Monday, 26 May 2014


Me with Madam Lee
Lee Lai Yoong and Madam Lee Lai Keen (not sisters)
 Head of Green Tara Statue
 Green Tara Statue
                                                                           The side view of the Lion throne
The Lion Throne (half of the front view)
Maitreya statue

A couple of weeks ago, Lai Yoong and I visited the Thrangu Dharma Retreat Centre which is located behind the Jade Emperor Temple in Gunung Layang-layang. We actually went up Gunung Layang-layang to pray and meditate at the Jade Emperor Temple and afterwards, I wanted to show Lai Yoong the stupa at the retreat next door. I would go and offer prayers there if the gates are not closed.  Also I wanted to check out the building of the new retreat.

We were really fortunate as on that day we met with the chairperson of the Retreat Centre, Madam Lee Lai Keen. It just so happened that she was there and saw me walking around the stupa.  She was so happy to see as and volunteered to show us around.

Madam Lee told us that the reconstruction of the main building of the Thrangu Dharma Retreat Centre, which was previously a Taoist temple, is near completion. The temple committee has started seeking sponsorship for the construction of a 10 feet Maitreya Buddha (Future Buddha) and Green Tara since the beginning of the year and this endeavour has met with good response.  For your information, whatever extra and future contributions will go towards other necessary unfinished tasks.

You can see the partly completed statue in the pictures above.

For further details of this project and other projects, please contact:

Resident Lama - Lama Sangye (010 9733259),
Mdm Lee Lai Keen (012 435 2648),
 Mr Seow (012 5926231)
 Mr Tan (012 5903525)

Thrangu Dharma Retreat Centre
Add: 7.5 miles, Jalan Tambun, Tanjung Rambutan, 31400 Ipoh, Perak.
GPS Coordinates: N 38.642′ E101 09.364′


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