Wonder Woman

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Dear friends,

I’m extremely honoured to have been given this opportunity to write on His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche’s blog. His Eminence has been a fan of Wonder Woman from a young age. He respects female heroines especially because decades ago, women did not have the freedom to do what they would like and they were constantly looked down upon. The emergence of Wonder Woman turned the entire concept around and opened society up to the possibility that women can be something.

The character of Wonder Woman is strong, wise, fair, loyal and kind. What I like about her is that even though she is beautiful, she doesn’t rely on her looks and body to accomplish her goals. So she is a female icon that a lot of people can look up to even up until today. I hope you enjoy reading about Wonder Woman as she is one of a kind. I would like to thank Pastor Niral Patel and Pastor Jean Ai for editing the article.

Regards,
Beatrix

 


 

Wonder Woman (a.k.a. Princess Diana of Themyseira or Diana Prince) is a fictional character who appears in American comic books published by DC Comics. She is a demigoddess and a warrior princess of the Amazons (who are based on Greek mythology).

She was sculpted from clay by her mother Hippolyta and brought to life by the Olympian deities, from whom she also received magnificent powers. Wonder Woman has an arsenal of weapons at her disposal, including the Lasso of Truth, a pair of indestructible bracelets that are bullet-proof and a tiara which serves as a projectile weapon. She never misuses any of her weapons to hurt other people but only uses them to defend herself and to get the truth from the supervillians so she can prevent and solve crimes.

The Wonder Woman character was created during World War II and was initially depicted fighting Axis military forces, alongside an assortment of supervillains.

When appearing as Diana Prince, Wonder Woman was dressed in ordinary clothes when she would perform her famous Wonder Woman spin when transforming into the superheroine. Below is a video of that famous Wonder Woman spin.

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Wonder Woman taking on the identity of Diana Prince

Fictional Character Biography

Diana was a member of the Amazons, a tribe of women native to Paradise Island – an isolated island set in the middle of a vast ocean. Captain Steve Trevor’s plane crashed on the island and he was found alive but unconscious by Diana and a fellow Amazon. Diana had him nursed back to health and then fell in love with him. A competition was held on Paradise Island to determine the most worthy woman among the Amazons. The winner was to be responsible for delivering Captain Steve Trevor back to the man’s world and to fight for justice. Wearing a mask and wig, Diana snuck into the competition although her mother forbade her to take part. She won the competition and was conferred the Golden Belt and the Golden Lasso, sometimes known as the Lasso of Truth. She was also rewarded with a costume which was made by her mother, the Queen and was given the name Wonder Woman.

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Travelling to the United States for the first time, she came across an army nurse who was desperate to leave for South America but could not do so due to a shortage of money. In order to have a valid identity to look after Captain Steve, Diana made a deal with the nurse. As both of them looked similar, Wonder Woman gave the nurse the money she had for her to travel to South America and in exchange, she took the nurse’s identification to work as a nurse in the army. This woman’s name was Diana Prince.

 

Wonder Woman with her bullet-proof bracelets.

Wonder Woman with her bullet-proof bracelets.

Abilities and Resources

Diana is depicted as a strong acrobat and fighter who is skilled in armed and unarmed combat. She has portrayed great skill in using her bracelets to stop bullets and she is also extremely good at wielding her golden lasso. Therefore these two have become her signature weapons. She is also enormously strong and while lifting a car may seem unachievable for most people, for Wonder Woman it is a piece of cake.

Golden Belt

The belt was conferred upon her when she won the competition on Paradise Island. It is a symbol of Amazon supremacy and as long as Diana wears it, she retains her cunning and strength outside of Paradise Island.

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Wonder Woman in her aqua suite.

Bullet-proof bracelets

Wonder Woman’s bracelets are made of an indestructible material. Some sources indicate that it is formed from the remnants of the goddess Athena’s legendary shield, the Aegis.

Golden Lasso

The lasso compels people bound by it to tell the absolute truth and it is virtually indestructible. She wields the lasso with great precision and accuracy and can use it as a whip or noose.

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The Wonder Woman – Lynda Carter

Lynda Carter (Lynda Jean Cordova Carter), was born on July 24, 1951 in Phoenix, Arizona. Her father is of English and Scottish-Irish ancestry, and her mother is of Mexican, Spanish and French descent. Carter made her public television debut on Lew King’s Talent Show at the age of 5.

