西藏爱国者丹巴雅培呼吁西藏政府与多杰雄登信众达成和解

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西藏流亡政府人民议会议员丹巴雅培(Tenpa Yarphel)以西藏佛教噶举派代表的身份,呼吁大家在西藏统一的前提下,停止对多杰雄登修持者者的歧视。

西藏流亡政府人民议会议员丹巴雅培(Tenpa Yarphel)以西藏佛教噶举派代表的身份,呼吁大家在西藏统一的前提下,停止对多杰雄登修持者者的歧视。

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近日,西藏“流亡政府”, 或称藏人行政中央(Central Tibetan Administration-CTA)的代表与著名人民议会议员丹巴雅培在会议中谈到西藏统一的必要性。丹巴雅培勇敢的提出了一项被西藏当局搁置了超过20年的课题——多杰雄登的不合理禁令。如今,这项禁令已让原本就脆弱的西藏团结运动雪上加霜。看见一位人民议会议员自信的诉说着流亡藏民的现实,是一件非常欣喜的事。丹巴雅培的出发点是让西藏向更美好的未来前进,而不是让足以摧毁西藏政体与和谐的分离政策阻碍这项进程。

在流亡印度以前,西藏人自古以来就会有自我划分为不同派系的倾向。这些派系会根据地域,宗教派别,及历史争端来划分。如今,政治取向也让西藏人分化成不同的阵营。其中一个阵营为推动西藏独立运动的“藏独”(rangzen)联盟;而另一边厢则是被称为“中间道路”(umaylam)的政治运动。其宗旨在于以建立一个以达赖喇嘛为领袖的中国西藏自治区。藏人也曾经历趋向不同精神领袖而导致的分化,例如“双胞大宝法王”事件及极具摧毁性的多杰雄登争议。这些事件并不只是印度境内藏民的“本土事件”,因其事件所引发的仇恨已传播至西藏自治区,甚至已传遍世界。这些事件已让藏人行政中央领导层蒙羞,同时,也不是丹巴雅培所愿意见到的。

人民议会议员丹巴雅培拜访印度北方邦马图拉城的毛衣小贩。

人民议会议员丹巴雅培拜访印度北方邦马图拉城的毛衣小贩。

丹巴雅培在刻不容缓之时发表声明。流亡藏人在藏人行政中央的管理下,因种种因素,彼此已变得逐渐疏离。箇中原因包括:从流亡藏人面对失业问题,乃至于多杰雄登修持者者所需面对的歧视。再者,流亡藏人在藏人行政中央的管理下,无法看见清晰的未来。于此同时,随着中国的崛起,藏人所获得的国际援助也大幅度减少。不过,这也让许多自由社会的人们看清藏人行政中央政策的不公平与不民主之处。

丹巴雅培在最近的一场人民议会会议中说到,其中一项最不民主,且破坏西藏团结的政策就是多杰雄登纷争。2019年3月21日,丹巴雅培公开反对那些根据人们信仰,而抱持持续性歧视态度的相关单位。他说从前当达赖喇嘛在世界各国演讲时,即便达赖喇嘛当天并没有谈论多杰雄登的内容,人们会对达赖喇嘛向多杰雄登所颁布的禁令表示抗议。丹巴雅培重申,这意味着,有关抗议活动已对神圣的达赖喇嘛及藏人行政中央的形象与名誉,带来负面影响。随后,丹巴雅培邀请了西藏人民议会的代表来检验,究竟禁令会不会为藏人带来任何收益,及询问他们对于有关禁令如何阻碍西藏统一的进程。

人民议会议员丹巴雅培在西藏社会鼓吹全民团结运动

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翻译摘要:

尊敬的国会议长:

有人提出了关于多杰雄登的课题。我想对此发表我个人的看法。

所有“朵杰巴”(多杰雄登修持者)已连续四年向达赖喇嘛表示抗议。他们总会出现在达赖喇嘛弘法的地点举行示威活动,即便尊贵的达赖喇嘛并没有在他的弘法内容里提及朵杰。

我认为在我们的社会里不应存在任何形式的歧视,尤其是对于修行方式的歧视,毕竟其弊大于利。当我们在谈论这些课题时,此举已经为我们的社会造成伤害了。在朵杰的课题上,无论达赖喇嘛到哪里弘法,他们总跟着他,到他弘法的地点抗议。所以,不谈论这些课题方为上策。

