Mr. Shenpenn Khymsar speaks with so much wisdom

Oct 16, 2017 | Views: 1,099
Shenpenn with His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Credit: Shenpenn Khymsar)

Mr Shenpenn Khymsar with His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Credit: Shenpenn Khymsar)

Dear friends around the world,

A few days ago, I came across a video of a refreshing Tibetan man speaking very passionately. He looked interesting and creative in the thumbnail of the video, so I took a listen to it and I was pleasantly surprised by what I heard. So I wanted to share with you here what he said. I am half Tibetan (father) and half Mongolian (mother) but I am still a Tibetan and his sharing was excellent and I can relate to it very well having grown up in the USA. I was born in Taiwan, moved to USA and left for India when I was 22. I am now 52. I wanted to share this talk by him as it is logical, caring and full of wisdom.

This intelligent gentleman, Mr Shenpenn Khymsar, spoke so clearly and so well. He talked about how some Tibetans like him get criticized for being not Tibetan enough, about what it means to be a real political leader, China, what the Tibetan leadership need to do to bring the community back together again, for unity among our people and what being devoted to His Holiness the Dalai Lama should really be like.

He even said a lot of people pretend to be devoted to His Holiness but actually, they are sycophants who are sucking up to His Holiness the Dalai Lama for some self gain. Mr Shenpenn also said that the Tibetan way of thinking really needs to change because their mentality is “backwards, Stone Age and medieval”…yes, his exact words.

But the point this intelligent man was trying to get across is, the Tibetan leadership need to think more widely. They need to realise that it’s possible to coexist in harmony with one another, even if there are differences in thoughts, religious belief, sexual orientation and opinions. I thought, “WOW!” because I have been saying this for years but have come across very few other Tibetan people who came to the same conclusion as me. What he said clearly showed that he has been thinking about the issues and thinking about how to really solve them, and what will be a good solution. You can tell he really cares. He was very polite and respectful throughout the video but you could tell he is frustrated.

So I was very encouraged to listen to his 20-over minute speech. Honestly speaking, it gave me hope for the future of Tibetans and the Dorje Shugden issue, because he showed that the younger generation are thinking more widely. Thinking on uniting all Tibetans even interracial mixed Tibetans. Doesn’t matter if you’re a Tibetan who practises Dorje Shugden, or if you can speak Tibetan or not; if you are born Tibetan, you should be considered Tibetan and treated as such. And I admire him for talking the truth because I know from experience that it’s not easy. But when you love your community, you love your people and you see negative things happening, how can you stay silent?

By the way, Shenpenn’s name literally means “benefit others”. I haven’t heard it before as a name but I think is a unique, very spiritual name which matches a person who looks very interesting and creative. It will be good to expose more people to views like this from such an artistic, exposed and passionate modern Tibetan. With him speaking out in this way, I hope more who share his views will be encouraged to talk too. Then when one person talks, and another person talks, and another and another, eventually the Tibetan leadership can’t ignore it anymore, and will have to listen and do something about it. If we stay silent, change will not happen. This applies to our personal lives, to the Dorje Shugden issue, or to any other issue that we care about. Things don’t change when people stay silent. So please do listen to Shenpenn’s speech and share it with your friends. Shenpenn’s speech is not about Dorje Shugden per se, but it covers everyone coherently.

I am concerned very much about the Dorje Shugden issue as it has caused me separation from friends, my monastery, family and some opportunities to do more for others. The Tibetan leadership constantly encourages other Tibetans to avoid Tibetans like me who practise Dorje Shugden and they segregate us. We have no representation in the Tibetan parliament. We have no involvement with any mainstream Tibetan activities nor are we allowed to join any secular talks and gatherings with His Holiness the Dalai Lama whom I love very much. I have attended many of the Dalai Lama’s religious and secular talks prior to the ban on Shugden in 1996, and I miss him and I always wish him the best. I am not joining in his talks these days because I am not allowed to according to our ‘democratic’ leaders, so I’m just following instructions. As a Dorje Shugden practitioner, I am not allowed to join in His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s talks which is not fair because he is my leader. I should be able to join because I am Tibetan. For religious reasons, perhaps I do not need to go to his talks but for secular talks, I should be allowed to go because I am a Tibetan. I don’t wish any harm for His Holiness ever. We are banned from all Tibetan hospitals and other social services in India and Nepal. Throughout the Tibetan communities in the western countries, many still avoid Dorje Shugden people so they look politically correct. We are given the ‘freedom’ to practise Dorje Shugden but if we do, we are completely segregated from all other Tibetans. It is labelled as freedom but in actuality it is a way to force us to give up our belief systems not sanctified by our leadership which is contradictory to democracy. The Tibetan leaders should not care what religion or god we believe in. We should not be segregated and hated because of our religion or god. That is very backwards.

The Tibetan leadership talk one way with the West for aid and another way to their own Tibetans. With Tibetans they can talk quite harshly and unfairly I’ve seen. I know for a fact from a very close friend who has worked very closely with the Indian government, that the Indian government has written to the Tibetan leadership to tone down their rhetoric against the Dorje Shugden religion and groups because at one time, it was becoming very harsh. This is definitely confirmed and he has the paperwork to show it. It is shocking to the Indians that certain gods can and cannot be worshipped and that is dictated to us by our leaders / ‘government’ as there is no such thing in their society. This is not freedom of religious choice but 100% force to abandon my spiritual practice and if I do not, I am targeted with hatred, segregation and being called all types of deragatory names as I am experiencing since 1996.

I practise Dorje Shugden because my root guru gave me the practice over 30 years ago and that is the only reason. We must keep our commitments (samaya) to our guru. I cannot break my commitment to my guru. I am not connected to China or not a paid Chinese agent to create schism within my Tibetan community as I am accused of. I have great admiration since a very young age for China and her great culture as I do for Japan, Mongolia, Egyptians and Greece. I wish very much for China and Tibet to be good friends one day. The Tibetan leadership likes to spread this type of rumour against thousands of Tibetans who continue to practise Dorje Shugden inside and outside of Tibet to browbeat them into giving up Dorje Shugden. Once ‘branded’ a Chinese agent (of course without proof), you are completely alienated by other Tibetans either because they believe it or want to be on the politically-correct side. This is terrible as we Tibetans should all be united no matter our religion, background or region. We must be united because there are so few of us and we must preserve our culture and religions. I wish so much, as Shenpenn says, to be united and to be close with each other as there are so few of us.

I want to share Shenpen’s opinion here with all of you because I want more Tibetans to open up to wider ways of thinking about politics and the world. That way their understanding will develop more and they can come in line with how the rest of the world thinks, therefore I am sharing his video and transcript in English with all of you so more people can hear what Shenpenn has shared. Since he posted on Facebook which is for the public, I decided to get his message out even stronger and further. I thank Shenpenn for speaking up, wish Shenpenn all the luck in the world and the blessings of all that is divine. May he fulfill his dreams and inspire many others to do so. Thank you.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

 

Translated Transcript

Today I’m talking through Facebook Live in Tibetan and if I don’t talk in Tibetan I’ll be kicked out of the Tibetan community [joke]. Then they’ll say I’m not a pure Tibetan or I’m not a Tibetan. Especially for us Tibetans who stay in North America, I’ve done a lot of work for Tibetan organisations so today what I want to say, I have no choice but to say it. So the purpose of today’s talk is not to make anyone black, or to insult anyone, or to target anyone. I’m talking today because I have pride in being a Tibetan and for the Tibetan cause, and I am someone who is very worried about the Tibetan situation. For this reason I am talking today. Everyone is allowed to talk about their views, and we can talk respectfully to each other about issues. We Tibetans have to open our eyes bigger, we have to open our ears, and we have to understand more things and see into more things. Every year in Dharamsala in March and September, the Tibetan government has big meetings. Since we are people without a country, our responsibility over there mainly should talk about how we have to improve our education, improve our communities, and most important is how we can make relationships with the Chinese government.

