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Relic Stupa Project 

When a great teacher passes away, a stupa is erected as a symbol that his subtle mind remains unchanging and ever-present in our lives.

Relic Stupa Project

Project Overview

Following the parinirvana of our beloved teacher and founder, H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, there are many things that we, as disciples, must do to create the necessary causes and conditions for His swift return back among us.

Apart from following Rinpoche’s precious advice and continuing the Dharma activities Rinpoche started, there is a pressing need to erect sacred stupas to enshrine Rinpoche’s holy relics. This is a Tibetan Buddhist tradition to create the energy to draw the lama’s incarnation home and for disciples to create the merit for this to occur quickly.

We began planning the Tsem Rinpoche Relic Stupa Project in September 2019, shortly after Rinpoche’s parinirvana. The Project will be completed in three phases.

8ft Tsem Rinpoche Indoor Relic Stupa

Tsem Rinpoche Indoor Relic Stupa

Located in Rinpoche’s audience room in Kechara Forest Retreat, the Indoor Relic Stupa enshrines Rinpoche’s precious white relic pills and holy remains. It was completed in September 2020.

  • Style: 8ft Namgyal Stupa (Victory Stupa)
  • Material: Silver & gold
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Tsem Rinpoche Relic Temple, Incarnation Statues and 15ft Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen Stupa

Tsem Rinpoche Relic Temple

The Tsem Rinpoche Relic Temple is a permanent spiritual memorial situated in the beautiful grounds of Kechara Forest Retreat. The first of its kind in Malaysia, it houses sacred spiritual monuments that enshrine Rinpoche’s holy relics, honour his incredible incarnation lineage and pay tribute to his life’s work.

  • Area: 20,000 sq ft
  • Size: 2 storeys
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Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen Stupa

The Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen Stupa will enshrine the precious relics of the great 17th-century master Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen including a piece of his robe from the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. It will be the only one of its kind in the world.

  • Style: 15ft Jangchub Stupa (Enlightenment Stupa)
  • Material: Tin bronze with gold ornaments
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Tsem Rinpoche’s Incarnation Statues

The Incarnation Statues are one-of-a-kind sculptures of Rinpoche’s 24 illustrious previous lives. This unique endeavour will connect all students and visitors with Rinpoche’s incarnation lineage, and inspire their spiritual path and aspirations.

  • Size: 3ft (24 statues in total)
  • Material: Copper and tin bronze
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20ft Tsem Rinpoche Outdoor Relic Stupa and 7ft Statue

Tsem Rinpoche Outdoor Relic Stupa

The Outdoor Relic Stupa enshrines Rinpoche’s precious white relic pills and holy remains, and is the main spiritual monument of the Relic Temple. It will be the first of its kind in Malaysia.

  • Style: 20ft Namgyal Stupa (Victory Stupa)
  • Material: Granite with gold ornaments
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Tsem Rinpoche 7ft Statue

Located within the Relic Temple, Rinpoche’s statue will be a source of blessings and inspiration for his devoted students around the world, and a commemoration of his extraordinary life and deeds.

  • Size: 7ft
  • Material: Tin bronze
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In September 2020, despite tremendous challenges caused by the global pandemic, we completed the construction and installation of the Indoor Relic Stupa, just in time for Rinpoche’s one-year parinirvana anniversary. This would not have been possible without the help of the monastic community in Shangri-La, China and Rinpoche’s students and Kechara members in Malaysia.

Since then, we have begun the construction of the Tsem Rinpoche Relic Temple, a permanent spiritual memorial situated in the beautiful grounds of Kechara Forest Retreat. Work has also begun on the Outdoor Relic Stupa and other spiritual monuments of the Relic Temple.

Construction Progress

Check out some of the latest photos and videos from the Relic Temple construction site to see how far we’ve come!

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          To know more about the significance and benefits of the Project, read this article on or download the project brochure.

          Be A Sponsor

          Whether you’re a student, a follower, someone whose life was touched by Rinpoche’s works, or someone who wants to bring spiritual benefit to society, we would love to have you onboard. There’s no contribution that’s too small.

