Yesterday I experienced true generosity…

Sep 8, 2011 | Views: 1,173

Actually it doesn’t matter what the gift is but what matters to me is the sincerity. I really value sincerity a lot because it is a rare quality and it tells me I can trust a person and they genuinely care and are grateful.

I wanted to tell you all about a gift I received yesterday which was so incredible… I was coming back from a visit to Wat Pho and also to the Chao Phraya River with Ethan, Pastor Loh Seng Piow and KB. Returning, we saw this homeless lady who was getting ready for bed on the pavement. You know, she was moving her things about, and just organising herself and I was watching her as we were in a traffic jam, she was very perky and busy with her preparations.

So I asked our taxi driver to pull over and asked Ethan to go and give her some money. What happened next really amazed me.

I was sitting in our taxi and watching from a distance, and I saw Ethan give her the money. After that she spun around and grabbed the best thing she had, and tried to get Ethan to take it. I was shouting at him not to take it because I didn’t want to take anything from her, but she kept insisting and she followed him all the way to the car. Ethan kept trying to leave and politely tell her no but she didn’t let him go. She was really insistent that Ethan take it and of course I didn’t want to take from what little she had… I was trying to give to her help and here she is giving to me!! But then when she came to the car, I looked at her and I realized she was so sincere. She looked insistent… so to let her give meant alot to her. So I told Ethan to take it from her, because to not take it from her would hurt her more.

And that’s not all. After Ethan accepted her gift, she got on her knees and prostrated. I watched all of this… I mean, she REALLY prostrated – she was there on the street which was cold and wet, and she was prostrating her thanks to us. It’s not as though I gave her a huge sum, just enough for her to get by until I go back and find her again (and I AM going back to find her again and help her some more) but she was so grateful. And there I am sitting there in the car, dry and comfortable and with the air-conditioning on. I was totally embarrassed because this woman is on her knees on the street and prostrating in thanks.

I wanted to share this with you all because the experience really moved me and inspired me. Even someone who lives on the streets and has nothing, still has something to give. Still so generous… She really wanted to give us something in return even though she owns nothing but what we would consider ‘trash’, so she gave us the BEST OF WHAT SHE HAS. She has great material poverty but she is definitely not poor in terms of her spirit. This woman has no home or roof over her head, and after I gave her the money, I saw she was so happy. We saw her go and get something, maybe food I’m not sure – but she has NOTHING and we have so much. How come she can give when she has nothing, AND be so grateful to receive?

I’m going to use her gift to make prayers for her and offer it on my altar to the Buddhas so she can collect merit. Her offering WILL NOT GO TO WASTE. I will also take some of her things and insert them into a statue on the Ladrang altar, so she can continue to collect merit. I want her to create a connection to the Buddhas so that in a future life, she can meet the Three Jewels and learn the Dharma, and she WILL meet the Three Jewels.

Everyone, please think and contemplate. What do we have to complain about? How come we have so much but we find it so difficult to be generous? I’m not talking about generosity that is monetary or through expensive gifts but genuinely giving from our hearts.

I humbly request you all to give. Give tirelessly and continuously. When you die, what can you take with you? Ultimately nothing belongs to you so give and never get tired of giving, and never get tired of making others happy. If you are Buddhist, GIVE. If you are Christian, GIVE. If you are Hindu, GIVE. If you are Muslim, GIVE. Be generous and be kind, and live to give to others. Give your money, give your time, give your energy and give your effort HAPPILY AND UNCOMPLAININGLY AND WITHOUT HESITATION. Do it with a smile and because you GENUINELY want the other person to be better because you gave to them.

I am still so amazed and inspired and humbled by the lady’s actions, and I really rejoice in her generosity. I will go back and find her and I will do more for her. I pray so much that in the future she can meet the Dharma and the Buddhas because I really want her to be okay.

Humbly,
Tsem Rinpoche

P.S Since we met her, we have gone back to give her money for food and will return again. It would be so good to have a Kechara Soup Kitchen in Bangkok.

