Welcome to Kechara Forest Retreat-New Pictures!

Dec 10, 2013 | Views: 2,713

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

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.
3 weeks ago
Listening to Rinpoche's teachings in Naropa's Cave, only in Kechara Forest Retreat!
3 weeks ago
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.
2 months ago