Volunteer As Pre-School Dharma Teacher

May 28, 2016 | Views: 585

Guest contribution by Stella Cheang

One year and five months ago, I was plunged into close contact with pre-school children for the very first time in my life. It took quite a bit of courage on my part to take on the role as volunteer teacher. The initial reluctance came from my lack of interaction with very young children of the age 2 to 4 years old.

During my moments of hesitation, I came across a sharing1 by His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche which reminded me that how lucky I am in this lifetime. I do not have to work 17-18 hours a day and can afford to put food on the table with time to spare sometimes. As I contemplated on what have I done to deserve this luxury, I realized that I can expand my role into bigger scheme of things, reach out and help spread Buddha Dharma to people instead of focusing on the enjoyment for just ourselves. And so the journey began.

Two months into teaching, my classes were frozen by my method of communication with the children. As simple as the lesson module might sound, the children were not following me. Most of the time, I found them incredibly excited to tell me something totally irrelevant rather than being engaged by the lesson. I had no choice but allowed them to butt in even though we were in the middle of something. But I quickly realized this was a way the children sought attention.

Many a time, they also exhibited tantrums and disappointments during social conflicts with their peers. It was hard to calm them without being a disciplinarian, and by being one, I quickly lost their trust because it was evidential that they plead for guidance rather than being reprimanded. This was when I discovered each and every one of the children felt very strongly about their sense of entitlement. It was really disheartening because each week felt like a blow of failure to the perfectionist in me who wanted very much to instill Dharma values in the little ones. I felt I had let everyone down.

 When the lesson is not interesting, children will display unwillingness to cooperate at class

When the lesson is not interesting, children will display unwillingness to cooperate at class

Then, I read that “A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard”. I took a step back and analyzed the situation. I was being reactive most of the time, lacking in the correct composure when interacting with children. I also realized the fact that I was always thinking in my adult capacity and trying to project my thoughts and communications onto 2 to 4 years old. I did research and proceeded to confirm my comprehension and ameliorated methods with seniors.

And so, in the following months, a variation of enriched methods were applied during the classes.

One of the most important adult-children interaction is to be at the same level as the child. During class activities, I started looking for natural openings in children’s play and then join in at their physical level, perhaps as a pretend play partners. One game I found very handy was letting the adult played patient while the children took turns to play doctor. This removed the barrier rapidly because the children were suddenly placed on a levelled position with an adult and of one that they can relate to.

Joining the children at their physical level

Joining the children at their physical level

It was correspondingly important to focus on helping children become familiar with words and language that project Dharma value. I found role play an effective way to accomplish this. Role play is deemed as the safe way to explore strong emotions, which directly help children understand frightening events like sickness, pains and even death in mock up circumstances. Acting out the emotions and overcoming it through rationalization is, in my opinion, the foundation to building emotional resiliency in the future.

As educator, the children naturally looked up to our words for instruction and guidance. Aware of the impact, I started making conscious effort to only use encouragement instead of praise. I avoided statements that evaluate or judge, but focus on making objective, specific comments that encourage children to continue their good effort, or halt their bad behavior. The main objective is to expand their descriptive language and let them think about what they are doing.

It is good to always thrive to use vocabularies that the children are comfortable with, it helped make the reading, singing, storytelling and role play more fun for both adult and children. Pre-school children tend to learn better with singular words that are made up of different letters, syllables and sounds, and the words should be accompanied by colorful pictures.

Using simple vocabularies help with children’s learning

Using simple vocabularies help with children’s learning

Knowing when to stop and how to stop the lesson is significant as well. I had learnt to pay attention to children’s reaction to the lesson, and stop when I noticed many of them are not enjoying it. I like to play bubble games or balloons with them when the energy level dropped and attention wandered. It is helpful to make a simple routine on when and how to stop the lesson, the children will gradually grow to follow the pace of the lesson.

The biggest joy is knowing the children are improving and they have Dharma values in them now

The biggest joy is knowing the children are improving and they have Dharma values in them now

Now, looking back, I am glad that I took on the role and did not give up. We can all make a difference in the lives of children, through perseverance, innovation and consistency. My heartfelt gratitude to His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, Kechara Pastors, kind sponsor and all Kecharians; without which, I would not had this opportunity to contribute for such a wonderful cause.

