Dewa Nimbo in the Herald

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Princess Dewa Nimbo

In 1989, The Herald Times Online featured an article about a down-to-earth Mongolian princess from Xinjiang who was pursuing her doctorate at the Indiana University in Bloomington. She is H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche’s biological mother, Mongolian Princess Torghut Noyen, Dewa Nimbo.

Xinjiang is an autonomous region in the northwest of China. In the 18th Century, the northern part of this region used to be known as Dzhungar Khanate (kingdom). The Mongol Oirat people from the Altai region of Xinjiang used to rule over this Khanate. Historically, the Mongol Oirat consisted of the following tribes: Dorbet, Torghut, Dzhungar, and Khoshut. Dewa Nimbo belongs to the Torghut tribe.

Dewa Nimbo is the daughter of Mingyur Wang and his wife, Dechen Minh. Mingyur Wang was the eldest son of Prince Palta, the administrative ruler of Xinjiang Province in the 20th Century. Mingyur Wang’s ancestry can be traced back to the courts of Genghis Khan in the 1200s.

Princess Dewa Nimbo and her mother Queen Dechen… H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s mother and grandmother.

In 1949, Mingyur Wang and his family fled China during the civil unrest. At first, he sought refuge in Tibet, then in India before finally settling down in Taiwan where he served briefly in parliament. His wife, Dechen Minh, was a respected figure among the Mongolian community in Taiwan. Due to her privileged family background, Dewa Nimbo was often referred to as the Princess of the Torghut people (Torghut Noyen).

In the early 1960s, the young Dewa Nimbo became acquainted with a Tibetan man named Lobsang Gyatso. He was a disciple of H.H. the Panchen Lama and was managing a Tibetan school for refugees in Taiwan when he met her. They soon became romantically involved. Unfortunately, he was already married with three children, which he only revealed to her after knowing she was pregnant with child. Dewa Nimbo was deeply hurt by Lobsang Gyatso’s deception and immediately cut off all contacts with him. Bearing a child without a husband brought great shame to her life, and she has never truly recovered from this wound.

Despite her unfortunate situation, Dewa Nimbo experienced many auspicious signs during her pregnancy. Every day, she dreamt of a white elephant entering her courtyard and then she would tie it to a tree (this is similar to the experience of Buddha Shakyamuni’s mother before Lord Buddha was born). On the last night of her pregnancy, Dewa Nimbo dreamt of a grand puja being performed at her house by high lamas. Her mother, Dechen Minh, arranged for her to have a discreet delivery at the General Hospital of Taipei. On October 24, 1965, Dewa Nimbo gave birth to Prince Iska Minh, who would later be known as H.E. Tsem Rinpoche.

H.E. Tsem Rinpoche and his grandmother Queen Dechen. She used to visit Rinpoche and they had a very close relationship. She loved Rinpoche very much and Rinpoche misses her tremendously.

Several months after the baby was born, Dewa Nimbo put him under the care of Shi Mama, a Taiwanese lady for USD50 per month. Unfortunately, he was not properly taken care of by Shi Mama and her family. Rinpoche was often left undernourished and physically abused. In 1966, Dewa Nimbo immigrated to the United States.

Several years later, Queen Dechen Minh arranged for Rinpoche to be adopted by a Kalmyk couple from Howell, New Jersey and accompanied her grandson on a long-haul flight to the United States. When they arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport, they were greeted by Dewa Nimbo, who was by then married with two sons. Rinpoche spent the night at her house in Philadelphia. The next day, Rinpoche was introduced to his new family, the Bugayeffs, and taken to his new home.

Dewa Nimbo would visit him occasionally in New Jersey and sometimes brought him over to Philadelphia to stay at her house. Rinpoche would often wonder who this beautiful and intelligent lady from Philadelphia was. He later found out from his cousin, Gaga Toktun, that the lady was his biological mother. Despite knowing this, he continued to call her Auntie Dewa. Rinpoche remembered these visits fondly. Over the years, he maintained a good relationship with Dewa Nimbo and they often talked and wrote about many things. Rinpoche also learnt that Guru Deva Rinpoche was Dewa Nimbo’s spiritual teacher.

H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s uncle, Prince David Minh and Rinpoche when Rinpoche met him in Taiwan where he shared a lot of about their family history with Rinpoche. He is the only sibling of Rinpoche’s mother, Dewa Nimbo.

