15 Mindblowing Minutes!

Dec 17, 2014 | Views: 1,597

 

Dear friends,

You will not regret taking 15 minutes from your day to see something so incredible, so touching, so inspirational and so moving. We often like to say we cannot do this and we cannot do that or just give up. We sometimes like to make excuses for everything we ‘can’t’ do and I am guilty of that too. Instead of focusing on learning what we ‘can’t’ do one day at time or just improving what we can do we decide to give up. We shouldn’t give up. Giving up makes no one win. No one will feel good when you give up especially yourself. Some people don’t have the luxury to give up as they have no one to fall back on or they are too compassionate to give up as what they do can make differences in others lives for the better. Whatever it is that makes us continue, we should continue.

Don’t blame others. Do accuse others. Don’t damage others. Whatever it is, you have to go on because not making it is not an alternative you will be proud of. Spend your time on making it and achieving what you already said you would. Do it without blaming anyone and without negative emotions.

Well I won’t say too much here, because this short and powerful video will speak for itself. PLEASE WATCH!

Before you read below what I posted by Tom Hallman Jr., please watch the video first.

May you be blessed because you are blessed,

Tsem Rinpoche

 

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September 9, 1932 – December 4, 2013

 

Bill Porter has died.

If you’ve lived around Portland long enough, the name means something. If not, then let me get the details of his death out of the way before I tell you about the man.

The end came Tuesday night when Porter was rushed to a hospital with severe stomach pain. By night’s end, he was gone. An infection had spread through his body. A memorial of some kind will be scheduled in the next week or so. I’ll let you know when and where.

Newspaper style requires me to use the man’s last name. But it doesn’t seem right here.

He was always Bill.

Forget the rules.

Bill was 81 and had lived in an assisted living center in Gresham. He moved there in September, finally giving up the fiercely independent life he fought so hard to maintain.

He’d lived alone in a small one-level Gresham home. But he continued to fall.

One night, his friend told me, Bill had to spend the entire night on the floor because he couldn’t reach the phone. The falls convinced him it was time to get help.

If you want to take any solace in this story, figure that Bill had to spend less than four months that way.

You see, asking for help was never his way.

And that’s what made him the man he was.

He lived in anonymity until 1995 when I wrote about him. He put me off three times when I came to his house to talk about his life.

He didn’t want the attention.

But I was persistent.

I finally wore him down when I dropped in unannounced one Saturday morning to make my final pitch. With a sigh, he motioned to a chair.

I sat.

He talked.

He wasn’t famous then, wasn’t rich and not a celebrity in the way the word is so casually tossed around these days.

He was a nobody.

He sold products door-to-door.

For more than 45 years.

Like I said, he wasn’t a big shot.

When I met him he was 63. He had cerebral palsy and spoke and walked with great difficulty. When he was a young man, the state considered him unemployable and suggested he collect disability payments. He refused.

For more than 40 years he earned a living selling Watkins products on routes that took him through Portland’s westside neighborhoods. At night, he would return to his small house. Hunched over an old typewriter and with a twisted hand, he slowly banged out orders for everything he’d sold that day.

For several years he was Watkins’ top retail salesman in all of Oregon, Idaho, Washington and California. When I wrote about him, he was the only one of the company’s nearly 50,000 salespeople who sold door-to-door.

Until I wrote about him, hardly anyone really knew Bill. If anything, Portlanders recalled him only as the odd man who shuffled along the downtown transit mall, the strange man they spotted trudging through neighborhoods.

But the story about his life and his journey touched something in readers.

When it first appeared, more than 2,000 people called or wrote the newspaper.

Remember, this was back in the day before Facebook and Twitter. To say the story went viral would have made no sense back then.

But today we can say it did.

I still get calls and letters about Bill Porter.

Portlanders wrote me to confess that, as children, they’d teased Porter on the bus.

Or that they had run away to hide when he passed through their neighborhoods.

They wanted to apologize.

The outpouring stunned Bill. He never wanted sympathy. He didn’t want to be seen as disabled. But messages from readers were filled with admiration, not pity.

He told me that made him realize his life had value, that he filled a more important place in the world than he’d thought. His dead mother, he said, would have been proud of him.

The article was reprinted by Reader’s Digest.

More mail flooded in.

ABC’s news magazine “20/20” picked up the original story and broadcast its own segment. The network received more than 2,000 calls and letters, the most for any “20/20” story ever broadcast.

