Life was good for Jamie – martinis, shopping, a career in fashion journalism and plenty of cash brought instant happiness. So it was a bit of a shock for her to find herself sitting in front of a gorgeous 38-year-old Guru and talking to him about how she could combine her aspirations to become Paris Hilton with a wish to become the next female Buddha.
Follow her journey as she steps foot into this incredible world of spiritual practice – from Kuala Lumpur to India to Paris, from Tsem Rinpoche’s dining room table to the freezing hills of Kathmandu, from her daily troubles to the wide open spaces of Enlightenment.
Jamie tells her story with great honesty and much humour, showing us that spirituality doesn’t have to start in the cloistered confines of a nunnery. It begins right where you are, in whatever you’re doing or aspiring to be.
Author: Jamie Khoo
Jamie has been writing as far back as she can remember; before that, she talked, to make up for not being able to write. From the few creative writing contests she won at primary school, she went on to obtain a Masters in English Literature in York, United Kingdom before returning to Malaysia to work in the media. There, she joined one of Malaysia’s largest English newspapers, The Star, and contributed on a freelance basis to other prestigious publications such as Hello! Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, Malaysia and venusbuzz.com.
Life was good and the world was at her feet. Life doesn’t get much more glamourous than being able to shop for a living (and then write about it), interview top politicians and review the latest trends in the city … and get paid for all of it. But there had to be more to life than just articles, interviews and photo shoots. A girl gets restless and soon begins to aspire for much more than this.
Jamie met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche and the Kechara Buddhist organisation in 2005, a year gave her a whole new spin on things and showed her a unique way of living that combines martinis with mantras, spirituality with style and Buddha with boyfriends. She is now one of the Senior Editors of the dynamic young publisher, Kechara Media & Publications and Liaison (personal assistant) to Rinpoche. Call Me Paris is her first book.