My reasons for doing a movie

Jan 22, 2012 | Views: 6,711

 

Dear friends,

 

Many years ago I was in the car with one of my teachers. He told me I should write a book about my life story. I politely declined. I thought there is nothing much I would like to share about my life nor would it be of interest to anyone. He insisted. He talked for quite a while telling me that I may not be interested or find my life interesting, but others may. It would inspire others. I was flabbergasted thinking I CAN INSPIRE OTHERS???? I really from the depths of my heart never thought I can inspire others nor have the aspirations to do so. But my teacher insisted strongly. He said I would inspire others therefore benefit them on their life’s journeys and I must write a book. He meant it would help in their life’s struggles..

I thought about all the things that happened to me both good and very painful and I didn’t know if I really wanted to talk about it. I wasn’t really ashamed, it was more, what for? What happened to me happens to alot of people…but I guess I trusted the unfailing wisdom of my teacher..to write and share what happened to me and my struggle throughout my life to do what I wanted to do which is Dharma or to fulfill a dream..I guess it’s a story of not so much I struggled to do dharma, but I struggled immensely to do what I wanted… I promised my teacher I would write and this was over ten years back.

 

Well my team of people were working on my book. They have travelled to US, Taiwan, Tibet, Xianjiang to research my life, some important locations are like Howell, Turkey Swamp etc…A shorter form of the book (The Promise) has already come out and many like it, but the actual full length book is not complete yet.

 

 

Recently an idea to do a movie of my life story came out. I thought about it carefully and consulted my teacher. The answer came that it would be beneficial and would affect many in positive ways. So there and then I decided I would like to do the movie even though I am not excited about it myself. So although the full book is not finished, we can use the the script and The Promise book for now…

I have not found the producers, funds, people, talent to get this together yet. A short script is ready though….But the movie should manifest sooner or later. I am describing here to you about the movie and towards the end of the video Sharon Saw does a wonderful narrative with great pictures. I had not seen the video/combined with pictures before this and I was impressed at the quality of the pictures, the flow and narration. Sharon did a good job. Thanks Sharon for such a great narration…. Kechara did a good job to help illustrate my life in a short video…thank you…

 

 

Take a look at the video please and let me know your inputs for this movie. What you think? Any suggestions? Any more ideas? I really would like to hear from you how we can get this project going. I am not particularly excited about my story being told, but I do trust my teachers and I will keep my promise to them.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

 

English version

 

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各位朋友们,

在 多年前,有一次我和我的一位上师共乘一车。上师告诉我,我应该写一本关于我生平故事的书,当时我婉言谢绝了,因为我觉得我的生平故事没有什么值得与他人分 享之处,而且也没有人会感兴趣。但是我的上师坚持要我写这一本书,并对我说,也许我对自己的生平不感兴趣,或者认为没有吸引人之处,但其他人却不会这样认 为,很多人甚至能够因此而受到激励和启发。当时我也受宠若惊,脑子里想着“我真的能够启发他人???”我真的打从心里没想过我有能力激励他人,也没有过这 样的打算。但我的上师还是强烈坚持,他说我肯定能够启发他人并利益他们的人生道路,因此我必须著书,上师认为那将会帮他人在生活困难中得到帮助。

我 认真的回顾了我的生活点滴,其中有痛苦的,也有欢愉的,但我不知道该不该说出来。我并不是觉得羞耻,只是不知道会有何意义,因为发生在我身上的事也同样发 生在他人身上。。。但是我坚信上师的圆满智慧,所以我决定把我的故事写出来——关于在我身上所发生过的事迹,还有我为了追求佛法而毕生面对的挑战和挣扎等 等。。。但它不全然是对佛法的追求,更重要要表达的精神是——一个人对自己梦想的追求。

我的弟子团队已经开始着手制作我的传记一书,他们千里迢迢、跋山涉水去过了美国、台湾、西藏、新疆等地进行寻根调查。最近,我的精简版传记《承诺》已经出炉了,口碑还不错,但完整版的传记还没有完成。

最 近有人建议把我的生平故事拍成电影,我认真考虑了,也请教了我的上师。上师的回答是那将会为他人带来利益,并能够正面和积极的影响很多人的人生,于是我便 决定要进行拍摄传记电影的计划,虽然我并不对此感到兴奋。现阶段虽然完整版的传记还没完成,但我们可以使用电影剧本和《承诺》书中的资料。

目前我还没找到电影制作人、资金、人材等来开始进行拍电影事宜,但我们已经有了简短的电影剧本,最终这部电影将会完成的。

我在以下视频里讲解了拍传记电影事宜,之后我的协调助理苏舒美为预告片做了精彩旁述,之中还有很珍贵的照片片段。我看了该预告片后认为制作得非常棒——精彩的照片,流利的剪辑和旁述。苏舒美和克切拉成功地用该预告片简短的叙述了我的生平。谢谢你们。

请观看该视频,然后让我知道您的感想。您有什么建议和点子吗?我真的很想听听您的意见,好让这个计划能够更顺利进行。

我对叙述自己的生平故事并不感到兴奋,但我信任我的上师们,并会坚守并履行我对他们许下的承诺。

詹杜固仁波切

 

Chinese version

 

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  1. Joy Kam on Dec 15, 2018 at 11:31 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 3:06 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 9:31 am

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

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

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com

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  4. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 20, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia

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  5. jerry_sito on Nov 17, 2013 at 9:21 am

    感恩仁波切的开示与教诲

    仁波切总是离开他的法座,来到了我们当中,用最适合的善巧,与完美的方式接近我们,看似一场邂逅,然而多少人能够明白,仁波切背后的动机,其实是一份满满的承诺与满溢佛法的爱,为了渡化我们,总是想低调的仁波切,不得不走入人群,为的不是名利,而是为了弘扬佛法

    仁波切曾多次强调,如果有选择的话,他会毫不犹豫地回到母寺,进行各种闭关和修习佛法。这才是他今世最理想的生活方式。

    但是,为了圆满对上师的承诺,仁波切毅然走寺院大门,在这里教佛法。仁波切说,他一点都不怕吃苦,只要可以完成自己的诺言,再苦也算不了甚么。 在这个利慾充斥的时代,还有人为了一个承诺;而不畏惧所有的困难和痛苦

    仁波切的一生,是一个乘愿而来的伟大故事,祈愿能早日完成一部电影,我相信,这故事讲激发无限有情众生的心灵,给我们带来无限的利益

    感恩仁波切,祈愿您长驻在世,常转法轮

  6. Sean Wang on Aug 2, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Rinpoche’s life story is something that should be shared by many and inspire many more. I think that Rinpoche should do a movie about Rinpoche’s life as that would make people learn more about Rinpoche and be inspired to go further into their current practices.

    Rinpoche’s childhood was not a normal one and was quite full of suffering, when people see this on the silver screen, they will be inspired to do more Dharma as they do not have the obstacles that Rinpoche had as a child.

