Something nice to share!

Mar 18, 2015 | Views: 593

Dear friends around the world,

It made me happy to see these wonderful and inspiring publications. It gives me great pleasure to share with you about the recent publications of our Kechara works in Indonesia started by a good friend of mine. I have known Valentina for the last 9 years, she have always been a dedicated, loyal and amazing student and activist and friend. She is truly a kind person and just gives from the heart. I mean exactly what I say about her. Just last year, after many years of tireless dedication in helping the under privileged community in Jakarta, Valentina finally managed to set up a Kechara Foundation in Indonesia known as Yayasan Kechara Indonesia (YKI). With her team of dedicated volunteers, the members of YKI have gone through various challenges to raise their own funds in order to operate their charitable activities. She started this with my requests totally on her own. She built it up on her own going through much trial and tribulations. She never gave up. She never ever gave up. She worked hard and I am so proud of her.

Recently in February 2015, Valentina was featured in THREE Indonesian news and magazine articles: Marie Claire, Wanita Indonesia (translates to Women of Indonesia) and Investor Daily. I thought I should blog these media coverage about YKI and Valentina to show everyone the great works that she is doing in Jakarta, Indonesia, and also for all of us to rejoice that her good works are being recognized by the local community. Valentina have also kindly arranged for the Indonesian articles to be translated into English. You see, the more people know about what we are doing, the more can be happy to help. I thank Marie Claire, Wanita Indonesia and Investor Daily for their highlight of our great works under Valentina!

I’m looking forward to receiving more great news about the growth of YKI this coming year as Valentina and her volunteers in YKI are dedicated Dharma students. I give her my congratulations. She is a very kind and caring person.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 Yayasan Kechara Indonesia Featured in Three Indonesian Media!

 

 

 

Marie Claire – Indonesia

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[A Note from Valentina: In February 2015, I received an invitation for an interview with Marie Claire Magazine. Marie Claire would like to interview 32 women from various professions and ask their opinions about how to improve opportunities for women. This article was written to Celebrate International Women’s Day – 32 Actions to realize changes (i.e., Celebrating International Women’s Day – 32 Aksi Mewujudkan Perubahan). I was excited and accepted this opportunity to promote better conditions and situations for women overall. In my work with Yayasan Kechara Indonesia, I have seen many women who cannot realize their potentials and completely dependent on others not because they want to but because they do not have the choice due to lack of education. When their education terminated early, women are not properly equipped to compete in the job market and improve their economic conditions. In fact, this situation is not only applicable to women but also to men. This is the reason why YKI is attaching Student Sponsorship program in addition to our usual Food distribution program.]

Translation of the Indonesian article below:

Marie Claire International Women’s Day – Make it Happen

The idea of empowering women is not a new issue in the world public.  However, from discrimination, limited moving space, to underappreciated skills are still experienced by some women.  To celebrate International Women’s Day year 2015 with the theme Make It Happen, we meet with 32 women from various professions to share their view about women issues that come to their attention and how to realize the dream so the issues faced by women do not happen anymore.

By:  Citra Narada & Muthia Surya
Stylist:  Edwin Habibun
Photo:  Audi Santoso & Herry Ananta

6. VALENTINA SUHENDRA
DIRECTOR OF KPMG SIDDHARTA ADVISORY AND FOUNDER OF YAYASAN KECHARA INDONESIA

There are many women who live in less fortunate economic condition because they did not get adequate education.  This circumstance produces women who cannot help their family economic conditions.  Through Yayasan [Kechara Indonesia] that I founded, I am trying to help and motivate the children so they can get higher education so they will have the opportunity to live better lives.

 

Investor Daily – Indonesia

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[Note: Investor Daily is part of Berita Satu media holdings.  The newspaper and portal (www.investor.co.id) is targeted to businessmen, stock market and money market investors, and corporate and government decision makers as well as the general masses.]

Translation of the Indonesian article below:

Valentina Suhendra
 “Detoxification” with Social Activities

Being active in social work has become part of Valentina Suhendra’s life. Just like detoxification, social activities make her healthy and happy.

Valentina’s passion for social activities has never waned. Her life feels empty if she cannot do anything for others.

When asked what is her hobby, the director of KPMG Siddharta Advisory seemed like she has no other answer. “My hobby… is to do social work,” she said firmly to Investor Daily in Jakarta, early February.

