Welcome to Kechara Forest Retreat-New Pictures!

Dec 10, 2013 | Views: 3,006

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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Vetiver – for holding the earth

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How You Can Help
Medicine Buddha Hill – Donate Here!

Progress Updates

At the entrance to Bigfoot Universe in Jalan Ah Peng in Bentong is Dorje Shugden and Bigfoot.
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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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Have you seen Malaysia‘s largest Bigfoot in Bentong? Visit Bigfoot Universe at Jalan Ah Peng.
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May all be blessed by Dorje Shugden, the king Dharma Protectors. Pay a visit to Dorje Shugden in Bentong, at Bigfoot Universe Jalan Ah Peng.
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Deepest homage to the Maha Bodhisattva Manjushri, the supreme being whose presence eradicates the conceptual need to self-satisfy but there is no satisfaction. ~ H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
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Do you know where you can find this Bigfoot in Bentong? This boy has met both, Bigfoot and Dorje Shugden!
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On this auspicious Wesak Day the merits collected by virtuous deeds are multiplied 100,000 times. Visit Kechara Forest Retreat and receive manyfold blessings. Picture courtesy Louise Lee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Visit Kechara Forest Retreat on this holy Wesak day. Picture courtesy Louise Lee shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Visit Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Pahang and be blessed in many ways. Open daily from 10am till 5pm. Shared by P. Antoinette
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Recently we had a bird liberation on Medicine Buddha Hill. The practice of animal liberation benefits not only the animals, but also those who contribute towards this meritorious activity, offering the benefits of healing, longevity and purification of negative actions. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The Practice of Cleaning the Temple is very meritorious and helps to clear our delusions. Picture courtesy Cynthia Ng, shared by Pastor Antoinette.
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Visit Kechara Paradise in Bentong for your Dharma items! They have a great choice! shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Sunset Prayer with Candle Offering @Manjushri Hill, Kechara Forest Retreat. H.E. Tsem Rinpoche recommends to offer regularly candles to Wisdom Buddha Manjushri. Picture courtesy Sharon Ong, shared by Pastor Antoinette.
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Visit Kechara Paradise in Bentong Town for bountiful blessings. Stunning Dorje Shugden in new style!
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The Bigfoot Fleamarket Team has received a top 20 award out of 120 participants for their weekly Bigfoot Fleamarket at Bentong Walk! Congratulations to the whole Team! - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Today, Saturday evening is Bigfoot fleamarket time in Bentong Walk. Please visit our stand and get wonderful items at a great price! - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Dorje Shugden Chapel in the heart of Bentong! Visit this beautiful chapel at the entrance to Kechara Paradise, 84, Jalan Ah Peng, 28700 Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia. Picture courtesy by Pastor Albert, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Powerful Dukkar or White Umbrella Puja “To cut asunder completely all malignant demons, to cut asunder all the spells of others…to turn aside all enemies and dangers and hatred...” Dukkar manifested from the crown of Buddha Shakyamuni as a personification of Buddha’s victory umbrella, and is commonly regarded as the female counterpart to Avalokiteshvara (Kuan Yin), the Buddha of Compassion. https://www.vajrasecrets.com/dukkar-puja-fund-for-legal-affairs, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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You don’t need merits to perform negative actions. But you need merits to stop yourself from performing negative actions. ~ Tsem Rinpoche
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Kechara Puja Team performed The Mahayana Sutra of the Three Superior Heaps puja in front of Buddha Nageshvaraja in Kechara Forest Retreat. The arisen merits from this puja have been dedicated to swiftly fulfill the sponsors wishes. Courtesy by Pastor Tat Ming, shared by Pastor Antoinette.
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108 candle light offerings to Buddha Nageshvaraja, one of the 35 Confessional Buddhas in Kechara Forest Retreat. Picture courtesy by Pastor Tat Ming, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Traveling Puja in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat - Excellent puja for business trips, holidays, pilgrimages, migrations, and students furthering their studies abroad. The recitation of this puja generates the protective energies needed to ensure a smooth and harmonious travel experience for journeys both near and far. The Chokchu Munsel Mahayana Sutra "The Exalted Dispeller of Darkness of the Ten Directions" is an important method for removing obstacles in one's path and one's life. https://www.vajrasecrets.com/travel-puja-fund Picture courtesy Cynthia Ng, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Urgent Puja for newborn baby - The Puja team is always ready to benefit others. Many do not know that the puja team is always on standby to do puja, even in the middle of the night if there is an urgency that needs the blessing of the Protector, just like the request that we have receive a few hours ago to perform a Dorje Shugden puja for a newborn baby who is in life threatening situation. From Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette.
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Visit Kechara Forest Retreat for precious blessings. Picture from Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette.
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Rejoice for this couple from China. They have visited Kechara, VajraYogini’s Paradise!Bentong Puja House, Kechara Forest Retreat, Wisdom Hall and Kechara House in PJ. They have invited holy items to support their practice and create merits. Picture from Cynthia Ng, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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A Slice of Heaven "Sponsor a lot of land in the Kechara Forest Retreat, which will go towards the cost of the land and the facilities being built therein. Your support will help make this meritorious project a reality. Contributing to the building of a monastery or a place of worship is a very meritorious act, as taught by the Buddha and many ancient masters that came before. As the Buddha described the benefits of building monasteries to King Sangyal, he taught that people who build monasteries will always have incredible wealth and power in future lives, and will eventually attain enlightenment. The great Indian yogi, Nagden Pawo also said that anyone who contributes to the building of a Buddhist institution, no matter how small that contribution is, even if it is just requesting others for donations, continuously collects tremendous merits even as they go about their daily lives". https://www.vajrasecrets.com/slice-of-heaven-fund - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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