Kechara Charity Dinner & Auction!

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Last night July 18, 2010 was a night to remember as Kechara hosted a charity dinner and auction in aid of Kechara House and Kechara Soup Kitchen. Held at the Sunway Lagoon Hotel, the event featured a variety of performances throughout the evening, as well as the silent and open auctions to raise funds for our new gompa and the Kechara Soup Kitchen building.

It was a night of fun for everyone, thanks to all the members and friends who worked very hard to make the event a huge success. Many of my students have been working round the clock for days to prepare for last night, and I thank them for their hard work, effort and dedication.

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F2The foyer area of the Sunway Hotel ballroom was set up in grand style, with large display panels promoting the theme of the evening, WORLD PEACE


F1Many guests arrived early to take in the various offerings from the many departments of Kechara, as well as to view the auction items which were on display

A1The auction items, beautifully displayed and presented


F3Representatives from Kechara Care were on-hand to tell the guests more about Kechara. Here’s Ethan looking resplendent in an Indian outfit Ethan is such an intelligent and bright young man. It is a pleasure to have him with us.


F4James from Kechara Care speaks to Celebrity Liz from Astro’s Jia Yu channel


F6The Kechara World Peace Centre scale model was extremely popular among the guests…


F5…who were keen to learn more about what would be available at KWPC!


F7The displays from Kechara’s many departments stretched the length of the foyer


Fkh1As the main beneficiary of the event, Kechara House’s booth attracted a lot of attention with guests asking questions about pujas and kids education classes


FkskKechara Soup Kitchen was the other beneficiary and their booth educated the public about the plight of the homeless and underprivileged in Kuala Lumpur


Fkd2Kechara Discovery wow-ed the public with stunning pendants and jewelery


Fkd4In fact, their booth was so popular that it stayed open throughout the duration of the dinner, with customers dropping by non-stop to view their latest collection of pendants


FkpKechara Paradise’s booth was also extremely busy throughout the night


Fkmp2Kechara Media & Publications displayed a wide range their products including many books of Rinpoche’s teachings…


Fkmp1… and their most recent book – the Tsongkhapa box set!


Fkim1Close by was Kechara In Motion, with Ms Han manning the booth…Ms Han is tv show producer. She is such a nice grounded lady.


Fkim2… while Chris from Kechara In Motion was filming the entire event!


Fi1Liz from Jia Yu channel was one of the many media representatives at the charity dinner auction, interviewing Julia Tan, the vice-president of Kechara Soup Kitchen…


Fi2… and Datuk May Phng, the President of Kechara House



Fblog1Special kiosks displaying excerpts from my blog were set up along the entire hall way…E-division crew worked super hard on this kiosk and it’s designs. Fantastic!!


Fblog2…and these kiosks were extremely popular with the public!

 

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F42Just before the dinner commenced, guests shout WORLD PEACE!


D1The celebrity hosts of the evening were Owen Yap and Hoong Jia Hui


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Seated at the main table (from left to right):

Henry Ooi – Director of Kechara Paradise

Sharon Saw of Kechara Media & Publications

Ruby Khong – President of Kechara Soup Kitchen

Datuk Dr. Victor Wee – the Patron of Kechara Soup Kitchen

Datuk May Phng – President of Kechara House

Datin Ng – Executive Committee Member for Kechara World Peace Centre

Phng Li Kim – CEO of Kechara Media & Publications

Paul Yap – Head of Kechara Discovery and Kechara Saraswati Arts

 


D2President of Kechara House, our esteemed Datuk May Phng gives the opening speech. Datuk is an elegant, successful, and highly intelligent lady who is very passionate to help others. She has a heart of gold in all sense of the word!! Great Speech!! I am honoured to work with such a grand lady. My prayers for you, your husband Siang, family and all your loved ones always.


D3… which was followed by a moving video about Kechara

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D5First up was a lucky draw for a 29in LCD television, with the winning ticket drawn by KMP CEO Phng Li Kim.


D6And the winner is….David Lai of KMP! Yes, David won the first lucky draw!!!


D7Dinner is served – vegetarian of course! Wow!!!! Kechara does everything with style, prestige and class. Fantastic!!!!!!

 


A12Part 1 of the open auction – a South Sea pearl necklace, sponsored by Julia Tan, vice-president of Kechara Soup Kitchen


A11… and a jade and diamond necklace, also sponsored by Julia


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The next performance was by the Kechara Talents – first was the Wannabe Girls performing to the smash hit “Nobody” by the Korean group Wondergirls… all the people who did the show are Kechara House members and students. Amazing talents within Kechara House and its 13 Departments. So much talent within our organization..I am so proud of our people. I encourage everyone to show their talents. Modern day dharma doesn’t have to be stuffy or boring. Have fun on the way to Enlightenment!!!

 

W8The Wannabe Girls!


