How kind she is

Jan 13, 2013 | Views: 1,442

Lou Xiaoying, 88-Year-Old Poor Chinese Woman, Saved More Than 30 Abandoned Babies

A Chinese woman who has spent her life in poverty is being hailed a hero for selflessly saving dozens of abandoned babies over the course of her lifetime.
According to Chinese newspaper Yanzhao Metro Daily, 88-year-old Lou Xiaoying has rescued more than 30 abandoned babies from the streets of Jinhua, China, over the past four decades.

Together with her late husband, who died 17 years ago, Lou personally raised four of the orphaned children, while others were taken in by Lou’s family and friends.

Now suffering from heart and kidney failure, Lou — who scavenged recyclables from trash cans for a living — is finally being recognized for her years of quiet service, with many in her community stepping forward to lend a hand in her final days.

The whole thing started when I found the first baby, a little girl back in 1972 when I was out collecting rubbish. She was just lying amongst the junk on the street, abandoned. She would have died had we not rescued her and taken her in,” Lou said, according to the Daily Mail.

“Watching her grow and become stronger gave us such happiness and I realized I had a real love of caring for children. I realized if we had strength enough to collect garbage how could we not recycle something as important as human lives,” she continued.

Lou, who has one biological daughter, single-handedly adopted her sixth child — a little boy she had found in a dumpster — at the age of 82.
“Even though I was already getting old I could not simply ignore the baby and leave him to die in the trash. He looked so sweet and so needy. I had to take him home with me,” she said of her adopted son, 7-year-old Qiling.

One of Lou’s adopted daughters, 33-year-old Zhang Juju, said that despite her mother’s extreme poverty, she always tried to provide the best life possible for the children she rescued.

“[Even if her old age] there was no stopping her from going out,” Zhang told Chinese news website 19lou.com, adding that her mother had gone out three or four times daily to collect trash for money, even as she started to get sick.

According to the Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua, Lou is still thinking of her beloved children even after becoming so ill that she has almost lost the ability to speak and move.

“I don’t have many days left [but] what I want to see most of all is for…[7-year-old Qiling] to go to school. That way, even after I am gone, there will be no regrets left in my life,” she told Xinhua from her hospital bed.

Though Lou could not afford to send her eldest three children to school, she managed to put Zhang and another 33-year-old daughter through junior high school.
As Lou’s story of heroism and love makes headlines in China, people in Lou’s community have stepped forward to support and further her life’s mission.

An online fundraising effort has been started to help offset the woman’s hospital bills, and an elementary school in Lou’s hometown has offered to take young Qiling in at subsidized rates.

“This is the last wish of [Lou] and we must help her achieve it,” Jinhua City Primary School’s principal Zhang Fangxiao, who said he was extremely moved by Lou’s story.

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  1. Lin Mun on Oct 26, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    She is an amazing lady. Rescued more than 30 abandoned babies despite her financially challenge life. Most people would normally take care of their own family and will not focus on others but she shows us how precious life is and we should not be selfish and let the babies die. Instead try our best to give life a chance. A very inspiring lady.

  2. Anne Ong on Nov 6, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    My deep admiration and respect for Mdm Lou Xiaoying who despite poverty and old age. It’s really sacrificing,.love,comppassion,kindness and great strength to bring up more than 30 babies and her own daughter despite her poverty.What an incredible story of giving by a person whom by our measure, is really not in any position to give. It’s really very touching. She reminds me of my own wonderful beloved late granny who also sacrificed a lot to take great care of me until she passed away peacefully in a sudden coma. May Mdm Lou Xiaoying have a good rebirth _/\_

  3. Samfoonheei on Sep 5, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Touching and sad story of this kind lady who rescued more than 30 abandoned babies from the streets of China and taking care of them.She is poor yet she found happiness in taking of them,giving them best by all means.Even though she is sick yet she still collect trash for a living. Thats great as more people came to help her after knowing her situation.
    Her last and final wish was also fulfilled.She is a kind.loving and caring lady with a golden heart and an example to all of us.
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing.

  4. tong sun sun on Dec 24, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    无私的爱还有大爱都在这位大妈身上展现无疑。他的所作所为都不是为了演给别人看,而是出之她的内心,是真心为了不舍孩子流落在外而附出的一切。最值得骄傲的是她不曾向外求帮助,尽管生活不富裕,但他不曾放弃孩子。这让我想起报纸常报导的弃婴个案。所以大悲心和大爱心是最无价和珍贵的。

  5. Ck siah on Dec 23, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    谢谢仁波切的分享。好感动的故事。做善事没分贵贱层次,只要我们有慈悲心, 去帮助那些须要帮忙的人,这样我们会累积更多功德和福报。不管我们这一世是穷或富有我们都要广结善缘。

  6. jerry_sito on Dec 23, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    感恩尊贵的仁波切的开示与分享

    感恩您不断地给我们鼓舞人心的故事。我们所有的烦恼似乎渺小和微不足道。这个故事告诉我们,我们可以继续帮助别人,即使我们的环境与状况不是很理想,只要我们拥有着一颗菩提心,不放弃,我们依然可以让我们的爱心,帮助有需要的人

    这个故事才是让我们明白什么是菩提心,与舍己为人的心

    感恩仁波切,祈愿您长驻在世,常转法轮

  7. Davin on May 13, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    This lady was very kind and she really touched my heart. She is so selfless, she has rescued more than 30 abandoned babies. Although she is poor but she never give up and can still take care and raise 30 kids. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful post.

