The Heroines Time Forgot

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Women have been jumping hurdles and breaking barriers since time immemorial. Unfortunately, some of these brave and heroic women seem to have slipped the history books. Here, I commemorate some forgotten heroines the world over.

Shakila Rajendra

 


 

Beyonce may have made the term ‘slaying it’ popular but it seems our Queen Bey was simply emulating many women who have come before her. Women have ‘slayed’ the scene and paved the way for future females to really bring their A-game and give men a run for their money in a variety of fields; be it sport, politics, monarchy or battle, for centuries. However, the history books (which may very well have been written by men) have decided to leave their names aside or relegated them to the side lines.

To this day, there has been a somewhat patriarchal rhetoric in the way women are portrayed both in the media and in the history records. In the recent Olympics, female sporting champions and their achievements have often been referred to as second only to their husbands (who may have coached them but by no means were responsible for their victories) or their fashion choices. Females in positions of power are often berated for their determination to climb their way to the top and are single-handedly dismissed by being referred to as any number of derogatory names.

It saddens me that little girls have a whole album of heroines that they could (and should) be looking up to but these awesome women have simply been ignored, devoiding a whole generation of learning about them and taking inspiration from them. And even as we lament the missed opportunity of having the first female president of the United States, little girls out there must remember their worth. As Hillary Clinton put it, “never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance in the world to pursue your dreams.”

And so, I have scoured the internet for some of these heroines that deserve at least a worthy mention and have come up with a list of 5 of my favourite forgotten females who ‘slayed’. Here they are in no particular order:

 

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1. Annie Smith Peck (1850 – 1935)

In her heyday, Annie Smith Peck was as famous an explorer as you can find and she rose to fame when she climbed the Matterhorn mountain in 1895. This was a day and age when women could be arrested for wearing men’s clothing but Annie did the climb in trousers as she thought it ludicrous that women had to conform to wearing skirts when attempting outdoor activities. A lifelong adventurer and supporter of the women’s suffragette movement, Annie defied all the rules and was revered not just in the USA where she was from but also in South America. She was the first woman to scale Mount Huascarán, the highest peak in Peru and even has one of the peaks named after her. She led her own expeditions, didn’t believe in marriage, was an influential scholar as well as continued to climb up to the age of 82! Annie was definitely scaling heights in more ways than one before her time.

 

2. Lyudmila Pavlichenko (1916 – 1974)

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One of my favourite stories that has emerged in recent times is about one of the deadliest women that ever lived. She may have been responsible for an unimaginable amount of deaths but this is one woman defied all convention and took on a job few men would ever have the courage to even think about – that of an expert sniper. Lyudmila Pavlichenko was born a Ukrainian and joined the Soviet Union’s Red Army. At 14, upon hearing a boy boast about his prowess at the shooting range, Lyudmila thought to herself that a girl could do just as well and she started to practice her shooting skills. A few years later, when WW2 has broken out and Hitler had set his sights on invading the Soviet Union, the Red Army were hesitant about letting Lyudmila, a girl who looked more cut out to be a model than to be a sniper join their ranks. She passed any test they had set for her and subsequently went on to kill 187 Germans in her first 75 days at war.

Lyudmila soon became so feared as she not only shot German soldiers but also took out some of their most skilled snipers, that the Germans tried to bribe her and often spoke to her directly through loudspeakers trying to coax her to join them instead. Lyudmila stayed true to her army though and by the end of the war had a total number of 309 Nazi kills including 36 snipers. Her reputation was so great that she was also the first Soviet woman to be invited to the White House where she met Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. There she spoke of her incredible journey and in the midst found her voice with the First Lady cheering her on. Lyudmila even took on sexist journalists who were more interested in questioning her about her appearance rather than her accomplishments but she soon found a way to ‘shoot’ them down figuratively!

Read about Lyudmila’s incredible story in illustrations here:
http://www.rejectedprincesses.com/princesses/lyudmila-pavlichenko

 

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3. Fatima al-Fihri (circa 800 – 880)

Did you know the oldest university in the world was founded by a woman? Fatima al-Fihri was born to a wealthy family who were from Karaouine which is in present day Tunisia. Fatima had one sister Maryam and the family later moved to Fez in Morocco, a bustling city at the time and the perfect place for their father, a member of nobility and successful businessman to expand his business. The girls were both pious Muslims and were committed to giving back to community by patronising the Islamic arts, culture, architecture and religious learning.

