Proyek Pembangunan Stupa Relik Tsem Rinpoche (Bahasa Indonesia)

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Yang Mulia Tsem Rinpoche yang ke-25 bukanlah orang kebanyakan. Beliau datang ke Malaysia tanpa membawa apa-apa dan, di luar dugaan, berhasil membangun Yayasan Kechara menjadi salah satu institusi Budhis yang paling terkenal dan progresif di kawasan Asia Tenggara. Sendirian di sebuah negara asing tidak membuat Rinpoche canggung dalam menyesuaikan ajaran Dharma untuk mempunyai relevansi bagi pemikiran dan gaya hidup praktisi spiritual di jaman modern, tanpa harus mengorbankan silsilah ajaran Lama Tsongkhapa beserta praktek-praktek utama aliran Gelugpa.

Dalam hidupnya, Rinpoche menyentuh banyak sekali hidup orang lain, mendirikan dan menyokong berbagai kegiatan amal dan bahkan menciptakan sistem kepastoran Budhis pertama di kawasan ini. Tanpa harus melihat berbagai penghargaan yang beliau terima, jelas bagi siapapun bahwa kegiatan Dharma Rinpoche berada dalam taraf luar biasa dan jauh melampaui kemampuan bahkan yang terbaik di antara kita.

Sebuah peran amat besar, namun tidak terlihat jelas bagi kebanyakan orang, yang diemban Tsem Rinpoche adalah dalam menggenapkan ramalan Yang Mulia Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche tentang sebuah drama ilahi di mana para makhluk yang tercerahkan berperan untuk memutar Roda Dharma.

Guru-guru tertinggi dan tercerahkan dalam aliran kami percaya bahwa praktek Sang Pelindung Dharma Dorje Shugden sangat penting dalam era Kali Yuga (Era Kekacauan), yakni era sekarang yang sedang kita jalani. Namun, begitu kuatnya karma buruk di era Kali Yuga ini sehingga akhir-akhir ini, rintangan muncul untuk menghadang praktek penting ini.

Seperti halnya Padmasambhava yang Agung yang terpaksa terlibat dalam peperangan kosmik supaya Dharma bisa tumbuh di Tibet, sesosok makhluk tercerahkan bangkit untuk menghalau rintangan yang muncul dalam ajaran murni Lama Tsongkapa. Kami mengetahui bahwa sosok tercerahkan ini sebagai Guru kami, Yang Mulia Tsem Rinpoche ke-25.

Rinpoche dedicated his entire life to reviving Lama Tsongkhapa's lineage which Dorje Shugden arose to protect. Click on image to enlarge.

Rinpoche menyumbangkan seluruh hidupnya untuk menghidupkan kembali ajaran Lama Tsongkhapa. Dorje Shugden bangkit sebagai pelindung untuk melindungi ajaran ini. Klik pada gambar untuk memperbesar.

Beban yang diemban Tsem Rinpoche ke-25 terbukti sulit dan berat tapi beliau berhasil juga. Melindungi praktek Dorje Shugden berarti melindungi jalan yang memungkinkan bagi makhluk berakal untuk lepas dari cengkeraman Samsara. Sang Pelindung Dharma Dorje Shugden bangkit karena sebuah sumpah yang diucapkan oleh Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen, emanasi dari Buddha Kebijaksanaan Manjushri, untuk melindungi ajaran Lama Tsongkhapa terutama ajaran beliau tentang Kesunyataan ─ secara khusus Pandangan Jalan Tengah Nagarjuna. Ajaran ini adalah kunci yang berharga menuju pencerahan dan merupakan sebuah hal yang langka di era Kali Yuga ini.

Berhadapan dengan kekuatan luar biasa yang mengancam kelangsungan ajaran murni, Tsem Rinpoche ke-25 maju sendiri untuk membela praktek penting ini. Tugas ini sangat sulit dan menguras tenaga, tetapi faktanya praktek Dorje Shugden berkembang pesat dewasa ini. Hal ini membuktikan bahwa Rinpoche berhasil menggenapi tujuan utama dirinya ber-reinkarnasi.

Prestasi yang diraih Rinpoche mencengangkan bagi banyak orang sekaligus merupakan mukzizat. Tapi semuanya itu sangat sesuai dengan garis inkarnasinya. Silsilah beliau merupakan sebuah lini yang terkenal, yang terdiri dari para guru tercerahkan berupa Mahasiddha dan Pandit. Termasuk di dalamnya adalah Ra Lotsawa yang membuka jalan bagi praktek Yamantaka Tantra menjadi disiplin umum pada semua aliran Budhisme Tibet; Mahasiddha Naropa yang menciptakan praktek Naro Kacho Vajra Yogini; beserta orang bijak and terpelajar seperti Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen dan Panchen Sonam Drakpa yang menjadi fondasi aliran Gelugpa sampai saat ini.

It was H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's deepest wish to heal the divide that centred on the practice of Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

Adalah keinginan Rinpoche yang paling dalam untuk menjembatani perselisihan dalam tubuh Budhisme Tibet yang berpusat pada praktek Dorje Shugden. Klik pada gambar untuk memperbesar.

