Gratitude series (ongoing- #2 posted)

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Gratitude series

(This will be ongoing, so check back for new posts)

I will be posting up all that I am grateful for in my life. Though my life has been full of distress, challenges, disappointments, pain, fear, insecurities and a host of other karmically ripened circumstances since very young, many good things happened too. I choose to focus on the good and remember the good because it’s healthier for my mind and body. Healthier for those around me. I choose to remember the good and focus and be grateful for that and learn from the negative and be stronger for it. So many have suffered worse than myself and made it better and they are my inspiration to be grateful always. The world does not revolve around me, but I should take heed of the world. Om Mani Peme Hum. So I will be posting from time to time what I am grateful for in my life as a reminder to myself to be happy, work for others continuously and rejoice. This is ongoing.

I wish to have a positive outlook so I can be of more service to others even if it’s just from a computer keyboard. I have been called a cyber lama, well, I wish to share cyber gratefulness and influence others humbly to be grateful for everything also if I may in their lives. I have no right to do so because so many have endured much more than me and perhaps still enduring and it may be harder to let go or move on, but I beg their forgiveness. I wish to dwell on the positive people, circumstances and events in my life and not focus on the negative. I don’t want to ignore the negative, but simply not give it power. I realize this may not be possible for some as they are still in their circumstances, but it might be possible for many. May I be of tremendous benefit to others and develop the genuine stable compassion necessary and grow within this. May I not blame or expect of others but practice the mind transformative teachings and bring light wherever I go and whoever hears about me. May I overcome my projections and just be and benefit others tirelessly.

 Tsem Rinpoche

 


My 1st post that I have tremendous gratitude for:

 His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche

I am grateful I have met my root Guru His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. It was the singular most important event in my life. Meeting, serving and receiving teachings from this erudite master changed my life to a level hard to explain but I can feel it from the core. No matter what hardships, difficulties and obstacles come from within me and from outside circumstances, I will never give up the practice of guru devotion, loyalty towards my lama and all that He stood for. I will never give up any of the practices He taught me. I will honor, love, cherish and practice what my guru has taught me till the very end of my life. His teachings have given me knowledge, wisdom, better perspective and tremendous understanding of the nature of reality, our existence, this world and me. My purpose in life was opened to me by Him. No matter what mood I am in or not in, I will never trade my attachments, anger, doubts, samsara and indulgences away against my guru. I will never listen to my samsara or samsaric friends over my teacher ever. I will always choose my guru and his teachings instead of my attachments, samsara and indulgences. I have and will continue to work hard to benefit others to give honor and meaning to all that I have received from my root guru. I will honor my guru by my continuing to work for others through the methods of the six paramitas. Although I am not near qualified, I will do my best as in the 8 Verses of Thought Transformation teachings. Tsem Rinpoche

 

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Gratitude Series 2

Ms Kwan and myself back in Taipei, Taiwan. I should be around 4 years old in this picture. I always remembered a beautiful and very kind lady who use to take me to the mountains, bathe me, feed me and give me so much love. She lived in the mountains of Taiwan I found out later with her family at that time. 

My mother had gotten pregnant with me from a person who had basically not been honest with her. It was a great stigma back in the 1960’s for a young unwed lady to have a baby. It was a great shame for her and I understand. I am sorry for her. The community and her people were unkind in their views and opinions. She had no choice but to give me up right after birth. My mom told her schoolmate Ms. Kwan (affectionately Kwan Mama) about this and only her. She asked Ms. Kwan to watch over this child. Ms. Kwan was very young also but felt deeply for my mom and me. She even asked my mom if she can adopt this child. My mother refused. I wish she didn’t refuse and I don’t know why she refused.  So I was ‘given’ to a Taiwanese family in Taipei who was paid US$50 a month to watch me. Ms. Kwan and her brother Mr. Kwan often came to me to bring food, treats, buy me toys (first toy they got me was a toy Volkswagon beetle that I tugged everywhere), take me out, stay with them on weekends. She did this for years. Her brother also when he was free.

Unbeknownst to my mom and grandmother initially, I was not taken care of well. Not fed well and beaten. Ms. Kwan saw this and took great pity on me. She was very kind and always visited and watched over me very often at her own expense. At 6, I was taken to the US and to another adopted family and lost all contact with Ms. Kwan and her brother for over 35 years. But I NEVER forgot them.  I finally asked a helpful friend Ms. Irene Lim (speaks Mandarin) to go to Taiwan to search for a Ms. Kwan. I don’t speak Mandarin. She found her! I was reunited with this lovely and kind Ms. Kwan who was a nurse and retired. I flew over to meet her and her brother  in Taiwan and thanked them profusely for their kindness to an abused and scared young boy that was me. We hugged, we cried, we laughed and I offered her and her brother various gifts. She told me again, she has never married or had children and she very much wanted to adopt me back then as I had no one and no parents. I send her letters and pictures and gifts from time to time now to keep in contact. I have introduced dharma to her to repay her kindness. I will never forget her smiling face, lovely kindness and generosity towards me. I will never forget Mr. Kwan either.

