Most Venerable Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende visits Tsem Rinpoche

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His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende (Abbot Emeritus of Shar Gaden Monastery) and His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche

His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende (Abbot Emeritus of Shar Gaden Monastery) and His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche

 

Interviewing H.E. Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende
of Shar Gaden Monastery
about H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche

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Kechara was extremely honoured and privileged to host the visit of His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende, accompanied by his devoted attendant Gen Wangyal. Kensur Rinpoche, now an abbot emeritus, was the first abbot of Shar Gaden Monastery. It was Kensur Rinpoche who steered the monastery through troubled times when they were first forced to split from Gaden Shartse Monastery. Together with the other monks from Dokhang Khangtsen, Kensur Rinpoche established Shar Gaden Monastery as a Dorje Shugden stronghold where the practice and lineage could be protected and preserved.

In this day and age, few lamas command as much respect as Kensur Rinpoche who is admired for his bravery and courage. Certainly, his smiling face belies the many struggles he has experienced throughout his life. After leaving Tibet in 1959, Kensur Rinpoche stayed for a number of years in Buxa together with over 1000 other monks. There, they fought to preserve the practices and lineages that were at risk of being lost or had been left behind in Tibet. Kensur Rinpoche told us that during that time, all of the monks would do regular Kalarupa (Druchuma) pujas. The pujas were requested by the Tibetan leadership who asked that the rituals be dedicated to the removal of obstacles for the Tibetan settlements.

In the early 1990s, when everyone was still a part of Gaden Shartse Monastery. Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende, then known as Geshe Lobsang Phende, is on the far left of the picture. He is the umze (lead chanter) of the puja and wearing the tsoksha hat. He sits behind His Holiness the 101st Gaden Trisur Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Chocktrul Rinpoche and our Rinpoche.

In the early 1990s, when everyone was still a part of Gaden Shartse Monastery. Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende, then known as Geshe Lobsang Phende, is on the far left of the picture. He is the umze (lead chanter) of the puja and wearing the tsoksha hat. He sits behind His Holiness the 101st Gaden Trisur Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Chocktrul Rinpoche and our Tsem Rinpoche.

Thus, together with other monks like Gen Wangyal and Geshe Sopa, Kensur Rinpoche helped to rebuild Gaden Monastery in exile, through both spiritual and physical means. Kensur Rinpoche tells of a time when the monks had to go into the forest and chop down the trees by hand, and transport the logs back to the site where Gaden was being constructed. It was through this arduous process, driven by faith and devotion, that monks like Gen Wangyal today speak excellent Hindi since they had to deal with local Indian contractors.

Yet, when the ban came, none of these efforts mattered. They were in fact conveniently forgotten and in 2008, Kensur Rinpoche and the monks of Dokhang Khangtsen were resoundingly kicked out of Gaden Shartse Monastery because they refused to give up their practice. Kensur Rinpoche said that when His Holiness the Dalai Lama began issuing instructions for Shugden and non-Shugden worshippers to be segregated, Kensur Rinpoche thought long and hard about the decision to follow the Dalai Lama’s instructions and split from Gaden Shartse Monastery. His concern was for the welfare of the monks who were about to be kicked out because they did not want to give up their practice. Without resources, how were they ever going to continue?

The Gaden Oracle in trance of Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden grips Kensur Rinpoche's robes, a sign of his great happiness and appreciation for Kensur Rinpoche's devotion to the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa.

The Gaden Oracle in trance of Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden grips Kensur Rinpoche’s robes, a sign of his great happiness and appreciation for Kensur Rinpoche’s devotion to the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa.

In the end Kensur Rinpoche decided separating meant he could also protect those who chose to ‘give up the practice’. If the Dokhang Khangtsen monks did not leave, they were going to be expelled anyway and before things reached that stage, the rest of Gaden Shartse would suffer immense pressure from Dharamsala to harass Shugden monks. Kensur Rinpoche said the environment at the time was such that non-Shugden monks would have been harassed for associating with Shugden monks, and Kensur Rinpoche wanted to protect them from this type of unpleasant, uncomfortable situation.

So even in Kensur Rinpoche’s decision to support the split from Gaden Shartse Monastery, the motivation was compassion for everyone involved. Although he did not agree with the decisions of people who chose to give up the practice, still he did not wish to harm them. How many of us can say we are that deeply practised to think about the welfare of those who might cause harm to us?

Tsem Rinpoche and Kensur Rinpoche meeting for the first time in decades. The meeting stretched for many hours because there was much to catch up on.

Tsem Rinpoche and Kensur Rinpoche meeting for the first time in decades. The meeting stretched for many hours because there was much to catch up on. There is a strong connection here as Gen Wangyal the assistant of Kensur Rinpoche is the nephew of Tsem Rinpoche’s previous incarnation (Kentrul Thubten Lamsang).

But the worst was yet to come and in fact, the highest insult arrived in the form of Gaden Shartse Monastery doing the previously-unthinkable. Soon after the split, they erected a wall between themselves and the newly-established Shar Gaden. Consider the fact Kensur Rinpoche has devoted his life to his monastery, then imagine what it must have felt like as Kensur Rinpoche watched this wall being constructed, brick by brick.

Imagine the monastery that you helped to build by hand, telling you in such an obvious and degrading way that they no longer want you nor wish to be associated with you. This is exactly what the Tibetan leadership forces their community to do, and how much hurt and insult they instigate by driving people apart with a total disregard for their feelings and their contribution to Tibetan society and the welfare of the Tibetan people.

Tsem Rinpoche shows Kensur Rinpoche his personal 5ft Vajrayogini statue.

Tsem Rinpoche shows Kensur Rinpoche his personal 5ft Vajrayogini statue.

