Jadrel Sangay Dorji Rinpoche

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(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Dear spiritual friends around the world,

Reading the deeds and life stories of great masters, mahasiddhas and teachers are really something that is necessary on a regular basis. We have everything surrounding us that beckons us to fail in our spiritual practice and therefore we need every bit of blessings and inspiration from great beings such as this master. Every bit of inspiration helps so much. Although it is a obituary on this perfected master Jadrel Sangay Dorji Rinpoche, it still very beautiful and I am sure you will enjoy reading.

I very much admire this master Jadrel Sangay Dorji Rinpoche but I have never heard of him till around just perhaps a few years back. I really like his promotion of vegetarian way of life as part of being his strong Buddhist practice. He encouraged all his disciples and those who met him to become vegetarian. He advocated not hurting animals and he released millions of animals throughout his life from slaughter and captivity. He also lived the life of a yogi and preferred to live in caves and as a measure of his compassion he avoided riding horses as much as possible and walked instead so he would not cause discomfort to horses. Such expression of compassion really shows the depth of Buddha’s teachings embodied by this master.

I thought I would share about him here so you may be blessed. May you all be blessed and be inspired. May everyone practice great compassion, wisdom and never hurt any animals nor eat them.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Jadrel Sangay Dorji (1913-2015)

January 9, 2016

Prolific builder of hermitages and stupas and a Bodhisattva life-saver

Obituary : In his century plus long life, he was quite free from worldly activities, and was aptly titled a renunciate – Jadrel. He built few monastic centres in a hectic period when the energies of his contemporaries were substantially consumed by mobilization of offerings for construction of monastic colleges and their institution building.

Great siddhas and lamas of the past pitched tents in temporary sites to teach freely in gatherings before they went into retreat in wild nature, he reminded. He viewed establishment of gorgeous centres as a sign of dharma decline. He recognized just one reincarnation and lent further recognitions to some reincarnations others already recognized. Though much sought after, as he grew older he shunned contacts. His modest home on the sun-bathed Pharping hill drew nevertheless people who left after viewing it, not the liberated man inside. His two daughters, in particular elder yogini daughter Sarwasati, attended on him along with disciples whom he tasked to be multi-skilled.

Jadrel Sangay Dorji Rinpoche releasing birds.

Once a crowd stood in drizzle in his mucky lawn waiting for him to emerge on his terrace, hopeful like wanderlust struck tourists wishing to get a glimpse of a legendary royalty. On second day, he did briefly in the evening, preceded by a cane chair bearing man in shorts. He, with his tall and erect frame, clothed in white crumpled lungi-like wear, followed. He briefly enunciated, from far and above on his terrace, on the abridged Bar Sam Droel sum (shortened versions of barched lamsel, sampa lhundrup and droelma) and told them that the entire dharma has been condensed into them. Then Jadrel quickly vanished indoor where he mostly read Kuenkhen Zoduen (Treasuries of Longchen) or other Nyingthig works, such as Jigme Lingpa’s Terchoe, and practiced immaculately in solitude. He was supreme in Longchen Nyingthig. He passed away in this room in Pharping house, naturally, not from any illness, at 5.35 pm on the 30th of December.

The neighbourhood of Pharping consisting of Yangleyshey and Drollu rose to prominence after Jadrel came to Yangleyshey. The mixed castes of Nepalese, and nuns and monks scattered across the impressively build monasteries in this area owe enormously to Jadrel. Like a humanist who appealed universally across peoples and cultures, all ethnicities like Chhetris and Sherpas respected him. He chatted with Pharping goat and cattle herders and enjoyed cups of tea from coolie dhabas when he was in Salugari, his winter home. Jadrel came as a pilgrim to Yangleshey, built a meditation house. He emphasized Yangleyshey as an epicenter of Vajrayana. As a matter of fact, there is much that is wanting as regards the sanctity and hygiene of the place, in spite of the fact that it is one of two caves in Nepal hallowed by meditation by Guru Rimpoche. Its condition is a far cry from any holy place in Bhutan. Yet Yangleyshey is now a widely known place on the Buddhist map. Since Jadrel meditated in Yangleyshey and settled in Pharping, Pharping and Drollu’s spirituality-based real estate fortunes went meteoric. The once idyllic patch of pastureland of Drollu belonging to the Nepalese Durbar, from where fresh milk was carried to the court, have turned into a shimmering pinnacle of Himalayan Buddhist temples’ architecture.