When Rinpoche was 21 or 22 years old, he went to Indianapolis to attend a teaching by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. As Dewa Nimbo was living in Indianapolis at that time, Rinpoche wanted to meet her as he was about to leave for India to become a monk. Unfortunately, she couldn’t meet him as she had to attend to an urgent engagement. However, Dewa Nimbo told Rinpoche, “You’re going to India, you’re going to Nepal, and it’s quite far and you’ll be alone. But if you need any help, if you need any assistance, if you’re in trouble in any way, contact Guru Deva Rinpoche and tell him that Dewa Nimbo said so.” Several years later, Rinpoche eventually met with Guru Deva Rinpoche who then explained about his family background and introduced him to his biological father, Lobsang Gyatso.

The article from The Herald Times Online below described Dewa’s life and ancestry. It also shows her deep appreciation for her Mongolian roots and culture.

Princess’s heritage brings her to Bloomington

By Mike Leonard | October 1, 1989

The Princess of Torgut says she’s really no different from anyone else walking down the streets of Bloomington.

“I dress just like everyone else. I live in university housing. I eat hamburgers, spaghetti, roast beef,” she says.

And when she does get the urge to cook foods from her native Mongolia, she says her two teen-aged sons take one look and say, “Mom, let’s go to McDonald’s.”

One would never know that single mother and doctoral candidate Dewa Nimbo is a Mongolian princess who can trace her lineage back to the 1200s and the court of Genghis Khan. “This is a different time and a different place,” she said in an interview last week.

Yet Nimbo’s heritage has everything to do with her being in Bloomington and studying at Indiana University.

In the 1200s, her Mongol ancestors put together the largest land empire in history, encompassing most of Asia and stretching from eastern China to eastern Europe. In later years, native Mongolian lands between Russia and China fell under the control of various tribal chiefs and warlords. Nimbo’s people, in the western Mongol lands, fled the warfare in the early 1600s and migrated to central Russia for a 150-year period. Most returned to their Chinese-controlled homeland in a 1771 journey which 170,000 started and 70,000 or fewer completed.

Nimbo’s grandfather, Prince Palta, was considered a prince of the first rank by the Chinese and her father, Prince Minjuur, was the last to be recognized by the Chinese Manchu dynasty. Just prior to China’s communist revolution of 1949, however, Minjuur received word that he should flee or be killed.

The Mongolian tribes, although accepting of the dominant forces in their part of the world, nonetheless wanted to remain self-governing. The Chinese were determined to wipe out resistance, which logically meant getting rid of the leaders.

Dewa Nimbo was 3 years old when she started with her family on an arduous, nearly two-year escape through the wilds of China and Tibet to India. “By day we’d hide in caves and the bushes and by night we’d travel by camel,” she said. Young Dewa was strapped to a camel and instructed to never cry or make a sound. “My (older) brother and I never knew we were running for our lives,” she recalled.

The Dalai Lama gave the family refuge in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, but he, too, would have to leave his homeland under Chinese pressure. Nimbo’s family spent a couple of years in India, she said, until Prime Minister Nehru advised them that their presence was upsetting the Chinese.
Nimbo’s family then settled in Taiwan, where Dewa received her junior high and high school education. She traveled to the United States in 1966 to unite with the large Mongolian sect which had emigrated from Russia to the Philadelphia area and to New Jersey. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Temple University before coming to IU and the nation’s only Mongolian studies program in 1985.

“I’d like to research and teach Mongolian language,” Nimbo said. “I’d also like to go back and collect oral history, and then return to the U.S. and compile it.”

She was able to return to her homeland in 1981, visiting Dzungaria, Mongolia’s westernmost province, and Chinese Turkistan, where she was born. “It is still a very backward area,” she said. “The place for women there is basically no place.”

Despite her place in a ruling family, Nimbo learned humililty at an early age. “My grandfather said, ‘You must suffer with the people to know the people.’ So we were never permitted to think we were better or above the people. My father would never allow people to kowtow to us.”

A part of that philosophy came from her Torgut tribe’s belief in Lamaism, the form of Buddhism also practiced in Tibet, which emphasizes compassion. Yet Nimbo said she’s always taken aback when she gets together with the old-line Mongols from the Philadelphia area who are descended from the Torguts who did not return to China in the 1700s and are accustomed to old ways. “I’ll start to help do something and they’ll say, ‘Oh, no, you can’t do that.’ It really makes me uncomfortable,” she said.