Seiring dengan berkecamuknya perang batiniah tadi, Rinpoche memberitahu secara pribadi kepada beberapa muridnya bahwa ketika waktunya tiba, beliau akan melakukan tindakan yang diperlukan untuk memasukkan pada dirinya masalah-masalah yang mengganggu praktek Dorje Shugden dan mengancam kesucian ajaran Lama Tsongkhapa. Saat tersebut tiba pada tanggal 4 September 2019 ketika Tsem Rinpoche secara harfiah “memasang badan” yaitu tubuh nirmanakaya beliau untuk menetralisir rintangan yang mengancam ajaran Lama Tsongkhapa. Dengan demikian beliau memasuki parinirvana.

Bagi mata yang tak terlatih akan terlihat bahwa Rinpoche kalah dalam perang melawan penyakitnya. Padahal, hal itu bukanlah sebuah tragedi, tapi parinirvana Rinpoche sesungguhnya adalah kemenangan Dharma dan penggenapan tujuan sesosok Bodhisattva. Meski begitu, sebagai makhluk-makhluk Samsara yang belum terbebas dari karma, kita meratapi perginya seorang Guru Besar, ahli spiritual yang teruji dan seorang teman yang berharga. Tapi kita bisa melakukan yang lebih dari sekedar meratapi.

Sekarang saatnya bagi para murid Tsem Rinpoche, mereka yang mengerti sifat berkala hadirnya sosok tercerahkan dalam era kini, dan bagi mereka yang ingin menerima berkat dari sosok langka tersebut, untuk mengetahui peran yang sekarang harus kita jalani untuk mendukung kembalinya reinkarnasi ke-26 Sang Guru guna meneruskan karya beliau. Bagi komunitas Kechara, hal ini juga akan mengembalikan Rinpoche ke dalam hidup kami. Selain itu semua upaya untuk mencapai tujuan ini juga akan menghasilkan karma baik yang tertinggi, dikarenakan oleh status Lama yang bersangkutan yang tidak lain adalah Manjushri.

Dalam teks Lama Chopa, salah satu ayat yang paling menyentuh adalah keinginan untuk berada di lingkaran murid Sang Guru, dimanapun beliau bermanifestasi. Singkatnya, sebagai murid Rinpoche kita semua secara pribadi dan kolektif harus mengerahkan perhatian, doa, usaha dan sumber daya kita pada kerinduan mulia untuk bertemu kembali dengan Tsem Rinpoche, yaitu reinkarnasi suci dari silsilah Keempat Drakpa, dan keinginan kembali berada di dalam lingkaran muridnya.

 

Bertemu Kembali Dengan Sang Lama

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Penting bagi kita untuk mengerti sebuah perbedaan yang subtil sifatnya. Ada perbedaan yang hakiki untuk seorang lama yang tercerahkan seperti Tsem Rinpoche ber-reinkarnasi berkali-kali dan orang awam yang memiliki cukup pahala untuk bertemu dengan beliau.

Hal yang pertama didasarkan atas sumpah sosok Bodhisattva. Tsem Rinpoche yang sudah dikenal selalu memenuhi semua sumpah dan janjinya. Niscaya inkarnasi beliau yang ke-26 sudah pasti terjadi. Pada saat yang bersamaan, jika kita ingin bertemu dengan Rinpoche lagi, kita harus teguh dalam tekad untuk menciptakan karma yang baik dalam jumlah yang cukup untuk mendukung upaya ini. Dengan kata lain, bertemu dengan inkarnasi ke-26 Tsem Rinpoche tergantung dengan upaya kita untuk mewujudkan hal itu, tidak bisa dengan menyerahkannya pada faktor keberuntungan. Alasannya sederhana: diperlukan akumulasi pahala yang banyak untuk bertemu Dharma murni dan bahkan lebih banyak lagi untuk bertatap muka dan belajar dari seorang Guru tercerahkan seperti Tsem Rinpoche.

Stupa Emas tempat disimpannya relik suci Yang Suci Kyabje Zong Rinpoche di Zong Ladrang. Ketika seorang Lama Agung memasuki parinirvana, sisa-sisa jasad sucinya disimpan di sebuah stupa yang khusus di kediamannya supaya para murid dan pengikut bisa tetap terhubung dengan lama mereka. Klik pada gambar untuk memperbesar.

Berkat pahala dan karma baik dari masa lampau, banyak di antara kita bisa bertemu dan menerima ajaran dari Tsem Rinpoche. Meski seseorang tidak sempat bertemu langsung dengan beliau, tapi sudah bisa tumbuh dengan ajaran-ajaran beliau dan berada dalam lindungan dan berkat Sang Pelindung Dharma Dorje Shugden berkat adanya banyak pahala yang sudah ditumpuk. Berjodoh dengan ajaran Tsem Rinpoche dan bisa mengandalkan bantuan Dorje Shugden saja sudah setara dengan bertemu dengan Manjushri, Sang Buddha Kebijaksanaan karena Rinpoche, Dorje Shugden dan Manjushri tidak terpisahkan satu sama lain.

Karena itu janganlah kita membuat kesalahan dalam berasumsi bahwa nasib baik kita saat ini bisa terus berlanjut ke depan dan sudah cukup untuk menjadikan kita kembali sebagai murid Tsem Rinpoche ke-26. Karma tidaklah statis. Maka lebih bijak jika kita terus-menerus memupuk karma baik dan pahala dengan berpijak pada fondasi yang ada, daripada merasa puas dengan karma baik yang ada saat ini dan membiarkan koneksi kita dengan Tsem Rinpoche melemah.

