Religions Should Lead to Peace

Jun 11, 2011 | Views: 732

We are all going to live on this planet together. We will always all have our own foods, dance, music, clothes, culture, history, architecture, thinking and religions. We can sit for the rest of our lives and find differences within each other that we don’t agree on. We can find differences between Siamese twins to something much bigger like people of the East and West. The differences will never end if we so choose. If you believe in God, then God created all these beautiful differences, so why disparage God’s creations? You should accept if you believe in the higher wisdom of God. Don’t use God’s name to disparage others. If your central foundation for religion is karma, then we have to realize karma is the source of all differences. Since karma is the source and the karma has opened up, it would be better to accept the karma and results rather to find faults. We should do something at the fundamental cause of karma which is ignorance.

Whatever religion others are, we must respect. We must not think of harming them or their beliefs. Their beliefs is what makes them who they are. Everyone has the right to be who they are… We all have to live on this planet together. No one religion can cover the minds of all beings on this planet. Having a variety is useful. To disparage others using religion can create great upheavals within the family, neighbours, city, country, continents and the world. Religion can be used to create so much peace when we practice each religion and develop the inner peace it is meant for. Inner peace will lead to outer peace.

Religion shouldn’t be used selfishly to further one’s career, profits, ego, insecurities, endeavors and goals alone, but it should be used to cultivate qualities such as compassion, tolerance, acceptance and genuine concern for others. The true goal of a religious practitioner isn’t to use others conveniently to get to heaven. How can we get to heaven by using others? Or to get as much as one can now and then get more in heaven. The goal should be to create a ‘heaven’ on earth by tolerance, kindness and living in peace from understanding each other. Some accept a heaven after death and some don’t. But we all accept a life now… this life is very important, once lost, many opportunities will be lost. Religion and its followers should promote respect, tolerance, genuine concern for others/animals/environment. The defining features of a spiritual person should be compassion and acceptance… This cultivation of good qualities from religion will make our lives lived in peace and lead us to a heaven in the afterlife if you choose to believe. Heaven now and heaven later is achieved by kindness.

Religion should not be used to increase anger, prejudice, bias, or destruction. Religion has been used for negative ends, but that does not make religion bad. Schools, education, medicine, science, law, culture, money all have been used for negative ends by wrongful persons in the past. But it does not mean schools, education, etc are bad per se. As they have been used to benefit also. It is not the religion but how a ‘religious’ person interprets the tenants within their faith. Interpretation is subject to the limits of human wisdom…

Religion just like anything else within our hands which can be used for positive or negative ends. Let’s all choose positive ends no matter how hard it is. All people of this earth has the right to choose their clothes, culture, music, architecture, religion and so on. No one is better or worse for their choice. Let people be. To criticize another’s religion no matter what your motivations are will lead to small and large wars. Inner wars and outer wars come from intolerance and nonacceptance. Every religion has a wonderful and powerful function to change our hearts and minds if we choose to practice correctly. Religion is an object to be embraced for the spiritual qualities we may wish to further enhance within our minds in order to better serve others.

Inter-faith dialogue, inter-faith gatherings and inter-faith meetings serve to increase understanding of each other’s religion which leads to peace from understanding. Inter-faith dialogues are important for our small planet. If we don’t choose religion, that is fine also… but we should definitely make peace and understanding wherever we are. Whether we are religious or not, we want the same things… that makes us have a common goal in the very end.

Remember, not criticizing but respecting another person’s religion shows you are blessed, a peacemaker and truly spiritual. To have Buddha and God in your heart means acceptance and creating peace everywhere you go… those who create peace are blessed… and they bless every place they visit… or abide. What God or Buddha would want violence, pain and hurt? None. Practicing your religion from your heart means to respect, accept and love others no matter how different they are from you. Religions should be used to accept differences leading to peace… inner and outer peace…

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  1. Samfoonheei on Jan 8, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. Interfaith cooperation among religious communities around the world is a powerful counter balance to hate, violence, and injustice. All the religions of the world essentially practise and preach the same teachings for the betterment of the world. Every religion has its own set of beliefs and ideologies and this is where all the differences are created. Looking at those beautiful pictures of two great religious leaders tell us a thousands words of peaceful and harmonious environment created by them. They have a … common responsibility of upholding peace and justice through cooperation. The religions which are based on same common core values must play their vital role to establish peace and harmony in the world.

