D.T. Suzuki: Introducing Zen Buddhism to the West

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Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

Professor Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki (18 October 1870 – 22 July 1966) was a prolific Japanese writer known for his translations of important Zen (Chan) and Shin (Jodo Shinshu or ‘Pure Land’) Buddhist texts. His work was instrumental in igniting widespread interest in Buddhism in the West, and was a significant catalyst in the worldwide revival of Buddhism in the late 19th Century.

Suzuki was very successful in explaining the concepts of Zen Buddhism to Westerners who had very little to no knowledge of the religion. His success was due to his ability to present Zen Buddhist concepts as profound religious thought.

He demonstrated the extraordinary ability to understand the complex yet fundamental concepts of Zen and Shin Buddhism from a young age. However, he is remembered more for his skill with language, theme and nuance — gifts which allowed him to effectively explain Buddhist philosophy to a Western audience.

During his lifetime, Suzuki published more than 100 books including works that he had translated himself. These translations mainly concern the relationship of Zen Buddhism to everyday life, although he also wrote about other aspects and forms of Buddhism as well, such as the workings of the mind. Suzuki was proficient in Chinese, English, Pali, Sanskrit and several European languages.

The value of Professor Suzuki’s efforts in kindling Western (and worldwide) interest in Buddhism is immeasurable. It is my hope that by telling his story, I will inspire a new generation of people to pursue their own spiritual journey.

 

Early Life

Professor D.T. Suzuki was born Teitaro Suzuki to a Samurai family on October 18, 1870, in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. He was the fourth son of Ryojun Suzuki, a physician. Today, a humble monument — a tree with a rock placed underneath — marks the place where he was born.

Kanazawa, where Suzuki was born

Kanazawa, where Professor D.T. Suzuki was born

At the time of his birth, Japanese feudalism was in decline. The corresponding loss of prestige and privilege of the samurai class to which his family belonged meant that he was raised in relative poverty. The Suzuki family experienced further misfortune when Ryojun Suzuki passed away in 1876. His mother raised him in these difficult circumstances, even renting part of their house to boarders. Suzuki attended a local high school and befriended Kitaro Nishida who would later become a significant thinker of Western philosophy and Zen.

His humble upbringing coupled with his mother’s Jodo Shinshu Buddhist faith sparked Suzuki’s interest in spirituality and religion. He first received Zen spiritual training in Kokutai-ji under the guidance of a Zen master, Setsumon Roshi, while still in high school.

When he was only 18 years old, D.T. Suzuki began working as a tutor of mathematics, writing, reading and English in a fishing village.

Kokutai-Ji

Kokutai-Ji

 

Secular and Spiritual Education

The younger Suzuki during his student days

A young D.T. Suzuki during his student days

When Professor D.T. Suzuki was 21 years old, his older brother, an established lawyer, sponsored his education at Tokyo Senmon Gakko, the present-day Waseda University in Tokyo. Initially, he continued his spiritual training under the guidance of Imakita Kosen, a Rinzai master.

However, both his mother and his teacher passed away within a short span of time in 1892. Following their deaths, he accepted the suggestion of his childhood friend, Kitaro Nishida, to study Western philosophy, the Chinese language, Pali, Sanskrit and European languages at Tokyo University.

While at Tokyo University, D.T. Suzuki continued his Zen training under the guidance of Kosen Roshi at Engaku-ji Temple in Kamakura. After Kosen Roshi’s passing, he then went under the guidance of his teacher’s main student, Soyen Shaku.

Soyen Shaku

Soyen Shaku

Soyen Shaku was a promising Zen master, naturally gifted and inclined towards Dharma. He began receiving instruction from Kosen Roshi when he was just 22 years old. At the age of 25, Soyen Shaku went to Ceylon (present-day Sri Lanka) to further his knowledge of Buddhism, focusing mainly on Theravada Buddhism and the Pali language, and to live the life of a Theravadan monk for three years. It was Soyen Shaku who gave Suzuki the name ‘Daisetsu‘, which means “Great Humility”, but when written in Kanji can also mean “Great Stupidity”, “Great Clumsy,” or “Great Simplicity.”

Soyen Shaku recognised the spiritual potential within Suzuki, and trained him in strict discipline. Suzuki was advised to live like a simple monk in the temple although he was never ordained. In addition, he was advised to engage in sitting meditation (zazen) for long periods of time.

Suzuki later described his life in Engaku-ji Monastery in his book, The Training of the Zen Buddhist Monk as:

“… a life of humility; a life of labour; a life of service; a life of prayer and gratitude; and a life of meditation.”

D.T. Suzuki was a product of New Buddhism which flourished in Japan after the Meiji era. During the Meiji Restoration, the traditions of Zen Buddhism had been altered. For instance, in the past, Zen monks were required to spend several years in intensive study, including reading commentaries and memorising sutras. New Buddhism afforded Suzuki the opportunity to undergo his Zen training as a lay person.