Jadrel was in Paro Takstang in 1958 where he, under the patronage of HM the Queen Phuntsho Choden, renovated Ugen Tsemo temple. According to a brief note on his accomplishments by Shekar Jamyang Tenpa, Jadrel also installed a new statue of Guru Dorji Droleod in Paro Takstang cave at that time. Some three decades later, in 1985, he was in Bay Langdra in Bhutan. Later in 1988, Jadrel opened Bay Langdra Hermitages where His Eminence Katho Sithu and many other meditators came to live. The previous Katho Sithu Ngawang Palzang and Sera Khando were the young Jadrel’s early lamas while in Tibet.

Jadrel was extremely focused on founding drubdra (place for meditation students), helped sometimes by his local patrons. In these hermitages he trained and initiated practitioners in three-year long meditation. Mostly located in Nepal, but a few in India, he founded Dzobangla Hermitages in 1961, Sonadaar Nunnery Hermitages in 1965, Yangleyshey in 1971, Salbari in 1975, Tinchula in 1978, Yolmo Dashamelug in 1981, Yolmo Drodpadong in 1983, Yolmo Neyding in 1984, Godawari Hermitages in 1985, Sikkim Taktse in 1990, Daki Yongduling in 1993, Chumig Jangchu in 1994, Yolmokhang in 1995, and Yolmo Sermothang in 1996.

Jadrel Sangay Dorji Rinpoche blessing fishes to be released.

Between building a network of choeten (stupa) and hermitages, and training disciples in meditation, Jadrel had one saintly passion he took to epic proportion. Every 15th and the 30th of a lunar month, Jadrel bought fish in huge bulk from numerous fisheries and fish markets by placing advance order, and released them into freedom and life. His close aides Damchoe Dorji from Tibet and Kuenchap from Bhutan estimated that in 2014 alone, Jadrel released about three million fish of various sizes. The total number is astonishing when yearly averages are aggregated over the last 50 years. Jadrel’s fish release routine began soon after he turned vegetarian in Bodh Gaya in 1960. His tsampa thugpa diet did not change much throughout his life. Mushrooms and seaweed gave him greater appetite. His insistence led Bodh Gaya Monlam Chenmo to become vegetarian by 1990. His hermitages and life-giving fish release were mostly financed by general offerings by locals, for funerary prayers or rituals for the living. He spurned foreign donations, the main path of efflorescence of private monastic architecture and paintings today. For instance, eighth or so years ago, a faithful foreigner offered a pile of $ 300,000. Jadrel declined to accept, far from wanting or needing it. His disciples ravenously thought their projects needed it, but they had to let go.

Jadrel’s life-giving routine twice a month made him frequent Trisuli Khola near Pharping and Teesta near Salubari. But the scale of life-saving he undertook was done more favourably in Kolkota’s estuaries. Every month, Jadrel and his aides took a train, with huge barrels of fish, to Kolkota, and released hundreds of thousands of them into Diamond Harbour. His stature even in Diamond Harbour is mythic. He became perhaps the World’s Fish Procurer-in-Chief but with a difference: to free them divinely again into rivers, harbor or ocean. If the same fish were procured, released and caught again in a cycle, it did not matter as every moment of longevity counted. Jadrel also saved goats, buffaloes, and poultry birds but where they would go after saving became an increasing constraint. There is, however, pastureland full of goats in Yolmo saved by him. He scripted a short new prayer he incanted while releasing fish or saving other lives.

Himalayan Buddhism talks about ethical debt to beings incurred knowingly or unknowingly (tshor dang ma tshor) in our present and previous lives. There are two categories of debts: karmic debt (lan chags) and debt of the flesh (sha ‘khyon) (Lhatshuen Namkha Drimed). Debt of the flesh is accumulated because other beings are broken into pieces and eaten, under the heavy chain of man’s food. The common dzongkha and Tibetan word soeltum (gsol ‘krum) for meat curry, literally meaning crushed and swallowed reveals it all. The replenishment of the waters with life is a deeply compassionate, ethical, aesthetic and ecological act, and Jadrel combined all those self-transcending qualities. As Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche wrote, “The passing of Chatrel Sangye Rinpoche marks the end of an era.” May the light of his life lived in a refreshed old-paradigm inspire many future jadrels.