Untungnya, Rinpoche merupakan Guru yang penuh welas asih yang mengasihi murid-muridnya dan semua makhluk berakal yang secara karma terkoneksi dengannya. Segala sesuatu yang dilakukan oleh Rinpoche, baik menulis blog-nya maupun mengembangkan berbagai inisiatif pembelajaran dan aplikasi Dharma di Kechara, serta pembangunan Kechara Forest Retreat, bertujuan untuk mempermudah kita mengumpulkan pahala.

Jadi bukanlah sebuah kejutan jika Rinpoche meninggalkan instruksi yang mendetil tentang apa yang harus dilakukan setelah beliau masuk parinirvana. Sang Buddha juga melakukan hal yang sama dan karena para muridnya mengamalkan instruksi beliau, Dharma bisa berkembang. Sama halnya dengan instruksi Rinpoche, yang diberikan dengan tujuan untuk mereka yang melaksanakannya bisa memetik buah pahala. Pemberian pahala merupakan berkat terbesar yang bisa diberikan seorang lama pada murid-muridnya, di samping Dharma.

 

Pembangunan Stupa Relik Tsem Rinpoche:
Sebuah Upaya Pengumpulan Pahala

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Sebuah ilustrasi oleh seorang seniman yang menggambarkan Stupa Relik outdoor Tsem Rinpoche dan Kapel Inkarnasi. Klik pada gambar untuk memperbesar.

Bekerja berdasarkan instruksi dan saran yang diberikan Rinpoche selama bertahun-tahun, Komite Kechara selama ini telah menjalankan sebuah inisiatif untuk mengumpulkan pahala supaya kembalinya Rinpoche kepada kita bisa berjalan lancar. Upaya ini dinamakan ‘Proyek Pembangunan Stupa Relik Tsem Rinpoche’.

Proyek ini mencakup:

  1. Pembuatan stupa indoor berbahan emas dan perak dengan tinggi 8 kaki;
  2. Pembuatan stupa outdoor berbahan granit dengan tinggi 20 kaki;
  3. Relik dan sisa badani suci Rinpoche disimpan di dalam kedua stupa;
  4. Pembangunan Kapel Inkarnasi Tsem Rinpoche dengan patung-patung indah 25 inkarnasi Tsem Rinpoche beserta sebuah stupa setinggi 15 kaki yang didedikasikan untuk Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen; dan
  5. Ritual penyucian, doa dan upacara yang akan dilaksanakan oleh lama-lama dan biksu-biksu yang dihormati dari garis aliran Rinpoche

Penggenapan instruksi Rinpoche akan melahirkan berbagai monumen spiritual yang suci sekaligus indah, sehingga bisa menjadi obyek yang patut dipuja dan sumber penting untuk pengumpulan pahala bagi semua yang mendekatinya. Tetapi, tujuan utama benda-benda ini, bagi kami komunitas Kechara secara umum, dan semua praktisi Dharma, adalah mewujudkan sebuah kesempatan berharga untuk mendatangkan pahala besar untuk kembali terhubung dengan inkarnasi selanjutnya dari Tsem Rinpoche.

Berpartisipasi dalam upaya bajik ini pastinya mendatangkan pahala, dikarenakan beberapa alasan. Yang pertama, mempunyai potensi pahala karena motivasi dasarnya adalah untuk mendukung rencana sosok tercerahkan untuk kembali dengan tujuan memutar kembali Roda Dharma guna membawa kebaikan bagi makhluk-makhluk berakal.

Para sosok tercerahkan dapat melakukan reinkarnasi dalam lima aspek ─ emanasi Tubuh, Ucapan, Pikiran, Sifat Baik dan Aktivitas. Sudah lumrah bagi berupa-rupa emanasi tersebut untuk muncul di berbagai belahan dunia (dan bahkan di sistem dunia lainnya) dengan tujuan untuk membawa berkat pada makhluk berakal di mana saja.

Inside the gompa (prayer hall) at Trijang Ladrang, with the reliquary stupa of H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche containing relics and other precious items. Click on image to enlarge.

Stupa Relik dari Yang Suci Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche berdiri di gompa (aula doa) di Trijang Ladrang. Berkat akumulasi pahala dari pembangunan stupa suci ini beserta persembahan berlimpahan yang disajikan, murid-murid Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche berhasil mengidentifikasi dan menahbiskan reinkarnasi definitif beliau yaitu Yang Suci Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche. Klik pada gambar untuk memperbesar.

Bagi para murid Tsem Rinpoche dan mereka yang punya hubungan karma dengan beliau, kerinduan kita seharusnya menjadi keinginan menumpuk pahala sebanyak-banyaknya sehingga kita dapat terhubung kembali dengan emanasi utama dari Rinpoche ─ Emanasi Pikiran. Hal ini dikarenakan Emanasi Pikiran akan membawa berkat dan pengaruh paling besar bagi semua makhluk pada saat dan tempo ini melalui karya-karya tercerahkannya. Dalam kasus Tsem Rinpoche yang ke-25, dari dulu telah diramalkan bahwa pencapaiannya akan melebihi guru-gurunya. Jika kita mengumpulkan pahala yang terbesar melalui upaya bersama ini, tidak ada alasan bahwa Tsem Rinpoche yang ke-26 tidak bisa menyamai atau bahkan melebihi pencapaian reinkarnasi beliau di masa lampau.

