Marriage Ceremony in Kechara!

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Last Saturday on the 10/03/2012, I conducted a wedding ceremony for the son of my long time student Dato Eric Tan. Dato Eric and I have known each other for a very long time nearly ten years. It was during my years spent in Malaysia that I met Dato Eric who is from Singapore but doing business here in Malaysia when I met him…. He is one of my loyal students, that stuck by and had great faith in me even when times were tough.  He has helped my Dharma work tremendously in the past. He is very kind. When Dato Eric’s son, Colin Tan, proposed to Ms Sharon Tong (now Mrs Colin Tan) I was requested to conduct the wedding. I happily accepted as I am quite close to Colin also.

Many Kecharians helped to prepare for the wedding. Kechara Care team prepared the set up and organized the entire event, and Kechara Blooms decorated the place with beautiful flower arrangements. The Gompa was decorated to greet the wedded couple and their close family. It was a beautiful ceremony… Kecharians do have excellent taste! The private wedding ceremony was attended by Colin’s family members Dato Eric Tan, Datin Janice Lu, Edwin Tan, Vinnie Tan and Edern Tan; as well as Sharon’s family members Mr Tong Hoe Soon, Ms Dai, Ms Tong Yee Ling and Steven Tan. So nice to see the Tan family. Edwin and Colin are lovely boys. And their sister Vinnie was a little girl when I met her. Now she is a grown up intelligent lady already.

To bless the newly wedded couple, I composed a Buddhist manual for the wedding ceremony in relation to Arya Tara. During the ceremony, we invoked Arya Tara to bless the couple with prosperity, longevity, safety, and lasting marriage. The manual that I composed will be used for all future wedding ceremonies conducted by either myself or Kechara Pastors. I want all couples wedded in Kechara to be truly blessed with long lasting relationship, and most importantly for the couple to travel in a spiritual journey together. To be respectful and kind to eachother. To be true to eachother. Spirituality can only grow from integrity, loyalty, honesty, kindness and it can start with our spouse or partner. So I ask Arya Tara to bless them and all future couples.

During the ceremony, the couple makes these wedding vows to eachother. After taking the vows, they slip the ring on the finger as a symbol of the vows taken to eachother and in front of the Buddha:

1. Support each other in all difficulties.
2. Improve on their weak points for each other.
3. Will be faithful towards each other.
4. Share what they have with each other.
5. Respect each others’ beliefs.
6. Defend each other.

During the ceremony, I gave a short Dharma talk for the family in relations to marriage and the ‘secrets’ to a good marriage.

I wish them well, and a lasting relationship with much blessings. Below are some photos of the wedding ceremony… I was happy to see the family who are long time friends. I wish them luck and peace. Also spirtual growth.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

 


 

Colin Tan’s Wedding

 


 

Dato Eric Tan, the groom’s father.

 

Colin and his wife, Sharon.

 

 

Datin Janice Lu is happy for her son to be wedded in the temple.

 

 

Although Colin looks like a normal young groom, but inside is a very spiritual person.

 

I haven’t seen my friend Datin Janice Lu in a long while. Colin’s mother Datin Janice is my good friend.

 

 Greeting Colin’s wife for the first time.

 

I’ve known Colin since he was a young child. Back then I told him to keep bring along his Tsongkhapa statue with him when he gets married, on that day he told me that he remembers and that he will.

 

 Starting the ceremony.

 

 

 

 Colin and Sharon.

 

 Colin repeating his vows to Sharon… after he finishes, she does the same.

 

Blessing the couple on their special day.

 

Exchanging vows and rings.

 

Listening attentively to my advice to them.

 

 

How auspicious! Offering light to the Buddha
is the first thing they do after
 they take their marriage vows.

 

Performing the blessing ceremony.

 

 Bryan helps to pass Sharon a gift from me…

 

 I gave Colin’s wife a beautiful Shakyamuni pendant.

 

… May they be blessed..

 

 Colin Tan, Sharon Tan and I

 

 

 (left to right) Dato’ Eric Tan, Datin Janice Lu, Mr and Mrs Colin Tan, Tong Hoe Soon, Ms Dai.

Mr Tong Hoe Soon and Ms Dai are Sharon’s parents.

Wonderful friends that I’ve known for years…Dato’ Eric Tan and wife Datin Janice Lu

 

 Together with Henry Ooi (far left) and Datuk May Phng (far right).

 

Giving Colin a few more advice.

 

 

 Dato Eric Tan and family… (left to right) Edwin, Dato’ Eric Tan, Edern, Me, Datin Janice Lu, Colin and Vinnie.

 

Datin Janice gave me some honey capsules that is apparently very good for my health… I’ve told her that I will take 2 a day!

