Kechara Information Center, Jakarta, Indonesia

Jan 4, 2012 | Views: 1,567

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Valentina Suhendra is a devoted and sincere Indonesian lady whom I had met in 2006. It was the year before that when she came to Malaysia for one of her business trips. She came across one of our Kechara Paradise outlets and has since taken the personal initiative to spread the Dharma in any way that she can.

She is a highly intelligent woman. Holding two professional certifications: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), she has worked in several industries within roles such as: Project Manager, IT Auditor, Internal Auditor, Business Process Consultant and Business Continuity Management Consultant. These are just to name a few!

At the same time, she runs several charity projects in Indonesia, including an orphanage renovation and maintenance programme, a student sponsorship programme, and animal welfare promotional activities.

Despite the fact that she currently works for one of the big four accounting firms – since meeting her, she has started a website (http://www.lamatsongkhapa.com) with her friend Betsy, began Kechara Soup Kitchen activities in Jakarta and is now working towards building a Kechara Information Center!!

This blog post will provide updates for Kechara Information Center construction… until the day of completion! Valentina will be sending in regular updates.

I am so proud of Valentina to get this whole place together and personally sponsored the renovation, with the support of her family.

Do return to this blog post time and time again. I rejoice for Kechara’s first information center in Indonesia!

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

24 July 2011

Valentina:

I have made the first payment for the construction on 17 June 2011.  Several days later, the construction commenced. The steel construction took longer than the expected three weeks.  One of the reasons was a change of plans based on a discussion with the contractor, Pak Ngurah. I have decided to increase the steel quality from WR 150 to WR200 so that the mezzanine is able to bear the weight of heavy objects and to stand firm in the event of earthquake. I have made the second payment yesterday (23 July 2011).

This morning, I visited the Pejaten shelter where the steel construction took place.  The steel has been coated to prevent any possible corrosion.  The contractor and his team are in the setting process now. Once the setting process is completed (approximately 2 weeks), the steel will be brought to the future location of Kechara Information Center to be reconstructed.

This week will be busy as we have to clean up the location. Previously, I had also used this location to store used clothes that was collected from our KSK friends prior to food distribution.  My father also has his conquest of washing machines, refrigerators, air condition stored in this location. My father has a unique hobby of purchasing microwaves, washing machines, air condition, refrigerators and sometimes toilet bowls in his leisure time!

The next step will be to separate and sort out clean, used clothes and toys for our clients from last week.  Tomorrow, I will take a-one-day leave from my office, and we will start distributing the used clothes to the intended recipients (70 families in all – each family has around 4-9 children on average).  This entire process should be completed within this week.  My father will start moving his things next Saturday to make way for the on-site construction of the steel.

My father is very happy with the quality of steel and construction.  He plans to engage Pak Ngurah for other jobs as well.  My father also plans to sponsor toilet bowls, and sinks and some furniture for Kechara Information Center.  In addition, he plans to give his supply of aluminum to reduce the materials that I have to purchase.

For the moment, this is all the update that I can give. I will send updates on the construction from time to time.

Warm regards.

 

The steel beams are being coated to prevent them from being corroded.

The beams are being set up at Pejaten Shelter.

 


 

Update: 14 August 2011


The construction workers have started to make holes on location to serve as a foundation for the steel.

 

There were challenges with the items that are being stored on location, so the workers are required to constantly move these items whenever they want to dig new holes.

 


 

Update: 20 August 2011

Valentina:

On 20 August 2011, after many delays, the steel is being brought to the site and construction can begin.  My father belongings has been removed and he has kindly negotiated for a good price on the rubber parquet. I am able to envision what this place will look like – light, glass walls, beautiful Tsongkhapa altar, office, pantry, small library etc.

Warm regards.

The problems with the items being stored in the construction sites have been solved. All the steel has been transferred from Pejaten Shelter to the location and now in the process of being set up in the construction site.

 


 

Update: 26 August 2011

Valentina:

Yesterday, I paid the 3rd payment for finishing including the rubber parquet flooring, glass walls and the toilet.  It has been properly measured out now.  After reducing the space for stairs and entrance, we have about 40m2 of space, excluding the toilet.

Next week, the workers will be off for their Muslim holiday.  They will start working again on 4 September 2011.  The contractor said that the finishing will take approx. 2 weeks, but based on experience, I have decided to double or triple the time required.

