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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  2. 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

  3. 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.

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

    Very Sweet, wonderful.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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. :)

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  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. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

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

    Congratulations to the beautiful blessed couple and their families!

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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!

  25. 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.

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This is something that is hard to accept but necessary. It's simple and the truth. Everyone has their own karma and road to trek. Tsem Rinpoche 
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This is so beautiful. Would love to live near this.
3 weeks ago
Some conversation with the highly regarded 7th Panglung Kuten oracle monk of Tibet. He has been taking trance of Shugden and Setrap for over 30 years. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
I am showing my shrine to the 7th Panglung Oracle monk. Great honor. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Myself and the great 7th Panglung Oracle monk. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Nice of the 7th Panglung Kuten (Oracle monk) to visit me.
3 weeks ago
Jp is in charge of the doing a beautiful fish pond is Kechara Forest Retreat. When visitors come, it will be healing to sit by the waters and hear the sound of water and meditate. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
This is very important to remember. Dharma work reflects this statement so thoroughly. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
This is one of my good friends and who has helped me and Kechara very much. She is a very kind person. I wish her to be blessed by Dorje Shugden as well as her family always. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
This lovely couple came from Canada and joined our pujas and events today in Kechara Forest Retreat. Welcome! 2015. Tsem Rinpoche 
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  • My good friend Justin Ripley
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    My good friend Justin Ripley
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    4 weeks ago
    I requested Choji Lah to do a trusol, rabney and soongdroop for our large DS and Buddha. In this video, he is performing trusol which is ritually 'bathing' the environment and blessing all those who come to visit our Wisdom Hall and Dorje Shugden. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Bigfoot arrives!!!
    1 month ago
    Bigfoot arrives!!!
    Tsem Rinpoche is an avid follower of the paranormal such as bigfoots. For more interesting writings and posts on the subject, please go to http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/yeti-bigfoot-sasquatch
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    Mumu Loves Snack!
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    1 month ago
    For H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, a blog post is not just a blog post but Dharma work that generates merits which should be dedicated. Click here to find out what blog post Rinpoche was dedicating the merits for when he recited this prayer: http://bit.ly/1KiXWf9 ~Ani Lobsang Pema
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    1 month ago
    Panchen Lama in Beijing on CCTV - China's official news. The respect and position they give His Holiness Panchen Lama is great.
  • Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
    1 month ago
    Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
    2 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
  • Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
    2 months ago
    Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
    For much more information, pictures and videos about the rescued birds at the aviary of Kechara Forest Retreat, click here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/aviary-kfr.html
  • Watch Dorje Shugden: My Side Of The Story. Full video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxC6uKHM3dY
    2 months ago
    Watch Dorje Shugden: My Side Of The Story. Full video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxC6uKHM3dY
  • A step by step explanation of Dorje Shugden's iconography in 3D!
    2 months ago
    A step by step explanation of Dorje Shugden's iconography in 3D!
  • Another Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
    4 months ago
    Another Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
  • A Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
    4 months ago
    A Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
  • Tenzin Palmo talk - Part 2
    4 months ago
    Tenzin Palmo talk - Part 2
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    4 months ago
    Tenzin Palmo talk - Part 1

