Rinpoche said to everyone, “You are here not to pray for yourself, but to pray for your enemy. Love your outer enemy.” I contemplated on it, and immediately let go of my hatred and anger towards people who had hurt me.
Han Siew Fong, 41
Department Head Kechara InMotion
Committee Member Chinese Committee
With a Masters degree in Journalism and 15 years of industry experience under her belt, Han Siew Fong has dedicated her life to television productions. In her role as a producer, Ms. Han controls all aspects of production, ranging from idea development and cast hiring to shoot supervision and fact-checking. Despite being highly in demand and always busy with projects, Ms. Han is deeply committed to promote the Dharma through hard media as part of Kechara InMotion.
How were you introduced to Kechara? Were you approached on a professional basis, to produce a video?
Something like that! It was by chance that I walked into Kechara Paradise 1Utama and bought a Green Tara prayer card. I left my name card with Joann Tan and later, received a call asking me if I could help to produce Dharma videos – my first project with Kechara was for the DVD Dharma Starts At Home.
So what attracted you to Kechara? Why did you stay on to produce more videos after that initial project?
So many things compelled me to stay. First and foremost, it was H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s Dharma teachings. With Rinpoche’s teachings, I began to understand Dharma in more depth. It was also the positive energy I felt coming from the members.
When did you start Dharma? Why do you like Dharma?
Since September 2007, I have been the Department Head for Kechara InMotion. I like Dharma because it gives me more knowledge to help more people. Through Dharma work, I feel happier as I now have more purpose in life and I am learning how to abandon my self-cherishing mind.
Can you remember which of Rinpoche’s teachings has had the biggest impact on you?
Yes, it was during the Nepal pilgrimage in October 2008. Rinpoche said to everyone, “You are here not to pray for yourself, but to pray for your enemy. Love your outer enemy.” This message has stayed with me since then – I contemplated on it, and immediately let go of my hatred and anger towards people who had hurt me.
What is it about Rinpoche that you like?
I really like Rinpoche’s compassionate guidance and unconditional love to all beings, whether they are human or not. I also like the way Rinpoche’s simple but meaningful messages always open up my heart. They bring me one step further in my Dharma practice and motivate me to want to help others through Dharma work.