一个被世人误解的佛教学者与大成就者 —— 寂天论师

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伟大的佛教学者与大师 —— 寂天论师。点击图片放大或点击此链接查看高解析度图像。

寂天论师是约公元七八世纪之间的一位伟大佛教学者、僧人以及哲学家。他也被视为八十四位大成就者之一。

寂天论师出生为一名非常富有的王子。在登基国王典礼的前夕,他选择放弃了这个物质世界。如此非凡的转变,乃受到文殊菩萨的教诲和建议之启发。与此同时,他也选择在著名的那烂陀寺出家为僧。

寂天论师经常沉浸在学习和冥想中。他无畏的牺牲及坚持,引导了无数众生走向佛法正道,至今依然。直到今天,他的法教依然获得全球佛教学者的研读和尊敬

 

 

 

早年生活

我们对寂天论师生平的认识,主要来自两位西藏作者的著作。他们分别是多杰雄登的前世之一 —— 布顿仁钦珠,以及16世纪藏传佛教觉囊派的大师 —— 多罗那他。研究学者相信,近期发现的一份14世纪尼泊尔手稿可能记载了关于寂天论师生平的珍贵资料。

Most of what we know about Shantideva’s life comes from the writing of Buton Rinchen Drub (left), Tāranātha (centre), and Santaraksita (right) (click to enlarge)

我们对寂天论师生平故事的了解,主要是来自布顿仁钦珠(左)、多罗那他(中)和寂护大师(右)的著作。点击图片放大或点此链接查看高解析度图像。

尽管这些资料确实提及了寂天论师的生平,但它们几乎从不注明日期。其中少数例外的重要著作之一是印度那烂陀寺的住持 —— 寂护大师所撰写的一篇文章。他于公元763年撰写的一篇有关寂天论师的短文中,提及了寂天论师约生活于公元七世纪末到八世纪中期之间。

寂天论师在一片瑞兆中生于古印度南方贤疆王国(现在的印度古吉拉特邦)的皇室家族。父亲是善铠国王,母亲则是金刚瑜伽母的化身。寂天论师原名寂铠。

The ancient kingdom of Saurashtra, the present-day Gujarat state in India (click to enlarge)

古印度南方贤疆国,现今是印度古吉拉特邦(点击图片放大)。

寂天论师从小就对灵修与佛教有浓厚的兴趣。六岁时,他有幸遇到一位伟大的瑜伽士和佛教行者。

Shantideva’s purity of mind and trueness of purpose were rewarded with visions of Manjushri (click to enlarge)

寂天论师心念纯正、发心清净,让他得以亲见文殊菩萨。点击图片放大或点此链接查看高解析度图像。

这位年轻的王子接受瑜伽士传授文殊菩萨灌顶,并精进修持。纯正的心念和清净的发心,让寂天论师得以亲见文殊菩萨并得到直接的教诲

这些经历,让寂天论师自小就显露出非凡的智慧乃至菩萨的品德。他不仅在哲学、艺术与科学上展露出过人的天赋,其敬老尊贤和慈悲对待老弱贫苦的高尚品德,更让他年纪轻轻就赢得了父母和同辈们的尊敬。

 

 

 

 

拒绝世俗的权力与财富

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寂天论师的父王驾崩之后,众大臣与百姓要求寂天论师继承王位。年轻的王子虽然对世俗的权力、名誉和财富毫无欲望,然而,为了不想让众臣民失望,他唯有同意登基为王。

在登基典礼的前一晚,寂天论师做了一个改变他一生的梦。在梦中,文殊菩萨坐在宝座上说道:“我的爱儿,这是我的宝座,我是你的上师。我们俩怎么能坐在同一个宝座上呢?”[资料来源: chinabuddhismencyclopedia.com]文殊菩萨随后建议他出家为僧。寂天论师决定听从文殊菩萨的建议,舍弃他所有的财产和财富,逃离了王国。

 

在那烂陀寺研修

寂天论师逃离皇宫之后,在一个森林里歇息静坐。文殊菩萨再度出现,并赠送他一把木剑。接过这把剑后,寂天论师即刻通达八正道(正见、正思维、正语、正业、正命、正精进、正念和正定),随后启程前往那烂陀寺。

The ruins of Nalanda Monastery

那烂陀寺遗址。

寂天论师逃离皇宫之后,在一个森林里歇息静坐。文殊菩萨再度出现,并赠送他一把木剑。接过这把剑后,寂天论师即刻通达八正道(正见、正思维、正语、正业、正命、正精进、正念和正定),随后启程前往那烂陀寺。