We all might have a Ms. Kwan in our life, and we cannot forget them. We must stay in contact with them. I remember clearly all that she had done for me till now. I am grateful to have her and her family help me as a child. I am grateful for her kindness. I love you Ms. Kwan.  Tsem Rinpoche

Mr Kwan and myself. He used to bathe me and bought me a green Volkswagon toy car that I tugged everywhere and loved. The funny thing is the 17 years later the first car I used was a volkswagon beetle in Los Angeles! The family watching me for US$50 per month used to take all my toys away and they just disappeared. But I loved the volkswagon. Thank you Mr. Kwan. It was an honor to reconnect with you again.

The lovely Ms Kwan and myself re-united in Taipei, Taiwan. I was so grateful to have met up with her and thank her and her family for all they have done. Their love and presence in my life as a young child made a world of difference within all the cruelty I had faced. I had the honor to meet her brother Mr. Kwan also.

 

I will post more here and continue…I have so much to be grateful for. Do visit this post again….

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  1. sarassitham on Oct 5, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    This article is particularly fascinating because gratitude is such a simple and yet refreshing concept. It is interesting to think that something so easy as saying “thank you” can make such a profound differences in someone’s life.

    I am grateful for learning something new from this article. Gratitude helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals, whether to other people, nature or a higher power. We should be grateful for the kindness offered to us during the time we needed the most and should repay the kindness by respecting all of them.

    Thank you for the wonderful dharma sharing, your thoughts has reinforced and motivated me to continue and remain grateful to all beings in my life journey.

  2. S.Prathap on Oct 2, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    This article is a reminder call for me to be thankful and grateful to those that really love or loved me unconditionally before and now. Never take them for granted.
    Guru’s teachings make us a better person, a more grounded person and also help us in mind transformation. Start from home and keep practising the Dharma.

  3. Pastor Shin Tan on Dec 14, 2018 at 4:58 am

    1984 Los Angeles-Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18-year-old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination. Read more- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/me

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  4. JOY KAM on Oct 31, 2018 at 1:10 pm

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    A poem inspired by seeing a picture of my teacher, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche…

    In the sport of correct views,
    all that is correct is just a view,
    without permanence or substance.
    As long as we hold onto views,
    our sufferings are gathered 
    to be experienced without end.

    Without the strong methods of emptiness
    and compassion, bereft of merit,
    we sink deeper without respite.
    To arise from this samsara is but
    a dreamscape on the deluded mind.
    Therefore seek the guru, who confers the yidam,
    hold your vows and fixate on liberation 
    free of new creations. Free of new experiences as 
    there are none. 

    ~ Tsem Rinpoche

    Composed in Tsem Ladrang, Kuala Lumpur on July 7, 2014

  5. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 26, 2018 at 7:43 am

    I was walking past a second hand shop on Western Ave selling old things. They had a Japanese-style clay Buddha which was beige in colour on the floor, holding the door open. I thought the shopkeeper would collect a lot of negative karma without knowing if he kept such a holy item on the floor as a doorstop. So I went in to talk to him, but he didn’t look like he wanted to talk or that he even cared. So I asked him the price and he said US$5. I purchased it so he did not collect more negative karma. I was 17 years old and that was in 1982.

    I escorted my new Buddha home and washed it lightly and wiped it. I placed it on my altar and was happy with the Buddha. I would do my meditations, prayers, sadhanas, mantras and prostrations in front of this shrine daily. When I left for India in 1987, I could not bring this Buddha along and gave it to a friend. It was a nice size and I made offerings to this Buddha for many years in Los Angeles. In front of the Buddha I placed His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s photo. I remember I was so relieved that the price was affordable. But US$5 that time was still expensive for me but worth it I thought. But I was happy to have brought the Buddha home. Tsem Rinpoche

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  6. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 20, 2018 at 9:55 am

    Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia

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  7. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 20, 2017 at 2:13 am

    H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche is very devoted to his root guru, H.H. Zong Rinpoche.

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  8. Michael C. on Dec 1, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    May I be of tremendous benefit to others and develop the genuine stable compassion necessary and grow within this. May I not blame or expect of others but practice the mind transformative teachings and bring light wherever I go and whoever hears about me. May I overcome my projections and just be and benefit others tirelessly…

    …No matter what hardships, difficulties and obstacles come from within me and from outside circumstances, I will never give up the practice of guru devotion, loyalty towards my lama and all that [She stands] for. I will never give up any of the practices [She] taught me. I will honor, love, cherish and practice what my guru has taught me till the very end of my life. [Her] teachings have given me knowledge, wisdom, better perspective and tremendous understanding of the nature of reality, our existence, this world and me. My purpose in life was opened to me by [Her]. No matter what mood I am in or not in, I will never trade my attachments, anger, doubts, samsara and indulgences away against my guru. I will never listen to my samsara or samsaric friends over my teacher ever. I will always choose my guru and [Her] teachings instead of my attachments, samsara and indulgences. I have and will continue to work hard to benefit others to give honor and meaning to all that I have received from my root guru. I will honor my guru by my continuing to work for others through the methods of the six paramitas. Although I am not near qualified, I will do my best as in the 8 Verses of Thought Transformation teachings.

    – what an excellent prayer for me to start reciting daily.

  9. Pastor Han Nee on Jul 21, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    Remembering the kindness of others and repaying their kindness are the first two steps of the 7 -point cause-and-effect meditation to develop Bodhicitta.

