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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Check out Naropa's cave for many blessings! Only at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong!
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3 day Amitayus retreat completed in Dukkar Apartment, Kechara Forest Retreat!
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Find your precious Dharma books @ Naropa's Cave in Kechara Forest Retreat
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Get your personal Bigfoot picture here: Kechara Puja House Bentong 18 Jalan Ah Peng 28700 Bentong
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Did you visit already Puja House in Bentong?
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Thank you Mr. Albert Kam for spending meaningful time in Kechara Forest Retreat and helping our birds in the aviary.
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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.
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Kechara House at Bentong, Pahang is officially open to public. No. 18, Jln. Ah Peng 28700 Bentong Pahang
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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.
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Did you get already your picture with Bigfoot in Bentong? The latest must do for Bigfoot fans!
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Join the Inner Reflection Retreat in Kechara Forest Retreat, 3days/2nights http://retreat.kechara.com/inner-reflection-retreat/
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Dorje Shugden watches available at Naropa's cave in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong !
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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!
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100.000 Butterlamp Retreat in Kechara Forest Retreat, Ladrang, dedicated to Lord Vajra Yogini! Join this precious opportunity !
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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.
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Meditating under a rainbow arc
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