 

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Stella Cheang works as a corporate strategist, and is a teacher at Kechara Sunday Dharma School (KSDS)

Stella Cheang works as a corporate strategist, and is a teacher at Kechara Sunday Dharma School (KSDS)

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  1. Any on Sep 3, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Congratulation stella and thank you very much for your effort in ksds for the past years! As a mother of 2 of the younger age, i know is not easy to dealing with the child especially between 2-4yo. Although we joined ksds quite late in June 2016, but under your guidance, love and care for the past 6 months, my kids have a wonderful time in KH every sunday. Early wake up and distance never let them skip the class every sunday. Perhaps they like every teachers in ksds and they learned a lot. Thanks once again

  2. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 18, 2016 at 12:35 am

    Rejoice for you Stella, kids that young have a lot of energy and think logic and rationale may not appeal to them. Rejoice for the growth in dharma in you that has allowed you to share the dharma with young children.

  3. Fong on Jul 27, 2016 at 12:06 am

    Well done. You have put aside your fears and insecurity to make a difference to the lives of the young children.

    Thank you for your commitment and hard work in learning how to deal with children instilling discipline and dharma in them. I can see that you carry the dharma in you as you can remember Rinpoche’s teachings at times of need.

    May you continue to grow and help the children find themselves in a life with dharma.

  4. yikming on Jul 25, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Thanks for your inspirational sharing of your journey and experience.

  5. Li Kheng on Jun 22, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Education is an extremely important industry because it forms the thoughts of our future generation. Through education, we can influence the choices and decisions of the future through people.

    Dharma education is bringing education many notches up and I thank individuals like Stella who dedicate time, care and effort to be with the children to impact on them values that will truly make them better people.

  6. William on Jun 11, 2016 at 12:31 am

    Thank you Stella for sharing your experience with us on your journey in Dharma by contributing to the Kid’s class on Sundays. Indeed I can share your feelings of wanting to impose our adult thoughts into children and expect them to behave a certain way, our perception. However, children are the most vulnerable and will not hold back their feelings and will express out at the spur of the moment. They are unclouded by judgments, perceptions and expectations.

    The saying that goes “Live the child in us” is true to the point where when we are being a child, we tend to live the moment and that moment is our true self . Does not mean that we are being childish.

    I applaud you for taking this bold step to contribute your time and effort in bringing out the best in the children.

  7. Pastor Tat Ming on Jun 8, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Dear Stella,

    Children are not easy to teach as they think and act with different levels of maturity. Everyone of them have their unique disposition and character.

    I can relate to your initial reluctance to take on this role as it requires from us a great amount of love, patience and care for these children. Though this is a daunting task, it is a fulfilling one as you are instilling in them the values and practice of Dharma at a young age when they could be trained and conditioned easily than when they are adults. Good habituation should start when young.

    In the process of imparting knowledge to these children, you are learning to become a better person and a better spiritual practitioner. We are the role models for these young children who act like a sponge that absorb liquids rapidly. In other words, we need to behave appropriately as our actions influence the children! These children are the Dharma mirrors for us, they reflect our actions!

    I am glad you were creative, flexible and innovative in teaching the children. You tried to use different approaches to communicate with the children and to handle the situations when things became challenging.

    We have our own projections of how things are; similarly the children. Hence the role play which you had adopted is a good way to gain the trust of these children and to understand their needs better. The children can then better appreciate the role everyone plays in life including your role as a teacher!

    Correct use of speech is indeed important as you said when teaching the children languages. Four of the ten non-virtues relate to speeches. Right speech is what we need to impart in the minds of these children. In fact it is never too young to teach the children The Noble Eightfold Path!

    I rejoice in your tireless effort and perseverance in this period volunteering as a Preschool Dharma Teacher. The best gift from you to the children is the gift of Dharma. You will be most delighted when the children put into practice the Dharma values that you have instilled in them. Eventually, these children would grow up with positive virtues and Dharma imprints. You are actually making a huge difference in the lives of these children.

    Thank You Stella for sharing your thoughts and experience here. I hope you will continue to inspire the parents the importance of educating their children from young with Dharma. Also may more people be inspired to join Kechara as educators or teachers to spread the incomparable teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa. Lastly, may these children continue their studies in Kechara and be guilded along the path to enlightenment.

  8. Vinnie Tan on Jun 8, 2016 at 3:06 am

    Thank you Stella for sharing your experiences with all of us here. Through children we are able to learn so much yet we always think that we are better then them and we try to teach them things that they do not know.

    In my opinion, when we teach children we are actually the ones that the children are teaching new knowledge to. They have so much to offer yet as the adults we are constantly the ones that are polluting them.

    It is because we think that we know so much. In Dharma, I have learnt that everyone of us is considered as ‘damaged goods’. We all have our problems and when we do not let go of them, we ‘damage’ the next generation as well. Reason to this is because we think that what we have went through is correct and the pain and abuse that we go through is normal. Thus, we place the same pain and abuse to the next generation that they will too grow up with similar damage that we went through.

