A New Board for a New Future

Sep 21, 2013 | Views: 185

In 2006, two years after Kechara House was established, the Liaisons Council of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche was established. The Liaisons Council was established to help the organisation function more efficiently and effectively on an operational level. The concept of this structure stems from the changtzo system in the monastic institution of the great Gaden Monastery. This system was adopted hundreds of years ago and endures until today.

The Liaisons Council has served Kechara passionately and effectively under the leadership of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, which has led Kechara to its current state of growth today. As we move forward to an exciting future, the Liaisons Council voted to establish a more structured standard of governance.

With the blessings of our Spiritual Advisor, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, the Liaisons Council was dissolved on 14 August 2013, giving way to a new elected Board of Directors to ensure that Rinpoche’s vision and goals are consistently adhered to for the continuous and sustainable growth of Kechara. This decision was made in order to take into account the need for increasing accountability and transparency as well as giving all Kecharians more opportunities to contribute to our organisation.

16 dedicated Kecharians were duly elected to the new Board of Directors by Kechara Life-A members in an open election held at Kechara House on 8 September 2013. H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has also appointed another Director to join the board. The swearing-in ceremony was held on 10 September 2013 at Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Pahang.

The newly elected Board of Directors will serve a two year term of office.

Directors making prayers in front of Shakyamuni Buddha

JP offering serkyem to Setrap, our Dharma Protector

JP leading the swearing in vows

All the directors reciting their vows

The Directors then put the khata on the altar after the swearing in

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