Guess what they are selling in Nepal?

Mar 22, 2016 | Views: 1,230

Dear friends around the world,

Poverty and desperation does drive people to do things that can be harmful to themselves. When it’s further fueled by ignorance, it can be very damaging long term. It is very sad to see what these people are coerced into doing to survive. This might be difficult for many of us to see but I have republished here for educational purposes. May all these type of suffering come to an end.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

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Revealed: Nepalese village where almost everyone sold their kidneys to ‘organ traffickers’ to buy a house… only for them to be destroyed by devastating earthquake

  • Hokse in Nepal in known as ‘Kidney Valley’ because almost everyone living there has sold a kidney
  • So-called ‘organ brokers’ visit the villages around Kathmandu to persuade people to sell body parts
  • Some of the villagers say they feel tricked into selling when they were told by the traffickers their kidney would grow back
  • Geeta, 37, and her husband travelled to a hospital in India and were paid £1,300 to have their kidneys removed
  • They bought a plot of land and built a house for their family – but it was reduced to rubble in April’s earthquake
  • Now they live in a makeshift tent with a corrugated iron roof and look out at the pile of rubble that was once their home  

By MADS FLECKNER IN HOKSE, NEPAL, FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 08:12 GMT, 10 July 2015 | UPDATED: 20:03 GMT, 10 July 2015

A mother has told how she sold a kidney to buy her family a house – only for it to be destroyed in the Nepal earthquake.

Geeta lives in Hokse, Nepal – nicknamed ‘Kidney Village’ – because almost all of the people living there have sold their kidneys to organ traffickers.

Convinced to sell one of her vital organs for just £1,300 by her sister-in-law, Geeta, 37, travelled to India have the kidney removed.

Showing off their scars: the men of 'Kidney Village' in Hokse, Nepal, lift their tops to reveal surgery scars from their operations to remove kidneys after selling them to so-called 'organ brokers'

Mother of four Geeta was persuaded by the organ traffickers who prey on the poor villages around Kathmandu to go under the knife and part with her kidney for just £1,300

She spent some of money on buying a plot of land in Hokse – 12 miles east of Kathmandu – and used the rest to build a stone house.

But the mother-of-four is homeless after the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake reduced it to rubble.

Now Geeta and her young children are living in a shack crudely erected with the use of food bags and tarpaulin for walls and a rook made with sheets of corrugated iron.

Her dream of owning a home in ruins, she said: ‘My sister-in-law talked me into selling my kidney and said that my body only needed one. My sister stole my kidney and the earthquake stole my house.’

But Geeta is not alone. Most of the adult men and women living in Hokse have been tempted to cash in and sell one of their healthy kidneys to so-called ‘organ brokers’ in Nepal.

My sister-in-law talked me into selling my kidney and said that my body only needed one. My sister stole my kidney and the earthquake stole my house.

~Kidney donor Geeta

The smooth-taking body parts traffickers regularly visit Hokse and surrounding cash-strapped villages in the Kavrepalanchowk District and attempt to persuade those living there to have operations in southern India, where organ trading is big business.

They use a number of tricks and tactics to coerce victims into parting with vital organs. One of them is to play on their naivety – and tell them that the body part will grow back.   

That was the trick used to dupe Geeta, which finally persuaded her to go ahead with the operation.

‘For ten years people came to our village trying to convince us to sell our kidneys but I always said no,’ she said.

But swayed by her desire to provide a house and land for her growing family, she eventually went with her husband’s sister to India.

‘I have always wanted my own house and a piece of land, and with more children, I really needed it,’ Geeta explained.

The operation took just half an hour, but she remained in hospital for three weeks.

‘When I woke up after the operation I felt like nothing had happen and I was surprised that it was already done,’ she said.

‘I was then paid 200,000 Nepalese rupees (£1,300) for my kidney and went home to my village to buy my own house and some land,’ she went on, describing many Nepalese people’s dream of owning their own home.

Men of 'Kidney Village' in Hokse, Nepal, show off their operation scars. The men were taken by organ traffickers to hospitals in India where they had their kidneys removed in exchange for £1,300

Devastation: Many homes in Kathmandu and surrounding areas have been reduced to rubble in the earthquake in April and the 7.3 magnitude aftershock in May, which killed at least 1,100 people

But her dream turned to rubble on April 25 when a deadly earthquake tore through the country, killing 8,800 and injuring at least 23,000.

For Geeta, her husband, who also sold a kidney and the rest of ‘Kidney Village’ the disaster has also meant that they are homeless – and they have put their health on the line for nothing.