    Remembering the kindness of others is a powerful motivation that leads us towards developing love and compassion.As Rinpoche says,the best way we can remember and repay the kindness of others is to intensify our practice and become “highly evolved beings” and work for the benefit of all mother beings.

    One of the two people Rinpoche remembers here in this first two accounts in his Gratitude series is his root guru, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Without Rinpoche’s promise to his root guru,Rinpoche would never have become a monk and would not have come to Malaysia and we would not have found our precious guru, whose kindness and compassion for all beings are unequaled. We would not have had the rare opportune condition of receiving his precious teachings and instructions and advice, and benefited from them.

    Mama Kwan, the kind gentle lady who brought the rare spark into Rinpoche’s childhood of dark misery and pain,is the second person mentioned here. Dear Mama Kwan, we thank you for your precious kindness to our Lama.

    I myself have much to be thankful for in my life. But I am most thankful to my sister for bringing me to Kechara and introducing me to my most beloved guru, Tsem Rinpoche, to whom i remain eternally grateful for showing me how I can make my life meaningful in service to the Dharma and to all mother beings.

  10. Penang Study Group on Jul 13, 2014 at 9:07 pm

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    Attendees: Gordon Lim, Andrew, Leonard Ooi, Chin Seong, Vivacela Teh, Sharyn Lim and Jacinta Goh.

    This week, each members were given an opportunity to share with others the people that they are grateful for. As expected, all of the attendees were grateful to have met Rinpoche’s teachings. Through this, their lives changed tremendously and for the better. Other than parents, some members shared that they actually grateful to the grandparents due to a broken family/adopted. There was one surprise answer though. A member mentioned that he was actually grateful to his enemies. This, so called ‘enemies’ were the one that pushed him to be better and stronger person amidst the difficulties, insults and etc. Gratitude also helps them to dwell on the positive circumstances and events in their life. By remembering others’ good qualities, they learnt to be more forgiving even though at times the very person that they have gratitude for hurt them. Last but not least, gratitude should be shown i.e. by actions.

  11. Sharyn Lim SC (PG) on Jul 13, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Reading the stories by Rinpoche reminds me to be grateful to people that have benefited me and treated me good without expecting any returns. It’s a reminder call for me to be thankful and grateful to those that really love or loved me unconditionally before and now. Never take them for granted. And it’s never too late to repay their kindness and show them our gratitude. From there we will transform to be selfless and serve other sentient beings. But I believe everything must start from home which is by showing to our loved ones, parents, siblings ..etc and of course our dear Guru. Guru’s teachings make us a better person, a more grounded person and also help us in mind transformation. Start from home and keep practising the Dharma, from there expand or reach out to more and beyond.

  12. Soon Huat (Penang) on Jul 12, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for always demonstrating the good qualities of you to teach us by “walk the talk”. When I was young/kid, I always think my life never smooth. However, when I met handicapped beggars in “pasar pagi” (morning wet market), I feel I should be grateful on what I have compared to the handicapped beggars or those live in more miserable conditions. At least, I have parents to take care of me and I have healthy body. However, now after studying Lamrim, I should think to use this perfect birth to benefit more people or help more people.

    When I was young, I did not have wisdom and my friend always teased my “good motive” to help people. At one point, I was thinking that maybe only “bad guy” is considered smart. Luckily, this thought never stayed with me for long.

    Similarly, I have a lot people to Thanks in my life. First of all, I would like to Thank You Rinpoche. You always share your kindness and compassion with us. I only met you once during your birthday in Hall. I really agreed whatever you said on that night, it touched my heart. In your whole talk, I only can not stop nodding my head as your talk is very true. Every teaching and news from you, I always try to think your situation and your kindness/compassion. You are willing to stay in samsara and suffering the severe back pain for us. The only things I can do to pay for your kindness is to transform myself and change all my bad behaviours.

    Talking about Kechara and Rinpoche, I would like to Thanks those who brought me in Kechara to receive benefit from Rinpoche’s teaching. They are Patsy, Henry, and Pastor Chia. Patsy is the one introduce Kechara, Lord Setrap and Rinpoche to me. I was not so keen to join Tibatan Buddhism at that time. She kept on message me to urge me to join puja and kept on talking to me. I really would like to Thanks her for all this. Regarding to Pastor Chia, I met him during the Penang Kechara Roadshow, Patsy asked me to talk to Pastor Chia as Pastor Chia knows mandarin. We talked for whole afternoon, Pastor Chia asked me to help up to learn and spread the Dharma teaching. I replied to him that I had no time now but I planned to do it after I retired, Pastor Chia kept on saying “Why need to wait for so long and not now”..Hahah I still remembered vividly. However, he is right:). Thank You Pastor Chia.
    Another person is Henry, he knew I was in the KP in Wang Utama to invite Dzambala statue, he purposed called up to ask me to wait for me. He gave me a lot of pearls for my mandala offering and his book. He even invited me for tea. During coffee shop, he straight asked me if any doubt I have with Setrap. He always urged me to invite Lama Tsongkhapa to my house for praying. Although, I did not invite Lama Tsongkhapa statue home that time, but this idea was kept with me all the time, eventually, I invited Lama Tsongkhapa home and now I am working on my Tsongkhapa Retreat. Thank You Henry.

