It was actually a good sign

Aug 10, 2013 | Views: 1,449

 

 

Some people you can talk until the cows come home and hundreds of hours, they just revert back to how they were short while later…. Some people are with one logical clear talk, they just transform. Some even go on to counseling and helping others. It reflects who we are. It reflects clearly how badly we want something or just go on looking for excuses to not make it.
 
Again, this statement from the gracious attained nun below is so appropriate.. and remember don’t glamorize how you cannot let go of attachments because it will not serve you at all ever.
 
Tsem Rinpoche   

 
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Most people feel cozy enough in samsara. They do not really have the genuine aspiration to go beyond samsara; they just want samsara to be a little bit better. ……

The underlying motivation to go beyond samsara is very rare, even for people who go to Dharma centers.
There are many people who learn to meditate and so forth, but with the underlying motive that they hope to make themselves feel better.
And if it ends up making them feel worse, instead of realizing that this may be a good sign, they think there is something wrong with Dharma.

We are always looking to make ourselves comfortable in the prison house. We might think that if we get the cell wall painted a pretty shade of pale green, and put in a few pictures, it won’t be a prison any more.

~Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

 

 

My explanation on  Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo’s quotes above
  
 
 
 
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
 
 
 
 
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo outside her cave she meditated in for 12 years alone in North India.
 

 

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  1. Tsa Tsa Ong on Oct 23, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    I realized that the right way to practice dharma is with the good attitude, right virtue and good motivation to benefit others. And most importantly is with total transformation of the mind. I truly hope to be able to continuously practice the dharma by becoming more committed and to be able to help others by doing dharma work. Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for this meaningful sharing?????

  2. Stella Cheang on Dec 21, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    The inner battle is interesting because for many people, who are NOT dealing with the battle, will have many observations, which could be a form of projection or expectation since we are not that person. When we notice someone going through an inner battle, perhaps support or encouragement is a good positive reinforcement for the person to solider on. Some people may think otherwise for they might prefer to use wrathful method. For me, to each his own – different people has their own way of dealing with inner battle. The opinion of other people, if not conveyed skilfully, might create opposite effect. Therefore it is better to try not to worsen the matter by labelling others as arrogance or anything is that trivialising.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for this profound sharing.

  3. Celeste Lauw on Dec 19, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing and teaching on practicing dharma which makes me contemplate and think deeper. Practicing dharma is beyond just going for retreat, chanting mantra, reading dharma books etc. I need to realize that the right way to practice dharma is with the good attitude, right virtue and good motivation to benefit others. And most importantly is with total transformation of the mind. I truly hope to be able to continuously practice the dharma by becoming more committed and to be able to help others.
    Humbly with folded hands,
    Celeste

  4. Stella on Jan 31, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Dearest Rinpoche,

    As I was reading this, 2 thoughts came to mind:

    1. The internal battle is the correct process
    When conflict or difficulties arise, due to habituation, we always find fault in others, see the flaws in others but never of ourselves. But as we learn dharma, we will learn that actually our own projection and expectation of others is the cause of suffering. Hence there is no “other people” to blame, but to look within our mind, to change the way we think.

    2. The motivation in doing dharma work
    My initial motivation a year ago was just to collect brownie points for a better life and perhaps next life. But as I learn more, knowledge like the “4 noble truth” really strikes me that there is no point of having a good this life or next, because at the end of the day, I will be trapped here in samsara and suffering will repeat. Even though we can create positive imprint in this lifetime, but there is no guarantee as there are so many temptations and our mind is flicker.

    Thank You very much Rinpoche for the teaching. Without the teaching, I will not have the knowledge to know what is the correct path. Thank you so much.

    with folded palms,
    Stella

  5. Denise Kuek on Jan 22, 2015 at 1:22 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this. Many people facing problem when they started learning Dharma, no matter is external or internal, but if we can go through it till the battle end and did not give up, then we will get a big improvement in term of transforming our mind. I hope the people who are hesitating if they should start Dharma work and the poeple are thinking to give up Dharma work can watch this video and think about it.

  6. SL Boon on Nov 5, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Yes Rinpoche, I think most of us are already quite used to the way we think and live in Samsara that to change to Dharma become a challenge and most will give up practising it in the end. We should acknowledge and realise that this life is very very short and is difficult to gain just like what was written in the Lamrin. Then we will start appreciate Dharma and slowly practise it why gaining realisation one step at a time. Thank you Rinpoche.