I will invite the interior designer on Saturday 10 September 2011 to start planning for furniture and the altar for the Lama Tsongkhapa statue.

Warm regards.

 

Most of the steel has been set up. The contractor has informed us that he needs to procure more steel and iron since there were some mistakes with the way the stairs were set up.

 

The contractor has also given the quotation for the cost of flooring, glass walls and doors, toilet foundation, repairing the pipe above the ceilings, etc. All these costs have been paid for on 24 August 2011.

 


 

11 September 2011

Valentina:

The workers have recommenced the construction process after the long Lebaran Holiday.

In the pictures depicted below, they are of the process of putting more steel in the corners as the shape of the property is not of a regular rectangle. In addition, they have also begun construction work on the stairs.

I am currently in discussions with the interior designers. I have expressed how I would like to have 2-3 space-efficient working desks and racks, a long book rack embedded within the wall (where I will store Dharma books), and a Lama Tsongkhapa altar.

The Lama Tsongkhapa altar will be a simple one with candles and flowers. In Indonesia, I am introducing Lama Tsongkhapa as a scholarly and highly intelligent being who has made countless contributions and has numerous great works contributing towards the peace and happiness of human kind.  He will appeal to a more secular audiences and not only strictly as a Buddhist deity.

My father will donate a new sofa from his furniture inventory. This is specially for Rinpoche if he chooses to visit. I plan for the audience to be seated on the floor. We will be using glass partitioning for the areas facing the main door and a glass door.

There will also be a set of computer equipment in KIC, and I have requested for my assistant to be trained by our webmaster Syntia so that KIC can upload our own articles in the future.

Warm regards.

 

The steel infrastructure to create another level.

 

The workers hard at work!

The workers fixing additional steel bars.

 


 

13 September 2011

Valentina:

The stairs have now been partially set up. Initially, I was a little upset when the contractor told me how the stairs were taking up too much space, however, I now understand. The stairs are of a rather sizable width.

I think that it will be nice to see people coming in and going up that stairs in the future. Most importantly, I would like to place a picture of Rinpoche on the wall somewhere along the stairs. As J.K. Rowling said, the power of imagination is important :)!

My father informed me today that there may be some problems in constructing the toilet as we need to make a hole outside the property that does not belong to my parents. If making those holes is possible, my father has offered to extend the space into the additional small room to the right of the construction site. This allows me to have bigger space. I will discuss this matter with the contractor tomorrow.

In addition, my father has kindly procured working desks for this center.

Warm regards.

 

The infrastructure of the stairs is finally built!

 


 

24 September 2011

Valentina:

The first level flooring can now be stepped on. I have just finished an initial meeting with an interior designer, Ms. Liana from Lavanda interior.  I have commissioned her to make Lama Tsongkhapa altar, book rack for the Dharma library, racks for my assistants, shoe rack, and drawer set for LCD TV and DVD player.

She has understood the general idea about what I want and will come up with a sketch and quotation by next Saturday for my approval. Next week, the contractor will continue building the construction for additional room and will install the glass wall.

Warm regards.

The first floor flooring can now be used.

 

It's very spacious.

 

Those walking up the steps can be seen.

 

The structure of the staircase has been completed. Now the planks of wood are being added on.

 


 

9 October 2011

Valentina:

We are moving forward with the construction of Kechara Information Center. We faced several challenges, but in general things are looking good.

This week, I was in close communication with the contractor to maximize every space that we got. We are doing this by moving the walls backwards, and pushing into the additional room. This area is still under my parents’ property.

The challenge of this week is: while we were pushing into the additional room, we found fire hydrants and other TV cables in the way (picture below). Thus, we may need to modify the wall a little bit. We just have to be a little more creative!

 

The fire hydrants and TV cables behind the extended wall.

I have started to search for furniture. Below are a list of items that I have procured:

1. Sofa and coffee table

I have been inspecting the furnitures in my parents’ warehouse. It was like going treasure hunting! I saw an antique sofa, and although it is fully covered with thick dust and in a bad condition, I could see the potential beauty and grandeur. I have never seen anything like it in any other modern furniture stores.

Next Monday, my assistant will start cleaning the sofa with a soft brush. In addition, a sofa restoration expert will do some repainting work, as well as change the fabric and foam of the sofa. The sofa comes with two matching side tables and a matching coffee table. I plan to order a few floor cushions from the same vendor.