 

 I’ve known Vinnie since she was a little girl… now she’s in college studying to be an events manager.

 

 Another family photo… clearer one this time, without Edern blocking his daddy’s face hehe

 

 Dato Eric Tan and I..he is my very good and long time friend…

 

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25 Responses to Marriage Ceremony in Kechara!

  1. skyong on Mar 18, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    I can see happy faces in this happy occasion. May Arya Tara blessed these couples and may they live in Dharma.

  2. DR on Mar 19, 2012 at 1:23 am

    It was a simple, informal ceremony but simply beautiful; from the set up of the lovely flowers as offerings to the Three Jewels by Kechara Blooms to the actual blessing ceremony. It was a small yet very intimate affair. Later, all guests were invited to a cocktail reception at KC Lounge with sumptious food catered by Kechara Oasis. Yes,everything was done inhouse! Congratulations to Colin and his beautiful wife!

  3. Paris on Mar 19, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Congratulations to the beautiful couple and wishing you much happiness, joy, peace and love together for the rest of your lives, always and always! Thank you for choosing Kechara as the sacred place of your marriage – it was such a beautiful ceremony and I was very honoured to have been able to be there to witness it.
    Much love xxx

  4. yek yee on Mar 19, 2012 at 2:43 am

    This wedding ceremony simple and profound. In between the ceremony, Rinpoche gave a very short and sweet Dharma for the new couple and also for all of us. A beautiful relationship should be respect, care and tolerance each other. It is so lucky can invite high lama like Tsem Rinpoche conducted the whole wedding ceremony.

    I hope Colin and Sharon will get a wonderful relationship in their life, help each other in spiritual journey too

  5. Irene Lim on Mar 19, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Congratulations Colin and Sharon! May you be always blessed by the Three Jewels and have wedded bliss.

  6. Yoke Fui on Mar 19, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Congratulations to the newly wed !

    May you be happy, support and cherish each other always.

  7. henry ooi on Mar 19, 2012 at 9:39 am

    This wedding blessing event by Rinpoche paves the way for such future events.

    Kechara House (KH) has been registered to register marriages and two of its pastors, pastor Ngeow and pastor Chia have been approved by the government ministry to conduct wedding ceremonies. Pastor Ngeow presides over in English and pastor Chia in Mandarin.

    For couples who only wish to register themselves, KH do provide the services too. For more details, call: 603 78033908 or visit http://www.kechara.com/kh

  8. Su An on Mar 19, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Congratulations to the beautiful blessed couple and their families!

  9. Siong Woan on Mar 19, 2012 at 10:45 am

    This should be everyone’s dream wedding – simple yet meaningful. Rinpoche not only blessed the newly wedded couple, he gave them advise on how to nurture a happy relationship that applies to all of us.

    Congratulations to Colin and Sharon, may your family be blessed by the three jewels always.

  10. tenzin llhamo on Mar 19, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Congratulations! May the both of you be filled with happiness, love, understanding, peace and healthy always! May you spiritual paths grow together as well!

  11. nicholas on Mar 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Congratulations to the newly wed and their family.

    It’s a great idea and wonderful to have a blessing ceremony in Kechara House.

    Rinpoche personally composed a Buddhist manual for the wedding ceremony and will be used for all future wedding blessing ceremony.
    More and more couples and family members are looking for spiritual blessing at this modern day.

    May the Colin, Sharon and the family members have a wonderful relationship and a fruitful spiritual journey.

  12. Datuk May on Mar 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Congratulations Colin & Sharon. Both of you are the first couple to be married in our New Gompa. The setting was beautiful and the ceremony very elegantly composed and conducted by Rinpoche.

    I wish you both happiness and a great life together.

  13. wahying on Mar 19, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Happy to see Colin and Sharon blessed by Rinpoche, may Mother Tara blessed both newly wedded and all couples.

  14. wt on Mar 19, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Congratulations Colin & Sharon! May you both always be blessed with joy, peace & love and walk the spiritual journey together! Rejoice!

  15. So Kin Hoe on Mar 19, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Congratulations to Colin and Sharon! It is a blessing from Rinpoche and Arya Tara for the newly wed couples.

  16. Han on Mar 20, 2012 at 3:46 am

    Congratulaions to Colin & Sharon!
    May both of you always be blessed by the 3 Jewels and happy always

  17. Edwin Tan on Mar 20, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thanking for gracing the occasion and the wonderful ceremony for Colin. I believe he will hold the vows he made in front of his guru and Lord Tsong Kapa. Thank you for your blessings.
    Lastly, thank you for always keeping us in mind,we are lucky to have met you, my dearest guru. May you live a really long life. Buddha bless. :)

  18. Cynthia Ng on Mar 21, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Congratulations to Colin & Sharon!

    Rejoice! May you all be blessed by the Three Jewels and have a wonderful life.

