Why ask for it?

Feb 14, 2012 | Views: 1,081

All types of people in a dharma centre. Some come for luck and improvement of their personal situatiions and it stops there. Others come because they see the fallacious nature of life and it’s empty promises and they want better answers. There are some that can’t fit anywhere else and can only find acceptance among centre people. Some want to take advantage and get business, money, support or something for free and they come to a dharma centre or get involved long distance. They want to use the members of a centre. Some come because they’re depressed, failed in something, low self esteem and want a sanctuary. Some are looking for answers. Some really are motivated to find a way out and will engage in spiritual practice. Some, though rarely really sees the true nature of life and find themselves restless and impatient with repetitiveness/senselessness of existence so they wish liberation. There are many types of beings blown by the winds of their karma, emotions and unbridled mind.

However or whatever the reasons people come to the centre, the teacher and close members must deal with these people, ‘solve’ their problems, listen to them patiently, give them time, energy and care, be skilfull, give them dharma and hope something will go inside their heads . They can see their situations according to the dharma, transform and change their lives and the lives of those around them. And help others and move on..The teacher and close members must do this for every person, every day, every month and every year continuously and fulfill the expectations, criticisms and views of the public and people they sincerely attempt to help. Any teacher and close member (student) would open a centre and meet hundreds of people year after year for only one reason. To sincerely benefit others. Otherwise why tolerate so much and absorb so much from hundreds of people they don’t know or owe anything to?

Having a Dharma centre is tremendous work. Hospitals, clinics, restaurants, malls, etc cater to hundreds of people, but they make money and the motivation is mostly money. So working hard with the public is easier because you get something back. Hardworking members of a centre who serve the public get nothing back. Sometimes more scrutiny, more backlash and more criticism and very little thanks. Dharma centres are the most compassionate places anywhere. Members who work in the centre with the motivation to benefit others when they have the right attitude will advance in their mind training fast because they are put up with all types of challenges from the public daily. We must appreciate the kind souls in dharma centres around the world. We must help them not take. We must do our work well free of mistakes as to not add burden. Compassion starts right here and now with whatever you are doing. Do it well and appreciate everything dharma centres have given you.

The harder you work. The better you work. The more results you produce shows you have come to the dharma centre confused and became a person of light, love and care. The more you work, the better you work is the best THANK YOU for those kind hard working people in the dharma centres who nurtured you and others. Never burden those who nurtured you. Never disappoint those who benefit you and many others. The harder and better you work, the more the centre will grow. The more the centre grows, the more it can help a larger number of people like it helped you. You should be part of the solution not part of the problem. Spirituality means you are not the problem maker but the alleviator of others’ sufferings. Everything you do must be for others. It benefits your evolution and it motivate others to evolve. What other reason is there to live. What other better motivation to exist? Dharma centres are an oasis of like minded people gathering to do more with their lives.

That is the purpose of people gathering together to have a dharma centre. That is the reason. That is the only reason. That was my reason. That is my reason. That will remain my reason always. Practically speaking, if it is for any other reasons, it is not worth it to have a dharma centre and tolerate so much disappointment, complaints, lack of effort, selfishness and meeting people filled with pain daily. Opening to harm daily… All places have politics. All places have issues. Name a perfect place? There were people (Devadatta) who always found fault in Lord Buddha 2600 years ago and made many attempts to discredit Buddha and even tried to kill Buddha but unsuccessfully. If people can have these types of views about the awakened Buddha, we should expect much more. Having said that, the only reason to have a dharma centre and work in one to tolerate so much pain and disappointment is solely to be of benefit to others. Any other reasons wouldn’t be worth it to me.

No offence to anyone,
Tsem Rinpoche


 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Nov 10, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Well different people have different reasons to join Dharma centre. Many come and goes for all different and wrong reasons. Those with the right motivation will stays nor matter what happens. Whatever the reasons people come to the centre, they are always welcome to solve whatever problems clinging to them with the teacher or friends.
    Well….. Buddhist Centre are opened ,to benefit people with the hope of transforming their mind to be a better person. Spreading Dharma teachings and bringing people together. Rinpoche’s profound explanation tells all.
    With folded hands, thank you Rinpoche having this beautiful dharma centre that have benefits numerous people and more to come

  2. Jacinta Goh on Jan 23, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Seeing this article, I am very thankful that Rinpoche hasn’t stopped teaching at all. Thank you so much for absorbing the negative emotions, havoc and childish minds created by most of us. Kechara has been a part of me since. A place where we can support each other and move on.