 

This is the bag the lady insisted that Ethan take… such a humble offering but it really means a lot to me

The bag’s contents… it doesn’t seem like much to you and me, but everything is clean and neat, and properly kept or folded… the lady obviously treasured them very much

There was an envelope of used lottery stubs she picked up here and there, some cassettes and empty cosmetic boxes, and also a leather organizer

Inside the leather organizer, again everything was neatly folded and filed. All the old lottery tickets were put together, her saved up advertisements were put together. Also she had some writings and notes but I can’t read it because it’s all in Thai

Some cassettes of Thai music – This will be inserted inside a Buddha statue as an offering so the lady can collect affinity and merits with Buddha.

Papers and bottle cap


 

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  1. Tsa Tsa Anne on Oct 6, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    This is such a heart-warming story. Kind and generous people are hard to come around these days. The lady in the story was a homeless and she didn’t have a lot. She gives out happily even though she has very little for herself. The items offered by this lady were not valuable or even useful but they were priceless because this was all the lady had and she gave it all. May she cross her path with Tsem Rinpoche again in the future.Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for this lovely sharing…😘💜🙏

  2. Yee Yin on Mar 8, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    This is such a heart-warming story. The lady in the story was a homeless and she didn’t have a lot. Even though she is poor but she was still willing to give to show her appreciation. After receiving the kindness, she was so grateful that she kneeled down and prostrated. This is really touching.

    This story shows that we don’t have to be rich to give, but we have to be sincere. We have to be grateful when people are kind to us, we should never take people’s kindness for granted. Always think of how to lessen another person’s sufferings, through giving, we can find happiness.

    The items offered by this lady were not valuable or even useful but they were priceless because this was all the lady had and she gave it all. It is so nice to know she had made a connection with a living Buddha and she will be blessed by the 3 Jewels. May she be able to practice Dharma if not in this life but future life. May she cross her path with Tsem Rinpoche again in the future.

  3. Samfoonheei on May 2, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Its so generious of these homeless old lady on the paveway.She gives out happily even though she has very little for herself. She is so kind and generious indeed.She make a living by what she get, but she has make a life by what she is giving.We should be inspired by her kindness and generiousity.Its reminds us of we should be happy with what we have and value in our life by giving.The bag which she gave to Ethan even though contained nothing much yet it meant alot to Rinpoche.We should appriciate what we get even its little and treasure generosity as a profound act of kindness.
    Mother Teresa once said …..
    …If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.”
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful and inspiring experience .

  4. Lin Mun on May 1, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    This lady is so generous and appreciative of what she received. Although she doesn’t have much but still willing to give the best of what she has. It is a shame when so many of us are only willing to give when we have extra.

    We should learn the positive value shown. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful experience.

  5. Chris Chong on Feb 29, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this amazing story. This story stucked me deep. Generosity is not only practiced when we have some what well off. We don’t have to be rich to be generous. This lady is a perfect example.

    When she receive some generosity from others, she quickly repay the kindness with generosity as a gratitude. Although she doesn’t have anything, she is willing to give away the best possession that she has. She may be not rich in the materialistic sense, but she is rich in spiritual sense.

    Whenever we want to make offering to Buddhas, we might think that maybe we should do it when we have the extra cash to offer something nicer. We keep giving ourselves excuses to procrastinate and delay the offering. What mattered most is the motivation and not the value of the offering. Thank you Rinpoche for this lesson.

    Humbly,
    Chris

  6. Joy on Jan 23, 2016 at 2:03 am

    Truly a beautiful touching story. I am glad people like Ethan was there to experience it for it will leave a mark and an imprint and hopefully this will manifest again in the future (lives) for us to be and giving as this lady has shown us so purely.

    She has nothing yet she is willing to give the best of her treasure to us because we showed her kindness. I guess this is where the teachings of Lord Buddha reminds us that it is due to the kindness of these kind of people that we are allowed to practice generosity and collect some merits from this act.

    Yes being poor sucks big time, but sometimes when we are poor and not in our luxurious high and mighty high horse, it grounds us to being real humans. It can triggers something deeper inside us and to be grateful for the little things we often miss and took for granted that no money could ever buy. Perhaps this is why the poor are rich and the rich are poor, poor in character and values.