    Rinpoche’s movie would be an instant hit as many people are interested in watching films about inspirational people like Rinpoche.

    Personally, I would like to do anything I can to help with filming or acting or whatever necessary. It would be a huge honour.

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  8. Han on May 7, 2012 at 9:08 am

    I have watched the video many times, the more I watch, the confident and passion to produce the movie in me increase. Regardless of how other people think of the IMPOSSIBLE of making Rinpoche’s movie, as a production people in Kechara, I want to maintain the determination of getting this movie done by talking, meeting many many experts in the film industry all over the world.

    It will be a great honor to be involved in this project.

  9. Wan Wai Meng on Apr 2, 2012 at 11:43 am

    I feel rinpoche will inspire many people of the hardships of wanting to practice, I mean sometimes we read about stories of how much suffering a spiritual master had to suffer to practice the buddha dharma, but Rinpoche was a minor when he tried to run away and wanting to fulfill his destiny. It is a story of not giving up and determination to overcome everything for a very high and beneficial goal. Rinpoche is monk to benefit all beings, and I think the world would gain from being aware of the story of Rinpoche who went through so much mental and physical problems and difficulties to achieve what they believe in.

    It will give people perpectives about what they went through and perhaps make their situation seem lighter in one aspect and give more methods or ways for people to face their issues. Rinpoche’s story inspires me.

  10. Siong Woan on Mar 19, 2012 at 9:38 am

    As the saying goes: A picture paints a thousand words.. I am sure a well made movie would be a far better media than still pictures!

    A movie about Rinpoche would definitely be an evergreen and go down in history!

  11. Datuk May on Mar 18, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    The purpose for making a movie to benefit others is so profound. Rinpoche’s life had not been easy and yet Rinpoche has risen above all the problems and sit on a throne to benefit people and founded the largest vajrayana center in Malaysia.

    What an inspiration! Make the movie, Rinpoche and many will relate that when we let go of our pains we can be of much use to others and self. Even some of us who hangs on to our pains, by focusing out to benefit others, our pains will subside.

    This is what the movie will be about. May the Movie of Rinpoche’s life manifest to benefit others in this modern and degenerate era.

  12. yenpin on Mar 17, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    仁波切说,要将他的一生拍摄成电影,电影我们看的多。高僧的一生拍摄成电影却很少,这是克切拉拍摄第一部电影。值得期待的一部电影。
    它將能夠告訴大家。仁波切在弘扬佛法所經歷過多痛苦、多悲痛的事情,都能一克服。
    不要因為他是一位仁波切而覺得他跟我們有什麼不一樣。仁波切跟我们分享的是,不管我们經歷過多少坎坷的路程,都能一一克服。

  13. beckyyap on Mar 17, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Rinpoche biography is very touching to people, how Rinpoche went through all the things when he was young and for Dharma.
    I think this movie definitely will inspire a lot of people to their life. They may get touched for watching Rinpoche’s story and might get some thoughts or realization about their life isn’t that worst than that.
    Hope that one day they will find out Dharma to help for themselves and others. To make our life more meaningful.

    I’m very excited to see the movie…!!!

    Thank you Rinpoche!!

  14. Nani on Mar 17, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche.
    I thik this movie can bring people to Dharma, and change their life.

  15. Louise Lee on Mar 17, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    谢谢仁波切与我们分享他的过去!!

    因此也证明了, 痛苦的过去不代表,失败的将来! 仁波切常常教导我们, 把这一切看为师! 应该更坚强, 面对! 这就是最好多学习过程! 向我们拥有佛法的,我们可以把这放进去, 那么就会容易的渡过了!

    非常希望仁波切的这套自传可以尽快在大银幕! 让更多无助的, 快点醒来! 为将来带来改变!! 

    Kechara World Peace Centre 快点建好!我要把来自世界各地的家人朋友, 带来我的天堂! 

  16. PhillisChin on Mar 17, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Thank You that who makes this video ^^ My goose bumps when i see this, ” The Promise” ~~ WOW!!
    This movie is a MUST to produce!! MUST!!! I am very sure everyone knows that this movie definitely will benefits to billion, even zillion people around the world, im not trying to stand on whoever side, i’am just telling the TRUE! Every Rinpoche’s teaching is logical.
    “The Promise” !! Excited!! ^^, Thank you everyone of your hard work!! ADD OIL!! = p ^^,

  17. kumar on Mar 17, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche.
    I like Rinpoche this video.
    I’m very happy to see rinpoche movie coming out.

  18. Helena on Mar 17, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    I can’t wait for the movie about Rinpoche’s life after reading and watching what has Rinpoche explained to us. I totally agreed that it is a fantastic idea to do a movie as its really will benefit and inspired many people, especially those who are lost in their spiritual practice, and of course the people who are seeking their spiritual path.
    I totally understand it will not bring any benefit to Rinpoche besides criticism perhaps, but i believe as long as the motivation is to benefit many, people will soon understand, its just the matter of time.
    I am giving my full support!!!!!
    Thank you Rinpoche for explaining this to us and always so caring.

    Much care, Helena

  19. Paul Yap on Mar 17, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Its a great idea to make a movie of the 1st Malaysian Rinpoche, everyone around the world will be inspired by Rinpoche’s life story, and will come together for KWPC, and yes, we will do everything, including becoming the tea boys and girls to serve Rinpoche!

  20. Mayy on Mar 17, 2012 at 1:51 am

    How Rinpoche gone through the rough and tides of life to realise dreams would definitely help and benefit many people. It moved many now and it will even move many more when it is made into movie. An outreach where most people will relate much easier.

  21. LilyT on Mar 17, 2012 at 12:56 am

    I had the privilege to be included in the viewing of this video at KD this evening. Just watching this short video is already an inspiration, let alone a full length movie. Rinpoche had to endure tremendous hardship to fulfill his calling with the sole aim of benefitting others.

    I pray that the movie will manifest without any obstacles.

  22. Hui Keng on Mar 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Rinpoche’s life story is truly inspiring. If his life story is produced into movie it will certainly be a spiritual legacy to benefit many people around the world for many generations to come. Those involved in this movie will gain tremendous merits and realise their personal goal for sure. How wonderful if a suitable director and producer will come forth quickly to realise this dream.

  23. DR on Mar 16, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Such an inspiring life story should be told and shared with all. A teaching that regardless of the circumstances that one is born in to, one can make good one’s life as it is all in our hands. A picture paints a thousand words, let alone a ‘moving one’. I pray that this movie will manifest soon and that I will be able to contribute to its manifestation.

  24. Yokefui on Mar 16, 2012 at 10:40 am

    I had spoken to several people coming from broken home or abused childhood. After I had listened to all their stories I always told them how Rinpoche lifted himself out of his own difficult situations , transformed them into a path that ultimately brought benefits to so many. 8 out of 10 times it worked. People would stop their “poor me” habits and slowly let go of their unhappy memories.

    Making a movie out of Rinpoche’s life story will inspire even more people.

