First Official Pilgrimage Tour to Kechara Forest Retreat

Oct 13, 2013 | Views: 165

Good news! Kechara has begun its official Pilgrimage Tours to the Kechara Forest Retreat. The first official tour took place on Saturday 12th October. The day began early at 7.30am for the 42-person strong group with a briefing and introduction to His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara House in Petaling Jaya. Breakfast and drinks were provided during the bus journey to Bentong, whilst Rinpoche’s teaching on the importance of pilgrimage were screened.

Upon arriving at the Kechara Forest Retreat the pilgrims were given an explanation about the current projects at the front of the retreat land – an eco village – and also of the Medicine Buddha hill that is located adjacent to the main prayer hall.

Following the explanation, the first stop for the pilgrims was Manjushri Hill, where pilgrims had an audience with the magnificent 9ft tall stone Manjushri. Here the pilgrims were able to circumambulate the Buddha of Wisdom 3 times while reciting his heart mantra. They were then guided to the sublime Lama Tsongkhapa statue at the front of Wisdom Hall, where they were made prayers for wishes to be fulfilled while offering candles. Once inside Wisdom Hall, pilgrims made khata offerings to His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche’s throne.

The group were then led in a short 15-minute relaxation meditation by Pastor Adeline Woon, Senior Education Executive and one of Kechara’s Board of Directors. This group was the first to participate in such a meditation session in Wisdom Hall. How wonderful! The group then proceeded to the Wisdom Hall dharma shop to make offerings to His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche along with a heartfelt personal message.

Next, the pilgrims visited the Flea Market at the Gift Room, where they were able to invite precious items that were donated by Rinpoche from his personal collection at lower than 70% of their market price! After this was a tour of Dukkar Apartments, starting with an audience with the awe inspiring Dukkar statue. They were then invited to the lounge to watch a talk on Kechara Forest Retreat by His Eminence, followed by a question and answer session.

Then pilgrims were led to visit the aviary, an unscheduled stop but one that was advised by His Eminence that this group of pilgrims should visit. The aviary houses birds that have been rescued and is usually off limits to visitors. After a group photo in front of the Lama Tsongkhapa statue, the group left for lunch in Bentong and then returned to Kechara House in Petaling Jaya.

Of the 42 pilgrims, 2 had come all the way from Singapore and had flown in the night before especially for this first pilgrimage tour of the completed first phase of Kechara Forest Retreat. For more information regarding Kechara Forest Retreat and its development please click here.

The next pilgrimage day tours to the Kechara Forest Retreat scheduled for the last quarter of 2013 are on the following dates:

  • Saturday 30th November 2013
  • Saturday 28th December 2013

If you are interested in joining either of the remaining tours, please contact Kechara House on +603 7803 3908 or email us at retreat@kechara.com. Limited places are available, so register fast!