As Fatima’s father and husband had both passed away early on, she was bequeathed with a sizeable fortune, she used her financial independence to construct the great Qarawiyyin Mosque. The mosque soon became the religious hub of Fez and around it Fatima had begun to construct schools or madrasas that would attract intelligent minds from all around the land. Soon this became what we now know as the University of Al-Qarawiyyin and is even in the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest degree-granting university in the world! The university still stands today in the form of a giant library…What an amazing contribution to education!

 

4. Murasaki Shikibu (973 – circa 1025)

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This heroine was famous for writing on of Japan’s foremost literary works and probably what is believed to be the first written novel in human history! Murasaki wrote The Tale of Genji while she was believed to be writing a series of poetry while serving in court. Her father was a scholar and often taught the Chinese language to Murasaki’s brother. Women were not allowed to learn the language in those days as it was considered the language that only men could use and women were not given that privilege. Murasaki however learned it by secretly listening in on the lessons taught to her brother by her father and became highly proficient. She later taught it to the Empress Shoshi whom she served in court. This caused further outrage but Murasaki was determined to expand her knowledge of the arts and literature.

Murasaki continued to be a prolific novelist while serving in court as she found court life to be frivolous and was thought to lament that she wrote so much because there was nothing to do as a lady in waiting! She had started The Tale Of Genji before she served in court but most of the novel is loosely based on her observations while serving under the Empress Akiko.

The most astonishing part about this little known heroine however, might be that for all that has been documented about her, nobody ever really knew her real name! Murasaki was a character in her novel while Shikibu simply refers to the position her father held in court. It was considered normal for daughters of the time to remain anonymous and Murasaki Shikibu was simply a nickname that this heroine had gotten from her literary works.

 

5. The West Computers (Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, Dorothy Vaughan, Christine Darden)

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This group of young, intelligent African American women may now be immortalised in a Hollywood film about their lives but for decades their story was never told and their pivotal roles in science and space exploration may have very well been forgotten. This group of incredibly intelligent women were among the first black women to be employed by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA, the precursor to NASA) in the 1940s. Among them were Katherine Johnson who calculated the trajectory of the moon landing and was instrumental in many of NASA’s first space programmes, Mary Jackson who was among the first African American women to work as an engineer, Dorothy Vaughan who was the first African American manager at NASA, and Christine Darden, an aeronautical engineer and data analyst who pioneered work on sonic booms.

These women defied all the odds in a time when only 2% of black women went to university and even fewer were employed for jobs other than teachers. The women were employed as human ‘computers’ and were meant to crunch numbers for the development of aerospace technology. Despite both racist and sexist sentiments, the West Computers went on to make significant achievements both in aeronautics and in paving the way for other black women to succeed in a field that was usually reserved for not only men but also whites only.

While many of these achievements have been unrecognised for decades, the recent book Hidden Figures written by Margot Lee Shetterly has now been made into a film and tells of their incredible yet iridescent journey of just some of these pioneering women.

 
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  1. CindyH on Apr 20, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    It really is the inconvenient truth that women have always been side-lined when it comes to historical records. Although 50% of the population are women, but they only occupy around 0.5% of recorded history. Clearly, something has gone wrong here, as logically it doesn’t add up. Interestingly, I read that if one were to look at all the figurines made between about 40,000 BC, until around 5,000 BC – a period which really sees the flourishing of the modern mind- at that time around 90% of all these figurines are of women. Thus, women are very present in the archaeological record, but then start to disappear once pre-history turns into history. Unfortunately, an analysis of historical records revealed that as the myopic projection of man about the role of women becomes more prevalent, women systematically vanished from history by way of omission and side-lining. However, as reflected in the article, there are brilliantly feisty women from history who continue and have made an impact by daring to follow their passion. More significantly, they defied great odds and surmountable societal prejudice as well as pressure. Their stories need to be told and ought to be placed back into the historical narratives so they serve as inspiration, particularly to young girls. It is also only right that recognition be given when due.

  2. Pavara Lam on Apr 19, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    This is a really inspiring post that shows that if you have the will to do something it will be possible.
    For a long time women were considered as second class people, they were usually not allowed to hold jobs or do what they wish to. However these 5 daring women decided to go against the odds to show that women were fully capable of doing what most men could, as a result of their actions more people decided to acknowledge the fact that women were equal to men.

    Thank You Shakila for writing this interesting post about these 5 courageous women.