 

Antique sofa to be restored to its former glory.

 

2. Italian granite altar for the Lama Tsongkhapa statue

My father took me to his old acquaintance’s premise, Mr. Salim. Mr. Salim happens to be the favorite furniture vendor of high officials back in President Soeharto’s era. He owns some old treasures that I could not take my eyes off!

Mr. Salim showed me a black Italian granite table which he had purchased from an Italian diplomat many years ago. The table measurement is 2 metres by 1 metre. It is quite strong and should be able to withstand the 40 kg Lama Tsongkhapa statue and the offerings that comes with it. I have purchased this table, as well as two onyx low desks for prayer reading (for those sitting on the floor) and some containers to hold small prayer items, such as malas.

 

 

3. Book rack for Dharma books

When I told him that I was looking for a book rack, Mr. Salim invited us to go to his house to show me a gold-plated book rack. He had imported it directly from Italy approx. 15 years ago – it still looks brand new! I instantly liked the book rack, and have procured it as well.

 

4. Crystal candles for Lama Tsongkhapa altar

I requested Mr. Salim to custom-make a pair of crystal candles for the Lama Tsongkhapa altar. He said yes! I’m very excited about this as Mr Slaim is someone who appreciates the finer things in life, has retired and doesn’t actually need to work! I really appreciate his agreement! I am going to his place again next Saturday to check out the custom-made crystal candles that he has prepared for my consideration.

 

5. Eight auspicious signs

I have procured eight auspicious signs for Lama Tsongkhapa’s altar.

 

6. Wallpaper and tiles

I have been in talks with the wallpaper and tile vendor. He happens to be one of my father’s tenants. I have chosen 5 types of wallpaper from him, they are for the pillar, working area, preparation and storage area, the main room and the wall facing the stairs.

The wall facing the stairs is where the Kechara logo will be installed when we are registered. We are under price negotiations with this vendor.

 

7. Curtain

The curtain vendor has completed the thick curtain previously ordered. He will complete the rest within two weeks as he has to go to Singapore to work on other projects.

 

8. Working desks, chairs, cubicles and filing cabinet

My father is taking care of this. We have the items already, they just need to be constructed.

 

Next week, the challenges are:

  • To solve the fire hydrant and TV cable issue;
  • Complete the construction work;
  • Call the electricity guy;
  • Seal a deal with the tile and wallpaper vendor.

In addition, I plan to go to Mr. Salim’s premise again. I very much enjoy the whole process!

Warm regards.

 


 

16 October 2011

Valentina:

Progress

  • The gypsum wall in the ceilings, additional rooms and the place where the altar will be, have been installed.
  • The safety railings in the glass wall facing the stairs have been installed.
  • I had my assistant mark the place where the electricity plug-ins are to be installed.

This week we faced some progress and challenges relating to the construction of Kechara Information Center:

  • Antique sofa – Sofa cleaning has been delayed, due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Fire sprinkler pipe and the TV cableThey are still hanging in the middle of the additional room.
  • Crystal candles for Lama Tsongkhapa altar – The owner of the lamp store is currently on a holiday.

Next week, we will throw the remaining building materials, get a quote from the electricity guy and get the air condition installed. The wood will be installed on top of the iron railing that secure the stairs.

Warm regards.

 

The pipes exposed and hanging in the middle of the additional room.

Safety railings are fixed onto the walls.

 


 

23 October 2011

Valentina:

The followings are the progress and the challenges regarding the construction of Kechara Information Center’s:

Progress

  • We have solved the issue with the water sprinkler. It is no longer hanging in the additional room.
  • We may have found a solution regarding the TV cable. My father’s acquaintance, who happens to be a technician, has agreed to manage these cables.
  • The white curtain is ready.
  • I have commission a carpenter to make a book rack and preparation tables and hanging racks.
  • I have purchased a pair of crystal lamps for Lama Tsongkhapa altar (picture below). These crystal lamps are custom-made for the altar to look like candles by my father’s friend.
  • I have purchased a pair of desk lamp for the sofa coffee table (picture below).
  • I have purchased a pair of lights that look like flowers for the walls near the bookshelf.
  • I have discussed various finishing aspects with the contractor. The premise will be painted all white with Dulux pearl white weather shield. This may take another week or more because the walls need to be make even beforehand before the tiling can be installed.
  • We have thrown away the remains of building materials.

