Temple in the Mall

9 Oct

When Tsem Rinpoche first started the Kechara Paradise outlets, he noticed that some people would come to the outlets to leave simple offerings in front of the main image there. Hence, Rinpoche brought his personal statues to be placed in these outlets precisely for these people to make offerings. These statues are very holy because they were procured with money that were offered by faithful and poor Tibetan devotees in dedication of those who are very sick or deceased. It is a Tibetan tradition to make such offerings to the Rinpoches in order to collect merit. Rinpoche would never use such money for himself and instead uses it to buy Buddha statues and the jewel and silk ornaments on them.

Some of these statues are quite old and have been consecrated by the late Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche. Kensur means ex-abbot and in the monastery, this grand old lama had a reputation of being very kind, hardworking and a great monk. Many lamas in the monastery considered him not just a lama but a living Bodhisattva.Tsem Rinpoche had a wonderful connection with this lama as a student and even served as his attendant during his tenureship as the abbot of the monastery.


An old picture of Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche

On top of that, Rinpoche did everything he could to heal this lama of his serious diabetic condition. In the monastery, especially amongst the elders, Rinpoche is well-known for his devotion and one of his great deeds during this period was to save the life of Kensur Rinpoche. Many Geshes and lamas are very grateful towards Tsem Rinpoche because it allowed Kensur Rinpoche to teach and share his wisdom. Hence, Tsem Rinpoche has a great relationship (samaya) with Kensur Rinpoche and thus, the rituals that Kensur Rinpoche performed to consecrate these statues has made these statues very much alive. They are now available to all visitors of the Kechara Paradise outlets to make offerings and prayers. The following are some pictures I have taken of these temples:-

Kechara Paradise SS2 with Mother Tara

No. 19 (Ground Floor) Jalan SS2/67,
47300, Petaling Jaya,
Tel: 603-7877 0071
Fax: 603-7877 0061

Opening hours: 
11am-7pm daily
Closed on Selected Public Holidays




Kechara Paradise 1 Utama with Arya Maitreya

S328F, 2nd Floor (Oval),
One Utama Shopping Centre,
1, Lebuh Bandar Utama,
47800, Petaling Jaya,
Tel: 603-7710 4435
Fax: 603-7710 6141

Opening hours: 
10am-10pm daily



Kechara Paradise Sunway Pyramid with the Conqueror Buddha Shakyamuni

Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall
46150, Petaling Jaya,
Tel: 603-5632 6575
Fax: 603-5632 6576

Opening hours:
10am-10pm daily




Kechara Paradise Viva Mall with the Bodhisattva of Compassion 4-armed Chenrezig

No. 1-43a-17, 18 & 19,
First Floor, Viva Home,
85, Jalan Loke Yew,
55200 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan,
Tel : 603-2727 2818
Fax : 603-2727 2819

Opening hours: 
10am-10pm daily




Kechara Paradise Penang Times Square with the Dharma Protector Setrap

77-G-83, Penang Times Square
Jalan Dato Keramat
10150 Penang
Tel : 04 2270295
Fax : 04 2278869

Opening hours:

Opening Hours : 11am to 8pm
Closed on Selected Public Holidays



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