I have to be me

Sep 3, 2013 | Views: 1,434

 
 
 
Many ideas & approaches I have done in Buddhism were heavily criticized. But I stuck to what I believed most of the time. And in the end, it starts to work out. I’m not a traditional goody goody Rinpoche & even if I wanted to be I can’t.

Times, environment & people have changed. So we have to move on with the changes, evolve, adapt and morph into something new & better for the current times. I’ve never changed my motivation & goals, but I always change my approach. If you enter my world, I will not be what you think I should be or the traditional teacher.

Get rid of your projections. There’s nothing traditional about me or my friends or my style. But what I share in Dharma is genuine though. I am not proud of it nor am I ashamed but it is just a fact. I am different not because I try to be, but because I am. I’ll continue to raise eyebrows & spark talk, but it’s ok because I will make it and I will bring dharma to millions.

I will continue to work hard for others.

 
Tsem Rinpoche
 
 
 
 
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  1. Joy Kam on Dec 15, 2018 at 11:22 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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  2. JOY KAM on Oct 31, 2018 at 1:24 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

  3. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 26, 2018 at 7:58 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

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com

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  4. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 20, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia

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  5. Chandra on Jan 9, 2015 at 4:07 am

    He is very modern and dynamic and highly skilled and brilliant in relaying the Buddha’s message? What is there not to like? The most important thing is Rinpoche strove against the tides from early on in his life to learn and disseminate the dharma. That shows more integrity and dilligence than most ordinary people. That itself is worthy of reverence for an ordinary folk like me. Spot on with the Shakespeare quote too Rinpoche! 🙂

  6. Pee Bee Chong on Nov 8, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Rinpoche’s teaching is profound, easy to understand and related to us. The teachings reach our heart and keep us contemplate. We are so fortunate to have merits to listen and learn dharma from Rinpoche. We like the ways Rinpoche shares the dharma with us.

  7. Steven Koh Wing Gok on Jul 2, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Never ever be tough to all Rinpoche and teacher.
    Must respect and learn to accept thing, because of Rope.

  8. pema thrinley on Nov 18, 2013 at 8:20 am

    dear rinpoche,
    true guru……i am bleesed with your compassion….thank you

  9. Vinnie Tan on Nov 12, 2013 at 12:55 am

    This is so true! I just enjoy Rinpoche’s style so much. It is just a way that it would help people of our times to accept and learn in a faster manner. Rinpoche’s method is a way that it is easy for us to understand. The methods RInpoche uses is closer to our hearts, hence, allowing us to understand better.

    I am so happy that we have Rinpoche around us, making all the information so easily found just of the internet no matter where we are we will still be able to learn from the comfort of ourselves.

  10. Wan Wai Meng on Sep 25, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Rinpoche is truly a lama of the time, to be able to use what is available to him and to tap into the current resources and technology in this time and age. And he is always creative in using many ways and methods to bring the dharma to many people to people of all ages.

  11. Pastor Han Nee on Sep 16, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    I count myself most fortunate that ,though I met Rinpoche late in my life,nevertheless, I MET HIM! By my meeting him, I came straight into the Dharma path.

    The Buddha Dharma is about letting go of your perceptions that what is conventional and the traditional is the truth. When, with pure motivation, Buddha Shakyamuni went the unconventional way to discover the truth about the meaning of life, society and even his own family condemned him, because all were bound by conventional perceptions.

    This is 2600 years later. The ‘times, environment and people’ have changed, but the message of truth is still the same. So in order to brin gDharma effectively to people today, the teacher has to use unconventional approaches. Nevertheless, check the Lamrim and check Tsem Rinpoche’s teachings. You will find that Tsem Rinpoche’s teachings of the Buddhadharma is error-free. His motivation is pure – to bring the precious Dharma to millions. In his own words: “I will continue to work hard for others’.

    If there are people out there who can’t relate to his style and approach, and can’t see the woods for the trees, then you have your right of choice. Leave , if you choose too, but don’t criticize! Don’t deprive the millions, who are starved for Dharma as the only path to happiness, by stifling their access to the words of pure Dharma from the unexcelled teacher ,Tsem Rinpoche, and to his great universal love and compassion.

  12. Cliff on Sep 15, 2013 at 3:42 am

    If we always re-frame ourselves from change we would never succeed in the real world. It is forever changing and we are forever required to adapt if we want to keep up. People who has opt for a change for improvement has always been criticized and put down, and if those who continue with change other people would soon realize the mistake they’ve made not to accept that change. We should never remain dormant in order to improvement and accept change.