Contributed by
Karma Ura from Pharping-Yangleyshey

Source: http://www.kuenselonline.com/jadrel-sangay-dorji-1913-2015/

 

H.H Chatral Sangye Dorjee Rinpoche Releasing Fishes

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Jadrel Sangay Dorji Rinpoche says: If you take meat, it goes against the vows one takes in seeking refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Because when you take meat you have to take a being’s life. So I gave it up.

Jadrel Sangay Dorji Rinpoche says: Meat, the sinful food, is not permitted according to the three vows: the vows of individual liberation, the Bodhisattva vows and the tantric vows. Thus Buddha stated: “I have never approved, do not approve, and will never approve of a meat diet.” He declared: “my followers must never eat meat.”

Jadrel Sangay Dorji Rinpoche considered that becoming a vegetarian can be a gradual path. Many of his students do not eat meat, fish and egg, nor drink alcohol, but some of them do.

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Nov 9, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Inspiring article of a Lama Jadrel Sangay Dorji Rinpoche, one of the greatest Dzogchen masters of all time. He was an accomplished Tibetan Buddhist yogi known for his great realization and strict discipline. He practices what he preaches without compromise and as a result is beloved throughout the Himalayan region by people of all faiths. He is truly a great master who advocate vegetarianism and had encouraged his students to go on vegetarian. Interesting read of a GREAT lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing.

  2. Jacinta Goh on Feb 1, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    We do have a choice nowadays. Not one but many. We do not have to ‘kill’ in order to feed our hungry stomach. I will not be mad for those who are still having meat as their daily routine as I have been one of them previously. During those days, I didn’t aware that animals are being ‘killed’ for our consumption. It was more like God’s given right. However, meeting Rinpoche’ s blog has turned my life around. I bow down to H.H. Chatral Sangye Dorjee Rinpoche for His outspoken and a great supporter for vegetarianism.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this article.

  3. Samfoonheei on Nov 12, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Wonderful and inspiring article about this lama Jadrel Sangay Dorji Rinpoche.He built many monasteries for his student to meditate and mean time encourage them to go on vegetarianism and save animals.He encouraged all his disciples and those who met him to become vegetarian Jadrel’s compassion towards animals was immeasurable .Every month, Jadrel and his aides released hundreds of thousands of fishes and blessing them before releasing so as others animal saved.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this very inspiring article.

  4. Wan Wai Meng on Sep 13, 2016 at 12:55 am

    It is very joyful to see animals being set free and given a lease of life.

    The example of Jadrel Sangay Dorji Rinpoche is truly worth emulating. Perhaps one could stress that in many regions of Tibet which is barren and bereft of conditions for the growth of vegetables and plants, one has to take meat as sustenance. But since many lamas, monks and Rinpoches have migrated to other less extreme circumstances that makes vegetables, tubers, mushrooms are available it does not make any sense to carry on with a diet consisting of meat. Somehow the bodhisattva vows don’t go hand in hand with the consumption of meat.

    • Wan Wai Meng on Sep 13, 2016 at 12:57 am

      This Lama also composed special prayers to bless the animals that will be released as part of animal liberation.

  5. Stella Cheang on Aug 4, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    With due respect to Buddhist who are non-vegetarian, I feel strongly with what Jadrel Sangay Dorji Rinpoche said. “If you take meat, it goes against the vows one takes in seeking refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Because when you take meat you have to take a being’s life…”

    Refrain from harming another living being is the first of the five basic Buddhist percepts. As simple as this percept may sound, many people still continue to unknowingly (or knowingly) consume meat which is directly harming the life of another sentient being. It is actually a painful karmic debts to repay later on.

    I am happy to see another revered lama shared the same passion as our Guru, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche in promoting vegetarianism and being compassionate towards animal. I am saddened for his passing but rejoice that Jadrel Sangay Dorji Rinpoche had led a virtuous life until the ripe old age of 102 years old.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article with us.

