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Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat

Sep 11, 2015
Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat

Completed in July 2014, the 15-ft Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat took 3-4 months to construct, design and consecrate. 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. Back in May 2012, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche published a...

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Dukkar Apartments featured on Creative Home

Sep 10, 2015
Dukkar Apartments featured on Creative Home

As we enter Phase 2, Kechara Forest Retreat is proud to have already been featured in an interior design e-magazine, Creative Home X. Under the publishing house iN Publishers SDN BHD, Creative Home X is one of the 5 magazines (both offline and online) which covers interior design, home living and lifestyle. We would...

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Herb Garden by Pastor Chia

Sep 9, 2015
Herb Garden by Pastor Chia

At Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR), every aspect of the land is in line with our motto “creating conscious communities“. This includes recycling, using naturally-sourced river water for irrigation, and using natural lighting for our buildings. Located behind Wisdom Hall, is the Herb Garden grown under 3 structures which have been dubbed as open green...

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Papaya Trees Bear Fruit!

Sep 8, 2015
Papaya Trees Bear Fruit!

The papaya plant located behind Dukkar Apartments have been flourishing and bearing fruit. Currently, they are not ripe enough to be harvested, as mature papaya skin turns slight yellow once they’re ripe. Named as the “fruit of the angels” by Christopher Columbus, the tree-like plant is native to the tropics of the Americas. They can...

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Limau Kasturi (Calamondin) Provides Us With Vitamin C!

Sep 8, 2015
Limau Kasturi (Calamondin) Provides Us With Vitamin C!

Known as limau kasturi (or calamansi) in Malaysia, the Calamondin tree is a hybrid between the genus citrus and Fortunella (kumquats). Native to China, it was first introduced to the United States in 1900 as an “acid orange” and has since been widely cultivated throughout Southeast Asia, India, Hawaii, the West Indies, and Central and North America. Bearing fruits all-year round, limau kasturi’s are...

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Dorje Shugden For A Lucky Group

Sep 8, 2015
Dorje Shugden For A Lucky Group

After the completion of Phase 1, Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) has been gradually opening up to the public. Included in the completion of Phase 1 is the Wisdom Hall, Vajrayogini Stupa, Tsem Ladrang, Tsem Rinpoche’s Cabin, Manjushri Hill, Dukkar Apartments, Herb Garden/Organic Farm and The Aviary. We have 3 main activities that are open to the...

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Faces of Kechara Forest Retreat – Pastor Gim Lee

Sep 8, 2015
Faces of Kechara Forest Retreat – Pastor Gim Lee

For some people, the attraction towards Buddhism starts at a very young age. They are naturally inclined towards anything spiritual, such as the sounds of Buddhist chants, the maroon-coloured robes of a monk, or even feeling a sense of happiness whilst on temple grounds. One such person is Pastor Gim Lee, resident Pastor of...

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Passionate for Passion Fruits!

Sep 5, 2015
Passionate for Passion Fruits!

In the continuous effort towards transforming Kechara Forest Retreat into a self-sustaining community, all opportunities are seized to grow fruits and vegetables at every part of the 35-acre piece of land. Perhaps unknowing to many Inner Peace retreatants, the trellis of Tara Walk is covered with passion fruit. Their leaves provide shade for those...

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Melissa Does A Retreat!

Sep 5, 2015
Melissa Does A Retreat!

Daughter of one of the Green Team members, Melissa has grown up being surrounded by the Dharma since she was a young child. After attending numerous teachings delivered by both H.E. Tsem Rinpoche and the Kechara Pastors, Melissa has now taken on the commitment of teaching the weekly Sunday Dharma classes to 14-16 years...

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Faces of Kechara Forest Retreat – Pamela Yap

Sep 5, 2015
Faces of Kechara Forest Retreat – Pamela Yap

Back in 2007, Pamela’s mother was reading the newspaper and came across an article about wealth vases in Kechara Paradise (KP). As most dutiful daughters would, she followed her mother to the KP outlet at 1 Utama. Coincidentally, Pamela’s partner was also a student of His Eminence. When she saw the altar in his...

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Lemon Grass: A Healthy Thirst Quencher!

Sep 4, 2015
Lemon Grass: A Healthy Thirst Quencher!

Upon entering Kechara Forest Retreat, guests are greeted by a view of lush greenery. The Green Team worked hard to research on the different types of vegetation that should be planted on the 35-acre piece of land that Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) is built on. One of the plants selected was lemon grass. Drive...

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Our Resident Turtles: Kadro & Menlha

Sep 4, 2015
Our Resident Turtles: Kadro & Menlha

In 2014, Kadro and Menlha were relocated to their new residence at The Aviary at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) in Bentong, Malaysia. Sharing 4,000 sq ft of space with their fellow bird friends, Kadro (female) and Menlha (male) have been part of the Kechara family since 2009. They were both individually rescued by H.E. Tsem...

