Louis Tse does something incredible!

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Dear friends around the world,

Please spare some time to watch these videos below, enrich your day and be inspired. Do take the time out to share with young people also. You can watch the full video when you have the time later, it will make a very big difference in your life for the better.

There is a rare group of people who, when things are difficult and times are tough for themselves, they use that as an opportunity to make sure other people don’t find themselves in the same situation. This type of people really inspire me because they think beyond themselves and instead of just looking at how other people are suffering, they actually do something to take the suffering away. This special quality of wishing and doing something so that others do not suffer is what is known as compassion.

 

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So I wanted to share with you all the story of this inspiring young man, Louis Tse. When he was doing his college PhD in Mechanical Engineering, he looked around and saw so many homeless college students. He felt he couldn’t just leave it like that so he used his own rent money to start up a shelter for other people, and he lived in his car. Can you imagine this young man, 27 years old, purposely made himself homeless so he could give other people the chance to have a roof over their heads?

People like Louis are rare because even though they are in their own tough situations, they can think for others. They can even put themselves in a situation where they suffer for others, so that other people will benefit. I can understand people like him because I know what it is like to be homeless, to have no hope, always be thinking about how you’re going to get out of this terrible situation, and I have also seen people around me who sacrifice their personal comforts in order to benefit others.

Some people work so hard, have so little and achieve so much. Some people have so much and achieve so little. So there are many different types of people in this world, but Louis himself is a very powerful young person! These are the types of documentaries and stories we must watch more and share with young people always, so they can grow up to have qualities of benefit to society. It’s not enough to send our kids to school and to be educated, we must also educate them to be good, kind citizens who think about others too. So it is very, very good to share these types of videos with our young people and our children.

I really appreciate Ms. Lisa Biagiotti doing this investigation. I find her way of asking the most delicate questions very beautifully presented. She has good speaking skills as well as very disarming in her approach and I can feel her warmth. Her documentary here really touched me deeply. I am hoping by blogging this and ‘borrowing’ the video, I can bring much more awareness to Louis Tse’s cause, donations of any sort to his shelter. This shelter created by Louis and Luke Shaw is very needed and let’s hope this type of shelter will spread all over the USA and other countries. I also want people to understand there is homelessness in Los Angeles and it’s not all glitz and glitter. Besides the movie stars and producers, there are real everyday people with real sufferings. I used to live in Los Angeles in my teen years and it was not easy.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

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P.S. One year later, Louis Tse has graduated and is working in NASA’s Jet Propulsion laboratory. He has opened his homeless shelter, Bruin Shelter, now known as Students for Students (S4S), a student-run shelter for students experiencing homelessness in the greater Los Angeles area. Remember he was living in his car and washing at public toilets because he did not have enough money to pay rent for a room. During the day, he worked towards opening a shelter for other young people who cannot afford to have their own apartments and at night he worked in a lab towards his PhD. He didn’t let his parents know because he didn’t want to worry them. Now in 2017 he has graduated and he has a website for the shelter too, http://www.bruinshelter.org/.

 

Students start Bruin Shelter for Westwood homeless population

By Kuhelika Ghosh Source: Daily Bruin Published: January 7, 2016 1:04 am

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Louis Tse (left) and Luke Shaw (right), both doctorates in mechanical engineering, are working to create a student-run shelter at a church near campus by next fall. (Tehya Faulk/Daily Bruin)

Louis Tse didn’t always live out of his car.

Nine months ago, he forfeited his Westwood apartment to fund a shelter for those who are not homeless by choice. Tse said he is using his rent money to help create a student-run shelter for people aged 18 to 24. The shelter will be located in a local church a few blocks from campus.

Tse partnered with fellow doctoral student Luke Shaw to start the nonprofit student organization called Bruin Shelter. He added he plans to apply to the Student Organizations, Leadership and Engagement office next week to be an official organization.

This quarter, the pair is focusing on recruiting student volunteers to fundraise, purchase materials for the shelter and organize events, such as one at which they handed out blankets to homeless people, he said. There are 10 individuals currently serving on the shelter’s advisory board, including UCLA Assistant Vice Chancellor Mick Deluca.

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Founders of Bruin Shelter, Shaw (left) and Tse (right), will focus this quarter to recruit student members to fundraise, purchase materials for the shelter and organize events. (Tehya Faulk/Daily Bruin)

Tse and Shaw, who are both pursuing doctorates in mechanical engineering at UCLA, volunteered for many years, but homelessness was the most jarring issue Tse encountered, he said. In September, Los Angeles County officials declared a state of emergency on homelessness. Last year, the Westwood Community Council counted 32 homeless people in the UCLA area.

“UCLA could be the perfect place to create shelter for the homeless,” Shaw said. “It has a medical school of its own and is a resource-rich ecosystem.”

