480 Million Trees | 四百八十万棵树

May 19, 2019 | Views: 385

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Air pollution has been a big environmental issue in Beijing and other cities in the northern region in China. In addition to smog and dust, sandstorms that sweep across the northern region of China every spring from March to May are also one of the main contributors to the bad air quality. The dust and sandstorms mainly come from Hunshandake Desert of Inner Mongolia and its neighbouring country, Mongolia.

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Dust and sandstorms pose a huge negative impact on the environment, the economy, and health. When dust and sandstorms strike, low visibility causes flights to be cancelled, fire department officials have to be mobilised to patrol on highways to prevent car accidents due to strong winds which very often increase the cases of fire accidents. At its worse, the PM10 level in Beijing reaches above 2,000 micrograms per cubic meter, which is 40 times the maximum 24-hour mean recommended by the World Health Organisation. PM10 is the tiny inhalable particle linked to respiratory disease. People with health problems, especially related to the respiratory system, are advised to stay at home to avoid further aggravating their health conditions.

 

Hunshandake Sandland

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Hunshandake Sandland is the closest sand land to Beijing, it is 180 km (111.8 mi) away from the north of Beijing, located at the south of the Xilin Gol Bund of the Autonomous Region of Inner Mongolia. It is one of the four largest sand lands in Inner Mongolia, covering an area of 53,000 square km (570,000 square ft). As a result of overgrazing from the 1960s to 2000, the sand dunes in Hunshandake have increased from 2% to 33%. It has become one of the main sand sources to the dust and sandstorms in Beijing.

 

The Solution to Dust and Sandstorms

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When forests or trees deplete due to recurrent wars, fires, land reclamation, and indiscriminate logging, the result is desertification. Strong winds carry dust and sand as they move, creating sandstorms. The total desert area in China is 170,000 square km (1,830,000 square ft), of which 50,000 square km (538,000 square feet) was desertified from 1900-2000. In order to combat this, forest or tree planting is the only solution as the trees serve as a barrier, stopping the dust and sandstorms going further. Afforestation will directly solve the problems of desertification.

 

Saihanba National Forest Park

Saihanba National Forest Park (click to enlarge)

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Next to Hunshandake Sandland is the Saihanba National Forest Park. Located in the north of Beijing in the province of Hebei, Saihanba National Forest Park covers 185,000 acres of forest and it is the world’s biggest man-made forest with 480 million trees planted in the time span of 57 years.

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Weather at Saihanba in the summer is always cool and pleasant, this was the reason it was once a royal retreat during the Qing Dynasty. Unfortunately, forest fires, deforestation, and wars have turned Saihanba into a barren desert by the end of the Qing Dynasty.

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In the year 1962, a group of 350 people were sent to this area to combat the desertification issue. Their main mission was to create a man-made forest as a solution to desertification and also to make the forest a barrier to the dust and sand blown from Hunshandake Sandland into Beijing. 57 years later, the forest coverage in this area has increased from 12% to 80%.

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When this pioneer group of people were sent to the barren desert of Saihanba, nobody was sure if it was possible to grow trees in this area, but a 200-hundred-year-old larch tree standing alone in the desert gave them hope to embark on this ‘impossible project’. Today Saihanba is also known as the Green Lung of North China. Many of the pioneer tree planters have retired, but their children continue with the mission to green up the area by planting more variety of trees.

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In 2000, Saihanba was made into Saihanba National Forest Park. In 2017, Saihanba National Park was awarded the Champions of the Earth in the Inspiration and Action category due to the efforts put in to transform barren deserts into a green paradise. This award is the highest environment honour given by the United Nations Environment Programme.

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Not only has the National Park helped to cut down the frequency of dust and sandstorms in Beijing, it has also brought other benefits. The entrance fee to the park has generated an income of 44 million Yuan in 2016. The forest absorbs 747,000 tons of carbon dioxide a year, which can produce a total transaction volume of more than 30 million yuan according to current prices on the Beijing carbon emissions trading market. The oxygen produced by the forest is enough for 1.99 million people to consume for a year.

