Loading Events

Tsem Rinpoche Mantra Retreat

January 1, 2021 @ 7:00 am - January 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm SMT
  • This event has passed.



A mantra retreat is where we set aside time to invest in our spiritual growth and focus on deeper practices. While mantra retreats usually focus on the recitation of a particular deity’s mantra, this retreat is unique as it is based on the Guru Yoga and name mantra of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. It includes meditative practices to merge with Tsem Rinpoche’s enlightened qualities to accumulate a tremendous amount of merits.

It is said that,

“…even if we do not know a lot of practices, if we recite our Guru’s mantra whole-heartedly with sincerity and faith, we can obtain the qualities and attainments of Buddha Heruka, Dorje Shugden, and all the enlightened beings.”

Thus, this retreat is extremely effective for Rinpoche’s students and followers who are seeking a fulfilled spiritual journey. The benefits of engaging in this retreat include creating and strengthening our connection with Rinpoche’s past and future incarnations, and receiving blessings for our spiritual wishes to come to pass.

Engaging in this retreat will also help create the necessary causes and merits for the successful completion of the Tsem Rinpoche Relic Stupa Project and for the search, recognition and enthronement of Rinpoche’s new incarnation. This will not only benefit ourselves, but also the lineage and countless sentient beings.

Led by our experienced Buddhist pastors, this 3D2N Tsem Rinpoche Mantra Retreat will be held at Rinpoche’s Indoor Relic Stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat, a place charged with powerful spiritual energy. It is suitable for all who are new to mantra retreats as well as experienced retreatants who may be too busy to prepare all the necessary offerings and materials.


About H.E. Tsem Rinpoche

H.E. Tsem Rinpoche was a world-renowned Buddhist teacher, the 25th incarnation in a long line of Indian, Nepali and Tibetan Buddhist masters dating back to over 2,500 years ago. He was the founder of the Kechara Buddhist Organisation headquartered in Malaysia, a prolific author of commentaries, discourses and books on Buddhism, and a beloved spiritual guide to many disciples around the world. He dedicated his entire life to the practice and proliferation of Buddhism, especially through the digital world.


Event Details

  • 1 – 3 Jan 2021 (Friday – Sunday)
  • Tsem Ladrang @ Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong


Programme Outline

  • 7.15am: Registration & check in
  • 8.00am: Retreat briefing & sharing by Pastor on Guru Yoga & Guru mantra retreat
  • 9.30am: Retreat session 1
  • 11.30am: Top up offerings
  • 12.00pm: Lunch
  • 1.00pm: Rest
  • 2.00pm: Retreat session 2
  • 5.30pm: Top up offerings
  • 6.00pm: Dinner
  • 7.00pm: Rest
  • 8.00pm: Retreat session 3 (Monthly Dorje Shugden Puja)
  • 10.30pm: Candle offerings at Lama Tsongkhapa shrine & sangsol prayers
  • 11.30pm: Good night
  • 6.30am: Breakfast
  • 7.30am: Top up offerings
  • 8.00am: Retreat session 4
  • 11.30am: Top up offerings
  • 12.00pm: Lunch
  • 1.00pm: Rest
  • 2.00pm: Retreat session 5
  • 3.30pm: Mantra rolling / tsa tsa making for Rinpoche’s Relic Stupa
  • 5.30pm: Top up offerings
  • 6.00pm: Dinner
  • 7.00pm: Rest
  • 8.00pm: Retreat session 6
  • 10.00pm: Candle offerings at Dorje Shugden Grotto & sangsol prayers
  • 11.00pm: Good night
  • 6.30am: Breakfast
  • 7.30am: Top up offerings
  • 8.00am: Retreat session 7
  • 11.30am: Top up offerings
  • 12.00pm: Lunch
  • 1.00pm: Retreat session 8 and King of Prayers
  • 4.00pm: Retreat area clearing & cleaning
  • 5.00pm: Candle procession from Tsem Ladrang to Rinpoche’s Cabin and Incarnation Chapel with light offering & sangsol prayers
  • 6:00pm: Dinner and goodbye



Both residential and non-residential packages are available. Retreat fees are per pax and include:

  • Retreat altar setup
  • Retreat offerings
  • Retreat prayer text
  • Druchuma obstacle-clearing puja (prior to start of retreat)
  • Guided retreat session (1x)
  • Pastor service


Residential Course Fees

Twin Share @ EF

RM 470
Kechara Member
  • Non-members: RM600
  • Super single bed
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Retreat meals included
  • Prices are per pax

Twin Share @ MGH

RM 420
Kechara Member
  • Non-members: RM540
  • Super single bed
  • Common bathroom
  • Retreat meals included
  • Prices are per pax

Triple Share @ MGH

RM 390
Kechara Member
  • Non-members: RM480
  • Single bed
  • Common bathroom
  • Retreat meals included
  • Prices are per pax

Triple Share @ EF

RM 360
Kechara Member
  • Non-members: RM430
  • Bunk bed
  • Common bathroom
  • Retreat meals included
  • Prices are per pax


Non-Residential Course Fees

If you live in the Bentong locale, you may prefer a non-residential package.

Non-residential package

RM 250
Kechara Member & non-members
  • Retreat meals included (2x breakfast, 3x lunch, 3x dinner) and retreat-friendly drinks & snacks.
  • Prices are per pax


Now Open For Registration!

To check availability and reserve your place, please call/WhatsApp +6012 987 3908 or email [email protected].

If you’re choosing a residential package, we recommend that you check the availability of your preferred room type before making payment as rooms are limited.

Limited spaces only, availability is on a first come first served basis.


What to Bring

  • Mala
  • Serkym set and teapot
  • Vajra and bell
  • Mala/mantra counter
  • Personal image of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Damaru*
  • Mandala set*
  • Rice pot*
  • Ritual cover (drikap)*
  • New bottle of water to bless during retreat*
  • A Dharma book (to read during breaks)*
  • Notebook and pen
  • Water tumbler
  • Comfortable clothing that allows you to sit cross-legged on a meditation cushion
  • A shawl or sweater in case you feel cold
  • Medication or antihistamines if you have allergies to pollen, etc.
  • Face masks, face shield and hand sanitiser


Important Notes

  • Cancellation Policy: A partial refund will be issued for cancellations made at least five working days before the retreat start date. An administration fee of RM50 will be charged. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than five days before the course start date.
  • Participants must comply with social distancing guidelines and other SOPs to minimise risk and ensure a safe experience for everyone.
  • Room sharing arrangements are subject to availability.
  • You should follow the standard retreat guidelines including observing a strict vegan diet, avoiding black foods (meat, fish, eggs, onions and garlic) and abstaining from non-virtuous actions including consuming alcohol, sexual activity, idle chatter and lying throughout the duration of the retreat.
  • To enhance your experience, you’re encouraged to minimise the distractions of daily life including the usage of any electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops throughout the duration of the retreat.
  • You’re encouraged to engage in Dharma activities during your free time in between retreat sessions such as reading Dharma books, circumambulating, making offerings at holy sites, and engaging in prostrations.
  • Prices are subject to revision without prior notice.
  • The management reserves the right to amend the programme from time to time without prior notice.


Start: January 1, 2021 @ 7:00 am
End: January 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Address: Lot 3189, Jalan Chamang
Bentong, Pahang 28700 Malaysia

+ Google Map
Phone: 09-221 5600