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Celebrate Wesak Day with Kechara in KFR

Friday, 18/4/2014 - 10:55pm

Kechara celebrates Wesak Day on Tuesday 13th May at the Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, and you are cordially invited to join us for this auspicious celebration…

2014 Buddhist Pastor Ordination Ceremony

Wednesday, 9/4/2014 - 3:34pm

Kechara will be holding a Buddhist Pastor Ordination Ceremony on 17 April 2014, on the auspicious Wind-Wind day according to [...]

The Tsem Rinpoche Foundation

Monday, 7/4/2014 - 8:22pm

With the blessings of our spiritual advisor His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche, we have set up our new Tsem Rinpoche Foundation [...]

Qing Ming: Honored our ancestors the greener way

Friday, 4/4/2014 - 4:24pm

Kechara Buddhist Association Pastor Kok Yek Yee was featured in Mingguan FengShui Issue 481, talking about how we can honored [...]

Qing Ming Remembrance Day 2014

Tuesday, 4/3/2014 - 4:06am

Kechara will be holding it’s annual Qing Ming Remembrance Day on 31 March, 2014 (English) and 2 April, 2014 (Chinese). [...]

Kechara’s AGM Election

Monday, 24/2/2014 - 5:01pm

Kechara House’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) occurs every two years. Its purpose is to report to members the workings and [...]

Dispel the darkness of Ignorance: Light Offering Packages

Thursday, 12/12/2013 - 4:56am

Kechara is offering three fantastic light offering packages to those who would like to sponsor light offerings. The candles will [...]

2014 Dharma Classes open for enrolment

Thursday, 12/12/2013 - 3:54am

Following the successful completion of the 2013 Kechara Adults and Children’s Sunday Dharma Classes, we are now pleased to open [...]

Invitation to Lama Tsongkhapa Day at Kechara Forest Retreat

Wednesday, 4/12/2013 - 7:14pm

Kechara will be celebrating Tsongkhapa Day on Sunday 8th December at the Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong and you are cordially [...]

Revised Weekly Puja Schedule

Thursday, 21/11/2013 - 10:13pm

Effective Monday 9 December 2013, Kechara is introducing a revised weekly Puja schedule. A new addition to the puja schedule is [...]

Kechara Visits Subang Jaya Buddhist Association

Monday, 18/11/2013 - 2:07am

On Friday 8 November Dato’ Ruby Khong and Pastor Adeline Woon, both members of Kechara’s Board of Directors, visited our [...]

Fruitful Lama Tsongkhapa Sadhana Programme in KFR

Wednesday, 30/10/2013 - 2:18pm

A two day and one night programme, the first of its kind here in Kechara, took place in Wisdom Hall [...]

H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s 48th Birthday Celebrations at the Kechara Forest Retreat

Monday, 28/10/2013 - 5:02pm

The main event took place in the evening. Led by the Pastors, all those gathered together inside Wisdom Hall recited [...]

3rd Buddhist Pastorship Ordination

Thursday, 24/10/2013 - 2:18pm

The 19th of October was a special day for the Kechara organisation as we had our 3rd Pastorship ordination ceremony, [...]

His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche’s Birthday Celebration 2013

Tuesday, 22/10/2013 - 3:45pm

The Spiritual Advisor of Kechara House Buddhist Association Malaysia, His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche’s 48th birthday will be celebrated in Kechara [...]

The 3rd Pastor Ordination

Thursday, 17/10/2013 - 3:48pm

Kechara will be holding its 3rd Pastorship Ordination this 19th October in Wisdom Hall at the Kechara Forest Retreat. There [...]

Je Tsongkhapa Retreat and guidelines for retreatants – a talk by David Lai

Tuesday, 15/10/2013 - 11:31pm

On Sunday 13th October David Lai, a long time student of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche and one of Kechara’s most [...]

A New Board for a New Future

Saturday, 21/9/2013 - 4:24am

The new Board of Directors of Kechara sworn in to serve for two years on 10 September 2013 at Wisdom [...]

