Buddhist Fundamentals

7 November 2019 - 3:18am Comments Off

Starting on the Path to Happiness

Happiness is something that everyone craves for, and it drives everything we do. As His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche has put it:

Happiness is a state that everyone, everywhere constantly strives for. Everybody wants happiness and everybody deserves real happiness.

However, for most of us, genuine happiness is a dream that we have yet to achieve.

Buddhist Fundamentals is an easy 4-week course that will introduce you to fundamental Buddhist principles, meditation, prayer and practices, to help you begin your spiritual journey on the path to happiness. Through discussion and practical exercises, you’ll acquire the basic methods to create the shift that you’ve been waiting for, making each and every day a meaningful one.

Sign up to begin your journey to happiness now!

Course Details

Time: Saturdays, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Duration: 4 weeks (23 November – 14 December 2019)
Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong
Prerequisites: None
Facilitator: Pastor Niral Patel

Session 1: The Pursuit of Happiness

  • What is happiness
  • Understanding the mind
  • Introduction to meditation (theory and practical)

Session 2: Exploring Within

  • What is Buddhism
  • Basic Buddhist concepts explained (Enlightenment, reincarnation, karma, purification, merits, refuge)

Session 3: Engaging in the Path

  • The Buddhist path
  • Benefits of Dorje Shugden’s practice
  • A simple daily Dorje Shugden practice (theory and practical)

Session 4: Enhancing Your Practice

  • Setting up a basic Buddhist altar (theory and practical)”
  • Water offerings (theory and practical)
  • Prostrations (theory and practical)



  • RM 90
  • 1 participant
  • Course textbooks included
  • Lunch available (pre-order at RM10/pax)


  • RM 280
  • Up to 4 participants
  • Course textbooks included
  • Lunch available (pre-order at RM10/pax)
  • Package available for Kechara members only

Now Open For Enrollment!

To register, please fill out the admission form (available at Kechara Forest Retreat, Kechara House or downloadable here: admission_e-form.pdf) and contact us at least 5 calendar days before the starting date of the course. Availability is on a first come first serve basis.

Important Notes

  • Lunch bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
  • We recommend wearing comfortable clothing that allows you to sit cross-legged on a meditation cushion.
  • You may also wish to bring along insect repellant, a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses to protect from the sun, and medication or antihistamines if you have allergies to pollen, etc.
  • Cancellation Policy: A partial refund will be issued for cancellations made at least three working days before the course start date. An administration fee of RM25 will be charged. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than three days before the course start date.
  • Prices are subject to revision without prior notice.
  • The management reserves the right to amend the programme from time to time without prior notice.

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