When Kensur Rinpoche tells this story, he does it without any bitterness or anger. But one can only imagine the pain, anguish and humiliation that many of the other monks also experienced at that time. As a result, Kensur Rinpoche as the first abbot would have had to counsel many monks who were hurt, confused and finding themselves unable to make sense of the event. In the early years of Shar Gaden’s establishment, it was Kensur Rinpoche who raised the funds, educated the young monks, and guided and trained them so that the monastery would have a firm grounding for its longevity and survival.

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These days, Kensur Rinpoche has retired from the abbotship. He now spends most of his time in India where although Kensur Rinpoche is the abbot emeritus, he continues to be involved in monastic affairs. Such is his ongoing concern and unflagging devotion for the welfare of the Sangha. During part of the year, Kensur Rinpoche also travels to Europe where he conducts pujas to raise funds, again for the Monastery. This harkens back to a time when the Dorje Shugden ban first started and Kensur Rinpoche found himself travelling to Europe to conduct pujas to raise funds for the Dorje Shugden Society in Delhi, so they could carry out their important works. It is known by all who have met Kensur Rinpoche that everything he raises is directed straight to the monastery.

While many claim to be great, few are truly great and have their greatness recognised by so many others. Theirs is a greatness developed through their actions, their devotion and their commitment to carrying out their promises. Throughout Kensur Rinpoche’s time in Malaysia, what moved me the most is that although he is such a grand lama, Kensur Rinpoche is totally without airs and graces, and lives very simply with his devoted attendant Gen Wangyal. While his actions make him deserving of the highest throne, yet he asks and demands for nothing, and thinks only for the monastery and its welfare.

For almost every day that Kensur Rinpoche was with us in Malaysia, he did pujas for the success and growth of Rinpoche's work, and for Rinpoche's long life.

For almost every day that Kensur Rinpoche was with us in Malaysia, he did pujas for the success and growth of Tsem Rinpoche’s work, and for Tsem Rinpoche’s long life.

On his visit to Kechara, Kensur Rinpoche performed many long life pujas dedicated to our guru, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche. Kensur Rinpoche expressed that he understood the importance of Rinpoche’s work for the lineage, and he wished to contribute to Rinpoche’s works in this way. He has wanted to offer tenshug (long life requests and official pujas) to our Tsem Rinpoche in the past, but Tsem Rinpoche humbly declined. Kechara was truly honoured that such a distinguished guest and practitioner performed these rituals for our teacher. Kechara also had the opportunity to serve Kensur Rinpoche, taking him for medical check-ups with the best doctors to get his diabetes under control. All of this was overseen by our Rinpoche who wanted to take care of Kensur Rinpoche in his old age, in the same way Kensur Rinpoche has taken care of so many people throughout his life. For Rinpoche, such practitioners who are reservoirs of learning, knowledge and practice grow more and more precious as time passes and this lost generation of perfect masters who were educated in Tibet continues to dwindle in number.

Kensur Rinpoche also performed a soongdroop and rabney consecration puja for all of the statues and images throughout the Kechara Forest Retreat land.

Kensur Rinpoche also performed a soongdroop and rabney consecration puja for all of the statues and images throughout the Kechara Forest Retreat land.

When you ask Kensur Rinpoche how he dealt with the problems he has experienced throughout his life, Kensur Rinpoche’s answer is very simple:

“Pray to your lama for blessings. Pray to Dorje Shugden for material help. Then relax and trust, and don’t worry.

When you have your lama’s blessings and Dorje Shugden’s help, you have no reason to worry.”

Though Kensur Rinpoche’s words may appear simple, because they are uttered by someone who has successfully weathered storm after storm, it is then you realise even simple words can become an immense inspiration when they are backed up by actions that have borne fruit. They are especially more powerful when uttered by someone who has kept his monk vows intact for the last 70 years, for Kensur Rinpoche entered the monastery when he was just seven years old and at the time of writing, is currently 77 years old.

So in the interview above which was recorded while Kensur Rinpoche he was here with us, you will find that Kensur Rinpoche is speaking about our Rinpoche, and talking about what he thinks about our Rinpoche’s works and what he has accomplished.

May Kensur Rinpoche a long life and may all of his wishes swiftly come to fruition. May Kechara always be able to host such practitioners, to create the causes to develop such practitioners ourselves.

Pastor Jean Ai

 

Attendees bow as Kensur Rinpoche arrives for one of the pujas dedicated to Tsem Rinpoche, his long life and his works.

Attendees bow as Kensur Rinpoche arrives for one of the pujas dedicated to Tsem Rinpoche, his long life and his works.

Here, Druchuma or Kalarupa Puja is being done for our Rinpoche's long life.

Here, Druchuma or Kalarupa Puja is being done for our Rinpoche’s long life.

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With the help of assistant monks, Kensur Rinpoche conducted over 20 pujas dedicated to Rinpoche’s long life and the growth of Rinpoche’s works. This is in the middle of the soongdroop puja Kensur Rinpoche conducted to consecrate and reconsecrate Buddha statues and images all over KFR.

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Kensur Rinpoche also performed a rabney consecration puja for all of the statues and images throughout the Kechara Forest Retreat land.

Kensur Rinpoche also performed a rabney consecration puja for all of the statues and images throughout the Kechara Forest Retreat land.

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Kensur Rinpoche blessing the location of the memorial for our Rinpoche's dog, Yogi who recently passed away.

Kensur Rinpoche blessing the location of the memorial for our Rinpoche’s dog, Yogi who recently passed away.

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 While Kensur Rinpoche was in Malaysia, he also led our monthly Dorje Shugden puja (dakhang). At the end of the puja, Kensur Rinpoche blessed all of the members of our Puja House, sangha-to-be and our pastors.

