What a pasta dish inspired me to share

May 14, 2014 | Views: 1,647

Pastor Jean Ai cooked delicious pasta and salad for all of us tonight

 

Kechara’s Pastor Jean Ai is an inspiration to young people, spiritual seekers, women and educated people all around the world. She is young, compassionate woman, educated and a Buddhist Pastor. She is all that she inspires.

She is extremely bright, open, intelligent, simple, hard working, loyal, devoted, generous, spiritual, genuine, loving and soft hearted. She can be direct and it seems like she is brash, but those who know her like I do, understand it’s just she is no-nonsense and no mind games. Great to have her give a true opinion. We need the truth in our lives without beating around the bush. She has a heart of gold and from a young age she has been very spiritual. She is no ordinary young lady with a degree in Psychology from Warwick University in the UK. Since she has been young, she has been volunteering with me and Kechara and does her work really well. She’s a perfectionist and I like that. Even while pursuing a degree in Warwick she would do wonderful works online for me and Kechara for example transcribing among many other things. Her schoolwork never stopped her from dharma work. She never made excuses for not doing dharma work ever. Even when she was in school in UK, she kept up correspondences and her spiritual practice with me and family consistently. I was amazed because a young person on their own in London can be dizzying and extremely fun seeking orientated to say the least. She is not someone into samsara false promises or only sensory ‘delights’ nor is she a stuffy old biddy either. She is not self righteous at all but very real in her spirituality. She loves fun just like anyone, but her focus is much bigger than just fun. She doesn’t sacrifice her spirituality for seeking fun.

Does she have her down days like the rest of us? Of course, but there is no drama, no attention seeking antics or self pity. She bounces back and she does not blame. She even laughs at  most of my unfunny jokes! She is a great audience and listener as her many close friends will attest. She has contributed beyond what I can measure to my stay in the USA so far and prior to this in Malaysia. She has done so much to make my works easier. She truly has. I fold my hands to her from my heart.

 

 Pastor Jean Ai and her sister Jean Mei. Believe me please, they are fine…..

 

She can joke, she can listen, she can understand, offer solutions, find solutions and works SUPER HARD. She is not greedy or have an agenda or ever try to get something from anyone. I’ve known her like for 20 years or more. On the contrary she always gives. She gives what she has, her heart and her care. Anyone is lucky to be her friend and I mean that. Never take Pastor Jean Ai for granted, because she is diamond solitaire to the core. In fact people should give her gifts, card and love because she deserves our reciprocations.

 

Pastor Jean Ai modelled for our Kechara cards and in a very appropriate tagline.

 

She is one of the brightest most spiritual young persons I have ever met in my time. Whatever advice I have given her in the past no matter how I say it in all seriousness or just in passing, she records and remembers it and applies it to the best of her abilities. She has VERY SOFT heart and if you tell her a genuine ‘poor me’ story she will drop tears and feel your pain and try her best to really help you. But don’t take advantage of her because she can sniff you out fast. She will never reek revenge but the adage hell has no fury than a woman scorned does not apply to her as she is very forgiving. Just be yourself and real with her and that’s it! She is super fast and thinks fast too. If you criticize her, of course it hurts her like the rest of us, but she holds no grudges, will go back and think about it and change. By now you may think she is a Wonder Woman, but you know what? She is real, where Wonder Woman is a comic book fiction. Pastor Jean Ai is the real Wonder Woman with guts, intelligence, strength (she can lift real heavy things), inner strength, compassion, care, ethics and deep spirituality and she has deep concern for animals too.

Pastor Jean Ai is very serious about her spiritual practice and since she was much younger, she would do one Manjushri retreat per year. She happily became a vegetarian without complaints. She dearly loves her parents and she should because they are great parents. Pastor Jean Ai’s mom is the famous Dato’ Ruby Khong of Kechara Soup Kitchen who is so well known in Malaysia and appeared in Forbes among scores of other magazines. When you see Pastor Jean Ai, you realize she was really raised very well like her siblings. Pastor Jean Ai loves her sister Jean Mei and her brother Clifford to bits and pieces. These three siblings really have a wonderful, close and beautiful relationship I have observed. Her sister Jean Mei works very much in the Dharma with Kechara and very devoted lovely young lady. The brother is kind, hardworking and says he will work to sponsor his two beautiful and spiritual sisters to do dharma work always.

