Wealth Box Puja

Nov 1, 2015 | Views: 4,181

Dear students and friends,

In June 2015, I blogged about the Wealth Box project that we were planning to do in Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). Now fast forward a few months later, and I am glad to announce that the Wealth Box has been installed and the consecration pujas have been done by Venerable Panglung Kuten himself, the official oracle of Dorje Shugden for over 30 years now.

I would like to thank everyone who was involved in making this project a success as I know so much effort, planning, organising and arranging was put towards preparing the offerings, making the Wealth Vases, receiving accurate instructions, and even learning up the Yangdup puja which includes the set-up and rituals and all that.

Below I would like to share a write-up about how the Wealth Box was made from the beginning to the conclusion. It has a lot of information about this beneficial ritual which generates the energy to acquire resources for the proliferation of Dharma. I know there were many people who were unable to be present physically to volunteer, but are still interested to know what happened and also many people who contributed their precious items to add to the collective energies of this project. So I am sharing with you here how it was made.

I wish and pray that may everyone be filled with abundance, especially spiritual abundance.

Sarva Mangalam
Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Kechara’s Wealth Box

Written by the Yangdup Team

First and foremost, we would like to thank our Spiritual Guide, H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche for always providing us a wonderful platform for us to create infinite spiritual and positive abundance.

The Wealth Box project has been a wonderful experience for all of us. As this is the first time we made one for Kechara, much preparations and discussions were held to ensure only the best efforts were made for this project, and that all of the work would be recorded down for future generations to learn from. In Tibetan Buddhism, having a wealth box helps the sponsors, organisation and the people involved in the organisation to attain abundance both materially and spiritually. We absolutely felt this positive energy from the beginning of the project as we received an abundance of volunteers and sufficient sponsors that allowed this project to materialize so quickly.

The Yangdup team who were tasked to oversee the completion of the project was formed after a short audience with Rinpoche in early June. Within a few days, a skilled carpenter was engaged to construct the Wealth Box in Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR), and the acquisition process of the items needed to create Wealth Vases to go into the Wealth Box had begun.

 

Making Wealth Vases from Scratch

Wealth Vases are an essential component in a Wealth Box. Similar to the ones made in the monasteries, the Yangdup team thought it would be very auspicious to create our own Wealth Vases in-house instead of using ones imported from the monasteries. By making our own Wealth Vases, not only do we learn the methods and techniques of producing one, but we also create the causes to be a Dharma institution and monastery because we conduct similar activities to that of Gaden Monastery itself. This is aligned with our aim to be a centre where the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa can flourish for a long time.

The bronze vases for the Wealth Vases had to be sourced from abroad before we could begin the process of transforming this ordinary vase into a Wealth Vase. The extensive process involved the following:

  1. Painting the vases yellow/gold

A total of 64 vases were spray-painted with a gold color. Although spray-painting may sound simple, there are many factors that we had to take into consideration to ensure the end product turned out perfect such as the weather (humidity and rain made it challenging to dry the paint quickly), lighting, as well as training our volunteers in the proper techniques of spray-painting to avoid the paint from dripping from the surface of the vase.

Auspicious designs drawn onto the Wealth Vases

  1. Drawing and hand-painting auspicious symbols

All designs on the vases were penciled on the surface of the spray-painted vase, and later a selection of auspicious colors were added to the designs. The auspicious designs are traditionally painted on Wealth Vases according to scriptures and every single design has a significance in bringing abundance to the owner of this blessed Wealth Vase.

Wealth Vases being painted and prepared by Kechara volunteers for the Wealth Box

  1. Lacquering the vases

After the hand-painted works were done and dried, the vases were then lacquered for a beautiful glossy effect and to protect the artwork.

  1. Cleaning the vases

After the lacquer dried, the insides of the vases were carefully cleaned and purified with incense. As per tradition and scripture, a layer of saffron water mixed with wangla (traditional Tibetan glue) was coated inside the vase before any items were inserted.

Silks of five colors and an embroidered double dorje to seal the Wealth Vases

  1. Filling the vases

Hundreds of items were inserted into the vase. Each item was prepared from scratch, packed neatly into yellow paper and labelled clearly. For a full list of the items inserted into the Wealth Vase, please scroll down to the “What Is Inside the Wealth Vases” section.

Kechara volunteers sealing the Wealth Vases

  1. Sealing the vases

Silks of five different colors (blue, red, green, white and yellow) were then cut into square pieces and the edges sewn for a neat finish. A double dorje symbol was also embroidered onto the yellow color silk. These five colored silks were then stacked on top of each other, with the yellow silk being at the top most. They were then used to cover the lid of the Wealth Vase. A string was tied around the neck of the vase to hold the coloured silks in place, and knotted at the front of the vase. A wax seal was then used to seal the Wealth Vase.