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During high school, Carter performed in a band called Just Us. Then when she was 16, she joined two of her cousins in another band called The Relatives. The group opened at the Sahara Hotel and Casino lounge in Las Vegas for three months. Because Carter was under 21 at the time, she had to enter through the kitchen! Carter also attended Arizona State University, where she was voted “Most Talented”.

 

Career

Carter won a local Arizona beauty contest in 1972 and gained national attention in the United States by winning Miss World USA, representing Arizona. Her acting career took off when she landed a role in Wonder Woman as the title character and her secret identity, Diana Prince.

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Carter participated in the Arizona beauty contest in 1972 and won the title Miss World USA, representing Arizona.

The series lasted for three seasons. As it was winding down, while referring to the feedback she had received for her posters, Carter told US Magazine:

“I never meant to be a sexual object for anyone but my husband. I never thought a picture of my body would be tacked up in men’s bathrooms. I hate men looking at me and thinking what they think. And I know what they think. They write and tell me.”

She also was upset with some of the marketing of her image. Warner Bros. worked out a deal with the toy company, Mego, to create a Wonder Woman doll while the series was still on the air. In 1987 on The Late Show with Joan Rivers, Carter commented:

“I think that you’re probably familiar with a problem in Hollywood, and that is that they market you, and they use you. They did a mask of my face and put it on the doll, and they put my name on for the first run of it. And then they took my name off and said they didn’t have to pay me anymore. So it’s the kind of thing that you can be used so much in this industry. I make nothing. I don’t even make anything from the reruns. Don’t ever settle for net profits. It’s called creative accounting.”

In 1978, she was voted “The Most Beautiful Woman in the World”. During the late 1970s, Carter recorded an album titled ‘Portrait’. Carter is credited as a co-writer on several of the songs. She also sang two of her songs in a Wonder Woman episode in 1979, entitled ‘Amazon Hot Wax’.

 

Personal life

Carter has been married twice. Her first husband was her former talent agent, Ron Samuels. The marriage lasted from 1977 to 1982.

In January 1984, Carter married Washington, DC, attorney Robert A. Altman and they have two children, James and Jessica. The family now live in Potomac, Maryland.

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Carter has revealed that her mother had suffered from irritable bowel syndrome for over 30 years, resulting in Carter touring the country as an advocate and spokeswoman. Lynda is also a staunch advocate and supporter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Pro-Choice rights for women, and legal equality for LGBT people. She was the Grand Marshal for the 2011 Phoenix Pride and 2011 New York Pride Parades, as well as the 2013 Capital Pride Parade in Washington, DC.

In June 2008, Carter admitted in an interview to People that she had entered a rehabilitation clinic for treatment of alcoholism and had been sober for 10 years. In a statement when asked what the recovery process had taught her, Carter explained that the best measure of a human being is “how we treat the people who love us, and the people that we love”.

 

Filmography

Below are just some of the shows she has acted in:

Year Show Role Notes
1974 Nakia Helen Chase 1 episode
1975 Matt Helm Bobbi Dee 1 episode
1976 A Matter of Wife… And Death Zelda TV movie
Starsky and Hutch Vicky 1 episode
1975 – 79 Wonder Woman Wonder Woman/ Princess Diana/ Diana Prince TV movie + 59 episodes
1980 The Last song Brooke Newman TV movie
The Muppet Show Herself 1 episode. Warner Home Video has released all three seasons of Wonder Woman on DVD in various regions, both separately and in a collected edition.

Warner Home Video has released all three seasons of Wonder Woman on DVD in various regions, both separately and in a collected edition. There are 59 episodes and one TV movie in total.

DVD Name Episode Release Date Details
The Complete 1st Season 14 June 29, 2004 All 14 episodes (including the pilot) with commentary by Carter and executive producer Douglas S.Cramer, New documentary retrospective.
The Complete 2nd Season 22 March 1, 2005 21 episodes plus a feature-length season premiere; Bonus documentary: “Revolutionising a Classic: From Comic Book to Television.”
The Complete 3rd Season 24 June 7, 2005 Audio commentary by Lynda Carter on “My Teenage Idol is Missing”; Featurette: “Wonder Woman: The Ultimate Feminist Icon.” The Initial Region 1 release included a bonus DVD containing the first episode of the Captain Marvel television series Shazam!, “The Joy Riders.”