 

The family. Sister Jean Mei, mother Dato’ Ruby Khong, Pastor Jean Ai and brother Clifford.

 

 If I give any dharma discourse, she will be focused and listening, taking notes and carefully thinking how to apply it to herself. Whatever she agrees to do, she will do it and she is good for her word. She has great integrity. I personally enjoy having Pastor Jean Ai along with me. I am honored  and it gives me some comfort that she wishes to help and assist me always because it is not easy to find solid gold-hearted people committed to dharma. I don’t deserve such great people around me as I am not much, but by due to the power of karma and perhaps previous life connections, Pastor Jean Ai blesses us with her presence, her genuine care and deep spirituality. Anyone who becomes her friend will feel genuine love, care and a sense of loyalty. Yes, loyal friends are hard to come by for sure. Don’t ever lose someone like Pastor Jean Ai.

What I am writing here is not even slightly close to all the good qualities this young lady has as well as my deepest respects for her, but it is what is coming out now from my heart. I have many people in Kechara like this I am lucky to say. I really do and I appreciate them so much.

 

Pastor Jean Ai holds her official Buddhist Pastor’s certificate from Kechara on the day she took her vows.

 

At an age where so many want travel, money, fun, food, sun, romance, indulgences, et al, Pastor Jean Ai can take vows of a Buddhist Pastor putting to rest all the the people who say they can’t give away any selfish indulgences to work for the benefit others. I am not judging people here but trying to point out Pastor Jean Ai’s deep spirituality and wisdom beyond her years and her ability to ‘sacrifice’ personal ‘pleasures’ to benefit others arising from this inner fountain of compassion. Amazing! She didn’t enter dharma and become a Pastor when she is matured, had kids and is looking for more, but now when she is young!

I am not writing this to compliment Pastor Jean Ai but it’s the truth. I was inspired to write this when the pasta and salad (pictured) came into my room cooked by Pastor Jean Ai tonight. Yes, a plate of pasta can inspire so much in me. Because the pasta comes with love, friendship, spirituality and genuine care from this young lady. May I say I love Pastor Jean Ai and her family very much as they have been immensely beneficial to my works in so many ways I cannot even begin to mention. My appreciation for them is really immense. I love many people in Kechara, but I wanted to specially mention Pastor Jean Ai and her family because of the pasta!

While I write this, the pasta gets cold and may I add, even cold, it is still sumptuous and delicious! Thanks for everything Pastor Jean Ai and may I work with you and your family to benefit other for the rest of my life. And thanks for the pasta too!

Much respects, love and gratitude,

Tsem Rinpoche

 

Pastor Jean Ai’s goal is to become a fully fledged Buddhist Nun and continue to benefit others.

 

 Pastor Jean Ai has been doing Manjushri retreats nearly yearly since very young.

 

Pastor Jean Ai’s mom, Dato’ Ruby Khong

 

Pastor Jean Ai’s brother Clifford who is a qualified Pilot and a sincere young man.

 

Pastor Jean Ai’s equally kind and a wonderful human being of a sister Jean Mei.

 

More family: 2nd Cousin Beatrix, Aunt Angel, Pastor Jean Ai, Uncle Pastor Henry, 2nd Cousin Edward, Clifford and Jean Mei at Kechara Forest Retreat. Her family really support her spiritual journey.

 

 

Pastor Jean Ai’s aunt Patsy who runs a Kechara Soup Kitchen feeding the homeless in Penang, North Malaysia.

 

 


Unlike many people Pastor Jean Ai’s age, she aspires to bring many to dharma. Pastor Jean Ai loves Vajra Yogini clearly showing where the level of her mind is. Our likes sometimes define who and what we are…May she practice and become Vajra Yogini as I wish this for her. May she be a powerful Vajra Yogini lineage holder! And bring Vajra Yogini to many.. Let it be…

 

Pastor Jean Ai is someone who I definitely happy to be surrounded by.

