Vegetarianism – A Diet of Loving Kindness

Sep 18, 2010 | Views: 2,936

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For a start, let us understand one thing – Vegetarian is not just a lifestyle choice or a conscious choice, it is a healthy conscientious choice.

It is a diet of loving kindness because we are kinder to ourselves by eating better and healthier. In addition, we are kinder to animals and they need not suffer in order to feed us.

There are plenty of health benefits that comes with the virtue of being vegetarian. Not only does vegetarianism meets all one’s nutrient needs, it promotes less health risks that come with eating meat. Well-known doctors in the USA such as Dean Ornish and John MacDougall have discovered that plant-based diets have the power to reverse heart disease, diabetes, even cancer. So, this is about treating yourself with real loving kindness, and being well informed about the choices you make in what you eat.

For many people, be it out of tradition and habituation, becoming a vegetarian may seem alien and painfully hard. However, by allowing one’s mind and choices to change on a daily basis, you will see amazing results. It will not happen overnight, but it will definitely happen in due course. In this respect, vegetarianism is a journey about changing how you live and think.

In 2008, Oprah Winfrey even had a show on making consciouecs choices regarding the food we eat. Although it is not about vegetarian per say, but it highlights the cruelty against animals in farms across USA. Oprah actually brought in the cages in which cattle, pigs and chicken are housed onto her show and stood next to them to stress the animals’ dire living conditions.

You can watch the episode on http://www.oprah.com/world/Lisa-Ling-Investigates-Treatment-of-Animals-on-Farms

So, we may start with the kindness to ourselves and to our own bodies by becoming a vegetarian, but it will extend to the kindness to all around us. From the animals which will be spared, to our everyday living environment and even to our planet earth.

This is an all-encompassing compassion that extends to all of earth and its inhabitants. It requires less fuel, water, and other precious resources. As such, a plant based diet is les taxing on the planet. In addition, it helps our soil and water, as it is cleaner. In this way, our atmosphere gets healthy in the process.

Vegetarianism reduces planetary suffering on all levels. Hence, following a plant-based diet is really the “greenest thing” you can do.

Here, it is important to know that vegetarianism is not some new fad or lifestyle concept invented by the West and therefore, one will not find much vegetarian eateries or vegetarian choices in our own city.

In the Klang Valley, there are plenty of vegetarian restaurants and organic shops. In fact, they are fast growing in numbers. This shows that our community are becoming more educated and health-conscious.

I have compiled a list of interesting vegetarian places and organic stores to eat in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya for everyone’s easy reference.

 

The List of vegetarian restaurants and organic shops in our city:

 
1. Blue Boy
Address: No.6001 Blue Boy Mansion, Jalan Tong Shin (Jalan Pudu Lama), Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 7:30 am to 9:30 pm (Daily)

Review: http://www.friedchillies.com/index.php/site/detail/blue_boy/

Source: http://babeinthecitykl.blogspot.com/2006/08/review-blue-boy-vegetarian-food-centre.html

Worthy Notes: The economy rice selection can put most shops to shame. Blue Boy vegetarian serves everything for the local herbivore. Even those who swears by meat will find something tasty and satisfying here.

 
2. Gandhi’s

Address: Gandhi’s Scott Sentral Serviced Apartments Jalan Scott Brickfields

Telephone: 03-22733190 For catering enquries: 017-283 856, 012-335 6074

Review: http://www.friedchillies.com/index.php/site/detail/gandhis/ and http://masak-masak.blogspot.com/2009/11/vegetarian-food-gandhis-brickfields.html

Worthy Notes: The best thing at Gandhi’s – the cannot-stop-eating cauliflower with curry leaves.

 
3. Vegetarian fast Food Centre (near KLCC)

Address: Dharma Realm Guan Yin Sagely Monastery, No. 161, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Telephone: 03-2164 8055

Fax: 03-2163 7118

Review: http://visit-malaysia.yinteing.com/2009/10/10/where-to-get-great-vegetarian-food-in-kuala-lumpur/ and http://crazeeeat.blogspot.com/2009/05/vegetarian-fast-food-centre-affordable.html

Worthy Notes: This is a favourite among office workers in KLCC.

 
4. EcoGreen Organic Restaurant @ BAKTI

Address: Bangunan BAKTI Siti Hasmah, 6 Changkat Abang Hj Openg, TTDI KL

Telephone: 03-7729 2789 / 019-2626 168

Review: http://alilfatmonkey.blogspot.com/2010/04/ecogreen-organic-restaurant-bakti-ttdi.html

Worthy Notes: Complete lack of use of artificial flavorings and colorings in all their dishes. It’s fresh and local. So much healthier!

 
5. Woods Macrobiotic

Address: Woods Eco-Cuisine Sdn. Bhd., 25 Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Telephone: 03-2287 0959

Fax: 03 2287 0969

Website: www.macrobiotics-malaysia.com

 
6. Organic Recipe

Address: B3-07-09, Casa Utama, Lorong Lebuh Bandar Utama, PJU 6A, 47400 PJ

Telephone: 03-7729 0236, 012-319 2357

Review: http://foongpc.blogspot.com/2009/06/my-lunch-at-organic-recipe.html and http://en.petitchef.com/recipes/organic-recipe-fid-437113

 
7. Yishensu

Address: Located at Lot G207, opposite TGIF in the old wing of One Utama.