Whether we want the Middle Way (umaylam) or we want full independence (rangzen) we have to find a way to talk to the Chinese government. But since officially all of us endorse the Middle Way, we should find a way to talk with the Chinese government about our Middle Way for Tibet. But instead of this, whenever we have these meetings, I always see that people talk about small things that do not matter, that have no consequence. Please don’t be upset that I’m saying this. I’m saying this because I have a responsibility as a Tibetan citizen to tell the truth and I feel it’s important that I say this.

Please all of you in Dharamsala, the Tibetan community, the Parliament and the government officials, whenever you get together for meetings, please talk about how to remove the difficulties for the sake of Tibet. Please talk about Tibet’s welfare and how to unite as one the six million Tibetans. Please talk about these subjects. Please don’t mix politics and religion. Since religion and politics have been mixed, we are now suffering the detrimental results of this mixture. Please leave politics on one side, and religion on the other side.

So how can we confront the Chinese, how to make a better relationship with India, America and the European Union? How to make a better relationship with foreign countries? How can we be less of a sycophant? How can we REALLY make our community united and one? Please don’t talk about unity among Tibetans for one’s own personal gain. We have to think all of us are Tibetans. We must think we are all Tibetans and as Tibetans, if you want to be Middle Way, be Middle Way. If you want to be an independence seeker for Tibet, you can be that. If you want to be Gelug, Kagyu, Sakya, Nyingma or Bönpo, you want to be Dolgyal (Dorje Shugden) follower, you want to be a Tibetan Muslim, you want to be a Tibetan transgender, you want to be a Tibetan gay, you want to be a Tibetan lesbian – be what you want but it’s important we all think strongly we are Tibetans. We are all one.

All of you sangha, please have more interest in the Dharma, I respectfully request of you. For those who are doing work in politics, please have good attention to politics correctly. We have to understand the politics of the world, and in relations to China, we’ve only shown about 30% of our power. We have to think about how to show 80% of our power in relations to China. We should do things in a way that doesn’t hit ourselves and to stop talking small, unnecessary talks, for example like separating our people by saying “they are not Tibetan”, “they are not a pure Tibetan”, “they speak English, they don’t speak Tibetan”, “he practises Dolgyal (Dorje Shugden)”, “he wants independence”, “he is Lukar Jam”, “they are this, they are that” – when we keep doing this separation and accusation, we all create the loss. Nobody else gets the loss, just us.

I’m 43 and I’ve been very involved with our Tibetans, and what have I noticed within the Tibetan communities? I’ve also travelled a lot, all over the world. I’ve taken a lot of interest in world politics. I’ve taken a lot of interest in Dharma and what I’ve noticed among our Tibetans, and I’m going to say this not because I want to damage anyone or I feel hurt, but it’s what I’ve noticed and I’m saying it as a Tibetan. Parliamentarian of North America, Tsewang Ringzin-la, we had a lot of hopes in him. I myself had a lot of hopes in him. I voted for him, I supported him. He said something about interracially-mixed Tibetans, and those interracially-mixed Tibetans are not pure Tibetans.

When I heard him say that about interracially-mixed Tibetans [that they are not pure Tibetans], I was shocked. We are in the 21st century, we use Facebook. The whole world knows each other. Science has advanced. But until now, we are talking like we are still in the archaic, Stone Age medieval times. It doesn’t look good when we talk like that. I am an constituent in your constituency. I am a Tibetan. I am one who takes responsibility for the Tibetan cause, and I am someone who can talk honestly without being a sycophant. So Tsewang Ringzin-la, you should apologise officially to everyone. If you do that, it won’t make you smaller. It will make you better. Someone who is a leader should think vastly, should think widely, should think long-term. Leaders should be like that, and should not talk about small things like this. Should not think small and look at things in a small way. When you do that, it hurts our community.

Tsewang Ringzin-la, I have nothing personal against you but as a responsible Tibetan, and as a constituent of the North American Tibetan community, it becomes my responsibility and it becomes my duty to hold you accountable because that is the responsibility of democracy. So please, you owe the Tibetan community an apology, you owe the mixed Tibetans an apology.

So what else would I like to share with you? I never met the European Tibetan Parliamentary representative, Venerable Thubten Wangchen-la – his name should be this – he made a video. He talks as a parliamentarian, he talks as if he knows Dharma, he talks as if he is knowledgeable, and as a monk, he apologised to the public for taking a picture with Lukar Jam. So I assume that the public must’ve criticised him for taking a picture with Lukar Jam. So this Venerable Thubten Wangchen-la is showing that he has great loyalty to the Dalai Lama so he’s claiming his views are different to that of Lukar Jam. And then he’s saying he doesn’t agree with Lukar Jam’s views.

If someone thinks in a big way, they’ll understand what I’m saying and if someone thinks small, they won’t understand what I’m saying. So Thubten Wangchen-la, if you’re a leader, you’re like parents and if parents have five kids, all five kids will have different characters. One child will have good education, one kid will be naughty, and then the other kids will be different types of characters. But the parents’ responsibility is to unite all the kids and bring all the kids together, regardless of their characters, and to make them united. So parents have to show inspirations and examples to the kids. So this is the responsibility of a leader, taking care of the people like a parent does to children.

So Thubten Wangchen-la, you’re explaining and apologising to the public for taking a picture with Lukar Jam and I found that you behaved very poorly [for apologising for taking the picture]. I’m not saying this because I support Lukar Jam. Whether it is Lukar Jam or anybody else, people will have different types of thinking and it’s allowed. That is the democratic way. Whatever Lukar Jam’s views are, it doesn’t matter – he’s still a Tibetan. In his mind, he has great concern for the Tibetan cause. With Lukar Jam, I don’t agree with everything. I don’t agree with so many things with so many people but I respect. When you say like that, that you took a picture with him, what’s the message you’re sending to the public? That Lukar Jam is like a demon? Who will that damage? It will damage all of us Tibetans in the future. It will damage us Tibetans and our cause in the future. So as a leader, you should say that “talk that separates Tibetans, I don’t support. I took a picture with Lukar Jam, that’s my right.” That’s what you should say, Thubten Wangchen-la. “Lukar Jam has other views besides the Middle Way and that’s okay, but I took a picture with him because he’s a Tibetan and that’s my right.”

Thubten Wangchen-la repeated a few times, “You guys know me, isn’t it? You guys know who I am, don’t you? You guys understand me.” It wasn’t the way it seems. He sounded very apologetic [for taking the picture]. So if you are the leader, you don’t become a leader by praising just His Holiness. You don’t become a leader just by following His Holiness’s political views. You become a leader by empathising with every single opinion. You become a leader by uniting everybody, you become a leader by being farsighted and by being progressive. You have to think widely, otherwise already our society has bumped itself many times. There’s a lot of talk about different sects. There’s a lot of problems between Middle Way and independence people. How we are going to approach or confront the Chinese government, there’s no talk on that, none. All I see is you guys praising the Dalai Lama, that’s it, just praising. You guys don’t always have to praise the Dalai Lama and you don’t always have to talk in relations to His Holiness or praise His Holiness. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is Avalokiteshvara, the Dalai Lama is not the one with the problem. It’s the six million Tibetans who have the problem. Tibet is the one with the problem.