  3. wan wai meng on Jan 5, 2017 at 12:17 am

    What I like about this article, is that all the women here all broke conventions and paved the way for women to have greater recognition and opportunities for the future. Mao said ‘Women Hold Up Half The Sky’, well said by this man who did a lot of good and quite a lot of bad as well.

    Lyudmila Pavlichenko, her story, is truly remarkable, against the well seasoned and battled Germans, the Russians usually had more men than weaponry, and their weaponry was no where as sophisticated as the Germans. As a sniper, the effect they had on the morale of the soldiers could make and break battles and even the outcome of the war.

    Then we had Fatima, who created the first ever University in the whole wide world. I saw clips of this story on tv before and she probably created a model of how future learning institutions should be, a true pioneer ahead of her times. In the olden days only the elite, powerful etc are learned, can learn spiritually, however in the last 2-3 hundred years with more education, it truly leveled the playing field. Anyone can aspire and become spiritually advanced if that is their choosing. So I guess all ordinary people owe her a debt.

  4. Li Kim on Dec 7, 2016 at 1:05 am

    Thank you for this article Shakila. It is indeed inspiring and yet a touch of sadness that these women’s achievements and glory were shunned away during their time in history. I’m grateful that today I and many other women have the opportunity to shine and be acknowledged. However, I do know that in some parts of the world, even today, women are still surpressed and not given equal opportunity. May that come to an end in this lifetime.

  5. Lin Mun on Nov 27, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Very inspiring and interesting findings of the 5 great women. They have contributed so much but I think we conveniently forgotten what they have gone through and achieved.

    It is important that we recognised everyone contributions and not based on ones religion, race, colour and gender.

    Thank you Shakila for bringing sharing this article.

  6. Anne Ong on Nov 25, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Thank you Shakila for this very interesting and inspirational women. Reminds me of my late beloved granny who is our pillar of strength with a very strong character that says”there is nothing that men can do that we cannot do” It’s all in the mind. We must always think positive and willing to try and learn. Always learn. Everyday is a learning process. And my granny is always right! 🙂

  7. Pastor David Lai on Nov 25, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    What a neat little article and I found the intro playing with the expression, ‘Queen Bey slaying’, a rather fresh and amusing take on women empowerment. I love the stories except for the first snipper story. I understand that she went against all odds to be the best but the thought of a killer does little to inspire me. But the other stories were fantastic examples of great women who truly were great heroines with their incredible sacrifice and contribution.

    My favourite one was about the West computers – black women doing complex scientific and mathematical jobs at Nasa at a time when black people were marginalised is really an exceptional story. Thanks to Rinpoche, I have an inkling of what kind of discrimination that black people go through, especially in those early days of the civil rights movement when discrimination was the norm in America. That was really quite a feat I must say and for me, that truly takes the cake for ‘women who slays’! Hehe… Lovely article. Thank you Shakila for this.

  8. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Nov 22, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    I love the fact these were some unusual choices, and the list wasn’t Eurocentric! There was a good mix of women who are celebrated for their intellect, as well as their physical prowess. These women highlight the truth in what Tara said to the elderly monk who kindly advised her to pray for a male rebirth. The only difference is in the mind – it’s not about the body, since you will leave the body behind at death. If you want to do something, you will get it done, regardless of whatever physical differences may exist.

    Having said that, it’s interesting that women continue to be recognised and celebrated for their achievements in the context of being able to do what men can do, as opposed to being celebrated based on their own merits. These stories always include some aspect of overcoming sexist odds, or triumphing in a male-dominated field. This reflects a society that pays more attention to male achievements than female ones, and encourages male participation over female involvement.

  9. Vivian Ong on Nov 22, 2016 at 12:48 am

    Thank you Shakila for writing this article. I am really very impressed with what the ladies can do during our parents’ era or generation. Actually, we as female should not just limit ourselves. If we think we can do something, go all out and do it. We will never know that we can achieve something if we never try. One thing I want to bring out here is that male and female should have the same rights and not one higher than the other.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  10. Jutika Lam on Nov 21, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Despite the discrimination and tight restrictions towards women back then, these 5 women have proven that if one has the heart to do something or chase a passion, it is possible despite any obstacles.

    I really enjoyed reading each and every story above and I have to say, all of them are special and inspiring in their own way. I really liked the last story about Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, Dorothy Vaughan, Christine Darden best because these women went against all odds and were the first black women to be employed by NACA and contributed greatly towards NASA’s space programs.