 
8. Puremind Restaurant

Address: No. 102 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan

Telephone: 03-21410 376

Review: http://www.happycow.net/reviews.php?id=13242

 
9. Yin Futt Kuok Vegetarian Restaurant

Address: No. 52, Jalan Hang Lekiu, Kuala Lumpur (near Jalan Gereja)

Telephone: 03-20707 468

Opening hours: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm (last order 8:30 pm)

Review: http://www.klue.com.my/articles/1434-Yin-Futt-Kuok-Vegetarian-Restaurant

 

10. Gopala Vegetarian Restaurant

Address: No. 59, Jalan Thambipillai, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur

Telephone: 03-2274 1959

Review: http://seeking-restaurant.blogspot.com/2010/01/indian-
vegetarian-food.html and http://babeinthecitykl
.blogspot.com/2009/08/recently-captn-
hook-was-looking-around.html

 
11. MG’s Cafe (Vegetarian Cafe & Bakery)

Address: No. 38-G Jalan 27/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: 03-2300 3118

Other branches:

Taipan
No. 47, Jalan USJ 10/1A
UEP Subang Jaya
Tel: 03-5631 3023

Sunway
No. 7-G, Jalan PJS 11/28
Sunway Metro
Bandar Sunway
Tel: 03-5638 1295

Review: http://www.mgscafe.com/

 
12. South Indian Aiyer Restaurant

Address: B1 Block B Palm Court Condominium, Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.

Opening Hours: 6:30 am to 1:00 pm

Review: http://seeking-restaurant.blogspot.com/2010/01/indian-vegetarian-food.html

 
13. Annalakshmi

Address: 116, Jalan Berhala, Brickfields.

Telephone: 03-2274 3799

Review: http://eatdrinkkl.blogspot.com/2010/03/annalakshmi.html

 
14. Tian Yian Cafe Restaurant

Address: No. 5, 7 9, Jalan 3/93, Taman Miharja, Jalan Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

Telephone: 03-9281 8837

Opening hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Worthy Notes: This is not your typical vegetarian restaurant serving Chinese style vegetarian fare. As you would have noticed in their name, they’re also a cafe serving Western vegetarian food like pizza, burger, steaks (yeah, steaks but using mock meat!), eggless vegetarian cakes in all sorts of flavours, fluffy buns and healthy breads.

Review: http://www.placesandfoods.com/2009/03/awesome-vegetarian-food-tian-yian-cafe-cheras.html and http://loverkim.blogspot.com/2009/10/wai-lungs-birthday-dinner-tian-yian.html

 
15. Giant Bowl Vegetarian Restaurant

Address: No. 119A, Ground Floor, Batu 3 1/2, Jalan Klang Lama , 58000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Telephone: 03-7982 3869

Fax: 03-7982 3869

There is another branch located in SS2 in Petaling Jaya, in the same row as McDonald’s.

Worthy Notes: They have a good selection of noodles and rice.

 
16. Ahimsa Vegetarian Restaurant

Address: Lot 1063, 1st Floor, Endah Parade, No.1, Jalan 1/149E, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Telephone: 03-9543 1378

Fax: 03-9543 1378

Worthy Notes: Steamboat and local Chinese cuisine

 
17. Formosa Vege Café

Address: No. 48, Jalan Sultan, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-2026 1521

Opening Hours: 11.00am to 9.00pm

*This restaurant is the same row as previously REX Cinema*

 
18. En Hui Vegetarian Restaurant

Address: No 48, Jalan 6/21D, Medan Idaman, Jalan Gombak, 53000 Kuala Lumpur

Telephone: 03-4025 5816, 012-288 1361

Opening Hours: 7:30am to 3:pm and 6:00pm to 9:30pm

 
19. Restoran Vegetarian Wan Fo Yuan

Address: No. 8, Jalan Panggong, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

Telephone: 03-2078 0952

Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

*This restaurant is walking distance to Gurdwara Sahib High Street*

 
20. Jing Si Vegetarian

Address: No. 146, Jalan Cerdas, Taman Connaught,Cheras, 56000 Kuala Lumpur

Review: http://www.taufulou.com/2009/10/22/jing-si-vegetarian-restaurant-cafe-taman-connought-cheras/

 
21. Bakti Woodlands Vegetarian Food Cafe Sdn Bhd

Address: No. 55, Leboh Ampang, Kuala Lumpur

Telephone: 03-2034 1399

Location: http://food.malaysiamostwanted.com/venues/bakti-woordland-vegetarian-leboh-ampang

 
22. Amata Vegetarian Restaurant Bhd

Address: No.2, Jalan Panggong (Chinatown, at Jalan Sultan), Kuala Lumpur

Telephone: 03-2026 9077

Review: http://www.vegguide.org/entry/1231

Worthy Notes: Speciality dishes are Assam fish, Balacan potato leaves, curry mutton, black pepper chicken, shark’s fin soup, seaweed fried rice, Thai style fried rice, green tea, carrot juice with milk, and Chinese pancake.

 
23. Fai Cai Xiang Vegetarian Restaurant

Address: No. 23, Ground Floor, Plaza Danau 2, Jln 2/109F, Danau Desa, Kuala Lumpur

Telephone: 03-7981 9812

Review: http://healthfreakmommy.blogspot.com/2010/01/fan-cai-xiang-vegetarian-restaurant.html

 
24. Madras New Woodlands Vegetarian Restaurant

Address: No. 15, Jalan Scott, Off Jalan Tun Sambatan, 50470 Kuala Lumpur

Worthy Notes: Serves excellent South Indian food at prices that are more affordable than those at the average vegetarian restaurant. Also available are other Malaysian and Western dishes, such as Mee Goreng and Cheese Sandwich. Their specialties are Rocket Masala Dosai, Udipi Dosai, Puri Bhaji with Channa Dhall, Uttapam, Breakfast Sets, Set Lunches, Samosa and Mango Lassi.