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然而,寂天论师从未向任何人透露有关他的修持成就。许多僧侣们嘲笑他只有三种“特别的觉悟”,即睡觉、吃饭及拉撒。他们还给他取了绰号叫“布苏古”(Bhusuku,梵语音译)。

  • 布(Bhu)源自“bhukta”一词,意思是“吃”
  • 苏(Su)源自“susta”一词,意思是“睡觉”
  • 古(Ku)源自“kuchiwa”一词,意思是“走路”

因此,“布苏古”这个称号暗讽寂天论师只会吃饭、睡觉和走路上厕所。

帕绷喀仁波切在《掌中解脱》里提到:

“我们不能单凭现象就判断某人,以寂天大菩萨为例,当时许多学者都认为他是“ 三想者”(只关心三件事,即吃、睡和排泄),未曾发现他有任何功德。”

资料来源:帕绷喀仁波切,《掌中解脱》,第338页。

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僧侣们认为寂天论师让寺院蒙羞,因为他吃着功德主们诚心供养的食物,却不认真修持。他们想方设法要把他逐出寺院却不成功,因为他并没有违反任何条规。

于是,他们决定逼寂天论师自行离开寺院。他们想出一个方法,要寂天论师当众给一大群僧人开示。他们深信寂天论师必然会为自己的不学无术感到无地自容,逼不得已只能离开那烂陀寺。

 

在那烂陀寺给予开示

在收到僧侣们的邀请时,寂天论师先是谦虚地拒绝了他们。然而,僧侣们依然不死心,转而要寂天论师的上师下令他给予开示。在上师的指示下,寂天论师立刻同意了这项请求。

An illustration of Shantideva teaching session at Nalanda Monastery by Tenzin Norbu

寂天论师在那烂陀寺给予佛法开示。(丹增罗布的著作插图 )

接下来发生的事情有两个版本。

根据第一个版本,僧侣们极其想要羞辱寂天论师,还特别在一片空旷的草地中央搭建了一座非常高的法座。在没有旁人的帮助下,一般人绝对不可能爬得上这个法座。

他们邀请了寺院以及邻近村庄的所有人前来参与这个盛会。寂天论师到场时,伸长手臂将巨大的法座压低,并轻松地坐了上去。当寂天论师坐稳之后,法座又恢复了原来的大小。

开示之前,寂天论师先与在场的观众进行互动交流:

寂天论师问道:“我该给予什么开示呢?你们要听那些已经听过的,还是一些全新的经论?”

观众回答:“我们要听全新的经论!”

寂天论师答说:“我有三个教诲。《学处要集》太长,而《诸经要集》却太短。因此,我将教授你们中等长度的《入菩萨行论》。”

资料来源:chinabuddhismencyclopedia.com

A painting of Shantideva from the 19th century (click to enlarge)

19世纪的一幅寂天论师画像。点击图片放大或点击此链接查看高解析度图像。

寂天论师与观众进行了简短的交流之后,便开始凭记忆教授《入菩萨行论》。据说,寂天论师讲法时,许多人都目睹了文殊菩萨示现在寂天论师的头顶上。

当寂天论师讲解《入菩萨行论》最具挑战性的部分 —— 第九章三十四颂时,他说:“一切万物如虚空。” (资料来源:格西格桑嘉措,《菩薩心行》(英文版),第三页)

寂天论师刚讲完这一句,他的身体就开始腾空,逐渐升高,最终消失。空中只传来他讲授《入菩萨行论》最后两章的声音,然后一切回归寂静……。

看到此景,在场观众无不肃然起敬。僧侣们终于意识到他们因功德不足,而看不出他的成就。然而,一切都太迟了,寂天论师已经离开。

Shantideva started to levitate during his teaching session at Nalanda Monastery (click to enlarge)

寂天论师在那烂陀寺讲法时,身体腾空而起。点击图片放大或点击此链接查看高解析度图像。

第二个版本的说法是寂天论师获得寺院住持以及文殊菩萨的协助。

据说,寺院有一个习俗,那就是每个僧人都会轮流在法座上背诵经文。这是一项由僧人自愿参与的活动,然而寂天论师却未曾参与过。有一天,寺院住持胜天大师要求寂天论师参与这项修习活动,否则他将面临被逐出寺院的命运。其他僧人们都很兴奋,因为他们从不曾看过寂天论师背诵任何经文,所以乐于看到他被羞辱。