  7. Judy Chen on Oct 29, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    It is true that most of us think samsara can be better if we can change situations around but never ourselves.
    Most people also think that just learning Dharma will “assist” us to improve our lives much better.

    By learning Dharma, without putting Dharma in practice will not guide us out of samsara unless we have the our mind transformed totally.

    The path of Buddhism needs to be learned, practiced and most importantly motivation to tranform.

    Thank you Rinpoche
    with folded hands

  8. Lum Kok Luen on Oct 28, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for sharing another wonderful teaching. It applies very well to those of us who are embarking on more Dharma work. It really opens our mind and eyes to expect such views can happen and we have our mind power to stop it.

    Again, at the end of the day, if we set our motivation right in doing Dharma work is that to benefit others, we can overcome this challenge of “making samsara a little bit better”

    With folded hands,
    Lum Kok Luen

  9. Toh Cheng See on Oct 28, 2014 at 12:05 am

    The challenge of coming out of samsaric pleasure differs from person to person. However the challenge will be less as we practice more Dharma work. Dharma work takes lots of time , it takes away the “hours” that could be spent on samsaric pleasures. At the end of the day after doing Dharma work the satisfaction would be that Dharma Work has benefit a lot more people then Samsaric pleasure that could only benefit ourselves. Having said that however we have to remind ourselves that when we do Dharma work it is to benefit others and not ourselves else it would not be different from samsaric pleasure, it would be “Samsaric Dharma pleasure” . We have to set the right motivation when doing Dharma work for that is when true Dharma comes in.

  10. PB on May 1, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing. I think I haven’t had much wisdom or knowledge to comment or share, but I know I am experiencing internal battles at this moment. I hope to win the battle and excel. Thank you.

  11. wansan on Apr 30, 2014 at 12:56 am

    “We might think that if we get the cell wall painted a pretty shade of pale green, and put in a few pictures, it won’t be a prison any more.” I love especially this part of the quote by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo.

    It was actually a good sign.. these few words never arise to many, including myself if one starts to feel bad or worse about themselves after doing something meritorious or start practicing Dharma. Never thought the battle in us was actually a good sign. “A good sign that your wisdom, clarity mind is arising.”

    Practicing Dharma shouldn’t be only for us to be more comfortable in samsara or to make us feel a bit better in our situation… Practicing Dharma should make us transform to be a better person and for us to be truly liberated. When we found out so many things that we once believed will give us everlasting happiness, is actually not the way, we start panicking and questioning and having doubts. Dharma is never wrong, the Buddhist teachings will never be wrong. It’s not the Dharma that’s wrong, it’s us that’s not facing the truth, the true reality. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this precious teaching and reminding us again and again the true meaning in practicing Dharma.

  12. gary foo on Apr 29, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, Thank you for the teachings. Sometimes the negative feeling do creep up and I wondered why. At least now I know why and what we can do to counteract it when we are doing dharma work. My kind bros and sisters in Ediv have also advised me sometimes when we encounter lots obstacles to dharma work we can also recite the Kawang 7x. What Tenzin Palmo has said is true in terms of making life a little bearable in samsara. Is like we are still attached to samsara and still wana enjoy it and think by doing some effort it is enough. But it is not. May lord Manjusri awaken my mind to the realisation that we should get out of samsara and not be fooled much longer. But inner realisation takes time. may our practice and bleesings of the guru eventually gives us this inner realisation.

  13. Choo Weng Loong on Apr 29, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Extremely simple yet profound , how many goes beyond samsara ? Most only want better conditions this life , really an internal battle .It will take a lot of practise & realisations to leave the PRISON.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this teaching

  14. susan liew on Apr 28, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    What Rinpoche said is so true, the reason why we dont like the dharma or view the dharma is not good can be due to our ignorance, delusions, laziness or just not wanting to give up our comfort to do more. It reflects our weaknesses of not wanting to give up our pleasure and perceived happiness of samsara, eventhough we know all these are just temporary ‘happiness’. Thank you Rinpoche for the teaching, making us contemplate and push ourselves to transform and to do more to get out of samsara.