Because of that, every week, she spares some time to do good for the community through Yayasan Kechara Indonesia that she established in year 2013. “Every Saturday, I try my best to distribute food to the less fortunate in Jakarta – in South, Central and West Jakarta,” said the holder of Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration Information Systems and Finance with minor in Speech Communication degree from University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

From only distributing food, Valentina can approach the community and find out what are their needs. “Finally we know about those who need spectacles, school tuition sponsorship, and so forth,” said Valentina who was initially under suspicion that she has hidden agenda. However, because the activities were performed consistently, this suspicion has diminished.

Currently, Kechara Indonesia has food distribution, spectacle distribution, stationery distribution and student sponsorship programs in Cipete – South Jakarta, Pertamburan – Central Jakarta, and in Palmerah – West Jakarta.

 

Marathon for Rice Packages

Looking back, Valentina had never suspected that she can have additional energy to share her time, attention and fortune to the little community around her. However, since she was a child, she has been taught by her mother to share her pocket money to help the tuition of less fortunate student. 

“Since junior high school, I have sponsored students with my pocket money,” said that 36-year-old lady.

However as she grew up, she felt this activity is no longer adequate, “Previously, I spent my life doing [secular] work. Until one day I felt my life is empty. I have a good job, good parents who are caring and able to send me to study abroad.  I have a fortunate life, but I felt empty. Until one day in year 2006, I met with my spiritual teacher in Malaysia, Tsem Tulku Rinpoche who advised me to go on a pilgrimage to India,”said the lady who has a nickname Valen. 

After returning from India in year 2007, Valentina was determined to do social work to help. Her first social activity in Jakarta was simple, to distribute food. After several weeks, her spiritual teacher, Tsem Rinpoche, advised her to do this activity consistently. Because, she admitted this simple activity has not always gone well. At one time, Valen was approached by hundreds of people, not clear from where, who would like to get their rice package shares.

“I prepared food packages for that community, but suddenly, hundreds of people came to request for food packages. I was very scared. Finally, to avoid these unknown people, I chose to distribute food in the cemetery,” she said laughing.

Not only terror from unknown people, challenges also came in the form of lack of fund. Especially, she has committed to give help once a week. This lack of fund almost made her desperate and terminate the activities.

However, when there are people who help with funds, she also had a headache to provide accountability report to the sponsors because the money was transferred to her personal account. Finally, she decided to establish Yayasan Kechara Indonesia for clearer accountability and administration.

“Since establishing the yayasan, there are always blessings.  Every week, there are sponsors who provide help to the community. The same goes for the friends who assisted the administrative activities. My burden has lessened,” she said happy.

The principle is, compassion knows no barrier. “There is nothing that can hinder our passion to do good to the community regardless of their background, place of origins, religions, and race,” she said.

Valen also does not sit still waiting for help from the sponsors. She initiated unique fundraising activities to attract her friends to give help or just several rice packages.

“I have run marathon. If I reached the finish line, my friends will give help. I have also climbed mountain to fundraise. My friend climbed to the peak of Mr. Peclet in France for fundraising. Some also reached the peaks of Mt. Rinjani and Semeru. I only climbed one-third of Mt. Semeru,” said Valen who was forced to do routine sport during car free day to train her stamina if she is going to fundraise by doing marathon or mountain climbing.

Then, what does Valen feel with her social activities? For me, social activities like that is like doing ‘detoxification’ that make your body healthy and feeling happy. I am more spirited in life,”  she said.

Writer:  Mardiana Makmun/AB

Source:  Investor Daily (http://www.beritasatu.com/figur/247363-detoksifikasi-dengan-kegiatan-sosial.html)

 

Wanita Indonesia

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[Note: Wanita Indonesia is a biweekly magazine that have been delivering news and information to Indonesian women for more than 25 years (www.tabloidwanitaindonesia.co.id/)]

Translation of the Indonesian article below:

True Story

Valentina Suhendra

‘Is life only consisted of working then dying?’

Being busy with monotonous routine work at one point brought Valentina Suhendra to a question to herself, “What is her contribution in this life?”

And her meeting with a spiritual teacher brought a change in her life.  Since 4 years ago, the director in one of the mining companies* is active in Yayasan Kechara Indonesia.

In year 1997, after graduating from high-school with the best grade, Valentina was given the opportunity to go to Uncle Sam country by her beloved father. Because her father was happy that her grade was one of the best in Jakarta – as stated in a national newspaper.*

Going to study abroad is considered as one miracle because she never thought her parents will send her that far away to USA. 