More pictures of Lynda Carter:

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Lynda Carter (now), still as beautiful and charismatic as ever

Lynda Carter (now), still as beautiful and charismatic as ever

Lynda Carter (left) with Blaine Trump

Lynda Carter (left) with Blaine Trump

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Sources:

  • http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/origin-story-wonder-woman-180952710/?no-ist
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynda_Carter
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_Woman

 

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  1. freon on Jun 19, 2017 at 1:08 am

    In many society, Woman always symbolize as weak, emotional, do things with emotion and can’t do much in many things. Thus, many culture view woman as inferior and only for production wise. The Woman body was always sex symbol even to today’s world in many movies and advertisements.

    Wonder Woman have shown something that opposite to what the world view in woman, which woman can be strong, intelligent, wisdom and very compassionate. This show have send many positive ideas to woman to stand up and be independence, to have compassion, to forgive and to be patient.

    I have watched the movie version of Wonder Woman recently. The strong message in Wonder woman is the greatest enemy is not outsider, but, ourself. Although mankind can be kind or cruel but she believe mankind able to win the war within themselves through love or compassion.

    The actor -Lynda Carter, by reading her short biography. I can view that she have been successful and also a failure before, but, she could overcome her weakness and stood up until today remain beautiful because of her strength.

    Thank you Beatrix for sharing this wonderful article.

  2. Choong on Mar 6, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    She was an icon for the TV generation and I loved the series and her character. I didn’t know then but I guess Wonder Woman did help shape by perception of women and I thank the producers for all the positives the series has brought. I wish there were more of these positive icons for children growing up today.

  3. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 28, 2016 at 12:18 am

    Thanks for introducing Wonder Woman to us all. TV shows of the past would some story or value they would like to convey to the audience and public. So cool to learn about this American icon.

  4. Hayden Chan on Jun 25, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Thank you Jie Jie Beatrix for this post of Wonder Woman. She is beautiful and strong and kind. I love to put Superman and Wonder Woman together because they are good friends and team mates. I have scene Wonder Woman In some of the DC comics movies and she is in the Justice League team. ?

  5. Uncle Eddie on Jun 22, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    As a comical fictional character, “wonder woman” stands tall for being one of the more popular super heroes created on a Video Movie show. Wonder woman was created during world war II and was initially depicted fighting axis military forces alongside an assortment of supervillians. She was supposed to be a warrior Princess of the Amazons, based on Greek mythology and received magnificient powers as a demigoddess. To many of us as practitioners of Buddhism, our version of a true wonder-woman in all reality, would be one like Dharma Master Cheng Yen. Leaving home at 23 years old, she became a Buddhist nun and was instructed by her mentor, venerable master Yin Shun, to “work for Buddha’s Teachings for sentient Beings.” Later on, master Cheng Yen founded a Buddhist Charitable Foundation with the purpose of “devotedly helping the poor and educating the rich” to give material aid to the needy, sick and desperate ones, thus inspiring love and a spirit of Humanitarian to all sentient beings! With such a spirit of great love, respect and compassion to relieve the sufferings of sentient beings, Master Cheng Yen, our real “Wonder Woman” contributions have been increasingly recognized by a World-wide global community. In 2011, she received the Roosevelt Institute’s FDR Distinguished Public Service Award, and was named as one of the World’s 100 most Influential people by Time Magazine. In 2014, she was presented with the Rotary International award of Honor in recognition of her Humanitarian efforts and contributions to World Peace! That is what a wonder-woman should really be like! Nevertheless, thank you very much Beatrix for the sharing of this interesting series of wonder-woman which make veiwing wonderfully entertaining and inspiring too!