  15. Vivian Ong Chwee Kooi on Apr 27, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the great explanation about the battle within ourselves. If I happen to come across this battle in the future,I will surely tell myself that it is a good sign and I need to fight through it and do more dharma _/\_

  16. Fong on Apr 27, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    The battle of weird feelings arises due to lack of knowledge of dharma and all that it encompasses. In the beginning, everything seemed not quite right as we do not have enough information to make an informed decision. I am glad I stayed on for more. Not only did it cleared up a lot of my doubts and insecurity, being unsure of my thoughts and actions, I now feel that it helped keep me more balanced in viewing every day happenings.

    Things appeared weird because I was used to a certain way of thinking and working things out. Then I had to work in a different way, to be more mindful, to be more involved, that there is more than 1 ways to doings things.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for pointing out that all that battle is nothing more than my changing perception.

  17. abby f on Apr 27, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche says in one of his teachings(Not for Happiness: A Guide to the So-Called Preliminary Practices), that to practice Dharma is not for ‘fun’, meaning: people often expect only good feeling when practicing Dharma, but we will also often encounter the so-called bad feelings but all the bad feelings we have when practicing Dharma is actually a good sign, a sign that Dharma has penetrated into your heart! As Dharma is the truth and the practice of Dharma is to let you know the truth. The truth is not always a sweet one but we if we want ourselves to improve, we would still hold on and persist on our practice no matter how. So don’t always expect Dharma practice is like a sweet vacation and just run when ‘bad feelings’ come.

    So this matches what Tsem Rinpoche said here. The battles, the struggles are good sign because the Dharma practice challenge our habits, our ways of perceiving things, our views, our belief and so on. Because of the battles, we have the chances to win. If there is no battle at all, we don’t even really start to change/transform, aren’t we? So when the battle start, we shouldn’t run away or blaming the Guru who teaches you how to counter your own problem just because the Guru tells you how, it doesn’t mean the Guru put you into the ‘trouble’ at all! The Guru is kind enough to tell you how, gives you all that you need to win the battle. The Guru is surely the one who dearly wishes you to gain victory. What is the point the Guru put you into a trouble? Think what he/she can get from you out of this? To blame the Guru is very illogical.

    Thank you Tsem Rinpoche for the video teachings. It is a blessing to have someone(the Guru) who tirelessly to tell us the truth that we always try to avoid.

  18. Michelle Chua on Apr 27, 2014 at 12:46 am

    This is so true. It is a good sign indeed. The motive of learning the dharma should not be because of the feel good factor. We should learn it with the right and clear motive. Always ask and remind ourselves our motive of learning or doing dharma and transform our minds.

  19. Sharon Ong on Dec 24, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thanks for this post. It made me reflect how true it is that most people(am guilty as well) do Dharma to make their sufferings bearable, to cope or make their lives better in samsara better. What most people do not realise is that true happiness and the ultimate goal is to get out of samsara. I now aspire not to just cope in samsara but to achieve the ultimate. I hope that with Rinpoche’s blessings, I will be able to.

  20. Wan Wai Meng on Sep 7, 2013 at 11:13 am

    The battle is indeed a good sign, as the reason why we are still ordinary and not enlightened and spreading the dharma/doing bodhisattva like kind of works is because we have been conditioned and influenced and habituated for countless lifetimes. Since we have taken the drug of samsara, when we start to thaw out by applying dharma, it is not going to be a comfortable experience. But as Rinpoche said the battle is an indication a change is happening from one’s habitual norms, and that now we have to battle and win it.

    I recall one of Rinpoche’s famous quote better to do dharma unhappily then do no dharma happily 🙂

  21. Eric Lee KHJB on Aug 25, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    在这个世界上,除了我们的父母以外,就只有关心我们的人,会用比较强硬的态度来对待我们。但是,现在的人,只喜欢听好听的话,所以往往都会陷入不知觉得陷阱,到头来大多数的人都不能回头了。
    所以,只有关心你的人才会苦口婆心的劝你,甚至还对你大呼小叫,其实他们是紧张你,关心你,就好像仁波切一样,当有事情要发生在学生的身上时,他都会对他特别的严厉,甚至有时还会让对方感觉到无所适从,但是只要你对仁波切有绝对的信心,一般上你都会避开一些灾难。
    所以,不要用已知的智慧去探索未知,毕竟自己的智慧有限,有时听听身边人的劝说,也未尝不是坏事。。

  22. Cliff on Aug 17, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Thank you for this very insightful teaching Rinpoche. I agree we can’t be studying the dharma to make ourselves feel good as the main motive, we should transform our mind to be better. I remember that Rinpoche would always teach us to not always pray for yourself, should always pray for others, friends, family, even strangers or victims in disasters that are in need, never make it about ourselves.