 

 

Karma is on her mind as reflective of her taking her Pastor’s vows..

 

Spirituality is deep in this girl’s mind. At a very young age she already asked me if she can be a nun. I asked her to finish her education and see how she feels afterwards. She took my advice.

 

 

Pastor Jean Ai, Pastor Loh Seng Piow and myself at our Tsem Rinpoche Foundation, Inc in Los Angeles, USA. They both give dharma teachings to our visitors and guests. I am so proud of them.

 

 

She is a very good friend to have and we should always let her know that. Good people sometimes need to know we love them. We need to do that for people who care about us.

 

Wonder Woman is great, but she is just a comic book fictional hero. Whereas Pastor Jean Ai is really a wonder and wonderful inspiration to many on many levels.

 

 

Myself with Pastor Jean Ai in Los Angeles 2014. She is a blessing to have in anyone’s life because she is the real deal and very genuine, kind and caring. Treasure her if you she is in your life..if you’ve lost contact, then contact her as the real value in our lives are the people who know how to love and they love us back. She will love us back.

 

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  1. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 31, 2018 at 10:20 am

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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

    Zong Rinpoche and myself

  2. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 29, 2018 at 1:29 am

    A poem by Tsem Rinpoche

  3. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 26, 2018 at 10:41 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 7:05 pm

    Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia

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  5. Anne Ong on Apr 9, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Pastor Jean Ai is definitely a nice and helpful person from my own experience. Although we have never met but I remember two occasions that she gave me advice and help. I’m very thankful for that.I noticed she is a very cheerful,bubbly and chatty person. Must be a great person to work with. Hope we have the chance to meet up in the future 🙂

  6. Chandra on Jan 13, 2015 at 5:15 am

    This is a very lovely and heart warming post. Display of love and care from a Guru to disciple and vice versa. I hope Pastor Jean Ai never ceases to give great joy and pride to her guru from her advancements in the spiritual journey.

  7. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 19, 2014 at 1:34 am

    My short time with working with Pastor Jean Ai she is a no nonsense dharma practitioner. She is very meticulous like BOD Beng Kooi and has been called ‘Grammar Nazi’ on more than one occasion. And well it is not a great feeling to have ur grammar corrected but, it is never personal. At some point I think the kind of attitude Pastor Jean Ai is the very ingredient that a spiritual practitioner needs to have have spiritual success.

  8. freon on Jun 21, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thanks for this article. Pastor Jean Ai is truly a diamond that is difficult to find. Especially she took very serious on her Dharma work, have great guru Devotion and a kind heart. To me, she is very fast, very intelligent and strong.
    I truly admire and rejoice on her level of dharma practices

  9. Grace Leu ( KHJB) on Jun 12, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Thanks for Rinpoche’s sharing. Even though I never meet Pastor Jean Ai before, but it really inspired me for her good quality and determination toward Dharma from this blog. She really work very hard in helping set up Tsem Rinpoche Foundation and USA chapel.

  10. sockwan on Jun 2, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Pastor Jean Ai is truly an inspiration. She is very matured for her age, while others are chasing for success in career, relationship, etc, she has a higher aspiration to use her life to benefits others. She is fast, her work is always done very well and she has a lot of knowledge in Dharma. She also writes blog, do visit her blog site for her well written articles, her experience in her spiritual journey. http://www.elenakhong.com

  11. wansan on Jun 2, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Pastor Jean Ai really is a Wonder Woman. She is truly a great inspiration to many people out there, especially for youngsters. At just a very young age, Pastor Jean Ai has decided and chosen to commit herself fully to Dharma and benefiting others. Not to mention, to become a nun at this age! How many of us would let go of everything we perceive as fun, exciting etc.. Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring post on Pastor Jean Ai.

  12. William on Jun 2, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Pastor Jean Ai is an inspiration to me and all. I respect her a lot for her kindness and determination. Most of all her devotion to Rinpoche and the Dharma. Most of the time, a jovial person, she is fun to hang out with. She is witty and funny at times. When she is serious, she means business. Don’t play play.

    Thank you Pastor for serving Rinpoche in the USA.