    The best ‘Thank You’ is through working for others and benefiting others. Be a problem solver rather than be a trouble maker. After all, coming to a Dharma Centre is to be a better person, right? If one aspires to become a Buddha, all the better. I did slipped at times where negativity took control of me (I expected all Dharma practitioners to have compassion, kind and loving, yet I expected too much ) but I got up and walk again. After all, we need move on…

  3. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Nov 30, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    There’s no perfect place in any part of the world, people and politics are around us which is a good place to practice our patience and compassion. Without these we cannot practice! People always ask what’s the difference between training in a Dharma center and in a secular environment? Of course there is! When you are in a secular and is lost at some point of time, there’ll be no one to guide and spent their time to consult you with the problems you are facing and how to overcome it. However, in a Dharma center you are engage in a practice with a safety net as when you are lost or confused in some point, there’ll always be people to pull you back up when you are sinking and that’s one of the best part about being in a Dharmic environment. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post.

  4. Vinnie Tan on Nov 16, 2013 at 1:57 am

    I do agree with Rinpoche that people join the Dharma centre for all different and wrong reasons. Very seldom they would join for the correct reason. I believe that those that stay for long term with their lamas or their centres instead of centre hopping. These people are those that truly understand Dharma and would then would improve themselves, transforming from there.

  5. Wei Theng on Jun 26, 2012 at 3:44 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for your teachings. There are so many reasons for someone comes to a Dharma centre and seeks for different things or helps. As i am working in a Dharma Centre now, may i gain more knowledge and skillful means so that i can benefit more.

  6. sockwan on Jun 25, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    I am really happy I found my Dharma center. I am using my life for a better purpose, not ‘ME, ME, ME’ only but doing something for others also. We are so conditioned to care about ourselves and people we know but very seldom to people who we do not know at all.

    On the other hand, I keep hearing this word ‘compassion’. Compassion is a very big word, I do not think I am compassionate. But Kechara has provided me the platform to practice (or to understand what it means), for example KSK.

    In KSK, we are giving food to people who we do not know at all, this is the first step to extend our care to strangers. The good quality of being caring can be developed from here.

  7. lucy yap on Mar 27, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    I volunteered in KC sometime before I was offered to work parttime.I couln’t resist the offer though I haven’t work for a long time.I was a fulltime housewife.Being in Kechara opens up a new chapter in my life.There’s this sense of awareness to do more with what is left with this life.Could it be the energy of these young Kecharians?? Plus Rinpoche’s beautiful teachings,love and care for his students which touches my heart.I feel fortunate now.May I never be separated from my Guru in this lifetime and future lifetimes.May I meet the Dharma again and again in my future lifetime to benefit all sentient being.Thank you SM,for your trust in me.

  8. Seng Aun on Mar 11, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Rinpoche’s explanation truly says it all. Why we come to Kechara and how Kechara can benefit us! Everything we need to know about dharma is all right here. I thank Rinpoche from the bottom of my heart.

  9. Wan Wai Meng on Mar 4, 2012 at 3:16 am

    The Lamas are absolutely compassionate. I have heard that the phenomenon of teaching lay people started couple of hundreds years back,as lay people now are educated and have the capacity to learn much much more. Dharma centers are a place whereby people can get healing for their mental and physical anxieties.

  10. Li Kheng on Feb 22, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, Thank you Rinpoche for Rinpoche’s compassion to set up Kechara House for:

    1) Some of us to seek refuge from ourselves (the 3 poisons) and
    2) Other who wish to practice true Dharma so as to give ourselves a shot at liberation from the suffering of samsara.

    Kechara House has been an innovative and creative sanctuary for us to practice a 26 centuries old philosophy without having to strip away our nature. Like Lord Buddha who created 84,000 teachings to meet the various complexities of every mind stream, Tsem Tulku Rinpoche developed 14 departments at Kechara House so that people from various walks of life can find a platform that best suits them whereby they are empowered to live out Dharma in a manner most natural/instinctive.

    It is this wisdom and compassion of Tsem Tulku Rinpoche that inspired me to grab the opportunity to become a Kecharian. Rinpoche’s versatility combined with His unsurpassable understanding of the Dharma is the crème de la crème of Dharma for the 21st century.

    Being a part of a family that is built on deep-rooted teachings of Lord Buddha that has adapted itself to the dynamism of modern ways of life is a powerful place to start a journey of purposeful living. Always plagued by the feeling that life is so futile and everything we do will eventually end up in disappointments, hurt, frustration and many other unconstructive experiences, I was looking for a catalyst to make life more meaningful and hopeful while still having sense and logic. Yes, how very greedy to want it all. However, that is our nature and Kechara House makes it possible.

