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

Many visited Kechara Forest Retreat during the long holiday break and visited the largest Dorje Shugden statue in the world.
yesterday
Pastor Blessing, here with Pastor Tat Ming, available in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
yesterday
In loving memory of Rinpoche's beloved Mumu, Yogi. A statue of Mumu at Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat.
3 days ago
Kechara House at Bentong, Pahang is officially open to public. No. 18, Jln. Ah Peng 28700 Bentong Pahang
3 days ago
The best way to create happiness and make your world filled with light is to serve others without an agenda. You create something that will be lasting. ~ Tsem Rinpoche
5 days ago
Super cool and unique blessings by powerful protector Dorje Shugden available at Naropa's cave, Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong.
2 weeks ago
Did you get already your picture with Bigfoot in Bentong? The latest must do for Bigfoot fans!
2 weeks ago
Join the Inner Reflection Retreat in Kechara Forest Retreat, 3days/2nights http://retreat.kechara.com/inner-reflection-retreat/
2 weeks ago
Dorje Shugden watches available at Naropa's cave in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong !
2 weeks ago
More people engage in the VajraYogini 100.000 Butterlamp Retreat
3 weeks ago
Auspicious Mongolian Omen! Please read more here: https://goo.gl/xXQcJ3 in English and here: https://goo.gl/75ucfr in Chinese.
3 weeks ago
Meaningful activities during holiday break by our kind volunteers in Kechara Forest Retreat. Thank you!
3 weeks ago
Lord Manjushri ‘arising’ from the water blesses everyone at the Fish Pond in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong.
3 weeks ago
A double-rainbow appeared clearly above Kechara Forest Retreat after the Druchuma Puja on Saturday 3rd June 2017! Very auspicious!
3 weeks ago
100.000 Butterlamp Retreat in Kechara Forest Retreat, Ladrang, dedicated to Lord Vajra Yogini! Join this precious opportunity !
3 weeks ago
See you in Naropa's cave, Kechara Forest Retreat for amazing Dharma items!
3 weeks ago
Visitors are Offering a Khata and Paying Respect to H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's Throne Today
4 weeks ago
88 Visitors from Melaka in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wisdom Hall
4 weeks ago
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!
4 weeks ago
The Pre-Loved Sales at Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat, called Naropa's cave, is open every day of the week.
4 weeks ago
Meditating under a rainbow arc
1 month ago
Beautiful vibrant Tibetan chants, traditional ritual music and powerful good energies all around during the Tibetan Ruel Recharge Puja!
1 month ago
Beautiful Tara over water! Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
1 month 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
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Mantra Recitation during Wesak Day 2017 in Kechara Forest Retreat
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Bathing the Buddha in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wesak Day 2017
2 months ago
Lama Chopa Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wesak Day 2017
2 months ago
Wonderful performance by these beautiful kids during the Wesak celebration at Kechara Forest Retreat.
2 months ago
Bird Liberation this morning on Wesak Day in Kechara Forest Retreat
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