Join us on Sunday, 10th September 2023 for a blessed healing puja dedicated to your beloved furkids. Held in place of September’s Pets Day Out, this will be our first pet puja where every member of your family — two and four-legged – are welcome!
It is a wonderful opportunity for your furbabies to be blessed by the Supreme Healer Medicine Buddha — for their good health, long and happy life, and swift recovery from illness.
Pawrents can also chant Medicine Buddha’s mantra during the puja for increased blessings, as YOU have the most direct karmic connection with your pet.
We encourage you to attend in person as your pets will have the chance to receive an individual blessing during the puja.
The puja will be conducted by visiting monks from the main monasteries of our lineage in India and Nepal, alongside high lamas and esteemed geshes.
Benefits for furkids and pawrents
How to join
Admission to the puja is free and all pets are welcome to attend. Dedicated outdoor seating is available for furkids and pawrents. Please RSVP your attendance here as space is limited.
How to contribute
You can contribute towards the puja via our Animal Care fund. Your donation will help us with the cost of:
If you are attending in person, you can offer kuyong (a token monetary offering) to the Sangha who will be conducting the puja.
House Rules for a Better Pet-Friendly Experience
To ensure hygiene and safety measures are met, our pet marshalls may impose the following to ensure rules are followed.
All penalties received will be donated towards our animal welfare projects.
Animal Rescue Activities
Our founder, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche was known for his love of animals. When Rinpoche conceptualised of Kechara Forest Retreat, it was meant to be as much a sanctuary for animals as it was for people.
In particular, our Aviary provides a new lease of life for birds rescued from abuse, neglect and a life in captivity. Today, it is home to over 40 birds including Sulphur-crested White Cockatoos, Cockatiels, African Greys, and Budgies.
Do visit our Aviary and say hello to our feathered friends during your trip to Kechara Forest Retreat.