His Holiness, if we really love His Holiness, and if we really, really, really worship His Holiness and revere His Holiness, we should do everything to make sure His Holiness returns back to Tibet before he dies. That should be our responsibility, not sycophancy, not always try to appease him. Always be a sycophant this way, be a sycophant that way, be a sycophant that way – always trying to talk sweet, always thinking how to get personal benefits. When we do this, everybody will get losses. Most of us don’t have any political awareness. If you talk to 80% of the Tibetans, they don’t have any political awareness. We don’t have political awareness. One of the reasons why we don’t have political awareness is because we are incapable of thinking on our own. Incapable of thinking for ourselves. We think because somebody else thinks for us. So everyone please think carefully.

I have been working for the Tibetan cause for 20 years with no benefits in North America. I’m not part of any organisation, I’m not a member of any association but as a Tibetan I’m involved with all of them. I’m against people who harm the Tibetan cause. For Tibetan unity, we always talk nicely from our mouth. We all talk about Tibetan unity and then listening to me, we are not going to be unified. How are we going to be unified, is you listen to my talk, I listen to your talk and we share our views. Then we examine in the end which view will actually benefit the Tibetan cause. What kind of talk can we speak that benefits everyone? Don’t talk from one’s ego and insecurity, and make the talk so big. It just makes our people less. And I’m very disappointed with the parliament. In one way we say we don’t have a government; it’s become not a Tibetan government. We don’t have a government but we have a parliament. We don’t want independence but we will hoist the Tibetan flag. We want Middle Way but we will still sing the Gelug [anthem] in Dharamsala. It’s very confusing to the public. Please do not do that.

Please do our path very clearly. So if you wish the Middle Way, you have my support but there are responsibilities that come with the view. You follow your Middle Way Path. It doesn’t mean that your duty is just to wait for the Chinese to give you genuine autonomy. Your duty is also to be responsible and to hold accountable our leaders. This is our responsibility. So everyone please pay attention to this. This medieval talk, please don’t talk like that any more. “This is Tibetan, this not pure Tibetan” – don’t talk like that. We Tibetans are already small in number. Even if you work for the Tibetan cause and you don’t speak Tibetan, it doesn’t matter. Even a Tibetan who doesn’t speak the Tibetan language and has the Tibetan cause in their heart, we should welcome them.

We shouldn’t separate our people, we should unite them. Otherwise we damage ourselves greatly. If you really respect His Holiness the Dalai Lama, whatever he says, you should practise. In front of the Dalai Lama, if you just say “kyabsuche (homage to you)”, you won’t become a Buddha. We all have to become united and become one. We have to have a lot of care for each other.

During the Sikyong election, Lukar Jam was not allowed to speak in Minnesota, Toronto and other places. They didn’t give him a chance to speak. That really damages our community. You won’t be seen as someone who really has a lot of faith in the Dalai Lama if you do that. Please don’t do like that. I’m talking today because I’m extremely concerned. This is my responsibility and duty as a Tibetan. If you like it, that’s okay. If you don’t like it, that’s okay. But please pay attention to what I say. Don’t talk from ego but talk to benefit others. If you think what I say is the truth, then tashi delek. If you don’t think what I say is the truth, also tashi delek to you. I don’t like to segregate people. I see all Tibetans as the same, even if their views are different, I see them all the same. I have a lot of Tibetan friends who views are completely opposite of mine. I welcome that. Please, all our leaders don’t do like that. Please, our leaders do things to better our Tibetan community. Don’t only wear your chuba when His Holiness comes and…[approximate translation-any mistakes is solely our responsibility]

 

Shenpenn in His Own Words

The creative, modern Tibetan man who spoke so eloquently about the ongoing troubles of the Tibetan community. (Credit: Shenpenn Khymsar)

The creative, modern Tibetan man who spoke so eloquently about the ongoing troubles of the Tibetan community. (Credit: Shenpenn Khymsar)

I was born in Darjeeling, India to Tibetan refugee parents, the first Khymsar son to be born in exile from Tibet. I was born under the sign of the Tiger, an auspicious start, for I have felt that throughout my life that I have the energy and the will of a tiger. I was also born at the crossroads of many cultures: Tibetan, Indian, and Western. My parents operated a small Tibetan restaurant frequented by locals and tourists alike. I was educated at Goethals Memorial School, an Irish Catholic School in Kurseong, Darjeeling, and grew up speaking Tibetan, English, Hindi, Nepali, Bengali and Urdu fluently. I fell in love with rock and heavy metal as a teenager when I heard Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall?” and Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me” for the first time.

But such a diverse multicultural life for a Tibetan refugee in Darjeeling became complicated as I grew up and political problems exploded in Darjeeling. Once the summer capital for the British when they ruled India, Darjeeling has suffered from being shuffled about geopolitically: first by the British then by the independent Government of India. Frustrated by the communist government of West Bengal and its failure to modernize ‘the Hills’ of Darjeeling, the Gorkha people of Darjeeling began agitating for their own homeland, Gorkhaland in the 1980s. This agitation turned my idyllic childhood in Darjeeling into a claustrophobic adolescence where strikes would shut down the town for weeks on end and make everyone suspicious of each other. I lived amidst the legacy of Chinese Communist invasion of Tibet and British Colonial rule in India, but would never allow systematic forces of government and oppression turn me into a victim or someone who accepted the status quo.

As I grew up a frustrated teenager in Darjeeling, the only thing that kept me from getting in serious trouble was music. Since the first time I heard Pink Floyd and Def Leppard, I knew I wanted to become a rock musician. I was not alone in my aspiration to become a rock musician – Darjeeling was home to a lot of talented rock bands and musicians. When rock and roll was born in the West in the 1950s and 1960s, it also made its way to Darjeeling and inspired its own scene. Darjeeling musicians were all were self-taught, playing their hearts out on low quality instruments. Unlike the musicians in the West, Darjeeling bands did not have the same opportunities to record albums and tour, the furthest they could get was Kathmandu Nepal. Because of the lack of opportunity, many musicians turned to drinking, drugs and despair. I knew I did not want to go that route, so I decided to get out of Darjeeling and go to the West to follow my dream.

So fifteen years ago I left India for the U.S. I arrived first in Chicago and immediately lived the life of an immigrant just struggling to get by, taking jobs like cutting grass and working in food courts. When I saved enough money, I moved to New York City and applied for political asylum, but after thousands of dollars in effort, my appeal was denied and again was at a crossroads in life.

Credit: Shenpenn Khymsar

Credit: Shenpenn Khymsar

Rejected by my first home in the The States, I moved to Toronto and became a Canadian citizen. I returned to the white-collar world and financial comfort, but my dream to become a musician remained unfulfilled. Each day I went to work in an office where I was increasingly reminded of what my real calling in life was, what had brought me to the West in the first place: music and film. Then one day I had enough money, quit my job, said goodbye to the corporate world, and formed a heavy metal band, Shangrila. I was the first Tibetan to form a heavy metal band in the West. Shangrila toured North America for a few years, and I wrote and produced the album ‘Balance the Darkside.’ I found myself drawn to heavy metal because it is the most technical kind of heavy music, and as a self-taught guitarist, I appreciate the challenges and rewards this kind of music brings to the harmony of my hands and mind. I also gravitated toward heavy metal music because it is counter-cultural and non-conformist, the kind of music that reflects my life and principles. I took my songwriting a step further by not just critiquing political, social and cultural systems, I also wrote about liberation from the darkside, or at least finding balance in the midst of worldly darkness. Consequently, my songwriting spans a wide spectrum, from provocative songs titled ‘What the Fuck?’ to the first heavy metal song written for the Dalai Lama, ‘Soul from the East’ that includes over 4-minute guitar solo which I consider a musical prostration to His Holiness.

