If you want the truth

Nov 16, 2012 | Views: 905

A beautiful view of our Kechara Forest land

Everything is such an illusion. We sell it. We buy it. We live for it. And then we are broken up by it. Why live by illusions….’beauty’, youth, wealth, fashion, money, reputation, name, position, marriage, relationships all bring us even more illusions to live by which we label commitment aka imprisonment. While ‘imprisoned’, we create more illusions to continue the grasping further. It doesn’t end because we choose to be imprisoned. Illusions are the key to why we work so hard for nothing ending up with nothing even if we had ‘everything’.

~Tsem Rinpoche

 

Planting of greens in Kechara Forest Retreat


 

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  1. Yee Yin on Dec 28, 2019 at 11:05 am

    This is a short but profound teaching. We always chase after material possessions thinking we will be happy if have this or that. It is true when our desires are fulfilled we are happy but this happiness does not last. So we keep chasing not realising it is actually a waste of time because material possessions don’t make us contented and happy. We have to realise our happiness comes from within. It is a state of mind. It is our perspective on things that makes us happy, sad or angry. If we can change our perspective, we can change how we feel.

  2. Pastor Han Nee on Aug 19, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    “Illusions are the key to why we work so hard for nothing ending up with nothing even if we had ‘everything’”. We work so hard for these illusions – reputation, name, wealth, marriage, great relationships. Yet in the end, when we die, they will vanish as well.Yet, how is it we are so caught up in the pursuit of these illusions that chain us , as we cannot free ourselves from clinging on to them, that we become disillusioned with these illusions only in the end, which is too late?They have already betrayed us.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teaching on the truth ab out illusions.

  3. Denise Kuek on Feb 15, 2015 at 12:48 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing. Chasing for luxurious items will bring us to nowhere and end up we lost our direction. Many people grab for more’attachment’such as bigger house, fancy car, higher position when they feel meaningless in life, this is taught by the society since they were a small kid, but the truth is that it just brings them to even hopeless and stressful. Benefiting others is the way to help out people but also us, although I have not felt how good it is by helping others but I will not give up.

  4. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Nov 17, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Once we acknowledge that we are thinking about having this and that, how our life should be, how can we life our life, if I got this thing I can do this thing or this thing will make me happy if I have it .etc When you see that the mind is not focused on the present or on the present breathing then we should always remind ourselves to focus on the breathing or the current moment or action. We have to always pull ourselves back from the illusion we are always creating and reinforcing it to be stronger. And when the illusion is not in align with the situation we are currently in we are frustrated and trapping ourselves in our mind prison and being lost in our mind jungle. To encounter this problem, listen and practice the Dharma. So that it helps us to understand ourselves better. In the basis of how does one operates in itself. When we find ourselves unhappy about things, think again what we have been thinking all this while? Life ain’t no fantasy. Train your mind as it is an untamed elephant. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wise words.

  5. VInnie Tan on Sep 18, 2013 at 4:54 am

    We are always blinded by the things that we choose to believe that is true, little did we know, things that we choose to be true and ways that we want things to go according can also backfire and be something that would be harming us by the end of the day.

    We should always be ready for changes and be willing to accept the changes that would be taking place. It would only let us see clearer that things can change, and they change due to our perception that would be different during different times.

  6. Felix Kong on Apr 2, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for reminder us. Yes, totally agree, nothing is permanent ,we cannot bring anything when we are dead. We use money to buy the happiness, this happiness is for short term only and once we lost it, we will sad 🙁 Learning Dharma and practice daily can bring a happiness and peaceful for us.

  7. Paris on Jan 6, 2013 at 3:04 am

    At university, I wrote a 20,000-word dissertation about “modern / post-modern appearances” and the deceptive lure of magazines, as they were emerging in the modern era (turn of the 19th century). It was 20,000 words about the fallacies we pursue to find ‘happiness’ and how, sociologically, our lives are shaped by a “system of objects” (Baudrillard) where we are defined by the things we want and whether we can acquire them or not. And yet, 20,000 words later, I would still go into a shop and, lured by window displays, feel like I absolutely would not be able to live another day unless I bought that new make-up palette / bag / shoes / outfit. My life had, indeed, become shaped by a “system of objects”.

