H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s 48th Birthday

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(Written by Admin)

Every 24th October, Kecharians and our friends have the merit to celebrate our beloved Guru H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s birthday. 48 years ago, Rinpoche was born in Taiwan to a Tibetan father and a Mongolian princess mother (you can read more about Rinpoche’s biography here or in this book!). After much hardship and the many challenges Rinpoche has undertaken to bring Dharma to Malaysia and the rest of the world, this year we had the privilege of celebrating Rinpoche’s birthday in a peaceful environment of our very own retreat land, Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR).

A Guru’s birthday is not quite like any other. It is the day that our Guru chose to be reborn into our realm, in order to turn the wheel of Dharma for all sentient beings. For those who view their teachers as an enlightened Being, and who view their teacher’s actions as that of an enlightened Being’s, it means the teacher’s birthday is one of the most important days for them. For them, the Guru’s birthday is viewed as an opportunity to accumulate immeasurable merits for their teacher’s long life, for their own practice and for the success of their organisation’s endeavours.

Rinpoche’s birthday celebration started at 10 am, when many of Rinpoche’s students gathered in front of Wisdom Hall’s iconic outdoor Lama Tsongkhapa statue to participate in the animal liberation activity. Under the guidance of Pastor Adeline, Rinpoche’s students recited the Medicine Buddha mantra for over 45 minutes to bless the 350 birds before setting them free.

KFR for the remainder of the day was a bustling hive of activity because this year, we had many more reasons to celebrate 24th October. Not only was the day a joyous occasion for Rinpoche’s students, but it was also particularly special for one of Rinpoche’s long time students and friend, Datuk Eric Tan. Having just been awarded the title of Datuk Wira earlier in the day, Datuk Wira Eric also celebrated the expansion of his family by witnessing the wedding blessing of his eldest son, Edwin Tan.

It was the first such blessing to take place on our holy land. The bride and groom recited prayers to Tara, requesting her blessings for their union. Holding hands under the gaze of Shakyamuni, they then recited specially prepared wedding vows to one another, promising, “I will be faithful to you. I will support you in all difficulties. I will improve my weak points for you. I will defend you. I will respect your beliefs. I will share what I have with you. I make this promise to you.

As the wedding took place in Wisdom Hall, guests for Rinpoche’s birthday took the opportunity to tour KFR. Nearly 500 students attended Rinpoche’s birthday, many of them visiting KFR for the first time. Our newly ordained pastors were kept busy as they guided the visitors around our retreat land, explaining Rinpoche’s vision for providing Malaysians with a place to retreat, relax and unwind from stressful city life. Needless to say, many of the guests were impressed by how much KFR has changed from the time we acquired the land last year.

After the tour, everyone made their way to Dukkar Apartments where dinner was served by Kechara Oasis. After a hearty vegetarian meal, guests adjourned to Wisdom Hall to participate in the Lama Chopa Puja. Led by Pastor Chia Song Peng and Pastor JJ Chong, Kecharians requested the blessings of our lineage lamas for our Guru’s long life. The prayers were also dedicated towards the accumulation of merits for us to receive Rinpoche’s Dharma teachings and to request for the success of Rinpoche’s activities.

It was a day like what Rinpoche has always worked for – an event held on our land, in our buildings, with pujas and blessings done by our local Malaysians, and catered for by our own vegetarian restaurant. It is this vision that is slowly coming to life in Kechara Forest Retreat, a place where Malaysians will be able to do something to help other Malaysians. Thus on behalf of all Kecharians, we wish Rinpoche a very happy birthday and offer our gratitude to Rinpoche for 48 years of benefiting sentient beings. May we have the merits for Rinpoche to remain long with us, for all of Rinpoche’s visions to materialise and for us to always be able to serve our lama.

Admin

PS. Do take a read at recently ordained Pastor Jean Ai’s account of “Why Rinpoche Doesn’t Like Birthdays“.

 


 

H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s 48th Birthday

 


 

Martin blowing mantras onto the birds that will shortly be released!

 

Lots of sparrows waiting to be freed at Kechara Forest Retreat!

 

And budgies… There were 350 birds altogether!

 

Prayers being recited for the birds.

 

There were 2 groups: the group on the left recited the prayers in English, and on the right in Chinese.

 

Recently ordained as a Pastor, Pastor Adeline has been working very hard – bringing van-loads of people on tours at Kechara Forest Retreat and carrying out weekly meditation programs.

 

Going up close to bless the birds with Medicine Buddha mantras.

 

Blowing mantras onto the birds.

 

Everyone gets their turn!

 

The birds are released and slowly led out.

 

Lots of sparrows released! They’ll be able to live in a natural environment within Kechara Forest Retreat.

 

Pastor Chia begins the marriage ceremony of Edwin and his newly wedded wife, Elaine.