其实,说起朵杰,我并没有与他们联系。我重申,我并没有与他们在私下或公开层面有任何的联系。

我们必须团结一致,而不是相互排挤。无论是在这个课题上,我们经历过伤害或得到任何好处,我们都不应该再谈论这个课题。

* 朵杰 – 藏人行政中央及其支持者对多杰雄登的贬义称谓。“朵杰”这个词的意思为“朵”这个地方的鬼王。这个称谓佐证了藏人行政中央对多杰雄登的无根据指控——指控多杰雄登为邪灵,而非出世间护法。“朵杰巴”就是藏人行政中央对于多杰雄登信众的戏谑称呼。

 

身为人民议会议员,丹巴雅培的意见是极具重要意义的,因为争端追根究底,还是源自藏人行政中央领导层。就算到了今天,藏人行政中央官方网站依旧保留着其领导层呼吁所有藏人边缘化多杰雄登信众的讯息种种歧视性的做法包括,禁止多杰雄登修持者参加由达赖喇嘛主持的任何世俗聚会。他们被禁止进入西藏流亡政府境内的任何医院,或担任西藏流亡政府公职人员。一旦多杰雄登修持者踏入藏人聚居地,他们连到商店购买一瓶牛奶的权力都没有。

藏人行政中央领导层对这种种的隔离措施是知情的,而更甚者,这些隔离措施是他们颁布的。因此,既然他们是争端的源头,若想见到任何改变,藏人行政中央领导层的决议是关键性的。几位西藏领袖谈论到团结藏民的必要性,但在这些谈话在付诸实际行动前,无异于纸上谈兵。以上所述实际行动的例子包括:移除藏人行政中央官方网站上,有关“反多杰雄登”的讯息。只有在采取上述消除歧视的行动后,藏人行政中央才谈得上“团结全民”。因为这足以显示,藏人行政中央是认真的在消除一切存在于藏人社会中的分离主义。

在藏人行政中央领导层从官方网站移除反多杰雄登的讯息前,他们所说的有关团结全民的议题不过是耍耍嘴皮子而已。存在于藏人行政中央官方网站上的这项讯息,足以证明藏人行政中央对多杰雄登修持者所保持的隔离态度,而这与团结全民的理念正是背道而驰的。这是西藏流亡政府的官方网站。如果西藏独立了,这个网站将会是一个代表这个新国家的网站。试问哪一个国家的官方网站会对任何宗教保持歧视的态度?哪一个国家的官方网站会积极的阻拦及“规劝”你不要信奉某个宗教?这足以证明他们何等的“不民主”。

在藏人行政中央领导层从官方网站移除反多杰雄登的讯息前,他们所说的有关团结全民的议题不过是耍耍嘴皮子而已。存在于藏人行政中央官方网站上的这项讯息,足以证明藏人行政中央对多杰雄登修持者所保持的隔离态度,而这与团结全民的理念正是背道而驰的。这是西藏流亡政府的官方网站。如果西藏独立了,这个网站将会是一个代表这个新国家的网站。试问哪一个国家的官方网站会对任何宗教保持歧视的态度?哪一个国家的官方网站会积极的阻拦及“规劝”你不要信奉某个宗教?这足以证明他们何等的“不民主”。

我们必须认清的是,丹巴雅培唯一的志向就是为西藏人民谋取福祉。他发表声明自己绝对没有参与任何多杰雄登信仰团体,或与他们有任何联系。这很显然的可以总结为,他不是为了自己的利益而出发。反对多杰雄登禁令,不会为他带来任何好处。他是以一个爱国者的角度来看待藏民团结的。他正正是为了西藏传统文化的延续,而在所不惜的做了该做的事。藏人时常谈到保存他们文化的重要性,但是,如果这个民族不能真正团结与专注,保存藏文化将无从谈起。

在这个课题上,丹巴雅培绝对是一把孤独且进取的声音。除去少数例子,会对危害西藏团结的政策提出反对声音的人民议会议员实在不多。这不禁让西藏流亡政府管辖下的民众猜测,究竟他们的领袖是在实现自己的个人议程,还是为了全民的福祉而奋斗。当然,为了维持现有的“稳定”,那些拥有个人议程的议员当然不会对破坏藏民团结的议案有任何意见。因为他们可不想被扣上“反对建设”,“反对达赖”或“反藏”的帽子,从而失去他们那有利可图的议员职位。对这些人来说,满足个人的目标与野心,往往比足以保存藏文化及传统精神的藏民团结来得重要。所以显而易见的是,丹巴雅培的声明透露出对藏民未来的关爱,与藏人行政中央对多杰雄登信众所实施的种种政策,成鲜明对比。

