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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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At Dukkar Apartment, Kechara Forest Retreat, this morning, we completed a three day Amitayus Retreat and promised to come together for this spiritually powerful retreat again in the near future. We had looked forward to this retreat and, owing to the blessings of our Guru, Tsem Rinpoche, and Dorje Shugden, it went smoothly and as planned. by Pastor Han Nee
5 days ago
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2 weeks ago
Glory be to Nagaraja Buddha who saves us from the Three Lower Realms! His hand mudra indicates He saves you from the Three Lower Realms when you worship Him. Nageshvaraja is one of the 35 Confessional Buddhas as listed within the Mahayana Sutra of the Three Superior Heaps that we prostate to in order to purify heavy negative actions. ~Tsem Rinpoche TAYATHA OM TATHAGATA BHAGAWAN NAGARAZEY SHORA ATI-DHANA ATI-TIDEY SOHA
3 weeks ago
Everybody likes Bigfoot! See you in Bentong!
3 weeks ago
Visit Kechara Forest Retreat, here with the magnificent Dream Manjushri at the pond.
3 weeks ago
Visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat today! Come to Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, to receive the blessings of holy Buddhas on sacred land.
3 weeks ago
Have you already visited the Bigfoot Universe in Bentong? A must visit! Bigfoot Universe P20 - G Jalan MG3, Bentong, Pahang!
3 weeks ago
A group of visitors circumambulating the newly installed powerful Nageshvaraja statue in Kechara Forest Retreat!
4 weeks ago
Bountiful offerings on H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche's Birthday in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia.
4 weeks ago
On H.E. Tsem Rinpche's birthday, many people were attending the Lama Chopa Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat Wisdom Hall, dedicated to H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's long life and good health.
4 weeks ago
Our team of pastors are ordinary people who have made a commitment towards their spirituality, and the spirituality of others.
4 weeks ago
"By showing animals kindness, we can develop that quality in our hearts to share with each other creating a better world, a more peaceful world." ~H. E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
May all who come to see Loma Gyonma's holy image be forever blessed with the causes for healing and long life. @Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong
4 weeks ago
Congratulations to the newly wed couple, who received blessings from Kechara's Pastor Tat Ming at Kechara Forest Retreat, Wisdom Hall.
4 weeks ago
Happy Kecharians pose with the Buddha Nageshvaraja, a very powerful deity for purification of negative karma
4 weeks ago
We are honoured to welcome beautiful and majestic Buddha Nageshvaraja in Kechara Forest Retreat!
4 weeks ago
Ideal for a family trip! Visit Kechara Forest Retreat and meet our birds at the aviary! Open daily from 10am to 5pm, Bentong, Chamang Road.
1 month ago
Many visitors have an audience with sacred Gyenze at the Gyenze Chapel! Do visit our Gyenze Chapel, open 24/7!
1 month ago
Our weekly Bigfoot Fleamarket Team had a surprise for our visitors! Every Saturday evening Bigfoot Fleamarket @Bentong Walk !
1 month ago
Visit our aviary and make friends with our cockatoos! Here is Yenpin jie-jie visiting the Aviary ❤ retreat.kechara.com/aviary
1 month ago
Precious opportunity only in Kechara Forest Retreat, Vajra Yogini Candle Retreat! Thank you to our kind volunteers for cleaning the butterlamps!
2 months ago
Visitors this Sunday in wonderful Kechara Forest Retreat!
2 months ago
Visitors in front of sacred Dorje Shugden in Wisdom Hall. Plan your trip to holy Kechara Forest Retreat, open daily from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm.
2 months ago
New in Bentong! Bigfoot Universe!
2 months ago
Pastor Tat Ming is sharing information on Dorje Shugden and Buddhism to our dear visitors in Wisdom Hall.
2 months ago
Listening to Rinpoche's teachings in Naropa's Cave, only in Kechara Forest Retreat!
2 months ago
Naropa's cave in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat is a must-visit!
2 months ago
Kechara has opened Bigfoot Universe Sdn Bhd, a second hand store near Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia.
2 months ago
Manjushri Puja in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat by the Puja Team
2 months ago