    If Rinpoche’s teaching do not suit you please stop criticizing Rinpoche who has been recognized as a Rinpoche, criticizing a Rinpoche would only create more negative karma than criticizing a normal person. Just move on and find one that suits you and do not practice the skill of gossiping and criticizing. Without Rinpoche I would not be the person I am today and I want to thank Rinpoche from the bottom of my heart. Being exposed to dharma has led me to be slightly more compassionate, kind, patient and tolerable to other people and many more. I hope Rinpoche is well and doesn’t get affected by those who try to put you down.

  13. Boon (Kechara Penang) on Sep 13, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Dear Tsem Rinpoche,

    Thank you rinpoche for your efforts! I like your creative way in spreading the dharma for us. It’s works and I realized that it’s much easier for us to understand it.

    Dear others who’re reading this article,

    1. Every teacher has their distinctive way of teaching. If you can’t accept the modern method of teaching by Tsem rinpoche, then you may look for other teacher but please respect him and don’t criticize him. (It’s like you don’t understand what your history tuition teacher is teaching about, then you can go for to find another history tuition teacher that you know what he is teaching about)

    2.Time has change, we’re separate from Lord Buddha Shakyamuni era for more than 2500 years. If the rinpoche is still using the old teaching method , the dharma will hardly to be absorb by the majority of modern era people. Thus, he has to use modern ways of teaching. (Imagine that If you’re a teacher and you’re still using the old teaching style , please sincerely ask yourself, will your student can easily understand about your teaching? )

    3.For those who often said “XYZ should behave traditionally and use the traditional ways of teaching” My question is :
    a) Have you been meet a teacher who behave “traditionally” and use “traditional method” to spread the dharma? If YES, could you understand it ? If YES again, then please respect to those teacher who’re using creative way of teaching and please don’t criticize it.
    If you cant understand the teaching received via the “traditional”teaching method, then why don’t you try to receive the teaching from a teacher who is using creative ways?

    Thank you rinpoche for your kindness. May you live long and continue to turn the wheel of dharma.

  14. Choo Weng Loong on Sep 11, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Dear Rinpoche , this pose of yours gaya lah !! Since there are different people at different levels of wisdom how can we expect the GURU to prescribe the same medicine to all

  15. Colin tan on Sep 11, 2013 at 3:08 am

    Rinpoche always bring people to dharma in a modern way, that deliver the essence of what dharma is. It’s fun, unique and keeps the younger generations interested and wanting to learn more. That’s the wonder of his approach to Buddhism.
    I must say… I find it really relevant to the environment now and it suites me perfectly.
    With folded hands, Rinpoche, thank you for all the guidance, dharma and love u gave us – all students of yours. The way u care for us and the method u use to bring Buddhism and Dharma to us is perfect. It is the end results that I believe is the most important as more and more people are attracted to Buddhism because of u.
    Thank you Rinpoche.

  16. Beatrix Ooi on Sep 10, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Rinpoche is truly a very special Lama, every Lama has His own ways of spreading the Dharma and of course Rinpoche too. People may like or dislike Rinpoche’s modern ways of teachings and some are just simply jealous because they are not happy and don’t get what they want. I really love the quote by William Shakespeare, cause if you dislike someone, you are wasting your time as you have to keep reminding yourself that your don’t like him, you hate him etc.

  17. Sean Wang on Sep 10, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    I completely agree with Rinpoche. Tsem Rinpoche is Tsem Rinpoche. Students cannot expect their teacher to change because the teacher knows what is best for his students. Should a student be unable to appreciate the teacher and decide to leave, then leave! But, do not criticize a teacher.

    When a person criticizes a guru, it promotes an unhealthy culture of mistrust between future students to the guru. Faith will be lacking as criticism increases. This is bad.

    Never talk badly about a guru. It doesn’t matter if it is your own guru or another.

  18. Andrew James Boon on Sep 10, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Most times it is more difficult to be who we really are. We hide behind a façade or a multitude of walls because we fear that who we are may not be good enough for others. We then project a false representation of ourselves and we go through life being someone we are not… and we wonder why we are unhappy… As always, Rinpoche continuously leads by example and uses Rinpoche’s own life and action as a teaching for others!