  23. Joy on Aug 15, 2013 at 2:16 am

    When I read Tenzin Palmo’s analogy of how people practise and view Dharma… the wise words of a highly attained master I once met with a group on pilgrimage to Kathmandu comes to mind… The highly attained Lama said to a room of 30 plus… “most of us are not practising Dharma!” Yup we were dumb founded when we heard that. Then he continues… “we are kids playing and the teacher lures us with sweets and candies to make us climb up the hill. We think we are practising Dharma but we’re actually not. We have not the slightest idea what is really practicing Dharma. But don’t be discourage, continue and trust the teacher, on day we will really practice the Dharma”.

    I think this is somewhat similar to what Tenzin Palmo is saying… when you look around us, when I look at myself, there is so much attachment and resistance that still needs to be thrown out and transformed. It’s true how are we any different from those who are outside, in samsara, if we look at Dharma as another “feel good” ego trip for our selfish happiness? And when that concept of happiness is not matched, found or felt, we say the Dharma did us no good and we call it quits? That’s just like being in another samsaric office job, not happy, quit and leave. And it’s a common habit to tell the world we left cos that place, those people we’re not “good to me” which is the wrong kind of attitude because everything was a choice made by our own self.

    I guess there is always some kind of truth behind old wise sayings that “nothing good ever comes easily” and if it is something really really good, the more obstacles if you notice and challenges we will face. How we over come it is really depends on our attitude.

    Make the dharma the centre of your life…it is not necessary to change your actions, just change the attitude behind your actions. ~ Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

  24. MITRA on Aug 14, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    it is true .Dear Rinpoche thank you for sharing this teaching with us.

  25. beatrix ooi on Aug 14, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    This is very true indeed, some people learn Dharma for the sake of benefiting others but some learn it just for the sake of themselves, so they are able to feel more ‘better’. When people do not get their motivations right, then all the practises they have been practising for years will be gone. So it is very important to always check ourselves, to make sure that our motivations are right.

  26. Ashlee on Aug 13, 2013 at 11:21 am

    This is such a profound teaching. We are always looking for others to inspire us, so when is it that we will transform our negative habits into positive habits and in return, we inspire others?? Its true that we always make up excuses. Samsara is a vicious cycle and it goes on and on and on, lifetimes after lifetimes. We must not hide in our comfort zones but push ourselves to transform and dont wait for others to do it. And when we face difficulties, we have to face it and not run away from it. We can and we must transform. Thank you Rinpoche for the teaching.

  27. Liaw Yung May on Aug 12, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    I am *not saying this. Apology :missed out a word there.

  28. Liaw Yung May on Aug 12, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Attachments undoubtedly have become a part and parcel of a human’s life. Ever since civilization began, men have started to develop feelings of greed and have cravings for certain elements. The most prevailing examples would be the K-pop culture. People just go crazy about the beautiful and handsome young Korean pop stars. I am saying this because I despise K-pop. In fact, I was ONCE a K-pop fan too. Yes, once. Until I realize indulging myself in this aspect doesn’t do me any good. Now, I rather read a chapter on Lamrim to just strengthen my beliefs on Dharma and practice liberation according to the scriptures by Lama Tsongkapa. So, thank you Rinpoche for giving me such opportunity to be closer to Dharma.

  29. Grace Leu(KHJB) on Aug 12, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    We should follow What Rinpoche mention in the video, do more Dharma works, practice Dharma to get rid all the obstacles and ego

  30. Jay Jae on Aug 12, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Contrary to secular beliefs, what might be good in ordinary life is not good when we’re on the spiritual path. Here as described by Jetsunma, it is evident that what we need in our spiritual life is different from what the Samsari world has to offer. Be humble in our undertakings, and if Dharma is at the forefront of your minds, show it in our actions!

  31. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Aug 12, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for explain on Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo’s quotes above, Rinpoche make us to contemplate what and how we are doing now and what and how we are going to do for the next…

    May we can conquer Maras through Guru Samaya and practice to continuously serve Dharma and help Guru to fulfill his wishes…

  32. Ming HY on Aug 12, 2013 at 1:30 am

    Yes, this is very true and a very natural beginning for most of us, however this thinking is out of ignorance of what Dharma practice is really about. With practice and wisdom, we hope that the benefits that are seen will motivate us to look beyond Samsara.

