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Tsongkhapa Day 2022

December 18, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Auspicious Prayers + Offerings to the Second Buddha of our time.

Tsongkhapa Day or Ganden Ngamchoe commemorates the Enlightenment and parinirvana of Lama Tsongkhapa, the 14th century Buddhist scholar and saint who founded the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism. Also known as the Butter Lamp Festival, it falls on the 25th day of the 10th Tibetan month.

On this special day, both lay and ordained devotees typically make extensive offerings and engage in Guru puja practices. As all merits accumulated on this significant day are multiplied 100,000 times, gathering in prayer together strengthens the quality of our spiritual practice and brings us the blessings of the lineage masters to remain steadfast on the path to Enlightenment.

Celebrate Tsongkhapa Day on December 18, 2022 with a day of auspicious prayer and fellowship in Kechara Forest Retreat (and on Facebook live stream). The highlight of the event is a Special Lama Chopa Tsok Puja performed in traditional Tibetan style complete with ritual music and sacred melodies. Listening to or reciting these profound holy verses will generate a vast amount of merit and positive energy for auspiciousness and blessings.

Event Details


  • 1.00 pm Body, speech & mind offering
  • 1.10 pm Lama Chopa Tsok puja
  • 3.00 pm Candle lighting ceremony + Animal liberation
  • 4.00 pm Goodbye
On this auspicious day, our sangha-to-be and lay pastors will be renewing their pastorship vows. You’re welcome to witness the vow renewal ceremony which will be held in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat at 11.00 am.

Tsongkhapa Day Offerings

Make abundant light offerings to the holy statue of Lama Tsongkhapa in ‘long life form’ at Kechara Forest Retreat. Our Tsongkhapa Day offering packages also include light offerings to Tsem Rinpoche’s Relic Stupa to receive the potent blessings of the lineage masters.


Clarity Light Offering | RM99

  • 7 candles to Lama Tsongkhapa
  • 3 candles to Tsem Rinpoche’s Relic Stupa

Compassion Light Offering | RM180

  • 9 candles to Lama Tsongkhapa
  • 9 candles to Tsem Rinpoche’s Relic Stupa
  • Smoke offering to Lama Tsongkhapa

Wisdom Light Offering | RM300

  • 18 candles to Lama Tsongkhapa
  • 10 candles to Tsem Rinpoche’s Relic Stupa
  • Smoke offering to Lama Tsongkhapa
  • Tsongkhapa Day puja dedication

Tsongkhapa Day Puja Sponsorship | RM108

  • Special Lama Chopa Tsok puja
  • Tsok offerings
  • Puja dedication tablet

A La Carte Offerings

  • Candle offering RM10
  • 1ft incense RM10
  • Animal liberation RM30
  • 1ft dragon incense (set of 3) RM38
  • 2.5ft dragon incense (set of 3) RM88
  • Brick of Merit From RM150
  • Puja contribution Any amount
The stunning Lama Tsongkhapa shrine at Kechara Forest Retreat

Who is Lama Tsongkhapa?

Lama Tsongkhapa (1357-1419), the patron saint of the Gelug lineage, is widely known for his scholarly prowess, unwavering guru devotion and many great deeds. Of these, some of the most well-known include the founding of the Three Pillars of the Gelugpa tradition — Gaden, Sera and Drepung Monasteries, establishing the Great Prayer Festival (Monlam Chenmo) in 1409, and composing the Lamrim Chenmo — The Great Exposition of the Stages of the Path.

Known as the Second Buddha of our fortunate time, this great saint led a life of the highest ethics, held his vows perfectly and was instrumental in the revival of Buddha’s teachings that were deteriorating during that period of time. At the age of 63, Lama Tsongkhapa entered into Samadhi meditation, made extensive inner offerings and then stopped his breath. Many witnessed his body transform to that of a 16-year-old, with rainbow lights emitting from it. These signs are all hallmarks of an extraordinary being’s parinirvana.

So join us on December 18 (Sunday) to celebrate Tsongkhapa Day and take the opportunity to generate tremendous merits for yourself and others. To learn more about our Tsongkhapa Day offering service and to pre-order your package, get in touch with us at +6010 3020 999 (WhatsApp only) or visit our online partner

Available until 18 December, 2.00 pm (GMT+8).
If you’re a Kechara Member or Kechara Friend, you can collect reward points for your Tsongkhapa Day offerings.

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December 18, 2022
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Kechara Forest Retreat
Lot 3189 Jalan Chamang
Bentong, Pahang 28700 Malaysia
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