Upaya bersama ini sangat relevan bagi jaman sekarang karena pentingnya peran Rinpoche dalam mengembangkan praktek Vajra Yogini dan Dorje Shugden. Kedua praktek ini sangat penting untuk diterapkan dalam masa kemunduran yang kita alami saat ini, di mana penghargaan pada Dharma berkurang. Karena itu semua upaya untuk memudahkan reinkarnasi cepat oleh Tsem Rinpoche ke-26 juga menambah kekuatan bagi kedua praktek ini, juga karena pendiri mereka berasal dari garis reinkarnasi Rinpoche.

 

Stupa Relik Tsem Rinpoche

Upaya ini juga mendatangkan pahala dikarenakan sifat suci dari obyek-obyek yang akan diwujudkan.

Stupa relik outdoor setinggi 20 kaki akan dibangun dari bahan granit supaya awet sepanjang jaman dan dihias dengan emas. Klik pada gambar untuk memperbesar.

Semua aliran Budhisme menganggap stupa sebagai simbol yang penuh makna karena mewakili pemikiran sang Buddha dan bentuk vertikalnya melambangkan Sang Buddha duduk di atas tahta. Karena itu stupa adalah lambang kehadiran sang Buddha dan kekuatan Dharma.

Sang Buddha mengajarkan secara menyeluruh tentang manfaat pembangunan stupa dan berkat yang menanti mereka yang membantu pembangunan stupa, serta berkat yang menyertai siapapun yang melakukan kontak fisik dengan stupa, meski hanya dengan bayangannya sekalipun.

Ajaran tentang hal ini dapat ditemukan di kitab Sutra Menganalisa Aktivitas, Sutra Lotus Yang Mulia, Sutra Pancaran Cahaya Tak Tercela, dan kitab lainnya. Tantra Dasar Manjushrimitra mengajarkan bahwa kontak fisik sedikitpun dengan sebuah stupa membantu tumbuhnya kebijaksanaan yang besar, memberi umur panjang dan menbuka jalan untuk kelahiran kembali di alam-alam yang lebih tinggi (alam manusia, setengah dewa dan dewata). Bagi mereka yang telah membuat stupa dengan tangan mereka sendiri sesungguhnya juga memurnikan karma negatif yang paling buruk sekalipun.

Sebagian desain dari stupa relik indoor. Klik pada gambar untuk memperbesar.

Sang Buddha memang mengajarkan banyak cara bagi praktisi untuk mengumpulkan pahala. Praktek seperti melakukan 100 ribu sujud, membuat 100 ribu persembahan mandala dan 100 ribu persembahan air memang bisa mendatangkan pahala. Tetapi cara-cara ini memerlukan usaha dan waktu, bahkan memerlukan berbulan-bulan dan bertahun-tahun untuk menyelesaikannya. Karena kita sedang berada dalam Kali Yuga, kebanyakan dari kita bahkan tidak bakal punya kesempatan untuk melakukannya.

Pahala bagi pembuatan sebuah stupa sebagai langkah tertinggi untuk pengumpulan karma baik dibeberkan secara jelas dalam Sutra Mulia nan Menakjubkan dimana Sang Buddha menyatakan:

“Ananda! Dengan penuh dedikasi dan kemuliaan, siapapun yang mengisi seluruh alam dalam semua tiga ribu lipatannya dengan tujuh logam mulia dan menghatarkan persembahan kepada semua Penerobos Jalur, Yang Kembali Sekali, Yang Tidak Kembali dan para Arahat ─ juga semua anggota Sangha di empat arah, belum menyamai pahala seseorang yang membuat sebuah stupa kepada Tathagata, Sang Penakluk, Sang Tercerahkan, Sang Penerobos Mahaparinirvana ─ bahkan yang sebesar biji chururea, dengan pilar utama seukuran jarum, sebuah payung sebesar daun jintan saru dan penuh dengan rupang sebesar biji beras dan relik seukuran biji sesawi.”

Karena itu, praktisi dharma manapun yang mengerti tentang perihal pengumpulan pahala tidak akan membiarkan kesempatan langka ini lewat begitu saja.

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Stupa Relik Tsem Rinpoche akan dibuat menurut aturan dan ukuran tradisional secara ketat, seperti yang dijabarkan dalam kitab-kitab suci. Klik pada gambar untuk memperbesar.

Merupakan sebuah keberuntungan bahwa Stupa Relik Tsem Rinpoche akan diwujudkan sesuai model Namgyal Stupa. Tipe Namgyal Stupa juga dikenal dengan nama “Stupa Kemenangan”. Bentuk ini memperingati saat Mara mencoba menipu Sang Buddha untuk meninggal dunia dengan menggunakan prinsip-prinsip ketidak-kekalan yang diajarkan Sang Buddha. Tapi Sang Buddha tidak termakan tipuan Mara. Beliau malah menyingkirkan Mara dan memperpanjang hidupnya untuk menekankan kemenangannya atas Mara. Karena itu Namgyal Stupa dipercaya dapat memberikan berkat pajang umur dan membuat kekuatan hidup seseorang menjadi lebih kuat.

Bentuk Namgyal Stupa dipilih untuk stupa relik indoor maupun outdoor Tsem Rinpoche setelah berkonsultasi dengan Yang Mulia Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende, mantan kepala biara Shar Gaden dan Yang Mulia Orakel Panglung VII. Pilihan keduanya sangat cocok karena kedua stupa tersebut akan selalu mengingatkan kita akan karya-karya sukses Tsem Rinpoche ke-25 dan secara bersamaan menghasilkan energi supaya reinkarnasi Rinpoche yang ke-26 dapat hidup lama untuk memutar roda Dharma.