    This old lady reminds us of what we should value in our life and what we should hold precious which is to have gratitude, and to be generous and never take anything for granted. Thank you for sharing this precious teaching/story with us.

  7. Vinnie Tan on Aug 12, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    After reading this I cannot help but to have tears flowing down my eyes. The lady’s actions has touched me deeply. It shows that how much we can still “give” when we have nothing. The lady’s character is really something that we should look up to. She gave all she had to thank Rinpoche. As compared to her, I am so ashamed.

    Everything is always given to me, but never once, I think of repaying the person or even showing gratitude to them. The lady has nothing, but she has a great heart. I believe with that, it is something that we should treasure in times like this. Treasuring such spirit instead of our materialistic items.

  8. Jutika Lam on Feb 11, 2013 at 12:58 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    It is very inspiring how a homeless and poor lady had so little and yet when Rinpoche saw her and gave her some money she gave nearly all that belonged to her.

    Most of us would think that it all actually looked like like rubbish but to the lady it must have been very precious to her as that was basically all she had.

    I was truly amazed that she followed Ethan all the way back to the taxi and made Ethan take her offering, what I found even more touching was that she even prostrated to Rinpoche for taking her gift.

    I am thinking that she probably must have met Rinpoche in Rinpoche’s Previous life and upon seeing Rinpoche it struck an imprint in her mind.

    I agree that we should start a Kechara Soup Kitchen in Bangkok, Thailand as well as in India as I heard and seen for myself that there a lot of poor and homeless people in both countries.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this story of yours.

    Love
    Jutika

  9. Low ksjc on Jul 23, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thanks for the sharing. What I read truly brings tears to my eyes.No matters how much we have,most of us are still craving for more for the things that we do not need.Once we attain it we might just loose interest and focus on other unnecessary things. It is indeed difficult to find someone who shows sincerity and contentment for generosity that others show in time of need as deep down they will think they deserve more.

    I will practice contentment and generosity as what comes around will go around .

  10. Yoke Fui on Jul 4, 2012 at 7:29 am

    It’s not about flowery words or millions of dollars. A sincere action from the heart touched Rinpoche immensely. I rejoice in the lady’s heartfelt gratitude which is a powerful example of what pure & sincere action means.

    Thank you generous Lady, I learn a great lesson from you.

  11. Sheryl KH (JB) on Jun 28, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Very touching true life event indeed!

    What this lady has given to Rinpoche are things that many of us may not keep, yet, they are the most precious things for her and she chose to offer them up to those people who showed her kindness.

    Her belongings and prostrations will not go to waste, for she offered her valuable belongings to living buddhas and the merits are abundance.

  12. Ashlee on Oct 12, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for sharing this story with us. It’s so touching that this lady is materially poor but spiritually wealthy and generous and so sincere. We take it for granted most of the time that generosity has to be in the form of “money” and truly in this case, even a homeless person can be so generous & sincere with the little that she has. Thank you for spreading the love in Bangkok.

  13. Ashlee on Oct 12, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for sharing such a wonderful story. The lady is indeed materially poor but spiritually wealthy. She’s teaching us that even a homeless person can be generous and sincere in her own ways. We always take for granted that generosity always have to be in terms of money and truly in this case it’s not. Really moved my heart reading this. Thank you for spreading the love in Bangkok.

  14. john on Sep 20, 2011 at 3:55 am

    What a beautiful story Rinpoche, and humbling too, i got quiet emotional reading it. I can imagine how you wanted to help but didn’t want the lady to be without her treasured possession and she wanted to repay your kindness.

    I’m not sure why but it reminded me of the story of Asanga and the dog and the old lady who saw the golden foot of Maitreya.

  15. W.H. Cheah on Sep 17, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this incident. Your write out has given me a good insight to the understanding of what generosity means ans how one should practice it in our daily living.

  16. W.H. Cheah on Sep 17, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this incident. Your explanation has given a good insight to the understanding of what does generosity means and how one should practice it in our daily lives.