W1Bryan of Kechara Care! Everyone thought it was Linda Evangelista walking on stage, but it was just our good ol’ hardworking Bryan!! Bryan is young, talented and hardworking.


W2Chia of Kechara Paradise! Chia finally became who he wants to be…a SUPERSTAR!!! Chia is my long time student and has gone with me thru thick/thin. He is amazingly loyal and faithful. He is my student, friend, family and confidant for more than a decade now.. I love my wonderful Chia and wish him all happiness and spiritual attainments. You did a great show!


W3Joe Ang, regular Kechara volunteer! His wife was watching in the audience..hehe..I’m sure Joe will be doing more and more dharma work and dedicate the merits to his beloved wife and daughter.


W4Eric Choong, celebrity fashion designer! Yes, Eric is a well known designer with a wonderful book out. Eric does what he says and keeps his promises. Very entertaining person. I enjoy Eric so much.


W5Peter Hoh, regular e-Division volunteer!


W7Strike a pose! Yes, these are my dharma students…heheh…I love them!!


S1Kecharian talent doesn’t end there – next up were the Swank Legs..and they brought the house down. They were so funny and hysterical. It was really a wonderful show. You must watch the video.


S2From left to right: Allan Lee of KMP, Nicholas Yu of Kechara Care, Albert Ratchaga of Kechara Paradise and Thierry Janssens of Kechara Education


S4The black swans followed the white!

From left to right: Lim Tat Ming – KH administrator, Ngeow Voon Chin of Kechara Education, Wan Wai Meng of e-Division and Wong Kok Thai of Tsem Ladrang!


S6Allan Lee of KMP is super funny and super cute…hehehe


S7Albert Ratchaga of Kechara Paradise who is just a star salesperson in our outlets. He is caring, intelligent and very knowledgeable. He really takes the time to answer questions.


S8Thierry Janssens of Kechara Education who is such a hard worker and wonderful dharma student. I enjoy working with him.


A3The next auction was for an antique Green Tara thangka, which I kept for a long time


A9and a White Tara statue with Swarovski crystal offerings


A6Bidding was fast and furious for these two items – we had many spotters strategically stationed throughout the entire ballroom. Our dinner was packed with so many special guests….


D10A magic show by Johnson Lau was well-received by the crowd – before the auctions resumed again


A7The 3ft Dzambala statue was extremely popular…


A8…as well as a Dzambala wealth vase beautifully done up in Kechara Saraswati Arts Dept.


A20Auctioneers Margaret Lee who choreographed the show and Dino Goh did a fantastic job being the MC’s…


A2…and the dinner guests were extremely forthcoming and generous


D9Salamiah Hassan entertained the guests with her rendition of Malay and English songs


A13The final lot of items for auction was a 4ft Long Life Tsongkhapa statue…


A10…and an exquisite gold-plated Medicine Buddha statue


D11Judges had to select the winners for the best-dressed guest according to the 1Malaysia theme


D12Stella Loh won the Best-Dress female award…


D13… and  sweet Ethan Chu took the prize for Best-Dressed male!


W9The Wannabe Girls returned on stage for a final encore. Can you imagine, these ‘girls’ are all my students and they rehearsed a lot for this show. Congratulations to them. They are beautiful in all the ways!!



S3and the swans came along for the show. They sure know how to have fun!


S5The grand finale and encore had the guests in stitches, laughing and dancing along


C2Everyone just loves the show put on by our people. Very talented and entertaining group we have in Kechara!!!


C1Let’s dance! Henry Ooi and his son Edward



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The white swan hardworking Nicholas Yu and his supportive wife, Josephine


C3It was a night to remember for everyone involved

 

Kechara House members come from all walks of life. My students and friends are very hardworking, dedicated and also spiritual. But being spiritual DOES NOT MEAN WE CANNOT HAVE FUN. Kechara Members or Kecharians are spiritual but they can still be who they are. In my centre I make sure we practice dharma, work hard and have a great time doing it all.

This wonderful dinner was planned months ahead. And all 13 depts were involved in the success of this dinner one way or another. The Departmental liaisons/staff/student/volunteers and friends made it into such a successful evening.

The shows put on by our people made people really laugh until their mascaras were smeared. Great!

I congratulate everyone in KECHARA who worked for months to make this happen. I did not attend on purpose, because I want to show Kecharians that they can do it on their own. And they did. I humbly fold my hands to everyone for making such wonderful event come true. I am so proud of everyone and we are getting great self training to make KWPC happen.

My love, prayers, gratitude and deep appreciation to all Kecharians and our special guests that made this dinner event so spectacular!!

