Nicholas Yu

Director of Kechara Forest Retreat

Director of Kechara Care

Before meeting H.E Tsem Rinpoche, my life was that of an ordinary family man working in a corporate telecommunications company and with a supportive wife and 2 lovely princesses. Work was just for a living and life was about bringing up the kids.

But I always felt that something was missing in my life. I couldn’t really find the answer until after I met Rinpoche in 2008.

I came to know about the Kechara organisation through Kechara Paradise 1Utama. That visit was a memorable surprise when I found that the sales assistant could really explain what spirituality was all about. Originally intending to look fora Buddha statue, my attention soon veered off to wanting to know more about Buddhism.

After attending my first talk, I was invited to the opening of the Kechara World Peace Center Office and Kechara Media & Publications. It was my second visit to Kechara and my first time meeting Rinpoche in person. Rinpoche’s talks were amazing, practical and made complete sense. I was blown away by how he related the teachings to most of my then problems.

I knew I had found what I really wanted to do with my life.

I started to volunteer in Kechara in mid- 2008 and in May 2010 with Rinpoche’s blessings, my request to join Dharma full-time was granted. My lovely wife is extremely supportive of this decision of mine, as we know there is nothing better than benefiting people through spirituality as this benefit lasts for life.

We also want our children to grow up in Dharma and this is the best gift that we could give as parents for their future growth in becoming a better person.

Rinpoche’s teachings have brought my family and I to a new life. Our lives are no longer just about ourselves or our family but others.


  • Board of Directors, Kechara Organisation
  • Project Director, Kechara Forest Retreat


I graduated with a Bachelor (hons.) Degree in Electronic & Electrical Engineering from Lincolnshire & Humberside University. My working experience has been with telecommunications companies managing infrastructure implementation for 8 years.

I left the industry in April 2010 and joined Kechara House full time in May 2010. I’m so grateful to be able to make Dharma my career. Although a Dharma career sounds unusual to many people, I believe this is one of the opportunities that most people would look for in the future.