Dukkar Apartments featured on Creative Home

Sep 10, 2015 | Views: 232

As we enter Phase 2, Kechara Forest Retreat is proud to have already been featured in an interior design e-magazine, Creative Home X.

Under the publishing house iN Publishers SDN BHD, Creative Home X is one of the 5 magazines (both offline and online) which covers interior design, home living and lifestyle.

We would like to extend our gratitude towards Creative Home X for the feature, and also in their appreciation towards Kechara Forest Retreat – both in our architecture and mission.

 

[Extracted from: http://www.creativehomex.com/in-space/back-to-nature]

Back to Nature

Many of us grew up in the jungle, albeit a concrete jungle but we still have a longing to be close to Mother Nature. Nestled in the deep mountains of Chamang, Bentong, just over an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur, the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) is an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city; where anyone can take a break from their hectic lives to rest, relax and recharge at this beautiful holistic centre.

Green and tranquil, the retreat is surrounded by hilly and mountainous terrains and there is even a natural water source. Modern conveniences including a hospital, police station, stores, restaurants as well as the famous Chamang waterfalls are located less than 10 minutes away from the retreat.

The Kechara Forest Retreat was conceptualised by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche as the heart of the Kechara organisation. A holistic retreat centre focused on the total wellness of body, mind and spirit through spiritual retreats, learning and conscious living within a natural forest enclave, KFR aims to create conscious communities through a sustainable spiritual lifestyle.

In order for all dreams to be sustainable long-term, KFR intends to become self-sustaining via various income-generating activities. In line with its holistic mission, KFR will establish an organic farm to educate people on the health and environmental benefits of organic foods. The benefits of this farm is three-fold – to provide knowledge of healthy eating, to provide an opportunity for volunteers to participate in cultivating the produce and finally, to offer the organic produce on sale to the public.

According to H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, “Since I was a young child, I wanted to create a place where people come together to live as one with nature, one with the earth. A place for healing, detoxification, contemplation, relaxation, and retreat. An international center for meditation courses not based on religion but tapping into ourselves and our potential. A place for eco living modeled on sustainability and growth. This project is the Kechara Forest Retreat and it will be a space to inspire the world to do the same in their own communities. “

Spanning over 35 acres, the retreat consists of a Shakyamuni World Peace Hall which can seat up to 3000 people, Butterlamp houses where the public can make light offerings to the Buddhas, forest walks where people can have exercise and enjoy nature as well as dormitories and retreat houses such as the Dukkar Apartments.

Out of the 32 containers which make up the Dukkar Apartments, 22 are allocated for full-time staff and members, 8 are for Sangha (monks or nuns) and special guests while the remaining two are for storage. Stacked in double-storey configurations, the communal areas enjoy the benefit of a double ceiling height. Cement walls and floors give the space an industrial raw finish which In 2014, KFR has exciting programs which are open to the public in the areas of self development, arts and living, wellness, conscious living and spirituality. Plans for KFR phase 2 and 3 Kechara Village which will include cabins for students/practitioners, offices, a meditation hall and classrooms.

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.
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Listening to Rinpoche's teachings in Naropa's Cave, only in Kechara Forest Retreat!
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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.
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