 

Challenges

  • My father has requested another additional room that can be made as a toilet in the future. This may cause the construction time to be a little longer, and also incurred additional costs. I have told the contractor to just work on the toilet door first, so it will not interfere with the finishing of the main hall.
  • My father has also requested some renovation to be made on the ceiling because it currently does not appear aesthetically correct.
  • The restoration of the antique sofa has still not commenced because the person who guards my father’s warehouse is still off sick.
  • The installation of the air-conditions is currently delayed for no obvious reasons.
  • The electricity guy still has not come, which is very frustrating.

That is the update from this week!

Warm regards.

 

Crystal lamp for Lama Tsongkhapa's altar.

Table lamp that will be by the sofa.

Wall lamp that will be by the bookshelf.

 


 

5 November 2011

Valentina:

Progress:
  • The TV cable that is on the way in the additional room has been removed
  • The installation of the steel plates are in progress
  • The wall painting is in progress (we use Dulux weathershield Brilliant White)
  • Overall we will have 60 M of space when combined with the additional room
Challenges:
  • Need to push a lot of people to work faster.
  • Noted some imperfections in the wall painting.  I have asked the contractor to repaint it.
Next week:
  • Tile installation
  • Complete the finishing
  • Install the book rack and some furniture

 

Warm regards.

The installation of the steel plates are in progress.

 


 

20 November 2011

Valentina:

Progress:

I have been experiencing delays mainly with the contractors, electricity people, and my father’s unfixed plan to move the furnitures from his warehouse to the Kechara Information Center.   Regardless, I have been doing serious talk with all these parties using wrathful and peaceful means to get things going.

The followings are the progress that have been achieved so far.

  • The antique sofa has been restored.  I just want to paint some gold in it – will do next week together with my assistants
  • The wall pictures have been framed and mostly installed.  These are pictures from our Jakarta activities related to KAS and KSK ID
  • The tiling have been installed in most of the floor
  • TV rack has arrived at the premise
  • DVD player and 40” internet TV have been delivered to my house and to be installed hopefully next week
  • The electricity installation is partially completed
  • The custom made bookshelf, preparation tables and rack have been installed.  The carpenter is now doing the finishing work

Pending matters:

  • Completing electricity installation
  • Completing the finishing of book shelf’s, preparation tables and rack
  • Having the imported furniture delivered next week
  • Having the rest of the furniture (i.e. cabinet, employee locker, 2 2pk aircon, working desk and cubicle, sofa coffee table) from my father’s warehouse delivered
  • Retouching the wall painting
  • Retouching the sofa gold painting
  • Complete the installation of wall pictures
  • Install the curtain

 

40″ TV that will be used to play Rinpoche’s videos.

 

Deciding where to put the photo frames.

 

The photo frames arranged on the wall.

 

A beautiful sofa set.

 

The sitting area.

The bookshelf installed into the wall.

 


 

1 January 2011

My dearest Lama

I wish you a happy new year! I would like to make a new year offering of the Kechara Information Center in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Our address is:

Kechara Information Center
Apt. Slipi Tower I, Lobby Unit T-1 Mezzanine
Jl. S. Parman Kav. 22-24
Jakarta 11480

This premise is located near business district of Sudirman and Kuningan with many alternative roads. The premise provides:

  •  Mini Tsongkhapa Library
  • The grand Tsongkhapa altar
  • Living room where the guests can watch your teachings in 40” LCD TV.
  • Filing Cabinet with glass door to store all the gifts you consigned to me. It will be for your convenient use when you visited.
  • Drawer in the back of Tsongkhapa altar where the floor cushions are kept
  • Working area where all the administration of Kechara activities in Jakarta (Kechara Soup Kitchen Indonesia, Kechara Animal Sanctuary Indonesia, and the updates of Lamatsongkhapa.com will be centralized
  • Pantry with refrigerators and multipurpose cabinets.

I wish for the Dharma class to be held by Kechara pastors in this premise in the near future, and for this place to benefit many beings.

I dedicate the merits obtained from setting up this place for three beings that are most precious to me: My father, Anwar Suhendra, my mother, Ong Dewi, and my dog, Gizmo Om Mani Peme Hung.