  33. Julien Roth on Aug 11, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    This is a good sign indeed Rinpoche. Very strong message in the sign which i hope many people come here and see. I am having a very good time here in KFR Rinpoche. I hope that many people visit KFR soon.

  34. Patrick on Aug 11, 2013 at 2:19 am

    some people also don´t want to learn dharma because they think everything is fine as long as they don´t know about the bad truth. That´s why some think Dharma makes them feel bad. It´s like with those two pills in Matrix. Dzongkar Khyentse Rinpoche acually compared Samsara to Matrix.

  35. Sharon Saw on Aug 10, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    i have no doubt that the Dharma is 100% correct and if we follow the Dharma, as taught by our qualified teacher, we will gain Enlightenment, as the Buddha has told us. I like Rinpoche’s explanation here that the battle is within – it always is… i mean if we go to the gym but our body aches because we are working out intensely, it is not the fault of the personal trainer (who we have hired because he has a good reputation and many success stories and is very fit himself), nor is it the fault of the gym. Or if we go to the gym, hire the trainer but don’t do the exercises and wonder why our body is not fit. It’s not the trainer’s fault nor the gym, but ourselves because we didn’t follow the exercise plan! 🙂 So it is not logical to blame the Guru or the Dharma centre because we picked the Guru and Dharma centre ourselves also.

    I agree that the battle within is all about our delusions. The following story is a fact of life: Once a very old king went to see an old hermit who lived in a bird’s nest in the top of a tree, “What is the most important Buddhist teaching?” The hermit answered, “Do no evil, do only good. Purify your heart.” The king had expected to hear a very long explanation. He protested, “But even a five-year old child can understand that!” “Yes,” replied the wise sage, “but even an 80-year-old man cannot do it.”

    If it was easy, everyone would be enlightened! But i guess that’s why they call it dharma practice.

    Re the prison of samsara analogy, yes i do agree that most people want to feel better. To feel at peace. To feel happiness. But again, because of our delusions, we look for the wrong objectives. I am constantly reminded of what Rinpoche has said before – it is better to do dharma and be unhappy than to not do dharma and be happy. I’ve always thought happiness is overrated anyway.

  36. James Long on Aug 10, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    当我们对佛法的任何活动感觉到不舒服时,或是有内心挣扎时,不要放弃,那是我们的智慧开始觉醒。

    仁波切利用“艾滋病”的例子解说我们在娑婆世界问题。

    我们去了“艾滋病”盛行的国家,和许多的人发生关系,我们不明白病症的传播,我们不明白病症的严重性(就如我们对于这世俗世界宣扬的物质生活和讯息),身边会有许多人支持你,他们或许不明白艾滋的严重性或他们已是病者,要你一同感染病毒,因为他们生气自己被传染所以要所有人和他们一样。(说明了我们的世界的通病,无知及怨恨)

    当有人站起来告诉你不要再和任何人发生关系,你觉得他们旨在控制你,威胁你,你觉得讨厌,其实他们是为了保护你,也保护身边的人。可是我们却看不见他们的好,反而和外边“无知和愤怒的人”一同数落抨击要帮助你的人。

    这是一篇必看的文章和视频。

  37. Shelly tai on Aug 10, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Shelly tai on 10 Aug 2013 at 9:05pm
    Dear Rinpoche thank you for sharing this teaching with us. I think is very true a lot of us still think samsara not that bad , I think it is because of our ignorant that’s why we think like that. I hope in a very near fixture we can uproot this ignorant mind and leave samsara .

  38. Sock Wan on Aug 10, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    This is so true, most people like Dharma and learn Dharma from philosophical perspective, but not with the motivation of getting out of samsara.

    However, as we practice Buddhism more seriously, putting Dharma in practice, our motivation will change. With enough merits and purification of karmas, I think we will eventually walk the sangha path, seeking for REAL LIBERATION.

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  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Feb 25. 2021 01:04 AM
    This is kind of hard to believe and shocking to imagine the weirdest addiction of people in this planet, they are extremely strange. People can become addicted to actions, feelings, or behaviors, not just substances. There must be something behind of every addiction, I don’t think they are crazy or mentally ill, it’s their weird enjoyment for a short time.

