On September 4, 2019, our beloved spiritual teacher and founder, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, entered clear light. Almost three years later, after overcoming tremendous obstacles, we have finally completed the second of two Relic Stupas that were advised by Rinpoche himself prior to his parinirvana.
The indoor Relic Stupa was completed in September 2020, just in time for Rinpoche’s first parinirvana anniversary. However, it took two more years to complete the outdoor Relic Stupa due to complications that arose directly from the pandemic. It is believed that such obstacles are a manifestation of our negative karma and broken commitments.
Nevertheless, the patience, hard work and fortitude of all who were involved in the project paid off. Tremendous amounts of negative karma, obscurations and broken commitments were purified, and great merits were accumulated in the process of creating our lama’s stupa.
The completion of the two stupas has tremendous spiritual significance because it means that the prerequisites for finding Rinpoche’s incarnation have been fulfilled, and that the actual search for Rinpoche’s incarnation can officially begin from hereon.
The stupas will also have a great impact on the future success of Kechara in benefiting others and proliferating the teachings, as they are a powerful source of Rinpoche’s blessings along with the blessings of our lineage masters.
High lamas, senior monks and monastic representatives have been specially invited to conduct a Rabney Chenmo ceremony to consecrate the Relic Stupas as well as the Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen Stupa and the 24 statues of our lama’s previous lives in the Tsem Rinpoche Relic Temple.
The ceremony will be performed by visiting Sangha from Shar Gaden, Serpom, Phelgyeling and Segyu monasteries, and led by His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende and other high lamas, esteemed geshes and senior monks of our tradition.
Rabney Chenmo means great consecration puja. It is an elaborate 3-day ceremony involving numerous sensory offerings, torma ritual cakes, multiple fire pujas, traditional mirror, and various other implements.
Based on the 13-deity Yamantaka practice, this complex ritual forges a powerful connection with the wisdom energies of Tsem Rinpoche, the lineage lamas, Buddhas, bodhisattvas, arhats, Dharma Protectors, dakas and dakinis through the power of mantra, concentration, visualisation and offerings.
Upon completion of the consecration ceremony, the blessings of these enlightened beings are sealed — in not just the stupas and statues, but also in the immediate surroundings so that all who pass by receive tremendous blessings and purification.
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How you can participate
Admission to the puja is free and all are welcome to attend. If you are attending, you may wish to offer kuyong (a token monetary offering) to the Sangha who will be conducting the puja.
As seating at the Relic Temple is limited, please RSVP your attendance here.
How you can contribute
We seek your kind sponsorship to cover the costs of this and other pujas held in conjunction with Tsem Rinpoche’s Parinirvana Anniversary and Relic Stupa consecration ceremony.
Most pujas will be performed in Kechara Forest Retreat from mid-August to mid-October 2022. Your donation will help us with the cost of:
Donate online to the Tsem Rinpoche Parinirvana Anniversary Fund at VajraSecrets.com or WhatsApp us at wa.me/60103020999. Any amount is welcome and deeply appreciated.
The Holy Relics
On October 7, 2019, hundreds of precious white relic pills were discovered when Rinpoche’s parinirvana stupa (The Stupa of the Holy Body) was dismantled. These relics are now enshrined in the Relic Stupas at Kechara Forest Retreat.
Watch the video from 7:25 to witness the discovery of the holy relics.