The historic first election for Kechara Board of Directors

Saturday, 14/9/2013 - 6:36am

Sunday 8th September 2013 was a historic day for Kechara as it was the first ever elections for the new [...]

Ullambana Setrap Puja event a success at Kechara House

Wednesday, 21/8/2013 - 5:14am

Kechara House held an Ullambana Setrap Puja on Tuesday 20th August 2013 and it was a success with…

Exciting New Developments at Kechara

Tuesday, 20/8/2013 - 3:20pm

With the blessings of our Spiritual Advisor, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, the Liaisons Council has agreed that we will set up [...]

Ullambana Festival 2013

Monday, 19/8/2013 - 5:44am

Kechara House will be holding a prayer session for Ullambana in conjunction with the Chinese Lunar 7th Month Hungry Ghost [...]

See you all next term!

Thursday, 15/8/2013 - 10:11pm

To conclude the second term of our Kechara Sunday Dharma School, children from our Kids, Junior and Senior classes came [...]

Sacred Dharma Texts and Holy Mantras

Wednesday, 14/8/2013 - 1:41am

With the application of technology, Kechara, with the blessings of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche, brings you a modern representation of [...]

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The Kindness of Sponsors in Spreading the Dharma

Tuesday, 25/6/2013 - 5:35pm

Sponsoring the sharing and learning of the Dharma is a tremendously positive act of generosity. And here are some of [...]

Showing your father that you’re thankful

Monday, 17/6/2013 - 4:04pm

We made gifts for our fathers to make sure that they know we are thankful for their hard work and [...]

Manjushri Examination Puja at Kechara House

Sunday, 16/6/2013 - 4:04pm

Kechara House held its annual Manjushri Examination Puja. The puja was attended by those of all walks of life, from [...]

Good news for all exam candidates!

Saturday, 8/6/2013 - 8:08pm

Here’s some good news for those who are going to sit for exams, be it the PMR, SPM, UEC, O-Levels, [...]

Buddhist Children’s Baptismal May 2013

Sunday, 2/6/2013 - 1:04am

In conjunction with this year’s Wesak Day Celebration, Kechara House held a Children’s Baptismal on Sunday 26th May. The Gompa [...]

Wesak Day at Kechara House

Friday, 31/5/2013 - 11:11pm

Wesak Day is one of the most important events for Buddhists as it is the day that commemorates the birth, [...]

Two elegant marriages in one month!

Friday, 31/5/2013 - 1:09am

The month of May was surely a busy time for Kechara House, with not one but two modern yet spiritual [...]

Kechara’s Wesak Fair 2013

Monday, 27/5/2013 - 12:11am

Whilst most Malaysians probably spent the weekend grocery shopping or in malls, those who attended Kechara’s Wesak Fair definitely saved [...]

Freeing animals on Wesak Day

Sunday, 26/5/2013 - 12:11am

In conjunction with Wesak celebrations 2013, a group of 50 members and friends of Kechara headed out to Kepong Metropolitan [...]

Mother’s Day at Kechara Sunday Dharma School

Monday, 13/5/2013 - 5:40pm

This year, Mother’s Day fell on Sunday 12th May and children from Kechara’s Sunday Dharma School did something special – [...]

Celebrating Wesak Day 2013

Friday, 10/5/2013 - 8:33pm

Kechara will be celebrating Wesak Day 2013 starting with Wesak Day Prayers on Fri 24th May, Wesak Fair on Sat [...]

Walk the Talk supports Kechara

Thursday, 11/4/2013 - 8:22pm

Multi Mutual Resources (MMR) will be presenting Walk the Talk 3.0, a series of motivational talks in Chinese. This is [...]

Make your Sunday a fulfilling and fruitful one!

Thursday, 11/4/2013 - 7:27pm

On Sunday 7th April, we started our new improved Dharma education programme! The classes featured an all-new syllabus which has [...]

Remember kindness of departed loved ones…

Thursday, 4/4/2013 - 3:08pm

On the 1st and 2nd April 2013, Kechara commemorated Qing Ming Remembrance Day with Setrap Pujas in English and Chinese. [...]