Here’s an excerpt from one of the letters I received:

“In today’s world we have too few heroes to look up to. Upon hearing your story, I felt humbled and look up to you as a hero and a fine man. Your tenacity, perseverance and courage set an example to your fellow men and women.”

The actor William H. Macy portrayed Porter in the television movie “Door to Door,” in 2003. It won four Emmy Awards.

“He never understood what all the fuss was about,” said Shelly Brady a longtime friend and assistant who wrote the book “Ten Things I Learned from Bill Porter.”

“The attention humbled and touched him,” she said Thursday. “I began with him as an employee and became his friend. He is part of our family.”

At the end of 1995, I did an update on Bill – right about this time of year, in the weeks before Christmas.

Here are some excerpts:

Bill touches us so profoundly, apparently, because he reminds us of who we all set out to be. And where we would like to go. He is, first of all, someone from our own branch of the human family. Almost none of us has the God-given talent or spiritual purity to become one of the remote, larger-than-life heroes who loom over our world. Who are we to measure ourselves against the great athlete, the skilled surgeon or the religious saint?

But Bill is a salesman. Each day, he puts his infirmities aside, screws up his courage, goes out into the world and asks others to accept what he has to offer.

So do we all.

Bill reminds us of what we were when we set out in life. He fights the war we call life every day, without complaining. Whatever the internal truth of Bill Porter, we perceive him, in his perseverance, as pure, untouched by the ills of society. He isn’t greedy. He doesn’t take handouts. He — of all of us — could produce a hundred excuses. But he never makes excuses.

His determination challenges us. When we see past Bill’s disabilities, we see the disabilities in ourselves.

That raises questions. Am I working hard enough in my life? Do I have that kind of integrity?

Good words to think about in this holiday season.

Bill Porter.

R.I.P.

–Tom Hallman Jr.

Source: http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2013/12/bill_porter_portlands_famed_do.html

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  1. Joey Tan on Aug 11, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    An inspiring article. I learned that Mr Bill is a very determined and independent man whom struggled everyday to live even though he has difficulty in moving. Thanks for the article, a good example for everyone to learned from him.

  2. Valentina Suhendra on Nov 12, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Dear Rinpoche

    What an inspiring story. Bill Porter had so much disadvantages, but he was very persistent and never give up. He has much more determination than most of the people I know including myself. I know that being a-door-to-door salesman was a very challenging business. The little that he could do he had done so and he preferred to do it himself. He even supported and took care of his mother toward the end of her life.

    He was an inspiration and a source of strength for many people. Thank you Rinpoche for this article.

    Valentina

  3. Wei Theng on Nov 12, 2016 at 12:41 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring story.

    Never give up, but most of all, i love his lovely smile that shows how positive he is despite on what he has gone through.

    Thank you for sharing with us this beautiful person, Bill Porter!

  4. Sofi on Nov 10, 2016 at 5:51 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such an heartwarming and inspiring story of Bill Porter. Despite his cerebral palsy caused by doctor at birth, his mother’s strong encouragement taught him perseverance and fortitude. Many does not know him when he walks down the street, door to door and often times he was turned away. Yet he went on to become the top salesman. He would remain the nondescript man if not for a reporter who saw a story to be told. And what an amazing story of strength & courage that inspired many across the nation of America. Always humble and independent, Bill Porter worked even under severe conditions. We should emulate his ways in our practise of the Dharma. Never giving up no matter the conditions as it is a necessity in our lives trapped within Samsara.

  5. Lin Mun on Nov 9, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the story of Bill Porter. It is so inspiring to never give up no matter how difficult our life is. I am sure he went through a lot of challenges because of this physical state and the bully in any phase of his life.

    But he continue to live his life and work to get his bills paid. Not only that, he also takes care of his mom till the last day of her life. He showed us the importance of dedication, love, care which we always take for granted.

    His story reminds us to keep going and don’t give up even though we may have very challenging obstacles.

  6. Brooks on Mar 30, 2015 at 7:03 am

    Hi mates, its wonderful article on the topic of teachingand
    fully explained, keep it up all the time.

  7. Vinnie Tan on Feb 21, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Bill Porter is just so admirable. His courage and will power to be earning with his own hands is just so strong and determined. He could have just slacked off his life and not do anything but to collect welfare money so that he could survive. However, Bill did not do so, instead he worked hard for every single penny that he earns. Everything that he earns, he earns with his hard work and sweat. It is a sense of achievement for him.