Much love and care,
Valentina Suhendra

 

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Grand Tsongkhapa Altar

 

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Kechara Signboard

 

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Living Room

 

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Main Hall

 

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Mini Tsongkhapa Library

 

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Rinpoche’s gift section

 

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Working area

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  2. Alan Chan ( KSJC ) on Jul 9, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Congratulation to Valentina for the great work ! Wow ! We have Kechara information centre , KSK and KIC in Indonesia , Kechara has been cross over the country and spread the Lama Tsongkhapa teaching in Indonesia. you are really inspire us and motivate us to toward KFR and KWPC project. Rejoice !

  3. DR on Feb 20, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Whenever i think that I am overwhelmed with too much work, Valentina comes to my mind. She has a full time job as Director at one of the biggest accounting firm in the world, single handedly started KSK Indonesia and now Kechara Information Centre. All her ‘free time’ is filled with developing Kechara in Jakarta and serving the less fortunate. She does all these with no committee to back her up, but with two assistants and afew volunteers.

    What an amazing lady with such strong faith and determination. You are an inspiration to many and an example to those who have so much support system yet chose to fail. I am fortunate that our paths crossed and i have the honour to work alongside with you.

  4. Adeline on Feb 1, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Valentina is such a incredible lady who has done such a fantastic job by setting up Kechara Information Center in Indonesia single handedly with a motivation to benefit others.she is a sincere dharma practitioner with a heart of gold! This shows that even though she is far away she can still practise Guru Devotion by dedicating her work to her Guru. Very inspiring!

  5. abby on Jan 21, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Such a inspiring story! I respect Valentina just as how I respect Dato Ruby! She took initiative to do all these to help! People in Indonesia is lucky to meet Dharma because of her dedication. I rejoice for Valentina!

  6. freon on Jan 17, 2012 at 1:09 am

    I wish i have wisdom and intelligent like her to do Dharma work like her. Ms Valentina thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Wan Wai Meng on Jan 11, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Valentina is truly amazing she has now single handedly started up the Indonesia KSK and the KIC in Jakarta. I fold my hands to her. Thank you for inspiring all of us with your devotion and hard work.

  8. Thierry Janssens on Jan 5, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    “aide toi et le ciel t’aidera”.

    Or “push yourself, and help will come from higher grounds”.

    What a remarkable and quiet work Valentina has done in Jakarta… it is very humbling…
    The consistency, the care, the effort, the attention… I actually don’t know what to say, so I would like to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH VALENTINA, from my heart!

  9. Sock Wan on Jan 5, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Valentina is a very good example and role model for all of us even if we are not doing Dharma works. She is very determined, she knows clearly what she wants to do and with her faith in Dharma and Rinpoche, she overcomes all obstacles single handedly materialise Kechara Information Center. Instead of using the determination to satisfy personal needs, Valentina use it to spread Dharma, to bring benefits to people. She is a role model for me and I rejoice for her.

  10. Margaretlee on Jan 5, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Valentina single handedly set up Kechara Information Center is a truely inspirational. It shows that with an “idea” and a mind set to succeed, coupled with perseverance and effort, everything is possible.

    Her dedication to Rinpoche and the dharma is remarkable. Personally I have dealt with contractors and I must say you need to have that “extra” patience to listen to the different reasons and stories for jobs that are not done on time.

    May Lama Tsongkhapa teachings spread far and wide from Indonesia due to Valentina’s hard work!!!

    I rejoice for you Valentina!

  11. Elsie Toy on Jan 5, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Congratulations Valentina for all the great work. I have met Valentina twice when I visited KH. I recalled meeting her on my first trip to KH back in Oct 2008 I met her in SS2 where she was paints Holy Statues and I was learning to roll mantra. She is very calm and meticulous lady. Second time I saw here was another trip I made to KH on my own without the other members of the SG group. She is very very devoted and when she is up in the early morning to do her water bowls in the morning in her room during her stay in the hostel. For all she has done she has put many of us to reflect on ourselves specially me. “What have I done?” I really feel ashamed of myself of my commitment and devotion. She is away from KH and yet she can do all these on her own. She is a remarkable lady. I am very much inspired by her and I will learn from her degree of commitments. I realized that I am not doing enough myself for myself ad also for the SG group. Really Really Really put me to shame. I could have start something moving in Singapore but I didn’t I was too attached to my worldly stuff. Just feeling giving myself a few tight slap and wake up.

