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.
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.
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.
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.
Chanting mantras with concentration, visualisation and the right mental attitude is an important part of Tibetan Buddhist practice. As many of us have limited time for spiritual practice, we’ve put together this simple guide to help you get the most out of your mantra recitations with the same amount of time and effort.
Whatever puja we’re attending, we should participate in it correctly even if it’s online. This is particularly relevant as we’ve all gotten used to doing things online, including pujas. Check out this simple guide to attending online pujas.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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…