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.

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