Join us on Saturday, 2nd September 2023 for auspicious prayers and offerings to Buddha Shakyamuni and the 16 Arhats.
Known as Neten Chagchö in Tibetan, the 16 Arhats Puja invokes the blessings of this group of attained beings, who promised to remain in the world to protect the holy Dharma. The puja generates oceans of merits for our spiritual development, and for the growth of our spiritual guide’s teachings and legacy.
The puja will be conducted by visiting Sangha from Shar Gaden, Serpom, Phelgyeling and Segyu monasteries, alongside high lamas and esteemed geshes.
Benefits for sponsors and attendees
How to join
Admission to the puja is free and everyone is welcome.
To ensure we have enough seating for all guests, please RSVP your attendance here.
How to contribute
We seek your kind sponsorship to cover the costs of this and other pujas held in conjunction with Tsem Rinpoche’s 4th Parinirvana Anniversary.
Most pujas will be performed in Kechara Forest Retreat from late August to mid-October 2023. 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.
If you are attending in person, you can offer kuyong (a token monetary offering) to the Sangha who will be conducting the puja.
Who are the 16 Arhats?
The 16 arhats are eminent disciples of Buddha Shakyamuni. According to the scriptures, Buddha requested them to protect the Dharma for the benefit of sentient beings. Thus, at the time of their parinirvana, they vowed to remain in the world and uphold the Dharma until the time of the future Buddha, Maitreya.