    Students of His Eminence are constantly working on this. Any one out there willing to offer help in any kind, please contact the Liaison Council or Kechara House.

    Thank you.

  25. Margaretlee on Mar 3, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Rinpoche’s motivation for this movie is purely out of compassion, Rinpoche is always thinking of ways to impact people’s life in a good way, to reach out to more people so that they too have a chance to start their spiritual journey to ultimate liberation. Planting dharma seeds and imprints whenever and wherever Rinpoche can.

    As I am typing this, I suddenly have a surge of tearful emotion as I recall my guru’s tireless and compassionate guildance to me and all his students. ve

    We must all get our eyes and ears out…..look for sponsors, director and producer…..must continue to do this……..until we have the right resources to make this movie manifest!!!

  26. Jamie Puon on Feb 29, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    In my opinion, I know why Rinpoche wants to make a movie, it is because wrong mind enjoying movies will have wrong views, he wants to lead people to the right view, about how a person come to success. Please forgive if I am naive.

  27. Jay Jae on Feb 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    listening to Rinpoche’s life story is never boring. Rinpoche can tell the stories for many times and I can read the same thing over and over again and it gives me inspiration to do the Dharma I need to. Rinpoche’s gurus cannot be wrong and it is from their far-sighted wisdom and pure blessings which have made Rinpoche available for us today.

    I do not know of anyone now but will definitely keep a look out for people to make this happen!

  28. Adeline Woon on Feb 4, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Dear all, I’ve came across Kickstarter that serves as a funding platform for creative projects. Please visit http://www.kickstarter.com/ for further info.

  29. David Lai on Jan 30, 2012 at 2:45 am

    Dear rinpoche,

    I watched your whole video and I am moved to tears. I am always moved to tears by Rinpoche’s story and that’s not just because I am a cry baby but I am inspired. The amazing trials and tribulations rinpoche went through in your life just to practice the Dharma blows my simple mind away.

    I think your Guru is right. You story is THE necessary tale to be told today as most people today are so caught up with problems so trivial and selfish, they let it drag them down. So, your story with all the gritty realities of hardship and struggles would moved people to think out of their selfish mode of thinking. I think if your story can be told through the medium of a movie would be best as it will reach more people than a book.

    I rejoice and it gives me inspiration to learn up more of your life. I would like to learn up so it will be good examples for my explanations of Dharma and that I can use it inspire others because my own story is not as inspiring. I hope I can help others to learn more about Rinpoche because it inspires faith in the Dharma and open the doors of KWPC to become a reality.

    Thank you Rinpoche.

  30. Girlie Ooi on Jan 27, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    It is important for this movie to be produced, for all the many reasons stated but mostly because it was a promise made by Rinpoche and knowing Rinpoche’s level of utmost guru-devotion this project will take off!!

  31. lucy yap on Jan 27, 2012 at 2:17 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    To me,Rinpoche have always benefit others!A movie is a great addition.Rinpoche’s sad childhood,struggles,determination and loyalty will be an inspiration to others.It will be a beautiful story with a happy ending.
    Agree with Yoke Fui that we should start promoting and raise funds.
    Thank you Rinpoche,for sharing Rinpoche’s lifestory.

  32. lucy yap on Jan 27, 2012 at 1:58 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    To me,Rinpoche have always benefitted others!This movie is another great addition.
    Rinpoche’s sad childhood,struggles,determination and loyalty will be an inspiration to others.
    Agree with Yoke Fui that we should start talking and raise funds and contact to let people be aware of this movie.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing Rinpoche’s lifestory.

  33. tenzin llhamo on Jan 26, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    It will be a FANTASTIC movie! We can actually watch what and how much Rinpoche did just to benefit beings. And YES, I want to be a part of Rinpoche’s Movie team to help out. It’ll be such an honor to be part of it. May the movie help those in need and bring them to Dharma.

  34. fang on Jan 25, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Totally excited with the news of this project~ i could help find resources and manpower!

  35. Nga on Jan 25, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I strongly feel that the story of your life will inspire many people, especially those who share the same dreams as you do, to never give up their dreams and keep pursuing them, until their goals are reached, despite so much hardship that they have to bear, as you have during your childhood. This is another amazing story of reincarnation and it was so touching to watch, even just a brief part of the future movie. I will pray for the success of your dreams and that your movie will bring most benefit to all sentient beings who have the chance to watch it. My heart and prayer are with you, Rinpoche.

    Nga

  36. JP on Jan 25, 2012 at 3:15 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I fully support Rinpoche’s movie project. It makes a lot of sense to tell people Rinpoche’s story which is full of trials and tribulations. Yet Rinpoche still exudes love and compassion.

    I think all of us who supports this project should start talking to people who are either in the movie industry or knows of people in the movie industry.

    Just last night, I went to my friend’s Chinese New Year open house gathering, and my friend introduced me to a Hong Kong film director, Mr Choi because I have been telling my friends for months. My friend engaged him to do a Hong Kong movie to promote his company’s cookies. Yes the main actor was eating his company’s cookies throughout the movie.

    Mr Choi said that he’ll take a look at the treatment that we have and will advise accordingly. He said that he specialises in action movies such as police and triad movies. If we engage his company’s services, he’ll introduce another director who specialises in artistic/drama movies. His big boss is a Tibetan Buddhist as well. He said that his boss might even finance this project.

    I’ll pass him Rinpoche’s The Promise and email to him the treatment for his feedback.

    Another friend from the same gathering who heard me talking about making a movie said that she’ll invite me to join an online forum for people in the movie industry from the States and Europe. I can post my questions on this forum and even get people interested in this project. She made many friends from the movie industry at the Cannes Film Festival recently. She said to meet up again so that she can pass me her contacts from movie producers to investors.

    I pray that the months of talking to people I met regarding this project and many other Kechara projects will come into fruition fast as time is of the essence. I feel that if everybody continues to talk about this project, join forces and push for it, a movie will manifest very quickly.

    If my friend can do a movie just to promote his cookies, I think Rinpoche’s movie is not that far fetched.

    Regards,
    JP

  37. Albert on Jan 25, 2012 at 3:08 am

    Yes, this movie will be very beneficial to people from different ages and levels, many people in this world now are feeling that they are having very difficult times and they are the one that suffers the most, but in fact, what they suffers are very minor as compare to many more people in this world, this movie will show them what they have not experience, the life of Rinpoche and what Rinpoche has been through but yet, today, Rinpoche has became someone very comapassionate and kind, this will show many people what is it mean by real difficult times / suffering.

    Many people nowadays never like to read, by just having a book might not be good enough, people like to watch movie, hence, a movie will become a very good teaching / inspirational material to many people.

  38. nicholas yu on Jan 25, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I personally feel that visual media is the most effective way to get people attention and understanding. Movie tend to give an great impact/imprint to the viewers emotionally.
    Event young age kids will register to their mind for something unique & attractive to them.