    Thank you very much Valentina for the setting the examples and showing the way to a lazy person like me that things can be done without having to be in KH. A very BIG Thank you to Rinpoche for this post and the wake up call.

  12. Mc on Jan 5, 2012 at 4:32 am

    It is not easy to comment on this remarkable posts because, firstly, I am reminded of all the plans I have made in the past that never started because of one reason or another. This story and effort by one dedicated person, has once and for all removed all reasons, excuses, and alibis. There are always more reasons on the surface for us to fail than to succeed but clearly if we truly put our heart into something worthwhile and with the right motive, it becomes a juggernaut crushing all obstacles in the way.

    I am reminded of a line from a movie (Field Of Dreams) that is, “Build it and they will come”. That movie slight as it may be, had a good message i.e that we have to overcome our own lack of faith before we can do anything meritorious.

    Congratulations and thank you Valentina.

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    Revisit this incredible sharing of the history of Bhutan and the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. Bhutan a beautiful landlocked country have been long connected with Dorje Shugden ever since the days of 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche Jetsun Jigme Norbu long and established tradition in Bhutan. Bhutan recognizes Buddhism as the state’s “spiritual heritage,” provides for freedom of religion, and bans discrimination based on religious belief. Buddhism was first introduced to Bhutan in the 7th century by Guru Padmasambhava. The Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal is considered to be the founder of modern day Bhutan. Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal was notable Drukpa Kagyu masters of this nation advocated the practice of the enlightened Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. These goes back to the time of the 3rd Drubwang Tenzin Zangpo from the incarnation lineage where he had authored part of an early propitiation text to Dorje Shugden. Followed by the 4th Zhabdrung Jigme Norbu, from the reincarnation lineage of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, also included extensive prayers to Dorje Shugden in his collected works. Interesting findings the Gyalwang Drukpas are considered to be emanations of Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion. All liturgies to Dorje Shugden can be found in the collected works of prominent high lamas whose incarnation lineages are deeply linked with the very fabric of Bhutan’s history. The 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche Jetsun Jigme Norbu is highly attained and cannot be wrong about Dorje Shugden. The 4th Zhabdrung Jigme Norbu’s autobiography tells all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing. May more and more people know the truth the very truth and realised that Dorje Shugden is not evil but a very powerful dharma protector. The practice of Dorje Shugden is indeed very beneficial which had been practiced centuries ago.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-4th-zhabdrung-rinpoche-of-bhutan-and-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 17. 2022 03:40 PM
    Great reading this post by Martin Desai of Huffington Post that brought out the truth of the illegal ban to the world. Huffpost an American news aggregator and blog, with localized and international editions, publishing a fair and logical article on the religious discrimination issue. It’s the Dorje Shugden controversy that’s have been going on along long time ago. For over more than 20 years Dorje Shugden people had been suffering from discrimination and segregation for their practice. Thank you Martin Desai for high lighting this injustice issue and sharing it is to the world. Thank you Huffington Post for publishing. Those who practice Dorje Shugden are being denied of service from hospitals and clinics. Some even are not allowed to work in government sectors. There’s more proof to support that it has happened like checking into hotel as in this post . Reading this article will tell all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/huffington-post-when-machiavelli-dons-tibetan-robes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 12. 2022 01:34 PM
    Prof. Lokesh Chandra is a well known scholar of the Vedic period, Buddhism and the Indian arts. Amazingly he has he published 576 books and 286 articles just between 1942 and 2004. He has also held many official government positions as well. Wow he has travelled widely all over Europe, Asia and Russia. He has studied many multi languages as such English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Bengali, Pali, Old Persian, Japanese, Chinese, Tibetan, Malayalam, Mongolian, Indonesian, Greek, Latin, German, French, Tamil, Old Javanese, Russian, Avesta, and even Old Persian. Truly genius talented scholar of all time.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Joy for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/books-poetry/professor-lokesh-chandra-indias-great-scholar.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 12. 2022 01:31 PM
    GREAT NEWS…..Jewish priests are promoting vegetarianism to their followers . Most modern-day Jews are not vegetarian. Following a vegetarian diet are varied but include health benefits, such as reducing life threading diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and some cancers disease. Vegetarians appear to have lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure and lower rates of hypertension and type 2 diabetes . That’s very true. By not eating meat one helps to discourage the cruel treatment of animals such as cows, pigs, chickens, and other animals on factory farms for consumption. One also helps to improve the environment, insofar as factory farms are major sources of water and air pollution, including gasses that contribute to global warming. By not eating meat one helps oneself, since a vegetarian diet is far healthier for humans than a diet based on meat. Jewish Vegetarian Society and others did the right approach to values of compassion for animals, protection of the environment, and concern for health reasons and spiritual well-being.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing on behalf of those animals who cannot speak for themselves.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/rabbis-urge-jews-to-go-vegan-in-global-campaign.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 12. 2022 01:29 PM
    John Shelby Spong an American bishop of the Episcopal Church. A liberal Christian theologian, religion commentator, and author, spoke bravely of what he thought of the Christian belief away from theism and traditional doctrines. To some Christians, Bishop John Shelby Spong was a heretic. Entrusted with defending the faith, he dismissed notions of the resurrection of Jesus that have been foundations of Christianity for centuries. Bishop Spong came to believe that insistence on an inerrant, literal view of the Bible obscures truth and destroys faith. He was an outspoken leader who believed that faith and worship should be open to marginalised groups. He sermonize a powerful message of love and justice that would resonate in an increasingly secular age. He gain international fame while writing more than two dozen books, appearing on TV shows as well. He was the recipient of three honorary awards to date before his passing. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/bishop-john-spong-on-religion-and-god-very-interesting.html
  • Saras
    Tuesday, May 10. 2022 03:39 PM
    Thank you for sharing the wonderful experience of making the wealth vase and the wealth box. A Wealth Box represents the divine abode of the wealth deities.

