PICTURE PERFECT: The official photographs of Gurus for Hire, Enlightenment for Sale London book launch

12 May 2009 - 4:43pm Comments Off

Rows and rows of the book lined the entrance of the bar and library, greeting guests as they came in.


The Gurus for Hire, Enlightenment for Sale book launch in the prestigious neighbourhood of Cadogan Gardens, central London, was a great success that introduced the teachings of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche to many of London’s most prominent personalities.

A full story about the launch can be read here but do also check out the star-studded, beautiful photos of the event, below.

Here’s to taking Rinpoche’s teachings to a whole new global platform!

Kechara Media & Publications wishes to thank Terry and Joan Mahony for their very kind support of the book launch.


The rich interiors of boutique hotel 11 Cadogan Gardens lent themselves very well this grand and beautiful book launch





The star of the evening: H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's newest book, Gurus for Hire, Enlightenment for Sale



The KMP team with London Kechara members. From L - R (front): Sharon Saw, Tan Sio Chian, Lily Tan, Keng Nam Tan, Joan Foo Mahony From L - R (Back): Jamie Khoo, Kelly Glynn, Khong Jean Ai, Susan Lim, Kok Yek Yee



The Star's London correspondent Choi Tuck Wo (left) interviews Bill Keith for an article about the book launch



Distinguished guests Lucia Graves Reiss, (daughter of famous poet and author Robert Graves), Frank Reiss and John Bolsover



Noriko Barrow (wife of the Director of MAS, Martin Barrow who is one of endorsees of Gurus for Hire, Enlightenment for Sale), Jenny Edwards, France Beveiller Choa (another endorsee of the book) and KMP Adviser Joan Foo Mahony



Beautiful Buddha statues placed around the venue gave the occasion a grand yet peaceful air



Kechara’s London members Lily Tan (left) and Keng Nam Tan (right), with the Malaysian High Commission’s Press Officer Revi Pillai



KMP Adviser and host of the launch Joan Foo Mahony shared her love of Dharma and support of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s Dharma work with all her guests



Ladrang Head Liaison JP Thong gave an inspiring speech on behalf of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche and Tsem Ladrang, speaking strongly about the qualities of our Lama and the many exciting future projects of the Kechara organisation



Liaison Ruby Khong and daughter Khong Jean Mei came to lend their support to the launch



Noriko Barrow, Lai Mei Sim OBE, Miyoko Thorpe and Adrian Thorpe (the former British High Commissioner to Mexico and formerly Deputy British High Commissioner of Malaysia)



Celebrity designer Jimmy Choo (left) and Bill Keith take time out to look at the newly launched book Gurus for Hire, Enlightenment for Sale



Deborah Fernick, Miyoko Thorpe and Anthony John



Ladrang Liaison JP Thong and Joan Foo Mahony (front) spend time talking to guests about the many projects and activities of H.E Tsem Rinpoche and Kechara



Hom Paribag, editor of “Society Today” magazine and fellow guest were very supportive of the book launch and expressed great interest in H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s works



Apprentice Liaison Kok Yek Yee was part of the London team who participated in the London Book Fair



Christina Nightingale from HK, KMP adviser Joan Foo Mahony, Jenny Chan Zurbrugg and Antonia Nightingale



Many, many beautiful copies of the new book!


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