 

Elaine reading out her vows to Edwin.

 

The vows were written by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, and Pastor Chia is a legal marriage registrar.

 

Both sides of the wedded couple’s family came to be part of the ceremony.

 

The bride and groom offering a khata each to H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s throne.

 

Offering a candle to the Buddhas. A beautiful and spiritual marriage!

 

After the marriage ceremony, everyone lines up to make a khata offering to H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s throne.

 

Keng Nam flew in from England to celebrate H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s birthday.

 

Each person makes an aspirational wish for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s good health and long life.

 

Families making khata offerings to the throne.

 

President of Kechara House, Datuk May Phng, taking a picture to post on social media! Another tech savvy Kecharian!

 

Ron Wong, Kechara House committee member, making a wish.

 

Making flower offerings outside the Wisdom Hall’s entrance in front of Lama Tsongkhapa.

 

More people arriving and registering for their seat numbers!

 

Board of Director Li Kim, makes a wish after offering a khata.

 

Wisdom Hall fills up!

 

As the sun sets, the birthday celebrations begin.

 

Dr Hank (left) and Niral emceed the event. Dr Hank is a committed volunteer of Kechara and Niral is an integral part of Kechara’s education committee.

 

Datuk May gave a beautiful opening speech, thanking Rinpoche for spreading the Dharma.

 

As the President of Kechara, Datuk May makes offerings of Body, Speech and Mind to H.E. Tsem Rinpoche on behalf of Kechara.

 

Half of the Lama Chopa was recited in English, and the other in Tibetan.

 

Making 3 prostrations.

 

Pastor Chia begins the Lama Chopa by reciting in Tibetan.

 

Pastor Chia has been a student of Rinpoche’s for over 15 years. He has had the blessed opportunity to learn the prayers and rituals in Gaden Shartse monastery, India.

 

Pastor Lanse recently renewed her vows as a Pastor. She’s very dedicated in spreading H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s teachings to the Chinese community. As such, she’s the lead translator.

 

Making mandala offerings. Pastor Jay Jae recites the other half of the Lama Chopa in English.

 

Pastor Martin recently became ordained. A prolific writer and avid reader, Pastor Martin has absorbed a lot of Dharma knowledge in the short span of time that he has been in Kechara.

 

Pastor Adeline (front) and Pastor Jean Ai reciting H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s long-life mantra.

 

H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students and friends reciting Lama Chopa, led by the umze (lead chanter).

 

Eric from Kechara In-Motion (the filming department of Kechara) recording H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s birthday ceremony. Stay tuned on the post to watch the video!

 


 

RANDOM IMAGES TAKEN FROM FELLOW KECHARIANS

 

A full house!

 

Setting up the main altar with bowls of fruits.

 

Datuk May (right) giving a tour of Dukkar Apartments together with Pastor Shin (left).

 

Circumambulating around Manjushri on Manjushri Hill.

 

A bus load of people from Johor Bahru on the way to Kechara Forest Retreat!

 

JP (left) presenting Datuk Eric and Datin Janice with a bouquet of flowers from H.E. Tsem Rinpoche.

 

The bride and groom walking down the aisle in Wisdom Hall.

 

A beautiful picture of Lama Tsongkhapa at night.

 

Pastor Moh Mei, Operations Manager of Dukkar Apartment, posing with her white umbrella.

 

Board of Director Su Ming having tea with Nadia.

 

Dato’ Ruby Khong, President of Kechara Soup Kitchen, taking a photo with H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s throne.

 

Pastor Shin (left) giving a tour of Dukkar Apartments.

 

A lot of candle offerings in front of Lama Tsongkhapa.

 

Someone offered Rinpoche a birthday cake!

 

A group picture in front of Dukkar.

 

A professional photographer was stationed in front of Dukkar. People could take their pictures in front of Dukkar and have it printed immediately!

 

 

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  3. Cliff on Dec 6, 2013 at 2:56 am

    Its was such a wonderful and auspicious day to have seen kechara forest retreat filled with so many visitors and students coming together for the purpose of our Guru’s Birthday. It was fun and it felt like such positive energy filled the whole place where everyone was learning and praying together for our Guru’s Long Life. I had missed the releasing pf the birds but i’m glad to see so many people attended the ceremony and its a huge relief to see so many birds set free back into nature. I would like to thank Rinpoche for giving us kechara forest retreat, a place where everyone would be able to make wishes and pray together in harmony. Every day kechara forest retreat is growing and everyday more visitors are coming from all over the world. I hope Rinpoche is happy and feeling well.

  4. Choongs on Dec 2, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Thank you blogmaster for uploading the video. Now Lama Chopa resonates…

  5. Leu Chong Hin on Nov 11, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Dear Rinpoches,
    May I wish you a happy 48th birthday and good health.