在达兰萨拉的示威活动是冲着丹巴雅培而举行的。就因为丹巴雅培曾批评乃琼护法,他们就给他扣上了“反达赖”的帽子,并对他进行弹劾。虽然丹巴雅培早就意料到他们会如此反应,但他还是站出来控诉藏人行政中央领导层,过度依赖乃琼的这项极具破坏性政策。点击图片放大。

在达兰萨拉的示威活动是冲着丹巴雅培而举行的。就因为丹巴雅培曾批评乃琼护法,他们就给他扣上了“反达赖”的帽子,并对他进行弹劾。虽然丹巴雅培早就意料到他们会如此反应,但他还是站出来控诉藏人行政中央领导层,过度依赖乃琼的这项极具破坏性政策。点击图片放大。

丹巴雅培素来会为他认为足以破坏藏民团结的政策而发声,尽管他这样做将为自身带来极大的风险。大约两年前,他曾勇敢的对藏人行政中央过度依赖乃琼护法问题上,提出他的顾虑,而这也让他陷入舆论的风口浪尖。当西藏流亡政府对国家大事有任何疑惑时,政府高层就会向乃琼护法寻求“神谕”。丹巴雅培的用意不在于谴责乃琼护法。他认为藏人行政中央在面对他们疏于应付的课题时,必须根据逻辑推理及实用价值来判断,而不是一味采取过时的超自然解决方案。丹巴雅培尤其担心的是,一尊遭降伏的护法,虽然在过去所测出的神谕中,发生过多次不准确及错误的预测。但是,每当西藏流亡政府决定推行重要政策时,他还是扮演着举足轻重的角色。

当丹巴雅培针对充满分离主义及歧视性的多杰雄登禁令表示反对时,一些藏族支持者表现出他们的雀跃。

当丹巴雅培针对充满分离主义及歧视性的多杰雄登禁令表示反对时,一些藏族支持者表现出他们的雀跃。

丹巴雅培对于乃琼护法的评论是非常大胆的。这是因为达赖喇嘛做出重要决定时,都会寻求乃琼护法的神谕,而丹巴雅培的论断往往被解读为批评达赖的此项做法。有鉴于此,他在社交媒体及线下被大肆抨击为“反达赖阵营”的支持者。以至于有人为此举行示威,要他接受弹劾。正因为丹巴雅培的意见而遭至的种种抨击,正反映了西藏流亡政府领导层思想的落伍。同时,在世界各国政府所表现出的务实与现代化,对比出藏人行政中央在处理世界课题时,多么的措手不及。

乃琼护法是在偶然间劝谏西藏流亡政府领导层禁止多杰雄登法门的。他断言这项法门是导致西藏政府覆灭的原因。但是尽管多杰雄登的禁令已历时20年,流亡藏人始终并未与中国大陆当局的谈判取得任何进展。反之,他们正面临失去全球支援的历史倒车。于是,丹巴雅培认为,接纳多杰雄登修持者的建议是非常合乎逻辑的。且不论藏人如何看待多杰雄登法门,更重要的是,藏人行政中央需看清眼前的局势,以及明白只有通过促进藏人团结,才能确保西藏流亡政府的前程。而不是一味迷信的归咎于一尊神祗。这位勇敢的议会议员证明了自己并不会被现状打败,因为他清楚知道他正在做的这件事是正确的。

我们全力支持议会议员丹巴雅培的声明——人们不应该因为他们的信仰而遭受歧视。任何民主国家都不会因为人民的肤色及精神信仰,而让他们遭受歧视。这并不是一项出类拔萃的理念,相反的,只要是一个宣称自己实行民主的政体,都应该有这项基本理念。事实上,也不需要一位议会议员来劝阻其政府在已经紧张的局势上火上浇油。任何形式的歧视就应该在开始时就遭到扼杀。藏人已见证了多杰雄登禁令的破坏力,不只为多杰雄登修持者带来影响,同时更全面性的影响着整个藏族社区。就算人们没有受过专业训练或特别训练,他们也可以了解丹巴雅培所表达的内容。藏人可以自己权衡及见证,多少人因为多杰雄登禁令而牺牲了。