  17. Kusang on Sep 16, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Dear Venerated Rinpoche,
    From here in the Himalayas I have been reading your blogs and find them inspiring, beneficial and most profound.Thank you specially for the Vajrayogini teachings! The gift you have given this woman by enabling her to earn continous merits through her gift to you is the greatest of all.Thank you Rinpoche for inspiring me with your great Compassion!

  18. tenzin llhamo on Sep 15, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Wow! Thank you Rinpoche.
    Few years back when a friend and I was in Shanghai during winter, I saw a mother with 3 kids begging by the roadside at 3am and it was freaking cold(-2). I was crying from the moment I got into the taxi all the way back to the hotel. I was so sad seeing them beg in the cold in the middle of the night. I went back the next night and they were there again. We donated a few hundred RMB to them and asked them to go home.
    The story above reminded me of that and it brought tears to my eyes because the old lady gave was so grateful and happy. Its a joy of being able to help people without hoping for anything in return.

  19. Rita van der Wijden on Sep 15, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Thank you for opening the hearts of so many, including mine.
    I think this was a karmic meeting for all involved 🙂 The lessons and the blessing went both ways, no doubt. Thank you again for your most beautiful posts. I will take this lesson with me through the day.

  20. skyong on Sep 14, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Money and time. We have both of them, or one is more than the other.

    Or I give excuses like I don’t have much money, and I don’t have much time. I am used to receiving things with conditions. And I give with conditions as well. I seldom give without expectation in return.

    I have taken so much from others. Can I reciprocate as much?

  21. ngeow chin on Sep 14, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Hi Kevin,
    Interestingly, I also had the same thoughts when i read this heartwarming and touching story. I still hv the cd of the old movie which i think was a Japanese production.That scene somehow was most memorable for me which stayed in my heart through the years.
    Yes, actions which are pure and sincere are very rare. When there is an example, it make me realize I have to work harder to close the gap.
    I am so happy for the old lady to have met Rinpoche due to her pure prayers from past. Thanks to Rinpoche , this encounter and story will definitely bless many as sure as it had done for me.

  22. yf wong on Sep 13, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Very shy to tell you i hardly write to you in your blog

    um….. she is great, i have a lot to learn from her, she is amazing. I wish that in the near future i too could be like her, full of love & generous without strong material attachment in life.

    Many many Thanks… Lastly I Wish you good health always.

  23. monlam on Sep 13, 2011 at 4:07 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this experience with us. Rinpoche always gives love and care to everyone he meets.

    I was very touched after reading this story.

  24. Ethan Chu on Sep 13, 2011 at 1:10 am

    I was sincerely stunned when this kind lady kneel down and prostrate to me… I was speechless, stunned and felt ashamed of myself. It was drizzling wet, hard stone pavement and she was in her torn clothing and shorts and she was living outside!!! If she gets sick, she’ll suffer a lot!

    I am thinking to myself, she didn’t choose to live in such state, she didn;t choose to leave her family, she didn’t mean to not earning or working.. she didn’t want any of these but she is grateful. She is thinking about “others” even in a situation like that. And don’t get me wrong, she wasn’t mad or anything. She sincerely “SMILING” and got down her knees and thanked us.

    The other day, Su Ming, Wan and I returned to pay her a visit, brought warm drinks and food for her as it was a raining day… She was preparing to got to her “cardboard bed”, she even politely talked with a smile and also trying to dig something to give it back to us. It was a bag of old clothing, but we insist that it’s cold that she should keep it. Guess what she said?

    “That’s all I have, people would come and bashed me up and take my things away, and I had to move from time to time…” That really brought tears to my eyes… She rather us having her “only things” because she thinks we are good people… How selfless with so much gratitude!

    Please make prayers for her. Please bless her that she will have a better life.

  25. terri on Sep 11, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Having been homeless myself this touches my heart

  26. Joanne on Sep 11, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Lovely story. I used to work with a poor family in South Phoenix doing grief work with their 3 grandchildren as mother had died young of cancer, was on my caseload. The family wanted to give me something, once was a can of peaches. Sometimes you must allow them to give, as is a reciprocal act and preserves their dignity. Namaste.