Tsem Rinpoche

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  1. Lucas Roth on Feb 23, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    i was there too and it was a good, fun and over the top with smiles. that is one night i will never forget. my mom and my grandmother look so beautiful and happy too. cute pictures all around. 😀

  2. judy on Jul 24, 2010 at 2:40 am

    Dear Tat Ming: You have my outmost respect for such honest sharing of your experience in the swan dance. You were not only amazing in your steps, you showed such commitment and joy that I truly believed you when you said you trusted your Guru and did it for Dharma. Many a times, when we cast aside our fears and stepped out of our comfort zone, we will find our strength we never knew existed. We knew the hard work you and the rest of team put in to make the night a success. Kudos Tat Ming (and of course, the rest of the shinning stars of the night!)

  3. Margaretlee on Jul 22, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    This is the 6th Kechara fund raising dinner I have attended and participated. First one being a small steam boat dinner auction party near Sunwaymas Commercial Center, then the “Glitter of Stars” at the Shangrila,3rd was a buffet dinner auction party in a restaurant near TTDI, 4th was the Chinese New Year dinner auction party at Dragon Boat restaurant in Jalan Imbi, 5th was last year Chinese New Year’s dinner auction party at our own Kechara Oasis restaurant at Jaya One, and then finally this year at Sunway Resort Hotel.
    I must say, whether the event is small or big, We Kecharians all did it with total commitment and dedication, what’s more is that these events are always infused with so much fun and laughter, a signature of all Kechara events.
    As Rinpoche’s students, we are all ready to make that leap to let our hair or ego down, anytime for Dharma with a good motivation and for a good cause. We are a very unique Dharma center in the sense that we are all spiritual, fun, passionate,unconventional and yet truly sincere.
    And this year, besides the auction of all the beautiful holy items, the fantastic exhibition of all the 13 departments of Kechara, the highlight of the event is of course the “Wannabe Girls” and the “Swan legs”. Everyone is talking about them. Their performance left a lot of guests in amazement, wondering what an interesting group of Dharma practitioners we are.
    Yes, we are who we are, as Rinpoche always says, what is most important in our Dharma practice is our inner transformation. The Wannabe Girls and Swan Legs sure have set an excellent example of both inner and outer transformation 🙂

  4. Newbie on Jul 22, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Congratulations to the organisers for putting together such a fantastic show. A big thank you to the “stars” of the show, the volunteers and friends for making the event a great success. It is so wonderful to see our dharma friends putting in so much effort, shedding all inhibitions and performing so marvellously for our enjoyment. The friends that I have invited thoroughly enjoyed themselves and commented that they were very impressed with the exponential growth of Kechara over a short period of time. In their mind this good result could be due to the fact that people in Kechara work hard and play hard too.What a great way to introduce Kechara to them!
    Thank you Rinpoche for your precious teachings and guidance.

  5. patsy on Jul 21, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Congratulations to the Wanna Be Girls and the black and white swans. It was the most entertaining performances and a night to remember, filled with laughter and fun and all for a good cause. Those braved heroes who successfully overcome their fears, received the most applause from the floor. Our fundraising events are getting bigger and better. Most attending the event were surprised that the event was so well organized. Many newbies were introduced to our various departments and some even commented that they have not come across any dharma centers that have so much fun.
    A big “thank you” to all those who were involved in this event.!!!

  6. weeliang on Jul 21, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    The dinner was a bash. Everyone had so much fun. It really showed me that when we get together, great things can happen. It was loud and vibrant. It may not be a conventionally over civilized buddhist dinner, but i think the essence is in that. It is not the transformation on the outside that is most important but more of the transformation of the mind.
    Its very sad when people tell me they are not ready to do dharma because it may take the fun out of life. I look at them and think to myself, “this dude thinks that its only fun when you hurt people and cause disharmony.” Its really simple to me, the dharma only means for us to do good things, be compassionate and benefit others. If you think that takes the fun out of life, you derive fun from hurting people.
    I hope that the dinner showed everyone the possibility of having fun in dharma. It was a night of fun, laughter, good food and most importantly…. generosity.
    Still rejoicing,
    Wee Liang

  7. Lim Han Nee on Jul 21, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thanks to the great work of the organizing committee, the ‘swanky legs’ dancers and their choreographer,and the many volunteers, the Kecharian Charity dinner was a great success, full of fun and entertainment and it was also a grand occasion for Kecharians and their friends to come together like a family.
    Reflecting on that night, it was all so dharmic. Many best dressed contestants came in clothes which defied the conventional norm for such a competition and the best dressed lady and gentlemen capped it all.It was a night when we learnt and realized dharma from having our minds opened up and freed from the fetters of conventional, conceptual reality and thinking. When we saw the dancers in their tutus, showing off their swanky legs, our minds were being freed from the fetters of conventional thought such as men having to appear and behave like hunks , all brawny. ‘Beautiful’ and ‘handsome’, ‘pretty’ and ‘ugly’ seem so stiflingly narrow in meaning and import because we have locked our minds into boxes by these conventional concepts.
    To be free from the fetters of ordinary conventional concepts is what Vajrayogini’s coral-coloured body free from the encumbrances of clothing (dictated by a conceptual mind steeped in ordinary, conventional reality)symbolises.
    Thank you Rinpoche, for the lovely gift of the coral-coloured handbag, which you said I was to bring to the dinner, as it would bring out the “wildness” in me.I think I now understand your teaching through the gift and in those words. I shall work on freeing and opening up my mind.