    Chong Hin

  6. Irene Lim on Nov 11, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Happy Birthday Rinpoche. May you always have good health and live long for thousands of years to bring tremendous benefits to all living beings. May all your holy wishes come to fruition quickly. We love you Rinpoche.

  7. HelenaC on Nov 5, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    An auspicious day to celebrate our Guru birthday. It is a day that a Lama was born and brought Dharma into our lives and benefit so many people in the world. Thank you Rinpoche for all the teachings.
    May Rinpoche live long and heathy to turn the wheel of Dharma.

  8. Alan Chan (KHJB) on Nov 4, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Happy birthday to Rinpoche , we are so fortune to celebrate birthday with Rinpoche in KFR. Under guides by Rinpoche , our KHJB team members able received Rinpoche teaching , blessing , dharma knowledge, really appreciated, may Rinpoche long life and turn the dharma wheel in ten direction. Thank you all the volunteers to make it event so successful . Cheers!

  9. wansan on Nov 3, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    We are so blessed to be able to celebrate Rinpoche’s birthday at our very own beautiful Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. During the KFR tour that we had in the afternoon, you can see many new and excited faces, waiting to visit around the sites at KFR, along with the explanation by the pastors. Thank Yo for sharing all these wonderful pictures.

  10. May Ong on Nov 3, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    This is the 1st major event organised by Kechara in Kechara Forest Retreat, Chamang, Bentong to coincide with Tsem Rinpoche’s birthday. We had animal liberation, a wedding blessing ceremony, short tours of the Manjuhri Hill, Wisdom Hall and Dukkar apartments for first time guests who came from afar.

    The event was attended by 400 over guests and refreshments were prepared for them before the event. Hard working staff planned this event out meticulously to ensure safety, security and car parks were taken into consideration. In all, the event was a good one for everyone who took part. May Tsem Rinpoche have long life and good health to continue turning the wheel of dharma to benefit all. Happy Birthday!

  11. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 1, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    It is so great for us to celebrate Rinpoche’s birthday at KFR. Somehow I can’t help feeling that the people in Bentong are so fortunate to have KFR in their town 🙂 .

  12. Patsy on Nov 1, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    24 October 2013 is a memorable and historical day for Kecharians and guests who attended Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s birthday for the first time in Kechara Forest Retreat. Thanks to the combined effort and hardworking team for the preparation, the whole day joyous event turned out successfully.

    May all of Rinpoche’s wishes come true and may Kechara Forest Retreat continue to grow to benefit many more.

  13. samtenlhendup on Oct 30, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Let me join you all, the members of Kechara Forest Retreat in offering my wish and prayers for Rinpoche’s Happy Birthday! May H.E Rinpoche live long in excellent health and continue transforming the minds of deluded beings. May rinpoche’s Dharma Center grow and benefit numberless sentient beings!

    Thank you all for celebrating the Rinpoche’s birthday so wonderfully!

  14. louise on Oct 30, 2013 at 10:14 am

    詹仁波切的生日真的非常热闹!那天有来自世界各地的学生与朋友。 那天就像新年的年初一!

    祈愿仁波切长驻在世常转法轮,弘扬佛法,利益众生。

  15. Wei Theng on Oct 30, 2013 at 5:57 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for giving us a chance to celebrate your birthday at Kechara Forest Retreat.
    Looking back celebrating your birthday last year at Kechara House gompa at SumwayMas, I am very grateful that this year we can have it at Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat. It’s Rinpoche’s hardwork, your vision to benefit others and keep pushing us to challenge our comfort zone that we can have the Wisdom Hall, Dukkar apartment, Manjushri Hill today.
    I pray that we can have it at the main Shakyamuni hall at Kechara Forest Retreat soon. May rinpoche live long, always turn the wheel of dharma, Rinpoche’s teaching can spread far and wide and benefit all sentient beings!

  16. Graceleong on Oct 29, 2013 at 11:21 am

    It was a great day ! I truly enjoyed and felt grateful to have the opportunity to participate in this “OFFERING” to my Guru on his birthday .

  17. chon kong on Oct 28, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    感恩师父的教诲,祈愿仁波切身体健康,常转法轮。

  18. June Tang(KH JB) on Oct 28, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these pictures on the event of Rinpoche’s birthday!That day really is a memorable day for KHJB as this is the first time we came a group for 38 peoples attended Rinpoche’s birthday celebration.We all are excited and grateful can attend the event at Kechara Forest Retreat ! May Rinpoche have great health,happiness always and may all Rinpoche’s wishes come true!!

  19. Grace Leu on Oct 28, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Happy Birthday! Rinpoche. Due to Rinpoche’s kindness, who was born in 24th October to turn the Dharma wheel and teach us the dharma. It’s wonderful moment to have celebration in KFR, May Rinpoche have good health and long life…may rinpoche’ teaching spread to all ten direction.