Depressed, a number of residents there have turned to alcohol to drown their sorrows, as their health slowly deteriorates.

And since the earthquake, the number of desperate for money Nepalese turning to organ farms as a source of income has increased.

The booming trade has turned the country into a ‘kidney bank’, which medical experts predict the number of people in the country doing it is likely to double in the coming years.

This illegal trade has risen to such a level that an estimated 10,000 black-market operations involving purchased human organs now take place annually – more than one every hour – according to the World Health Organisation.

Up to 7,000 kidneys are obtained illegally every year, according to a report by Global Financial Integrity.

That same report shows the illegal organ trade generates profits of up to £650million a year.  

Organ trafficking operates in various ways. Victims can be kidnapped and forced to give up an organ; some, out of financial desperation, agree to sell an organ; or they are duped into believing they need an operation and the organ is removed without their knowledge.

Back in the villages, people who have been tricked into selling their kidneys often become the talk of the town in their communities and are subjects of widespread gossip.

~PPR lawyer Krishna Pyari Nakarmi

Some victims are murdered to order if a large sum has been paid in advance.

Few hospitals in Nepal perform kidney transplants. And even the doctors in Nepal know most well-heeled patients prefer to go across the border to India.

‘They want better services, they want Indian doctors. That’s why they go to the hospitals in India,’ said Dr. Rishi Kumar Kafle, Director of the National Kidney Center.

Children, especially those from poor backgrounds or children with disabilities, are often targeted.

In May 2013 eight-year-old British schoolgirl Gurkiren Kaur Loyal died at a clinic in India, and her family say they suspect she was ‘murdered’ by medics intent on harvesting her organs.

Once ‘harvested’ at hospitals in southern India, the organs are then sold on to wealthy recipients for six times what the donor receives.

Laxman Lamichhane, a lawyer and programme coordinator at the Nepalese NGO, Forum for Protection of People’s Rights Nepal (PPR Nepal), said: ‘People are feeling insecurity and fear in the places they are living now despite of the regular monitoring of security forces.

‘They have to encounter so many new faces in day-to-day life. Some have been identified as human traffickers who are deliberately trying to lure people to good jobs and a better life in foreign countries like in India and abroad.’

Selling kidneys often causes people in Nepal to be shunned and avoided in their communities, found a report by the Forum for the Protection of People’s Rights (PPR), Nepal.

Krishna Pyari Nakarmi, a lawyer at PPR Nepal working with kidney trafficking victims, said: ‘When back in the villages, people who have been tricked into selling their kidneys often become the talk of the town in their communities and are subjects of widespread gossip.

In several cases they are dismissed from the communities because selling a kidney is considered to be unacceptable.

‘Even their children are discriminated at school. That leads them to drink because they are frustrated and depressed.’

The organ trade is booming in Nepal, particularly since the devastating earthquake in April, which has left many people homeless, depressed and struggling financially

Geeta and her husband used their money to buy a plot of land and build a house. But the building was destroyed in the earthquake

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/nepalkidney.mp4

GoPro captures fear and destruction of second Nepal earthquake

 

Some kidney donors are reportedly being paid as little as £160 by brokers, who then charge the recipient £6,500.

In 2007, the Nepalese government passed a law banning the sale of kidneys.

Trafficking has so far been isolated to certain areas in Nepal like the Kavrepalanchowk District, but it is feared the trend could spread following the earthquake.

 

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3155817/Nepalese-village-sold-kidneys-organ-traffickers-buy-house-destroyed-devastating-earthquake.html

 

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  1. Tsa Tsa Anne on Sep 29, 2020 at 11:41 am

    This is really very sad to know. And it is still going on from somewhere i forgot which i read from the news sometime ago. Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for bringing this into light. 🙏👍😘

  2. Samfoonheei on Jun 23, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    As many million urban dwellers may be living in poverty, in Nepal. Their poverty does not absolve them of responsibility for the crime. How difficult life has become for the average Nepalese and how those in desperate situations can end up doing all kinds of desperate things like sold their kidneys to ‘organ traffickers’ for the money. Sad to know that there is even a ‘Kidney Valley’ as almost everyone there has sold a kidney. Desperate Nepalese in the village travelled to India to part with a kidney just to make ends meet. It is really heartfelt to read that the organ traffickers to the extend of kidnapping and killing innocent people. Glad to know the Nepalese government passed a law banning the sale of kidneys.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  3. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 20, 2016 at 4:32 am

    Malaysians are luckier than most on the planet, it is almost unheard of that Malaysians will sell an organ for a small sums of money or just to fulfill a life’s goal or milestone.

