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Month: January 2022

2024 Pilgrimage to Wutaishan

Join us for a wisdom spiritual journey with our inaugural 7D5N Pilgrimage to Lord Manjushri’s Abode. You’ll experience the essence of an authentic Buddhist pilgrimage while enjoying all the comforts and conveniences of modern travel.

A naga house update

Four months ago, we announced the Naga House project at Kechara Forest Retreat. A lot has happened since then and we want to share the progress with you.

Congratulations to our new novices

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.

How to practise nine-round breathing

In the Tibetan tradition, Nine-Round Breathing Meditation is practised before formal meditation to help clear our psychic energy channels. This breathing technique is short and straightforward, and can be done by anyone, at any time and practically anywhere.

How to make water offerings

Learn the correct way to make water offerings, their benefits, and some of the common dos and don’ts, then put it into practice to accumulate vast merits for your spiritual journey.

Incarnation statue progress update

In 2017, we began a special project to create statues of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s previous lives, as revealed by Dorje Shugden in 2015. Disciples commission statues of the lama’s previous lives to tap into the blessings of the lama’s incarnation lineage...

How to practise refuge

The refuge prayer is a fundamental part of every prayer, puja and retreat. Therefore, when we recite the refuge formula every day, we should also engage in the appropriate visualisations.

Why pilgrimages?

The Buddhist tradition of making pilgrimages began with Buddha Shakyamuni, who advised that when he passed away, disciples could visit four main sites and make aspirational prayers there. He advised that all Buddhas of the past had...

The importance of keeping good samaya

Guru devotion is the heart of spiritual practice in Tibetan Buddhism. Without it, we would make very little progress in our spiritual practice. Below is advice from Tsem Rinpoche on the importance of keeping good samaya with the guru.