  27. Kevin Tan on Sep 11, 2011 at 1:45 am

    This old lady reminded me of a real cool story about an old lady wanting to see Buddha but had nothing to offer. She cut her hair and exchanged it for oil and offered oil lamp to Buddha. In the temple of hundreds of oil lamp, as Buddha turned the wheel of Dharma a strong wind blew out all the oil lamps except the one offered by the old lamp. Her lamp could not be blown out because it was a lamp of sincerity, offered by the old lady who had nothing but exchanged her hair to make an offering to Buddha. I wish if only I could have half her sincerity. I would be a good start for me. This story always inspire me to give and give sincerely.

  28. patsy on Sep 10, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing this touching experience with us. She showed us what true giving is. She may not have material wealth but she truly has an abundance of inner wealth.

    I am so happy that she has the merits to make this sincere offerings to Rinpoche. May she be protected by The Three Jewels in this life and future lives.

  29. Lim Han Nee on Sep 10, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    This is a truly touching story about giving from the heart, unconditional giving. Coming from someone who has so little, who was giving her worldly possessions in that one gesture, it strikes at one’s heart ‘s core. I find myself thinking:’Have I ever been that generous in my life?’

    This sweet homeless lady graphically portrays what is said in the Lamrim about the Perfection of Giving.There’s no thought of “I’ in her giving.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing this touching story and for giving us a teaching in the sharing.

  30. Frederick Law on Sep 10, 2011 at 12:17 am

    im speechless reading this post by Rinpoche, knowing that a homeless lady being so grateful for the help provided, and how great generosity showed even she has nothing much on her. The homeless lady gratefulness and generosity sincerely from the heart really put me to shame, it is something i must learn from this lady.

    Thank you for sharing this with us Rinpoche, Tashi Delek.

  31. Datuk May on Sep 9, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    I am humbled by Rinpoche’s amazement with this dear homeless lady’s generosity when the most unconditional giving person I have met in my life is Rinpoche.

    The lesson I learnt from Rinpoche is selflessness. I will never end thanking Rinpoche, my Guru for the precious learnings in my life.

  32. Jace Chong on Sep 9, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing the touching story.

    It reminds me of some similar stories from KSK volunteers. They met some clients who are very grateful. One of it was an old man living at the corridor of a shop at night, he is very poor and dirty. Everytime the volunteer sent him food, he starts looking for things to give back. Sometimes was sweets, sometimes coins, sometimes 1 riggit note…he just wanted to express how much he appreciate the help.

    He might be unfortunate to be on the street, but he is so grateful. Same as Rinpoche’s story, it teaches us a lesson to appreciate what we have and stop complaining.

    May they have better life, and meet Dharma!!

  33. Sarah Yap on Sep 9, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    So toughing… by just reading the event that took place, i could feel her sincerity. I can only imagine how it must have felt to actually witness it. She showed us the true value of an offering, it is not how much it’s material worth is, but from where the offering came from which is from the heart.

  34. KH Ng on Sep 9, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Dear Rinpoche. Thank you for posting this blog. I am really amazed by the true generosity of this lady. It serves to remind us that generosity is more than giving material things but more about giving from the heart. It is about the sincerity. The amount and value is also relative to the affordability to that person. Perhaps for those of us who have some possession, we feel that we do not have enough, hence we crave for more and the act of giving is against that craving.
    For those who really feel that they already have enough then giving is easy. It is all in the mind.
    This lady really feel that she have enough and the fact that she rejoice enough to prostrate to the giver shows she is really in a contended state of mind. She rejoice is every good fortune however little. We can also learn from this.

  35. William on Sep 9, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    This is a really touching story. A woman who has nothing still have something to give. That is true giving. I guess that it is also non-attachment to anything that made her able to give her prized possessions. A lesson to be learnt. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this lovely story.

  36. Doreen Teoh on Sep 9, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing this experience with us. The more an individual have, the more we are reluctant to give…the least the person has, the more the person would give away. It has become an attachment when we have things. When there are abundance of materials, food, and etc, we forgot the value of giving from our heart with sincerity, and giving for fame and glory. This lady has truly give with sincere and she is so thankful just to receive the help given to her. I thank her for giving me this lesson.