While Kensur Rinpoche was in Malaysia, he also led our monthly Dorje Shugden puja (dakhang). At the end of the puja, Kensur Rinpoche blessed all of the members of our Puja House, sangha-to-be and our pastors.

Kensur Rinpoche greets everyone as he exits Wisdom Hall under the gaze of Shakyamuni and Dorje Shugden, both of whom he has devoted his entire life to.

Kensur Rinpoche greets everyone as he exits Wisdom Hall under the gaze of Shakyamuni and Dorje Shugden, both of whom he has devoted his entire life to.

During Kensur Rinpoche's visit to Malaysia, he was also interviewed about his life story as well as his thoughts and feelings about our Rinpoche.

During Kensur Rinpoche’s visit to Malaysia, he was also interviewed about his life story as well as his thoughts and feelings about our Rinpoche.

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Kensur Rinpoche visited Kechara's new Puja House in Bentong, and blessed the premises. Here, our Head Pastor Yek Yee can be seen greeting Kensur Rinpoche.

Kensur Rinpoche visited Kechara’s new Puja House in Bentong, and blessed the premises. Here, our Head Pastor Yek Yee can be seen greeting Kensur Rinpoche.

Kensur Rinpoche doing a Dorje Shugden black tea in front of a portrait of his guru and teacher Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, who gave Kensur Rinpoche his novice monk ordination vows.

Kensur Rinpoche doing a Dorje Shugden black tea at our Kechara Puja House in front of a portrait of his guru and teacher Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, who gave Kensur Rinpoche his novice monk ordination vows.

Upon his arrival to Malaysia, Kensur Rinpoche toured the various Kechara departments. Here, in the Kechara Gallery, Kensur Rinpoche pays special attention to our Rinpoche's recognition papers (chakdak).

Upon his arrival to Malaysia, Kensur Rinpoche toured the various Kechara departments. Here, in the Kechara Gallery, Kensur Rinpoche pays special attention to our Rinpoche’s story.

At Kensur Rinpoche's insistence, he conducted over 20 pujas while he was in Malaysia. All of them were dedicated to the growth of Rinpoche's works and Kechara, and to our Rinpoche's long life. On some days, the team overseeing Kensur Rinpoche's visit took him to tour other sites in Malaysia, such as Chin Swee Temple in Genting Highlands.

At Kensur Rinpoche’s insistence, he conducted over 20 pujas while he was in Kechara in Malaysia. All of them were dedicated to the growth of Tsem Rinpoche’s works and Kechara, and to our Tsem Rinpoche’s long life. On some days, the team overseeing Kensur Rinpoche’s visit took him to tour other sites in Malaysia, such as Chin Swee Temple in Genting Highlands.

Kensur Rinpoche also had the opportunity to join one of Kechara Soup Kitchen's (KSK) rounds, to offer food to the poor. Here, Kensur Rinpoche is receiving an explanation of KSK's activities.

Kensur Rinpoche also had the opportunity to join one of Kechara Soup Kitchen’s (KSK) rounds, to offer food to the poor. Here, Kensur Rinpoche is receiving an explanation of KSK’s activities.

Kensur Rinpoche offering food to Kuala Lumpur's homeless and urban poor.

Kensur Rinpoche offering food to Kuala Lumpur’s homeless and urban poor.

A small number of Kecharians were fortunate to receive teachings from Kensur Rinpoche. Kensur Rinpoche gave teachings on Kalarupa and the puja, on guru devotion and on the importance of a Dharma centre. For the sangha-to-be and pastors, they were fortunate to receive teachings from Kensur Rinpoche on the behaviour of monks and nuns.

A small number of Kecharians were fortunate to receive teachings from Kensur Rinpoche. Kensur Rinpoche gave teachings on Kalarupa and the puja, on guru devotion and on the importance of a Dharma centre. For the sangha-to-be and pastors, they were fortunate to receive teachings from Kensur Rinpoche on the behaviour of monks and nuns.

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A small team of people were dedicated to serving Kensur Rinpoche throughout his stay in Malaysia. This is Carmen, who is a member of the Kechara's Board of Directors and Tsem Ladrang.

A small team of people were dedicated to serving Kensur Rinpoche throughout his stay in Malaysia. This is Carmen, who is a member of the Kechara’s Board of Directors and Tsem Ladrang.

William, who is head of Kechara's Human Resources and a member of Kechara's Board of Directors, was also involved in Kensur Rinpoche's care.

William, who is head of Kechara’s Human Resources and a member of Kechara’s Board of Directors, was also involved in Kensur Rinpoche’s care.

Abby, who is a member of Kechara's Board of Directors and works extremely hard translating our Rinpoche's works to Chinese, was also very involved during Kensur Rinpoche's visit, helping to coordinate pujas and various other works.

Abby, who is a member of Kechara’s Board of Directors and works extremely hard translating our Rinpoche’s works to Chinese, was also very involved during Kensur Rinpoche’s visit, helping to coordinate pujas and various other works.

Overseeing Kensur Rinpoche's whole visit and the team who served him was one of our Rinpoche's personal assistants, Beng Kooi who is the head of e-Division and a member of Kechara's Board of Directors.

Overseeing Kensur Rinpoche’s whole visit and the team who served him was one of our Rinpoche’s personal assistants, Beng Kooi who is the head of e-Division and a member of Kechara’s Board of Directors.

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The biography of His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche
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His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende was born in 1941 in Lhasa, Tibet, not far from Gaden Monastery. Born into a very poor family, Kensur Rinpoche joined the local monastery after a monk that the family knew requested for their son to join the sangha. Rinpoche was just 7 years old at the time and he fondly recalls this as one of the best decisions his parents ever made for him.

Five years later, at the age of 12, Kensur Rinpoche entered the great prayer hall of Gaden Shartse Monastery where he received his Getsul (novice) vows from the incomparable His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He began his education with the Five Great Treatises under the tutelage of renowned masters such as H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche.

