About Kechara

Creating Conscious Communities

Consciousness is respect for all paths so we live in harmony together.
Consciousness is valuing all life because we are dependent on each other.
Consciousness is embracing diversity so that we can enrich each other.
Consciousness is helping others because they are more important than ourselves.
Consciousness is upholding universal values for the betterment of society.
Consciousness is awakening our great spiritual potential, to live with passion, joy and purpose.
Consciousness is Kechara, where we live by this philosophy.

Creating Conscious Communities

Kechara is a progressive spiritual organisation that seeks to create a conscious community that comes together in service of others.

Established in 2000, Kechara began in a small shop lot, with a small handful of spiritual practitioners who were motivated solely by the wish to make a difference and bring a new message of peace to their community.

From its humble beginnings as a single retail outlet, Kechara has evolved to meet the varying needs, interests and aptitudes of the modern spiritual seeker, and now includes a dharma center, puja house, soup kitchen, publishing house, comprehensive education programmes, art studio, film production house, online dharma store, and vegetarian restaurants, among many other initiatives.

Kechara’s spiritual community comprises of people from diverse backgrounds, different age groups and different parts of the world.

At Kechara, we know how busy you are and we emphasise practical ways in which you can integrate Buddhist principles into your life to find your own inner strength and peace. Through our programmes, you can truly transform your life, fulfill your potential, and discover for yourself and others a limitless capacity for love, peace and happiness.

Love yourself through others. ~ Tsem Rinpoche

How You Can Help
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Progress Updates

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 week ago
Many visitors have an audience with sacred Gyenze at the Gyenze Chapel! Do visit our Gyenze Chapel, open 24/7!
2 weeks ago
Our weekly Bigfoot Fleamarket Team had a surprise for our visitors! Every Saturday evening Bigfoot Fleamarket @Bentong Walk !
2 weeks ago
Visit our aviary and make friends with our cockatoos! Here is Yenpin jie-jie visiting the Aviary ❤ retreat.kechara.com/aviary
2 weeks ago
Precious opportunity only in Kechara Forest Retreat, Vajra Yogini Candle Retreat! Thank you to our kind volunteers for cleaning the butterlamps!
3 weeks ago
Visitors this Sunday in wonderful Kechara Forest Retreat!
3 weeks 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.
3 weeks ago
New in Bentong! Bigfoot Universe!
3 weeks ago
Pastor Tat Ming is sharing information on Dorje Shugden and Buddhism to our dear visitors in Wisdom Hall.
3 weeks ago
Listening to Rinpoche's teachings in Naropa's Cave, only in Kechara Forest Retreat!
3 weeks ago
Naropa's cave in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat is a must-visit!
4 weeks ago
Kechara has opened Bigfoot Universe Sdn Bhd, a second hand store near Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia.
4 weeks ago
Manjushri Puja in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat by the Puja Team
4 weeks ago
2017 edition of Hari Malaysia Gotong Royong at Kechara Forest Retreat cleaning up Jalan Chamang
1 month ago
Kechara House Puja House team and volunteers accomplished today gotong-royong together!!! This is call team spirit!! by Frederick Law
1 month ago
Kechara House Puja House team and volunteers accomplished today gotong-royong together!!! This is call team spirit!! by Frederick Law
1 month ago
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
1 month ago
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.
1 month ago
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
1 month ago
"Gimme SNACKS!" Dechog, the greedy Cockatoo retreat.kechara.com/aviary — at Kechara Forest Retreat, by Jace Chong
1 month ago
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.
1 month ago
Over 100 candles lighting up at Lord Gyenze Chapel. May the sponsor can fulfil all wishes. FB by Pastor Yek Yee
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago
Welcoming tour group from Port Dickson to Kechara Forest Retreat!!
2 months ago
Many kind volunteers helped all day long to make this sacred day a success.
2 months ago
Everyone was fully engaged in the prayers during the Lama Chopa Puja. Ullambana Day 2017, Kechara Forest Retreat
2 months 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
2 months ago
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.
2 months ago
Gyabshi Puja, Ullambana Day 2017 in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat.
2 months ago