 

Conclusion

Due to rapid development and progress, environmental issues such as air pollution have become a big challenge in China. Contrary to what the world has been saying about China, we do see that China has already invested in and embarked on environmental protection initiatives since the 1960s, before it opened its door to the world. If Saihanba is a miracle, this will not be the only one. Environmental protection is also one of the focuses in the Belt and Road initiatives as proposed by President Xi. Clearly, China has not disregarded the importance of environmental protection in the course of its development and growth.

 

Two Generations Spent 55 Years Building World’s Largest Man-Made Forest in Saihanba, North China

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Transcript

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It’s been hot in Beijing lately, but fortunately where I am going today is beautiful and cool. I’ve heard that Hebei Province is home to the largest planted forest in the world. Let’s have a look. As we get closer, I can feel the temperature change. Here it’s not just cool, it’s actually a little cold. And though I am visiting in July, it feels more like October! It maybe a bit chilly, but the scenery is stunning. Just look at the size of this forest! Believe it or not, 55 years ago, all of this was barren desert. Hunshandake, north of Saihanba is the source of many sandstorms that can plague Beijing, Tianjin and all of northern China at certain times of year. That’s why scientists, in a bid to put an end to the clouds of sand, decided to plant a forest here more than half a century ago. This is known as the tree of honour and it’s stood here for hundreds of years and it served as inspiration for those scientists back when all around was desert and the forests were just a dream.

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The snow season in Saihanba lasts for about seven months each year. The earliest recorded snowfall has been in August and the latest in June. In 1962 when the first generation of tree planters came here, they faced all kinds of hardships like these, as they tried to green the barren highlands and turn them into an oasis. Their efforts were not in vain, however, because now the forest which is home to 480 million trees, covers 933 square km (579.7 square mi). That’s almost the same size as Hong Kong. Today, many of the children of that first generation of tree-planters are carrying on their parents’ work. They have brought in new species of trees and care for those planted by their predecessor. Yu Cheng is a forest guardian. His father was among the first generation to work here.

Many would find Yu’s job intolerable, with the trees and mountains being his only companion much of the year. But for him, looking after the forest planted by his father is an act of faith. It gives him hope, and reminds him of those who came before him. Today, with environmental protection and resource conservation as key government policies, Saihanba has become a model for China’s green development. President Xi Jinping has called for more efforts to push green development and green lifestyles. And China is integrating environmental protection in the Belt and Road Initiative in line with the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. China is now taking the initiative and become an advocative, environmental protection and sustainable development worldwide.

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Modern day Saihanba is often called “the Green Lung of North China”. It serves a practical purpose – keeping down sand and conserving water, as well as, being a tourist attraction. I feel fortunate to have had the chance to see such a special place and hear some of the stories associated with its development. Good luck China!

 

More pictures of Saihanba National Forest Park

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四百八十万棵树

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中国北京和东北一带的城市目前最严峻的一个问题是空气污染。空气污染的主因有二:烟雾为一;每年三月至五月吹袭北京的沙尘暴为二。沙尘暴主要源自内蒙古的浑善达克沙地和邻近的蒙古国。

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沙尘暴严重影响了国民的居住环境、健康和经济素质。由于沙尘暴降低了能见度,许多航班被迫取消;工作人员必须前往高速公路巡逻以预防意外的发生;强烈的风速也增加了火灾的发生率。北京在沙尘暴最为严重的时候,PM10的浓度指数高达二千微克/立方米,是世界卫生组织建议安全水平的40倍。PM10乃空气中的悬浮微粒,它会引起与呼吸系统相关的疾病。当沙尘暴来袭时,有关当局都会呼吁患有呼吸系统疾病的大众留在室内,避免外出。

 

