29 June 2009 - 11:36pm 6 Comments

Kechara House Johor Bahru (KHJB) aims to spread H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s teachings, Lama Tsongkhapa’s tradition and Dharmapala Setrap’s practice to the people in south of Malaysia.

KHJB was inspired by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, who brought the practice of powerful Dharmapala Setrap from Gaden Shartse Monastery to Malaysia. The first Setrap chapel in Malaysia was established in Kechara House (KH), Petaling Jaya four years ago, and the birth of Kechara Southern Jewel Chapel (KSJC, now changed to Kechara House Johor Bahru, KHJB) is evidence that Setrap is extending his reach to benefit many in the Southern region.

The History

Many years ago, Rinpoche advised one of his long-time students, Wong Kok Thai – more affectionately known as Fat Monk – that he should build a Setrap Chapel to propagate Setrap’s practice in his home town. This would enable many people to receive the benefits of Setrap’s practice, and the endeavour could be dedicated to his family and friends.

The original premises in Batu Pahat, 2007

The chapel manifested through kind sponsorship of Steven Chew, KHJB’s 1st President who offered his house to be used for the chapel. A committee was formed with Steven as the President, Alan Chan as the Vice-president, June Tang as Secretary, Grace Leu as Treasurer, & Teo Lai Seng and Wong Yen Pin as the committee members.

The Setrap statue (3ft), was ceremoniously invited from Petaling Jaya to Batu Pahat on Sunday, 23 December 2007.

The Chapel has since moved to its new premises in Skudai, in 2009.

New KHJB premises in Skudai

KHJB Committee

The KHJB Committee, 2011

President: Mr Alan Chan Hwa Fong
COO / Secretary: Ms June Tang Hwee Leng
Treasurer: Ms Grace Leu
Members: Mr Steven Chew
Ms Wong Yen Pin

Alan Chan

June Tang

Grace Leu

Casteven Lim

Low Chee Foo

Leu Chong Hin

Future Plans

To create a Setrap Chapel in every district of Johor for purpose of conducting Dharma activities & propagating Setrap practice closely following the Gadenpa tradition as instructed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche.

For enquiries about the Kechara Southern Jewel Chapel, please contact Alan Chan at [email protected].

For enquiries about study groups in general, please contact our education team at [email protected].

KSJC group enjoying a casual moment over dinner


Kechara House Johor Bahru
62, Jalan Nakhoda7,
Taman Ungku Tun Aminah,
Skudai, Johor,

Alan Chan       +6012 778 0882
Kechara House +603 7803 3908

Opening Hours
Sunday:  12pm – 5pm (Protector Puja)
10pm (Dzambala Puja)
Monday – Saturday: By appointment only

6 Responses to Johor

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