even though he was injured but he decided to finish the game. His passion and determination are very admirable.

    We have to understand that we may have worked hard for the things that we want but we may not get what we wanted. The most important thing is not if we have gotten what we want but how we have done our best to achieve that. For everything we do in our life, we have to do it wholeheartedly so that we will not regret later.

  2. Samfoonheei on Jul 16, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    To face million of spectators is no easy task when you are in action more over its Olympic. What a brave courage this Olympic hurdler, Liu Xiang,who was so determine to win a gold medal at these prestage event.The only Chinese ever to win a track-and-field gold medal, a former world-record holder and Olympic champion , making it a matter of national pride to compete in London Olympic 2012.He failed to clear the first hurdle in the heats.Due to his injuries yet he managed to go back to the track to finish his event.Thats was really couraging and inspiring of a true sportsmanship.The whole statium cheers him for his courage.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  3. Pastor Moh Mei on Dec 19, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    Liu is one of China’s most successful athletes and is the only male athlete in history to have achieved the “triple crown” in the event of 110-metre hurdles: World Record Holder, World Champion and Olympic Champion.

    In sports, it takes a lot of hard work and determination to stay on top. The period of glory is usually short lived. Not many athletes get to compete in multiple Olympic games which is held every 4 years let alone win Gold multiple times. That’s why despite injury, many would brave the pain and risk the injury to still give it their best shot.

    The London Olympic would be Liu Xiang last Olympic game. Liu Xiang story is among many stories of courageous spirit in Olympic games. The Olympic games set the stage to inspire and motivate people to push beyond boundaries.

  4. VInnie Tan on Sep 7, 2013 at 4:09 am

    This shows a very good example that by not giving up and keeping to what we need to do no matter what difficulties we face is something that is correct. We should always do this so that we will not be despised by the world as quitters. Instead, the world would look at us like successors.

  5. edward ooi on Jun 20, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, I never heard of this guy named Liu Xiang before. But his story is worth spreading, he did the best he could and he endured the pain on his leg just to bring China’s reputation up but yet they say he faked his own fall just because he doesn’t admit to lose. How would you feel if you are him? did the best for his country and got betrayed by his people.

  6. Cliff on May 13, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Liu Xiang took a lot of courage to go back on track to finish the race. Hopefully it wasnt just an act but a sincere determination to finish what he had started. Took a lot of guts going out there in front of millions of people to do what he did.

  7. Joy on Jan 19, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Every now and then we come across some real life lessons when we read of such courage and post of those who we think has failed. I think Liu Xiang’s courage was an enlightening one and not fake because why would you fake such an embarrassing fall and disappoint so many? And I think it is more inspiring to see someone fall and lose it and then get up and continue. He obviously swallowed a whole lot of his ego, imagine the whole world is looking at you and it is live tele-casted on tv, there is really no where to hide and the whole word knows. So I think it is great courage of him to put his face aside and continued to do what he was meant to do instead of giving up. In doing so he won.

  8. Adrian Cho on Dec 19, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post to us..

    No matter how many times we fall down, just we don’t giving up and keep try do it all the best, those people around you, they will definitely can feel it and appreciate it much. It is nothing is impossible.

  9. Cynthia Lee on Nov 14, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    If it was fake, he must have practiced his acting skills rather than painfully practice for the Olympics. I rather see the positive light in others and be inspired by his courage to face himself and his ego.
    After all, he must have perseverance and determination to have been a champion before.

    What we should learn from him is we can’t win and be the best always. Things can get tough, however, quitting should not be an option for what we have started. Even though it may not be the best, at least do the best possible. There are people putting hopes on us and counting on us (similarity to dharma work).

  10. patsy on Nov 3, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Even though he was in pain, he still hobbled to the finishing end. He may have lost the race, but his effort to finish the race made him a winner. He did not give up or let his injury prevent him from finishing the race. Such strong determination! Liu Xiang, may you get well soon.