    Even now, I am continue receiving help from Pastors (Pastor Han Nee, aPastor Seng Piow, Pastor Adeline,Pastor Shin…), my Kechara Dharma friends from other centers(Johor, Kuantan, Ipoh etc..), Kechara Peers from Penang group… Thank You for you all to encourage and correct me all the time.

    Another person I would like to Thanks is my father, he passed away in 2000 due to heart attack. It always pain in my heart. He has used his whole life saving for my education in USA. I always think to pay him back after his retire but the day never come. He even wanted to buy a watch for me a few days before he passed away. I hope I do have chance to introduce Buddhism to him. In fact, he is the one who brought me to Buddhism. I reconnected to Buddhism again due to his funeral. I hope I can introduce Buddhism to my mother before it is too late.

    Let us always focus on gratitude and learn from all the negative experience we have encountered. It is not easy but we should try..

    Thank You Rinpoche and hope your back pain will be recovered soon. I do wish to meet you once again.

    Cheers,
    Soon Huat

  13. Leonard Ooi(Penang) on Jul 11, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for reminding us about being positive in life and to be with positive people . To be grateful for the kindness offered to us would be a blessing for us to repay the kindness that has been showered on us. We should repay the kindness by being kind to all beings. Be kind and grateful for the peace and harmony in our lives.

  14. PB on Jul 10, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for teaching us Dharma.
    That is the least that we can do, to say “Thank you”

  15. Shelly tai on Jul 9, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Thank you mama Kwan and Mr. Kwan who take care Rinpoche when he is at that young age, most of us grow up with a lot love from our own parents I can imagine a young like Rinpoche also deserve it no one in the world like to be mistreat everyone of us want to be love . Once again thanks Mama Kwan and Mr.Kwan who give unconditional love to our beloved guru.

  16. Uncle Eddie on Jul 9, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Gratitude is said to be an essential part of the act of workship, and a part of every aspect of a religious practioner. Well Rinpoche certainly, has such positive outlook, geniune compassion, gratitude with a service-oriented nature, and will be of tremendous benefits to so many, many others. Even as of this moment, Rinpoche through Kechara Organisation as its Founder/Advisor has brought light and happiness to endless multitudes of people through Dharma, and have been also benefitting others tirelessly with so many necessities of things, including food! Rinpoche has not forgotten any kindness he has had received and is determined to “pay-back” by becoming highly spiritually elvoved to be of better service to others. May Rinpoche be blessed with a healthy long life to continously focus his desire in benefitting all beings. Om Mani Padme Hung.

  17. Oya on Jul 8, 2014 at 6:41 am

    When i was a small child, my 3 older sisters and i from time to time were cared for by a woman of African decent and i remember that i felt very strange when i learned that this woman would leave her own children so she could care and watch over us. i always wondered who was taking care of her children. i always had a big place in my heart for Africa and i think itis from her kind care when i was very little.

  18. nicholas on Jul 6, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Being grateful is being appreciative and remembering the kindness of what the person did impacted us in a good way. I feel it’s an important attitude and value so we will be inspired to do the same to others. Rinpoche being grateful to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and make Rinpoche work even harder to benefit more people.

    The care from Ms Kwan and Mr Kwan gave a strong mark in Rinpoche’s life to treat people even better, with love and with care.
    It’s really nice to see Rinpoche reconnect back with Mr and Ms Kwan after so long.

  19. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Jul 5, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Gratitude series 2

    Thanks Kwan Mama giving the unconditional love to the super adorable boy when the moment He need the most. May Kwan Mama blessed by 3 jewels always. Grateful to Kwan Mama!

    An un-ordinary childhood is not an obstacle to Rinpoche towards Dharma practice to benefit countless beings.

  20. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Jul 5, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Gratitude series 1

    Dear Rinpoche, thanks for the powerful teaching to remind us the Gratitude to Guru. Most of us are know the meaning of Gratitude but when we want act to show Gratitude is not so easy due to our Ego and Ignorance mind.

    I m grateful to HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche because without Him we will unable to meet Rinpoche in beautiful Malaysia. I m extremely grateful to my dearest Guru, Tsem Rinpoche that bring Holy Dharma and Lord Tsongkhapa Lineage to Malaysia to benefit us. Thanks Rinpoche, without Rinpoche i will unable to be a better person, hence i will keep up my practice hopefully i may “pay back” Rinpoche kindness and help to me by helping in all Rinpoche projects.

    May Rinpoche stable health, long life (with folded hands)

  21. Grace Leu ( KHJB) on Jul 5, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    From the photos can felt the little boy in great smile who received unconditional love from Kwan Mama and brother. It was touching reading the story. The true love and care bring in impact on other which is unforgettable. I wish I will share the same love and care for other who in need.

  22. Andrew Hibberd on Jul 5, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Dear sons be the men that will change the world for the better do not fill your bag with money fill your mind with joy

    you can do it my dear children when you study all that needs to be studied

    when you see this i will be gone all that is me belongs to you

    love you guys

    Dad

  23. Edwin Tan on Jul 5, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    It is so wonderful for Rinpoche to reconnect back with Ms Kwan and Mr Kwan.

    I can imagine all the fears and scars of a terrible childhood, if not for the kind Ms Kwan. Every child will be afraid as we were all once young and defenceless.

