Remove obstacles + dedicate merits during the 7th Lunar Month
Buddha taught that the 7th Month Ullambana Festival is one of the best times to honour your dearly departed, send blessings to loved ones, and offer compassion to all suffering beings. This period for honouring ancestors shares many similarities with the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival, and is observed by Buddhists from all traditions with offerings of feasts and prayers for the deceased.
Join us at the annual Ullambana Festival in Kechara Forest Retreat for special prayers and offerings, and make the most of the auspicious Ullambana month from August 16 to September 14, 2023.
Jangwa Fire Puja helps the deceased ascend to a good rebirth.
Symbolic burning of dedication tablets containing the names of the deceased. This represents the purification of negative karma and sending their consciousness to a Buddha’s Pure Land.
The highlight of the Ullambana Festival is two powerful pujas on August 27 (Sunday) to generate merits and remove obstacles according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery.
The Origins of Ullambana
According to the Ullambana Sutra, Maudgalyayana, one of Buddha Shakyamuni’s chief disciples, saw with his clairvoyance that his beloved mother had been reborn as a Hungry Ghost (preta) in the lower realms. She had a thin long neck, a huge belly and was always starving. When he tried to feed her, the food he offered turned into burning coals as soon as it touched her tiny mouth.
Distressed, he sought Buddha’s advice on how best to liberate his mother from her unfortunate state. Buddha advised Maudgalyayana to make extensive offerings to the Sangha on the 15th day of the 7th month, saying:
“Your mother’s offences are deep and firmly rooted. You alone do not have enough power… The awesome spiritual power of the assembled Sangha of the ten directions is necessary for liberation to be attained.”
This was the beginning of the Buddhist Ullambana Festival.
Abundant traditional offerings are made during Dorje Shugden Puja, generating tremendous merits to overcome obstacles and attract favourable conditions.
Remove obstacles and send great merits to those gone beyond and to the people who matter in your life. Our Ullambana offering packages will help you:
Our sangha and pastors will make prayers and offerings on your behalf and dedicate merits according to your wishes.
Standard Offering Package | RM98
- 6 x Dedication Tablets (1 name per tablet)
- 1 x 1-ft Incense
Bronze Offering Package | RM388
- 2 x Bronze Sponsor Tablets (10 names per tablet)
- 3 x 2.5-ft Dragon Incense
Silver Offering Package | RM888
- 2 x Silver Sponsor Tablets (20 names per tablet)
- 1 x 8-ft Dragon Incense
- 30 days Light Offerings
Gold Offering Package | RM2,888
- 2 x Gold Sponsor Tablets (40 names per tablet)
- 3 x 8-ft Dragon Incense
- 30 days Light Offerings
- 3 days Smoke Offering with Pastor Service
Prayer Dedication Package | RM30
- 1 x Dedication Tablet (1 name per tablet)
- 1 x 1ft Incense
A LA CARTE OFFERINGS
Orders close September 12, 2023 (Tue) 11.59 pm (GMT +8).
Offerings and pujas for orders placed by August 26, 2023 (Sat) 11.59 pm (GMT +8) will be performed on your behalf on August 27, 2023 (Sun).
All other orders will be fulfilled by September 14, 2023 (Thu).
If you’re a Kechara Member or Kechara Friend, you can collect Reward Points for your Ullambana offerings.