Archive for 2015

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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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!
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The Pre-Loved Sales at Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat, called Naropa's cave, is open every day of the week.
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Meditating under a rainbow arc
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Beautiful vibrant Tibetan chants, traditional ritual music and powerful good energies all around during the Tibetan Ruel Recharge Puja!
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Beautiful Tara over water! Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
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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
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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.
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Mantra Recitation during Wesak Day 2017 in Kechara Forest Retreat
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Bathing the Buddha in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wesak Day 2017
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Lama Chopa Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wesak Day 2017
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Wonderful performance by these beautiful kids during the Wesak celebration at Kechara Forest Retreat.
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Bird Liberation this morning on Wesak Day in Kechara Forest Retreat
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Special Tsog Tormo for the Lama Chopa Puja today in Kechara Forest Retreat.
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Wesak Day is a most holy day within Buddhism. Join us in Kechara Forest Retreat
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Join our Inner Peace Retreat in Kechara Forest Retreat for your corporate!
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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/
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More visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat! Have you planned your visit already?
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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!
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Day break at Kechara Forest Retreat! Sunrise meditation during Inner Reflection Retreat, April 2017
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Inner Reflection in April 2017 with guests from USA, Singapore, China and UK! Join our upcoming meditation programs!
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Visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat, circumambulating the holy Vajra Yogini Stupa. Picture credit Pastor Gimlee
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Offering light to Lama Tsongkhapa in front of Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
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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
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Dharma talk with Abby Foo in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wisdom Hall
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