  6. Sharon Ong on Apr 28, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Another inspirational role model for us to emulate. Am particularly touched by Jadrel Sangay Dorji Rinpoche’s compassion towards animals, not only through advocating vegetarianism but also through his choice of walking as much as possible instead of riding on a horse so that he would not cause discomfort to horses.

    Thank you for another wonderful post, Rinpoche.

  7. Pastor Adeline on Apr 26, 2016 at 6:33 am

    Jadrel Sangay Dorji Rinpoche is the mirror of His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche; both advocate vegetarianism and compassion dining with action, among many other good deeds they do. Jadrel Sangay Dorji Rinpoche showed dharma in action, led a life dedicating for the welfare of beings and preservation of the lineage through his body, speech, and mind – a guiding light many has followed and devoted appreciatively. He is both hermit and “socialite” who did retreats, restorations, building works, animals liberations, etc.

    In my limited knowledge, it is uncommon for a Tibetan lama to promote vegetarianism and save animals due to the limitation of Tibet’s high altitude. Hence, many have a perception that Tibetan Buddhists support meat eating. Thanks to Jadrel Sangay Dorji Rinpoche, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, Drubwang Rinpoche, and other lamas that this wrong perception is now challenged and broken.

    One of the core teachings of the Buddha is compassion. By enjoying another being’s blood and flesh is fully against that teaching. Being a vegetarian is good, but even better to have others to opt for the same choice which Jadrel Sangay Dorji Rinpoche did successfully. Vegetarianism is the same as any other practices that can be a gradual path which is easier to be done comparatively. Do consider.

  8. kb thapa on Apr 26, 2016 at 1:06 am

    In Jadrel Sangay Dorji Rinpoche life he build monasteries in many places for students to study and passionately advocated vegetarianism to the the world. This is the qualities of great lama who serves the community non stop very compassionate lama..

  9. Pastor David Lai on Apr 25, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    This is a wonderful example of a lama who advocates Buddhism and spirituality in general. It seems that his entire lifetime was spent on proliferating his lineage that benefit many who seek spirituality and on advocating vegetarianism as a practical manner to actualize the teachings on compassion, love and Bodhichita.

    I believe that vegetarianiam transcends faith and is really an ethical practice of kindness and non-harming of animals. Animals unlike human beings who are undowed with speech, are basically unable to defend or express their sufferings. It is only reasonable that ethical and self-conscious individuals strive towards non-harming and evntually abolishing the exploitation of animals.

    In the end, as I have mentioned in other blog comments of similar nature, how civilized our society should be determined by the lessening of the harming and exploitation of animals.

  10. Beatrix Ooi on Apr 25, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    Jadrel Rinpoche exudes very good qualities, he is truly a great master. It’s very rare to see lamas who advocate vegetarianism because I think in Tibet, they have to consume meat in order to keep themselves warm during the winter. Therefore, it’s almost impossible to go on a vegetarian diet as there aren’t that much vegetables in Tibet.

    And what makes him remarkable is that he does not only advocate vegetarianism but he also walks the talks, through animal liberation. It’s very beautiful to see high lamas like Jadrel Rinpoche rescuing animals because this again shows that they are compassionate.

  11. Pastor Loh Seng Piow on Apr 25, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    This lama’s work is worth rejoicing. Besides building monasteries for the people, which is the “default” job of a lama, Jadrel Sangay Dorji also saved many lives and advocated vegetarianism. This is admiring, especially when he was not born a vegetarian. Many monks (specifically non-Hinayana tradition) nowadays still eat meat, this was fine during Buddha’s days when monks begged for food with their alms, but nowadays monks go to the market to buy raw food to cook, they have a choice, so why still choose meat? Before talking about compassion, one should at least start with becoming a vegetarian, or better still, a vegan first.

  12. Vinnie Tan on Apr 25, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    The story of Jadrel Sangay Dorji Rinpoche is just such an inspiration to all of us.

    Just like H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, they were not born as vegetarians. Yet, because of their love and compassion towards all sentient beings they teach all of us that we should be vegetarians because we should not be killing any living being at all as they might be our parents in our previous lives.

    Animal liberation is just amazing as it gives the lives of these animals that chance of freedom. They will get a second chance to live freely and not be harmed in any way.