The Bruin Shelter will cost about $25,000 annually to fund and a private donor will cover the costs for its first year, Tse said. He added he hopes UCLA can later contribute to the funding and operation costs through grants and alumni donations. UCLA spokesperson Rebecca Kendall said the university cannot comment on the Bruin Shelter until it becomes a registered student group.

Tse said he hopes to serve six to eight homeless individuals when the shelter opens in the fall, before expanding to serve as many as possible. He added he thinks homeless individuals on the West Coast tend to avoid shelters because they’re known for physical and verbal abuse.

Tse said he hopes students will volunteer to work with the shelter so homeless individuals can interact with people of their own age.

Shaw and Tse have reached out to the UCLA student-run Mobile Clinic Project to ask about collaboration activities, he added. They also hope to partner with the UCLA School of Dentistry, UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services, dance and music groups and tutors to offer those who live in the shelter more than just food and beds.

“They are just like us, but more vulnerable,” Tse said. “We are economically privileged, so it’s our duty to help them.”

Source: http://dailybruin.com/2016/01/07/students-start-bruin-shelter-for-westwood-homeless-population/

 

Success! They got the shelter up!

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College is so expensive, this 27-year-old rocket scientist created a homeless shelter for students

By Melia Robinson Source: Business Insider US Published: April 4, 2017

Volunteers at the student-run homeless shelter Students for Students, formerly known as the Bruin Shelter, pose for a photo. Facebook/Bruin Shelter

Volunteers at the student-run homeless shelter Students for Students, formerly known as the Bruin Shelter, pose for a photo. Facebook/Bruin Shelter

Louis Tse, 27, lived in his car to save money while completing his doctoral studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

A duffel bag holding bottled water and non-perishable foods served as his kitchen. Family photos hung on the backseat windows. At night, Tse parked wherever he found an open WiFi network so he could do homework.

“For young people who are experiencing homelessness, they could go to the nearest youth shelter, which is a two-hour drive away in Hollywood – or rough it out. That’s the path of least resistance,” Tse, now a thermal engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, tells Business Insider. He declined to comment on his current living situation.

In October 2016, Tse and former classmate Luke Shaw opened up a student-run shelter for students who are experiencing homelessness because of the sky-high costs of higher education. Students for Students, formerly known as the Bruin Shelter, provides them with a safe and supportive place to eat, sleep, socialize, and study during the academic year.

Temporary residents at Students for Students sleep in bunk beds in the loft of a refurbished church space. Facebook/Bruin Shelter

Temporary residents at Students for Students sleep in bunk beds in the loft of a refurbished church space. Facebook/Bruin Shelter

The shelter has nine beds and welcomes college students from the Los Angeles area (a majority come from UCLA, because of its proximity to campus). Unlike traditional shelters, which use a lottery-based system to fill beds, Students for Students interviews applicants and offers a place to stay for up to six months. Breakfast and dinner are served family-style every day.

There are 60 student-volunteers who keep the shelter running day and night. Case managers from the UCLA Department of Social Welfare come by to help residents locate more permanent housing and tap into city programs that subsidize rent for homeless individuals. Medical and dental students from the university provide routine check-ups. Counseling is also available.

Breakfast and dinner are served family-style every day at Students for Students. Facebook/Bruin Shelter

Breakfast and dinner are served family-style every day at Students for Students. Facebook/Bruin Shelter

Tse says that having a home base goes a long way for a young person juggling school, a job, and a life. The city’s resource-starved shelters take in people of all ages, some of whom are combatting severe mental illnesses; it’s hard for struggling college students to fit in there.

“Knowing that you have a stable place to stay helps you be more stable,” Tse says.

A striking number of college students in the US are living without permanent housing. A recent study from the University of Wisconsin surveyed 33,000 students across 70 US community colleges. Of these students, about half were “housing insecure,” meaning they bounce between homes often or cannot afford the cost of living. A staggering 14% of students were homeless.

In California, one in three community college students face some level of housing insecurity. The problem extends to four-year universities as well, as Tse saw firsthand.

People wake up on downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

People wake up on downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Tse and Shaw were inspired to build their organization by a similar shelter for young adults at Harvard University. They won a $20,000 grant from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and asked for donations – ranging from food, clothes, blankets, and toiletries – from the community. Last fall, they opened the doors of a refurbished church space to students.

They expect to serve 18 to 27 individuals per academic semester.

In its first semester, Students for Students welcomed a student who grew up in the foster care system and fell through the cracks of a scholarship program that assists fostered youth with college costs. Months later, shelter volunteers saw the student walk at graduation.

“We’re all in school because we value education and we know that getting a diploma is necessary if you’re to open doors for yourself in life,” Tse says. “That’s the mission that drives us. There are students who are facing a variety of life circumstances, and we want to help them get to that point.”

Source: http://www.businessinsider.my/ucla-shelter-college-student-homelessness-2017-4/

 

Homelessness in Los Angeles

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Officials dealing with homelessness and political leaders pointed to steadily rising housing costs and stagnant incomes as the underlying causes for an increase in the homeless population.

