The Fourth Takpu, Pema Vajra Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub

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The 4th Takpu Pemavajra Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub. Image credit: Treasury of Lives. Click on image to enlarge.

The 4th Takpu Pemavajra Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub. Image credit: Treasury of Lives. Click on image to enlarge.

b.1876 – d.1935

Incarnations: Tagpu སྟག་ཕུ།
Tradition: Geluk དགེ་ལུགས།
Geography: Lhasa ལྷ་ས།
Historical Period: 19th Century ༡༩ དུས་རབས། / 20th Century ༢༠ དུས་རབས།
Institution: Amdo Chubzang Monastery ཆུ་བཟང་དགོན།; Drepung Loseling College འབྲས་སྤུངས་བློ་གསལ་གླིང་གྲྭ་ཚང།
Name Variants: Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub འཇམ་དཔལ་བསྟན་པའི་དངོས་གྲུབ།; Ngawang Lobzang Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub ངག་དབང་བློ་བཟང་འཇམ་དཔལ་བསྟན་པའི་དངོས་གྲུབ།; Pema Dorje པདྨ་རྡོ་རྗེ།; Pema Vajra པདྨ་བ་ཛྲ།; Takpu Dorje Chang སྟག་ཕུ་རྡོ་རྗེ་འཆང།; Takpu Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub སྟག་ཕུ་འཇམ་དཔལ་བསྟན་པའི་དངོས་གྲུབ།; Takpu Pema Vajra སྟག་ཕུ་པདྨ་བ་ཛྲ།

The Fourth Takpu, Pema Vajra Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub (stag phu 04 pad+ma ba dz+ra ‘jam dpal bstan pa’i dngos grub), most commonly known as Takpu Dorje Chang (stag phu rdo rje ‘chang), was born in 1876 in Naksho (nags shod), Kham.

Sources from the early nineteenth century give the incarnation line as follows: Gushri Pelden Dondrub (stag phu gu shrI dpal ldan don grub, 1382-1466) Zhangpo Chogyel Tendzin (zhang po chos rgyal bstan ‘dzin, d.u.), Ngawang Chodrak Zangpo (ngag dbang chos grags bzang po, 1493-c.1559), Lobzang Tenpai Gyeltsen (blo bzang bstan pa’i rgyal mtshan, 1714-1762), Lobzang Chokyi Wangchuk (blo bzang chos kyi dbang phyug, 1765-c.1792) and Ngawang Lobzang Tendzin (ngag dbang blo bzang bstan ‘dzin, b.1808) and Lobzang Dondrub (blo bzang don grub, d.u.). Although this makes Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub the eighth incarnation it appears there are several ways to count this incarnation lineage and earlier incarnations are usually not included.

Another title commonly associated with the Takpu incarnations is that of Garwang (gar dbang) in its variant forms: Gargyi Wangchuk (gar gyi dbang phyug) and Gargyi Wangpo (gar gyi dbang po), already used by Lobzang Chokyi Wangchuk, who appears to have been known by this name. According to a title in the second volume of his collected works, Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub notes that he is the Fourth Gargyi Wangchuk (gar gyi dbang phyug bzhi pa), suggesting that Chokyi Wangchuk was indeed the first ‘official’ Garwang incarnation. Tenpai Ngodrub is today generally regarded as the Fourth Takpu incarnation amongst contemporary Geluk lineage holders.

Regardless of its origin, successive Takpu incarnations are said to have been highly accomplished yogis and are well-known for their pure visions (dag snang) of deities and the ability to travel to various pure lands in order to receive teachings. Lobzang Chokyi Wangchuk, for example, is known for his cycle of Thirteen Pure Visions of Takpu (stag phu’i dag snang gsang ba bcu gsum) which includes deities such as Hayagriva, Amitayus, Avalokitesvara and Tara.

The 4th Takpu Pemavajra (top) and Kyabje Pabongkha Rinpoche (bottom) as depicted in the Dorje Shugden lineage tree.

The 4th Takpu Pemavajra (top) and Kyabje Pabongkha Rinpoche (bottom) as depicted in the Dorje Shugden lineage tree.