 
25. Shiang Hai Vegetarian Restaurants

Address: No. 32A, Ground Floor, Jalan PJS 8/2, Mentari Plaza, 46160 Sunway Mentari, Petaling Jaya (Opposite Sunway Pyramid)

Telephone: 03-5621 1016, 03-5621 1017

Fax: 03-5621 1016

Review: http://www.3-meals.com/2008/04/16/shiang-hai-vegetarian-restaurant/

 

The Famous Vegans or Vegetarians around the World:

  • Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook
  • Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter
  • Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple
  • Alanis Morissette, Singer
  • Albert Einstein, renowned Scientist
  • Alicia Silverstone, Actress
  • Amitabh Bachchan, Bollywood Superstar
  • Angela Bassett, Actress
  • Anna Pacquin, Actress
  • Avril Lavigne, Singer/Musician
  • Brooke Shields, Actress
  • Carrie Underwood, Country Singer
  • Carrie Anne Moss, Actress in ‘Matrix’
  • Chris Evert, Tennis Champion
  • Chris Martin, Lead Singer of Coldplay
  • Christian Bale, Actor
  • Claudia Schiffer, Supermodel
  • Diane Keaton, Actress
  • Dustin Hoffman, Actor
  • Ian McKellan, British Actor from ‘Lord of the Rings’
  • Jesus Christ, Christian Saint
  • Joan Jett, Rock Musician
  • Joaquin Phoenix, Actor
  • John Abraham, Bollywood Star
  • k.d Lang, Musician
  • Kelly Clarkson, Singer
  • Kim Basinger, Actress
  • Leonardo Da Vinci, Italian Inventor & Painter
  • Leona Lewis, British Popstar
  • Mark Twain, Famous American writer
  • Noami Watts, Actress
  • Oliver Stone, Director
  • Orlando Bloom, Actor
  • Pink, American Popstar
  • Samuel L. Jackson, Actor
  • Sandra Oh, Actress
  • Shania Twain, Canadian Country Singer
  •  
    Sources:

  • http://www.vrg.org/nutshell/nutshell.htm
  • http://goodhealthnyou.com/healthnhygiene/index1.asp?id=58&aid=88
  • http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2010/06/27/MN0C1DQ2GA.DTL
  • http://compassionate-vegetarians.blogspot.com/
  • http://vegetarianstar.com/2010/09/08/facebooks-vegan-mark-zuckerberg-vanity-fair-1-100-most-influential/

 

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  1. sarassitham on Feb 22, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    There are lots of people have more than one reason for choosing vegetarianism. Many people choose a vegetarian diet out of concern over animal rights or the environment and others may be based on religious beliefs or even for healthier lifestyle.

    Regardless of whether you choose a vegetarian way of life, it’s always a healthy idea to eat a wide variety of foods and try out new foods when you can.

    Thank you for the sharing and compiling the list of vegetarian restaurants in Klang Valley. I am glad to know whereabout and hoping to try them.

    https://bit.ly/3siC4tf

  2. Pastor Han Nee on Apr 18, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Vegetarianism is a diet that reflects love and kindness to oneself and others, and to our environment. We are kind to ourselves by avoiding the foods which are meat-based which research shows contributes to diseases. Furthermore, we are kind to animals as we don’t inflict pain on them or send trauma and shock waves through them by slaughtering them(directly or indirectly) -in whatever way we do this, it will still bring pain and suffering.

    From there we extend our love and compassion to our environment. As we eat less meat, we will contribute to the decreasing deforestation and acreage used to plant food for the animals whose flesh is consumed by meat-eaters. All round, it requires less fuel, water, and other precious resources to sustain a meatless diet.

    Thank you Rinpoche for showing us why there is every reason for us to go for a vegetarian diet.

  3. Samfoonheei on Oct 15, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Consuming excessive amounts of meat especially red meat is quite bad for our heart, blood vessels, and overall health. Eating meat makes you responsible for all the animal cruelty and killing that takes place daily. More people nowadays choose vegetarian diets for many reasons. Which including personal preference, health conscious and concerns as they believe a plant-based diet is much healthier.
    Many vegetarians avoid meat because they do not want animals killed or harmed. Vegetarians are linked with lower levels of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, and certain types of cancers. Doctors discovered that plant-based diets could even reverse heart disease, diabetes, even cancer.Thats wonderful……It is a diet of loving kindness.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing

  4. Pastor Patsy on May 8, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Vegetarianism is growing and many are switching to vegetarian diet. The factors for the switch are because it is a healthier diet. Studies show that a vegetarian diet reduces the risk for chronic diseases such as obesity, coronary artery diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer. Another reason is because of their concern/care for animals and environment. Billions of animals are slaughtered for human consumption yearly and many dislikes the meat processing industry as most of the animals are crammed into cages where they can barely move or turned around. Many became vegetarians after realizing the devastation that the meat industry is having on the environment as factory farms are responsible for causing polluted rivers and streams.

    Nowadays, there are so many vegetarian restaurants/cafes/shops that cater to a healthy diet and there is no excuse for us to eat meat; we have such a widespread vegetarian menu.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for compiling a list of interesting vegetarian places for our easy reference.

  5. Lin Mun on May 8, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    We have a choice in the food we consume. However, if we ponder and concern a bit more about the source, the process of getting the food , the effect to the environment and our health, then I think we would change our mind to not eating animals and seafood.

    Why ? Because our demand in meat would encourage suffering to other living beings, killing and some entrepreneurs may even apply unscrupulous method to produce the meat and added chemicals to bring down the cost of food. Hence, vegetarianism will encourage the loving and kindness value in us to grow. Of course vegetarian will also lead us to have healthier diet.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the articles and the list of vegetarian restaurant.

  6. Fong on Mar 10, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Vegetarianism is a choice. It is about not killing, one of the Refuge precepts. Most Mahayana Buddhists tend towards vegetarianism on specific days of the month which, to me, is better than not making any effort towards a more compassionate eating.

    Some of the restaurants listed above have since closed but more has taken their place. It is very convenient being vegetarian now as there are more and more vegetarian outlets especially in the Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur area.

    And, there are many articles in this website for recipes and recommendations.

    Thank you, Rinpoche for taking the effort to educate us on being a vegetarian.

  7. Pastor Han Nee on Nov 2, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Vegetarianism is a lifestyle choice, a health choice as well as a compassionate choice. it is also a choice that impacts our environment.In the latter case, think of how feeding animals destined to be on our dinner plate requiries acres and acres of land to be cleared of vegetation and forests,much of which are the abodes of animals, and which then impacts the climate negatively as well.

    The health benefits are many . It’s not just for nutrition, but according to research,plant-based diets have the power to reverse heart disease, diabetes, even cancer.