    I really admire Bill, he would be a inspiration for me to always be hard working and not be put off just because situations do not turn out like what I expect it to be or even want it to be. Although he may take longer to do things, but he would always want to do it himself and not trouble others.

    This is indeed a virtue that many of us should look up to and learn from.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such an inspirational story to all of us here at the blog.

  8. Low KHJB on Jan 3, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing on the incredible life of Bill Porter.He was indeed a remarkable person with a strong determination to live a life without self pity and a strong will to be independent even with so many limitation.
    A lot of people with even less limitation would have given up hope to leave alone and and yet be self sufficient but not Bill Porter.He could almost achieve the impossible by setting his own mind and determination to overcome his own limitation and be a normal person.
    We should follow his example and never give up at the slightest obstacles.Hardship is part and parcel of life .If we could overcome that,success would not be too far to reach…

  9. Sarah Yap on Dec 29, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Wow… amazing story. This goes to say, persistence and positive character of never giving up will always win people’s hearts. He is a great inspiration to all of us.

    One thing that truly touched my heart was when he typed out all the orders on the typewriter. Although it could have been easily done by his lady friend in 1/8th of the time he spends on typing it out, but he rather do it himself, mainly because he took her being very busy in consideration… I know people that would just drop their responsibilities on others whenever they get the chance… but Mr Porter… he has great ethics.

    Another inspiring video that Rinpoche have blogged about is on Nick Vujicic… another inspiring man that never gave up. One thing that are in common with both these amazing people is that they always have someone supporting them as they grow up, someone who told them… don’t let your physical limitations limit your life. And this is true for Mr Porter, Nick Vijicic and Aimee Mullins (a famous model with prosthetic legs)

  10. Beatrix Ooi on Dec 29, 2014 at 12:53 am

    Mr Bill was a very tough and determined man. Even with his disabilities, he still never gave up on his own life. I think that he has taught us a great lesson and that is, we never give up easily and we never ever take people for granted. He could have just slacks at home and passes time, but he didn’t. His determination and strong will really amazes me, he didn’t die with nothing, I strongly believe that his story is going to inspire a lot of lives as he has inspired mine. If only we could follow Mr Bill’s footsteps, the world would be a much more better place. We can’t always be dependant, I think that it’s our responsibility to make use of our own life and live it to it’s fullest. I think that this is the least we could do, as a human being.

  11. Shelly Tai on Dec 26, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring video, as I watch this video I think we are lucky to born in a situation and our body has no defect we are perfect but yet sometimes we still think not good enough and our self cherishing mind keep telling us to make it better about our appearance look at Bill he is really a best example for us to learn his determination about his work is way beyond any one of us who have a perfect body no handicap , I think we can do more should not give up in doing anything in life.

  12. Wai Kee on Dec 23, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspirational story, a much needed source of strength at time like this. Bill Porter reminds me of my late father who had stroke in the last 15 years of his life. He never gave up on himself and always remains optimistic that he will gain back his strength, still continue to lead normal life with the help from my mom until an unexpected post surgery complications that took his life this year. Thank you again and i will always remember Bill, my father and the perseverance they have showed to me.

  13. Sharon Ong on Dec 22, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Thank you with folded hands for sharing this inspiring story of the human spirit.

  14. Edwin Tan on Dec 19, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Great story and reminder to us all, Rinpoche.

    Each day, we will make hundreds of excuses for not wanting to do certain things, find ways to escape from it, not facing it, complaining about life.

    Bill Porter has shown us what is perseverance, what is called war with life. He clearly demonstrates that he needed no outside help and can be independent. He never made excuses and ever complained about his life or why was he born that way.

    He made the full use of his life.

    He really made us all look like ants beside a gigantic giant with his strong will and determination.

    Thank you so much for the reminder Rinpoche.

  15. Julia Tan on Dec 19, 2014 at 12:56 am

    We often feeling depress and give up easily due to small problems, pressure, not feeling great about some people etc etc. All these can be changed and overcome by just putting some efforts. We just cannot stop complaining about almost everything even though we already have a perfect life. We have everything compare to Bill but we seems to find fault in ourselves and even people around us simply because we do not have a great mind and great heart like Bill. Bill has nothing but he had live his life fully.