“Before that, I never had the intention to go there to study. So I said this is one of God’s graces. When I graduated, I never thought that I will be the champion [social science program] in school. Even my grade was stated in Kompas newspaper – as one of the big 10 in Jakarta. At the time, my father said, ‘you go to school to the US ya.”  What a surprised.  In one month, my life changed. Before that, I was about to apply to a local private university.”  She recalled. 

After college, Valen chose to go back to Indonesia and work in one of the mining* companies, until now, her career went fast and Valen is one of the advisory directors.

All of this is considered by Valen as God’s graces. “I am grateful to God for my life and the fortune. I don’t want to think that this is the fruit that I have planted. I do everything as a human who needs a way to be of benefit to others.

 

Starting from a question

My name is Valentina Suhendra. A name that is given by my parents and people often guess that I was born in February that is identical with love. However, I was not born in that month. I was born in Jakarta on 23 January 1979 from Ong Dewi and Anwar Suhendra. My father gave the name Valentina because he thought it is beautiful. I am the first of 3 siblings.

After graduating from a college – University of Washington, I was mainly busy with my routine job. I was lucky because I was immediately accepted in one of the mining* companies in Indonesia.

With a director salary, I think I have more than enough to sustain myself. I don’t get subsidy from my parents anymore. 

However, the consequence is from Monday to Friday, I am really focused on work. I used Saturday and Sunday to rest and met with my family.  Until year 2006, during one of my trips to Malaysia, I met with a monk, Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. From that meeting, he and I discussed about what to do in life.

He asked me in English, ‘How can I help you?’Then I told him that I am a fortunate person, however, I felt that something is still missing. 

Is it true that life only consists of routine activities, work until I am old then die. I did not know what should I do next.

Then, Tsem Rinpoche, who also has established several NGOs, advised me to live a life that benefits others. He said, to do something to make this life more meaningful. 

After I arrived in Jakarta, I contemplated about what he said to me and then 3 months later, I got a call [from his liaison] with an offer to visit to a monastery in India where Rinpoche learned about Buddhism, Ganden Monastery. I followed his advice and visited the monastery for 1 week. 

I noticed a lot of things, one of them is I saw a toilet that was very dirty. It was very dirty that I could smell it from afar. [The smell] caused me headache and nausea.  The image of the toilet stayed in my mind although I was already back to my routine activities. I started to think to start something. Finally, I tried to do fundraising by contacting several friends. 

was grateful that my friends accepted my idea to build a toilet. With the money from my personal fund and donation from my friends, the toilet project was realized. 

 

Distributing rice packages in the cemetery

By the end of year 2007, after my visit to India, I decided to take refuge with Tsem Rinpoche. I was interested in his advice that we have to use our lives to benefit others. After I became his student, I started to do various social works, depending on the fund raised. I would execute the work if there was fund, if there was not I would wait until the fund was available. 

When celebrating my parents’ birthdays, I distributed food in a place not far from home. Although the number of food packages were not a lot, only 18 packages, I was happy.

My Guru was happy with my food distribution activity. Then he advised me to do it consistently every week. He was also referring to one of his students who actively executed Kechara Soup Kitchen activities. 

After receiving this advice, I felt like I was challenged to realize this. The first place that I visited was under the bridge in Pertamburan, Central Jakarta. 

Assisted by two friends, I distributed 50 rice packages with side dishes. The week after, I came back to distribute food over there.  After this activity was executed consistently, I felt fortunate.  There are always friends who are willing to help. 

However, when assistance started to come, I felt immense fatigue. After 5 days working in the office from morning to night, on Saturday and Sunday, my time was consumed with this social work.  I felt that I did not have time to rest. In addition to the fatigue, I started to meet obstacles during food distribution process. I was met with people who did not get the food packages. While at the time, there were only 50 food packages, there were about 100 people queuing. They started to complain to me. 

At the time, the passion to share inside me decreased. I was scared that they would have done something unbecoming to me. Luckily, the people who got the food packages from me helped to manage the crowd. 

After that, to avoid chaos, I chose cemetery to distribute food packages. I found that it was safe over there. At least, I was not afraid of mob from other area. 

 

Starting from good will

After hearing that I was facing obstacles in the field, my teacher burnt my passion again and decreased my desperation. He said with good will, I will be assisted by many people. I was also told to not stop praying. 

After that, my confidence started to build up again.  The help continued to flow. There were fund for food packages for several subsequent weeks, just needed to execute the distribution. After distributing the food packages, I started to give scholarship for the children who were receiving the food who had to quit school or had tuition overdue because their parents could not afford it. 

