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Sponsor A Tree – Save Our Future

Jul 5, 2013
Proud Father with his son and daughter, with their sapling!

Development is closely related to growth, expansion, progress, advancement and many other definitions with a positive connotation. Development is something we strive for the past centuries so that we can call ourselves a civilization. However, as we pursue modernity relentlessly, we often forget the sacrifices made in the name of development… plus the severe,...

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Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat

Jun 20, 2013
Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat

At Kechara, Dharma’s sacred spaces are evolving in modernity. Our locations are moving from the busy city to the peaceful forest. Our architecture, which has already been considered modern compared to the traditional Tibetan busy, elaborate, colourful interiors have also evolved to cleaner, brighter, more minimalist designs. Wisdom Hall is an example of a...

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Living in Paradise – The Dukkar Apartments

Jun 7, 2013
Living in Paradise – The Dukkar Apartments

Since April 2012, the Kechara Forest Retreat has been a hub of activity. Initially, two containers were set up as temporary accommodation for Rinpoche and his private staff. These containers, called the temporary abode, were set up in an L shape with a canopy over the empty space between the containers. Additional accommodation for...

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Dato’ Sri Dr Liow Tiong Lai visits Kechara Forest Retreat

Jun 7, 2013
Dato’ Sri Dr Liow Tiong Lai visits Kechara Forest Retreat

Dato’ Sri Dr Liow Tiong Lai has been a good friend to Kechara Soup Kitchen President, Dato’ Ruby Khong, as they have worked together on various projects helping the orang asli and underprivileged in Bentong. At a Wesak Day event in Bentong on 24 May 2013, Dato’ Sri Dr Liow mentioned to Dato’ Ruby that...

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Enthroning Manjushri on Manjushri Hill

May 31, 2013
Enthroning Manjushri on Manjushri Hill

Manjushri, the lord of Wisdom, is celebrated as one of the most venerated of all Bodhisattvas within the Buddhist pantheon. His practice, images, mantras, prayers and meditations make up the integral part of the Gaden teachings. Manjushri was the teacher of Lama Tsongkhapa, the founder of our lineage, with whom he would constantly be...

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Birds in Paradise at Kechara Forest Retreat

May 5, 2013
Birds in Paradise at Kechara Forest Retreat

Nestled among the lush forest of the Kechara Forest Retreat is a 4,000 square feet aviary between Tsem Ladrang and the Meditation Hall. The design of the aviary was inspired by Jurong Bird Park in Singapore. The metal structure measures 100 feet in length, 40 feet in width and 18 feet in height creating...

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Green experience in the forest

Apr 14, 2013
Green experience in the forest

This is a glimpse of a typical day with the Green Team – Today, the green team had an early start at the Kechara Forest Retreat. It was very nice to enjoy the cool weather before it got hot. Azai and Chuchu were very sweet and made everyone breakfast with the ingredients they bought...

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Preview of the Forest Ladrang

Apr 11, 2013
Preview of the Forest Ladrang

A group of enthusiastic Kechara volunteers helped to set up the furniture in the Forest Ladrang. It was very exciting to see everything coming into place finally! Here is a sneak preview of the interior of the Ladrang, Kechara Forest Retreat.

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Inviting Vajrayogini to the Enchanted Forest

Mar 27, 2013
Inviting Vajrayogini to the Enchanted Forest

It was a gloriously auspicious day when His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche's personal 8ft Vajrayogini statue was invited to His Eminence's new abode called the Enchanted Forest, in the Kechara Forest Retreat. It is of particular significance because Kechara is the name of Vajrayogini’s heaven...

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Helping Hope and Other Dogs at KFR!

Mar 24, 2013
Helping Hope and Other Dogs at KFR!

Early one morning, Hope showed up with part of her left hind leg gone. We did not know how it happened and we wanted to take her to the vet to get the wound seen to in case it got infected. Despite being wounded, she could run fast...

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International Volunteers At KFR

Mar 17, 2013
International Volunteers At KFR

My name is Antoinette Kass, and I’m from Luxemburg, Europe. I am an occupational therapist and a Feldenkrais Practitioner. I got to know Kechara through the teachings of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, which I found online. This is my third visit and stay at Kechara...

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23 guests to KFR from across the Causeway!

