Kechara Discovery is headed by Liaison Paul Yap. Prior to dedicating himself to the Kechara group, Paul garnered six years of experience as a chartered accountant and three years as a Senior Manager in the manufacturing industry.
Paul is assisted by a team of hard-working and dedicated staff who commit their time to the development of this department.
- Yvonne Yap Wei Leng
- Louise Lee
- Lili Ng
Having travelled with His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche numerous times, be it on a pilgrimage to Nepal or on an exploratory trip to Tibet, our team are well-placed to help you plan your next travel adventure or your next spiritual pilgrimage, whatever it is that you need and would like to know.
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Yvonne Yap Wei Leng
As the youngest in a Buddhist family, Yvonne grew up in a very supportive environment. Both parents have been vegetarian since Yvonne was 10 years old. Due to their influence, she grew up to be a very kindhearted, patient and likeable person.
Yvonne graduated from Kuan Ching High School, and since then, she had been working as a Stock Control Executive for the past 6 years in the retail jewellery industry, both in Malaysia and overseas. Since then, she developed good inventory management skills and a passion for jewellery design.
On the 28th December 2009, Yvonne joined Kechara Discovery full time and she handles Human Resource, Administration and Finance-related responsibilities for Kechara Discovery.
When she comes into the office every morning, she will ensure that the office is clean and tidy, water the plants, feed the fishes, and start the day with fresh mind and good motivation.
Yvonne is never without a smile and she is always warm and friendly to everyone .
Yvonne was recently one of the main organizing committee for “Legend of the Conch Shell”, a stage play by Kechara that was held in PJLA in December 2009. She showed strong leadership qualities when she was in charge of the crew and volunteers from Kechara House. She is also an active participant of the Weekly Setrap and Dzambala Puja in Chinese, which was held in Buddha Oasis.
Determine to make Dharma her career, Yvonne joined Kechara Discovery and she is proud to be a Kecharian. She plans to work hard with Kechara Discovery to promote Buddhism and Tsem Rinpoche’s vision through the creation of beautiful Buddha images especially for the manifestation of Kechara World Peace Center.
Louise Lee has always been a hardworking and polite person. Her involvement in Kechara began with “Legend of Conch Shell”, a dance production by Kechara House in 2009. Wearing thick black glasses, sporting short hair, and always ever-ready to jump into action, Louise was one of the main committee members of the production team, working closely with Mr. Ngeow, Yoke Fui, Yek Yee, Yvonne, Elaine, Ms. Han and many other key members from Kechara. She was responsible for the logistics, timetable and customer care – a heavy responsibility for someone so new to the Kechara family. Yet she continued to contribute greatly to the organisation as a volunteer, without any complaints or hesitations.
During that time, Louise was earning a good income as a sales and marketing manager in a company distributing precision measuring instruments world wide. However, she had the opportunity to be present during a talk given by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche at an appreciation dinner . During the dinner, Rinpoche said, “If you don’t do Dharma now, when will you do it?” This had a great impact on Louise, and on the spot, she has decided to work for Dharma and joined Kechara Discovery full time, contributing her skills and talents to the organisation.
A mother of two, Lili Ng had been an air stewardess for six years before becoming a full-time housewife. This was around the time when Lili started learning more about Kechara, through the arts at Kechara Saraswati Arts. At that time, Kechara Discovery had a small office within the KSA premises.
A talented lady with a deep interest in the arts and crafts, Lili loves to paint as well as all other things creative. She volunteers her time with Kechara Discovery every Monday where she helps in line drawing, painting and designing products.
“In 2008, I started a project to create the Grand Setrap Tsa-tsa for Kechara Discovery. I worked closely with a Malaysian artist to make this Buddha image locally, while ensuring the iconography was accurate and visually. attractive When the tsa-tsa was finally ready, I requested Lili to work with me on the colours. The colours had to follow scriptural descriptions, and had to represent Setrap’s energy and personality as a protector.
Lili and I spent about two weeks on this project, finalising the colour tones and creating a standard for other volunteer artists to follow. The outcome was simply amazing – everyone who saw the full coloured tsa-tsa immediately fell in love with it.” – PAUL YAP
Today, Lili Ng also actively participates in Setrap Puja, Manjushri classes, and is making Kechara her second home. As she looks ahead to Kechara World Peace Center, Lili Ng is definitely striving to be part of this meritorious project by becoming one of the renowned artists of Kechara in KWPC.