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Sixteen Arhats Puja

September 2, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Join us on Saturday, 2nd September 2023 for auspicious prayers and offerings to Buddha Shakyamuni and the 16 Arhats.

Known as Neten Chagchö in Tibetan, the 16 Arhats Puja invokes the blessings of this group of attained beings, who promised to remain in the world to protect the holy Dharma. The puja generates oceans of merits for our spiritual development, and for the growth of our spiritual guide’s teachings and legacy.

Event Details

  • Sep 2, 2023 (Sat)
  • 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
  • Kechara Forest Retreat
  • Free. RSVP here as seating is limited.

The puja will be conducted by visiting Sangha from Shar Gaden, Serpom, Phelgyeling and Segyu monasteries, alongside high lamas and esteemed geshes.

Benefits for sponsors and attendees

  • Creates the causes for health and longevity
  • Purifies negative karma and obstacles
  • Avoids untimely death
  • Creates conducive conditions for Dharma practice
  • Develops insight into Buddha’s teachings
  • Increases spiritual realisations
  • Generates great merits

How to join

Admission to the puja is free and everyone is welcome.

To ensure we have enough seating for all guests, please RSVP your attendance here.

How to contribute

We seek your kind sponsorship to cover the costs of this and other pujas held in conjunction with Tsem Rinpoche’s 4th Parinirvana Anniversary.

  • Ordinary sponsor: RM30
  • Special sponsor: RM150
  • Bronze sponsor: RM300
  • Silver sponsor: RM750
  • Gold sponsor: RM1,500
  • Diamond sponsor: RM3,000
  • Grand sponsor: RM5,000

Most pujas will be performed in Kechara Forest Retreat from late August to mid-October 2023. Your donation will help us with the cost of:

  • Puja offerings
  • Ritual substances
  • Food and travel for visiting Sangha
  • Temple upkeep and overheads

Donate online to the Tsem Rinpoche Parinirvana Anniversary Fund at or WhatsApp us at Any amount is welcome and deeply appreciated.

If you are attending in person, you can offer kuyong (a token monetary offering) to the Sangha who will be conducting the puja.

Who are the 16 Arhats?

The 16 Arhats are eminent disciples of Buddha Shakyamuni. According to the scriptures, Buddha requested them to protect the Dharma for the benefit of sentient beings. Thus, at the time of their parinirvana, they vowed to remain in the world and uphold the Dharma until the time of the future Buddha, Maitreya.


September 2, 2023
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Kechara Forest Retreat
Lot 3189 Jalan Chamang
Bentong, Pahang 28700 Malaysia
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