  8. William on Mar 20, 2013 at 2:42 am

    An amazing touching story! She is such a kind lady and full of love. No matter how poor or sick she is, she could still take in the children she finds on the street and to give them a better life. It is very nice to read that in this world where most people are chasing for wealth and becoming more and more selfish, there is someone like Lou who is kind hearted and save lives. It is also good to hear that people are coming forward to help her after hearing about her story. Finally after over 30 years.

    May she gain so much merits in her acts of kindness that she will be reborn into a better life.

  9. uncle eddie on Jan 30, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    There are no better words that can be used to describe this noble and selfless lady who has done so much good things with her bodhicitta motivation in helping and benefitting so many other sentient beings. Of course the whole world willlove such kind heartedness and her pure devotion to relief the sufferings of others, using her ailing suffering body to take care of others, especially the uncared for children. May her next incarnation manifest more brightly and easier in her next life.

  10. jennifer on Jan 29, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Mdm Lou is a truly amazing lady!!!

    Despite her poverty , age and illness, she still place her children first before herself. Her dying wish is for her youngest son to attend school. The love she has for all these abandoned children really fills me with tears. It’s so seldom that one hears or reads about such unconditional love – love that has no expections – truly one can say it’s Divine Love in Action.

    It is also her selflessness, her compassion, strength and courage that touches the hearts of anyone who reads this article.

    Most definitely one of the unsung hero(ine)s of the present day!!!

  11. beatrix ooi on Jan 28, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Mama Lou is a very caring and loving lady. Despite of her old age and little money she has, she still take up the responsibilities of raising up the children and she did it willingly. I am very amazed by her courage and kindness. May she lives a healthy life.
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.
    Love, beatrix.

  12. adelinewoon on Jan 27, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    A lot of us like to say that we have limited capacity and that we can not do more than what we are already doing. 88-Year-Old poor Lou Xiaoying has proven otherwise. Obviously, the problem is not about our capacity, but how much we understand that we are actually heavily depending on others.

    To confine ourselves within a boundary that limit our potential is pure laziness of not wanting to get out of our tiny winnie comfort zones. Our mind is very powerful, we can “hypnotised” ourselves to achieve just about anything, to make us do what we set ourselves to do.

    The next time our laziness come to us, we should remind ourselves on what Lou has done. We should not procrastinate any longer and go out to do something good that challenges our bad habit of laziness. We’ll be amazed then how capable we are compare to the we that we thought before.

  13. Pastor Chia on Jan 21, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    My heart was so moving by Madam Lou Xiao Ying selfless love toward abandon babies she has safe. Despite her poor, she still continue shaving abandon child. Madam Xiao Ying treasure each child she safe and encourage her continue to keep doing more even she such as old age.

    Beside that i respect how Madam Xioa Ying value is life and others and show good example for many of us. Thank you rinpoche sharing such heart warming article at the blog.

  14. Henry Ooi on Jan 21, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    The humanitarian and compassionate deeds of madam Lou Xiaoying are the values Buddha taught and she exemplified them through her actions. It shows that one can care for so many if one wishes to.

  15. lewkwanleng on Jan 21, 2013 at 2:24 am

    China is a fast developing country, and since many years ago, they have started adopting this 1 child policy, and due to the traditional thinking of son is better than daughter, there are many people who abandoned their daughter in China. Such news is indeed very sad.

    What Lou did reminds me of Mother Teresa. In Lou’s mind, it is not about how much she has (because she doesn’t have much financially); She only care about others and never thought about herself.

    May she have a speedy recovery, and when she finally pass away, may she has a good rebirth..

  16. Girlie Ooi on Jan 20, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Mama Lou only had the welfare of the children in mind. She selflessly took good care of them when no one else did. Even though she was old and frail and “poor”, she had everything. She has shown by example that there is no limit to giving. We do not need to be rich (financially) to be able to give – what we need is a good heart.

  17. Charmaine@MBF on Jan 20, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    “Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.” – Aristotle

    Thank u for sharing this inspiring story Rinpoche.

    It touched my heart and motivates me even more to contribute back to society, to gather more manpower and find out more ways on how to be able to assist the less fortunate.

    I pray fervently for more beings in the world to have more selfless compassion for one another and towards others. To help in voluntary or donations aid to provide assistance to people living in poverty or in unfavorable situations to provide relief for them.

    Mdm Lou’s a living Bodhisattva and a fine example for others to follow in her footsteps. To give freely and expect nothing in return but love.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  18. Adrian Cho on Jan 20, 2013 at 4:56 am

    This story really so touching and she is very kindness 🙂 Totally respect this woman, that she is very old already, still very care of her children and make sure their children get study in school. This old lady really compassionate and kindness with her fully heart.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post.

  19. Charlene on Jan 18, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Thank you rinpoche for sharing this touching true story.
    She was a heroine, a fighter that saved many little life who were mistreated as a rubbish. Although she was poor and survived with her basic needs, she has done wonders.

    I personally feel ashamed that we have comfortable life and have done nothing compare to this wonderful lady.

    She was a living buddha .. selflessly , compassion, lovingly care

  20. Sheryl KH (JB) on Jan 16, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Many life learning experiences are around us if we do open our eyes and hearts to see them.

    Heroes do not necessarily have to be almighty beings, they can be normal people like us, as long as we are willing to step forward and do what normally society sees as odd and unneeded.

    We need to fulfill so many requirements in our routine lives, bills, installments and etc, and so we are blind and feel emotionless towards what we as humans should do – to help other beings.

    Lou is such a kind-hearted woman. She is already so deprived of life necessities and yet she helps those abandoned children. She has a heart of Kuan Yin.