    Choosing a vegetarian diet impacts our everyday life. Initially, it might be difficult to handle it, as most of our friends and family members, with whom we have our meals regularly, are non-vegetarians. However, over time, people have come to accept that we are vegetarian, and are ready to accommodate us. Our habituated fondness for, and craving for, meat , can be dealt with easily. Over time, it becomes easier, and with more practice, it becomes possible.

    In fact today, this compassion for ourselves that prompted us to become vegetarian, can be seen to have extended itself beyond not wanting to be party to the killing of animals for our food , to not wanting to harm other animals as well. The loving-kindness and compassion have become more all-encompassing to include even our environment.

    We recognise, more and more , the interdependence of all beings and our environment.

  8. Grace Tan on Jun 23, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. Aside from being compassion and religious, I agreed that there are plenty of health benefits being on vegan diet. The meat that human are consuming now is full of hormones, parasites, preservative and antibiotic, all of which make animals grow faster and or produce leaner meat for food. These are facts but majority people still have a misconception that meat can provide vitamins and minerals to a human that veg can’t and therefore affecting their will to be a vegetarian. I am blessed that my family can adapt to vegetarian diet and I will continue to encourage my children to observe vegetarianism. I find the following article link quite interesting about “Humans are naturally plant-eaters” http://michaelbluejay.com/veg/natural.html

  9. KB Thapa on Dec 24, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Those who are not yet a vegetarian, pls be consider. Being vegetarian is not about us anymore, it’s about the world’s future.

    As Rinpoche said being vegetarian for good for Heath and one animals die for us one day , – vegetarian is sometimes hard, but We have stick to that.

    Instead of choosing what food to eat we chose to focus on the countless lives that being killed for food everyday.

    Thank you Rinpoche,

  10. Pastor Moh Mei on Dec 1, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    I actually became a vegetarian quite accidentally and unintentionally. When I joined Tsem Ladrang in August 2012, most of the close students in Rinpoche’s ladrang were already vegetarian and since I was always having meals either in Ladrang or with one of them outside, every meal was naturally vegetarian. Before I knew it I was a full time vegetarian because it became a natural habit.

    The transition was much easier than I thought because there was never any shortage of meal options and having the support from the people I go out to eat with helped a lot.

  11. Edward Ooi on Oct 17, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Dear Rinpoche, after being vegetarian for about 1 year . I feel that my fart is not as smelly as it used to be, before I became a vegetarian, my fart smells like rotten meat. Now I can barely smell my fart thanks to the vegetables, but my fart will only smell horrible when I eat durian. There was also a event made by Oprah Winfrey, it’s about going vegan for a week. And all the participants were very happy with the results.

  12. Julien Roth on Mar 19, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    I think that people becoming vegetarian is a very good thing. Ever since i have become vegetarian, I have noticed a change in my health and my fitness. I hope that more people choose to have this same diet as me, and that they will stop killing animals around the world.

  13. Girlie Ooi on Feb 18, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    I have eaten at EcoGreen Bakti, Organic Recipe, Yishensu and Giant Bowl … love their food.

  14. Helena on Feb 17, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    I went to Woods Macrobiotic at Bangsar, but quite sometimes ago, they serve lots of Organic dishes too,very delicious, worth to try.
    Giant Bowl Vegetarian Restaurant is very near my house, they are famous in their Noodles and rice, but normally i go for noodle. I like Organic Recipe most, varieties of selection, western and chinese, i love the black pepper bitter gourd noodle 🙂

    Thank you Rinpoche for these informations, so that i know where to go for vegetarian restaurant 🙂

  15. Sharon Saw on Feb 17, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I’ve been to Organic recipe (i love the bah kut teh there!), McG’s (nice sushi!), Woods Macrobiotics (the pizza is yummy but i haven’t been there for awhile) and Giant Bowl ss2 (nice noodles) and Yishensu (i think i had the western dish which was quite nice). Thank you for sharing this list of vegetarian restaurants. I will definitely look into trying them out! I still think Kechara Oasis is way up there for delicious vegetarian food though – no bias intended!

  16. Mei Mei on Feb 17, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Dear all, please include Kechara Oasis at Jaya One and Viva Home on your list of vegetarian restaurant. It is surely one place many people do not want to miss! The food offering is great, unique and delicious. If you have not tried you must surely do immediately. Kechara Oasis was inspired by Tsem Tulku Rinpoche himself who is promoting compassionate eating and world peace.

  17. Philip Yong on Feb 17, 2012 at 3:32 am

    I have visited Organic Recipe in BU and Yishensu in One Utama before.

    I like Organic Recipe because of their wide variety. They have chinese, western, fusion..My favourite food there are their BAKKUTTEH and Cabonara spaghetti…all vegetarian of course! Theres both indoor and outdoor seating so it is convenient for all! Pricing wise is average, a little pricy on my opinion but the food is worth it!

    Yishensu in One Utama impressed me because of the price! I was surprised that the pricing is rather cheap for a restaurant in a mall. and the food was not bad..I only went there once but I will definitely go again. The downside is the variety isn’t many.

    I will go to more of the restaurants listed above to taste the food and hopefully to put on weight! hehe..which are the nice ones you guys propose?

  18. lewkwanleng on Feb 17, 2012 at 3:05 am

    From the above list, I have been to:

    Organic Recipe: They recently “revamped” their western menu. Must try: “House Burger”.

    McG’s Cafe: Very nice Asam Laksa!

    Giant Bowl Vegetarian: Yellow rice with mutton curry is my favorite

    🙂

    • DR on Feb 17, 2012 at 10:42 am

      Yes Lew, I agree with your above choices. There are so many choices and varieties of vegetarian food. I can never understand comments like “you are a vegetarian? what is there to eat?”.

      There are so many choices to satisfy one’s appetite without having to cause so much fear and suffering to another being. All for afew minutes of satisfaction to be excreted the next day. Is it really worth it??