    So this is how we all are, to some extent, lure by the window display of life. Samsara can be deceptively beautiful and fun, when really we know all the mechanics of how it makes us hurt in the end. Ultimately, we could have everything and end up still feeling empty. This reminded me of another post Rinpoche had put up, about a doctor who had everything he could have wanted in life, and everything that most of us would be envious of. Then he got cancer, and realised that nothing he had would be able to help him. He looked around at everything he had and realised he had ‘nothing’. Do read this, it is extremely powerful to hear what he realises about his life and what is really important http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/this-will-change-your-life.html

    There is this too: a teaching that Rinpoche once gave us about illusionary desires, and how we spend all our lives chasing after them; how, eventually, even the most beautiful things fade, even the most precious, important things become unimportant one day, even the most solid things come to be no more eventually (or WE come to be no more, and so become separated from the things we hold on to anyway). I’d written about it in a bid that it might help someone somehow, so here it is: “Desire: How too much of it gets us into trouble” http://www.jamiekhoo.com/2012/desire-how-too-much-of-it-gets-us-into-trouble/

    Happy reading. There’s lots to digest today… which hopefully provides far more food for thought and realisation than just going shopping for the next newest gadget.

  8. Lanse on Jan 4, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Due to our illusion, we are imprisoned. Even if some of us may have felt something wrong, most of us will still choose to be imprisoned by continue to hold on to our illusion. Reason is knowing the truth is ‘painful’, and fighting it is long tough journey, so we rather choose to believe that we can never do anything about it. Many people will just said “this is life”, and just stop here with no further action to change as people around them mostly will agree with what they said.

    Beauty, youth, wealth, fashion, money, reputation, name, position, marriage, relationships etc although wouldn’t last, we still keep jumping from one to another, trying to comfort ourselves even though they can only bring us transient and false happiness.

    Living in a modern world makes the situation even worse. With modern technologies and the flourishing of entertainment industries, we have so many choices for us to choose from, many types of prison so creatively made for us. Bored of one? Just choose another! So fast and easy. Just like the Actifast, kill the pain but can never cure the disease.

    Do we want to forever relying on painkiller or treat the disease? It’s all depending on us. And, it is just a choice.

  9. Milly on Dec 21, 2012 at 12:27 am

    We think that beauty, youth,money, reputation, relationships, etc will bring us happiness. Look around us how many of these people with all of these so called “success” end up in miserable or tragic deaths. Some due to suicides, accidents, illness, etc. All these “illusions” do not bring everlasting happiness. Only spiritual practice will help and benefit us. Thank you Rinpoche for your kind and constant reminders as we tend to fall back on our weaknesses in this material and grasping world.

  10. Joy on Dec 20, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    The happiness in samsara is only a mirage… we grow up thinking that the sum of being alive, being in this human form and being here on earth is getting a good education, a good career, wealth, fame, status, relationship, family, babies and the more we grasp at it the more each time it does not fit our projected concept we suffer in disappointment. Hence the rise in mental and emotional stress and problems in this 21st century compared to the past say when in Buddhas time or no need to go that far, when our grand mother’s time…

    It’s really amazing to see as our world becomes more advance, people getting more and more sophisticated externally but more and more lost internally, disconnected from each other though technology suppose to bring us closer. We end up really more or less become more cold with each other and end up using the sophisticated tools to enhance even more negative habits instead of positive. While we become physically richer, our spirit becomes poorer. Even sometimes our values are lost. Hence why KFR is so beautiful and important as the picture is so apt with the above quote from Rinpoche.