“When I go to Philadelphia, I still have to dress a certain way and act a certain way,” Nimbo said. “I have to be the way people want me to be.

“Here I dress the way I want and act the way I want. People here like me for me – not who they expect me to be. And I like that.”

Copyright: HeraldTimesOnline.com 1989

 


 

公主的身世把她带到布鲁明顿

作者:Mike Leonard | 1989年10月1日

这位土尔扈特公主说,走在布鲁明顿的街头上的她,跟其他人并没有两样。

她说: “我穿着一般人的衣着,住在大学社区内,吃的是汉堡包、意大利面和烤牛肉。”

她说,当她拥有烹煮蒙古家乡食物的冲动时,她的两名十多岁的儿子就会看她一眼说:“妈,我们去麦当劳吧!”

没有人知道作为单亲妈妈和准博士的蒂娃宁波是一位蒙古公主,其家族传承可追溯到公元1200年左右的成吉思汗王朝时代。“这是另一个时代,另一个地点。”她在上周的访问中这么说。

然而,宁波的身世却跟她在布鲁明顿和在印地安娜大学学习有着密切的关系。

公元1200年左右,她的蒙古先人统治了史上最大的领土,领地范围包括亚洲多数地方,并从中国东部延伸及东欧地区。后来,位于俄罗斯和中国之间的蒙古地区落入不同部落首领手中。为了避开战事,居住在蒙古西部的宁波家族在17世纪初期迁移到俄罗斯中部,并在当地居住了约150年。公元1771年,许多蒙古人返回中国统治下的家园,170,000人展开旅程,只有70, 000人成功抵达。

在中国,宁波公主的祖父帕勒塔郡王被视为地位最尊贵的王子,而她的父亲清明王则是中国满清王朝承认的最后一位王子。然而,1949年中国共产党革命之前,清明王收到消息说,他若不逃亡,就会遭遇被杀的命运。

蒙古部族尽管接受了自己的领土已被其他力量主导的事实,却依然想要维持自治权。中国决定消除这些阻力,这意味着他将会把这些领袖一一剔除。

当蒂娃宁波公主跟家人展开一场艰苦,穿山越岭从中国到西藏,再到印度的逃亡生涯时,她才只有3岁。她说:“我们白天藏身洞穴和灌木丛中,夜晚才骑着骆驼赶路。”年轻的蒂娃公主被绑在骆驼背上,并被命令不准哭泣或发出任何声音。“我和哥哥并不知道我们正在逃亡。”她回忆说。

在西藏,达赖喇嘛给予这个家庭庇护,但在中国的压力下,他本身也必须逃离自己的家园。宁波公主说,她及家人在印度居住了几年,直到印度总理尼赫鲁告诉他们说,他们的存在造成中国的不快为止。宁波公主一家随后在台湾定居,她也在那里接受初中及高中教育。1966年,她搬迁到美国,与大批从俄罗斯迁至费城和新泽西的蒙古大部族会合。她在坦普尔大学取得学士及硕士学位后,前往全美唯一提供蒙古研究课程的印地安娜大学继续深造。

“我想要研究和教授蒙古文”宁波说。“我也想回去收集口述历史,再回到美国进行资料整理。”

她在1981年成功返回家园,拜访了蒙古最西部的地区准噶尔和她的出生地中国突厥斯坦。“那是一个十分落后的地区。”她说:“这地方的女性完全没有地位。”

尽管出生在统治者世家,宁波公主自小就学会谦虚。“我祖父说,‘你必须跟人民共同经历苦难,才能了解人民。’所以,我们不能认为自己比别人高一等。我的父亲决不允许人们向我们磕头。”

这种人生哲学部分来自土尔扈特族的信仰,他们笃信强调慈悲的西藏佛教。然而,宁波公主说,当她跟那些现居费城的旧派蒙古人(他们是不在1700年间返回中国的土尔扈特族的后裔,)相处时,她总是相当惊讶。“当我帮手做些什么时,他们总会说‘哦,你不能这么做。’这实在令我感到不自在。”她说。

“在费城,我依然必须遵从某种衣着打扮和行为模式来生活。”宁波公主说:“我必须根据人们想要的方式来生活。”

“在这里,我可以自由穿着,做自己想做的事。这里的人们喜欢我活出自己,而不是成为他们想要的样子。我喜欢这样。”

版权:HeraldTimesOnline.com 1989

Source(来源): http://ww.heraldtimesonline.com//stories/1989/10/01/archive.19891001.00fd6c7.sto?code=64fc1a4e-6bf8-11e4-9350-101f742c1d2e

Source: http://ww.heraldtimesonline.com//stories/1989/10/01/archive.19891001.00fd6c7.sto?code=64fc1a4e-6bf8-11e4-9350-101f742c1d2e. Click on image to enlarge.

