Message from H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche – KSA expansion plans and beautiful Lord Tsongkhapa

2 May 2009 - 6:54am Comments Off

Picture of the beautiful Lama Tsongkapa that was painted in the traditional manner by the artists of KSA!!!

Dear Friends,

Many years ago, when I first came to Kuala Lumpur, I encouraged people to set up beautiful shrines. This was recommended highly in the Monlam Teachings by HH the 13th Dalai Lama. I love teachings by all the Dalai Lamas…so lucid and clear. But finding statues that were iconographically correct was a challenge as well as thangkas.

So I have always wanted to set up a Tibetan Arts studio to have beautiful statues, thangkas, sewing and mantra rolling done… So I did. It would make the specialized art of traditional Tibetan religious painting, sewing and other artwork to the general public at an affordable price.

This wish has manifested in the form of KECHARA SARASWATI ARTS and is located near our first outlet in SS2. Kechara Saraswati Arts Studio or affectionately KSA is the first of its kind in southeast Asia. It is run by Liaisons Wan, James and Chia.

It has been in existence for nearly two years now (please see more pictures on KH website). It is a wonderful way for people to enter spirituality through art. Many volunteers are joining more and more to sew thangkas, deity clothes, paint, roll mantras or just relax in the Hring room. An area for relaxation with great Parrot fishes swimming in an artistic fishtank. Prayers to the Buddha of Arts Saraswati composed by Tsongkhapa are beautifully painted on the walls.

KSA’s premises are bursting at the seams now. So the liaisons council and myself of KH have decided to purchase a new building.

Liaison JP Thong of Tsem Ladrang, spearheaded and found the funds to purchase a new building!!! However, we can use help financially on the renovation part. So we are in the process of purchasing a two storey new building, renovate and move in to have a permanent arts studio!!!!!! Very exciting. I’m hoping also to have thangka painting classes in the new premises in the future!!!

Do keep yourself updated re this exciting expansion of this KSA dept.

Tsem Rinpoche

Spiritual Advisor

Kechara House & TKL Retreat Centre

Never say you can’t do, because that is not the real you speaking

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