Archive for 2015

Felix, Albert & Eric’s Retreat

Sep 4, 2015
Felix, Albert & Eric’s Retreat

Kechara Forest Retreat was conceptualised by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche as the heart of the Kechara organisation. The motivation behind every building erected, flower planted, utility installed etc is to support the spiritual practice for all who walk through our gates. As advised by His Eminence, 3 Kechara Paradise full-time staff requested for leave in order...

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Delicious Mulberries in Malaysia!

Sep 3, 2015
Delicious Mulberries in Malaysia!

Amongst the plethora of flora within Kechara Forest Retreat, the mulberry trees have been especially successful in bearing fruit. Planted along the perimeters of Dukkar Apartments (DA; before and after), there have been several bountiful harvests of mulberries over the past 2 years. There are 11 different cultivars of mulberries, and 3 different species: white...

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Faces of Kechara Forest Retreat – Khoo Hou Haw

Sep 3, 2015
Faces of Kechara Forest Retreat – Khoo Hou Haw

In all teams, there is always one humble, quiet and hardworking team member – and in Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR), that’s Khoo. Originally from Johor Bahru, Khoo has been working professionally as a Network Engineer since graduating from university. In early 2012, Khoo was introduced to Kechara when he followed a friend for a weekly...

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Inner Peace Retreat – Walking Meditation

Sep 3, 2015
Inner Peace Retreat – Walking Meditation

Tara Walk is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful parts of Kechara Forest Retreat. The Green Team have been patiently nurturing passionfruit to grow above the trellis that stretches the entire path (<300ft). Once completed, Tara Walk will be completely shaded by lush greenery. His Eminence conceptualized Tara Walk in order to benefit those seeking...

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Friendly Bird Visitors & Sponsors!

Sep 2, 2015
Friendly Bird Visitors & Sponsors!

Animal welfare is a cause that is very close to His Eminence’s heart. The Aviary at Kechara Forest Retreat is a sanctuary and home to various birds which have been saved from a life of abuse, neglect and captivity. Most birds would have been certained a life of isolation, had they not been rescued and...

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The Green Continues to Grow!

Sep 2, 2015
The Green Continues to Grow!

Since Phase 1 of Kechara Forest Retreat completed in 2013, the Green Team has been consistently growing different types of flowers, vegetables, grass and trees all around the land. They have been passionately experimenting with the different types of vegetation that are conducive for the land and climate. Nurtured by Pastor Chia, the Herb...

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Tara Blesses The Land

Sep 2, 2015
Tara Blesses The Land

A few weeks ago, His Eminence advised the Kechara Pastors and Puja Team to do 3 Tara Pujas at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). The motivation for the 3 Tara pujas were: 1. To bless Kechara Forest Retreat - the land, the animals and beings living on the land and surrounding lands. Also, to bless...

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Visitors from Seremban Came To Make Offerings

Jul 23, 2015
Visitors from Seremban Came To Make Offerings

Today, a group of people from Seremban came up to visit Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). Led by Pastor Gim Lee, one of our resident Pastors living at Kechara Forest Retreat, the group of 20 made khata offerings to H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s throne and pearl offerings to Buddha Shakyamuni. Prior to leaving, they also made...

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Fish Pond Update: 21 July 2015

Jul 22, 2015
Fish Pond Update: 21 July 2015

Since the 1st of June, Board of Director, JP Thong, has been overseeing the construction of the Fish Pond project located alongside Kechara Drive. As animal welfare is a cause that is very close to H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s heart, JP handled the project with detailed attention and care. Being on the site daily ensured...

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YAK volunteers at Recovery Aviary

Jul 21, 2015
YAK volunteers at Recovery Aviary

Located just behind The Aviary (a 4,000 sq ft sanctuary for abused and neglected birds), is a newly built 780 sq ft Recovery Aviary. Overseen by Khoo Hau How, the construction of the Recovery Aviary took approximately 2 months to complete. Once the piping, drainage system and electrical works were completed, Kechara’s YAKs (Young...

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Visiting Vietnamese Sangha

Jun 28, 2015
Visiting Vietnamese Sangha

On June 26, 2015, Kechara Forest Retreat welcomed a group of Vietnamese sangha. In Malaysia to attend a course, these seven monks and nuns had heard about Kechara Forest Retreat and wanted to visit our land to get ideas about how to develop their centres. Pastors Yek Yee, Jay Jae and Henry took them...

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Love Birds at Kechara Forest Retreat

Jun 16, 2015
Love Birds at Kechara Forest Retreat

A day before their 7th wedding anniversary, JJ Ding and his wife Kose He decided to adopt a bird from our aviary. Now that’s what we call real Love Birds, showing care to others on such a special day for themselves. If you would like to celebrate your special occasions in the same way...

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Progress Updates

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!
5 days ago
Beautiful Tara over water! Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
2 weeks ago
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
2 weeks ago
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.
3 weeks ago
Bird Liberation this morning on Wesak Day in Kechara Forest Retreat
3 weeks ago
Special Tsog Tormo for the Lama Chopa Puja today in Kechara Forest Retreat.
3 weeks ago
Wesak Day is a most holy day within Buddhism. Join us in Kechara Forest Retreat
3 weeks ago
Learning Meditation is fun and beneficial! Improve your life by joining our Inner Peace Programme!
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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/
4 weeks ago
More visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat! Have you planned your visit already?
4 weeks ago
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!
1 month ago
Day break at Kechara Forest Retreat! Sunrise meditation during Inner Reflection Retreat, April 2017
1 month ago
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
1 month ago
Offering light to Lama Tsongkhapa in front of Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
1 month ago
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
2 months ago
Dharma talk with Abby Foo in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wisdom Hall
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