    Thank you ,lovely Ms. Kwan, for taking care of our precious Rinpoche.

  24. Lucy Yap on Jul 4, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    I am a huge believer in the power of gratitude.We need to live in gratitude.I offer my gratitude for Rinpoche’s willingness to “take us on”For Rinpoche’s wisdom,humor and patience with us.I offer my gratitude to Rinpoche for coming to my life as a spiritual friend at this lifetime.Thank you for this beautiful sharing and may I too be of better service to others spiritually.Thank you Rinpoche.

  25. Lum Kok Luen on Jul 4, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you very, very much for posting and reminding ourselves on gratitude. It has certainly reminded me of showing gratitude which I have taken for granted for far too long. You have set an excellent example of not only gratitude to our loved ones, but more importantly guru devotion. Thank you again Rinpoche!!

  26. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Jul 4, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    It is indeed a very happy moment for Rinpoche to reconnect back with Ms Kwan and her brother Mr. Kwan. To be able to repay someone’s kindness is a golden opportunity to show our gratitude and appreciation. May Ms Kwan and Mr. Kwan continue to meet with Dharma and Buddha teachings in many future lifetimes.

  27. Edwin Tan on Jul 4, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for reminding all of us to be grateful for what we have, who we meet, and the circumstance we occur. I agree we should focus on the positive than dwelling on the negative. We should not feed the negative and give it power…totally agree.

    I am grateful to HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, otherwise, I will not have met my guru, root guru, only guru, HH Tsem Tulku Rinpoche 🙂

    Rinpoche has displayed such remarkable guru devotion, and I as your student, will follow and devote myself to my guru and not be swayed by samsaric influences and friends.

    Thank you Rinpoche, for compassionately teaching us to have gratuity even in negative situations and focusing on positive matters.

  28. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Jul 3, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for all your Dharma teachings. Through your beautiful and beneficial blog, I have learnt and try to practise all the good qualities in Buddhism as much as I could. Without listening and learning from Rinpoche’s teaching, I am sure I will suffer more than now with much attachments, delusion, hatred and jealousy, although I still have the 3 poisons now. May more and more sentient beings receive blessings and teachings through the kindness and compassion from Rinpoche.

  29. aldo on Jul 3, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    You’ve been a source of inspiration to me Rinpoche la through your teachings of the Dharma and gratitudehas made my understanding so simple.I always watch your videos and listen to them with great interest.Wish you well.~~Om mane Padme hum~~.

  30. Grace Leong on Jul 3, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    ” His teachings have given me knowledge, wisdom, better perspective and tremendous understanding of the nature of reality, our existence, this world and me. My purpose in life ….”
    This is exactly how I feel about the Dharma; it is so powerful and magnificent I cannot describe it. With Dharma in my life, things have become clearer, like looking through a clean piece of glass rather then before, where vision was generally blur and obscured.I have a super long way to go before attaining any qualities, but just having this comfort of a “better vision” is something I am extremely grateful for. All these was only possible cause I had the great opportunity to meet a wonderful Guru as Tsem Rinpoche, who tirelessly bring Dharma too all sentient beings. Thank you dear Rinpoche.
    Remembering kindness and having gratitude to all that have benefitted us empowers us to stay humble and grounded. Who are we without all these wonderful beings who have passed our way ? Be it a bad or good experience, something positive always comes out of it if we learn to look at it positively. And yes, this is where the great teaching of Mind Transformation comes into play . Thank you Rinpoche for giving us this teaching and many many other valuable precious teachings !

  31. Jutika Lam on Jul 2, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Kudos on the your starting of this Gratitude Series. Every single person in this world has at least one reason to be grateful for and many of us have thousands of reasons to be grateful of.

    I am really looking forward to more installations to this series and I would like to thank Rinpoche in advance for taking time out for doing this wonderful series.

    Looking forward to the future posts!!!

    Love
    Jutika

  32. Michael C. on Jul 2, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Fantastic! i was replacing everything You said about Your Root Guru with the Name of my Root Guru. i all too often take Dharma for granted. i don’t remember to think and reflect enough on all the kindnesses She has shown me. and how much my life has changed because of Her. this post is helpful as It spurred me to stop and reflect on that.

    This especially i have trouble and difficulties with – “I will never listen to my samsara or samsaric friends over my teacher ever. I will always choose my guru and his teachings instead of my attachments, samsara and indulgences.” because i don’t practice the Eight Fold Path well enough (particularly Right Mindfulness and Right Effort, but they should all unfold together like petals of a Lotus opening not one at a time but simultaneously). And also because i have not thoroughly examined the faults of cyclic existence or meditated on the 4 thoughts that turn the mind as well as the 18 freedoms and endowments (tibetan – Dal Jor).

    thank You!

    P.S. this made me laugh out loud – “Although I am not near qualified” …lol!!! funny joke! good job being humble i guess but if you are not qualified, then who is?

  33. Sean Wang on Jul 2, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Gratitude is not just a key part of Buddhism. It is one of the most important things in life. If you want to be healthy mentally (and also physically), create a list like this. I have a mental list in my head 😀

  34. Ming HY on Jul 2, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche’s to be grateful for what we have. Indeed, most of us are so fortunate to have a Lama who provides so many avenues to practice Dharma and reminded through the blog as to what is important, as it is so easy to get caught up in the activities of Samsara. Through your constant teachings, we remain grounded and guided. Thank you.

