Public Announcement

1 February 2016 - 7:54pm Comments Off

Re: Chong Jun Jren a.k.a. Jay Jae Chong a.k.a JJ Chong

Date: 1 Feb 2016

NOTICE is hereby given that CHONG JUN JREN with NRIC/IC Number 840314-07-5219  also commonly known as ‘JJ CHONG’ or ‘Jay Jae Chong’ is no longer a pastor or staff of Kechara House Buddhist Association Malaysia, Tsem Ladrang and any organisation, affiliate and/or group associated with the Kechara Buddhist Organisation and H.E.the 25th Tsem Rinpoche.

CHONG JUN JREN formally resigned from all positions within Kechara and returned his vows as an ordained Kechara pastor and sangha-to-be with effect from 22 November 2015. In his resignation letter, he cited his reasons being his inability to discharge his assigned duties as well as pastoral responsibilities which amongst other things, required him to maintain his vows that forbid any action that is unbecoming of a sangha-to-be. Since CHONG JUN JREN’s sudden and abrupt departure, we have received feedback from members of the public that has caused us at Kechara House some concerns.

At the present moment, Kechara is conducting an enquiry into the information received and will reserve its next course of action. Pending the completion of such enquiry, Kechara House wishes to announce the following:

  1. CHONG JUN JREN is not authorised by Kechara House, its Spiritual Advisor H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, its Committee, Officers and Members and all Kechara House affiliates to represent, speak on behalf of, act for, raise funds on behalf of, open ‘Dharma Centres’ on behalf of, give any ‘healings’, spiritual ‘teachings’, ‘blessings’, ‘initiations’, ‘empowerments’, ‘oracular’/medium/trance-based advices and instructions, using either direct references or inferences that he is acting for Kechara House, or for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche and all of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s and Kechara House’s assigns and affiliates;
  2. He has received no empowerments from H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, or Kechara House and/or any endorsement or recognition from H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, Kechara House, or its affiliates, which would qualify him to be regarded as a Master, Lama, Rinpoche, Geshe, Tulku or high reincarnation of any sort;
  3. That neither Kechara House, its Spiritual Advisor H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, nor all Kechara House’s Committee, Officers and Members will be responsible for any acts and claims made by the said CHONG JUN JREN and for any damage that he may inflict on any member of the public; and
  4. The Singaporean-based organisation known as MODERN BUDDHIST FELLOWSHIP at The Vertex, Tower B, 33 Ubi Avenue 3, #04-20 Singapore 408868, established by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche but under the stewardship of the said CHONG JUN JREN lately, is no longer associated in any way to H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, Kechara House and its affiliates.

Should anyone have any queries relating to the said CHONG JUN JREN and/or any organisation associated with him, or would like further information and clarification on any matters mentioned in this Public Announcement, please contact care@kechara.com.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Datuk May Phng (DMSM)
President of Kechara House Buddhist Association Malaysia
Board of Directors

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