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Nostalgia: Reminiscing on those who have passed on

Apr 5, 2018
Nostalgia: Reminiscing on those who have passed on

As I prepared for the Lunar Chinese New Year celebrations, I found it interesting that, on numerous occasions, I reminisced of many family members from the generation before mine...

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A Blind Corner at Each Decade?

Oct 15, 2017
A Blind Corner at Each Decade?

Have you ever heard what older folk will tell you when you are aged ‘9’ in every decade? For instance, when you are 9, 19, 29, 39, 49, 59 or 69 years old. The warnings will be, “Be careful, don’t take financial risks,” “Don’t drive too fast,” “Don’t travel too much,” “Be safe.” Interesting,...

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My Reflection

Sep 26, 2017
My Reflection

As I reflect on the historical day of 21 June 2015, when 700 people gathered at Kechara Forest Retreat to meet in person the World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden, I smile with delight at how much our Kechara organisation, under the guidance of my Guru, H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, has benefited so many...

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Sep 15, 2017

“REGRETS, I’ve had a few; But then again too few to mention.” ~ Lyrics from Frank Sinatra in his song “My Way” I find this statement from Frank Sinatra’s song extremely inspiring and I aspire to be in that same situation – to have but few regrets. The best situation is of course to have...

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A Generation Gone

Jul 30, 2017
A Generation Gone

Every Chinese Lunar New Year, it is customary for the younger members of the family clan to visit and wish their elders “Gong Xi Fa Cai”. In my case, as my mother lived in Perth, the first thing to do on New Year’s morning was to call and wish her a Happy New Year, and...

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An Exhumation of Ancestral Graves

Jun 30, 2017
An Exhumation of Ancestral Graves

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Datuk May) Being of Chinese descent, the very thought of exhuming an ancestral grave causes great concern and superstitious fear of impending misfortune and inauspiciousness. The inevitability of having to exhume ancestral graves occurred twice before for me but somehow I was not that affected as someone else was going...

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Happy Birthday to You!!!!!

Jun 5, 2017
Happy Birthday to You!!!!!

As a Buddhist, it has been on my mind whether it is appropriate to celebrate birthdays. The reason is, in understanding that Life is Suffering and that the very nature of being born is to begin the vicious cycle of death and rebirth, why do we celebrate our birthdays? Another thought that has been on...

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Rebirth @ Six Realms of Now

May 20, 2017
Rebirth @ Six Realms of Now

As I sat in the cool environs of Kechara Forest Retreat reflecting on Life and its Purpose and what is next, it suddenly occurred to me that life is how you play the game and how you will take rebirth. Life on earth has all the six realms that we meditate on when we...

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Living in a Men’s World

May 10, 2017
Living in a Men’s World

Before I begin, I would like to affirm that I am not a feminist, nor a sexist and nothing much more than a female who has worked and built her career in a “men’s world” many years ago. Did I hate the environment? Had it been unpleasant? Not at all. This piece is all about...

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Consumerism: Good or Bad?

May 1, 2017
Consumerism: Good or Bad?

I was in Singapore recently and also during the week before Lunar New Year. On both occasions, I observed that there were a lot of shoppers and diners at the crowded shopping malls, and this is prevalent in both Singapore and Malaysia. From the above observations, a lot of consumerism is going on and...

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What Will Be Your Legacy?

Apr 7, 2017
What Will Be Your Legacy?

It was nice that my sister, her husband and daughter came to Kuala Lumpur from Perth, Australia to usher in 2017 with my family and I. As we lost our Mother in September 2016, we spoke a lot about Mother as we travelled through memory lane. As we were remembering Mother, her virtues and...

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Who Am I and Who Are We?

Mar 29, 2017
Who Am I and Who Are We?

Recently I heard my daughter, Li Kheng, in conversation with her friend at lunch: “There is a bright side and a dark side to our personality.” That statement shifted my thoughts to what I said years ago after completing an adult experiential training class: “Mastery of Life is our control over the duality of...

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Generosity = Giving = Gifts

Mar 18, 2017
Generosity = Giving = Gifts

It is quite wondrous that the above three words all begin with the letter “G”. Verifying the definition and meaning of these three words will also lead us to conclude that they are closely linked. I define these words as closely as I can with the meaning from the Oxford Dictionary. GENEROSITY: The act...

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Spirituality After 60

Nov 24, 2016
Spirituality After 60

As I reflect on the eventful day in July 2007, I either smile with bliss or shed tears of both joy and sadness. It was on the 3rd of July 2007 that I was brought to a Tibetan Buddhist temple (gompa) at Sunwaymas by a friend for a Dharma teaching by H.E. the 25th...

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Women Rule on Prestige Magazine 2012

Dec 29, 2012
Women Rule on Prestige Magazine 2012

Dear students and friends, guess who’s on the front cover of this month’s issue of Prestige Magazine… Head Liaison Datuk May, Liaison Li Kim, and Li Kheng!

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