In 1888, at the age of twelve, Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub entered Drepung Loseling Monastery (‘bras spungs blo gsal gling) in Lhasa where he studied Pramana, Madhyamaka, Prajnaparamita, Vinaya and Abhidharma. He returned home to Naksho in 1894.

He returned to the Lhasa region at the age of thirty, spending much of his time at Chubzang Ritro (chu bzang ri khrod), one of the many hermitages above Sera Monastery outside of Lhasa. There he taught his most famous disciple, Pabongkha Dechen Nyingpo (pha bong kha bde chen snying po, 1878-1941), whose multiple requests are credited with much of Takpu Pema Vajra’s teachings. These include, for example, the compilation of a new initiation manual for the Thirteen Pure Visions of Takpu. It was at Chubzang Ritro that Pabongkha in turn taught the Third Trijang, Lobzang Yeshe Tendzin Gyatso (khri byang 03 blo bzang ye shes bstan ‘dzin rgya mtsho, 1901-1981).

According to tradition, after being prompted by the protector Dorje Shugden (rdo rje shugs ldan) Pabongkha requested Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub to travel to Maitreya’s pure land, Tusita. Tusita is particularly significant in the Geluk or Ganden lineage, as the tradition is named after the pure land and is believed to be the realm in which Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa (rje tsong kha pa blo bzang grags pa, 1357-1419), the founder of the Geluk tradition currently resides. While in Tusita Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub is said to have received the complete cycle of instructions related to Dorje Shugden and his five families (rdo rje shugs ldan rigs lnga), including the life-entrustment initiation (srog gtad), from Tsongkhapa by way of Duldzin Drakpa Gyeltsen (‘dul ‘dzin grags pa rgyal mtshan, 1357-1419), who is believed to have been a previous incarnation of the deity.

Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub transmitted this elaborate cycle to Pabongkha, through whom it was later diffused throughout the Geluk tradition. Today, however, the nature of Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub’s experience is controversial within the Geluk tradition with some asserting this pure vision actually took place, while others, most notably the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tendzin Gyatso (ta la’i bla 14 ma bstan ‘dzin rgya mtsho, b.1935), following the advice of the Nechung (gnas chung) medium, stating that this vision was not a blessing of higher beings but instead was a hindrance.

A painting of Takpu Pemavajra commissioned by H.E.the 25th Tsem Rinpoche. Click on image to enlarge.

A painting of Takpu Pemavajra commissioned by H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche. Click on image to enlarge.

Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub’s involvement in the worship of Dorje Shugden is said to date to his first stay in U-Tsang. During that time the Ninth Demo, Ngawang Lobzang Trinle Rabgye (de mo 09 ngag dbang bio bzang ‘phrin las rab rgyas, 1855-1900), was hosting a number of Nyingma lamas and practitioners at the regency seat of Tengyeling (bstan rgyas gling) in Lhasa. Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub was in Lhasa for the Monlam Chenmo (smon lam chen mo) and he noticed a ring of fire around the panbe (span bad) — the maroon-colored brushwood parapet — of Tengyeling. His teacher at the time, Lhotrul Ngawang Kyenrab Tenpai Wangchuk (lho sprul ngag dbang mkhyen rab bstan pa’i dbang phyug, d.u.), who was associated with both Drepung Loseling and Tashilhunpo (bkra shis lhun po), told his student that it was a manifestation of Dorje Shugden’s activity. Soon after, the Ninth Demo was arrested under accusations of aiming to harm the Thirteenth Dalai Lama, Tubten Gyatso (ta la’i bla ma 13 thub bstan rgya mtsho, 1876-1933) through the practice of black magic. Demo died in custody and Tengyeling was appropriated by the government. The entire episode is understood within this lineage of Dorje Shugden to be an act of Shugden’s wrath against the pollution (that is, the presence of Nyingma practice) of the Geluk tradition.

He returned again to Kham only to make a third extensive trip to Lhasa in his late 1930s. During this third visit he again gave teachings and transmissions to Pabongkha, including Lamrim and Lojong teachings, completion stage teachings such as those of Guhyasamaja and the Six Yogas of Naropa and the initiations and instructions of Heruka Cakrasamvara and the cycle of Cittamani Tara. He also received teachings from Pabongkha on several occasions, such as those of the completion stage of Heruka and the initiations contained in the collection of The Hundred Which are a Source of Jewels (rin ‘byung brgya rtsa).