    By the end of the day if we constantly crave for meat, it is just like eating another human being as we will all just be slabs of meat one day that will be thrown around. It is just like what we do to animals. It is not justifiable that it is alright to do things like that for animals, but not for human beings.

    It would only be more sound if we do not consume meat at all.

  13. Pastor Han Nee on Apr 25, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring life story of Jadrel Sangay Dorji Rinpoche (1913-2015).He passionately advocated vegetarianism,and to show his compassionate care for them, he also relentlessly sought to release as many animals, fish and birds as he could.I like what it says here about him releasing the fish into the waters : “He became perhaps the World’s Fish Procurer-in-Chief but with a difference: to free them divinely again into rivers, harbor or ocean. If the same fish were procured, released and caught again in a cycle, it did not matter as every moment of longevity counted!”

    There was this instinct in him for simplicity. He would not lavishly build imposing centers or monasteries. He preferred unadorned simplicity in life. He preferred to build places of meditation and hermitages where he could train his students to engage in long three year meditation. He preferred the training of the mind of his students in intensive meditation.

    His death was the passing of a great siddha, yogi, Lama and a great vegetarian, who strongly and compassionately advocated saving animals through his own countless acts of liberating innumerable animals, birds and fish.

  14. Pastor Antoinette on Apr 25, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    What an inspiration!

    One focus of Jadrel Sangay Dorji life was to build monasteries in Nepal and India, places for students to meditate and study and in doing so, he has changed the life of many for the better.

    Another highlight of his life was saving uncountable lifes. Jadrel Sangay Dorji has not been born vegetarian but when he started eating vegetarian, he did much more than stopping eating meat and fish. He is known for releasing countless animals into freedom and inspiring others to do the same. On a regular basis, twice a month a huge amount of animals has been released.

    H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche inspires everyone to become vegetarian and to not harm any kind of life. In Kechara, animal liberations are done on a regular basis. It is important to educate people and through this blog, https://www.tsemrinpoche.com, the word is spread all over the world.

    I rejoice for the hard work Jadrel Sangay Dorji has done and that he benefited countless beings and by doing so inspiring many others to do the same.

    It is important to read about the deeds and life stories of great masters to be inspired and do more for others. Thank You Rinpoche for showing us the way.

  15. Li Kheng on Apr 25, 2016 at 10:38 am

    People alway tell me they need inspiration. I think the world is not short of inspiring people, we just need to know where to look.

    A man who lives by example:

    Love for all living beings: he advocates vegetarianism and liberates millions of animals fated to be slaughtered.

    Gratitude for the environment: recognizing the need to replenish the water of our world.

    Renounce all that cause suffering: lives a simple life focused on benefiting others.

    Thank you Tsem Tulku Rinpoche for this beautiful post!

  16. Joy on Apr 25, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Somehow I’ve always thought that one of the core practice Buddhism was to not eat meat. It is only later when I grew up and got to know more about Buddhism, particularly Vajrayana/Tibetan Buddhism that I was told eating meat was “fine”. I thought it was odd at first because Buddhism strongly advocate no killing, no harming any sentient being so how can eating meat be considered okay in the eyes of law of cause and effect?

    When Rinpoche decided to stop eating meat and started to make that change, initially we were afraid we could not overcome of desire for meat and would fail. But because the motivation was to create the cause for our own animal sanctuary to manifest and hence we decided to forgo eating dead beings.

    I’m really glad to see another Tibetan Lama – Chatral Rinpoche who like our Rinpoche gives very logical, powerful advice on vegetarianism and the basics Buddhist principle is truly practice ‘no killing’. As what Rinpoche always say, not eating meat is the very gross level of compassion in action. If we can’t even do this and let go of our attachment to eating meat, then lets not even talk about developing Bodhichitta! The rest of our practice on compassion is nothing more than another self-deception that is based on our self-cherishing mind.

  17. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Apr 25, 2016 at 8:46 am

    What a coincidence! I first heard about Chatral Rinpoche just a few weeks ago when I came across these memes below. What caught my interest was that so few Tibetan lamas are this outspoken and direct about being vegetarian – in one of the memes, Chatral Rinpoche even admonishes the lamas, saying “what a shame if even the lamas can’t give up meat!”