    Thank you Shakila for sharing this wonderful article!

  11. Echeah on Nov 20, 2016 at 11:14 am

    It is so true, Shakila. Women had played second fiddle to men forever and little has changed even today. Women are seen to be less capable than the male species in most fields, considered a liability due to maternity leave and are always paid less for the same job scope. Traditionally men were considered the breadwinners and their wives were their dependents and their role was to stay at home and take care of the children, husband, household and pets. But today, many women are the breadwinners, on top of taking care of the children, husband, household and pets. But they still get paid less than the men, are denied promotions, given only desk-bound jobs and even get sacked for getting pregnant. The gender pay gap is a strategy and is expected and industry standard.

    When the job calls for a strong personality and the woman fits the bill, she is considered a bitch or tyrant.

    In the fashion world, it is a well known fact that women’s clothing and accessories are always priced higher than men’s. Women pay more than men for nearly identical products. This is also industry standard.

    Men always crack jokes about women being lousy drivers. But truth be known, the insurer MetLife states that 51% of women drive more safely than men. The evidence suggests: Men are 3.4 times more likely than women to get a ticket for reckless driving and 3.1 times as likely to be cited for drunk driving. According to Quality Planning, a research firm that works for insurance companies, “Women are on average less aggressive and more law-abiding drivers — attributes that lead to fewer accidents”. As a result, auto insurance rates are lower for women in most states in America.

    Well, women get the raw deal and have to work doubly hard to get any recognition for the job we do.

  12. TekLee on Nov 19, 2016 at 12:46 am

    Thank you Shakila for sharing this article. It was a very conservative society in the old time. It really took them a very big courage to the breakthrough. This is inspiring. Not only to women, but to many men in current days. I always respect women, to me, since the day I was born, I already know the mightiness of women. It is because no men in the world would be able to bear the pain for 9 months and the pain of giving birth. It is already an incredible thing that women can do. Can I say, women has got stronger will power than men? Thus, it is at least equal now to women, unlike the old society where women not allowed to wear pants, not allowed to study, not allowed to go to war and so on. So, when we feel like giving up something, we should always remember the story of these heroine, to inspire us to keep going.

  13. Justin Cheah on Nov 19, 2016 at 12:40 am

    One should always not underestimate women. These 5 classic examples proved so. They achieved in an era where people would usually belittle women to a capacity of just someone’s wife or slave, basically someone whom men can demean. This makes the sort of achievement they achieved even more bigger because it is even harder to do that those days.

  14. Fong on Nov 18, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Women who paved the way, who pioneered always had a very hard time and had to be really determined to the point of stubborn to get ahead in their chosen dream.

    Thus they were kept in the background and those that went ahead and pursued their choices were shunted to the sidelines and left to be forgotten by time. So, little girls were encouraged to emulate subservient women. Even today, that is still happening. But, nowadays, little girls are encouraged to be more than they think, and be given choices.

    Choices in education and life are available for girls as it should be. That is what equality means. By the same extent, it should be for all regardless. Life is about choices.

    So, these heroines mentioned made their choice, excelled in them and proved themselves worthy examples for little girls of today. Let them not be forgotten but instead celebrated.

    Thank you, Shakila Rajendra for bringing awareness to this plight of women and to respect and appreciate their achievements.

  15. pammie yap on Nov 18, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Inspiring and very motivational indeed! (except the sniper part.. hehe)
    Although time has passed a long time for some, but they are still remembered here for their courageous acts and selfless attitude. What I find interesting is the part where they went against the ‘rules & regulations’ at their time, just to pursue what they want without worrying about the consequences. It takes a lot of ‘guts’ to do that, I am pretty sure. I believe that we should also do the same, to be courageous and do what we want to do (in a benefitting way, of course).

  16. Pastor Han Nee on Nov 18, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    Whether it be Lyudmila Pavlichenko or Annie Smith Peck or Murasaki Shikibu, these women whom History books had skipped, showed tremendous courage to have “slayed” conventional ideas about women.The first 2 showed their physical skills and prowess, one a mountain climber and the other an expert sniper.while Murasaki used her vivid and unbridled imagination to write one of the most well-known books of all times. the”Tales Of the Genji”.In fact she was a prolific writer. She never allowed herself to be daunted by anything in her quest for knowledge . The irony of it all wa s that no one knew her real name!

