Tsem Ladrang in Kuala Lumpur is the heart of the organization, the headquarters of the ladrang operations and His Eminence’s main place of residence. The KL Ladrang is housed in a large converted bungalow located close to the Dharma center, Kechara House. This building houses His Eminence’s personal living quarters, a grand prayer hall dedicated especially towards KECHARA’s Dharma work and growth, an audience room for private teachings and audiences, and guest quarters for visiting high Lamas and Sangha.
Much of the space is allocated to administrative offices for the Ladrang staff and a large conference room for His Eminence’s liaisons to meet, from which major decisions about the organization are made.
A fully-equipped kitchen enables the Ladrang to prepare full vegetarian meals for His Eminence, staff, guests, as well as to cater for all events hosted at the Ladrang. A dining hall was also set up to provide a suitable space to host private functions, appreciation dinners and for mealtimes during extended meetings of the Liaisons Council.
His Eminence gives many gifts, along with his sincerest prayers and well-wishes, to inspire many people on to the spiritual path and eventually to practice pure Buddha Dharma. Hence, the gift room was designed to make optimal use of the available space to store as many gifts possible. Innovative solutions include a mezzanine floor and compact sliding cabinets.
The Ladrang receives many guests throughout the day and a spacious waiting room was designed to ensure the continuous inflow of guests are properly received. The waiting room also doubles as an extension of the grand hall, during larger teachings and private events.
The Ladrang also includes a large aviary and tortoise run, to create the causes for our animal sanctuary to manifest in the future. The Ladrang Aviary is divided into a large section for the cockatoos and conures, and a smaller section for the cockatiels and local parrots.