    Bill gave me a very strong inspiration of wanting to do more, put in more effort to whatever i want to achieve. Bill showed me the value of precious human life. Bill showed me how he make people that come into his life loved him. Bill showed me that never take people who loves me for granted. Bill showed me that we can change our lives if we put in our efforts. Looking at his smile I see light and happiness.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this 15min great video. I pray for Bill’s great future life. May he reborn with a great human body and mind to meet the Dharma and achieve attainment.

  16. Chandra on Dec 18, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    Moving story of a man who challenged the ”norm” for people with cerebral palsy. His perseverance, integrity and work ethic was and is admirable. He portrayed the true meaning of going against the tides when it could have been easier to claim disability allowances. A man of great principle and worthy of being looked up to for facing and overcoming adversities. Thank you for the article, Rinpoche.

  17. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Dec 18, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for sharing with this inspiring true story of Bill Porter. His determination, never-give-up attitude and consistency to work out everything he could in order to get his job done with a smiling face, despite his retarded physical ability, has inspired me to appreciate with what I have now and to work more for others. May Bill Porter receives all the blessings and protections from the 3 Jewel always. Bill Porter is my hero for me to follow with his positive attitude and nice smile from inside out no matter sunshine or raining.

  18. Kwan Leng Lew on Dec 18, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    I felt this sums it all very well:

    “His determination challenges us. When we see past Bill’s disabilities, we see the disabilities in ourselves.”

    we will discover more of our disabilities especially when we stay in our comfort zone,

  19. Hee TS on Dec 18, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    謝謝仁波切這個真棒文章共享。比爾·波特的故事如此鼓舞人心,並在同时感觉尷尬,我們可以輕鬆地步行,雙手靈活,言语發音順暢,都沒問題,但仍然抱怨生活怎麼這麼困難,幾次嘗試後便放棄。我敬佩比爾,他勇敢面对難題積極尋找出路,永不放棄。而不是停留,諸多借口,抱著否定的。這也是我们该学習處世的正面精神。

  20. Jace Chong on Dec 18, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring story. I always find strength to fight my negative habits from Rinpoche’s blog. This is one of the strength-boosting post.

    People with so little things in life can show us how great a person can be with persistence, with no feeling of discouraging even when others say “no” to us. Thanks Bill for being so real to himself and everybody, no complains, no expectation to depend on others, this really put people like me in shame.

    May Bill rest in peace and have a good rebirth, please come back to us with even more good qualities to teach us to be a better person.

    Thanks Rinpoche.

  21. sweekeong on Dec 18, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this awesome sharing. Bill Porter is so inspiring and at the same embarrassing for us who can walk easily, use our hands and mouth without issues but still complain about how life is so difficult and giving up after a few tries. I admired Bill for his courage to choose to look for the positive instead of staying, holding on the negative. He never give up after being put down by others as this about him not about others, he only stand to gain. Bill doesn’t hold to the ridicules. We as people with able body and good senses should not put down others but encourage them. In fact putting down others just show that our poor attitude of giving up even before we began doing our tasks or jobs. Bill Porter chose to listen to his lovely mum. I think this decision changes his life. If we believe what others said about our negative then it will become true. Bill’s listen to it and turn it into positive. His door of opportunity has definitely been opened after he persisted and perservered for so many years of hardship. Everyone should look to Bill Porter for his determination whether to battle worldly or spiritually goals. In a way Bill Porter is as much a spiritual journey eventhough what the life he live is worldly one.

  22. Pastor Han Nee on Dec 18, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing this moving inspirational story of Bill Porter. He will live on as an inspiration, mainly because he is everyone of us, in our best moments, when we make resolutions to realize the best of ourselves. Only, many of us gave up along the way, but Bill, with his debilitating problem of celebral palsy, never gave up.

    Each day, as a salesman, he resolutely puts his infirmities aside, screws up his courage, goes out into the world and asks others to accept what he has to offer.

    His dogged determination is what must touch us most. We must learn from him that we too have to resolutely achieve our daily goals, weekly goals, monthly goals, yearly goals and lifelong goals. It can happen.