Yang membuat upaya ini lebih spesial adalah bahwa relik-relik suci dan sisa badani suci Rinpoche akan disemayamkan di dalam kedua stupa. Baik stupa indoor maupun outdoor akan menyimpan relik-relik Tsem Rinpoche yang bisa dibagi menjadi tiga macam:

  • Relik putih (ring bsrel) – juga disebut sebagai relik lipat ganda Tathagata. Tsem Rinpoche memunculkan banyak relik ini yang menyerupai pil-pil putih kecil setelah upacara pemakaman, yang merupakan sebuah indikasi akan pencapaian tinggi spiritual Rinpoche.
  • Relik tulang dari tubuh suci (sku rus) – yaitu tulang-tulang dari para Buddha dan Bodhisattva dan seterusnya. Tulang-tulang suci dan abu dari Tsem Rinpoche dikumpulkan secara hati-hati setelah upacara pemakaman dan akan disimpan di dalam kedua stupa relik.
  • Relik pori-pori tubuh suci (ku phäl) – yaitu jubah-jubah para Buddha, Boddhisattva dan lainnya. Jubah-jubah suci Tsem Rinpoche dan juga jubah mahkluk suci lainnya akan disimpan di dalam kedua stupa relik juga.
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Relik suci dari Yang Mulia Tsem Rinpoche ke-25. Klik pada gambar untuk memperbesar.

Relik dari sosok tercerahkan tidak dipandang sebagai hanya sisa-sisa proses kremasi tapi bentuk hadir yang hidup dari sosok tersebut. Dari masa Sang Buddha, para lama tinggi dan cendekiawan Budhis telah menyatakan tanpa ragu bahwa tidak ada perbedaan antara sosok Buddha hidup dengan relik-reliknya, tulang, abu dan sisa badani suci lainnya. Oleh sebab itu relik dari lama yang tercerahkan memiliki semua kualitas ilahi dari sang lama dan mampu memberikan berkat-berkat yang luar biasa bagi mereka yang bersentuhan dengannya. Singkatnya, baik stupa indoor maupun outdoor akan penuh dengan kekuatan spiritual tercerahkan yang sama dengan apa yang dipancarkan Tsem Rinpoche dalam bentuk nirmanakaya-nya.

Di samping relik, banyak benda-benda suci lainnya yang akan dimasukkan ke dalam stupa. Ini mencakup pohon kehidupan tradisional (sogshing), patung-patung yang menggambarkan Rinpoche dalam kehidupan-kehidupan sebelumnya, patung-patung para lama aliran kita, patung-patung Tiga Dewata Hidup Panjang (Amitayus, Namgyalma dan Tara Putih), benda-benda berharga milik berbagai lama tinggi, tanah dan air suci dari ratusan tempat suci, ribuan mantra lintingan tangan (60 varian lebih) dan zat-zat tradisional lainnya seperti yang tertera dalam Shelkar Melong (Cermin Kristal Putih).

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Patung-patung dari tokoh aliran kita Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen sedang diproduksi untuk upaya suci kita. Klik pada gambar untuk memperbesar.

Sesuai instruksi Rinpoche, kedua stupa juga akan menyimpan ribuan tsa-tsa Manjushri, Vajra Yogini dan Dorje Shugden. Tsa-tsa yang amat berharga ini sedang dibuat dengan tangan di Kechara Forest Retreat dan semuanya akan mengandung relik suci Rinpoche serta berbagai zat-zat suci lainnya.

Jadi, jauh dari hanya sebuah upaya untuk membumikan sisa badani dari seorang yang luar biasa, ini merupakan sebuah kesempatan yang langka untuk berpartisipasi dalam sebuah pentahtahan esensi hidup dan ilahi dari Yang Mulia Tsem Rinpoche dalam simbol-simbol pikiran sang Buddha.

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Tsa-tsa berharga yang mengandung relik Yang Mulia Tsem Rinpoche. Klik pada gambar untuk memperbesar.

 

Penyelesaian Stupa Relik Indoor

2020 merupakan tahun yang penuh tantangan. Beberapa bagian dari pembangunan Stupa Relik harus ditunda akibat pembatasan serta aturan lain yang timbul akibat pandemi Covid-19. Namun, komitmen dari para murid Rinpoche untuk menghormati guru mereka yang terkasih jauh lebih besar daripada rintangan yang muncul akibat pandemi.

Biarpun tidak bisa bepergian ke luar negeri, para asisten Rinpoche berhasil mendapatkan bantuan dari komunitas biara Gaden Sumtseling. Para biksu senior di sana, yang terutama Kepala Biara Emeritus Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tharchin, menjadi perantara komunikasi antara Tsem Ladrang dan para seniman terampil di Shangri-La yang sedang membuat stupa indoor Rinpoche.

Di Malaysia sendiri, di mana telah diterapkan lockdown seluruh negara dan warga diharuskan tinggal di rumah masing-masing, para murid Rinpoche yang berada di Kechara Forest Retreat menggalang murid lain dan anggota Kechara di seluruh negeri untuk melinting kertas mantra dan membantu menyiapkan hal-hal lainnya untuk dimasukkan ke dalam stupa Rinpoche.

