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A GUIDED 3D2N MANTRA RETREAT FOR A BLESSED & FULFILLED SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

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 His Eminence 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 to complete the final phase 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 mantra retreat will be held at the Tsem Rinpoche Relic Temple 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.

 

Programme Outline

  • 6.45am: Covid screening
  • 7.15am: Registration + check in
  • 8.00am: Retreat briefing 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
  • 3.30pm: Tea break + top up offerings
  • 4.00pm: Retreat session 3
  • 5.30pm: Top up offerings
  • 6.00pm: Dinner
  • 7.00pm: Rest
  • 8.00pm: Retreat session 4
  • 10.00pm: Circumambulation + candle offerings at Relic Stupa
  • 11.00pm: Good night
  • 6.30am: Breakfast
  • 7.30am: Top up offerings
  • 8.00am: Retreat session 5
  • 11.30am: Top up offerings
  • 12.00pm: Lunch
  • 1.00pm: Rest
  • 2.00pm: Dharma sharing by pastor
  • 3.00pm: Tea break
  • 3.30pm: Retreat session 6
  • 5.30pm: Top up offerings
  • 6.00pm: Dinner
  • 7.00pm: Rest
  • 8.00pm: Retreat session 7
  • 10.00pm: Candle + smoke offerings at Dorje Shugden Grotto
  • 11.00pm: Good night
  • 6.30am: Breakfast
  • 7.30am: Top up offerings
  • 8.00am: Retreat session 8 and King of Prayers
  • 11.30am: Retreat area clearing + cleaning
  • 12.00pm: Lunch
  • 1.00pm: Cleaning, circumambulation and candle offerings at Relic Stupa
  • 3.30pm: Check out and goodbye

 

Suggested Donation

 

Premium Twin Share

RM 640
Kechara Member
  • Non-members: RM780
  • Super single bed
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Retreat meals included
  • Donation is per pax
Register

Twin Share

RM 600
Kechara Member
  • Non-members: RM710
  • Super single bed
  • Communal bathroom
  • Retreat meals included
  • Donation is per pax
Register

Six Share

RM 530
Kechara Member
  • Non-members: RM600
  • Bunk bed
  • Communal bathroom
  • Retreat meals included
  • Donation is per pax
Register

Non-residential

RM 420
Kechara Member
  • Non-members: RM430
  • Accommodation not included
  • Communal bathroom
  • Retreat meals included
  • Donation is per pax
Register

Registration closes 2 days before the retreat start date.
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.
Check our event calendar for upcoming programme dates!

 

What’s Included?

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

As a not-for-profit organisation, we do our best to make our programmes available at a reasonable rate. Your donation also supports the cost of facilities, sanitising of premises and overheads.

 

What to Bring

  • Mala
  • Serkym set and teapot
  • Vajra and bell
  • Mala/mantra counter
  • Personal image of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Rice pot/container and rice
  • Damaru*
  • Mandala set*
  • 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
* OPTIONAL BUT RECOMMENDED

 

Important Notes

  • You should follow the standard retreat guidelines including observing a strict Buddhist diet, avoiding dairy (milk, butter, cheese, etc), 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Retreat briefings and Dharma sharing sessions will be conducted in English or Chinese, depending on your selected language. Prayers for the English sessions will be conducted in a combination of English + phoneticised Tibetan while prayers for the Chinese sessions will be conducted in Mandarin Chinese.
  • If sign ups for a particular language do not meet the minimum threshold, the programme in that language will be cancelled. You are welcome to join a different language group; otherwise your registration fee will be refunded.
  • Room sharing arrangements are subject to availability.
  • Prior to registration and at the start of every day of the programme, participants must complete a COVID self-test at our designated screening area. Bring your own 2-in-1 self-testing kits or purchase them from us. You may proceed with the retreat if your test result is negative.
  • Observe social distancing guidelines, wear face masks/face shields and comply with other SOPs to minimise risk and ensure a safe experience for everyone.
  • 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 retreat start date.
  • COVID Refund Policy: If you are unable to attend the programme due to COVID infection, you may transfer your payment to another programme or service offered by Kechara by showing proof of infection (PCR or RTK test result). If we cancel the programme due to lockdowns or quarantine measures, you will be refunded in full.
  • The management reserves the right to amend the programme and/or revise prices without prior notice.