  23. Uncle Eddie on Dec 18, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Bill Porter has died but his story touches everybody’s heart tremendously, as it was so moving, inspirational and convincing. He was a disabled, but he didn’t want to be seen as one, which atracted a lot of admiration and not pity. Most excerpts sing praises of him and admired him, adding that one must have the God-given talent or spiritual purity to become one of the remote. We can see more of the disabilities in ourselves than we see in Bill Porter. What a great man you were, Bill Porter, please R.I.P.

  24. sat kartar on Dec 18, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Great story about ACCEPTENCE of what is!

  25. sat kartar on Dec 18, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Woah…..made me cry buckets….what a man indeed……thus showing how to really live your life and what you can accomplish given the mind wil tell you constantly what you cant do …Look the light in his eyes….and the smile. Its very easy to become a victim and to say poor me…i`m disabled etc….the fact he never claimed benefit……amazing tale…we need to hear more of this stuff…Unfortuantly the benefits system sometimes creates lazyness….everybody can do something….if claiming benefits why cant people help in the community etc…

  26. Datuk May on Dec 18, 2014 at 1:08 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    What a heroic example of tenacity, perseverance and hardwork and all that makes one a success, is Bill Porter.

    It makes me feel so badly inadequate in doing my best to achieve what I want in life and how out of sure laziness I have compromised. A great lesson to be learnt.

  27. Pee Bee Chong on Dec 17, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing Bill Porter’s story. Like Bill, we should never give up not matter what happened, especially for things that we have promised and committed and things that benefit others

  28. Joy on Dec 17, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    This story is really moving and brought tears seeing how someone who was born with such disability has such a great ability that is more than those of us who have no disability, except for the one’s we create in our heads to limit ourselves due to fears, laziness, insecurities etc. What Bill has done is not fighting every day life (sorry disagree with this negative statement by the writer) but what Bill has done is embraced and cherished every day life with gratitude! So much so what most of us sees as bleak, he sees as opportunities and positivity. Inspired by his beloved mother who encouraged his and spoke positive words to him, his heart beat everyday with courage, perseverance and determination to beat the odds. This also points out that it is so important to empower people positively instead of negatively and always criticising them. Positive nurturing inspires and plants seed of positivity, and is especially important for children as they are growing up and forming their character and sense of being.

    Bill is a man who took his adversary and turn it into something good and useful. Bill’s story makes shows and proves, it’s not about becoming some big shot, big name, earning big money, big career, being some big “somebody”, it is being able to accept your situation, whatever it may be, turn it around and doing your best in it. It is being that somebody for yourself that you yourself can look up to that matters, not what the world thinks/sees and Bill never looked for pity not even once and instead he got admirations. He practised the 8 worldly concerns in doing a worldly job. Amazing… maybe he is some Bodhisattva teaching us something, we’ll never know. He did not even want to be interviewed and that really moved and humbled me and even when he got hit by a car he still continue to work. Really but me to shame…how many of us do one small little “good” deed and we start to blow the trumpets, social media it and basically advertise to the entire world how “good” we are. But this person Bill doesn’t want any of that attention, this to me shows a person of true greatness, definitely he is an inspiration we need to see more in today’s society, perhaps be the inspiration like Bill. No one says we cannot except ourselves. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this 15minute story of Bill, yes it is so incredible, so touching, so inspirational and so moving. May Bill be born with a perfect human body in his next life, meet the Dharma and great Dharma teacher who will teach him the path to true liberation.

  29. Jacinta Goh on Dec 17, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Just imagine that I’m in his place, I’ll most likely thinking hundreds of reasons on why I’m caught in this situation in the first place! I’ll be depressed, miserable, bitter and lonely, where people finds me awkward or even shutting me out for most of the time. But for him, (Bill Porter)he just lived on with DIGNITY! It must have been a tough situation for him a few months back before his passing away last year. (from the above~ ‘He’d lived alone in a small one-level Gresham home. But he continued to fall.’).

    This story serves as an inspirational for us all. He’s one of the examples of people who fought hard for his life, ALONE. On the other hand, we always make excuses, saying that ‘I need to survive, I can’t do this, I don’t have time’, though we’re far better than him in many ways especially with a perfect body. Will share this with my friends.Thank you Rinpoche.

  30. Toh Cheng See on Dec 17, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    This is so beautiful. I was moved to tears. Bill Porter is such a determine man who never gives up . Nothing will stop him. I hope to have his determination . Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful story of Bill Porter.