When D.T. Suzuki was 21 years old, he studied at the present-day Waseda University in Tokyo

At the age of 21, D.T. Suzuki commenced his studies at present-day Waseda University in Tokyo

Tokyo University, where Suzuki studied Western philosophy, Chinese language, Pali, Sanskrit and European languages

Tokyo University where Suzuki studied Western philosophy, the Chinese language, Pali, Sanskrit and European languages

 

Career in the Open Court Publishing Company

Dr. Paul Carus

Dr. Paul Carus

In the 1890s, an unexpected opportunity to work abroad presented itself to Professor D.T. Suzuki. Soyen Shaku had met Dr. Paul Carus, a German-American philosopher and the managing editor of Open Court Publishing Company, at the 1893 World Parliament of Religions in Chicago. Dr. Carus approached Shaku for assistance in preparing Eastern spiritual literature for publication. The work included translations from various Asian languages to English and Shaku recommended Suzuki for the task.

Suzuki moved to America to work in Open Court’s translation department, and stayed with Dr. Carus at the Hegeler Carus Mansion in Illinois. His first assignment was to translate the classic Tao Te Ching from ancient Chinese. Many years later, Suzuki revealed that he was unhappy with the product of his first official translation project because he felt that it failed to capture the true depth of meaning of complex Chinese ideas.

Next, Suzuki started working on the translation of Ashvaghosha’s The Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana (1901) and simultaneously worked on his first book, Outlines of Mahayana Buddhism (1907).

In addition to his work in Open Court’s translation department, Suzuki was also involved in typing, proofreading and photography. In 1906, he translated a book authored by Soyen Shaku titled The Mahayana Buddhist Outlook on Zen Buddhism, a project that marked the beginning of his career as an English language writer. However, Suzuki’s own view was that Zen was heavily influenced by Chinese Taoism.

 

Swedenborg Influence

Suzuki also wrote a book titled Swedenborg: Buddha of the North

Suzuki also wrote a book titled “Swedenborg: Buddha of the North

In the 1890s, Professor D.T. Suzuki collaborated with Albert Edmund on a translation project at Open Court. A British Swedenborgian, Albert Edmund gave Suzuki a copy of one of Swedenborg’s books, Heaven and Hell, translated to English from its original Latin.

After the publication of his first book, Outlines of Mahayana Buddhism, Suzuki left his post at Open Court and went to London to further his study of Emanuel Swedenborg’s philosophy. He was referred to the British Swedenborg Society by Albert Edmund.

In 1908, Suzuki translated Swedenborg’s English edition of Heaven and Hell into Japanese, while taking the content of the French and German editions into consideration. After the completion of this project, Suzuki continued to translate several of Swedenborg’s books such as Divine Love and Wisdom and The New Jerusalem and its Heavenly Doctrines into Japanese.

 

Marriage and Return to Japan

In 1906, Professor D.T. Suzuki met his future wife, Beatrice Erskine Lane, at a lecture given by Soyen Shaku. Beatrice was a Theosophist and a graduate of Radcliffe College. She introduced Suzuki to Theosophism, and he became an active Theosophist and eventually joined the Theosophical Society – Adyar. She was also intimately associated with the Baha’i movement in both America and Japan.

Suzuki and his wife, Beatrice Erskine Lane

Professor D.T. Suzuki and his wife, Beatrice Erskine Lane

Beatrice and Suzuki married five years later and decided to move to Japan. The couple were committed to spreading the understanding of Mahayana Buddhism and lived in a cottage on the Engaku-ji Temple grounds until 1919. During this time, Suzuki taught at the Peer’s School in Tokyo.

In 1921, they moved to Kyoto where Suzuki accepted the post of Professor of Buddhist Philosophy at Otani University. He became renowned for his expertise in Zen history and practice, and Kegon philosophy, which he considered the tool of intellectual analysis for the practice of Zen.

An older photo of Otani University

An older photo of Otani University

In Kyoto, Suzuki and Beatrice established the Eastern Buddhist Society to spread the Mahayana Buddhist doctrine. The Society offered seminars, lectures, and had their own educational journal, The Eastern Buddhist. Living in Kyoto also gave Suzuki the opportunity to discuss Zen Buddhism with the renowned Zen Buddhist scholar, Dr. Hoseki Shinichi Hisamatsu at Shunkoin Temple in the Myoshinji Temple complex.

The couple spent most of their time in Japan until 1936 when Suzuki served as an exchange professor at the University of London. Around this time, he also participated in the World Congress of Faiths. As his popularity as a writer grew, Suzuki returned to America and in 1951, he embarked on a teaching tour at universities throughout the country. From 1952 to 1957, Suzuki held a steady teaching position at Columbia University.

