Sharon’s very special trip

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A while ago, Sharon’s father had a medical condition that was quite life threatening. Sharon, a loving mother, daughter and a loyal student of mine… loves her parents very much. When she heard of her father’s condition, she selflessly put all her feelings aside and only thought about how she can help he father get better.

Besides getting medical treatment, she took the Dharmic approach and requested my advice for her father. I am touched by her request, as it clearly shows both her genuine care for her parents and her genuine faith in the Dharma. Sharon has gone a long way for the Dharma, and it has not always smooth-sailing… but at times like these, we can see that her spiritual journey in Dharma is truly worth it.

In the Buddhist tradition, collecting merits through pujas or visiting sacred places will help to clear one’s obstacles to practice the Dharma. For this reason, I advised Sharon’s father to conduct a few pujas and to also go on a pilgrimage to Bodhgaya… which they happily accepted. It was the first time visiting Bodhgaya for Sharon and her family, but everything went smoothly thanks to Dato’ Ruby Khong who decided to follow them. Dato’ Ruby has been to Bodhgaya several times before.

After the trip, Sharon sent me a wonderful write up on her Bodhgaya experience with her family. I am glad that Sharon’s family was able to experience wonderful Bodhgaya and be blessed by all its holy sites. My best wishes to Sharon’s parents, may they have good health and happiness always… and to Sharon, who has shown all of us and most importantly to her wonderful son, Sean… what being filial is all about.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

[View the original write up here: http://sharonsaw.typepad.com/blog/2011/11/a-family-pilgrimage-to-bodhgaya.html]

 

A Family Pilgrimage to Bodhgaya

About six months ago, my father suffered from congenital heart failure. Distressed, I knew that aside from medical treatment, the best thing I could do for my father was to request from H.E. Tsem Rinpoche what pujas could be done to help his health. Rinpoche kindly suggested several pujas for my father, which included a pilgrimage to Bodhgaya, India! The very place where the historical Buddha Lord Shakyamuni manifested attaining Enlightenment!

I had always wanted to visit and what better purpose than to take my lovely parents. However, at that time, my dad was in ICU and I wondered how he would be able to go to India. The fact that Rinpoche recommended a pilgrimage meant that my dad would be able to go so I found it very heartening. It was also suggested that we should go towards the end of the year as the weather was better.

Finally, the pilgrimage was booked for 25th November and the week before that, my dad had water in his lungs and he was anxious whether he could travel. I assured him that I had let Rinpoche know when we were leaving and as Rinpoche did not advise us not to go, there would be no problems. My dad asked, does it work like that? I replied yes, it does. At that time, Rinpoche himself was under the weather and in Singapore for medical tests. Two days before our departure, Rinpoche sent a video message for my parents which moved me deeply. Rinpoche has so much to do and was in pain, yet he thinks only of others. While the video is quite personal, I would like to share it here because I think that it shows Rinpoche’s tremendously compassionate care.


Having visited Bangalore and Gaden Monastery in Mundgod before, I was kind of ready for Bodhgaya. However, it was my parents’ first trip to India and I was slightly concerned that they may not be ready for the very basic conditions there. My parents were in good spirits though, especially after watching the video message from Rinpoche.

We were traveling in a party of five – my friend and Dharma sister, Dato’ Ruby Khong, my parents, my son Sean and I. Dato’ Ruby is one of Rinpoche’s senior students and she is the President of Kechara Soup Kitchen, which distributes food to the homeless and urban poor in Malaysia. Despite her extremely hectic schedule, she had kindly volunteered to accompany us on this trip as she had been to Bodhgaya a few times.

On the afternoon of 25th, we arrived and settled my parents in at the hotel I had booked on the internet. The hotel, called Vishal International, was very basic and rather dirty – nothing like the photos on the internet, which was to be expected I guess. This hotel was ranked #2 on tripadvisor.com so I thought that perhaps this was the best Bodhgaya had to offer.  Anyway, I settled my parents in and  then  Dato’ Ruby and I went to organise offerings for the next day.

