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Enhance your Tibetan Buddhist journey with our new series of study courses

At Kechara, we believe that knowledge is the first step towards finding happiness and peace. With knowledge, we develop wisdom; and with wisdom comes the clarity and ability to face any situation in the most positive and beneficial way. Thus, we place great emphasis not only on the attainment of knowledge but more importantly, on gaining the depth of understanding to put it into practice.

Inspired by H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche‘s vision to create an international centre of spiritual learning, we are happy to announce our new educational programme — a series of study courses — commencing October 2017.

 

Quality Spiritual Education

Our courses are based on the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism which emphasises academic study as the foundation for luminous wisdom, and are taught by experienced practitioners who have received extensive teachings from Rinpoche and other senior scholars. Course topics and curriculums have been carefully curated to equip you with the knowledge and skills to enrich your spiritual journey, whether you’re a new or seasoned practitioner.

Classes are conducted in small groups to ensure that you and every other student receives personalised guidance and spiritual advancement. You can also look forward to hands-on learning experiences amidst the lush greenery and modern amenities of Kechara Forest Retreat, located just five minutes outside Bentong Town, an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur.

Courses are open to the general public. We welcome everyone who wants to discover how authentic Buddhist teachings can help you #BeMore.

 

 

Study Courses and Programmes

 

TIBETAN LANGUAGE FUNDAMENTALS

Tibetan is one of the main languages for Buddhist study. From understanding the Tibetan alphabet system to reading and writing basic Tibetan, this course provides the strong foundation necessary so you can read your daily prayers (and more) in their original language.

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TORMA MAKING

Tormas are ritual cake offerings unique to Tibetan Buddhism. From mixing the ingredients and shaping the tormas to creating intricate decorations and delicate “butter” sculptures, this course will provide the knowledge and skills you require to produce the ultimate food offerings for the Buddhas.

 

RITUALS 101

This introductory course lets you explore the powerful rituals and symbolic systems of Tibetan Buddhism according to the tradition and lineage of Gaden Monastery. Apart from a range of altar setups and proper offering methodologies, you will also gain practical hands-on knowledge and skills in using various ritual implements including the vajra and bell, damaru, kapala, bumpa, serkym, Dzambala set and mandala.

*Participants are required to bring their own set of ritual instruments.

 

RITUALS 102

This intermediate level course allows you to learn advanced ritual practices such as the playing of traditional Tibetan musical instruments including the ritual cymbals, drums, conch shell and thighbone trumpet. You will also gain hands-on experience in tsa tsa making and the traditional filling of Buddha statues and stupas.

*Includes mantras, holy items and other statue-filling ingredients. Participants are required to bring their own statue (max 12″).

 

PUJAS 101

Meaning ‘to praise’ in Sanskrit, pujas are an integral part of Tibetan Buddhism and when done correctly, bring a multitude of benefits. This course covers the foundational pujas of the Gaden tradition from their origins and benefits to the visualisations, ritual instruments and traditional melodies. You’ll master the profound practices of Gaden Lhagyama, Medicine Buddha, Tara and Dorje Shugden and learn how to apply them for better living within your busy schedule.

*Participants are required to bring their own set of ritual instruments and a copy of ’Diamond Path’

 

PUJAS 102

In this intermediate puja course, you’ll learn how to harness the power of your mind, improve health and circumstances, and gain powerful protection against unforeseeable situations through the rituals of Manjushri, Kalarupa, Dukkar, White Tara and Yellow Dzambala.

 

PUJAS 103

Master the Lama Chopa Guru puja and the medium-length fulfilment ritual of Dorje Shugden, possibly two of the most essential pujas in the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. You’ll discover the meanings and intricacies of these two rituals, including visualisations, ritual instruments and traditional melodies, and how they can offer mind and life transformations.

 

EIGHT VERSES OF MIND TRANSFORMATION

Unlock your full potential and gain control over the inner workings of your mind. Through this guided meditation course on the ‘Eight Verses of Mind Transformation’, you’ll learn applicable techniques to awaken your inner spirit, practise compassion and loving kindness, and create harmony with everyone you come into contact with.