  13. DR on May 30, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Pastor Jean Ai is a wonderful young lady. As a little girl, I remember her to be extremely kind too and very righteous. When she was (I think) 7 years old, she stopped eating tuna (tuna sandwich was one of her favourite food) because the tuna fishermen were using nets that traps dolphins too and kills the dolphins.

    Then she refused to wear NIKE (one of her favourite brands too) as she read somewhere that they use child labour in Cambodia in their factories. None of her family members influenced her to do so but she was firm in what she stood for. Very admirable character.

    When she got older, she became a vegetarian , at one time a vegan too but due to health reasons she had to reluctantly remain just a vegetarian now.

    Advancing to another level of her spiritual path was also her own choice. When she was still studying in UK, she expressed her wish to become a nun. She did that twice. We advised her to complete her studies first and if she still aspires to be one later, she should pursue it.

    I can write a book about Pastor Jean Ai’s good qualities.And go on and on here. Many of you will also think that being her mother it is only natural to see no fault in one’s child. She is a young lady with a privileged background and liberal parents. She has choices. In fact, more than most young people her age. Yes she chose to be on this spiritual path while most of us at her age were self indulged and wasted our time away.

    She may be my daughter, but I want everyone to know that I respect her very much and wish her the best in her spiritual journey. I am truly blessed to be a part of her life.

  14. tenzinkhenchen on May 26, 2014 at 12:18 am

    I think that Pastor Jean Ai is an exceptional inspiration to all people of all ages who want to further their progresses in Dharma practices. She is a perfect example of how a devoted student should be and I aspire to be like her.

  15. Wah Ying on May 22, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    As described by Rinpoche, Pastor Jean Ai is intelligent, hard working and generous. When I do not know her deep, would think she is brash, which she is not.

    She is straight forward, will tell you what she likes, what she does not like. But she is soft hearted. I remembered once she immediately take some food she does not like/order, when the mamak restaurant cooks some food the person dining together (who is pregnant), is not suitable to eat.

    She is a gem to have for us all in Kechara and her family. Thank you, Pastor Jean Ai. 🙂

  16. Lucas Roth on May 18, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Pastor Jean Ai is so kind, giving and very humorous too! She has given a lot of time to Buddhism and she is an inspiration to all of us showing her dedication and giving up a “normal” life to embrace this spiritual one. I hope the pasta was good!

  17. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on May 18, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Agree with Rinpoche, Pastor Jean Ai is a true Wonder Woman in real life… Her dedicated hard works hence putting all her attachments beside at such young age is so amazing…

    In spite blessing of Rinpoche, i think Pastor Jean Ai have a strong imprints from previous life time hence able to serve Rinpoche and help Rinpoche all the way, all the different types of works without agenda…

    Rejoice Pastor Jean Ai with folded hands…

  18. Sofi on May 17, 2014 at 4:48 am

    Pastor Jean Ai must indeed have much merits and wise to commit to the path of Dharma all the way, at such a young age. Although I am not close to her, whatever contact I had of her had impressed me of her intelligence, no nonsense attitude, boisterous personality and kindness. Her whole family is so dharmic and supportive of each other…such a good example for others to emulate. May she indeed be blessed to achieve Buddha Vajrayogini’s mind. _/\_

  19. mima on May 16, 2014 at 2:47 am

    Pastor Jean Ai, I am very happy and deeply honored to know you.

  20. Edwin Tan on May 16, 2014 at 12:46 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Pastor Jean Ai is blessed to be able to stay by Rinpoche’s side and serve Rinpoche. I am happy Rinpoche is well taken care of.

    Personally I am not very close with PJA, but when she receives instructions from Rinpoche to fill me up with information, she does so readily and more. I admire her knowledge of the Dharma at such young age. She has wonderful family to support her and I am sure her family cherishes her and adores her.

    Dharma at young age and Dharma within family really forge good harmonious ties.

    Thank you.

  21. Edward Ooi on May 15, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, Jean Ai is really a nice person! When I was still a kid, she would bring me out along with my sister for shopping and sometimes Dharma work. Although I’ve known her for more than 10years, I didn’t know that she can cook until this very day when I read this post. And when I was also still a kid, she would scold whenever I try to swear. Back then, I would be angry at her for doing that but now, I finally understand her meaning for doing that and I thank her from the bottom of my heart.