 

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  1. Pastor Shin Tan on Dec 14, 2018 at 4:51 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 1:02 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 7:42 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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  4. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 20, 2018 at 9:45 am

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  5. Samfoonheei on Feb 27, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for your sharing this short and beautiful story of your mother. Glad to know more of her. May Rinpoche met up with his mother in future and offer her with a beautiful image of Tara.

  6. William Chua on Dec 6, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    This article gives us a little bit more insight of who Princess Dewa Nimbo is. And also probably gives some comfort to Rinpoche. Till today Princess Dewa still does not acknowledge Rinpoche as her son which is from the deep anger she has with Rinpoche’s father. Hope that the Princess will have peace and let go of her hatred.

  7. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 20, 2017 at 2:05 am

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

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  8. Lin Mun on Nov 26, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the story of you mother. May you be able to meet you mother very soon and to present her the Tara that you have drawn for her.

  9. Low KHJB on Nov 30, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for your sharing.We certainly hope you could reunite with your mother in the near future.Your work at the US certainly help a lot of people there and to bring the precious Dharma and its true application, to the awareness of many .Hopeful she would be touch by this and make a point to meet up with you….

  10. Uncle Eddie on Nov 27, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Seeing how Rinpoche still cherishes his own real mother whom he hasn’t met for over two decades, and who has almost given him up, is truly an infinite “love without an end” which no human beings can have! Of course, cherishing all our mother beings, past and present as described in the practice of the holy Dharma of sciptures, is the foundation of all goodness, happiness and virtue, rather than cherishing ourselves, which is the doorway leading to all torments, a chronic sickness and selfishness, and a cause giving rise to unsought sufferings! As said in the Lama Chopa Guru puja, “The mind that cherishes all mother beings, and would secure them in bliss is the gateway leading to infinite virtue.” We shall pray hard and earnestly hope that one day, Rinpoche will meet her again to pay her all his due respects and fulfill all that he has promised her. With heartfelt thanks for the sharing of your very touching and incredulous story, Rinpoche. Om mani padme hung.

  11. Hee TS on Nov 20, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    希望仁波切與您美麗的母親團聚,並給她繪一幅度母畫像盡快成真。感叹胜彪讲法师费盡心思将这篇難得的文章与我们分享。感谢您!

  12. Edwin Tan on Nov 19, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Great find Pastor Seng Piow!

    Nice article.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  13. Grace Leu ( KHJB) on Nov 19, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Thank you Rinpoche ‘ s sharing . Wishing one day Rinpoche able to meet his mother and offer her the Tara picture. OM Maha YakCha Tsa Soha _/\_

  14. Julia Tan on Nov 18, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Princess Dewa are not like other Princess. She has come a long way fram leaving her own country since she was 3 until she became who she is today. Although she has to face all the difficulties in her very young age made her a tough, strong and humble lady. Reading the article above knowing that Rinpoche misses His mother very much. To me this is not just an article to share but to remind us to treasure and be grateful for having our mother close to us always. I am very blessed because I can serve and take care of my mother. May Rinpoche meet Princess Dewa again very soon.

  15. jen on Nov 17, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Great adventure and amazing story about Rinpoche’s mom. Thanks for sharing.

  16. KYC on Nov 17, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    What an incredible story. I really hope Rinpoche will be reunited with your mother again and offer her the Tara picture.

  17. sweekeong on Nov 16, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the story of your biological mother. It is surprising that Rinpoche’s family lineage can be traced back all the way to the Mongols. I was particular struck by what her grandfather said that royalty must suffer with the people to know the people. There is much wisdom in what he said and it is much needed today as in the past.

  18. Adeline Tan on Nov 15, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Hope Rinpoche’s wish to be reunited with your beautiful mother and to offer her a painting of Tara will come true soonest possible. What an interesting find by Pastor Loh, thank you for sharing.

  19. Sofi on Nov 15, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Thank you for sharing this article of your mom. May your wish of meeting her be fulfilled. It would be wonderful if you could offer Buddha Tara to her.

