Mobile dharma

30 September 2010 - 1:31am 1 Comment

As one of Kechara’s most mobile teams (we can do our work from anywhere with a phone signal…honestly!), the e-Division decided to take our work on the road when we made our way down to Singapore last week. The trip away from Kechara was not without merit – we were there to attend the Social Media World Forum, which was packed with talks, exhibitions and workshops, to learn how to harness the power of new media…and what better way to learn than from the experts!

From the role of new media in unpaid advertising, to the use of analytics to track progress; from updates by industry leaders on the role of Twitter and Facebook in their organisation’s work, to workshops on how to make videos go viral, our group picked up every imaginable tip to bring back to Kechara.

Now stand back and watch as we apply them to Lama Tsongkhapa’s tradition! We might not have His Holiness Pabongka Rinpoche’s power of speech, or His Holiness Zong Rinpoche’s skill in debate but we sure are going to try imitate them as best we can by using computers!

Led by Liaison Ooi Beng Kooi, the e-Division of Tsem Ladrang is staffed by seven full-time members whose skills range from writing in programming language, to writing in good old-fashioned English. Described by His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche as a 1000-Armed Chenrezig, this team harnesses the power of the keyboard to bring you all the online news, information and media from the Kechara organisation. We also provide much of the backend technical support necessary to keep Kechara running smoothly.

For more information on the e-Division or how you can support our work, please contact Liaison Ooi Beng Kooi ([email protected]). We need writers, programmers, website designers as well as donations to keep us running…as the Kechara organisation expands, so too will our work so please help us to bring Dharma to where it otherwise may not exist!

The team used any opportunity to discuss the tips they had picked up

Whilst in Singapore, the e-Division also visited notable Buddhist sites like Bright Hill Temple

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