The Homeless Services Authority pointed to economic stress on renters in the Los Angeles area. More than 2 million households in the L.A. and Orange Counties have housing costs that exceed 30% of the average income, according to data from Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.

According to the nonprofit California Housing Partnership Corp., median rent, adjusted for inflation, increased more than 30% from 2000 to 2015, while the median income remained flat.

 

Skid Row, Los Angeles

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Skid Row is an area of Downtown Los Angeles. As of the 2000 census, the population of the district was 17,740. Skid Row was defined in a decision in Jones v. City of Los Angeles as the area east of Main Street, south of Third Street, west of Alameda Street, and north of Seventh Street. Skid Row contains one of the largest stable populations (between 5,000 and 8,000) of homeless people in the United States.
Sources:

  • http://www.bruinshelter.org
  • http://dailybruin.com/2016/01/07/students-start-bruin-shelter-for-westwood-homeless-population/
  • http://www.businessinsider.my/ucla-shelter-college-student-homelessness-2017-4/

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Dec 1, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Well….it seem like homelessness is a problem that continues to exist, even in the world’s richest countries. Lack of affordable housing, divorce, lawful eviction, negative cash flow, post traumatic stress disorder, mental illness, physical disability, having no family or supportive relatives are some of the causes of homeless. Homeless can be found every, in USA some of the homeless are even in their university time. Inspiring young man, Louis Tse while studying , noticed many homeless college students. What he did was incredible. Louis Tse lived in his car to save money while completing his doctoral studies at the University of California so as he could help and give other people the chance to have a home. He and his friend Luke Shaw shared the vision of creating a safe haven for the homeless. He went to the extend to recruiting student volunteers to fundraise, purchase materials for the shelter and organize events. Inspiring read.
    Our Guru H. E. The 25th Tsem Rinpoche having been experienced what is like been homeless before , founded Kechara Soup Kitchen in Malaysia so as giving the homeless a chance to have foods . Being homeless is bad enough and with no food is even worst.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  2. Katie Choong on Oct 29, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    It’s indeed an inspiring article. After reading, it provokes me to examine my values, needs, attitudes, and experiences. Why do I want to intervene in the lives of others? Through the self-exploration, i believe it helps to avoid the pitfalls of continually giving to others yet finding little personal satisfaction from given efforts. Thank you.

  3. Pastor Chia on Oct 27, 2017 at 8:44 am

    I ready rejoice read this article of Louise Tse selfless action creating the shelther for the home less people. Being homeless before still thinking helping other students out from the street. Louise Tse compassion seeing other suffer and offer his help and raise fund starting the shelther provide more space for homeless people have temporary home.

    Kechara Soup Kitchen fonder by H.E.Tsem Rinpoche at Malaysia has grown temandous helping thousand of homeless people provided food to make make sure homeless people not suffer from hunger. H.E.Tsem Rinpoche also suffer to be homeless when his teeneger time. It inspiring many voleenter and bring care to the society . Is important to show care and love for those who need help and give them support and not hurting others. In this way we can create more peaceful and harmony envoirament living together by helping each other.

  4. Julia Tan on Oct 27, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Louse Tse , a 27 years old university student in California recognises the problem of homelessness in school. He himself has nothing but due to his selflessness and determination and passion of helping others. What inspired me was he saved whatever he has, even slept in his car for 2 years to save money, in order for him to start a student shelter to help other students.

    He reminded me of my Guru H. E. The 25th Tsem Rinpoche who constantly, passionately and selflessly helping others. Rinpoche always shared and even given away whatever he has to help others since very young age and 10 years ago Rinpoche found Kechara Soup Kitchen, today we are serving thousands of people and hundreds of families, helping them in many ways. Being homeless and no food is scary. Rinpoche experienced this in his very young age. Rinpoche grown becoming a monk and he promiesed not to let others suffer.

    Many people worked very hard for themselves but no many thinking of others and willing so sacrifies to help others. Life is never easy but isn’t it beautiful if everyone help a little, love a little more, give a little of what you have or share when u can. I wished Louise all the best and the students that he helped appreciate what they got and continue to help others need help.

  5. Pastor Antoinette on Oct 27, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Louis Tse shows us an example of how we should look around us and create something for others that is needed and that helps them. He gave up his own appartment to live in his car when he discovered that many students had no place to stay while for studying at university.

    When we open our eyes and see the situations of others, who are in need, we should ask ourselves: How can I help? What can I do to improve this situation. Louis and his friends show us a really good example on how to go beyond our confort zone and do something that changes others life.

    Skid Row is an example of how many people are homeless in the US (5000 to 8000 people in Skid Row). I did not know about Skid Row before reading this article, but I will find out more about it.

    This is a documentary that should be shown to teenagers to inspire them to see what is going on around them and how they can help to improve it for the better.