Let’s feel our body, know our self better….

Saturday, 30/3/2013 - 3:14pm

Kechara staff were given the rare opportunity to participate in the Feldenkrais Method – Awareness Through Movement classes. The classes [...]

Qing Ming Remembrance Day

Tuesday, 26/3/2013 - 5:16pm

What better way to repay the kindness of your dearly departed loved ones than dedicating merits generated from Setrap’s Puja [...]

New Intake of Dharma Class Opens for Enrolment!

Sunday, 24/3/2013 - 11:30pm

Kechara’s 2013 Dharma Classes are now open for enrolment! We are introducing a new syllabus for both adults and children, [...]

Kechara’s Marriage Registration Services

Sunday, 24/3/2013 - 11:21pm

Kechara has been granted the marriage registrar license by the Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN) and we are pleased to offer [...]

Chinese New Year Grand Prayers: Well-Attended!

Monday, 18/2/2013 - 11:08pm

Kechara held our annual Chinese New Year Grand Prayers, in Chinese and English respectively. Both days were well-attended by members [...]

Chinese New Year Grand Prayers

Tuesday, 8/1/2013 - 4:45pm

Kechara will be ushering in the Lunar New Year of the Snake with an abundance of prosperity and happiness! We [...]

Sunday Recycling Day

Tuesday, 8/1/2013 - 4:15pm

Kechara Earth Project is having our usual monthly recycling activity this coming Sunday at the SunwayMas field, to bring green [...]

Joyful T-Shirt Crafting in Ipoh

Monday, 31/12/2012 - 3:21pm

Our last community service project of 2012 was in partnership with Joyful Home, Ipoh on 29th Dec 2012. Local designer, [...]

I do on 12-12-12

Saturday, 15/12/2012 - 3:16am

12 December 2012 was an interesting day because it was 12-12-12! Such a coincidence only happens once a millennia and [...]

A Day of Light

Wednesday, 12/12/2012 - 3:16am

On 8 Dec 2012, over 175 people gathered in Kechara’s Gompa to celebrate Lama Tsongkhapa Day – also known as [...]

A Day Filled with Light

Monday, 10/12/2012 - 2:20am

Over 175 people gathered in Kechara House to celebrate Lama Tsongkhapa Day. Also known as the Butter Lamp Festival, this [...]

Celebrating Lama Tsongkhapa Day

Tuesday, 4/12/2012 - 2:45pm

Lama Tsongkhapa Day commemorates Lama Tsongkhapa’s attainment of enlightenment. It is also known as the Butter Lamp Festival and falls [...]

Tying the Eternal Knot

Friday, 23/11/2012 - 10:27am

Kechara recently hosted its inaugural Registrar of Marriage service to Mr Edison Low and Miss Charmaine Chan. To commit to [...]

In Memory of Tamendran Raj

Wednesday, 14/11/2012 - 8:30pm

Tamendran Raj was just 13 years old when he passed away, leaving his loving parents and family in distraught.His condition [...]

Shoe Factory Visit with Joyful Home & Volunteers

Sunday, 4/11/2012 - 10:04pm

Kechara organised a visit to a shoe factory, Smart Spider Sdn. Bhd. in Ipoh together with Joyful Home and volunteers. [...]

Rinpoche’s 47th birthday

Wednesday, 31/10/2012 - 7:46am

Three new pastors and 58 new refuge takers commemorated His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche’s 47th birthday. The Gompa was filled to [...]

Happy to Bless

Wednesday, 24/10/2012 - 5:45am

Fortunately, there are also some light hearted moments in the pastors’ daily affairs, and one such example is Pastor Chia’s [...]

H.E.Tsem Rinpoche’s Birthday Celebrations

Monday, 22/10/2012 - 7:25pm

This coming October is a very special day for all Kecharians, as on the 24th of this month, H.E. Tsem [...]

An Evening With Rinpoche

Monday, 22/10/2012 - 6:09am

Rinpoche spoke about Kechara’s up-coming event on coming 24th October in Kechara House – Kechara’s 2nd Pastorship Ordination in conjunction [...]

