It is a place somewhere in Bentong about 6 to 7 KM from the Bentong town, it is about 1and a half hours from Kuala Lumpur. Set not very far away into the Forest Kechara Forest Retreat is the best place to relive stress and at the same time earn some merits. Right now what we are doing is basically building temporarily abodes to house H.E Tsem Tulku Rinpoche as well as his students which are there to help out in whatever way they can. You guys must be wondering how we sleep there..easy H.E Tsem Tulku Rinpoche has spent thousands of dollars on buying cabins and beds etc etc and put them 2 on the left 2 on the right before the entrance so that guests that come from overseas don't have to trouble themselves to find transport and hotels. Or if you are on a Retreat, or just to tired to make the trip home as well as for H.E Tsem Tulku Rinpoche's Students and attendants.
Right now there is a lot of development going on for example we are now in the midst of getting Kechara Village ready as fast as possible, building Rinpoche's area in the Enchanted Forest, building the structure of The Ladrang on top of Ladrang Hill, and also installing lots of drains to take rain water and waste water out safely as well as TNB is still in the midst s of installing more Electric poles so that more electricity can come in!!! We must be really lucky!
Explanation of Kechara Forest Retreat by Tsem Rinpoche
Explaining our dreams of Kechara Forest Retreat to Dato' Seri Liow Tiong Lai
(Health Minister of Malaysia)
Go right now and read all this links and be updated on Kechara Forest Retreat now!!!!
Title: Messsage from Rinpoche Date: April 1 2012 Link:http://retreat.kechara.com/news/message-from-rinpoche/
Title: 1st Update:14 April 2012 Date: April 15 2012 Link:http://retreat.kechara.com/news/1st-update-14-april-2012/
Title: Kechara Forest Retreat Date: April 15 2012 Link:http://retreat.kechara.com/news/kechara-forest-retreat/
Title: 2nd Update: 16 April 2012 Date: April 16 2012 Link:http://retreat.kechara.com/news/2nd-update-16-april-2012/
Title: 3rd Update: 18 April 2012 Date: April 18 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/3rd-update-18-april-2012/
Title: More Photos on 18 April 2012 Date: April 18 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/more-photos-on-18-april-2012/
Title: 4th Update: 19 April 2012 Date: April 19 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/4th-update-19-april-2012/
Title: More Pictures on 21st April Date: April 21 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/more-pictures-on-21-april-2012/
Title: 5th Update: 21 April 2012 Date: April 21 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/5th-update-21-april-2012/
Title: 6th Update: 22 April 2012 Date: April 22 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/6th-update-22-april-2012/
Title: A Good Sign Appeared Before Us Today! Date: April 22 2012 Link:http://retreat.kechara.com/news/a-good-sign-appeared-before-us-today-22-april-2012/
Title: 7th Update: 23 April 2012 Date: April 23 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/7th-update-23-april-2012/
Title: 8th Update 24 April 2012 Date: April 24 2012 Link:http://retreat.kechara.com/news/8th-update-24-april-2012/
Title: 9th Update: 27 April 2012 Date: 27 April 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/9th-update-27-april-2012/
Title: 10th Update: 29 April 2012 Date: April 29 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/10th-update-29-april-2012/
Title: Kechara Forest Retreat Video Date: April 30 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/kechara-forest-retreat-video/
Title: 11th Update: 1 May 2012 Date: 1 May 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/11th-update-1-may-2012/
Title: 12th Update: 3 May 2012 Date: May 3 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/12th-update-3-may-2012/
Title: 13th Update: 5 May 2012 (Wesak Day) Date: May 5 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/13th-update-5-may-2012-wesak-day/
Title: 14th Update: 6 May 2012 Date: May 6 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/14th-update-6-may-2012/
Title: What others have to say about Kechara Forest Retreat Date: May 14 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/what-others-have-to-say-about-kechara-forest-retreat/
Title:A Sharing by a Member Date: May 15 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/a-sharing-by-a-member/
Title: Kechara Forest Retreat Video II Date: May 16 2012 Link:http://retreat.kechara.com/news/kechara-forest-retreat-video-ii/
Title: 15th Update: 17 May 2012 - Kechara Forest Retreat welcomes Anne Jones Date May 17 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/15th-update-17-may-2012-kechara-forest-retreat-welcomes-anne-jones/
Title: 16th Update: 27 May 2012 - Two Visits over the weekend Date: May 27 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/16th-update-27-may-2012-two-visits-over-the-weekend/
Title: 17th Update: 29 May 2012 - Rinpoche with Kechara children at KFR Date: May 29 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/17th-update-29-may-2012-rinpoche-with-kechara-children-at-kfr/
Title: S&Ps signed Date: June 15 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/sps-signed/
Title: An Appeal Letter from the President of Kechara, Datuk May Phng Date:June 19 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/kechara-forest-retreat-an-appeal/
Title: Kechara Forest Retreat is back on track! Date: August 4 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/kechara-forest-retreat-is-back-on-track/
Title: KFR Goes Full Steam Ahead! Date: August 5 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/kfr-goes-full-steam-ahead/
Title: History in the making at KFR! Date: August 16 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/history-in-the-making-at-kfr/
Title: A special guest visits a special place! Date: August 16, 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/a-special-guest-visits-a-special-place/
Title: More students coming in to support KFR Date: September 19, 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/more-students-coming-in-to-support-kfr/
Title: Mooncake Festival in KFR Date: September 25 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/mooncake-festival-in-kfr/
Title: Groundbreaking news at KFR! Date October 8 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/groundbreaking-news-at-kfr/
Title: Orientation Tour of KFR Date: October 23 2012 Link:http://retreat.kechara.com/news/orientation-tour-of-kfr/
Title: The Work has begun! Date: October 23 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/the-work-has-begun/
Title: Work is Well Underway at KFR Date: October 31 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/work-is-well-underway-at-KFR/
Title: Tsem Rinpoche’s Giving – A Roof For Those Without A Shelter Date: November 23 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/tsem-rinpoches-giving-a-roof-for-those-without-a-shelter/
Title: Blessing the Entrance Road to KFR Date: November 26 2012 Link:http://retreat.kechara.com/news/blessing-the-entrance-road-to-kfr/
Title: Latest Developments at KFR Date: December 5 2012 Link: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/latest-developments-at-kfr-nov-2012/
That is all the links for now but stay tuned for more or just go to retreat.kechara.com
Now you might think i am boring because i have no pictures on this blog post. Well here it is.. all the pictures i can find.
The Enchanted Forest.... Be amazed...
Ongoing works to bring more electricity into the land
The View from atop Ladrang Hill.... breathtaking.
Ever wondered how you can help???
1. You can help by volunteering on Kechara Forest Retreat by planting plant, and doing all sorts of work you can think of in the Forest.
2. Wanna help but don't wanna sweat? You can help by sponsoring!!!
At only RM500 per lot!
● Sponsors dedication will be inscribed on a blessed mantra. The mantra will be inserted into the main statue in the Shakyamuni World Peace Hall in the Kechara Forest Retreat.
● You and your loved ones will continuously receive merits as offerings and prayers will be made to Buddha Shakyamuni daily.
● Sponsors will also receive a Medicine Buddha and Shakyamuni pendant, specially blessed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche
● Funds will go towards the cost of the land and building of facilities in Kechara Forest Retreat.
Sponsorship is also available in ten installments. You can choose to pay in PayPal or iPay88, or just contact us.