  22. Shelly tai on May 15, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring post about Pastor Jean Ai. I think a young girl like her should be an very good example for the youngster to learn from how many young people like her willing to go all the way for spiritual practices most of them will be enjoying themselves with all the samsaric enjoyment . I rejoice for all her hard work thank you Pastor Jean Ai for continue serving Rinpoche.

  23. Fong on May 15, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing and thank you, Pastor Jean Ai for being a shiny example to young and old alike, what it means to devote yourself to the Guru and Buddhist practice. Most times we read commentaries and about other great Buddhist personage we forget that it is more than reading and studies. It is a path in our daily lives, it is a practice.. Thank you.

  24. Gabriela Dela Madrid on May 15, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    I have met Pastor Jean Ai out here in LA and she is actually a person who really understands people deeply and is not just some front. She actually can really empathize and give sound advice. She is a true example of a real Dharma practitioner in action. She is awesome and her family is so sweet.

  25. Mavis on May 15, 2014 at 2:18 am

    Pastor Jean Ai is very helpful and full of dharma knowledge. This is a very inspiring post, thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  26. Steve Tobias on May 15, 2014 at 12:24 am

    Pastor Jean Ai is always kind, funny, and intelligent when you speak with her. She will adapt to your language and mindset, listen with care, and answer any questions with great insight. She is certainly no customer service “robot” for dharma though, she will carry on genuine conversations with her mind fully invested and give her opinions. Whenever I speak with her she is always apologizing for being busy (as if it requires an apology, spending 24/7 on dharma and talking to countless people), and then entertains me with updates which she probably gives to hundreds of other people.

    I will often notice on Facebook that she has left a long comment explaining basic Buddhist principles to someone who has left a rude message, or who isn’t Buddhist, or is starting dharma. She takes the time to explain even though she could just share a link to a dharma talk or recommend a text. Sometimes it exhausts me just thinking about it. She is very witty, but when she offers these explanations she doesn’t act clever, sarcastic, even mildly condescending, or anything. Her progress for a young person in dharma is unfathomable and inspiring.

  27. Julien Roth on May 15, 2014 at 12:07 am

    I know Pastor Jean Ai quite well and I know that all the things that Rinpoche has said above are true. She is an amazing person and yes indeed very kind. She is always helpful with anything and enjoys her work with the dharma 🙂

  28. Cynthia L on May 14, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    The way Rinpoche value others inspires me to think, contemplate and analyse others’ good qualities in similar detailed manner. Very often, we only want to see the bad traits of others due to our negative minds. If we focus on the good qualities, we will see more and appreciate them. I am a strong believer that someone like Pastor Jean Ai is the result of being connected to dharma and Rinpoche at a young age. With this, I’ve always used Pastor Jean Ai (and siblings) as an example to encourage parents to take the similar path. Pastor Jean Ai is truly a good friend who knows how to keep her friends in mind wherever she is … even if it’s as simple as posting a link on one’s facebook wall. 🙂

  29. KH Ng on May 14, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, I love this post about Pastor Jean Ai. She is genuine from what I observes and always takes care of people. I remember once when I was attending a talk by Rinpoche and it was late. Pastor Jean Ai actually served me coffee out of the blue during the talk and I was surprised as I was they only that got served the coffee. LOL. It was from her heart. Maybe I look tired and sleepy but it shows she is very aware and caring. That was my standout experience with her and it is like what Rinpoche say.

    I fold my hands to Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai.

    • Doreen Teoh on May 15, 2014 at 8:04 am

      Dear Rinpoche and KH Ng,

      I had the same experience with Jean Ai too, i mean being served a cup of coffee while i was volunteering on one of the occasion at Gompa, it got me very surprised and touched. Her vibes of sincerity and dedication is very apparent to me. Initially when i first met her when she was still studying, i has the perception of her outlook that she was very unfriendly, proud and direct. After that i realise that she is being sincere and that is why she is direct to the point. She gave me a teaching from that too. My envy and respect goes to Dato’ Ruby, being a role model of dharma, a walking example of dharma being practice in action and the result is her children. I had the opportunity to understand that even though when Jean Ai, Jean Mei and Clifford was young, Dato’ Ruby was very busy with dharma work and did not have much time for her kids, and misses a lot of golden moment with her kids, but when they have grown up and see the result of her mom work, which is benefiting and helping others (KSK) the siblings have the most admiration for their mom. If it is vice versa, if Dato’ Ruby is on a rat race, the situation will be adverse.