  20. Pastor Han Nee on Nov 15, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Dear Rinpoche, may it be not long before you have your wish fulfilled and you meet your mother. How joyous that will be.

    Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for finding this wonderful article in the Herald. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing it. I too like Rinpoche’s great-grandfather’s words on humility.

  21. Yeo Kwai Gin on Nov 15, 2014 at 3:00 am

    尊贵的仁波切, 你好 !
    看到这篇报导,仁波切一定很高兴和惊喜,我也很高兴有这篇报导描述关于您的母亲当年的生活,勾起了您对母亲的思念。您肯定有此机会亲手将度母的画交到您母亲的手中,我希望,度母与诸佛菩萨也永远为您母亲加持与庇佑!
    也祝尊贵的仁波切 健康 快乐 !

  22. Ai Nin Tan on Nov 15, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. I like to read history of Princess Dewa Nimbo. Rinpoche may just visit, draw and send a Tara picture to Rinpoche’s mother. But these actions will bring sadness back to her. Rinpoche deeply concern and caring towards his mother’s feeling is so great. Maybe Rinpoche still draw a Tara picture as offering to mother. I believe both of you will meet up one day when ‘times’ ripe.

  23. Sharon Ong on Nov 14, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Thank you to for sharing this. This is such an amazing find. Very interesting. I hope that Rinpoche will be reunited with Rinpoche’s mother soon.

  24. Jacinta Goh on Nov 14, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    May Rinpoche be able to meet Rinpoche’s mother and personally offer her a picture Tara. Thanks to Pastor Seng Piow. Rinpoche must be very happy for this surprise news!

  25. Irene Lim on Nov 14, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, I pray that your wish to be united with your mother again will happen in the near future. From what I gathered reading this write-up here and the stories I heard of her, she must have an extremely strong personality.

  26. Matt on Nov 14, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    So beautiful. ‘You must suffer with the people to know the people.’ This is so true. Thank you for sharing Rinpoche

  27. Miriam Pia on Nov 14, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    I’ve been to Bloomington, so that made a nice personal tie in. Impressive program, intriguing comments about her. I don’t understand your exact relationship with the other two boys. Also, I know your case is confusing but I would feel it might be closest to the truth to call this lady your birth mother and the other women who raised you also your mothers or adoptive mothers. The article was interesting. Thank you for letting me comment. I hope I am not annoying. I have been both liked and disliked – so it could be anything.

  28. Joy on Nov 14, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, what a lovely surprise! Great find Pastor Loh. Wow Rinpoche’s mother sounds very down to earth and kind. I like the last thing she said “Here I dress the way I want and act the way I want. People here like me for me – not who they expect me to be. And I like that.” I am sure there is a lot of expectations being a royal blood hence explains why she was probably scared and pressured to give Rinpoche up. I hope she will forgive herself and her past and meet with Rinpoche one day.

  29. Choong on Nov 14, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, I really hope that the two of you meet again.

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  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Nov 25. 2020 03:58 PM
    Thank you for the article and video sharing. It’s sad to see the reality of live of some people in the world has to go through so much suffering at younger age to survive.

    The early involvement of child labour is caused by their parents due the families economic hardship, parents need their help to perform their work or replacements when they are sick or old. Unfortunately the brick kiln management taking opportunity to misuse the labour by performing multiple task and treating them as slave.

    I do greatly appreciate the rightful action will be taken to prevent and to provide the new guidelines against the brick kiln owners who have tried to exploit workers.