  8. Hee Peng on Jul 21, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I truly admire all of you who wear those tight outfits and perform in front of the public. It takes a lot of courage and wisdom to do what you guys did for a good cause – to spread dharma to every corner of the world. The act of bringing happiness to other beings with selfless motivation really moves me a lot. Kechara House is really a heaven occupied by Bodhisattvas and Taras working relentlessly to benefit many sentient beings. How lucky am I to have the opportunity to be connected to such a wonderful organisation.

  9. Li Kheng on Jul 20, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Hi Tat Ming, I am very moved by your sharing. Very powerful, honest and vulnerable.
    You are right about the fear of “how others view me”. It is the chronic pain that stops people from being who we are and eventually eats us up.
    Here in China, I received updates about the evening with photos of the “girls”. My friends are awed and inspired by the way Kecharians represent Dharma. I just want all of you to know that your participation in this one little dance has contributed to the cause that benefit the spread of Dharma understanding and practice.
    Thank you so very much!

  10. Paris on Jul 20, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Mr Ngeow, you were a beautiful swan!!! More than anything, you showed us – all your lamrim “ducklings” what it means to put the Lamrim into practice: a lessening of ego and a willingness to go all the way for the sake of Dharma. This definitely goes down in the annals of history as being the world’s most unique Dharma teaching. I bet no other centre in the world can boast of a Dharma teacher (and education committee chairperson) wearing a tutu, feathers for eyebrows and way, wayyy too much lipstick!
    Lots of love x

  11. Paris on Jul 20, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    And wasn’t that the best part? The “after-party” was when the real fun began: The dismantling of the kiosks, running around barefeet, little Cynthia and Beng Kooi standing acrobatically on Justin’s shoulders to undo a giant poster, dodging flying bolts and screws…
    In Kechara, the event isn’t just the event – as Martin has said, it is all the weeks of love, hard work, meetings and big hearts that the committee put into the planning; then the actual day when people woke up at 9am on a Sunday to set everything up; then the event; and finally, the tearing down of everything. Seems to be much like the traditional Tibetan practices of making a giant sand mandala, and then sweeping all the sand away – a quick lesson in impermanence and dedicating your wholehearted effort and love without any expectation of return.
    A massive thank you to the amazing committee, Margaret the choreographer, the beautiful “girls”, the volunteers who didn’t sleep for days as they sweated to get things together… it was by all your incredible effort that so many of us could simply turn up on the night in our beautiful gowns, eat a delicious meal, laugh til we cried and be a part of such a momentous, historical moment in Kechara’s history.

  12. Paris on Jul 20, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Ethan, I love what you have said – you totally summed up Kechara’s energy which is that on the outside, you can still do everything fun, glamourous, beautiful and crazy but there is such a deep and meaningful message behind it all.
    I love how some kid said, “wah buddhists can have tattoos meh?” When I started in Dharma, people would ask me, “Oh… are YOU Buddhist too?” hahaha This is exactly the spirit of Kechara – that you can be anyone, anywhere, doing anything and still be deeply spiritual.
    Just a few days ago, I went to a party – one of those ordinary ones where everyone dressed up, ate good food, drank wine, air kissed, frou-frou-la-la’d and talked animatedly for a few hours… and then, after all the fan fare, went home. Nothing achieved, and 6 hours wasted that I’ll never get back. Then, I came to this event – so beautifully done with so many amazing, fun people who have put their entire heart into making this a successful event. I would trade every other party out there for this, over and over again, simply because there is meaning, benefit, care and so, so much kindness in every aspect of THIS party. And that is something truly worth celebrating.

  13. Maggie Chang on Jul 20, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    It’s very toughing family members show up to support the dancers. They are very brave to dance for charity.

  14. Dr Lim ( Melaka ) on Jul 20, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Our heartiest congratulations to all the SWANS and Wonder Girls. The Melaka Study Group is very PROUD to have Mr Ngeow, Thierry and Wan Meng to be our Lamrim teachers. You have shown us personal example of putting dharma into practice. I really “koutou” to Mr Ngeow. He is a successful structural engineer, a grandfather , a father and a husband who can let go of his pride and ego to entertain all of us. You have put dharma into real practice. We dont think we can be like you. You are really an excellent dharma teacher.
    ” TO TATHAGATHA GREAT VICTOR IN BATTLE I PROSTRATE ”

  15. May Ong on Jul 20, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Dear Tat Ming
    You have been extremely brave to conquer your “fear” and take up the role in the performance. You were great and so were the whole dance “Swank” team.
    Congratulations are in order and you were really very good. Don’t worry about how others would think of us. It is how you portrayed to others to make them feel comfortable. You deserved all the applause from the happy crowd that evening. Kudos!