    KFR is a place where people can find themselves, to reconnect within themselves and externally… with nature, with awareness, with their spirituality and find peace of mind because at the end of all this chasing and grasping… really what we’re all looking for is happiness… it’s just no one knew where to find, no one told us a different way. That is why Rinpoche’s vision, KFR is something that will benefit so many in so many ways…

  11. AdelineTan on Dec 12, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Illusion is what we are grasping and craving for so many things that they won’t last and won’t bring us any benefits to our next life, why not do something that’s more meaningful and truthful by practising dharma in our daily life!

  12. Lucas Roth on Dec 5, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    yes everything is just an illusion when you think you have achieved so much its really nothing and it just makes us more in the illusions. i also want to state that i hope KFR grows well is is the perfect place.

  13. Paul Yap on Nov 24, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    I totally agreed with what Rinpoche said. We are trap in the rat race, always running in circle looking for “food” and getting no way. Whatever we crave and desire for will come to an end eventually.

    Realizing the empty promises and the ultimate truth, the only way out is to practising dharma and let go of all our “diluted” attachment.

    Follow the food steps of Buddha and actualized our actions thru Dharma

  14. Sharon Saw on Nov 24, 2012 at 1:26 am

    Thank you for this wisdom, Rinpoche. We find it so difficult to break the habits of lifetimes even though we intellectually know that everything we chase to make us happy are actually only illusions. We are brought up to think that money, fame, family, children will make us happy but actually they just tie us down and keep us from spiritual progress. Thank you for constantly reminding us what is real as opposed to illusion so that we can focus on what is really important to achieve permanent happiness.

  15. abby F on Nov 23, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    the very wrong thought of we actually own something in life itself, leads us to great sufferings. but we keep grab more and more things in life to feel that we are filled with something great in life, and the fact is we actually own nothing. it is sad to say but this is the truth. thank you Rinpoche for Your kind teachings!

    read this too! http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/we-own-nothing.html

  16. Adrian Cho on Nov 23, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and remind us..
    This is so meaningful, that we knows it that money is not so important, just we need to survive our life and get anything we want only. When we past away, we can’t take the money go together with us. This is the truly fact…

  17. Irene Lim on Nov 22, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, it is so true.

  18. Datuk May on Nov 22, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    With this posting by Rinpoche, I remember Rinpoche’s teaching on our delusions and how we reinforce our delusions by creating illusions of which we think are real.

    Then we grasp onto to these illusions, continue to create more illusions and get caught in this cycle of samsara.

    It does not matter what we have acquired in this short life and when the end comes, we have nothing. There is nothing we can take with us except our Karma.

    Having huge amount of ignorance, may I be blessed to learn and create merits to help me through all the negativities and be a better person and create more positivities.

  19. May Ong on Nov 20, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Like that Rinpoche stated, illusions is never ending in samsara. We either make a choice to live the way we have always lived and continue to suffer pain or we choose to find another way to improve and put an end to our suffering for happiness.

  20. Uncle Eddie on Nov 20, 2012 at 11:23 am

    At today’s age era, we actually dont need much introduction to the truth of life! Most are already experts in this field, yet many still feel threatened when they hear about sufferings, especially death! Like Rinpoche said, “While imprisoned, we create illusion to continue the grasping further.” In reality, wherever we go, whatever we do, as long as contaminants exist, we have sufferings all the time. It looks like as if, the truth of suffering is the reality of our life. We have mental suffering, physical suffering, with lots of emotional pains! Older people like myself, have our own emotional problems and worries centred around our physical phenomena, some of which seem terrible. “Illusions are the key to why we work so hard for nothing,ending up with nothing even if we had ‘everything'”. How true it really is! Thanks for the Teachings Rinpoche, our most noble and caring Guru.

