Yesterday I experienced true generosity…

Sep 8, 2011 | Views: 1,320

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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  • Saras
    Monday, May 23. 2022 03:00 PM
    Thanks you for the incredible tales of Ji Gong, I truly enjoyed knowing the actual monk in picture. Ji Gong symbolised hope and kindness of dharma to the poor and underprivileged, the spirit of Ji Gong will continue to survive through time because nothing could destroy that.

    I had fascinated watching a number of movies that had related Ji Gong kindness, compassion and his skillful actions that had such a large influence in the world and that until today.

    https://bit.ly/3lx8qyX
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, May 23. 2022 02:35 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for showing me the beauty of Buddhism which had me changed to be a better person. Learning and practicing this beautiful Tibetan Buddhism is simply amazing for me. Even though I started late yet no regrets and had not stop , going all the way learning bit by bit , more and more knowledge reading most of the blogs. There is always a reason behind it . With folded hands thanks again for bringing Dharma to us. Buddhism is such a wonderful religion indeed. Nor matter what i will never give up.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/karma-relaxes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, May 23. 2022 02:32 PM
    Dorje Shugden was one of their main protector practices and considered an emanation of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. There has been an unbroken tradition of the practice of Dorje Shugden as an enlightened protector since early 1700 till now. We are fortunate we learn, practice of purifying, pacifying and removing obstacles and illnesses. All thanks to our Lama Tsem Rinpoche, bringing the practice to Malaysia. Dorje Shugden had been propitiated by Sakya lineage 18th centuries ago. Dorje Shugden has been viewed as an Enlightened Protector. Evidence from the Sakya throne holders themselves, who are the holders of the Sakya tradition’s most precious Tantric transmission.
    comes from none other than the Sakya throne holders themselves, who are the holders of the Sakya tradition’s most precious Tantric transmission. The Sakya lineage holders are considered to be emanations of Avalokiteshvara and Manjushri, and their family lineage is regarded as divine. They had propitiated Dorje Shugden as a fully enlightened being and composed a praise to him. This prayer has since achieved prominence and is still widely used today.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing as it is marvelous to read that the supreme Dharmapala, Dorje Shugden is none sectarian. As confirmed by the 39th Sakya Trizin Dragshul Trinley Rinchen (1871 – 1935) who wrote,
    The Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden Tsel definitively is Avalokiteshvara.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-sakya-lineage-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, May 23. 2022 02:29 PM
    Beautiful White Tara paintings by a very talented artist indeed . Love those paintings , merely looking at it is a blessing. Each of those paintings has it unique way which tells us a thousand words. White Tara is associated with maternal compassion and healing. In many representations, she has eyes in the palms of her hands and on the soles of her feet, as well as in the center of her forehead, representing her power to see those who are suffering and offer her aid.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing and explaining all about it for us to understand better.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/spectacular-white-tara.html
  • Saras
    Thursday, May 19. 2022 02:38 PM
    It is quite sad to know the condition of our Earth. Pollution essentially affects the quality of human life than one can imagine. The resources earth provides us are limited. They are blessings which we do not count.

    All these are mainly caused by human activities which harm the environment. It works in mysterious ways, sometimes which cannot be seen by the naked eye. Human has become selfish and is utilizing the earth’s resources at a instant rapid rate to enjoy privileges however forgotten on the effect of it in long run.

    Earth is a privilege given to us by nature and it’s our responsibility to protect it . Our well
    being solely depends on this. We should create awareness and start taking action to help our mother nature instead of looking for another earth. However, this is soon going to be our reality if we do not save the earth now.

    https://bit.ly/3wpmvEW
  • Saras
    Tuesday, May 17. 2022 10:59 PM
    Thank you for the unique interior design of Tao Restaurant in New York. I am very much fascinated to see the huge Buddha statue in this restaurant.

    The design idea is as such that able to bring versatile atmosphere to life. It also has a significant influence on customer experience because it includes planning the layout of the restaurant.

    Looking at the design itself very much suit to a Vegetarian Restaurant.

    https://bit.ly/3MqRkPe
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 17. 2022 03:52 PM
    Kyabje Chatral Rinpoche, also known as Chetul Sangye Dorje, is one of the few living disciples of the great master Khenpo Ngagchung . A great renowned realised Dzogchen yogis Master known for his great realization and strict disciplines. He lives a life as a wandering yogi meditating alone in caves for many years ,ceaselessly working to overturn samsara for all sentient beings. During his life Chatral Rinpoche was one of the most vocal opponents of meat eating in Tibetan Buddhism. He releases large amounts of fish from the Calcutta fish markets every year.Chatral Rinpoche even composed a song about this practise of saving lives. His amazing story and teachings had indeed inspired many especially the westerners. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/kyabje-chatral-sangye-dorjee-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 17. 2022 03:51 PM
    Samfoonheei on May 17, 2022 at 3:45 pm
    Revisit this incredible sharing of the history of Bhutan and the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. Bhutan a beautiful landlocked country have been long connected with Dorje Shugden ever since the days of 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche Jetsun Jigme Norbu long and established tradition in Bhutan. Bhutan recognizes Buddhism as the state’s “spiritual heritage,” provides for freedom of religion, and bans discrimination based on religious belief. Buddhism was first introduced to Bhutan in the 7th century by Guru Padmasambhava. The Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal is considered to be the founder of modern day Bhutan. Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal was notable Drukpa Kagyu masters of this nation advocated the practice of the enlightened Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. These goes back to the time of the 3rd Drubwang Tenzin Zangpo from the incarnation lineage where he had authored part of an early propitiation text to Dorje Shugden. Followed by the 4th Zhabdrung Jigme Norbu, from the reincarnation lineage of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, also included extensive prayers to Dorje Shugden in his collected works. Interesting findings the Gyalwang Drukpas are considered to be emanations of Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion. All liturgies to Dorje Shugden can be found in the collected works of prominent high lamas whose incarnation lineages are deeply linked with the very fabric of Bhutan’s history. The 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche Jetsun Jigme Norbu is highly attained and cannot be wrong about Dorje Shugden. The 4th Zhabdrung Jigme Norbu’s autobiography tells all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing. May more and more people know the truth the very truth and realised that Dorje Shugden is not evil but a very powerful dharma protector. The practice of Dorje Shugden is indeed very beneficial which had been practiced centuries ago.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/paranormal-stories/25903.html

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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Trying to WE-fie. Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
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Trying to WE-fie. Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
Trying to "WE-fie". Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
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Trying to "WE-fie". Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
Celebrated Wesak Day 2022 in Penang, with a group of fun, committed, helpful and also devoted friends & family. Kechara Penang Study Group 15/5/2022 ~by Jacinta
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Celebrated Wesak Day 2022 in Penang, with a group of fun, committed, helpful and also devoted friends & family. Kechara Penang Study Group 15/5/2022 ~by Jacinta
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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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All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
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Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
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The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
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We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
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We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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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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In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 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)
6 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)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Cheah has offered 3 sets of Serkym prior to Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Mr. Cheah has offered 3 sets of Serkym prior to Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 20th Nov '21. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 20th Nov '21. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Philip, our new visitor to Ipoh centre, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa and the Three Jewels prior to DS puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Mr. Philip, our new visitor to Ipoh centre, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa and the Three Jewels prior to DS puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has resumed our Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 6th Nov 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has resumed our Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 6th Nov 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
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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!
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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Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
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Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
1 years ago
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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