议会议员丹巴雅培的观点获得越来越多藏人支持。点击图片放大。

议会议员丹巴雅培的观点获得越来越多藏人支持。点击图片放大。

西藏流亡政府领导层对整个藏人社区所带来的破坏已经逐渐明朗化。对于越来越多人作出同样的结论,这是非常鼓舞人心的。比如达赖喇嘛的亲信——阿嘉仁波切也在最近也表示藏人相互团结的重要性。在现今这个充满挑战的时代,随着美国国力的衰退,及中国崛起所带来的新世界秩序,藏人需灵活及更具凝聚力,以便更完善的保护自身的民族个性与习俗。在任何形式里,团结只会对藏族有百利而无一害。对我们许多人来说,丹巴雅培是一位受到全球各地人们敬仰,真正开明的西藏英雄。这是因为,他不亢不卑的为藏族社会的美好明天而发声。多杰雄登到底是神是鬼都不足以成为一项课题。一位藏人拜神或拜鬼会令他有什么不同呢?他们依然是值得被尊重的西藏人,同时也和其他西藏人一样拥有同等的话语权。我们该谈论的是拥有自由和民主,且能在不受歧视的情况下,按照自己的意愿去信仰任何宗教。这才是重点。

我与许多藏人衷心的希望,尊贵且充满智慧与慈悲的达赖喇嘛愿意与多杰雄登修持者见面。这是因为他们也是达赖喇嘛的子民。他们希望重修一段暌违了20年的君民(师徒)关系。我衷心的希望西藏流亡政府领导可以让因为这个禁令,而各散东西的道场,重新团结,让因为这个禁令而分崩离析的家庭与社区重归于好。西藏流亡政府人民议会应邀请多杰雄登信众到达兰萨拉举行会谈。他们应开始进行和解与重建关系的进程。他们应告诉大家,我们是平等的,我们是友善的,即使我们来自不同的派系,我们都是西藏人。我希望西藏流亡政府领导移除存在于他们宪法中的隔离条例,因为这是一项完全不民主的条例。

这一切浮上国际平台后,我希望西藏领袖们最终明白,无论他们来自哪一个宗派,或哪一个社会阶级,为了拯救他们的文化及习俗,他们必须团结一致。我希望西藏流亡政府领导层,最终会终止针对多杰雄登信众的隔离政策,并且邀请他们,与其他曾经遭受歧视的民众,共同建立我们的民族,我们的社区。身为富有责任感的领导人,西藏流亡政府领导层需踏出第一步,开始向世界各地,各散东西的多杰雄登信众表示慰问,并开始重建关系,向团结的目标迈进。

詹杜固仁波切敬启

 

附录:
人民议会议员丹巴雅培反对针对多杰雄登信众的歧视政策

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翻译摘要:

表现得好像没宗教文化部寺庙就走不下去也不好,寺院都是名符其实也能自立。宗教文化部要照顾的是所有人,不应有偏颇。

宗教文化部从一开始规划时,就应该考虑到这是不是大家都能共同参予实践,而不应规划了之后抱怨谁谁没做。就像备餐请客,如果做的是油腻的,除了喜欢油腻的人会来,不喜油腻的人自然不会来。

再谈这件事没有利益,要考虑这件事到底有利还有弊,我认为没有利益。我也没当他是神依止过,就算他是鬼也没见过。

我们不能因为周遭没有就因此批评他们坏。团结很重要,他们也是我们中的一部份,老是讲自己多有能力可以对他们怎么样是没有利益的。

近来谈这问题并不好,宗教文化部不是个别教派的团体,是公众的。如果对方(多杰雄登信众)走错路,也应该以慈悲心劝导,设法让他们回头。

 

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  • Saras
    Thursday, Jan 27. 2022 03:15 PM
    Thank you for your kind sharing and reminder for the essentials of drinking water. We commonly hear the advice to drink eight glasses of water a day, to ensure that we are getting enough water to maintain an healthy lifestyle and not for thirst.

