Update on Kuantan Study Group
I often receive updates from my students regarding the various Kechara Study Groups we have in different parts of Malaysia. Till date, we have a study group in Ipoh, Johor, Malacca and Kuantan.
Below is an update from Pastor Yek Yee regarding our Kuantan Study Group. This group have been working hard to spread the Dharma in Kuantan. Also, whenever there are activities in Kechara House, they will send representatives to attend… they travel all the way to Petaling Jaya (Kuala Lumpur) to support KH activities and events.
Recently I was informed that the group has decided to move to a larger premise to accommodate more people. I rejoice with the expansion! I was told that this new center is located at a very strategic location in Kuantan.
I sincerely thank my students in Kuantan for working hard to promote the Dharma there. Do take a look at the great news below!
Last Sunday I visited Kuantan Study group at afternoon. I brought Frederick Law with me on this trip. We arrived at Kuantan around 1230pm. After a simple lunch, Leonard Chia, Suet Moi, Frederick and myself went to the new shop lot which will be Kuantan Study group’s new centre very soon. We were doing a Setrap puja in the shop lot before start renovation. 10 people joined the puja. Frederick is quite helpful, he help me take pictures and prepare whatever was needed in the puja.
I like this shop lot very much. It is located in the new and popular area in Kuantan. There are many modern, trendy and fashionable shops in this area. The energy here is young, active and fresh. According to Leonard Chia the safety of this area is quite good. I think it is very good news for all of us because we have searching the new venue for centre quite a long time.
After that, we went back to centre to watch the Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche movie, Crazy Wisdom. Around 10 of us watched the movie together. After it ended, we had a very good discussion with each other. One of them asked a question, why did Trungpa Rinpoche want to set up an army team? What does the the ARMY represented? Ha… I like this kind of question, make me think more!
Then I requested them give me two similar points of Tsem Rinpoche and Trungpa Rinpoche. One of the committee members, Wei Ling, answered COKE & ALCOHOL. Everyone laughed till they teared. So funny. Some of them said, both Rinpoche’s are from East, they are reincarnations of high lamas, they are modern… they are fun and entertaining.
I like this discussion session very much. I will conduct more this kind of session with them because I noticed they can learn a lot from this sharing session. Around 8pm, the committee and myself had a regular meeting. We discussed the renovation of the new centre, updated on their regular activities in Kuantan and any problems they faced. The new centre of Kuantan Study group will start functioning at the end of April, 2012 tentatively.
Another thing to rejoice is that the Kuantan Study group has recruited 21 Kechara members. That’s all from my update of Kuantan Study group today.
The main entrance of the new shop lot
Interior of the new shop lot
The new location of Kuantan Study group surrounding by modern and trendy shoplots
Ten members of Kuantan Group doing a Setrap Puja led by Pastor Yek Yee before the start of renovation works
A beautiful Lama Tsongkhapa altar at Kuantan Group’s current location
Volunteers making water offerings
Pastor Yek Yee giving a short introduction of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s background and the significance of his movie
A sharing session
This young man, Hong has a strong inclination to Dharma. He goes to Kuantan Study Group often for Setrap pujas
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