  19. Eli on Mar 17, 2011 at 12:26 am

    Please sign the petition you’ll find here : STOP THE SEAL HUNT http://www.change.org/petitions/sign-the-petition-to-support-a-total-ban-on-seal-products#?opt_new=f

    It is a crucial time to protect seals from cruel, commercial hunting and the IFAW desperately need your help for a final push to ensure a ban on seal products across the whole of the European Union. Please take a few moments to contact José Manuel Barroso, the President of the European Commission and ask him to support a total ban on the trade in seal products.

    It will only take a moment of your time.

    Thank you.

    http://www.change.org/petitions/sign-the-petition-to-support-a-total-ban-on-seal-products#?opt_new=f

  20. Eli on Mar 17, 2011 at 12:16 am

    It is impossible to justify the intense suffering of the lives and deaths of animals for the few seconds they spend on our tastebuds, impossible. It just does not add up.

    Stop exploiting animals and start helping them.

    You will feel better. The animals will definitely feel better. And you will help the environment, too.

    http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_7311457

  21. Elsie Toy on Oct 6, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    When I was a kid, my parents slaughters chickens and ducks to make a living. It didnt occur to me then that these poultry were frigthen as they watch they counterparts slaughter by my dad and blood drain into a bowl. I know the meat of these poultry must be full of negativity and the fear were in them. But what can my dad and mom do. Survival for the family. I may have also inherited bad karma from those time of my parents. My dad had severals operations then later liver cancer. Most people would have qualms killing an animal, I can say I have no problem with that I would speak to my ex that I am capable of killing and and dispose it without any evidence. I harbour alot of negative energy then and hatre. But as I moved on in life and met Rinpoche’s meeting and slowly i begin to understand and come to senses of kindness. Even stray cats and neighbours.. I love to be vegetarian but I got bad companion who nags at me that they are put in this world to eat or it wont strike a balance. Again it is my fault no determination.

  22. Uncle Eddie on Oct 5, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    In the wisdom words of our Lama, Vegetarianism is a diet of Loving kindness:- (1) To ourselves by eating better and healthier (2) To Animals as they need not suffer to feed us. It is also a healthy conscientious choice of diet. Since I went on my vegetarian diet at the advice of my guru, my blood pressure count has dropped from a constant high of 164/100 down to 135/80. So was my colesteral level at the high of 7.2 down to 4.6 now. (KL general hospital acceptable level is at 5.2) (this is not counting my weight reduction which has gone down tremendously). To go vegetarianism is actually to adopt an act of all-encompassing compassion – to help cleansed the earth of all its impurities, and particularly, to save the animals from greater fears,strife tortures and finally to end up in the frying pans, cooking pots and the sharp ends of choppers and knives for human cravings and attachments. If only animals can talk, they will fill you with shame, remorse, tears and deep regrets. Since they cannot, we are strongly requested by our Lama to view the two videos entitled “Dog Meat Trade” and “please watch & leave your thoughts & comments for me…. to convince yourselves why you should go vegeterianism. In one of the brochures printed out by U.S.Dept of Agriculture, 6.1 billion animals in the form of sheeps, cattles chickens and turkeys were slaughtered and killed every year to satisfy the stomachs of the people there. In our dharma practice we are taught the law of cause and effect, where these golden words of Lord Buddha should move us “All tremble at Punishments, All fear death (Life is dear to all) Comparing others with oneself, one should neither kill nor cause to kill”. Happy Vegeteriansm to one and All.

  23. benji on Oct 2, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Come the NINTH LUNAR MONTH of the Chinese calendar, i shall rejoice! Then, many Chinese in Penang will observe the Taoist 9- Emperor-gods festival, where the devotees will go VEGETARIAN for nine days. No, i am not a devotee, but i will go crazy over the VEGETARIAN FOOD sold all over Penang; at restaurants, hawker stalls and even Buddhist temples! It’s the time you can buy the most variety of vegetarian food – aromatic ‘nasi ulam'(herb-rice), “po-lay ikan”(perut ikan), “acat awak”(tangy, crunchy, chunky vegetable pickle), succulent “lor-bark”(mock meat-rolls), laksa, Hokkien-mee and Curry-mee etc. Absolutely heavenly and definitely “ho-ciak lo!”. The amazing fact is, (due to the LOWER DEMAND for meat, fish and meat-based food), many other restaurants, hawkers, fresh meat sellers and fishmongers had been known to CLOSE DOWN during that period of time! Some of them even RESORT TO SELLING VEGETARIAN FOOD then. Ssso, see you in Penang then – Sharon, Seng Piow and Girlie, bring the gang lah! Heheh!

  24. Anila on Sep 28, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    I guess I am one of the lucky persons to take vegetarian without any problems. Even as a child I have to be forced to take meat and seafood. In the early years of my marriage I remember I had a severe illness of hyperthyroid toxicosis which has caused a lot of problems in my marriage. which was detected very much later. This sickness makes a person very irritable and fault finding. This sickness is due to lack of iodine lacking in me because I did not take seafood. I was also anaemic as I did not take meat. All these were treated after a major sugery. With proper vegn supplements I am well and happy to be a vegetarian without having to eat meat that are slaughtered and killed.

  25. Paris on Sep 23, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    We were talking about pets and vegetarianism with Rinpoche the other day, when Rinpoche said to us, “Next time you want to eat some meat, think that you’re eating your cat” (or dog or hamster or rabbit – circle as appropriate, whatever pet you have). This helps VERY much in contemplating the sufferings of animals and abstaining from eating meat. (every time I want to buy a KFC bucket now, I think that it’s all chopped up pieces of my cat Grumbles, battered and deep fried – gross).

    We tend to create a separate between animals that our pets (alive, a member of the family, cute, cuddly, with personalities and characters) and animals that we eat (not really an animal, no feelings, no personality, faceless). There is of course no difference – cute cuddly Fluffy the Dog may as well be the cow that was just butchered up for your burger. It’s still a being, with all the same capacity to feel, think, fear, suffer as Fluffy the Dog.