  4. Lew on Jul 29, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    It is really sad to read that people need to sell their organ to make a living. I think the whole idea of selling organs is wrong in many levels. We are living in a society of scarcity and greed. There are demands, therefore, there are suppliers, and there is such thing as middle man as well. If there is a good system for organ transplant, there is no need to sell organ.

    Even though it is illegal for selling kidney, I think many people will still do it to survive the poverty. It is indeed very sad.

  5. Alice Tay on Apr 13, 2016 at 1:33 am

    这是一篇领人伤感的博文。希望一切有情的众生,早日接触佛法而得到解脱,离苦得乐。

    此博文让本人得到启发如下:
    1. 失去的苦 ~ 卖器官的穷民
    因为不想再面对贫穷的环境和想尽快的拥有自己的一个家而选择了卖器官这条路。以为这一切会利益自己与家人,但却不巧又遇上天灾。一切物质上归回零,而且也失去了原有的健康。

    2. 得不到的苦 ~ 买器官的人
    有能力买器官的人,必定是钱财富有但却没有健康的身体。虽然可以用钱买回来他人的器官,但这并不代表此器官适合他,让他可以恢复和拥有健康的身体。

    3. 贪得苦 ~ 买卖器官的中间人
    负责买卖器官的中间人,会因为要赚取更多的佣金,而渐渐失去人性。他们会欺压穷民,以低价钱给于卖器官的穷民。此人所做的一切,如果不及时的悔改和累积功德,将会面对投身到三恶趣。

    在此希望当地的政府与其他有关的当局如医院,必需依据当地的法律,严厉的执行将不法之徒缉拿归案。

    感谢仁波切的分享,让我们知道要在这难得的人生里,好好珍惜与学习佛法。

  6. NgJesvin on Apr 11, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.

    This article gave me a eye widener on the incident happened in Hokse, Nepal. The poverty, the ignorance, the folly ( I believe due to lack of knowledge and education ), the greedy of the Nepalese people had caught them fall into this dilemma.

    I am sad when I first read this article. When come to the second time reading, I realize that these kind of “business” is getting bigger and bigger in Nepal. The progress from tricking people to sell their organs to kidnapping children to harvest their organs had rang an alarm bell in Nepal.

    Perhaps the government should enforce more laws and regulations in helping the people especially those who suffered with poverty.

    Thank you.

    Humble with hand folded,
    Ng Jesvin

  7. Shelly tai on Apr 9, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this heart breaking news, how devastating is these people who sold their kidney for their home and overnight been destroyed by the earthquakes and this is always the case that people like to take advantage of these innocent people so I think the best thing is the government need to educate the local and bring awareness to the public about this unethical act I think that is not ne of the way that can help all these victims.

    • Valentina Suhendra on Apr 10, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      Dear Shelly

      Thank you for your comment. I do believe that it is sad many poor people resort to sell their organs for money. I believe that everyone has the right to do what they want with their body. So for example if a person wants to give their kidney to save someone’s life or for money. However, the correct information about the risk and benefit of what they are doing should be clearly conveyed to them. Thus they can make an informed decision.

      Valentina

  8. Edwin Tan on Apr 7, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    It is really very disheartening to read that such innocent and naive villagers are tricked, duped and lied to, to have their organs harvested…some even by their own family.

    It is so sad to know that due to their economic situation, are forced into selling their body parts to provide for their family, only to have the earth quake take away everything.

    We will never understand the hardships, the pain – physically and emotionally – inflicted during those times.

    I applaud to the Nepalese Government and the Protection of People’s Rights in Nepal to educate and curb the trafficking of organs. I sincerely pray that the villagers in Hokse will be protected by the law against such illegal activities.

  9. Beatrix Ooi on Apr 4, 2016 at 4:39 am

    This is very sad to read about, they are struggling for living and here we are, complaining about how ‘little’ we have, food that we are not satisfied with and etc. People who live in the modern society nowadays should really be educated about the ethics in life and focus on what we have, not what we don’t have.

    When we always focus on ourselves and the things we don’t have, we will see ourselves growing greedier each day and slowly you will find yourselves always in discontentment. The reason is because we are always running after things we don’t have and things that do not matter after we are dead. When the time comes, that’s it, we may have been a billionaire but none of the money we have earned can be taken away with us.

    This a very sad but good and educational article, I hope more people will come across this article and be inspired positively, do something that will change themselves and the society.

  10. Lucas Roth on Apr 3, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    I give my sympathies for all the people who lost their homes in those places and I hope that rebuilding goes well and Nepal is restored and hopefully they may have more safety precautions in the rebuilding as they are on a plate boundary. But they are a poorer country so that means, sadly, they may not be able to afford it.

