Opened in November 2010, the Kechara House gompa marks the start of a new chapter in KECHARA’s history. Designed and built by the Kechara House Gompa Committee, the gompa spans four shop lots and has a seating capacity of 700 people. Located in the quiet SunwayMas Commercial Centre, this is the venue for a variety of spiritual activities offered by the KECHARA organisation.
Sunday 9 am to 1pm
Monday to Saturday 1pm to 10pm
At Kechara, the warm décor is matched by a welcoming reception. On the ground floor, visitors are blessed by a large BAM as they enter. The BAM is Kechara’s logo as well as the seed syllable of Vajrayogini.
Visit us and be greeted by a friendly face, a ready smile, and Dharma students who are happy to answer your questions about Kechara and the Dharma.
Pre-Function Waiting Area
A six-foot Lama Tsongkhapa casts his serene gaze as visitors relax in the pre-function waiting area. Manifesting in his long-life form, this statue was formerly in Kechara House 1 as the central image on the altar.
Take advantage of this comfortable space with ample seating. Come and watch Dharma teachings, both live and on DVD, or catch up with friends on the latest Kechara news.
The multi-function hall is a modern comfortable space, providing a friendly meeting place for impromptu Dharma teachings, informal get-togethers and social events.
The Dzambala Chapel is located here, for visitors to make offerings and create a connection with the Buddha of Wealth.
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche’s private audience room is located behind the multi-function hall. Set up in the traditional Tibetan style, here visitors are able to make prostrations, offerings and create a connection with Rinpoche.
Offices and Volunteer Workspaces
Those who wish to contribute to the operations of the gompa can do so from this comfortable, purpose-built office, located next to the offices of the President, Vice President and Chief Operations Officer.
Kechara Care Souvenir Shop
Stocked by Kechara Paradise (KP) and operated by Kechara Care (KC), this space is a great example of interdepartmental support.
KC looks after newcomers to the Kechara organisation, providing accurate answers to questions about Buddhism and Kechara. Recognising the crucial role that KC play in welcoming people to the organisation, KP donates a portion of the proceeds from this shop towards KC’s operations.
Step up to the first floor, into a room affectionately known as the Sunshine Room. Built specially to accommodate the elderly and young children during large public events, this room has easy access via a chairlift and adjacent washrooms for the physically impaired. Television screens project Dharma teachings from the main prayer hall, so people sitting here need not miss out.
With additional exits for those who wish to stretch their legs, the Sunshine Room is the perfect place for anyone who has difficulty sitting for long periods of time.
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche stresses Dharma through understanding, not blind faith. However, some Dharma texts are not readily available, whilst keen readers may not be able to afford to buy all the books they want to read. In light of this, a Library was set up to give spiritual seekers the opportunity to expand their Dharma knowledge for free. Books can be read in-house, or be borrowed to take home. Donations of books are more than welcome – please contact the Library at email@example.com or call +603 7803 3908 for more information about donating books.
Main Prayer Hall
A spectacular sight awaits those who enter the main prayer hall. At the front of the hall, behind the Lama’s throne are three magnificent statues. Built and designed by Kechara Discovery, devotees can make offerings to a 10-foot Lama Tsongkhapa, 7-foot Vajrayogini and 7-foot Setrap statue.
To the left of the stunning altar is a throne for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, one of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche’s gurus.
In front of the altar is His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche’s throne, made in Nepal and given an antique finish by Kechara Saraswati Arts to match the interior of the hall.
With a state-of-the-art audio-visual system, everyone has a clear view of the main altar and of the teaching throne. Chinese translation audio sets ensure everyone who attends the Dharma talks will be able to understand the teachings.