In 1959, Kensur Rinpoche followed His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and many others into exile in India. Like many other Tibetans, Kensur Rinpoche found himself in Buxa located in Northeastern India. There he remained for some time where his studies of Sutra and Tantra resumed. Kensur Rinpoche remembers those times as difficult but happy ones, where over 1000 monks from all traditions were gathered. During that time, all of the monks would engage in regular Kalarupa (Druchuma) pujas requested by the Tibetan government, for the removal of obstacles for the Tibetan settlements which were just being established.

A Tibetan monastery is an institution of great learning, diffusion and development of Buddhist philosophy, art and culture. It forms the core of religious and political life in Tibetan society and so when the Tibetans first arrived in India, rebuilding their great monasteries was one of their priorities. They focused first on the Three Great Pillars of Gaden, Sera and Drepung Monasteries. Kensur Rinpoche himself was one of the early pioneers who restored the monastic universities in India, and was directly involved in the reestablishment of Gaden in Mundgod, South India. Drepung would later come to be reestablished in Mundgod too, while Sera was reestablished in Bylakuppe, Mysore.

Throughout his life, Kensur Rinpoche has been so highly respected that he has always been requested to hold many positions and offices. Kensur Rinpoche was appointed General Secretary for the Lama Society, an organization in support of Gaden and Drepung Monasteries. Upon the completion of his tenure, he was requested to extend his service but Kensur Rinpoche declined, citing that he had to focus on his studies as advised by His Eminence Kensur Lati Rinpoche. When Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende finally completed his studies with due honours, he was awarded the Geshe Lharampa degree. This is equivalent to a Doctorate in Buddhist Philosophy. With his expertise and knowledge in pujas and rituals, and known for his beautifully sonorous chanting, Kensur Rinpoche was then appointed the Umze (lead chanter) of Gaden Shartse Monastery.

Tsem Rinpoche sponsored a long life puja for his guru, H.E. Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche. In this photo, you can see Kensur Rinpoche fulfilling his role as the umze (lead chanter) for this long life puja.

Tsem Rinpoche sponsored a long life puja for his guru, H.E. Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche. In this photo, you can see Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende fulfilling his role as the umze (lead chanter) for this long life puja.

Amongst Kensur Rinpoche’s many literary contributions was the reorganisation of the common and uncommon rituals and recitation traditions, in order to make them comprehensive and accessible to many. This was made possible with thorough analyses of the original compositions, in collaboration with and guided by none other than His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorjechang and His Holiness Kyabje Zong Dorjechang.

In addition, Kensur Rinpoche also served the monastery and laity as secretary to the Oracle of Dorje Shugden at Gaden Monastery. In this position, the sangha and laypeople relied on Kensur Rinpoche as the main scribe to record the proclamations and prophesies of Dorje Shugden in trance. When in trance, Dorje Shugden would speak in an archaic form of the Tibetan language, which is only understood by erudite scholars. Kensur Rinpoche bearing this position successfully for many years thus reflects and highlights his incredible knowledge and skill.

In February 2008, as a result of the ban on Dorje Shugden, Dokhang Khangtsen (a subdivision of Gaden Shartse Monastery) separated from the rest of Gaden Shartse to became an autonomous Gelug monastic institution on its own right. Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende was appointed as the Abbot to lead this newly-formed monastery, which was given the name Shar Gaden Monastery. Under Kensur Rinpoche’s guidance and leadership, the monastery reestablished its routine and systems, educating and training the monks as they would have been trained in Gaden Shartse. Only, as part of Shar Gaden, the monks also had Dorje Shugden included as one of their practices.

In 2013, after a highly successful five-year term as Abbot, Kensur Rinpoche retired from office, thus taking on the title of ‘Kensur’ or Abbot Emeritus*. Today, Kensur Rinpoche maintains his residence at Shar Gaden Monastery while continuing to serve the monastic community there. To this day, he continues to be highly revered at the monastery, and by countless Dorje Shugden practitioners everywhere.

*When one becomes an abbot (khenpo), they are known as Khen Rinpoche. Upon their retirement, the khenpo becomes a kensur and henceforth becomes known as Kensur Rinpoche. Therefore, until Lobsang Phende became Khen Rinpoche (and now Kensur Rinpoche), he would have been known to all as Geshe Lobsang Phende.

 

Addendum

H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche in the centre and Ven Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende on the extreme right.

H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche in the centre and Ven Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende on the extreme right.

After the unfair ban against Dorje Shugden practitioners was forcibly instituted by the Tibetan leadership onto the people and monasteries, the monasteries split. Over 600 monks from Gaden Shartse Monastery left and set up Shar Gaden Monastery. The Tibetan leadership did their best to get the authorities to close Shar Gaden Monastery but Shar Gaden had registered with the Indian authorities so there was nothing the Tibetan leadership could do. It was very sad. Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende left Gaden Shartse Monastery to be the abbot of the newly formed Shar Gaden Monastery in South India where they can continue Dorje Shugden practice. Prior to the ban Lati Rinpoche and Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende could meet up, share and be close as they all had been very close. After the ban this was not allowed anymore. Dorje Shugden and non-Dorje Shugden people had to be segregated. They cannot mix. The previous prime minister of the Tibetan government in-exile said that Dorje Shugden people and non-Dorje Shugden people are like the moustache and the mouth and it has to be separated. You can see in the 2nd photo, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche blessing a child and Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende standing next to the child. The monasteries were happy, united and had good samaya with each other prior to the ban. The ban destroyed everything including unity and harmony. It is very sad to see this. These pictures are from Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende’s collection.

