Tsongkhapa Retreat

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A guided 3D2N mantra retreat for tremendous wisdom, blessings & purification of negativities

A mantra retreat is where we set aside time to invest in our spiritual growth and focus on deeper practices. The Tsongkhapa retreat is based on the Guru Yoga of Lama Tsongkhapa and focuses on the recitation of his sacred Migtsema mantra. It includes meditative practices to invoke Lama Tsongkhapa’s enlightened qualities to accumulate a tremendous amount of merits and purify vast amounts of negative karma.

H.E. Tsem Rinpoche shared this advice for everyone:

Do Tsongkhapa retreat at least once a year to increase your wisdom (seven types of wisdoms), purify your karma and all kinds of negative thoughts and obstacles. Thoughts like “I don’t wanna do Dharma. I can’t do Dharma work. I feel lazy. I cannot make it.” It will all go away.


Thus, this retreat is extremely effective for anyone who wants to purify obstacles and make progress on their spiritual journey.

Tsongkhapa retreat helps us increase our wisdom so we can gain deeper insight into the Dharma we have learnt, thereby transforming our minds. We will also lessen our anger, depression and overcome various inner and outer obstacles that obstruct our spiritual journey and daily lives. By engaging in this retreat, we are also fulfilling Rinpoche’s instructions, thereby creating the causes for us to reconnect with Rinpoche’s incarnation and for the Dharma to flourish in Kechara Forest Retreat.

Led by our experienced Buddhist pastors, this 3D2N Tsongkhapa Retreat is suitable for all who are new to mantra retreats as well as experienced retreatants who may be too busy to prepare all the necessary offerings and materials.

Lama Tsongkhapa retreats every three months consistently will heal the mind of pain and emotional scars. One should engage in retreats always. - Tsem Rinpoche


Event Details

Date: 25 – 27 December 2021 (Saturday – Monday)
Venue: Enchanted Forest @ Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong

Sign up early to avoid disappointment.


Programme Outline

Day 1

  • 7.15 am: Registration & check in
  • 8.00 am: Retreat briefing by pastor on Lama Tsongkhapa’s Guru Yoga
  • 9.30 am: Retreat session 1
  • 11.30 am: Top up offerings
  • 12.00 pm: Lunch
  • 1.00 pm: Rest
  • 2.00 pm: Retreat session 2
  • 5.30 pm: Top up offerings
  • 6.00 pm: Dinner
  • 7.00 pm: Rest
  • 8.00 pm: Retreat session 3
  • 10.00 pm: Circumambulation and candle offerings at Lama Tsongkhapa shrine
  • 11.00 pm: Good night


Day 2

  • 6.30 am: Breakfast
  • 7.30 am: Top up offerings
  • 8.00 am: Retreat session 4
  • 11.30 am: Top up offerings
  • 12.00 pm: Lunch
  • 1.00 pm: Rest
  • 2.00 pm: Dharma sharing by pastor
  • 3.00 pm: Retreat session 5
  • 5.30 pm: Top up offerings
  • 6.00 pm: Dinner
  • 7.00 pm: Rest
  • 8.00 pm: Retreat session 6
  • 10.00 pm: Candle and smoke offerings at Dorje Shugden Grotto
  • 11.00 pm: Good night


Day 3

  • 6.30 am: Breakfast
  • 7.30 am: Top up offerings
  • 8.00 am: Retreat session 7 and King of Prayers
  • 11.30 am: Retreat area clearing and cleaning
  • 12.00 pm: Lunch
  • 1.00 pm: Cleaning, circumambulation and candle offerings at Lama Tsongkhapa shrine
  • 4.00 pm: Tea and goodbye




Suggested Donation

Both residential and non-residential packages are available. Packages are per pax and include:

  • Retreat altar setup
  • Retreat offerings
  • Retreat prayer text
  • Druchuma obstacle-clearing puja (prior to start of retreat)
  • Guided retreat session (1x)
  • Pastor service


Residential Retreat

Premium Twin Share | RM 570 (Kechara Member)

  • Non-members: RM710
  • Super single bed
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Retreat meals included
  • Donation is per pax

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Twin Share | RM 530 (Kechara Member)

  • Non-members: RM640
  • Super single bed
  • Common bathroom
  • Retreat meals included
  • Donation is per pax

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Six Share | RM 460 (Kechara Member)

  • Non-members: RM530
  • Bunk bed
  • Common bathroom
  • Retreat meals included
  • Donation is per pax

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Non-Residential Retreat

If you live nearby, you may prefer a non-residential package.

RM 335 (Kechara Member & non-members)

  • Retreat meals included
  • Donation is per pax

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Now Open For Registration!

To check availability and reserve your place, email [email protected].

If you’re choosing a residential package, we recommend that you check the availability of your preferred room type before making payment as rooms are limited.


What to Bring

  • Mala
  • Serkym set and teapot
  • Vajra and bell
  • Mala/mantra counter
  • Personal image of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Personal image of Lama Tsongkhapa
  • Damaru*
  • Mandala set*
  • Rice pot/container and rice
  • Ritual cover (drikap)*
  • New bottle of water to bless during retreat*
  • A Dharma book (to read during breaks)*
  • Notebook and pen
  • Water tumbler
  • Comfortable clothing that allows you to sit cross-legged on a meditation cushion
  • A shawl or sweater in case you feel cold
  • Medication or antihistamines if you have allergies to pollen, etc.
  • Face masks, face shield and hand sanitiser

* OPTIONAL BUT RECOMMENDED


Important Notes

  • You should follow the standard retreat guidelines including observing a strict vegan diet, avoiding black foods (meat, fish, eggs, onions and garlic) and abstaining from non-virtuous actions including consuming alcohol, sexual activity, idle chatter and lying throughout the duration of the retreat.
  • You’re encouraged to engage in Dharma activities during your free time in between retreat sessions such as reading Dharma books, circumambulating, making offerings at holy sites, and engaging in prostrations.
  • To enhance your experience, you’re encouraged to minimise the distractions of daily life including the usage of any electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops throughout the duration of the retreat.
  • Room sharing arrangements are subject to availability.
  • Prior to registration and check-in, participants must do a COVID self test at our designated screening area. You can conduct the test on the spot and can proceed with the retreat if your test result is negative. You may bring your own saliva self-testing kit or purchase one from us. Alternatively, present your negative PCR or RTK swab test result taken within 48 hours before the retreat start date.
  • Observe social distancing guidelines, wear face masks/face shields and comply with other SOPs to minimise risk and ensure a safe experience for everyone.
  • Cancellation Policy: A partial refund will be issued for cancellations made at least five working days before the retreat start date. An administration fee of RM50 will be charged. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than five days before the retreat start date.
  • The management reserves the right to amend the programme and/or revise prices without prior notice.

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