  2. David Lai on Mar 15, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    I absolutely love these pictures and I just love the communion that these 2 religious heads do. They play with each other like little school boys and the same time, they can spout the most eloquent teachings of their respective religions and they can think big and beyond their own religious dogma.

    Such open minded religious folks encourages and foster inter-religious harmony especially amongst their own followers and for those who look up to them. I love to see such open, wonderful and positive religious leaders. I think that these great men are such positive influence on the world. It is no wonder that the Dalai Lama is considered the emanation of Avalokiteshvara, the Compassionate one. I am not surprise if this Bishop is some kind of emanation too. Bodhisattvas do not need to emanate as Buddhists in order to benefit others.

  3. Sharon Saw on Feb 28, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Peace is something every single person wishes for and which they pursue a spiritual journey for, yet somehow, it is ironical that religion is often misinterpreted to become the cause for the greatest violence and division in the world.

    Rinpoche’s last paragraph in particular is the heart of world peace.

    “Remember, not criticizing but respecting another person’s religion shows you are blessed, a peacemaker and truly spiritual. To have Buddha and God in your heart means acceptance and creating peace everywhere you go… those who create peace are blessed… and they bless every place they visit… or abide. What God or Buddha would want violence, pain and hurt? None. Practicing your religion from your heart means to respect, accept and love others no matter how different they are from you. Religions should be used to accept differences leading to peace… inner and outer peace… ”

    i fully agree that when we are able to respect each other’s religious differences and not judge them as inferior or anyway less important or correct than ours, we will be able to coexist with true inner peace.

  4. Paris on Feb 10, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    How strange it is that we forget that very simple sentence: “Religion should lead us to peace”. Isn’t that why each of us join a religion in the first place (or stay in one?) because the teachings therein bring us personal peace and happiness. So if this is what we are looking for, or what we have benefittedn from, then why would we use our religion for anything other than to bring the same to others?

    Instead, the world has become about wars, oppression and conflict, all in the name of religion. Is that what we came into religion for? To create more suffering, more misunderstanding, more situations that are not peaceful? If we could only just remember why we came into religion in the first place – which is to find that own personal peace, then the rest of our actions within religion and in relation to religion should follow suit.

  5. Jessica Yap on Nov 21, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    “Whatever religion others are, we must respect. We must not think of harming them or their beliefs. Their beliefs is what makes them who they are. Everyone has the right to be who they are… We all have to live on this planet together. No one religion can cover the minds of all beings on this planet. Having a variety is useful. To disparage others using religion can create great upheavals within the family, neighbours, city, country, continents and the world. Religion can be used to create so much peace when we practice each religion and develop the inner peace it is meant for. Inner peace will lead to outer peace.”

    There are no religion better than one or another. All religions teaches us to do good. There isn’t one religion that suits everybody so we must find out what suits us at the end of the day. And also what we are comfortable with when practicing.

    At the end of the day, everybody wishes to live peacefully and happily. WE can achieve this goal together if we work together. Meanwhile, we have KFR to look forward to. KFR would be the start of something legendary and would benefit everyone not only those from Malaysia.

    Thank you Rinpche for your compassion, as always..

  6. sweekeong on Sep 6, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for reminding me about acceptance, and respect of others’ beliefs and religions. Religion can lead one to peace, trust, respect, tolerance, and love of others. However using religion for own selfishness will lead one to anger, hatred, jealousy, fights, and distrust of others. We need to think the qualities of being a human being and all the human beings living on this planet. 🙂

  7. Wan Wai Meng on Dec 12, 2011 at 12:41 am

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_HqVFEzY2U
    In this video The Archbishop mentions that the Dalai Lama is one of the holiest man in the world. I feel the words are so so moving about the Dalai Lama. Religion is not the problem in the world, the problem is that people who have selfish minds who use religion to their own means.

  8. Ysng on Jun 14, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    As buddhists, we should be extra tolerance of others, be it religion, race, views, etc etc. After all karmically , at one time or another , we had been of another race or religion. When we start pointing at the faults of others, we need to notice the 3 fingers pointing back at us. That makes us look rather silly. 🙂

  9. Dee Dee Quah on Jun 14, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for this beautiful post.

    The photos are lovely and speak for themselves – that when we see great spiritual leaders, they have this glow, this aura of peace around them.