  19. Albert Ratchaga on Sep 10, 2013 at 4:16 am

    When people who do not understand you, don’t need any explanation, because they will still misunderstand you, for people who understand you, they do not need any explanation. So don’t need to waste time keep explaining, as long as we do our work well and go all the way, we will eventually proof to them by our result, then at that time, people who supported us will rejoice for us, and people who does not support us, will start to understand us. Result / outcome is the loudest and strongest explanation to everyone out there.

  20. June Tang (KHJB) on Sep 9, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    For me,I always think that “Whether Rinpoche showing wrath,smiling face or ….it is what we needed at the moment.Rinpoche use different ways to helping,training us to become better person.” Thank you Rinpoche for helping us in different “form”

  21. CK Siah on Sep 8, 2013 at 10:16 am

    我就是喜欢仁波切的大胆创新,开明,新思维, 新做风, 打破传统的佛法方式。
    我很佩服仁波切的毅立和坚持, 创办了今天的Kechara臧传佛教中心和禅修林中心。
    它也将成为东南亚最大的臧传佛教中心。
    我会跟着仁波切的步乏和教诲。先改变自己, 做好本份把佛法发扬光大。
    祈愿仁波切常驻在世常转法轮。

  22. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Sep 8, 2013 at 10:08 am

    I am 100% agree with Rinpoche as nowadays our lifestyles have changed totally compared to last 10 years, 20 years or more. We look onto our smart phones and tablet screen more than our loved ones, people tend to look forward to oversea vacations at least once a year and many people comparing the good meals and their way of livings. We have to change the way and method to bring the Dharma closer to the people in order to sustain Buddhism, Buddha’s teachings, maintain the peaceful environment and bring more happiness to everyone who is getting more and more deluded with the worldly pleasures through the advance of technology today.

  23. Lucy Yap on Sep 7, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Anyone can be a teacher but no one can be Tsem Rinpoche! Always humble with tremendous caring attitude towards all his students.The best teacher is the one who says they have nothing to give. Rinpoche had to endure hardship and unnecessary sufferings for us to receive the Dharma to apply it in our daily life.
    Words cannot express the love and heartfelt gratitude towards our beloved Guru.I am one proud student of H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche.May we be blessed to have Rinpoche with us for a long time.

  24. Serena on Sep 7, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Thanks to Rinpoche for always loving, caring and supporting us. :-)

  25. Low Khjb on Sep 7, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    All I could say is Thank You Rinpoche for all your effort to bring to light the Dharma in to this New Age of Modernization in order to spread it to the world at a faster pace.
    You do not need to change you way ,but we need to change our way of perception of the way we think.Which is limited by our own ignorance and ego.
    Who are we to question.If,we do not even have control over our own emotion and our constant desire to remain complacent .
    I dare not comment on others as I have not subdue my own demons within.

  26. Uncle Eddie on Sep 7, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Yes, whatever Rinpoche shared in his Dharma teaching with us is perfectly geniune and enlightening, especially his enthusiastic perserverance. This virtue is the root of all his perfections – a virtuous conduct motivated by one’s own enthusiasm. Due to our own laziness, we speak of the difficulty of attaining enlightenment. By making such excuses,we create our own obstacles to the practice of Dharma. By having been imprisoned in Samsara for so long, one should be willing to make all sacrifices in order to attain liberation at all costs, instead of making excuses. Every human being, because of the existence of Buddha’s nature in him, is said to be able to attain one’s level of enlightenment with proper guidance, but of course, depending “wholly” on one’s individual optimistic and hardworking practice! Presently, our mind container still being filled with the stains and contents of negavity of reckless faults and behaviour, delusions, abuses, anger and reckless blamings and pin-pointing of faults on others, thereby causing others to suffer! Therefore, many indication of us having being transformed, is mistakenly taken as a reversed effect/attitude, thus causing Rinpoche to endure many unnecessary suffering of critiscms, insults and faultless blames, to which we express our deepest heartfelt apology and regrets!!!

  27. Wylfred Ng on Sep 6, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    坦白说我也是有听过别人的批评。 我认为我身为一位平凡人没有像仁波切的眼光可以看到那么远,不过我相信对师父的依止心是非常重要的。 我绝对相信我来到克切拉,遇到上师不是一件偶然的事情。既然来到了,就要100%相信。

  28. Grace Leu(KHJB) on Sep 6, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    We are really blessed enough then only enable us to meet Rinpoche in this life , in Malaysia. This really like strike the first prize TOTO to able meet spiritual teacher.Rinpoche teach us Dharma in modern way which suits the current environment, it really benefits us in term to how to transform our mind and apply in our daily life.This really wasted if we use our narrow mind and preception to reject ourselves to a good Guru.

