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I’ve never had a very high opinion of Taylor Swift (not that it matters to her!). I find it both interesting and a little…exploitative how quickly she goes through her relationships and then writes songs about them. But then I’ve heard people argue, why shouldn’t she? She’s young, beautiful and (some might say) talented. She’s […]


When I started my Gratitude Series over two months ago, lots of things were happening around me and through it all, I noticed a common theme – no matter how bad life appeared to be, I had so many things to be grateful for. In the past, people have told me that I am extremely […]


The beautiful poem appeared in my newsfeed today. I’m not one for poetry and usually, I’m more inclined to skip anything related to it. But I could not help but read this one because it’s by Chogyam Trungpa, one of the most amazing lamas of our time, who set the stage for so many other […]


Yesterday, Rinpoche took a small group of us for dinner, then to a movie and then on to KFC for supper (don’t worry, we only had the wedges, mash and coleslaw!). During supper, Rinpoche summarised for us many teachings on emptiness that Rinpoche has recently been giving…and yes, Rinpoche really did all that to open […]

It’s just coffee (aka how we dress up our attachments)

It’s been a few days since I completed my write-up on emptiness for Rinpoche’s blog. I’ve been thinking about the teachings since and something I saw online today prompted further thoughts. It was a blog post about a girl who frequents coffee shops, and she was discussing the perfect outfit for a coffee shop. It […]

Let Go

We had a liaisons council meeting two days ago. After concluding another meeting, Rinpoche came to join us and give us a teaching. The liaisons are a group of Kecharians who work closely with Rinpoche to ensure that his direction and vision for the Kechara organisation is fulfilled. During the teaching, amongst the many things […]


Perhaps it’s my imagination, perhaps it’s not but I’ve noticed a theme in Rinpoche’s teachings lately. They’ve been related to the mind, reincarnation of the mind and the false ‘I’. I think these teachings, which are philosophical yet accessible, appeals to a lot of us who are aware that material success does not necessary translate […]

Impermanence definitely exists

Oh lordie me, where to start? Rinpoche gave an amazing teaching today about self-limitations and I had loads of thoughts after Rinpoche concluded. Rinpoche started by talking about procrastination and how we always delay things, and how Malaysians move so slowly and get things done tomorrow…I mean, why do something today if it can be […]


I’m completely, utterly and totally addicted to Buzzfeed which, along with Upworthy, make up my bedtime reading in the half an hour before I actually fall asleep. I like the fact both websites feature feel-good, positive news because it makes a very nice change from the doom and gloom that appears on other websites…it helps […]


A friend asked me today why celibacy is so important to Buddhist monks. It’s not the first time I’ve been asked this question, but it is the first time I’ve been able to spend some time on my response. I was quite (but not totally) happy with my answer; if the rest of my email […]