    On the other hand, when an individual is greedy, angry, vengeful or in depression – they are so ugly. Their mind is like turbulent stormy waters and the energy they exude is so negative it shows.

    I only hope that everyone can take the opportunity this precious lifetime gives us to make a change for the better. That we search deep and put into practice compassion and kindness that will lead us to inner peace. This inner peace is achievable for all regardless of which religion we call our own.

    Every religion is merely a way, a route, a guiding light that shows us the way to inner peace within ourselves. When we have inner peace, we would create outer peace naturally through our thoughts and deeds. And when this spreads through the people who’s lives we touch everyday (our family, friends, colleagues), we create the forces for them to find inner peace too and therefore start to spread outer peace.

    It is the selfish person that twists it around for his/her own greedy wants.

    I am thankful to Tsem Tulku Rinpoche for putting it so well – Inner Peace leads to Outer Peace and for your teachings.

    Heaven can be created on earth, why wait.

  10. Lim Han Nee on Jun 14, 2011 at 2:26 am

    I agree whole-heartedly with the sentiments expressed in Rinpoche’s post.

    Yes, religion is for peace not war. But peace will only arise when people of different faiths choose to not dwell on their differences, but instead focus on their similarities.

    All followers of different religions should choose to make Love and Compassion the essence of their spirituality. In that way, we will come to see that all men are brothers and we are one great human family.

  11. Sandy on Jun 12, 2011 at 3:57 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    This is a post for which I am sincerely grateful. Between religions – and let’s not forget within religions too – there is too much focus on difference to the extent where the whole point of a religion becomes distorted and people lose sight of the original essential message of the teachings they follow.

    Religion is flawed because man is flawed. Had Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Padre Pio, HH Dalai Lama and John Paul II all shared some time together, there would have been only warm greetings and agreements on the value of virtues and the necessity of unity between all people.

    Ven. Ajahn Chah said that the major religions are vehicles all travelling in the same direction. There is nothing more detestable than division. If it is wrong to say a white man can’t marry a black girl, so should it be between faiths – there is no difference. If it is abhorrent to carry out violence on other because they have yellow or red skin, it is just as abhorrent to carry out violent acts on those of a different faith. There is no difference.

    As the Buddha said, in the sky there is no distinction between east and west – people create and perceive these differences in their minds and believe them to be true. Jesus said “Love thy neighbour” – he made no mention of condition. It’s so sad to see any kind of division manifest, especially between so-called spiritual practitioners.

    In the end, there is far more that binds us together than divides us. It’s just a shame that people in the modern day spend their time “liking” quotations on compassion, love, tolerance, understanding and unity without actually taking the time to sincerely apply to their lives what they know in their hearts to be the very ideal that could bring lasting happiness and peace within us all.

    Thank you, again.

    Kind regards,
    Sandy

  12. Margaretlee on Jun 11, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Many people nowadays choose to be an atheist, not believing in a higher power or being, but just themselves.

    They are afraid of the dogma of any religions because they have seen people using the name of their relogions or beliefs to harm or hurt others.

    If we can all focus on our similarities rather than our differences, then we are all inhabitants of the world who want to have happiness. Just this wish is already one big common ground for everyone to practise compassion, patience, generosity, forgivness to each other, irrespective of what beliefs you may have.

    If you want others to bring you a smile, you should also bring one to the others.

  13. Li Kim on Jun 11, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Religion is a personal choice. There is no right or wrong in one’s choice of practice. I know people who have in one lifetime changed two or three different religious practices. I always ask why? And I have found that the common reason is that they could not find the peace. I would add that this is a shallow answer but it shows only one point that religion is a source of peace.

    It does not serve anyone to create destructive consequences by disrespecting others’ choice of religion. Many religions exist in this world to cater for the many peoples of the world so that we all have a path to practice our beliefs and seek the inner peace we all want.

    Thank you Rinpoche for such a wonderful teaching on this sensitive subject matter.