  20. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Oct 28, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    That day was an eventful and very happening day in Kechara Forest Retreat, especially during dinner time in Dukkar Apartment it was full house, people had to stand to enjoy their delicious dinner prepared by Kechara Oasis. I was fortunate enough to participate in the crew team to oversee the whole event from behind the scene to the happenings of the whole celebration ran smoothly. It’s fun to work with everyone.

    Thank you Rinpoche and the team for making Kechara Forest Retreat possible.

  21. henry ooi on Oct 28, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Yes,24th October 213 would remain a memorable day for Kecharians to remember with so many people at Kechara Forest Retreat to celebrate and participate in all events as mentioned herein. The organizing team worked hard and everything went smoothly with nary a mishap or bad incident. Smiles were on everyone’s faces during and after the events, it was a joyous occasion. And the weather was sunny and hot with a small shower in the early afternoon.

  22. AdelineTan on Oct 28, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    This is the first time we celebrated our Lama’s birthday in this holy land of Kechara Forest Retreat,about 500 Kecharians and guests attended this auspicious occasion. May our precious Guru H E Tsem Rinpoche have long life and stable health to turn the wheel of dharma and may all His wishes be fulfilled. Thanks to kecharians and the committed volunteers for making this event a success.

  23. Uncle Eddie on Oct 28, 2013 at 10:28 am

    This year we have had the privilege to celebrate Rinpoche’s birthday at “Kechara Forest Retreat Land”. Students started gathering at 10am in front of Wisdom Hall’s iconic outdoor Lama Tsongkhapa’s statue for Animals Liberation, and recitation of Medicine Buddha’s mantra to bless the release of 350 Birds under the guidance of Pastor Adeline. Activity for the day also included particular special occasion of the wedding’s blessing of Datuk Eric Tan’s son (Edwin Tan), representating the first blessing of such occasion to happen on Kechara’s holy land! The day was full of joy and satisfaction, with the vision that our Kechara’s dream is slowly and steadfastly materialising to reality to benefit all beings. May Rinpoche have a long and healthy life always to guide us through in benefitting all sentient beings! Om mani padme hung.

  24. Boon on Oct 27, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Thanks for sharing this memorable event article with us! Thanks to all volunteer who made this event successfully to be carried out on last few days ago!may rinpoche able to live long. To turn the wheel of dharma!

  25. Girlie OOI on Oct 27, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    It was a hive of activities on the 24 October when Kecharians, friends and family members gathered at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR).

    It was the first time we celebrated our Guru’s birthday there; first time we had an animal liberation day; and also the first time a wedding blessing was conducted there.

    So it turned out we were there to celebrate a day of many first’s.

  26. Pastor Han Nee on Oct 27, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Kechara Forest Retreat burst into life in an explosion of activities to celebrate the 48th Birthday of Tsem Rinpoche, Spiritual Guide and founder of Kechara.

    The day started with the liberation of 350 birds. From then on in and around Wisdom hall and Dukkar Apartments were crowds of people walking back and forth. There was the wedding blessing ceremony of Dato Wira Eric Tan’s elder son, Edwin , and Elaine.

    In the afternoon, groups of people joined in a continuous series of tours of KFR. Many were visiting KFR for the first time.

    In the evening, 400 students joined in a long-life Lama Chopa puja for Rinpoche.

    May Kechara Forest Retreat continue to grow and develop into what has been envisioned for it by Rinpoche – a place of peace, healing,retreat and learning(especially spiritual retreat and learning) for all from around the world.

  27. Low Khjb on Oct 27, 2013 at 11:33 am

    It was an unforgettable experience to be able to be allowed to celebrate H.E.Tsem Rinpoche’s 48th Birthday at Kechara Forest Retreat.
    All the pastors,committee and volunteer did a fantastic job to make the event a success.A big”Thank you” to them.
    May we be able to celebrate our Rinpoche next Birthday at the KFR with the vision of our Rinpoche completed as intended.
    Wishing a Happy Birthday to Rinpoche,may he have a long life to turn the wheel of Dharma.

  28. Beatrix Ooi on Oct 27, 2013 at 1:05 am

    I was very fortunate to be able to attend and witness the celebration, Kecharians put in a lot of time and efforts to make the event a success. I’ve read about Pastor Jean Ai’s blog on why Rinpoche doesn’t like birthday celebrations, and I agree with that. I haven’t been celebrating my birthday for 2 years, I have to admit that I really do not like the feeling of people gathering around me and sing me happy birthday song. And I think it is a day where I can do more good deeds and dedicate to my parents cause they went through a lot of hard times when I was still in my mother’s stomach.

  29. Julien Roth on Oct 26, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    I am glad that RInpoche had an amazing Birthday, i wish i could have been there. I feel happy that Rinpoche would do so much on his birthday, when the rest of us would just be doing things on our own Rinpoche would be helping others. Thank you for sharing Rinpoche.