  6. Mingwen on Oct 27, 2017 at 7:51 am

    How wonderful would it be, if every one of us on Earth could give a little bit more of caring, consideration, effort and time to all the problem on Earth.. all the problem could have just resolved and everyone one on Earth could just live in peace and harmony. At the end of the day, everyone of us is the main cause of every single problem on Earth, without human being, it would be a better place to live on.

    The selfishness and greediness of human kind are the sharpest weapons and they are killing everyone including the one who holds them. I wish people could put down their weapons and be grateful of we have earned from the Earth.

  7. TekLee on Oct 27, 2017 at 3:09 am

    At the age of 27, Louis Tse is truly compassionate and selfless. He sacrifice his own comfortable and convenience and bring benefits to those who are less fortunate. Due to different culture, we know that many families in the western countries would send their children to college and just pay for their children tuition fee, then the children have to think of their own way to find income for the rest like accommodation and expenses. This could be one of the reasons that lead to students homelessness. Not everybody can do what Louis does. To step out of his own comfort zone, and to work more and harder to benefit others. This is really a Bodhisattva doing.
    Homelessness occurs in every country. Although every country deal with homelessness with different method, but one thing in common, whether it’s in L.A or Malaysia, it’s nobody become homeless by choice. And, the number of homeless is increasing every year. Giving the clients one pack of hot food per day can’t feed their hungry stomach in 24 hours a day. But through giving them this set of food, it break the ice and building the bridge in between us and the client. We also know that what usually clients told us is like an iceberg, they only expose 20% of the truth. So, by slowly building up trust, we know where we can help the client in a specific way. Our ultimate goal is to get clients of the street. Get them to a shelter, and some we help them to get their feet back into the society. It’s not an easy task to do, may Kechara Soup Kitchen able to help as many homeless as possible to get off the street. ???

  8. Justin Cheah on Oct 27, 2017 at 2:36 am

    Louis Tse could have just moved on from his unfortunate past of being a homeless student and move onto becoming successful for the rest of his life. He did not just do that but he decided to sell off his house and use the money to set up a new shelter for the very people who suffered the same path like him. Homelessness is a worrying sign in the United States and something drastic had to definitely be done to address this global issue. I liken Louis Tse as same as our very own founder, H.E. The 25th Tsem Rinpoche who was a homeless before in America for 2 weeks and would later on do “something” for the homeless when His Eminence was better by creating Kechara Soup Kitchen which have already benefitting so so many people who is in need.

  9. Pastor Albert on Oct 27, 2017 at 1:11 am

    Quality like Louis is very rare nowadays, he is just beyond being kind, giving up his money for rental and stay in the car to create shelter to the students, at the age of 27, it is suppose to be the age who is either focus fully in building his career or going out to enjoy with friends, but he is holding up the responsibilities to take care of the students welfare so that they can concentrate in studying without hassles.

    Reading this reminded me of how Kechara Soup Kitchen started in Malaysia, Rinpoche has sleep on the street before, he understand the difficulties and pain for sleeping in the streets, hence, when he has the abilities and support, he created a Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) to take care of the homeless in Malaysia so that at least they have a full stomach before going to sleep, and the aim of KSK is to bring the homeless off the street.

    “Hunger knows no barriers”, this is the slogan of KSK, meaning that no matter what race you are, what gender, religion, age you are, an empty stomach is an empty stomach, there is no difference. Hunger knows no barriers also means no matter what background you have, what is their history, what have they done, or what story they have, KSK will still feed them, because everyone deserve a chance to change, and before able to change, they need to sustain, so KSK is there to feed them and to help them to start a new life.

    Thank you Louis for the selfless contributions that benefited so many people, story like Louis Tse really will inspire many people, this is 1 great article that we should share with others always.

  10. Pastor Henry Ooi on Oct 27, 2017 at 12:01 am

    This young man is selfless and compassionate, not many people will do what he’s doing. His story and the rest of the homeless people in this video is the stark truth, homelessness is a problem not only in USA but all over the world.

    Tonight in Kechara Forest Retreat, we had the team from Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) present in our blog discussion and they shared many interesting facts and stories of homelessness in Malaysia. KSK not only serve food but also provide other services to the homeless like medical aid and medicine by volunteer doctors, haircut, hand-me-down, eye glasses, applying for lost document replacement, job placement, reconnecting homeless people to their family, distributing
    surplus food (in collaboration with Tesco Malaysia) to poor families. Hundreds of homeless people and the poor in Malaysia are benefitting from the services provided by KSK every month to the less fortunate society, all thanks to the generosity, love and compassion of the founder, His Eminence The 25th Tsem Rinpoche of Kechara.

  11. Andrea Lai on Oct 26, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    It’s touching when you see such kind people show much concern and compassion to others. I do admired selfless heart like Louis Tze where he put all his afford and contribution to help others despite of himself. His motivation gain much respect and bring alot sense of security to others fellow students in the university. A man with big heart of compassion that set best example to the community.