    Thank you Stella for showing that children are just mini adults that have not grown fully, but they too came with knowledge with some baggages that they have gotten from their previous lives. But, as a person that is suppose to be more ‘mature’ we should be the ones that are guiding them to the correct paths to not suffer just like what happened for us and not to damage them any further.

  9. Albert on Jun 8, 2016 at 1:53 am

    Thank you Stella for being a teacher for KSDS, it is definitely not easy especially first time teaching kids at this age, but your perseverance has made all these challengers become nothing.

    Kids are very sensitive, they can feel that you really care for them or not, and your success today has said it all, your care and dedication has made you a great teacher, even it is just a volunteer, you still put all your heart and soul in it to bring Dharma to young kids.

    Thank you for your inspirational sharing, you are not just a Dharma teacher for kids, but also to the adults, from what you shared, there is already so much to learn from it.

  10. Echeah on Jun 6, 2016 at 2:30 am

    Dear Stella, you are a great inspiration to many who may be restricted by self-imposed fears and self-limiting beliefs which can result in many missed opportunities. Whatever it is, we can, if we put our minds to it. It takes a lot of patience to keep all these young children of differing personalities attentive and interested! It’s a mindfulness practice! But by your care and effort, these young minds can receive the imprints of the dharma at an early age which could be the basis for their practice. So beneficial and highly meritorious.

  11. JP on Jun 5, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Dear Stella,

    Your article on what you’ve learnt and how you’ve adjusted yourself in teaching children is insightful and powerful. We can all apply this to not just children but to adults and animals. All it takes is care and mindfulness.

    When we focus out on others and not on our own projections on how others should be, we will find solutions to helping them.

    I visited the children exhibition during Wesak Day and you showed me around. The amount of love and care that our teachers put into the children were reflected in the art work produced by the children.

    Congratulations for putting aside your fears and focusing on benefiting the children in accordance to our guru’s teachings. Looking forward to more sharings from you and the exciting programs you all have for the children.

    I’ve attached pics of some of the art work at the exhibition.

    Regards,
    JP

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  12. Uncle Lai on Jun 3, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Thank you Stella for telling your story and sharing your experience of teaching Dharma to pre-school kids. You are a good teacher, in this short time you are able to understand the children so well and find methods to attract their attention.

    Parents are aware that Dharma education is essential for kids of today especially when both parents are working. Children are taught discipline, self-control and learn to appreciate parents better who work so hard to provide all their necessities to their children who are enjoying now.

    KSDS of Kechara House headed by Pastor Adeline is to teach Dharma to the young so that they learn and grow with it. This is to follow the instructions of H.E. The 25th Tsem Rinpoche instruction.

  13. shelly tai on Jun 1, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Thank you Stella Cheang for being so kind to volunteer your time time and effort to discover how this young children learn , it is not an easy task especially the young kids because their attention span is very short and they are very playful but once you have learn how to handle them it be fun to learn from them it kids do teach us a lot of value like patient and kindness keep up a good jobs.

  14. Kb Thapa on Jun 1, 2016 at 5:56 am

    Thank you for the sharing really admire your encouragement. We all know is not an easy to teach kids but you have doing with pure motivation and dedication to bring kids in dharma.. Your action will inspire many others do the same , this way the Dharma will grow..

  15. Callista on May 31, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    Dear Teacher Stella,

    Indeed its a great experience shared in which I will learn from time to time on how to manage and communicate with the kids.
    Its always good to kick start Dharma teaching from young as they will grow up with an imprint in their mind. Besides that, learning Dharma will also enhance their social etiquette.

    KSDS won’t exist without everybody’s effort ….’It won’t happen if we don’t make it happen’.

    Thank you

  16. Alice Tay on May 31, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    I have been once being an assistant in Teacher Stella’s class and I noticed that Teacher Stella is a caring, passionate and patience teacher. She is creative and enthusiasm made every kid interested and pays attention to her teaching. As I saw, Teacher Stella loves the kids very much and I think the kids love her too.

    Thank you Teacher Stella for all your effort and commitment to teach dharma for this youngest group of Kechara Sunday Dharma School (KSDS). It is not an easy task, but you have done it very well with your pure motivation just to impart dharma to them. We are fortunate to have a volunteer teacher like you. Please keep it and let KSDS growing with much flourish.

  17. Jace Chong on May 31, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Dear Stella,

    Thank you so much for your efforts and sharing of the journey! It’s very inspiring to read about how you learn to communicate with the kids better and better.

