KYCO's History

Small as we are, yet Great Dharma teachers from the various Vajrayana Schools, with prominent names like His Eminence Tai Situpa Rinpoche, H.H. Sakya Trizin Rinpoche, H.H. Drikung Chetsang Rinpoche, H.H. Drukchen Rinpoche, N gawang Gelek Rinpoche, Zopa Rinpoche and Amchok Rinpoche, and the list continues, have made the KYCO their preferred stopover when they visited Malaysia. We have also played host to Dharma Masters from other schools such as Korean Zen Master and Hindu Masters as well.

Of course, not forgetting our beloved Luangpor Thong who in his early eighties, visited our center twice. His vibrant aura and gentleness won the hearts of many KYCO members thus causing the many visits to his temple in Hatyai to pay our respects to Him. His demise was a great loss not only to the Thais but also to many of his devotees in Malaysia. He will always be remembered for his generosity, loving-kindness and also for the times he shared with us, always wanting to listen to our hymns.

In a way that smacks of attachment, we will always remember our original centre at Graphic Press. This feeling of nostalgia is hardly an exaggeration as a predominant number of our members began our spiritual life in this printing company and had witnessed the many miracles and phenomena attributable to the Divine Mother. During the festivals, we were often joined by the Bangsar Sai Baba group headed by Datuk Jegathesan and also the Sun Hoon Keong Temple devotees, led by Sifu Tony Khoo, with the display of spiritual kung fu and other performances.

After spending about 17 years in Graphic Press, it was time to move on. Nothing is permanent except change and it must happen. We moved to 106/l06A, Jalan Kelang Lama on 26th May 1996 with additional activities that included a Tea House, the brainchild of the late Venerable Gelongla, and a Buddhist bookshop both operated under the banner of Dharma House Society (DHS). Gelongla was also instrumental in the successful publication of our earlier newsletter, popularly called "Crazy Wisdom". Five years down the road, we received a bombshell, that the Government intended to acquire the land and DHS building for a road expansion project, thus began a round of frantic search to house our centre.

Fortunately, Dato' Lim Keng Siew came to our aid and offered a bungalow that was recently acquired at No. 2, Jalan Awan Kecil 6, Overseas Union Garden for our use. This timely offer was undoubtedly linked to the unseen hands of the Divine Mother whose boundless love should not be taken for granted. After months of planning, mainly by Sifu, and quite extensive renovation, we moved to this newly transformed premise on 7th December 2001. We are now comfortably settled down in this present place, but again it is time to move on, finally to our permanent home, the Temple of Light and Love.