  37. Karen Chong on Sep 9, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Outer wealth does not bring you eternal happiness. Only inner wealth can generate you long lasting happiness and contentment. It’s not like economy crisis, you face the risk of losing all your money, but with inner wealth, no matter what circumstance you face, it does not go away.

    I see the sincerity and gratitude in this old lady’s action, she taught us it’s not necessary to be rich (in terms of outer wealth) to give. Love and care are something priceless that you cant buy with money but something you can always GIVE to others.

  38. Dee Dee Quah on Sep 9, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I felt humbled after reading this story. She re-newed my motivation to do something more today – GIVE.

    Thank you for this teaching. _/\_

  39. julia Tan on Sep 9, 2011 at 1:29 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this touching experience with us. She is a homeless who has nothing but she insist to repay Rinpoche’s kindness with the best thing she had with her immediately when she received Rinpoche’s money. Where by we have everything yet so hard to give. Some people even find it offensive when they were asked to donate just a few ringgit to a temple. Yes, we definitely need to contemplate.

  40. Helena Chin on Sep 9, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this experience in Bangkok, such a inspiration to many of us..she is truly RICH from the heart!!

  41. Philip Yong on Sep 8, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    So much to learn in just one post and one homeless lady. I thank Rinpoche sincerely for putting this post up for all of us. I also thank and make prayers for the lady for if it wasn’t for her, there will not be this post. Her sincerity has touched the hearts of many and will be a great example for all of us.

    I hope whoever who reads this will share my aspirations to make prayers for this lady as well!

  42. Lim Tat Ming on Sep 8, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I rejoice in this Lady’s sincerity & true generosity!

    Many of us (including me) will be very embarrased after reading this touching story! We will realise how little we have been giving back to the society and to all those who had been very kind and generous to us.

    This Lady is truly extraordinary. She has demonstrated the perfect example of generosity. We should follow and practise giving with true sincerity as shown by this Lady.

    Thank You for sharing with us an exceptional story and a teaching on giving.

    With Metta,
    Tat Ming

  43. mm on Sep 8, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    She shows dignity and strength, bless her..

  44. KS on Sep 8, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    I’m so touched after reading this. i don know what to say..

  45. Sock Wan on Sep 8, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    This is really a very touching story and it brings tears in my eyes. She doesn’t have a lot, but she is so generous and sincere.

    She reminds me of my grandparents. My grandparent did not have a lot, but they were very generous, helpful and sincere to people. My grandfather always told me to be grateful and be forgiving. He was not rich but he was always contented, happy and serene.

    This lady may not be rich in terms of money but I am sure she is rich in her heart.

    Start sharing and giving without agenda, we will definitely find the true happiness within.

  46. Alex Hay on Sep 8, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    is not about the value of the gift or the money. It is the heart that counts. I would love to assist in KSK Bangkok if have the opportunity 🙂

    Alex Hay

  47. chee kien seng on Sep 8, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    dear Rinpoche,
    thk you for sharing this, i really really…. touch abt it.
    i thought that generosity is only giving materialistic, how much or how many to others(the more the grater).but is not abt the figure and valume, its abt our giving attitude from the sincere heart(mind).