We bought robes to offer to the Buddha statue at the Mahabodhi stupa and also checked out the temple. Dato’ Ruby had asked the monk at the Mahabodhi stupa for a recommendation for a restaurant and he told us to go to Niranjana. So that evening, we had dinner at Niranjana Hotel. This hotel looked cleaner so I suggested we change to that hotel. At first my mother was hesitant as she said that they had already unpacked but I told them that we were Kechara-trained and can move anywhere anytime anyhow!

So we checked into the Niranjana and left my parents there while Dato’ Ruby, Sean and I returned to our hotel to pack everything and move over. My dad later told me that he was much happier that we had changed hotel. My mom said that she thought that going on pilgrimage meant roughing it out so she hadn’t minded. I explained that we did not need to ‘suffer’ just because we are on pilgrimage and that Rinpoche would want us to make sure that our parents are comfortable. Perhaps for my dad to appreciate the Niranjana, he had to have seen Vishal! Anyway, we slept fitfully and well and early the next morning, we went to visit the Mahabodhi Temple.

The Mahabodhi Temple is a stupa which was reportedly built by King Ashoka in 3rd century BCE. The current structure has been destroyed and rebuilt and restored over the centuries. Rinpoche has also shared before that this very spot is one of the most potent power places in the world. Buddha chose this spot to attain Enlightenment for a reason. When planet earth is destroyed in the future, this will be the last spot to disappear. This spot will also be the first to appear when the world is formed again.

 

Sean, my parents and I at the entrance to the Mahabodhi Stupa

 

My parents making offerings of fruits and flowers.

 

The monk offering the robes to Lord Buddha on our behalf.

 

My dad watching the robes being offered and making prayers.

 

Family picture at the altar.

 

Close up of Buddha’s beautifully serene face.

 

Looking at Buddha’s footprints, which is just next to the Bodhi tree.

 

Buddha’s foot prints! He must have been at least 7 feet tall!

 

In front of the Bodhi Tree…

 

We then circumambulated the Stupa 21 times as suggested by Rinpoche.

 

After we finished circumambulating, we made prayers and dedications…

I was very surprised that my dad could walk 21 times round the stupa, albeit with short breaks to rest. At home, he has hardly been walking as he gets dizzy and is physically weak. He even said that he felt much better at Bodhgaya than he did at home in Penang. The Buddha’s blessings never fail to amaze me.

We went back to the hotel to rest for awhile then in the evening, we came back to Mahabodhi to make butterlamp offerings.

 

 

 

Beautiful night scene.

It was an incredible day. The weather was perfect, the conditions were all perfect. It was not too crowded and everything was simply just right. I am so appreciative of Dato’ Ruby for accompanying us making this trip so fantastically smooth (and taking many photos for us – she has a natural eye for good angles!). But what was so spectacular about this trip was the opportunity to bring my parents to one of the holiest Buddhist places in the world and that they are blessed with Dharma imprints for Enlightenment.

To visit, make offerings and circumambulate this holy site together is definitely very precious and something I didn’t think would happen if not for Rinpoche. Rinpoche has always said that bringing Dharma to our loved ones is the best way to repay their kindness. My parents have looked after me all my life and now that they are getting older, and my dad’s health is fragile, I feel that I am so fortunate that I can make a real contribution to their well being by dedicating my Dharma work and prayers to them. I am so grateful to Rinpoche everyday for bringing the Buddhadharma to my family and I.

As well as praying for my parents’ health at Bodhgaya, I also made a wish that Rinpoche’s health be stable and good, that Rinpoche’s vision for KWPC manifest and may Rinpoche live long and continue to turn the wheel of Dharma to benefit many more families like us.

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  1. Samfoonheei on Aug 2, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing Sharon pilgrimage experience to Bodhgaya even though it is a old post. I could learned some knowledge from it. I wish I could make a pilgrimage there too in the near future. A visit to Mahabodhi Temple will surely on my list and making offerings as well. Wow ….having a glimpse of Buddha’s footprints will be wonderful. I will also circumambulate the Stupa, make prayers and dedication too.
    Thanks again Rinpoche with folded hands .

  2. Venix on Dec 23, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Dear.Rinpoche and Sharon,

    Thanks for sharing of your wonderful and meaningful trip to Bodhgaya. Here i wish your family members stay healthy and happy. Take good care.