    Women always had difficulty in the past, to break the rigid bias and prejudice against them. Hence, American female writers, like Mary Anne Evans , had to use the male pseudonym of George Eliot to write and be accepted as a writer.

    Elizabeth Blackwell , the first woman to graduate as a medical doctor, had a rare father who was very liberal-minded in giving both his sons and daughters equal opportunities to realise their dreams and potentials.

    These women, as trail blazers, are truly inspiring examples for us to look up to and emulate in their courage and tenacity.

  17. Stella Cheang on Nov 18, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Very inspiring to read of women of yester-years who had achieved much despite the oddities against women all over the world prior to the 21st century. These five ladies are the archetypal figures of how race, background, circcumtances and looks have little impact on their success or the legacy they left behind. Thank you Shakila Rajendra for this beautiful article.

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    Over the last decades , China have since built more, huge impressive mega statues around the Chinese landscape. It seem these mega-statues are even more stunning than its towering skyscrapers and indeed very impressive. China is a great Buddhist land, with Buddha statues of all sizes rising up through history. And some of which are among the largest or tallest in the world. China has a long history of Buddhist art and sculpture. Through out history China been a great Buddhist land had built many awe-inspiring, Buddha statues, from been the highest to the largest statues in the world. I wish I could visit and see those huge Buddhist statues in future.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with beautiful pictures of those huge statues.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/chinas-huge-buddha-statues.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 11:48 AM
    China is a vast country with many huge statues been built over the centuries. Having a long history of Buddhism, the statues been built with ancient architectures ,art and sculpture of various sizes . Some of those seem to be the world largest and tallest . Amazing to look at those beautiful statues been rich in their culture for thousands of years. They are built all over China, every province there are at least one or two amazing structure. Buddha statues are getting bigger on mainland China in bid to lure pilgrims and tourists. I would love to see those amazing structures Buddhist statues. Out of those 24 huge Statues in China , I have only visited Big Buddha of Lingshan (Buddha Shakyamuni), Big Buddha of Leshan, Sichuan, Samantabhadra, Sichuan Province and Manjushri, Shanxi Province.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/chinas-huge-buddha-statues-chinese.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 11:47 AM
    Wow ….what a fantastic discovery by astronomers’ search . There are other habitable planets out in the sky. Planets like earth in the out space are not rare to the scientist. There’s more to life on earth and earth is often referred to as a Goldilocks planet. Astronomers found a first truly earth-like planet in habitable zone after years of research. New discovery lead by Steven Vogt and Paul Butler suggested our galaxy may be teeming with potentially habitable planets . Could not have imagine there are 200 billion stars in the universe, there could be a possibility that there are more life in other planets which are not yet found. Steven Scott Vogt and Paul Butler are one of those astronomer whose main interest is the search for extra solar planets. The planet Earth was believed to be the center of the universe, there are innumerable beings in the universe. Interesting read.
    According to the Buddha, there are some other forms of life existing in other parts of the universe. I do believe that as found in other Buddhist scriptures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/a-planet-discovered-that-could-have-life.html
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    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 02:30 AM
    HONG KONG: Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, leading to calls from scientists for urgent research on the implications for health.

    Scores of tap water samples from more than a dozen nations were analysed by scientists for an investigation by Orb Media, who shared the findings with the Guardian. Overall, 83 per cent of the samples were contaminated with plastic fibres.

    The US had the highest contamination rate, at 94 per cent, with plastic fibres found in tap water sampled at sites including Congress buildings, the US Environmental Protection Agency’s headquarters, and Trump Tower in New York. Lebanon and India had the next highest rates.

    Read more about this article at https://bit.ly/2xRfi1x
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 02:22 AM
    Every time you buy a fashion item made from leather – be it a trendy handbag, a piece of comfortable shoes – please think about the tremendous cruelty that stands at the foundation of that product. This petition targets both the Chinese government – who has repeatedly failed to adopt animal welfare laws and has allowed this industry to thrive – as well as consumers worldwide, to take the pledge to go cruel-free and stop purchasing leather products.

    Please stop buying leather products from today https://bit.ly/2sWcGMW
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 02:16 AM
    There is some wonderful news in the animal world after California pet stores have been told they must get their puppies, kittens and rabbits from shelters and rescue centres only.

    As of January 2019, it will be illegal for stores to buy animals from pet breeders and any store being caught will face a fine of $500.

    Individual, private buyers will still be able to buy their pets from a breeder, reports the New York Times.