  11. Darren Kechara on Oct 31, 2012 at 3:39 am

    I like Liu Xiang’s never give up attitude. Strong determination people with the right attitude always inspires me to be consistent and do more. 🙂

  12. Janice Kwok on Oct 20, 2012 at 9:28 am

    It takes courage to walk back to finish the race. People who ar envious will say he faked it. What we do , how we do and when we do something is most likely to be commented on by someone else. So its a matter of do we believe truly and deeply for something or we will give up becos its easier to do so or becos someone else made a comment.

  13. Uncle Eddie on Sep 26, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Reaction to Liu Xiang’s fall attracted;- Front page of a chinese major Newspaper, screaming a bold headline of outrage; Hosts and reporters noticeably turned emotional, sounded shaken and choked up; some shocking reactions inside China questioned morality behind his failure; the collapse created “heartbreak” in China and 1.3billion shed tears; but many don’t buy the heartbreak scene completely! I wonder what athlete with a “right sense of mind” would want such a disasterous disappointment to happen at this point of time at any cost?

  14. nicholas on Sep 24, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and David for such an inspiring post.

    I learn better of what is true sportsmen spirit and “Never Give Up”. Never give up doesn’t mean resulted us for the gold medal but the mind that make us the top of what we believe.

    The result is important but the strong mind keep us move on consistently.
    This mind not only for sportsmen but applicable to our live for whatever things that we do and in fact is one of the main key to success in our life journey.

    I’m inspired and will truly admire Liu Xiang courage and believe.

  15. Sean Pang on Sep 24, 2012 at 1:53 am

    Dear Rinpoche and David,

    thanks for sharing this post. Living in Shanghai (where Liu Xiang is originally from), I see a lot of comments on Weibo (Chinese Twitter) about Liu Xiang’s fall. Some call the fall a fall while others refer to the fall as his failure.

    When China witnessed his fall, the overwhelming response was one of support for him. They applauded him for trying despite his old injuries. But then came a press conference given by the national TV channel (CCTV) saying that they rehearsed for “the scenario when Liu Xiang falls” and the immediate reaction was one of outrage and negative comments hurled at LX, the Chinese Olympic Team and CCTV.

    Regardless of the “side show”, one cannot deny that LX trained hard for his shot at redeeming himself after failing to live up to his country’s expectations at the 2008 Olympics, in front of his countrymen no less. It takes a lot of courage and determination to dedicate another 4 years of his life to gruelling training and he only needs to answer to his own conscience, not comments flung at him, be they positive or negative.

    It’s the same for us Dharma students, I suppose. When we are among fellow Dharma practitioners, we get positive energy and support, and we feel good. But when we face people who do not agree with what we do and start criticising us, do we cringe and cry or join in the fray and fight? Why should their words affect us? As we can see from the public reaction to LX, opinions can change quickly and can be very different. If we live only in response to other people’s opinion of us, when do we even have time to really live?

    My opinion: Liu Xiang is a hero because he believes in what he does. But he doesn’t need to listen to me.

    Sean in Shanghai

    • David Lai on Mar 18, 2013 at 11:41 am

      Dear Sean,

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this matter. I am sure opinions about Liu Xiang has polarized and I do believe that he would be strong enough to hear them out and get over it. Why? Well, he has no choice unless he decides to leave the country for good. Regardless of whether he faked the fall or whether it was genuine, it does not stop detractors and supporters from voicing their opinions. I guess, if they were to be silent, then he has truly become irrelevant to his own people. I guess that comes part and parcel of being a celebrity sportsman or any other public personality out there.

      There’s just innumerable stories of how celebrities cope with fame and angry naysayers all over the world. One way is to keep doing what they do best and in Liu Xiang’s case, I am not sure if he would still be around for the next Olympics but there are plenty of other arenas he can move on to and his experience through it would shape the future success of whatever he would want to continue with. That’s how I see this.