    Regards,
    Venix

  3. Girlie Ooi on Dec 14, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    It is wonderful that Sharon was able to make the pilgrimage to Bodhgaya with her parents and her son even went along. What a great family trip.

    As I write, a group of Kechara members and family (senior citizens) are on the way there for their family pilgrimage.

  4. Jace Chong on Nov 4, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Sharon for sharing the experience of the trip with us.

    Yes, the best gift to our parents is Dharma. I have much to learn to skillfully plant Dharma seeds in my parents’ mind.

    Sharon, your love and care to your family is infinite. May the merits your parents gain from the trip multiply everyday.

  5. Julia Tan on Jul 4, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Dear Sharon, thank you for sharing your warmest family pilgrimage trip with us. My heart warmed by reading your pilgrimage trip. I am sure you have been traveling with your parents countless time to many countries. But I think non of them were as warm and happy as this trip. We are always fortunate enough to be able live under Rinpoche’s mandala. We are protected by our Guru’s blessings. We never fail to have Rinpoche’s blessings for our family. Rinpoche always remind us that the best way to repay our parents is to bring them dharma. My mother has been not well for many years (always weak). I should take her to Bhogaya for pilgrimage and collect merits too.

  6. Julia Tan on Jul 4, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Dear Sharon, thank you for sharing your warmest family pilgrimage trip with us. My heart warmed by reading your pilgrimage trip. I am sure you have been traveling with your parents countless time to many countries. But I think non of them were as warm and happy as this trip. We are always fortunate enough to be able live under Rinpoche’s mandala. We are protected by our Guru’s blessings. We never fail to have Rinpoche’s blessings for our family. Rinpoche always remind us that the best way to repay our parents is to bring them dharma. My mother has been not well for many years (always weak). I should take her to Bodhgaya for pilgrimage and collect merits too.

  7. Wan Wai Meng on May 12, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    How filial is Sharon to make this trip with her parents. I also wish that one day I can also go with my parents so they can plant seeds of enlightenment in them. It is interesting to know that the place where Buddha became enlightened, will be the last place to be destroyed when Earth is destroyed and the first place to emerge when Earth is formed back again.

  8. Irene Lim on Mar 25, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    The Saw family accumulating tremendous merits at Bodhgaya through the instruction of Rinpoche. How virtuous and fortunate they are.

  9. Helena Chin on Mar 23, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Thank you for the beautiful sharing Sharon and Sean 🙂
    It is wonderful!! May your family be blessed always 🙂

  10. patsy on Mar 23, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    It is wonderful to see 3 generations in a family going for pilgrimage. Despite his health, Mr. Saw trusted Rinpoche and followed Rinpoche’s advice to visit Bodhgaya.

    I have always admired Mrs. Saw since I was young and until now I still do. She is such a beautiful, elegant lady with a kind heart and even going on a pilgrimage she is meticulously groomed and still fits in to the place.

    May Mr. & Mrs. Saw be blessed by the Three Jewels and may their bring spiritual journey continue in their future lives.

    Thanks, Sharon for this beautiful post you share with us. I am so happy for you and your family. Your parents will be alright now. If only my parents were still around and I can take them for such holy pilgrimage together with DR and our children.

  11. Uncle Eddie on Mar 23, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Inspite of China having a diversity of religious beliefs, Filial piety has been considered a common concern for the family, and the first virtue in Chinese culture. Filial piety as a perfect virtue is recognized extensively and accepted by all people who has compassion. It is said that the filial child’s primarily duty is considered discharged if the services of love and reverences are extended to the parents when alive, and those of grief and sorrow to them when dead; the fundemental duty of the living. Filial piety is the foundation of family’s harmony, and social stability in today’s world. As Rinpoche said, “Sharon classic example, has shown to all of us, and most importantly to her wonderful son, Sean… what being Filial is all about.”

  12. skyong on Mar 22, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Wow! I would like to go to Bodhgaya too, hehe 🙂 , together with parents. Very wonderful of Sharon to repay her parents kindness and her parents are blessed by the Buddha 🙂

  13. William C on Mar 22, 2012 at 1:50 am

    I would really aspire to go on a pilgrimage to this holy site in Bodhgaya. Thank you Sharon for sharing your wonderful story and experience. May your parents be healthy always.