Having established my rock roots in Toronto, I moved to Vancouver in 2006, and am now a full-time independent musician, writer, filmmaker and political activist. I am currently working on the project of my life, a documentary with the working title “Journey of a Dream.” In this film, I will tell my life story (a taste of which appears in this bio), and in doing so I will tell the story of Tibetan refugees in India, of Darjeeling musicians looking for a big break, of immigrants who come to the West, of people slaving away in the corporate world while their dreams wither away, and of the generation of kids who grew up in the 1980s and wonder today where the heart and soul of rock music went. Just like my music, though, this documentary is about not giving up on your dreams no matter what darkness society, history or politics has in store for you. I will begin filming the first part of this documentary in India and Nepal this fall 2008, then the second part in North America in 2009, and plans to debut “Journey of a Dream” in the 2010 film festivals.

(Source: https://shenppennbloglog.blogspot.com)
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  1. Norbu on Jan 25, 2019 at 4:12 pm
  2. Joy Kam on Dec 9, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    Mantras are sacred verbalized words that invoke the protection and blessings of the deity to whom the mantra is ascribed. Mantras are also the manifestations of Buddhas in the form of ‘sounds’, hence the various mantras of Dorje Shugden contain the essence of the Protector.

    Dorje Shugden’s main mantra 多杰雄登主要咒语
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra for peace 平和咒语
    For gaining attainments through the energy of Peaceful Shugden, peace of environment and mind, harmony in one’s abode and dwelling area, and calming of disasters
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SHANTI SIDDHI HUNG

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra for health 福寿安康咒语
    For long life, increasing life, healing of disease and protection from diseases
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA AYU SIDDHI HUNG

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra for increase 增长咒语
    For gaining great merits and increase of all necessary needs, both material and spiritual
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA PUNYE SIDDHI HUNG

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra for control 控制咒语
    Of worldly deities, negative people and nagas and for influencing friends towards the positive
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA WASHAM KURU HO

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra to grant protection 庇护咒语
    Visualize that you are in the Protector’s mandala, fully protected from outside interferences. Recite when in danger or for dangerous situations, for protection while travelling or when residing in dangerous/hostile places
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA RAKYA RAKYA HUNG

    https://video.tsemtulku.com/videouploads/comment-1544345059.mp4


  3. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 26, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Dear friends,

    Tibet has produced many powerful meditations, rituals and guidelines to help us gain spiritual protection, gain wisdom and higher states of consciousness. In general Tibet has produced many powerful methods for the growth of our spiritual evolution. Dorje Shugden is an angel, a saint, a powerful spiritual protector-warrior who originated 350 years ago when a highly awakened Tibetan Lama fulfilled his vows to become a special being to grant protection, wisdom, material needs, safety when travelling (normal and astral travel) and spiritual awakening. Both the Great 5th Dalai Lama and the current His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama composed short yet effective prayers to invoke upon the power and blessings of this special saint and protector. One can recite either one of the prayers that you feel suits you, anytime or even daily. When you feel a special need for help, you can recite either prayer anytime. When you are feeling down, afraid or just need a blessing, you can recite them. After reciting either invocation, it is good to chant the mantra of Dorje Shugden: Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha.

    You do not have to be a Buddhist or practitioner of any religion to invoke upon the blessings and protection of this special enlightened and awakened angel Dorje Shugden. He helps all without discrimination or bias as he is filled with compassion and love. Divinity has no boundaries, they help all who call upon them.

    Enclosed are the prayers in English, Chinese and Tibetan.

    May you be safe, protected and blessed.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    More on the Great 5th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden – https://bit.ly/2w7KHv6

    More on H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden – https://bit.ly/2QdaL4n

    Chapel (Trode Khangsar) built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama dedicated to Dorje Shugden in Lhasa – https://bit.ly/2zBTd8M

    亲爱的朋友们,

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  4. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 23, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Divination (‘mo’) Text by Dorje Shugden

    This is an important divination (‘mo’) text composed by Dorje Shugden himself. Dorje Shugden took trance of the Choyang Dulzin oracle lama, the senior oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery, and instantly on the spot composed this text within two hours.

    The divination text contains information on how to use dice to do divination for the future and is known to be highly accurate. When practitioners use this text, they will be in direct contact with Dorje Shugden to get answers to questions about the future. It is for those who have good samaya with Dorje Shugden and are free of the eight worldly dharmas to be of benefit to others in divining the future.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    DS-MO-choyang.pdf

  5. dorje on Nov 5, 2018 at 2:18 pm

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  6. Pastor Adeline Woon on Sep 24, 2018 at 1:04 am

    Be blessed with these rare videos featuring explanation and advice about Dorje Shugden practice by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche in his own voice. The teaching was requested by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the earliest masters who taught Tibetan Buddhism in the West.

    Video 1: H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche Explains Dorje Shugden Initiation and Benefits (With English Subtitles)

    Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was an erudite scholar, ritual master and practitioner of the highest degree from Tibet. At the request of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the pioneers who taught Tibetan Buddhism in America, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche gives clear explanation and advice about the life-entrustment initiation of Dorje Shugden and how to go about the practice and get the maximum benefits in this video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzFMvlxAqtc&feature=youtu.be

    Video 2: H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche speaks on the History and Lineage of Dorje Shugden (With English Subtitles)

    In this video, an erudite scholar, ritual master and practitioner of the highest degree from Tibet, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche talks about the incarnation lineage of Dorje Shugden and how the practice arose, with examples of Dorje Shugden’s previous lives that reveal his powerful spiritual attainments and contributions. This very rare teaching was given at the request of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s student, Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the pioneers who taught Buddhism in the West to many disciples since the 1970s.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIzKSJgK618&feature=youtu.be

    For more information: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kyabje-zong-rinpoches-advice-on-dorje-shugdens-practice.html

  7. Beatrix Ooi on Aug 10, 2018 at 7:15 am

    For the first time available, Dorje Shugden and his entourage of 32 asssistants of his mandala.

    Dorje Shugden is a powerful protector deity who is also an emanation of Manjushri, a wisdom bestowing Buddha. Therefore, he has great ability to help us to progress further on the spiritual path. He does this by helping us to overcome obstacles and problems for the modern individual.

    Due to his enlightened nature, Dorje Shugden is able to manifest 32 deities and within the same abode resides Setrap and Kache Marpo:-

    1. 5 Dorje Shugden families or emanations. They consists of the following:-

    – Dulzin Dorje Shugden, which performs activities to eliminate inner and outer obstacles.
    – Shize, which performs activities to pacify all illnesses and disease.
    – Gyenze, which performs activities to increase all desirable material and spiritual wealth.
    – Wangze, which performs activities to control difficult people and circumstances.
    – Trakze, which performs activities to wrathfully eliminate all insurmountable obstacles and life-threatening situations.

    2. 9 Mothers. They represent protection of the five senses and developing control of the four elements. These are all attributes that signify their ability to assist tantric practitioners with their higher meditations.