Mar 10, 2013
23 guests to KFR from across the Causeway!

On Saturday 2 March, a group of 23 guests from Singapore arrived in the small town of Chamang, Bentong with no other purpose than to witness the Dharmic mission of a high lama unfold...

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Progress Updates

Naropa's cave in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat is a must-visit!
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Kechara has opened Bigfoot Universe Sdn Bhd, a second hand store near Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia.
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Manjushri Puja in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat by the Puja Team
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2017 edition of Hari Malaysia Gotong Royong at Kechara Forest Retreat cleaning up Jalan Chamang
1 week ago
Kechara House Puja House team and volunteers accomplished today gotong-royong together!!! This is call team spirit!! by Frederick Law
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Kechara House Puja House team and volunteers accomplished today gotong-royong together!!! This is call team spirit!! by Frederick Law
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Kechara is very happy to have sponsors like KLH Machinery & Hardware and CTM Machinery Construction, who loaned us lorries and backhoe to help with the bulkier rubbish. Gotong Royong and Hari Malaysia 2017 at Kechara Forest Retreat
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Today at Gotong Royong, Kecharians were cleaning up Jalan Chamang that is leading to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world, Chamang Waterfall.
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Visit sacred Gyenze at the Gyenze Chapel in Kechara Forest Retreat! Gyenze is the increase for of Dorje Shugden! Please read here: Dorje Shugden Gyenze to Increase Life, Merits and Wealth http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html
2 weeks ago
"Gimme SNACKS!" Dechog, the greedy Cockatoo retreat.kechara.com/aviary — at Kechara Forest Retreat, by Jace Chong
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Lord Gyenze puja conducted at Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat. Gyenze is Lord Dorje Shugden in a Wealth form specifically to help us gain resources through correct means.
2 weeks ago
Over 100 candles lighting up at Lord Gyenze Chapel. May the sponsor can fulfil all wishes. FB by Pastor Yek Yee
3 weeks ago
Did you know that you can order a Butterlamp to be placed at the Gyenze Chapel, Kechara Forest Retreat? Here is the link: https://www.vajrasecrets.com/wishfulfilling-lamps-for-life-fund
3 weeks ago
Offering light to Lama Tsongkhapa at Wisdom Hall. Read here about the benefits of offering lights to the Buddha: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/butterlamps.html
3 weeks ago
Welcoming tour group from Port Dickson to Kechara Forest Retreat!!
3 weeks ago
Many kind volunteers helped all day long to make this sacred day a success.
4 weeks ago
Everyone was fully engaged in the prayers during the Lama Chopa Puja. Ullambana Day 2017, Kechara Forest Retreat
4 weeks ago
Lama Chopa with Tsog Ritual was performed on Sunday morning, generating a tremendous amount of merits on Ullambana Day 2017 in Kechara Forest Retreat
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Many grabbed the opportunity to circumambulate the sacred 15 feet Vajrayogini Stupa. The Stupa is symbolising the fully Enlightened mind. mind and the path to Enlightenment.
4 weeks ago
Gyabshi Puja, Ullambana Day 2017 in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat.
4 weeks ago
Many people had the great opportunity to participate in the Gyabshi Puja, a very powerful puja to clear obstacles such as severe illness, dangerous spirit disturbances, financial or legal issues.
4 weeks ago
More pictures from Ullambana Day 2017 in Kechara Forest Retreat!
4 weeks ago
Happy Visitors at Manjushri Nagarakshasa in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong
4 weeks ago
Ullambana Day in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
4 weeks ago
Incense offering at the Gyenze Chapel for Ullambana Day!
4 weeks ago
Today was Ullambana Day in Kechara Forest Retreat! Many took the opportunity to offered a big incense.
4 weeks ago
So fortunate to have the opportunity to make this lights offering to the beautiful Buddha, Lady Vajrayogini... May clarity come and kindness grow, may Lord Dorje Shugden guide us out of the cyclic existence of sufferings. By Sofi Lim on FB
1 month ago
Beautiful and healthy veggies harvested in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia!
1 month ago
Dorje Shugden Puja in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat. You can order a Puja through Kechara House or http://www.vajrasecrets.com
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Many visitors today are blessed by Dorje Shugden in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat!
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