New Projects


There’s much more in store at the Kechara Forest Retreat. Phase 2 of this landmark project is now underway, and includes the Medicine Buddha Hill, Tara Walk, and Eco Village projects.

1) Medicine Buddha Hill

Medicine Buddha (artist impression)

Situated on a natural hilltop within the Kechara Forest Retreat, Medicine Buddha Hill will be an international healing sanctuary – the first of its kind in the region. Featuring a 15-ft statue of the Medicine Buddha as the focal point of healing energies, this project will bless our minds, the surrounding environment and all living beings.

The Medicine Buddha is revered by all who seek outer as well as inner healing. Outer healing refers to the healing of one’s physical ailments, while inner healing refers to the healing and transformation of one’s mind – a necessity to create a conscious global community.

Medicine Buddha Hill Master Plan

Visitors are welcome to experience the tranquility, calm, and healing that is bestowed by the Medicine Buddha.

Planned highlights/facilities:

  • 15-ft. statue of Medicine Buddha, the Buddha of Healing
  • Healing Center offering TCM and alternative therapies
  • Main pavilion
  • Meditation and prayer spaces
  • Retreat pavilions for long term retreatants
  • Walking and circumambulation paths
  • Retirement homes
  • Camping platforms
  • Water feature and reservoir
  • Prayer wheel walk

2) Eco Village

Eco Village Water Chalets

Poised on the edge of an artifical lake, the Eco Village is an environmental-friendly residential hub located within the Kechara Forest Retreat. Featuring 56 water chalets and accommodating up to 150 guests, visitors are assured of a restful stay within this natural haven of peaceful tranquility.

The Eco Village is also a living experiment, encouraging mindfulness for the earth’s natural resources in residents and visitors. Conservation and preservation practices are highly encouraged to help Mother Nature regain her rightful balance.

Eco Village aerial view (artist impression)

Eco Village lake view (artist impression)

Planned highlights/facilities:

  • 56 water chalets, accommodating 150 guests at maximum occupancy
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Multipurpose hall
  • Ample parking space
  • Landscaped gardens

3) Tara Walk

Tara Walk (artist impression)

A meditation path set amidst shady trees along the natural terrain of the forest, the Tara Walk will provide a conducive and safe environment for the practice of walking meditation. Statues of the 21 forms of Tara, each with their own function and form, will be featured at regular intervals where meditators may make prayers and offerings. Traditional Tibetan prayer wheels will also be placed along the walking path.

21 Taras (artist impression)

Planned highlights/facilities:

  • Walking meditation path
  • Statues of the 21 Taras
  • Prayer wheel walk

How You Can Help
Medicine Buddha Hill – Donate Here!

Progress Updates

A big Thank You to the kind volunteers and to Jace Chong!
6 days ago
Make your weekend meaningful! Contact Jace Chong to volunteer in Kechara Forest Retreat for the aviaries.
6 days ago
Thank you to our young volunteer to improve the life of the birds in our aviary!
6 days ago
Day break at Kechara Forest Retreat! Sunrise meditation during Inner Reflection Retreat, April 2017
1 week ago
Inner Reflection in April 2017 with guests from USA, Singapore, China and UK! Join our upcoming meditation programs!
1 week ago
Visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat, circumambulating the holy Vajra Yogini Stupa. Picture credit Pastor Gimlee
1 week ago
Offering light to Lama Tsongkhapa in front of Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
2 weeks ago
Please contact Jace Chong to find out more how to help with the aviary!
3 weeks ago
Kind volunteers are dedicating their time to help with the aviary! Thank you!
3 weeks 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!
3 weeks 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
3 weeks ago
Dharma talk with Abby Foo in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wisdom Hall
3 weeks ago
216 fishes liberated this morning in Bentong to fulfil sponsor wishes. picture by Cynthia NG Yi Chen
4 weeks ago
Butterlamp offering to Buddha Gyenze at the Gyenze Chapel
4 weeks ago
Pastor David Lai has a lot of Dharma knowledge to share with us, which he receives directly from our precious Guru H. E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche.
4 weeks ago
Offerings to Precious Gyenze Shugden. May we all be blessed by Dorje Shugden always!
4 weeks ago
Gyenze Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wisdom Hall
4 weeks ago
Congratulations to all students for completing Taekwondo Module 1 in Kechara Forest Retreat
4 weeks ago
Happy Visitors @ Lama Tsongkhapa in front of Wisdom Hall
4 weeks ago
Happy Visitors @ Kechara Forest Retreat pic credit Dr. Chris Chong
4 weeks ago
Dharma Sharing on Saturday 1. April in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong! Join us! Beginning at 2pm
4 weeks ago
Butterlamp offering to Lama Tsongkhapa in Kechara Forest Retreat
1 month ago
Dorje Shugden the powerful World Peace Protector taking full trance in an oracle.
1 month ago
Visitors have the opportunity to pay respect to this holy statue, in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wisdom Hall!
1 month ago
Lovely visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wisdom Hall
1 month ago
Happy visitor invited Dorje Shugden back home.
1 month ago
Join our Meditate in Nature Programme 2017! Here are the Dates:
1 month ago
Beautiful morning in Kechara Forest Retreat
1 month ago
Bigfoot Fleamarket in Bentong on Saturday evenings!
1 month ago
Jace Chong and happy Mario!
1 month ago