    Organ dealing is a big issue, I get that it helps a bit in places like these where they can continue to live their lives and they benefit from it. That is fine if they are fine. But when they lie to the people of just straight up steal organs from people, then people get hurt. In this case, I have mixed feelings towards it. But it doesn’t matter as the houses were destroyed and lives were risked for nothing. Very sad, I wish them good luck.

  11. wooishen on Apr 3, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thanks for sharing it… Sad to read it… Hope it will recover as soon as possible…

    “A common yet unfortunate phenomenon in human nature is when we don’t truly appreciate what we have until it’s gone.”

    We are Malaysian are lucky now…

  12. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on Mar 28, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this article to create the awareness of the illegal kidneys trafficking that affects most of the poor families in Nepal with many tricks and unlawful methods carried out by the middlemen in order to lure the poor people to sell their kidneys in this case. People who are without much education or without much wisdom should not be cheated anyway. I sincerely pray for our Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden to protect these victims in Nepal with much blessings and may all of them continue to live on as highly attained people in this life and many future lifetimes.

    Thank you Rinpoche.

    With folded hands,
    kin hoe

  13. Julien Roth on Mar 28, 2016 at 11:52 am

    The first thing that came to my mind after reading this post was that i cannot imagine what it must have been like for those who sacrificed their body for a home, only for that home to be destroyed. That is like working hard for a promotion, only to get fired. But I would imagine that these people would rather lose their jobs than their homes.

    The way that the Nepalese were treated to start with was very bad. The fact that some of them were tricked to sell their body parts shocked me. That was one of the first things that really stood out to me in the article. When i read that the Nepalese were told by organ dealers that if they cut out the kidneys it would grow back, i felt furious. I cannot believe that people can be so selfish to do such a thing. Just for money. How inhumane.

    I hope that those in Kidney Valley have gotten a stable place to stay after the earthquake and that they are getting support.

  14. yoke chim yap on Mar 27, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    有幸生而为人,也要看是投生到那个国家,那个地方,是富或窮?这都关係到个人所謂之“命運”,也就是因果。像尼泊爾这个国土,有许多佛教聖地,但没遇上一个好的政府。当地靠近加德满都有一个肾谷村,.民心纯撲,導至那些贩賣器官的人有机可乘。为了買房而賣肾,只得1300美元,就没了一个肾。又在一场忽如其来的大地震中,一切歸零。加上贫困,健康日益恶化,真是叫人感嘆!愿佛佑当地人民,可以早日重建家园。

  15. Lin Mun on Mar 27, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.

    It is sad to know that this is happening in Nepal and the cases are increasing. All this happens because of naivety, poverty, loose regulation and enforcement by the government. I strongly believe that the situation can be improved if awareness is given to the people of Nepal .

    Hope the government will take more action and prevent people from being a victim of such unscrupulous action.

  16. Kb thapa on Mar 27, 2016 at 1:59 am

    It is sad to know, imagine people already suffering from resent earthquake, people are in soo much pain and don’t know what to do. People are using this opportunity to use earthquake victims so can buy their kidneys. lots of people don’t even know what happens if u lose one kidney or both. This is defiantly our government don’t do anything about it or just give education, government is corrupt and lazy. some places in Nepal people go to some medical check ends up losing their kidneys and other parts of the body. They even don’t realize what happened, its only if some other Dr tell them otherwise they will be in dark. Thank you Rinpoche for this article really we needed to know..

  17. Mingwen on Mar 27, 2016 at 12:22 am

    Education is vital for human being to grow and survive. People around the world are getting richer in terms of material and knowledge by being educated, however, at the dark side, education do make huge different for those who are less fortunate, these group of people don’t get a chance to learn what the rich people learned, and this make a narrow and difficult way for them to live. The poor live to survive, to obtain basic needs, etc,. food, shelter and sex. Some of them wish their family could grow bigger and keep their family name and blood flow for decades without putting more thoughts and considerations. They live with the methods created by educated people, and can only live at the lowest in the hierarchy, to produce and serve the highest ones. Even the most developed countries have the same sad stories. The poor are always manipulated by the richest group of people.

    Balance and fairness seem to be the hardest goals to achieve by all sentient beings.

    May all sentient beings obtain dharma then good rebirth and ultimately archive enlightenment, free from all kind of sufferings.