Padmasambhava. Image credit: himalayanart.org. Click on image to enlarge.

Padmasambhava. Image credit: himalayanart.org. Click on image to enlarge.

Apart from his visions related to Dorje Shugden, Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub is said to have had numerous other mystical experiences. During a stay at Chubzang he had a vision of the sixty-two deity body mandala of Heruka Cakrasamvara, from whom he received the four initiations (dbang bzhi). He was also able to reveal the location of a sacred cave called Takten (rtag brtan) near Chubzang, which is related to Heruka. During a retreat at the Nyang caves (nyang phug) near Samye Monastery (bsam yas), he had a vision of Padmasambhava, his consorts, and his entourage of disciples. Although this may be interpreted as contradictory to the often perceived sectarian nature of this lineage, Padmasambhava appears to have been held in high regard. Trijang Lobzang Tendzin Gyatso, for example, also bestowed Padmasambhava empowerments and related teachings.

Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub is also an important lineage holder of the close lineage (nye brgyud) of Cittamani Tara and is believed to have been in direct contact with the goddess. Previous Takpu incarnations had also communicated with Tara through such visions. The Cittamani Tara cycle is unique in the Geluk tradition because it was taught by Tara as an anuttarayogatantra practice, instead of kriyatantra, and contains teachings on the generation and completion stages, as well as the necessary empowerments. The cycle was later classified by Pabongkha as belonging to the Mother Tantra (ma rgyud) class. Following the death of Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub, the primary lineage holders of the this cycle were Pabongkha Dechen Nyingpo and then Trijang Lobzang Tendzin Gyatso, both of whom composed a number of texts on the topic. The cycle is widely diffused throughout the Geluk tradition.

In 1923 he travelled to Lhasa again, arriving soon after that year’s Monlam Chenmo. As usual he met Pabongkha, with whom he went to the Takten cave where he again had a number of visions, including one of Dromtonpa Gyelwai Jungne (‘brom ston pa rgyal ba’i ‘byung gnas, 1005-1064).

Cittamani Tara with forms of Tara at the chakras (Painted by Lama Thubten Yeshe; Photo by Dionne Wilson). Click on image to enlarge.

Cittamani Tara with forms of Tara at the chakras (Painted by Lama Thubten Yeshe; Photo by Dionne Wilson). Click on image to enlarge.

During this stay in U-Tsang, Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub was also able to meet Trijang Lobzang Yeshe Tendzin Gyatso. A man with the title of Sharpa Tulku (shar pa sprul sku, d.u.) requested Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub to give teachings at this time, which he did, giving initiations and instructions from his own pure vision cycles to a group of seven people including Trijang Lobzang Yeshe Tendzin Gyatso and Takdrak Dorje Chang Ngawang Sungrab Tutob (stag brag rdo rje ‘chang ngag dbang gsung rab mthu stobs, 1874-1952). Trijang Lobzang Yeshe Tendzin Gyatso also privately received the secret jenang of Cittamani Tara directly from Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub, the final empowerment out of a series of three jenang empowerments related to this deity, the other two being the essential outer torma initiation and the inner body mandala initiation. He also received the Glorious Grant of Immortality (‘chi med dpal ster) long-life initiation which Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub had also bestowed on the Second Pabongkha, Dechen Nyingpo (pha bong kha 02 bde chen snying po, 1878-1941) during an earlier visit to U-Tsang.

Due to his faith in Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub, Trijang Lobzang Yeshe Tendzin Gyatso asked him for a divination concerning which deity to focus on as his main practice and what would happen to him at the end of his life. Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub is said to have communicated this request to Tara, and she gave him eight lines of text as a response. Apart from Pabongkha, Trijang Lobzang Yeshe Tendzin Gyatso, and those mentioned above, Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub had many other students as well as a number of disciples and patrons in the upper echelons of Tibetan society, such as the Prime Minister (srid blon) Lochen Shatra Peljor Dorje (blon chen bshad sgra dpal ‘byor rdo rje, 1860-1919).