During this period in the United States, he became acquainted with the works of those from the California Academy of Asian Studies (now known as the California Institute of Integral Studies) such as Judith Tyberg, Saburo Hasegawa and Alan Watts.

 

The Eastern Buddhist Society

Suzuki, Beatrice and several other like-minded people such as Sasaki Gessho and Akanuma Chizen established the Eastern Buddhist Society (EBS) in Kyoto in 1921. The main objective of EBS was to “convey the true spirit of Buddhism to the modern world” through its many projects and activities such as:

  • Research and translations of Buddhist texts
  • Publication of an English language journal, titled The Eastern Buddhist
  • Lectures, seminars and group discussions

The Eastern Buddhist contained articles on various aspects of Buddhism, writings by modern Buddhist thinkers, and classical Buddhist texts in the English language. The first edition of this journal was published in 1921. Publication halted during World War II and resumed once again in 1965. After the passing of Professor D.T. Suzuki, Nichitani Keiji, Abe Masao, Nagao Gadjin and other eminent Buddhist scholars served as the editors of this unique journal.

 

Writing Work and International Acclaim

Essays in Zen Buddhism

Essays in Zen Buddhism

In the early 1920s, there was a concern that the Zen masters of the time could not present the fundamental concepts of Zen if they packaged it in a modern light. Undeterred, Professor D.T. Suzuki took the initiative to “under[take] a tentative experiment to present Zen from [the] common-sense point of view.”

In 1927, Suzuki published Essays in Zen Buddhism which contained a collection of fundamental texts to introduce the principles of Zen Buddhism and their application in secular life.

He began the essay by describing the promise of Zen in our everyday lives:

“Zen in its essence is the art of seeing into the nature of one’s own being, and it points the I from bondage to freedom. By making us drink right from the fountain of life, it liberates us from all the yokes under which we finite beings are usually suffering in this world.”

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Suzuki placed particular emphasis on the reconstruction of our character. He wrote, “Our ordinary life only touches the fringe of personality, it does not cause a commotion in the deepest parts of the soul.Essays in Zen Buddhism became a classic and is often used as a moral guideline to modern living even today.

Lankavatara Sutra

Lankavatara Sutra

Following the publication of Essays in Zen Buddhism, Suzuki published more articles and books that targeted the English-speaking audience and he gained widespread popularity in the United States and Europe as a prominent scholar of Japanese culture and Zen. In the mid-20th Century, he wrote several more books that contained some of the most celebrated introductions and examinations of Zen Buddhism.

Suzuki was interested in the development of Buddhism in China, particularly through the examination of Chinese texts that contained the teaching style and words of classical Chinese masters such as Wumenguan (Gateless Passage) and Biyan Lu (Blue Cliff Record). He was also interested in how Zen influenced Japanese history and culture, and later wrote a book titled Zen and Japanese Culture. In addition, he translated the Lankavatara Sutra and wrote a commentary on its Sanskrit terminology.

Carl Jung and An Introduction to Zen Buddhism

Carl Jung and An Introduction to Zen Buddhism

Suzuki’s books are widely read in the West and many important personalities have commented on them and on the author himself. For instance, the famous psychoanalyst Carl Jung wrote a 30-page commentary to Suzuki’s An Introduction to Zen Buddhism:

“Suzuki’s works on Zen Buddhism are among the best contributions to the knowledge of living Buddhism. We cannot be sufficiently grateful to the author, first for the fact of his having brought Zen closer to Western understanding, and secondly for the manner in which he has achieved this task.”

Carl Jung on Suzuki, An Introduction to Zen Buddhism

In addition, William C. Barret (1913-1992), a Professor of Philosophy at New York University, compiled Suzuki’s articles and essays about Zen into a book titled Studies of Zen.

In his later years, Suzuki developed an interest in Jodo Shinshu (Pure Land Buddhism), the faith of his mother, to the extent that he translated its related texts and gave lectures on the subject at the Buddhist Churches of America. In his book on Jodo Shinshu titled Buddha of Infinite Light, Suzuki stated that:

“Of all the developments that Mahayana Buddhism has achieved in East Asia, the most remarkable one is the Shin teaching of Pure Land Buddhism.”

D.T. Suzuki, Buddha of Infinite Light: The Teachings of Shin Buddhism, the Japanese Way of Wisdom and Compassion

Although Suzuki was of the view that Jodo Shinshu Buddhism was Mahayana Buddhism’s most remarkable development in East Asia, he did not attempt to promote this branch of the faith in the West and continued with his efforts to propagate Zen.

In addition to the Zen and Jodo Shinshu faiths, Suzuki was interested in Christian mysticism. He compared the Christian mystic, Meister Eckhart to a Jodo Shinshu follower from the Tokugawa period, Myokonin.