  18. DavidFong on Mar 26, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    谢谢仁波切分享这一篇文章
    这是一个心痛的事实, 在哪里我觉得这是最悲惨的一件事, 这些人牺牲了自己的肾脏而购买土地和房子, 使他们能够和家人幸福的生活。
    但不幸的是当一场大地震把所有的一切都变成了碎片,我不能想象他们面对多么的痛苦和悲伤。
    我希望他们得到帮助, 再次重建家园, 也希望尼泊尔政府尽快阻止贩卖器官交易和采取更多措施保护自己的人民。

  19. Edward Ooi on Mar 25, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    This is really sad. These people sell their kidneys because they want to live a better life and they believed in that too.

    The part where I feel that it is the saddest is where these people sacrificed their kidneys to buy lands and houses so that they can live happily with their family but all of that turned into pieces when the major earthquake hit them in April of 2015. I can’t even imagine how much pain these people must have felt back then.

    Also, after they sold their kidneys, thinking that they will be able to live a better life, their people started discriminating them. Why would they do all these things? Why discriminate? These people were just desperate for money, I believe no one would want to sell their kidneys if it wasn’t for money. Isn’t time for the Nepali to unite and help each other instead of discriminating each other? It makes no sense, what good will it bring you if you continue discriminate them? Love not hate, just like Shakespeare once said: “We can do a lot with Hatred, but We can do more with Love”

  20. Jutika Lam on Mar 24, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Reading the article above has triggered mix feelings in me.

    For starters I feel disgusted that the organ traffickers manipulated, lied and misled the victims in such a way.

    These traffickers literally took advantage of the victims urgent needs for money to buy land and a house and also the fact that the villagers weren’t educated well enough to know that once a kidney is gone, another one won’t grow back.

    On the other hand I feel sorry for the villagers who got tricked in to such a scam, it isn’t nice to be made used of and tricked in such a way.

    some may say it was ultimately their choice to go under the knife and yes it was but the reason why these villagers went under the knife and sold their organs was not for any other reason except to buy land and a house so that their family could have a roof over their heads, which as a parent is their responsibility.

    May the Nepal government soon take action against such organ brokers and put a stop to such activity.

  21. Sharon Ong on Mar 24, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    It’s really sad to see how extreme poverty has led many down this path. This makes me realise how fortunate we are. To have enough to eat, a decent roof over our heads and to be near the Dharma. I pray that one day soon, the people in this village will have enough sustenance, may they be blessed with inner and outer wealth.

    Thank you for sharing this, Rinpoche.

  22. Martin on Mar 24, 2016 at 6:31 am

    It is sad to read how poor these Nepali people are that they would do this and it is unconscionable that they are people who would prey on the poverty and misery of others. But actually we should no longer be shocked.

    There is a lot of suffering in the world. In one part of the world, the poor sell their organs to live, and in another, the affluent buy these organs so that they too, may preserve their life. Human beings do so much to try and live forever and yet before we know it we all perish.

    One the one hand we are shocked at how ‘foolish’ and/or desperate some people are to sell their body parts in exchange for material goods but when we think deeper we are all doing that – maybe not organs but our life-force, vital time, and good opportunities. We mortgage so much to gain so little and so temporarily. I do not say this to diminish the significance of how the poor people of Nepal suffer but in truth we are all in a bad state.

    I am very glad that recently KB and our Nepali friends were able to start a Gyalchen Dorje Shugden chapel in Nepal. I wish very much that many will come to know the Protector and come under his guidance and blessings.

  23. Stella Cheang on Mar 24, 2016 at 6:17 am

    Tears welled in my eyes when I read that “almost everyone in the village had sold their kidney”. Despite kidney organ trading being illegal in Nepal, the people in Hokse have to retort to selling it for an unfair fraction of the price the receiver is paying for it. People living in poverty and desperation are willing to risk and sacrifice their health for the sake of some form of stability in life. Organ broker seize the opportunity to exploit this vulnerability, to satisfy the demand where there are 90,000 people reportedly waiting for new organ a year, and they are willing to pay good bucks for an oCheang

    To me, this is not exactly the survival model I learnt in school (or anywhere for that matter). Just like prostitution in parts of the world near to home, people, out of poverty and desperation, are willing to be treated like a piece of meat. It is truly sad to know what my fellow human are willing to do in return for some form of stability.

    While an ideal solution may not be implemented immediately and take effect in day 1, but I hope over time, through awareness, education and governance, less people will be exploited.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. Something for me to ponder.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

  24. Jason on Mar 24, 2016 at 2:37 am

    Sad to know organ trafficking happened in Nepal. Is this a collective karma for Nepalee people?Any channels to help them to rebuild their house?For long term, dharma practice should be apply to Nepalese people to purify karma.We are so lucky to stay in Malaysia which is free from any natural disaster.But we shouldn’t take it for granted and we should practice dharma to avoid rebirth in the poverty country with natural disaster in future life .
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring article.
    With folded hands,
    Jason

  25. Joy on Mar 24, 2016 at 12:04 am

    The rich always exploits the poor. This is another inhumane act we humans have succeeded in achieving and have shamelessly taken advantage of those we see or judge as lesser due to their financial state.