    His memes were posted alongside a quote from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso who said that animals are sentient beings with the potential to become Buddhas. Therefore by participating in their death because we eat meat, we rob them of this Buddha potential and it’s incredibly heavy negative karma for us.

    I thought it was an interesting contrast that lamas like Tsem Rinpoche, Chatral Rinpoche and Geshe Kelsang Gyatso are such outspoken advocates of vegetarianism because it’s totally opposite to the many Tibetan monks and nuns I have seen who appear to defend meat-eating. I think their defence has less to do with attachment, and more to do with their lack of exposure and education that vegetarianism can be healthy. Having said that, in this day and age, I think it’s time for a new approach to our diets as Buddhist practitioners, especially since we live in a world where there are many dietary alternatives.

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  18. MartinC on Apr 25, 2016 at 3:02 am

    I love this post and reading about this amazingly compassionate lama. In the recent years, many high lamas have called for abstinence in the taking of meat. HH The 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinly also gave instruction to his followers not to consume meat in 2007. H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has been very consistent is his advocacy of a no-meat diet for a long time as well.

    When the Buddha ordered all practitioners to ‘do not harm’ and not to kill, it is only logical that the Buddha meant, not to kill directly or indirectly or to rejoice in the slaughter of other sentient beings. Eating meat clearly transgresses the instructions not to cause the killing of other beings and rejoicing in the killing. Clearly when we salivate and take delight in partaking in the meat dish, we are by default rejoicing in the making of the dish.

    It is one thing to eat meat because we have to, as in there is nothing else to eat and we are unaware of the ills of eating meat and causing harm. These days we cannot use any of those two reasons as justifications.

  19. Carmen Koo on Apr 25, 2016 at 1:00 am

    How Jadrel Rinpoche advocates Vegetarianism reminds me of how Tsem Rinpoche does it in today’s times. Rinpoche loves animals, and is a strong advocate in educating other’s about animal’s rights and cruelty towards animals. Like how Jadrel Rinpoche adviced his students to have vegetarian diet, I too was inspired to be vegetarian by Tsem Rinpoche. I’ve seen Tsem Rinpoche save lives as well, and continue to do so, again just like Jadrel Rinpoche. There are many similarities that you can draw upon from beings with great compassion, and their deeds and activities too, are similar in nature.

    Thank you for sharing this story so that we can get the blessings, in addition to being inspired and have our knowledge increased, from reading stories of lineage lamas, Rinpoche.

    Watch Tsem Rinpoche save lives here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WilfP2hRj10

    Carmen

  20. Pema Thinley on Apr 24, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    When I first time saw him in a photo, I was deeply inspired by the simplicity and kindness he appeared. He was known to Bhutanese for saving many lives of animals and many went vegetarian after meeting him. Though, I didn’t have karma to meet him, his words were so inspiring that he always talked of compassion towwrds animals because loving someome who cannot love back is the real selfless love. I cannot imagine how may lives he saved _()_. We lost someone so precious.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing. We must cut out the negative karma accumulated by eating meat.

  21. Valentina Suhendra on Apr 24, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Dear Rinpoche

    Thank you for this inspiring story of Jadrel Sangay Dorje Rinpoche. It is amazing how this yogi who lived for over one century has inspired many people to become a vegetarian and continuously saving animals who were about to be butchered. I love the fact that he was saving a lot of animals too. It just reminded me how I became a vegetarian. I could not see the logic that something have to die so I can live. I know the law of karma that killing is a negative karma. My relatives and friends tried to reason with me that someone else killed the animals and not us. However, I did not understand why I was not at fault since these people killed the animals so I can satisfy my taste bud. So one day around October 2003, I decided to become a vegetarian. My parents were furious and friends started betting as to how long will I last with this diet. 13 years have passed, and I am still a vegetarian.

    My point is I am inspired by this Lama’s courage because saving animals and encouraging others to become vegetarians could be very challenging because he was challenging their sense of enjoyment and pleasure. I rejoice in his deeds and effort.

    Valentina

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  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Sep 30. 2020 06:40 PM
    Thank you for the sharing, this article has very good information and guidance for the present and future generation. There is a saying that “whatever we reap today is what we sow later”.