As the assistance from my friends grew, I was scared because most of the donations were transferred to my personal account. I was afraid because it may have tax implication. Then, I started to think of establishing a formal NGO. With a formal NGO, my social work will become smoother. Finally, in year 2012, together with several friends who consistently helped my social work, we decided to establish an NGO called, Yayasan Kechara Indonesia. The name was originated from the NGO established by my teacher. Oya, Kechara in Buddhist language means heaven.  This NGO was established with two Board of Caretaker, Datuk May Phng and Dato Ruby Khong who serves as the boards at Kechara Malaysia. The board of [Kechara Indonesia] consisted of a chairperson, a treasurer and a secretary, the positions are held by me and my other two friends. 

Because the Board of Caretakers are foreigners, for the formalization, we needed to have a deposit of IDR 100 million as per the government regulation. At the time the fund allocated for the NGO was about IDR 30 million. Although we did not have the fund, we did not want to request a grant from Kechara organization established in overseas. I was forced to borrow money to Kechara Malaysia Board of Directors who happen to be my friends. I wanted to repay the loan as  soon as possible because I don’t like loan. 

My friends and I were thinking as to how we can repay the money. We thought of doing fundraising. Surprisingly, a friend, Shio Wei, whom I just knew for 3 years, offered to climb one of the mountains in France. If she reached the peak, several sponsors would donate a certain amount of fund. Shio Wei was able to reach the peak and she merrily spread Kechara Indonesia flag over there. The fundraising effort obtained more fund than we needed to repay the loan.  We used the remaining fund to cover other costs of the NGO. 

We did this type of fundraising several times to support Kechara Indonesia’s social activities such as marathon, climbing several mountains in Indonesia. Once, I accepted a challenge to run marathon to get donation of several hundreds food packages. The most extreme challenge that I accepted was to climb Mount Semeru in year 2013.  Honestly, I was afraid of height. At 3,050m above seal level, I gave up. Luckily, this fact did not cancel the donation from the sponsors to Kechara Indonesia.

 

Not only food packages

After about 5 years, the activities of Yayasan Kechara Indonesia consist of not only food distribution. We classify the activities into ad-hoc and non ad-hoc. For example, one of the examples of non ad hoc activities is food distribution. At the moment, there are 3 points of food distribution, in Cipete, South Jakarta, Pertamburan and Kota Bambu Utara in West Jakarta. 

We retain the routine activities that we execute since the initiation of this charity work. At least this is in line with the food distribution activities performed by Kechara Malaysia. 

Maybe there are a lot of people who underestimate this activity, because it seems that we only give the fish not the hook. But the point is from this food distribution, we would like to build relationships. By coming once a week, the trust is built between the food recipients and us. We are sure that those who received the food are hungry. Nobody wants to be food recipients all their lives. 

After building good relationship between us and the recipients, we try to help them to build a better future. One of the efforts is by giving scholarship to their children who would like to go to school but their parents were not able to pay for their tuition. 

At least there are 45 students who have graduated from high-school equivalent-vocational school through this scholarship program. I am grateful because with vocational school certificate, they can get a better job. Most work in the factory, as Sales Promotion Girl (SPG). One of them was even accepted to work at a respected automotive company. 

My relationship with the students still continues although they are no longer our scholarship recipients. Some of them even gave their salary as donation to Kechara Indonesia. I was very happy that they have the passion to share what they have also.

Currently, there are 26 students who are still actively receiving scholarship from us. Two of them are in college. For some of their parents we gave monetary assistance to start a business [Note:  this program is under discussion]. 

Regardless, the food distribution is still executed consistently. Other then distributing food regularly, we also provided eye examination and distribute free spectacles. For old people, we also give healthy food regularly. 

If asked how do I feel now?  Of course very happy.  The NGO is running well. The most important thing is I don’t feel so alone.  In addition of the help received from the board, Kechara Indonesia also work with registered social workers from some of the area that we help.  Because there are sponsors who help Kechara, I can also concentrate on other social activities. 

Since a few years ago, I help my friend who is an animal right activist who work with strays. Her name is Dr. Susan Somali. She has about 500 dogs, 11 goats and 7 monkeys that require funding. As per right now, I allocated some of my personal fund to help vaccination for the strays or renovation.

