This advice was given to the Kechara Forest Retreat team in 2015 by our Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. It is shared here as it is applicable to everyone who wishes to advance in their spiritual practice and maintain a supreme Guru-Disciple relationship with their own teachers.
Month: December 2021
With great joy, we would like to announce that His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche’s 7-ft statue has arrived in Malaysia. This is the final phase of the Tsem Rinpoche Relic Temple project, which will be fully completed in time for Rinpoche’s 4th Parinirvana Anniversary on Sep 4, 2023.
A pilgrimage to Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Varanasi and Kushinagar can be a life-changing experience for anyone seeking spiritual fulfillment. These four places are deeply connected to the life and teachings of Buddha, as they are where he was born, gained enlightenment, gave his first teaching and entered parinirvana respectively.
The 2023 intake for our Sunday Dharma School is here! Registration is now open for Level 2 (for ages 7 – 11) and Level 3 (for ages 12 – 16).
To top off the recent exciting goings-on in Kechara Forest Retreat, we are pleased to announce and offer our congratulations to the first batch of Kecharian sangha.
A unique cultural and spiritual opportunity to experience Tibetan Buddhism by immersing in daily temple lifestyle, participating in prayers and rituals, and engaging in communal activities.
Consistency in spirituality isn’t easy especially in this day and age where distractions are plentiful. Many of us struggle to be consistent with our daily prayers even though we know how important it is for our spiritual growth. To help you cultivate a daily prayer habit, here are some practical tips.
Following the parinirvana of our beloved teacher on September 4, 2019, we have begun the construction of the Tsem Rinpoche Relic Temple, a permanent spiritual memorial to house Rinpoche’s holy relics and commemorate his life, deeds and legacy.
A short prayer for busy, modern practitioners to recite every single day to invoke Dorje Shugden’s energy for protection, blessings, and spiritual and material abundance.
If you're an animal lover or paw-rent, you’re probably doing your best to care for your furkids, protect them from harm, and provide them with a happy life. But beyond physical health and mental stimulation, did you know you can also provide spiritual wellness for your furriend?
Prayer wheel practice is a powerful way to purify negative karma, accumulate merits and bless yourself, the environment and all sentient beings. Watch the video to learn more about prayer wheels and how to use them properly.
In January 2021, we consulted with our protector Dorje Shugden for advice on what pujas should be done to clear obstacles for the successful completion of our projects, and for the health, wellbeing and spiritual success of Rinpoche’s students.
The community of Kechara Forest Retreat has been spending a lot of time every day at the Tsem Rinpoche Incarnation Chapel engaging in recitations of powerful mantras and dharanis on-site. This is done following sacred instructions from His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende of Shar Gaden Monastery...
A spiritual checklist can keep you moving forward, ensuring that you’re always working towards your long-term Dharmic aspirations. The good thing about checklists is that they are easy to create. Here’s a sample to help you get started.
If you have a pile of old or damaged Buddhist texts, Dharma materials or images that you no longer need, it’s important to dispose of them in the correct way. Watch the video for a method to dissolve and discard Dharma items that you don’t want to keep.
It was always Rinpoche’s wish to construct a stupa of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen to create the causes for the lineage of Dorje Shugden to flourish. The Stupa will enshrine the precious relics of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and his previous incarnations...
Through the act of prostrating and taking refuge in the Three Jewels, we can purify our negative actions accumulated through our body, speech and mind. We purify karma accumulated from…