  30. Kelvin Yong on Oct 26, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Wishing Rinpoche a long life and a steady health so that he could remain with us to continue spreading the dharma which benefits all sentient beings.

  31. Sean Wang on Oct 26, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    A happy belated Birthday to His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche! Hope Rinpoche will continually live on many more years to benefit many more people. Thank you to all the volunteers and staffs for arranging this wonderful and auspicious event.

    May Rinpoche have long life, great health and constant happiness.

  32. Lucas Roth on Oct 26, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    I hope Rinpoche had a amazing day. I hope Rinpoche lives a very long time to teach everybody the dharma. Rinpoche has always been there for us so I hope everybody and Rinpoche had an amazing time.

  33. guest on Oct 26, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    I wish You, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche to celebrate your birthday. It’s a gift to your students and friends. Gathering and enjoying acceptance of your parents to give a birth to you, blessing of meeting the dharma and blessing of living 48 years, helping many sentient beings. Although I’m not a lama or monk, I celebrated my birthday to get closer to people, to actually wish them well.
    People who’d celebrate birthday with you will accomplish many merits, as they’d just wish you long life, praising not your ego, but actions which help to cease suffering of all beings.

  34. Wylfred Ng on Oct 26, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Thanks for the sharing. That day really is a memorable day for me as this is the first time i attended Rinpoche’s birthday celebration.

    I wish Rinpoche long life and turn the Dharma Wheel. So that many people will have chance to meet the dharma.

  35. Ck siah on Oct 26, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    谢谢克切拉行政部分享庆祝仁波切48岁诞辰的过程缤纷彩照。也谢谢所有为仁波切庆祝诞辰而忙的上上下下志工团队和弟子们。大家辛苦了,虽然我们知道一向来仁波切不喜欢弟子们为他庆祝诞辰, 但是为了尊敬和对上师的依止心, 我们还是要为仁波切庆祝诞辰。
    我们祈愿仁波切长驻在世常转法轮,弘扬佛法,利益众生。

  36. jerry_sito on Oct 26, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    圣壽四十八 愿力本无差 菩提降淑雨 恩泽布群生 端为恩师祝圣寿

    感恩仁波切 祈愿您长驻在在世 常转法轮

  37. So Kin Hoe (KH Ipoh) on Oct 26, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for granting us the precious opportunity to join and participate to celebrate Rinpoche’s 48th birthday in Kechara Forest Retreat. A lot of hard work and many preparations were carried out by Kecharians and friends ahead of Rinpoche’s birthday, that made the event a successful one. Big thank you and my sincerest gratitude to all who have taken their time and energy to provide the well prepared facilities, food, chairs, tables and lights to accommodate all of us during the start until the end of the whole day event. May Rinpoche continues to gain healthy and long life and stay with us for a very long time to spread the Dharma to every corner of the world. May all Rinpoche’s wishes come true and continue to save every sentient being through the Dharma teachings from Rinpoche.

    With folded hands,
    Kin Hoe

  38. Shelly tai on Oct 26, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for letting us celebrate your birthday in KFR is such a exciting week , a lot of preparation work need to be done but I believe all Kecharian enjoy very much. At last I would like to wish Rinpoche Happy Birthday and may Rinpoche stay for very long time with us and may all Rinpoche wishes come true.
    With folded hands
    Shelly tai

  39. Darren Kechara on Oct 26, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Great and nice sharing of pictures on the events of Rinpoche birthday! Thanks to all the staff and Kecharian to make the event successful! May Rinpoche be healthy always and continuously guide us. 🙂

  40. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Oct 26, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Thanks Rinpoche kindness for being celebrate Rinpoche birthday in Kechara Forest Retreat…

    Thanks for all volunteers, staffs, Pastors and team behind the scene that work so hard for the preparation to let Rinpoche birthday ceremony become so happening…

    May Rinpoche long life, good health and continue turn the wheel of Dharma…

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  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Apr 24. 2019 11:21 PM
    Neerja Bhanot – A Selfless Heroine

    She may be gone but she should not be forgotten for her brave deeds. Due her selflessness, she had saved many from the terrorists. Imagine under such conditions of fear and terror, she is still able to give up her safety for others. Do read of how Neerja Bhanot is a true heroine.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/neerja-bhanot-a-selfless-heroine.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Apr 24. 2019 11:02 PM
    Rexie: the Australian Heroine

    Read about this loving dog that is protective of his family but also had save many lives. She had a special gift of saving people from suicide. We should never look down on animals just because they speak a different language and different set of living standard than us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/rexie-the-australian-heroine.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Apr 24. 2019 10:17 PM
    My Strange Addictions

