#DoMore and Multiply Your Merits This Wesak Day

Apr 25, 2017 | Views: 201

“Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from virtuous deeds.”
~Shakyamuni Buddha

This May 10th, Kechara Forest Retreat opens its doors to the public for Wesak Day. Celebrated by Buddhists everywhere, Wesak commemorates the three most significant events in the life of Buddha Shakyamuni – the birth of Prince Siddartha Gautama, his Enlightenment in becoming Buddha Shakyamuni and the occasion of his parinirvana.

Starting from 8 am with vows for observing the Eight Precepts, this all-day event will culminate in a candlelight procession around Bentong town with decorated floats of Buddha.

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A Virtuous Day for Virtuous Deeds

By making merits, we create the causes for purifying negative karma and relieving suffering for a better situation in this and future lives to come. Performing virtuous deeds on Wesak Day multiplies the merits we make by a hundred thousand times!

The Wesak Day celebration at Kechara Forest Retreat has a whole day of meritorious activities planned. Suitable for everyone, from kids to senior citizens and from devout Buddhists to anyone who is spiritually-minded, Wesak Day 2017 at Kechara Forest Retreat will have a virtuous deed for you, or two, or more.

 

Bathing the Buddha

A perennial favourite in temples around the world, this Wesak Day tradition celebrates the miraculous birth of Prince Siddartha Gautama. The legend tells how the Buddha was born into this world with the ability to walk and talk. According to the tale, the ground he stepped on bore lotus flowers and after taking his first steps, he stood, pointed to the sky with his right hand and to the ground with his left, and said,

“In the Heavens above and on the Earth below, I alone am the Awakened One.”

As soon as he spoke those words, two streams of water gushed from the open sky, bathing the Buddha.

 

Bountiful Offerings

Making offerings of food, flowers, light and incense is another Wesak tradition to honour the Buddha and his enlightened teachings. The larger-than-life Buddha statues in Kechara Forest Retreat are set in beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens which will make your act of offering a beautiful experience. Explore Kechara Forest Retreat with a holy walk to discover the beauty of the Buddhas and multiply your merits by making offerings to them.

There will also be grand offerings of gold, gold leaf and jewels. Wesak Day 2017 at Kechara Forest Retreat provides well-wishers with a range of ready-to-offer packages for all budgets.

BODHI Package
RM50
VAJRA Package
RM100
KASAYA Package
RM200
Fruits Fruits Fruits
Flowers Flowers Flowers
Candles (3) Candles (4) Candles (4)
Incense (sticks) Incense (sticks) Incense (sticks)
Khata Khata Khata
- Jewels Jewels
- Tibetan “sang” incense Tibetan “sang” incense
- - Monk robes (1 set)

Get your offering packages online exclusively at VajraSecrets.com –> https://www.vajrasecrets.com/wesak

 

Bringing Happiness to Others

Called “metta”, the practice of loving-kindness is the main pillar of Buddhism, not only to fellow humans but to all sentient beings on the planet. On Wesak, Buddhists celebrate the value of life by liberating the lives of animals. Join us on this virtuous day and gain a bounty of merits by freeing our less-fortunate animal friends from a life of suffering.

At Kechara Forest Retreat, liberating animals is not just an annual event. Visit the aviary and speak with Kechara’s animal rescuers on how saving the lives of all creatures is an on-going daily activity.

As a way to honour life, Buddhists observe not eating meat on Wesak. Reports also say that eating vegetarian is not just good for health but also great for the environment. Come and try a selection of vegetarian food made especially for Wesak Day 2017.

There will also be Vegetarian Vows open to anyone who wants to reduce the suffering of animals slaughtered for meat. The Vegetarian Vows will be held at Kechara Forest Retreat’s Wisdom Hall in the afternoon. Try taking on the vows for a day, a week, a month, a year or even for the rest of your life!

 

Tibetan ‘Sang’ Incense Blessings, Million Mantra Recitation and More

Kechara Forest Retreat is a contemporary spiritual and meditation centre in the foothills of the Titiwangsa mountain range in Pahang just outside Bentong town. It is also the pinnacle of Kechara, the biggest Tibetan Buddhist organisation in Southeast Asia. For Wesak Day 2017, visitors will get to experience Tibetan Buddhist traditions for cultivating more merits.

Tibetan incense or “sang” offerings is an important practice in Tibetan Buddhism. Burnt in large urns or burners, the “sang-sol” practice is believed to be an invitation for the Buddhas and deities to descend and give their blessings.

Mantras are the base of all meditation in Tibetan Buddhism. Reciting mantras can purify karma, remove obstacles, heal and protect the practitioner. Said to be the essence of all Dharma, mantra recitation opens a stream of merits. Join us in the million mantra recitation all-day at Kechara Forest Retreat for Wesak Day 2017.

Wesak Day 2017 is a day for everyone to pay homage to the Enlightened Beings. There will be special Wesak prayers in Tibetan, Dharma talks, pastor blessings, baby baptisms as well as activities for kids to have fun and make merits too!

‘The Sutra on the Merit of Bathing the Buddha’ describes how

If the Buddhas are given various offerings with a pure heart: incense, flowers, gems, garlands, banners, parasols, and cushions displayed before the Buddha, multifariously adorning him, and the marvellously scented water is used to bathe his noble form, the dark smoke of the burning incense will carry your mind to the Dharma realm…

and produces merits which

…will be immeasurable and without limit; it will be perpetually continued through successive rebirths to the point of Enlightenment.

