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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Progress Updates

Check out Naropa's cave for many blessings! Only at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong!
1 week ago
3 day Amitayus retreat completed in Dukkar Apartment, Kechara Forest Retreat!
2 weeks ago
Find your precious Dharma books @ Naropa's Cave in Kechara Forest Retreat
2 weeks ago
Get your personal Bigfoot picture here: Kechara Puja House Bentong 18 Jalan Ah Peng 28700 Bentong
2 weeks ago
Did you visit already Puja House in Bentong?
2 weeks ago
Thank you Mr. Albert Kam for spending meaningful time in Kechara Forest Retreat and helping our birds in the aviary.
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
Many visitors in Naropa's cave this afternoon in Wisdom Hall.
3 weeks ago
Today, Kechara Forest Retreat was honoured to host Y.B. Dato' Sri Liow Tiong Lai, Minister of Transport, and his guests from China. Dato' Sri was accompanied by his wife, Datin Sri Lee, YB Senator Dato' Hoh Khai Mun and other representatives from MCA.
3 weeks ago
Many visited Kechara Forest Retreat during the long holiday break and visited the largest Dorje Shugden statue in the world.
4 weeks ago
Pastor Blessing, here with Pastor Tat Ming, available in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
4 weeks ago
In loving memory of Rinpoche's beloved Mumu, Yogi. A statue of Mumu at Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat.
4 weeks ago
Kechara House at Bentong, Pahang is officially open to public. No. 18, Jln. Ah Peng 28700 Bentong Pahang
4 weeks ago
The best way to create happiness and make your world filled with light is to serve others without an agenda. You create something that will be lasting. ~ Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Super cool and unique blessings by powerful protector Dorje Shugden available at Naropa's cave, Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong.
1 month ago
Did you get already your picture with Bigfoot in Bentong? The latest must do for Bigfoot fans!
1 month ago
Join the Inner Reflection Retreat in Kechara Forest Retreat, 3days/2nights http://retreat.kechara.com/inner-reflection-retreat/
1 month ago
Dorje Shugden watches available at Naropa's cave in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong !
1 month ago
More people engage in the VajraYogini 100.000 Butterlamp Retreat
2 months ago
Auspicious Mongolian Omen! Please read more here: https://goo.gl/xXQcJ3 in English and here: https://goo.gl/75ucfr in Chinese.
2 months ago
Meaningful activities during holiday break by our kind volunteers in Kechara Forest Retreat. Thank you!
2 months ago
Lord Manjushri ‘arising’ from the water blesses everyone at the Fish Pond in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong.
2 months ago
A double-rainbow appeared clearly above Kechara Forest Retreat after the Druchuma Puja on Saturday 3rd June 2017! Very auspicious!
2 months ago
100.000 Butterlamp Retreat in Kechara Forest Retreat, Ladrang, dedicated to Lord Vajra Yogini! Join this precious opportunity !
2 months ago
See you in Naropa's cave, Kechara Forest Retreat for amazing Dharma items!
2 months ago
Visitors are Offering a Khata and Paying Respect to H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's Throne Today
2 months ago
88 Visitors from Melaka in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wisdom Hall
2 months ago
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!
2 months ago
The Pre-Loved Sales at Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat, called Naropa's cave, is open every day of the week.
2 months ago
Meditating under a rainbow arc
2 months ago