Hi, I am new to Kechara. I got to know Kechara via a post in FB that eventually link me to all the precious teaching of Rinpoche in his blog and his youtube videos.
All these happened in Oct 2011, a few months before that I lost my baby boy in my 2nd pregnancy. Since then, I’ve decided to pursue Buddhism but did not know much about the religion, except repeating what my mom has been practicing at home (offerings, joss sticks etc), Kuan Yin and Shakyamuni.
All my understanding about Buddhism started to ‘speed up’ after I found Kechara and I’m so glad there is a Guru that could explain everything in detail and rationalize every single thing that we do actually has a meaning. Rinpoche also changed my view about Dharma into something very practical for today’s living. Though I’ve never met him in person, it is through his teaching I can sense his selfless care towards mankind. I am touched! I started to explore Kechara via the Paradise outlet and had my 1st lesson of mantra chanting there!
I was very positive, but unfortunately I had another miscarriage again last week for my 3rd pregnancy. As a result, I stopped mantra chanting as I am not sure if I have been doing the right thing. Pastor Chia assured me that I did nothing wrong. He even blessed me with mani pills! It was very kind of him!
I am thankful and I hope to get more involved with the activities in Kechara.