Kechara Discovery is headed by Liaison Paul Yap, who also heads Kechara Saraswati Arts. 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
- Andy Lee Chin Wee
- Lili Ng
With extensive knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism and Himalayan culture, a keen eye for artistic detail, and many years of experience in sales and business development, our team are well-placed to advise you on your distribution and wholesale needs, or your custom-made order.
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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, when she then began working as a Stock Control Executive for six years in the local and international retail jewellery industry. Through her experience, she developed good inventory management skills and a passion for jewellery design.
On the 28th December 2009, Yvonne joined Kechara full time. She handles Human Resource, Administration and Finance-related responsibilities for both Kechara Discovery and Kechara Saraswati Arts.
When she comes into the office every morning, she will ensure that the offices are clean and tidy, that the plants are watered, the fishes are fed, so that she can 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 on the main organising committee for Legend of the Conch Shell, a stage play by Kechara held in the PJ Live Arts theatre in December 2009. She showed strong leadership qualities when she was in charge of the crew and Kechara House volunteers. Yvonne is also an active participant of the weekly Chinese Setrap and Dzambala pujas.
Determine to make Dharma her career, Yvonne joined Kechara and she is proud to be a Kecharian. She plans to work hard with Kechara Discovery and Kechara Saraswati Arts to promote Buddhism and H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s vision through the creation of beautiful Buddha images especially for the manifestation of Kechara World Peace Centre.
Louise Lee has always been a hardworking and polite person. Her involvement in Kechara began with Legend of the Conch Shell, a dance production by Kechara House in 2009. Wearing thick black glasses, sporting short hair, and ever-ready to jump into action, Louise was one of the main committee members of the production team, working closely with many 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 during 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 decided to work for Dharma and joined Kechara full time, contributing her skills and talents to Kechara Discovery and Kechara Saraswati Arts.
Andy Lee Chin Wee
Born to a family of three siblings, Andy is the youngest at 27 years old. He is a graphic designer and has been in the media industry for the last four years since graduating from The One Academy. During his free time, Andy always surfed the web to learn the Dharma. However, on one fine afternoon in December 2007, Andy Lee chanced upon Kechara House’s website and began to listen to H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s Dharma talks on YouTube. It prompted him to browse for more information and Kechara.com quickly became one of his main sources of Dharma knowledge.
His thirst for the Dharma laid a firm foundation for Andy’s future Dharma work. Andy got to know Kechara House even better when he started attending pujas and classes, and everything culminated with him taking Rinpoche’s advice to his heart. Andy began to volunteer at Kechara Discovery with some design work, to put Dharma into practice.
Since 2007, it has been three years of constant love and care that Andy has invested in Kechara, as part of his Dharma practice.
In October 2010, Andy decided to further his studies, planning to major in Computer Graphic design in a twinning programme between KBU College in Petaling Jaya and Nottingham Trent University. In the meantime, Andy will still spend three days a week in Kechara Discovery and Kechara Saraswati Arts, keeping busy with photography, graphic design, layout, editing, and all other miscellaneous work.
Andy is always appreciative for the opportunity to do Dharma work and always shows it by saying a big thank you for allowing him the opportunity to collect merits.
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 and Kechara Saraswati Arts, 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 Centre (KWPC), Lili Ng is definitely striving to be part of this meritorious project by becoming one of the renowned artists of Kechara in KWPC.