  14. Philip Yong on Jun 11, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I don’t think there’s anyone on this earth that does not want peace. Peace can come in many ways but if having a religion can lead to peace..then why not? All religions advocates compassion, generosity, and many other good values which can lead to peace. Let us then put all these values to good use and work together regardless of what religion we are from to advocate PEACE!

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    Sentient beings come to this present life from their previous lives and take rebirth. Positive karma are created and their imprints remain on the consciousness. H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has always wanted to be a monk, since young. He had a very strong imprints from a previous existence , that Rinpoche enjoyed drawing images of Buddha and keen to read Buddhist books. Rinpoche will somehow go and looked for Buddhist Temple to practice Dharma teachings without his foster parent knowledge. Rinpoche could be a movie star but Rinpoche chose to be a monk where Rinpoche would benefit to all sentient beings. Well, Rinpoche had since kept his vows until the last day . Rinpoche did say before that the happiest days of his life was at the monastery serving his teachers.
    Thank you Pastor David for sharing this short post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-on-being-a-monk
  • Sofi
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 10:19 AM
    The Guangxi Community in Bentong

    Bentong is one of the few towns in Malaysia which has a majority of Guangxi Chinese within the Chinese community. Based on the information I gathered from the Bentong Guangxi Association, it is estimated that around 75% of the Chinese population in Bentong can safely trace their ancestry back to Guangxi Province, China. Notably, about 90% of the Chinese population in the Perting Chinese New Village are Guangxi Chinese.

    Find out more of Bentong’s community: http://bit.ly/BentongGuangXi
  • Sofi
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 10:04 AM
    The Sacred Vajrayogini of Ratsag Monastery

    Ratsag is a contraction of Ra Lotsawa’s clan name and the Tibetan expression tsagsutsu, which means “success.” This indicates that Ratsag Monastery was the last of the set of 108 monasteries that Ra Lotsawa pledged to build. His connection to Ra Bende Yonten Gyalpo of the inscription, aside from sharing the same family name, remains unknown. Nevertheless, the occupants of the monastery and the local people all continue to regard Ratsag Monastery as being founded by Ra Lotsawa.

    Read more of this monastery’s interesting history: http://bit.ly/RatsagMonastery

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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)
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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. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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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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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
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Owen Liew offered incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Owen Liew offered incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
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Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
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Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
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The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
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The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Chinese New Year activity during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- WOAH Camp 2017 , Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- WOAH Camp 2017 , Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - KSDS camp in KFR, Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS camp in KFR, Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Grace led the teenage class on a blog chat article. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace led the teenage class on a blog chat article. Lin Mun KSDS
Students and teachers were so excited with the performance hat. Lin Mun KSDS
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Students and teachers were so excited with the performance hat. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Asyley and teacher Alice shared the biography of HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to student. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Asyley and teacher Alice shared the biography of HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to student. Lin Mun KSDS
Class age 10-12 is lead by teacher Jayce. Lin Mun KSDS
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Class age 10-12 is lead by teacher Jayce. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Kien is teacher for class age 7-9 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien is teacher for class age 7-9 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
Glad to have Chef Anis and Iswan for joining us last night for the food distribution :) ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 weeks ago
Glad to have Chef Anis and Iswan for joining us last night for the food distribution :) ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The generous support from sponsors and volunteers have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thanks to Add Hope Malaysia and students from First City University College! #Kechara #foodbank #hungerknowsnobarriers #volunteer ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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The generous support from sponsors and volunteers have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thanks to Add Hope Malaysia and students from First City University College! #Kechara #foodbank #hungerknowsnobarriers #volunteer ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you very much to Rasa Sayang AEON Club team for assisting us with surplus food collection and also distribution last Saturday. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 weeks ago
Thank you very much to Rasa Sayang AEON Club team for assisting us with surplus food collection and also distribution last Saturday. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to James and Jien Howe for conducting the safety briefing to the new volunteers last night. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 weeks ago
Thankful to James and Jien Howe for conducting the safety briefing to the new volunteers last night. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Special thanks to Calvin who came as early as 12.30 p.m. He helped us to spring-clean the chapel before today's events; Bird Liberation and Dorje Shugden puja @ KPSG, Jacinta
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Special thanks to Calvin who came as early as 12.30 p.m. He helped us to spring-clean the chapel before today's events; Bird Liberation and Dorje Shugden puja @ KPSG, Jacinta
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