Pabongkha himself also travelled to Naksho several times in order to visit Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub, including visits in 1926 and 1935. During his first trip Pabongkha visited the Driru Drubde Monastery (‘bri ru sgrub sde dgon), also known as Genden Lukzang Kunphel Ling (dge ldan lugs bzang kun ‘phel gling) in Driru Dzong (‘bri ru rdzong), which had been established by Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub in 1920. Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub bestowed teachings and initiations on Pabongkha during these visits, including Ganden Nyengyu (dga’ ldan snyan rgyud) teachings such as Guru Puja (bla ma mchod pa), a number of Lamrim teachings, the Thirteen Pure Visions of Takpu, as well as the life-entrustment initiation of Dorje Shugden following the close lineage which he had received in Tusita.

It was also in the year of this final meeting in 1935 that Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub passed away. His death is often given as 1922, but in both Trijang and Pabongkha’s biographies he was still alive in 1923 and later, and the later date is corroborated by other sources as well, particularly in the biographies of several Chamdo lamas, from the period, who received teachings from him there in the 1930s.

 

སྟག་ཕུ ༠༤ པདྨ་བ་ཛྲའཇམ་དཔལ་བསྟན་པའི་དངོས་གྲུབ།

སྟག་ཕུ་སྐུ་ཕྲེང་གསུམ་པ་པདྨ་བཛྲ་འཇམ་དཔལ་བསྟན་པའི་དངོས་གྲུབ་ལ་ཀུན་གྱིས་སྟག་ཕུ་རྡོ་རྗེ་འཆང་ཞེས་འབོད་ལ། དགེ་ལུགས་པའི་རྣལ་འབྱོར་པ་ཞིག་དང་ཕ་བོང་ཁ་བདེ་ཆེན་སྙིང་པོའི་དགེ་རྒན་ཡིན། སྐུ་འཚོ་མུས་ཀྱི་དུས་དུ་ཁམས་དང་དབུས་གཙང་བར་དུ་ཐེངས་མང་པོ་ཕེབས་བཞུད་མཛད། རྣམ་འབྱོར་ལ་བརྟེན་ནས་དག་སྣང་སྐྱེས་ཤིང་དགའ་ལྡན་གྱི་གནས་ལ་བགྲོད་ཐུབ་པར་གསུང་། དགའ་ལྡན་གྱི་གནས་སུ་ཕེབས་ཏེ་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་དང་འབྲེལ་བའི་ཆོས་སྐོར་མང་དུ་ཐོབ། ཁོང་ནི་སྒྲོལ་མ་ཡིད་བཞིན་ནོར་བུའི་རྗེས་གནང་གི་ཁོངས་གཏུགས་ས་ཞིག་ཡིན་ལ། དེ་ཡང་ཕལ་ཆེར་དག་སྣང་ལས་བྱུང་བར་སྣང་།

 

Teachers

  • ngag dbang mkhyen rab bstan pa’i dbang phyug ངག་དབང་མཁྱེན་རབ་བསྟན་པའི་དབང་ཕྱུག།
  • thub bstan chos kyi dbang phyug ཐུབ་བསྟན་ཆོས་ཀྱི་དབང་ཕྱུག།

 

Students

  • The Second Pabongkha, Dechen Nyingpo ཕ་བོང་ཁ ༠༢ བདེ་ཆེན་སྙིང་པོ། b.1878 – d.1941

 

Previous Incarnations

  • Chogyel Tendzin ཆོས་རྒྱལ་བསྟན་འཛིན།
  • dpal ldan don grub དཔལ་ལྡན་དོན་གྲུབ། b.1382 – d.1466
  • blo bzang bstan pa’i rgyal mtshan བློ་བཟང་བསྟན་པའི་རྒྱལ་མཚན། b.1714 – d.1762
  • blo bzang chos kyi dbang phyug བློ་བཟང་ཆོས་ཀྱི་དབང་ཕྱུག། b.1765 – d.1792
  • The Twentieth Ganden Tripa, Chodrak Zangpo དགའ་ལྡན་ཁྲི་པ ༢༠ ཆོས་གྲགས་བཟང་པོ། b.1493 – d.1559

 

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Source: Joona Repo, “The Fourth Takpu, Pema Vajra Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub,” Treasury of Lives, accessed July 23, 2018, http://treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Takpu-06-Pema-Vajra-Jampel-Tenpai-Ngodrub/4000.

