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

    Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia

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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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  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 20. 2021 03:09 PM
    In folklore, a ghost is the soul or spirit of a dead person appear to the living. Descriptions of ghosts vary widely that exist everywhere depending on the person who see it. Ghosts generally appearing for reasons. These could range from unsolved murders, forced suicides, preventable tragedies and so forth.
    Reading this post has a better understanding of how to solve or rather handle such situation. I do believe ghost do exist after all. To me ,we respect and having compassion for all those unseen beings we so call it ghost. Learning Buddhism and putting into practice, we have the knowledge to deal them. Doing prayers and dedicate to them to relief their sufferings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/questions-on-ghosts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 20. 2021 03:06 PM
    So touching reading article again. Lama Yeshe a rare attained being indeed giving inspiration to many , leaving a legacy . He was one of the most beloved Tibetan Buddhist masters of the late twentieth century. He was co-founded Kopan Monastery (1969) and the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (1975). He followed the Gelug tradition, and was considered unconventional in his teaching style. He is legendary pushes people’s buttons in his teaching similar to Tsem Rinpoche’s teachings . All the pushing is for the students to be better in life. We are indeed fortunate to have Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat , Malaysia . Many of us have benefited from Rinpoche’s teachings .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/he-would-push-their-buttons.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 20. 2021 03:04 PM
    Interesting stories behind of this Tsem Ladrang – The House of Devotion at Gaden Monastery . Established and sponsored by Rinpoche’s birth father, Lobsang Gyatso. Tsem Rinpoche offered Tsem Ladrang to Kensur Rinpoche his teacher after leaving for Malaysia as advice by Kensur Rinpoche who was affectionately known as ‘the bodhisattva abbot’.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/tsem-ladrang-the-house-of-devotion.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 18. 2021 02:20 PM
    Interesting read of Dr R Nyamaa ‘s biography. Dr R Nyamaa been the very first Mongolian woman doctor of bone tuberculosis. She is a multifaceted woman who works to empower herself and empower others. To be a doctor at those days is definitely brave and courageous. A great teacher having brought many changes to the medical world, introducing many new initiatives and practices in the field of training and treatment. She did published more than 60 articles in research reports, edited 4 manuals and 4 textbooks for students and doctors. She held several post and had received many rewards for her work in medical fields. She continued to serve at the First State Medical Centre till her retirement. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/dr-r-nyamaa-the-grande-dame-of-mongolian-medical-health.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 18. 2021 02:19 PM
    Before reading this post I used to think witches are women wearing black and pointed hats having evil or wicked magical powers. They practice and believes to have supernatural skills and abilities such as the casting of spells. Interesting read of this post very informative indeed. I understand better now the role of witches and they have nothing to do with worshipping something negative. Many people have a lot of misconception regarding witches in fact. Through history and long ago they have been prejudiced but not now many came to realise they deserve understanding and respect. Clear and detail explanation watching those videos.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/witches.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 18. 2021 02:17 PM
    The lady in red is all about stories of what happened to the two robbers arriving at doorstep of an old but regal inn named Redgrave Inn. Tragedy then befallen on one of the robbers Gareth. As they were checking in the attic for the night they saw a painting of a lady in a red gown feeling sad. Having misunderstandings the other robber Joseph left. Strange indeed Gareth went missing nowhere to be seen. Months later Joseph still could not make sense of what really happened went back to get the whole history of this strange lady in red. Interesting the paintings which Joseph saw now the lady in red is with his friend Gareth . Recording to the former owner then there’s many strange things had happened at Redgrave Inn before Gareth’s disappearance. Sound scary but interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/paranormal-stories/the-lady-in-red.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 15. 2021 01:28 PM
    Very informative post about Six Perfections. To me I have still along way to go but reading this precise teachings have given me a better understanding about it. Learning some knowledge from this post, will continue to read it time from time to improve myself and arm with more knowledge. A simple guide yet very precise and advanced teachings to me. For someone new like me is a good start to learn from here.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Niral for sharing this informative learning of Six Perfections.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/introduction-to-the-six-perfections.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 15. 2021 01:25 PM
    Awesome having all these beautiful Tsa Tsa which is specially made easy and convenient for everyone. Small in size but powerful to bring along during travelling . The process of making it amazing with much care and concentration . There are truly blessed images indeed that can also be inserted into bigger statues right now at Kechara Forest Retreat. Its take a lot of times and care doing it.
    Thank you Rinpoche for create such beautiful Tsa-tsa.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/tsa-tsas-are-nice.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 15. 2021 01:25 PM
    Beautiful and inspiring story which will touch the hearts of many . Been growing up in a family who against Tem Rinpoche for practicing Dharma is really hard and difficult one could imagined. How Rinpoche had the determination and will power to over come those obstacles he endured . Choosing his family and choosing Dharma , Rinpoche choose the later. Nor matter what happened Rinpoche somehow managed to practice Dharma under H E Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tharchin his first Dharma teacher. It was because of Kensur Rinpoche that Rinpoche stayed with Geshe-la, studied under him before going to India to become a monk. Not only that later meeting root guru H H Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.
    After years visiting Rashi Gempil Ling,the temple of Rinpoche’s childhood again and not been able to enter to temple Rinpoche offered prayers and three prostrations on the sidewalk remembering his guru’s kindnesses. Bittersweet moment Rinpoche felt not able to visit the temple again .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/i-was-prostrating-outside-rashi-gempil-ling.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 13. 2021 12:09 PM
    The three values of Olympism are excellence, friendship and respect. About coming together in the spirit of sportsmanship, the competition between countries from all over world. It wasn’t just the athletic ability, it was their moral courage competing in the Olympics as a once in a lifetime opportunity for them.
    Olympic hurdler, Liu Xiang from China a sporting idol had won after China’s first ever male track and field Olympic gold medal. In the last Olympics due his recurring injury had forced not able to perform well. Despite crashing on the first hurdle he continued with much pain hopped onto the track, kissed his final hurdle before he made it to the finishing line. His courage and determination had won the heart of many in the stadium and back home. He had showed an example of good sportsmanship and being able to lose gracefully.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/great-olympic-courage.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 13. 2021 12:07 PM