    From the article, I can feel how fulfilling it is, although the process go up and down and there are many internal voices to answer, by getting through it one by one, I believe everything worth than giving up.

    Thank you Pastor Adeline for leading this meaningful education project! Thanks again to Stella and all the caring teachers in Kechara Sunday Dharma School. I found things become beautiful not because of the physical look, but the internal happiness that cannot be described by words when everyone is working towards the same goal.

    Please keep up the good works! 🙂

  18. Lin Mun on May 31, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Thank you Stella for sharing your experience. I am very happy for you that you have overcome your reluctance to teach young children. To me it is a great breakthrough.

    You have proven that perseverance brings positive result. Your action surely inspire me and others to work harder for dharma.

    In addition, I would also like to thank all the KSDS teachers for working so hard to bring dharma to children.

    Most importantly thank you Rinpoche for building Kechara so we are able to practice and learn dharma here.

  19. Victoria Lam on May 31, 2016 at 1:13 am

    Dear Teacher Stella,

    I’m happy to have a good read from the articles which shared by you on the educating experience with the kids from Kechara Sunday Dharma School.

    Plants the seed for the young kids are so importantly and generate the education and the right guiding are very important. The kids are so luckily to have with Dharma. To have dharma and practice Dharma during their young age, they can practice to become a better person when they grown up.

    The kids easily find their outer and inner strength of their personalities on their likes or dislikes during the class and some events from Kechara Sunday Dharma School (KSDS) like arts, interactions, presentations skills, to get more knowledge on Dharma, act on the role play for Graduations. There are some kids which are not interested on art, but some teachers find a creative way to applied on the kids to built their strength and confidence.

    The kids can practice not easily to gives up on something which they are not confidence with, but from the practice and teachers support, the kids are transform to be more practically and be more confidence from the results.

    May KSDS growth with success and may the kids become a better person in the future and benefits to others.

    Thank you.

  20. Grace Tan on May 31, 2016 at 1:09 am

    Thank you Stella for the time and effort that you have put in to all the lovely children with one direction and that is to instill dharma in these children at an early age.. It is definitely a very challenging task for you, to handle a group of young children as compared to sitting in a corporate office. Young children are like sponges. They absorb readily and eadily. During their growing up period, it is very important to instill positive teaching in them. You have done it well and heartiest congratulations to you for another milestone achieved. Kudos to all the KSDS voluntary teachers and pastor Adeline as well for their hard work done for the children. Most people agree that raising and nurturing a child is not an easy task. We parents can’t issue a rulebook or guidelines which guarantee raising a child into a well balanced adult. However, I definitely believe dharma can help us to achieve this. Without the voluntary teachers, pastors, contributors, and most important H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, our children will not have an opportunity to get near to the dharma teaching. The children are blessed to have you all.

  21. Cecilia Goh on May 31, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Dear Stella

    Thank you for volunteer yourself at KSDS. The kids are very fortunate that their parents are able to send them to Dharma class. They are also lucky to have you as their teacher. To handle human being is an art not to mention kids however you managed to go through the hurdle by using your skillful means, observation and perseverance. Nothing is impossible if you set your motivation to benefits others

  22. NgJesvin on May 30, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Thank you Stella for sharing your enthusiastic in getting close to the small kids.

    For me teaching small kids need a lot of patient and passion. Kids are very sensitive and they shows their respond in very genuine ways. Congrats to you Stella, another milestone for you and our younger kids. As a parent, I would like to say it is very fortunate for the kids who have you as their teacher.

  23. nicholas on May 30, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Thank you Stella for your effort and patience to teach the kids. It’s not easy but you push yourself to manage what is unmanageable and turn them around for one reason, is to develop the young generation with dharma that you believe is important for their growth. You are a committed teacher and caring enough to even share how the kids does in the class with the parents. As a parents I really appreciate that.

    Kechara Sunday Dharma School is a success and will definitely keep growing due to their compassionate and caring teachers.

  24. Datuk May on May 30, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Thank you Stella, your story of how you transformed to be an educator to the children brings to mind Rinpoche’s book of ‘NOTHING CHANGES AND EVERYTHING CHANGES’.

    It is your perseverance and tenacity to teach the children that made you a good teacher. Otherwise nothing changed but because you did, everything changed and having good results.

    Congratulations and may your contribution of the Dharma be the greatest gift to these children.

  25. Pee Bee Chong on May 30, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Dear Stella,

    Congratulation.
    Thank you for the sharing, really admire your encouragement and persistency volunteering as the pre-school dharma teacher to help and educating children.