  1. Pujas

An extensive soongdroop and rabney puja was held to consecrate the Wealth Vases before they were placed inside the Wealth Box.

 


 

What Is Inside the Wealth Vases

Item #1: Dorje Shugden Gyenze Tsakaley

  1. An image of Gyenze
  2. Individual images of the Nine Mothers

Method of Preparation: Beautiful images of Gyenze and the Nine Mothers are printed out and cut to size. The images are then pasted onto a thin piece of wood and small Tibetan wordings ‘OM AH HUM’ are stuck at the back of the image at precise locations.

Mantras rolled up in preparation for the Wealth Vases

Item #2: Mantras and Auspicious Symbols

  1. Bhumpa mantras
  2. Auspicious symbols

Method of Preparation: The mantras are printed on high quality yellow paper, cut to size and rolled using special incense sticks. A think piece of yellow cloth is then wrapped around the rolled mantra and glued.

 

Item #3: Holy Items

Hair from High Lamas:

  1. H.H. Kyabje Ling Rinpoche’s beard
  2. H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s hair
  3. H.E. Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche’s hair
  4. Venerable Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen’s hair

Robes from High Lamas:

  1. H.E. Panang Rinpoche’s robe
  2. Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche’s robe
  3. H.E. Teo Chopon Rinpoche’s robe
  4. H.E. Lati Rinpoche’s robe
  5. H.H. Panchen Lama’s blessing string
  6. H.E. Domo Geshe Rinpoche’s blessing string

Other Holy Items:

  1. Yangdzay rilbu
  2. H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche pill
  3. H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche Lineage pill
  4. Manjushri pill
  5. Medicine Buddha pill
  6. Vajravarahi pill
  7. Tara pill
  8. Hayagriva pill
  9. Saraswati pill
  10. Lineage lama pill
  11. Nectar pill
  12. Water and Cream pill
  13. Pilgrimage pill
  14. Herbal pill
  15. Protector rice
  16. Protector string

Method of Preparation: Each category of holy item was packed into small yellow packets and labelled clearly.

 

Item #4: Precious Jewels and Metals

Jewels:

  1. Turquoise
  2. Amber
  3. Lapis lazuli
  4. Dzi
  5. Conch
  6. Jade
  7. Mother of pearl
  8. Pearl
  9. Blue topaz
  10. Malachite
  11. Peridot
  12. Agate
  13. Cubic zirconia
  14. Amethyst
  15. Opal
  16. Aquamarine
  17. Emerald
  18. Ruby
  19. Blue sapphire
  20. Diamond

Metals:

  1. Gold
  2. Silver
  3. Copper

Method of Preparation: Each category of precious item was packed into small yellow packets and labelled clearly.

Cutting up brocade for the Wealth Vase

Item #5: Precious Silks and Brocades

  1. Five different colors of silk and brocade

Method of Preparation: The five different colors of silk and brocades are cut into pieces, wrapped in yellow paper and labelled clearly.

 

Item #6: Traditional Ingredients

  1. Aru
  2. Barro
  3. Kyuru
  4. Zati (nutmeg)
  5. Sugmel (cardamom)
  6. Gurgum (saffron)
  7. Lishi (clove)
  8. Shutak Karpo
  9. Kakola
  10. Kandakari
  11. Lete
  12. Wangla
  13. Chugang
  14. Gyatso Buwa (cuttlefish bone)
  15. Kapur (camphor)
  16. White sandalwood
  17. Red sandalwood

Method of Preparation: The traditional ingredients are cut into small pieces (if necessary), wrapped in yellow paper and labelled clearly.

 

Item #7: Animal Hair

Hair from:

  1. Sheep
  2. Goat
  3. Horse
  4. Cow
  5. Yak

Method of Preparation: The animal hair is washed and dried. It is then cut into small pieces (if necessary), wrapped in yellow paper and labelled clearly.

