Archive for 2013

Lama Tsongkhapa Day Celebrated At Kechara Forest Retreat

Dec 12, 2013
Lama Tsongkhapa Day Celebrated At Kechara Forest Retreat

Lama Tsongkhapa is renowned as the Second Buddha of our fortunate eon and the founder of the Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Lama Tsongkhapa ushered in a renaissance within Tibetan Buddhism, performing many great deeds, among them the building of Gaden Monastery and the composition of the Lamrim Chenmo also known as “The Great Exposition...

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Welcome to Kechara Forest Retreat-New Pictures!

Dec 10, 2013
Welcome to Kechara Forest Retreat-New Pictures!

Ground works for Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) officially began on 3rd October 2012. Construction took place for a little over a year for Phase 1, and has recently been completed. Kechara Forest Retreat is a 35-acre piece of land nestled in the forested areas of Malaysia. Located 1 hour away from Kuala Lumpur (capital...

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A visit from the south

Nov 18, 2013
A visit from the south

Kechara House Johor Bahru (KHJB) was formed in 2007 by a group of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students. Since then, this group regularly conducts Buddhist study sessions, prayers and activities in Johor and also regularly joins the Kechara activities in Kuala Lumpur. On the 16 November 2013, they gathered 48 members and friends for a...

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Upcoming Setrap Practice Programme at Kechara Forest Retreat

Nov 13, 2013
Upcoming Setrap Practice Programme at Kechara Forest Retreat

Following the hugely successful Tsongkhapa Practice Programme held last month, Kechara will be conducting a 2 day and 1 night Setrap Practice Programme at the Kechara Forest Retreat on the 22nd and 23rd November 2013. This programme is aimed for those who would like to learn and experience how to engage in Dharma Protector...

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Announcement from Board of Directors

Nov 7, 2013
Announcement from Board of Directors

Dear Kecharians and friends, On 1 November 2013, The Board of Directors gathered to discuss the following issues in Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR): 1. Rectification of the Medicine Buddha Hill slopes along the main roads When our main road was being constructed late last year, the road works left parts of Medicine Buddha Hillís...

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Fun Halloween night in the forest

Nov 1, 2013
Fun Halloween night in the forest

Halloween is Rinpoche’s favorite holiday. As a child growing up in America, Rinpoche always looked forward to Halloween, to dress up as different characters and go Trick-or-Treating with his cousins… Recently, Rinpoche has been in America for a few weeks and spent Halloween in the Halloween Capital of the World, Salem, Massachusetts. Salem hosted many different...

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The Green Weekend Program

Oct 31, 2013
The Green Weekend Program

The Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) is inspired by a vision to create an authentic holistic lifestyle center where modern day spiritual aspirants can go for a getaway from the hustle and bustle of hectic city life. Observing the exposure of modern society to processed food, emotional strain and intellectual stress, our spiritual guide, H.E Tsem...

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Fruitful Lama Tsongkhapa Sadhana Programme in KFR

Oct 30, 2013
Fruitful Lama Tsongkhapa Sadhana Programme in KFR

A two day and one night programme, the first of its kind here in Kechara, took place in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat from 25 October to 26 October 2013. 20 people from all over the world, including Germany, Luxembourg and Malaysia attended this historical programme marking the start of Kechara’s new chapter –...

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The Souvenir Shop in KFR

Oct 28, 2013
The Souvenir Shop in KFR

Shopping is one of the norms of our daily lives. We buy clothes, food, fashion accessories, gifts; the list goes on but sometimes, shopping can also be a meaningful and beneficial experience for ourselves and others. Kechara’s dharma stores were conceptualised by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche with various locations in different malls across the Klang...

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What The FLEA!

Oct 14, 2013
What The FLEA!

No, this post is not about fleas… it’s about the latest, most happening topic – Kechara Forest Retreat’s FLEA MARKET! The Super Team (also known as the Gift Team, consisting of Su Ming, William, Sock Wan, Karen and Carmen), held their very first flea market at the gift building on 4th October 2013. And...

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First Official Pilgrimage Tour to Kechara Forest Retreat

Oct 13, 2013
First Official Pilgrimage Tour to Kechara Forest Retreat

Good news! Kechara has begun its official Pilgrimage Tours to the Kechara Forest Retreat. The first official tour took place on Saturday 12th October. The day began early at 7.30am for the 42-person strong group with a briefing and introduction to His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara House in Petaling Jaya. Breakfast and drinks...

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Kechara Forest Retreat in pictures

Oct 10, 2013
Kechara Forest Retreat in pictures

The Kechara Forest Retreat provides a spiritual experience that will leave your mind and body rejuvenated allowing you to take on whatever comes next. It is a place where families and individuals will find...