  21. Carmen K. on Nov 19, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    You know, we often hear people talking about their commitments and responsibilities, that they cannot do this because they are responsible to do that. But what the funny thing is that in all our commitments and responsibilities, it has stemmed from our own choices. We burden ourselves with illusions, and label them commitment and responsibilities, because it was us who made our own choice to do what we want. In burdening ourselves with these commitment and responsibilities, we have to keep on going to maintain and sustain these responsibilities and therefore dig a deeper hole for ourselves. Illusions creates the cycle of our existence, because when something ends, we create something else to commit to until the day we pass on, we are still facing these illusions.

  22. Fiona ng on Nov 19, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    当你执著于这个不出水的地方打井的时候,却不知甘甜清冽的泉水就在你身后,有时为探寻真正的人生甘泉,我们需要时刻准备,勇敢地换个地方“打井”

  23. Han on Nov 19, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    世间一切有始就有终……所以何必抓住不放。所有一切存在的到了明天都会变成一个回忆。所做的所有活动到了隔天都成了回忆。所说的所有话和所做的所有行动,即使只是下个小时都会变成回忆……所以何不时时在别人心里留下自己美好的回忆?你自己最终无论如何也会变成纯粹的回忆。詹杜固仁波切

    对所有事物或物质上的执著与眷恋都会化为回忆甚至成泡沫, 任何世俗的物质都会成为回忆,同时在死亡的那一刻也带不走,唯有佛法是我们在活着时应该抓住不放的,唯有佛法是可以帮助我们有好的转世。。。。

  24. Sock Wan on Nov 19, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I have always thought life is a big joke. We work so hard for money, for recognition, for relationship but one day we will lose them. We live then we die. Then I found Dharma, I learnt we can get out of this, life is more than just live and die.

    For whatever happens along the way til the day we die, “Never let go of what is important to you, ie Dharma”…..

  25. nicholas on Nov 19, 2012 at 3:05 am

    Illusions are the key to why we work so hard for nothing ending up with nothing even if we had ‘everything’ – I love this sentence very much and very true. We don’t really own up ’beauty’, youth, wealth, fashion, money, reputation, name, position, marriage, relationships permanently because when dead come upon all these will just left behind and nothing we bring over accept for our karma and merits which will determine our next journey.

    Our perception towards illusion as reality make us unhappy and believe in unrealistic environment because what we believe in samsaric happiness never bring us permanent happiness in fact it bring us deep down to unhappiness when we are too much attached to it.

    Realize that where and how illusion will lead us to should be a wake up call for us to find the true reality of our live. Our action change accordingly with our thought for the permanent happiness and benefits for others and ourselves.

  26. Jessica Yap on Nov 19, 2012 at 1:03 am

    We came into the world with nothing and we will leave as such.. We were brought up in an enviroment which habituates us into thinking that money solves everything. But they only solve our problems temporarily.

    I will read this again and again and contemplate on it in hopes of detaching myself from such thinking..

    Thank you for sharing, Rinpoche!

  27. Grace Leu ( KHJB ) on Nov 19, 2012 at 12:27 am

    due to ignorance, we choose to live in our illusion yet we don’t know all is not permanent.We need a kind Guru to guide us and lead us to come out from this illusion.Thank you Rinpoche with kindness keep reminding us and be the light in our life.

  28. Seng Aun on Nov 19, 2012 at 12:12 am

    We came with nothing and we leave with nothing. Everything is just an illusion. The only thing we leave behind are memories of our good deeds. How many people we help and how happy we make others. Like Rinpoche said, if we do good, we will go to a good place…

  29. James Long on Nov 18, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    一切如梦幻泡影。我们中华子弟从小都被灌输这样的文化。但是随着物质生活注重,广告的渲染,我们有了拥有"这些那些"我们就会快乐。我们需要快乐,可是我们找寻的方向不对,最后才了解我们到底做了些什么?挥一挥衣袖不带走一片云彩,死去带走的是我们的业。

  30. Albert Ratchaga on Nov 18, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Nothing in this world is real, when we though we have everything, it just disappeared in the blink of eye, nothing is permanent in this world, we are just a passer by here, and we will go anytime, so why spend so much time grabbing so much where we can spend the same amount of time to benefit others, help others to come out from this samsara, we also help ourselves to be out of the samsara.

    be wise to do what we should and not putting our effort into building our attachment, because with all these attachment, we will end up dying with suffering, suffering of letting go what we have.