    I also like Sean baby’s blog on his trip. It is so authentic!

  14. Andrew Chiam on Mar 22, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Sharon, thanks for the sharing of your travel blog. I am really happy for you to be able to bring your parents to the holy place to collect merits and make connection for dharma practice. Rejoice !!!

  15. Li Kheng on Mar 20, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Sharon, thank you for writing such a beautiful piece to share your pilgrimage in Boghgaya. You guys look like you had fun and quality time together!

    From your sharing, i would state that Dharma adds so much depth in meaning to the activities we engage in. Travel is certainly not something new to many of us. However, travel with Dharma motivation creates so much more lasting significance and impact.

    If we broaden this to more of our other regular activities, i have strong faith that it will cause the similar result. Example, a group of friends getting together over the weekend to do puja, Dharma study/discussion and a fun teaching video by Rinpoche can be so refreshing in addition to the usual shopping sprees, movies etc. i.e we do not have to stop our indulgences with “normal” activities but enhance our leisure time with doses of Dharma fun…combining the best of both worlds. Just like Rinpoche’s book to “be greedy”

  16. tenzin llhamo on Mar 19, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    I wish that I can bring my parents to these beautiful Dharma trip as well but I guess it will be hard as they are both non Dharma believers…yet! It was great that Sharon’s family got to enjoy such meritorious and beautiful places.

  17. henry ooi on Mar 19, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Sharon volunteers full time and is the senior writer and editor for Kechara Media & Publications and a close student of Rinpoche for more than six years. She writes very well and is a such an easy dharma sister to be with and work with.

    Sharon was very concerned for her dad and made arrangements with Kechara Paradise to order statues for her dad as part of the pujas. She wanted the best for her dad for she loves him dearly, and of course, her mom too.

    For Sharon to accompany her parents together with Sean and ‘tour guide’, Dato’ Ruby Khong is Sharon’s joy and fulfillment. The joy of knowing that her parents, Sean and her will be all right after this visit. The fulfillment that all of them have been to this very, very holy site in this life, made their prayers and having received the Buddha and Triple Gems’ blessing.

    May Mr Saw and Mrs Saw be well and happy.

  18. DR on Mar 19, 2012 at 12:56 am

    I am so happy that Sharon’s parents made the trip. Mr Saw had so much faith in Rinpoche that he not only made it to Bodhgaya but managed 21 rounds of circumambulation around the holy stupa WITHOUT any break! Sharon’s mum is a shining example of a wife and mother. If only some of us can emulate a percentage of her. She packed every single item that Mr Saw needed for the trip, saw to every detail of his needs, was constantly so gracious and caring to all of us, AND managed to find the time and energy to be so impeccably groomed everyday! WOW!

    As for Sharon, I really wanted to go on this trip to assist her as I know how much she loves her parents as she always talks lovingly about them. I have known Sharon for almost 7 years and enjoyed and treasured every moment I was able to spend with her. She is ‘her mother’s daughter’, errrr except for maybe the dressing. Hehe.

    At least now Mr and Mrs Saw has strong imprints of the Buddha from this pilgrimage and will be able to bring along something so precious with them to all their futures lives to continue their spiritual pursuits.

    To Mr and Mrs Saw, may you both live long and healthy! To Sharon, I Love You my dear dharma sister.

    • Sharon Saw on Mar 21, 2012 at 12:20 am

      Dato’ Ruby – thank you again for coming on this trip with us. It was really made much more smooth and comfortable for my parents because of you! You were one of the main persons who patiently explained about Dharma to me in my early days, together with Henry… i will always be grateful for your friendship… thank you for your love and care always – i love you too, my dear Dharma sister – we shall be at KWPC together 🙂

  19. Adeline on Mar 18, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Whatever our Guru tells us to do i believed there must be something good and beneficial for us,therefore we must always follow instructions from our Guru.Sharon saw being one of Rinpoche’s devoted and loyal students has followed the advice of Rinpoche to bring her parents and her son Sean to Bodhgaya, India for a pilgrimage trip and it has turned out to be such a smooth and pleasant trip for them under the guidance of Dato Ruby, a long time student of Rinpoche. Thank you for sharing this holy journey with us!