Mahayana Buddhism

Mahayana Buddhism

In the 1940s, access to Suzuki’s books became scarce. All the copies in Japan were lost in the great fire that destroyed a quarter of Tokyo. Moreover, the copies in England had gone out of print.

Determined to salvage the situation, Christmas Humphreys, the President of London’s Buddhist Society, travelled to Tokyo in 1946. Humphreys worked with Suzuki to translate new texts and to reprint what remained of Suzuki’s previous works. This collaboration resulted in another compilation of essays titled Essays in Zen Buddhism.

In addition, Christmas Humphreys wrote a foreword to Beatrice’s book titled Mahayana Buddhism.

Alan Watts, D.T. Suzuki, and Christmas Humphreys in London, 1958

Alan Watts, D.T. Suzuki, and Christmas Humphreys in London, 1958

 

Professor D.T. Suzuki and New Buddhism

In 1868, Japan opened her doors to the international community during the Meiji Restoration. However, this modernisation caused some backlash against Buddhism, which was labelled by the government as “a corrupt, decadent, anti-social, parasitic, and superstitious creed, inimical to Japan’s need for scientific and technological advancement.”

The Meiji Government wanted to eradicate Buddhist customs that were considered “incapable of fostering the nativist sentiments that would be vital for national, ideological cohesion.” To make things worse, the newly-introduced industrialisation efforts had had a negative impact on the traditional patrons of Buddhist monasteries.

However, a new generation of Buddhist leaders emerged to salvage the situation. These leaders agreed that the old Buddhist traditions needed to be revitalised to better fit the needs of the emergent modern Japan. As a result, New Buddhism (Shin Bukkyo) was established.

The New Buddhism movement was initiated by a group of intellectuals that included Professor D.T. Suzuki’s teachers, Imakita Kosen and Soyen Shaku, who had been exposed to the Western way of thinking. This modern generation of Buddhist leaders saw New Buddhism as a way of preserving Buddhism from persecution and, at the same time, contributing to Japan’s cultural force.

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The idea of New Buddhism was in line with Suzuki’s idea that “…religions are each a sort of organism, an organism that is [through time] subject to ‘irritation’ and therefore shows the capacity to change or evolve.”

Later Buddhist scholars such as Martin Verhoeven and Robert Sharf argued that the Japanese Zen Buddhism promoted by Soyen Shaku and Imakita Kosen was different from pre-Meiji era Zen Buddhism. This is the de-traditionalised and essentialised Zen Buddhism that Suzuki effectively promoted in the West.

In his later years, Suzuki’s role evolved from that of a reporter to that of a contributor who enriched the school of Zen Buddhism. The Japanese philosopher of the Kyoto School, Nishitani Keiji echoed this belief:

… in Dr. Suzuki’s activities, Buddhism came to possess a forward-moving direction with a frontier spirit … This involved shouldering the task of rethinking, restating and redoing traditional Buddhism to transmit it to Westerners as well as Easterners.

… To accomplish this task it is necessary to be deeply engrossed in the tradition, and at the same time to grasp the longing and the way of thinking within the hearts of Westerners. From there, new possibilities should open up in the study of the Buddha Dharma which have yet to be found in Buddhist history … Up to now this new Buddhist path has been blazed almost single-handedly by Dr. Suzuki. He did it on behalf of the whole Buddhist world.

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According to Richard M. Jaffe, the Chair of the Department of Religion at Duke University, Suzuki was “one of the most culturally influential Asians of the 20th century.”

 

Professor D.T. Suzuki and Japanese Nationalism

Professor D.T. Suzuki has been criticised for his pre-World War II support of Japanese nationalism and of the Japanese war effort. Suzuki had supported the Nihonjinron philosophy, which emphasised the unique characteristics of Japanese culture. He attributed it to the concept of Zen because it contained the essence of all religion and philosophy. Suzuki presented Zen as an expression of Asian spirituality, superior to the Western way of thinking.

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Robert Sharf, Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley has argued that Suzuki’s claim that Zen embodies the essence of all religion and philosophy to be an expression of his nationalism and less-than-noble intentions:

“The Nihonjinron cultural exceptionalism polemic in Suzuki’s work – the grotesque caricatures of ‘East’ versus ‘West’ – is no doubt the most egregiously inane manifestation of his nationalist leanings. … One is led to suspect that Suzuki’s lifelong effort to bring Buddhist enlightenment to the Occident had become inextricably bound to a studied contempt for the West.”

Kubota, Hiroshi and Nawrocki, Johann, Religion and National Identity in the Japanese Context

However, another scholar, Kemmyo Taira Sato, the former director of The Buddhist Society, does not agree with this critical assessment of Suzuki:

“In cases where Suzuki directly expresses his position on the contemporary political situation — whether in his articles, public talks, or letters to friends (in which he would have had no reason to misrepresent his views) — he is clear and explicit in his distrust of, and opposition to, State Shinto, right-wing thought, and the other forces that were pushing Japan toward militarism and war, even as he expressed interest in decidedly non-rightist ideologies like socialism.