Dengan tekad mengabdi pada sang Guru di saat kondisi yang begitu kelam, semuanya mempersembahkan usaha dan waktu mereka secara luar biasa untuk memastikan bahwa stupa Guru mereka siap tepat waktu sebelum peringatan satu tahunnya parinirvana beliau.

Tengah hari pada Jumat, tanggal 14 Agustus 2020, Stupa indoor setinggi delapan kaki (hampir 2,5 meter) sampai di pintu depan Tsem Ladrang. Kedatangannya disambut dengan khata (selendang), bunga-bunga dan asap dupa yang menjulang tinggi, dipersembahkan oleh banyak murid dengan tetes mata kebahagian dan senyum di bawah masker mereka.

Dua minggu selanjutnya, simpatisan Kechara bekerja sepanjang hari dan malam, dan Kechara Forest Retreat sibuk penuh aktifitas dan antisipasi ketika proses pengisian stupa Rinpoche dimulai. Pada akhirnya, hari Senin, tanggal 31 Agustus 2020, Stupa Relik Indoor Rinpoche selesai juga, dan pahala yang terkumpul darinya didedikasikan dengan pembacaan Raja Doa.

Pada pagi hari tanggal 4 September 2020, tepat saat peringatan satu tahunnya parinirwana Rinpoche, Stupa Relik Indoor sang Guru disucikan dengan ritual Rabney yang dipimpin oleh tim pastor dan puja Kechara.

Tsem Ladrang hendak berterimakasih pada semua pihak – sponsor yang berbaik hati, rekan dan teman sangha, murid yang berbakti, anggota Kechara dan relawan yang telah bekerja keras – semuanya yang telah bersumbangsih pada pembangunan Stupa Relik Indoor Tsem Rinpoche. Tanpa bantuan anda, kami tidak akan bisa menyelesaikannya tepat waktu.

 

Album Foto: Tahap Pembuatan Stupa Indoor

 

Album Foto: Tahap Pembuatan Stupa Outdoor

 

Album Foto: Isi Stupa

 

Kapel Inkarnasi Tsem Rinpoche

Ilustrasi seorang seniman untuk menggambarkan Kapel Inkarnasi Tsem Rinpoche. Klik pada gambar untuk memperbesar.

Stupa Outdoor Rinpoche adalah bagian dari Kuil Relik Tsem Rinpoche, sebuah monumen spiritual yang terletak di Kechara Forest Retreat. Monumen ini adalah yang pertama di Malaysia, sebuah Kuil Relik seluas 20.000 kaki yang merupakan tempat bagi:

  1. Stupa Relik Outdoor setinggi 20 kaki yang berisi pil relik putih berharga Rinpoche dan peninggalan suci lainnya.
  2. Stupa Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen setinggi 15 kaki yang berisi relik berharga dari Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen beserta inkarnasi-inkarnasi beliau.
  3. Rupang Tsem Rinpoche setinggi 7 kaki dengan rupa yang identik dengan pembimbing spiritual yang kita cintai.
  4. Rupang Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen setinggi 7 kaki dari guru terpelajar yang bangkit sebagai Pelindung Dharma Dorje Shugden.
  5. Rupang dari 24 inkarnasi terdahulu Rinpoche setinggi 3 kaki, seperti yang secara formal diidentifikasi oleh Dorje Shugden.
  6. Kapel Inkarnasi Tsem Rinpoche, struktur permanen berbentuk cincin berlantai dua yang menjadi rumah bagi wadah suci, stupa dan rupang, dan Dinding Pahala yang didedikasikan pada setiap orang yang mendukung proyek ini.
  7. Wadah Suci setinggi 12 inci yang diukir dari perak murni 999 bergaya Stupa Pencerahan. Para pengunjung akan dapat melihat dan menerima berkat dari pil relik putih Rinpoche yang berharga dan relik Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen.
  8. Lantai Kapel Relik, sebuah halaman berbentuk bundar dikelilingi oleh taman yang indah, tempat duduk outdoor, gua untuk mempersembahkan lilin, jalur untuk mengelilingi obyek suci, tempat bersujud namaskara, dan tempat sunyi bagi murid dan pengunjung untuk berdoa dan melaksanakan praktik mereka.
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Sesuai nasehat para lama tinggi, rupang Yang Mulia Tsem Rinpoche akan dibuat sesuai dengan foto ini. Klik pada gambar untuk memperbesar.

Obyek pemujaan utama dalam Kapel adalah sebuah patung setinggi 7 kaki dari Tsem Rinpoche ke-25, sebuah stupa setinggi 15 kaki dari Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen Yang Agung, yang kemudian bangkit sebagai Pelindung Dharma Dorje Shugden dan sebuah patung setinggi 7 kaki dari Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen.

Di abad 17, Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen yang Agung merupakan esensi dari bakti murni pada aliran kita, terbukti dengan fakta beliau menyumbangkan nyawanya untuk bangkit sebagai Gyalchen Dorje Shugden. Sifat tercerahkan yang sama juga ada di dalam diri Tsem Rinpoche ke-25 karena beliau memberikan semua hidupnya untuk menghidupkan kembali Dharma murni ajaran Lama Tsongkhapa yang di mana kebangkitan Dorje Shugden bertujuan untuk melindungi ajaran ini. Ini sebabnya Rinpoche begitu terfokus dengan pelestarian praktek Dorje Shugden dan apapun yang beliau lakukan adalah untuk mempertahankan praktek ini. Pada akhirnya, tiada perbedaan antara sumpah yang dilakukan Tsem Rinpoche dan Dorje Shugden dan hal yang dilindungi oleh munculnya keduanya.