浑善达克沙地

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北京沙尘暴的主要沙源为距北京以北180公里的浑善达克沙地。浑善达克沙地位于内蒙古的锡林郭勒草原南端,是内蒙古四大沙地之一,总面积达5万3千平方公里。在1960年至2000年间,由于过度放牧,浑善达克的沙丘占地面积从2巴仙大增至33巴仙,遂成为北京沙尘暴的主要源头。

 

解决沙尘暴的方法

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中国目前的沙漠面积为17万平方公里,其中5万平方公里是在1900年至2000年间因沙化而形成的。一些地区如河北省的塞罕坝在清末由于持续的战乱、火灾、填土工程、过度砍伐树木等,沙化日益严重。强烈的风速卷起了沙尘,造成沙尘暴,横扫所经之处。植树是解决沙化问题唯一及最直接的方法。树林可以避免沙化现象,也有防沙尘作用。

 

塞罕坝国家森林公园

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塞罕坝国家森林公园就在浑善达克沙地的旁边。它位于北京以北的河北省,占地18万5千亩,拥有世界最大的人工林场,在过去的57年共植了480万棵树。

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由于塞罕坝的夏天气候异常清凉,遂成为清朝时期皇室的避暑胜地。清末因为持续的战乱、火灾、填土工程、过度砍伐树木以及浑善达克沙地吹来的强风和沙尘等,加速了塞罕坝的沙化现象,塞罕坝因而成了寸草不生的沙地。

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在57年前的1962年,一组共350人的团队被派往塞罕坝阻止浑善达克沙地南袭。他们主要的任务是植树,透过制造人工林场来解决塞罕坝沙化现象,同时作为抵御从浑善达克沙地的沙尘往南吹袭的防风屏。57年后的今天,这群植树先锋把塞罕坝的树林覆盖面积由12巴仙大增至80巴仙。

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当这组植树先锋抵达塞罕坝这片寸草不生的沙地时,他们也曾经质疑植树的可能性。但当他们看到一棵屹立在沙地之中的两百岁松树时,他们内心的希望油然而生,看似不可能的任务由此展开。今天的塞罕坝被誉为中国华北地区的绿肺。如今,大部分植树先锋已经退休,一些植树者的子女继承了长辈的事业,成为第二代植树人。

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塞罕坝在2000年成为塞罕坝森林国家公园。2017年,塞罕坝国家森林公园获得联合国环境计划颁发最高荣誉的「地球冠军奖」,表扬塞罕坝把寸草不生的沙地变成绿油油树林的伟迹。

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除了成功减少从浑善达克沙地袭往北京的沙尘暴,塞罕坝国家森林公园也为国民带来了不少实质利益。在2016年,塞罕坝国家森林公园的门票收入为4400万人民币;树林亦每年固碳74.7万吨,释放氧气54.5万吨,足够供给199万人一年所需的氧气。

 

结论

由于国家发展迅速,空气污染成为中国其中一个最大的环境问题。其实中国非常重视环境污染问题,以塞罕坝为例,早于1962年、中国还没改革开放时,政府已经在保护环境方面注入不少投资。如果塞罕坝是个扭转生态的奇迹,它不会是唯一或最后一个奇迹。习近平主席在「一带一路」计划里也非常强调环境保护。中国在迅速发展经济的同时,也并未轻忽环境保护的重要性。

 

55年、2代植树人在中国东北区的塞罕坝植出世界最大人工林场

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文字稿

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最近北京很热,但幸运的是今天我将去一个非常美而且十分凉爽的地方。听说在河北有一片森林是世界上面积最大的人工林。我这就去瞧瞧。随着我离目的地越来越近,气温也越来越低,这里已经不止是凉爽,而是有些冷了。虽然现在是7月份,但感觉上更像是10月份。这里也许有点冷,但风景很美。(这么大面积的森林竟然是人工种植的。)看这森林有多大呀!难以置信的是,在55年前,这里还是寸草不生的荒漠。塞罕坝北面紧邻着浑善达克沙地,是沙尘暴的风口之一。沙尘暴威胁着中国的两座重要城市,北京和天津以及整个华北地区。为了改善华北地区居民的生活环境,55年前的中国的技术人员,决定在这里创造出一片森林。这棵树被称为功勋树,在荒漠中独自耸立了几百年。正是它激励启发了中国的技术人员,这座林场传奇也从它开始。