    https://bit.ly/2UZha3N
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 25. 2020 01:54 PM
    Interesting read about Goddess Gemu, being worshipped by the ancient tribal community Mosuo people in both Shamanistic Animism Tibetan Buddhism. The Mosuo are considered the last-remaining matriarchal society in China, where they are a culturally-rich people. The traditional Mosuo religion worships nature, with Lugu Lake regarded as the Mother Goddess. Their practice is incorporated to the Tibetan Buddhism practice in the region for decades. The Mosuo has their own syncretic faith called Daba and the influence of Tibetan Buddhism. The Goddess Gemu is the most widely worshipped by the Mosuo people. Glad to note that the traditional shamanism based Daba faith is concertedly with the Tibetan Buddhism faith. The Zha Mei monastery which is a gelupa monastery had a strong affiliation with Dorje Shugden and at the same accepted the worshiping of this Goddess. The 5 th Panglung Kuten did took Dorje Shugden trance at this monastery . Strangely the CTA cannot accept the practice of Dorje Shugden on the hand could accept an unenlightened protector deity Godess Gemu. The practice of Dorje Shugden is indeed very beneficial so as the practice of Daba faith to the Mosus people.
    Well, may the Dorje Shugden ban soon going down into history for the benefits of all sentient beings.
    Thank you Valentina for a detail write up on the Gemu Goddess and those rare pictures of oracles by Dr.Joseph Rock who had explored the Tibetan borderlands .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/gemu-goddess-of-mosuo.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 25. 2020 01:52 PM
    Walpola Rahula Thero was a Sri Lankan Buddhist monk, world renowned scholar and writer. Dr. Rahula is the first Buddhist monk to become a professor in a Western world. He has written extensively about Buddhism in English, French and Sinhalese. He was noted not only for his erudition but also for his strong socialist views. During his lifetime he was awarded several awards for his incredible work towards harmony.
    (Whatever we are Theravada or Mahayana, as Buddhists we all accept the Buddha as our Master who gave us the Teaching.)…..well said.
    Ven. Rahula was later instrumental in encouraging the formation of the first Theravada temple in the United States. He spent most of his life in teaching and lecturing before going back to Sri Lanka where he passed away. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/ven-dr-walpola-rahula-thero-the-theravadan-academic.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Nov 25. 2020 01:03 PM
    This unique group of Malaysians have seamlessly assimilated the cultures of the Chinese and the local Malays particularly into their elaborately embroidered attire and very meticulously .

    The Baba Nyonyas have a very unique style of architecture that brings together Western and Eastern components,The community it self is also unique and rich in customs and traditions.Thank you for sharing a beautiful article.

    https://bit.ly/3q20qqG
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Nov 24. 2020 11:19 PM
    Thank you for an interesting and worthwhile article sharing. Most people experience eye problems from time to time, and vision problems tend to increase with age. Lately I’m too having vision problem due to working on laptop. Hoping to try out this eyes exercise practice to improve my vision naturally and Throw Away my Glasses!.

    I’m going to share this post to all my friends so that many more will benefit from it in near future.

    https://bit.ly/3frz094
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Nov 24. 2020 01:27 PM
    Interesting fact Achi Chokyi Drolma rose to protect Drikung Kagyu lineage while Dorje Shugden who rose to protect the Gelug teaching.. It is very powerful how enlightened beings can transform mundane activities like marriage, feasting and having a family into something that benefits others.
    Thank you for the good and informative sharing.


    https://bit.ly/398sjaD
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Nov 23. 2020 04:45 PM
    The road to Kechara Forest Retreat actually is dark but having the trust ,faith of our Guru and the Powerful Dorje Shugden’s protection we have nothing to fear.

    Daily recitation of Dorje Shugden prayers and mantra is very powerful for protection against ferocious spirits or demons. Thank you for this sharing.
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Nov 23. 2020 02:10 PM
    Thank you so much for sharing these variety healthy and delicious burger recipes for all of us try. As being vegetarian I was unable to find any rich ingredients vegetarian burger, but I found it was total pleasure reading these articles as I got to know so much information regarding it. I would surely recommend others as well to try these recipes.