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Progress Updates

Many come to Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia to make offerings and prayers to the increase form of Dorje Shugden who appears like a prince and rides on a golden horse. Many report having their wishes fulfilled and return many times. Am happy to see this. Tsem Rinpoche
3 days ago
Many come to Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia to make offerings and prayers to the increase form of Dorje Shugden who appears like a prince and rides on a golden horse. Many report having their wishes fulfilled and return many times. Am happy to see this. ~Tsem Rinpoche You can learn more about this form of Dorje Shugden here: https://bit.ly/2wxQyes
3 days ago
In Bentong (Malaysia), the town we live in and where Kechara Forest Retreat is, we have built a public chapel to Dorje Shugden for the locals. They really love it. Many locals like to come early in the morning to make offerings and special prayers to Dorje Shugden then go to work. The locals have reported many of their prayers being fulfilled from praying to Dorje Shugden at this chapel. As a result, more are joining in to pray to powerful Dorje Shugden the world peace protector who is no other than Manjushri. That is beautiful. ~Tsem Rinpoche
3 days ago
Ullambama 2018 in Kechara Forest Retreat
4 weeks ago
Ullambana candles offering to Lord Tsongkhapa in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong . Feel calm and blessed. tsemrinpoche.com dorjeshugden.org
4 weeks ago
I am not liked by everyone because I choose to not give up my practice of Dorje Shugden even when I am threatened, segregated, hated, degraded and accused of all manner of things just for it. But at least I kept my promise to my guru to practice Dorje Shugden 30 years ago. I am a person that keeps my promises. My respect for integrity makes me who I am. ~ Tsem Rinpoche - Follow H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche on Twitter : https://twitter.com/tsemtulku
4 weeks ago
Precious opportunity in Kechara Forest Retreat! "As Kechara Forest Retreat is a sacred land, filled with holy and blessed statues and many holy items, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche encouraged Kecharians living and working in Kechara Forest Retreat to embark on a spiritual pilgrimage of its holy sites." ~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
We have many outdoor sacred images of various Buddhas. The ones that were visited were Tsongkapa, Nageshvaraja, Loma Gyoma, Tara, Nagarakshasa and then back to Tsongkapa. At each location circumambulations and lamp offerings were done. We walked the vast land while chanting Migtseyma mantras. The very elderly followed to each location in cars. Kechara Forest retreat is 70 acres of land located in rural Bentong, one hour from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. ~Tsem Rinpoche For more information: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
1 month ago
They started on August 18, 2018 at 6:00AM till 9:00AM. With strong aspirations, Kecharians generate merits by reciting mantras and circumambulate the images of the enlightened beings, especially to clear obstacles related to our good health and that of others. We have many outdoor sacred images of various Buddhas... ~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Pilgrimage is an intrinsic part of Buddhist life and creates strong Dharma imprints in our mind streams and opens up positive karma and merits that we need to live a successful life. As Kechara Forest Retreat is a sacred land, filled with holy and blessed statues and many holy items, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche encouraged Kecharians living and working in Kechara Forest Retreat to embark on a spiritual pilgrimage of its holy sites...~ Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Visitors at Gyenze Chapel, located at the entrance to Kechara Forest Retreat. Did you know that the Gyenze Chapel is open to the public 24/7?
1 month ago
Many visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat! Have you planned your visit yet? Picture courtesy Pee Bee Chong, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Have you visited the Bigfoot Universe @ Jalan Ah Peng in Bentong? Have a look here... Picture courtesy Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Lama Chopa puja in Puja House, Bentong. Through the Lama Chopa puja are making a request to all the lineage Gurus for blessings, protection and increased merits for our loved one, ourselves and friends quickly. - picture courtesy from Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 months ago
Dorje Shugden Kangsol Puja performed by the Puja Team in Wisdom Hall at Pilgrimage Day, Kechara Forest Retreat. - photo courtesy Cynthia Ng Yi Chen, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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During the Preparations for the Pilgrimage Day in July in Kechara Forest Retreat
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Many visitors at the Gyenze Chapel, located at the entrance to Kechara Forest Retreat. Gyenze is the powerful increase emanation of Dorje Shugden.
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Pastor Yek Yes together with her friend from schooldays Tang Li Fang and her son Grayson at the Bigfoot store in Bentong. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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This is Bentong, Malaysia. Many prayers answered at Kechara. ~H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is Bentong, Malaysia. Many prayers answered at Kechara. ~H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
2 months ago
Pilgrimage day today in Kechara Forest Retreat ! A precious opportunity to be blessed by the Buddhas.
2 months ago
Kechara House Puja Team is scheduled to perform many pujas today at Wisdom Hall. Medicine Buddha (or Menlha) Puja is one of the most popular pujas requested by sponsors for the Medicine Buddhas' healing energies, blessings and protections. Enquiries: Kechara House Front Desk 603 78033908 or 6012 9873908 tsemrinpoche.com dorjeshugden.org retreat.kechara.com vajrasecrets.com Picture credit Pastor Tat Ming Lim
3 months ago
Powerful healing powers are granted by Buddha Loma Gyonma. Many candles were offered and mantra recited to Loma Gyonma on our first Pilgrimage Day. Picture credit Lew Kwan Leng, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Circumambulating Mother Tara at the entrance to Tara Walk on Pilgrimage Day, 23.June 2018, Kechara Forest Retreat. Picture credit Lew Kwan Leng, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Pastor David sharing before our very first pilgrimage day in Kechara Forest Retreat, photo credit Lew Kwan Leng, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Medicine Buddha puja at Dukkar Apartment in Kechara Forest Retreat. Picture courtesy by Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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At the entrance to Bigfoot Universe in Jalan Ah Peng in Bentong is Dorje Shugden and Bigfoot.
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Visit Bigfoot in Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia.
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Receive manyfold blessings from powerful Protector Dorje Shugden. Visit Bigfoot Universe at Jalan Ah Peng in Bentong.
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Have you seen Malaysia‘s largest Bigfoot in Bentong? Visit Bigfoot Universe at Jalan Ah Peng.
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