    So, if we have the blessings to meet with Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, Rinpoche’s Dharma teachings and the kind people of Kechara, they are our 3 Jewels (Buddha, Dharma and Sangha). Cherish them by simply being a better person who benefits others. Quite unbelievably simple.

  11. MayOng on Feb 17, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Initially starting work in Kechara was a burden because we brought our ‘own’ burden to work. Then the work required us to meet people of all sorts that came with issues of their own. The more I listened to their issues, I found we all shared similarity in these issues because we seek “happiness” and “peace of mind”. On the other hand, I found myself growing stronger day by day when I talked, helped and shared more dharma with them and watched them progress with much improvement and I became happier and calmer.

    I learnt that helping other solve their issues had in turn helped myself so much so I was not even aware of it until it hits me one day. I thank the senior Gurus of Ganden for sending Rinpoche to us to set up Kechara to help us monsters. If we help others, we will help ourselves.

    With folded hands, I take refuge in the Three Jewels and thank you for setting up this beautiful dharma centre to help and benefit thousands more.

  12. Yvonne Yap on Feb 16, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    “However or whatever the reasons people come to the centre, the teacher and close members must deal with these people, ‘solve’ their problems, listen to them patiently, give them time, energy and care, be skilfull, give them dharma and hope something will go inside their heads .”

    Yes! this is very important for the first impression, i wont feel good if i go to a dharma center , people are rough,never listen to people,just asking for somethings.

    For what i think be a buddhist,we should think of people first, dont give other people trouble,if we do not want the “trouble”.

  13. Helena on Feb 16, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    After reading this blog, i think i am the luckiest person in the world as i have met a great Guru and a great Dharma Centre.
    “the only reason to have a dharma centre and work in one to
    tolerate so much pain and disappointment is solely to be of benefit to others.
    Any other reasons wouldn’t be worth it to me.”
    These words touched my heart deeply.
    If our Guru can do this to us, why can’t we do the same to him? I must transform and be a better person 🙂
    We are bless to have a Guru that close to us.

    Thanks again dear Rinpoche with my folded hand.

  14. VC on Feb 16, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Good advice and reminder to every sentient beings so that they can practice Buddhism seriously in their daily life.

  15. patricia on Feb 16, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Idream of opening a dharma center someday.

    • madman on Feb 16, 2012 at 1:53 pm

      Yeah me too!
      Because maybe they won’t kick me out of my own center hahaha!
      But I am not a tulku.
      I had very bad experiences with my local dharma center and it settles my mind very much that you call them mental hospitals Tulk… makes me feel much better about the insane folks there.
      I have enjoyed very much in the past watching you rinpoche teach on youtube!!!
      You make me laugh really good sir thank you! I owe you so much for that I do!!!
      Glad you are here and not bunked up in a cave!
      Love you man!
      -madman

      • patricia on Feb 17, 2012 at 9:24 am

        I live in a very remote area where there are NO dharma centres at all. I recieve teachings from my Lama via his webinar platform. In fact I’m quite sure I’m the only Buddhist here. But I still want to start a centre. I have no money, but I do have an idea. And a desire. Perhaps soon it will happen.

  16. Uncle Eddie on Feb 15, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    If a person is not sick, he/she wouldn’t go and see a doctor. Like a hospital, it attracts all types of sick people to look for cure or solutions to their sicknesses troubling them. The centre also attracts all types of people, spiritual, non-spiritual, or spiritually sick people. Like the blog said, “They may be depressed, failed in something, low-self esteem and want sanctuary, or geniunely wanting to help/or engage in a spiritual practice in a Dharma centre. Of course, Dharma centres are the most compassionate places anywhere, therefore, we must do our work well so as not to add burden to their already stressed state!

  17. Wee Liang on Feb 15, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and to all my Dharma brothers and sisters that work full time to keep Kechara House a beautiful sanctuary for the spiritual practice of many. In the 2 years of me being a member, i have gained very much from Kechara House and all the people there. Although I am still a monster, at the very least, I now can realize that I am a monster. That was enlightening by itself. Thank you everyone at Kechara House for your patience and love. 🙂

    Wee Liang

  18. Ash Ng on Feb 15, 2012 at 3:35 am

    Dear Rinpoche, I thank you and appreciate Your sincere integrity and commitments to Your root guru and because of that You have bring many Kecharians and followers working together for a unique goal. I have been seeking for a way out and I found You and Kechara House few years ago. It was really a rare gift of my life and You have shown me the path out of many difficulties. I am much better now and have changed progressively over these few years with You. Your unbroken Promise has changed many peoples life including mine. I feel Kechara House is not just only another Dharma centre but it’s also a place where I can rest my mind comfortably as if coming back to a place call HOME! ( This is how I felt as I read this post)

  19. henry ooi on Feb 14, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    What Rinpoche wrote here is very true. I have come across many people at Kechara, some like Sharon and Jamie stayed and are now full time in dharma. Many found what they were looking for – dharma, and are still around. Some were like “visitors”. Some came with personal agenda but left when they could not get what they wanted. Some got help, left and hardly returned. But for whatever reasons, Kechara welcome everyone.