  12. nicholas on Oct 26, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    What an inspiring young man that willing to sacrifice his own comfort to provide shelter for the students. Louis Tse just like any other student in UCLA but his compassion heart make him take extra miles beside just being sorry but to make a change for these unfortunate students to have a place to stay.

    A true selfless person doesn’t give up easily. He’s concurrently doing his PHD and at the same time working very hard to materialise the shelter project for the students. A great example of a big heart young man that show us with great determination to serve others is worth it when you see the result is benefiting others. In this case for Louis and Luke the most happiest thing is to see those students that stay in the shelter able to graduate from their course.

  13. Eric kksiow on Oct 26, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Louis Tse really inspired me a lot? 27 years old who’s quit his job ( working in NASA’s Jet Propulsion laboratory ). And help the homeless in LA. Same as many people who work full time in Kechara. Ours life not just eat, sleep, work, fun and waiting for the time of death coming. Ours life should be more meaningful. To benefit others, help others out of suffering situations.

    Ps : We don’t know when the time of death coming and why don’t we make ours life more meaningful to benefit others?

  14. pammie yap on Oct 26, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    Such amazing people! To be able to sacrifice to give others so that others can be comfortable and ‘happier’. I cannot imagine giving up a comfortable home for the sake of others, yet. But this inspiring story taught me how we can learn to become a ‘better’ person everyday through inspiring stories. Some may take a small step in the beginning but well, it is better than nothing.

    For Louis and Luke to take such big steps show how kind and thoughtful they are. So young yet so thoughtful, for others.

    And those on Skid Row are really pitiful. Not only they are homeless, they get into problems eg.drugs and they fall deeper into not being able to help themselves. The interviewer did a great documentary for many to see and share with other people. Things that many other do not prefer to see. Thank you!

  15. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 19, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Dear friends,

    This meme is powerful. Who you hang around with and the types of attitude they have is who you will be influenced by many times and who you will become in the future. Look at your friends and the people that always surround you to know who you will become.

    Tsem Rinpoche

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  16. JP on Sep 21, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    What makes a person extra special and rare is the compassion. Louis Tse is just a regular post graduate student pursuing his studies in the hopes of getting a well career. However, being compassionate, he chose to be homeless and used his rent money to help homeless students get shelter.

    Many people can only feel bad and empathize. But Louis’ compassion compelled him to make a difference in his peers’ lives regardless of his own wellbeing. This level of selflessness is always awe-inspiring because it resonates in us that we do have the potential to do the same; to be selfless.

    What Rinpoche wrote is true. If we expose the younger generation to these inspiring stories and even get them to volunteer consistently, they will grow up being familiar with an environment of giving. Then being selfless doesn’t become so far fetched.

  17. Colin Tan on Sep 11, 2017 at 10:19 am

    A very inspiring story of Louis Tse, a UCLA student who started up a homeless shelter for students in LA. Nowadays, smartphones, PCs, have become the necessities in our lives and we get so fixated on all these tech gadgets till we are so isolated from one another. We gradually forget about paying attention to our surroundings, forget about connecting and interacting, and let alone caring for others.
    It’s so amazing that Louis could sacrifice himself and initiate the help for students who are homeless. He understands how tormenting it’s for students who can’t afford the high rental as they have to save for tuition fees. He empathized their suffering and took the effort to start the shelter, and raise fund for it. Louis has really set an extraordinary example for the younger generation not only to lend a helping hand, but had demonstrated how to plan and convert the help into a long term project to benefit more people. His great heart and passion in reaching out to others not only fulfill his own purpose but also enrich the lives of many others.

  18. Vivian Ong on Sep 7, 2017 at 12:42 am

    I thank Louise Tse and his partner Luke Shaw for being so thoughful and compassionate. They are putting others first before themselves even though Louis himself did experience homelessness and living in a car. This is really a true Bodhisattva. Sometime when we come to think of it, what harm can it do to us to suffer and sacrifice a bit for the benefit of others. Students become homeless because they have no money to pay for rental. But if just because of this reason they quit school and work then it is sad and wasted. By helping them to go through this hard times they might come back to help others who are also in the same situation. Their schools should put in some effort to help their students too. As for authorities, they should help to keep the place or area from any fights or harm. Louis and Luke’s idea is trully inspiring. I hope their shelter will get the funds and help that they need to keep it running for the homeless students.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  19. wan wai meng on Sep 6, 2017 at 1:25 am

    Very impressed with Louise and his friends, who troubles themselves so they can help others.

  20. Lew on Sep 3, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    It is quite shocking to me to see there are so many homeless in USA. Some of them are already homeless even in their university time.

    Thank you people like Louis and Lisa who tirelessly work hard for the benefit of others. It remind me of H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche​ who founded Kechara Soup Kitchen​ in Malaysia.

    We will definitely go through life with lots of ups and downs. When we are down, we should not be afraid to ask for help, and when we are in our ups, we should also not forget to contribute back to the society.