 


 

Joona Repo is currently a researcher at the Department of World Cultures, University of Helsinki.

Published June 2011

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  1. Samfoonheei on Sep 18, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    The Fourth Takpu, Pema Vajra Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub was born in Naksho , Kham. He was a highly accomplished yogi whose great achievements and attainments were well-known and acknowledged by innumerable Lamas during his time. A hermit and holder of many important lineages, a total of eight recognised incarnations. He was then recognised as the 4th Tagpu incarnation. He spent most of his time in a hermitage giving and receiving teachings . Interesting he had many mystical experiences throughout his lifetime. He is an important lineage holder of the close lineage of Cittamani Tara. Interesting he is believed to have been in direct contact with the goddess.
    He was well known through his practices and had many other students as well as a number of disciples and patrons including H H Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche , Trijang Lobzang Yeshe Tendzin Gyatso and Takdrak Dorje Chang Ngawang Sungrab Tutob . His life stories were indeed amazing having receiving in turn teachings from Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. This unique cross teaching between teacher and disciple is an incredibly rare occurrence where both teacher and student are highly attained.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

  2. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 28, 2018 at 6:51 am

    Nice short video of a new LED signage reminding us of who we can go to for blessings in case of need: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBwrkaKUoH0

  3. Joy Kam on Jul 26, 2018 at 3:52 am

    Listening to the chanting of sacred words, melodies, mantras, sutras and prayers has a very powerful healing effect on our outer and inner environments. It clears the chakras, spiritual toxins, the paths where our ‘chi’ travels within our bodies for health as well as for clearing the mind. It is soothing and relaxing but at the same time invigorates us with positive energy. The sacred sounds invite positive beings to inhabit our environment, expels negative beings and brings the sound of growth to the land, animals, water and plants. Sacred chants bless all living beings on our land as well as inanimate objects. Do download and play while in traffic to relax, when you are about to sleep, during meditation, during stress or just anytime. Great to play for animals and children. Share with friends the blessing of a full Dorje Shugden puja performed at Kechara Forest Retreat by our puja department for the benefit of others. Tsem Rinpoche

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  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Apr 21. 2019 06:54 PM
    Interesting to learn about the story of Shantideva. Many times we like to make assumption on what we see from surface without knowing the truth. Shantideva showed us that we do not need to show off our knowledge and being humble is the key. We should focus to continue learning and practising dharma. Do not make judgement without any basis.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-scholar-monk-shantideva#comment-840337
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Apr 21. 2019 06:42 PM
    It’s amazing to see all the great and huge Buddha statues in China. So much effort and time has been put in to build such incredible statues. May the people, land and everyone be blessed looking at the holy statues. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. While many of us do not have the opportunity to visit all these places, viewing the pictures with the brief info itself already very fortunate.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/chinas-huge-buddha-statues.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2019 11:15 AM
    Rejoice to this talented artist who paints beautifully of this rime thangka of four-faced Mahakala with consorts and Dorje Shugden. May the artist continue to paints more thangkas which many more loves it and get to know of the practice. Four-Faced Mahakala is a also a Dharma Protector been having a close connection with Dorje Shugden. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-ancient-protector-four-faced-mahakala
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2019 11:13 AM
    Wow…. Another beautiful rime thangka of Yamantaka, Kalarupa and Dorje Shugden. It explains all and merely looking at it is a blessing. In Vajrayana Buddhism, Yamantaka is also known as Vajrabhairava, which comes in a wrathful protector , buffalo-headed meditational deity. Interesting story. As depicted with Kalarupa who is a manifestation of Manjushri and Dorje Shugden is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom form a beautiful thangka.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-fierce-one-yamantaka
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2019 11:12 AM
    Beautiful rime thangka of Shantideva and Dorje Shugden. Shantideva was an 8th-century Indian Buddhist monk, a great master, scholar, and bodhisattva,at Nalanda. Wow …..interesting story of how he rose off the throne as high into the sky as no one could see him yet his teachings could still be heard from the ground by many . Together with Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri as portrayed in this beautiful thangka.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-scholar-monk-shantideva
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2019 04:04 AM
    Daily thoughts to ponder deeper

    Great site to visit for lots of wisdom thoughts that evoke much understanding into reality of our lives. Also a place where you can share out with others to make them think deeper. Would be nice if you could let us know which you like best in the comment section.