    So next time you want to chomp into a steak, think that someone chopped up your Fluffy Happy Cutesy Pooch, put him through a meat tenderizer, seasoned him with Barbecue sauce and then sizzled him on a grill. Poor Fluffy!

  26. Judy Lam on Sep 22, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Most of us are aware that being vegetarian is good for us. However, it is not easy to break that habituation of having a meatless diet as most of the time, we never give it a second thought of eating meat. We eat whatever that comes by, at family meals, wedding dinners, BBQs, social gatherings etc without battling an eyelid. We eat meat to satisfy our taste buds because we know no better. Nowdays, we are exposed to delicious vegetarian food in many restaurants around town (Kechara Oasis still serves the best quality vegetarian food!). I am glad I am in an environment where I am reminded not to be selfish. I am glad that I have been having vegetarian lunches for some time now, and working on being a vegetarian soon.

  27. Anila on Sep 21, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    It is so easy and convenient to go vegetarian nowadays.In the old days if we need to eat vegetarian we have to go to the hassle of cooking at home. Even if you have money you won’t be able to buy v egetarian food. There are no shops or restaurants around. Being on vegetarian diet does not have to tax on your pocket. If you have to spend within your budget there are vegetarian stalls that are very cheap which charge only RM3 to RM4 for a meal of three portions of vegetable. For people who really must economise they have subsidise meals at RM2 per meal at some shops started by a Chinese Mahayana Temple called Foh Kwang San. Being a vegetarian serves two purposes. Its good for your health and also you don’t have to kill as a compassion to the animals.

  28. Andrew James Boon on Sep 21, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Dearest Rinpoche,

    Once again Rinpoche has gone way beyond in your kindness. Not only has Rinpoche on countless occasions stressed on the importance of being vegetarian, now Rinppoche has even shared with us a list of 25 vegetarian restaurants AND names of people who are vegetarian whom we possibly do not know are in the hope to make us realize there are options and we are not alone… 😉

    Being vegetarian myself, I know it is not only a choice but THE choice. I started this ‘journey’ of mine for health reasons and being a Buddhist now, it really is icing on the cake so to speak as it gives it a moral purpose as well as a benefitial one. It is truly much better on many levels.

    Why we still choose to delude ourselves into sticking to our attachments is beyond me. I often think to myself and have little debates in my head that perhaps it is easy to say all this as I am a vegetarian… however I have to catch myself and say “hang on a moment, I was very much a meat eater myself. Perhaps not so much of the red meat variety but most definitely chicken and fish. And if I can do it, anyone can! It really is NOT hard at all”.

    Please allow me to add to Rinpoche’s worthy notes on the following restaurants as they are some of my favourites:

    5. Woods Macrobiotic
    They have really good set meals which are done according to days of the week. Some days I must add are better than others. The shiitake burger is to die for! There is also a lemongrass drink concoction which is just yummmm. And they also sell fresh organic produce in the restaurant itself.

    6. Organic Receipe
    They have a brilliant selection of items ranging from mock meat chinese style dishes with brown rice to western delicacies. All very consistant and delicious! Love the fresh spring rolls and pizzas. The noodles are really yummy too. All ingredients are organic and made on site. They too have an in store grocery area where you can find all sorts of heathly substitutes!

    Thierry and I must go try some of the restautants on Rinpoche’s list… Much love… Andrew

  29. benji on Sep 19, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    It is such a touching gesture, that Rinpoche has not only advised us accordingly, but also made the effort to list the vegetarian eateries! It really has a place in his heart! Sharon’s so right; we are so driven by selfish desires to eat meat! Om Mani Padme Hum!

  30. Sharon Saw on Sep 19, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Being vegetarian is only difficult because of our selfishness – when we want to indulge our taste buds in eating meat because of habituation. I personally don’t like vegetables very much – especially chinese style, though i do enjoy western salads and pastas etc.

    However, it is very much Dharma practice to put others above our own selfish desires. I decided to go vegetarian because it was time to stop being selfish. There is no need for meat in our diet as there are many other protein sources in a vegetarian diet. It’s heartening to see the number of celebrities who are vegetarian – they are people who can choose to eat anything they want – all the luxurious foods are at their fingertips because of their wealth, but yet they choose to be vegetarian, so that should be inspirational to others.

    Rinpoche always advises us to be vegetarian because of compassion to animals. If we like pets, or animals in a farm, we should not think of eating them! We may not be able to do prayers all day long but choosing what we eat is definitely something any of us can do, at any time, anywhere. If it’s difficult to be vegetarian, that difficulty would be the exact reason why we should do it. To overcome our attachments for the benefit of others. If we cannot even control our desire for a certain taste, which is such a small thing, how can we think about mind transformation.

    I must admit i would never have become vegetarian if not for Rinpoche’s teachings and advice. Thank you Rinpoche for Rinpoche’s kindness in showing me how to overcome myself.

  31. Joyce Hobby on Sep 19, 2010 at 2:27 am

    Rinpoche, It makes me happy to see others such as yourself have the compassion to become vegetarian. While it comes very natural to you and me, I know it’s not very natural for other’s and it does make me sad. This is where I use my Buddhist wisdom to feel my sadness, not judge them, then let go.