Various herbs, flowers, medicines, soil and rock being dried

Item #8: Medicine and Herbs

  1. Thyme
  2. Dill
  3. Bay leaves
  4. Basil
  5. Rosemary
  6. Cinnamon
  7. Oregano
  8. Mint
  9. Saffron (藏红花 Crocus Sativus)
  10. Sweet pine (甘松 Radix Et Rhizoma Nardostachyos)
  11. Yellow myrobalan (诃子 Terminalia Chebula)
  12. Clove (丁香 Flos Caryophylli)
  13. Coral skeleton (石钟乳 Stalactitum)
  14. Quartz album (白石英)
  15. Fluorite (紫石英)
  16. Sweet flag (石菖蒲 Acorus Calamus)
  17. Ginseng (人参 Panax Ginseng)
  18. Asparagus root (天门冬 Radix Asparagi)
  19. Chinese licorice (甘草 Glycyrrhiza Uralensis)
  20. Largehead atractylodes rhizome(白术 Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae)
  21. Dodder 菟丝子 (Cuscuta)
  22. Ox knee (牛膝 Achyranthes Bidentata)
  23. Leonurus fruit (茺蔚子 Fructus Leonuri)
  24. Bupleurum (柴胡 Bupleuri Radix)
  25. Mondograss (麦门冬 Ophiopogon Japonicus)
  26. Pubescent angelica root (独活 Radix Angelicae Pubescentis)
  27. Chinese plantain (车前子 Plantago Asiatica)
  28. Costus (木香 Saussurea Costus)
  29. Chinese yam (薯蓣/山药 Dioscorea Oppositifolia)
  30. Coix seed (薏苡仁 Coicis Semen)
  31. Water plantain (泽泻 Alismatis Rhizoma)
  32. Senega / milkwort (远志 Polygalae Radix)
  33. Japanese gentian (龙胆草 Gentiana Scabra)
  34. Chinese wild ginger 细辛 Herba Asari)
  35. Dendrobium stem (石斛 Dendrobii Herba)
  36. Indian mulberry (巴戟天 Morinda Officinalis)
  37. Lyreleaf nightshade (白英 Solanum Lyratum Thunb)
  38. Turkey tail / Cloud mushroom (赤芝/灵芝 Coriolus Versicolar)
  39. Spike moss (卷柏 Selaginella)
  40. Coptis root (黄连 Coptidis Rhizoma)
  41. Star jasmine stem (络石(藤)Trachelospermi Caulis)
  42. Puncture vine (蒺藜子 Tribulus terrestris L.)
  43. Astragalus (黄芪 Radix Astralagi)
  44. Vaccaria seeds (王不留行 Semen Vaccariae)
  45. Black cohosh 升麻 Rhizoma Cimicifugae)
  46. Wolfberries (枸杞 Lycium Barbarum)
  47. Wild poria (茯苓 Poria Cocos)
  48. Chinese lacquer tree (干漆 Toxicodendron Vernicifluum)
  49. Acanthopanax bark (五加皮 Cortex acanthopanacis)
  50. Vitex fruit (蔓荆子 Viticis Fructus)
  51. Mistletoe (桑寄生 Taxilli Ramulus)
  52. Eucommia bark (杜仲 Eucommiae Cortex)
  53. Ligustrum seed (女贞子 Ligustri Lucidi Fructus)
  54. Lily magnolia (木兰 Magnolia Liliflora)
  55. Red date (酸枣仁 Ziziphus Jujuba)
  56. Rehmannia root (生地 Rehmania Glutinosa Libosch)

Method of Preparation: Each medicinal herb is ground to a fine powder, blessed with Rabney water and dried before being mixed with incense for insertion into the Wealth Vase.

 

Item #9: Earth and Water

Earth from Holy Places

  1. Bodhgaya – leaf and sand
  2. Mahabodhi temple – leaf and bark from the bodhi tree
  3. Lumbini – leaf and soil
  4. China – Er Mei San
  5. Naropa’s and Tilopa’s cave
  6. Sokpu Ladrang
  7. Singapore – under the bodhi tree
  8. India – Ganga (Ganges) River
  9. Melaka, Malaysia – soil from a stupa with Buddha’s relic
  10. Nepal – Swayambunath Stupa
  11. Nepal – Bijaswari Vajrayogini chapel
  12. Nepal – Boudhanath Stupa
  13. Nepal – Patan Vajrayogini chapel
  14. China – Leshan Buddha
  15. China – Leshan Buddha (Master Hai Tong’s cave)
  16. China – dirt from Nan Shan slope
  17. Gaden, Tibet – dirt
  18. Lhasa, Tibet – Jokhang
  19. Amdo, Tibet – Tsongkhapa leaf
  20. Tibet – Gangchen Ladrang’s Protector house
  21. Tibet – Gaden’s Tsongkhapa cave
  22. Tibet – Gaden’s Tsongkhapa stupa
  23. Tibet – Gaden’s Tsongkhapa chapel
  24. Tibet – Padmasambava soil
  25. Sanya, China – Hai Shang Guan Yin
  26. Tibet – Gangchen Ladrang dirt from Tara puja
  27. India – Trijang Ladrang soil
  28. Tibet – relics from Mount Kailash
  29. Taiwan – Longshan Temple