  20. Sean Wang on Mar 18, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Here is my side of the story:

    DAY 1

    Mama woke me up very early in the morning. We quickly packed our stuff into a taxi and drove off to KLIA airport.
    First, we took a flight to Bangkok. We stayed in Bangkok for about 3 hours. We went shopping and before our flight, I grabbed a snack at Subway. I had a veggie patty sub. It was 165 baht. That means that if I were to convert it to ringgit it would be 16.90 MYR! That was insanely expensive. Mama had a veggie burger at Burger King. It was 211 baht, which would mean that it would have cost 21.59 MYR! The veggie patty sub was very tasty. I really liked it. The patty was made out of corn, carrot, potato and other vegetables.
    After that, I met up with Ah Kong and Po Po, my grandparents. Mama showed Rinpoche’s video to them. The video was a video specially made by Rinpoche as a message to my grandparents. I was so touched.

    My grandfather was smiling after the video. It was the type of smile I never seen on him for a very long time. I can’t even remember the last time he smiled like that.
    After saying hi to them, we boarded the plane to India. The flight was a bit boring as I spent the whole trip playing Tetris.
    Then, we landed in India. We loaded our stuff in the car. Some people helped us. They asked for money in return. It was such an annoyance.
    The car was driving so freaking fast. It was dodging all the cars at the last second. I was really surprised that we did not end up in a car accident. It was such a scary experience.
    Then, we reached our hotel. I did not expect much as I was in one of the poorest states of India. The hotel was called Vishar International. I went in there. The place looked clean at the time. The “restaurant” looked very simple. They gave us internet that was very stable.
    Then, things went bad. My bed had bed bugs, black stains and holes. The TV was badly coloured. There was no toilet paper. My grandfather’s toilet had some plumbing problems.
    During the day, Mama and Dato’ Ruby went to Mahabodhi to check it out. She came back with many robes, one of each colour. I then remembered from the video that we were going to do the offerings to the Buddha statue.
    Then, a glimmer of hope. We went to a hotel called Naranjana Hotel. It was 100x better.The place was much more comfortable. The toilet was functional. Everything was better.

    This is only day 1. Everyone can read the rest on my blog: http://tenzinkhenchen.blogspot.com/2011/11/india-and-bangkok.html

    • JG on Mar 18, 2012 at 4:26 pm

      Eager to know more about the story of this trip, is interesting Sean !! And you wrote very well !! ^^ excited reading here =P

    • pengki on Mar 18, 2012 at 4:40 pm

      Dear Tenzin Khenchen,
      The carloads of toys tht you donated to Agathian Shelter’s underprivileged children gave them so much joy. Thank you.

