Kechara Forest Retreat – Experience the beauty of nature. Clean air. Fresh food. Peace.
The panoramic view of Phase 1 development of Kechara Forest Retreat.
Wisdom Hall is the main prayer hall of Kechara Forest Retreat where the 12ft Buddha Shakyamuni statue is enshrined on the main altar.
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche’s throne in front of the Buddha Shakyamuni statue in Wisdom Hall.
The magnificent 12ft Buddha Shakyamuni copper statue.
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in the audience room of Wisdom Hall in Kechara Forest Retreat. Rinpoche’s great vision one year ago lead to the manifestation of Kechara Forest Retreat today.
The souvenir shop at Wisdom Hall.
The beautiful souvenir shop at Wisdom Hall.
The Zen garden next to the gift building.
Manjushri Hill is the place where Kechara’s great writers and IT people work to bring words of wisdom out to the world.
Spectacular view of the nature from Manjushri Hill.
The 9ft Manjushri stone statue on Manjushri Hill.
Video of the Aviary
Disclaimer: The facilities above may change as the planning is still ongoing. We may have more or new facilities while the project is in progress.
Below are pictures of KFR in the beginning:-
May 1, 2012 – I went early this morning to Kechara Forest Retreat in Chamang. I invited Vajra Yogini into the butterlamp house, made offerings, recited prayers and did some special wishes. Then went to my room on the land and relaxed and completed by sadhana/prayers. I wanted to stay longer but the PO’s weren’t with me and we had to get breakfast and some drinks. So I left midday. When I left the land around 10 mins later I came across a funeral procession. I saw a car (hearst) with flowers surrounding a picture of the deceased on the car driving by slowly and around ten cars following behind…Om Mani Peme Hung. In our tradition before you start something important or just finished something important if you come across a funeral procession accidentally, it is considered that whatever you wished for will come true. It represents ‘death’ of the old ineffective life and start of new life, new direction. I haven’t come across a funeral procession in over three years, but I did this morning without planning. Immediately I realized the prayers I made at Kechara Forest Retreat will come true. Many people will be benefitted… I was very happy about this omen. I wanted to share here. Tsem Rinpoche
May 1, 2012. I am sitting under the wonderful veranda just outside of my room here at Kechara Forest Retreat. The veranda area has a fan too!! See the beautiful prayer flags fluttering behind me blessing the environment…Our Datuk May, Martin, Joe and Jeffrey did such a good job. Thank you team. Your work here has just started. The four of you will create something powerful and blessed here for thousands of people to come and get blessed. I am so happy for you. It will be hard work, but very fulfilling…it will bring tears to your eyes when you see how much benefit it brings when complete. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear all, I am in KFR today and did offerings. Here I am in inside my very cozy and comfortable room on the land..Everyone did such a good job!! Tsem Rinpoche
May 1, 2012. I am at Kechara Forest Retreat inviting Vajra Yogini into our temporary butterlamp house. Everyone must get the standard candles from Kechara Paradise and offer candles here now and as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
May 1, 2012. I have just finished making the first lamp offerings in our temporary Vajra Yogini Butterlamp house here at Kechara Forest Retreat. Tsem Rinpoche
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