    Rinpoche message in this movie is to create awareness of spirituality in this modern and materialistic world. Through Rinpoche’s life story, a lot of people will be inspired and benefited. It will give hope to people.

    With this movie a lot more people understand Rinpoche lives is to create an institution of learning for modern people to think and learn in accordance with spiritual values. KWPC will be a legacy for that a lot of people will come by as a join force to support this great work.

  39. yek yee on Jan 25, 2012 at 2:01 am

    当听我第一次听到仁波切说,要将他的一生拍摄成电影;我的第一个想法是,天啊!这将会激发多少人啊?了解仁波切真正的性格的人就知道,仁波切为人十二分低调,不喜欢将自己的私生活公诸于世。可是,为了佛法,为了更加容易利益更多的人,仁波切放弃了个人的喜好,走出幕前,这点真叫人感动。

    仁波切曾多次强调,如果有选择的话,他会毫不犹豫地回到母寺,进行各种闭关和修习佛法。这才是他今世最理想的生活方式。

    但是,为了圆满对上师的承诺,仁波切毅然走寺院大门,在这里教佛法。仁波切说,他一点都不怕吃苦,只要可以完成自己的诺言,再苦也算不了甚么。 在这个利慾充斥的时代,还有人为了一个承诺;而不畏惧所有的困难和痛苦,只管往前冲,我想这样的一个人,他不一定要是位知识渊博的佛教精神导师,就算只是一名普通的百姓,这份道德情操也足以叫我们钦佩吧。

    一部电影,最长的播映时间可能是三小时,但背后的教育性意义,若能让它持继下去;从而影响你的人生走向,那这部电影,肯定有看头。尊贵的詹杜固仁波切的电影,就是以这份使命来完成其拍摄的工程,所以它绝对不是只一部电影那般简单,它包含了转化你此生的心灵影片。

    不要在此刻问我如何影响,这答案我给不到你,只有你自己才能给自己最好的答案。

    最后:尊贵的詹杜固仁波切=一部电影@你的答案。

  40. Lim Han Nee on Jan 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    This movie must be made and produced.It will benefit,touch and inspire many many more people than the printed word will. People today, as Paris says, like watching movies but don’t like to read.Even without the movie, Rinpoche has already reached out and inspired so many people towards greater peace and happiness, and changed so many lives for the better. With the movie, lots of people out there who don’t read and who have not come on to this blog or accessed Rinpoche’s teachings on Youtube, lots of especially young people who badly need the messages and teachings contained in Rinpoche’s life story, will watch the movie and benefit from it.

    It will also draw people to the institution that is going to be a life-line to the spiritually starved people of this modern age, the Kechara World Peace Center. It will garner tremendous support for it in terms of funds and resources as well. People will be very keen to be part of the institution and all because of the movie.

    So the movie is necessary.Sharon’s short clip already whets the appetite for more of the same colorful and interesting and moving details of Rinpoche’s bio.

  41. henry ooi on Jan 24, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Making this movie would benefit many people to understand more of Rinpoche, Rinpoche’s aspirations and vision. For now there may not be a professional team or the funding to make the movie but as word gets around these resources will manifest.

    This movie will bring forth many people who will assist in building KWPC. Like Rinpoche said, let us leave a legacy behind when we leave this life, a legacy for the next generation. A legacy that will benefit many more in the future.

  42. mayy on Jan 24, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Having to make your life story into a movie will definitely inspire many out there. It is always a movie that will make more impact on someone’s mind compared to reading a written biography. When there’s music, story in motion/action movie always catches one’s attention and ingrained into one’s mind easily…imprint.

    Even with recent The Promise book and Rinpoche’s blog both has inspired many, why not movie? Can’t wait to contribute in whatever ways towards this movie!

  43. Yoke Fui on Jan 24, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    We may not have the fund or contact now to make the movie, but if we all start talking, asking around, let as many people as possible know this aspiration , I’m sure this movie WILL be produced by hook or by crook !

    Faithfully,
    YF

  44. wahying on Jan 24, 2012 at 7:53 am

    比仁波切的生平更坎坷的人大有人在,重点不在于有多坎坷,在于你怎样走过,怎样放下。对仍在挣扎的人,还有走过了但心里还有一些没有释怀的无法坦然的;仁波切的生平启发的就是怎样把它们化成生命养分。在精武体育馆的2012年十万佛灯大法会上,除了克切拉成员,不少陌生脸孔,有中年男人、妇女和小学生伫立在拉章摊位的大电视机荧幕前观看《承诺》预告短片。他们应该是第一次接触克切拉和仁波切,从他们伫立的时间和安静的表情,仁波切的生平故事是感动他们的。我们可能要做的是市场调查,看看什么叙述或呈现手法能引起最大的共鸣、我们要感动的又是谁、怎样才可以把信息传达给更多的目标群众。

  45. Don on Jan 24, 2012 at 4:05 am

    Rinpoche:

    A film based on your life would definitely be worthwhile. So often we see or hear the stories of those who were involved with the Dharma at a young age, and it is only rarely that we see or hear a story like yours.

    The “Precious Jewel Garland” states that one should not give up the Dharma because of desire, aversion, or fear. Your story can serve as an example of this kind of precious faith in the Three Jewels. As I mentioned on Facebook, your story, example, and teachings awakened within me the long suppressed desire to practice – I am positive that your example will aid countless others!

  46. Lim Tat Ming on Jan 24, 2012 at 1:57 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    A picture paints a thousand words. A good movie attracts a lot of attention to a cause. The World today needs inspiring stories that will lift people’s mind. Rinpoche’s extraordinary life will make a great story that will truly inspire and help many others to find the perfect peace and happiness. Every person who knows or has known Rinpoche will agree with this.

    This movie will reach out to the World and touch many hearts because Rinpoche’s biography – The Promise – has already touched so many of us here. The movie will fulfil Rinpoche’s wish to benefit others and promise to Rinpoche’s guru.

    The World eagerly awaits the premiere of this exciting and inspiring movie…

  47. sarahyap on Jan 24, 2012 at 1:42 am

    Actually, I can’t wait for Rinpoche’s complete biography book to come out… haha

    And I also think that making a movie is fantastic! A movie will certainly reach more people especially when it enters the big screens. But i was wondering if the movie will be the National Geography type or more on biography movie such as Gandhi and Amadeus.

    I’m so sure that this movie will bring benefit to many people, not only because Rinpoche’s life shows us how Rinpoche conquer the various circumstances in life that others would have given up… but also because Rinpoche’s Guru adviced to do the biography.

  48. William on Jan 24, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    The movie about Rinpoche is a great idea because Rinpoche’s life is an inspiration to people who knows you and it will influence more and more people who will come into contact with the movie. A lot of people will get to know and learn about Rinpoche better and understand why Rinpoche is doing this movie.

    The whole reason is because Rinpoche’s vision of having a retreat centre/Buddhist institution, Kechara World Peace Centre (KWPC), that will benefit so many people not just in Malaysia but the whole world.