Earth from Other Places

  1. Indonesia – a mountain
  2. Amsterdam – Bentheim
  3. Japan – Fushimi, Kyoto
  4. Vietnam
  5. Maldives
  6. Australia – Gold Coast
  7. Singapore – Orchard Road
  8. France
  9. Malaysia

Pastor Yek Yee adds holy and blessed water into a leakproof container

Water from Holy Places

  1. Nepal – Patan Vajrayogini Chapel
  2. Naropa’s and Tilopa’s cave
  3. Nepal – Bijaswari Vajrayogini Chapel
  4. Nepal – Swayambunath Stupa
  5. Nepal – Boudhanath Stupa
  6. Loma Gyonma water
  7. Gongri water
  8. Bhutan water
  9. Gangchen Rinpoche water
  10. Chumig Jangchup Drubchu
  11. Nordhen water
  12. Vajrayogini consecrated water
  13. Palden Lhamo lake in Tibet
  14. Amitayus Initiation water (blessed by H.E. Gangchen Rinpoche and Ven. Gen Nyima)
  15. H.H. Zong Rinpoche blessed pill water
  16. Namtso lake water
  17. Wutai Shan
  18. Vajrapani Initiation – Penang (June 1999)
  19. Bhutan – holy water from Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
  20. Guru Rinpoche cave water
  21. Chenrezig Ngesung Kundro Initation (June 11, 1999)
  22. Manjushri Initiation in Kuala Lumpur (September 5, 1999)
  23. Protector Alcohol in Taiwan (Dec 2007)
  24. Chhamay Bhumpa water
  25. Chagoo Bhumpa Choo (Lower Tantric Bhumpa water)
  26. Multi purpose all-in-one water (September 21, 2013)
  27. Initiation water from Malacca (October 6, 2006)

Water from Other Places

  1. Bali – Gunung Kawi
  2. Amsterdam – Bentheim Sandstone
  3. Thailand – Hatyai
  4. Thailand – Koh Samui
  5. Singapore
  6. China – Shanghai
  7. France

Method of Preparation: Earth and water from around the world including various holy places were collected. The earth is dried and packed into yellow packets, while they water is mixed with incense. Together, these items are then placed in the wealth vase to harness the blessings and spiritual energy from these holy land.

 

Item #10: Earth from Specific Sources

Earth collected from fertile land, estates belonging to nine different wealthy/influential people, and land from royal palaces.

 

Item #11: Hair from Old People

Traditionally required, the insertion of hair from old people symbolizes an increase in life and longevity.

 

Item #12: Dried Food

  1. Nei tsampa
  2. Rice
  3. Barley
  4. Wheat
  5. White peas
  6. Salt
  7. White sesame seeds
  8. Black sesame seeds
  9. Tea
  10. Dried fruits (apricot, mango, raisin, cranberry, fig, kiwi)
  11. Milk
  12. Yogurt
  13. Honey
  14. Butter
  15. Ghuram

Method of Preparation:The food items are dried (selected ones), cut into small pieces (if necessary), wrapped in yellow paper and labelled clearly.

Choje-la auspiciously filling the first wealth vase with incense mix

Item #13: Incense Mix

  1. Shukpa wood
  2. Dorje Shugden powder incense
  3. Rabney thurel
  4. Menche
  5. Sangdruk
  6. Bumzi
  7. Herbs and medicines

 

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Preparing the Wealth Box

The rule of thumb when creating a Wealth Box is to offer all that is precious in abundance. A plain wooden box is less than ideal. Therefore the first step of preparing the wooden box (so that it is fit to be converted into a Wealth Box) was to offer gold on the inner surface of the wealth box. More than 15,000 gold leaves were carefully glued onto the interior of the Wealth Box, a process which took about a week to complete.

Below is a brief explanation of how the Wealth Box was prepared:

  1. Gold leaves

More than 15,000 gold leaves were used to line the interior of the Wealth Box. Because gold leaves are delicate, the process was done carefully and took over a week to complete.

  1. Painting auspicious symbols

After the gold leaves were done, the doors on the outside of the Wealth Box were painted with a bowl of jewels and a pair of jewel-spitting mongoose. This is traditionally painted on wealth boxes according to the scriptures.

Lhari and pearl curtains installed in the Wealth Box

  1. Installing hooks inside the wealth box

Several hooks were installed inside the wealth box for two purposes, they are:

  • To hold 4 bags known as yangku

Each yangku contains a different class of items such as coins and precious materials like gold and silver.

  • To hang pearl curtains all around the wealth box
  1. Eight petal lotus brocade

Nine special embroidered eight-petal lotus brocades were made to be put on the base of wherever the Wealth Vases would be placed.