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  • Pastor Lanse
    Friday, Apr 19. 2019 11:35 PM
    这篇文章涵盖了艮尼玛的生平、修持、神通、趣事等,让读者对艮尼玛有个整体的认识之余,也对他的特点有深刻的印象。对我来说,艮尼玛最启发我的地方是他只专注于一项修持,全心全意的,一辈子只专注于大威德金刚修持,他占卜、治病等靠的都是大威德金刚修持赐予的加持力。艮尼玛透过本身的成就,向世人证明了佛菩萨的全知和全能。也让我们知道,若真正要修持某种法门,任何一位佛菩萨的法门都是好的,都是全面的,所以不需要什么都学一些,什么都不精,搞到最后一事无成。

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/l/cn/buddhas-dharma/the-jolenpa-bodhisattva-gen-nyima-chinese.html
  • Nicholas
    Friday, Apr 19. 2019 06:36 PM
    The reasons why you must clean your room are as follows: If you invite your guru or some officials to your home, you would give your room a good sweep, wouldn’t you! Similarly, when you invite your guru, the victorious ones, and their children into your room [in the course of your meditations], you should clean it out of respect for them.

    Check out more here: https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
  • Nicholas
    Friday, Apr 19. 2019 06:33 PM
    The 9-foot Dorje Shugden statue in Kechara Forest Retreat has become a popular place for many people to pay homage, make offerings and prayers. It was conceptualized by H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche who foresee the needs of Dorje Shugden that able to benefit many people.

    Check out:
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-wish-fulfilling-shrine.html
  • Nicholas
    Friday, Apr 19. 2019 06:30 PM
    Have you ever wondered where we come from and how we came into being?
    Have you wondered how awesome is the universe and what is eternity?
    See the comparisons below and I am sure your mouth will open as the world is revealed to your amazement! Just say ‘wow’ as you view each picture.

    https://bit.ly/2TKCZB6
  • Yee Yin
    Friday, Apr 19. 2019 12:24 PM
    Most people don’t like to be put in a difficult or challenging situation. It gives a lot of stress and worries. The emotional trauma makes people feel terrible. However, this suffering can become something positive if we change how we perceive it. Suffering can make us grow if we decide to find the root cause of it and do something about it. As a result, we can be out of this suffering. Suffering can make us a better person because we don’t want others to go through what we have gone through. Instead of avoiding suffering, why don’t we embrace it because we can become better as we are going through it?

    http://bit.ly/MyLama2
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  • Yee Yin
    Friday, Apr 19. 2019 12:12 PM
    Do you know what is off-the-grid living? Off-the-grid living is when people choose to live without the support of remote infrastructure, such as an electrical grid. Most of the time it means living away from the city as well. Some people choose the off-the-grid lifestyle to maintain their financial freedom; some because they want to be closer to nature. Would you choose this lifestyle?

    http://bit.ly/TR-BackToNature
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  • Chris
    Friday, Apr 19. 2019 11:54 AM
    Thank you, Rinpoche and the blog team for sharing this interesting information about this spirit that can be one of the causes of Dorje Shugden ban. It is not a surprise to know that the Tibetan government had caused another human being to reincarnate as an evil spirit that wanted their downfall because they had wrongly persecuted him with such a cruel and inhumane way. Any human being that dies in that kind of circumstances will have a lot of powerful negative emotions.

    The modus operandi of the Tibetan government has been the same since the 5th Dalai Lama’s time. They just eliminate whoever they think is threatening their power and in Nyatrul’s case, they killed an innocent man with a cruel way. The karma that is created by the government created the cause for Nyatrul to be able to interfere with Nechung’s trances and there is nothing the Tibetan government can do.