    All the things Rinpoche does is to benefit people so that their life would be better and Dharma grow in the hearts.

    And I love the last part where Sharon narrated. It makes me want to watch the movie already!

  49. VC on Jan 24, 2012 at 12:01 am

    I will give my moral support to Tsem Tulku Rinpoche for his contribution towards Buddhism and spreading loving kindness to the whole world.I hope this movie will inspire everyone how a dedicated monk such as rinpoche willing to sacrifice his life to benefits humankind in this degenerate times.

  50. James Long on Jan 23, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    每一个人都爱看电影。这个新年和家人一起看电影至少有4部吧。可是总觉得缺少了什么。

    通常会让我们感动的电影很多,启发的却很少。看完后通常会有种“然后怎么样”的感觉。仁波切愿意将自己的故事制作成电影,是令人兴奋的事。我可以肯定的是,看完后会让我们有一番的省思。到底我们如何过自己的生活?只是为了自己?还是为了丢失的戒指烦恼?

    仁波切的一生能启发,并设立一个榜样,让大家知道我们所在的处境并不差,只要我们肯努力必定能够让自己成为别人的光。

    我们从未拍过电影,每电影制作人,希望我们能够尽快地开拍,让更多人受益。

  51. Howie Loh on Jan 23, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Happy Chinese New Year! I pray for your health, long life and to the growth of Dharma. When I was told about the movie plan, I was excited. Although I’m not in the movie industry but at least I should be able to contribute a little. Hope everything goes well. Hope Dharma continue helping people.

  52. Sock Wan on Jan 23, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    There are many things you did not want to do personally but for Dharma, for all sentient beings, for your Guru devotion, you did it anyway. Because of your selflessness, we are able to learn Dharma and benefit from it.

    I became interested in Tibetan Buddhism after watching the movie ‘7 years in Tibet’. With your life depicted in movie, I am sure a lot more people will be inspired, be benefitted. I will contribute whatever I can to make this happen.

    With much love,
    Sock Wan

  53. Suet Moi on Jan 23, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Dear Rinpoche
    I would say that your meaning of life is so much different from us. Thank you so much for sharing. Your real life story is important to lead us to pause or slow down the busy life to think about it the meaning of life.
    About the above video is clear and easy to understand. By the way can the video to have some background music?

  54. Matthew on Jan 23, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Dear Bhante, I know of your love for our four-legged friends, and so thought to bring this to your attention, should you have not seen it already – http://sujato.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/support-animalcare-in-malaysia/

    In metta,

    Matthew

  55. Su An on Jan 23, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Kechara for this video, it has a lot of important information and also valuable teachings condensed into 36 minutes.

    I think the movie idea is brilliant. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. What about a movie which is made up of countless moving pictures? Imagine the number of people who will be touched by watching it in the cinemas, (maybe even pirating it), youtubing it etc. How many people would be connected where the movie is filmed in the many different countries Rinpoche had been.

    The movie is definitely not an ego trip, how many people would delight in laying bare everything about themselves for everyone to know, moreover a Buddhist monk? It is about the celebration of triumphing over hardships and pain, and to come out stronger without bitterness, to help others find happiness, sincerely.

    I agree with Paris… making a movie out of The Promise (or the extended version) will reach out to the audio-visual generation. And probably after watching the movie, more people will want to read the book (like how it was for Lord of the Rings) or vice versa (like the Harry Potter movie series). And then after that we can have documentary series/films (like those documentaries on Titanic and King Arthur).

    How we can get this project going: start talk about it more now, tell others about it, show them this video, make connections, make more friends, reconnect with old friends…? Send the script to movie producers or actors (like Keanu Reeves or Richard Gere for example)? Maybe have some sort of an on-line bidding platform for freelance movie producers to bid for it?

  56. Phillis on Jan 23, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    It is GREAT, great great!! to have this movie!!! ^^, ^^, ^^, ^^,

  57. Echo on Jan 23, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Dear Rinpoche
    I chanced upon your website n teachings when I am going through v difficult times which brings me into tibetan Buddhism n yet something unexpected happened n I started to have doubts and almost gave up totally…..

    Your teachings gave me the faith to carry on and also the motivation and confidence that I can transform my mind n life through practising the dharma.

    I have been sharing your short videos w all around me n really look forward to your movie:)

  58. Lisa Leong on Jan 23, 2012 at 5:37 am

    Dear guru
    I see the impact that rinpoche created even by giving gifts to members or guests. They are touched and inspired. Hence, by making a movie guru definitely benefit more life by creating impact and inspiration.

  59. Paris on Jan 23, 2012 at 4:31 am

    I do think a movie would be incredible… and very necessary for reaching out to a new generation that will probably not read a book. The amount of work that goes into a movie is exponentially larger, of course, but then so is the corresponding outreach to even larger numbers of people. With the advent of technology, it is something that people will not just watch in the cinemas, but also on their computers, ipads, even phones while they’re jogging in the gym.

    The possibilities are far more open with a movie, the outreach more direct and message more clearly and directly told. There is a lot more we can share directly through visual media than can be done through the traditional forms of reading which, much as I love and hold precious, is not what this generation’s quick-thinking, restless minds would be able to sit through or “move” with.

    The movie would share with the world not just the lifelong works of Rinpoche, which people can see in all its most beautiful high definition, technicolor detail, but more importantly, the story of the human spirit – how a man could have been broken by what he went through but chose not to be. In a world ever more besieged by depression and fear, stories like Rinpoche has a place in every global citizen’s heart for it is a universal one that plays a part in every one of our own dreams for success.

    So year, today, people connect more with movies than they do with the written word (much as I hate to admit that, being a writer!) and a even richer visual representation of The Promise – a moving, talking, interactive one – would go a long way in bringing the struggles, hopes and expansive visions of Rinpoche to every single person out there who’s also looking for profound change and who wants to be a part of a legacy as large and lasting as Kechara and KWPC.

  60. Steve Tobias on Jan 23, 2012 at 4:25 am

    I’m glad that Rinpoche has decided to do this project. I love the video with Sharon’s narration. It seems like they have shot lots of footage already, with actors. The style seems very effective and suitable. It would make a great “biopic” on a larger scale too: showing Rinpoche’s activities today like planning KWPC, working to get Kechara Animal Sanctuary going, etc., then revealing the tremendous difficulties in his past piece by piece. It can show people what they can become. KIM has many professionals with decades of experience, but I do offer any help I could provide.

  61. elizabeth hurwitz on Jan 23, 2012 at 4:14 am

    Hi Tsem Tulku Rinpoche — Thank you for sharing your video with all of us. If I can be of help, please don’t hesitate to ask. I have a small small bit of experience in documentary film production. In 2008, I produced a documentary here in the States with David Leterman and Lawerence Bender, and other folks. My first question is who is the audience for your film? How do you want people to hear your story? As a compelling narrative? As a dharma teaching? As an adventure story? How folks experience a story also depends in part on their cultural orientation and experience. I hope these comments are useful to you and your team. It’s wonderful that you are undertaking this project. With all good wishes and fondness, Elizabeth Hurwitz

    • tsemtulku on Jan 23, 2012 at 8:49 pm

      Dear Elizabeth, you always come across as straightforward, organized and sincere. Thank you for being you. Please send me your email. I will post you on my personal list. Thanks so much.

