With a growing number of visitors to Kechara House, the Education Committee, a division of the Kechara House Buddhist Association, was established to reach out to a range of spiritual seekers looking for answers to their questions.
The Education Committee was formed with a two-fold vision: to support the growth of Buddhism in Malaysia in general, and the spread the doctrine of Lama Je Tsongkhapa and H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s teachings in particular.
Lama Tsongkhapa’s lineage emphasizes attainments through the practice and understanding of the Dharma, as achieved through learning, debate, discussion and meditation. The Kechara Education Committee wishes to:
- Create a Dharma-literate community within and outside our organisation
- Organise and conduct dharma classes / programs
- Encourage and train local students and practitioners to become Dharma teachers / pastors
- Establish an accredited Institute of Learning in Kechara World Peace Centre.
Established in 2007, the Education Committee and senior students of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche conduct classes in English or Mandarin, on Tuesdays, Thursday and Sundays. The classes cater to all levels of participants and there are no prerequisites for attendance. Anyone interested in acquiring Dharma knowledge, learning and practice regardless of their background, is welcome to join at any time.
Lamrim Class (English)
Thursday from 8pm to 10:30pm
This study class is suitable for those who can attend the program on regular basis. It covers teachings from standard Lamrim texts such as Liberation in the Palm of your Hand by Lama Je Pabongka, Shantideva’s Bodhisattvacaryavatara and H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s teachings.
Kechara Sunday Talks
Main prayer hall
Sundays from 10:30pm to 12pm
This class is suitable for beginners and for those who wish to brush up on general Buddhist subjects. Every week guest speakers from various departments in the Kechara organisation give interesting presentations in their area of specialty.
Simplified Lamrim Class (English)
Sundays from 11am to 1pm
These classes are open to all and cater especially to people who are not able to attend the full Lamrim program.
Manjushri Kids Class (English)
Sunshine Room, Library, Main prayer hall
Sundays from 10:30pm to 12pm
There are 3 classes being conducted presently based on different age groups ranging from 4-15 years old. The program is very interactive and designed to instill discipline, knowledge and good attitudes in children in a fun and creative way guided by Buddhist principles and ethics.
Lamrim Class (Chinese)
Monday from 8pm to 10pm
This class is suitable for beginners and for those who wish to brush up on general Buddhist subjects. Conducted in Mandarin Chinese for the benefit of our Chinese-speaking students.
Simplified Lamrim Class (Chinese)
Tuesdays from 8:30pm to 10:30pm
These classes are open to all and cater especially to people who are not able to attend the full Lamrim program. Conducted in Mandarin Chinese for the benefit of our Chinese-speaking students.
The Education committee is headed by the Liaison for Education, Pastor Susan Lim. The sub committees are headed by main committee members as follows:
|Lamrim Class||Pastor Susan Lim|
|Kechara Sunday Talks (English)||Jamie Khoo|
|Manjushri Class (Chinese)||Pastor Kok Yek Yee|
|Manjushri Kids Class||Prof. Choi|
|Pujas||Tan Gim Lee|
|Education Resources||Susan Lim|
|Ipoh Study Group||Wan Wai Meng|
|Malacca Study Group||Thierry Janssens|
|Singapore Study Group||Susan Lim|
|Kuantan Study Group||Kok Yek Yee|
|Johor Study Group (KSJC)||Pastor Susan Lim|
For more information about the Education Committee and their classes, please contact us at email@example.com or call +603 7803 3908.