    May Lou have lesser sufferings during her sickness and that her touching stories can inspire more people to do what she has done.

  21. Catherine on Jan 16, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    My reflection after reading this article is that life goes on. Even if you are poor, if you have the energy and passion, you can still accomplish your mission.

    This lady’s mission is to save lives and she did it even when bed ridden by caring and asking after the children.

    Reminds me of Mother Theresa.

  22. hecelus tan on Jan 15, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Really touching! She is really like Chenrezig incarnation in samsara.
    She also inspiring most of us that showing compassion and love to others doesn’t depend on how rich you are.It’s just depend on action and motivation.Anyway,she already practicing Dharma all the way even though she didn’t take refuge in three jewels.May she always blessed by three jewel.OM MANI PADME HUM

  23. Felix Kong on Jan 15, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    This real story really touching. Lou is very kindness , she is 88 years but already save more 30 abandoned babies life. She is old and sick but still need collect garbage to earn some $$ for take care their “children”.

    “Abandoned Babies” cases increase every year . Have to pay attention at this cases to prevent more and more babies sacrifice like that .

  24. Ashlee on Jan 15, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Rinpoche, This is such heart warming. It is evident that we will always be remembered by our positive deeds. Despite her poverty, she is still able to find room in her heart to care for the abandon children. This kind lady has shown us that irregardless of our age, we can still care for others irregardless of our wealth. I truly admire her compassion.

  25. Carmen K. on Jan 15, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for this very touching and inspiring story.

    What hit me the most about this was the determination of Lou Xiao Ying, that even with her difficult living conditions, it did not deter her from her own choice to save the abandoned children. Quietly, Lou Xiao Ying continued living on, providing to the best of her ability to her family. Nothing stopped her from loving her children. She didn’t seek for glory or fame, to her, it was the right thing to do. Talk about compassion and kindness.

    You know, many of us give up the moment something we perceive as difficult arises. We chose to ignore so that we do not have to suffer any difficulties. We chose to complain so that we do not have to clean the mess we created. We chose to say NO, because in our minds, we are defeated by our own self.

    But Lou Xiao Ying smacks us in the face to tell us that nothing should be in our way of stopping us, especially to do something for others. Shut up, Get Up and Move on.

    What an inspiration she is. Thank you Rinpoche. I am sure I will remember it and think of it, during times when I choose to “give up”.

    Love,
    Carmen

  26. Bryan Ho on Jan 15, 2013 at 3:38 am

    such an inspiration stories… In the modern society like now we have 2 type of people, first noble person like Mdm Lou and second those who dumped their children on the street.

    Mdm Lou have contributed her whole life for others without asking for repay in any form, personally i think Mdm Lou is one of the role model for us to learn the art of giving. I’m really grateful about Mdm Lou especially when she mentioned: “I realized if we had strength enough to collect garbage how could we not recycle something as important as human lives.” 

    Mdm Lou might not be a Buddhist or whatsoever but she is a real Bodhisattva in human form. The real art of giving is not when one have 10 but give 1 but is one have 3 but he/she give it all out and keep nothing for themselves. Mdm lou show a very good example here, she might not be in a financial comfortable situation, but she still give whatever she have. She understand whatever she gave will bring more benefit in the future which is another person that can bring others happiness. Just imagine Mdm Lou have rescued more than 30 human life which each one can grow up to be a noble person just like their foster mother.

    Mdm Lou might be alone when she first started to do this but we can tell from the article more and more people are stepping in to help her to spread her life’s mission.

    This story is touching because it’s show me an old lady like Mdm Lou never say no to her body condition, financial condition or anything that we think is very important in life. Our mind is over body in her case. She doesn’t really care for her own body anymore, she really practice offered up body speech and mind for the benefit of all sentient beings.

    In the other hand, we have people who just enjoy a moment of happiness, and created a burden that they will not want to face, in this case, a human life. Our precious human life doesn’t seem much precious anymore, people will just enjoy the fun and leave the “trouble” to others or just dumped “it” away.

    But will the problem really be gone after dumped it ? The guilt of life will haunt whoever done that the whole life, which can be really scary when he/she is getting older.

    Well, we always have choice in life, which we can choose to be Mdm Lou or the parents of “street baby”. We should start training our mind now and make sure we will not let our body control our mind and it might caused trouble for us in the future.

  27. Jean Ai on Jan 15, 2013 at 12:28 am

    “I realized if we had strength enough to collect garbage how could we not recycle something as important as human lives” – I was completely taken aback by this sentence. Even though she’s so poor, she values human life above making a living for herself. What little obstacles do we face, that we are thrown off by? Even when Lou was sick, she still eked out a living collecting rubbish to support her adopted kids because she couldn’t bear to see them suffer. Talk about strength.

    You know, people often cut mothers a lot of slack because they are women and not as good as men, and don’t have careers, etc etc. but really, mothers are the strongest people. They will go through hell and back for their children, and are capable of loving something that is not their flesh and blood VERY deeply. On the days I wish I had been born male so I can serve my lama more closely without society judging, I think of all the strong women who inspire this world like Aung San Suu Kyi and now Lou, and all the strong women who have helped to build Kechara and I’m very glad I have a chance to be one of them!

  28. Andrew Boon on Jan 15, 2013 at 12:12 am

    What an incredibly touching story of resilience, compassion and sheer determination not for herself but for others!

    Truly inspiring how when most can just turn a blind eye, she brings to the forefront of her concentration.