    • Paris on Feb 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm

      Dear Uncle Henry,
      Indeed, I stayed and am still here! A large reason I was inspired to stay, back in the real early days, was because of people like you and Dato’ Ruby who were wonderful examples to me of exactly what Rinpoche explains about how people in the Dharma center are there to help others with no expectation of return.

      I’ll never forget how one day, I was feeling very miserable about something and you and DR kindly met up with me at Secret recipe for a cup of tea. I was being very silly because I really wasn’t doing that much then so my reactions about things were unwarranted and exaggerated (drama queen lah, me!). I remember then that you had said to me that I shouldn’t worry so much, and shouldn’t compare myself so seriously to others in the center, that we are all there at different levels and we should do what we can, the best we can at our level. I remember you being very patient with me, very warm and welcoming and accepting me just as I was right then – even if I was being very silly and dramatic! Most importantly, it was exactly because of what you said that I wanted to do more and contribute more in my Dharma work and practice.

      And so, here I am now, and I have you, DR and Secret Recipe very much to thank for that!

      Love, Paris (Jamie)

  20. Sarah Yap on Feb 14, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche, for this post.

    It is one that should be read by anyone and everyone that seeks spirituality in a dharma center, temple, church etc.

    I will always remember the difficulty I had many years ago when I was searching for spirituality, but failed to find a dharma center which I can attend to gain knowledge (as in English speaking centers…).

    For that, I am forever thankful to Rinpoche and all those that made Kechara well known, for people like me… one who have so little merits… to be able to come connect with the Dharma.

    It is true, that all the hard working staff and volunteers are here solely to benefit others… I’ve benefited from them. In this cruel and senseless world, where everyone back stab each other for personal gain; where else can we find people that rejoice when something good falls upon a person you dont know? A Dharma center.

    I hope that all those whom have not come across a Dharma center, for them to meet one immediately… and those whom are already involved in one, to see the true value and appreciate their center more.

  21. Uncle Lai on Feb 14, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, The best thing that happen in my life is to have met you and be your student. I came to Kechara 8 years ago with a bag full of problems of anger, hatered, jealousy and attachment to samsara.

    I did not change but along the way I saw many students who had been with Rinpoche for a while suddently disappeared and never came back. I was tempted to follow them as an easy way out. But I never do that because I already know that Kechara and Rinpoche’s teaching is a true and authentic buddhist teaching which can be trace back to the days of Lord Buddha.

    So today I’m 66 soon my body is old and I ‘m still the same.
    As they say old habit dies hard. They are not wrong but these 8 years in Kechara and listening to Rinpoche’s teaching and advice I’m more calm down less resentful and most of all a happier person.

    Thank you Rinpoche for your great compassionate nature who never let any one down as long as we follow you.

  22. Sean Wang on Feb 14, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    When I first came to Kechara, I was just following my mother. For the past few years, as I grew up, I came to understand that the Dharma can be used to benefit others. I do not go into the Dharma looking for fame, fortune, luck etc. I go to the Dharma because I believe that by practicing the Dharma, I would be benefiting others. I feel so fortunate to have met the Dharma before I have been tainted by worldly desires like money and women and fame. I do not have any hidden agendas when it comes to the Dharma. I find having hidden agendas sad and pathetic especially if someone has a hidden agenda will doing something so holy like Dharmic practices.

  23. Sharon Saw on Feb 14, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    I met Rinpoche for the first time through work – a potential project – and the very first time I saw Rinpoche, i was completely captivated. I had been spiritually seeking all my life but never found the answers, and when Rinpoche could give me the answers to practically every question i had, i was mesmerised. So why did i come to Kechara – i came because i finally found someone who could explain the meaning of life and it made sense. Of course Rinpoche’s students like Henry and Dato’ Ruby spent countless hours talking to me too… and before i knew it, i was in Kechara… another reason why i am here is because i can see what Rinpoche’s vision is, how it will benefit so many and i want to be part of it! As Rinpoche has often said, there are challenges everywhere because we are in samsara.. at least in Kechara, we aim to get out of samsara. One thing i know for sure, Rinpoche will bring us kicking and screaming all the way to Enlightenment! Thank you for Rinpoche’s patience and kindness to us on our spiritual journey…

  24. Philip Yong on Feb 14, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    The first time I came to Kechara was in the month of November 2010. The reason why I joined Kechara is because I needed something more than just my ‘normal’ life. As days went by, very frequently I asked myself, WHAT DO I WANT IN THIS LIFE…and I vould not find an answer until I met Rinpoche and join Kechara.