  31. Leann Lim on Nov 18, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    当很多人认为建起KFR或克切拉世界和平中心是妄想,但真正一直围绕我们在追求生活上的一切,不管是家庭,事业,感情,财富等等,其实才是真正的幻想!!谢谢仁波切这智言~~

    这短短的几句话,却道出人生方向!!精彩!!

  32. Martin on Nov 18, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    In the Wheel Of Sharp Weapons, the yogi Dharmarakshita akin all things to be like images in a mirror which we imagine to be very real, and that all things are like mist of a cloud which we imagine to be stable and firm.

    Things like beauty, wealth, reputation and a happy marriage similarly are like that. It is not that they are mere figments of our imagination but the simple fact is that those things do not have solid constructs of their own which means that without us projecting our needs and values onto them, they are just things, and benign things at that.

    I think, the problem is we look at everything in relation to ourselves and we have been doing that since young and by force of habit we develop a sense of Self, our ego identity. But that sense of Self alone is bare by society’s rules, and so, egged on by society’s rules and values that tells us to have, to own, to want, to desire, and to win, we learn to dress that nakedness by wanting. From that point on, we look at everything from the lens of our own desires and our wanting and needing. From that point we are already entrapped by the frustrating need to go after what we think we need, or the desperate need to cling on to what we think we already have – in both cases, so that the dressed-up identity of ourselves can survive.

    And so we go on with this ceaseless coveting all throughout our lives, calling it by a lot of other names such as survival, commitments and responsibilities.
    Everything but what it really is…self-grasping.

    And all this time, we think that we have been doing is correct, normal and even noble. Not once in school, or college or university or in society have we been taught that the freedom we silently but frantically long for lies not in forever building up and clinging on to the Self that we have created but in totally letting go. Not until now.

    Thank you very much for the Dharma Rinpoche.

  33. Lim Han Nee on Nov 18, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    We go round and round in circles chasing one illusion after another in search of happiness, which itself is illusory. We are trapped in this illusory web, which we mistake for ‘reality’ and keep grasping at it, not realizing that all is gossamer.

    Thus with this great delusion, we live our lives in vain and ,at death, we lose all as everything becomes nothing.

  34. Sofi on Nov 18, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for time and time again reminder of our temporal stay and why we should not waste our time on things ‘borrowed’ in this life but work hard towards our own enlightenment to benefit all. _/\_

  35. yenpin on Nov 18, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    克切拉村将是一个美丽的地方,一个梦想成真美丽的地方,或许有一些朋友没听过克切拉之村,只听过克切拉禅修林,不过没关系,因为克切拉之村,就在克切
    拉禅修林的土地上。这座禅修林就坐落在山上,环境非常好
    欢迎你来到宁静的新世界

  36. soonhuat on Nov 18, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    we need to seize this life to learn and practice Buddhism. This life gain but once, it will be disintegrated like bubble in turbulent water

  37. Lee on Nov 18, 2012 at 3:48 am

    Long Life Rinpoche… Take care of your health… wish to hug you one day…

  38. Low ksjc on Nov 17, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the kind reminder.I know being materialistic is not good .But in order to pursuit dharma in this world of samsara,we need it to sustain our self and our family.In time to come I will have to practice contentment and use what I have to promote and spread dharma.

  39. Davin on Nov 17, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the reminder. Everything is impermanent. Everything is such an illusion and just temporary. We think that chasing for our illusion dreams will bring us happiness but it is not. This bring us chasing even more illusions and cause of our suffering. We can have all these because it is a part of our life but not to be attached and hold upon it till we are imprisoned with it.