I no longer feel the void in my life since I give my time to do social work. I actually like to go to the field and do the work. Although I am no longer as busy as before, I like to go to the field. This activity is entertaining and a hobby that I can do on weekends.

*Valentina is a director at a consulting company and not a mining company.

 

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  1. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 24, 2015 at 4:42 am

    Valentina is a source of inspiration for many. in a country of 250 million Valentina is able to set up Kechara Soup Kitchen and also Yayasan Kechara Indonesia. Awesome

  2. nicholas on Apr 1, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Congratulations Valentina!
    Your work in Indonesia is really inspiring. You take all the advice from Rinpoche to heart and follow all the way. Your result shows your dedication, commitment and devotion. You are really a great student that proven with your success. More people will be benefitted with your great work in Indonesia.

    Thank you again for your great determination and selflessness from your compassion work.

  3. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Mar 30, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Dear Valentina,

    Rejoice and congratulations for all the hard work you have put up since the very beginning until now with the establishment of Yayasan Kechara Indonesia. You are truly our inspiration and motivation for us to work harder for the benefits of other people who are less fortunate and desperately need help from us. All your kindness, compassion, generosity, love, determination and care will be deeply felt by those people who have received the blessings from your hands. Thank you for your selflessness and generosity as you have spent all your personal time and energy to help others without agenda. May Yayasan Kechara Indonesia continues to grow with many supports received from other organizations or individuals to benefit more people in Indonesia through your social activities.

    Thank you Rinpoche for posting up the inspirational articles about Valentina and may these 3 articles touched the hearts of many people from around the globe to serve as a message for world peace.

    Best regards with folded hands,
    kin hoe

  4. sarahyap on Mar 29, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    Wow! Such wonderful coverage all in just 1 month! Congratulations Valentina! It is not easy to keep a whole centre running, but she have great trust in Rinpoche and continued no matter rain or shine. Great inspiration to many of us students of the Dharma to follow the advice of our Guru with full determination.

  5. Karen Chong on Mar 24, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Congratulations Valentina! Your hard work and perseverance has brought you the results. And your fearlessness in starting up Kechara in Indonesia is somewhat inspiring and it shows how strong your guru devotion is. Keep this up, thank you and your beautiful team 🙂

  6. Uncle Eddie on Mar 24, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    It is believed that at every level of society, the key to a happier and more successful World, is the growth of Compassion! Since meeting Rinpoche in 2006, who advised her to make life more meaningful, Valentina Suhendra, started her first social activity in food distribution to the needies in Jakarta. Today, she has esculated to also include giving health food, to the old people, provide eye examination and distribution of free spectacles to the needies, helping in giving out vaccination to animal sprays, all under her registered NGO banner known as “Yayasan Kechara Indonesia” or (YKI) in short! What great compassion Valentina and her Group of kindies do have! Heartfelt congratulations to you and your wonderful group of philantropic people, Valentina. Om mani padme Hung.

  7. Phng Keng Hwa on Mar 23, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    It is amazing about Yayasan Kechara Indonesia and all that they have accomplished. Truly amazing. And I express my thanks to ms. Valentina on making YKI a success and to all her friends as well for always being there for her. We really must have friends to help us accomplish these amazing accomplishments! 🙂 I hope that I would be able to do something as amazing and accomplished as this when I’m older and have many friends and family to help me on the way to those successes and to share the victories. 🙂 Thank you very much, ms. Valentin and Rinpoche!

    Your humble student,
    Keng Hwa.

  8. Low KHJB on Mar 22, 2015 at 1:06 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing Ms Valentina unselfish achievements with us.Ms Valentina genuine act of compassion and generosity should be an excellent role model any dharma practitioner to follow.
    Her determination and enthusiasm to assist the needy is truly amazing.
    We know that Ms Valentina do not do this to attract attention but she should be praise for her efforts made in the name of Kechara…
    Ms Valentina you did us proud..Keep it up!!!!

  9. Valentina Suhendra on Mar 21, 2015 at 11:45 am

    My dear Guru, Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, has been very kind in posting this blog post about the recent media coverage about my profiles in three media (i.e., Investor Daily, Wanita Indonesia, and Marie Claire). Yayasan Kechara Indonesia has been so blessed to have the support of various parties (i.e., media, local government, volunteers, committee, sponsors, tax consultant, external auditor, volunteered internal auditor, and many friends that I cannot mention one by one). They all have been working tirelessly to sustain and make our activities successful. I have been blessed and grateful to have these type of support from sincere friends.