  29. Phine on Sep 5, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Tsem Rinpoche, your approach and ideas to dharmma is not the main reasons why you or your association is been critize about. Is soley how each and every of your committee and indicidual carry themselve that cause critics. This can be proven in many brand ethics if you ever read branding books. Branding religious organisation is one of the hardest, because each religion cannot be compare on who’s da boss? But in corporate brand we can, example soft drink…. however i believe Kechara have under gone a face lift by an agency O&M. But you guys stop half-way somehow this had cause an unconsistancy in the view of others. You might consider to rebrand Kechara instead of blaming your approach or ideas to buddhism. Kechara and you have your own USP…but it wasn’t fully use in proper manner. Good Luck…

  30. louise lee on Sep 5, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    我不是 一个 一百分的学生, 所以我不敢评论任何人的上师。但是我非常幸运, 乱冲乱撞的来到 KECHARA 绝对不是幸运两个字可以形容。

    我爱仁波切, 因为在他的眼里我看到平等。因为仁波切的教导,让我改去我的 ‘ 死性 ’。 仁波切的照顾,让我学会如何包容身边的每一位,学会了耐心。眼睛看开了。

    在佛法事业里, 是一份充满了 “ 自我心灵 ” 挑战的一份工作。 因为仁波切的教导让我忍耐别人,看见了自己。

    我会累计更多的功德, 因为我要生生世世的跟随仁波切。 我爱我的家人与朋友, 我改掉坏习惯,让他接受佛法学习佛法。

  31. Carmen Lin on Sep 5, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    A sudden thought came to me “Skilful means is not meant to be understand, unless one has the good merit or karma to have faith even without understanding, when the good karma or merit ripens, one will eventually realize and understand the guru’s uniqueness and the meaning behind such unconventional ways.” There are many great master like Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe who teaches and bring the Dharma others in the most unconventional ways, they were also being criticised as well. In the end, they successfully transformed others life for the better.

    From Rinpoche I’ve learnt that, when we know what brings real benefits to others, we must go all the way and do it with strong determination. People who don’t understand will highly criticise others who are the minority trying to do good deeds. People who understand will support and even encourages one to hang on and surely the light will shines through.

  32. Sharon Ong on Sep 5, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Love you just the way you are….unconventional, fabulous, loving, compassionate, selfless and real. Anyway, no one should criticise you, your ideas or approaches as they have not even walked half a mile in your shoes.

    Much love and care,
    Sharon

  33. HelenaC on Sep 5, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, I love the way you are hehe..!! I love the way that Rinpoche shares and teaches the Dharma. as the teachings are always very inspiring, easy to understand and it touches our heart 🙂

  34. jerry sito on Sep 5, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    亲爱的师父詹杜固仁波切

    我刚接到kechara的时候 , 我的确的听闻了有关对与您的一些不好的评论 ,然而我一步一脚印的在您的开示,您的教诲中,在kechara里成长这

    到了现在我开始从您的教诲中学习到了很多切切实实的佛法知识,并开始运用在我的生活上,开始学习改掉了许多不好的习惯

    在kechara这短短的日子,我是如此真切的感谢仁波切您在佛法上所分享的一切,我们都能感受到是真实而诚恳的,我们也能目睹,仁波切您不断的造福与帮助着很多很多的人与众生

    仁波切您就是您 祈愿您常驻在世常转法轮

  35. Datuk May on Sep 5, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    It takes so much courage to be who you really are. What I have learnt from this revelation from Rinpoche is that whatever or whoever you are, your intentions and motivations are to be true in serving others and NOT of selfishness.

    This blog reminds of what Rinpoche teaches NOTHING CHANGES AND EVERYTHING CHANGES from pure change of intentions and motivations.

  36. Shelly tai on Sep 5, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Dear Rinpoche thank you for sharing your thought. I think is very true what Rinpoche has share with us we do not need to explain why we do thing with this way or how a person want to do it, as long as the motivation is not to harm others or taking advantage of others the end result is important than anything else. I love the quote that Rinpoche share with us is very true and inspiring.