活动的前一天晚上,胜天大师亲临寂天论师的住处,劝他背诵文殊菩萨的心咒,还把文殊菩萨仪轨的密戒传授给他。寂天论师为了确保自己在背诵经文时不会睡着,还将衣领系在天花板上。

Another illustration of Shantideva levitating during his teaching session at Nalanda Monastery (click to enlarge)

另一张图像显示寂天论师在那烂陀寺讲法时,身体腾空而起。点击图片放大或点击此链接查看高解析度图像。

 
黎明时分,他听到头顶上传来一把声音问:“你知道你在干什么吗?” 寂天论师问是谁。那个声音回答:“这是一个愚蠢的问题。你大半个夜晚都在呼唤我。”

寂天论师随后意识到自己正与文殊菩萨对话。他立即双手合十,祈求文殊菩萨赐他证悟圆满智慧的能力。

第二天早上,轮到寂天论师开示时,他坐上法座后身体随即腾空而起,身上笼罩着光环,使得在场人士无不对他生起强大的信心。接着,寂天论师开始给他们讲解《入菩萨行论》。讲到第十章时,他的身体开始飘向空中。开示结束后,信众纷纷在他的脚下献上鲜花。其他学者也请求寂天论师传授《入菩萨行论》的释义,而他也答应了。

 

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寂天论师在南印度弘法

After he delivered the discourse at Nalanda Monastery, Shantideva decided to travel to South India (click to enlarge)

寂天论师在完成那烂陀寺的开示后,决定前往南印度。点击图片放大或点击此链接查看高解析度图像。

寂天论师在完成那烂陀寺的开示后,决定前往南印度。他离开之后,那烂陀寺的僧侣们开始针对他传授的《入菩萨行论》究竟包含九章还是十章而争论不休。来自克什米尔的学者们认为寂天论师只传授了九个章节,而一些具有超强记忆力的摩揭陀学者却认为他一共传授了十个章节。

此外,没有任何人知道寂天论师在开示中提起《学处要集》和《诸经要集》。后来,僧侣们决定派几位僧人寻找寂天论师的下落,并请求他重复之前所教授的法教。

僧人们最终在印度南部的吉祥塔附近找到了寂天论师。他们邀请他返回那烂陀寺,但他拒绝了。然而,他却答应重述他早前的开示内容。

《入菩萨行论》(点击图片下载PDF文件 )

寂天论师透露他将《学处要集》和《诸经要集》收藏在他于那烂陀寺的房间里。他将这两部经典都写在棕榈叶上,并把它们藏在屋檐下。自此,寂天论师奠定了他作为佛教大师的地位,他的事业更在大乘佛教的大地上广泛弘传。

《入菩萨行论》是一部讲述菩萨及一切众生如何实修菩萨道的经典。 《入菩萨行论》传承由文殊菩萨亲授寂天论师,再传至来自苏门答腊的金洲大师(阿底峡尊者的上师)。阿底峡尊者从金洲大师那里学习了这个教法,再将之传授给噶当派大师们。这些法教代代相传,再由宗喀巴大师传授予众多格鲁大师们。

 

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寂天论师的神奇事迹

离开那烂陀寺后,寂天论师每到一处都会尽力帮助他人减轻痛苦。除了弘法,他的神奇事迹也广为人知。以下是一些最著名的事迹。

 

寂天论师与一把木剑

A 15th century statue of Shantideva (click to enlarge)

15世纪的寂天论师像(点击图片放大)

有一天,寂天论师透过神通,预知他需要帮助某位国王,以便能帮助更多人。于是,寂天论师来到皇宫外,并留意到那里有一群心怀不满的人。寂天论师手持一把金色木剑,申请并被接纳为宫廷侍卫。这位国王十分富有,但这些财富却让他感到痛苦与焦虑。寂天论师忠诚侍奉国王好几年,并在这期间成功地制服了那些心怀不轨的人,让国王和臣民得以安心。寂天论师也因此获得国王与臣民的尊敬与信任。

然而,国王对寂天论师的重视却让某人心生嫉妒。他向国王报告说寂天论师犯了欺君之罪,他的剑只不过是一把木剑。国王于是下令寂天论师出示他的剑。起初,寂天论师拒绝了,并警告国王与在场的每个人关于展示那把剑所会带来的伤害性后果。然而,国王依然坚持要他那么做。