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5 hours ago
Chuan checked into the soup kitchen feeling worried this morning. He told us that he was coughing and there were blood coming out from his spluthum this morning. Chuan explained that he had the symptoms since morning and otherwise he is feeling fine. He was very worried if he has contracted a serious disease. He was then immediately rushed to the hospital for further checks for suspected TB and requires admission. We wish Chuan a swift recovery from his illness swiftly. Justin@KSK
14 hours ago
The group of volunteers from IKEA Malaysia who helped in the kitchen. They also helped to deliver food provisions to our Food Bank recipients today. Thank you for your participation! 来到我们香积厨帮忙的IKEA Malaysia志工们。他们今天也帮忙派送食粮给我们食物银行的受惠者。谢谢你们的参与! Justin@KSK
14 hours ago
The group of volunteers from IKEA Malaysia who helped in the kitchen. They also helped to deliver food provisions to our Food Bank recipients today. Thank you for your participation! 来到我们香积厨帮忙的IKEA Malaysia志工们。他们今天也帮忙派送食粮给我们食物银行的受惠者。谢谢你们的参与! Justin@KSK
yesterday
Dorje Shugden Puja is highly demanded these days, especially to help in clearing the obstacles for company financial. By Puja House, 1 July '15
yesterday
Druchuma Puja is popular in Puja House. Many Sponsor sponsored for their company staffs to work in harmony. By Puja House 1 July'15
yesterday
Altar set up for weekly Setrap and Dorje Shugden Puja is ready. Tonight Puja will be conducted in mandarin language. By Puja House, 1 July'15
yesterday
Setting up offering for weekly Medicine Buddha Puja at Gompa. By Puja House, 1 July'15
2 days ago
Beautiful tormas for Drolchok Puja. By Puja House 30 June 15
2 days ago
Drolchok Puja or 21 Tara Puja is for wishes to Be fulfilled. By Puja House 30 June'15
2 days ago
A kind Doctor Sponsor a medicine Buddha Puja for the patients she treat . May all her patients protect by Buddha Medicine and get heal. Also she can spot the illness of her patients quicker. By Puja House 30 June '15
2 days ago
A Sponsor sponsored Menlha Puja for relative who just have surgery. May she heal well. By Puja House 30 June'15
2 days ago
A new premise is opening, the Sponsor sponsored a Dorje Shugden Puja to bless the business to be successful. By Puja House 30 June 2015
2 days ago
Wow..this is funny!! Shared by Rinpoche. Lucy Yap
2 days ago
Inspiring thoughts for the day! Shared by H.E.Tsem Rinpoche Lucy Yap
3 days ago
Weekly English Dorje Shugden & Setrap puja was led by Pastor KH Ng and assisted by LT Loo.The Pastor on duty, Pastor Han Nee gave a short Dharma talk from Animal Liberation to Adopting Birds at Kechara Forest Retreat aviary. Lucy Yap
3 days ago
Dzambala suggests an antidote, generosity: Practicing Dzambala helps us to overcome miserliness and to develop a more generous mind. And it is through this generosity (not the greed we are accustomed to) that we can attain real wealth. Tonight's weekly Dzambala puja (Chinese) was led by Poney Sim and assisted by Danny Seah.at Kechara House gompa. Lucy Yap
3 days ago
Today weekly Dzambala Puja led by Poney Sim and assisted by David Lai, Tracy and Danny_PB
3 days ago
Weekly Sunday Dharma Class (Chinese Intermediate) led by Koh Wah Ying_PB
3 days ago
Never listen to one's own egoistic thoughts, but follow what Dorje Shugden advises always. Your ego makes sure you lose but Dorje Shugden makes sure you win!~ Tsem Rinpoche_PB
3 days ago
Puja team performed bereavement Puja this afternoon. By Puja House 29 June'15
3 days ago
Bereavement Puja did today by Puja Team. The pujas were from Monastery. By Puja House 29 JUne'15
3 days ago
Trakze Puja done in Puja House for Sponsor who face obstacles by negative disturbances. By Puja House 29 JUne'15
3 days ago
Dorje Shugden Puja conducted by Puja House today for Sponsor to clear his doubt and obstacles. By Puja House, 29 June'15
3 days ago
Kechara Gompa set up by Puja House team for tonight Dorje Shugden and Setrap Puja. This is weekly Puja which held every Monday and Wednesday. By Puja House 29 JUne'15
3 days ago
Maggie and May of @Q Salon Kota Damansara seen here providing free haircut services to our clients this afternoon. A total of 30 clients walked out from our soup kitchen with a brand new haircut today. Justin@KSK

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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