Hi, I'm Ainee Cha... a warm welcome to you.
Spirituality has always been an essential part of my life, but it wasn’t until I experienced a transformation in my late 30’s that I realized the shift in my being - the true power of love, peace, and freedom that existed within me. This sudden epiphany dawned on me and led me to begin coaching and teaching mindfulness meditation.
Certified Life Coach
Mindfulness Practitioner and Meditation Teacher
Reiki Practitioner, Usui Reiki Ryoho
I've been practicing mindfulness meditation for over a decade. The development of my approach and methodologies predominance the teachings of Mahayana Buddhist philosophies particularly from Venerable Ching Kung; from reciting mantras and sutras, employing self-compassion to deepening my practice in Samatha and Vipassana meditation influenced by the teachings of Agacitta Bhikkhu; and my teachers Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach. I then expanded my practice to incorporate mindful awareness, wakefulness, and heartfulness into my daily life. Aside from my formal study and practice, I have also taken mindfulness courses taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn. I regard His Holiness Dalai Lama, Zen Buddhist Monk Thích Nhất Hạnh, and Yogi Sadguru as my life teachers.
THE JOURNEY INTO WELLNESS
Before I dedicated myself to supporting you on your journey, I traveled the journey to self-discovery myself and spent years through deep investigation and introspection in meditation - learning to unlearn as I unravel the layers of illusion my intellectual mind perceived. Our thoughts create our experience of life. The truth is, all the answers we seek lies within ourselves.
"The healer you have been looking for is your own courage to know and love yourself completely" - Yung Pueblo
outside the box.
Stepping into the journey of self-discovery is foremost the best investment I've ever made in my life. It has allowed me to tap into my innate wisdom to live my very own renaissance - to look inside the box and rediscover parts of myself I didn't know I had whilst the freedom of choice to live life to its fullest.
The breakthrough marked the spring of my journey as your transformational coach where I connect you to your inner wisdom with my gentle guidance. I frequently talk about the discovering journey of being present with life and how Buddhist psychology plays an antidote in the secular mindfulness to alleviate the suffering we now see in the world.
I am currently residing in Dunedin, New Zealand, together with my beloved husband, Tommy, and two beautiful children; Tristen and Ayden.
Dear Ai Nee,
We have known each other well since 1999, and that was the start of a long career journey and spiritual journey together as employee, business partner and valued friend.
You were my choice as the first employee to start off our new start-up engineering business because both my business partner and I had observed and acknowledged your personal values, your willingness to learn, perseverance and humanism whilst you were working with another organisation. Starting a new business is tough work with lots of challenges to overcome, many new things to learn quickly and many adaptations to be made so as to be successful. I am happy to say that working together, we succeeded.
Following that success, in 2009, when my partner and I started another new business in a unique niche and specialised engineering cum consultancy business, we brought you in as a partner in recognition of the contribution and success you brought to our previous business. I knew you will again successfully make the transition to the new learning environment and I was again proven correct...
I enclose below a short passage that reflects my awakening journey through self-discovery.
The Inspiration... a transformational journey to a Mindful Existence.
“Life as it is...
It is a journey, not a destination.
It is all about balancing and gaining momentum.
Just as you ride a bicycle.
We may ride on a concrete road or a country road.
It doesn’t matter.
The road may be straight.
The road may be windy.
There are slopes, hills, and pot-holes.
It doesn’t matter.
You are still cycling forward.
Life is about uncovering an insight between forces.
Above, are cosmic forces - The Universe
Below, are universal forces - Mother Gaia
They are here to escort and support us.
To stay on the path, the forces must come to an equilibrium.
As we continue to balance on the bicycle;
On the right, are pleasant sceneries.
On the left, are unpleasant sceneries.
You need not get caught by the scenery.
In front, is the future… are possibilities.
Behind, in the past... are memories.
You may occasionally stop to enjoy the beautiful scenery, that’s ok.
You may at times stop to ponder upon an ugly truth, that’s ok too.
Know that you cannot hold on to them for too long.
You cannot cycle backward, the bicycle doesn't work that way.
Life likewise does not operate that way.
Whether the scenery is pleasant or unpleasant… it has passed.
The past does not exist anymore.
Only memories that are left behind.
Do not dwell on them.
Let them go.
Keep cycling and keep moving forward.
Look to the right… this shall pass, and it will.
Look to the left…this shall pass too, and it will.
Nothing is ever permanent.
Life goes on.
There’s no turning back from the moment we are born.
You cannot turn back the clock.
You can only continue to paddle forward not backward.
The journey of life is meant to be traveled and experienced.
Nothing can be hanged on to.
Understand the machinists of a bicycle.
Learn the art of rhythmic pattern of the breath.
Trust in the journey.
You will gain perspective.
You will reach momentum.
You will recognize that life unfolds by itself.
You will realize that you cannot change the scenery.
You will know that you cannot interfere with what you see.
You are the seer, and the seen.
You will become in harmony with the seeing.
You will know not to resist what is seen.
You will be in perfect synchronicity with life.
Cycling becomes effortless.
Life itself is an effortless living.
Embrace every moment.
Trust. Let Go. Surrender.
Life is as it is."
As Eckhart Tolle says, “You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.”
This indeed is an unquestionable truth for me as it is for many who journeyed into self-discovery - the road less traveled. The best investment one can have is to invest in becoming ourselves fully.
As my passionate enthusiasm continues to evolve, this coaching platform allows me to set forth my quest and share with you my journey to give this passion a purpose. My vision and my existence are not about me. It's about you. It's about the world we live in, in this realm of existence. I envision suffering can be alleviated with love and compassion. My mission is to live my true purpose to leave a legacy that inspires you to awaken to the wisdom that lies in you and change the way you may relate to yourself to others, and the world - like a mirror.
Join me as I embark on this wholesome and meaningful journey; a journey of mindful existence; for the greater love and the greater good of my family, friends, community, and the world at large. Do pop in from time to time as I will be sharing with you my recipes to spice up your life.
Remember, at the end of every road…. practice gratitude. Thank you for taking the time to learn about me and how I will travel this journey with you. it is with great honour to be part of your journey. Thank you for your patience to read till the end. Thank you for accepting me for who I am.
May you be well, May you be happy, may you be free from enmity and danger, may you be free from all suffering, may your life be filled with peace and kindness.
“Awaken to the wisdom within. Everything you need lies within yourself...with each choice you make, you create your destiny”
In the end, it's all about you!
FINDING MY TRUE
CALLING AND PURPOSE
I had observed your growth, not only in business knowledge and competencies, but also in relationship building and spirituality. I believe that your assimilation of holistic values and positive mental attitude are the foundations upon which you tapped so much strength, tenacity and enthusiasm to rise in our rapidly evolving, challenging and growing work environment.
You left us in 2017 to move with your family to New Zealand. I know your life’s success story will be taking on a new chapter in an exciting new environment. To this end, I am very happy that with the wisdom you gained, you decided to offer to share it with others as a life coach and a coach for transformative exploration of one’s inner being. I am confident that many will gain from you, but as a coach, you will be the one who will be most blessed.
With all good wishes,
Leong Chew Poon
Join me in a journey of mindful existence and unleash your potential to living effortlessly in abundance