    3. 8 Guiding Monks. They represent the Eight Great Bodhisattvas (Avalokitesvara, Manjushri, Vajrapani, Samantabhadra, Maitreya, Kshitigarbha, Akashagarbha, Sarva-nivarana-viskambini) and they bring about the growth of the Dharma, through the Sangha, Dharma practitioners and Dharma establishments.

    4. 10 Youthful & Wrathful Attendants. They represent the ten wrathful attendants to avert inner and outer obstacles. They are beings who are from Mongolia, China, Kashmir, India, Bengali, etc.

    5. Setrap. He is a senior Dharma Protector from India and an emanation of Amitabha Buddha. He had enthroned Dorje Shugden as an authentic Dharma Protector. Therefore, he also resides within the same mandala of Dorje Shugden.

    6. Kache Marpo. He is not an emanation of Dorje Shugden but he is still an enlightened Dharma Protector in his own right. He was originally known as Tsiu Marpo of Samye Monastery. However, he has placed himself under the service of Dorje Shugden as his chief minister, performing many activities in order to protect and benefit practitioners. Therefore, he stands guard at the main entrance of Dorje Shugden’s mandala. He often takes trance of qualified mediums to speak.

    7. Namkar Barzin. He is the reincarnation of an old Mongolian monk and when he passed away in Phari area of Tibet, his spirit was placed as a powerful assistant of Dorje Shugden. He guards and protects buildings and great institutions especially those that benefit others. He rides on a mythical Gyaling animal that resembles a goat but with scales.

    These sacred images are available on *Vajrasecrets. They are made of high quality alloy and are one of a kind. They are based on the lineage of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche’s monastery, Tashilhunpo in Shigatse, Tibet. In fact, the iconography of these statues are based on detailed photographs taken by H. E. Tsem Rinpoche during a trip to Tashilhunpo’s protector chapel. These are based exactly as the 10th Panchen Lama’s personal collection.

    Dorje Shugden mandala: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=131570

    Dorje Shugden’s benefit and practice: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=62422

    Dorje Shugden’s origins: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=106424

    Dorje Shugden chapel in His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche’s Tashilhunpo Monastery in Tibet: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=68698

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  8. Valentina Suhendra on Aug 7, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama

    Tibetans commonly refer to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and His Holiness 10th Panchen Lama as the “sun and moon” of Tibetan Buddhism. They are the center of Tibetan Buddhist civilization, which draws to its sphere of influence millions of non-Tibetan practitioners. The Panchen Lama’s incarnation line began with the 16th abbot of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen (1570 – 1662). He was bestowed the title of Panchen Lama by His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama after being declared as an emanation of Amitabha.

    After being given the title, his three previous incarnations were posthumously also bestowed the title, making Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen the 4th Panchen Lama. He became a teacher to many Tibetans, Bhutanese and Mongolian religious figures, including His Holiness the 4th and 5th Dalai Lamas, and the 1st Jetsun Dampa of Mongolia. A prolific author, Chokyi Gyeltsen is credited with over a hundred compositions, including a number of commentaries and ritual texts that remain central in the Gelukpa tradition today. Along with his role as a teacher of the Dharma, the Panchen Lamas are usually responsible for the recognition of the rebirths of the Dalai Lamas, and vice versa.

    The 10th Panchen Lama, Lobsang Trinley Lhundrub Chokyi Gyeltsen (19 February 1938 – 28 January 1989) continued both the spiritual and political roles of his predecessors. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, his contemporary, was even heard to say and echo the Panchen Lama’s own words that the Dalai Lama would safeguard Tibet from the outside while the Panchen Lama would safeguard Tibet from the inside, as he never left Tibet after the political troubles of 1959. He was truly loved by the Tibetans, all the way until his passing. When he taught, thousands of people would attend, not only from his own Gelug lineage, but masters and practitioners from all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

    At his sprawling monastery of Tashi Lhunpo, he has a special chapel specifically dedicated to Dorje Shugden, where prayers and rituals are performed on a daily basis. In his great omniscience the Panchen Lama held Dorje Shugden as the principal Dharma protector of the monastery. He also personally propitiated Dorje Shugden among other Dharma protectors, and even wrote extensive prayers and rituals to Dorje Shugden. These rituals and prayers are contained within his ‘sung bum’ or collected works, which are provided here. As such a great lama, with an erudite and clear understanding of the Buddhist scriptures, a teacher to millions in both Tibet and China, from an established incarnation line and an emanation of the Buddha Amitabha, he could not be mistaken about his practice of Dorje Shugden.

    His Holiness 10th Panchen Lama is known for his composition of commentaries and practice texts that are still in use by contemporary Buddhist practitioners both in Tibet and across the world. One of these is a powerful ritual composition propitiating the compassionate Dorje Shugden.

    Upon the request by Acharya Lobsang Jangchub to compose a shorter version of the prayer (sadhana) for the exhortation of activities of Dorje Shugden, Panchen Lama immediately composed an abbreviate form of Dorje Shugden’s Kangsol. This text is entitled “Manjunatha’s (Tsongkapa) Lineage protector Dorje Shugden and five forms wrathful propitiations and confessional prayers and fulfilment of activities rites” or “Melodious sound of Accomplishment of the Four Activities” for short. Once the prayers were completed, he had signs and strong feelings that Dorje Shugden has been working hard to protect the Buddhadharma in general and the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa specifically.

    Mirroring the abilities of one of his earlier incarnations, Khedrub Je, a disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa and master of both sutra and tantra, the Panchen Lama used his compositional skill and poetic prowess to create a masterful sadhana. Worthy of note is a praise in which the first letter of each verse is a Tibetan vowel. Such compositions are rarely seen, and have historically only been used when propitiating senior Dharma protectors such as Palden Lhamo and Kalarupa.

    The Panchen Lama also stated that while composing the Dorje Shugden sadhana (prayers) he was filled with a sense of happiness and bliss. He ends the composition with not only his official title but his ordination name, Tenzin Trinley Jigme Choje Wangchuk, endorsing the validity of his work. He composed the sadhana in his own Tashi Lhunpo monastery while in the Hall of Clear Light and Bliss.

    See the Panchen Lama’s writings and download: https://bit.ly/2KIfeXb

  9. Pastor Shin Tan on Aug 3, 2018 at 2:54 am

    This elderly & innocent monk in India was brutally attacked, find out why. Shocking – https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163953

  10. Made in Japan on Aug 1, 2018 at 5:31 am

    “If the Dalai Lama, if His Holiness the Dalai Lama can be harmed by Dorje Shugden, then we might as well not practice Buddhism anymore. If His Holiness the Dalai Lama can have his life shortened by a so-called evil spirit, any evil spirit, then can he be Avalokiteshvara? So on one hand you say, we say, I say, everybody says, he is Avalokiteshvara; on the other hand you’re saying that he can be harmed by an evil spirit… Which one is it? Can he be harmed by an evil spirit or is he Avalokiteshvara? Do you think Avalokiteshvara, Manjushri, Vajrapani, Tara all take refuge in something else to protect themselves from Dorje Shugden? How illogical is that? How illogical of people to say His Holiness the Dalai Lama can be harmed by an evil spirit, any evil spirit or “Dorje Shugden” evil spirit. How is that possible?” – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

    Photo: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, young Tsem Tulku Rinpoche and Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s tutor Kensur Rinpoche Jampa Yeshe

  11. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 29, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    DON’T MISS THIS! FANTASTIC NEW GREAT STUFF! High quality videos redressing the misinformation about Dorje Shugden practice and people and the current sad Tibetan situation and why they are losing ground in the world. Powerful and truthful – CLEAR VIDEOS – https://bit.ly/2LJbo35

  12. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 25, 2018 at 2:36 am

    Sakya tradition’s thangka of Dorje Shugden sitting on a throne within his palace with his four emanations and high Sakya Lamas nearby. Tsem Rinpoche

  13. Joy Kam on Jul 25, 2018 at 2:15 am

    Amazing post!!!!!