  19. William C on Mar 21, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    It was a beautiful ceremony. Very blissful and the advice Rinpoche gave to the newly wed couple applies to all of us. To be harmonious and be tolerate with each other. Always remember why we wanted to get married in the first place.

    Congratulations to Colin and Sharon and also to the parents. May they have a wonderful life together as a couple.

    May there be more wedding ceremonies being held in Kechara as it is really a blessing. Kechara Pastors are also certified to perform wedding ceremonies.

  20. Uncle Eddie on Mar 22, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Dato Eric Tan, a longtime friend cum faithful student of Rinpoche, whose son was holding the wedding ceremony in Kechara House, requesting Rinpoche to conduct the ceremony and give blessing to the newlyweds. The ceremony was followed by a short Dharma talk on the “Secrets” of a longlasting marriage given by Rinpoche. During the ceremony, Arya Tara was invoked to bestow blessings for a longlasting marriage on the blissfull couple, and most importantly, for the coupleto be ableto travel in a spiritual journey together. The ceremony ended with a cocktail reception at Kechara Care lounge. Many heartiest wishes and congratulations to the happy couple and their families.

  21. patsy on Mar 27, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Congratulations Colin and Sharon. May both of you have a wonderful relationship and support each other in your spiritual journey. May you both be blessed by Mother Tara.

  22. Diana Pereyda on Apr 6, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Very Sweet, wonderful.

  23. Wan Wai Meng on May 14, 2012 at 11:31 am

    We all have such a warped sense of what it means to be in a marriage. And the media and the world at large does not help. I am in gratitude to Rinpoche who paints the real picture of how marriage can be as well and what is expected of us. If we aren’t going to be better for each other, improve the marriage wont be anything made in heaven more like purgatory or hell. And being married is not the end or ultimate objective in our lives. A higher motivation to be alive would be to bring benefit and happiness to others.

  24. Sean Pang on Sep 22, 2012 at 6:33 am

    What a blessed couple and family! Congratulations and may you have a happy marriage and harmonious partnership on your spiritual journey together!

    Sean in Shanghai

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    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    10 months ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    10 months ago
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    Dechog our cockatoo at Kechara Forest Retreat grabbing long beans which he loves. Nice bird. We love him. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    1 years ago
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
    1 years ago
  • Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    1 years ago
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    Dato' Ruby won the Bella Awards!
    1 years ago
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    This is a wonderful video for Moh Mei because she is sleeping in the KECHARA FOREST RETREAT CONTAINERS all alone...ehehehhehe...this is a new friend to keep her company....tsem rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    Answer to Jo
    1 years ago
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    The 2 tortoises in Tsem Ladrang, Kadro and Menlha are enjoying their fresh veggie meal.
    2 yearss ago
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    Organic vegetables at Kechara Forest Retreat
    2 yearss ago
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    This is Dorje our friendly fish that lives with us. He captured my attention the first time because he was exceptionally friendly. TR
    2 yearss ago
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    Mumus go bye bye!!!
    2 yearss ago
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    SP's mom said that she is from Penang. This is her first trip to bodhgaya, and she truly finds bodhgaya is very holy and spiritual.
    2 yearss ago
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    Very touching video...Buddha said it was very important to visit the four holy places associated with Him before our deaths. Remembering this, I had instructed Paul to take this senior group to Bodhgaya and make sure they are able to plant imprints. When this life of 'fun', money, parties and socials are over, we cannot leave empty handed. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    Our two rescued tortoises who live at Tsem Ladrang happily and will be transferred to Kechara Forest Retreat where they will have much more space to roam and run. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    Aki is the old African Grey that was abandoned by his owner. Because he is old, no one wanted him. Well we wanted him and we took him and in and love him. He is in a big aviary and he likes his cage. We leave his cage open at all times so he can go in and out as he likes. His cage is his security blanket. Cute. He gets nice food and sunshine daily and also we play monks chanting for him to be blessed. We love you Aki. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    Meal time for all the cute mumus!
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    Dear james, very nice video of Kechara outlet and the activity led by Kien. You must always make more videos. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    This little birdie was at a pet shop. He has maimed leg, permanent damage to his wing and cannot fly and also one eye blind. I don't think anyone would want the poor thing, so I adopted him and keep him safe, fed and with lots of fresh air. He's also in a large aviary so he can be with other birds and not be alone. He is alert, active, and has a good appetite. I like him very much and will make sure he is safe, happy and has a good life. I name him Lucky. Lucky will always be safe now. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago

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We helped prepare Mr Mah who have been homeless for 3 weeks in Kepong for a job interview today. He was accepted to work as a caretaker in an apartment. We provided him with basic clothings and toiletries to begin a new lease of life. Mr Mah will also be listed in our food bank beneficiary programme. Justin Cheah@KSK
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We helped street bound Uncle Lee from Klang to move into the shelter home today. He was very grateful of our help and glad that he won't be sleeping on the street. Justin Cheah@KSK
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Participated in PERTIWI Soup Kitchen food distribution yesterday night! Such a good experience. Justin Cheah@KSK
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Volunteers with our clients happily posing for a group photo after receiving their Hari Raya goody bags and Duit Raya in the Program Ramadhan Kasih held in Dataran Bandaraya on Tuesday night. Justin@KSK
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One of the visitor highlights at KFR - Widsom Hall_PB
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~Question asked by Bryan Chen~ Rinpoche, what is the process for becoming somebody's guru? What I mean is, you have a lot of students, but is there a formal ceremony or something, where you have to approve them, or is it something that each person recognizes for himself/herself? Thank you! ~Response by tsemtulku~ If you think in your heart this is my guru and commit, then it is your guru. If you go through a formal refuge ceremony with a teacher then they are your guru. If you formally request and the teacher accepts then he is your guru. If in your heart you feel this is the right teacher among all your teachers and you choose this person, then you hold the commitments, they he is your root guru. These are the different methods..Good luck to you always.. Read the book: Fulfillment of All Hopes by Tsongkapa -Wisdom Publications…. This book will be very good for you..it is about the relations with a teacher. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/questions/page/28 From: June Tang (Khjb)
16 hours ago
~Question asked by piggy~ dear rinpoche in the name of medical science millions of lab animals are genetically bred to suffer horrible diseases and cruel experiments.for every medical/surgical treatment available millions of rats,rabbits, pigs,dogs have been sacrificed.this is a terrible karma we are all a part of and yet unless we can say no to all medical intervention when we are sick it would seeem so hypocritical to be anti vivisection . what is your advice on this ? thank you. ~Response by tsemtulku~ Do your best to counter all this karma by going Vegetarian if you are not. Promote animal welfare. Start a animal sanctuary. Start a powerful blog site on this issue. Use social media to bring awareness. Educate others by various means to save and be kind to animals. Live your life for saving these poor beings from being harmed.Use Medicine Buddha as your main Yidam to achieve this. These would be good action dharma to counter some karma and create new karma.Talk is good when action
16 hours ago
~Response by tsemtulku~ Dear Irene, My condolences to you from my heart. 1. Grieving for loss of loved ones is ok. It is not anti-Buddhist to recognize we are attached at this stage of our path. And we do miss people. 2. Studying the 12 interdependendent links and reincarnation will help you tremedously to recover and for everyone to come to terms with this. 3. The beautiful thing is we can do actions according to Dharma that generate merits for those departed. So instead of just grieving which does not benefit them, we can generate merits for their future lives. That would be a wonderful show of our love for them. If you like, on the Science and Mysteries category of this blog, I have videos on reincarnation that might help you.I wish you the best. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/questions/page/26 From: June Tang (Khjb)
16 hours ago
~Question asked by irene~ dear rinpoche how do i apply buddhist teachings to explain and cope with the loss of loved ones knowing that i will never see them again when they have passed away ? do i regard their existence n our mutual consciousness as merely a reality collectively constructed by our samsaric mind and hence there never was a me n them or the separation caused by cycles of deaths n rebirths ? stoic acceptance that they are gone cannot resolve the grief of losing them forever . From: June Tang (Khjb)
16 hours ago
~Question asked by Sarah~ Dear Rinpoche, I'm not sure if this topic came up before, but what is your opinion on Euthanasia? How will it affect a person spiritually if he/she is involved directly or indirectly practicing euthanasia? Indirectly for example, accepting payment for the clinic etc… ~Response by tsemtulku~ This topic has come up and I have answered. 1. I would not recommend it. 2. Any type of killing will affect our karma hence spiritual growth. 3. Accepting payment from wrong livelihoods would of course result in further negative karma. I would personally not be involved in any form of Euthanasia. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/questions/page/26 From: June Tang (Khjb)
16 hours ago
~Question asked by mima~ What is the best mantra to practice to get help in letting go of all kind of attachements and fears as well as a very low-self estime. ~Response by tsemtulku~ Migtseyma would be best for both. Good luck. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/questions/page/26 From: June Tang (Khjb)
16 hours ago
To know what happiness really is ,get "Be Happy" by Tsem Rinpoche and read it ! P Han Nee
16 hours ago
谁缚绑着…而不得自在。_Hee TS
17 hours ago

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