    Many people develop some form of addition as an escape or temporary respite from the stress of life. But addictions are usually something that could affect our lives adversely, like drugs, sex, alcohol, smoking, food, etc. Do read more to find out stranger addictions that people have.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/my-strange-addictions.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 24. 2019 12:44 PM
    Beautiful art painting Of Vajrapani and Dorje Shugden paints a thousands words. As a protector and guide of Gautama Buddha and rose to symbolize the Buddha’s power and Dorje Shugden a Dharma Protector in order to safeguard the Buddha’s teachings form a powerful combination in this beautiful thangka. It will be wonderful to have it printed in our house or on our altar.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-lord-of-secrets-vajrapani
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 24. 2019 12:42 PM
    Beautiful art paintings of White Tara , Ushnishavijaya (Namgyalma), Amitayus, Dorje Shugden. In Tibetan Buddhism, White Tara is also known as Jetsun Dölma as a Buddhist saviour-goddess with numerous forms, widely popular in Nepal, Tibet, and Mongolia. She is the protective, helpful and comforting mother who shows limitless kindness, generosity and protection to all who rely on her.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-supreme-saviouress-white-tara
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 24. 2019 12:41 PM
    The importance of cleanliness in our lives cannot be denied. Maintaining a clean environment is for the health of all humans. As our health completely depends on the surrounding atmosphere. The practice of cleaning is not only for the environment, but also for our mind . We can change our recognition of cleaning from something that’s negative to something that’s positive, then our quality of life will improve. The importance of having a clean room, clean environment is to respect the people we invited to. To develop the clear mind, we need to be aware of being very mindful, everything should be clean. Make it as a practice, consistently .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-importance-of-having-a-clean-room
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Apr 24. 2019 06:03 AM
    The Life of Yul Brynner (1920 – 1985)

    Read about this actor who acted in the King and, which won morvie acclaims worldwide. Interesting to learn of his life.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/the-life-of-yul-brynner-1920-1985.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Apr 24. 2019 05:29 AM
    Tyurgen Wowed with Mongolian Throat Singing

    An amazing Russian who won the judges’ hearts with Mongolian throat singing. You should listen to his powerful ability which is unique and welcoming.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tyurgen-wowed-with-mongolian-throat-singing
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Apr 24. 2019 05:22 AM
    10,000 Mongolians receive Dorje Shugden!

    An amazing feat! Authentic Dorje Shugden initiations for 10,000 Mongolians. Read more here:

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/10000-mongolians-receive-dorje-shugden.html
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Apr 24. 2019 05:18 AM
    It’s so rejoiceful to see Mr Yao Ming the professional basketball player use his celebrities platform and reputation to lessen the suffering of others. Mr. Yao Ming speak for the unable to speak for themselves and so rely on us to protect them. Millions of sharks, which are endangered, will be saved thanks to Mr. Yao Ming’s actions. I hope more and more people will be inspired by his example to speak up against cruelty towards animals. With growing awareness of vegetarianism and so many options for food these days, even in mainstream restaurants, there is no need to keep consuming meat or seafood.
  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Apr 23. 2019 07:37 PM
    Do you know China is a multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-religious countries? There are more than 50 ethnic groups in China. Different ethnic groups have their own cultures, customs and traditions but all of them live in harmony. Check out the photos of these beautiful people, their traditional costumes are so colourful and vibrant.

    http://bit.ly/ColourfulChina
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  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Apr 23. 2019 07:23 PM
    Mount Fanjing in China at 2,572 meters above sea level, is situated in southwestern China’s Guizhou Province. In the 16th century, Mount Fanjing was one of China’s sacred Buddhist mountains. It is said to be the abode of Buddha Maitreya. In recent years, it has again become a popular tourist destination.

    http://bit.ly/HolySite
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  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Apr 23. 2019 07:14 PM
    Master Cheng Yen must have a very strong Dharma imprint. Even though in the beginning she did not have a teacher, she knew she wanted to be nun, she wanted to renounce and use her life to serve others. It was not easy to embark on the spiritual journey but it did not scare Master Cheng Yen. She found ways to spread Dharma and she has been very successful.

    Today, Tzu Chu foundation has its presence all around the world. Whenever there is a disaster, they will be the first to offer their help. Their selfless compassion is highly respected and acknowledged by many. This is how much impact one person can make if we walk the talk and show people by example. The most important thing is not to give up and be very determined in serving others.