  21. Yee Mun (KISG) on Sep 3, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Louis is very kind and compassion. He let go of his comfort place to be a homeless so that he can help other homeless too. Louis has showed us that not only rich people can help others, even a homeless can help others homeless too and he is very successful in doing it.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this story. May Louis’s story inspire more people to be able to let go of their attachments and be able to benefit others.

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  24. Samfoonheei on Sep 1, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Wonderful and inspiring story of this selfless young man ..Louis Tse, age 27. So much of compassion of a kind sole giving up his comfortable home to those homeless.Its incredible…he then stayed in a car and work his way up to finished his studies and now working for NASA. With his friend Shaw they founded the student-run shelter which benefited those student whom are homelessnes.due to the high coast of living. He understand the students well as they are facing a variety of life circumstances and he wanted to help them.
    Hope there will be more people be inspired by Louis and Shaw ‘s account to help those students.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such an inspiring post.

  25. MC on Sep 1, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Someone like Louis Tse acts out of a conscience and kindness that seems to come naturally. If we find this amazing, then it only shows how much we, as part of our own larger community, have become desensitised to the sufferings of others, and how the notion of giving of ourselves to benefit others has become alien to most of us.

    Not taking anything away from this noble human being, Louis Tse is catching the world’s attention because of his kindness not because of the doctorate in Engineering. This reminds me very much of Tsem Rinpoche’s constant reminder, which is, when we are no longer, it is the work that arose out of our compassion and Dharma practice that will remain. Everything else will be forgotten soon enough.

    I am very proud that in Kechara we have our own people like Louis Tse who have given up brilliant and lucrative careers to serve the Dharma; people who daily breathe in the pains of others and breathe out solutions and enlivening breaths. Dharma as taught by our Guru and has a way of changing our perspectives and making something special out of ordinary lives. The question is whether we will follow and abide by what we already know to be right.

    Louis Tse did not wait and delay his great work until he graduates, or stabilise his career or achieve financial ‘security’ before he used his life to help others. He just did it and that’s the most inspiring part of this story.

  26. Datuk May on Aug 31, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    “Suffering for others”. Louis Tse gave up his apartment to be homeless, living in his car, in order that he could use the rent money to have a “home” for others. This is so selfless and generous beyond imagination.

    Yet he could concentrate and graduate as a PHD. And now looking into expanding his Bruin Shelter to a bigger scale. From a small step to start a big goal.

    This reminds me of the early days when HE 25th Tsem Rinpoche started Kechara Soup Kitchen. With a few students and not much money, Rinpoche would buy packets of food to distribute and create a relationship with the homeless in Kuala Lumpur.

    With perseverance and determination to serve many homeless in Kuala Lumpur, KSK has now expanded to Johore, Penang and Perak. It is Rinpoche’s vision of compassion for all sentient beings that KSK is now able to serve so many.

  27. Lum Kok Luen on Aug 31, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Your Eminence,

    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful work of a young man who have the opportunity to excel in his career but chose to use whatever resources that he has to help others – in this case homeless college/ university students.

    When I was in the US back in the late 80’s, the concept of homeless or home insecurity didn’t exist, or perhaps it did (I was in Oregon at that time), but perhaps the numbers were so small that it didn’t catch anyone’s attention. The most active organization where I studied was a local church that ran a free lunch kitchen catering exclusively for foreign students ( I also went there for lunch at times, LOL).

    I am very surprised and shocked the statistics published on the homeless college students just within a small section of the entire United States. I am sure that if a national census were conducted, the total homeless college students will be rather staggering and would trigger a policy decision from the Trump administration.

    This sharing highlights another important point in our Dharma journey. For able bodied people like us who most probably have sufficient resources to take care of ourselves and our family, there are others who are out on the street who would be worried sick of their next meal and how are they going to get the money to buy a decent next meal to keep themselves and their families going.

    May the Three Jewels protect Louis and Luke and through sharing their work, may it inspire others to create similar help programs for the pure benefit of others so eventually, our world becomes a better place to live in harmony and love for one another.

    Thank you
    Lum Kok Luen

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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 26. 2021 01:59 PM
    In Mahayana Buddhism, Manjusri is the bodhisattva of wisdom and is one of the most important iconic figures in Mahayana art and literature. Manjushri the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, is depicted as a male bodhisattva wielding a flaming sword in his right hand. In Tibetan tradition, this mantra is believed to enhance wisdom and improve one’s skills in debating, memory, writing, and other literary abilities. Manjushri practice can be used to help us with our memory—it can be used to help us gain and remember information. It can also be used to helps us develop our wisdom. All the buddhas have the same realization. It’s not that Manjushri has more wisdom than all the other Buddhas and less compassion ,they all have the same realizations. It’s just that Manjushri’s specialty is wisdom, and he’s the manifestation of the wisdom of all the Buddhas.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-praise-to-manjusri-glorious-wisdom%e2%80%99s-excellent-qualities.html