  37. Wai Kee on Sep 5, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Only after i am in Kechara, i learnt that compassion does not means giving in and being weak. Same as why some Buddhas looking wrathful – it doesnt mean they are not compassion and not enlighten. What you see might not be what you see, so look within the pure motivation and you will be touched by what Rinpoche has done.

  38. sockwan on Sep 5, 2013 at 12:46 am

    If you have to speak to a little child using baby language in order to communicate effectively, then a less traditional method has to be used in order to teach Dharma effectively to modern people.

    Not that we are so advanced that a Lama has to teach us using our ways, but because we are not at the level to understand Dharma using the traditional way.

    The beauty of Dharma is that, not matter how the environment or condition has changed, it is still applicable, it does not become obsolete.

  39. Sofi on Sep 5, 2013 at 12:34 am

    “We love you just the way you are”…the song that echos our mind. You challenge our comfort zones most of the times and make us face up to what we potentially could be….to let go and to fully place our trust in you for the roller coaster journey of gaining realization & ultimate happiness. The journey itself is never conventional, so why expect a conventional Guru? It is we that need polishing to see the true gem of a precious Guru that you are.

  40. lewkwanleng on Sep 4, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Reading this article and did a bit of contemplation and it brought tears to my eyes… There are so many people who pretend whom they are not for the benefit of themselves, for the fame, money, etc. And yet there are people in the extreme of the spectrum like Rinpoche who care only about bringing true happiness to others, but care not about the projections, masks, image, etc.

    I’m truly in blessings to be able to find Rinpoche in this life, even though a bit late.. LOL..

  41. Jay Jae on Sep 4, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Sometimes when I think about how people judge Rinpoche. It doesn’t makes sense when we’ve not gone through the same training and situations which Rinpoche has endured. We do not hold the same monk vows, the same Bodhisattva vows, the same Tantric vows, the same guru devotion which Rinpoche does.

    Hence, Rinpoche is unique in every single way. Those who are touched by him should know how much impact which Rinpoche has given us when we come into contact with him. Repay Rinpoche’s kindness by emulating his good qualities in joining the river of his vast deeds to help those who are in need.

    There’s no replacement for Tsem Rinpoche, there’s only one, the one and only unique. Help us help Rinpoche reach out to the world

  42. Lucas Roth on Sep 4, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    this is so correct, sometimes i try so hard to be like him or her when i have to be me and if your friends do not accept you then they are not real friends. thank you Rinpoche for sharing this and i will be me and not try to be anyone else.

  43. Pastor Yek Yee on Sep 4, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    That is Tsem Rinpoche!!!Rinpoche always straight forward and direct. This is Rinpoche’s style, of course some people don’t like Rinpoche but you cannot deny our Guru is sincere, hard working, always think about others more than himself, detail, caring and full of passion. You like or not, doesn’t change anything because the true is Rinpoche can bring real happiness to others, do you?

  44. Julien Roth on Sep 4, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Rinpoche truly is a very special teacher. I honestly love the method of Rinpoche’s teachings. Rinpoche teaches in a way that his teaching can be spread even through younger audiences. And i think that this is very important because the younger generation is the generation that will eventually take over, and when it takes over, we must hope for the knowledge of Dharma to be within it. Thank you for sharing.

  45. abby f on Sep 4, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Nothing is fixed. If we need to follow the traditional ways all the time or we need to just follow the norm, then there will be no airplane, no light bulb in the world now. And Buddhism is about changing perception, why we hold on to our projections/values so much and we judge/criticize other Gurus other centers based on that?

    I don’t care what people say about my Guru, because everyone can see how I changed and they know who I were before. And all the changes in me are because of Rinpoche. No matter what ways Rinpoche uses to teach me, I am a better version of me now this is for sure!

    Why there are changes in me and I’m now a better person? Because Rinpooche gives me the real Dharma that is about changing perspective, changing myself to become better. 🙂

  46. wansan on Sep 4, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Those pictures actually cheer me up! Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your thoughts. Rinpoche is always thinking of many different modern ways to spread the Dharma. Not trying to be someone else but stick to being your true self is the best as you are not faking anything. Though sometimes people might not agree with you, you know deep inside your heart, your true motivation is to benefit others. Thank you Rinpoche again. I will be myself and not try to be someone else.