Karena itu, ketiga obyek pemujaan suci dan Kapel secara keseluruhan akan melambangkan tujuan mulia ini dan menjadi monumen terhadap segala sesuatu yang disikapi, dilakukan dan dikorbankan oleh Tsem Rinpoche. Ia akan menjadi sumber cahaya energi yang tercerahkan dan sebuah kompas pembimbing jalan bagi kembalinya pada masa dan tempat kita pikiran murni dari sosok tercerahkan yang adalah Tsem Rinpoche ke-26.

Jadwal perkiraan penyelesaian Kuil Relik adalah bulan Agustus 2021.

 

Album Foto: Tahap Pembangunan Kapel Inkarnasi

 

Album Foto: Tahap Pembuatan Patung Yang Mulia Tsem Rinpoche ke-25

 

Album Foto: Tahap Pembuatan Stupa Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen

 

Album Foto: Tahap Pembuatan Patung-Patung Kehidupan Lampau Yang Mulia Tsem Rinpoche ke-25

 

Ritual dan Doa Penyucian

Stupa relik dan Kapel Inkarnasi akan dikonsekrasikan menurut tradisi kuno Gelugpa. Saat ini pun, persiapan terus dilakukan untuk ritual dan doa yang akan dilakukan berdasarkan tradisi kuno.

 

Puja Api Damai Dorje Shugden

Ritual ini berguna untuk menyingkirkan rintangan pada upaya kita melalui energi kuat Dorje Shugden yang terkenal akan kemampuannya meghilangkan rintangan dan menciptakan kondisi yang kondusif bagi kehidupan dan karya-karya kita, terutama yang berhubungan dengan aktifitas yang mendatangkan pahala.

 

Pemberkatan Tanah

Ritual panjang ini (sa bdag lto thig) sangat direkomendasikan oleh Yang Mulia Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende untuk menyucikan serta mempersiapkan tanah sebelum dimulainya proses pembangunan. Upacara ini juga menciptakan energi positif dan penuh berkah bagi mereka yang mengunjungi tempat pembangunan.

 

Guci Harta Karun Bumi

Guci-guci ini (sa cud bum pa) akan dibuat di Kechara Forest Retreat, diberkati dan kemudian ditanam di dalam tanah saat konstruksi berlangsung untuk membawa berkat bagi tempat yang dibangun. Guci-guci ini diisi dengan benda-benda khusus dan suci yang berfungsi untuk memberkati dan menyenangkan para makhluk yang tidak tampak di sekitar supaya mereka terberkati dan tidak terganggu dengan proyek pembangunan yang berlangsung.

 

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Upacara puja ini akan dilakukan sebelum proses pengisian pada stupa dan patung. Ritual ini akan menyucikan dan menambah daya berbagai mantra, benda dan zat-zat yang akan dimasukkan, serta stupa dan patung yang sebelumnya “kosong” tersebut.

 

Rabney Chenmo

Setelah semuanya selesai, upacara agung ini akan digunakan untuk mendatangkan energi para sosok tercerahkan untuk bersemayam di benda-benda suci, menjadikannya obyek sempurna untuk puja dan penghormatan.

 

Bagaimana Anda Bisa Terlibat

Selama menjalani inkarnasinya yang ke-25, Rinpoche menggenapkan beberapa ramalan, salah satunya adalah bahwa beliau akan mencapai aktifitas Dharma melampaui para gurunya. Karena itu pembangunan Stupa relik Tsem Rinpoche seharusnya dimaknai sebagai upaya membangun fondasi bagi inkarnasi ke-26 Rinpoche untuk mencapai karya Dharma yang lebih besar dengan menciptakan pahala yang sesuai. Pahala ini akan menghasilkan kondisi yang kondusif untuk makhluk berakal meraih berkat dari karya-karya inkarnasi Rinpoche di masa datang.

Saat ini juga kita punya kesempatan langka untuk berpartisipasi dalam sebuah rencana ilahi. Sudah kewajiban siapapun yang menganggap Tsem Rinpoche sebagai guru untuk menjaga agar samaya kita dengan sang guru tidak ternodai, dan secara pribadi mendatangkan berkat besar dengan mendukung upaya Stupa Relik Tsem Rinpoche. Ketika pahala pribadi terkumpul secara kolektif, ia menjadi sebuah kekuatan yang besar, mampu menarik reinkarnasi sosok tercerahkan kembali ke rumah spiritualnya. Hal ini belum termasuk dengan pencapaian pribadi dan kekuatan yang kita hasilkan untuk berhasil dalam hal duniawi maupun spiritual.

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Kita dapat mendukung proyek penting ini dalam beberapa cara ─ membantu dengan sisi pengadaan dana untuk proses pembangunan stupa dan Kapel, menjadi atau mencarikan sponsor bagi pembuatan patung-patung suci dan obyek puja lainnya, atau berkontribusi pada persiapan benda-benda suci yang akan dimasukkan ke dalam stupa dengan membantu membuat tsa-tsa atau proses pelintingan mantra.