    I had a friend in my primary school who eats mud during rainy days, she told me, it smells good and she enjoys doing it during her play time. I found it strange but has she grow up in different environment she forget about her addiction. So, I strongly believe, all behaviors can be changed when the person gains self-awareness and actually wants to change. Thanks for the interesting sharing and recall of my childhood friend.
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Feb 24. 2021 01:33 PM
    nteresting read of this history of how Dorje Shugden practice came into light . Since Dorje Shugden was introduced into the Sakya tradition, there have been many Sakya throne holders that practiced Dorje Shugden. Out of the 42 supreme throne holders throughout the history of the Sakya tradition, six of the thrones holders are confirmed to have practiced Dorje Shugden. They have built chapels to him, composed prayers and pujas (kangsols) to him and even propagated his practice amongst their disciples. They cannot be wrong and in fact as confirmed by the 39th Sakya Trizin Dragshul Trinley Rinchen Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being. Dorje Shugden kangsol (prayer) to invoke the blessings of Dorje Shugden composed by him is still widely used today. Dorje Shugden must be a powerful Dharma protector that Sakya tradition have been long relying. It has proven that Dorje Shugden is not a minor practice. Interesting read , may more people read this post to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sakya-trizins-dorje-shugden-prayer.html
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Feb 23. 2021 11:23 PM
    Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe. It looks very delicious, healthy and nutritious. I can’t wait to try making it has the ingredients are easy to purchase and methods are simple. I wonder what it taste like.

    https://bit.ly/37DAV7y
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Feb 22. 2021 11:55 PM
    There are lots of people have more than one reason for choosing vegetarianism. Many people choose a vegetarian diet out of concern over animal rights or the environment and others may be based on religious beliefs or even for healthier lifestyle.

    Regardless of whether you choose a vegetarian way of life, it’s always a healthy idea to eat a wide variety of foods and try out new foods when you can.

    Thank you for the sharing and compiling the list of vegetarian restaurants and organic shops in Klang Valley. I am glad to know whereabout and hoping to try them.