      May your grandfather get well soon. _/\_

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    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/tsarchen-losal-gyatso-lineage-holder-of-vajrayoginis-tantra.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 29. 2022 12:53 PM
    interesting read of Kentrul Thubten Lamsang Rinpoche, one of our Guru previous life. He was one of the most important disciples of Kyabje Trijang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso. Kentrul Rinpoche had spent many years in remote areas like Phari on the Tibet-India border. Where he worked tirelessly to improve the condition of local monasteries and built large Buddha statues. He even built a three-storey statue of Maitreya Buddha. Highly respected by many locals and remembered by monks of the monastery for his work. Kentrul Rinpoche was also known for performing extensive pujas for people of the area. Kentrul Rinpoche will always be remembered as the lama who remained devoted to his teacher until his final moments. He went out of his way to help the sufferings, in desperate situations. His is a legacy that is timeless and beyond compare. Both Kentrul Rinpoche and our Guru Tsem Rinpoche’s activities did exhibit an unquenchable thirst and curiosity for Dharma, Guru devotion . Both have the similarities after-all. Interesting read, shared by Pastor Jean Ai on Tsem Rinpoche ‘s previous reincarnation.
    Thank you Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/autobiography/kentrul-thubten-lamsang.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 29. 2022 12:51 PM
    Very interesting article of great Lamas whom I never find it bored reading over and over again. Anything related to history had me feeling excited.
    Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was a great master, meditator, teacher, logician, yogi, siddha and erudite scholar. He was an important Gelugpa lama and a contemporary of the 5th Dalai Lama’s time. Even more than three hundred years ago he was eliminated yet he continued reincarnating until present day as been confirmed by many great beings. Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen in fulfilling the promise he made to Nechung protector arose as World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden, merely to serve the teachings of Je Tsongkapa and sentient beings. After realising the mistakes done by his officers 5th Dalai Lama built a Dorje Shugden chapel and even composed a prayers texts to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. He named the Chapel as Trode Khangsar which still exist to this day at Lhasa, Tibet .May more people reading this article to understand more who is Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was. An interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/who-is-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 29. 2022 12:48 PM
    The Kangxi Emperor was the third emperor of the Qing dynasty. He is considered by historians to be one of the greatest emperors in the history of China. Having ruled China over 61 years, he was the longest-reigning Chinese emperors in dynastic history. He was thought of as one of the greatest emperors because, under his rule, the Qing empire started to prosper, dynastic succession was stabilized, and he was comparatively benevolent. He was also highly educated and was known as a hardworking emperor who ruled diligently. His rule was a period of expansion, stability, and prosperity for the Chinese Empire. Kangxi gave religious freedom to all religions and had sponsored many literary works, monasteries, monks and teachers all over China, Tibet and Mongolia. He was considered an extremely modern Emperor at that time whom was loved by many. He was said to be the reincarnation of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and an emanation of Manjushri as recorded in the ancient scriptures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/emperor-kangxi.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 22. 2022 01:28 PM
    The unmistaken incarnation of Panchen Sonam Drakpa was proclaimed to be Sonam Yeshe Wangpo. From birth, he spoke with clairvoyance and seemed to remember people and events of his past life. Even as a young man , he travelled tremendously as part of his retinue, with the 3rd Dalai Lama and gave various teachings as well. Throughout the journey, he had even composed verses to praise and commentaries on the teachings.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/sonam-yeshe-wangpo.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 22. 2022 01:26 PM
    Master Hongyi, a multitalented Buddhist Monk famous for being a talented writer and musician . He was one of the most celebrated and admired Buddhist monks in modern Chinese history. Born in wealthy family yet he choose to he was ordained as a Buddhist monk. Already, even as a child, developed an extraordinarily where he could memorised Buddhist text. Master Hongyi dedicated the rest of his life to Buddhist practice and became one of the most prominent monks of 20 Century China. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline for this sharing of a great Lama Master.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/master-hongyi-the-maverick-patriarch-of-the-chinese-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 17. 2022 04:24 PM
    Spirits and unseen beings are everywhere not only actually restricted to specific areas. Places such as cemeteries, abandoned houses or places where death occurred. There are many different types of spirits around us, unseen to the naked eye, but for some they could see it or sense their presence. Many people of different faith reported having experienced sense the presence of spirits. Interesting rather scary reading Steven Wong ghostly experienced in the motel . I have encounter such before staying in hotel . More scary I can say. That’s past history, since coming to Buddhism I am not scare at all , I will recite DS Mantra . Later do prayers and dedicate to them .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/paranormal-stories/paranormal-experiences-occur-everywhere-part-1.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 17. 2022 04:21 PM
    Reading this article written by Tsering Shakya, again as it tells us more and understand better of the situation suffered by Tibetan people. Due to the Dorje Shugden controversy many Tibetans suffered . Many of them migrated to other countries to the west for better opportunities. Tibetan culture and identity is inseparably linked to Tibetan Buddhism. Somehow once in a foreign land they tend to lose their traditions and cultures slowly over times. Living in foreign land , it difficult to maintain their true identity. For them Tibetans maintaining links to the homeland presents a very unique challenges tasks. If only the Tibetan leadership more opened, forgo the past and accepts as what HH Dalai Lama said that Dorje Shugden is no evil and do no harm. Tibetan Buddhist could continue practicing the Dorje Shugden’s practice. Tibetan should stand united to protect the Tibetan heritage and culture instead discrimination against Dorje Shugden practitioners so much so had divided the Tibetans. Many of them left and migrated else where to look for better livelihood.
    Tsem Rinpoche had gone through a rough time , rejected twice from the moment of birth from Taiwan to US and travelling to India where Rinpoche found a place called home then. Later to Malaysia as advice by his Guru.
    To this end, the discrimination against Dorje Shugden practitioners must end for the sake of the all Tibetans living in India and Nepal .
    A very good article by Tsering Shakya, more people should read it to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/tibetans-rejected-twice.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 17. 2022 04:19 PM
    Wow…that’s great , rejoice Pastor Joy, you have painted over a thousand Buddha statues over the years. Pastor you have a painter’s fine hands. I saw those Buddha ‘s images beautifully painted without formal training is a great achievement. Pastor has turn un-groomed images into something beautiful. A great painter that have put a lot of work into it and it has paid off .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Joy for sharing this with us for-most looking at most of the painted Buddha images tells us a thousand words.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/painting-buddha-statues