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Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende is standing with H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche

Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende is standing with H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche

 
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  1. Samfoonheei on Aug 2, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    Yes is a great honour to have an abbot emeritus, who was the first abbot of Shar Gaden Monastery visiting Kechara to meet Tsem Tsem Rinpoche in Malaysia. His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende, accompanied by his devoted attendant Gen Wangyal came visiting Kechara Forest Retreat at Bentong. Kensur Rinpoche had established Shar Gaden Monastery as a Dorje Shugden stronghold where the practice and lineage could be protected and preserved. Kensur Rinpoche have not met Tsem Rinpoche since 20 years ago in Gaden Shartse Monastery. That’s was before the Dorje Shugden ban was enforced. Meeting up again here Malaysia are beautifully arranged and the precious pictures in this post paints a thousand words. Each of them having each uniqueness, and their life experience are very special. Compassion conquers all.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai for this sharing.

  2. Samfoonheei on Oct 17, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    It’s a privilege to have a highly Master Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende visiting our Guru, Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest retreat. And even attending the many long-life pujas conducted for Rinpoche. He is one high lama who devoted his whole life to the Dharma. After leaving Tibet into exile in 1959, he helped in rebuilding of monasteries and nunneries throughout India and Nepal. Kensur Rinpoche is one brave , courage and respected Lama . Since retirement he continues to be involved in monastic affairs and travelling to raise funds for the monastery.
    During Kensur Rinpoche’s stays in Kechara, Malaysia, he was interviewed about his life story and shared his thoughts and feelings about our Rinpoche. He give teachings to some fortunate Kecharians and did join in Kechara Soup Kitchen’s (KSK) rounds, offering foods to the poor.
    May Kensur Rinpoche stays healthy and live long to continue turning the Dharma wheel for the benefits of all beings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing of a Great Lama.

  3. Carmen koo on Aug 14, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    What strikes my mind the most is that at his age, Kensur Rinpoche can recollect the memories of the past so vividly, and is still so sharp and alert. His aura is extremely at peace, with no signs of all that he had to go through before.

    It is sad that the ban on Dorje Shugden practice had sidelined him from his home he laid brick by brick. Not only him, but the many who chose to continue their practice proudly. It is sad to see how the ban had destroyed relationships, relationships he had built throughout the years in the monastic community, with the local community, with his fellow countrymen and women and practitioners from around the globe.

    Also, again, another proof of reincarnation! Kensur Rinpoche remembers Rinpoche’s past incarnation as Kentrul Thubten Lamsang, who was devoted to his lamas and performed many auspicious deeds where he was, had many disciples and helped the community very much. Just like Tsem Rinpoche’s deeds today.

  4. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 8, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    The Arya sangha is one of the representation of the Three Jewels, and the community of monks of our time is a representation of that spirit and energy. Venerable Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende has gone through so much since leaving tibet. The split amongst Gaden and Shar Gaden, was not something that was arrived at a whim, it was after much thought by the leadership of Shar Gaden.

    It was done to protect the Dorje Shudgen lineage of practices and also all the monks that wanted to carry on practicing the Dorje Shugden practices. I hope future generations can appreciate the monks of Shar Gaden, to split from their spiritual community was and remains one of the hardest decisions they could have ever taken before. I pray the ban on Dorje Shugden will lift soon and the monks of the Gelug order can come together again in harmony and as a spiritual community once more, united to bring dharma to all corners of the world.

  5. Sharon Ong on Aug 2, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    It is always good to read about extraordinary Lamas such as Kensur Rinpoche. Reading about Kensur Rinpoche’s tireless struggles as a Shugden practitioner helps me appreciate my Protector practice even more. If a high Lama like Kensur Rinpoche is courageously practising Dorje Shugden in the face of so many adversities, it is a clear sign that this Protector is extremely beneficial and powerful.

    Thank you for this well-written write-up, Pastor Jean Ai.

  6. Datuk May on Aug 2, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    I met Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende in 2013 during our pilgrimage to Shar Ganden. It was awesome to be so near to such a pure and holy monk. I had this opportunity to be in Kensur’s presence was on behalf of my Guru, in requesting for him to go for a thorough medical check-up and also for a long life puja to be conducted for him. Kensur Rinpoche went for the checkup sponsored by Tsem Rinpoche but declined the Long life puja as he told me he needed permission from his Guru who lived in Europe.

    It was such an honour for Kechara that Kensur Rinpoche visited us and be with us at Kechara Forest Retreat.

    During Kensur Rinpoche’s stay with us, he did not waste any time but conducted numerous pujas for Tsem Rinpoche’s long life and for the blessings on Kechara Forest Retreat and every sentient beings in the space.

    Kensur Rinpoche is truly a humble pure monk and whenever he walked into Wisdom Hall to conduct the numerous pujas and when we bowed in his presence, he would say “Thank you”. Amazing when it is us who should say “Thank you” for all the holy prayers conducted by him to bless us.

    The opportunities to meet such learned and great Masters like Kensur Rinpoche are getting more and more rare as the monks of that era are getting older and we must all take this opportunity of this article to learn and emanate their thoughts and words of wisdom.

    I encourage my friends to read about this great pure monk.

  7. Anne Ong on Aug 1, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche,Pastor Jean Ai and blog team for the beautiful post. It’s wonderful to see this puja event on pictures conducted by H.E. Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende for Tsem Rinpoche’s long life and Dharma growth of Kechara. And also the lovely interview with H.E. Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende,which i find very sweet, friendly and humble. I wish Kensur Rinpoche a very long and healthy life together with my Guru,Tsem Rinpoche. May The Wheel of Dharma keep turning until samsara ends._/\_

  8. Suzanne Stjern on Jul 31, 2017 at 3:00 am

    Thank you Pastor for writing such a wonderful and inspiring article. His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche are living examples of true greatness of human character, who teach us to be just like them. I feel very inspired and motivated to increase my practice. Many blessing to all of Kechara, you all are amazing!