    Pee Bee Chong

  26. Pastor Adeline on May 30, 2016 at 4:27 am

    Stella is one of the many caring, committed and patience teachers at the Kechara Sunday Dharma School (KSDS). She always challenges her limits and ready to learn and excel. It is definitely not easy to take on a role to teach the youngest group of KSDS, yet she finds ways to succeed. She is versatile and takes her own initiatives to help in many areas in addition to the teaching role. She is an asset, to say the least.

    It is teachers like her that keep the KSDS growing and continue to bring dharma to the younger generations.

  27. Julien Roth on May 29, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Children are the future of our generation and it is important that they are educated well and using the right techniques.

    If children are taught wrong things or even bad habits, those negative traits may stay with them for the rest of their lives. Therefore the art of teaching is very essential so establish a bright foundation among children. And so because of this i respect all hard working and devoted teachers, like Stella here.

    What I respect the most from what Stella has done is that she pushed herself out of her comfort zone into a place where she did not feel completely secure or confident. She had never had much experience with children and yet she still wanted to teach, very inspirational. Thank you for sharing.

  28. Martin on May 29, 2016 at 7:39 am

    One thing I am very certain of, is that it takes a great deal of patience to be a teacher and even more, to work with children. And so, the very fact that Stella can work so successfully with the little ones and this not being a job she is forced to do, says a lot about her. It can only be a labor of love and driven by kindness and wish to see the children grow up on strong foundations.

    I like a quote by George Bernard Shaw that says, “Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself ” and essentially, this is saying that we have to teach children only by example. The Kechara Sunday Class is a success story and Stella is one of the reasons for its success.

  29. pat ng on May 29, 2016 at 3:11 am

    Thank you Stella,for volunteering yourself as a pre-school dharma teacher at Kechara Sunday Dharma class.These kids are so lucky to be conected with Dharma teachings at such an early age. Teaching kids requires extraordinary levels of patience and care.I think it’s quite enjoying and fun too to teach young kids cos they are so innocent and cute.Some times they will be too active and might test your limits but at the end of the day it is very fulfilling and happy … with these little kids learning and soaking up everything that u have taught them.

  30. Lew on May 28, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Thank you Stella for contributing articles to Tsem Rinpoche’s blog. It will indeed add variety to this ever dynamic blog.

    I do send my kids to Kechara Sunday Dharma School, and it is heart warming to see the teachers, though they are not trained in teaching and have their own career, they took their time to volunteer in teaching the kids. In fact, not only did they take their time to teach the kids, they even took their time to LEARN, to me, that is really touching.

    We at Kechara are indeed blessed to have people like Stella who would work to benefit others.

    • Stella Cheang on May 28, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      Dear Mr Lew,

      Thank you very much for your kind comment. We are really appreciative of your continuous support to Kechara Dharma Sunday School. Many parents are not aware of the importance of letting young children receive Dharma values at the onset of life, to develop a proper sense of values that emphasis on self-effort, self-control, and respect for others. And it is precisely these sets of values that I have observed from your 3 beautiful, kind and gifted children. From time to time, I noticed they are not shy to focus out and help others during lessons and after classes. They are also polite and have good manners. Even the more timid little one has become cheerful and participates in activities.

      On the other hand, Kechara Sunday Dharma School will not cease to bring Buddha’s Dharma that the teachers learnt from His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche to children in an innovative and unconventional manner. Learning Dharma can be fun and enjoyable too.

      Many thanks,
      Stella Cheang

      • CindyH on May 29, 2016 at 2:29 pm

        Hi Stella, Even in responding to Lew you reflect your passion and enthusiasm 🙂 . In any event, thank you for a heartfelt sharing of your experience volunteering as a Dharma teacher connecting the younger generation with Dharma teachings. Reading about the challenges you had, how you find ways to overcome it and things you have learnt along the way is inspiring and really goes to show the extent of your efforts and sincerity in applying Dharma in your life and working for the benefits of others. Your kindness, enthusiasm and tenacity really shines through and same goes for all the other volunteer teachers too.

      • Wei Theng on May 30, 2016 at 1:52 am

        Great sharing Stella! It is great to see your article being posted. Like your heartwarming sharing about your journey of volunteering as a Kids Dharma Class teachers. I rejoice in seeing you applying Dharma and transforming you & your life throughout these years from the teaching from Rinpoche & the nurturing of Pastors.

        Indeed it is not easy to teach children, especially pre-school children. They are cute, sensitive, and need lots of love and patience to bring Dharma to them. However, you and the team do not afraid of learning and keep trying out new ways to bring Dharma to the kids. Salute!

        Lastly, thank you for all the effort especially to my little monster. She likes Teacher Stella very much! 😉

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    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
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    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
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    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.

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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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    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
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    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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