    Read more about this great news at https://bit.ly/2Jy8j1E
  • Anonymous
    Friday, Jul 19. 2019 10:06 PM
    [22:04, 19/7/2019] Vajrasecrets.com: Thanks to H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche for spreading information about Dorje Shugden.


    I am happy to say that Dorje Shugden is my new best friend. But he feels very familiar to me. It’s as if this is not my first encounter with him. Perhaps I was a Dorje Shugden fan in one of my past lives.


    I’ll keep this testimony simple without going into much detail about what happened. All I can say is I love you Dorje Shugden and I hope to have a better connection with you.


    Although I am not a Buddhist, I respect and accept other religions. I wish I had known about Dorje Shugden much earlier because I have been volunteering for Kechara since 2017.



    Here are a few situations where I have experienced miraculous results:
    1. I had problems waking up on Saturday. After saying OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA once, I could feel my muscles getting better and it was just easy for me to wake up.
    2. My eyes suddenly hurt when I was doing my work in front of the computer. I could not open them so I began uttering OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA in silence. To my surprise, my eyes were not sore anymore. After the third recitation, my problem went away.
    I am not going to go into detail about what happened because I am a private person, but DS is amazing.
    3. I have awards in my field of work, but I could not do my work. That was my first encounter with Dorje Shugden’s mantra. After I said the mantra, I started coughing and felt like throwing up. The next day, I could finish my work.
    4. A lady suddenly caused me trouble. I accepted the fact that she did not like me and expressed how I felt to her expecting that day would turn into a horrible day. She suddenly told me that she would follow everything I told her without any questions asked.
    I did not say OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA at that time, but at that moment when she responded to me in that way, I somehow knew or felt that it was Dorje Shugden’s assistance. I did not even ask him and he was there.
    5. I felt a positive shift….like a strong knowing that everything is going to be alright. And I felt that message was from Dorje Shugden.
    There are too many stories to share.
    Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    I love you. Thank you.
    Anonymous
    (Discovered about Dorje Shugden on 27th June, 2019, From YouTube, Dorje Shugden’s mantra)
    [no sender]