  16. Janice on Jul 20, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    The love, sincerity and commitment shown by the Girls (hahaha, the name is going to be stuck for a while), the White and Black swans can only touch everyone’s heart. Who else would risk this when you are not a professional cross dresser entertainer? On top of it, its posted on You Tube and Rinpoche’s blog – to be viewed by many times, many more for those who didn’t attend the dinner. I also want to mention Jutika who disrupted his dinner, mobile game to help when the auction started. Never once did he complain.
    Also to CJ, Siong Woan eldest boy who helped to spot and get the attention of Margaret and Dino on stage. Thank you Jutika and CJ, you guys are great.

  17. Joey on Jul 20, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I really admire you guys (especially the straight ones!) for being able to discard the ego of not wanting to dress up as the opposite sex and on top of that, performing in front of so many others! It’s certainly not easy go drag (except for some people).
    This is really a celebration of the defeat of the ego!!

  18. Voon Chin on Jul 20, 2010 at 11:47 am

    I think whatever event that we organise, if there is collective effort and harmony , that is what counts.That is what makes it a true winner. I remember there is this saying, ‘Its not the triumph but the effort.’
    I am so happy that Tat Meng shared with us his honest ‘ confession’ here about his fear and successful struggle to overcome it, thanks to Rinpoche’s encouragement and his trust in Rinpoche.
    I confess I don’t share the same fear but have some concern I may be a stiff swan and not able to fly convincingly. My main concern was YF may think I had not been practicing hard enough !
    The laughter and applause from the floor was all I needed to be uplifted.
    There is a long queue to audition for next year’s swan act, so you guys know what to do if you want to learn how to fly…

  19. Tat Ming on Jul 20, 2010 at 4:32 am

    The hardest and most difficult part to overcome for me was not the performance. It was overcoming the fear of how people I know will perceive me performing in that costume!
    It was very difficult initially for me to accept the role when Rinpoche asked me to perform the Black Swan. However on hindsight, I am glad I had accepted the role. What can be more meaningful than doing it for Dharma?
    Yes, I enjoyed every moment of it from the rehearsals till the final performance on stage. I was constantly worried that I couldn’t conquer this fear. But the end result had proven that there is nothing impossible to accomplish if we set our mind to it. It is doing the hardest and the things that we hate the most that really cut our egos as in this case.
    Given the choice, I won’t do it. But we must TRUST our guru who has the wisdom to know what is best for our spiritual development at a particular point in time.
    If we really think about it, all of us had been playing different roles at different lives since beginningless time! Even in this present life we are changing roles all the time. One moment we are the parents. The next moment we are the employees. The next moment we become dancers and so on. WHO are we? What can performing a Black Swan do to me? 🙂
    Thank You Rinpoche. Thank You to all who had contributed to the success of this event. And finally thank you all who had supported us. Hope you had enjoyed our performance.

  20. martin on Jul 20, 2010 at 2:59 am

    I continue to be amazed by Kecharians. Last night i witnessed Kechara in its full splendour and glory…all divisions coming together to produce one of the most fun events i have ever been to…and for a good cause too. The books, the beautiful jewellery, the statues and figurines, the videos, the very funny live performances are all success stories on their own, and combined it is concrete evidence of how much Rinpoche’s teachings have infiltrated so many lives and changed so many people. Last night was real proof the ‘Kechara Way” works.
    What most people did not see was the months of preparations that went into it, right up to the last few minutes. What most people didn’t see was how the Kecharians changed out of their glorious gowns and attire into T-shirts and shorts and went about dismantling the displays and loading up the trucks.
    There are so many untold stories in Kechara, so many spitirual journeys taken and so many lives changed. So many silent heroes. So much committment. All for the the love of a Guru Rinpoche and trust in His guidance.
    After witnessing Kechara spreading its magnificent wings and fly so high last night, i have no doubts KWPC will happen very soon and i for one, can’t wait for it to manifest.
    Rinpoche wasn’t there at the dinner but His presence was no doubt felt by all.
    I am indeed fortunate and privilege to be able to go along this great journey.

  21. Andrew James Boon on Jul 20, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Ethan: Very well put. Loved your comment! It is true, why must we constrain and restrain ourselves to a certain mindset. We Kecharians are truly proof (especially after this incredible entertaining night) that with pure motivation, the means could be diverse and just as exciting!
    I was especially surprised when you whispered to me towards the end of the night as well saying: “Guess what, there is not many of us left, I think it’s you and me next on the stage!!!”. I must admit alarm bells rang in my head. Deafening too if i may add! Hhmmmm. It was at that moment that I truly had an ephiphany… it truly is NOT easy to act out of our comfort zone and with that came a more profound an intense respect for my Dharma “sisters” who went on stage guns ablaze (wanna be girls and swans).
    Coming back to the actual event itself, the entire night was filled with smiles (especially from fellow Kecharians) of pride and joy. Even Vice President and Liaison Henry Ooi (whom at times I am terrified off because of his most serious demeanour) had more than a smile on. He was beaming! Truly a magnificent feeling to be a part of the night. If this is a taste of things to come, it utterly reaafirms my commitment to suppport in whatever way I can to see KWPC manifest in all its colourful and brilliant glory!