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寂天论师警告大家一定要闭上或遮盖一只眼睛。当他解开剑鞘那一刻,一道宛如十个太阳构成的强光立刻充满整个房间,所有没遮盖的眼睛都瞎了。大家纷纷下跪,祈求寂天论师的原谅。

寂天论师将唾液涂在他们的眼睛上,视力就恢复了。国王与臣民立即对寂天论师生起极大的信心,并皈依于他。

 

一碗米饭喂饱一大群人

寂天论师在印度南部时,恰逢该地区发生严重的饥荒。寂天论师告诉大家他会慷慨布施来减轻他们的痛苦。第二天,许多人聚集围观,想看看他会怎么做。当时,只见寂天论师拿出了一碗米饭,并用它来喂饱在场的每一个人。这件神奇事迹使许多人对寂天论师生起信心,继而皈依三宝。

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以辩论折服外道

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寂天论师每到一个地方都给当地人的生命带来重大的影响,这使得他声名远播。许多外道大师都嫉妒他的能力,当中也包括当时最著名的外道大师之一 —— 香迦得瓦(Shankadeva)。香迦得瓦提出跟寂天论师进行一场辩论,寂天论师同意了。最终,寂天论师以神通与逻辑赢得了这场辩论。他的论点极具说服力,使得香迦得瓦及弟子们大为折服,转而皈依佛教。

另一个记载显示寂天论师透过神通看到某地区的外道已俱足佛缘,已是为他们引介佛法的时候。当时,该地区有一位外道大师经常挑战佛教大师与他辩论,然而却没有人能接受这项挑战。

 
 

A thangka of Shantideva from between the 18th and 19th century (click to enlarge)

公元18与19世纪之间绘制的寂天论师唐卡。点击图片放大或点击此链接查看高解析度图像。

有一天,寂天论师伪装成乞丐前往这个地区。国王的其中一个随从遇见寂天论师,并注意到一些不寻常的事情。有一次,随从不小心把水泼在寂天论师身上,水滴一碰到寂天论师的皮肤就开始沸腾起来。随从将此事禀告国王后,国王立刻向寂天论师求助,而寂天论师也因此接受了外道大师的挑战。

到了辨经当天,国王与臣民目睹寂天论师如何凭着渊博的学识和超强的思辨能力,成功地让对手哑口无言。这名外道大师试图祈请其神明的协助。然而,他根本来不及完成祈请仪式,寂天论师就已透过禅定力引发一场风暴。国王、王后及在场群众纷纷走避,而外道大师则被卷入飓风中,无力反抗。

不久后,天色变暗。寂天论师双眼之间闪出一道亮光,照射在国王和王后身上。寂天论师为他们洗澡更衣,并将他们安排在火炉旁取暖。国王、王后与众臣民目睹寂天论师的力量后,立刻对他生起信心。

 

晚年生活

寂天论师无视个人的世俗安乐,一生致力造福一切有情众生。他的无私善举,引领无数众生走向佛道。

Even today, the story of Shantideva continues to inspire many and popular among children and adult – Dominique Townsend reads from her children's book "Shantideva- How to Wake up a Hero," at Rubin Museum Block Party. Credit- Lyn Hughes.

直至今日,寂天论师的事迹依然给许多人带来启发,且深受儿童和成人的喜爱。多米尼克汤普森在鲁宾博物馆街区聚会为一班孩子朗读她的其中一部儿童读本《Shantideva – How to Wake up a Hero》。图片来源:Lyn Hughes

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寂天论师的《入菩萨行论回向文》

这是第14世达赖尊者最喜爱的回向文之一,摘自由寂天论师撰写的《入菩萨行论》第十章。

所有诸方世界中 若身若心苦逼者

以我所作诸福德 愿行安乐广大海

尽其所有轮回际 此乐终当不失坏

愿诸众生恒得受 菩提大乐无穷尽

愿诸盲者能见色 愿诸聋者能闻声

愿诸孕女无灾损 犹如天妇幻化生

愿诸裸露者衣被 愿诸饥虚得侯粮

愿诸渴者得净水 甘美芬芳亦清凉

愿诸贫匮得宝藏 愿诸忧恼得欢忻

愿颓丧者皆振奋 所作坚毅悉圆成

所有病困苦有情 迅速痊好具力与

一切有情无病者 长时健康无灾患

有情悉皆无痛苦 亦无罪垢无逼恼

更无怖畏及侵陵 无一有情不安乐

乃至虚空世界尽 及无罪垢无逼恼

此中愿我恒安住 尽除一切众生苦

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  • Sarassitham
    Wednesday, Sep 22. 2021 06:12 PM
    Thanks for the article sharing, it’s funny yet it’s true. Most on the picture tells the actual play which I experience. I had a great time laughing to the pictures.
  • Sarassitham
    Monday, Sep 20. 2021 08:45 PM
    Thank you for the interesting sharing of the sacred Vajra Yogini statues and the history of the Ratsag Monastery. I am glad to come across this very powerful practice and happy to learn and get connected to this divine Buddha.