    Please help us to sustain our activities by donation to:

    Account Number : BNI 0808999901 a/n Yayasan Kechara Indonesia
    Swift Code(for overseas transfer); BNINIDJA
    Address : BNI Grand Slipi Tower, Gedung Grand Slipi Tower;
    Jalan S.Parman kav 22-24;
    Jakarta Barat 11480
    Phone : +62 21 29021894

    Account Number : BCA 5345038806 a/n Yayasan Kechara Indonesia
    Swift Code(for overseas transfer); CENAIDJA
    Address : KCP Semanggi Wisma GKBI;
    Jalan Jend. Sudirman No. 28;
    Jakarta Pusat 10210

  10. Jutika Lam on Mar 19, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    It is great to see that after all the hard work, time and effort that Valentina has put in, she is now being recognized for the charity work her and her foundation have been doing.

    Seeing her posts on Facebook, it is really heartwarming to see her and her team of volunteers distribute items ranging to hot meals to spectacles the Kechara foundation in Indonesia really go the extra mile to help those in need.

    Great job Valentina and keep up the wonderful charity work you are doing!

  11. Sharon Ong on Mar 18, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Dear Valentina,

    Congratulations! You and your team in Indonesia are doing an amazing job. Such an inspiration to many of us. I love what you said in your interview about empowering the children with motivation for higher education so they will have the opportunity to live better lives. Education is a powerful tool to help them get out of poverty.

    Thank you for being such a wonderful example of what a true Dharma practitioner should be – selfless, compassionate, kind and consistent.

    A truly beautiful post! Thank you, Rinpoche!

  12. Shelly Tai on Mar 18, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Rejoice for all your hard work Valentina, you are truly inspiring when I read through the article is a very compassion act keep up the hard work.

  13. JP on Mar 18, 2015 at 6:46 am

    Valentina told me that it was because of Rinpoche’s guidance and teachings that have helped her achieve all the charitable projects in the midst of her super busy schedule at work. I had the good fortune of working with Valentina in LA when she was volunteering here 3 months ago. She is sincere, easy going, focused, responsible and fun to be around. She has changed so much from 9 years ago and I’m so happy for her.

    I look forward to working with her more in Kechara and rejoice in her accomplishments so far that reflects her selfessness and compassion for others.

    Regards,
    JP

  14. sandra on Mar 18, 2015 at 4:49 am

    Congratulations on your effort and achievements Valentina. You are a blessed student of Rinpoche. Well done and keep it up.

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  • sarassitham
    Friday, Jun 5. 2020 11:33 PM
    The process of taking photographs is so easy, so common. Yet, for certain people, when the situation and circumstances are just right, taking photographs can be a special experience.

    Thank you for the sharing of an award wining photograph that worth a thousand words. This picture is one of the best that captures reality in life of a monk’s discipline and the effort of his vows to his guru. The monk found his right time to do his meditation has the rest of the people in his compartment seem to be faraway sleeping without knowing what will happen to them in next second.