      I do want to do this movie very much and I need lots of help. Any help is welcomed. TR

  62. lewkwanleng on Jan 23, 2012 at 3:05 am

    Whatever Rinpoche is doing, he has no personal agenda, and it is always about benefiting other sentient beings. The same with the movie. Many people may “talk” about why this Lama wants to make himself famous, but we as students, it is our job to educate others about the motivation behind this movie.

    I sincerely pray that the movie is a success, in a way that it will reach many many people and inspire a lot more, and with that, more people will know about Kechara World Peace Center and that it will manifest much quicker!!

  63. abby on Jan 23, 2012 at 2:05 am

    這部電影是值得投資的一部電影。
    它將能夠告訴大家,無論你過去經歷過多痛苦、多悲痛的事情,你仍然可以做個好人,不怨天尤人,不自暴自棄!尤其在這個年代,大家都似乎經歷了不少不愉快的事。

    詹杜固仁波切的過去跟你和我都一樣。請不要因為他現在是一名僧人而覺得他跟我們有什麼不一樣。他有他的童年,他曾在洛杉磯度過自己的青春期。他也有自己的掙扎和追求。花一點時間聽一聽他的故事,說不定你也有所啟發!(對我而言,詹杜固仁波切的故事確實啟發了我,教懂我不將自己痛苦的過去帶到如今這一刻,累人累己。)

  64. freon on Jan 22, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Dear Guru,
    I am thinking, what is the way to get sponsors for this movie and quality producer. Where to market this movies, how to get this movie to nominate. I would like to involve in this movie making either in front or back stage.

  65. Slk on Jan 22, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Do allow me to help on fulfilling your dreams on making a movie which I believe it will help many. Am personally touched with your promised, having faith in dharma and you. Do hope you give me a chance acting in the background, like sweeping floor, stranger walking in the back ( just kidding ).
    Yes, your stories could really make a difference. Especially those who experienced the pain, this is a form of healing and motivation for them… Thank you rinpoche.

  66. Karma on Jan 22, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    I would say why wait! Both the ideas-book and making movie are terrific more so because it would be based on a true life story as you had mentioned a journey mixed with joys and sorrows. I think rather believe that it would reach out to mass number of people as an inspiration. I feel and agree to what Oprah Winfrey a famous talk show host mentioned in her recent interview in India about her aim of the show was about drawing the connection with the audience, illuminating that ray of hope from the story for the larger people to connect and i feel your life has one. And i wish you luck and success.

  67. Mc on Jan 22, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    It is so important for Rinpoche to produce not only a movie but several movies about Rinpoche’s life. Several, because Rinpoche’s stories this life itself contains so much material that can really help people. It cannot be captured in a mere 2 hours of film.

    From Rinpoche’s childhood, Rinpoche has known rejection, struggles and hardships and have encountered many heart-breaking events. Things that tend to get us down and break the human spirit, and yet these things did not stop Rinpoche from doing what needs to be done. Many people will be able to relate to Rinpoche’s struggles, and see for themselves how we need be imprisoned by all the things that scare us and hurt us.

    Rinpoche is therefore a living example of the triumph of Hope. And this is very important because although human beings all seem ok, and seem to live meaningful lives, the truth is the world and man within, are decaying and we feel it. Look around the world and look within ourselves and we will know what I mean. Just about everything we do is done so that we do not have to be confronted with the reality of our own deep sorrow and aimlessness.

    I for one, had a life which I found to be a complete burden rather than an opportunity but today I have hope and a vocation worth giving all to. And I know I am not the only one. I see people in Kechara touched and completely changed. And I know that the same source that has helped me can help a lot more around the world.

    People speak often of the Degenerate Times but really what has degenerated is not the external world but our own sense of purpose, our sense of humanity and the sense of happiness. And we don’t know how to turn it around, but Rinpoche, you possess the knowledge of how to which has to be spread.

    And here, the antidote to man’s ills is not procured after Rinpoche did a Master’s degree in psychology but lessons that has been carefully preserved and passed down undiluted for thousands of years. A movie about Rinpoche would also pay due credit to a whole list of lineage Masters including Rinpoche’s Teachers’ Teachers.

    A movie may also bring the necessary help from around the world for KWPC to manifest quickly. KWPC is not just a holiday destination like a Spa, but a centre where man can learn to heal himself so that he can heal others as well. I believe that to the main purpose of KWPC.

    We see so many movies and they inspire us for a while only because we know the movie is not real, or we cannot relate to it or after we are inspired there is nothing we can do to nurture and build on that inspiration.

    Here a movie will touch many and will awaken them to the fact that healing is available and in fact, healing is already in place.

    Please do the movie Rinpoche.

  68. Alex Hay on Jan 22, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    i would love to be a part of this wonderful movie. dear Rinpoche, pls do go ahead and make this movie. I believe KIM able to produce the movie.

  69. tsemtulku on Jan 22, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    I welcome to both Kecharians and anyone who can help me with this. Tsem Rinpoche

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    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring story for Mipham Gönpo. Although at the age of 80, he did not give up and very determined to follow his Guru to learn dharma. Many would have gave up and provide various excuses about the health condition but he showed us that we should have full trust to our Guru and persistence will gain result.

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    Dorje Shugden is an enlightened Dharma Protector who manifested about 400 years ago from a lineage of erudite masters. Many High learned attained great Lamas, Tibetan Buddhists all over the world have been practicing Buddhism relying on this powerful Dharma protector ever since. Many great lamas and practitioners cannot be wrong in their practice. The ban instituted by the Tibetan Leadership against Dorje Shugden for the last 20 years is unnecessary. Those thousands living in exile scattered over Europe are speaking out on the history, background, politics of this ban. A great way to bring awareness to others who are doubtful of the ban. It is important to speak out the past , to prevent future mistakes and history to be repeated in some ways. Well history can provide others with insight into the ban and learn from past mistakes.
    Geshe Jangchup Gyaltsen a respected monk for over three decades keeping his vows of monkhood has bravely spoken up the truth. Logically telling thousands of Tibetan Buddhists at the Europe Tibetan Public Talk about the ban . Many of them holding to their democratic rights to speak peacefully that’s a great approach.
    Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it. We should learn from history, and the past mistakes.
    .Peace cannot be kept by force , it can only be achieved by understanding once said by Albert Einstein .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/geshe-jangchup-gyaltsen-logically-explains-about-kalachakra-by-dalai-lama
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 17. 2019 09:13 PM
    Shantideva, the eighth-century Indian saint and scholar , was a prince who became a monk and studied in the legendary Nalanda university. He was always very devoted to Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of Wisdom. The people in Nalanda Monastic University tried to expel him as they thought he was a disgrace to them due his laziness been doing nothing. When the time came for him to give the teaching, he supressed every one by reciting ‘’The Way of the Bodhisattva” from his mind.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring read.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/kick-shantideva-out
  • Pastor Lanse
    Sunday, Feb 17. 2019 07:38 PM
    至尊帕绷喀仁波切是近代藏传佛教格鲁派最具影响力的上师之一,弟子众多,其中包括达赖尊者的两位经师至尊赤江仁波切和至尊林仁波切,以及许多当代著名的大师。他虽低调,长期闭关,却是当代少数对僧俗二众弘法的上师。他的教诲深入浅出,其中最为人所知的是他的二十四天菩提道次第教诲,这些教诲经至尊赤江仁波切整理后,出版成书,那就是大家所熟悉的《掌中解脱》。至今《掌中解脱》已经被翻译成多国语文版本,造福全球千万名有志学佛的修行者。