  6. Wah Ying on Jun 21, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Thank you Beatrix for this Wonder Woman write up! Wonder Woman is part of many’s childhood memories, including me. I watch a little of Wonder Woman along with her Superfriends. Seeing the pictures of Wonder Woman here, I found out she looks like female Buddha Vajrayogini.. 🙂 Wonder Woman is fighting for justice, peace and love, thus she is a symbol of courage, responsible and truth. 🙂

  7. gary foo on Jun 19, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Thank you Beatrix for that write up on wonder woman . i have always admired strong or strong warrior like women because they can show besides being gentle and demure , if you mess with me , I will kick your aXX hehe (censored). Like Tara, Wonder woman shows one need not be in a man’s body to display strength and might. Come to think of it in the recent movie where Superman goes against Batman, we can see reveral of roles of the male being the main protector, fortunately Wonder Woman appeared just in time and protected them both from the common enemy or else Batman would be reduced to ashes already 🙂

  8. Pastor David Lai on Jun 19, 2016 at 4:39 am

    I love this post on Wonder Woman. As long as I can remember, Rinpoche had been a faithful fan of Wonder woman and have the whole series that he watch over and over again. As for myself, I have watched wonder woman a little when I was younger alongside the bionic woman and man series. I must say, the series is rather nostalgic and a little kitsch as well. The comic-like opening sequence sets the mood for some good ole fashion fun and the retro sound effects that comes with every twirl, jump and use of superhuman strength does add good flavor to this series. I love it…

  9. pammie yap on Jun 17, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Thank you Beatrix for the post and the beautiful pictures!
    I have always love superheroes (especially women.. hehe) as I love the justice they uphold. No matter how bad they are treated, their motivation is always to help. Keep everyone safe and trouble free.
    The creator of this character is really imaginative! How nice if the lasso really does exist! It will help so much. No more lies. hehe…

    Lynda Carter is a great actress but I still prefer Gal Gadot as she looks tougher and more sophisticated.

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  10. Choong on Jun 17, 2016 at 2:35 am

    Did Bionic Woman and Wonder Woman ever team up?

    • Pastor Shin Tan on Jun 17, 2016 at 4:27 am

      Well, the Bionic Woman and Wonder Woman were seen walking down the streets of Palm Springs, California. Ok, not exactly, hehe.

      In the pictures you can see Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman) and Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) in a ceremony to honour Lindsay Wagner in California. Lindsay Wagner, 62, was being honoured on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars.

      She was joined by friend and fellow super-heroine Carter, 60, who is best known for her role as Wonder Woman in the Seventies TV show.

      Aren’t they amazing, looking like that at 60+.

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      • Sharon Ong on Jun 25, 2016 at 11:41 am

        Two of my fav superheroines! They still look amazing!

  11. Stella Cheang on Jun 16, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    As a fictional character, Wonder Woman stands tall for being one of the more popular one among the superheroes list that is overcrowded by male. To me, besides her good look, her background as the princess of Amazon add to the allure for being the all-time favorite female heroine. Using nylon string tied to a stick or something, I used to (as a child) imitate how she used her lasso on villains, regrettably, on my poor siblings and playmates. Growing up with a female heroine like Wonder Woman certainly empowered the feminism in me, a little.

    But for me, the impart is far more powerful after learning about the hardship an actress has to go through to reach and sustain in a top role. Even at the top, a female actress earns far less than a male and definitely receives less recognition or respect. Luckily the disparity is narrowing in recent years. For this, I applaud Lynda Carter for her success in playing the role of Wonder Woman for 3 seasons at a time where female were given supporting roles at best. Glad that she is married with a loving family now, steered clear from alcoholism and is championing causes that she believes in.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Beatrix for this interesting article.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

  12. Pastor Shin Tan on Jun 16, 2016 at 3:05 am

    Thank you Beatrix for this article on Wonder Woman. When I was growing up, they had this show on TV and I watched some of the episodes.

    What I remember most was how she really nailed the bad guys with her strength (not violence) and grace. Her lasso of truth forces anyone it captures to obey and tell the truth. This is a much better “weapon” to extract confessions and compel obedience instead of subduing by force.

    It was an inspiration to have such a powerful female figure on TV, especially during the 80s where most women on screen are stereo-typically weak and dependant on men.

  13. Echeah on Jun 16, 2016 at 1:01 am

    Those days they had teenie tiny waists. These days you need to remove several ribs to achive the same. Humankind must have evolved, lol. It was a fun read, thanks Beatrix.

  14. Fong on Jun 14, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    At a time, when I hadn’t even heard of feminist movement, I loved watching ‘Wonder Woman”. It was all about her being able to do what she likes which was exactly what I loved. I loved fishing and climbing trees and stealing fruits from the neighborhood fruit trees, planting vegetable on the riverbanks.