  40. Janice Kwok on Nov 17, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    We say we want to hear the truth but do we really accept the truth as we see it. Many times the truth that we want is in our deluded minds and governs our actions. So called truthful actions are but a manifestation of these thoughts.

  41. Lim (KH JB) on Nov 17, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Money is not everything but without Money we cant get anything, but how much is enough?? If we not satisfied we will not get the answer… When u feel enough is that can bring to ur next life??

    Thanks Rinpoche for always remind us, and always prepare the stages to let us collect merits for this and future life…

  42. patsy on Nov 17, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Chasing after our illusion dreams thinking that it will bring us happiness is the cause of our sufferings. Everything that we chased after and worked so hard to acquire will be left behind when we die. Yet why are we still chasing?

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for your daily reminder not to chase after material dreams but the truth which is real spiritual practice.

  43. tenzin llhamo on Nov 16, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    We think that we’d be happy in what we have achieved but it will only pull us deeper as we will always hunger for more! And in the end, we have nothing that we thought is everything… How ironic…

  44. Louise Lee on Nov 16, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    将来的路都在自己的手里, 要看自己的造化。 将来是如何,怨天忧人? 

    我要美好将来,那我学佛。 我轻松地大步大步向前走。 

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    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
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Oct 12. 2021 12:56 PM
    Powerful and wonderful teachings on Lord Setrap practice. Rinpoche had brought this powerful teachings all the way from India to Malaysia. Many Kecharians have benefited relying on Lord Setrap practice, that’s what I heard from those miracles stories. Beautiful thangka shared in this post and rare precious pictures of High Lamas.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. Looking at just the pictures is a blessing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/autobiography/something-i-wrote-on-blog-chat.html?
  • Sarassitham
    Monday, Oct 11. 2021 08:01 PM
    The importance of the zodiac to the Chinese culture is that the animal signs have been used in stories and folklore. These developed the different personality traits that were represented by each animal.

    Learning more about astrology and the zodiac signs helps us to understand people and their action. It’s always interesting to find ahead of time what we need to be aware of with our surroundings.

    Thanks for the interesting sharing, the zodiac provides guidance on how people live their lives.

    https://bit.ly/3AqN6Ad
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 10. 2021 04:24 PM
    Recitation of mantra meditation have benefits us in long run helps to increase self-awareness, reduced stress and a greater sense of calmness. Mantras are positive words or phrases. When we chant mantras our mind releases the positive energy that decreases the negative thoughts or stress. It’s a wonderful practice. Help us to improved mood and well-being, reduced anxiety , verbal memory and so forth. Mantras have influence over our mind and body. Mantras are repetitive sounds, many neuroscientists have proved that sound and language of mantras influence the aspects of our life. Watching the video tells us more. I am glad to have met Rinpoche, learning and practicing from scratch have me change to more calmer than before. Recitation have me chance.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mantra-can-change-me.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 10. 2021 04:21 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing . Its rare and precious as we are not often given a chance to view Tibetan and very tradition funeral is conducted of a great Saint the renowned H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche. Lati Rinpoche’s passing was a great loss to the Buddha Dharma world especially to Gelug Lineage ,Gaden Shartse Monastery, Gaden, Sera Drepung, and Tibetans on the whole. Lati Rinpoche had contributed towards teachings and spreading the Dharma was worldwide and was well respected by many devotees all over the world. Lati Rinpoche has travelled extensively, benefiting dharma students in various parts of the world. Lati Rinpoche did published several books published in Engilsh, and bringing teachings to countless thousands. Watching the video again had me thinking of our very own Lama Tsem Rinpoche ‘s funeral with much thoughts and tears. May we have merits so as to meet Tsem Rinpoche again.
    With folded hands thank you Rinpoche for been in Malaysia following the advice of a great teacher. Looking at those rare pictures of the cremation of H E Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, paints a thousands words.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/his-eminence-kyabje-lati-rinpoche-enters-clear-light.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 10. 2021 04:16 PM
    Its always good to know our family ‘s root history. Wow….. very rich heritage of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s family background. Not easy with extensive research only could traced back to both sides of history. Rinpoche’s heritage is truly rich in cultures and spiritually. Interesting read and beautiful pictures shared giving us a glance of the rich heritage of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche in China. Some pictures are rare and precious.
    Thank you Rinpoche, Pastor David and Pastor Niral, for this informative article