    Even in her sick bed, she said the following:

    “I don’t have many days left [but] what I want to see most of all is for…[7-year-old Qiling] to go to school. That way, even after I am gone, there will be no regrets left in my life,”

    If this is not the epitome of focusing out, I don’t know what is. It brings tears to my eyes to think someone can think only of others when they themselves are in pain. Humbles me to a point of guilt and remorse!

  29. tenzin llhamo on Jan 14, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Such a selfless person! Even though she was poor and had barely enough, she rather save the children than let them die! She made sure that they have a home and food. Even though she is sick, she continued to go out to collect trash. She did so much and asked for nothing in return. She is truly kind and compassionate. She is like the second mother Teresa…

  30. Martin on Jan 14, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    What an incredible story of giving by a person whom by our measure, is really not in any position to give. Most of us, if not all who are reading this post do not have to collect garbage for a living and yet we hardly do anything beneficial for anyone. We are so caught in our own affairs that we have never really gone out of our way for others. The money that we make would be many times over what Madam Lou would earn and yet she has managed to do so much for those children. It should really put us to shame. What excuse can we really offer when we examine our own situation in comparison to hers? We cannot say that we cannot afford to help – surely we are in much better positions that Madam Lou. All we can truly say is that it never occurred to us to look beyond ourselves.

    Parents will understand most, the effort and commitment it takes to look after a single child and yet this kind person has cared for 30, and even putting some through schools. It simply confirms that if we have the sincerity to do something good for others, we will find a way to do it. On the other, if we are not committed to helping others, then there will be no conditions that could be considered ideal for us to care for others. It is really a question of priorities, sincerity and effort.

    And the reward? Well, clearly the reward is real happiness but those of us who have some Dharma knowledge already know that but it has not driven us to do more and yet this kind lady does not need to have a Guru present all the time to remind her to use her life to benefit others. We would like to think that she is an extra-ordinary person. Well she is, but not because she is endowed with any extra-ordinary gift other than compassion. She has compassion and she and used it accordingly. Most of us just talk about it and make up all kinds of excuses. Too bad for us.

  31. Jay Jae on Jan 14, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    No love can compare to that of a mother’s. What this lady has shown here is really selfless love. To pick of a living thing from the trash and give them another chance in life is no difference than to give birth to them.

    Though we can point fingers at those who have done the injustice of abandoning the baby in the trash but think again. Won’t the parents of these peeps be suffering in their own ways as well?

    The only way out is to show endless love to others and from there be able to receive love the right way in return?

  32. Jean Mei on Jan 14, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing Lou Xiao Ping’s story with all of us!

    She’s a great example of “If it’s meant to be, it is up to me.” She had the choice of ignoring the crying abandoned child every time, as other passerby’s did, but instead she chose to save them.

    As someone who goes through the public trash can for a living, she’s naturally looked down in society. She could have saved all of her money for retirement, or for her own child. She digs the dirtiest place on the street to sustain her acts of love and kindness. Incredible.

    She’s a real inspiration for me – such selflessness, unbiasedness and strength.

    The quiet hard workers always turn out to be the most inspirational!

  33. David Lai on Jan 14, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for this heart-rending story of a beautiful lady of such compassion. It’s not easy to be on the streets, living the hard life and still develop that kind of compassion for others, especially when she’s not obligated to take care of any of the abandoned kids.

    I call it compassion because she is very old when she started caring for the abandoned kids and she herself is living in abject poverty. That makes her such a beautiful person and I am sure she will go to a beautiful place in the hereafter. I am glad that people are starting to help her cause and hopefully, someone would step up and continue her passion of raising abandoned babies.

    The other thing is what makes a difficult life worth living is leading an altruistic life. Leading a selfish and materialistic life of acquisitions only leads to despair while leading a life of benefitting others makes for a happier life whether one is living in luxury or in poverty. It is obvious that wealth does not bring happiness so one must really think what is it that makes for a meaningful life.

  34. Grace Leu(KHJB) on Jan 14, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    This is really touching to know mdm Lou good heart and unconditional love to the abondand baby. She is compassion and true living buddha. Her selfless actions show that if you have determination ,you can do it regardless you have money or not.i salute to her for hr great kindness.

  35. Wah Ying on Jan 14, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    It’s so touching…If a poor lady who earn little money by collecting recyclables can help and raise so many children, why can’t we have more help…And her caring and loving nature has influence on her children, and move the society, that’s beautiful.

    Her story tells helping those in need those who are weak does not need big knowledge, big money but big heart.

  36. Datuk May on Jan 14, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Reading this article brought tears to my eyes that there is such a saintly person, tears of shame as to how little I have done to elevate suffering from another sentient being.

    Such great love and compassion is uncommon, but I truly believe that we nurture this nature in us and create a better world of love, caring and giving of all that we have and can be.

    I am very touched by such greatness in Madam Lou.

  37. patsy on Jan 14, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Despite living in poverty all her live, Mdm Lou did not hesitate to help, care and raised these abandoned children. Even at an advance age of 82, it did not stop her from adopting and raising Qiling. Her love for the less fortunate surpasses everything. She did not set limitations on what she can or cannot do. There were no excuses of being poor and not able to help. She just did it.

    My salutation to Mdm Lou for her selfless and heroic acts. May she be well taken care of for the rest of her live.

  38. Joy on Jan 14, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    This true story is a great lesson and inspiration on pure kindness and generosity. This old Lady who has nothing and yet she can give so much more then most of us who have much more than her. And she did it quietly without anyone’s help or any recognition.

