It was a great loss for us all when Rinpoche entered parinirvana, a term indicating that a highly accomplished spiritual being has left his physical body. When a great teacher passes away, a stupa is erected as a symbol that his subtle mind remains unchanging and ever-present in our lives. It also creates the energy and merits to swiftly draw Rinpoche’s unmistaken incarnation back to us.
Following Tibetan monastic customs, we have begun the creation of our beloved teacher’s Relic Stupa — the main object of veneration in the Tsem Rinpoche Relic Temple. It will be the first of its kind in Malaysia and one of very few in the region.
Located in Kechara Forest Retreat, the 35-acre spiritual haven that Rinpoche founded in 2012, the 20ft Tsem Rinpoche Relic Stupa will enshrine Rinpoche’s precious white relic pills. These holy relics were discovered amongst the ashes after the traditional funerary rites. Such relics are extremely rare, blessed and can influence our future positively and help us gain spiritual awakening.
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
If you’ve landed on this page, you’ve probably benefitted from Rinpoche’s kindness in one way or another. Perhaps you received teachings, gifts or advice when Rinpoche was still with us. Or maybe you came across Rinpoche’s videos or writings after his passing. Either way, it’s likely that Rinpoche changed your life in ways that are difficult to describe.
If you’d like to repay Rinpoche’s kindness and make it possible for his teachings and future incarnation to help many other people like yourself, please support this special project. You can contribute directly towards the construction of the Relic Temple by sponsoring a Brick of Merit today.