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Mar 14, 2022
Spirituality & pets
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? READ MORE
Mar 7, 2022
How to use prayer wheels
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. READ MORE
Feb 28, 2022
Chanting mantras correctly
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. READ MORE
Feb 21, 2022
Say goodbye to poor puja practices
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. READ MORE
Jan 21, 2022
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. READ MORE
Jan 14, 2022
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. READ MORE
Jan 7, 2022
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... READ MORE
Dec 25, 2021
The farm of your mind
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. READ MORE
Dec 15, 2021
How to dissolve Dharma items
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. READ MORE
Dec 11, 2021
Prostration retreat to purify karma
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 our body because our body is engaged in the act of something holy, which is the prostration itself.  As we do the prostration and recite… READ MORE