  35. shelly tai on Jul 2, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Dear Rinpoche thank you for teaching us about gratitude it actually remind me without Rinpoche we will not know about Dharma we will not know why we need to be benefits others and most important is for some of us who took the vegetarian vows if without Rinpoche we will not know why we need to take a vows I truly and sincerely thank you Rinpoche for all your hard work in teaching us to be a better person in life .

  36. Gim Lee on Jul 2, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Dearest Rinpoche, this is such a touching post. It is also a teaching of what a real Guru Devotion means. Rinpoche have so much love, respect and gratitude for HH Zong Rinpoche. We would not have known HH Zong Rinpoche as a great being if not from Rinpoche’s stories and continuous recollections told to us during public teachings or in a more private /smaller groups’ teachings. Every time Rinpoche talks about HH Zong Rinpoche, I can see very clearly how much devotion Rinpoche have for him. It is not only from the words spoken by Rinpoche but from your expression and sparkles in your eyes and the sadness from the same eyes later when remembering him. Rinpoche, you are like HH Zong Rinpoche to me. My life will be meaningless and without purpose if I have not met you… Thank you Rinpoche _/|\_

  37. Sharon Ong on Jul 2, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    I wish I had learnt gratitude much, much earlier on in life. It would have made it me a much better person. One of the things I am thankful and grateful for is having found my precious Guru in an extraordinary being like Tsem Tulku Rinpoche Thank you so much with folded hands for each and every teaching you give. With your teachings and blessings, may I be a better person and bring much benefits to others.

  38. Pastor Jay Jae on Jul 2, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    In the Lama Chopa, written by the Great 4th Panchen Lama it says:

    “We make our requests to you, O compassionate Refuge-Protectors;
    Even a single hair from your pores
    Is for us a Field of Merit more highly praised
    Than all the Victorious Buddhas of the three times and ten directions.”

    By being service to our Lama in any way, shape or form will grant us so much merit that it is difficult to fathom. Our Buddhahood is indebted to the Lama entirely. Rinpoche has been consistent in His devotion to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche from the day he met Rinpoche until today. This is a great sign of not only devotion for the Lama but also Rinpoche’s gratitude towards Zong Rinpoche and the infinite teachings he received from Zong Rinpoche.

  39. tsemtulku on Jul 2, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    To have gratitude will help our mind and attitudes to be more healthy and this will rub off on people around us. It also is necessary for spiritual attainments so you are absolutely correct. For any spiritual growth, we need to recognize all the benefits we have recieved and be grateful and expand from there. We must not forget any kindness we have received and be determined to ‘pay back’ the kindness by becoming highly spiritually evolved to be of better service to others. Thank you. TR