  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 26. 2021 01:53 PM
    Generosity and kindness are never wasted. No act of kindness and giving no matter how small, is ever wasted we do or give out happily. A random act of kindness, no matter how small, can make a tremendous impact on someone else’s life. Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life. Our actions will lightens the burdens of another. There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed .Practicing generosity is an antidote not only to basic selfishness. It tests our trust in abundance. It tests our ability to empathize with others. It takes time to practice generosity, but being generous is the best use of our time. Nor what ever happened it is between us and the recipient . As long as we have a good motivation and accept nothing in return.
    Thank you Rinpoche .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/its-not-between-you-and-the-recipient.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 26. 2021 01:48 PM
    Rich people tend to be stable, flexible, able to make independent decisions, and more focused on themselves than others. They tend to understand the difference between value and price. They’re often selectively frugal. They spend money on things that bring value to their lives. Doing what they like with the money they have but not the poor whom they work hard to save what they want. The rich are likely to both have greater motivation and opportunities to engage in bribery and fraud. When they are rich, corruption comes in for some as such to lobby government for favourable policies in some cases. They could then translate their financial power into political power . While the richest continue to enjoy booming fortunes I do hope they could do more in helping the poor and do more charity work. Rich people when see an opportunity in every situation and work to explore it while the poor people focus on problems in their daily lives. Interesting survey .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/rich-people.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 26. 2021 01:47 PM
    People who suffer from depression often report feelings of loneliness and isolation. No matter what we are going through, we still have to face it. Everyone of us has a secret sorrows which the world knows not. Learning is the only thing for us, focus on what lies ahead of us than holding on. Learning in our daily lives never stop. Accept ourselves, love ourselves and keep moving forward. Have the courage to lift up failure and pursue with hard work and determinations. Keep an open mind and perspective with friends who cares. Great teachings from this profound post.
    Thank you Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/the-harsh-truth-with-love.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 24. 2021 02:25 PM
    The frilled shark is a strange, prehistoric-looking shark that lives in the open ocean and spends much of its time in deep, dark waters. They are an uncommon primitive shark species typically found near the sea floor. Well those frilled sharks look a bit like underwater snakes. Looking terrifying, jagged faced appearance,especially their mouth and having long, smooth bodies that can coil and contort in a serpentine way. They live in the darkest depths of the ocean and is rarely seen by humans. They’ve existed for millions of years, but they’re so rare . The frilled shark is one of the only surviving species in its particular shark family. It can still be found throughout the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. These mysterious creatures were discovered in the 18th centuries by a German scientist in Japan. What more is beneath the ocean yet to be discovered. Interesting .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this amazing sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/the-red-dragon.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 24. 2021 02:23 PM
    Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) a place of refuge and healing located at Bentong, Pahang. The land with healing and positive energies suits those wanted to get away from the busy city. The naturally-positive energies of a green environment. With the land been consecrated by high lamas, monks and Dorje Shugden while in trance of the Panglung Oracle with powerful pujas. Having a Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain built at KFR is wonderful , which benefited many locals and tourist visiting KFR. The Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain in KFR where the water itself has already been blessed by the energies of Medicine Buddha. Hence simply drinking this water has a tremendous healing effect. HE Gangchen Rinpoche, an emanation of Medicine Buddha had blessed the semi-precious stones, placed at the fountain. It was then consecrated by Dorje Shugden, H H Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche a living emanation of Vajrayogini, and our Lama Tsem Rinpoche as well.
    Than you Rinpoche with folded hands