    This shows us that karma works in its own way and even a powerful Dharma protector’s oracle can be inhibited by an evil spirit. We reap what we sow. Now the Tibetan government have to suffer the risk of getting false information from the Nechung oracle until their karma exhausted. They should not have trusted the advice when the oracle spoke against the practice of Dorje Shugden which is around for 400 years without any problem.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-spirit-nyatrul-magic-mischief-and-misery.html
  • Yee Yin
    Friday, Apr 19. 2019 11:30 AM
    Princess Zina was wild, temperamental, very difficult and controlling. Who in her status would not be like that? But she realised there is a better place to go than all the luxury she had been enjoying. She truly understood her attitude, her way of thinking, her characters were not going to bring her anywhere so she pushed herself to change and she made it. Apart from pushing herself to change, she also did a lot of very beneficial works to support and spread Dharma. She had to do a lot more good works to make up the wrongs she had done in the past.

    Even though it was not described in the story how much difficulty or struggling she had to go through in her transformation process but I believe it was not easy. How she pulled herself through was her trust in her lama and her faith in Dharma. If someone like Princess Zina who was so difficult and had everything she could have had in the world can transform into a humble person and eventually ascend to Kechara Paradise, who are we to say we cannot change?

    http://bit.ly/Princess2Nun
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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 19. 2019 10:49 AM
    Beautiful art rime thangka painted patiently with matching colours. Naropa, Vajra Yogini, and Dorje Shugden forms a beautiful art piece. Naropa is one of the most prominent and authoritative Indian mahasiddhas and masters of mahahudra and tantra. Vajrayogini is a Tantric Buddhist female Buddha and a ḍakini while Dorje Shugden the Dharma Protector who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. Together they depicted a beautiful and powerful amazing thangka.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-yogi-of-yogis-naropa