    In this modern times, we face so very many challenges with illnesses and diseases, this article is so useful and easy to practice. I had a good read on the historical site of this Monastery and blessed to see the beautiful images.
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 20. 2021 03:09 PM
    In folklore, a ghost is the soul or spirit of a dead person appear to the living. Descriptions of ghosts vary widely that exist everywhere depending on the person who see it. Ghosts generally appearing for reasons. These could range from unsolved murders, forced suicides, preventable tragedies and so forth.
    Reading this post has a better understanding of how to solve or rather handle such situation. I do believe ghost do exist after all. To me ,we respect and having compassion for all those unseen beings we so call it ghost. Learning Buddhism and putting into practice, we have the knowledge to deal them. Doing prayers and dedicate to them to relief their sufferings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/questions-on-ghosts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 20. 2021 03:06 PM
    So touching reading article again. Lama Yeshe a rare attained being indeed giving inspiration to many , leaving a legacy . He was one of the most beloved Tibetan Buddhist masters of the late twentieth century. He was co-founded Kopan Monastery (1969) and the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (1975). He followed the Gelug tradition, and was considered unconventional in his teaching style. He is legendary pushes people’s buttons in his teaching similar to Tsem Rinpoche’s teachings . All the pushing is for the students to be better in life. We are indeed fortunate to have Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat , Malaysia . Many of us have benefited from Rinpoche’s teachings .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/he-would-push-their-buttons.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 20. 2021 03:04 PM
    Interesting stories behind of this Tsem Ladrang – The House of Devotion at Gaden Monastery . Established and sponsored by Rinpoche’s birth father, Lobsang Gyatso. Tsem Rinpoche offered Tsem Ladrang to Kensur Rinpoche his teacher after leaving for Malaysia as advice by Kensur Rinpoche who was affectionately known as ‘the bodhisattva abbot’.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/tsem-ladrang-the-house-of-devotion.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 18. 2021 02:20 PM
    Interesting read of Dr R Nyamaa ‘s biography. Dr R Nyamaa been the very first Mongolian woman doctor of bone tuberculosis. She is a multifaceted woman who works to empower herself and empower others. To be a doctor at those days is definitely brave and courageous. A great teacher having brought many changes to the medical world, introducing many new initiatives and practices in the field of training and treatment. She did published more than 60 articles in research reports, edited 4 manuals and 4 textbooks for students and doctors. She held several post and had received many rewards for her work in medical fields. She continued to serve at the First State Medical Centre till her retirement. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/dr-r-nyamaa-the-grande-dame-of-mongolian-medical-health.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 18. 2021 02:19 PM
    Before reading this post I used to think witches are women wearing black and pointed hats having evil or wicked magical powers. They practice and believes to have supernatural skills and abilities such as the casting of spells. Interesting read of this post very informative indeed. I understand better now the role of witches and they have nothing to do with worshipping something negative. Many people have a lot of misconception regarding witches in fact. Through history and long ago they have been prejudiced but not now many came to realise they deserve understanding and respect. Clear and detail explanation watching those videos.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/witches.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 18. 2021 02:17 PM
    The lady in red is all about stories of what happened to the two robbers arriving at doorstep of an old but regal inn named Redgrave Inn. Tragedy then befallen on one of the robbers Gareth. As they were checking in the attic for the night they saw a painting of a lady in a red gown feeling sad. Having misunderstandings the other robber Joseph left. Strange indeed Gareth went missing nowhere to be seen. Months later Joseph still could not make sense of what really happened went back to get the whole history of this strange lady in red. Interesting the paintings which Joseph saw now the lady in red is with his friend Gareth . Recording to the former owner then there’s many strange things had happened at Redgrave Inn before Gareth’s disappearance. Sound scary but interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/paranormal-stories/the-lady-in-red.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 15. 2021 01:28 PM
    Very informative post about Six Perfections. To me I have still along way to go but reading this precise teachings have given me a better understanding about it. Learning some knowledge from this post, will continue to read it time from time to improve myself and arm with more knowledge. A simple guide yet very precise and advanced teachings to me. For someone new like me is a good start to learn from here.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Niral for sharing this informative learning of Six Perfections.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/introduction-to-the-six-perfections.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 15. 2021 01:25 PM
    Awesome having all these beautiful Tsa Tsa which is specially made easy and convenient for everyone. Small in size but powerful to bring along during travelling . The process of making it amazing with much care and concentration . There are truly blessed images indeed that can also be inserted into bigger statues right now at Kechara Forest Retreat. Its take a lot of times and care doing it.
    Thank you Rinpoche for create such beautiful Tsa-tsa.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/tsa-tsas-are-nice.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 15. 2021 01:25 PM