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塞罕坝年均积雪时间长达7个月。最早降雪记录是8月,最晚降雪记录是6月。从1962年起,第一代林场工人们克服千辛万苦,在荒凉的高原上栽下树苗,把荒原变成了绿洲。林场共有4.8亿余株树,总面积933平方公里,几乎相当于中国香港的面积。从第一代林场工人起,他们的孩子大多也继承了前辈的事业,引进新树种,看护好前辈们亲手创造的绿色奇迹。于成是林场瞭望员,他的父亲是第一代林场人。于成的工作常人很难忍受,常年只有山林与他为伴。但看护好父亲亲手种下的这片林子便是他强大的精神信念。对于他,林场所寄托的既有他对青山绿水的期待,也有对父亲的深切亲情。

现在,节约资源和保护环境是中国的基本国策,塞罕坝成为了中国人致力于生态文明建设的缩影。中国国家主席习近平提出,推动形成绿色发展方式和生活方式是贯彻新发展理念的必然要求。中国还将推进生态文明建设,融入一带一路建设。这是中国落实联合国2030年可持续发展议程的重要举措。中国用自身行动成为全球环境保护与可持续发展事业的积极参与者和推动者。

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今天的塞罕坝被誉为华北绿肺,而它不仅仅具有阻沙蓄水的实用功能,如今更成为了旅游胜地。这真是一次特殊的旅行,我收获了震撼的美景,而更重要的,我收获了美丽背后的故事。中国,祝您好运!

 

更多塞罕坝国家森林的照片

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  1. Pastor Han Nee on Jun 7, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    The Saihanba National Park, to the north of Beijing, China, covering 185,000 acres of forest was planted with 480 million trees in the time span of 57 years! What a feat in reaforestation by the 350 people who had arrived there in 1962, with the purpose of combating the desertification of the land. Their commitment and determination were shared by the next generation -their children – who continued the greening project when the pioneers retired. It was equally a labour of love for the second generation, who are now the guardians of this Park. Their inspiration and hope came from a lone 200 year old larch tree standing gallantly amid the barren wasteland.

    This park has become the Green Lung of North China. It is no wonder that it received the award of Champions of the Earth from the United Nations Environment Programme!

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing on this amazing environmental project.

  2. Samfoonheei on Jun 7, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Air pollution refers to the release of pollutants into the air that are detrimental to human health and the planet as a whole. Nobody is safe from air pollution , the effect of air pollution is bad enough in long term causes health problems. Breathing polluted air puts us at a higher risk for asthma and other respiratory diseases. Others include headaches, nausea, and allergic reactions. Long-term health effects can include chronic respiratory disease, lung cancer, heart disease, and even damage to the brain, nerves, liver, or kidneys as well. China has many years suffered from serious air pollution. To combat this serious problems, more forest and trees were planted. Over the years, China creates largest man-made forest on top of the world, with millions hectares of land are planted with trees. China’s government has also embarked on a forestry-responsibility campaign as they has taken air pollution as a threat to them. With the concerted effort of the entire nation, China is seen as a world model in afforestation as green. May more countries following China approach to afforestation. As the effects of air pollution are alarming in many parts of the world. Several million are known to have died due to direct or indirect effects of Air pollution.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

  3. Winifred on May 23, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    If everybody thinks in different direction, then surely that team is not going to succeed
    aand neithe the project willl probably succeed on, which they
    are working. Have you been seeking the pefect destibation tto take your staff
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  4. Yee Yin on May 22, 2019 at 12:40 am

    Due to the rapid economic development and progress, many trees are cut down, natural resources have become scarce, environmental issues have become one the biggest challenge now. Global warming and climate change are the main causes of the increased occurrence of the natural disasters.