    In fact the more we have, the more we are rich, the more we are selfish… this is what we encounter most of the time. What a huge difference, perhaps it is because she has nothing, hence there is nothing physical to give but her giving and care is so sincere, that it is priceless! She has given us a measuring stick to reflect upon ourselves, how much we who have more give, show kindness and care. Kinda puts us all to shame!

    She is a real mother sentient being whose love is unconditional. She reminds me of a living Kuan Yin Boddhisattva. I am sure she will definitely have a positive rebirth.

  39. Darren Kechara Paradise on Jan 14, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    “Watching her grow and become stronger gave us such happiness and I realized I had a real love of caring for children. I realized if we had strength enough to collect garbage how could we not recycle something as important as human lives.” I love this quote, Madam Lou compassion really touched my heart. May her selfless act inspired many and create an awareness for people who abandoned babies.

  40. Sharon Saw on Jan 14, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Thank you for sharing this story about the amazing Mdm Lou. What I find amazing about her is that her love for her adopted children surpasses everything else. She doesn’t make her own circumstances a limitation on what she can do for others – she doesn’t think hard about how she will make ends meet. She just does what she needs to do because it needs to be done. These abandoned children need her so she just takes them in and works around it. It reminds me of my friend who told me about his mum – he said they had 7 siblings and his mother was a single parent. She earned under RM300 a month but she looked after all of them and they never felt that they wanted for anything. Happiness and contentment is not how much you have monetarily but how much you feel you have. If we keep acquiring money, it never ends, but if we can develop the feeling of contentment, then no matter what we have or don’t have, it will be enough.

  41. Valentina Suhendra on Jan 14, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Dear Lama

    Thank you for continuously giving us inspiring story. All our troubles seem small and insignificant. This particular story really tells me that we can continue to help others despite our less than ideal situation.

    Rather than being run down by my expectations about how things should be, I will continue to use the remaining years of my life to be in service for others.

    Much love and care

    Valentina

  42. AdelineTan on Jan 14, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Mdm Lou is a living Bodhisattva,she has all the unconditional Motherly love for all the 30 or more abandoned babies. She selflessly took care all of them quietly and even made sure that the youngest 7 year old adopted son will be able to go to school.This story is so heart warming and touching. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. Compassion conquers all.

  43. Wobg Suet Moi on Jan 14, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Dear Rinpoche
    This is a very touching story. Most of the time is not we cant afford it but we just choose to satisfy our own needs
    Rgds
    Suet moi

  44. Paris on Jan 14, 2013 at 5:37 am

    How incredible it is to see an example of someone who makes no excuses for helping others. So many of us let very small obstacles get in the way of doing something more – we say we don’t have time, not enough money, we’re too busy, too old, too young, too ill. I guess Ms Lou puts every of our excuses to shame and proves above all, that it’s not so much about whether we CAN do something, but about whether WE WANT TO.

    Thank you for sharing this Rinpoche. Your teachings to me have always been about believing in who we can be and what we can do, and not getting stuck in who we are now and believing in our limitations. This story reminds me, as ever, that the only thing holding me back from achieving great things is myself.

  45. Milly on Jan 14, 2013 at 2:27 am

    My deep admiration and respect for Mdm Lou Xiaoying who despite poverty and old age, continued to care for abandoned children. At an advance age of 82 years, she still selflessly adopted her youngest son Qiling without thinking of her own fragile condition. One of her adopted daughter had testified that Mdm Lou always tried to provide the best life possible for the children she rescued. May Madm Lou be well taken care of in the final days of her life and may she have a good rebirth.

  46. Jace Chong on Jan 14, 2013 at 1:25 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this, I saw what is the real giving from this lovely lady.

    Despite her own poverty, she gave her very best for others. The responsible to take care of a baby is heavy, but she rather to suffer her life, and didn’t want to see others just being abandoned. Thanks Mdm Lou, I salute you. May I gain such generosity and selflessness, to release others from sufferings.

  47. Julia Tan on Jan 14, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful story with us. What can I say? Lou who has nothing, who has to look into rubbish tank to look for recycle items to sell, someone as poor as KSK’s clients, who can have a such a big heart to take the child back home and takes care of her and give her the best she could unconditionally. He happiness is to watch them go to school and have education and knowledge so that they can have a better living in future. The world has become much beautiful because of someone like Lou.

    This story made me contemplate on how little and how small that I am doing and contributing everyday. We always claimed how much we have done for others. Let’s change a position and look for how much have we not done for others.

    How lucky these abandoned children were brought home by Lou. What about those who do not have that karma to receive the kindness of Lou, where are they now?

  48. Vinnie on Jan 14, 2013 at 12:00 am

    The gesture of Mdm Xiaoying is very nice and sweet. She has committed herself to such great work towards the community and those “abandoned” kids. It is under the care of hers that enabled them to have a future in their life. Although she was not able to provide the best for the babies that she saved, but she gave them the best that she and her late husband could give to them. Thinking about the well being of these babies, forgoing about herself.

    I pray for good life for her remaining days, and that she would reincarnate into a good family. Allowing her to continue to spread her compassion and love for others.

  49. sarahyap on Jan 13, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Wonderful report on a lady that has done so much for society but went unnoticed for most of her life. This is true love and passion, where although she go through so much hardship, she can still face the pain even without a single recognition… at least not until now.

    I like what she said about recycling human life… it is truly meaningful. When I think about our day to day situation, there are many times people around us face problems which sometimes we overlook or plainly ignore their difficulties. We should take it upon us to help them, bring the up to their feet when people are feeling down, because that is the time when they need us the most… just like the children Lou found, and she graciously took them into her arms and provide a safe haven for them. What a beautiful way to live life through helping others.