    I wasn’t depressed before, but I was unhappy because I felt lost. I was trying everything to find an answer. I did charity, business, entertainments but nothing could fulfill what I wish for, happiness.

    My true happiness days started when I joined Kechara and it will not end here because I will go all the way.

    Thank you Rinpoche for giving me the opportunity to do Dharma work.

  25. Nicholas on Feb 14, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thanks for the sharing.
    Working in secular is mainly for money. Even some people say that they also look for power as satisfaction which eventually is lead to money too, which by having power or influences will even make easy money. All our time & effort is just about money.
    I always have this question (after the 4th year of my working in secular) when i earn this much of money, what’s next?, and after another level, what’s next….and this keep on going until i realize that my life is just about chasing money and it’s so repetitive…but that time I was not in Dharma yet so I just move on with the samsaric life.

    But after meeting the Dharma and involve with Kechara, it’s the most beautiful thing that I feel in my life. It proven to me that my life is not about working for money and money isn’t the happiest thing in the world. The satisfaction of life doesn’t depend on money.

    Through the centre Rinpoche had bring Dharma to a lot of people and make a lot of people realize the purpose of life. I’m very fortunate to be part of the team in Kechara to serve and benefit others. This is not a scarifies but is the greatest opportunity in my life I can find the true purpose of my life.

    Thank you Rinpoche for having such a great Centre to allow people to find the real meaning of life.

  26. Lisa on Feb 14, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    The only goal I want so badly to achieve is to benefit others with our guru’s teachings.
    Word hard, hard, hard and learn as much as I can when I still can so that I can spread our guru’s teachings, goals, vision to the outside world.
    The dharma centre is so important that we must appreciate it in order for others’ to enjoy and learn more.
    The centre help me see life in another angle, where I used to be a very impatient, angry and complicated person After coming to the centre and by reading rinpoche’s blog I founds answer there.

    Every time I have so much to ask, I will browse in to rinpoche’s blog, I will definately find my answer there is like rinpoche talking to me.

    For those who has not meet rinpoche is ok do not feel you are unlucky, reading his blog and be his facebook fan is more than enough like meeting or seeing him everyday.

    Thank you our kind guru for always input data to our mind.

  27. Liz Fields on Feb 14, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    This is so true, that is the reason I joined my dharma center (not for money or fame). But to better myself through helping others.

  28. Victor Phang on Feb 14, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Since I was a kid, I know I would learn and grow further in Buddhism. That time, I did not have the opportunity to learn dharma at any center. I love cleaning the altar at home and I recite mantra before going to bed everyday. After graduated, I was busy working and earning money and totally ignore my spiritual practice until one day I confused about life. They were plenty of questions in my mind. “Yes, I could earn more money than before, but I felt much unhappiness, I felt loss!!!” I know I need to go “home” then I started to look it. Finally I found Kechara about a year ago. Today I can confidently say that I’m growing, happier, calmer and found the real purpose of life. My mind is clearer now. I know dharma is good and powerful as I experienced that myself. Now I wanted to do more in dharma, I want to bring and share dharma to as many people as I can.
    Yes, I admit that is not perfect place in the world, but I did not give up just because of that. I believe being a member, I’m fully responsible for any shortcoming here. I cannot run away and I must work harder & closer with the relevant people to overcome any shortcoming. We cannot just complain the problem without any action. Of course, some people may choose to leave but believe me they will still make the same complain again and again wherever they go because they are also part of the problem so do I. We must work together to face and improve the situation. If we can’t even handle the problem in a holy center where else we can survive???
    Thank you Rinpoche for your kindness and teaching.

    • DR on Feb 15, 2012 at 11:52 am

      Your are right Victor when you mention ‘some people may choose to leave but believe me they will still make the same complain again and again wherever they go because they are also part of the problem so do I’. People come to a centre expecting everything and everyone to be perfect. These people do not realise that they are walking into a ‘mental hospital’. And when their expectation is not met, they complain and go away. If only they realise that the problem is in them. Hence they will find fault in any other centres they go to.

      It is very kind of our Lama to let us have Kechara. Besides all the reasons stated, it is also a place for us to gather and provide support to each other while we are PRACTICING dharma.The same reason why Rinpoche started dharma houses too.

