Chuah Su Ming

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Board of Directors
Director of Marketing and Public Relations

A Business Administration graduate from the University of Sheffield, Su Ming has worked for Bacardi Martini Malaysia and left a jet-setting job with L’Oreal Malaysia to join Tsem Ladrang, which she personally finds more fulfilling on a spiritual level.

Su Ming spearheads all marketing, PR and communications projects of Tsem Ladrang and oversees the outgoing gifts and incoming offerings for H.E. and the Ladrang. She is also the Head of Kechara Care and manages Kechara Lounge in Kathmandu, Nepal.

[M]     +6012 291 1178
[E]      su.chuah@kechara.com

8 Responses to Chuah Su Ming

  1. [...] If it’s not liberating, a dedicated team of Kecharians organizes animal feeding activities. Su Ming (one of my liaisons) and Nicholas Yu, both of Kechara Care, are very careful and considerate of the [...]

  2. [...] Liaison Chuah Su Ming, who is immensely kind, attentive and always looking for ways to benefit others, is the head of this department. Kechara Care’s work is huge and spans many departments as Su Ming and her fellow Kechara Care staff are involved in every Kechara event or activity to talk to and assist new friends in the organisation. On top of that, Kechara Care also does its best to support existing members and Kechara staff by providing help when they are ill or facing difficulties, and by encouraging them towards the Dharma with many gifts, advice and love. [...]

  3. [...] the leadership of Chuah Su Ming, Ladrang Liaison and Head of Kechara Care, Kechara Lounge, Kechara’s first international [...]

  4. [...] Su Ming giving a khata on my behalf to Ethan. She passed him a framed photo of Vajrayogini. How auspicious [...]

  5. [...] are recipes and videos that will be updated from time-to-time. Madam Chua, who is Su Ming‘s mother, is used to cooking food with meat as she brought up her 3 kids. People started to [...]

  6. [...] 2. 88kg dedicated to Kechara Care & Kechara House by Su Ming [...]

  7. [...] Ms. Su Ming, James, Bryan Ho, Ethan Chu, Nicholas Yu, sometimes Wendy and Shin. They really have alot of work to do for their own depts already. I thank them for this so much. [...]

  8. [...] in any way you find fit. Contact Datuk May or Su Ming. For sending items also you may attention Su Ming via privateoffice@tsemtulku.com. Share and Enjoy: « What do I do with these? Can someone [...]

Chuah Su Ming

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Director of Tsem Ladrang

My family met Rinpoche when Rinpoche first came to Malaysia in 1992. I was 14 years old at that time. As a teenager then, I didn’t think I needed any form of religion. The world was my oyster.

After completing my studies in UK, I returned to Malaysia and worked for Bacardi-Martini Malaysia. It was a glamorous job with many travel opportunities. Around the same time, I became very curious about my mother’s involvement in Kechara. Eventually, I attended one of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche’s public teachings and I have been interested since.

I grew up in a Buddhist/Taoist family where all the Buddhist/Taoist rituals were never explained to me.  Tibetan Buddhism, especially Rinpoche’s explanations, made a lot of sense as there are always reasons behind everything. At the same time, I was very attracted to Rinpoche’s delivery of Dharma. And from then on, I began to be very active in volunteering.

Towards the end of 2007, I received an offer from Kechara to work for the outlets in their marketing department. At that time, I was working with L’Oreal Malaysia. I did hesitate as I was embarking on a new portfolio in L’Oreal. However, I recalled that in one of Rinpoche’s teachings, Rinpoche mentioned that there will never be a good time to join Dharma as we are always engrossed in our own selfish pursuits. I joined and have never looked back ever since that day. And now, I’m adamant in making Dharma my career. It gives me such personal fulfilment as I can benefit more people here than I ever could anywhere else in any other career.

After joining Rinpoche and the Kechara organisation, my experiences in Dharma always make me want to focus on benefitting others and NOT think of myself. Listening to Rinpoche’s teachings makes me realise that whatever I have been chasing for in my career and personal pursuits were illusions and everything was impermanent.