  50. Lim Han Nee on Jan 13, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this post. Young Jutika’s insightful response to this touching post is an eye-opener to me. When I first wrote a response to this post much earlier on, I did not see the situation through young eyes that are so piercing in their scrutiny .

    Yes, this post pays tribute, and more; it celebrates the limitless nature of Lou Xiaoying’s giving and compassion. It shows how, if we have the heart to give and to love, nothing(not even the fact that we ourselves are poor) can stop us. It is a marvellous illustration of the Perfection of Giving, which always has bodhicitta woven into its fabric.

    Lou Xiaoying shows such an abundance in her spirit of giving, as opposed to those who are wealthy and miserly and display Scrooge-like poverty of spirit.

    Hence, being kind and generous is never about whether you have the means to be kind and generous. Rather,it’s about whether you have the expansive spirit of Lou Xiaoying or the mean spirit of a Scrooge.

  51. Erickksiow on Jan 13, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Deeply respect to Mdm Lou Xiaoying, that is call love without agenda, and Mdm Lou did showed us what is Love and Generous. Mdm Lou inspired me so much.

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this to everyone of us.

    Best Regards : Erickksiow

  52. philyong on Jan 13, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Amazing how one person who is living in poverty herself could still think of the welfare of others. It is very inspiring to read about Lou who worked tirelessly by picking up trash to support the children she had found on the streets. She was poor but she did not let that stop her from showing kindness and compassion. Focusing on those qualities, she was able to give a living chance to those children who were abandoned. This to me is truly selfless.

  53. Albert Ratchaga on Jan 13, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    A very touching video, how someone is serving others selflessly in quiet, her intention of adopting these kids and taking care of them is never to gain fame or any recognition, in fact, it is due to her sickness then only it brought up attention to the public.

    She is so poor already and yet, she never stop giving, she work all out just to give, never for herself. Even she is sick, but she never take the sickness as excuses to rest, she still continue to go out to work, because the money she gets is for her adopted children.

    How beautiful for her to be so selflessly, imagine someone in such poverty stage but can still raise 30 kids, but most of us who only take care of 1 -2 kids or none but still claiming not having enough money to help others.

    May more people can be like her, serve others selflessly.

    • Lim (KH JB) on Jan 18, 2013 at 12:30 am

      Dear Albert,

      I totally agree ur comments, nowadays a small family with 1 and 2 children and even none still every month “Tak Cukup Pakai” but actually is our mind set that feel not enough…

      May Madam Lou Xiaoying good health good fortune this and future life, thanks Madam Lou Xiaoying for being a good example for us to serve others selflessly…

  54. terri on Jan 13, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    people who put babies in trash do not value life, and it is awful.

  55. Jutika on Jan 13, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    First of all thank you for sharing this very touching article on this Old Lady and her kind, touching and virtuous deeds.
    Here are my thoughts.

    1. This lady was very kind in her life and thus has earned the right to be cared for.

    2. This lady has really touched my heart on how when she is so old and sick and yet she still works hard collecting trash to recycle just to make sure that her adopted kids have enough food to eat as well as the best.

    3. She was not even asked to adopt any kids at all but she had very strong compassion throughout her life, nearly nobody so poor would go to such extent of raising 30 kids that are not even her’s. Yet she did it and look at how much care she is getting from her kids.

    4. I believe that everyone should be like that not just to the extent
    of kids but first starting with animals, we should not even say that you have any money because an old lady like this who is living in poverty can manage to take care and raise 30 Children.