  47. Patsy on Sep 4, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    We love you as you are, Rinpoche! For those who criticized, well they can always find another teacher to their liking. It’s their choice and no one is stopping them.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for being the way you are and bring dharma to the millions and billions who are attracted to your style!

  48. hecelus tan on Sep 4, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Instead of keeping on sorry I do better do more Manjushri when the obscurations started to arise. I believed most of the time we will always have a wrong projection on others due to some fixed, old-fashioned ideas on some things that we believed it should be in this way. This is an arrogant minded. I have learned to keep my mouth totally shut up when I have some questions on others’ way of doing things. Rinpoche you are right and I believed you knew the way I use to think. You are just giving me much care and time for me to make a change. Hope you can forgive what I have been doing in now and in the past. I will leave early to FGS in 16th September because they need help too. I have something for Rinpoche and I will bring it to Rinpoche when I come to KFR. Thank you for giving advice to us that makes our mind and faith becoming more stable and firmed. Will remember Rinpoche’s kindness and caring to me always. With a sincere mind and folded hands.

  49. Diana Pereyda on Sep 4, 2013 at 7:06 am

    yes stay beautiful you, your commitments and courage all you have done for others and the Dharma will last eons. Respect for you eminent all around this world.

    • Joy on Sep 6, 2013 at 1:46 am

      Diana… honestly if Rinpoche was not the typical calm and quiet kind of traditional monk, I think I would not have gotten in Buddhism. Many of us would not. It is because Rinpoche’s fun, creative and most of all down to earth approach that make Him real and all the more easier for us to relate to the Dharma. I am glad I found my “Perfect” Guru and I hope others will find theirs too and be happy instead of criticising other people’s Guru. That is like totally bad ethics and very disrespectful. It’s like slapping everyone’s faces who is following that Guru… how dare they. But you know it also shows how much they are unhappy about themselves. Actually they are the one suffering the most, sad to say.

  50. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Sep 4, 2013 at 2:47 am

    Dear Rinpoche, thanks for Rinpoche compassion that always shorten our distance within by all the skillful means methods…

    Rinpoche always PoP, Rock and Stylish in our heart…

    Salute to Rinpoche… May Rinpoche always good health, long life and continue turn the Dharma wheel…

  51. pavara on Sep 3, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Dear Rinpoche you have always been nice to me and gave me so much gifts and care.
    You are the person that is more kind then anybody that i have met in my whole life.
    Please live long and continue to turn the wheel of dharma.

  52. Jutika Lam on Sep 3, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I totally agree with Rinpoche on sticking with what Rinpoche thinks its best and everything will be ok no matter how many people criticize Rinpoche’s ways, their a ways and methods out there that are waiting to be discovered and it is great that instead of following other methods of conveying Dharma to people Rinpoche is coming up and putting in to action all kinds of new ways for Rinpoche to convey Dharma to people.

    Though Rinpoche is not a goody goody, traditional Lama I am still happy that Rinpoche has his own creative ways for spreading the Dharma!

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your thought…. and also nice pictures!

    Love
    Jutika

  53. Choongs on Sep 3, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Right on, my dearest Rinpoche!

    • Choongs on Sep 3, 2013 at 11:19 pm

      Gosh, that just came out. I think I must have been an African American in my previous incarnation. Now Chinese Malaysian.

      • Choongs on Sep 6, 2013 at 2:19 pm

        Forthright, skillful and quick, that is what H.E.’s achieves. _//\\_ Why not call a circle a circle, instead of calling is a shape where the borders have no beginning and no end and where the maximum width is an infinite number of lines that pass through its centre? Duhhhhh!

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  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, May 4. 2021 03:46 PM
    Bali is a magical Island probably the most well-known and most visited Indonesian island. A part of Indonesia archipelago, Bali owns the panorama and unique culture that make this island an ideal location for a vacation.

    It’s shock to discover people in Bali are eating dog meat. Aside from the cruelty, the greatest shock was to discover that tourists are unwittingly eating dog meat and fueling the mobile dog meat vendors are trawling popular beaches in Bali selling satays from buckets, deliberately not telling people the origin of the meat.

    This is causing shocking animal cruelty over the popular holiday destination and
    definitely putting the local Balinese and foreign tourists’ health at risk .Thanks for the thoughtful sharing and bringing awareness to many.

    https://bit.ly/2RknC6Q
  • sarassitham
    Monday, May 3. 2021 11:36 PM
    Each of us is born with a particular set of colors and numbers that are very unique. These numbers reveal our character, purpose, motivation, talents and abilities in this life.