    – Joyce

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  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 20. 2021 04:13 PM
    Most Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche born in the eastern province of Kham, Tibet. Rinpoche was recognized as 13th incarnation of Lama Chubdak by high lamas of the Kagyu, Sakya and Gelug traditions. Rinpoche’s life has been eventful receiving many teachings from a long line of illustrious of legendary teachers and great lamas in Tibet prior to the Chinese invasion.
    Venerable Zasep Rinpoche is the last of his generation of incarnate lamas and in his book A Tulku’s Journey from Tibet to Canada of tells us a first-hand account of life. A beautiful book to have and interesting read. In his autobiography he spoke of the importance for the preservation of the Gelug lineage and Tibetan Buddhism as a whole. Rinpoche has spends countless hours giving teachings to many around the world. Many of them has benefited from his profound teachings .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a great Lama.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/zasep-rinpoche-speaks-plainly-about-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 20. 2021 04:12 PM
    The Third Trijang Rinpoche, Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso (1901–1981) was a Gelugpa Lama and a direct disciple of Pabongkhapa Dechen Nyingpo. HE Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche .succeeded Ling Rinpoche as the junior tutor of the 14th Dalai Lama when the Dalai Lama was nineteen years old. He also composed chants for spiritual practices and ceremonies and scores for their music for use by Ganden Shartse monastery. He received many teachings and empowerments from his root Guru Pabongkhapa . He even travelled extensively giving extensive teachings on Lamrim and initiations at many Gelugpa places all over Tibet. He also taught at Sakyapa and Nyingmapa Centers at their request. And ordained hundreds of young monks along those teachings. The teachings of the Lamrim that he taught were simply extraordinary and everyone left the teaching a better person. Thousands were inspired by the blessing would definitely guide and sustain each one throughout the rest of their lives.
    Inspiring indeed H.E Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche was also a poet and a writer who left behind his complete works in seven volumes, written in a style of rare elegance. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing of Tibet’s Teacher of Teachers H E Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s Autobiography.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/books-poetry/tibets-teacher-of-teachers-reading-kyabje-trijang-rinpoches-autobiography.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 20. 2021 04:11 PM
    Inspiring read of a courage Lama His Eminence Gyara Rinpoche spoke about Dorje Shugden openly and giving Dorje Shugden initiation to thousands at Yading, Daocheng County of Sichuan Province, China. Yading, Daocheng Ling Monastery, also known as Shugden Monastery. The monumental hall at the monastery was built specifically in order to spread and preserve the Pure Je Tsongkhapa Tradition and pure Buddha Dharma in General. An erudite scholar,Gyara Rinpoche received many teachings, instructions, initiations, commentaries and empowerments of both Sutra and Tantra from his main teacher, H E Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. He also studied under many other highly accomplished masters. Carrying on the tradition of spreading Dorje Shugden’s practice, he travelled extensively giving teachings and explaining about the ban on Dorje Shugden’s practice. Thousands of practitioners were at Yading, Daocheng Ling Monastery listening to his teachings, initiation and so forth. He has been spreading the Dorje Shugden practices to many Tibetans in Tibet during difficult times when there is still a ban of Dorje Shugden. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/gyara-rinpoche-gives-dorje-shugden-sogtae.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 16. 2021 03:43 PM
    The film Faces of Death shows nothing is more precious than being in the present moment, fully alive , fully aware . We won’t know what happening next. Death is a significant and inevitable part of life. Death teaches us that life is impermanent. There is no escape from death. We are all going to die some day. It doesn’t matter whether we are rich or poor, successful or ordinary, evil or good, we are going to die one day. Death refers to the end of life, we all go through this sad occurrence, and it is unavoidable. We have to accept death, but for as long as we are alive, we should live our life to the fullest meaningfully and make sure to enjoy it. Life is a lot more fragile than we think. So we should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets. Nothing is permanent in this world. Life’s impermanence.
    Buddhism emphasizes the importance of accepting the impermanence of life. Some scenes in the video appear quite gruesome, not to me as I have seen real ones as I been working and assisting surgeon in open surgeries before. Have seen thousands of births and many deaths occur while working . Life’s impermanence, I realised is what makes every single time and hour so precious. Its what shapes us our time and what makes it so important than not a single moment be wasted. We should not cling on to our body and our self-cherishing mind. It takes facing death to appreciate life and each other fully people die remains in the memory of those who live on. Everything must have its beginning and must have ending. We never know how much we really believe anything until its truth becomes a matter of life and death to us. The source of human suffering and discontent is that we crave and cling to the things of this world. Human life is brief, nothing does. Our hair , teeth fall our bodies decline and decay. Watching this documentary film is indeed powerful, truthful and tells us more, Life is certain , death is uncertain , I am glad to have across Rinpoche ‘s blog learning and practicing dharma . I have immersed myself in learning more and accepting that life is finite. All that exists is impermanent, nothing lasts. Therefore nothing can be grasped onto. Awareness of impermanence and appreciation of our human potential will give us a sense of urgency that we must use every precious moment. Profound teachings reading those comments.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this precious sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/faces-of-death-movie-review.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 16. 2021 03:37 PM
    Wow …interesting read . You would not believe this . A boy named, Jacob Barnett was 2 years old when he was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism by doctors. It seem this boy would likely never talk or read and would probably be forever unable to independently manage basic daily activities. At the age 3 he is able to able to solve 5,000-piece jigsaw puzzles. They were wrong this child turned to be a math whiz heralded as a boy genius whose passion and mastery of physics impressed experts later . At age nine, while playing with shapes, he built a series of mathematical models. That’s fantastic and shock his parents. He even demonstrated how he imagined numbers as shapes. Jacob enrolled in university at age 12, and he even published his first physics paper. He is considered as one of the world’s most promising physicists and the youngest researcher to ever be accepted in the Institute for Theoretical Physics.
    Jacob Barnett is indeed another proof of reincarnation, I do believe.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/another-proof-of-reincarnation.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 16. 2021 03:35 PM
    Back in 2015, Kechara had the privilege and great merits to witness an auspicious trance in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat. Those who were there witnessed a rare event where Dharma protector Dorje Shugden taken full trance of his official Panglung Oracle. Kechara has been very honoured and blessed that Dorje Shugden took trance of the Protector Dorje Shugden via the 7th Panglung Oracle or Chojela, an authentic and genuine oracle of Dorje Shugden . Wow all of the prayers, offerings, invocations, ritual instruments and recitations were all performed by Kecharians. They really did a good job. Rejoice. I not in Kechara yet back then , would hope one day Chojela will be taking trance again in the near furture.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with beautiful pictures that tell us all.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/700-meet-a-buddha.html
  • Sarassitham
    Wednesday, Oct 13. 2021 06:08 PM
    This is an amazing and extremely inspiring story of a young brave woman who was willing to help and save many innocent children, in spite of her own personal danger. She did not give up easily and would find a solution to problems. She took great courage to take a stand against oppression, and facing a great wrong of those holding power.