Some of the precious holy items packed to be inserted into the Wealth Box

  1. Offering Items

A long list of offering items were also placed into the Wealth Box. Inside the Wealth Box are:

  1. Wealth Vases
  2. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche photo (framed)
  3. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche photo (framed)
  4. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche photo (framed)
  5. Dorje Shugden and entourage photo (framed)
  6. Wealth deities’ photo (framed)
  7. Tantric deities photo (framed)
  8. Dorje Shugden tsa tsa
  9. Shize tsa tsa
  10. Gyenze tsa tsa
  11. Wangze tsa tsa
  12. Trakze tsa tsa
  13. Trijang Rinpoche’s sungbum wrapped in brocade
  14. Stupa
  15. Wealth arrow (2x)
  16. Wealth seat (8x)
  17. Lhari (3x)
  18. Brocade shelf liner (3x)
  19. Eight Auspicious Signs (one set)
  20. Seven Royal Emblems (one set)
  21. Eight Auspicious Substances (one set)
  22. Dorje Shugden ganze
  23. Commitment offerings
  24. Nine Mothers dakini dolls (one set)
  25. Sensory offerings (four sets)
  26. Auspicious animal figurines
  27. Strings of pearls
  28. Cubic zirconia
  29. Holy water (in an air tight container)
  30. Holy items
  31. Herbs
  32. Medicines
  33. Tormas
  34. Serkyem with a jug and dried tea leaves
  35. Incense burner
  36. Perfumes
  37. Alcohols
  38. Butterlamps with jars of butter

 

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The Sealing Process

After a month of preparations, it was finally time to consecrate and seal the Wealth Box. A three-day long puja known as the Yangdup Puja took place from 17th to 19th of July 2015. On the first day, a Soongdrup and Rabney puja was conducted, and on the third and last day a Tsog puja. The pujas were led by His Eminence the 7th Panglung Kuten and a group of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche’s students, whereby all of the pujas were done in a traditional manner.

Choje-la conducted the three days of pujas required to seal the Wealth Box

On the final day of the puja, before the Wealth Box was closed, the Eight Auspicious Signs, Seven Royal Emblems and Eight Auspicious Substances were taken out on a procession around the prayer hall, blessing all that it touched with abundance in both material and spiritual growth.

It was the first time that Kechara has ever conducted such an extensive puja, and from now on we will be continuing this puja on a yearly basis to re-energize the Wealth Box.

We would like to thank all who have contributed in kind and in effort to make this project a success.

 

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How You Can Continue to Contribute

Missed the making of the Wealth Box and its ceremony? It is not too late to be involved with this project. Here are some areas where you can be a part of this blessed project:

  • Sponsor a Wealth Vase in the Wealth Box
  • Invite home a Kechara made Wealth Vase
  • Sponsor the upkeep of the Wealth Box. On a yearly basis, perishable items such as food, tormas, herbs and medicines need to be replaced. The Wealth Box will also need an annual rejuvenating puja, for which we will need to invite learned Geshes and monks from the monasteries to conduct such an extensive pujas, whose trip will also require sponsorship
  • We also need earth and water from around the world (especially holy places), being collected on an ongoing basis. This will be added to the Wealth Box once a year. Please refer here (https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/get-involved-in-the-wealth-box-project-in-kfr.html) to learn how you can contribute earth and water to this Wealth Box.

Please contact Beng Kooi (beng.ooi@kechara.com) or Pastor Jean Ai (elena.khong@kechara.com) for more information on any of the above.

 

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Photos of the Creation of Kechara’s Wealth Box

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  1. Nitin KAMBLE on Jan 16, 2019 at 12:30 am

    Kindly, suggest me, What should I do to become financially abundant.
    How do I give my contribution for this wealth box.

    Thank you,
    Nitin

  2. Yee Yin on Dec 16, 2018 at 7:21 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us what is a wealth vase and a wealth box. It is not easy to find information about Tibetan Buddhism especially the ritual part. We might have heard of a wealth vase but most of us don’t know what is inside.

    The process of making the wealth vase is not easy at all especially the ingredients part. Some of the ingredients are very rare, the Kecharians are really good at sourcing all of them. People who are involved in making the wealth vases are very lucky. Not many people have the chance to get involved in such meritorious activity as making wealth vase is not something people do every day!

    The making of a wealth vase is not simple, from the preparation to the completion of it, it takes quite a bit of time too. Knowing how a wealth vase is made, we will now appreciate it more. It also assures us that the wealth vase available for people to invite from Kechara are made according to the tradition, not just a vase.