    http://bit.ly/TR-AmazingWoman
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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 23. 2019 12:35 PM
    Back in 1996, H H Dalai Lama had made a controversial statement about Dorje Shugden that have caused much disharmony, sufferings among Tibetan Buddhism practitioners . The Tibetans were divided into two , families torn apart just as they do not agree and accept the practice of Dorje Shugden. The African Americans of black people and slavery , the women in Finland, Iceland, Sweden and some western U.S. states, slavery are some of the historical similarities with Dorje Shugden ban where they suffered badly such as physical abuses, denied services to hospitals, restaurants , schools and so forth having many signs and boards installed to prohibit them from entering. Those who refused to follow their order or to give up their practice were conform faced torture, imprisonment discrimination and abuse. Tibetans in exile, wicca, pagans and so forth are denied their rights of religious freedom. Everyone should have their own rights to choose what we believe and practice. The Dalai Lama have said that Dorje Shugden cannot harm him , as proven Dorje Shugden is not evil. It is recognised to be an emanation of the bodhisattva Manjushri and a dharma protector. They (CTA ) should stopped and should not be involved in religion. Allow religious freedom for the sake of all, and future generations to come. Peace and harmony must be maintained, for the growth of a nation.
    Thank you Velentina for this well researched article to bring more awareness and knowledge for many of us and these abroad.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/comparisons-of-the-dorje-shugden-ban-with-historic-persecutions.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 23. 2019 12:27 PM
    A beautiful story of guru devotion of a Russian princess Buddhist nun. Very inspiring , she was a Russian-born French-American socialite, film actress, and Gelug Tibetan Buddhist nun. The legendary Zina Rachevsky was the earliest Western student and patron of Lama Yeshe . She came from an incredibly wealthy family, having everything money, fame, beauty yet she was not happy and that triggered her soul-searching. Travelling to India, that’s where she met Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa. That’s the first time they encounters with Westerners and Lama Yeshe was glad to learn that this wealthy lady came to them in search of enlightenment. Zina became the first Western student of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa . It was her request and insisted that the Lamas to teach Westerners on Buddhism. She led her life to the fullest from her Hollywood days to renouncing everything.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring article of a princess turned nun.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/people/the-russian-princess-nun.html