    有意了解至尊帕绷喀仁波切的生平,请浏览:
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/l/cn/buddhas-dharma/pabongka-rinpoche-wikipedia-chinese.html
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Feb 17. 2019 06:44 PM
    Conceptualised by Tsem Rinpoche, Ms. Li Kim had produced a few series of paranormal TV series that were broadcasted in Asia. This paranormal series is very educational, it is not the type that scares people but to open up our mind to things that cannot be proven by science. All I can say is science is not above all. In fact, there are still many things science cannot explain but Buddha had explained them very well.

    Watching this interesting paranormal show to learn more about the unexplained, mysterious phenomena.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/artistic-spirits.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Feb 17. 2019 06:35 PM
    In Mongolia, there was also a trained oracle who could take trance of Dorje Shugden, Nechung and Tsui Marpo. He was called Chojin Lama, who was also the brother of the 8th reincarnation of the Jebtsundamba Khutuktu. It is quite interesting that Chojin Lama was taking trance of Nechung at the same time. So back then, Nechung and Dorje Shugden didn’t have any conflict at all until recent years.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/choijin-lama-the-state-oracle-of-mongolia.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Feb 17. 2019 06:27 PM
    Dorje Shugden may be painted in different styles, but the iconography is still the same as described in the scripture. Therefore it is safe for us to download a copy to make offerings to or to bless our environment. Tsem Rinpoche is always so creative in bringing Dharma to people. Thank you Rinpoche for making it so easy for us to get the necessary for our practice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/which-dorje-shugden-style-is-your-favourite.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Feb 17. 2019 06:22 PM
    If we are a serious Buddhist practitioner, we have to always choose our guru. We see our guru as the Buddha and our spiritual guide, he is here to help us get out of sufferings and to achieve enlightenment, he will never harm us. No one else has the capability to do that. When we have found our teacher, we have to be loyal to him, always think of his kindness. Our guru is not related to us by blood but he is very kind to take the responsibility to teach us and guide us so we can transform our mind and be happy. We must always remember his kindness and never forget, never abandon our guru.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/choose-your-guru-always.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Feb 17. 2019 06:12 PM
    Vegetarianism has become very popular for the past 10 years, I was more exposed to vegetarianism by then but I was still eating meat until I have started to read more about animal cruelty on Rinpoche’s blogs. It is very heart-breaking to see how the animals have to suffer before ending up on our plate.

    Since I have a choice but the animals don’t, the only way for me to help them is not to eat meat so there will be less demand. By cutting down the demand for the meat, we are helping to reduce the suffering of the animals. It also is a way to develop compassion. Most importantly a vegetarian diet is a healthier choice as it reduces the risk of getting cancer and heart diseases.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/kid-finds-chicken-organ-in-kfc-meal.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Feb 17. 2019 03:15 PM
    The 4th Takpu Pemavajra Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub was the guru of Pabongkha Rinpoche. He was the one who traveled to Tushita heaven and received the Dorje Shugden practice from Dorje Shugden himself. The practice was then passed down to Pabongkha Rinpoche. Apart from having a vision of Dorje Shugden, the 4th Takpu Pemevajra Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub was said to have direct visions of sixty-two deity body mandala of Heruka Cakrasamvara and Tara.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-fourth-takpu-pema-vajra-jampel-tenpai-ngodrub.html
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  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 17. 2019 12:26 PM
    The Egyptian pantheon of Gods is probably one with the most complex stories and legends which are largely associated with the underworld or the sun. Osiris, the God of Death thereby is one of the most significant ones. It is very interesting to read that Osiris was killed in a violent and brutal manner because of the jealousy of his brother. It goes to show there are jealousy and afflictive emotions in the god realms too. It is very interesting to note that the Egyptian believed that offering to the God of Death is obligatory as the offerings feed the God and in return humans will be bestowed with blessings and protections.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/osiris-the-egyptian-god-of-the-underworld.html
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Feb 17. 2019 05:33 AM
    Dharma Protectors of Tibetan Buddhism

    In Tibetan Buddhism, we have the kind Dharma protectors who had pledged to protect the Dharma practitioners and the spread of Dharma for the benefit of all sentient beings. Learn of the different Dharma Protectors and their various functions here. Ever so interesting and do share if you have a favourite protector.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dharma-protectors-of-tibetan-buddhism.html
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Feb 17. 2019 05:23 AM
    Wonderful Russia

    Russia had always been such a draw for many as the opponent of the USA with all the James Bond movies watched. Espionage and spy games dominate our idea associated with Russia. Well, this article shows a complete Russia that is beautiful and rich in history. Maybe it will be your next holiday destination in the planning. Have a read and fall in love with “Wonderful Russia”.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/wonderful-russia.html
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Feb 17. 2019 05:14 AM
    How to Purify Your Karma in Kechara Forest Retreat

    Take a break from the city to visit Kechara Forest Retreat and while you are here, view it as the holy place that it is. Receive the blessings and connect stronger to your spirituality with the compassion of the Buddhas. If you have extra time, volunteer yourself as we would welcome your participation in keeping Kechara Forest Retreat at its best for the benefit of others. Best of all your merit bank will be the so much happier too.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/how-to-purify-your-karma-in-kechara-forest-retreat.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Feb 16. 2019 09:45 PM
    This is great info. I have this problem a few years back and sometimes the pain can be intense and I have to take painkiller. I am lucky that I have found the right treatment and advise from a physiotherapy. While acupuncture treatments help but it only relief the pain for a short term. I think it is always important for us to know the cause and be aware of the position when engaging in any activities even as simple as standing and sitting. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this info.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/do-you-have-piriformis-syndrome

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As long as a sentient being perceives a non-existent ‘I’ and abides within the state of its resultant projections, both subtle and gross karma will be accumulated even if one is just sitting still and doing nothing.~Tsem Rinpoche 



