Peace means different things to different people.
To me, sometimes peace is when I can lie in bed with no worries at all and have a good night's sleep. Other times, it could mean doing what I like to do, and being paid for it. Ultimately, it is about making a difference in our community or our world, in my own small way.
I used to think that it was impossible to make a difference as I am only one person. What I mean is making a difference that has the biggest impact. Usually, I tend to think that my capability of making a difference would not even equate to a drop in the ocean. Hence, how could it ever benefit anyone?
However, since being a part of Kechara and being guided by our Guru, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, I've come to understand that I can continue to benefit everyone around me by being a person who upholds everything that I have been taught and getting involved with Kechara's activities.
In Kechara, there are 13 departments - so that means, literally, 13 different ways for us to make a difference, learn new skills and start benefiting the people around us, our community and ourselves. There is feeding the homeless through Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK), there is spirituality through arts in Kechara Saraswati Arts (KSA), there is an up-coming animal sanctuary whereby all neglected and stray animals will be taken care of in Kechara Animal Sanctuary (KAS), and many many more.
There is definitely something for everyone and you can find out more about it all in http://www.kechara.com/
This is about making a difference from where you are, by being who you are.
Now, the latest in Kechara's list of projects is its KECHARA WORLD PEACE CENTER (KWPC).
I dare say, this might just be Kechara's crowning glory.
Imagine if you will - a haven that is dedicated to the preservation of traditional healing medicines, natural healing activities and treatments such as Aryuveda, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, the nurturing of the peace within and the peace without, the education of Buddhist philosophy and inter-faith dialogues, as well as a Tibetan arts and culture center within the natural lush environment. We will be fed on organic cuisines, as well as fresh mountain air and taking in the beauty that is un-disturbed by mankind.
This is the Vision that Rinpoche has made into a reality and all of us can take part in it, by creating this legacy of peace together.
So, what does Peace really mean to you?
If it does mean something at all, then perhaps you should do something about it - something real, meaningful and that lasts even long after we are gone.
This is what I mean by creating a legacy together, and building peace together for all generations to come.
A better world might just begin here, with you and me in KWPC.
(Exctracted from: http://bit.ly/9znSRf)
World Peace - by Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
This inspiring video briefly shows my life and the story behind my Dharma organization - KECHARA, which has 13 wonderful departments, each with its own unique way to spread the Dharma.
This short yet informative video also features my ultimate dream - Kechara World Prace Centre (KWPC), a place in the mountains of Malaysia for learning, healing and practicing. Take a look at this video that is done very well by KIM dept.
Please do click on the link below and watch the video. It was first shown to the public on the KWPC Charity Dinner on 18 July 2010.