    Dear friends, For months we have been working on this BEAUTIFUL and meaningful mural in Kathmandu, Nepal. Please click here to enjoy the many stunning pictures of this mural: https://bit.ly/2LgOj8J

    Tsem Rinpoche

  14. Joy Kam on Jul 21, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Antique Pelden Lhamo thangka with sacred Dorje Shugden at the bottom right. Can see Tsongkapa and Guru Rinpoche on the top also. Beautiful and holy.

  15. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jan 30, 2018 at 1:25 am

    This video condensed and made simple the history of the Dorje Shugden ban and the sufferings Dorje Shugden people experienced and continue to experience for 20 years. The video also laid out and reveal the truth and facts that Dorje Shugden was the Protector who advised His Holiness the Dalai Lama to flee to India and hence His Holiness’ life is saved. There is no religious freedom for the Dorje Shugden people worldwide because of the Dorje Shugden ban executed by the Central Tibetan Administration. We are, until today being discriminated and persecuted for simply practising our choice of religion and this is the truth.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gis2vaURT40

  16. wan wai meng on Oct 29, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    A feel the Tibetan people are maturing in so many many ways.

    As a believer of the tenet that we can always agree to disagree, true democracy takes into account of views even those that could be different from ours. CTA has not practiced democracy for the longest times.

  17. Sarah on Oct 28, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Mr Shenpenn Khymsar is honest and outspoken about the Tibetan refugee issues. I can see he is very fond of the Dalai Lama and would like His Holiness to return to Tibet before he dies. As a writer, film maker and activist, he can do a lot to influence his community to become more politically aware and to find ways to work with China in order to create a better relationship. I wish him all the best. May his wishes be fulfilled.

  18. Joy on Oct 28, 2017 at 3:18 am

    Refreshing to see this what a breath of fresh air. Goes to show that Tibetans who actually get themselves out of Dharamsala and to a different country can actually think more openly and expand themselves like Mr. Shenpenn here.

    What he said is true… Tibetans should be divided and the Tibetan Government in exile has basically failed their people and because of that they have used Dorje Shugden as a scapegoat and manipulated their own people, dividing so that their attention will turn to this and not their leaders. That is so shameful but it is happening. No good leader would ever divide and discriminate their own people. No good leader would encourage their own people to fight with each other and cause so much disharmony within the community.

    I hope to see Shepenn speak up more and more Tibetans to speak up too. CTA’s horrible policies are not democratic at all. I hope more will be brave and say like it is.

  19. Samfoonheei on Oct 23, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    An inspiring and passionate speech by Shenpenn Khymsar that is filled with wisdom, loud and clear bringing a powerful message across the globe. He is aware of the latest political and spiritual events happening in Tibet. He has been given powerful messages,interviews and spoken powerful speeches before these since 2012. Even in 2011,he try to infused the suffering plight of Tibetan through his music, documentary and film world. Shenpenn Khymsar wanted to show a lesser-known side of Tibetans in his documentary to the outside world. He was one brave courage men who spoke the truth and he cares for the people back home in Tibet. He hope more Tibetan will speaks up too.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these inspiring article.

  20. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 19, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    We should fulfil the will of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for an autonomous Tibetan state.

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  21. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 19, 2017 at 8:58 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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  22. Lew on Oct 19, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    I agree with Mr Shenpenn Khymsar that there is absolutely no need to segregate Tibetans for the “Tibetan Cause”. The only reason I can think of why their government (CTA) would divide and conquer is solely for their own personal financial gain and they are absolutely not sincere to help the people.

    I am sorry for the Tibetans are so naive, but I do hope people like Mr Shenpenn Khymsar can wake up some of the Tibetans.

  23. Pastor Shin Tan on Oct 19, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Recently Beng Kooi and Martin on behalf of myself and Kechara was lucky to have audience with His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He lives in around Paris, France. His Holiness is 91 years old and very healthy and alert. He was the 101st throne holder for Tsongkapa and was the head of the Gelugpa school of Buddhism and was very successful during his tenure. He is a strong practitioner of both Sutra and Tantra of Je Tsongkapa’s tradition and a master of all Buddhist knowledge. He holds steadfast to his protector Dorje Shugden very strongly. So we can see even the highest throneholders who are masters of Sutra and Tantra also practices Dorje Shugden knowing the benefits.

    Beng Kooi and Martin brought photo albums of Kechara Forest Retreat/Kechara and updates on Kechara and our works. His Holiness was very pleased to listen and offered some gifts back.

    This is a beautiful picture and the great blessings bestowed on us from His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.

    Humbly,
    Tsem Rinpoche

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  24. Lim Han Nee on Oct 19, 2017 at 1:01 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this very interesting article with us.

    My Shenpenn Khymsar is a breath of fresh air, he is so sincere and passionate and truly cares for the future of Tibet and Tibetans, and truly cares to listen to every one’s viewpoint and not just the popular or politically correct one. He believes in unity of all Tibetans and harmony. In short he is so very similar to Tsem Rinpoche. WE need more Tibetans like Mr Shenpenn who is courageous in speaking out the truth. He abhors sycophants and people who only care about what people think of them , and not about the truth and about what really matters and needs to be done; nor about what people like to hear, but what must be spoken for real actions to be taken. He urges people to think for themselves.

    He speaks succinctly and convincingly about true leadership, because he has those qualities.Indeed it’s only people like him who can lead Tibetans towards progress

    Like Tsem Rinpoche, he loves and respects the Dalai Lama. He can’t understand why people have to fawn over the Dalai Lama. Yes, he also sees that Tibet must engage with China and find a way to negotiate with them . But, as long as Tibetans remain small-minded and indulge in talking about “impure Tibetans” or “not being Tibetan enough”, they will continue to remain in the medieval age!

  25. Anne Ong on Oct 18, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Mr Shenpenn Khymsar is really cool and straight forward to share his views and speaks his mind. Thumbs up for him? Mr Shenpenn is full of wisdom and he truly understands the qualities and demands of a good leader. Tibetans need more people like Shenpenn. His views and suggestions to the leadership of Tibetan Leadership is so practical and applicable. Mr Shenpenn Khymsar should stand for Sikyong in the next Tibetan election to unite all the Tibetans and get going the Tibetan cause.? Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting article ??

  26. Lum Kok Luen on Oct 18, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Shenpenn is full of wisdom and he truly understands the qualities and demands of a good leader. Tibetans need more people like Shenpenn. His views and suggestions to the leadership of CTA is so practical and applicable.

    There are so many similarities between his thoughts and Your Eminence’s. His proposition is so practical and yet very much needed in the most crucial of all for Tibetans – UNITY. Every Tibetan, no matter their inclinations (politically, socially or personally), must unite as a “nation” before any struggles can be overcome. This fact is proven in many sovereign countries around the world – great examples would be Japan, Switzerland, China, to name a few. These countries’ citizens are united and when there is unity, the entire nation of citizens will be taken noticed of and will command respect from the international community.

    Likewise, for Tibet, there has to be unity amongst it own people REGARDLESS of their background. Shenpenn have elicited the most fundamental and crucial points in drawing the TIbetans together.