    The price we pay for the development is high. However, if we preserve our forest, we are not slowing down the economy or development. In fact, having more greens can bring a lot of benefits to the country. For example, look at Saihanba National Forest Park, the entrance fees they collect annually is in thousands of millions. Not only that, the air quality has improved and people are healthier. When people are healthier, the government does not need to invest so much in the health system.

    I am surprised China is actually quite advanced in environmental protection. Back in the 1960s, they had already started their environmental protection project. Back then, they didn’t know if they would be able to grow trees on barren deserts but they did not give up and they keep trying. 57 years later, they created the biggest man-made forest. This is simply amazing. China does not look at short term benefit or return. They look at the long term effects.

  5. sarassitham on May 21, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    900 million trees are cut down annually throughout the world. Over 29 million trees are chopped off each day and 20 million acres of forests are sacrificed of which 6 million of those acres are turned into wood pulp to make paper. Given the extend of repercussions faced by China due to disrespect for its environment, a change of mindset should take precedence over just merely planting more trees to solve the grave matter. Perhaps this message may help them open their hearts to see that ‘Mother Nature’ is a *powerful force* not to be belittled or trifled with. https://bit.ly/1JiV420

  6. R.Ummamageswari on May 21, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Beijing have taken part in various voluntary tree planting activities and planted over 200 million trees over the past 40 years. Trees also reduce the greenhouse effect by shading houses and office buildings. This reduces the need for air conditioning which in turn reduces the amount of fossil fuels burned to produce electricity.

    The combination of carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere, carbon storage in wood and the cooling effect makes trees extremely efficient tools in fighting the greenhouse effect. Planting trees remains one of the most cost-effective means of drawing excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. If every American family planted one tree, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would be reduced by one billion pounds annually. This equates the amount that human activity pumps into the atmosphere each year.

  7. Chris on May 20, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    China is such a powerful country. They can even turn vast barren desert land into a dense forest. Such achievements is remarkable and it proves to us that the earth can regenerate itself if we are willing to work with it.

    Beijing suffers from one of the worst case of air pollution. It is clever for the Chinese government to have a future sight and started planting trees in Saihanba. Hence, now they have a vast forest that significantly reduces the occurrence of sandstorm in the city of Beijing.

    Many people in different countries has started to notice the importance of forest on their lands and started the process of reforestation. Many have success in their stories and each of them have made an impact on the environment and making the earth a better place to live.

  8. Bradley Kassian on May 20, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    I have been recently seeing so many environmental projects by China lately in the news. I’m glad to see they are taking a proactive approach to climate change, and helping to mitigate health issues among the population. The world needs more countries like China to take an active role in helping to combat global warming. I am also very happy to see China cutting meat consumption by half. The raising of cattle, pigs etc takes up a lot of pastoral lands and damages the environment as a whole. Not to mention the health issues associated with consuming meat and it’s karmic consequences.

  9. Sofi on May 19, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    China has on many levels been progressive in environmental conservation, contrary to criticism from other countries. As evident with stories such as this, China has implemented protective laws and are investing in research on effective pollution control methods, such as the air purifying tower in Xian. China is such a beautiful country with its various temperate zones and differing sceneries. China under President Xi, who I see has very far-sighted vision, is heading in the right direction where there is a balance between progress and conservation. Thank you for sharing this post with us Rinpoche.

  10. Pastor Lanse on May 19, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    这篇文章让我对中国的环境保护态度有了很大的改观。一直以来,如我这般没机会或不去深入研究考察事实真相,而仅是依赖媒体来“喂养”我们最新时事进展的普通群众或读者,相信都会有个既定观念,认为中国绝对会为了国家经济发展,而罔顾环境保护,典当地球的健康。看了这篇文章,尤其看了这个种树计划的起始时间是57年前时,我内心是十分激动的。