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsem-rinpoches-heritage-in-china.html
  • Sarassitham
    Friday, Oct 8. 2021 09:09 PM
    Thank you for sharing this inspiring article with us. Although 80 years old, Mipham Gonpo’s never let his disability stop him from achieving his dharma practice. He was very ambitious and his mind was very determined to use the rest of his life to gain higher states of realizations before his death.

    Most of us are regularly unprepared for the actual task of discovering that which the dharma offers. Some have knowledge of dharma, they have understood some teachings, but they lack inspiration to practice.

    We should work on developing our minds and living a healthy lifestyle. Keeping the mind busy and fulfilled can help to overpower negative thoughts. Maybe it’s time to make a start as today there are great masters and people who want to engage with the dharma through meditation.

    https://bit.ly/3iJyNkq
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 8. 2021 12:33 PM
    No one deserves to go hungry as Rinpoche had gone through be hungry, homeless knew better than any of us. That’s the reason, Rinpoche conceived of Kechara Soup Kitchen or KSK better known to many of us. KSK has a strong policy to serve all, regardless of race, and religion . Hence the motto for Kechara Soup Kitchen is “Hunger Knows No Barriers” speaks a thousand words. Rinpoche had always sympathise deeply with people when coming across any of those who had nothing in the streets , living a hard difficult life. KSK started from a small scale to what Kechara Soup Kitchen is doing these days. It is the actualisation of a long-standing dream of Rinpoche.
    Thank you Rinpoche for creating KSK, that’s where I came to volunteer and get to know Kechara, learning and practicing Dharma .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-soup-kitchen-ksk/why-i-conceived-of-kechara-soup-kitchen-or-ksk.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 8. 2021 12:32 PM
    Something incredible happened , it’s a rare incident where a King cobra did not bites but turn friendly . Cobras are large, venomous snakes with a trademark hood, and their bites can kill a dog within only an hour. Two puppies were lucky enough to meet a kind and friendly cobra. A man, who lived in the Indian state of Punjab, realized that two of his puppies were missing after being alerted by the mother dog. The incessant barking led the man to a deep well. Shocking to see the two puppies sitting close to a king cobra . Couldn’t believe what he saw, the king cobra did not attack the two puppies instead protecting them. Most would have reacted as the man did and thought the cobra would attack the puppies. It seemed that the king cobra was protecting the two puppies and kept them in the safest part of the well. Incredible indeed . Later the two unharmed puppies were helped up, united with their mother and the owner . So as the king cobra and later released it back to the forest. This stories remind us how surprising animals can be and that not everything is always as it seem.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/you-wont-believe-this.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 8. 2021 12:31 PM
    Aliens definitely exist and they could be living among us on Earth, but have gone undetected so far. There are so many billions of stars out there in the universe that there must be all sorts of different forms of life. There have been plenty of UFO sightings on Earth even centuries ago.
    What is incredible encounter , caught on camera by 2 British tourists while visiting the Mamaus region of the Amazon jungle. They were taking video and pictures of some aboriginal kids in the village. They could not believe what they saw from the videos without realising that they actually caught aliens on their camera as well. Looking at the pictures tells us more, could see clearly that its an alien standing among the tress. Fantastic filming . We are not alone for sure.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/videos/foreign-visitor-in-the-amazon.html

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Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
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Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
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Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
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Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
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Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 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
7 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
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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
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
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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
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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
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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
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
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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
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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