  22. Sharon Saw on Jul 20, 2010 at 2:02 am

    I have been to three Kechara dinner & auctions – the first was in a small restaurant in TTDI, the second was at a bigger restaurant in Jalan Imbi and last night, we had around 700 pax in the grand ballroom of Sunway Resort Hotel!! Each and every event has been so fun and memorable.. but last night’s performance by our Kecharians really stole the show! Kudos to all!
    A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to make last night happen… it was really teamwork at its best and everyone united for a common goal. It was a generous gift of time, effort and/or funds from everyone. Thank you all!

  23. Ethan Chu on Jul 20, 2010 at 1:58 am

    Last night charity auction dinner was super fun! Not only we meet a lot of new friends and it was a chance to share what we had experienced with many many people.
    I had a good time talking to people and was extremely fulfilling when you know each and every sentence that you speak is to bring happiness and positive thoughts to people in order to benefit them… Many paid attention and was greatly amazed of the energy that the Kecharians oozed.. We sure know how to have fun while benefiting the society! Why not? Yes, who said Buddhism is dry and boring? Just take one good look at Kechara, you will definitely change the way you think!
    I overheard a young guy whispered “wah, buddhist can have tattoos one meh?” That really makes me happy. I just grinned and replied : “why not?” Spirituality is for everyone, peace is for everyone, religion is for everyone… Why divide? Just like the dinner last night, it was one motivation, one good cause, one goal, one dream, and of course, a one malaysia theme 🙂 hehe…
    Life is beautiful when you find that one thing: peace. but I would like to change that to “Kechara”, may I?

  24. thierryfornow on Jul 20, 2010 at 1:47 am

    I have lived this event from back stage, and I can say that if the event was fun from the front stage, so was it from the back stage! Us, swans, and wanna-be-girls, were chatting and laughing while adjusting our make-up, it was just hilarious.
    I did not expect that my journey in Dharma would have included such chapters, and if we all had a lot of fun rehearsing for days and performing that night, it was also with two good purposes:
    1. help in the fund-raising event,
    2. overcome our fear of loosing face (and that might actually be the best way to gain face..hehehehe…)
    And I also hope that our “performance” has opened up people’s mind about what it means to engage in spirituality. As indeed, we were cross-dressing with the mind of renunciation, check-it out!