    1962年,中国刚才结束了长达三年,死了几千万人口的“大饥荒”时期,而也正是这个时候,“一组共350人的团队被派往塞罕坝阻止浑善达克沙地南袭。他们主要的任务是植树,透过制造人工林场来解决塞罕坝沙化现象”,而且这树一种下来,就是几十年,现在种树人的第二代已接着承载上一代的使命,继续守护着那一片森林。

    一声令下,立刻就收拾包袱,离乡背井驻守那一片荒芜的沙地,还肩负几乎不可能的种树任务,而且几十年来如一日,从零开始到今天的480万棵树……我们也许没时间去研究或探查具体的过程,但只需看成果,就知道当年的那一群人完全没有辜负国家和人民对他们的期望。

    如果有人再说中国是环保杀手,我想我至少可以告诉他们,事实也许并不是那么绝对。正如全球各个国家一样,中国固然有无良厂家污染环境,但也有如同过去这350人组成的团队一样,几十年来默默守护着这一片大地,一代、两代、三代……。重点是,这并不是志愿团体的热心决定,而是经过慎密考虑的国家政策,反映出的其实是中国政府即使在最恶劣的时期也没忽略过对这一块大地的照顾。

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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 12. 2022 01:34 PM
    Prof. Lokesh Chandra is a well known scholar of the Vedic period, Buddhism and the Indian arts. Amazingly he has he published 576 books and 286 articles just between 1942 and 2004. He has also held many official government positions as well. Wow he has travelled widely all over Europe, Asia and Russia. He has studied many multi languages as such English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Bengali, Pali, Old Persian, Japanese, Chinese, Tibetan, Malayalam, Mongolian, Indonesian, Greek, Latin, German, French, Tamil, Old Javanese, Russian, Avesta, and even Old Persian. Truly genius talented scholar of all time.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Joy for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/books-poetry/professor-lokesh-chandra-indias-great-scholar.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 12. 2022 01:31 PM
    GREAT NEWS…..Jewish priests are promoting vegetarianism to their followers . Most modern-day Jews are not vegetarian. Following a vegetarian diet are varied but include health benefits, such as reducing life threading diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and some cancers disease. Vegetarians appear to have lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure and lower rates of hypertension and type 2 diabetes . That’s very true. By not eating meat one helps to discourage the cruel treatment of animals such as cows, pigs, chickens, and other animals on factory farms for consumption. One also helps to improve the environment, insofar as factory farms are major sources of water and air pollution, including gasses that contribute to global warming. By not eating meat one helps oneself, since a vegetarian diet is far healthier for humans than a diet based on meat. Jewish Vegetarian Society and others did the right approach to values of compassion for animals, protection of the environment, and concern for health reasons and spiritual well-being.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing on behalf of those animals who cannot speak for themselves.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/rabbis-urge-jews-to-go-vegan-in-global-campaign.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 12. 2022 01:29 PM
    John Shelby Spong an American bishop of the Episcopal Church. A liberal Christian theologian, religion commentator, and author, spoke bravely of what he thought of the Christian belief away from theism and traditional doctrines. To some Christians, Bishop John Shelby Spong was a heretic. Entrusted with defending the faith, he dismissed notions of the resurrection of Jesus that have been foundations of Christianity for centuries. Bishop Spong came to believe that insistence on an inerrant, literal view of the Bible obscures truth and destroys faith. He was an outspoken leader who believed that faith and worship should be open to marginalised groups. He sermonize a powerful message of love and justice that would resonate in an increasingly secular age. He gain international fame while writing more than two dozen books, appearing on TV shows as well. He was the recipient of three honorary awards to date before his passing. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/bishop-john-spong-on-religion-and-god-very-interesting.html
  • Saras
    Tuesday, May 10. 2022 03:39 PM
    Thank you for sharing the wonderful experience of making the wealth vase and the wealth box. A Wealth Box represents the divine abode of the wealth deities.

    It is quite a task to complete this as it requires a lot of effort and energy to input into the various collection of materials to complete the wealth vase and the wealth box.