    5. This shows that we should not always say that we have not enough money when you already have enough.

    Love
    Jutika

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  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 24. 2021 01:30 PM
    Well even it an old post, yet reading it with interest how much Sharon and Susan cares for their furry friends. A very good example for friends to follow. Yes I have heard many doggie ran out , feeling excited and lost their way home. Building such a place will definitely comfortable for the doggie to go freely….more spacious. I feel sorry for doggie attached to a chain. Animals have no voice , they can’t ask for help, they can’t ask for freedom and can’t ask for protection. Humanity must be their voice.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/compassionate-doggie-fence.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 24. 2021 01:29 PM
    Togden Yanga Rinpoche is a highly-regarded Drikung kagyu Yamantaka Master. Inspiring …..Yanga Rinpoche entered in to Yamantaka retreat practice for the life. Amazing he even master the Yamantaka practice and accumulated over 1.3 billion Yamantaka mantras. He spent his life achieving liberation and enlightenment, meditating in a cave for life. Here we have Kechara Forest Retreat such a peaceful place for retreat, we have Rinpoche to thanks for . May more people coming to this beautiful place for retreat.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/yanga-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 24. 2021 01:28 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing what it means to be spiritual . A well explanation and easy understanding for everyone of us.
    Everyone of us came to learning Dharma at centre for a reason. To me learning , practicing Dharma is something I wanted to do since retirement. From nothing and someone like me who knew nothing , learning from scratch get to learn and practice Dharma is indeed blessing. I wanted to make use of my finally journey meaningfully. We came to this world with nothing hence we leave with nothing. Life is ironic. Time is short though yet I am glad coming into dharma….gave me a peaceful mind especially in recitation of mantras, learning to let go of things, attachments and so forth. We are fortunate to have meet Rinpoche who cares more for us than himself. That’s truly a teacher. Reading those articles in the blogs have me learn a tiny fragment of what is like to be spiritual.
    Thank you Rinpoche again with folded hands.
    Well said by Rinpoche ….There is no such thing as you are ready or not to do dharma intensely or seriously. As long as you are in samsara and enduring birth, sickness, old age and death, YOU ARE MORE THAN READY.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/for-those-who-seek-spirituality.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 23. 2021 01:05 PM
    Inspiring Master Xuyun or Hsu Yun a renowned Chinese Chan Buddhist master was one of the most influential Buddhist teachers of the 19th and 20th centuries. An extraordinary Buddhist Master had gone through countless hardships and illnesses yet continue tirelessly worked as a bodhisattva, giving teachings, explaining sutras and even restoring old temples. Going through all the hardships did not stop him from his Dharma endeavours. He had successfully revitalised the Chinese Buddhist teachings, and had since benefitted many. Master Xuyun has spent his whole life devoted to the Dharma. He lived into his 120th year, and his life spanned two centuries and three dynasties. Interesting read of a bodhisattva.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline for this inspiring sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/empty-cloud.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 23. 2021 01:04 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all about the special Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden Oracle Statue. Looking at those beautiful pictures paints a thousands words and it’s a blessing . Dorje Shugden oracle statue is the first of its kind in the world where it enshrined in the Wisdom Hall Audience Room, at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia. We are fortunate to have this Dorje Shugden oracle statue , all thanks to our guru Tsem Rinpoche. We rely on the tradition of oracles to receive blessings and advices.
    Oracles are called upon as protectors, healers and predictors of the future, have played an important role in Tibetan culture. For hundreds of years, Tibetans have consulted the Nechung Oracle, the State Oracle, during Losar, the lunar new year celebration. It was the oracle who had saved Dalai Lama , leaving Tibet to India during the Chinese invasion in 1959.
    Thanks again Rinpoche with folded hands, having this special Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden Oracle Statue which allow us and everyone to be connected and generate merits.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/unique-dorje-shugden-oracle-statue-in-kechara-forest-retreat.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 23. 2021 01:02 PM
    Very precious video clips of the Powerful oracle by Choyang Duldzin Kuten. He was the official oracle of Gaden Monastery and a layman. He took trance of various powerful Dharma Protectors and in the videos he took trance of both the peaceful and wrathful forms of Dorje Shugden. When Dorje Shugden takes trance, those who were there will receive blessing and advice from Dorje Shugden. Even makes prayers for everyone to achieve Bodhicitta. That’s wonderful…a rare video indeed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. I have yet to see one but hope in future and have enough merits to see it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dorje-shugden-taking-trance-in-peaceful-form.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 20. 2021 04:13 PM
    Most Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche born in the eastern province of Kham, Tibet. Rinpoche was recognized as 13th incarnation of Lama Chubdak by high lamas of the Kagyu, Sakya and Gelug traditions. Rinpoche’s life has been eventful receiving many teachings from a long line of illustrious of legendary teachers and great lamas in Tibet prior to the Chinese invasion.
    Venerable Zasep Rinpoche is the last of his generation of incarnate lamas and in his book A Tulku’s Journey from Tibet to Canada of tells us a first-hand account of life. A beautiful book to have and interesting read. In his autobiography he spoke of the importance for the preservation of the Gelug lineage and Tibetan Buddhism as a whole. Rinpoche has spends countless hours giving teachings to many around the world. Many of them has benefited from his profound teachings .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a great Lama.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/zasep-rinpoche-speaks-plainly-about-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 20. 2021 04:12 PM
    The Third Trijang Rinpoche, Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso (1901–1981) was a Gelugpa Lama and a direct disciple of Pabongkhapa Dechen Nyingpo. HE Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche .succeeded Ling Rinpoche as the junior tutor of the 14th Dalai Lama when the Dalai Lama was nineteen years old. He also composed chants for spiritual practices and ceremonies and scores for their music for use by Ganden Shartse monastery. He received many teachings and empowerments from his root Guru Pabongkhapa . He even travelled extensively giving extensive teachings on Lamrim and initiations at many Gelugpa places all over Tibet. He also taught at Sakyapa and Nyingmapa Centers at their request. And ordained hundreds of young monks along those teachings. The teachings of the Lamrim that he taught were simply extraordinary and everyone left the teaching a better person. Thousands were inspired by the blessing would definitely guide and sustain each one throughout the rest of their lives.
    Inspiring indeed H.E Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche was also a poet and a writer who left behind his complete works in seven volumes, written in a style of rare elegance. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing of Tibet’s Teacher of Teachers H E Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s Autobiography.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/books-poetry/tibets-teacher-of-teachers-reading-kyabje-trijang-rinpoches-autobiography.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 20. 2021 04:11 PM
    Inspiring read of a courage Lama His Eminence Gyara Rinpoche spoke about Dorje Shugden openly and giving Dorje Shugden initiation to thousands at Yading, Daocheng County of Sichuan Province, China. Yading, Daocheng Ling Monastery, also known as Shugden Monastery. The monumental hall at the monastery was built specifically in order to spread and preserve the Pure Je Tsongkhapa Tradition and pure Buddha Dharma in General. An erudite scholar,Gyara Rinpoche received many teachings, instructions, initiations, commentaries and empowerments of both Sutra and Tantra from his main teacher, H E Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. He also studied under many other highly accomplished masters. Carrying on the tradition of spreading Dorje Shugden’s practice, he travelled extensively giving teachings and explaining about the ban on Dorje Shugden’s practice. Thousands of practitioners were at Yading, Daocheng Ling Monastery listening to his teachings, initiation and so forth. He has been spreading the Dorje Shugden practices to many Tibetans in Tibet during difficult times when there is still a ban of Dorje Shugden. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/gyara-rinpoche-gives-dorje-shugden-sogtae.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 16. 2021 03:43 PM
    The film Faces of Death shows nothing is more precious than being in the present moment, fully alive , fully aware . We won’t know what happening next. Death is a significant and inevitable part of life. Death teaches us that life is impermanent. There is no escape from death. We are all going to die some day. It doesn’t matter whether we are rich or poor, successful or ordinary, evil or good, we are going to die one day. Death refers to the end of life, we all go through this sad occurrence, and it is unavoidable. We have to accept death, but for as long as we are alive, we should live our life to the fullest meaningfully and make sure to enjoy it. Life is a lot more fragile than we think. So we should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets. Nothing is permanent in this world. Life’s impermanence.
    Buddhism emphasizes the importance of accepting the impermanence of life. Some scenes in the video appear quite gruesome, not to me as I have seen real ones as I been working and assisting surgeon in open surgeries before. Have seen thousands of births and many deaths occur while working . Life’s impermanence, I realised is what makes every single time and hour so precious. Its what shapes us our time and what makes it so important than not a single moment be wasted. We should not cling on to our body and our self-cherishing mind. It takes facing death to appreciate life and each other fully people die remains in the memory of those who live on. Everything must have its beginning and must have ending. We never know how much we really believe anything until its truth becomes a matter of life and death to us. The source of human suffering and discontent is that we crave and cling to the things of this world. Human life is brief, nothing does. Our hair , teeth fall our bodies decline and decay. Watching this documentary film is indeed powerful, truthful and tells us more, Life is certain , death is uncertain , I am glad to have across Rinpoche ‘s blog learning and practicing dharma . I have immersed myself in learning more and accepting that life is finite. All that exists is impermanent, nothing lasts. Therefore nothing can be grasped onto. Awareness of impermanence and appreciation of our human potential will give us a sense of urgency that we must use every precious moment. Profound teachings reading those comments.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this precious sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/faces-of-death-movie-review.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 16. 2021 03:37 PM
    Wow …interesting read . You would not believe this . A boy named, Jacob Barnett was 2 years old when he was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism by doctors. It seem this boy would likely never talk or read and would probably be forever unable to independently manage basic daily activities. At the age 3 he is able to able to solve 5,000-piece jigsaw puzzles. They were wrong this child turned to be a math whiz heralded as a boy genius whose passion and mastery of physics impressed experts later . At age nine, while playing with shapes, he built a series of mathematical models. That’s fantastic and shock his parents. He even demonstrated how he imagined numbers as shapes. Jacob enrolled in university at age 12, and he even published his first physics paper. He is considered as one of the world’s most promising physicists and the youngest researcher to ever be accepted in the Institute for Theoretical Physics.
    Jacob Barnett is indeed another proof of reincarnation, I do believe.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/another-proof-of-reincarnation.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 16. 2021 03:35 PM
    Back in 2015, Kechara had the privilege and great merits to witness an auspicious trance in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat. Those who were there witnessed a rare event where Dharma protector Dorje Shugden taken full trance of his official Panglung Oracle. Kechara has been very honoured and blessed that Dorje Shugden took trance of the Protector Dorje Shugden via the 7th Panglung Oracle or Chojela, an authentic and genuine oracle of Dorje Shugden . Wow all of the prayers, offerings, invocations, ritual instruments and recitations were all performed by Kecharians. They really did a good job. Rejoice. I not in Kechara yet back then , would hope one day Chojela will be taking trance again in the near furture.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with beautiful pictures that tell us all.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/700-meet-a-buddha.html
  • Sarassitham
    Wednesday, Oct 13. 2021 06:08 PM
    This is an amazing and extremely inspiring story of a young brave woman who was willing to help and save many innocent children, in spite of her own personal danger. She did not give up easily and would find a solution to problems. She took great courage to take a stand against oppression, and facing a great wrong of those holding power.