In this Suzuki’s standpoint was consistent from the late nineteenth century through to the post-war years. These materials reveal in Suzuki an intellectual independence, a healthy scepticism of political ideology and government propaganda, and a sound appreciation for human rights.

Sato, Kemmyō Taira, D. T. Suzuki and the Question of War

 

Later Life, and Death

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In the 1950s, Professor D.T. Suzuki returned to the United States and spent the next decade delivering talks and lectures in prominent universities such as Harvard, Columbia and the University of New Mexico. He was also elected as President of the Cambridge Buddhist Association. In 1956, the Zen Studies Society in New York was established for the purpose of supporting his work.

When he was 90 years old, Suzuki went on a four-week tour to India as an official State Guest. When he was 94 years old, Suzuki returned to New York, where he was later introduced to a Catholic monk, Thomas Merton, with whom he began a dialogue on Christianity via letters. Suzuki also attended the East-West Philosopher’s Conference in Honolulu.

 

Legacy

The final resting place of D.T. Suzuki

The final resting place of Professor D.T. Suzuki

During his lifetime, Professor D.T. Suzuki received many honours including Japan’s National Cultural Medal in recognition of his achievements as a distinguished Zen scholar who promoted Japan and introduced Zen Buddhism to the world. He published over 100 books in both English and Japanese that include studies of Pure Land and Zen Buddhism, various Buddhist classics, and works by the ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu.

Suzuki was not only popular among his contemporaries, but also inspired a younger generation of writers such as Alan Watts, who spent his life studying and propagating Suzuki’s teachings, and musicians like John Cage.

 

The D.T. Suzuki Museum

In 2011, the D.T. Suzuki Museum was established in Suzuki’s hometown, Kanazawa. It celebrates Suzuki’s life and achievements through his writings, and is an invaluable repository of information about this prolific author-translator’s philosophies.

D.T. Suzuki Museum in Kanazawa

The D.T. Suzuki Museum in Kanazawa

The clean, serene, and simple architecture of the museum serves as a reflection of Suzuki’s religious scholarship and lifestyle. It was designed by the famed architect Taniguchi Yoshio, whose portfolio includes the Heisei Chishinkan wing of the Kyoto National Museum, the Toyokan wing of the Tokyo National Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

A sense of tranquility can be felt throughout the museum complex. The three buildings in the museum are connected by corridors built around the Water Mirror Garden pond. The complex also has a contemplative space, which consists of a large room that extends all the way to the Water Mirror Garden. In addition, it contains a learning space at one end that houses both English and Japanese books written by Suzuki.

Contemplative Space at D.T. Suzuki Museum

The contemplative space at the D.T. Suzuki Museum

Inside the Contemplative Space at D.T. Suzuki Museum

Inside the contemplative space

 

Getting There

Visitors can take Kanazawa’s Loop Bus and get off at stop number LL7 or RL10. The museum is also just a 10-minute walk from the nearby 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art.

Kanazawa Loop Buses Route

The route of Kanazawa’s Loop Buses. Click to enlarge.

 

Videos of Suzuki’s Teachings and Experiences

 

A Zen Life by D.T. Suzuki

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D.T. Suzuki: The Swordsman and the Cat

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D.T. Suzuki on Being Natural

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https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/DTSuzukiBeingNatural.mp4

 

D.T. Suzuki: Complications Arising from Discrimination

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https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/DTSuzukiComplicationsArisingfromDiscrimination.mp4

 

D.T. Suzuki on Nirvana

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https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/DTSuzukionNirvana.mp4

 

D.T. Suzuki on the Teaching of the Lankavatara

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https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/DTSuzukiontheTeachingoftheLankavatara.mp4

 

Recommended Reading (Free Download)

The Zen Doctrine of No-Mind (click to download PDF)

Manual of Zen Buddhism (click to download PDF)

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind (click to download PDF)

An Introduction to Zen Buddhism (click to download PDF)

The Zen Manifesto: Freedom From Oneself (click to download PDF)

D.T. Suzuki and the Question of War (click to download PDF)

The texts above were sourced from legitimate book-hosting services offering these texts for free download. They are made available here for purely educational, non-commercial purposes.