  3. Stella Cheang on Jan 30, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Thank you, Yangdup team for this excellent sharing. Really amazing to see so many precious items are being consecrated into Kechara Wealth Box. And very lovely to see a host of kind sponsors involved in the Wealth Box project. It is through this thorough post that I have learnt that having a wealth box, in Tibetan Buddhism, helps the sponsors, organization and the people involved in the organization to attain abundance both materially and spiritually. Those who were involved in the preparatory work and sponsorship would be very blessed. May everyone gains inner and outer wealth.

  4. Fong on Jul 8, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    So much effort and intent put into collecting the various items to be put into the wealth vase and the wealth box. So kind of the Panglung Kuten to personally combine everything and fill the vases.

    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing this process and even letting us know in detail the items that went in.

  5. KB Thapa on Jan 14, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    It was really amazing see Panglung Kuten la come all the way here to teach us About wealth vase. He very Kind and compassante . We all have seen how hard everyone worked on this with harmony as a result Kechara is growing and benefiting so many people. Thank you Rinpoche for the article it is very easy to understand all the information on the wealth vase..

  6. JP on Dec 5, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    We are very lucky to have the 7th Panglung Kuten teach us on the intricacies of making wealth vases and wealth box for the overall benefits of Kechara and our members. The entire process is likened to a retreat because awareness to detail is required.

    It is one of the effective methods of creating the cause to increase our spiritual and material abundance. Spiritual abundance that leads to material abundance is better for a person because with the wisdom, the person will not degenerate with material abundance. It is common for people to be distracted when they obtain material wealth.

    Kechara is at the level of growth where abundance of resources is necessary so that we can continue to build more facilities in order to reach out to more people who have the affinity to learn the Gelugpa tradition of Buddhism and have an opportunity to realise Enlightenment.

    Aligned to our vision of creating local Buddhist teachers and ritual masters for many generations to come, we can now teach the art of making wealth vases and wealth box.

  7. Boon on Nov 22, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche!

  8. Sharon Ong on Nov 1, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Volunteering for this project was indeed a very special experience for me and my family. Watching the video brings back many sweet memories as it was a wonderful learning process for me and great friendships were formed during the long hours working together. Thank you for the video documenting the whole process beautifully and also the write-up that allows me to recap whatever I might have forgotten or learn bits that I might have missed out during the process.

    I sincerely thank Rinpoche, Choje-la and Beng Kooi for this rare and precious opportunity to be a part of this auspicious historical event. May the Wealth Box bring Kechara and KFR all the right resources to grow from strength to strength and succeed.

  9. Sarah on Nov 1, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Congratulations to H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, Chojela, the Yangdup Team and all those involved, for the successful completion of the Wealth Box project for Kechara House. One can see that a lot of preparation and effort have gone into the accomplishment of the project. For me, this project has great educational value and thank you for documenting the whole process from beginning to end. Great team work!

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  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 22. 2022 01:15 PM
    Dulduityn Danzanravjaa was a prominent Mongolian writer, composer, painter, Buddhist scholar, physician and was the Fifth Noyon Khutagt. Talented known as the Lama of the Gobi and was an extraordinary polymath having authored hundreds of spiritual songs. Danzan Ravjaa is significant for his eclectic religious outlook that combined both the reformed ‘Yellow Hat’ and the unreformed ‘Red Hat’ sects of Tibetan. Famous for his poetry and songs in which he did composed more than hundreds of poems to date. He was well known for his medical skills, prophecies, and his knowledge of philosophy and astrology. Inspiring indeed , well respected by many.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing a multi-talented Lama.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/danzan-ravjaa-the-controversial-mongolian-monk.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 22. 2022 01:13 PM
    One of the few surviving historic Buddhist buildings in Mongolia. The temple of the Choijin Lama is an important example of Chinese-style religious architecture. It is one of the few surviving historic Buddhist buildings in Mongolia. Hidden among the tallest sky scappers this hidden gem is an architectural wonder. It was the home of Luvsan Haidav Choijin Lama, who is the state oracle and brother of the Bogd Khan. The State Oracle of Mongolia had a long historic connection with Dorje Shugden. Even took trance of 3 different deities , Nechung, Tsiu Marpo and Dorje Shugden. It is a temple with a lot of old, ancient artifacts as Choijin Lama would go into a trance. After been through historic changes it was reopened as a museum. The Choijin Lama Temple’s history is documented with many religious hardships and interesting happenings. Interesting read and detailed explanation for one to understand better . A must see place when travelling there .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Seow Choong Liang for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/choijin-lama-the-state-oracle-of-mongolia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 22. 2022 01:10 PM
    Merely looking at these rare precious pictures of great masters is a blessing. Two great tutors HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and HH Kyabje Ling Rinpoche of H H Dalai Lama as seen in these pictures tells us a thousands words. Ling Rinpoche was considered an emanation of Yamantaka while Trijang Rinpoche was considered an emanation of Heruka/Vajra Yogini.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/blessed-upon-sight-of-these-masters.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 15. 2022 03:53 PM
    Very rare precious pictures of HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche had lunch together in their previous lives. Well amazingly now in this life they meet again and having lunch together. Beautiful pictures we have the fortune to see this. Looking at this pictures paints a thousand words. Both have returned many times since the time of Lord Buddha incarnating in many forms to benefit sentient beings. Having a very close relationship throughout their previous incarnations.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these rare pictures with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/perfect-practice-equals-perfect-rebirths.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 15. 2022 03:50 PM
    Breaking news the Tribune Journal published December 15, 2017 H H Dalai-lama planning to visit China. Since exile HH the Dalai Lama left Tibet in 1959, returning to China will be a wonderful reunion for many. This potential visit to China by HH the Dalai Lama might lead to those who left their homeland able to visit Tibet again. Millions of Tibetans in Tibet would definitely wish to see Dalai Lama again. The Dalai Lama would be too happy as great memories to see places as such his palace, relatives and so forth. If the return is successful all negative attacks on Dorje Shugden practitioners should cease immediately. There are indeed many benefits if Dalai Lama visit to China as it would clear the doubts of some. May Dalai Lama fondest wish come true soon.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this news

