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

Butterlamp offering to Lama Tsongkhapa in Kechara Forest Retreat
20 hours ago
Dorje Shugden the powerful World Peace Protector taking full trance in an oracle.
2 days ago
Visitors have the opportunity to pay respect to this holy statue, in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wisdom Hall!
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Lovely visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wisdom Hall
4 days ago
Happy visitor invited Dorje Shugden back home.
6 days ago
Join our Meditate in Nature Programme 2017! Here are the Dates:
1 week ago
Beautiful morning in Kechara Forest Retreat
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Bigfoot Fleamarket in Bentong on Saturday evenings!
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Jace Chong and happy Mario!
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Light offerings to Mother Tara at Kechara Forest Retreat
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Namgyalma Puja done today in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
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Dharma talk in Wisdom Hall by Pastor Yek Yee
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Kind Lucy Yap is cooking her favorite dish for all of us! Thank you!
3 weeks ago
Dharma Talk by Pastor Niral Patel tomorrow Saturday 4 March 17 at 2pm in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat.
4 weeks ago
Please Join The Monthly Dorje Shugden Puja tonight Friday at 8pm in Wisdom Hall!
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Join the self-defense class at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong - Next classes on Saturday 4. & 11 March 2017
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Today in Kechara Forest Retreat! Thank you Wah Ying!
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KFR Team and guests completed a Lama Tsongkhapa Retreat (picture by Pamela Yap)
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Morning exercise, Boxie enjoys swimming in the pool - by Jace Chong
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Dorje Shugden visits Bentong!
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Happy Faces in Bentong!
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Dorje Shugden in Bentong! A Big Thank You to All the Volunteers!
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Wealth God Procession in Bentong with World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden!
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“If we do not create inner peace, outer peace is not possible.” – H.E the 25th Tsem Rinpoche Participants of Inner Peace Retreat in Kechara Forest Retreat! February 2017
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Flowers in Kechara Forest Retreat! Thank you Sharon Ong for this beautiful picture!
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Join the Dharma Talk with Wah Ying in Kechara Forest Retreat on Saturday 25th February 2017!
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Join Self Defense Classes in Kechara Forest Retreat on Saturdays
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Dharma sharing with Pastor David Lai about the Secret of Relationships i Wisdom Hall
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