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. As long as a sentient being perceives a non-existent ‘I’ and abides within the state of its resultant projections, both subtle and gross karma will be accumulated even if one is just sitting still and doing nothing.~Tsem Rinpoche .
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Here is a beautiful indoor stupa to a lama in Tibet. It is up to the strength of the devotion of the students to create such stupas in respect and dedication of their lama\'s previous incarnation(s). TR
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Respected lamas of any devoted students will have two stupas for their remains. One stupa inside the ladrang of the lama and one stupa outside for the public to worship and do kora. By keeping the remains of the lama's previous lives in stupas, and making offerings, generates the merits for the current incarnation and future incarnations of the lama to be able to do more dharma work to benefit others. Here is a beautiful indoor stupa to a lama in Tibet. It is up to the strength of the devotion of the students to create such stupas in respect and dedication of their lama's previous incarnation(s). TR
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The Phenomena of Oracles among various cultures. Very interesting- https://bit.ly/2s3vTfF
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His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche in Heruka Tantric dress
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His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche in front of the bodhi tree in Bodhgaya. The bodhi tree Lord Buddha sat under and became enlightened. Tsem Rinpoche
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Lovely people who are so faithful and interested in Dorje Shugden when they visited us. They understand the benefits and embrace the practice. I wish them well, happiness, peace and spiritual growth. Tsem Rinpoche
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One of my favorite sci-fi movies when growing up as a kid. It was a B-movie, but somehow it worked & I liked it. :)
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Doing Dharma work and a powerful motivation: https://bit.ly/2EXfeTh
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    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    1 month ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    2 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    2 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    2 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    2 months ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    2 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
    2 months ago
    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
    2 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
    3 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
  • Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
    3 months ago
    Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
  • Living off the grid in Australia
    3 months ago
    Living off the grid in Australia
    A Jill Redwood is a jack of all trades, Jill built her own house on her property and lives entirely off the grid with no mains power or town water, mobile reception or television. Living on around $80 a week, Jill has over sixty animals to keep her company and an abundant garden that out serves as an organic supermarket right at her doorstep. Her main expenses are animal feed and the rates on her property. Watch this incredible three minute video and be inspired to live differently.
  • Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
    Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
    My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
    Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
    3 months ago
    Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
  • Wylfred explains in Chinese the benefits of mantra stones at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia   |  黄明川以华语解释在马来西亚克切拉禅修林的玛尼堆(刻有心咒的石头)的利益
    3 months ago
    Wylfred explains in Chinese the benefits of mantra stones at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia | 黄明川以华语解释在马来西亚克切拉禅修林的玛尼堆(刻有心咒的石头)的利益
  • My Oser girl and Dharma boy love the verandah where they can see the greens. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
    My Oser girl and Dharma boy love the verandah where they can see the greens. Tsem Rinpoche
  • If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
    If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
    4 months ago
    My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
  • It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
  • BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
    4 months ago
    BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
  • Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
    4 months ago
    Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
  • In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
    4 months ago
    In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
  • Neat little video
    4 months ago
    Neat little video
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    1 years ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
  • Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
    1 years ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
    1 years ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    1 years ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    1 years ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    1 years ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    1 years ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    1 years ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    1 years ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    1 years ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    1 years ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    1 years ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    1 years ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Today KISG has carried out our monthly animals liberation activity in DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Today KISG has carried out our monthly animals liberation activity in DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!!!Will done children..Next week will continue again thank you Teacher Laura Yee. Ksds Asyley Chia
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2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!!!Will done children..Next week will continue again thank you Teacher Laura Yee. Ksds Asyley Chia
2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!!!Will done children..Next week will continue again thank you Teacher Laura Yee. Ksds Asyley Chia
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2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!!!Will done children..Next week will continue again thank you Teacher Laura Yee. Ksds Asyley Chia
2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!!!Will done children..Next week will continue again thank you Teacher Laura Yee. Ksds Asyley Chia
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2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!!!Will done children..Next week will continue again thank you Teacher Laura Yee. Ksds Asyley Chia
2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!!!Will done children..Next week will continue again thank you Teacher Laura Yee. Ksds Asyley Chia
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2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!!!Will done children..Next week will continue again thank you Teacher Laura Yee. Ksds Asyley Chia
2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!!!Will done children..Next week will continue again thank you Teacher Laura Yee. Ksds Asyley Chia
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2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!!!Will done children..Next week will continue again thank you Teacher Laura Yee. Ksds Asyley Chia
2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, Cherng Cherng's drawing so nice! Will done..Next week will continue again.thank you Teacher Laura Yee. KSDS Asyley Chia
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2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, Cherng Cherng's drawing so nice! Will done..Next week will continue again.thank you Teacher Laura Yee. KSDS Asyley Chia
2 to 6 year old class.Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!Will done children..Next week will continue again.thank you Teacher Laura Yee. KSDS Asyley Chia
19 hours ago
2 to 6 year old class.Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!Will done children..Next week will continue again.thank you Teacher Laura Yee. KSDS Asyley Chia
Teacher Asyley and Teacher Melinda gave some brief explanation to students on Rinpoche’s biography. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Asyley and Teacher Melinda gave some brief explanation to students on Rinpoche’s biography. Lin Mun KSDS
The children are so cute  They took  picture in front of Rinpoche. Lin Mun KSDS
2 days ago
The children are so cute They took picture in front of Rinpoche. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Asyley takes good care of the students. Lin Mun KSDS
2 days ago
Teacher Asyley takes good care of the students. Lin Mun KSDS
Glad that children engage in dharma from young. Lin Mun KSDS
2 days ago
Glad that children engage in dharma from young. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Kien lead the prostration and mantra chanting before the start of the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
2 days ago
Teacher Kien lead the prostration and mantra chanting before the start of the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Students collecting the art stone done by them. Lin Mun KSDS
2 days ago
Students collecting the art stone done by them. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Melinda is guiding the youngest students to do prostration. Lin Mun KSDS
2 days ago
Teacher Melinda is guiding the youngest students to do prostration. Lin Mun KSDS
We would like to thank our dedicated volunteers from #Ipoh for assisting us in surplus rescue from #Tesco and #Aeon. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 days ago
We would like to thank our dedicated volunteers from #Ipoh for assisting us in surplus rescue from #Tesco and #Aeon. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you very much to Heriot Watt University students and staffs from Asiapay for participating our foodbank delivery activity today. Both groups assisted us in delivering dry provisions and also surplus vegetables rescued from Tesco and Aeon. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 days ago
Thank you very much to Heriot Watt University students and staffs from Asiapay for participating our foodbank delivery activity today. Both groups assisted us in delivering dry provisions and also surplus vegetables rescued from Tesco and Aeon. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Pastor Han Nee blessing the birds before releasing them. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Pastor Han Nee blessing the birds before releasing them. Lin Mun KSDS
So glad parents & students come together every month to do animal liberation. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
So glad parents & students come together every month to do animal liberation. Lin Mun KSDS
Both mother and daughter are active is Dharma School and the activities. Lin Mun KSDS
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Both mother and daughter are active is Dharma School and the activities. Lin Mun KSDS
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