 

More Books Written or Translated by D.T. Suzuki

Outlines of Mahayana Buddhism (original publisher unknown, 1907)

Outlines of Mahayana Buddhism (original publisher unknown, 1907)

A Brief History of Early Chinese Philosophy (original publisher unknown, 1914)

A Brief History of Early Chinese Philosophy (original publisher unknown, 1914)

Studies in the Lankavatara Sutra (original publisher unknown, 1930)

Studies in the Lankavatara Sutra (original publisher unknown, 1930)

An Introduction to Zen Buddhism (Eastern Buddhist Society, 1934)

An Introduction to Zen Buddhism (Eastern Buddhist Society, 1934)

Manual of Zen Buddhism (Eastern Buddhist Society, 1934)

Manual of Zen Buddhism (Eastern Buddhist Society, 1934)

The Training of the Zen Buddhist Monk (The Eastern Buddhist Society, 1934)

The Training of the Zen Buddhist Monk (The Eastern Buddhist Society, 1934)

Zen and Japanese Culture (Princeton University Press, 1938)

Zen and Japanese Culture (Princeton University Press, 1938)

The Zen Doctrine of No-Mind (Red Wheel/Weiser, 1949)

The Zen Doctrine of No-Mind (Red Wheel/Weiser, 1949)

Essays in Zen Buddhism (Rider for the Buddhist Society, 1953)

Essays in Zen Buddhism (Rider for the Buddhist Society, 1953)

Studies in Zen (Rider and Company, 1955)

Studies in Zen (Rider and Company, 1955)

Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist (original publisher unknown, 1957)

Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist (original publisher unknown, 1957)

Zen Buddhism: Selected Writing (Doubleday, 1958)

Zen Buddhism: Selected Writings (Doubleday, 1958)

Zen and Japanese Buddhism (Japan Travel Bureau, 1958)

Zen and Japanese Buddhism (Japan Travel Bureau, 1958)

Sengai: The Zen of Ink and Paper (original publisher unknown, 1971)

Sengai: The Zen of Ink and Paper (original publisher unknown, 1971)

The Awakening of Zen (Praj-na Press, 1980)

The Awakening of Zen (Praj-na Press, 1980)

 Swedenborg: Buddha of the North (English translation) (Swedenborg Foundation Publishers, 1996)

Swedenborg: Buddha of the North (English translation) (Swedenborg Foundation Publishers, 1996)

Buddha of Infinite Light: The Teachings of Shin Buddhism, the Japanese Way of Wisdom and Compassion (Shambhala, 2002)

Buddha of Infinite Light: The Teachings of Shin Buddhism, the Japanese Way of Wisdom and Compassion (Shambhala, 2002)

The Zen Koan As a Means of Attaining Enlightenment (Tuttle Publishing, 2011)

The Zen Koan As a Means of Attaining Enlightenment (Tuttle Publishing, 2011)

The Core Teachings of D. T. Suzuki (Lulu Press, 2012)

The Core Teachings of D.T. Suzuki (Lulu Press, 2012)

Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki (University of California Press, 2015)

Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki (University of California Press, 2015)

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  1. Sofi on Oct 5, 2018 at 10:29 am

    D.T. Suzuki is such an extraordinary man who continuously learn even when he himself is a Master to teach others. One can see clearly that he had taken in his learnings and fully understanding or realising before he in turn teaches others. It is something internalised and not shallow with just academic knowledge. He has such zest for life that even at age 94, he is still travelling to discover or pursue further knowledge. Most people of that age would have retired to a life of inactivity and just living day to day of waiting for death. Thank you Rinpoche, for sharing with us the life story of this inspiring Master, D.T. Suzuki.

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  3. Stella Cheang on Jul 21, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    “Our ordinary life only touches the fringe of personality, it does not cause a commotion in the deepest parts of the soul” – to me, I find this phrase very intriguing. Spiritual awakening comes from experience and not a concept of words, it therefore should triggers deeper reflection, contemplation and looking within to arrive a point of awareness.

  4. Anne Ong on Apr 3, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    It’s always wonderful to read about someone who is inspiring and has many talents. Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for sharing about Professor Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki who spread Buddhism to the west and is proficient in so many languagesn??

  5. Wan Wai Meng on Mar 20, 2018 at 2:51 am

    Very interesting to get to know about D.T Suzuki and all the works he has done for the Buddha dharma.

  6. yin ping on Mar 5, 2018 at 2:39 am

    I am particularly attracted to this old poet sings:
    ‘When there is a particle of dust in your eyes, the triple world becomes a narrow path; have your mind completely free from objects – and how much this life expands!’

    The eyes are resembled our mind which by nature is bright and clear. Our eye couldn’t open when tiny particle gets into it. Just as our mind will be disturbed and commotion when there are presence of conditions such as pleasure and pain, fame and insignificance, gain and loss, praise and blame. The confused and desire mind is our inner enemy which trap us in samsara.

  7. Pastor Han Nee on Mar 1, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for your sharing on this incredibly amazing Master of Zen Buddhism. Professor DT Suzuki is remembered by the world for introducing Zen Buddhism to the West with his numerous translation works on it. He was also largely responsible for the revival of Buddhism worldwide in the late 19th century, as well as for kindling the interest of the West in Buddhism.

