Support Us

 

Don’t wait for the light. Be the light. ~Tsem Rinpoche

Come be the light at the Kechara Forest Retreat. Here are some of the ways you can give to our cause.

 

1. Donations in cash or in kind

Every contribution is greatly appreciated – no matter how big or small. We accept donations of any amount via various payment methods including cheque, online payment, bank transfer, via the Tsem Rinpoche Foundation, Inc. or at a donation box at any of Kechara’s premises. For more payment methods, please click here.

You may also choose from one of our structured fundraising initiatives.

(RM 80)

Trees and plants are an essential part of the Kechara Forest Retreat, and they require regular maintenance and care. As the forest retreat is on 35 acres of land with various topographies and soil conditions, and a vast variety of flora and fauna, the work needed to maintain this natural forest environment is no small feat.

Please help us maintain this green paradise for many more generations to come. One can sponsor a one off maintenance, 3 months, 6 months or 12 months.

(RM 200)

Trees, grasses and greens are the lungs of the Earth and an essential part of the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). In particular, vetiver or Kusha grass is a fast growing and hardy grass that will help stabilize and beautify the environment.

By contributing to the greening of the Kechara Forest Retreat, you are not only helping the environment, but you are also making an offering directly to the Three Jewels as the whole environment is created for growth of the Buddha Dharma.

Trees are available in heights of 1-3ft, 3-5 ft, 5ft-7ft and 7ft to 10ft. Vetiver is available at RM200/6meter square.


(RM 500)

At only RM500 per lot!

  • Sponsors dedication will be inscribed on a blessed mantra. The mantra will be inserted into the main statue in the Shakyamuni World Peace Hall in the Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • You and your loved ones will continuously receive merits as offerings and prayers will be made to Buddha Shakyamuni daily.
  • Sponsors will also receive a double-sided pendant of Buddha Shakyamuni and Medicine Buddha, specially blessed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Funds will go towards the cost of the land and building of facilities in Kechara Forest Retreat.


(RM 1,000)

Sponsor a brick to be used in the construction of the Medicine Buddha Hill, an international healing sanctuary within the Kechara Forest Retreat. Your sponsorship will be used to fund the building and construction of this iconic project.

Contributing towards the building of a place of worship, Sangha living quarters or Buddha statues is extremely meritorious. Every sponsor of a Healing Brick will have their name and dedication inscribed on the brick, and prayers and offerings will be dedicated daily on their behalf.


(RM 2,000)

A lifetime of lights offered in your name

  • Your name or dedication will be engraved on the butterlamp holder.
  • Your butterlamp holder will be placed in the butterlamp house at the Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • The offering of light to the Enlightened ones increases wisdom, wealth and creates the causes for a strong and healthy body.
  • You and your loved ones will receive a continuous stream of merits as your butterlamp will be offered to the Buddhas for generations to come.


(RM 5,000)

Contributing towards the building and upkeep of a place of worship is extremely meritorious. Bring home a blessed statue of Buddha Shakyamuni with every sponsorship of RM5,000 towards the building and maintenance of the Kechara Forest Retreat, and give the gift of protection and blessings to your loved ones.


(RM 10,000)

Sponsor a Medicine Buddha statue, which will be placed at key locations on the Medicine Buddha Hill, an international healing sanctuary within the Kechara Forest Retreat. Your sponsorship will be used to fund the building and construction of this iconic project.

Contributing towards the building of a place of worship, Sangha living quarters or Buddha statues is extremely meritorious. Every sponsor of a Medicine Buddha statue will have their name and dedication inscribed on the base of the statue. Prayers and offerings will be dedicated daily on their behalf, thus bringing the benefits of long life, purification of negativities and creating a powerful connection with the Medicine Buddha for healing in times of need.


(RM 25,000)

Sponsor a traditional Tibetan prayer wheel, to be placed along walking meditation and circumambulations paths around Tara Walk, Medicine Buddha Hill and Manjushri Hill within the Kechara Forest Retreat. Your sponsorship will be used to fund the building and construction of this iconic project.