  29. Datuk May on Feb 14, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Having been Rinpoche’s student for the past 3 and half years, I see how hard Rinpoche had and for sure will continue to benefit all who come into Kechara.

    I admire how much Rinpoche can continuously give teachings, gifts and care to so many. Some have progressed and now start to nurture others and benefit others following in the foot steps of their Guru. Some took advantage and many just stay stagnant.

    Much had been sacrificed by Rinpoche, I believe the time is now for us to generate the generosity to give back to Rinpoche (the greatest gift to our Guru is our mind transformation) with devotion and create the cause for Kechara to grow to benefit more and more people.

  30. yek yee on Feb 14, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Be a full-time dharma worker at Kechara, I feel very lucky. Through our centre I can meet different type of people, some come for help, some come for search inner peace, some don’t why they come….but I really thanked for each of them I met and I the opportunity talk to them, because of them I realized and understand what Rinpoche want his student to do.

    Rinpoche is tremendous compassion and patient, his care and love, you cannot imagine. What Rinpoche had teach us and shared with us, can benefit in our whole life. I feel shamed always.

    Built up a dharma centre can benefit so many so many people, I witnessed by my own eyes. Many people released from their suffering, difficulties time and hard ship because they come here search for help, then they got a chance refresh their own life…I saw many example by my own eyes, all this happened because one person truly care and full of love….thank you Rinpoche!

  31. Thierry Janssens on Feb 14, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for this post.

    We have various reasons to come to Kechara indeed.
    But when we are inside, we gain more knowledge and we realize that Kechara can bring us more than what we came for.
    Perhaps some may feel like “I only want this, not that…”, or “I agree with this but not with that…”, “I only came for this…” (oh yes, I am talking about me), but with these kind of thoughts, we go backwards for the simple reason that we don’t move along with others (and some of them move pretty fast…) and that we don’t move at the speed we would be able to.

    And I think these kinds of thoughts are normal, if we did not have them we would be special people already, but because we have them we need a place like Kechara and a Teacher like Tsem Tulku Rinpoche.
    So I told myself, it’s ok to have these kinds of thoughts, after all I am not perfect, but it’s not ok to let them win! Then, with knowledge, persistence and effort, these thoughts will naturally dissipate and things will get harder BUT easier too!

  32. tenzin llhamo on Feb 14, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Yes Rinpoche. The only reason is to benefit people. Just like what we do in Kechara Paradise! Help those in need in any way we can. Even if they put me down, I will stand up and be stronger to help them. People of any background so that in return they too can learn and benefit more.
    I am glad that when I walked into Kechara, everyone was friendly and helpful! I remember meeting Dato Ruby, May Woo and Paris when I first started to know Kechara. They were kind and attentive whenever I had questions to ask. And there are LOTS of other friendly Kecharians!

  33. lewkwanleng on Feb 14, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Rinpoche said, “The more you work, the better you work is the best THANK YOU for
    those kind hard working people in the dharma centres who nurtured you and
    others. Never burden those who nurtured you. Never disappoint those who benefit
    you and many others. ”

    This is so true. The only way I can repay Rinpoche’s kindness, is to work hard to benefit other NOW. At least that’s what I can do now.

    I also recommend this book, Guru For Hire (You can get a copy here: http://vajrasecrets.com/books/english-books/gurus-for-hire-enlightenment-for-sale.html). The things Rinpoche discussed briefly here are all explained very logically and clearly in the book.

  34. tsemtulku on Feb 14, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Dear Spiritual Diva, It is the kindness of my gurus who poured so much teachings into my mind that I am able to repeat them to you. I am ordinary and full of faults, but the teachings I give comes from a pure source and pure lineage and I am glad it can help you. From a ordinary being like me if I have a sincere motivation and share dharma with you, it can have some good effects. It is good. Thank you. continue your journey. Do your practice, meditations, studies, apply to teachings to your daily actions no matter how hard. Because if you don’t then the results will be more harder to bear than the effort we need to put in to transform. Think, eat, talk, live, sleep, walk with dharma in your mind. Apply it strongly THEN YOU WILL SEE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN YOUR MIND. Our minds can change. Mine has changed alot since many years ago when I started. We are same. If I can transform so can you.Good luck. Never give up dharma. Give everything else up is ok, but not your spiritual development.TR

  35. tsemtulku on Feb 14, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Yes, now that you mentioned it..I am always teaching. You know why? My teacher ordered me to teach as much as possible, give advice, dispense spiritual aid and use myself totally for others.I ask to retire last year and have a senior monk replace me and I offer Kechara to the monk..but I was refused. I was told to continue teaching and don’t stop. I was told to stay here and make here my home… I am not a wonderful person, but I follow my root teachers holy orders most of my life… So I do my best.Thank you. TR

    • VC on Feb 14, 2012 at 1:23 pm

      May Rinpoche live long.May all Beings attain Nirvana and Liberation.