    It is quite a task to complete this as it requires a lot of effort and energy to input into the various collection of materials to complete the wealth vase and the wealth box.

    I had a lot information about this beneficial ritual which generates the energy to acquire resources for the proliferation of Dharma.

    https://bit.ly/3ssVrST
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 10. 2022 03:23 PM
    Very exciting news! H E kyabje Dagom Rinpoche’s incarnation is back. This young incarnation pay a visit to Trode Khangsar Chapel and makes offerings of gold to Djorje Shugden. This 350-year-old Trode Khangsar chapel was built and dedicated to Dorje Shugden the Powerful Dharma Protector. Offering gold to sacred images is a very traditional Tibetan method of paying homage to holy images. Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche’s previous lives were great masters, scholars and practitioners of Dorje Shugden. He held on strongly to his faith, devotion and respect for the Dorje Shugden. It is indeed inspiring to read and know that great masters are coming back. It brings so much hope and deepens faith that these Tulkus are back, life after life. As claimed by the Tibetan leadership that anyone practicing Dorje Shugden one will take rebirth into the lower realms. That’s wrongly says . Interesting post.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/incarnation-of-kyabje-dagom-rinpoche-makes-offerings-of-gold-to-dorje-shugden
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 10. 2022 03:21 PM
    Interesting read even not so scary afterall. But someone who have not experience before seeing a dark swirling ‘entity’ that was not exactly the shape of human will be frozen to death. Not for me as I do have Ds pendant with me and chanting Mantras helps me. Most hotels do have special unwanted guests . I did experienced this before while staying in old hotels .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/paranormal-stories/25903.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 10. 2022 03:12 PM
    Odiyan Retreat Center is a 1000-acre spiritual home for the Dharma in the West and to support Buddhist centers and practitioners in Asia. Founded by Venerable Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche in 1975, the Odiyan way of life integrates creative and challenging work, with a path of self-exploration. Built entirely by volunteers from all around the world . They work in service of peace and harmony for all life, through the creation, preservation, and activation of ancient wisdom symbols and teachings. An amazing site where it is a living mandala, a sacred symbol found in Tibetan Buddhist culture. This mandala contains five temples and thousands of other sacred symbols. The community volunteers work tirelessly to maintain the mandala so as the benefits of this ancient stream of teachings remain alive. This center provides countless invitations to integrate mindfulness and meditation into everyday experience. Truly wonderful concept indeed. A place with beautiful architecture, temples , a diversity of plant life and animal friends as well. Interesting read . Hopefully our very own Kechara Forest Retreat Center will grow to be like Odiyan Center .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/odiyan-retreat-center-beautiful.html
  • Saras
    Monday, May 9. 2022 03:09 PM
    The interesting thing about a dream is that, as long as you do not stop trying to reach it, it is going to come true. The imagination from a dream and to a painting turn to be real. An authentic form of Manjushri stunning statue now took place in the centre of a beautiful pond, sending waves of blessing to all sentient beings in Kechara Forest Retreat and its surroundings environment.