  31. Loh Ann Leong (Penang) on Dec 17, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Bill Porter, incapability did not stopped him, did not deterred him. Tenacity, perseverance, consistency, determination, unwavering and never give up for answer of NO, it is an example for us to follow. Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing such inspiring true story to us. _/\_

    • tsemtulku on Dec 17, 2014 at 9:03 am

      Dear Loh Ann Leong, do share this with others as it can make a difference in another person’s life. I wish you well. Tsem Rinpoche

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    Watched the two videos, tells us all how compassionate Rinpoche was helping the homeless man and woman. Rinpoche knew enough during cold and raining day they needed most as Rinpoche had experienced before. Rinpoche will definitely anyone regardless of race and faith the moment Rinpoche noticed any one needed help even at odd time.
    Thank you Rinpoche and thanks Pastor Loh Seng Piow for sharing this with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-soup-kitchen-ksk/what-tsem-rinpoche-did-in-l-a.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 31. 2020 11:50 AM
    Geshe Yeshe a respected and humble Lama of Gaden Jangtse Monastery said beautifully of what he thought of our Lama Tsem Rinpoche. He has great respect for Tsem Rinpoche, as he has seen how Rinpoche helped in a number of cases and even helped him by sponsoring his medical treatment. He speaks of Tsem Rinpoche’s excellent guru devotion, and how his own students were inspired to follow. He did also mentioned that Tsem Rinpoche is a real Tibetan master, and whatever Rinpoche had done for the benefit of all sentient beings are signs that he is indeed a highly attained being.
    Thank you writers team for sharing this with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/geshe-yeshe-of-jangtse-monastery-speaks-about-his-conclusions-on-tsem-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 31. 2020 11:48 AM
    Beautiful article to read with more knowledge , understanding how we can create the cause for Rinpoche’s swift return . Very auspicious retreat but due to MCO not many people could join in the retreat. Anyway reading this details article helps us to understand and the correct way to visualise and so forth. By just recitation our Guru’s mantra whole-heartedly with sincerity and faith, we can obtain the qualities and attainments of Buddha Heruka, Dorje Shugden, and all the enlightened beings as said by Lama Thubten Phurbu. Timely advices by Lama Thubten Phurbu too for us to continue reading, learning, practicing Dharma and putting it in practice .
    Thank you for this teaching with clear explanation for us all. May more people read this article and understand better.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/instructions-for-tsem-rinpoches-name-mantra-retreat.html
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Oct 30. 2020 05:17 PM
    Thank you for the sharing, Indonesia it’s a geological wonderland. Although Indonesia is a well-known for it’s largest Lake Toba and fascinating Bali and Lombok.

    I found Indonesia is a place must to visit because of it’s ancient historical site, rich culture, attractive beaches, beautiful islands, creative traditional crafts, varieties of foods and exotic natural scenery.

    I have discovered plenty interesting facts about Indonesia besides the largest country in Southeast Asia with thousands of small islands and active volcanoes.
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Oct 30. 2020 02:44 PM
    Thank you very much for sharing this article whichreally inspires and motivates me. I also feels very blessed.The article tell us on the important advice by a great master like Zong Rinpoche.

    Reading this article and listening to the Holy voice of HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche is a blessing. Incredible indeed hearing him explaining all about the truth of the Powerful Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.


