Welcome to Kechara Forest Retreat-New Pictures!

Dec 10, 2013 | Views: 2,580

Ground works for Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) officially began on 3rd October 2012. Construction took place for a little over a year for Phase 1, and has recently been completed.

Kechara Forest Retreat is a 35-acre piece of land nestled in the forested areas of Malaysia. Located 1 hour away from Kuala Lumpur (capital city of Malaysia), it’s a place where everyone and anyone can step away from the hectic city life and take their time to rejuvenate their mind, body and soul.

Here, we will give back to society through educational programmes for the young and the old, by instilling universal values such as patience, acceptance, kindness and compassion. We are currently running breathing meditation programs, spiritual retreats, prayer sessions, and other volunteer programs related to organic gardening and retreat maintenance. Most of our Kechara events are now held at the meditation hall called Wisdom Hall at KFR.

Many people have started flying in from all over the world to experience KFR… to accommodate for more people, we are looking into commencing Phase 2 soon. KFR provides a unique opportunity to experience a sustainable spiritual lifestyle within a conscious community.

Below are images, videos, contact information, directions and maps etc for all who are interested… Enjoy browsing through!

Tsem Rinpoche


Pictures of Kechara Forest Retreat


The Environment


Tsem Rinpoche’s Cabin (Pilgrimage site)


Tara Walk


Manjushri Hill







Dukkar Apartments











Wisdom Hall


Organic Farm


Enchanted Forest



Aviary


Map to Kechara Forest Retreat


How To Get There

From Kuala Lumpur

  1. Enter the Karak Highway. Continue on the highway for 42.6 km.
  2. After the toll booth (RM 3), keep to the left and turn into Bentong to enter to Jalan Kuala Lumpur.
  3. At the end of the road, turn right to enter Jalan Kuala Lumpur. Continue on this road for 4.2 km.
  4. At the traffic light, take a left onto Jalan Ketari.
  5. Turn left into Jalan Ah Peng, continue on this road.
  6. Turn right into Jalan Padang, keep left to stay on Jalan Padang.
  7. Slight left onto Jalan Tras. Continue on this road for 850 m.
  8. Turn left upon seeing the “Chamang waterfall” signboard into Jalan Chamang.
  9. Continue on Jalan Chamang for 3.8 km.
For easier navigation, use the following coordinates with your phone:

https://www.waze.com/livemap?zoom=15&lat=3.52062&lon=101.87605


Contact

If you have any questions about Kechara Forest Retreat or the Kechara organisation in general, please feel free to contact us via the address and phone numbers below:

Kechara House Buddhist Association Malaysia
7, Jalan PJU 1/3G,
Sunwaymas Commercial Centre,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, MALAYSIA.

[t] +603 7803 3908

[f] +603 7803 3108

[e] retreat@kechara.com


Volunteer Work

If you would like to volunteer, please refer to the contact above. Below are the upcoming events that is open for all to participate in:

Kind to Others – Dzambala: 20 – 21 December 2013

Kind to Others – Setrap: 27 – 29 December 2013 (For more information, click here)

KFR tour: 28 December 2013

The Green Weekend: TBC (For more information, click here)

If you would like to volunteer in any of the following areas:

  • Maintenance (includes gardening)
  • Construction
  • Marketing
  • Skills in holistic healing (yoga, meditation, alternative therapy, qi gong, tai chi etc)

please contact: retreat@kechara.com.


People In Charge

JP Thong (Project Director – Phase 1)

Dato’ Ruby Khong (Project Director – Phase 2)

Henry Ooi (Project Director – Phase 2)

Li Kheng (“Green Team” – Head of Landscaping)

Nicholas Yu (Head of Maintenance)

Khoo Hau Haw (Head of Irrigation System)

Pastor Moh Mei (Head of Utilities & Telecommunications / Manager of Dukkar Apartments)

To contact any of the above PIC, please contact: retreat@kechara.com.


Kechara Pastors

For more information on
Pastors, please click here.

To ask one of the Pastors a question, please click here.


VIDEOS

Kechara Forest Retreat – A Personal Explanation

The Magical Dukkar Apartments @ Kechara Forest Retreat

Kechara Forest Retreat – Organic Farming

Wisdom Hall on 13 July 2013

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Birds Paradise in Kechara Forest Retreat

Mumu Garden @ Kechara Forest Retreat

Dato’ Sri Dr Liow Tiong Lai in Kechara Forest Retreat

Time-lapse of Kechara Forest Retreat

KFR Ground Breaking

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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
1 month ago
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
2 months ago