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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Naropa's cave in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat is a must-visit!
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Kechara has opened Bigfoot Universe Sdn Bhd, a second hand store near Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia.
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Manjushri Puja in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat by the Puja Team
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2017 edition of Hari Malaysia Gotong Royong at Kechara Forest Retreat cleaning up Jalan Chamang
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Kechara House Puja House team and volunteers accomplished today gotong-royong together!!! This is call team spirit!! by Frederick Law
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Kechara House Puja House team and volunteers accomplished today gotong-royong together!!! This is call team spirit!! by Frederick Law
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Kechara is very happy to have sponsors like KLH Machinery & Hardware and CTM Machinery Construction, who loaned us lorries and backhoe to help with the bulkier rubbish. Gotong Royong and Hari Malaysia 2017 at Kechara Forest Retreat
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Today at Gotong Royong, Kecharians were cleaning up Jalan Chamang that is leading to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world, Chamang Waterfall.
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Visit sacred Gyenze at the Gyenze Chapel in Kechara Forest Retreat! Gyenze is the increase for of Dorje Shugden! Please read here: Dorje Shugden Gyenze to Increase Life, Merits and Wealth http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html
2 weeks ago
"Gimme SNACKS!" Dechog, the greedy Cockatoo retreat.kechara.com/aviary — at Kechara Forest Retreat, by Jace Chong
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Lord Gyenze puja conducted at Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat. Gyenze is Lord Dorje Shugden in a Wealth form specifically to help us gain resources through correct means.
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Over 100 candles lighting up at Lord Gyenze Chapel. May the sponsor can fulfil all wishes. FB by Pastor Yek Yee
3 weeks ago
Did you know that you can order a Butterlamp to be placed at the Gyenze Chapel, Kechara Forest Retreat? Here is the link: https://www.vajrasecrets.com/wishfulfilling-lamps-for-life-fund
3 weeks ago
Offering light to Lama Tsongkhapa at Wisdom Hall. Read here about the benefits of offering lights to the Buddha: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/butterlamps.html
3 weeks ago
Welcoming tour group from Port Dickson to Kechara Forest Retreat!!
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Many kind volunteers helped all day long to make this sacred day a success.
4 weeks ago
Everyone was fully engaged in the prayers during the Lama Chopa Puja. Ullambana Day 2017, Kechara Forest Retreat
4 weeks ago
Lama Chopa with Tsog Ritual was performed on Sunday morning, generating a tremendous amount of merits on Ullambana Day 2017 in Kechara Forest Retreat
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Many grabbed the opportunity to circumambulate the sacred 15 feet Vajrayogini Stupa. The Stupa is symbolising the fully Enlightened mind. mind and the path to Enlightenment.
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Gyabshi Puja, Ullambana Day 2017 in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat.
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Many people had the great opportunity to participate in the Gyabshi Puja, a very powerful puja to clear obstacles such as severe illness, dangerous spirit disturbances, financial or legal issues.
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More pictures from Ullambana Day 2017 in Kechara Forest Retreat!
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Happy Visitors at Manjushri Nagarakshasa in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong
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Ullambana Day in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
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Incense offering at the Gyenze Chapel for Ullambana Day!
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Today was Ullambana Day in Kechara Forest Retreat! Many took the opportunity to offered a big incense.
4 weeks ago
So fortunate to have the opportunity to make this lights offering to the beautiful Buddha, Lady Vajrayogini... May clarity come and kindness grow, may Lord Dorje Shugden guide us out of the cyclic existence of sufferings. By Sofi Lim on FB
1 month ago
Beautiful and healthy veggies harvested in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia!
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Dorje Shugden Puja in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat. You can order a Puja through Kechara House or http://www.vajrasecrets.com
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Many visitors today are blessed by Dorje Shugden in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat!
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