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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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    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 yearss ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    4 yearss ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    4 yearss ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    4 yearss ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    4 yearss ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 yearss ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 yearss ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    4 yearss ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    4 yearss ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    4 yearss ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    4 yearss ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    4 yearss ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    4 yearss ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    4 yearss ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
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    5 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    5 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    5 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    5 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    5 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    5 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    5 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    5 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    5 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    5 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Is this where Rinpoche received the thangkha of Dream Manjushri?
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Is this where Rinpoche received the thangkha of Dream Manjushri?
Is this the ruins of Zimkhang Gongma established by Panchen Sonam Drakpa. -Choong
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Is this the ruins of Zimkhang Gongma established by Panchen Sonam Drakpa. -Choong
We hold our DS puja weekly without fail. We welcome you to join us. Penang DS puja @ 3pm~ by Jacinta
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We hold our DS puja weekly without fail. We welcome you to join us. Penang DS puja @ 3pm~ by Jacinta
DS PUJA @ Penang. A close up of the offerings. What a feast! #Throwback 23/7/2022.
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DS PUJA @ Penang. A close up of the offerings. What a feast! #Throwback 23/7/2022.
#Throwback 23/7/2022. Our weekly DS puja attendees. All of us were getting ready to invite Buddhas to come forth, joining and blessing us during DS puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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#Throwback 23/7/2022. Our weekly DS puja attendees. All of us were getting ready to invite Buddhas to come forth, joining and blessing us during DS puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
#Throwback23/7/2022 Welcoming Buddha Shakyamuni, Gyenze, Shize & Namgyalma to Penang chapel. Abundance offerings, including sensory offerings were nicely set up and offered up to Buddha surfing our weekly DS puja @ 3pm, Jalan Seang Tek, Penang ~by Jacinta
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#Throwback23/7/2022 Welcoming Buddha Shakyamuni, Gyenze, Shize & Namgyalma to Penang chapel. Abundance offerings, including sensory offerings were nicely set up and offered up to Buddha surfing our weekly DS puja @ 3pm, Jalan Seang Tek, Penang ~by Jacinta
Kechara Earth Project 17 July 2022
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Kechara Earth Project 17 July 2022
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Kechara Earth Project 12 June 2022
#Throwback. Visitation of Ven. Zawa Tulku Rinpoche and Ven. Geshe Jangchup Gyaltsen to Kechara Penang Chapel on 17/5/2022. We did a short prayers together. Really happy for the short visit. Kechara Penang Study Group~ by Jacinta
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#Throwback. Visitation of Ven. Zawa Tulku Rinpoche and Ven. Geshe Jangchup Gyaltsen to Kechara Penang Chapel on 17/5/2022. We did a short prayers together. Really happy for the short visit. Kechara Penang Study Group~ by Jacinta
Photo from JC
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Photo from JC
Trying to WE-fie. Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
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Trying to WE-fie. Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
Trying to "WE-fie". Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
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Trying to "WE-fie". Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
Celebrated Wesak Day 2022 in Penang, with a group of fun, committed, helpful and also devoted friends & family. Kechara Penang Study Group 15/5/2022 ~by Jacinta
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Celebrated Wesak Day 2022 in Penang, with a group of fun, committed, helpful and also devoted friends & family. Kechara Penang Study Group 15/5/2022 ~by Jacinta
Vesak Day 2022 - Bird liberation. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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Vesak Day 2022 - Bird liberation. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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
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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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
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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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
Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
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Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
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
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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
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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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