 

EXPERIENTIAL LAMRIM

The Lamrim or “graded path” is the backbone of Buddhist practice in the Gelugpa tradition and includes all the essential teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni arranged in a step-by-step, logical roadmap.

This experiential Lamrim course combines intensive study of the key Buddhist text ‘Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand‘ with guided meditation sessions and facilitated discussions to enable you to develop a deep understanding of Buddhist principles and a firm foundation of practice on the Vajrayana path.

*Includes vegetarian lunch. Participants are required to bring their own copy of ’Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand’

 

INTRODUCTION TO TIBETAN BUDDHISM*

This introductory course provides an exploration and understanding of basic Buddhist philosophies for absolute beginners. Taught from a modern perspective, the principles and values of this spiritual system are as applicable today as they were when first discovered over 2,500 years ago. Learn how this ancient wisdom can increase peace, happiness, and compassion in your daily life, unfettered by social, racial or spiritual inclinations. Topics include The Mind, Karma, Rebirth and Meditation. *This course will be conducted at Kechara House, Petaling Jaya.

  • Duration:  2.5 hours x 12 weeks
  • Venue: Kechara House
  • Prerequisites: None

 

Additional Information

Enrolment for each new course intake will be periodically announced on this website. Enrolment forms are available at Kechara House, Kechara Forest Retreat and downloadable at this link. As places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, early enrolment is advised.

Certificates of achievement will be presented to participants upon satisfactory completion of a study course and successful passing of the examination.

All study materials are provided unless otherwise specified. Course schedules, details and fees are subject to change. Terms and conditions apply.

 

For more information, please contact us at:+603 7803 3908, +609 222 3880, +6012 987 3908 or at care@kechara.com.

 

Kechara Forest Retreat

Lot 3189, Jalan Chamang, 28700 Bentong, Pahang
3.519 101.878

 

Kechara House

No. 7, Jalan PJU 1/3G,
Sunwaymas Commercial Centre,
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
3.119 101.599

 

