Kechara Media & Publications extend our sincerest thanks to our dedicated volunteers, who through their effort and commitment, make it possible for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s teachings to reach people around the world. If you would like to volunteer your time and effort, please contact us.
This is a bit uncomfortable for me. I don’t have any claim to fame and haven’t achieved much with my life. I am blessed with a wonderful husband, Tony (pictured above) who although not Buddhist, supports me in my efforts towards the Dharma. I have included this picture of us both as I feel that I am here partly because of his support.
I discovered Tsem Rinpoche 18 months ago on YouTube, quite by accident and almost immediately after receiving blessings from a touring Lama. It was during a time of prolonged physical illness in my life and I spent many months during this challenging time listening to Rinpoche. It was my introduction to the Dharma. Those teachings really helped me when I needed it the most and they continue to help me but now I find that they also challenge me.
I draw much inspiration from Rinpoche’s teachings and would not like to be without them. When it gets a little ‘uncomfortable’ and I want to chuck it all in, listening to Rinpoche somehow stops me from completely running away from the Dharma. Transcribing for KMP causes me to contemplate the Dharma more deeply and recognise what I am not applying. I am really very grateful and humbled to be a small part of KMP’s work.
I have a son who is 17. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Education but I have just applied for a post-grad in Editing. My intention is to be able to learn and use this skill in working for the Dharma. I am currently involved in administration and editing in a Natural Therapies Treatment and Training Centre in Perth.
My interests are in Dharma, the Healing Arts, animals and travel.
When I first heard and watch Rinpoche’s videos I sat transfixed and glued to the screen and enjoyed every second of it. I was enchanted with Rinpoche’s teachings and the humour that came with it.
Our first trip to Kechara House coincided with Lama Tsongkhapa Day celebrations… such an auspicious event, we were truly blessed and honoured. We were filled with admiration and AWE at the professionalism of Kechara’s members, their sincerity, dedication and team work. (Till today I have NEVER stopped thinking, admiring and ‘kow-towing’ to them).
I so look forward to doing transcribing works for Kechara Media & Publications. I get to learn and listen to Rinpoche’s precious teachings whilst transcribing. The benefits are so rewarding. I do have other commitments and volunteer works, but I will set aside time to continue helping out with KMP. I look-up to Jamie (Paris), for her professionalism and guidance, her sincerity, her patience and kindness and I am so full of gratitude towards her for setting aside time despite her very busy schedule to keep in-touch and communicate with me.
Lastly, I can never thank Rinpoche enough. I am extremely extremely grateful for the beautiful Lama Tsongkhapa statue that Rinpoche has so very kindly gave us. I have benefited immensely just by reciting Lama Tsongkhapa’s holy mantra and ‘Om Ah Ra Pa Tsa Na Dhi’ daily. Thank you Rinpoche, from the bottom of my heart.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Ever since discovering the Dharma via H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s many teachings and various other sources, I have come to see life in a much different light. Dharma taught me that there was a more supreme meaning to life than just eating, sleeping and earning a living. And all this would not have been possible if it wasn’t because of all the wonderful work and effort by the many volunteers and staff at Kechara House and Kechara Media & Publications, who have worked sincerely to bring the Dharma to people like me for so many years.
So whenever I am presented with the opportunity to do Dharma work or support Dharma activities of any kind, I feel greatly honoured and would try my best to adapt my schedule and time around it. I feel Dharma work transcends all other worldly pursuits as it brings ultimate benefit to oneself and others and when one is presented with a task or assignment in Dharma, one should take it as a great opportunity to gain merit and purify negative karma.
Heriberto Godina, despite some really mediocre efforts to avert his situation, remains firmly rooted in multiple samsaric delusions. His favourite would be building and driving fast, cool cars in Texas.
In order to accommodate his passion, Heriberto is periodically forced to work as a Professor at the Univesrsity of Texas at El Paso, where he teaches classes in the College of Education; however, his lectures frequently digress into racing stories. He has over 50 publications in scholarly books and articles. One of Heriberto’s goals in life is to change Tsem Rinpoche’s negative opinion of Ford pick-ups by taking him out for a cruise. Hopefully, His Eminence will change his mind about Ford trucks as mentioned in one of his books.
Even though Rinpoche’s dislike of Fords created some anguish for Heriberto, he sincerely remains in deep and profound gratitude for having encountered Rinpoche’s teachings because they have guided him toward the path of becoming a better man.
Prof. Heriberto, from Texas, USA, has been assisting KMP since 2007 to ship KMP products to Amazon customers across America. He continues to contribute much needed help to us and is a strong supporter of all KMP’s works.