  36. tsemtulku on Feb 14, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Hmmm…so so true….you do find something new and interesting posted by silly me or a participant. Sometimes I learn new things from the interesting people that post here too…….You are so right..I am always teaching. You know why? My teacher ordered me to teach as much as possible and If it’s left to me, I wouldn’t teach…I am not a great example…I asked to retire last year and have a senior monk replace me and I offer Kechara to the monk..but I was refused by my teacher I asked several times from different angles..I wanted to return to India or the mountains of Nepal.. It was a strong no from my teacher… I was told to continue teaching and don’t stop. To work hard to make the centre grow. My teacher told me thousands will enter the dharma if I continue teaching..scary I can do that? I was told to stay here and make here my home… I am not a wonderful person, but I follow my root teachers holy orders most of my life so I won’t disobey now…. So I do my best.Thank you. TR

  37. tsemtulku on Feb 14, 2012 at 10:36 am

    I posted this to show the reason behind the centre and the challenges. TR

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  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Oct 21. 2020 05:11 PM
    Really love this mysterious and yet beautiful, sacred and holy place. The temple is beautiful preserved with remarkable facts of tantric legacy. This sixty four yogini temple is very unique in many ways and all the yoginis represents the sixty four arts which very fascinating. I believe there are a lot more to discover from this temple.

    Thank you for the article sharing, I’m blessed to see the holy place and hope to visit them.

    https://bit.ly/3jha0Si
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Oct 21. 2020 01:33 PM
    Dorje Shugden, the special protector emanation of Manjushri is a fully enlightened being which will help us at all times when we truly trusted and have faith in him and our Guru.

    There is nothing that is too small or too big or daunting for him, when it comes to helping us.I fold my hands in great faith and devotion to Dorje Shugden.Thank you for sharing this wonderful story and experience with us.


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  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Oct 20. 2020 11:52 PM
    I believe that in life, we come across so many different experiences and opportunities to learn and grow, and in turn, every choice we make and everything that we go through shapes us into who we are. Challenging situations take us beyond our comfort zone and trigger fears and anxieties but also have the power to become moments of truth.

    It takes a lot of time to reached a level of acceptance and by doing dharma work we are trying to inculcate compassion into our lives . This powerful teaching helps to purify our karma and transform our thoughts.

    Thank you for the sharing, It serves as a reminder for all of us, of the reason why we are doing Dharma work and what kind of attitude one should have.

    https://bit.ly/3jg6K9E
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Oct 20. 2020 05:37 PM
    This is one of the most sacred sites in all of Buddhism. Yearly thousands of Hindus and Buddhists pilgrims and tourist from all over the world will be come to The Mahabodhi Temple.