  9. Lim Han Nee on Jul 30, 2017 at 11:43 am

    It was indeed a rare honour and privilege to have received teachings from such a highly realised Master as Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende during his recent visit to our Guru, Tsem Rinpoche, and to attend the many long-life pujas he so graciously conducted for Rinpoche.

    As a Lama and Master of such vast knowledge and high attainments, he is yet so humble. His simplicity and directness draws you instantly into his warm circle of compassion and spirituality so naturally and spontaneously. When we learned that he had been there hands on to help in the construction of Gaden Monastery in Mundgod, and that he rose above the conflict created by the ban on the Dorje Shugden practice and helmed the Shar Gaden as abbot in its early tumultuous years, protecting both monks who had broken away to continue to practise Dorje Shugden and those who had ‘given up the practice’, we realise how great is the Bodhi mind that resides in such a rare holy being.

    You are inspired not to waste your time. One who has lived his life as a sangha, serving others, since the age of seven, he still continues at this high age to serve the monastery wherever he goes,spreading the Dharma and raising funds for the Monastery.

    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for this blogpost on such a precious holy being and his visit to our Guru, who never fails to teach us , by fine example, about appreciating great Sangha like Kensur Rinpoche.

  10. Jace Chong on Jul 29, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche, Pastor Jean Ai and blog team for the beautiful post.

    After reading the post, I found that Kensur Rinpoche’s smile is especially beautiful, for someone who been through all these and yet find every reason to rejoice and be happy. Not only the bravery, but the strong motivation the go through hardships to benefit others really blow my mind.

    I am fortunate to have chance to see him closer during some video shoot. I respect Kensur Rinpoche so much that he rarely tell us he is tired even it has been long hours filming some times. He always smile and when he wave his hand saying “Thank you”, I feel ashamed that we should thank him more than he thanks us.

    I wish Kensur Rinpoche a very long and healthy life together with my Guru, Tsem Rinpoche, may The Wheel of Dharma keep turning until samsara ends.

    Thank you.

  11. Sarah on Jul 29, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    This is the story of a remarkable high lama who devoted his whole life to the Dharma. I believe his success in establishing Shar Gaden Monastery was due to his great faith in the Protector. In spite of his advanced years, Kensur Rinpoche is still able to travel and perform pujas to benefit others. I shall always remember his words of advice: “Pray to your lama for blessings. Pray to Dorje Shugden for material help. Then relax and trust, and don’t worry. When you have your lama’s blessings and Dorje Shugden’s help, you have no reason to worry.” May Kensur Rinpoche live long and continue to turn the wheel of Dharma.

  12. Fong on Jul 29, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Venerable Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende is a very courageous perosn and so full of faith. He trusts the Buddhas and the Dorje Shugden to do take care of him and his flock. To be abbot of Shar Gaden in the early must is so monumental that it would have broken a lesser person. And, yet his thoughts were for the confused young monks and how to ensure that they are able to keep their commitments to Dorje Shugden and their root Gurus.

    We, in Malaysia are so fortunate and honored by the presence of kensur Rinpoche.

  13. Lum Kok Luen on Jul 28, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Dear Pastor Jean Ai,

    It is so humbling and meritorious to read this beautiful posting and sharing of Kensur Rinpoche’s visit to Malaysia and close relationship between HE Tsem Rinpoche and Kensur Rinpoche.

    Both are such high erudite masters of the Dharma who only think of benefiting others out of samsara. We are indeed very, very fortunate to meet and have the merits to attend so many pujas in KFR during His Eminence’s visit to Malaysia.

    Of the innumerable teachings here, the most outstanding advise that I will always hold close to my heart is this:
    “Pray to your lama for blessings. Pray to Dorje Shugden for material help. Then relax and trust, and don’t worry.

    When you have your lama’s blessings and Dorje Shugden’s help, you have no reason to worry.”

    This is the only way for us all to bring ourselves and others out of samsara’s cycle. Guru devotion and following the Guru’s instructions are paramount in our practice.

    I pray and wish and dedicate to the long life, stable health to Kensur Rinpoche and we all be connected to Him life after life and may His teachings and our Guru’s teaching flourish far and wide.

    Humbly yours,
    Lum Kok Luen

  14. Tsem Rinpoche on Jul 28, 2017 at 10:24 am

    This is a powerful picture of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche and the current incarnation of Trijang Rinpoche meeting together in the year 2000 when Trijang Rinpoche was 18. All three lamas are Dorje Shugden practitioners. In fact Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen was the one that first encouraged my practice of Dorje Shugden when I was 16 years old when I joined his beautiful Thubten Dhargye Ling centre in Los Angeles. I lived with Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen for 8 years before proceeding to Gaden Monastery in South India. Later Kyabje Zong Rinpoche came to our Los Angeles centre and granted sogtae (permission ceremony) to practice Dorje Shugden for life as requested by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen had tremendous faith in Trijang Rinpoche.

    Kyabje Lati Rinpoche was innovative, dedicated and very much focused on bringing dharma to many. He had tremendous faith in Dorje Shugden as I had the honour to meet him many times. He would seek advice from Dorje Shugden many times via the oracle of Gaden Monastery. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche have since passed away while the current Trijang Rinpoche is a perfect lineage holder and practitioner of Dharma while he keeps Dorje Shugden as his personal protector as he has done so for many lifetimes.

    This is a powerful and beautiful picture of three great lamas of Buddha’s lineage and also of Gaden Monastery. ~Tsem Rinpoche

    Trijang and Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen

    • Jace Chong on Jul 29, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful and historical photo.