    I had a lot information about this beneficial ritual which generates the energy to acquire resources for the proliferation of Dharma.

    https://bit.ly/3ssVrST
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 10. 2022 03:23 PM
    Very exciting news! H E kyabje Dagom Rinpoche’s incarnation is back. This young incarnation pay a visit to Trode Khangsar Chapel and makes offerings of gold to Djorje Shugden. This 350-year-old Trode Khangsar chapel was built and dedicated to Dorje Shugden the Powerful Dharma Protector. Offering gold to sacred images is a very traditional Tibetan method of paying homage to holy images. Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche’s previous lives were great masters, scholars and practitioners of Dorje Shugden. He held on strongly to his faith, devotion and respect for the Dorje Shugden. It is indeed inspiring to read and know that great masters are coming back. It brings so much hope and deepens faith that these Tulkus are back, life after life. As claimed by the Tibetan leadership that anyone practicing Dorje Shugden one will take rebirth into the lower realms. That’s wrongly says . Interesting post.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/incarnation-of-kyabje-dagom-rinpoche-makes-offerings-of-gold-to-dorje-shugden
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 10. 2022 03:21 PM
    Interesting read even not so scary afterall. But someone who have not experience before seeing a dark swirling ‘entity’ that was not exactly the shape of human will be frozen to death. Not for me as I do have Ds pendant with me and chanting Mantras helps me. Most hotels do have special unwanted guests . I did experienced this before while staying in old hotels .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/paranormal-stories/25903.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 10. 2022 03:12 PM
    Odiyan Retreat Center is a 1000-acre spiritual home for the Dharma in the West and to support Buddhist centers and practitioners in Asia. Founded by Venerable Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche in 1975, the Odiyan way of life integrates creative and challenging work, with a path of self-exploration. Built entirely by volunteers from all around the world . They work in service of peace and harmony for all life, through the creation, preservation, and activation of ancient wisdom symbols and teachings. An amazing site where it is a living mandala, a sacred symbol found in Tibetan Buddhist culture. This mandala contains five temples and thousands of other sacred symbols. The community volunteers work tirelessly to maintain the mandala so as the benefits of this ancient stream of teachings remain alive. This center provides countless invitations to integrate mindfulness and meditation into everyday experience. Truly wonderful concept indeed. A place with beautiful architecture, temples , a diversity of plant life and animal friends as well. Interesting read . Hopefully our very own Kechara Forest Retreat Center will grow to be like Odiyan Center .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/odiyan-retreat-center-beautiful.html
  • Saras
    Monday, May 9. 2022 03:09 PM
    The interesting thing about a dream is that, as long as you do not stop trying to reach it, it is going to come true. The imagination from a dream and to a painting turn to be real. An authentic form of Manjushri stunning statue now took place in the centre of a beautiful pond, sending waves of blessing to all sentient beings in Kechara Forest Retreat and its surroundings environment.

    May all those who come to see Lord Manjushri receive the blessings of the three principal paths as intended through the aspirational prayers made based on Rinpoche’s kind advice.