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-tribune-publishes-dalai-lama-planning-to-visit-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 15. 2022 03:47 PM
    This mandala offering is the symbolic offering of the prosperity of the whole universe. Mandala offering is a powerful method for accumulating extensive merit if we do it with proper visualization. Doing it this way we dedicate the merit from each offering for the sentient beings as it is performed. It is very effective for the mind. It is important to understand all about the offerings. Doing the mandala offering is a way of clearing out all these negative states of mind. The mandala offering purifies our attachment, the stinginess, the miserliness, the clinging mind. It enriches the mind with the positive potential from giving. We create a lot of positive potential or merit just by giving. The mandala offering is training us to develop the mind that takes delight and joy in making other people happy. In doing so, we create merit. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with explanations.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mandala-offering-a-powerful-method-to-accumulate-merits.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 15. 2022 03:45 PM
    Changkya Rolpai Dorje a Grand Lama of China, Imperial Art Consultant, a principal Tibetan Buddhist teacher in the Qing court. He is closely associate with Qianlong Emperor of China. This relationship proved extremely significant. He served as Qianlong’s main Buddhist teacher and adviser in matters related to Buddhism. Including art, literature, religious initiations and practices, and diplomacy. He was recognized as a reincarnation of the previous Changkya Lama. As a Buddhist administrator in Beijing, he played an important role in founding Yonghegong Temple , a monastic college for Mongol, Manchu, and Chinese monks. He was also instrumental in developing the systems of iconography, cataloguing, and inscribing that would prove so important to the Qianlong emperor’s projects in Buddhist art. Truly talented.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a Great Lama.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-third-changkya-rolpai-dorje.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jun 12. 2022 02:49 PM
    Giuseppe Tucci was a scholar of oriental cultures, specializing in Tibet and the history of Buddhism. He is considered one of the founders of the academic field of Buddhist Studies. Tibetan painted scrolls, also known as thangkas came to Tibet from India. They
    are synonymous with Tibetan culture and religion.The tradition of thangka painting which is also known as scroll painting came to Tibet from India. It was largely influenced by the art form developed in Nepal. Tucci, highly literate in Sanskrit and Tibetan as well as fluent in many Himalayan languages, was the first western scholar to travel widely through the Tibet and India. Thangka served as important teaching tools depicting the life of the Buddha. The scroll paintings are framed with colour stain ,an art form with unique features in Tibetan culture. Wow in one of the thangkas he even described the mythical kingdom related with the Kalachakra Tantra and its divine kings. What he did was truly amazing.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Niral for this wonderful sharing explaining all about it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/tibetan-painted-scrolls-the-land-of-shambhala.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jun 12. 2022 02:47 PM
    Kalmykia is a sparsely populated republic and country of Russia located directly north of the North Caucasus in Eastern Europe. Buddhism’s revival in Kalmykia can be traced to the political liberalization which led to the construction of the republic’s first Buddhist temple. The Kalmyk nomads, arrived about 400 years ago bringing their faith with them from Asia. Having a long complex history views of religious revival in Kalmykia. The Kalmyks and Russians have had close ties for centuries. Kalmykia is the only state in the whole of Europe where the majority of the population is Buddhist. A beautiful country to visit with many attractions such as Temple of the Golden Abode of Buddha, Pagoda Seven Days, Buddhist Temple Syakusn-Sume and so forth.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Stella Cheang for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/wonderful-kalmykia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jun 12. 2022 02:44 PM
    Reading this post again just wondering how this amazing Hanging Temple was built without modern technology. This Hanging Temple, built into a cliff near Mount Heng in Datong City, Shanxi Province, China. Built more than 1500 years ago by a monk named Liao Ran. It has survived since than with many locals and tourist visiting it yearly. It is the only existing unique temple with the combination of three Chinese traditional philosophies of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. The most outstanding feature of the Hanging Monastery is the side-by-side sculptures of Laozi, Confucius, and Shakyamuni. The temple was one of the five most scared mountains in China considered as a sacred site for pilgrimage. Wish to see for myself this unique temple someday.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/the-hanging-temple.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 9. 2022 01:21 PM
    Duldzin Dragpa Gyaltsen the first Kyorlung Ngari Tulku, was one of the principal disciples of Je Tsongkhapa and also the founder of the Gelugpa school. Duldzin Dragpa Gyaltsen is renowned for his strict adherence to the Vinaya or Buddhist monastic code. Duldzin Dragpa Gyaltsen was the founder of Tsunmo Tsal monastery in Tagtse Dzong , Central Tibet. Was one of the more notable previous lives of Dorje Shugden where in this incarnation, he had made the promise to arise as a Dharma Protector to protect the precious teachings of his teacher Lama Tsongkhapa. Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen was devoted to Lama Tsongkhapa, following all his advice and instructions without breaking any commitments. That’s how the first ever Gelug monastery, Gaden Monastery in Lhasa was built then. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-vinaya-holder-duldzin-drakpa-gyaltsen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 9. 2022 12:58 PM
    Precious portraits of our Guru H.E. Tsem Rinpoche available to everyone to download absolutely free of charge. Well all these images are high-resolution and of sufficient quality for anyone to be printed clearly. It’s good to have a portraits of our Guru framed on our altar.
    Thanks Rinpoche and those involved with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/tsem-rinpoche-images.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 9. 2022 12:57 PM