    This sacred sites is definitely imbued with the positive energies and blessings of great beings.Thank you very much for the good write up and share this nice article with us
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Oct 19. 2020 04:52 PM
    Reading this article really me open up my views of what is existing beyond my imagination.They then discovered that the possibility of life on other planets ,the existence of black holes, and so forth.
    The universe, outer space, the galaxies have always fascinated me since I was very very young. I loved pictorial books on planets and space.Thank you very much for the good sharing.
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 18. 2020 04:22 PM
    Niguma is considered one of the most important and influential yoginis and Vajrayana teachers. A mysterious eleventh-century Kashmiri woman who became the source of a major Tibetan Buddhist practice lineage. Niguma was considered an emanation of the great dakini Mandarava. The legacy of Niguma’s teachings and spiritual practices is still available today within the Shangpa Kagyu tradition. Her teachings are also embodied within the Gelug school as well as the other sects of Tibetan Buddhism. Interesting related to Niguma and Khyungpo Naljor about the 500 gold coins and so forth. A very rare insight into the unusual role of women in the development of Buddhist history.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David so this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/niguma-mistress-of-illusion.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 18. 2020 04:20 PM
    I was once a hypocrites before but coming to Dharma I came out from a nut shell and still learning. Positive thinking, rather, is used so that we can learn, grow, and evolve from what we experience in life. When failure is possible, view it as a challenge, as it makes us stronger. Accept whatever comes along , mistakes and try to correct it and move on. Its better to learn our mistakes then not knowing it. I don’t mind to accept mistakes as I learn from it , with a positive mind. Profound teachings indeed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great teachings. Will read again and again to remind myself.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/49708.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 18. 2020 04:17 PM
    Great teachings …..doing purification practice through Vajrasattva’s practice and prostrations. I have plenty to go , glad to come across this old article which I will try to absolve whatever much I could. Reading it , I realised its indeed a very beneficial and effective practice in purifying our negative karma. Since the MCO I have been doing prostrations I could feel a peace and calmness within my mind.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great teaching which I truly treasured.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/vajrasattva-and-prostrations-transcript.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 17. 2020 01:02 PM
    The Potala Palace is a fortress in the city of Lhasa, in Tibet. It was once a winter imperial palace of the Dalai Lamas but has been a museum since then . This palace is the highest ancient palace in the world, it also once served as a seat of government, and monastery, it’s now a must visit place for Tibet . As the most iconic architecture and top UNESCO world heritage Site in Tibet, at 3750 m . From the Palace one could see the whole area of the Holy Lhasa city. constructed in the 18th century, is a masterpiece of Tibetan art. The beauty of this Palace and the ancient architecture of the buildings integration in a striking landscape, added to their historic and religious interest. Hundred thousands of pilgrims visited this Holy city yearly. I am fortunate to have gone to this Holy sites with my friends. Worth going on a pilgrimage .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/potala.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 17. 2020 01:00 PM
    Dungkar Lozang Trinlé a Tibetan historian and Buddhist scholar was one of the most important Tibetan historians of the 20th century. He was recognised as the eighth incarnation of Dungdkar Rinpoche. an expert on traditional poetics and a campaigner for modern Tibetan education and cultural development, a rare polymath among Tibetan scholars of the 20th century. After years of forced labour during the Cultural Revolution, he became a leading advocate of education in the Tibetan language. His legacy lives on till this day in his prodigious array of Tibetan-language historical texts and important commentaries on religious subjects. He was well known, recognized by many and also internationally.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-eighth-dungkar-dungkar-lobzang-trinle.html
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  • sarassitham
    Friday, Oct 16. 2020 10:00 PM
    Thank you for the interesting sharing, I love using natural remedies as it helps me in many ways and furthermore it is organic. Besides, easily available in our garden and flower pots.

    Herbal and natural remedies are very popular methods used today since it has many medical benefits. Herbal remedies have proven effective in healing serious illnesses without leaving any side effects.

    Many plant based herbs remedies are safe to consume and help us to relief symptoms faster. Natural remedies can be prepared easily and less time consuming. Most of them are widely used for immediate relief from symptoms, boost energy or lose weight, but we need to be very careful choosing the right herbs.

    https://bit.ly/37dqjwQ
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 16. 2020 01:52 PM
    Panchen Sonam Drakpa the Fifteenth Ganden Tripa, throneholder of Ganden Monastery was a great master, writer, abbot of all monastic universities. His texts form the core curriculum for most Gelugpa monasteries. He was unique, having served as abbot of the three main Gelug monasteries – Ganden, Sera and Drepung. His collected works spans fourteen volumes, constituting the main textbooks which are used till today in the educational curriculum. His works are highly regarded and been relied on by monks to this day in Drepung Loseling and Ganden Shartse Monasteries. He worked for the welfare of others and the Dharma until he entered clear light.
    Interesting read of a GREAT Lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/panchen-sonam-drakpa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 16. 2020 01:50 PM
    History is full of unexplained mysteries, and for some reason, we as humans tend to concentrate on the mysterious things more than the undeniable facts. I do enjoyed reading all these mysteries , unexplained and unsolved events. Every one of us might has had weird experiences, things that happen in life. Unexplained phenomena always caught the public eyes imagination. Due to some sort of supernatural connection, it could be strange sightings. Amazing of how Astronaut carving was found on a cathedral that was built 1100 years ago. A picture of a giant mystery river snake wending its way down a tropical river, in Southeast Asia . This I have read about it sometimes ago in papers. A great grandmother’s face seen in the photo of an American girl taken in her cell phone . Well these pictures were unexplained and very mysteries indeed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/10-global-mysterious-events.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 16. 2020 01:48 PM
    Interesting read ….Sonam Yeshe Wangpo was unmistaken incarnation of Panchen Sonam Drakpa. At such a young tulku (reincarnated lama), he was already giving teachings and inspired those present in the hall. He completed his monastic ordination under many great masters , abbots and so forth. He did travelled tremendously and giving various teachings. Throughout the journey he even composed notable verses of praise of the Dalai Lama along with many ritual liturgies. However, he entered clear light when he was only 37 years old.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/sonam-yeshe-wangpo.html

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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
1 years ago
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
1 years ago
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
1 years ago
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
1 years ago
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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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
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Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
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
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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
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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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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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From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
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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
5 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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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
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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
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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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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