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

We will start at 8.30am this coming Saturday 12 August our volunteer cleaning up session and finish by lunch time. Please contact Jace Chong via Facebook http://www.facebook.com/jace.chong.56 Everyone is welcome to join us. Let's sweat and have fun with our birds!
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This coming Saturday (12th Aug), we will have our volunteer session cleaning up the aviary. We start at 8.30am and finish by lunch time. Everyone is welcome to join us. Please contact Jace Chong to register. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jace.chong.56
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Manjushri Nagarakshasa "This form is extremely vajra ferocious and protects our land and ourselves from interferences, spirits, nagas, magic and bless our karma to promote powerful healing in our bodies." ~Tsem Rinpoche If you would like to volunteer to do landscaping around Manjushri Nagarakshasa in Kechara Forest Retreat an act of offering this Wednesday to Friday (from 9am to 7pm), please send us a message for more details.
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DROLKAR is a female Cockatoo which was found hidden from view in a dark corner at the back of a pet shop. Drolkar was one of the first birds to be liberated by Kechara’s founder and spiritual guide, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, and the starting point of Kechara’s animal rescue activities.
2 weeks ago
Upcoming dates for the Inner Peace Retreat 2017 in Kechara Forest Retreat!
3 weeks ago
First Gyenze Retreat in Kechara Forest Retreat by KFR Team and guests!
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First Gyenze Retreat in Kechara Forest Retreat by KFR Team and guests!
3 weeks ago
White Hibiscus flowering at Stupa Garden in Kechara Forest Retreat.
3 weeks ago
Gyabshi Torma making in Wisdom Hall for Puja.
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Helping in the aviary is using one's time to benefit those who cannot benefit us back! Thank you to all the kind volunteers!
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Join the Inner Peace Program @ Kechara Forest Retreat
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Check out Naropa's cave for many blessings! Only at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong!
1 month ago
3 day Amitayus retreat completed in Dukkar Apartment, Kechara Forest Retreat!
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Find your precious Dharma books @ Naropa's Cave in Kechara Forest Retreat
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Get your personal Bigfoot picture here: Kechara Puja House Bentong 18 Jalan Ah Peng 28700 Bentong
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Did you visit already Puja House in Bentong?
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Thank you Mr. Albert Kam for spending meaningful time in Kechara Forest Retreat and helping our birds in the aviary.
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Many visitors in Naropa's cave this afternoon in Wisdom Hall.
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Today, Kechara Forest Retreat was honoured to host Y.B. Dato' Sri Liow Tiong Lai, Minister of Transport, and his guests from China. Dato' Sri was accompanied by his wife, Datin Sri Lee, YB Senator Dato' Hoh Khai Mun and other representatives from MCA.
1 month ago
Many visited Kechara Forest Retreat during the long holiday break and visited the largest Dorje Shugden statue in the world.
2 months ago
Pastor Blessing, here with Pastor Tat Ming, available in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
2 months ago
In loving memory of Rinpoche's beloved Mumu, Yogi. A statue of Mumu at Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat.
2 months ago
Kechara House at Bentong, Pahang is officially open to public. No. 18, Jln. Ah Peng 28700 Bentong Pahang
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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
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Super cool and unique blessings by powerful protector Dorje Shugden available at Naropa's cave, Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong.
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Did you get already your picture with Bigfoot in Bentong? The latest must do for Bigfoot fans!
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Join the Inner Reflection Retreat in Kechara Forest Retreat, 3days/2nights http://retreat.kechara.com/inner-reflection-retreat/
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Dorje Shugden watches available at Naropa's cave in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong !
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More people engage in the VajraYogini 100.000 Butterlamp Retreat
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