Proses pelintingan mantra sudah dimulai di Studio Kesenian di Kechara Forest Retreat dan pembuatan tsa-tsa akan segera tersedia untuk semua yang ingin ikut serta. Untuk keterangan lebih lanjut tentang bagaimana anda dapat ikut berpartisipasi dalam kegiatan-kegiatan tersebut, tolong hubungi:

 

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”Berdoalah supaya dapat menikmati tiga kemudahan untuk mempraktikkan Dharma: bertemu dengan guru yang tepat; sehat secara batin (untuk melakukan praktik); dan adanya situasi dan kondisi yang diperlukan [termasuk tersedianya kuil atau Pusat Dharma].”

Untuk merealisasikan pembangunan Stupa Relik Tsem Rinpoche, kami membutuhkan bantuan. Biaya keseluruhan dari proyek pembangunan ini diperkirakan RM 10 juta. Jumlah ini mungkin terlihat besar, terutama dalam masa paceklik Covid-19 seperti saat ini, tapi manfaatnya jauh lebih besar daripada ongkos yang diperlukan.

Sang Buddha mengajarkan bahwa mereka yang membantu membangun tempat ibadah akan selalu diberkati dengan kekayaan yang luar biasa dan pengaruh di kehidupan yang akan datang, dan pada akhirnya akan mencapai pencerahan. Yogi India yang tersohor, Nagden Pawo, juga mengatakan bahwa siapapaun yang melakukannya, bagaimanapun kecilnya kontribusi itu, bahkan jika cuma memintakan donasi dari yang lain, akan selalu mengumpulkan pahala besar di saat mereka menjalani kehidupan pribadi masing-masing.

Keuntungan mendukung upaya ini:

  • Kemakmuran, keberlimpahan dan penggenapan keinginan
  • Umur panjang dan kesehatan yang prima
  • Pemurnian karma negatif
  • Perlindungan dari hambatan, nasib buruk dan makhluk negatif
  • Hubungan yang kuat dengan inkarnasi Yang Mulia Tsem Rinpoche selanjutnya
  • Lahir kembali dengan kondisi istimewa: penampilan menarik, berpengaruh, harta dan kebijaksanaan
  • Akumulasi pahala besar untuk menjadi bekal pencerahan yang cepat

Untuk menyatakan terima kasih atas kontribusi anda, nama anda akan disertakan di Dinding Pahala (untuk sumbangan di atas RM 10.000) atau di sebuah layar digital (untuk sumbangan di atas RM 150), semuanya terletak dalam kuil Relik. Doa dan pahala juga akan didedikasikan untuk anda oleh para lama luhur dan biksu-biksu terpelajar yang akan melakukan upacara penyucian pada tahap penyelesaian upaya yang penuh berkat ini.

Anda dapat berkontribusi terhadap proyek ini dengan dua cara:

 
Kontribusi anda akan disalurkan langsung untuk membiayai proyek ini termasuk:

  • Bahan bangunan
  • Biaya pekerja
  • Pemancangan tiang
  • Konstruksi
  • Pekerjaan listrik
  • Pemasangan saluran air
  • Pemasangan atap
  • Pemasangan lantai
  • Perlengkapan lainnya
  • Penataan taman
  • Altar
  • Rupang
  • Stupa
  • Doa dan upacara ritual
  • Biaya perjalanan para lama luhur dan anggota sangha

 

Jika anda tertarik untuk mengetahui lebih lanjut tentang proyek pembangunan yang sedang berjalan dan ingin berkontribusi pada Proyek Stupa Relik Tsem Rinpoche dengan cara lain atau ingin mengetahui lebih lanjut soal program sponsor yang lain, hubungi JP Thong (+6012 207 3503) atai Ooi Beng Kooi (+6012 313 0489). Anda juga bisa menulis surat elektronik ke mail@tsemladrang.com.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/earthlings.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 16. 2022 02:23 PM
    Spirits do exist due to their karmic retribution for their greed, selfishness, and jealousy while they were alive. Buddhist scriptures describe spirits as beings which could manifest in many dimensions, and varies forms. Some spirits are harmful and some spirits are neutral , never get involve with them. We could do prayers and dedicate to them. There are many methods we can invoke upon to protect ourselves, for example relying upon the Dharma Protectors Trakze . Watching the interesting video again about this Bryn Athyn spirit . As described by witnesses Jeremy, Kristin and Michelle how it appeared and disappeared, that glided across the field in a dark appearance. Interesting watch.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bryn-athyn-monster-spirit

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Third 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)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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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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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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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.
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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.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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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!!!
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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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
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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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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In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
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In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 months ago
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 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)
2 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)
2 months ago
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Cheah has offered 3 sets of Serkym prior to Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 months ago
Mr. Cheah has offered 3 sets of Serkym prior to Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 20th Nov '21. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 20th Nov '21. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Philip, our new visitor to Ipoh centre, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa and the Three Jewels prior to DS puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
3 months ago
Mr. Philip, our new visitor to Ipoh centre, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa and the Three Jewels prior to DS puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has resumed our Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 6th Nov 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
3 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has resumed our Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 6th Nov 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
3 months ago
Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
4 months ago
Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
8 months ago
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
8 months ago
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
9 months ago
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 months ago
#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 months ago
In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
12 months ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
12 months ago
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
1 years ago
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
1 years ago
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
1 years ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
1 years ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
1 years ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 yearss ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 yearss ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 yearss ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
2 yearss ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 yearss ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 yearss ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
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