    May all those who come to see Lord Manjushri receive the blessings of the three principal paths as intended through the aspirational prayers made based on Rinpoche’s kind advice.

    https://bit.ly/3vTtHZI
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 8. 2022 01:36 PM
    Mother Mary Teresa , known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary who had dedicated to life in helping the destitute and dying in the slums of Calcutta,now known as Kolkata. During her lifetime Mother Teresa was well known for all her humanitarian efforts, her motivations. She set up soup kitchens, a leper colony, orphanages, and a home for the dying destitute. Inspiring indeed she educated the poorest of the poor, and fed the homeless. Considered as one of the 20th Century’s greatest humanitarians, she was canonized as Saint Teresa of Calcutta. For more than 50 years she had comforted the poor, the dying, and the unwanted around the world. From Calcutta to New York, Albania ,Yemen and many more around the world. She built a global network of nuns and lay volunteers, who today operate hospitals, health clinics, homeless shelters till to this days. She was such an enormous inspiration to many. Meaningful poems by Mother Teresa tells us a thousand words , so true indeed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this Great Saint.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/people-are-often-self-centred.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 8. 2022 01:34 PM
    Meaningful poem composed by the 8th century Buddhist Sage Shantideva. Shantideva’s masterpiece shows the way to transcend the limitations of selfishness and realize the boundless compassion of the Bodhisattva. The goal of a Bodhisattva is nothing less than benefiting others and helping others to achieve enlightenment . When people achieve enlightenment, they become free from samsara , rebirth and suffering. Reading this poem again tells us a thousand words, inspiration poem to ponder.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/shanti.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 8. 2022 01:32 PM
    Great teachings by H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche a Vajrayana master, scholar, poet, teacher. Been recognized by Buddhists as one of the greatest realized masters. H H Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche has spent his whole life bringing dharma, love and benefits to others. Each and every golden words from this great Master gives us a lesson.
    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/golden-words-by-h-h-dilgo-kyentse.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 8. 2022 01:30 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing . Nothing comes easy in life, there is always pain, suffering before success. Accept our emotions, accept that bad feelings are occasionally unavoidable and think of ways to make ourselves feel better. Negative emotions like fear, sadness, and anger are a basic part of life, we have ways to deal with them effectively. A great teachings , reading this post tells us more . Learning to forgive ,leave our emotions and move on.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/apply-this-when-your-emotions-get-in-the-way.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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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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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Trying to WE-fie. Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
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Trying to WE-fie. Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
Trying to "WE-fie". Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
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Trying to "WE-fie". Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
Celebrated Wesak Day 2022 in Penang, with a group of fun, committed, helpful and also devoted friends & family. Kechara Penang Study Group 15/5/2022 ~by Jacinta
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Celebrated Wesak Day 2022 in Penang, with a group of fun, committed, helpful and also devoted friends & family. Kechara Penang Study Group 15/5/2022 ~by Jacinta
Vesak Day 2022 - Bird liberation. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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Vesak Day 2022 - Bird liberation. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
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All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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After inviting Dorje Shugden Wangze, Pastor Seng Piow teaches us how to use ritual objects and the full set of prayer accompanying it. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
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Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
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Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
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The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
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We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
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We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
1 month ago
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
1 month ago
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
1 month ago
Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
1 month ago
Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
2 months ago
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
2 months ago
In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
2 months ago
Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
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After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
4 months ago
In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
5 months ago
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
5 months ago
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
5 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Cheah has offered 3 sets of Serkym prior to Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Mr. Cheah has offered 3 sets of Serkym prior to Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 20th Nov '21. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 20th Nov '21. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Philip, our new visitor to Ipoh centre, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa and the Three Jewels prior to DS puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Mr. Philip, our new visitor to Ipoh centre, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa and the Three Jewels prior to DS puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has resumed our Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 6th Nov 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has resumed our Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 6th Nov 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
8 months ago
Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
12 months ago
Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
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Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
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Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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