    https://bit.ly/2UObZDE
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Nov 23. 2020 01:43 PM
    Tibet, on the northern side of the Himalayas, is an autonomous region of China. Also known as “Roof of the World” a country of immense natural beauty for its towering peaks and many beautiful scared lakes. Yamdrok Yumtso Lake is one of a power with natural beauty and very holy. Looking at those pictures in the blog tells us all. It is a beautiful turquoise-blue water lake mountain pass surrounded by snow capped mountains, island, pasture, temple, hot springs, wildlife and other natural landscapes. Yamdrok Lake is picturesque scenery, and it is in an organic whole of unique natural scenic. According to local folklore, Yamdrok Lake are considered sacrosanct by the Tibetan people is the transformation of a goddess and invested with special spiritual powers which is closely associated with Guru Rinpoche. Interesting read of the legend of that Dorje Geg Kyi Tso.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with historic stories behind it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sacred-yamdrok-yumtso-lake-the-abode-of-goddess-dorje-geg-kyi-tso.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Nov 23. 2020 01:39 PM
    So powerful, octopus could actually attacked and eat an aggressive shark. One that might surprise us is such an soft spineless octopus could be killed shark. The incredible footage as shown in the video that a octopus successfully attacking and killing an unsuspecting spiny dogfish shark. The octopus use their strength to overpower the shark…amazingly where we do not expected it. Never judge anything by the look or size till the end result. In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/octopus-eats-a-shark.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Nov 23. 2020 01:37 PM
    Reincarnation is the philosophical or religious belief that the non-physical essence of a living being starts a new life in a different physical form or body after biological death. The major religions in Asia hold a belief in reincarnation, especially Hinduism, Buddhism ,Jainism, and Sikhism accept that the reincarnation of a being depends on the past karma and merit accumulated. Reading this interesting blog, we get to understand better, we could look around in our friends or family members for signs that show us evidence of reincarnation. Interesting to know about these unusual signs of reincarnation as mentioned in this blog.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/interesting-signs-of-reincarnation.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Nov 21. 2020 03:45 PM
    That’s great with the discovery of a massive 2,600 year old Buddhist Monastery in Mes Aynak, Afghanistan. Mes Aynak contains Afghanistan’s largest copper deposit, as well as the remains of an ancient settlement with over 400 Buddha statues. This archaeological site is located at the world’s second-largest unexploited copper mine. Sadly because of the Afghanistan an Islamic government in no way interested in Buddhism, had given Afghani archeologists three years to excavate and soon it will be destroyed. Some believe future discoveries at the site could have the potential to redefine the history of Afghanistan and even the history of Buddhism itself. This site is an outstanding and complex archaeological landscape, with astounding quality of preservation. Well even the archaeological evidence points to civilizations in the area flourishing as early as the 3rd century BCE. This is an old post, all these ancient Buddhist site were destroyed by now….Sad. Interesting read. Looking at those beautiful rare pictures of the discoveries tell all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/massive-2600-year-old-buddhist-monastery.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Nov 21. 2020 03:44 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful story…..The “Story of Buddha with Sick Man”. A good example for us to follow nor matter what happened or whom , we are to help each other and have compassion for all even its our enemies. Helping, supporting and taking care of each other is important in our Dharma practice. Having a perfect human body in this life, we have to live wisely and be grateful , learn and practice Dharma as life is short. We only live once, living harmoniously and peaceful will change the environment for us all to work and benefit more people in our spiritual practice. Harmony is the practice of the Sangha. If we have harmony, we have happiness. We don’t need to be perfect…..quoted.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/a-story-of-buddha-with-sick-man.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Nov 21. 2020 03:43 PM
    Buddhism has a long history in Indonesia, is the second oldest religion in Indonesia after Hinduism, which arrived from India around the second century. Reading this post reveal Indonesia has a rich and intricate history intertwined with colonialism and nationalism. The history of Buddhism in Indonesia is closely related to the history of Hinduism. Buddhists make up a small fraction of the population in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation. As a number of empires influenced by Indian culture were established around the early 1st century. Many Buddhist temples were built and Buddhist texts were inscribed on the stones tablets. A number of Buddhist historical heritages such as the 8th century Borobudur mandala monument, ancient temples and numerous of statues or inscriptions were found in Indonesia tells us more about the earlier history of Indonesian Hindu-Buddhist kingdoms. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Valencia for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/the-buddhist-kingdoms-of-indonesia.html
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Nov 20. 2020 09:44 PM
    As cars have become one of the most significant aspects in the modern life, that’s a great idea, for all of us to invite Buddha statue in our car for protection and blessing.

    As we believe that laying eyes on a Buddha statues suppose to bring peace, harmony, happiness, blessing and protection. Besides, having Buddha statue in car does not just bring positivity to the owner but it may also benefit others who travel together.

    Thank you for your skillful sharing of dharma.

    https://bit.ly/2ULgMWw


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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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It\'s very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it\'s very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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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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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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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
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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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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
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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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
6 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
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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
6 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
6 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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
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The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
8 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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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
9 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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9 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Mongolia 135,226
Portugal 130,307
Netherlands 125,197
Turkey 120,199
United Arab Emirates 112,136
Russia 99,075
Sri Lanka 95,483
Romania 91,619
Hong Kong 91,139
South Africa 88,852
Mexico 82,732
Myanmar (Burma) 77,466
New Zealand 75,617
Switzerland 72,296
Japan 72,044
China 70,772
South Korea 63,488
Cambodia 61,872
Pakistan 58,986
Bangladesh 56,914
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