    It is most unfortunate for these poor humans who are born in such a state where they would have to consider selling their organs to make ends meat. It makes me ponder upon the karma they created to be in such a state. However the rich is no different, because they create the negative karma to be born in such a state to due to their action in cheating and taking someone’s organ as if their life is worth lesser than theirs. How this vicious cycle goes around.

    Some lessons to learn here… karma, reincarnation, gratitude for where we are now and awareness to always be appreciative, because if we think we got it bad then take a look at these people and how dare we complain.

    I hope this article will bring light to the disgusting trade of trafficking kidneys and eventually put a stop to it. This is the kind of thing we should BAN not the people faith and religion that does not harm others. I wish Nepal government would do more to protect their own people.

  26. Jen on Mar 23, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    It is saddened to see the fact that people have to trade their body parts just to secure a place to live and they were very unfortunate that the houses were destroyed during the earthquake. I hope that they receive help to rebuild their homes again. At the same time if people is willing to donate their organs, I guess this would cutoff the demand in black market.

  27. Chris Chong on Mar 23, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this article. This is very depressing to see what people in this particular village in Nepal had to go through just to obtain basic livelihood needs. It is even more depressing to know that all their sacrifices had been rendered useless when earthquake hits their home and destroyed their hard earned stone houses which they exchange it with their kidney or even their life .

    They are willing to give up their body parts just to obtain something worldly which cannot not help them when death comes. If they had dharma, things will be different. This reminded me of the consequences of non virtous actions that will result in being born into places that are so difficult to live and dharma is so hard to get.

    Humbly,
    Chris

  28. pukar on Mar 23, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    so sad 🙁 to see and know this heartbreaking condition of people in my nation that too so near from the Capital city.

    Really wish and pray that the triple gems flow compassion to all such victims of mass exploitation from inside and outside of Nepal

    Peace , love and healings
    thank you

    p

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  30. Pastor Moh Mei on Mar 23, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Trafficking of human body in various forms is nothing new. Some does it for money, some out of poverty and desperation and some are cheated.

    In some countries dead bodies are sold for medical researches and also sold illegally for skin, bones and tissues. Another popular form of human body trafficking is prostitution and mankind has a very very long history of prostitution. In many parts of the world prostitution became so widespread that some government felt the only way to tackle this social problem is to accept and legalized it. Prostitution is now legal in many countries across Europe and South America.

    Another popular parts of human body that is traded legally is our reproduction system. Fertility clinics and sperm banks are a norm these days. Some countries have even made surrogacy legal.

    Due to technological advancement in the medical field, body parts transplant is becoming popular. The rich does not wish to die and can often buy themselves a longer life. Waiting for donors take years and there is no guarantee. This created a huge black market for live body parts. Kidney is a popular one because apparently we only need one to live. Once this problem become widespread, I think it is only a matter of time before it is somewhat legalized. Iran is the only nation that allows organs to be bought and sold legally with Australia and Singapore recently legalized monetary compensation for living organ donors.

    It is sad what poverty and desperation can drive people to do for survival and it is equally sad what greed can drive people to do for material gain.

  31. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Mar 23, 2016 at 6:27 am

    This was disturbing to read because there is so much suffering for all involved.

    For those being exploited, it’s their lack of education and their poverty that leads them to being vulnerable. It’s the hopelessness of their situation where they don’t know any better and like everyone else, they just want a better life for their families but they are never in a position to create it for them. And then nature comes along and takes it all away anyway. They got cheated twice – first by man and then by nature, and in the end it was all for nothing.

    For those doing the exploitation, talk about an absolute poverty of spirit to be able to treat another human being as nothing more than an organ farm. How do you look at a person and think, “how much money can I make off of them?” What kind of mind does it take to think like that?

    Nepal is a country of dichotomies. Despite being such a spiritually-charged nation, there is this undercurrent of abuse and corruption that weaves its way through every aspect of daily life. If it’s not organ exploitation you’re vulnerable to, it’s sexual exploitation. If it’s not sexual exploitation, it’s labour exploitation and abuse in foreign countries by foreign employer.

    On the one hand, human life is held as sacred and there are so many rituals surrounding every stage of your life, from your birth to your death. On the other hand, it seems human life is also given very little value, with body parts being apparently worth around £1300.

