Welcoming Lunar New Year of the Auspicious Dragon
As the vibrant festivities of Chinese New Year approach, step into the new year with Thekchen Choling Singapore – where vibrant traditions meet serene celebrations!
Visit our temple to offer sublime incense and express heartfelt prayers for good fortune, health, and prosperity. Take a moment to set positive intentions for the year ahead and participate in elaborate ceremonies, inviting divine blessings and abundant merits!
At Thekchen Choling, embrace the love from our community and open your heart to the wisdom we have to share. Immerse yourself in the profound teachings of the Dharma, finding strength and inspiration for personal growth, success, and inner harmony.
Wishing you a truly flourishing and spiritually enriching Chinese New Year! Check our programme schedule to be a part of this meaningful celebration with your family and loved ones!
Navigate 2024 with Wisdom!
4, 5 & 12 Jan 2024, 8pm
Join us for three special teachings by Singha Rinpoche, offering a powerful dose of Dharma to heighten our awareness and foster growth in the upcoming year!
Our special guest, Fengshui Master Sherwin Tng, will share insights on the outlook and predictions for the Year of the Wood Dragon.
Do not miss this unique opportunity to gain wisdom and insights as we journey into the new year!
Almanac Guide and Annual Forecast for the Wood Dragon Year
Would you like to know what is ahead for you in the year of the Wood Dragon?
🍊 Upcoming Activities
Special Blessing Pujas on Lichun Day
4 Feb 2024 (Sun)
8.00am - Arya Marichi Puja (Tib)
8.30am - Kurukule Puja (Tib)
11.00am - White Mahakala Puja (Tib)*
4.30pm - Special Garuda Deity Puja (Tib)
Li Chun or the “Start of Spring” marks the beginning of a new astrological year. On Lichun Day, our resident Sanghas will be performing four special blessing pujas to gather heaps of auspiciousness for the Year of the Wood Dragon!
*This Puja will be broadcasted via Facebook live. Recommended to attend on-site with wealth arrow.
Chinese New Year's Eve Invocation Prayer
9 Feb 2024 (Fri), 10pm
Join us in the joyous, fun and high spirits on the Eve of Chinese New Year on-site, as we countdown to the Year of the Wood Dragon! For those celebrating with us from home, wave your wealth arrows along with Singha Rinpoche to hook in wealth, abundance and auspiciousness into your life and your family!
*This prayer will also be broadcasted on Facebook live.
Chinese New Year's Greeting to Singha Rinpoche
11 Feb 2024 (Sun), 5 - 7pm
On the 2nd day of Chinese New Year, the most formal and ceremonial tribute to Guru and the Triple Gems will be offered, known as ‘3 bowing and 9 kowtow’ (三跪九叩) to express our utmost respect and reverence.
Bring your family and loved ones (pets included) along to receive blessings from Rinpoche in person! Don’t forget to exchange well-wishes with our resident Sanghas and catch up our Dharma family too!
Celebrating Lord Indra’s Birthday
17 & 18 Feb 2024 (Sat & Sun)
The 8th day of Chinese New Year is regarded as the Eve of Lord Indra’s Birthday. J oin us on-site in the Recitation of Diamond Cutter Sutra (Chinese) at 8pm.
As the 24 Heavenly Kings, including Lord Indra (affectionately known as Tee Gong 天公), are strong supporters of Buddhism and Dharma practitioners, abundant offerings are made on this day to create the cause for success and the flourishing of Buddhadharma!
Wealth Bestowing Day of Yellow Dzambala
5 & 6 Mar 2024 (Tue & Wed)
The Five Dzambalas are manifestations of Buddha's generosity to benefit all beings. The most renowned among them is the Yellow Dzambala, distinguish by a yellow gold body adorned in jewels and a five-pronged crown . In his left hand, a mongoose spews jewels, symbolising the bestowal of spiritual and material wealth, while his right hand clasps a pomegranate, granting blessings of health and vitality.
To request Yellow Dzambala's support for abundance and success, cultivate a Bodhicitta motivation and articulate your aspirations with clarity and conviction. Also, pray for the flourishing of Buddha’s teachings and fulfilment for those lacking in spiritual and material abundance.
Come and join in the festivities as we celebrate and honour Yellow Dzambala's Birthday with a two-day prayer extravaganza!
🍊 Special Prayers
Prayers to Lord Kalachakra
From 4 Feb 2024 onwards
𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮, 𝙞𝙨 '𝙁𝙖𝙣 𝙏𝙖𝙞𝙨𝙪𝙞' (犯太岁)?
In Chinese culture, Taisui (太岁) is a star which moves directly opposite Jupiter. Every year, Taisui's shift in position will result in ‘clashes’ with certain Chinese animal signs. It is believed that if one’s birth year, month or time correspond to animal signs that clashes with Taisui, it could have a negative impact on the person’s fortune, career, health and relationships for the entire year.
𝘼𝙣𝙮 𝙧𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙙𝙮 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙘𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙝𝙚𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙏𝙖𝙞𝙨𝙪𝙞?
To seek protection from the negative implications of Taisui clashes, we recommend praying to Lord Kalachakra, a Vajrayana deity who is the embodiment of Shakyamuni Buddha’s Kalachakra teachings. Offering prayers to Lord Kalachakra helps us to purify inauspicious conditions that arise due to the cycles of the planets, including unfavourable astrological influence from the clashes with Taisui.
*Online registration option is available, prayers will be recited on behalf by our Sanghas.
Requesting for Benefactors
From 5 Mar 2024 onwards
Make requests to Guru Rinpoche to create the cause for having the support of benefactors in your pursuits.
*This prayer is only available on-site for devotees.
🍊 Special Blessed Treasures
Auspicious Fortune Bag
Auspicious Door Banner
Special Wealth Arrow
🍊 Video Highlights
Prayers to Lord Kalachakra 2022
Find out why do we offer prayers to Lord Kalachakra on Chinese New Year!
Prayers to 24 Heavenly Kings
Find out who is 24 Heavenly Kings and why we make prayers to them on the 9th day of the first lunar month!
Celebrating the birthday of Yellow Dzambala
Find out the story of Yellow Dzambala and why we celebrate the birthday of Yellow Dzambala!
Living a Better & Meaningful Life
Come celebrate with us the most important occasion in the Chinese Tradition. Experience the fun and loving Thekchen Choling Singapore family spirit as you enjoy the festive season together with Singha Rinpoche and everyone! Get ready for a prosperous and meaningful New Year! Enjoy fun-filled lion dance performances and experience the splendor of spring celebrations!
A new year, a new beginning. There is no better way to start a new lunar year than to give the best to ourselves and our loved ones. Come share this journey of growth and development together with us, starting from this Chinese New Year!