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Fun time during creative painting session @ Kechara Forest Retreat !
1 week ago
Learning how to fold a khata during the 3N2D kids and teenagers Manjushri Retreat, at Kechara Forest Retreat
1 week ago
Ready for the Manjushri kids and teenagers retreat with a good motivation at Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong
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3D2N of Children Manjushri Retreat began yesterday in Kechara Forest Retreat. Rejoice to all children who participate and get connection with Wisdom Buddha Manjushri. May all be blessed by Buddha Manjushri.
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The Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat Vajrayogini, is a representation of complete Buddhahood in female form, and her heaven was chosen as the name of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche‘s Buddhist organization, Kechara. If you would like to visit the Vajrayogini stupa, do join one of the Kechara Forest Retreat tours. To find out the next available date, please call 03-7803 3908.
1 week ago
Laughter Yoga is back with it's first session conducted by Karen in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. retreat.kechara com
2 weeks ago
Visiting world largest Dorje Shugden Statue in the world in Kechara Forest Retreat by Pee Bee Chong
3 weeks ago
In Kechara Forest Retreat you can offer light / candles to Manjushri Nagarakshasa. Read here more about this rare form of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/manjushri-nagarakshasa-comes-to-kfr.html
3 weeks ago
Visit the Bigfoot Universe! Latest addition at Bigfoot Universe store. Bigfoot T- Shirt available here: Address : Bigfoot Universe P20 - G Jalan MG 3, Bentong, Pahang.
3 weeks ago
At Dukkar Apartment, Kechara Forest Retreat, this morning, we completed a three day Amitayus Retreat and promised to come together for this spiritually powerful retreat again in the near future. We had looked forward to this retreat and, owing to the blessings of our Guru, Tsem Rinpoche, and Dorje Shugden, it went smoothly and as planned. by Pastor Han Nee
4 weeks ago
Join our study courses! NEW! Only in Kechara Forest Retreat http://retreat.kechara.com/news/right-thought-comes-with-right-learning/
1 month ago
Glory be to Nagaraja Buddha who saves us from the Three Lower Realms! His hand mudra indicates He saves you from the Three Lower Realms when you worship Him. Nageshvaraja is one of the 35 Confessional Buddhas as listed within the Mahayana Sutra of the Three Superior Heaps that we prostate to in order to purify heavy negative actions. ~Tsem Rinpoche TAYATHA OM TATHAGATA BHAGAWAN NAGARAZEY SHORA ATI-DHANA ATI-TIDEY SOHA
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Everybody likes Bigfoot! See you in Bentong!
1 month ago
Visit Kechara Forest Retreat, here with the magnificent Dream Manjushri at the pond.
2 months ago
Visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat today! Come to Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, to receive the blessings of holy Buddhas on sacred land.
2 months ago
Have you already visited the Bigfoot Universe in Bentong? A must visit! Bigfoot Universe P20 - G Jalan MG3, Bentong, Pahang!
2 months ago
A group of visitors circumambulating the newly installed powerful Nageshvaraja statue in Kechara Forest Retreat!
2 months ago
Bountiful offerings on H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche's Birthday in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia.
2 months ago
On H.E. Tsem Rinpche's birthday, many people were attending the Lama Chopa Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat Wisdom Hall, dedicated to H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's long life and good health.
2 months ago
Our team of pastors are ordinary people who have made a commitment towards their spirituality, and the spirituality of others.
2 months ago
"By showing animals kindness, we can develop that quality in our hearts to share with each other creating a better world, a more peaceful world." ~H. E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
May all who come to see Loma Gyonma's holy image be forever blessed with the causes for healing and long life. @Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong
2 months ago
Congratulations to the newly wed couple, who received blessings from Kechara's Pastor Tat Ming at Kechara Forest Retreat, Wisdom Hall.
2 months ago
Happy Kecharians pose with the Buddha Nageshvaraja, a very powerful deity for purification of negative karma
2 months ago
We are honoured to welcome beautiful and majestic Buddha Nageshvaraja in Kechara Forest Retreat!
2 months ago
Ideal for a family trip! Visit Kechara Forest Retreat and meet our birds at the aviary! Open daily from 10am to 5pm, Bentong, Chamang Road.
2 months ago
Many visitors have an audience with sacred Gyenze at the Gyenze Chapel! Do visit our Gyenze Chapel, open 24/7!
2 months ago
Our weekly Bigfoot Fleamarket Team had a surprise for our visitors! Every Saturday evening Bigfoot Fleamarket @Bentong Walk !
2 months ago
Visit our aviary and make friends with our cockatoos! Here is Yenpin jie-jie visiting the Aviary ❤ retreat.kechara.com/aviary
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