Contributing towards the building of a place of worship, Sangha living quarters or Buddha statues is extremely meritorious. Every sponsor of a Prayer Wheel will have their name inscribed on the prayer wheel. Each turn of the wheel is equivalent to reciting thousands of mantras, thus collecting tremendous merits and good karma for the sponsor on a daily basis.


2. Volunteer your time, skills and expertise

We are always in need of skilled volunteers to help with all aspects of this project. If you’d like to contribute your time, or if you have a particular skill or talent, let us know! And to make it even more fun, bring a friend!


3. Spread the word

Help create awareness about the Kechara Forest Retreat and its benefits on social media or mainstream media.


How to donate

Thank you for your kind support of this highly beneficial project.

By Online Payment

We accept one-time or recurring donations via a variety of online banking solutions. For a receipt, please email retreat@kechara.com, with your transaction ID.

 

By Credit Card

Make a one-time or recurring donation via credit card (Visa and Mastercard) with our secure payment portal. Click here to make a credit card donation.

 

By Bank Transfer

You may donate via bank transfer using the payment details below. Please email or fax us your bank-in slip for our records, especially if you would like a receipt.

Beneficiary Name: Kechara House
Bank Account Number: 8003-73-1474
Bank Name: CIMB Bank
Swift Code: CIBBMYKL
Bank Address: 1-1, Jalan PJU 1/3F,
SunwayMas Commercial Center,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia

 

By Cheque

Cheques and postal orders should be made payable to ‘Kechara House‘ and sent to:

Kechara House Buddhist Association Malaysia
7, Jalan PJU 1/3G,
Sunwaymas Commercial Centre,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, MALAYSIA.

 

By Cash

Please do not send cash by post. Cash donations can be made via a donation box at any Kechara outlet, or in person at:

Kechara House Buddhist Association Malaysia
7, Jalan PJU 1/3G,
Sunwaymas Commercial Centre,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, MALAYSIA.

 

Via the Tsem Rinpoche Foundation, Inc.

Those residing in the USA can make a donation via the Tsem Rinpoche Foundation, Inc. Click tsemrinpoche.com/foundation for more information and bank details.

Endowments

Should you wish to give an endowment to the Kechara Forest Retreat, please contact us directly to discuss further. We accept the following methods of donation.

Receipts

  • If you would like a receipt for your contribution, please let us know and we will be happy to send you one. Please provide your address and the name you would like the receipt made out to.
  • If sending in a cheque, please attach the above information with your cheque.
  • If you have made an online transaction or direct deposit into Kechara’s bank account, please email or post to us the receipt from paying in your contribution.

How You Can Help
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Progress Updates

Photo from antoinette kass
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The Practice of Cleaning the Temple is very meritorious and helps to clear our delusions. Picture courtesy Cynthia Ng, shared by Pastor Antoinette.
3 weeks ago
Visit Kechara Paradise in Bentong for your Dharma items! They have a great choice! shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Sunset Prayer with Candle Offering @Manjushri Hill, Kechara Forest Retreat. H.E. Tsem Rinpoche recommends to offer regularly candles to Wisdom Buddha Manjushri. Picture courtesy Sharon Ong, shared by Pastor Antoinette.
3 weeks ago
Visit Kechara Paradise in Bentong Town for bountiful blessings. Stunning Dorje Shugden in new style!
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The Bigfoot Fleamarket Team has received a top 20 award out of 120 participants for their weekly Bigfoot Fleamarket at Bentong Walk! Congratulations to the whole Team! - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 weeks ago
Today, Saturday evening is Bigfoot fleamarket time in Bentong Walk. Please visit our stand and get wonderful items at a great price! - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 weeks ago
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
1 month ago
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
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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.
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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
1 month ago
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.
1 month ago
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
1 month ago
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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months ago
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
2 months ago
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
2 months 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.
2 months ago
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.
2 months ago
Congratulations to all the treasure hunters in Kechara Forest Retreat with Jace Chong.
2 months ago
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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