    https://bit.ly/3vTtHZI
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 8. 2022 01:36 PM
    Mother Mary Teresa , known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary who had dedicated to life in helping the destitute and dying in the slums of Calcutta,now known as Kolkata. During her lifetime Mother Teresa was well known for all her humanitarian efforts, her motivations. She set up soup kitchens, a leper colony, orphanages, and a home for the dying destitute. Inspiring indeed she educated the poorest of the poor, and fed the homeless. Considered as one of the 20th Century’s greatest humanitarians, she was canonized as Saint Teresa of Calcutta. For more than 50 years she had comforted the poor, the dying, and the unwanted around the world. From Calcutta to New York, Albania ,Yemen and many more around the world. She built a global network of nuns and lay volunteers, who today operate hospitals, health clinics, homeless shelters till to this days. She was such an enormous inspiration to many. Meaningful poems by Mother Teresa tells us a thousand words , so true indeed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this Great Saint.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/people-are-often-self-centred.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 8. 2022 01:34 PM
    Meaningful poem composed by the 8th century Buddhist Sage Shantideva. Shantideva’s masterpiece shows the way to transcend the limitations of selfishness and realize the boundless compassion of the Bodhisattva. The goal of a Bodhisattva is nothing less than benefiting others and helping others to achieve enlightenment . When people achieve enlightenment, they become free from samsara , rebirth and suffering. Reading this poem again tells us a thousand words, inspiration poem to ponder.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/shanti.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 8. 2022 01:32 PM
    Great teachings by H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche a Vajrayana master, scholar, poet, teacher. Been recognized by Buddhists as one of the greatest realized masters. H H Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche has spent his whole life bringing dharma, love and benefits to others. Each and every golden words from this great Master gives us a lesson.
    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/golden-words-by-h-h-dilgo-kyentse.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 8. 2022 01:30 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing . Nothing comes easy in life, there is always pain, suffering before success. Accept our emotions, accept that bad feelings are occasionally unavoidable and think of ways to make ourselves feel better. Negative emotions like fear, sadness, and anger are a basic part of life, we have ways to deal with them effectively. A great teachings , reading this post tells us more . Learning to forgive ,leave our emotions and move on.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/apply-this-when-your-emotions-get-in-the-way.html
  • Saras
    Thursday, May 5. 2022 11:28 PM
    Thank you for sharing this useful information. May this post will beneficial to many others and prevent from the cancer disease. I think the real problem is we do not know the consumption of right kind of the food. Our fast paced and materialistic lifestyle that we are living in that we tend to look for convenience instead of quality choices .

    We should educate the younger generation on the importance on taking healthy meals and avoid snacking as they will face a very bad consequences if they are not led in the correct path otherwise this will deteriorate their health in long run.

    I believe we will be able to live a much better and healthier life by following healthy eating habits.

    https://bit.ly/3w9noQC
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 5. 2022 02:16 PM
    Inspiring read ….been famous and using his fame to help bringing awareness. Sir Paul McCartney, an English singer, songwriter and musician who gained worldwide fame as co-lead vocalist. He sent a letter to India’s Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, to declare an official meat-free day. That’s wonderful indeed and even to commemorate the founding of India’s branch of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). He had this thought ,saying this day could save animals and helping to protect both the environment and people’s health. Outspoken vegetarian Paul McCartney is urging India to declare a national Vegetarian Day to celebrate meat-free living in the country. Inspiring read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/guess-what-paul-tried.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 5. 2022 02:13 PM
    Our attitude towards life determines life’s attitude towards us. Well said….. doing what we supposed to do trains us to be a better person. Never give up even its a tough journey. In every journey there seem to be tough but at the end is happiness and success. Its our mind set attitude that determine our success. A positive mind-set brings positive things and positivity always wins. When things go wrong, take it as a lesson, learning from there, never give up. It is our mental attitude that sees the good and the accomplishments in our life, rather failure.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this teachings that had changed my life .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/which-one-is-you.html

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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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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
3 years ago
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
3 years ago
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
3 years ago
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
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All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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After inviting Dorje Shugden Wangze, Pastor Seng Piow teaches us how to use ritual objects and the full set of prayer accompanying it. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
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Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
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Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
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The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
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We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
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We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
4 weeks ago
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
4 weeks ago
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
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Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
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Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
2 months ago
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
2 months ago
In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
2 months ago
Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
2 months ago
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After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
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After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
4 months ago
In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
5 months ago
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
5 months ago
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
5 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Cheah has offered 3 sets of Serkym prior to Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Mr. Cheah has offered 3 sets of Serkym prior to Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 20th Nov '21. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 20th Nov '21. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Philip, our new visitor to Ipoh centre, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa and the Three Jewels prior to DS puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Mr. Philip, our new visitor to Ipoh centre, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa and the Three Jewels prior to DS puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has resumed our Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 6th Nov 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has resumed our Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 6th Nov 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
8 months ago
Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
12 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
12 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
12 months ago
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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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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