    Owing to his skill with languages and his ability to present Zen Buddhist concepts as profound religious thought, he captivated the West (with its scarce knowledge of the religion ) as they became enthralled by his explanation of Buddhist philosophy and Zen Buddhism.

    At an early age, his teacher recognised his spiritual potential and advised him to live like a simple monk in the temple (although he was never ordained) as well as to train in sitting meditation.The dawn of the era of New Buddhism allowed him the opportunity to undergo his Zen training as a lay person.

    Suzuki married Beatrice Erskine Lane, who, like him, was committed to spreading the understanding of Mahayana Buddhism. He continued to propagate Zen Buddhism and write prolifically on it. The couple formed the Eastern Buddhist Society to spread the doctrine of Mahayana Buddhism.

    In essence, DT Suzuki blazed a trail of New Buddhism – he was a pioneer who reshaped traditional Buddhism to transmit it to Westerners as well as Easterners in a way that they could better accept. His legacy is embodied in his achievements as ” a distinguished Zen scholar who promoted Japan and introduced Zen Buddhism to the world”. As a writer ,he published “over 100 books in both English and Japanese that include studies of Pure Land and Zen Buddhism, various Buddhist classics, and works by the ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu”! He is also well-remembered as a great teacher!

    What an amazing pioneer and trail blazer for Buddhism is Professor DT Suzuki!

  8. Cc on Feb 18, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    This is really inspiring. 100 books on books and essays on Buddhism, Zen and Shin and widely read in the West.

    ??? Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  9. Samfoonheei on Feb 17, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    D.T. Suzuki was a Japanese author of more than a hundreds of books and essays on Buddhism, Zen and Shin . He was one of a greatest author, on the subject in both Japanese and English at that time. He was also a prolific translator of Chinese, Japanese, and Sanskrit literature .One of the world’s leading authorities on Zen Buddhism. He was such an amazing great scholar proficient in many languages such as Chinese, English, Pali, Sanskrit and even several European languages. In recognition of his achievements, he was awarded with many honours which has inspired many younger generation of writers.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring post.

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  • Sarassitham
    Saturday, Jun 19. 2021 02:07 AM
    Wonderful Hokkaido, another beautiful and the second largest island of Japan. Hokkaido is an ever popular holiday destination that drives tourism all year round. It is an immense island filled with wonders, ancient cultures, fascinating places, traditional architecture, amazing landscapes. Thanks for the interesting sharing and hope to visit and to taste the delicious and yummy foods.

    https://bit.ly/3vBDgcj
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jun 18. 2021 02:03 PM
    In Buddhism, the four noble truths are considered to be the first teaching of the Buddha. These four truths are called noble because they liberate us from suffering. They are real, infallible and do not change and were first taught by Buddha after his enlightenment. Its always be a reminder to all of us these powerful teachings, the way to achieve a release from suffering.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this precise teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/magic-4.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jun 18. 2021 02:00 PM
    A man ‘s good friend and companion a white faithful dog with brown patches ’s chased after his deceased owner during funeral procession. Heartfelt looking at the pictures and watching the video tells all. The love and loyalty this dog is simply amazing. This dog is the only thing on earth that loves his owner more than he loves himself. Even after the burial ceremony this dog refused to leave. He is so royal to and would fiercely defend his owner whom it loves. Obviously the dog wasn’t ready to loose and let its owner go. So sad to see the moment . May this royal dog found another owner who would loves and care for him like the previous owner.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jun 18. 2021 01:59 PM
    Soothing songs sung by this talented lady….. Ivonice . Ivonice have put in much effort to come up with these meaningful music that is blessed and spiritually infused.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/spiritual-songs-you-must-listen-to.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 17. 2021 01:14 PM
    Rejoice Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche having opened another new centre the Tsongkhapa Meditation Center at Ste-Sophie, Quebec ,Canada. This center is actually Zawa Rinpoche’s third centre in Canada. Zawa Rinpoche has been working and traveling tirelessly raising awareness about the ban on Dorje Shugden. Truly fortunate to be invited there for the opening of new Buddhist temple for those Kecharians . Those beautiful pictures tells us more. Amazing there were many auspicious signs such as rainbow either one or double rainbows or even circular ones around the sun few days before the opening ceremony. While Zawa Rinpoche was installing a Dharma wheel on the roof of the gompa, another auspicious sign appeared as seen clearly in the photograph…a five-colored lights shone from the Dharma wheel. Wow …spotted white flowers sprouted spontaneously on the land too. Just before the opening ceremony, two small ponies came from nowhere onto their land and disappeared after Zawa Rinpoche fed them.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/congratulations-to-kyabje-zawa-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 17. 2021 01:12 PM
    Interesting and new to me when I first read this article in 2018 . Freemasonry consists of fraternal organisations in the world that trace their origins from the end of the 14th century. They started as a group of skilled builder of men from all walks of life, from many religions and many backgrounds. While not a secret society, but it does have secret passwords and rituals that originate with the medieval guild. They greet one another with a variety of handshakes, all based on one’s rank within the organization. Its more like a social and philanthropic organization meant to make its members lead more virtuous and socially oriented lives. They who want to make more of themselves, to support each other and to enhance their communities, talk about everything except for politics and religion. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/who-are-the-freemasons.html
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    Thursday, Jun 17. 2021 01:08 PM
    nspiring aticle of Nick Keomahavong, a Youtuber , previously a practicing psychotherapist, professional dancer, businessman, has been ordained as a Theravada Buddhist monk in Thailand . At the pinnacle of his professional success he left everything, his comfortable life in San Diego ,California travelling to Thailand to be a monk. Years of self-improvement and understanding of human sufferings has led him to completely transform his life to be a Buddhist. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/why-i-left-everything-to-become-a-buddhist-monk.html
  • Sarassitham
    Wednesday, Jun 16. 2021 11:52 PM
    This was a wonderful and much needed article. A true believer in the beauty of life and the world we live in. The truth of the matter is that inner beauty should be the one we focusing on all of our lives. Outer beauty fades as we age, but our inner persona never goes anywhere.