    Though she lost her father at an early age, his dedication to others and his last words made a deep impression on her. Her kindness and compassion won many heart.
    She was recognized as a heroine during the holocaust and made history of winning many internationally awards and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

    Thank you for the wonderful sharing, May God blessed her wonderful soul.

    https://bit.ly/3AwsEhy
  • Sarassitham
    Tuesday, Oct 12. 2021 08:37 PM
    Wow ..that’s scary and shocking. Can’t deny the fact that human are indeed the most terrifying species in the world. Unlike every other species on this list the vast majority of human killings are intentional, showing that appreciation of life needs to drastically improve.

    Most of these animals are now facing extinction or nearing extinction due to man’s greediness. The rush towards wealth has out weight and causes this issue which we don’t realize now that it may belongs to one of our losses.

    We should appreciate all living creature and hope that more people will be more compassionate and aware on our ecology.

    https://bit.ly/3BLZzzS
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Oct 12. 2021 12:58 PM
    Beautiful story of Tsem Rinpoche’s mother . Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing those precious picture of Rinpoche’s mother. Looking at those pictures tell us she is indeed beautiful


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/i-like-this-picture-of-my-mother.html

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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
It\'s very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it\'s very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
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It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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2 years ago
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
2 years ago
This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
2 years ago
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
2 years ago
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
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Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
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Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
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Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 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
#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
8 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
8 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
9 months ago
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
9 months ago
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
10 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
10 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
10 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
11 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
11 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
11 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.
11 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
1 years ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
1 years ago
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
1 years ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
1 years ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
1 years ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
1 years ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
1 years ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
1 years ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
1 years ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
2 yearss ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
2 yearss ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
2 yearss ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
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