    An animal testing is known as testing of live animal in any scientific experiment. A live animal is likely to suffer pain, distress and lasting harm in the procedure . Animals used in laboratories are deliberately harmed, and are usually killed at the end of the experiment. It is cruel and inhumane to experiment on animals, that alternative methods available to researchers can replace animal . I am sure there are other methods as now the world is so advance in their technology. Animals should not be used in research or to test the safety of products. Thankfully, the development of non-animal methods is growing, and fast. Due to innovations in science, animal tests are being replaced in areas such as toxicity testing, neuroscience and drug development.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing to bring awareness of these animals testing which should be banned.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/alternatives-to-animal-testing.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 13. 2021 12:05 PM
    When we see the world through serene eyes, we generate peace wherever we go. A message of peace, respect and love towards others is at the heart of all of the major world religions. Listen with the intent to understand, be helpful, caring to others nor matter what race and religion or faith. Glad that a dialogue between Catholic and Buddhist religious and social action leaders coming together at Vatican. All participants living in America from New York City, Chicago, San Francisco and so forth .
    Religion is about increasing peace and harmony in the world. … People of all different religions should be given the opportunity to pursue good in their own way. Quoted Aung San Suu Kyi
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful news.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/this-is-so-needed.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Sep 12. 2021 02:48 PM
    All suffering is in fact the result or fruit of negative emotions such as attachment, greed, jealously, pride, anger, and hatred. The five afflictive emotions are the source of suffering. Pride leads to unhappiness in long run. Letting go of these instead of clinging on to it will lead us to nowhere. A profound teachings …….as quoted The letting go is from clinging on to the afflictive emotions, the anger, jealousy, feelings of unjust treatment, which all stems from our self-cherishing mind. Remembered the kindness the Guru has shown us and what we will never give up nor matter what happened. I am still plenty to learn.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Joy Kam for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/rinpoche-through-my-eyes-vajra-yogini-or-anger
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Sep 12. 2021 02:46 PM
    Heard stories from senior students of Rinpoche about assignment that had changed their lives. Reading this post tells us more through the eyes of Joy Kam. Some understandings learned from it. The little assignments which many have taken it for granted actually helps to change our karmic situation. Rinpoche wanted us to realize later on but not now from a particular assignment. What Rinpoche did there is always a reason behind it which many might not understand till later on. Rinpoche knows best, always cares for everyone and help us to improve, grow in our spiritual path. And also helped us to purify certain karma . Interesting read
    Thank you Rinpoche and Joy Kam for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/rinpoche-through-my-eyes-the-assignment
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Sep 12. 2021 02:45 PM
    Beautiful and famous story of a learned master Geshe who loved butter . Even though he loves butter so much yet as he has kept his commitments, and engaged in Dharma studies, doing sadhana and retreats he is able to ascend to Kechara Paradise. Wow ……the Geshe’s attachment was transformed into a powerful aspiration to take rebirth in a Pure Land.
    Butter tea is a traditional Tibetan drink and it is severed in all household has become a necessity. There are many benefits drinking butter tea such as at high altitudes , boost immunity and energy ,an appetite suppressant and so forth.
    The goal of any spiritual person is to strive towards attaining self-realization. We should be free from anxiety and distress, unencumbered by frivolous affections, and liberated from specious attachments. Nothing in life is permanent. Keeping our commitments, and always engaged in Dharma activities. Once we dominate ourselves through consciousness, the attachments disappear. Attachment comes from the accumulated past. The things we are attached to are no more than shadows of the past. The story of the Geshe indeed an inspiration and example for us .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this beautiful post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-the-geshe-who-loved-butter

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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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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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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.
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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.
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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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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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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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

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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
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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
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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
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Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 months ago
Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
4 months ago
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
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Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
#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
6 months ago
#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
6 months ago
In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
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
9 months ago
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
9 months ago
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
9 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
10 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
10 months ago
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
10 months ago
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
10 months ago
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 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
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
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Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
1 years ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
1 years ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
1 years ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
1 years ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
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Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
2 yearss ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
2 yearss ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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
2 yearss ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
2 yearss ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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