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1 week ago
The Practice of Cleaning the Temple is very meritorious and helps to clear our delusions. Picture courtesy Cynthia Ng, shared by Pastor Antoinette.
3 weeks ago
Visit Kechara Paradise in Bentong for your Dharma items! They have a great choice! shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 weeks ago
Sunset Prayer with Candle Offering @Manjushri Hill, Kechara Forest Retreat. H.E. Tsem Rinpoche recommends to offer regularly candles to Wisdom Buddha Manjushri. Picture courtesy Sharon Ong, shared by Pastor Antoinette.
3 weeks ago
Visit Kechara Paradise in Bentong Town for bountiful blessings. Stunning Dorje Shugden in new style!
3 weeks ago
The Bigfoot Fleamarket Team has received a top 20 award out of 120 participants for their weekly Bigfoot Fleamarket at Bentong Walk! Congratulations to the whole Team! - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 weeks ago
Today, Saturday evening is Bigfoot fleamarket time in Bentong Walk. Please visit our stand and get wonderful items at a great price! - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 weeks ago
Dorje Shugden Chapel in the heart of Bentong! Visit this beautiful chapel at the entrance to Kechara Paradise, 84, Jalan Ah Peng, 28700 Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia. Picture courtesy by Pastor Albert, shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 month ago
Powerful Dukkar or White Umbrella Puja “To cut asunder completely all malignant demons, to cut asunder all the spells of others…to turn aside all enemies and dangers and hatred...” Dukkar manifested from the crown of Buddha Shakyamuni as a personification of Buddha’s victory umbrella, and is commonly regarded as the female counterpart to Avalokiteshvara (Kuan Yin), the Buddha of Compassion. https://www.vajrasecrets.com/dukkar-puja-fund-for-legal-affairs, shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 month ago
You don’t need merits to perform negative actions. But you need merits to stop yourself from performing negative actions. ~ Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
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1 month ago
Kechara Puja Team performed The Mahayana Sutra of the Three Superior Heaps puja in front of Buddha Nageshvaraja in Kechara Forest Retreat. The arisen merits from this puja have been dedicated to swiftly fulfill the sponsors wishes. Courtesy by Pastor Tat Ming, shared by Pastor Antoinette.
1 month ago
108 candle light offerings to Buddha Nageshvaraja, one of the 35 Confessional Buddhas in Kechara Forest Retreat. Picture courtesy by Pastor Tat Ming, shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 month ago
Traveling Puja in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat - Excellent puja for business trips, holidays, pilgrimages, migrations, and students furthering their studies abroad. The recitation of this puja generates the protective energies needed to ensure a smooth and harmonious travel experience for journeys both near and far. The Chokchu Munsel Mahayana Sutra "The Exalted Dispeller of Darkness of the Ten Directions" is an important method for removing obstacles in one's path and one's life. https://www.vajrasecrets.com/travel-puja-fund Picture courtesy Cynthia Ng, shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 month ago
Urgent Puja for newborn baby - The Puja team is always ready to benefit others. Many do not know that the puja team is always on standby to do puja, even in the middle of the night if there is an urgency that needs the blessing of the Protector, just like the request that we have receive a few hours ago to perform a Dorje Shugden puja for a newborn baby who is in life threatening situation. From Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Visit Kechara Forest Retreat for precious blessings. Picture from Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette.
1 month ago
Rejoice for this couple from China. They have visited Kechara, VajraYogini’s Paradise!Bentong Puja House, Kechara Forest Retreat, Wisdom Hall and Kechara House in PJ. They have invited holy items to support their practice and create merits. Picture from Cynthia Ng, shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 month ago
A Slice of Heaven "Sponsor a lot of land in the Kechara Forest Retreat, which will go towards the cost of the land and the facilities being built therein. Your support will help make this meritorious project a reality. Contributing to the building of a monastery or a place of worship is a very meritorious act, as taught by the Buddha and many ancient masters that came before. As the Buddha described the benefits of building monasteries to King Sangyal, he taught that people who build monasteries will always have incredible wealth and power in future lives, and will eventually attain enlightenment. The great Indian yogi, Nagden Pawo also said that anyone who contributes to the building of a Buddhist institution, no matter how small that contribution is, even if it is just requesting others for donations, continuously collects tremendous merits even as they go about their daily lives". https://www.vajrasecrets.com/slice-of-heaven-fund - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 months ago
Have you seen the sacred Dorje Shugden wall art in Bentong? Picture curtesy by Pee Bee Chong, with Puja Team Members - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 months ago
Have you been to the Kechara Puja House in Bentong? Here is their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bentong-Puja-House-祈愿堂-Kechara/242844719542360
2 months ago
The Kechara Puja Team performed a Trakze Puja recently dedicated to clear obstacles for the sponsor. May all be successful and all wishes be fulfilled.-Frederick Law, shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 months ago
An Auspicious Gyenze puja was recently conducted for a sponsor at the Gyenze Chapel in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. The Gyenze puja draws upon the powerful wealth attracting energies of Gyenze to swiftly resolve financial difficulties, increase lifespan, material resources, merits, spiritual realisations, and all that is good. For more information: https://www.vajrasecrets.com/gyenze-puja-fund, shared by Pastor Antoinette Kass
2 months ago
The Kechara Puja Team conducted a Gyabshi puja for a regular sponsor. May all obstacles of the sponsor will clear up through this puja.
2 months ago
Beautiful altar for Lama Chopa puja recently completed at Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
2 months ago
Congratulations to all the treasure hunters in Kechara Forest Retreat with Jace Chong.
2 months ago
Congratulations to all the treasure hunters in Kechara Forest Retreat with Jace Chong.
2 months ago
What's the answer? First Treasure Hunt in Kechara Forest Retreat! Thank you to the kind volunteers!
2 months ago
Plenty of questions to answer on the first Treasure Hunt in Kechara Forest Retreat
2 months ago
First Treasure hunt in Kechara Forest Retreat, on 11. March 2018
2 months ago