    And life isn’t much better if you’re an animal either, between the Gadhimai festival and the one involving a goat being ripped apart

  32. JP on Mar 23, 2016 at 1:25 am

    It is frightening how others take advantage of the poor. Removing an organ is very high risk and often fatal. The poor are not educated and are not aware of the high risk. All they think of is making ends meet and for their family to survive.

    I can’t imagine how heavy the karma is for the people responsible for convincing the poor. To make matters worse for these victims, their houses are destroyed by the earthquake. It is beyond them to replace their homes.

    They need immediate financial assistance to get them through these extremely difficult times. Perhaps praying to Dorje Shugden in the meanwhile would also help them.

  33. Louise Lee on Mar 22, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    人生无常。我们一生拼命的赚钱养家,拥有了许多外在的东西。无论多或少,大或小,都付出了所有的力气。相信 Nepal 的朋友也一样。一场地震,让大家无家可归,提心吊胆,短短的几分钟,让大家同一时间失去一切,花了很多时间赚回来的一切。

    今天看了仁波切的分享,让我更加的惭愧。商人为了钱还要落井下石,试法游说单纯的居民卖肾。嗨。。。叹气。。。

    当别人有困难的时候,我们应该想办法帮忙,分享如何短时间站起来, 而不是想办法利用别人。可悲的现代人!

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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 17. 2021 01:14 PM
    Rejoice Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche having opened another new centre the Tsongkhapa Meditation Center at Ste-Sophie, Quebec ,Canada. This center is actually Zawa Rinpoche’s third centre in Canada. Zawa Rinpoche has been working and traveling tirelessly raising awareness about the ban on Dorje Shugden. Truly fortunate to be invited there for the opening of new Buddhist temple for those Kecharians . Those beautiful pictures tells us more. Amazing there were many auspicious signs such as rainbow either one or double rainbows or even circular ones around the sun few days before the opening ceremony. While Zawa Rinpoche was installing a Dharma wheel on the roof of the gompa, another auspicious sign appeared as seen clearly in the photograph…a five-colored lights shone from the Dharma wheel. Wow …spotted white flowers sprouted spontaneously on the land too. Just before the opening ceremony, two small ponies came from nowhere onto their land and disappeared after Zawa Rinpoche fed them.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/congratulations-to-kyabje-zawa-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 17. 2021 01:12 PM
    Interesting and new to me when I first read this article in 2018 . Freemasonry consists of fraternal organisations in the world that trace their origins from the end of the 14th century. They started as a group of skilled builder of men from all walks of life, from many religions and many backgrounds. While not a secret society, but it does have secret passwords and rituals that originate with the medieval guild. They greet one another with a variety of handshakes, all based on one’s rank within the organization. Its more like a social and philanthropic organization meant to make its members lead more virtuous and socially oriented lives. They who want to make more of themselves, to support each other and to enhance their communities, talk about everything except for politics and religion. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/who-are-the-freemasons.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 17. 2021 01:08 PM
    nspiring aticle of Nick Keomahavong, a Youtuber , previously a practicing psychotherapist, professional dancer, businessman, has been ordained as a Theravada Buddhist monk in Thailand . At the pinnacle of his professional success he left everything, his comfortable life in San Diego ,California travelling to Thailand to be a monk. Years of self-improvement and understanding of human sufferings has led him to completely transform his life to be a Buddhist. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/why-i-left-everything-to-become-a-buddhist-monk.html
  • Sarassitham
    Wednesday, Jun 16. 2021 11:52 PM
    This was a wonderful and much needed article. A true believer in the beauty of life and the world we live in. The truth of the matter is that inner beauty should be the one we focusing on all of our lives. Outer beauty fades as we age, but our inner persona never goes anywhere.

    Although it may be harder for some to do so and it can take a lot of time, it’s not impossible for anyone because beauty lies within us. Thank you for sharing, the most generic definition of it is a type of beauty that does not rely on the visible features.

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  • Tong
    Wednesday, Jun 16. 2021 06:45 PM
    I had one for my KL house, I took the no. 5 for my living room display. TQVM.
  • Sarassitham
    Tuesday, Jun 15. 2021 11:34 PM
    Tree House offers a stunning tree-top location from which to enjoy the tranquil views.
    The brilliant architecture idea of John Lautner whose idea to build a property above ground level is already makes it to look extra ordinary.

    The design it self speaks the creativity of the famous architect. This place would be people’s favourite choice especially as a hangout space or recreation park.

    The amazing tree house provides privacy besides keeping us away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Its definitely the best choice for a nature lover !