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Everyday offerings of fresh cooked food and drinks are offered to awakened world peace protector Dorje Shugden on my shrine. It is my way to thank Him for all the help He has given to so many people throughout the decades I've introduced Him to. It is my way to include Him as my family and a feeling of closeness and gratitude I have for Him. He's a revered family member who happens to be enlightened and also my close friend. Tsem Rinpoche (Food offering prayer~ https://bit.ly/1VkYXJa)
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Read about this special Goddess Lok Yeay Mao of Cambodia. I came across her picture and found her very unique and blogged about it. Do enjoy the reading- https://bit.ly/2HR3vqi
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March 18, 2019-Oser is very photogenic as usual.
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    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    4 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    4 months 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!
    4 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    4 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    4 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    4 months 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).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    4 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
    4 months ago
    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
    4 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
    5 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
  • Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
    5 months ago
    Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
  • Living off the grid in Australia
    5 months ago
    Living off the grid in Australia
    A Jill Redwood is a jack of all trades, Jill built her own house on her property and lives entirely off the grid with no mains power or town water, mobile reception or television. Living on around $80 a week, Jill has over sixty animals to keep her company and an abundant garden that out serves as an organic supermarket right at her doorstep. Her main expenses are animal feed and the rates on her property. Watch this incredible three minute video and be inspired to live differently.
  • Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
    5 months ago
    Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    1 years 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.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    1 years ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 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.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    2 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    2 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
    2 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.
    2 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!!
    2 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.
    2 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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KSK Penang Team visited a dialysis patient to deliver dry food provisions for his family. He has a kidney transplant when he was 12 years old and for the past years is undergoing dialysis three times a week and this has put a financial strain to him. We will try to assist him in anyway we can. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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KSK Penang Team visited a dialysis patient to deliver dry food provisions for his family. He has a kidney transplant when he was 12 years old and for the past years is undergoing dialysis three times a week and this has put a financial strain to him. We will try to assist him in anyway we can. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
One day, we received a humble wish list from this poor family, an elderly mother who takes care of her grown up son with special needs. ‘It’s quite uneasy to use toilet without a proper door but I do not have enough money to fix it,’ said the mother. Without a second thought, our kindest sponsor, La Hong Eu has decided to make meaningful sponsorship to this case. Big thanks to Bernard Ting and Vickneshwaran for helping this family to replace the broken one with a brand new folding door. Together we are the reason that someone has a sweet smile on her face. #Kechara #foodbank #care - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
yesterday
One day, we received a humble wish list from this poor family, an elderly mother who takes care of her grown up son with special needs. ‘It’s quite uneasy to use toilet without a proper door but I do not have enough money to fix it,’ said the mother. Without a second thought, our kindest sponsor, La Hong Eu has decided to make meaningful sponsorship to this case. Big thanks to Bernard Ting and Vickneshwaran for helping this family to replace the broken one with a brand new folding door. Together we are the reason that someone has a sweet smile on her face. #Kechara #foodbank #care - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Laying the rescued food down on the table would mean we will minimise chance of wastage from another level when our recipients will have the privilege to choose what they really need and want. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 days ago
Laying the rescued food down on the table would mean we will minimise chance of wastage from another level when our recipients will have the privilege to choose what they really need and want. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Have you ever done beading? Join us for a blessed Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! http://bit.ly/2IMh5eN - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 days ago
Have you ever done beading? Join us for a blessed Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! http://bit.ly/2IMh5eN - shared by Pastor Antoinette
What do you do on Saturday mornings? Join us for a meaningful time and be blessed by the Buddhas during the Spiritual Saturday at Kechara Forest Retreat! - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 days ago
What do you do on Saturday mornings? Join us for a meaningful time and be blessed by the Buddhas during the Spiritual Saturday at Kechara Forest Retreat! - shared by Pastor Antoinette
With Dorje Shugden in your car, bus, bike, boat or lorry, you will be protected and blessed. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 days ago
With Dorje Shugden in your car, bus, bike, boat or lorry, you will be protected and blessed. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Recently in Kechara Forest Retreat, this bus was blessed and is now protected by the Three Jewels. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 days ago
Recently in Kechara Forest Retreat, this bus was blessed and is now protected by the Three Jewels. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they just have the heart. In order to send the foodpack to our client in johor bahru area, we need a team that are always ready . Luckily, we have a group of wonderful volunteers that are commited to serve our community. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 days ago
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they just have the heart. In order to send the foodpack to our client in johor bahru area, we need a team that are always ready . Luckily, we have a group of wonderful volunteers that are commited to serve our community. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Children paint their own mask for Halloween day. Lin Mun KSDS
4 days ago
Children paint their own mask for Halloween day. Lin Mun KSDS
Parents and students did a group discussion together on the Bully topic  Lin Mun KSDS
4 days ago
Parents and students did a group discussion together on the Bully topic Lin Mun KSDS
A talk on Bully by Peggy. A very informative sharing for students and parents. Lin Mun KSDS
4 days ago
A talk on Bully by Peggy. A very informative sharing for students and parents. Lin Mun KSDS
Great to start kids with dharma knowledge from young. Lin Mun KSDS
4 days ago
Great to start kids with dharma knowledge from young. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Victoria guided the students to do prayer in the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
4 days ago
Teacher Victoria guided the students to do prayer in the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Creative horror drawing created by Teacher Kien. Alice, KSDS
5 days ago
Creative horror drawing created by Teacher Kien. Alice, KSDS
Teacher Asyley led the kids to participate animal liberation. Alice, KSDS
5 days ago
Teacher Asyley led the kids to participate animal liberation. Alice, KSDS
Healthy Meals for lunch sponsored by Mr Ravi & friends! We thank you for your unending support to #kecharasoupkitchen in our plight in serving the #homeless. Would you like to sponsor lunch for our street friends? To find out more, checkout our website for more details :) Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 days ago
Healthy Meals for lunch sponsored by Mr Ravi & friends! We thank you for your unending support to #kecharasoupkitchen in our plight in serving the #homeless. Would you like to sponsor lunch for our street friends? To find out more, checkout our website for more details :) Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 days ago
1 week ago
Bernard was briefing the volunteers on the details before they headed out last Saturday to PPR Kota Damansara. #kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
Bernard was briefing the volunteers on the details before they headed out last Saturday to PPR Kota Damansara. #kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Seen here are team leaders giving their final briefing to the respective volunteers before they head out last night. Thank you very much to all the volunteers who turned up. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
Seen here are team leaders giving their final briefing to the respective volunteers before they head out last night. Thank you very much to all the volunteers who turned up. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you very much to James and Shereen for sponsoring oranges for tonight's distribution. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
Thank you very much to James and Shereen for sponsoring oranges for tonight's distribution. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
We received a lot wine bottles for recycling. It was packed nicely by the person. KEP-Serena
2 weeks ago
We received a lot wine bottles for recycling. It was packed nicely by the person. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling activity at Kechara Soup Kitchen. You can drop the recycled items here if you are nearby. KEP-Serena
2 weeks ago
Today we are having recycling activity at Kechara Soup Kitchen. You can drop the recycled items here if you are nearby. KEP-Serena
The generous support from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thank you very much! Here are photos taken during the distribution at government low cost flat. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
The generous support from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thank you very much! Here are photos taken during the distribution at government low cost flat. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you committed university students of University of Malaya for helping in our #foodrescue activities. These still good to eat and in date edible bread will be very useful for the needy students in universities! Thank you Komugi Malaysia for contributing and help reduce food wastage! #zerofoodwastage #kecharafoodbank #kecharasoupkitchen #endhunger - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
Thank you committed university students of University of Malaya for helping in our #foodrescue activities. These still good to eat and in date edible bread will be very useful for the needy students in universities! Thank you Komugi Malaysia for contributing and help reduce food wastage! #zerofoodwastage #kecharafoodbank #kecharasoupkitchen #endhunger - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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