When I first went to Rinpoche’s teachings, I didn’t know that I would become more and more involved in Kechara. At the beginning I liked Rinpoche’s vision but now, I want to be part of it.


Portfolio

  • Director of Marketing and PR, Tsem Ladrang
  • Director of Human Resource, Kechara Organisation
  • Operations Manager, Kechara Lounge, Nepal


Background

2000 – 2007    Product Group Manager
Marketing Department, Bacardi-Martini Malaysia
Responsible for developing and executing marketing plans for Bacardi, Grey Goose and Bombay Sapphire in Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia.

2007 – 2008    Marketing Manager
Luxury Division, L’Oreal Malaysia
Responsible for developing and executing sales and marketing plans for Biotherm Skin Care for the Malaysian Market.

 

Contact

Email: suming.chuah@kechara.com

One Response to Chuah Su Ming

  1. [...] tonight  from me at Kechara Oasis….       I requested KECHARA CARE dept headed under Liaison Su Ming to arrange a dinner for our volunteers, staff, liaisons and friends who worked so hard to make Wesak [...]

Chuah Su Ming

19 June 2009 - 3:47pm Comments Off

A common misconception is that people cannot make a career out of following Dharma, and that Dharma is merely a lifestyle choice made outside the workplace. I’m adamant about making Dharma my career.

Chuah Su Ming, 31
Liaison to H.E. Tsem Rinpoche
Director of Operations, Tsem Ladrang
Manager, Kechara Lounge

When it comes to PR and Marketing, there is no better person to undertake this role for Tsem Ladrang than Chuah Su Ming. Previously working as a Group Product Manager for Bacardi Martini Malaysia, then in L’Oreal Malaysia under its Luxury Division, Su Ming’s early career revolved around a most glamorous lifestyle with many travel opportunities. Su Ming joined Tsem Ladrang in 2008 as one of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s Liaisons and where her previous jobs required her to live and breathe the culture of the brands she was marketing, Su Ming now lives and breathes Dharma.


Based on your previous jobs, it sounds like you weren’t looking for Dharma at the time. How did you come to know about Kechara? How were you introduced?

My family met H.E. Tsem Rinpoche when he first came to Malaysia in 1992. As a teenager then, I didn’t think I needed religion – I was full of confidence and the world was my oyster. However, I was always curious about my mother’s involvement in Kechara and eventually attended one of Rinpoche’s teachings.


So what attracted you to Kechara?

First and foremost, it was Rinpoche’s explanation of Dharma which attracted me to Kechara. The other major contributing factor was the changes I saw in my mother – she was calmer and seemed to accept things more easily, especially in matters concerning her children.


When did you start Dharma? How did this involvement come about? Did you have any doubts when you started?

In 2005, I started volunteering at Kechara. My volunteering was initially subject to my lifestyle – for example, I used to schedule soup kitchen rounds around work commitments – but things gradually changed. When I received an offer to work in Kechara, I hesitated as I was embarking on a new portfolio in L’Oreal. However, I recalled that in one of Rinpoche’s teachings, Rinpoche mentioned that there will never be a good time to join Dharma as we are always engrossed in our own selfish pursuits. I joined and have never looked back since that day.


Having taken the plunge and joined Kechara full-time, where do you see yourself in five years?

In Kechara World Peace Center (KWPC)! A common misconception is that people cannot make a career out of following Dharma, and that Dharma is merely a lifestyle choice made outside the workplace. In five years’ time, I will still be with Kechara because I’m adamant about making Dharma my career.


So are you happy to be involved with the Kechara World Peace Centre (KWPC) project? Why is that?

Yes, I’m very happy to be involved because KWPC is our ultimate destination, not physically but more spiritually. To me, KWPC represents the growth of our spiritual path and most importantly, because of the vision we are working towards, KWPC will benefit so many people from all walks of life.

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