      Being young and doing dharma full time, a pastor then a buddhist nun, a roadmap of spirituality that i hope they will teach in school.

      Thank you Pastor Jean Ai, for taking care, giving love, working hard to assist our Guru in USA, and it is someone like you that will make our Guru stays and continue to spin the wheel of dharma. Thank you also for giving inspiration to young people and also mature people like me. (Lol).

    • Jacinta Goh on May 15, 2014 at 1:13 pm

      KH Ng and Doreen, both of you were lucky enough. She served you guys coffee but I was fed by her ‘words’ only! Hers words are inspirational to say the least. She is like… Ven. Roger Kunsang. I hope she can always update on Rinpoche. You see, I am not the person who can instantly develop Guru Devotion by just hearing upon H.E’s name only, let alone to meet him in person (due to lack of merit). Thus, her story helps to create and paint some qualities of H.E that I can meditate on. I do hope other Pastors will have time to share too such as Pastor Adeline who shared about her Mother recently. Thank you Pastor Jean Ai…by the way, it is not easy to renunciate since you have a fabulous family and wealth ( like Ajahn Siripano). Thank you for benefiting others by using your body and thoughts!

  30. Mun on May 14, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Heartfelt gratitude to Tsem Rinpoche for this posting which is really inspiring to me who is very new to Buddhism and Kechara. I am really moved. Much respect to Pastor Jean Ai who is indeed a rare Dharma Gem. Pastor Jean Ai, thank you for everything you do for dharma and please continue your amazing effort, the world is very much in need for a Gem like you, genuine and compassionate soul. Thank you..

  31. patriciasnodgrass on May 14, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Pastor Jean Ai is a wonderful young woman, passionate about the Dharma, deeply loyal and committed to Rinpoche and the principles of Kechara. She is Rinpoche’s ‘right hand woman’ and whatever she tells me I treat her advice as if it comes from Rinpoche himself, because it does. She is most kind and patient and very helpful when it comes to my stumbling attempts to transcribe. I am very happy to call her a friend and it is my great hope that we can meet face to face someday.

  32. May Ong on May 14, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Pastor Jean Ai has admirable qualities as mentioned by Tsem Rinpoche and as a young person who can inspire others to be the same. She embodies a true Buddhist practitioner even from young. Truly an inspiration.

  33. Jim Yeh on May 14, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Pastor Jean Ai is indeed truly a wonderful being. Her posts on facebook are often meaningful and funny. I deeply respect her commitment to dharma.

  34. Sharon Ong on May 14, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Love what Rinpoche wrote as it moved me to see such spirituality in such a young person. The qualities that Pastor Jean Ai possess is way beyond many of us. A truly beautiful and inspiring soul! Thank you for yet another brilliant post! This would inspire many of us to step up and emulate her shining example.

  35. Wei on May 14, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    I definitely agree. Pastor Jean Ai is a great inspiration for people of all ages wanting to progress in their practices. So much effort and dedication along with consistency and being able to sacrifice the “default” idea of a normal life to become a nun at such a young age. I learn a lot from her through the example of actions but also through knowledge. I ask her questions and she takes the time out of her busy schedule to answer them to the best of her ability. Being super reliable and full of wisdom she is the type of person I aspire to become in the (hopefully near) future.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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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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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 months ago
Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
4 months ago
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
4 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
5 months ago
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 months ago
#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 months ago
In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
9 months ago
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
9 months ago
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
9 months ago
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
10 months ago
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
10 months ago
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
10 months ago
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
10 months ago
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 months ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
1 years ago
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
1 years ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
1 years ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
1 years ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
1 years ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
1 years ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
1 years ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
1 years ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
2 yearss ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
2 yearss ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
2 yearss ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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