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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 15. 2021 03:21 PM
    Beautiful and mystical painting of Dorje Shugden of various styles and in different tradition of different countries . All are commissioned by our Guru Tsem Rinpoche of Kechara, been painted to suit each unique culture. From the traditional African painting style, to Scandinavian style, Malaysia batik style , Hawaiian style, Indian style and so forth. All are very unique and colourful paintings. Merely looking at it is a blessing and would be nice to have it in our home.
    Thank you Rinpoche for coming up with all these amazing paintings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/which-dorje-shugden-style-is-your-favourite.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 15. 2021 03:20 PM
    Fauvism, style of painting that flourished in France . Fauve artists used pure, brilliant colour aggressively applied straight from the paint. Our Guru Tsem Rinpoche has commissioned a very special image of the Dharma protector Dorje Shugden in fauvist art, looking stunning.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing and a short explanation about fauvist art by those famous artist.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/fauvistic-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 15. 2021 03:18 PM
    Dogs or cats provide us with a sense of emotional wellbeing. They give us unconditional love, which is why they’re also great company and comfort for people who live alone. Having one companion make us happier and healthier. It is important to take care and protect them from harm. But when the owner passed away or old , it best to have a home or shelter for them till their passing. It would be wonderful to have such a place 24 hour clinics for pets like those in Japan. In Japan ,Non-profit organizations are working tirelessly to protect animals and to find new homes for those left by their passing owners. With these homes at least those cats or dogs have a home , love and taking care of. Wish we had this here in Malaysia too.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/wish-we-had-this-in-malaysia.html
  • Sarassitham
    Monday, Jun 14. 2021 10:06 PM
    Wow! These looks so rich and yummy. Hot dog bun stuffed with a healthy nutritious, firm vegetarian sausage, which has the bite of vegetables and flavor of mustard, packed with smooth dressing. The recipe looks simply and easy to prepare, I will definitely try cooking this soon.

    Thank you so much for the delicious sharing, not only does vegetarianism meets all one’s nutrient needs, it promotes less health risks that come with eating meat.

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  • paul
    Sunday, Jun 13. 2021 11:08 PM
    great!
    SHAMBHAVI MAHAMUDRA
  • paul
    Sunday, Jun 13. 2021 10:48 PM
    Useful information about monks.
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  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jun 13. 2021 01:27 PM
    For many years fishermen have been targeting shark fins for their high monetary and cultural value. They are used in a popular dish called shark fin soup, which is a symbol of status in Chinese culture such as weddings and banquets. The continued demand for shark fin soup, dumplings, and other shark fin dishes are served in restaurants. All these resulting in the practice of finning, where an estimated millions of sharks being killed each year for their fins alone. Shark fin soup is a traditional soup usually found in Chinese cuisine. The disappearing of sharks is alarming due to over-fishing scientist has discovered. Sad sooner or later sharks will goes extinct in the oceans. It is wonderful that more people and even our local celebrities have also joined hands to put a stop to shark fin consumption. Their effort paid off and are raising awareness of the campaign against shark fin. Nowadays shark fins soup are taken off the menu in most restaurant. It is critical to reduce demand, when we could change our attitudes not to harm those sharks by consumption the soup and so forth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/extinction-in-a-bowl-of-soup.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jun 13. 2021 01:25 PM
    Dorje Shugden, the Dharma Protector who is the emanation of Buddha of Wisdom Manjushri. Dorje Shugden a fully enlightened being can help us in many ways when we rely on him regardless of race and religion. Many people around the world has benefited from his practice. He grants us what we need on our spiritual journey such as material resources, wealth, health, influence, and removes obstacles and all forms of negativity. Coming up with these simple memes many will get to know and understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for these easy and simple forms to recall Dorje Shugden abilities, nature and blessings available to us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/powerful-qualities-of-dorje-shugden-in-memes-french.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jun 13. 2021 01:23 PM
    Wow that’s wonderful now the powerful qualities of Dorje Shugden in German memes . With these more and more people will get to know more of the benefits of relying on Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden is an emanation of Buddha Manjushri as confirmed for the last 300 years.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/powerful-qualities-of-dorje-shugden-in-memes-german.html

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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
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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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
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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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
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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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Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
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Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
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Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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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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Fwd: 12 minute Affiliate Multiple Ways to Earn Commissions
#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
3 months ago
#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
3 months ago
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
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
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
6 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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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.
7 months ago
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
8 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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9 months ago
Fwd: Dear Sotha
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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
9 months ago
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
10 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
10 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
11 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
12 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
1 years ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
1 years ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
1 years 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
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
1 years 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
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
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