    Similarly, our good conduct and hardship will be also be an example to our kids, we must also encourage them that nothing is impossible if there is effort to succeed in any circumstances.

    https://bit.ly/30kJrow
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 30. 2020 10:29 AM
    I found Beng Kooi 2nd row number 6 from the right as one look at the picture. Hope I am right. Well it is Beng kooi when I read those comments below. From the picture she still look the same. Yes Beng Kooi is one fully committed person, helpful, hardworking and friendly once one get to know her. I have the chance to meet her while volunteering at Kechara Forest Retreat. We have a friendly chat at that time.
    Oops so Su Ming is beside Beng Kooi, they are classmates. Fun as it bring back great memories by looking at old pictures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/can-you-find-beng-kooi-su-ming.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 30. 2020 10:28 AM
    Dawn Giordano Garofalo is a classmate of Tsem Rinpoche while in Howell, New Jersey. Tsem Rinpoche had not met her 35 years but not forgotten as both of them has great memories . Its great that she allowed the bio research team to interview in the last minutes. She had shared her memories with Rinpoche of their childhood.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/dawn-giordano-garofalo.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 30. 2020 10:25 AM
    Watching the video tells a us a powerful message, go on meatless, vegetarian or vegan is the best choice to live a healthy lifestyle. Choosing a vegetarian diet is inherently healthful because vegetarians consume less animal fat and cholesterol . Nowadays more people are health conscious as they have seen animals been killed in a cruel way. Social media have sent out a powerful message eating meat is bad for health and many related diseases are the main cause of it. Go green to be healthy, nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth by eating meat. Eating a healthy diet high in fruit, vegetables and whole grains, will be good for our health. By reducing demand of meat we can safe animals from the slaughter house.
    Thank you Rinpoche, for sharing this video with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/very-interesting-video-must-watch.html
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Sep 29. 2020 12:17 PM
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge on topic of equanimity and emptiness. Equanimity is the basis to develop Bodhicitta, equanimity to me helps us to maintain a balanced outlook towards people and situations.

    With a balanced concern for all sentient beings, we can further develop our minds to have the happiness of others as a priority.Once again thank you for sharing this good article with us.


    https://bit.ly/2S7Zn93
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Sep 29. 2020 11:42 AM
    Interesting and educational post by Pastor David . Pastor explained well about the iconography of Buddhas’ statues and Buddhas paintings on Thangkas. A very informative about the different Buddha which has so many forms and the reason of their appearance in peaceful and wrathful forms .
    Thank you Pastor for this sharing where new comers will get to understand better.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/liaisons/buddha-statues-iconography-by-david-lai.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Sep 29. 2020 11:40 AM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these precious rare pictures of great masters whose other than H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and H.H. Kyabje Ling Rinpoche. We are truly fortunate able to view these rare pictures. Looking at the pictures tells us a thousand words and it’s a blessing merely by seeing it. The two great masters were tutors of His Holiness Dalai Lama and been travelling with Dalai Lama everywhere.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/blessed-upon-sight-of-these-masters.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Sep 29. 2020 11:39 AM
    The Tibetan Leadership (CTA) said that Dorje Shugden is an evil spirit yet at the same time they recognise the reincarnations of the Dorje Shugden lamas. That’s not logic at all. Reading this article tells one more than that, many great lamas have been reincarnated back again and again such as H E Serkong Dorje Chang, H E Gyara Rinpoche, H E Kyabje Lati Rinpoche , H E Khari Kentrul Rinpoche and many more. Many high lamas and monks have engaged in Dorje Shugden’s practice over the years. When they passed away, their undisputed incarnation has returned , it has proven that those who practised Dorje Shugden’s practice do not go to the lower realm as claimed by CTA. Some of the past great lamas even composed the Dorje Shugden puja and prayers had it proven too that this practice is not a minor practice. It has been around more than 400 years old. Dorje Shugden was a pervasive practice within the Gelugpas before the ban.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this well explained article for more people to understand .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dorje-shugden-people-do-not-go-to-the-three-lower-realms.html
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Sep 28. 2020 05:36 PM
    Amazing and wonderful information of Mount Wu Thai and the holy sites of Manjushri in China . I believe with its particular geological structure and stunning natural landscape, the mountain has been listed in the World Heritage List by the UNESCO.