Arriving at the entrance of Kechara Forest Retreat

At the Dining Room next to Dukkar Apartments

Having lunch in Bentong town

At the Aviary

Group photo in front of Lama Tsongkhapa statue

Beautiful Shakyamuni statue in Wisdom Hall

All enjoy discounted items at Gift Building Flea Market

One of our young participants

Browsing Rinpoche’s blog

All love to shop at Souvenir Shop…

Participants engaging in a meditation session in Wisdom Hall

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Many come to Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia to make offerings and prayers to the increase form of Dorje Shugden who appears like a prince and rides on a golden horse. Many report having their wishes fulfilled and return many times. Am happy to see this. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Many come to Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia to make offerings and prayers to the increase form of Dorje Shugden who appears like a prince and rides on a golden horse. Many report having their wishes fulfilled and return many times. Am happy to see this. ~Tsem Rinpoche You can learn more about this form of Dorje Shugden here: https://bit.ly/2wxQyes
3 weeks ago
In Bentong (Malaysia), the town we live in and where Kechara Forest Retreat is, we have built a public chapel to Dorje Shugden for the locals. They really love it. Many locals like to come early in the morning to make offerings and special prayers to Dorje Shugden then go to work. The locals have reported many of their prayers being fulfilled from praying to Dorje Shugden at this chapel. As a result, more are joining in to pray to powerful Dorje Shugden the world peace protector who is no other than Manjushri. That is beautiful. ~Tsem Rinpoche
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Ullambama 2018 in Kechara Forest Retreat
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Ullambana candles offering to Lord Tsongkhapa in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong . Feel calm and blessed. tsemrinpoche.com dorjeshugden.org
2 months ago
I am not liked by everyone because I choose to not give up my practice of Dorje Shugden even when I am threatened, segregated, hated, degraded and accused of all manner of things just for it. But at least I kept my promise to my guru to practice Dorje Shugden 30 years ago. I am a person that keeps my promises. My respect for integrity makes me who I am. ~ Tsem Rinpoche - Follow H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche on Twitter : https://twitter.com/tsemtulku
2 months ago
Precious opportunity in Kechara Forest Retreat! "As Kechara Forest Retreat is a sacred land, filled with holy and blessed statues and many holy items, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche encouraged Kecharians living and working in Kechara Forest Retreat to embark on a spiritual pilgrimage of its holy sites." ~Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
We have many outdoor sacred images of various Buddhas. The ones that were visited were Tsongkapa, Nageshvaraja, Loma Gyoma, Tara, Nagarakshasa and then back to Tsongkapa. At each location circumambulations and lamp offerings were done. We walked the vast land while chanting Migtseyma mantras. The very elderly followed to each location in cars. Kechara Forest retreat is 70 acres of land located in rural Bentong, one hour from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. ~Tsem Rinpoche For more information: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
2 months ago
They started on August 18, 2018 at 6:00AM till 9:00AM. With strong aspirations, Kecharians generate merits by reciting mantras and circumambulate the images of the enlightened beings, especially to clear obstacles related to our good health and that of others. We have many outdoor sacred images of various Buddhas... ~Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Pilgrimage is an intrinsic part of Buddhist life and creates strong Dharma imprints in our mind streams and opens up positive karma and merits that we need to live a successful life. As Kechara Forest Retreat is a sacred land, filled with holy and blessed statues and many holy items, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche encouraged Kecharians living and working in Kechara Forest Retreat to embark on a spiritual pilgrimage of its holy sites...~ Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Visitors at Gyenze Chapel, located at the entrance to Kechara Forest Retreat. Did you know that the Gyenze Chapel is open to the public 24/7?
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Many visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat! Have you planned your visit yet? Picture courtesy Pee Bee Chong, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Lama Chopa puja in Puja House, Bentong. Through the Lama Chopa puja are making a request to all the lineage Gurus for blessings, protection and increased merits for our loved one, ourselves and friends quickly. - picture courtesy from Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Dorje Shugden Kangsol Puja performed by the Puja Team in Wisdom Hall at Pilgrimage Day, Kechara Forest Retreat. - photo courtesy Cynthia Ng Yi Chen, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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During the Preparations for the Pilgrimage Day in July in Kechara Forest Retreat
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Many visitors at the Gyenze Chapel, located at the entrance to Kechara Forest Retreat. Gyenze is the powerful increase emanation of Dorje Shugden.
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Pastor Yek Yes together with her friend from schooldays Tang Li Fang and her son Grayson at the Bigfoot store in Bentong. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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This is Bentong, Malaysia. Many prayers answered at Kechara. ~H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
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This is Bentong, Malaysia. Many prayers answered at Kechara. ~H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
3 months ago
Pilgrimage day today in Kechara Forest Retreat ! A precious opportunity to be blessed by the Buddhas.
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Powerful healing powers are granted by Buddha Loma Gyonma. Many candles were offered and mantra recited to Loma Gyonma on our first Pilgrimage Day. Picture credit Lew Kwan Leng, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Circumambulating Mother Tara at the entrance to Tara Walk on Pilgrimage Day, 23.June 2018, Kechara Forest Retreat. Picture credit Lew Kwan Leng, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Pastor David sharing before our very first pilgrimage day in Kechara Forest Retreat, photo credit Lew Kwan Leng, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Visit Bigfoot in Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia.
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Receive manyfold blessings from powerful Protector Dorje Shugden. Visit Bigfoot Universe at Jalan Ah Peng in Bentong.
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