    Though she lost her father at an early age, his dedication to others and his last words made a deep impression on her. Her kindness and compassion won many heart.
    She was recognized as a heroine during the holocaust and made history of winning many internationally awards and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

    Thank you for the wonderful sharing, May God blessed her wonderful soul.

    https://bit.ly/3AwsEhy
  • Sarassitham
    Tuesday, Oct 12. 2021 08:37 PM
    Wow ..that’s scary and shocking. Can’t deny the fact that human are indeed the most terrifying species in the world. Unlike every other species on this list the vast majority of human killings are intentional, showing that appreciation of life needs to drastically improve.

    Most of these animals are now facing extinction or nearing extinction due to man’s greediness. The rush towards wealth has out weight and causes this issue which we don’t realize now that it may belongs to one of our losses.

    We should appreciate all living creature and hope that more people will be more compassionate and aware on our ecology.

    https://bit.ly/3BLZzzS
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Oct 12. 2021 12:58 PM
    Beautiful story of Tsem Rinpoche’s mother . Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing those precious picture of Rinpoche’s mother. Looking at those pictures tell us she is indeed beautiful


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/i-like-this-picture-of-my-mother.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Oct 12. 2021 12:56 PM
    Powerful and wonderful teachings on Lord Setrap practice. Rinpoche had brought this powerful teachings all the way from India to Malaysia. Many Kecharians have benefited relying on Lord Setrap practice, that’s what I heard from those miracles stories. Beautiful thangka shared in this post and rare precious pictures of High Lamas.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. Looking at just the pictures is a blessing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/autobiography/something-i-wrote-on-blog-chat.html?
  • Sarassitham
    Monday, Oct 11. 2021 08:01 PM
    The importance of the zodiac to the Chinese culture is that the animal signs have been used in stories and folklore. These developed the different personality traits that were represented by each animal.

    Learning more about astrology and the zodiac signs helps us to understand people and their action. It’s always interesting to find ahead of time what we need to be aware of with our surroundings.

    Thanks for the interesting sharing, the zodiac provides guidance on how people live their lives.

    https://bit.ly/3AqN6Ad
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 10. 2021 04:24 PM
    Recitation of mantra meditation have benefits us in long run helps to increase self-awareness, reduced stress and a greater sense of calmness. Mantras are positive words or phrases. When we chant mantras our mind releases the positive energy that decreases the negative thoughts or stress. It’s a wonderful practice. Help us to improved mood and well-being, reduced anxiety , verbal memory and so forth. Mantras have influence over our mind and body. Mantras are repetitive sounds, many neuroscientists have proved that sound and language of mantras influence the aspects of our life. Watching the video tells us more. I am glad to have met Rinpoche, learning and practicing from scratch have me change to more calmer than before. Recitation have me chance.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mantra-can-change-me.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 10. 2021 04:21 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing . Its rare and precious as we are not often given a chance to view Tibetan and very tradition funeral is conducted of a great Saint the renowned H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche. Lati Rinpoche’s passing was a great loss to the Buddha Dharma world especially to Gelug Lineage ,Gaden Shartse Monastery, Gaden, Sera Drepung, and Tibetans on the whole. Lati Rinpoche had contributed towards teachings and spreading the Dharma was worldwide and was well respected by many devotees all over the world. Lati Rinpoche has travelled extensively, benefiting dharma students in various parts of the world. Lati Rinpoche did published several books published in Engilsh, and bringing teachings to countless thousands. Watching the video again had me thinking of our very own Lama Tsem Rinpoche ‘s funeral with much thoughts and tears. May we have merits so as to meet Tsem Rinpoche again.
    With folded hands thank you Rinpoche for been in Malaysia following the advice of a great teacher. Looking at those rare pictures of the cremation of H E Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, paints a thousands words.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/his-eminence-kyabje-lati-rinpoche-enters-clear-light.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 10. 2021 04:16 PM
    Its always good to know our family ‘s root history. Wow….. very rich heritage of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s family background. Not easy with extensive research only could traced back to both sides of history. Rinpoche’s heritage is truly rich in cultures and spiritually. Interesting read and beautiful pictures shared giving us a glance of the rich heritage of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche in China. Some pictures are rare and precious.
    Thank you Rinpoche, Pastor David and Pastor Niral, for this informative article

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsem-rinpoches-heritage-in-china.html
  • Sarassitham
    Friday, Oct 8. 2021 09:09 PM
    Thank you for sharing this inspiring article with us. Although 80 years old, Mipham Gonpo’s never let his disability stop him from achieving his dharma practice. He was very ambitious and his mind was very determined to use the rest of his life to gain higher states of realizations before his death.

    Most of us are regularly unprepared for the actual task of discovering that which the dharma offers. Some have knowledge of dharma, they have understood some teachings, but they lack inspiration to practice.

    We should work on developing our minds and living a healthy lifestyle. Keeping the mind busy and fulfilled can help to overpower negative thoughts. Maybe it’s time to make a start as today there are great masters and people who want to engage with the dharma through meditation.

    https://bit.ly/3iJyNkq

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

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
2 years ago
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
2 years ago
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
2 years ago
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
2 years ago
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
2 years ago
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
2 years ago
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
2 years ago
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
2 years ago
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
2 years ago
DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
2 years ago
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
2 years ago
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
2 years ago
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
2 years ago
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
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Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
5 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
5 months ago
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
6 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
7 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
7 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
9 months ago
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
9 months ago
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
10 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
10 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
10 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
11 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
11 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
11 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.
11 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
1 years ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
1 years ago
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
1 years ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
1 years ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
1 years ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
1 years ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
1 years ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
1 years ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
1 years ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
2 yearss ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
2 yearss ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss 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
2 yearss 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
2 yearss 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
2 yearss 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.
2 yearss 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.
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