    chee k.s

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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 31. 2020 11:51 AM
    Watched the two videos, tells us all how compassionate Rinpoche was helping the homeless man and woman. Rinpoche knew enough during cold and raining day they needed most as Rinpoche had experienced before. Rinpoche will definitely anyone regardless of race and faith the moment Rinpoche noticed any one needed help even at odd time.
    Thank you Rinpoche and thanks Pastor Loh Seng Piow for sharing this with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-soup-kitchen-ksk/what-tsem-rinpoche-did-in-l-a.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 31. 2020 11:50 AM
    Geshe Yeshe a respected and humble Lama of Gaden Jangtse Monastery said beautifully of what he thought of our Lama Tsem Rinpoche. He has great respect for Tsem Rinpoche, as he has seen how Rinpoche helped in a number of cases and even helped him by sponsoring his medical treatment. He speaks of Tsem Rinpoche’s excellent guru devotion, and how his own students were inspired to follow. He did also mentioned that Tsem Rinpoche is a real Tibetan master, and whatever Rinpoche had done for the benefit of all sentient beings are signs that he is indeed a highly attained being.
    Thank you writers team for sharing this with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/geshe-yeshe-of-jangtse-monastery-speaks-about-his-conclusions-on-tsem-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 31. 2020 11:48 AM
    Beautiful article to read with more knowledge , understanding how we can create the cause for Rinpoche’s swift return . Very auspicious retreat but due to MCO not many people could join in the retreat. Anyway reading this details article helps us to understand and the correct way to visualise and so forth. By just recitation our Guru’s mantra whole-heartedly with sincerity and faith, we can obtain the qualities and attainments of Buddha Heruka, Dorje Shugden, and all the enlightened beings as said by Lama Thubten Phurbu. Timely advices by Lama Thubten Phurbu too for us to continue reading, learning, practicing Dharma and putting it in practice .
    Thank you for this teaching with clear explanation for us all. May more people read this article and understand better.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/instructions-for-tsem-rinpoches-name-mantra-retreat.html
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Oct 30. 2020 05:17 PM
    Thank you for the sharing, Indonesia it’s a geological wonderland. Although Indonesia is a well-known for it’s largest Lake Toba and fascinating Bali and Lombok.

    I found Indonesia is a place must to visit because of it’s ancient historical site, rich culture, attractive beaches, beautiful islands, creative traditional crafts, varieties of foods and exotic natural scenery.

    I have discovered plenty interesting facts about Indonesia besides the largest country in Southeast Asia with thousands of small islands and active volcanoes.
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Oct 30. 2020 02:44 PM
    Thank you very much for sharing this article whichreally inspires and motivates me. I also feels very blessed.The article tell us on the important advice by a great master like Zong Rinpoche.

    Reading this article and listening to the Holy voice of HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche is a blessing. Incredible indeed hearing him explaining all about the truth of the Powerful Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.


    https://bit.ly/37RVm1x
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 30. 2020 12:23 PM
    Rinpoche’s compassionate quality had shown how devoted he was in his guru devotion towards Kensur Rinpoche. Kensur Rinpoche Jampa Yeshe was a renowned Dharma scholar and highly realised meditation master and one of the gurus of Tsem Rinpoche. Kensur Rinpoche was also the ex-abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery. What Rinpoche did had proven in this lifetime to be a great incarnation. Rinpoche went all the way out taking care of Kensur Rinpoche, from arranging all the daily necessities and bringing Kensur Rinpoche to seek medical advice and treatments. Rinpoche’s guru devotion as an example for us.
    Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for this wonderful sharing some inspiring knowledge for us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/tsem-rinpoches-great-guru-devotion.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 30. 2020 12:22 PM
    Even though it an old post yet to me its good to have some knowledge of this yummy Thukpa or Tibetan Noodle Soup. Thukpa is a Tibetan word used for any variety of soup cooked with noodles. From the blog picture Thukpa looks super tempting. I would surely to try this noodle soup. Thukpa is one among the popular noodle soups in India. Having a Nepalese restaurant in Kuala Lumnpur, Malaysia, that have thukpa will be wonderful as there are many Nepalese working in Malaysia.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/khukri-and-nepal-street.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 30. 2020 12:21 PM
    A beautiful white car indeed . Looking at the pictures of Rinpoche in the car smiling tells us a thousand words. So so Rinpoche did own this beautiful car VW and Rinpoche did go around with it.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/my-vw-beetle.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 29. 2020 01:45 PM
    Rinpoche’s compassion, kindness, caring, loving and down to earth nature, will go all the way reaching out to all living beings. May it be an animals or human beings Rinpoche will be kind . Giving foods to them and making sure all are well feed without going hungry. Rinpoche is truly a Bodhisattva , an inspiring example for us. Thank you Rinpoche for showing us the way.
    Thank you Pastor Khong Jean Ai for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/posted-by-admin-tsem-rinpoche-cares-for-animals.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 29. 2020 01:43 PM
    Clear explanations , the meaning behind of anyone taking vows let it be to go meatless. The significance of taking the Vegetarian Vow as it creates more merits , less killing of animals, sufferings of animals and so forth. In recent years, more people are aiming for healthy life style for not eating meat , to be a vegetarian. Taking a vegetarian vows to remind ourselves and stays put being a meatless or vegetarian.
    Thank you, Rinpoche, for this compassionate teaching.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/moonpointer-vows.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 29. 2020 01:42 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche was one special Lama who had conceptualizes and built Kechara Forest retreat from scratch to where it was today. Rinpoche cares more for all sentient beings than himself. Rinpoche went all the way out to see the constructions work and get things done nor matter it’s a sunny day or raining day.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands and Pastor Seng Piow for this sharing with great memories pictures of Rinpoche at the construction sites.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/the-high-lama-that-builds.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Oct 28. 2020 03:08 PM
    Reading comics is an interesting way to improves our verbal intelligence.
    Possessed is the latest title from Kechara Comics, an interesting story experienced by the Krishna family, living in Ipoh.
    Just like the printing of Sutras & traditional Dharma texts, modern publications such as these comics also generate vast merits and create the causes for Dorje Shugden’s lineage to grow.


