Archive for 2013

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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Make sure to pay us a visit soon in Naropa's cave because these wonderful statues, shrines, thangkas and books never hang around the shelves for long!
20 hours ago
The Pre-Loved Sales at Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat, called Naropa's cave, is open every day of the week.
20 hours ago
Meditating under a rainbow arc
4 days ago
Beautiful vibrant Tibetan chants, traditional ritual music and powerful good energies all around during the Tibetan Ruel Recharge Puja!
5 days ago
Beautiful Tara over water! Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
2 weeks ago
The King of Fruits in Malaysia - durian. We're reviving the 70 odd trees in Kechara Forest Retreat, pesticide-free. Looking forward to some durians this year. - by Pastor Henry
2 weeks ago
TIBETAN RUEL RECHARGE PUJA⚡⚡ Preserving this centuries-old heritage, Kechara is proud to announce that on Saturday, 20 May 2017, the inaugural Tibetan Ruel Recharge Puja will be held at Kechara Forest Retreat.
2 weeks ago
Mantra Recitation during Wesak Day 2017 in Kechara Forest Retreat
2 weeks ago
Bathing the Buddha in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wesak Day 2017
2 weeks ago
Lama Chopa Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wesak Day 2017
2 weeks ago
Wonderful performance by these beautiful kids during the Wesak celebration at Kechara Forest Retreat.
3 weeks ago
Bird Liberation this morning on Wesak Day in Kechara Forest Retreat
3 weeks ago
Special Tsog Tormo for the Lama Chopa Puja today in Kechara Forest Retreat.
3 weeks ago
Wesak Day is a most holy day within Buddhism. Join us in Kechara Forest Retreat
3 weeks ago
Learning Meditation is fun and beneficial! Improve your life by joining our Inner Peace Programme!
4 weeks ago
Join our Inner Peace Retreat in Kechara Forest Retreat for your corporate!
4 weeks ago
Tormas are make by hand by the Kechara Puja Team at Kechara Forest Retreat and are offered during the Puja to the Buddhas. http://www.kechara.com/kechara-house/pujas/special-pujas/
4 weeks ago
More visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat! Have you planned your visit already?
4 weeks ago
A big Thank You to the kind volunteers and to Jace Chong!
1 month ago
Make your weekend meaningful! Contact Jace Chong to volunteer in Kechara Forest Retreat for the aviaries.
1 month ago
Thank you to our young volunteer to improve the life of the birds in our aviary!
1 month ago
Day break at Kechara Forest Retreat! Sunrise meditation during Inner Reflection Retreat, April 2017
1 month ago
Inner Reflection in April 2017 with guests from USA, Singapore, China and UK! Join our upcoming meditation programs!
1 month ago
Visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat, circumambulating the holy Vajra Yogini Stupa. Picture credit Pastor Gimlee
1 month ago
Offering light to Lama Tsongkhapa in front of Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
1 month ago
Please contact Jace Chong to find out more how to help with the aviary!
2 months ago
Kind volunteers are dedicating their time to help with the aviary! Thank you!
2 months ago
Car Blessing in Kechara Forest Retreat by Pastor Patsy. Ask for your car to be blessed at the Front Desk in Kechara Forest Retreat!
2 months ago
Animal Liberation in Kechara Forest Retreat led by Pastor Han Nee. Animals Liberation is recommended for healing, for longlife and for purification of negative Karma. - Pastor Antoinette
2 months ago
Dharma talk with Abby Foo in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wisdom Hall
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