We are extremely pleased to announce the upcoming ordination of some of our Sangha-to-be as novice monks and nuns.
His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende, the abbot emeritus of Shar Gaden Monastery, will be conducting the ordination ceremony and bestowing the novice vows. This was specially requested by our beloved spiritual guide His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche prior to his parinirvana.
The ordination will be the first step towards fulfilling Rinpoche’s dream of having a thriving community of Malaysian sangha who are well versed in both local culture and Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It is also a step closer to Rinpoche’s vision of making Kechara Forest Retreat the home of spiritual practitioners and a living institution of Tibetan Buddhism.
The ceremony will take place in September 2022 during the month-long celebration of Tsem Rinpoche’s 3rd Parinirvana Aniversary.
The Sangha-to-be who will be ordained are:
- Pastor Shin Tan
- Pastor Gim Lee
- Pastor Niral Patel
- Pastor Joy Kam
- Valentina Suhendra
We rejoice for their sincere commitment to the Dharma path.
As per tradition, the actual ordination ceremony will be a closed event, attended only by ordained Sangha and those receiving ordination. It will not be open to the public.
Some people have expressed interest in making offerings to our new ordained sangha, supporting their expenses and contributing to the ordination ceremony. Donations towards these purposes can be made to Persatuan Penganut Buddha Rumah Kechara Malaysia (Kechara House).
- Beneficiary: Kechara House
- Bank Name: CIMB Bank Berhad
- Account Number: 8003731474
- Swift Code: CIBBMYKL
- Bank Address: 1-1, Jalan PJU1/3F,
Sunwaymas Commercial Centre,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Please include the project code KHSL003 in the reference/payment details and send the transaction slip to Kechara House Front Desk at wa.me/60129863908 for issuance of receipt.
Alternatively, you can donate online to the pastor fund via vajrasecrets.com.