    Curious thing was, I was never censured by my parents for all that. In fact, my contribution to the dinner table was appreciated. So, to hear of people talking about being a feminist etc was a surprise. Guess, growing up poor in the rural area is very different from growing up in the city.

    Now, does that apply to religion as well? Is this a way of saying that all that Yeshe Tsogyal and Machig Labdron and Pema Chodron and Tenzin Palmo achieved are extraordinary and not something that we should assume that we, as women can do? Is it so extraordinary to be female and be able to achieve something great?

  15. CindyH on Jun 13, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    It is interesting to read about the Wonder Woman and also the actress, Lynda Carter who successfully brought the character to life. Prior to reading this, I just had very superficial knowledge of the character per se and my exposure to her was limited to a class on the topic of feminism. The visiting professor then touched on how Wonder Woman served as depiction of positive role model for girls in the time when women were typically portrayed as helpless and in need of rescuing, or as sexy, buxom pin-ups models. A couple of interesting points which comes to mind from that discussion;
    • the creator of Wonder Woman was actually a psychologist and feminist who wanted to relay the message that women are not inferior and it is possible for women to be strong and break free from the stereotype of being the weaker gender with high economic and psychological dependency on men. Pretty heavy message for comic material.
    • Wonder Woman’s approach to crime fighting was revolutionary at that time where it did not focus on violence and brute force but a more “feminine” touch i.e. she typically only uses force as last resort. She would always first try to reason with them and often would be able to convince the bad guys to reform. This also ties in with one of her iconic instrument of choice i.e. her magic lasso, which forced anyone bound by it to tell the truth.

  16. Doreen Teoh on Jun 12, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Thank you, Beatrix for this article. It brings back memories of my younger days as a kid, i am was fascinated with ” Wonder Woman” and especially Lynda Carter, as i admire her beauty, poise and confidence playing the character of “Wonder Woman”, she did a very good job. At that time, this type of television program is quite difficult for us to watch in Malaysia, as sometimes it only runs for a while in the local TV station eg. only have RTM1 & 2, and it is quite back date, not so same time premier like the current programs in cable TV (Astro).

    Seeing and reading this blog, it hits me that times have passed by like a speed of light.

    Thank you, Beatrix for the write up.

  17. Sharon Ong on Jun 12, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    Reading this brought me back to my childhood as I grew up watching Wonder Woman and used to pretend to be her. The other heroin I used to role play was Bionic Woman aka Jamie Sommers. Hahaha! I just love the whole superheroine-save-the-world-from-baddies as I was never really a princessy-damsel-in-distress-Rapunzel-kind-of-girly-girl.

    Back in those days, women were the fairer sex that was usually seen as weak and many were not even working outside their homes. Back then, women’s main purpose in life was to get married, procreate and become a domestic goddess. When someone like Wonder Woman came into my young life, though a TV character, it made me want to break out of the norm and become someone who is strong, independant and yet kind, capable of saving myself instead of waiting for another superhero.

    Thank you for this wonderfully written and informative piece, Bea. And, yes, I still want those Wonder Woman bulletproof bracelets. 🙂

  18. May Ong on Jun 12, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Wonder Woman was my favorite female hero for me then.

    Why were we attracted to Wonder Woman then? It was because she portrayed values, qualities and heroism of who I want to be when I grow up. She was such an icon for growing female child or student then. There weren’t too many super heroes in television in the 1970s and she was THE one whom we want to be.

    Qualities like courage, independence, freedom, helping others overcome their situation. Another wonderful sharing of old memories. Thank you.

  19. Lew on Jun 12, 2016 at 1:58 am

    Thought I have heard about Wonder Woman, I didn’t grow up watching her, so I don’t really know much about her. On a side note, I did watch Get Smart (Agent 99).

    Thank you Beatrix for sharing something which Rinpoche likes. It is always a nice feeling when I read something Rinpoche likes, I feel I am more connected to my Guru.

    After reading this article, I now know the reason why this character Wonder Woman is famous at that time. It is a time of the raising of gender equality, and this character has a strong message of woman can also handle all the tasks given. I didn’t know about this previously. It was (and still is) a very strong message.