    I had a positive feeling and good action to know the interesting fact of Mewa 6. Thank you for the thoughtful sharing, I am blessed to know my birth Mewa and had the opportunity to encounter the challenges to face and to overcome.

    https://bit.ly/3thT9DE
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Apr 30. 2021 11:09 PM
    Thank you for the informative and historical sharing of The Guangxi Community in Bentong. It’s interesting to know the large Chinese population in the Perting Chinese New Village are Guangxi Chinese.

    A small town famous for its locally produced ginger, durians, tofu puff, bean curd, bean curd puff, fresh vegetables, it has so much more to offer for wandering foodies.

    Success requires hard work, however hard work rewards with much more than success alone. Guangxi people of today are one of the most successful communities in Bentong, producing successful people in every strata of society.

    https://bit.ly/3gQ2JLu
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 30. 2021 03:47 PM
    Great Buton Rinchen Drub’s lifestorys truly inspiring, interesting which I simply love reading over and over again. The Great Buton Rinchen Drub was one of the most erudite of scholars of Tibet. To this day he is well remembered as a prodigious scholar and writer and is Tibet’s most celebrated historian. He catalogued thousands of the Buddhist scriptures and wrote the famous book, the History of Buddhism in India and Tibet. Many Tibetan scholars utilize in their study even as today.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/tibets-great-scholar-buton-rinchen-drub.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 30. 2021 03:46 PM
    Great memories of Rinpoche meeting with Guru Deva Rinpoche a very learned and qualified Lama,that has changed Rinpoche life. He is considered to be the reincarnation of one of the 84 great Mahasiddhas of ancient India. He studied under many great masters as such like Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, Kyabje Yongzin Trijang Dorje Chang, and so forth. We have Tsem Rinpoche today all because of Guru Deva Rinpoche who had contributed towards Rinpoche’s spiritual journey. The journey was tough for Rinpoche , having gone through and had travelled from America to India. Having remained and continued to languish under the terrible conditions in India till he travelled to Nepal and meeting Guru Deva Rinpoche. Everything changed from then on. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Martin Chow for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/my-recollection-of-h-e-guru-deva-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 28. 2021 04:19 PM
    Buton Rinchen Drub is widely considered to be one of Tibet’s greatest scholars, historians, translators,writers and proponent of the Kalachakra Tantra. Even as a very young child, Rinpoche exhibited extraordinary abilities. He studied and received many tantric transmissions and empowerments from many other teachers. Well respected by many and was one of the brightest lights of Tibetan Buddhism. Over the period of his life he composed at least twenty-six prolific volumes of commentaries. His legacy included the compilation of 500 years’ worth of translated teachings into the encyclopedic Kangyur and Tangyur collections. This monumental effort helped to preserve and propagate the teachings throughout Tibet. These collections have become well known by all of the schools of Buddhism in Tibet, and continue to this day. He travelled tremendously throughout Tibet and many places giving teachings, empowerments, transmissions, and ordinations at monasteries along the way. Interesting read of a great Lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/buton-rinchen-drub.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 28. 2021 04:09 PM
    Pema Lingpa was a famous saint and siddha of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. In the history of the Nyingma school in Bhutan, Pema Lingpa is second only in importance to Padmasambhava himself. Many auspicious miraculous signs appeared when was born as such even as a child he was indeed extraordinary learning everything from reading and writing to ironwork and carpentry without receiving any instruction. Interesting read of the extraordinary enlightened activities , stories and biography of Pema Lingpa . He was highly regarded by all four of the principal schools of Vajrayana Buddhism. Pema Lingpa spent his life revealing the precious treasures of Guru Rinpoche, giving empowerments and teachings. He composed many religious texts and ritual, gave initiations and even established monasteries . He was known as a discoverer of spiritual treasures. He left a legacy establishing a tradition that endures to this day. He prophesied that in the future he would return as the Buddha Dorjé Nyingpo in the pure land of Pemako.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/pema-lingpa.html
  • Sarassitham
    Tuesday, Apr 27. 2021 04:22 PM
    Thank you for the interesting sharing of discovering the heart desire numbers. Numerology is the belief in the divine or mystical relationship between a number and one or more coinciding events. The heart’s desire is seen as part of the larger picture which includes the life path, expression, date of birth and personality. Each person has different numbers that help them identify who they are and what their purpose in life. Each letters in our name has a message which is hidden and plays a crucial role in our life.