Offering of Body, Speech & Mind to H.E.Tsem Rinpoche

Monday, 8/10/2012 - 2:04pm

Merits can be collected in many ways but one of the fastest and most excellent ways is to make offerings [...]

Pastors In Action: Peace of Mind

Monday, 1/10/2012 - 7:52pm

As Pastor Yek Yee left the columbarium after the procession, a light shower of rain fell. It was an auspicious [...]

Oriental Daily: Understand The Other World

Friday, 21/9/2012 - 10:03pm

Kechara Pastor Kok Yek Yee, on the occasion of the Hungry Ghost Festival, was interviewed by Malaysian Chinese daily Oriental [...]

Promoting the Practice of Filial Piety During the 7th Month

Saturday, 15/9/2012 - 12:50am

Recently, Red Tomato, a free distributed Chinese weekly, interviewed Pastor Chia Song Peng from Kechara House Buddhist Association Malaysia on [...]

When We Understand, There is Nothing to Fear

Friday, 14/9/2012 - 9:58pm

According to Chinese folklore, there is an event called the Ghost Festival that happens every year during the 7th lunar [...]

Pastor Chia: Make Offerings to the Three Jewels with a Charitable Heart

Wednesday, 12/9/2012 - 3:55pm

In conjunction with the seventh month of the Chinese lunar calendar, Sin Chew Daily’s Supplementary editorial organized a public forum [...]

Dine for Children’s Education!

Tuesday, 11/9/2012 - 6:54pm

It was good news to many as Kechara organized Malaysia’s 1st ever vegetarian brunch/dinner buffet with more than 100 varieties [...]

Manjushri Examination Prayer for wisdom

Monday, 10/9/2012 - 11:20pm

For the benefit of students who will be taking their examinations soon, Kechara recently organized a Manjushri Examination Puja to [...]

Paint Our Love Here in Joyful Home

Wednesday, 5/9/2012 - 6:14pm

We paint our love and care here on Joyful Home’s wall! On Saturday, Kechara Ipoh Study Group gave Joyful Home [...]

Fly across the oceans, here we come…

Monday, 3/9/2012 - 3:21pm

H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s teachings spread far and wide! From United Kingdom to China, two young men inspired by Rinpoche’s [...]

2012 Ullambana Setrap Prayer

Saturday, 1/9/2012 - 2:46pm

Kechara held its 2012 Ullambana Setrap Prayer on the 20th and 21st August, in conjunction with the 7th month Hungry [...]

Ullambana Setrap Prayer – The Best Gift for the Departed

Wednesday, 1/8/2012 - 5:35pm

Every year, we conduct a special Setrap Prayer in honour of the dearly departed and dedicate the merits generated therefrom [...]

Our First Migtsema Retreat!

Sunday, 22/7/2012 - 7:12am

Earlier this June, 14 Kecharians had the wish to do something more for their spiritual growth and as an expression [...]

June Lamrim Retreat 2012 Update

Thursday, 5/7/2012 - 7:56am

Our June Lamrim Retreat was conducted from 11 to 16 June 2012, registering 120 participants. This is a slight drop [...]

Kechara (Ipoh) revisits Joyful Home!

Wednesday, 27/6/2012 - 12:09am

Time really flies by without us noticing it. Joyful Home has since moved to a new place and on 26 [...]

Celebrating Peace: Happy Birthday to H.H. Dalai Lama

Wednesday, 20/6/2012 - 1:49pm

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s birthday falls on Friday 6 July this year! Kechara will be celebrating this auspicious [...]

KSJC is moving to a bigger place!

Thursday, 14/6/2012 - 5:40pm

Kechara (Johor) previously known as Kechara Southern Jewel Chapel (KSJC), first opened its chapel doors to the public in middle [...]

Kechara officially opens its first activity centre in Kuantan!

Thursday, 14/6/2012 - 12:48pm

We are pleased to announce that the Kuantan study group reached another milestone on 10 June 2012 by relocating to [...]