    https://bit.ly/2TwGltW
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 28. 2020 02:45 PM
    Great information and explaining all about the wonderful ways for us all of to collect merits . Giving (dana) is one of the essential preliminary steps of Buddhist practice. The practice of giving is universally recognized as one of the most basic human virtues .
    When practiced in itself, it is a basis of merit it leads ultimately to liberation from samsara. An act of giving will bring us happiness in the future, in accordance with the kammic law of cause and effect taught by the Buddha.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/dana-offerings-for-tsem-ladrang.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 28. 2020 02:43 PM
    Well, the practice of death meditation is a common practice in many Buddhist lineages. Everything that belongs to us is left behind at the time of death. By training our mind in death and impermanence, we can avert our attraction to the appearances of this life. If we think about death , it will motivates us to repair relationships and forgive in life. With preparation we can help others at death-time. The time of death is uncertain and there is no fixed lifespan in our world. At the time of death what’s really important is the Dharma practice. We learn, practice Dharma and putting it into action is the best choice we made before death. We are fortunate to have a chance to work in the Dharma and learning death meditation to prepare ourselves as the moment will come any time.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great teachings with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/last-night-i-spoke-about-death-meditation-in-more-detail.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 28. 2020 02:39 PM
    HE Tsem Rinpoche comes from Gaden Monastery,Rinpoche had travelled from US to be ordained in India. Gaden Monastery is a world-renowned monastic university which was founded in the 14th century by the great scholar and saint, Lama Tsongkhapa. The beginning of Gaden Monastery in India was very difficult due to many reasons. Financially was one and Rinpoche had helped and supported the monastery ’s education department from the very beginning . Even coming to Malaysia Rinpoche continued to support them raising funds to purchase new books for the library, computer facilities for the monks, furniture, fixtures etc. These has carried on till the present days to create great geshes, scholars, masters in the future.
    Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/rinpoche-helps-monastic-education.html

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    Bodha stupa July 2019-
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    Cute Tara girl having a snack. She is one of Kechara Forest Retreat’s resident doggies.
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    Your Next Meal!
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    This is Daw
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    Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
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    They do this every day!
    This is how they are being treated every day of their lives. Please do something to stop the brutality. Listen to their cries for help!
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    What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
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    1 years ago
    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
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    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
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    2 yearss ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
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    2 yearss ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
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    2 yearss ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    2 yearss ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
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    2 yearss ago
    Cute!
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    Uncle Wong
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    3 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    3 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    3 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
    3 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.
    3 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!!
    3 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.
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    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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Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Fwd: Dear Sotha
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
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Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
2 months ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
2 months ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
2 months ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 months ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
5 months ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
6 months ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
8 months ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
8 months ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
8 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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