    He has also boldly express his views that the CTA needs to have a real hard and straightforward self assessment to determine its own fate in the future. Are they relevant still in the TIbetan struggle?

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and I pray that may Dorje Shugden clear up obstacles so that more and more people will get to hear about Shenpenn and awaken themselves in re-igniting Tibet again.

    Humbly yours,
    Lum Kok Luen

  27. Pastor Tat Ming on Oct 17, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    A brilliant speech by Shenpenn Khymsar that is filled with wisdom. He is well informed of current affairs of the world as well as the political and spiritual conditions of the Tibetans in exile. Shenpenn is very brave to speak up for he really cares for Tibet despite the potential risk to his life from voicing his opinions.

    For the last 60 years of its existence, Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) had made no headway about the future of Tibet.
    More Tibetans like Shenpenn must speak up and take action to bring about a change to this deadlock and for the overall welfare of Tibetans. It is time to reelect a new leadership that really work for the benefit of its people.

    Tibetans in exile at all levels or background must act fast, stay united and come up with genuine solutions for Tibet. If no solutions are forthcoming, Tibetans who had already lost Tibet will next lose their rich culture, identity, Tibetan Buddhism and more.

    The world does not support the Tibetan Cause like it used to. Even now the Indians in Arunachal Pradesh are tired of and are strongly asking the Tibetans to leave India for infringing on their rights.

    What is going to happen to the Tibetan refugees in India if the protests against them continue? CTA should not stay silent and not do something to quell the protests and unrest.

    One of the immediate tasks for CTA is to lift the 20-year ban on Dorje Shugden. This ban has divided and caused so much suffering and disharmony amongst the Tibetans. It serves no purpose to enforce the ban other than for the selfish gains of the CTA. Without harmony and unity, there is no way Tibetans can work together towards achieving autonomy let alone independence of Tibet.

  28. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Oct 17, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this news with us. It’s interesting because he espouses many of the same views that Rinpoche has shared with us for many, many years already.

    Shenpenn has the understanding that to actually want the best for Tibet, you must be willing to face the truth. Sometimes things have to be said which some may find offensive, which some may find difficult to hear but what will be worse is never saying it at all, and living in denial until it’s too late. The Tibetan community needs more leaders like him. Whether it is for rangzen or umaylam is not so much the point; the point is more that if his manner of thinking is nurtured into many more young Tibetans, they will be better equipped to achieve success wherever they are in the world and ultimately, will suffer less.

    So I hope that his views are picked up by more and more people. As someone who was raised in a multicultural, multiethnic environment where all of us coexist peacefully, I know from experience that it is possible to respect one another regardless of any differences in our opinions, beliefs or views. So for the Tibetan people, I want for them what Malaysia has, which is a stable, dignified government, and a stable, prosperous society with prospects for a better future. That would be really wonderful to see.

  29. Irene Lim on Oct 17, 2017 at 6:38 am

    Shenpenn Khymsar should stand for Sikyong in the next Tibetan election to unite all the Tibetans and get going the Tibetan cause. His view points are big, modern and with wisdom that can benefit the Tibetan cause.

  30. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 17, 2017 at 3:42 am

    Great message every Tibetan especially must read!

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  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 28. 2021 02:52 PM
    Everyone’s dream home is different. Buying a house is everyone’s dream simply because that is how we have been mentally and socially conditioned. All happiness moments start with family under the roof. Having simple and spacious house surrounding by greenery environment would be wonderful for me.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and thoughts of a dream house.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/my-kind-of-architecture.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 28. 2021 02:50 PM
    Reading this inspiring story tells us more. … how our Guru Tsem Rinpoche through all the odds and struggles to be where he was. Without family and relative ‘s support he had gone through hardship. Rinpoche leaving a comfort zone to a place of hunger and poverty, just for Dharma. Travelling across half the globe from US to India to a new environment all alone just for the love of Dharma . Rinpoche was so determined to continue Dharma no matter what happened.
    To those who knew nothing of Kechara it will say it’s a cult but not me . Coming to Kechara, and meeting Rinpoche it has changed my life . Learning and practicing Dharma from Rinpoche ‘s blog had thought me to be a better person, and spending my life meaningfully. Still learning to improve myself .
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/i-joined-a-cult.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 28. 2021 02:48 PM
    Esquire is an American men’s magazine based in New York City , it has been published by the Hearst Corporation since 1986. Found this old post and realised such an international magazine had interviewed our Guru Tsem Rinpoche long ago. Esquire described our Rinpoche as one of the country’s most avant-garde spiritual leaders. That’s true Tsem Rinpoche down to earth very special Lama and founded the Buddhist organization Kechara. We are fortunate to have Rinpoche in Malaysia, showing us the way.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/esquire-magazine-calls.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 27. 2021 04:10 PM
    Wonderful to have the story in Mongolian of Tsem Rinpoche home at Gaden ,India. More Mongolian will understand better of the life of Tsem Rinpoche . What Rinpoche had experienced and struggles to pursue Dharma goals no matter what happens and condition Rinpoche faced living in cowshed then.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/the-cowshed-that-was-my-home-in-gaden-mongolian.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 27. 2021 04:07 PM
    Women were frequently characterized as second-class citizens those days. There were many notable women who were able to break from societal norms to live the kind of life they chose for themselves. I could tell many women throughout these three eras were not given a chance to outspoken than men. Well those days women were treated as an entirely separate group, regardless of their social status. They had numerous legal, religious, and economic challenges hurdles to go through.
    Reading this inspiring post of famous women ,they deserve at least a worthy mention and not forgotten. I only know the inspiring story of Joan of Arc during my school days. Glad to know more heroines from this post. I am sure there were more throughout the centuries, living as independent women, equal to men. Inspiring indeed how these women standing against the odds and having their own vision . The stories of Lyudmila Pavlichenko the deadliest women and Annie Smith Peck the explorer adventurer and supporter of the women’s suffragette movement stood up well in history.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Shakila Rajendra for this inspiring sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-heroines-time-forgot.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 27. 2021 04:05 PM
    In certain parts of China is actually famous for its dog meat consumption. Despite the widespread outcry against the country’s notorious eating habits there’s still restaurants serving dog’s meat.
    Many locals are aware of the obscene cruelty of the animals being killed for their meat. The government is drawing up laws to prohibit the trade of wildlife and protect those animals and safety of its people. So its not surprised when the locals got angry and putting things into their own hands beating the two dog thieves savagely. Angry villager even attacks the two thieves’ car, smashed the car window. Got red handed and beaten badly till the police came. Nowadays locals gave up dogs meats for health reason and they are aware of it. Hope more could be done to safe those dogs.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/do-you-know-this-is-happening-in-southern-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 23. 2021 04:55 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche, for this important knowledge what to look for signs that our doggie in pain. By knowing what to do and look out for, it will certainly help owners to detect the situation. When we spend time with them we could understand them better when they are in pain. Since they are not able to tell us we have the responsibility to take care of them. Pain can be difficult to detect in older dogs. Doggie in pain tend to be more vocal, it’s not always easy to spot immediately. They will only express in a number of ways such as whining, whimpering, growling, and so forth. It is important for dog owners to recognize subtle signs of pain in their dog. Hence reading this post have help me to observe my doggie better.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/7-signs-your-dog-is-in-pain-and-trying-to-hide-it.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 23. 2021 04:53 PM
    Inspiring post of a soldier turned Buddhist monk living in remote raw Ural mountains of Russia . With little and much hardship , they never give up feeling happy with their struggles. They managed to build a spiritual community up in the remote mountains. Led by Mikhail Sannikov, now known as Lama Dokshit, a veteran of the USSR’s Afghanistan war . He established a monastery on an isolated mountaintop named Shad Tchup Ling, meaning “place of practice and realisation. The monastery is visited by thousands yearly by tourist and locals.
    But sadly this monastery was built on private lands own by a metallurgical mining company . Since 2016, it has been desired to demolish the Buddhist Shedrub Ling temple on Mount Kachkanar. The Buddhist community have tried many times to legalize the structures. The mining and others have claimed rights to the land. The Buddhist community was asked to leave then. The latest update dated second February 2021 is that the monastery will be under the security of the mining company where the Urals Buddhists are allowed back to the mountain only certain days of the week. May this inspiring monastery up in the mountains continue to flourish and may the mining company not demolished it .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.
    READ MORE AT…for the latest news
    https://www2.stetson.edu/religious-news/210202a.html