  16. Louise Lee on Sep 23, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    刘翔是运动员的表标者! 

    运动员从来不会 set 一条线各自己的!从来就不会认输!

    我们应该向这些不停突破,不停跃进的运动员学习!不要在躲在我们的安全洞里,做懦夫!欺骗自己我很幸福快乐!

  17. Wah Ying on Sep 22, 2012 at 12:20 am

    I guess Liu Xiang already knew his chances to win to be even qualified himself for the qualifying round. He did not make it in one of the last games he joined. But he can’t just quit in this way. Initially I think it’s cruel for him to make himself/his government to make him join the games. And he is not smart to join the games under such circumstances.

    Liu Xiang became a hero for China and his countrymen after he won the gold medal of 2002 Olympic Games. He might not be portraying an image of a hero suppose to be – to win the games, but he at least tried it and made t to the end.

    He faces himself and his limitation in front of the world and his countrymen. And many including me would not have the courage to face the consequences. Today I learn a lesson from Liu Xiang – losing is hard, facing our defeat/shortcoming is hard, letting go our ego is hard, but we win if we can face them.

  18. daisy sun on Sep 21, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Thank you David n rinpoche for sharing the story which answer my doubts I had last 1-2 weeks. Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.

  19. HelenaC on Sep 21, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Never give up and give all you can, It does not matter win or loose, you will gain the respect 🙂 Liu Xiang shows us the truly sportmenship. He is inspiring to many of us and he made his country proud 🙂 Thank you for sharing Rinpoche and David.

  20. Wei Theng on Sep 21, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Salute on his courage to face himself and the failure on the track. he has successful win within and be a role model of many including myself. Jia you Liu Xiang, all the best! I’m sure you will succeed in whichever path that you choose to with this attitude.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this meaningful story.

  21. Jace Chong on Sep 21, 2012 at 1:40 am

    Thanks Rinpoche and David for sharing this.

    Yes, I believe that the real victory is to win the battle within yourself to achieve higher and better.

    His action is touching my heart more than he won a gold metal in the competition. Thanks Liu Xiang for showing us the real spirit of Olympic and may you recover soon.

  22. Wan Wai Meng on Sep 21, 2012 at 12:19 am

    I always think athletes are ultra positive people, because everyone no matter how good you are you had to lose at some point before you got to the top. And being in the olympics is very special non one wants to miss out this event at all. I do not see why any athlete would want to make a show of failure.

  23. shelly tai on Sep 20, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Shelly on sept 20 at 635pm
    That is very true in life no matter what we do we should complete eventhough the task is full of challange.

  24. Sheryl KH (JB) on Sep 20, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Lets assume that Liu Xiang did not fake it I believe it takes a lot of courage to go back to the track and finish the line knowing that you cant change your own destiny anyway.

    Not many people can do that. We all have ego. For chinese, this is even worst because we need ‘face’.

    So maybe we can take this as a true mistake and learn from Liu Xiang and his ability to let go his ego in front of the whole world.

    Truly something big for us to learn.

    • David Lai on Sep 21, 2012 at 2:38 pm

      Dear Sheryl,
      That is a very good point that you mentioned and I read on the news that the Chinese press were notorious for giving tremendous coverage to those who won the gold medals but totally ignoring those that won the silver and bronze medals during the Olympics. I can’t imagine what they would say about Liu Xiang.

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The Unknown

The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn\'t this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
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According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn't this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden\'s blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
8 months ago
108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
8 months ago
Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat\'s doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
8 months ago
One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
8 months ago
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
8 months ago
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
It\'s very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it\'s very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
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It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
1 years ago
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
1 years ago
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
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
1 years ago
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
1 years ago
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
1 years ago
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
1 years ago
DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
1 years ago
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
1 years ago
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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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
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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
3 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
3 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 months ago
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
5 months ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
6 months ago
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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 months ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 months 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.
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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