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  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 24. 2021 01:30 PM
    Well even it an old post, yet reading it with interest how much Sharon and Susan cares for their furry friends. A very good example for friends to follow. Yes I have heard many doggie ran out , feeling excited and lost their way home. Building such a place will definitely comfortable for the doggie to go freely….more spacious. I feel sorry for doggie attached to a chain. Animals have no voice , they can’t ask for help, they can’t ask for freedom and can’t ask for protection. Humanity must be their voice.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/compassionate-doggie-fence.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 24. 2021 01:29 PM
    Togden Yanga Rinpoche is a highly-regarded Drikung kagyu Yamantaka Master. Inspiring …..Yanga Rinpoche entered in to Yamantaka retreat practice for the life. Amazing he even master the Yamantaka practice and accumulated over 1.3 billion Yamantaka mantras. He spent his life achieving liberation and enlightenment, meditating in a cave for life. Here we have Kechara Forest Retreat such a peaceful place for retreat, we have Rinpoche to thanks for . May more people coming to this beautiful place for retreat.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/yanga-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 24. 2021 01:28 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing what it means to be spiritual . A well explanation and easy understanding for everyone of us.
    Everyone of us came to learning Dharma at centre for a reason. To me learning , practicing Dharma is something I wanted to do since retirement. From nothing and someone like me who knew nothing , learning from scratch get to learn and practice Dharma is indeed blessing. I wanted to make use of my finally journey meaningfully. We came to this world with nothing hence we leave with nothing. Life is ironic. Time is short though yet I am glad coming into dharma….gave me a peaceful mind especially in recitation of mantras, learning to let go of things, attachments and so forth. We are fortunate to have meet Rinpoche who cares more for us than himself. That’s truly a teacher. Reading those articles in the blogs have me learn a tiny fragment of what is like to be spiritual.
    Thank you Rinpoche again with folded hands.
    Well said by Rinpoche ….There is no such thing as you are ready or not to do dharma intensely or seriously. As long as you are in samsara and enduring birth, sickness, old age and death, YOU ARE MORE THAN READY.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/for-those-who-seek-spirituality.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 23. 2021 01:05 PM
    Inspiring Master Xuyun or Hsu Yun a renowned Chinese Chan Buddhist master was one of the most influential Buddhist teachers of the 19th and 20th centuries. An extraordinary Buddhist Master had gone through countless hardships and illnesses yet continue tirelessly worked as a bodhisattva, giving teachings, explaining sutras and even restoring old temples. Going through all the hardships did not stop him from his Dharma endeavours. He had successfully revitalised the Chinese Buddhist teachings, and had since benefitted many. Master Xuyun has spent his whole life devoted to the Dharma. He lived into his 120th year, and his life spanned two centuries and three dynasties. Interesting read of a bodhisattva.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline for this inspiring sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/empty-cloud.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 23. 2021 01:04 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all about the special Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden Oracle Statue. Looking at those beautiful pictures paints a thousands words and it’s a blessing . Dorje Shugden oracle statue is the first of its kind in the world where it enshrined in the Wisdom Hall Audience Room, at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia. We are fortunate to have this Dorje Shugden oracle statue , all thanks to our guru Tsem Rinpoche. We rely on the tradition of oracles to receive blessings and advices.
    Oracles are called upon as protectors, healers and predictors of the future, have played an important role in Tibetan culture. For hundreds of years, Tibetans have consulted the Nechung Oracle, the State Oracle, during Losar, the lunar new year celebration. It was the oracle who had saved Dalai Lama , leaving Tibet to India during the Chinese invasion in 1959.
    Thanks again Rinpoche with folded hands, having this special Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden Oracle Statue which allow us and everyone to be connected and generate merits.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/unique-dorje-shugden-oracle-statue-in-kechara-forest-retreat.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 23. 2021 01:02 PM
    Very precious video clips of the Powerful oracle by Choyang Duldzin Kuten. He was the official oracle of Gaden Monastery and a layman. He took trance of various powerful Dharma Protectors and in the videos he took trance of both the peaceful and wrathful forms of Dorje Shugden. When Dorje Shugden takes trance, those who were there will receive blessing and advice from Dorje Shugden. Even makes prayers for everyone to achieve Bodhicitta. That’s wonderful…a rare video indeed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. I have yet to see one but hope in future and have enough merits to see it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dorje-shugden-taking-trance-in-peaceful-form.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 20. 2021 04:13 PM
    Most Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche born in the eastern province of Kham, Tibet. Rinpoche was recognized as 13th incarnation of Lama Chubdak by high lamas of the Kagyu, Sakya and Gelug traditions. Rinpoche’s life has been eventful receiving many teachings from a long line of illustrious of legendary teachers and great lamas in Tibet prior to the Chinese invasion.
    Venerable Zasep Rinpoche is the last of his generation of incarnate lamas and in his book A Tulku’s Journey from Tibet to Canada of tells us a first-hand account of life. A beautiful book to have and interesting read. In his autobiography he spoke of the importance for the preservation of the Gelug lineage and Tibetan Buddhism as a whole. Rinpoche has spends countless hours giving teachings to many around the world. Many of them has benefited from his profound teachings .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a great Lama.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/zasep-rinpoche-speaks-plainly-about-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 20. 2021 04:12 PM
    The Third Trijang Rinpoche, Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso (1901–1981) was a Gelugpa Lama and a direct disciple of Pabongkhapa Dechen Nyingpo. HE Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche .succeeded Ling Rinpoche as the junior tutor of the 14th Dalai Lama when the Dalai Lama was nineteen years old. He also composed chants for spiritual practices and ceremonies and scores for their music for use by Ganden Shartse monastery. He received many teachings and empowerments from his root Guru Pabongkhapa . He even travelled extensively giving extensive teachings on Lamrim and initiations at many Gelugpa places all over Tibet. He also taught at Sakyapa and Nyingmapa Centers at their request. And ordained hundreds of young monks along those teachings. The teachings of the Lamrim that he taught were simply extraordinary and everyone left the teaching a better person. Thousands were inspired by the blessing would definitely guide and sustain each one throughout the rest of their lives.
    Inspiring indeed H.E Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche was also a poet and a writer who left behind his complete works in seven volumes, written in a style of rare elegance. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing of Tibet’s Teacher of Teachers H E Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s Autobiography.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/books-poetry/tibets-teacher-of-teachers-reading-kyabje-trijang-rinpoches-autobiography.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 20. 2021 04:11 PM
    Inspiring read of a courage Lama His Eminence Gyara Rinpoche spoke about Dorje Shugden openly and giving Dorje Shugden initiation to thousands at Yading, Daocheng County of Sichuan Province, China. Yading, Daocheng Ling Monastery, also known as Shugden Monastery. The monumental hall at the monastery was built specifically in order to spread and preserve the Pure Je Tsongkhapa Tradition and pure Buddha Dharma in General. An erudite scholar,Gyara Rinpoche received many teachings, instructions, initiations, commentaries and empowerments of both Sutra and Tantra from his main teacher, H E Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. He also studied under many other highly accomplished masters. Carrying on the tradition of spreading Dorje Shugden’s practice, he travelled extensively giving teachings and explaining about the ban on Dorje Shugden’s practice. Thousands of practitioners were at Yading, Daocheng Ling Monastery listening to his teachings, initiation and so forth. He has been spreading the Dorje Shugden practices to many Tibetans in Tibet during difficult times when there is still a ban of Dorje Shugden. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/gyara-rinpoche-gives-dorje-shugden-sogtae.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 16. 2021 03:43 PM
    The film Faces of Death shows nothing is more precious than being in the present moment, fully alive , fully aware . We won’t know what happening next. Death is a significant and inevitable part of life. Death teaches us that life is impermanent. There is no escape from death. We are all going to die some day. It doesn’t matter whether we are rich or poor, successful or ordinary, evil or good, we are going to die one day. Death refers to the end of life, we all go through this sad occurrence, and it is unavoidable. We have to accept death, but for as long as we are alive, we should live our life to the fullest meaningfully and make sure to enjoy it. Life is a lot more fragile than we think. So we should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets. Nothing is permanent in this world. Life’s impermanence.
    Buddhism emphasizes the importance of accepting the impermanence of life. Some scenes in the video appear quite gruesome, not to me as I have seen real ones as I been working and assisting surgeon in open surgeries before. Have seen thousands of births and many deaths occur while working . Life’s impermanence, I realised is what makes every single time and hour so precious. Its what shapes us our time and what makes it so important than not a single moment be wasted. We should not cling on to our body and our self-cherishing mind. It takes facing death to appreciate life and each other fully people die remains in the memory of those who live on. Everything must have its beginning and must have ending. We never know how much we really believe anything until its truth becomes a matter of life and death to us. The source of human suffering and discontent is that we crave and cling to the things of this world. Human life is brief, nothing does. Our hair , teeth fall our bodies decline and decay. Watching this documentary film is indeed powerful, truthful and tells us more, Life is certain , death is uncertain , I am glad to have across Rinpoche ‘s blog learning and practicing dharma . I have immersed myself in learning more and accepting that life is finite. All that exists is impermanent, nothing lasts. Therefore nothing can be grasped onto. Awareness of impermanence and appreciation of our human potential will give us a sense of urgency that we must use every precious moment. Profound teachings reading those comments.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this precious sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/faces-of-death-movie-review.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 16. 2021 03:37 PM
    Wow …interesting read . You would not believe this . A boy named, Jacob Barnett was 2 years old when he was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism by doctors. It seem this boy would likely never talk or read and would probably be forever unable to independently manage basic daily activities. At the age 3 he is able to able to solve 5,000-piece jigsaw puzzles. They were wrong this child turned to be a math whiz heralded as a boy genius whose passion and mastery of physics impressed experts later . At age nine, while playing with shapes, he built a series of mathematical models. That’s fantastic and shock his parents. He even demonstrated how he imagined numbers as shapes. Jacob enrolled in university at age 12, and he even published his first physics paper. He is considered as one of the world’s most promising physicists and the youngest researcher to ever be accepted in the Institute for Theoretical Physics.
    Jacob Barnett is indeed another proof of reincarnation, I do believe.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/another-proof-of-reincarnation.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 16. 2021 03:35 PM
    Back in 2015, Kechara had the privilege and great merits to witness an auspicious trance in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat. Those who were there witnessed a rare event where Dharma protector Dorje Shugden taken full trance of his official Panglung Oracle. Kechara has been very honoured and blessed that Dorje Shugden took trance of the Protector Dorje Shugden via the 7th Panglung Oracle or Chojela, an authentic and genuine oracle of Dorje Shugden . Wow all of the prayers, offerings, invocations, ritual instruments and recitations were all performed by Kecharians. They really did a good job. Rejoice. I not in Kechara yet back then , would hope one day Chojela will be taking trance again in the near furture.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with beautiful pictures that tell us all.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/700-meet-a-buddha.html
  • Sarassitham
    Wednesday, Oct 13. 2021 06:08 PM
    This is an amazing and extremely inspiring story of a young brave woman who was willing to help and save many innocent children, in spite of her own personal danger. She did not give up easily and would find a solution to problems. She took great courage to take a stand against oppression, and facing a great wrong of those holding power.