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/buddhist-monks-far-off-in-the-russian-mountains.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 21. 2021 04:13 PM
    Reading this post reminds me of my first pilgrimage trip to Wu Tai San . Went with my Kecharians brothers and sisters few years back. Great memories indeed, we are so fortunate given the opportunity to visit such holy site of Lord Manjushri and more it’s a pilgrimage.
    Mount Wutai is a sacred mountain, one of the Four Sacred Mountains in Chinese Buddhism. Mount Wutai, known as ‘the five terrace mountain’, is the highest in Northern China believed to be the earthly abodes of Lord Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. Great ….Each peak is inhabited by a different form of Manjushri. Its five main peaks, positioned east, south, west, north, and in the middle, embrace one another with broad and plain . From the 1st century AD to the early 20th century many temples have been built on the steep slopes . Besides the religious aspect, the beauty of rising and falling ridges of mountains, exotic rocks, are really amazing. The beautiful scenery there is a masterpiece of exquisite acts of nature, predominantly visible over the five main peaks. What really important is that Mount Wutai have a connection and vast history with many Tibetan lamas. From Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyeltsen to China’s most benevolent rulers, Emperor Kangxi .
    Looking through those beautiful pictures tell us all.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Karen for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/pilgrimage-to-mount-wutai.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 21. 2021 04:10 PM
    Ullambana is a Buddhist festival celebrated on the 15th day of the 7th lunar month according to the Buddhist calendar. It is a festival of liberation, as to provide salvation and relief to the ghosts and spirits of the dead. The Buddhist origins of the Ullambana Festival can be traced back to a story that originally came from India. By observing the practice of Ullambana we could liberate the deceased from the three suffering realms and allow the living to enjoy a life of abundance, good fortune and longevity. During this festival, offerings such as light, foods, prayers are made to the spirits of the dead and to the hungry ghosts. On this day, Buddhists offer prayers both to their departed forefathers and to their living parents and elders.
    Great …at Kechara Forest Retreat , Bentong, two powerful and extensive pujas will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We are fortunate this year even though we are not able to attend at KFR , these pujas will be streamed live. The two powerful and extensive pujas is to remove obstacles and generate even more merits.
    Thank you Rinpoche ,Sharon Ong and those who are involved making it possible.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/celebrating-ullambana-the-original-hungry-ghost-festival.html

  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 19. 2021 03:16 PM
    Sad to see those homeless people and now with the pandemic , it is even more . Thousands of homeless people were housed in temporary shelters during Malaysia’s COVID-19 lockdown . We have to face and accept them they exist every where. Its true that the homeless and the people living on the streets, and many off them much as the thought might create discomfort and uneasiness among many of us. Occasionally, we might come across one sleeping on the pavement, smelly, begging, sitting on pavements with a vacant look in their eyes, walking with a sack and on the lookout for foods. Many have returned to the streets and are now living hand-to-mouth….
    H. E Tsem Rinpoche knows how it is to be homeless as he had experienced homelessness while teenager back in US. Tsem Rinpoche then set up Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) to distribute warmed foods from 15 packets to thousands . With many volunteers helping up during the distribution in downtown Kuala Lumpur . Not only serves foods , giving free hair cuts and KSK’s volunteer doctors provide free medical check ups, wound dressings. These are some of the services provided. KSK team has done a wonderful jobs. The homeless deserves a much more caring society. Thanks to KSK team and volunteers , keep it up.
    Thank you Rinpoche and and Pastor Henry for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-soup-kitchen-ksk/homelessness-in-malaysia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 19. 2021 03:13 PM
    Colorado, a western U.S. state, has a diverse landscape of arid desert, river canyons and snow-covered Rocky Mountains . Noted for its vivid landscape of mountains, forests, high plains, and so forth . Beautiful place that piques the imagination and inspires the soul with its dramatic landscape and natural beauty . Well it said to be nothing less than stunning, with a diversity that has attracted thousand locals and tourist. An unbeatable destination with natural beauty will truly offers u for everyone.
    I have not been to Colorado or any US states before but reading this post I can imagine the beauty of this place. A perfect environment for me is somewhere quiet far away from a busy place.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/top-25-mountain-towns-in-colorado.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 19. 2021 03:11 PM
    The sacred and magnificent Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in Lijiang, Yunnan,at 5596 meters high is a famous snow mountain in China. It a tourist place for sightseeing, climbing, hiking, as it is covered by snow all year round. Having two new dharma centre in Yunnan province built has proven the growth of Dorje Shugden’s practice around the world. The first is a Dorje Shugden stupa in the Jade Dragon (Yulong) Snow Mountain area . The second is the rebuilding of Chosang Temple in Shangri-la. Looking at those pictures is a blessing , these temples at the snow- capped mountains will definitely benefits many and many more to come. I have been to Yunnan the famous snow mountains but not been to these 2 temples as mentioned in this post. It was a very nice challenging to go up the Jade Dragon Snow mountain. I did enjoyed a nice and mysterious view anyways. Loved to visit Yunnan again if given a chance.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/two-holy-places-in-yunnan-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 17. 2021 04:00 PM
    Amazing………talented Korean artist painter An Jung-hwan creates realistic paintings that look like portals into vivid landscapes. His painstakingly meticulous technique simply amazing as perfect as a photograph . Each nature scene is so enticing in its clarity, he spends numerous weeks and countless hours working on a single painting. His stunning landscape paintings have been exhibited throughout Korea and Asia. He did held several solo exhibitions in Korea. Looking at those paintings in this post tells all…..so realistic. It could not see the difference whether its real or just paintings. Loves all his paintings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a GREAT artist.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/amazing-artist.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 17. 2021 03:58 PM
    Unsung Hero of a Kenyan famer Patrick Mwalua who goes all the way out to save wild animals after witnessing a thirsty buffalo sniffing at an empty water hole during the drought. Since then he decided that he use his evenings to bring water to the animals to prevent them from going into the villages in search of water. The Kenyan hero have been supplying drinking water to animals. Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua known to many as the Waterman of Tsavo. He gained admiration over his passion to save the ecosystem by supplying clean drinking water at the Tsavo West National Park when the country was reeling from a prolonged dry spell. He found a cause that is more meaningful , giving new meaning to nature conservation. Inspiring indeed what he did is truly amazing travelling miles just to bring water to wild animals. Wish there were more like people Mwalua doing a good job saving animals.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/he-is-super-compassionate.html

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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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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
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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
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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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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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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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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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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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
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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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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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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
2 months ago
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
2 months ago
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
3 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
5 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
5 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
8 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
8 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
8 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.
8 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
9 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
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
10 months 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
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
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
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KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
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Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
1 years ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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