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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 28. 2022 02:15 PM
    Wonderful indeed………our Guru Kyabje Tsem Rinpoche’s biography “The Promise” in Mongolian for those Mongolian readers. More people will be able to read and understand better. The truth and the only truth all about Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden controversy. The Mongolian has a long history and connection with Manjushri Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsem-rinpoches-short-biography-mongolian.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 28. 2022 02:10 PM
    Thank you Dr Matthew William King great work done on the research on Dorje Shugden . His research shows that Dorje Shugden had played a central role in both monastic and political life in Mongolia. Zaya Pandita, an accomplished translator, linguist and scholar, Lobsang Tamdin, a prolific author and Mongolian lamas had preserved the tradition of Dorje Shugden through ways as such scholarship and study, and also via active propitiation. Mongolia’s own lamas did independently promoting and encouraging the practice centuries ago. Yet there is still some who claimed Dorje Shugden is a evil spirit. Even though there is clear evidence ,Mongolia’s long history of reliance on this enlightened Protector. Zaya Pandita and Lobsang Tamdin were masters of sutra, tantric adepts, and the peers and equals of Tibetan lamas of their time, they cannot be wrong about Dorje Shugden. Interesting read article on The Mongol Invention of the Dorjé Shukden and Trülku Drakpa Gyeltsen Literary Corpus (1913-1919) by Dr Matthew William King.
    Thank you with folded hands Zava Damdin Rinpoche for preserving the works for generations to come.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing for more and more people to understand better.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/how-mongolia-saved-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 28. 2022 01:59 PM
    Looking at these beautiful pictures of the Holy entourage of Powerful Protector Dorje Shugden in Kechara Forest Retreat is a blessing. We are indeed fortunate able to view all the Holy beings at one go with the world largest Dorje Shugden. In Kechara Forest Retreat , Bentong Pahang, Wisdom Hall a special Chapel dedicated to World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/main-assistants-of-the-dharma-king.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 28. 2022 01:54 PM
    We are very blessed for being able to learn Buddhism . Learning Dharma and putting into actions remind us of the Buddha’s teachings. The Dharma reveals truths as taught by the Buddha. It also gives us a way to live life that transform our mind and leading us towards achieving enlightenment. Having the opportunity to learn the Buddha’s teachings and cultivate ourselves is indeed very precious. We have to sincerely and consistently practice nor matter what happens and be true to ourselves. The efficaciousness of this all depends on our faith, loyalty and devotion to our Guru. Dharma is beautiful I do agree with it as explained by Rinpoche. Dharma is the moral law combined with spiritual discipline that guides one’s life. And is extremely approachable by everyone and has since changed my life.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/instructions-for-tsem-rinpoches-name-mantra-retreat.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 22. 2022 01:15 PM
    Dulduityn Danzanravjaa was a prominent Mongolian writer, composer, painter, Buddhist scholar, physician and was the Fifth Noyon Khutagt. Talented known as the Lama of the Gobi and was an extraordinary polymath having authored hundreds of spiritual songs. Danzan Ravjaa is significant for his eclectic religious outlook that combined both the reformed ‘Yellow Hat’ and the unreformed ‘Red Hat’ sects of Tibetan. Famous for his poetry and songs in which he did composed more than hundreds of poems to date. He was well known for his medical skills, prophecies, and his knowledge of philosophy and astrology. Inspiring indeed , well respected by many.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing a multi-talented Lama.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/danzan-ravjaa-the-controversial-mongolian-monk.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 22. 2022 01:13 PM
    One of the few surviving historic Buddhist buildings in Mongolia. The temple of the Choijin Lama is an important example of Chinese-style religious architecture. It is one of the few surviving historic Buddhist buildings in Mongolia. Hidden among the tallest sky scappers this hidden gem is an architectural wonder. It was the home of Luvsan Haidav Choijin Lama, who is the state oracle and brother of the Bogd Khan. The State Oracle of Mongolia had a long historic connection with Dorje Shugden. Even took trance of 3 different deities , Nechung, Tsiu Marpo and Dorje Shugden. It is a temple with a lot of old, ancient artifacts as Choijin Lama would go into a trance. After been through historic changes it was reopened as a museum. The Choijin Lama Temple’s history is documented with many religious hardships and interesting happenings. Interesting read and detailed explanation for one to understand better . A must see place when travelling there .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Seow Choong Liang for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/choijin-lama-the-state-oracle-of-mongolia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 22. 2022 01:10 PM
    Merely looking at these rare precious pictures of great masters is a blessing. Two great tutors HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and HH Kyabje Ling Rinpoche of H H Dalai Lama as seen in these pictures tells us a thousands words. Ling Rinpoche was considered an emanation of Yamantaka while Trijang Rinpoche was considered an emanation of Heruka/Vajra Yogini.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/blessed-upon-sight-of-these-masters.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 15. 2022 03:53 PM
    Very rare precious pictures of HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche had lunch together in their previous lives. Well amazingly now in this life they meet again and having lunch together. Beautiful pictures we have the fortune to see this. Looking at this pictures paints a thousand words. Both have returned many times since the time of Lord Buddha incarnating in many forms to benefit sentient beings. Having a very close relationship throughout their previous incarnations.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these rare pictures with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/perfect-practice-equals-perfect-rebirths.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 15. 2022 03:50 PM
    Breaking news the Tribune Journal published December 15, 2017 H H Dalai-lama planning to visit China. Since exile HH the Dalai Lama left Tibet in 1959, returning to China will be a wonderful reunion for many. This potential visit to China by HH the Dalai Lama might lead to those who left their homeland able to visit Tibet again. Millions of Tibetans in Tibet would definitely wish to see Dalai Lama again. The Dalai Lama would be too happy as great memories to see places as such his palace, relatives and so forth. If the return is successful all negative attacks on Dorje Shugden practitioners should cease immediately. There are indeed many benefits if Dalai Lama visit to China as it would clear the doubts of some. May Dalai Lama fondest wish come true soon.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this news