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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 30. 2020 12:23 PM
    Rinpoche’s compassionate quality had shown how devoted he was in his guru devotion towards Kensur Rinpoche. Kensur Rinpoche Jampa Yeshe was a renowned Dharma scholar and highly realised meditation master and one of the gurus of Tsem Rinpoche. Kensur Rinpoche was also the ex-abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery. What Rinpoche did had proven in this lifetime to be a great incarnation. Rinpoche went all the way out taking care of Kensur Rinpoche, from arranging all the daily necessities and bringing Kensur Rinpoche to seek medical advice and treatments. Rinpoche’s guru devotion as an example for us.
    Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for this wonderful sharing some inspiring knowledge for us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/tsem-rinpoches-great-guru-devotion.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 30. 2020 12:22 PM
    Even though it an old post yet to me its good to have some knowledge of this yummy Thukpa or Tibetan Noodle Soup. Thukpa is a Tibetan word used for any variety of soup cooked with noodles. From the blog picture Thukpa looks super tempting. I would surely to try this noodle soup. Thukpa is one among the popular noodle soups in India. Having a Nepalese restaurant in Kuala Lumnpur, Malaysia, that have thukpa will be wonderful as there are many Nepalese working in Malaysia.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/khukri-and-nepal-street.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 30. 2020 12:21 PM
    A beautiful white car indeed . Looking at the pictures of Rinpoche in the car smiling tells us a thousand words. So so Rinpoche did own this beautiful car VW and Rinpoche did go around with it.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/my-vw-beetle.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 29. 2020 01:45 PM
    Rinpoche’s compassion, kindness, caring, loving and down to earth nature, will go all the way reaching out to all living beings. May it be an animals or human beings Rinpoche will be kind . Giving foods to them and making sure all are well feed without going hungry. Rinpoche is truly a Bodhisattva , an inspiring example for us. Thank you Rinpoche for showing us the way.
    Thank you Pastor Khong Jean Ai for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/posted-by-admin-tsem-rinpoche-cares-for-animals.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 29. 2020 01:43 PM
    Clear explanations , the meaning behind of anyone taking vows let it be to go meatless. The significance of taking the Vegetarian Vow as it creates more merits , less killing of animals, sufferings of animals and so forth. In recent years, more people are aiming for healthy life style for not eating meat , to be a vegetarian. Taking a vegetarian vows to remind ourselves and stays put being a meatless or vegetarian.
    Thank you, Rinpoche, for this compassionate teaching.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/moonpointer-vows.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 29. 2020 01:42 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche was one special Lama who had conceptualizes and built Kechara Forest retreat from scratch to where it was today. Rinpoche cares more for all sentient beings than himself. Rinpoche went all the way out to see the constructions work and get things done nor matter it’s a sunny day or raining day.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands and Pastor Seng Piow for this sharing with great memories pictures of Rinpoche at the construction sites.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/the-high-lama-that-builds.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Oct 28. 2020 03:08 PM
    Reading comics is an interesting way to improves our verbal intelligence.
    Possessed is the latest title from Kechara Comics, an interesting story experienced by the Krishna family, living in Ipoh.
    Just like the printing of Sutras & traditional Dharma texts, modern publications such as these comics also generate vast merits and create the causes for Dorje Shugden’s lineage to grow.


    https://bit.ly/2TwGltW
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 28. 2020 02:45 PM
    Great information and explaining all about the wonderful ways for us all of to collect merits . Giving (dana) is one of the essential preliminary steps of Buddhist practice. The practice of giving is universally recognized as one of the most basic human virtues .
    When practiced in itself, it is a basis of merit it leads ultimately to liberation from samsara. An act of giving will bring us happiness in the future, in accordance with the kammic law of cause and effect taught by the Buddha.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/dana-offerings-for-tsem-ladrang.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 28. 2020 02:43 PM
    Well, the practice of death meditation is a common practice in many Buddhist lineages. Everything that belongs to us is left behind at the time of death. By training our mind in death and impermanence, we can avert our attraction to the appearances of this life. If we think about death , it will motivates us to repair relationships and forgive in life. With preparation we can help others at death-time. The time of death is uncertain and there is no fixed lifespan in our world. At the time of death what’s really important is the Dharma practice. We learn, practice Dharma and putting it into action is the best choice we made before death. We are fortunate to have a chance to work in the Dharma and learning death meditation to prepare ourselves as the moment will come any time.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great teachings with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/last-night-i-spoke-about-death-meditation-in-more-detail.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 28. 2020 02:39 PM
    HE Tsem Rinpoche comes from Gaden Monastery,Rinpoche had travelled from US to be ordained in India. Gaden Monastery is a world-renowned monastic university which was founded in the 14th century by the great scholar and saint, Lama Tsongkhapa. The beginning of Gaden Monastery in India was very difficult due to many reasons. Financially was one and Rinpoche had helped and supported the monastery ’s education department from the very beginning . Even coming to Malaysia Rinpoche continued to support them raising funds to purchase new books for the library, computer facilities for the monks, furniture, fixtures etc. These has carried on till the present days to create great geshes, scholars, masters in the future.
    Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/rinpoche-helps-monastic-education.html

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    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
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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
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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.
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    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
    2 yearss ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
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    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
    2 yearss 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
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    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    2 yearss ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    2 yearss ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
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    Uncle Wong
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    3 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    3 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.
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    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
    3 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.
    3 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!!
    3 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.
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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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
2 weeks 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
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Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
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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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
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KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
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Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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