    https://bit.ly/3siC4tf
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 22. 2021 03:30 PM
    Begtse Chen, a deity of alien origin, was incorporated into the pantheon of Tibetan Buddhism as a protector of the Dharma. This Proyector is one of the eight famous Dharmapala in Tantric Buddhism. Also known as red Mahakala and is especially revered in Mongolia where the origin of Begtse Chen can be traced to a pre-Buddhist deity in 16th century. It has become the mainstay of Protector practice in Mongolia. Interesting read.
    Thank you for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-dharma-protector-begtse-chen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 22. 2021 03:27 PM
    Interesting read of Kunkhyen Choku Ozer was a lineage master of the Manjushri Namasamgiti Tantra. He became known as Kunkhyen Choku Ozer due to his ability to penetrate the meaning of the great Buddhist treatises merely just by glancing at it. He could memolised texts just by reading it once. Reading this post and information at least I can know he is also a part of Dorje Shugden’s incarnation lineage. He is also famed for establishing the ancient monastery of Dakpo Tsele.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing as many of us would not have known this GREAT Lama was part of Dorje Shugden’s incarnation lineage.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kunkhyen-choku-ozer-master-of-the-kalachakra-guhyasamaja-tantras.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 22. 2021 03:25 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for the teachings on Dorje Shugden and explanation on retreat. Learning and practicing this Dorje Shugden’s practice have indeed benefited many people. And more so when to do a retreat. . We are all very fortunate to be given an opportunity to meet Tsem Rinpoche and learning, practicing all these precious teachings coming from a pure lineage that can be traced back to the time of the great Lama Tsongkhapa. A very detailed explanation on why we need the retreat and the way to do the retreat.
    Thanks again Rinpoche with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-retreat-a-powerful-practice-to-fulfill-wishes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 21. 2021 01:54 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche had been working tirelessly teaching Dharma in his whole life, giving many opportunities for us to learn , practice Dharma teachings. Whatever goes wrong we should admit it as our own fault and not our guru. Rinpoche ‘s love to spread Dharma teachings and nothing else. He had followed his advice of his guru to come all the way from India to teach in Malaysia. Reading all those meaningful quotes and sayings in this article tells us a thousand words of truth which we should not take it lightly. We could in fact learn from it and stop blaming others.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/is-it-the-gurus-fault.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 21. 2021 01:51 PM
    HH the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso , the highest spiritual leader of Tibet, who is a living Bodhisattva, an emanation of Avalokiteśvara. Blessing to have a change looking at this rare picture taken years ago of Dalai lama on the throne . Dalai Lama is well known as a Buddhist Advocate for Peace and Freedom.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/his-holiness-the-supreme-holder-of-the-white-lotus.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 21. 2021 01:48 PM
    Tibetans all over the world celebrates Losar, or Tibetan New Year with the beginning of Lunar year. This year it falls on the 12 February, every one will be looking forward to this day. A new year a new beginning , where the Panglung Oracle will take trance of the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. As usual every year the Panglung Oracle will give advices, offering guidance, for the year ahead to everyone of what to do and so forth. Whatever advices given should not taken lightly. The Panglung Oracle as Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden will also give teachings and blessing . For this year Dorje Shugden gave a very powerful teachings and messages.
    Thank you for sharing this precious message.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugdens-2021-losar-advice.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 20. 2021 02:06 PM
    Interesting read , even though short but at least knowing the home Monastery of H E Tsem Rinpoche’s previous incarnation, Gedun Nyedrak. The monastery was called ‘Tsem’,where a custodian of a tooth relic of the great Lama Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/gedun-nyedrak-an-abbot-of-gaden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 20. 2021 01:59 PM
    News of UFO always fascinating to me . There are many UFO sighting hotspots exist across the globe, it has long since scientist have a keen interest to investigate further. UFOs has become a modern sensation for hunters , scientist and so forth. There was only the ambiguous testament of witnesses so far all happen and appeared mysteries without any substantial evidence. But the Japanese government has admitted and believes definitely they the UFO exist. Well the Japanese government has even made a statement about alien spacecraft appearing on Earth. Many people have denied the existence of UFOs, but with so many UFO sightings they cannot denied it after all. Sound interesting.
    The Buddha has once said that we are not the only beings in existence and we are not alone on earth. Interesting videos to watch.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/japanese-admits-ufo-exists.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 20. 2021 01:58 PM
    Khuton Choje and Pandita Akaramati were both great disciples of Atisha. Pandita Akaramati was a great Buddhist master, scholar and also the abbot of Solnak Thangpoche Monastery in the Yarlung Valley of central Tibet. He did played a significant role in the fusion of the old Buddhist curriculum existing in Tibet. While Khuton Choje who is well known for the special teachings he requested of Atisha. He is known to have composed a commentary to Atisha’s Satyadvayavatara.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing of GREAT Lamas.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/great-disciples-of-atisha-khuton-choje-and-pandita-akaramati.html
  • sarassitham
    Saturday, Feb 20. 2021 12:25 AM
    Thank you for the sharing, fishing is an extremely cruel hobby that causes immense suffering and damage to fish, even when they are released back into the water. However human does not realize what karma befalls but they have great time, fun going fishing.

    I believe children are always eager to learn fast as they grow but parents has to monitor their child’s activity and behavior is especially important when they begin to demand for their choice.

    https://bit.ly/3k6pYAM
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Feb 18. 2021 11:42 PM
    Thank you for the inspiring posting, of the little Christian and his amazing determination to help children with cancer. This kind hearted boy has to go through a lot of hassle to fulfill his mission. I felt so proud for Christian and also to his great parents to guide the little boy towards the development of kindness and a good attitude from an early age.

    https://bit.ly/2NHE0fJ

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One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
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  • She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
    2 yearss ago
    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
    2 yearss ago
    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
  • Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
    2 yearss ago
    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
    2 yearss ago
    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    2 yearss ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    2 yearss ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    2 yearss ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    2 yearss ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    2 yearss ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    2 yearss ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    2 yearss ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    2 yearss ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    2 yearss ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    2 yearss ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    3 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
  • Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
    3 yearss ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
    3 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    3 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    3 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    3 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    3 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    3 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    3 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    3 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    3 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    3 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    3 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 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
2 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
2 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
3 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
3 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
3 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.
3 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
4 months ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Fwd: Dear Sotha
5 months ago
Fwd: Dear Sotha
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
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Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
6 months ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
6 months ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
6 months ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
9 months ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
9 months ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
9 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
9 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
9 months 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
10 months ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
11 months ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
11 months ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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
12 months ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
12 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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