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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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Visit Kechara Forest Retreat during Chinese New Year for an Auspicious Year of the Dog!
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"Pray to Tara for everything from business success, the safety and happiness of our family, it will be beneficial. As stated in the praise: “Desiring children you will gain offsprings; seek wealth and you will be granted riches; whatever you desire you will obtain”." From Dorje Shugden's Advice for the New Year 2018 http://bit.ly/2CAA853
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Visit Kechara Forest Retreat for an auspicious Chinese New Year!
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Happy Chinese New Year! May everyone be blessed by Dorje Shugden and Gyenze. Pastor Antoinette
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Burning Huge Incense for an Auspicious New Year of the Dog at Gyenze Chapel, Kechara Forest Retreat, Pastor Antoinette
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Kechara Forest Retreat is ready for Chinese New Year2018, Year of the Dog
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Laughter Yoga is fun! Read more about Laughter Yoga in Kechara Forest Retreat here: http://www.kechara.com/peace-centre/news/laughing-is-the-best-medicine/
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Recently in Kechara Forest Retreat - yes... it is Laughter Yoga!
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2018 the Year of Golden Dog - Make your Wishfulfilling to Gyenze, Kechara Forest Retreat and welcome abundance, health, wealth, merits and grant our wishes for the New Year.
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Boy, the cockatoo who loves toys. This is the playground we hang toys for him to play and bite, to keep him busy and happy. Parrots are in intelligent animals. Boy likes to try everything out and we make it fun for him in our aviary. retreat.kechara.com/aviary (Jace Chong) shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Start the Year of the Dog with an Abundance of Blessings and Good Energy!
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Klang visitors in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat and making a connection with Buddha and Protector Dorje Shugden, January 2018.
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Thank you Klang visitors, for coming to visit Kechara Forest Retreat and make a connection with Dorje Shugden, January 2018. Picture while getting ready to pay homage to H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche's throne.
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Paying hommage to Loma Gyoma in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. "As the emanation of Tara, Loma Gyonma is regarded as Lhamo Rithrodma, the 20th Tara as mentioned in the “Praise to the Twenty One Taras”. The praise to Lhamo Rithrodma states that her right eye emits blazing rays of light that burns away all the lords of diseases and epidemics." P. Antoinette - From the article Nageshvaraja and Loma Gyoma arrives to KFR! http://bit.ly/2FJyp0g
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Holy site light offering in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia.
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Kechara Forest Retreat’s Meditation program featured in China Press.
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Dukkar Puja in Wisdom Hall, to purify the karma for being wrongly accused such as in arguments or legal cases and protects those who travel frequently. Find out more here: http://www.kechara.com/kechara-house/pujas/dukkar-puja/ and here: https://www.vajrasecrets.com/dukkar-chakra
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Lama Tsongkhapa Retreat in Wisdom Hall, December 2017 in Kechara Forest Retreat
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Holy site light offering at Tsongkhapa Day 2017 in Kechara Forest Retreat! ❤️❤️❤️
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Animal Liberation on Medicine Buddha Hill, led by Pastor Han Nee, assisted by CK Siah on Lama Tsongkhapa day. By practicing Animal Liberation, you gain the benefits of Healing, Long Life and Purification of Negative Actions.
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Recently, on Lama Tsongkhapa day, many too the opportunity to offer light to the Buddhas in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong.
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After weeks of cleaning and repainting, the Recovery Aviary finally decorated like a Christmas party welcoming the birds back home! from Jace Chong
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Fun time during creative painting session @ Kechara Forest Retreat !
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Learning how to fold a khata during the 3N2D kids and teenagers Manjushri Retreat, at Kechara Forest Retreat
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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.
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