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Commemorating Rinpoche’s 3rd Parinirvana Anniversary

Join a month-long celebration of Rinpoche’s life and deeds, as we begin 30 days of holy activities throughout September. This series of pujas will help us accumulate great merits, clear huge obstacles, and create the causes to meet Rinpoche’s new incarnation soon.

Upcoming sangha ordination

We are extremely pleased to announce the upcoming ordination of some of our Sangha-to-be as novice monks and nuns.

Temple stay

A unique cultural and spiritual opportunity to experience Tibetan Buddhism by immersing in daily temple lifestyle, participating in prayers and rituals, and engaging in communal activities.

The Tsem Rinpoche Relic Temple

Following the parinirvana of our beloved teacher on September 4, 2019, we have begun the construction of the Tsem Rinpoche Relic Temple, a permanent spiritual memorial to house Rinpoche’s holy relics and commemorate his life, deeds and legacy.

Six tips to develop a daily prayer habit

Consistency in spirituality isn’t easy especially in this day and age where distractions are plentiful. Many of us struggle to be consistent with our daily prayers even though we know how important it is for our spiritual growth. To help you cultivate a daily prayer habit, here are some practical tips.

Short prayer to Dorje Shugden

A short prayer for busy, modern practitioners to recite every single day to invoke Dorje Shugden’s energy for protection, blessings, and spiritual and material abundance.

Spirituality & pets

If you're an animal lover or paw-rent, you’re probably doing your best to care for your furkids, protect them from harm, and provide them with a happy life. But beyond physical health and mental stimulation, did you know you can also provide spiritual wellness for your furriend?

How to use prayer wheels

Prayer wheel practice is a powerful way to purify negative karma, accumulate merits and bless yourself, the environment and all sentient beings. Watch the video to learn more about prayer wheels and how to use them properly.

The farm of your mind

This advice was given to the Kechara Forest Retreat team in 2015 by our Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. It is shared here as it is applicable to everyone who wishes to advance in their spiritual practice and maintain a supreme Guru-Disciple relationship with their own teachers.

Advice from Dorje Shugden

In January 2021, we consulted with our protector Dorje Shugden for advice on what pujas should be done to clear obstacles for the successful completion of our projects, and for the health, wellbeing and spiritual success of Rinpoche’s students.

Outdoor stupa progress update

Following Tibetan monastic customs, we have begun the creation of our beloved teacher’s Relic Stupa – the main object of veneration in the Tsem Rinpoche Relic Temple. It will be the first of its kind in Malaysia and one of very few in the region.

Insertion progress update

Insertion is an essential part of consecrating a Buddha statue or stupa. Because the Tsem Rinpoche Relic Stupa Project is so important and significant, our insertions are super traditional, super blessed and super extensive...

Incarnation statue progress update

In 2017, we began a special project to create statues of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s previous lives, as revealed by Dorje Shugden in 2015. Disciples commission statues of the lama’s previous lives to tap into the blessings of the lama’s incarnation lineage...

Incarnation chapel progress update

The community of Kechara Forest Retreat has been spending a lot of time every day at the Tsem Rinpoche Incarnation Chapel engaging in recitations of powerful mantras and dharanis on-site. This is done following sacred instructions from His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende of Shar Gaden Monastery...

Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen Stupa progress update

It was always Rinpoche’s wish to construct a stupa of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen to create the causes for the lineage of Dorje Shugden to flourish. The Stupa will enshrine the precious relics of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and his previous incarnations...

The Golden Relic Stupa of Tsem Rinpoche

To create the merits that we all need to meet Rinpoche’s incarnation again, we completed the Tsem Rinpoche Indoor Relic Stupa in September 2020, one year after Rinpoche’s parinirvana. This stupa is very special because it enshrines Rinpoche’s precious white relic pills, which miraculously emerged after the traditional funerary rites...