    Beautiful and inspiring story which will touch the hearts of many . Been growing up in a family who against Tem Rinpoche for practicing Dharma is really hard and difficult one could imagined. How Rinpoche had the determination and will power to over come those obstacles he endured . Choosing his family and choosing Dharma , Rinpoche choose the later. Nor matter what happened Rinpoche somehow managed to practice Dharma under H E Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tharchin his first Dharma teacher. It was because of Kensur Rinpoche that Rinpoche stayed with Geshe-la, studied under him before going to India to become a monk. Not only that later meeting root guru H H Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.
    After years visiting Rashi Gempil Ling,the temple of Rinpoche’s childhood again and not been able to enter to temple Rinpoche offered prayers and three prostrations on the sidewalk remembering his guru’s kindnesses. Bittersweet moment Rinpoche felt not able to visit the temple again .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/i-was-prostrating-outside-rashi-gempil-ling.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 13. 2021 12:09 PM
    The three values of Olympism are excellence, friendship and respect. About coming together in the spirit of sportsmanship, the competition between countries from all over world. It wasn’t just the athletic ability, it was their moral courage competing in the Olympics as a once in a lifetime opportunity for them.
    Olympic hurdler, Liu Xiang from China a sporting idol had won after China’s first ever male track and field Olympic gold medal. In the last Olympics due his recurring injury had forced not able to perform well. Despite crashing on the first hurdle he continued with much pain hopped onto the track, kissed his final hurdle before he made it to the finishing line. His courage and determination had won the heart of many in the stadium and back home. He had showed an example of good sportsmanship and being able to lose gracefully.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/great-olympic-courage.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 13. 2021 12:07 PM
    An animal testing is known as testing of live animal in any scientific experiment. A live animal is likely to suffer pain, distress and lasting harm in the procedure . Animals used in laboratories are deliberately harmed, and are usually killed at the end of the experiment. It is cruel and inhumane to experiment on animals, that alternative methods available to researchers can replace animal . I am sure there are other methods as now the world is so advance in their technology. Animals should not be used in research or to test the safety of products. Thankfully, the development of non-animal methods is growing, and fast. Due to innovations in science, animal tests are being replaced in areas such as toxicity testing, neuroscience and drug development.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing to bring awareness of these animals testing which should be banned.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/alternatives-to-animal-testing.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 13. 2021 12:05 PM
    When we see the world through serene eyes, we generate peace wherever we go. A message of peace, respect and love towards others is at the heart of all of the major world religions. Listen with the intent to understand, be helpful, caring to others nor matter what race and religion or faith. Glad that a dialogue between Catholic and Buddhist religious and social action leaders coming together at Vatican. All participants living in America from New York City, Chicago, San Francisco and so forth .
    Religion is about increasing peace and harmony in the world. … People of all different religions should be given the opportunity to pursue good in their own way. Quoted Aung San Suu Kyi
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful news.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/this-is-so-needed.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Sep 12. 2021 02:48 PM
    All suffering is in fact the result or fruit of negative emotions such as attachment, greed, jealously, pride, anger, and hatred. The five afflictive emotions are the source of suffering. Pride leads to unhappiness in long run. Letting go of these instead of clinging on to it will lead us to nowhere. A profound teachings …….as quoted The letting go is from clinging on to the afflictive emotions, the anger, jealousy, feelings of unjust treatment, which all stems from our self-cherishing mind. Remembered the kindness the Guru has shown us and what we will never give up nor matter what happened. I am still plenty to learn.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Joy Kam for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/rinpoche-through-my-eyes-vajra-yogini-or-anger

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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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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!
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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
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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
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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
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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
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#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
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#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
6 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
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Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
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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
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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.
10 months 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
11 months 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
1 years ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
1 years ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
1 years ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
2 yearss ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
2 yearss ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
2 yearss ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
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