    Though she lost her father at an early age, his dedication to others and his last words made a deep impression on her. Her kindness and compassion won many heart.
    She was recognized as a heroine during the holocaust and made history of winning many internationally awards and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

    Thank you for the wonderful sharing, May God blessed her wonderful soul.

    https://bit.ly/3AwsEhy
  • Sarassitham
    Tuesday, Oct 12. 2021 08:37 PM
    Wow ..that’s scary and shocking. Can’t deny the fact that human are indeed the most terrifying species in the world. Unlike every other species on this list the vast majority of human killings are intentional, showing that appreciation of life needs to drastically improve.

    Most of these animals are now facing extinction or nearing extinction due to man’s greediness. The rush towards wealth has out weight and causes this issue which we don’t realize now that it may belongs to one of our losses.

    We should appreciate all living creature and hope that more people will be more compassionate and aware on our ecology.

    https://bit.ly/3BLZzzS
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Oct 12. 2021 12:58 PM
    Beautiful story of Tsem Rinpoche’s mother . Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing those precious picture of Rinpoche’s mother. Looking at those pictures tell us she is indeed beautiful


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/i-like-this-picture-of-my-mother.html

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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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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
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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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!
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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
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Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
10 months ago
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
10 months ago
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
10 months ago
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 months ago
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 months ago
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 months ago
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
11 months ago
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
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
1 years 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
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
1 years ago
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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
1 years ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
1 years ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
2 yearss 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
2 yearss 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
2 yearss 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
2 yearss 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
2 yearss 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
2 yearss 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
2 yearss 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
2 yearss 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
2 yearss 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.
2 yearss 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.
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