    Although it may be harder for some to do so and it can take a lot of time, it’s not impossible for anyone because beauty lies within us. Thank you for sharing, the most generic definition of it is a type of beauty that does not rely on the visible features.

    https://bit.ly/3wwNKLw
  • Tong
    Wednesday, Jun 16. 2021 06:45 PM
    I had one for my KL house, I took the no. 5 for my living room display. TQVM.
  • Sarassitham
    Tuesday, Jun 15. 2021 11:34 PM
    Tree House offers a stunning tree-top location from which to enjoy the tranquil views.
    The brilliant architecture idea of John Lautner whose idea to build a property above ground level is already makes it to look extra ordinary.

    The design it self speaks the creativity of the famous architect. This place would be people’s favourite choice especially as a hangout space or recreation park.

    The amazing tree house provides privacy besides keeping us away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Its definitely the best choice for a nature lover !

    https://bit.ly/3vs7pen
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 15. 2021 03:21 PM
    Beautiful and mystical painting of Dorje Shugden of various styles and in different tradition of different countries . All are commissioned by our Guru Tsem Rinpoche of Kechara, been painted to suit each unique culture. From the traditional African painting style, to Scandinavian style, Malaysia batik style , Hawaiian style, Indian style and so forth. All are very unique and colourful paintings. Merely looking at it is a blessing and would be nice to have it in our home.
    Thank you Rinpoche for coming up with all these amazing paintings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/which-dorje-shugden-style-is-your-favourite.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 15. 2021 03:20 PM
    Fauvism, style of painting that flourished in France . Fauve artists used pure, brilliant colour aggressively applied straight from the paint. Our Guru Tsem Rinpoche has commissioned a very special image of the Dharma protector Dorje Shugden in fauvist art, looking stunning.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing and a short explanation about fauvist art by those famous artist.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/fauvistic-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 15. 2021 03:18 PM
    Dogs or cats provide us with a sense of emotional wellbeing. They give us unconditional love, which is why they’re also great company and comfort for people who live alone. Having one companion make us happier and healthier. It is important to take care and protect them from harm. But when the owner passed away or old , it best to have a home or shelter for them till their passing. It would be wonderful to have such a place 24 hour clinics for pets like those in Japan. In Japan ,Non-profit organizations are working tirelessly to protect animals and to find new homes for those left by their passing owners. With these homes at least those cats or dogs have a home , love and taking care of. Wish we had this here in Malaysia too.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/wish-we-had-this-in-malaysia.html
  • Sarassitham
    Monday, Jun 14. 2021 10:06 PM
    Wow! These looks so rich and yummy. Hot dog bun stuffed with a healthy nutritious, firm vegetarian sausage, which has the bite of vegetables and flavor of mustard, packed with smooth dressing. The recipe looks simply and easy to prepare, I will definitely try cooking this soon.

    Thank you so much for the delicious sharing, not only does vegetarianism meets all one’s nutrient needs, it promotes less health risks that come with eating meat.

    https://bit.ly/3vrFFpT
  • paul
    Sunday, Jun 13. 2021 11:08 PM
    great!
    SHAMBHAVI MAHAMUDRA

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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
1 month ago
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
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Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 months ago
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Fwd: 12 minute Affiliate Multiple Ways to Earn Commissions
#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 months ago
#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 months ago
In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 months ago
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 months ago
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 months ago
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 months ago
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 months ago
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 months ago
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
7 months ago
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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9 months ago
Fwd: Dear Sotha
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
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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
9 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
10 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
10 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
11 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
1 years ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
1 years ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
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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
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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
1 years 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
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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
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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
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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
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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
1 years 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
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More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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