FAQS

14 May 2010 - 4:44pm 2 Comments

How do I request for an audience with His Eminence?

All requests should be submitted to the Appointments Secretary JP Thong (jpthong@tsemladrang.com) stating your background and the nature of your request. For more information, please refer to the section on audiences.


How do I make an offering to His Eminence?

All offerings should be given to the Kechara House administrator or mailed to:

Kechara  House 2 (Buddha Oasis)
Lot 21-1 & 23-1, Jalan PJU 1/3G,
Sunwaymas Commercial Center,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, MALAYSIA.

Tel: +603 7803 3908

During private audiences, there is a possibility of making your offering directly to His Eminence. Prior approval should be sought from the Ladrang Liaisons.


How do I contact His Eminence?

His Eminence does not handle His own correspondence. All messages and questions can be emailed to Tsem Ladrang at mail@tsemladrang.com where they are carefully filtered for content. Where appropriate, the messages will be marked for His Eminence’s attention. One may also contact His Eminence’s personal assistant, Ooi Beng Kooi at bengkooi@tsemladrang.com.

Physical mail is attended to in the same way and can be posted to:

Kechara  House 2 (Buddha Oasis)
Lot 21-1 & 23-1, Jalan PJU 1/3G,  
Sunwaymas Commercial Center,  
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, MALAYSIA.

Tel: +603 7803 3908


How do I make a divination request?

Email the Divination Secretary Ooi Beng Kooi (bengkooi@tsemladrang.com) to request a divination form, which must be filled out with full details of your background and request. His Eminence rarely performs divinations; therefore petitioners should be prepared to wait for their answer.


How do I invite His Eminence to give a teaching?

All invitations should be submitted to the Appointments Secretary JP Thong (jpthong@tsemladrang.com). For more information, please refer to the section on invitations.


How do I request to take refuge with His Eminence?

All requests for refuge should be directed to Paul Yap at +6012 364 9797 (or house@kechara.com), the Liaison of Kechara House.


How can I help?

The Ladrang’s scope of work is vast and we are always on the lookout for sponsors and dedicated, hardworking volunteers to assist us in various ways. Please get in touch with the relevant contact person depending on your area of interest:


What are the basic protocols during teachings and audiences with His Eminence?

Addressing His Eminence

Our Lama is His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche (pronounce T-SEM TUL-ku RIN-po-che). During the face-to-face discourses, such as when raising questions during a teaching, address Him as “Your Eminence” or “Rinpoche”, a term of respect for highly attained Gurus, who are incarnate Lamas.

Approaching His Eminence

It is not respectful to approach the Lama directly. If you have general questions, you may ask them at the end of the teaching or event when His Eminence opens the floor to questions.  If you have a private question, please contact the Ladrang liaisons to request for an audience with His Eminence.

Basic protocols

  • Turn off mobile phones, or put into silent mode.
  • Dress appropriately.
  • With a good motivation, make three prostrations to His Eminence.
  • A khata may be offered to His Eminence to receive His blessing. It is also customary to offer a khata together with any offerings you wish to give.
  • Monetary offerings should not be handed directly to His Eminence but placed on the throne table instead.
  • Take your seat on the floor cushions or chairs only when His Eminence invites you to sit.
  • Speak clearly in a polite and respectful manner. Keep your questions short and to-the point, bearing in mind that there may be others waiting for an audience with His Eminence.
  • Avoid laughing loudly or making jokes.
  • Do not interrupt His Eminence when He is speaking.
  • Avoid stretching your legs towards His Eminence or the altar, as pointing the soles of one’s feet is considered disrespectful.
  • When the audience ends, you may bid farewell and leave quietly, if possible with your back away from His Eminence. Do not make prostrations to His Eminence before you leave, it is considered inauspicious.
  • For more detailed , please refer to the Kechara House Code of Conduct.

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