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/medicine-buddha-healing-fountain-at-kechara-forest-retreat.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 24. 2021 02:20 PM
    The House of Shambhala is a Tibetan-style hotel located in a quiet alley of the famous Barkhor in the centre of Lhasa, Tibet. This hotel is a restored home of a high ranking Tibetan Lama has its doors open to locals and tourists visiting Lhasa. This typical Tibetan courtyard hotel provide guests with the utmost comfort while surrounded by Tibetan history and tradition. That’s wonderful for anyone as the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple are within easy reach. Looking at those beautiful pictures tells all as one could see there are traditional style of natural wood rooms. With the specifications like high quality furnishings, neatly decorations, and so forth in it features. It has to offer a personal touch to everyone staying there as it hold historical or cultural significance of the place, the unique experience for them. Perfect atmospheric oasis in Lhasa.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing and explaining about mythical Kingdom of Shambala.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/house-of-shambhala.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Nov 22. 2021 02:11 PM
    Great message …. Rinpoche thanks for this sharing. May more people going on vegetarian to stop the sufferings of animals who has no voice of their voice, and cannot speak for themselves. Not to mention millions of animals are been slaughtered every day, ended on dinner’s tables. There’s no doubt that vegetarian diets are good for our health. Research shows that people on balanced plant-based diet are consistently slimmer and healthier than meat eaters. They also have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, cancers and diabetes. Vegetarians happen have a healthier BMI, controlled blood pressure and low cholesterol levels as well.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great message. It has opened up our eyes and we have to go on vegetarian for a healthy life . For most not to ignore the sufferings of animals .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/whats-on-your-altar.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Nov 22. 2021 02:10 PM
    Wow…the 52-hertz whale is an individual whale of unidentified species which calls at the unusual frequency of 52 Hz. It is a tale of a solitary whale that vocalizes at a unique frequency of 52 hertz, which no other whale did. This pitch is a higher frequency than that of the other whale species. For years scientists have been tracking him on and off. Its truly a unique call ,the only one of its kind detected anywhere. This whale had been swimming and calling into the void , hoping there is a reply that never comes. Because of this, the animal has been called the loneliest whale in the world. Interesting discovery in 1989 and has been intermittently tracked by scientists ever since.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/52hz.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Nov 22. 2021 02:08 PM
    Reading this profound teachings has us ponder deeply . There are often practical as well as moral reasons for being honest. The aspect that builds trustworthy and reliable relationships has everything to do with honesty. If we are honest with our friends and certain relationships, we are proving to them that we can be trusted. Honesty is the foundation for trust in a relationship, and trust is necessary for a relationship to function and thrive. When we are always honest with someone, it tells them that they can trust us and the things we say. It helps them know they can believe our promises and commitments. All things are difficult before they are easy. Never give up , do our very best nor matter how difficult the tasks is. If a task is once begun, never leave it till it’s done. There are some things we learn best in calm, and some in storm.
    Love what Rinpoche had said…. We can change them with EFFORT. The key word is effort. Make others and yourself worth the EFFORT. MAKE OTHERS WORTH THE EFFORT. Don’t burden others by not winning.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/a-thought.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Nov 21. 2021 03:32 PM
    Many people consider animals as primitive creatures. In fact like human and they have feelings, do feel pain , need love , attention and have exclusive qualities that even human are hardly acquainted with. Watching this video again show us how this lion been rescued showing gratitude to the one who saved him. The lion remembered his rescuer even though after a few years apart. That’s amazing. Hugging like an old friend who had not seen for along time.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/amazing-lion-shows-gratitude.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Nov 21. 2021 03:31 PM
    Interesting….there is so many undiscovered species live in the deeps of the ocean that never surface. Still thousands of undiscovered species of life form. Scientist have been looking beyond what is beneath the ocean. To me looking at the picture I thought it was a alien but no it’s a deep sea creatures. First time coming across this creatures and the name of it. Its deep sea hatchetfish. Very weird and looks scary as named because of unique shape of the body that looks like a hatchet. This scary species can only be found in deep water and freshwater and in warm and temperate regions throughout the world. Their appearances help them thrive in extreme environments deep in the ocean. Researcher do believe that there are still more unknown creatures lurking below the ocean. Interesting there is life do exists which hidden beneath our planet’s ocean floors.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article which gave us some fascinating information about the hatchet-fish.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/the-hatchetfish.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Nov 21. 2021 03:27 PM
    Sad story from a home pet to a shelter dog, wandering without love and caring his once hag. A homeless dog fighting with others dog to have foods for survives in shelter home. The sudden change in the surrounding had this poor dog goes into depression and lost of direction like human. Looking at the pictures tells us all, a skinny dog without direction. Never leave rather abandoned our pet dog even though our pet dogs is old. Give them love and care till the end. May this dog been adopted by one kind soul.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/immediately-now.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Nov 20. 2021 01:19 PM
    Kawang practise is very effective in clearing our obstacles and purify our karma. When we do this practice with visualization offering our body parts up to the Buddhas will be more effective. It’s very beneficial for us as it clears our obstacles and helps to collect merit by purifying our karmas.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this post with details for us to understand better.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/kawang-a-dorje-shugden-confessional-practice.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Nov 20. 2021 01:18 PM
    Reading this article touching and inspiring story of Cindy tells more . Great teachings indeed. The explanation about the important of taking vows….had me understand a better view, the meaning, significance and benefits of these vows.
    Thank you Rinpoche or these profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-fascinating-story-of-cindy-bird.html

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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.
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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
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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!!!
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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
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
3 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
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
3 years ago
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
3 years ago
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
3 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
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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
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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
3 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
3 years ago
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
3 years ago
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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Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Cheah has offered 3 sets of Serkym prior to Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mr. Cheah has offered 3 sets of Serkym prior to Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 20th Nov '21. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Philip, our new visitor to Ipoh centre, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa and the Three Jewels prior to DS puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mr. Philip, our new visitor to Ipoh centre, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa and the Three Jewels prior to DS puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has resumed our Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 6th Nov 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
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
7 months ago
#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
#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
9 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
9 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
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
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
11 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
11 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
11 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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.
1 years 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
1 years 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
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
1 years ago
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
2 yearss 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
2 yearss ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
2 yearss ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
2 yearss ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
2 yearss 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
2 yearss 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
2 yearss 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
2 yearss ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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