Ullambana Festival

15 July 2019 - 10:20pm Comments Off

The best thing about Buddhism is knowing you can do something for those you’ve benefited from, those you’ve harmed and those who are suffering. And the Buddhist Ullambana Festival is one of the best times to honour your ancestors & dearly departed, send protection & merits to your loved ones, and offer your compassion to all beings suffering in the lower realms, just as Buddha taught in the Ullambana Sutra.

According to the Ullambana Sutra, Maudgalyayana, one of Buddha Shakyamuni’s chief disciples, saw with his clairvoyance that his beloved mother had been reborn as a Hungry Ghost (preta) in the lower realms. She had a thin long neck, a huge belly and was always starving. When he tried to feed her, the food he offered turned into burning coals as soon as it touched her tiny mouth.

The Buddhist tradition of Ullambana began with a filial son's wish to help his departed mother.

Distressed, he sought Buddha’s advice on how best to liberate his mother from such a woeful state. Buddha advised Maudgalyayana to make extensive offerings to the Sangha on the 15th day of the 7th month, saying:

“Your mother’s offences are deep and firmly rooted. You alone do not have enough power… The awesome spiritual power of the assembled Sangha of the ten directions is necessary for liberation to be attained.”

This was the beginning of the Buddhist Ullambana Festival.

Ullambana 2019 @ KFR

Join us for the annual Ullambana Festival on Saturday August 10th at Kechara Forest Retreat and make the most of the auspicious Ullambana month.


9:00am – Opening speech & Dharma sharing
9:30am – Grand Ullambana Gyenze Puja for good fortune, long life & merits
12:15pm – Free vegetarian lunch
2:00pm – Grand Ullambana Trakze Puja for protection & blessings
5:00pm – End

The highlight of the Ullambana Festival is two powerful & extensive pujas that will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery.

The morning starts with a Grand Ullambana Gyenze Puja that draws upon the powerful wealth attracting energies of Gyenze, the increase form of Dorje Shugden, to swiftly increase lifespan, material resources, merit, spiritual realisations, and all that is good. Gyenze’s puja can help improve your financial situation, bring you inner wealth, and create the causes for you to be free from spiritual and material poverty.

In the afternoon, a Grand Ullambana Trakze Puja will be performed to draw upon the intense, ferocious and swift energies of Trakze, the most wrathful form of Dorje Shugden. Trakze’s puja offers powerful protection from harm, accidents, unseen beings, spirit disturbances and black magic, purifies heavy negative karma and overcomes the most challenging obstacles.

Don’t miss this opportunity to receive blessings from these two rare and potent pujas that will bring tremendous benefit to your dearly departed as well as those who are still with you.

Memorial and dedication tablets at Ullambana 2018 in Kechara Forest Retreat

Ullambana Offerings

We know that everyone’s needs are different. That’s why we’ve prepared a wide selection of traditional Ullambana tablets and offerings to send bountiful merits to the people who matter in your life.

All offerings will be made on your behalf to Dorje Shugden during the Ullambana Festival at Kechara Forest Retreat, and prayers & merits will be dedicated to those you’ve named during our Grand Ullambana Puja on August 10, 2019.

Get your Ullambana offerings in person at Kechara Forest Retreat, Kechara House or order online at your convenience via VajraSecrets.com.

Ullambana candle offerings at Kechara Forest Retreat

Memorial Tablets for

  • Your dearly departed
  • Ancestors
  • Unborn children
  • Wandering spirits
  • Departed pets


Repentance & Dedication Tablets for

  • Beings you’ve harmed (Karmic Debtors)
  • Beings who’ve benefited you (Karmic Creditors)


Divine Protection & Wishfulfilling Tablets for

  • Individuals
  • Families
  • Businesses


Puja Sponsorship Packages

  • Ordinary Sponsor: RM188
  • Silver Sponsor: RM888
  • Gold Sponsor: RM3,888
  • Grand Sponsor: RM6,888


What’s Next?

For more information on the Ullambana Festival and Ullambana offerings, please get in touch with us at +609 221 5600, +603 7803 3908, (WhatsApp only), care@kechara.com or visit our online partner at VajraSecrets.com.

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