    I very fortunate to read this article and discover further about the historic land that encompasses ancient history, urban wonders, spectacular vistas and rich cultural experiences which makes it a popular destination for world travelers.

    Thank you for the beautiful scenery photos , hope to visit the peak mountain once in lifetime.
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Sep 28. 2020 03:59 PM
    ts really beautiful and amazing to see from the images above especially those at the rice fields. Looking at the huge buddha statue it really brings a sense of calm and peace looking at this big buddha adorning the big skyline.

    Big statues and religious Artifacts of Buddha images are used as inspirations to create and spread rememberances of good humane qualities, such as compassion and loving kindness, as-well-as inner peace .Thank you very much for this beautiful article.


    https://bit.ly/3kS8iaV
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 28. 2020 01:57 PM
    Revisit this article again…..very interesting read about Guru Padmasambhava born from a lotus in the land of Oddiyana , India and grew up a prince . Guru Rinpoche is the founder of Tibetan Buddhism and the Buddha of our time where he is known as the second Buddha. Interesting read of his biography and prophecies.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/padmasambhava.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 28. 2020 01:55 PM
    Beautiful sharing about Kyabje Tsem Rinpoche by Geshe Lobsang Phuntsok . Geshe Lobsang Phuntsok speaks about his experience and shares his thoughts on Tsem Rinpoche’s Dharma activities. As its true that Rinpoche has contributed financially to Gaden Monastery and many other monasteries. Giving teachings in Malaysia and uphold the lineage of Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in a modern way. Many of us and others across the globe indeed have benefited learning and practicing through Rinpoche ‘s blog. I am one of them. We are fortunate to have Rinpoche here and have change the lives of many. Rinpoche’s qualities is simply extraordinary, incredible, and a down to earth Lama, where no words can describe him.
    Thank you writers team for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/geshe-lobsang-phuntsok-speaks-so-eloquently-about-tsem-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 28. 2020 01:54 PM
    Well done the writers team from Kechara who had interviewed Geshe Lobsang Wangchuk , spoke what his thoughts of all about Kyabje Tsem Rinpoche our Lama. He is a personal friend of Tsem Rinpoche spoke the truth and only truth. Gen Wangchuk recounted Tsem Rinpoche’s Guru devotion, kindness and had help many monks from his home and headquarters Gaden Shartse Monastery, and even monks from different monasteries. Tsem Rinpoche understand the hardships of monks gave what he could even he had little for himself. Many monks have benefited from his kindness, Tsem Rinpoche was one of the few international lamas living overseas that had contributed significantly to monasteries. Rinpoche gave all that he had to benefit others, and even to beggars on the streets Rinpoche met. Rinpoche’s help had made a difference in the monk’s lives, supporting, encouragement, sponsoring dharma books and so forth.
    Thank you writers team for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/geshe-lobsang-wangchuk.html
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Sep 25. 2020 04:31 PM
    This is great, I love seeing new places and discovering the world. I believe that we must go to unique places out of our comfort zones. The imagination and creativity behind these places are amazing and wonderful.

    Thank you for the sharing, this is truly a masterpiece in terms of architecture.

    https://bit.ly/3cxgYk0
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Sep 24. 2020 04:20 PM
    This article had show scientific analysis through vocal test and get their foot prints to prove their are being like big foot existence in this world.Whether is not 100 percent proving. I am truthfully this creature existing in this world.

    Pastor David explains about evidences through dermal ridges and that it is nearly impossible to fake them.So it all comes to the conclusion that Bigfoot, Yeti, Sasquatch exist and that they are.

    https://bit.ly/3iZA84J

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Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
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  • She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
    1 years ago
    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
    1 years ago
    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
  • Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
    1 years ago
    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
    1 years ago
    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    1 years ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    2 yearss ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    2 yearss ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    2 yearss ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    2 yearss ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    2 yearss ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    2 yearss ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    2 yearss ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    2 yearss ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    2 yearss ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    3 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    3 yearss ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    3 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    3 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    3 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    3 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    3 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    3 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    3 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    3 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    3 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    3 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    3 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
2 weeks 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
3 weeks 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 month 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 month 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
4 months ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
4 months ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
5 months ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
7 months ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
7 months ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
7 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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