    Awesome art work of thangkas. Thangkas serve as important teaching tools depicting the life of the Buddha, various influential lamas and other deities and bodhisattvas. Looking at all these antique and ancient thangkas featuring Buddha, deities,the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden and so forth is simply beautiful indeed. The thangka is very much a part of Sikkimese Buddhism and it is painted in the traditional Tibetan style.
    Thank you Rinpoche and talented painters for coming up with all these awesome thangka painting for us to download for free.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/rime-thangkas-free-download.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 7. 2022 02:45 PM
    To the Mosuo people whom are a small ethnic group living in Yunnan and Sichuan provinces in China, the Goddess Gemu is their main Protector. Mosuo people are an ancient tribal community of Tibetan Buddhists, accepting this Protector for over 1,000 years. The Mosuo are believed to be descendants of the ancient Qiang, a people from the Tibetan plateau . Where here women are treated as equal, have led families for centuries. According to legend, the history of the Mountain of the Goddess Gemu, is closely linked to that of Lake Lugu. The sacred Gemu Mountain graces the edge of the pristine, deep azure blue Lugu Lake. As told by the locals the goddess Gemu was a diligent, beautiful girl in Zhebo Village at the foot of Lion Mountain. Interesting story behind this beautiful girl and her ability to embroider . The people celebrates the remarkable Gemu Mountain Goddess on the seventh moon of the lunar calendar, with music, dancing and prayers. Interesting the folk myths and legends are infused with Tibetan Buddhism elements. Thank you Rinpoche and Valentina for sharing this enchanting story .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/gemu-goddess-of-mosuo.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 7. 2022 02:42 PM
    Diwali is one of the most popular festivals in Hinduism. This festival is celebrated by Hindus all over the world. It is also known as the festival of lights. It’s the season of Diwali, one of the largest religious festivals in the world where the celebration stretches back 2,500 years across South Asia. Each countries might be different the way the Hindus celebrates this important festivals. Wonderful to know how the celebration like in India, being celebrated across the country. Looking at those pictures tells all. Great to see even police dogs held by their owners been part of this festival.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/diwali-celebrations-in-india.html

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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
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Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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#Throwback. Visitation of Ven. Zawa Tulku Rinpoche and Ven. Geshe Jangchup Gyaltsen to Kechara Penang Chapel on 17/5/2022. We did a short prayers together. Really happy for the short visit. Kechara Penang Study Group~ 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
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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
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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
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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
2 months 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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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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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
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Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
7 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)
7 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)
7 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)
7 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)
7 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)
7 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)
7 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)
7 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has resumed our Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 6th Nov 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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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!
9 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
1 years 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
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