    I think this article will benefits many who are having a very hard time to achieve their dreams and to find out their true passion in their life. I had a good read and happy to discover my heart desire number.

    https://bit.ly/3vm118z
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 26. 2021 04:10 PM
    For sarassitham –sorry press wrongly
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 26. 2021 04:09 PM
    For sarassitham – For years scientists and experts have been trying hard to get the bottom answers and hard evidence of aliens existing . Finally they did it and very close to the answers through the video….a true evidence. Throughout history, many common myths and legends mention incredible flying machines and how ancient people travelled great distances through the air. I do believe thousands of years ago, ancient mankind was visited by incredible flying machines. There are various places around the world such as the Step pyramid in Saqqara, Egypt, a burial ground in Columbia , Mountain of Solomon and Peru, and many more. All these architectural structure are amazing, how and exactly, did they build those structures those days thousands years ago without modern machineries? Made of millions of precisely hewn stones weighing tons each, even with today’s cranes and other construction equipment, building it would be a very challenging task. Scientists suspect that over centuries aliens have visited Earth. Could it be artifacts of aliens or did ancient humans have extra-terrestrial help ??? It is still a mysteries to this days. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ancient-aliens-the-evidence-season-1-episode-1.html
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Apr 23. 2021 12:19 AM
    This article is truly inspiring. Ms Chen contributed most of her time working, her passion was a strong desire that she was able to do amazing things. It is indeed a rare sight to see a person who is able to be selfless at such a deep level in many ways. I do agree that we definitely need more Ms Chens in this world to inspire and to help others.

    https://bit.ly/3xj0k1C
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 22. 2021 03:34 PM
    Ngawang Wangyal known to many as Geshe Wangyal and the first American lama introducing Tibetan Buddhism to the West. He was a Buddhist lama and scholar of Kalmyk origin born in Russia. He travelled through Russia to Tibet and spent the next 20 years traveling throughout Asia, learning English and translating . It was during the Chinese invasion he escaped to India and later went to American. Despite the many challenges he faced , he built a monastery been the first temple in the Western hemisphere, sponsored Tibetan monk scholars to assist him in teachings. That’s how Tibetan Buddhism spread in the west. His long list of accomplishments would include pioneering efforts in establishing Tibetan Buddhism’s intellectual bona fides in American academia. During the last several years of his life he worked tirelessly on his final book.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring untold story of how Tibetan Buddhism first came to America through one great Lama.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/from-russia-with-love.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 22. 2021 03:30 PM
    Kalarupa is one a wrathful emanation of Wisdom Buddha Manjushri, manifesting as a Dharma Protector. Kalarupa displaying as the direct spiritual protector force for all ugliness arising from the true inner spiritual obstacles of fear, hatred, pride and jealousy . As an emanation of Manjushri, Kalarupa’s practice ultimately helps us to destroy ignorance and develop wisdom to overcome our anger and suffering. Interesting read of the story how Kalarupa arose as a Protector. Beautiful pictures of Kalarupa in many forms.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing, even though I still have more to understand.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/kalarupa.html
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Apr 22. 2021 12:38 AM
    Animals are sentient beings who like us have feelings, if we hurt them they feel pain and if we treat them with love and care, they would feel loved. The more we human know about the animals the more we feel how amazing they are.

    Thank you for sharing, I got attacked from the cuteness and I admired the warm hug of the puppy with teddy bear.

    https://bit.ly/3eoJxl4
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 21. 2021 03:12 PM
    In Buddhism, offerings are made to the Triple Gem, giving rise to contemplative gratitude and inspiration. One such offerings such as foods. flowers, and so forth. Reading this post gives us a more understanding of some do’s and don’ts regarding food offerings. Offering food is a meritorious act that also reminds us not to be greedy or selfish.
    GREAT guidance , precious teachings and listening from those videos tell us more. All about making offerings, the importance of our motivation and the results of making offerings to the Three Jewels
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-quick-note-on-food-offerings.html

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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#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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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
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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
5 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
6 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
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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
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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.
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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
7 months ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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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
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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
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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
8 months ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
10 months ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 months ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
11 months ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
12 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
12 months ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
12 months ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
1 years ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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.
1 years ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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