      These 3 great masters are definitely not common beings who dedicate their lifes for the benefit of all sentient beings. Despite many obstacles arise from the unethical Dorje Shugden’s ban, these lineage holders are especially strong and brave to upkeep the lineage and Dorje Shugden practise.

      May Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche come back soon to continue the great works, may Trijang Rinpoche and all great lineage holders continue to carry the lineage and practice to spread light of hope to dispel the darkness of suffering.

      Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    • Grace Tan on Jul 29, 2017 at 7:40 pm

      Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing of the history of the three great and important highly respected lamas that have hold strongly to the DS practice.

      Also, thank you Rinpoche and the Kechara team that have brought Kensur Rinpoche and Gen Wangyal to Kechara Forest Retreat to conduct many pujas to benefit so many sentient beings. Kensur Rinpoche’s persistency in holding strongly to DS practise really inspires a lot of people and motivates all the DS practitioners around the world.

      We pray the DS ban to be lifted soonest. We hope more voices will be raised via social media to lift the DS ban.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 22. 2022 01:28 PM
    The unmistaken incarnation of Panchen Sonam Drakpa was proclaimed to be Sonam Yeshe Wangpo. From birth, he spoke with clairvoyance and seemed to remember people and events of his past life. Even as a young man , he travelled tremendously as part of his retinue, with the 3rd Dalai Lama and gave various teachings as well. Throughout the journey, he had even composed verses to praise and commentaries on the teachings.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/sonam-yeshe-wangpo.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 22. 2022 01:26 PM
    Master Hongyi, a multitalented Buddhist Monk famous for being a talented writer and musician . He was one of the most celebrated and admired Buddhist monks in modern Chinese history. Born in wealthy family yet he choose to he was ordained as a Buddhist monk. Already, even as a child, developed an extraordinarily where he could memorised Buddhist text. Master Hongyi dedicated the rest of his life to Buddhist practice and became one of the most prominent monks of 20 Century China. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline for this sharing of a great Lama Master.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/master-hongyi-the-maverick-patriarch-of-the-chinese-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 17. 2022 04:24 PM
    Spirits and unseen beings are everywhere not only actually restricted to specific areas. Places such as cemeteries, abandoned houses or places where death occurred. There are many different types of spirits around us, unseen to the naked eye, but for some they could see it or sense their presence. Many people of different faith reported having experienced sense the presence of spirits. Interesting rather scary reading Steven Wong ghostly experienced in the motel . I have encounter such before staying in hotel . More scary I can say. That’s past history, since coming to Buddhism I am not scare at all , I will recite DS Mantra . Later do prayers and dedicate to them .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/paranormal-stories/paranormal-experiences-occur-everywhere-part-1.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 17. 2022 04:21 PM
    Reading this article written by Tsering Shakya, again as it tells us more and understand better of the situation suffered by Tibetan people. Due to the Dorje Shugden controversy many Tibetans suffered . Many of them migrated to other countries to the west for better opportunities. Tibetan culture and identity is inseparably linked to Tibetan Buddhism. Somehow once in a foreign land they tend to lose their traditions and cultures slowly over times. Living in foreign land , it difficult to maintain their true identity. For them Tibetans maintaining links to the homeland presents a very unique challenges tasks. If only the Tibetan leadership more opened, forgo the past and accepts as what HH Dalai Lama said that Dorje Shugden is no evil and do no harm. Tibetan Buddhist could continue practicing the Dorje Shugden’s practice. Tibetan should stand united to protect the Tibetan heritage and culture instead discrimination against Dorje Shugden practitioners so much so had divided the Tibetans. Many of them left and migrated else where to look for better livelihood.
    Tsem Rinpoche had gone through a rough time , rejected twice from the moment of birth from Taiwan to US and travelling to India where Rinpoche found a place called home then. Later to Malaysia as advice by his Guru.
    To this end, the discrimination against Dorje Shugden practitioners must end for the sake of the all Tibetans living in India and Nepal .
    A very good article by Tsering Shakya, more people should read it to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/tibetans-rejected-twice.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 17. 2022 04:19 PM
    Wow…that’s great , rejoice Pastor Joy, you have painted over a thousand Buddha statues over the years. Pastor you have a painter’s fine hands. I saw those Buddha ‘s images beautifully painted without formal training is a great achievement. Pastor has turn un-groomed images into something beautiful. A great painter that have put a lot of work into it and it has paid off .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Joy for sharing this with us for-most looking at most of the painted Buddha images tells us a thousand words.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/painting-buddha-statues
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 15. 2022 12:44 PM
    Feeling disappointed when someone a Sangha supposed to promote peace, harmony and helps to give teachings to those who are new instead promoting hatred, cursing another person. Its wrong to tell people to break their samaya with their teachers. They must be given the wrong information about Dorje Shugden and Shugden Buddhist practitioners . The Tibetan Leadership has spread their lies and causing misunderstanding among the Tibetans. The rights of Dorje Shugden practitioners were denied just because for practicing their religion as they have done for the past 400 years. Dorje Shugden practitioners are side-lined from their own community, denied medical care, education and even employment in government offices. The Tibetan Leadership has instituted this ban against Dorje Shugden causing sufferings among many. Sad indeed hopefully these controversy will dissolve soon as more people understand and know that Dorje Shugden is not an evil as claimed by the Tibetan leadership.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/go-on-break-your-samaya.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 15. 2022 12:42 PM
    Buddhism is one of the most popular religions all over the world. Buddha statues have different shapes, sizes, different gestures or mudras and styles of presentation. Well said by Tsem Rinpoche the bigger and more Buddha statues makes a difference in our life. It gives out more powerful positive and relaxing energy to help us. concentrate better. One of the methods for us to purify our karma to suit our current karma-bound situation. By circumambulating 500 mantra stones one time we could accumulate much more merits in just one round of circumambulation. All thanks to Rinpoche having this idea with many mantra stones as possible for us to circumambulate. The larger the Buddha image, the more merits are collected the greatest amount of benefit for one who sincerely circumambulating.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this amazing post and explaining all the details for us to understand more.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/bigger-and-more-buddha-statues-makes-a-difference.html
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    Thursday, Sep 15. 2022 12:37 PM
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    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/ra-lotsawa-the-yamantaka-hero.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Sep 13. 2022 01:04 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing of Mumu , Such an adorable doggie and fortunate one staying with Rinpoche. All I can say is Mumu was energetic, intelligent, affectionate and could obey under the care , love of Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/funnies/mumu-goes-bye-bye.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Sep 13. 2022 01:01 PM