    I’m sure the monk would have done a protection prayers to all the people in the train for a safe journey.
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Jun 5. 2020 06:11 PM
    This recycling project should be continued so that there will be no waste soup and at the same time it help many unfortunate groups to improve their cleanliness and hygiene.
    It is a very very smart thing to do, recycle the bar soaps and shampoos can save money, lessen the soap bars and shampoos that are supposed to be thrown away, it is very hygienic and we can put it into a good cost.
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jun 5. 2020 03:57 PM
    Breath taking looking through those ancient beautiful Hindus temples. All are monolithic structures , with ancient architecture. Such as Kailasa Temple, Ellora, India built in 8th century and it took over a period of 20 years to construct. Some of these magnificent structure has been listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. All I can say is all these Hindus Temples not really beautiful but really impressive . I have not been to any of these temples but wish to see it. Anything ancient architecture or structures or holy place will always fascinated me and in my travel bucket. Can imagine how it was built those days without modern machinery. Interesting.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/beautiful-hindu-temples.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jun 5. 2020 03:55 PM
    Nepal-China relations have always remained friendly and cordial. The historic and multi-faceted bilateral relations between the two countries have evolved since centuries ago. The two countries have been marked by friendliness, understanding, mutual support, cooperation and respect for each other’s sensitivities. China has helped develop infrastructure and decrease import dependence. China has helped in the construction of highways and roads in Nepal. Nepal and China agreed to enhance cooperation in trade, investment, agriculture, cultural exchanges, tourism and so forth. Both countries benefited since then with the signing of the Sino-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship signed. Bringing opportunities for both especially Nepal will have a better economic growth. They are working together to preserve Buddhism in the holy sites of Bodhgaya in India and Lumbini in Nepal. This will being innumerable benefits for the continent and the world.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Seow Choong Liang for this sharing.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/nepal-and-china-two-old-civilizations-embrace.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jun 5. 2020 03:50 PM
    Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen a great scholar, yogi and master of Sutra and Tantra as promise arose as a Dharma Protector. He is one of the more famous previous incarnations of Dorje Shugden to protect the precious teachings of his teacher Lama Tsongkhapa. Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen’s best known legacy is the construction of Gaden Monastery, a 600-year-old monastic institution which continues to exist to this day. Recording to H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s account the sacred remains of Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen is at Tsunmo Tsel Monastery . It’s a blessing I saw the beautiful stupa where the sacred remains of Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen was. Interesting read of the life of a GREAT Lama and his legacy which i enjoyed reading.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-vinaya-holder-duldzin-drakpa-gyaltsen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 4. 2020 02:18 PM
    Pemayangtse Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries of Sikkim and the most famous monastery in West Sikkim. It’s a spiritual retreat for every tourist the whole year through as it offers a meditative environment quietly set amidst woods. Wow…This monastery is about 300 years old, which also offers the reflection of the rich architecture the ancient manuscripts and scriptures to tourist . I would love to see this legendary monastery with such an interesting history behind it. Recording to the British explorer and the Professor of Tibetan, description of Dorje Shugden found at Pemayangtse Monastery in Sikkim is rare and significant. Interesting read.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-in-nyingma-pemayangtse-monastery-sikkim.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 4. 2020 02:14 PM
    A bird-friendly garden can be exactly many people would love to have. I am one of them I loved spotting and watching birds especially when the birds chirping sounds can be heard. Sitting under a tree , listening to birds chirping while reading a good book is priceless. The nature of the enduring happiness which the love of birds gives makes my day. Birds are some of the most wonderful manifestations of nature. Feeding them with foods is a wonderful sight to see too. Its Rinpoche ‘s kindness and compassion that had inspired all of us to be kind , caring to all animals nor matter what they are.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for sharing this post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/fulfillment-in-my-garden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 4. 2020 02:13 PM
    A profound teachings about the mind and reincarnation. We are fortunate with Rinpoche ‘s teaching online and videos we could learn some knowledge from it. Many people have benefited from all these wonderful teachings especially how reincarnation works and how is the emptiness related to karma as well. With simplicity, comprehensive and logical explanations of our mind for all to understand. After watching those teachings from the videos , it opened my thoughts , to how reincarnation works. Still learning. Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-mind-and-how-it-reincarnates.html
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Jun 4. 2020 12:01 AM
    Today there are more people turning to be a vegetarian. Vegetarians are usually more conscious about the earth and their overall health. People should consider becoming vegetarian because it has health benefits, reduces animal abuse, and helps reduce the risk of some diseases.

    Vegetarian diet has become mostly accepted in many cultures for its limitless benefits. It will be a healthy option if we choose to adopted to be a vegetarian with well balance diet. Of course going green definitely keeps immunity higher.

    Thank you for the knowledgeable sharing article, It is important for people around the world to understand the importance of being vegetarian.
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jun 3. 2020 11:20 PM
    It is very beautiful. The house you wish for in Colorado is a dream which is waiting to be fulfilled into reality but this one is real. You will find you won’t have any problems going for retreats when you feel you want to have a change of environments or to get away.
    A perfect place for prayers, meditation and retreats.Thank you very much for the good article with nice pictures.


