Faces of Kechara Forest Retreat – Pamela Yap

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Back in 2007, Pamela’s mother was reading the newspaper and came across an article about wealth vases in Kechara Paradise (KP). As most dutiful daughters would, she followed her mother to the KP outlet at 1 Utama. Coincidentally, Pamela’s partner was also a student of His Eminence. When she saw the altar in his house and the beautiful Buddha images, she remembers feeling a deep sense of happiness.

As the saying goes, the rest is history. She started her spiritual journey joining Kechara full-time in December 2008. Serving as a retail sales assistant at one of the 5 Kechara Paradise outlets, it proved to be a conducive place for her to learn more about Buddhism.

In 2012, her journey led her to Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR), where she has been assisting Pastor Henry to oversee both construction and maintenance operations. She also ensures that retreat participants, guests and staff are well taken care of during their stay at Dukkar Apartments.

A single mother of 2, Pamela’s life had revolved around parties and socializing. She recalls how she’d continuously question why bad things seem to always happen to her, why her relationships were never stable and why she was always facing financial difficulties.

She credits H.E. Tsem Rinpoche for giving her answers to questions she had always been asking.

Once a “wild child”, Pamela says that she has now found her spiritual home at Kechara Forest Retreat, and is looking forward to the continuous expansion, in order for KFR to accommodate and benefit more people for generations to come.

Kechara Forest Retreat is proud to have Pamela, who is kind, hard working and eccentric, as part of the team!

 

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