Commemorative Stupa for Madame Sylvia Tjakra of KTCL Malaysia

  • August 9, 2018

Madame Sylvia Tjakra (Omah) is a prominent figure for the Dharma Center Kadam Tashi Choe Ling (KTCL) at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Madame Sylvia was born on 15 February 1923 and she passed away on 18 November 2017. She is the relative of Lan Tjoa, another prominent figure who invited Dagpo Rinpoche to come and visit Indonesia for the first time in August 1989. Rinpoche was first invited to Bali on 15 August 1989 and he gave the very first dharma discourse at Singaraja, Bali.

The next year, in 1990, Rinpoche visited Singapore and Malaysia. In Malaysia, Rinpoche met Madame Sylvia Tjakra and in the later years the Dharma Center KTCL was established. On August 3 and 4, at the site of the Indonesia Gaden Syeydrub Nampar Gyelwei Ling, Madame Sylvia’s daughter, Madame Irene Hartanto conducted the ritual for a commemorative stupa for Madame Sylvia. The stupa was of the Borobudur style. After the contents of the Stupe were put inside, a consecration ritual was done by Madame Irene Hartanto, together with the monastic Sangha members of Kadam Choeling Indonesia. The commemorative stupa was dedicated for Madame Sylvia Tjakra (Omah). May the virtue generated from Madame Sylvia’s virtuous activities for the dharma and the spiritual master during her active years create the condition for her to be able to return again and again in good condition, whereby she could meet with the spiritual master and the virtuous community, in order to continue the dharma practice until the attainment of perfect Enlightenment.

Sarva mangalam.