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Progress Updates

Dorje Shugden Chapel in the heart of Bentong! Visit this beautiful chapel at the entrance to Kechara Paradise, 84, Jalan Ah Peng, 28700 Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia. Picture courtesy by Pastor Albert, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Powerful Dukkar or White Umbrella Puja “To cut asunder completely all malignant demons, to cut asunder all the spells of others…to turn aside all enemies and dangers and hatred...” Dukkar manifested from the crown of Buddha Shakyamuni as a personification of Buddha’s victory umbrella, and is commonly regarded as the female counterpart to Avalokiteshvara (Kuan Yin), the Buddha of Compassion. https://www.vajrasecrets.com/dukkar-puja-fund-for-legal-affairs, shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 week ago
You don’t need merits to perform negative actions. But you need merits to stop yourself from performing negative actions. ~ Tsem Rinpoche
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Kechara Puja Team performed The Mahayana Sutra of the Three Superior Heaps puja in front of Buddha Nageshvaraja in Kechara Forest Retreat. The arisen merits from this puja have been dedicated to swiftly fulfill the sponsors wishes. Courtesy by Pastor Tat Ming, shared by Pastor Antoinette.
2 weeks ago
108 candle light offerings to Buddha Nageshvaraja, one of the 35 Confessional Buddhas in Kechara Forest Retreat. Picture courtesy by Pastor Tat Ming, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Traveling Puja in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat - Excellent puja for business trips, holidays, pilgrimages, migrations, and students furthering their studies abroad. The recitation of this puja generates the protective energies needed to ensure a smooth and harmonious travel experience for journeys both near and far. The Chokchu Munsel Mahayana Sutra "The Exalted Dispeller of Darkness of the Ten Directions" is an important method for removing obstacles in one's path and one's life. https://www.vajrasecrets.com/travel-puja-fund Picture courtesy Cynthia Ng, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Urgent Puja for newborn baby - The Puja team is always ready to benefit others. Many do not know that the puja team is always on standby to do puja, even in the middle of the night if there is an urgency that needs the blessing of the Protector, just like the request that we have receive a few hours ago to perform a Dorje Shugden puja for a newborn baby who is in life threatening situation. From Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette.
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Visit Kechara Forest Retreat for precious blessings. Picture from Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette.
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Rejoice for this couple from China. They have visited Kechara, VajraYogini’s Paradise!Bentong Puja House, Kechara Forest Retreat, Wisdom Hall and Kechara House in PJ. They have invited holy items to support their practice and create merits. Picture from Cynthia Ng, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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A Slice of Heaven "Sponsor a lot of land in the Kechara Forest Retreat, which will go towards the cost of the land and the facilities being built therein. Your support will help make this meritorious project a reality. Contributing to the building of a monastery or a place of worship is a very meritorious act, as taught by the Buddha and many ancient masters that came before. As the Buddha described the benefits of building monasteries to King Sangyal, he taught that people who build monasteries will always have incredible wealth and power in future lives, and will eventually attain enlightenment. The great Indian yogi, Nagden Pawo also said that anyone who contributes to the building of a Buddhist institution, no matter how small that contribution is, even if it is just requesting others for donations, continuously collects tremendous merits even as they go about their daily lives". https://www.vajrasecrets.com/slice-of-heaven-fund - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 weeks ago
Have you seen the sacred Dorje Shugden wall art in Bentong? Picture curtesy by Pee Bee Chong, with Puja Team Members - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 weeks ago
Have you been to the Kechara Puja House in Bentong? Here is their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bentong-Puja-House-祈愿堂-Kechara/242844719542360
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The Kechara Puja Team performed a Trakze Puja recently dedicated to clear obstacles for the sponsor. May all be successful and all wishes be fulfilled.-Frederick Law, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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An Auspicious Gyenze puja was recently conducted for a sponsor at the Gyenze Chapel in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. The Gyenze puja draws upon the powerful wealth attracting energies of Gyenze to swiftly resolve financial difficulties, increase lifespan, material resources, merits, spiritual realisations, and all that is good. For more information: https://www.vajrasecrets.com/gyenze-puja-fund, shared by Pastor Antoinette Kass
1 month ago
The Kechara Puja Team conducted a Gyabshi puja for a regular sponsor. May all obstacles of the sponsor will clear up through this puja.
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Beautiful altar for Lama Chopa puja recently completed at Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
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Congratulations to all the treasure hunters in Kechara Forest Retreat with Jace Chong.
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Congratulations to all the treasure hunters in Kechara Forest Retreat with Jace Chong.
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What's the answer? First Treasure Hunt in Kechara Forest Retreat! Thank you to the kind volunteers!
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Plenty of questions to answer on the first Treasure Hunt in Kechara Forest Retreat
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First Treasure hunt in Kechara Forest Retreat, on 11. March 2018
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Dato' Dr. Vellayan Subramaniam is our vet of The Aviary at Kechara Forest Retreat. He pays visits to see our birds to make sure they are in good shape. The powdered multivitamins & mineral supplement we are using for our birds are a special concoction from Dr. Vellayan. Yearly we spent about RM40k on the birds' health and well being. by Jace Chong, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Dorje Shugden Gyenze increases beneficial causes and conditions for our material and spiritual wellbeing to come to fruition. Read here: Dorje Shugden Gyenze to Increase Life, Merits and Wealth http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html
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Powerful Gyenze Puja conducted at the Gyenze Chapel, Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong.
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Chinese New Year 2018 in Kechara Forest Retreat, Buddha Manjushri Nagarakshasa
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Chinese New Year 2018 in Kechara Forest Retreat
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Chinese New Year 2018 in Kechara Forest Retreat
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Join our 1st Treasure Hunt in Kechara Forest Retreat on Saturday, March 10 at 8 AM - 12 PM
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