Message from Rinpoche

Apr 1, 2012 | Views: 822

 

Dear members and friends,

We have acquired 35 acres in Chamang in a pristine wooded area. It is an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur and from our mother Kechara House centre in the city. I wanted a place in the woods (literally) where we can practice Dharma in nature with walks, breath meditations and fresh air.

We are in the process of building some temporary shelters till a few months later when we can start building permanent structures. We will start building permanent structures as soon as the approvals come… until then we still want to enjoy the place hence the temporary shelters.

I have requested Mr. William Chua to keep us posted on this blog post with pictures of the progress. You would have to visit this post regularly to see what the latest happening is! For weeks now, there have been light activities with contractors coming in and out of the land to do some work… but today Kechara volunteers have officially started coming in to lend a helping hand! The updates will start from today, where Kecharians planted over 300 flowers, shrubs and trees!!!

We have already arranged electricity, water and even internet (soon). We will have Dharma picnics, sharing, walks, pujas and relaxation at this place. I will invite people to join me here.

The president of Kechara House Datuk May Phng is in charge of the project with her great core team of Mr. Martin Chow, Mr. Joe Ang and Mr. Jeffrey Yee. Three strong and intelligent guys will be helping our lady president Datuk May.

I love the mountains, trees, birds, fresh air and open skies. I realized I am not alone. Many of our Kecharians and friends enjoy the same. This will be the perfect place. Our very own Kechara Forest Retreat!! Do read the updates below!

Tsem Rinpoche

3 Responses to Message from Rinpoche

  1. KH Ng on May 3, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Congratulations to All. Finally we have our retreat land. But the work is just starting and we need all Kecharian as well as well-wishers to participate and make this a reality!

  2. SU HOU LAY on May 8, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Dear Rev Tsem Rinpoche,
    Glad to hear about this retreat! I am a local resident in Bentong itself, teaching in SMJK Katholik,Bentong. In fact, a friend and I used to buy some incense and offer some beads to the deities in the Kechara Paradise in1 Utama. I am exposed to Theravada Buddhism since 33 years ago, still learning about Tibethan Buddhism! In fact , I have been praying and chanting the Lama Tsongkapa, Jambhala and the Setrap mantras (short version) and waiting for a response to probably meet up Rinponche and friends. Since we are locals,probably we can help in other ways.. Hoping to hear from Rinpoche and friends soon. Sabbe Sukhi Hontu! May you all be well and happy for always!! Sudhammasu (Bentong)

  3. Judy Lam on Jun 22, 2012 at 12:33 am

    We hope everyone who is reading this will come on board and join us on this journey of making Kechara Forest Retreat a favorite and meaningful getaway for all fellow Malaysians and tourists alike. We welcome help in anyway you can, be it in the form of donation, skills, know-how, resources etc. Come and be a part of our dream, it can be yours too.

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