    Most healthy people can stay hydrated by drinking water and other fluids whenever they feel thirsty. For some people eight glasses a day might be enough, while others might need more.

    https://bit.ly/3KJjx3v
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 26. 2022 04:32 PM
    China has a long history in an ancient civilisation dated back to 4,000 BCE. A country filled with many beautiful mountains, highlands, ranges, hills, plains and so forth. Mount Wutai, known Wutaishan is one of them and is a sacred Buddhist site in Shanxi Province. It is one of the four great sacred Buddhist mountains of China as well as a World Heritage Site. A place worth visiting as it is rich in Buddhist culture and has a lot of spectacular natural scenery. With an altitude of 3061.1 m, amazingly gorgeous scenery Mount Wutai as the only one Bodhimanda of both Chinese and Tibetan Buddhism in the world. It has many historic valuable religious sites to admire which is associated with Manjushri a very special place in the more than 1,000 years of Buddhist and Chinese history. Manjushri embodies the perfect wisdom of the universe. China is considered to be the Land of Manjushri where the people are blessed with intelligence. It is also a wonderful place to see the sunrise in the morning from this location. Reading this article remind me of my pilgrimage trip with Kechara.
    Interesting read. It would be easy for anyone going on pilgrimage to see the beauty and sacred place of the Land of Manjushri
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline for this detailed article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/wonderful-wu-tai-shan-manjushri-holy-place.html

  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 26. 2022 04:28 PM
    Beautiful Shanti Stupa in Pokhara being the first World Peace Pagoda in Nepal . It is a massive Buddhist Stupa with relics of the Buddha, having an immense role to beautify the Pokhara valley. It is situated at Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha. It is a perfect pilgrimage place for some and holiday place to tourist where it provides a clear view of the Himalayan range. The hilltop location also provides a splendid view of sunrise and sunset. Pokhara Peace Stupa is popular with locals, pilgrims and tourists from all over the world. Looking at the beautiful pictures paints a thousand words. Merely looking at the beautiful Shanti Stupa is a blessing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/pokhara-stupa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 26. 2022 04:26 PM
    The Buddha Statue of Hyderabad is a monolith located in India. It is the world’s tallest monolith of Gautama Buddha, erected on Gibraltar Rock in the middle of Hussain Sagar Hussain Sagar Lake, located in the heart of Hyderabad. Absolutely amazing, architecture carved by 200 sculptors which took them about two years to complete. The statue was chiseled out from a white granite rock. The man behind the iconic monolithic statue is other than the famous sculptor and Indian architect Sattanatha Muthaiya Ganapathi Sthapathi. A magnificent view for one to see at night.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with beautiful pictures

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/buddha-statue-of-hyderabad.html
  • Saras
    Tuesday, Jan 25. 2022 11:31 PM
    Thank you for the advice and the sharing. Practicing the Dharma is the best, and not practicing is the worst. Prayer is rooted in the belief that there is a power greater than oneself that can influence one’s life.

    It is very true we must be prepared for our death prior for me to know the Buddha teaching. Dharma is not about just trying to improve oneself. The Dharma is really working for other beings.