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  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    6 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    6 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    7 months ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    7 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    7 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    7 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    7 months ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    7 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    2 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    2 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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We have new student last week. He is only 3 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
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We have new student last week. He is only 3 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
Wow most students can do full lotus. Rejoice. Lin Mun KSDS
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Wow most students can do full lotus. Rejoice. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Alice guided students to do prostration. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Alice guided students to do prostration. Lin Mun KSDS
We have Robey showing us the right way to do plank during the exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
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We have Robey showing us the right way to do plank during the exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
Students enjoyed activities last Sunday. Exercise and stretching lesson. Lin Mun KSDS
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Students enjoyed activities last Sunday. Exercise and stretching lesson. Lin Mun KSDS
Thanks to Uncle Edward, Karen, Ashley Tan, Ashley Eng, Neil, Usha and Sudharshan for helping out for our lunch distribution today. We would also like to thank our sponsors Sogo and Munchy's for their continuous support. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to Uncle Edward, Karen, Ashley Tan, Ashley Eng, Neil, Usha and Sudharshan for helping out for our lunch distribution today. We would also like to thank our sponsors Sogo and Munchy's for their continuous support. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
These are some of the food distribution photos taken from our kitchen last Saturday. We thanked all volunteers who have come to help for the preparation since 3pm. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 days ago
These are some of the food distribution photos taken from our kitchen last Saturday. We thanked all volunteers who have come to help for the preparation since 3pm. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Teacher Julie taught children Nagomi Art and they love it. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Julie taught children Nagomi Art and they love it. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Children volunteered in Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Children volunteered in Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Fun activity in camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Fun activity in camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - DIY soap making activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - DIY soap making activity. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- KSDS camp in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- KSDS camp in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
A simple but meaningful way to spend the weekend liberating birds. Animals deserve lots of love, care and freedom too. Through them, we learn to be more compassionate! ~Kechara Penang Study Group Jacinta
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A simple but meaningful way to spend the weekend liberating birds. Animals deserve lots of love, care and freedom too. Through them, we learn to be more compassionate! ~Kechara Penang Study Group Jacinta
Some members from Kechara Penang Study Group get together to do a Dorje Shugden puja this afternoon. Join us if you're in Penang next time. ~KPSG Jacinta
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Some members from Kechara Penang Study Group get together to do a Dorje Shugden puja this afternoon. Join us if you're in Penang next time. ~KPSG Jacinta
Today we received a lot recycling items from the public. Thanks for supporting us always. KEP-Serena
1 week ago
Today we received a lot recycling items from the public. Thanks for supporting us always. KEP-Serena
Today we are doing recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. KEP-Serena
1 week ago
Today we are doing recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. KEP-Serena
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 1st Prize Winner is Stella Cheang. Congratulations! Stella wins a Dorje Shugden Puja worth RM400 + Dorje Shugden pendant on black onyx. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
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Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 1st Prize Winner is Stella Cheang. Congratulations! Stella wins a Dorje Shugden Puja worth RM400 + Dorje Shugden pendant on black onyx. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 2nd Prize Winner is Wylfred Ng. Congratulations! Wylfred wins a Gyenze pendant + Original Red Crystal incense. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
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Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 2nd Prize Winner is Wylfred Ng. Congratulations! Wylfred wins a Gyenze pendant + Original Red Crystal incense. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
How to Clear Spirit Disturbances by Pastor Chia Today at 9:30 PM – 11 PM in Kechara House, PJ
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How to Clear Spirit Disturbances by Pastor Chia Today at 9:30 PM – 11 PM in Kechara House, PJ
Join us for the annual Ullambana Festival on Saturday August 10th at Kechara Forest Retreat and make the most of the auspicious Ullambana month. PROGRAMME: 9:00am – Opening speech & Dharma sharing 9:30am – Grand Ullambana Gyenze Puja for good fortune, long life & merits 12:15pm – Free vegetarian lunch 2:00pm – Grand Ullambana Trakze Puja for protection & blessings 5:00pm – End The highlight of the Ullambana Festival is two powerful & extensive pujas that will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We've also prepared a wide selection of traditional offerings to send bountiful merits to the people who matter in your life. Don't miss this opportunity to bring tremendous benefits to your dearly departed as well as those who are still with you. For more information on the Ullambana Festival and Ullambana offerings, please get in touch with us at +609 221 5600, +603 7803 3908, +6012 987 3908 (WhatsApp only), care@kechara.com or visit our online partner
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Join us for the annual Ullambana Festival on Saturday August 10th at Kechara Forest Retreat and make the most of the auspicious Ullambana month. PROGRAMME: 9:00am – Opening speech & Dharma sharing 9:30am – Grand Ullambana Gyenze Puja for good fortune, long life & merits 12:15pm – Free vegetarian lunch 2:00pm – Grand Ullambana Trakze Puja for protection & blessings 5:00pm – End The highlight of the Ullambana Festival is two powerful & extensive pujas that will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We've also prepared a wide selection of traditional offerings to send bountiful merits to the people who matter in your life. Don't miss this opportunity to bring tremendous benefits to your dearly departed as well as those who are still with you. For more information on the Ullambana Festival and Ullambana offerings, please get in touch with us at +609 221 5600, +603 7803 3908, +6012 987 3908 (WhatsApp only), care@kechara.com or visit our online partner
Join us this weekend for SPIRITUAL SATURDAY in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 13 JULY 9.00 am: Cook for the community - salted eggs & pineapple jam 11.00 am: Book Club - Compassion Conquers All (Eng) / Time To Wake Up (Chi) 12.30 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!), contact us: +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See all July activities: bit.ly/2FCrJm6
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Join us this weekend for SPIRITUAL SATURDAY in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 13 JULY 9.00 am: Cook for the community - salted eggs & pineapple jam 11.00 am: Book Club - Compassion Conquers All (Eng) / Time To Wake Up (Chi) 12.30 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!), contact us: +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See all July activities: bit.ly/2FCrJm6
In our Johor Bahru office, our single mother trainees get busy to do up the products taught to them by our #volunteers while their children were given additional tuition classes in another room. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
In our Johor Bahru office, our single mother trainees get busy to do up the products taught to them by our #volunteers while their children were given additional tuition classes in another room. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
How To Clear Disturbances by Pastor Niral - Monday 8. July 2019 at 9:30pm in Kechara House, Jalan PJU 1/3G, SunwayMas Commercial Centre 47301 Petaling Jaya
2 weeks ago
How To Clear Disturbances by Pastor Niral - Monday 8. July 2019 at 9:30pm in Kechara House, Jalan PJU 1/3G, SunwayMas Commercial Centre 47301 Petaling Jaya
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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