    https://bit.ly/2Y3s8qe
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 3. 2020 01:41 PM
    Nearly everyone has had weird, scary experiences, things that happen in life that seem to defy any sort of rational explanation. Unexplained at times. For me I am not scare as long as I do not disturb them. In fact feel sad for them, will dedicate my prayers to them now since prayers can help them. Ghost and spirit haunting always seem to be up to mischief at times. Watched those videos……interesting when the mysterious and unexplained happens such as the ‘moving pint’ incident at the pub. Interesting sharing of ghost footage taken in different pubs around the world.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ghosts-in-the-pub.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 3. 2020 01:40 PM
    Andy Mattia a friend of our Lama…Tsem Rinpoche lost and found after 24 years . Rinpoche had not forgotten about him and recollected some of the finest moments of life with him. Its not too late , at least for a moment Rinpoche knew of his passing and had a picture of him after all these long years. A friend like Andy whom Rinpoche do not want to lose as he was kind and generous ,helping Rinpoche during the most difficult times at Los Angeles, California. Interesting read of how the writers managed to search and search without giving up and found it at last .Interesting video too.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/andy-mattia-the-long-lost-friend.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 3. 2020 01:37 PM
    Everyone in the world has the right to practice what one ‘s own religion, and beliefs. Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. Its their choice and no one are above the law saying one should or should not pray to this and that. Our lama Rinpoche had been targeted all this years just because Rinpoche chose to continue practicing Dorje Shugden. Rinpoche had been abused online with all sorts of ugly words or so. Dorje Shugden ‘s practitioners been discriminated is really sad, just because one religious beliefs. NOT only that Rinpoche’s student too targeted using nasty words as well. Dorje Shugden is accused to be a evil spirit, they should checked and read the history and origin before commenting. Recently i did received nasty and disgusting comments too on my postings in FB. Who are they to comment , such a nonsense . Well they will soon have to swallow their own words.
    Those Dorje Shugden practitioners are not allowed to participate in many events , denied service and so forth. Reading all the untrue and nonsense comments , felt sickening and shocking. As Buddhist we should respect each other and make peace , harmony not ‘war’.
    Thank you for this sharing ,hopefully more are aware of what the ban on Dorje Shugden has caused. Enough is enough , may the ban soon be history.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/will-the-dalai-lama-agree-with-this.html
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Jun 2. 2020 05:00 PM
    Truly a great teacher and after years of wandering, the first monastery in the Ajahn Chah tradition was found followed by many monasteries and continues to flourish.He left the world a legacy of a GREAT TEACHER of his teachings,and realizations of the Buddha dharma.
    Despite all this, Ajahn Chah attracted an increasing number of followers who wanted to become his disciples. Thank you very much for the good sharing.

    https://bit.ly/2U2hJtx
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 2. 2020 01:18 PM
    For more than a thousand years, artists have played a key role in the cultural life in Asia. At Tibet, Kashmir, and Nepal their arts flourished as its equally important part of their culture, architecture and their way of living to the outer world. The artist using art to express their knowledge, skills . The art painting reveal the way of lifestyle and strong belief they have in Buddhism. From the book ‘Arts from the Rooftop of Asia , Chinese has influence in the Tibetan paintings of thangkas and many art paintings in the region. Religious influence on Nepalese handicrafts. Interesting book revealing the history of arts with rare and precious pictures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/arts-from-the-rooftop-of-asia-tibet-nepal-and-kashmir.html

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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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    Animals are so intelligent. They can feel happiness, joy, pain, sorrow, just like humans. Always show kindness to them. Always show kindness to everyone.
  • Always be kind to animals-They deserve to live just like us.
    11 months ago
    Always be kind to animals-They deserve to live just like us.
    Whales and dolphins playing with each other in the Pacific sea. Nature is truly incredible!
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    Bodha stupa July 2019-
    Rainy period
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    11 months ago
    Cute Tara girl having a snack. She is one of Kechara Forest Retreat’s resident doggies.
  • Your Next Meal!
    12 months ago
    Your Next Meal!
    Yummy? Tasty? Behind the scenes of the meat on your plates. Meat is a killing industry.
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    This is Daw
    This is what they do to get meat on tables, and to produce belts and jackets. Think twice before your next purchase.
  • Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
    12 months ago
    Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
    Look at the poor baby chasing after the mother. Why do we do that to them? It's time to seriously think about our choices in life and how they affect others. Be kind. Don't break up families.
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    12 months ago
    They do this every day!
    This is how they are being treated every day of their lives. Please do something to stop the brutality. Listen to their cries for help!
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    What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
    The largest undercover dairy investigation of all time. See what they found out at Fair Oaks Farm.
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    1 years ago
    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
    1 years ago
    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    1 years ago
    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
    1 years ago
    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    1 years ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
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    1 years ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    1 years ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    1 years ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    1 years ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    1 years ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    1 years ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    1 years ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    1 years ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
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    3 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    3 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    3 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    3 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    3 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    3 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    3 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    3 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    3 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    3 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    3 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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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
yesterday
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
6 days 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 week 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 week 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
3 weeks ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
3 weeks ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
4 weeks ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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.
3 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
3 months ago
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
3 months ago
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
3 months ago
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
3 months ago
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
3 months ago
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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