    https://bit.ly/3nWKpTw
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jan 25. 2022 01:00 PM
    Big statues are such a blessing merely by looking at it. Buddha sculptures serve as visual imagery intended to narrate the various aspects of the Buddha’s life and lessons. Having a Buddha statues in Gompa helps students to accumulate inconceivable merit, to create the cause of enlightenment for oneself and for other sentient beings. Looking at those pictures , all those involved in this no a easy project tells us more. Rejoice. With the guidance of Rinpoche , all goes well to where it is as today. We are indeed very fortunate to have Rinpoche bringing Tibetan Buddhism in Malaysia. For-most having these incredible statues at Gompa and at Kechara Forest Retreat.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/statues-for-our-new-gompa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jan 25. 2022 12:55 PM
    The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer. In Buddhism, practicing generosity is to help train the mind in a way conducive to attaining enlightenment. Giving serves as a way to eliminate one’s greed and ill-will and expecting nothing in return. By giving away what is valuable, we reduce attachment by letting them go So wonderful of CK Liew giving a gift and card to Rinpoche , with love.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing that beautiful gift and card of CK Liew.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/letters-cards-gifts/gifts-from-ck-liew.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jan 25. 2022 12:52 PM
    Wow such a beautiful art piece of mind map conceived/compiled up by Thierry and artistically placed and painstakingly written beautifully by Lili . Great idea indeed each and every work of art with meaning behind it. Simply incredible which tells us a thousand words. Rejoice. A mind map of the Lamrim helps us to visualize and organize all the knowledge we need to think and understand better. It is a powerful technique that helps us to visualize our thoughts
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/lamrim-mind-map.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 24. 2022 04:12 PM
    Life is all about growing and developing. We learn through training given by our teachers. Nor matter how hard the training takes is for our own good. Training instils loyalty and commitment , challenges where we learn new skill , knowledge, information for the betterment of this life alone. Those incredible training given by our teacher will shape us , transform us in away to improve self- esteem, motivation, and confidence. Training in the Dharma is teaching us how to leave our samsaric trap and transforming us to be a better person.. At the end of the day it will last us for our whole life and in spiritual terms for lifetimes. Any failures we don’t blame our teacher, its ourselves to blame. Through hardship, patience , we learn. Have a strong will powerful, accept and through determination ,self-belief and hard work, we will get through to where our goal is.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this precious teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/training-shouldnt-be-optional.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 24. 2022 03:32 PM
    Inspiring reading this beautiful post were there is a lot to learn. Let’s face it. No matter who we are, at some point, we will feel insulted by the remarks of others. Silence is the best solution. The only way to accept an insult is to ignore it. If we do feel like there’s any truth in the insult, make the decision to only take the information that’s helpful to our growth. Then, ignore the rest. Keep calm and control the anger in ourselves. Its our choice whether or not to take it, laugh it off and keep it moving. Quickly forgive and move on.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/7-ways-to-ignore-insults.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 24. 2022 03:28 PM
    Buddha, born with the name Siddhartha Gautama, was a teacher, philosopher and spiritual leader who is considered the founder of Buddhism. Born as a prince , gave up everything to become a monk . Saw the outside palace for the first time. Met an old man, a sick person, a corpse being carried to cremation, and a monk in meditation beneath a tree. He had a traumatic encounter with suffering and pain life made him decided to leave behind a Palace life to comprehend the nature of sufferings. Wonderful video to watch.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/the-buddha-the-story-of-siddhartha.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 24. 2022 03:27 PM
    Thank you Joy for this sharing of Rinpoche with us . Through reading this post we have a better understanding of Rinpoche. Inspecting the cleanliness of altar and the surrounding of homes is more or unless teachings or training us . With the right motivation and attitude, when we invoke daily doing our sadhana, it becomes easy to collect merits an offering to the Buddhas. Rinpoche extended all the way out, teaching the Dharma as well as seeing students living conditions and welfare. We are so fortunate to have Rinpoche as our teacher who cares more than Rinpoche himself.
    Thank you Rinpoche , may Rinpoche have a swift return , continue turning the wheel of Dharma.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/rinpoche-through-my-eyes-cleaning-houses
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 19. 2022 03:01 PM
    Wangze is an emanation of Manjushri as an enlightened being, will assist us when we are having to face difficult situations or dealing with difficult people . With a good motivation and right visualisation, Wangze’s practice will remove our obstacles and purify our negative karma. Relying Wangze with trust will assists us to exert control over our own minds our words transforming difficult situations into opportunities.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a powerful practice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-wangze-for-power-and-influence.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 19. 2022 02:56 PM
    Lama Thubten Phurbu is a well-known and learned Gelug lama and an outspoken Dorje Shugden practitioner who has beneficiated many in Tibet, China and the west as well. He travels occasionally to the West, India and Nepal to give teachings on Lama Tsongkhapa’s precious lineage as well as Dorje Shugden’s practice. A prominent Gelug lama, is at the forefront of spreading Je Tsongkhapa’s tradition, giving teachings on Lamrim and mind transformation in order to propagate Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings. He even spoke against the Tibetan Leadership ban on Dorje Shugden in Tibet and the harm instigated against Dorje Shugden practitioners. Interesting read of a great Lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche foe this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/incredible-lama-thubten-phurbu-and-his-activities.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 19. 2022 02:54 PM
    Watched this powerful, heartfelt and painful video again . Earthlings is a American documentary film about humanity’s use of other animals as pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and for scientific research. There is a strong and insightful message in this documentary film which took SIX years to make. Not an easy task after all but managed to obtain through hidden camera. More people will be aware of those sufferings of those kill for the human greed exploitation of animals. It also shed light the truth the very truth of the sufferings of those innocent been exploited. Interesting read and great video to watch.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/earthlings.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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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
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In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 months ago
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Cheah has offered 3 sets of Serkym prior to Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mr. Cheah has offered 3 sets of Serkym prior to Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 20th Nov '21. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mr. Philip, our new visitor to Ipoh centre, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa and the Three Jewels prior to DS puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has resumed our Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 6th Nov 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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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
8 months ago
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
8 months ago
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
9 months ago
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 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
11 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
12 months ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
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12 months ago
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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.
1 years 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
2 yearss ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 yearss 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
2 yearss ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
2 yearss 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
2 yearss 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
2 yearss 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
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