    Once again, thank you Beatrix for taking the time to do the research. It is very well written, concise and informative.

  20. nicholas on Jun 11, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Thank you Beatrix for sharing this article. Generally I love super hero character since young. They give you the spirit to fight for good, for justice, to help the unfortunate one and the attitude of never give up no matter how hard or difficult you have to go through, you will succeed in the end.

    Wonder Women is a great lady super hero that shows that woman can be strong and noble in their action too. Lynda Carter not only stunning in her character as wonder women but also in real person with what she has done and gone through.

  21. Brad Penney on Jun 11, 2016 at 3:22 am

    I’m a Wonder Woman fan myself – thanks so much for posting

    • Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Jun 11, 2016 at 4:42 am

      Me too Brad! I wasn’t a fan until Tsem Rinpoche introduced me to her (before my time and they weren’t showing reruns in Malaysia). I watched it in the background while doing work, but wasn’t taken in by her story until one particular episode. She’s on a ranch somewhere and there’s a group of kids misbehaving. How she addressed them and dealt with them with a lot of warmth but very firmly, is something I have not seen in modern day TV. It was then I realised there’s something special about this superhero. She’s not about using violence and she doesn’t have to rely on her body to get her way. She’s got a message which is that truth will always triumph, and you don’t have to be loud, mean and aggressive to get your point across. Such a breath of fresh air for TV!

  22. Lin Mun on Jun 10, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Thank you Beatrix for your sharing on Wonder Woman. It is very interesting to know this character on tv and also about the actress, Lynda Carter.

    Many people have perception that woman is less competent than man which is definitely not true, maybe physical strength to some extend. However, I think it is how a person carries him or herself, what contribution have we done for others that is important.

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    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
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 8. 2021 12:33 PM
    No one deserves to go hungry as Rinpoche had gone through be hungry, homeless knew better than any of us. That’s the reason, Rinpoche conceived of Kechara Soup Kitchen or KSK better known to many of us. KSK has a strong policy to serve all, regardless of race, and religion . Hence the motto for Kechara Soup Kitchen is “Hunger Knows No Barriers” speaks a thousand words. Rinpoche had always sympathise deeply with people when coming across any of those who had nothing in the streets , living a hard difficult life. KSK started from a small scale to what Kechara Soup Kitchen is doing these days. It is the actualisation of a long-standing dream of Rinpoche.
    Thank you Rinpoche for creating KSK, that’s where I came to volunteer and get to know Kechara, learning and practicing Dharma .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-soup-kitchen-ksk/why-i-conceived-of-kechara-soup-kitchen-or-ksk.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 8. 2021 12:32 PM
    Something incredible happened , it’s a rare incident where a King cobra did not bites but turn friendly . Cobras are large, venomous snakes with a trademark hood, and their bites can kill a dog within only an hour. Two puppies were lucky enough to meet a kind and friendly cobra. A man, who lived in the Indian state of Punjab, realized that two of his puppies were missing after being alerted by the mother dog. The incessant barking led the man to a deep well. Shocking to see the two puppies sitting close to a king cobra . Couldn’t believe what he saw, the king cobra did not attack the two puppies instead protecting them. Most would have reacted as the man did and thought the cobra would attack the puppies. It seemed that the king cobra was protecting the two puppies and kept them in the safest part of the well. Incredible indeed . Later the two unharmed puppies were helped up, united with their mother and the owner . So as the king cobra and later released it back to the forest. This stories remind us how surprising animals can be and that not everything is always as it seem.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/you-wont-believe-this.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 8. 2021 12:31 PM
    Aliens definitely exist and they could be living among us on Earth, but have gone undetected so far. There are so many billions of stars out there in the universe that there must be all sorts of different forms of life. There have been plenty of UFO sightings on Earth even centuries ago.
    What is incredible encounter , caught on camera by 2 British tourists while visiting the Mamaus region of the Amazon jungle. They were taking video and pictures of some aboriginal kids in the village. They could not believe what they saw from the videos without realising that they actually caught aliens on their camera as well. Looking at the pictures tells us more, could see clearly that its an alien standing among the tress. Fantastic filming . We are not alone for sure.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/videos/foreign-visitor-in-the-amazon.html

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Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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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
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Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
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Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
#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
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Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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
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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
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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
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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
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
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Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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