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-tribune-publishes-dalai-lama-planning-to-visit-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 15. 2022 03:47 PM
    This mandala offering is the symbolic offering of the prosperity of the whole universe. Mandala offering is a powerful method for accumulating extensive merit if we do it with proper visualization. Doing it this way we dedicate the merit from each offering for the sentient beings as it is performed. It is very effective for the mind. It is important to understand all about the offerings. Doing the mandala offering is a way of clearing out all these negative states of mind. The mandala offering purifies our attachment, the stinginess, the miserliness, the clinging mind. It enriches the mind with the positive potential from giving. We create a lot of positive potential or merit just by giving. The mandala offering is training us to develop the mind that takes delight and joy in making other people happy. In doing so, we create merit. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with explanations.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mandala-offering-a-powerful-method-to-accumulate-merits.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 15. 2022 03:45 PM
    Changkya Rolpai Dorje a Grand Lama of China, Imperial Art Consultant, a principal Tibetan Buddhist teacher in the Qing court. He is closely associate with Qianlong Emperor of China. This relationship proved extremely significant. He served as Qianlong’s main Buddhist teacher and adviser in matters related to Buddhism. Including art, literature, religious initiations and practices, and diplomacy. He was recognized as a reincarnation of the previous Changkya Lama. As a Buddhist administrator in Beijing, he played an important role in founding Yonghegong Temple , a monastic college for Mongol, Manchu, and Chinese monks. He was also instrumental in developing the systems of iconography, cataloguing, and inscribing that would prove so important to the Qianlong emperor’s projects in Buddhist art. Truly talented.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a Great Lama.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-third-changkya-rolpai-dorje.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jun 12. 2022 02:49 PM
    Giuseppe Tucci was a scholar of oriental cultures, specializing in Tibet and the history of Buddhism. He is considered one of the founders of the academic field of Buddhist Studies. Tibetan painted scrolls, also known as thangkas came to Tibet from India. They
    are synonymous with Tibetan culture and religion.The tradition of thangka painting which is also known as scroll painting came to Tibet from India. It was largely influenced by the art form developed in Nepal. Tucci, highly literate in Sanskrit and Tibetan as well as fluent in many Himalayan languages, was the first western scholar to travel widely through the Tibet and India. Thangka served as important teaching tools depicting the life of the Buddha. The scroll paintings are framed with colour stain ,an art form with unique features in Tibetan culture. Wow in one of the thangkas he even described the mythical kingdom related with the Kalachakra Tantra and its divine kings. What he did was truly amazing.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Niral for this wonderful sharing explaining all about it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/tibetan-painted-scrolls-the-land-of-shambhala.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jun 12. 2022 02:47 PM
    Kalmykia is a sparsely populated republic and country of Russia located directly north of the North Caucasus in Eastern Europe. Buddhism’s revival in Kalmykia can be traced to the political liberalization which led to the construction of the republic’s first Buddhist temple. The Kalmyk nomads, arrived about 400 years ago bringing their faith with them from Asia. Having a long complex history views of religious revival in Kalmykia. The Kalmyks and Russians have had close ties for centuries. Kalmykia is the only state in the whole of Europe where the majority of the population is Buddhist. A beautiful country to visit with many attractions such as Temple of the Golden Abode of Buddha, Pagoda Seven Days, Buddhist Temple Syakusn-Sume and so forth.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Stella Cheang for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/wonderful-kalmykia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jun 12. 2022 02:44 PM
    Reading this post again just wondering how this amazing Hanging Temple was built without modern technology. This Hanging Temple, built into a cliff near Mount Heng in Datong City, Shanxi Province, China. Built more than 1500 years ago by a monk named Liao Ran. It has survived since than with many locals and tourist visiting it yearly. It is the only existing unique temple with the combination of three Chinese traditional philosophies of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. The most outstanding feature of the Hanging Monastery is the side-by-side sculptures of Laozi, Confucius, and Shakyamuni. The temple was one of the five most scared mountains in China considered as a sacred site for pilgrimage. Wish to see for myself this unique temple someday.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/the-hanging-temple.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 9. 2022 01:21 PM
    Duldzin Dragpa Gyaltsen the first Kyorlung Ngari Tulku, was one of the principal disciples of Je Tsongkhapa and also the founder of the Gelugpa school. Duldzin Dragpa Gyaltsen is renowned for his strict adherence to the Vinaya or Buddhist monastic code. Duldzin Dragpa Gyaltsen was the founder of Tsunmo Tsal monastery in Tagtse Dzong , Central Tibet. Was one of the more notable previous lives of Dorje Shugden where in this incarnation, he had made the promise to arise as a Dharma Protector to protect the precious teachings of his teacher Lama Tsongkhapa. Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen was devoted to Lama Tsongkhapa, following all his advice and instructions without breaking any commitments. That’s how the first ever Gelug monastery, Gaden Monastery in Lhasa was built then. Interesting read.
    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

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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

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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
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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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
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 great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
3 years ago
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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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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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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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
3 years ago
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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#Throwback. Visitation of Ven. Zawa Tulku Rinpoche and Ven. Geshe Jangchup Gyaltsen to Kechara Penang Chapel on 17/5/2022. We did a short prayers together. Really happy for the short visit. Kechara Penang Study Group~ by Jacinta
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Trying to WE-fie. Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
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All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
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All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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After inviting Dorje Shugden Wangze, Pastor Seng Piow teaches us how to use ritual objects and the full set of prayer accompanying it. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
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Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
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Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
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The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
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We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
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We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
2 months ago
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
2 months ago
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
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Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
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Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
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KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
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In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
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Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
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After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
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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Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
7 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)
7 months ago
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
7 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
7 months ago
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)
7 months ago
Mr. Cheah has offered 3 sets of Serkym prior to Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 20th Nov '21. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
7 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 20th Nov '21. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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)
8 months ago
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)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has resumed our Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 6th Nov 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
8 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has resumed our Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 6th Nov 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
8 months ago
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!
9 months ago
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
1 years ago
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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