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Read about this special Goddess Lok Yeay Mao of Cambodia. I came across her picture and found her very unique and blogged about it. Do enjoy the reading- https://bit.ly/2HR3vqi
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Read about this special Goddess Lok Yeay Mao of Cambodia. I came across her picture and found her very unique and blogged about it. Do enjoy the reading- https://bit.ly/2HR3vqi
March 18, 2019-Oser is very photogenic as usual.
1 month ago
March 18, 2019-Oser is very photogenic as usual.
March 18, 2019-Very cute Oser as usual.
1 month ago
March 18, 2019-Very cute Oser as usual.
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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
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    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
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    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    4 weeks ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
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    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    1 month ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 month ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    3 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    3 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    4 months ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    4 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    4 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    4 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    4 months ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    4 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
    4 months ago
    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
    4 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
    5 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
  • Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
    5 months ago
    Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
  • Living off the grid in Australia
    5 months ago
    Living off the grid in Australia
    A Jill Redwood is a jack of all trades, Jill built her own house on her property and lives entirely off the grid with no mains power or town water, mobile reception or television. Living on around $80 a week, Jill has over sixty animals to keep her company and an abundant garden that out serves as an organic supermarket right at her doorstep. Her main expenses are animal feed and the rates on her property. Watch this incredible three minute video and be inspired to live differently.
  • Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
    5 months ago
    Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    1 years ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    1 years ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    1 years ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    2 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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With Dorje Shugden in your car, bus, bike, boat or lorry, you will be protected and blessed. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 hours ago
With Dorje Shugden in your car, bus, bike, boat or lorry, you will be protected and blessed. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Recently in Kechara Forest Retreat, this bus was blessed and is now protected by the Three Jewels. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 hours ago
Recently in Kechara Forest Retreat, this bus was blessed and is now protected by the Three Jewels. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they just have the heart. In order to send the foodpack to our client in johor bahru area, we need a team that are always ready . Luckily, we have a group of wonderful volunteers that are commited to serve our community. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
12 hours ago
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they just have the heart. In order to send the foodpack to our client in johor bahru area, we need a team that are always ready . Luckily, we have a group of wonderful volunteers that are commited to serve our community. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Children paint their own mask for Halloween day. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Children paint their own mask for Halloween day. Lin Mun KSDS
Parents and students did a group discussion together on the Bully topic  Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Parents and students did a group discussion together on the Bully topic Lin Mun KSDS
A talk on Bully by Peggy. A very informative sharing for students and parents. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
A talk on Bully by Peggy. A very informative sharing for students and parents. Lin Mun KSDS
Great to start kids with dharma knowledge from young. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Great to start kids with dharma knowledge from young. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Victoria guided the students to do prayer in the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Teacher Victoria guided the students to do prayer in the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Creative horror drawing created by Teacher Kien. Alice, KSDS
2 days ago
Creative horror drawing created by Teacher Kien. Alice, KSDS
Teacher Asyley led the kids to participate animal liberation. Alice, KSDS
2 days ago
Teacher Asyley led the kids to participate animal liberation. Alice, KSDS
Healthy Meals for lunch sponsored by Mr Ravi & friends! We thank you for your unending support to #kecharasoupkitchen in our plight in serving the #homeless. Would you like to sponsor lunch for our street friends? To find out more, checkout our website for more details :) Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 days ago
Healthy Meals for lunch sponsored by Mr Ravi & friends! We thank you for your unending support to #kecharasoupkitchen in our plight in serving the #homeless. Would you like to sponsor lunch for our street friends? To find out more, checkout our website for more details :) Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 days ago
4 days ago
Bernard was briefing the volunteers on the details before they headed out last Saturday to PPR Kota Damansara. #kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 days ago
Bernard was briefing the volunteers on the details before they headed out last Saturday to PPR Kota Damansara. #kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Seen here are team leaders giving their final briefing to the respective volunteers before they head out last night. Thank you very much to all the volunteers who turned up. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
Seen here are team leaders giving their final briefing to the respective volunteers before they head out last night. Thank you very much to all the volunteers who turned up. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you very much to James and Shereen for sponsoring oranges for tonight's distribution. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
Thank you very much to James and Shereen for sponsoring oranges for tonight's distribution. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
We received a lot wine bottles for recycling. It was packed nicely by the person. KEP-Serena
1 week ago
We received a lot wine bottles for recycling. It was packed nicely by the person. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling activity at Kechara Soup Kitchen. You can drop the recycled items here if you are nearby. KEP-Serena
1 week ago
Today we are having recycling activity at Kechara Soup Kitchen. You can drop the recycled items here if you are nearby. KEP-Serena
The generous support from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thank you very much! Here are photos taken during the distribution at government low cost flat. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
The generous support from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thank you very much! Here are photos taken during the distribution at government low cost flat. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you committed university students of University of Malaya for helping in our #foodrescue activities. These still good to eat and in date edible bread will be very useful for the needy students in universities! Thank you Komugi Malaysia for contributing and help reduce food wastage! #zerofoodwastage #kecharafoodbank #kecharasoupkitchen #endhunger - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
Thank you committed university students of University of Malaya for helping in our #foodrescue activities. These still good to eat and in date edible bread will be very useful for the needy students in universities! Thank you Komugi Malaysia for contributing and help reduce food wastage! #zerofoodwastage #kecharafoodbank #kecharasoupkitchen #endhunger - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right?
2 weeks ago
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right?
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right? By Asyley Chia KSDS
2 weeks ago
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right? By Asyley Chia KSDS
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right? By Asyley Chia KSDS
2 weeks ago
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right? By Asyley Chia KSDS
We have our Kechara Food Bank team leaders interview potential urban poor families on every Saturday. New volunteers are most welcomed to join and assist along the session. Kindly contact us at 010-3333260 for registration. #Kechara #foodbank - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
We have our Kechara Food Bank team leaders interview potential urban poor families on every Saturday. New volunteers are most welcomed to join and assist along the session. Kindly contact us at 010-3333260 for registration. #Kechara #foodbank - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Yvonne is dedicated and able to spend her time in taking care for the youngest group of KSDS. Alice Tay, KSDS
2 weeks ago
Yvonne is dedicated and able to spend her time in taking care for the youngest group of KSDS. Alice Tay, KSDS
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