          Get involved with this meritorious project:

          Benefits of Sponsoring

          Buddha taught that those who help build places of worship will always have incredible wealth and power in future lives, and will eventually attain enlightenment. The great Indian yogi, Nagden Pawo also said that anyone who contributes to such a project, no matter how small that contribution is, even if it is just requesting others for donations, continuously collects tremendous merits even as they go about their daily lives.

          More benefits of supporting this project:

          • Prosperity, abundance and fulfilment of wishes
          • Long life and good health
          • Purification of negative karma
          • Protection from obstacles, misfortune and negative beings
          • A strong connection with H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s next incarnation
          • Favourable rebirth blessed with good appearance, influence, fortune and wisdom
          • Collection of great merits for swift Enlightenment

          In gratitude for your contribution, your name will be included on our Wall of Merits (for contributions above RM10,000) or on a digital screen (for contributions above RM150), located within the Relic Temple. Prayers and merits will also be dedicated to you by the high lamas and erudite monks who will perform the consecration ceremony upon completion of this incredibly blessed project.

          Sponsor the Construction

          The total cost of the Relic Stupa Project is estimated at RM 10 million. To make it easy for anyone to become a sponsor, we’ve broken down the entire cost of the Project into “Bricks of Merit”. Sponsorship starts at an affordable half brick.

          You can also choose one of our larger sponsorship options (Bronze, Silver, Gold or Diamond), or sponsor one of the spiritual monuments or featured items in the Relic Temple in its entirety.

          Bricks of Merit

          From RM150

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          Bronze Sponsorship


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          Silver Sponsorship


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          Gold Sponsorship


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          Diamond Sponsorship


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          Relic Temple Building


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          20ft Outdoor Relic Stupa


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          15ft Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen Stupa


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          Wisdom Candle Grotto


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          Longevity Prostration Board


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          Stupa Garden Tree (Small)


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          Sponsor the Insertion

          You can also support the Project by offering a holy item into the spiritual monument of your choosing. Your contribution will help with the costs of creating these important objects of worship and make it possible for many people to connect with Rinpoche’s incarnation lineage, now and in the future. For every person who makes prayers and offerings at these sacred sites, you will also receive a continuous stream of merits and blessings for having contributed to their existence.

          Available Insertion Items

          These are the items still available for sponsorship. To see the full list of items, including what’s already been sponsored, click here.

          Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen statue

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          Dorje Shugden statue

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          Dorje Shugden Four Emanations statue

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          Dorje Shugden Three Ministers statue

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          Dorje Shugden Entourage statue

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          Antique Dorje Shugden wealth vase

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          Gyenze wealth vase

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          Complete relic tsatsa bundle

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          Protection relic tsatsa bundle

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          Essential relic tsatsa bundle

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          Tsem Rinpoche large relic tsatsa

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          Tsem Rinpoche small relic tsatsa

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          Mantra drive

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          Stupa tsatsa

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          Dorje Shugden tsatsa

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          Traditional large mantra rolls

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          Where you can make your contribution

          Contributions for the Relic Stupa Project can be made via our online partner

          Alternatively, you can contribute via bank transfer to:

          • Beneficiary Name: Kechara House
          • Bank Account Number: 8003-73-1474
          • Bank Name: CIMB Bank
          • Swift Code: CIBBMYKL
          • Bank Address: 1-1, Jalan PJU1/3F,
            Sunwaymas Commercial Centre,
            47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

          Please quote “Project 0037” in your remittance so that your contribution can be appropriately directed and tracked. Then send your transaction slip to +6012 986 3908 and we’ll issue an official receipt.

          You can also make your contribution by cash, cheque or credit card at Kechara House, PJ or Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong.

          More ways to contribute

          If you wish to give to the Project in other ways, please contact JP Thong (+6012 207 3503) or Ooi Beng Kooi (+6012 313 0489). You can also write to [email protected].