    The true story of HH Dalai Lama fantastic escapes in comic form. Thats interesting as its simple, easy which is suitable for every one to read and see especially children. Children could see and understand through pictures. All thanks to Rinpoche and Kechara Comic Publication team for coming up with this book in comic form. The truth should make known to all , how Dorje Shugden has helped in the escape.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-greatest-escape-in-history.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Sep 13. 2022 01:00 PM
    Tibetan incense is natural incense used in Tibetan Buddhism rituals for 1,300 years. In Tibet, for many centuries, incense has been a part of their daily lives. Widely used for relaxation, meditation and the cleansing of the home environment. Incense is also widely used in Buddhist temples and monasteries, as an offerings. In Buddhism, symbolic offerings are made to the Triple Gem, giving rise to contemplative gratitude and inspiration. Offering incense is a symbol of purification. It is a very powerful way to revitalize environment ,removing obstacles and purifying one’s karma. Incense offering to our Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden is indeed very helpful and beneficial. It helps in many ways as such to clear any obstacles ,and so on.All thanks to our Guru Tsem Rinpoche for sharing this practice .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Beatrice Ooi for this sharing and explaining the details of incense. We are so fortunate to learn, understand and practice it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/incense-offering-to-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Sep 13. 2022 12:58 PM
    Looking at the picture in this post tells all. That Russian boat workers risking his life just wanted to save this poor dog. Extreme freezing cold weather , yet that fisherman did what he needed to do. The dog was rescued and brought back to the shore ,running happily with other dogs. Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring, truly inspiring. Let our hearts be stretched out in compassion toward others even they are animals, they are one us. Compassion conquered all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/russias-soft-spot.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Sep 6. 2022 01:54 PM
    11 December 1993 marked the date where a heart breaking tragedy strike at Highland Tower , located at Taman Hillview, Ulu Klang Selangor. It’s the very day when of the three blocks collapsed completely killing 50 residents. Bukit Antarabangsa area soon come to an almost complete halt as this area to be a high risk zone. The Highland Towers tragedy that happened is the worst high-rise building collapse in the nation’s history. The remaining residents shifted else way as the area considered not safe over the stability of the two other towers. Due to the number in deaths there it became haunted as many people have claimed and many creepy incident has happened. It is regarded to be the creepiest, most haunted places in Malaysia due to the Highland Tower incident. Its not surprising that one might have experiences or have seen weird things around the area. Krishna Rajagopal’s as one of them. Thanks for sharing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/paranormal-stories/bukit-antarabangsa-hauntings.html#
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Sep 6. 2022 01:50 PM
    H E Tsem Rinpoche our Guru was the one who teaches us constantly, and has shown us the way. As we walk with the Rinpoche, we walk in the light of existence, away from the darkness of ignorance. Rinpoche was the one who teaches us what life is and also how to make the most of it. We are the only one who enlightened our path by removing the darkness of our ignorance and in the spiritual journey. Without Rinpoche many aspects of our life would have been unexplored. Not only our Guru will help us in our spiritual journey and in many other ways to transform our mind to be a better person. Enriching our life and widening our horizons. We are so fortunate to have connected with Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden in this life. Whatever advice given by Dorje Shugden should be taken seriously as Dharma.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands for imparting the immense wealth of knowledge and wisdom. I am where I am only because of Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-farm-of-your-mind.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Sep 6. 2022 01:48 PM
    Language is important in every aspect of our lives as it allows people to communicate in a manner that enables the sharing of common ideas. More or less a communication tool used by everyone in their daily life . A very good idea of having Dharma teachings or whatever for more people to understand. Having Dharma in other languages where more people will get to learn and practice Dharma. Now its available in Nepali and Indonesian languages.…… a big hand applause to Valentina Suhendra and Mitra. Both are long time students of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche . Their fellow countrymen working in Malaysia and around the world will understand it better and may receive the benefits of practicing it. More will get to know of the Powerful Dorje Shugden .
    Thank you Rinpoche

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/videos/dorje-shugden-videos-in-indonesian-and-nepali.html

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The Unknown

The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn\'t this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
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According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn't this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
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Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat\'s doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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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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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-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 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
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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
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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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
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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
Photo from JC
4 months ago
Photo from JC
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
4 months ago
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
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
4 months ago
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
Celebrated Wesak Day 2022 in Penang, with a group of fun, committed, helpful and also devoted friends & family. Kechara Penang Study Group 15/5/2022 ~by Jacinta
4 months ago
Celebrated Wesak Day 2022 in Penang, with a group of fun, committed, helpful and also devoted friends & family. Kechara Penang Study Group 15/5/2022 ~by Jacinta
Vesak Day 2022 - Bird liberation. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
4 months ago
Vesak Day 2022 - Bird liberation. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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
5 months ago
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
All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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
5 months ago
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
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
5 months ago
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
Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
5 months ago
Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 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
5 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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
6 months ago
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.
7 months ago
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.
7 months ago
Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
7 months ago
Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
7 months ago
8 months ago
After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
8 months ago
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
8 months ago
In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
10 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)
10 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)
10 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)
10 months ago
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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