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October 15, 2019 @ 10am

The 7th and final week of pujas for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s Swift Return

Today marks the start of the 7th week since our precious lama H.E. Tsem Rinpoche passed into parinirvana. Since the day of Rinpoche’s passing, we have been holding pujas to clear our obstacles and generate merits for Rinpoche’s swift return.

For this entire week until the 49th day, the eminent lamas of our lineage will be conducting the following special pujas:

Wednesday 16th October
4PM Yamantaka Self Initiation

A special rite of the tantric wisdom Buddha Yamantaka

Thursday 17th October
4PM Gyabshi or Four Hundred Offerings Puja

An extensive and efficacious ritual for overcoming inauspiciousness and obstacles.

Friday 18th October
Cittamani Tara puja

The extended ritual of the tantric deity Cittamani Tara
Starts at 10AM until 1PM and continues again at 4PM until 7PM

Sunday 20th October
1000 Offering Drugchuma Puja

A powerful puja with abundant torma offerings to overcome the most difficult challenges and obstacles.
Starts at 10AM until 1PM and continues again at 4PM until 7PM

Monday 21st October
Special Dorje Shugden Puja

The extensive fulfillment ritual of Dorje Shugden according to monastic tradition
Starts at 10AM until 1PM and continues again at 4PM until 7PM

Tuesday 22nd October
H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s 49th day parinirvana puja – 1000 Offering Namgyalma Ritual

An extensive puja of the long life deity Namgyalma with prolific offerings (1000 sets each of water, flowers, candles and tormas), and includes the recitation of 1000 long mantras of Namgyalma.
Starts at 10AM until 1PM and continues again at 3PM until 7PM

You are encouraged to attend these pujas to contribute to the collective energy for Rinpoche’s unmistaken incarnation to return swiftly.

Thank you
On behalf of Tsem Ladrang

October 10, 2019 @ 10am

Pujas this week for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s Swift Return

To clear obstacles and to increase our merits for Tsem Rinpoche’s swift return, the eminent lamas of our lineage will be presiding over the following pujas this week at Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat.

Thursday, 10 October
4PM Four Face Mahakala Puja

Friday, 11 October
4PM Vajrayogini Self-Initiation

Everyone is welcomed to attend.

October 3, 2019 @ 4pm

Dear students of Tsem Rinpoche, Kecharians, friends and all,

We will soon be inviting Rinpoche’s relics and holy remains to Wisdom Hall in the traditional manner. The event will include a welcoming procession and extensive puja. The details are as follows:

DATE: 12 October 2019 (Saturday)
TIME: 9.30am – 5.30pm (lunch break 12.30-2.30pm)
VENUE: Kechara Forest Retreat

You are invited and encouraged to attend this auspicious ceremony to create a strong karmic connection with Rinpoche in this and future lives, and to create the causes for Rinpoche to return here to Kechara Forest Retreat swiftly.

The puja that will be performed is a Heruka Guru Puja, led by the esteemed lamas of our lineage. As part of the puja, you will partake of Tibetan tea, auspicious rice and tsok offerings.

You will each have the opportunity to make offerings of khatas, flowers, angpows, and other items that you may wish to offer to Rinpoche’s holy remains, and to make your prayers at Rinpoche’s throne.

According to monastic tradition, you can also make token monetary offerings (kuyong) to the monks performing the puja, as the Arya Sangha are one of the objects of refuge and a vehicle for collecting merit. If you would like to offer kuyong, please note there will be approximately 20 sangha members in attendance.

Kindly register your attendance via RSVP by 5pm, 10th October to:

  • Pastor Niral (+60 17-291 6340, English)
  • Abby Foo (+60 17-387 9239, Chinese)

Thank you.

Beng Kooi
On behalf of Tsem Ladrang

September 12, 2019 @ 1pm


If you are planning to visit KFR for an audience with H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s kudung this FRIDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER, please take note that the visitation hours will be only from 7.00 PM to 10.00 PM.

For all other days, visitation hours will be as usual from 10.00 AM to 10.00 PM.

Thank you.

Beng Kooi
On behalf of Tsem Ladrang

September 10, 2019 @ 4pm

Audience with Rinpoche’s Kudung

The voyage of Rinpoche’s Kudung (holy body) to rest at Kechara Forest Retreat was made on Sunday, 8 September, with auspicious signs shown on the day.

You are welcome to have an audience with Rinpoche’s Kudung, starting today until the day of Rinpoche’s Kudung funeral ceremony which we will announce at a later time.


10 AM to 10 PM


Tsem Rinpoche’s Audience Room at Dukkar Apartments,
Kechara Forest Retreat,
Lot 3189, Jalan Chamang,
28700 Bentong

September 7, 2019 @ 5pm

At 2pm (8/9/2019) there will be a briefing to prepare all participants on the proper protocol to invite Rinpoche’s Kudung (holy body) and for the distribution of items for offerings. The convoy escorting Rinpoche is estimated to arrive at 4pm.

Lunch will be available so do come to eat before the briefing at 2pm.

Thank you,
Pastor Niral on behalf of Tsem Ladrang

September 7, 2019 @ 7am

Yesterday Friday 6th September 2019, His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche emerged from thukdam (clear light death meditation) and left his earthly body.

We will be inviting Rinpoche’s Kudung (holy body) home to Kechara Forest Retreat on Sunday 8th September 2019. The convoy escorting Rinpoche’s Kudung is estimated to arrive at Kechara Forest Retreat at 2pm. Any changes to the timing will be made known.

Rinpoche’s Kudung will be received in Kechara Forest Retreat in the traditional manner and escorted to his private abode, where He will lie in repose for a number of days until an auspicious date for the cremation ceremony is selected and announced.

If you would like to attend the reception ceremony on Sunday 8th September 2019 at Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, please RSVP your attendance to Pastor Niral Patel at +6 017 2916340 by 6pm on Saturday 7th September at the latest.

In the days prior to the cremation ceremony, students and friends are welcome to pay their last respects to Rinpoche and join in the prayers for Rinpoche’s swift return. You may have audience with Rinpoche’s Kudung between 10am to 10pm daily. Please register ahead of time with Pastor Niral Patel at the same contact number above.

Thank you,
Beng Kooi on behalf of Tsem Ladrang

Notes: Suggested Dress code:

  • Members: Grey Kechara polo t-shirt, black bottoms.
  • Others: Please dress smartly. No shorts or slippers.