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Creative, fun and scary Halloween in the forest

Friday, 1/11/2013 - 2:23pm

We enjoyed a fun and scary Halloween night in the forest…

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Fruitful Lama Tsongkhapa Sadhana Programme in KFR

Wednesday, 30/10/2013 - 2:18pm

A two day and one night programme, the first of its kind here in Kechara, took place in Wisdom Hall [...]

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First wedding blessing at Kechara Forest Retreat

Wednesday, 30/10/2013 - 2:07am

It was indeed a special day on the 24 October 2013, for the first ever wedding blessing ceremony to be [...]

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Souvenir Shop in KFR

Monday, 28/10/2013 - 8:05pm

When the building of the Kechara Forest Retreat started, the dharma store concept was integrated in the project so that [...]

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H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s 48th Birthday Celebrations at the Kechara Forest Retreat

Monday, 28/10/2013 - 5:02pm

The main event took place in the evening. Led by the Pastors, all those gathered together inside Wisdom Hall recited [...]

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What The FLEA!

Tuesday, 15/10/2013 - 3:48pm

No, this post is not about fleas… it’s about the latest, most happening topic – Kechara Forest Retreat’s FLEA MARKET! [...]

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First Official Pilgrimage Tour to Kechara Forest Retreat

Sunday, 13/10/2013 - 4:52pm

Good news! Kechara has begun its official Pilgrimage Tours to Kechara Forest Retreat. The first official tour took place on [...]

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Kechara Forest Retreat in pictures

Friday, 11/10/2013 - 5:43pm

Conceptualised by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, the KECHARA FOREST RETREAT is a holistic retreat centre focused on the total wellness of [...]

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Rev. You Wei visits KFR

Saturday, 5/10/2013 - 2:56am

On the second week of September, Rev. You Wei visited the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) together with his attendant. Rev. [...]

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A New Board for a New Future

Saturday, 21/9/2013 - 4:24am

The new Board of Directors of Kechara sworn in to serve for two years on 10 September 2013 at Wisdom [...]

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The First Retreat at Dukkar Apartments

Tuesday, 17/9/2013 - 2:39pm

Dato’ Ruby Khong is spearheading one of the biggest projects at Kechara Forest Retreat – the construction of the World [...]

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Dukkar Arrives at KFR!

Sunday, 8/9/2013 - 4:06pm

18 August 2013 was an auspicious day when the holy 1000-armed Dukkar herself arrived at Dukkar Apts…

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A Race to KFR!

Wednesday, 21/8/2013 - 6:21pm

Hong Kong actress, Race Wong visits KFR once every few months and is amazed at the speed of the development [...]

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My journey to KFR

Sunday, 11/8/2013 - 4:22pm

I was born in Sibu, Sarawak and grew up in a very remote inland town where there was little exposure [...]

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Inside the new gift building

Thursday, 1/8/2013 - 3:42pm

The wait is over, and our new gift section at Kechara Forest Retreat is finally complete!

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Vetiver: How a simple plant can help save a forest

Tuesday, 23/7/2013 - 3:46pm

This is a story of a small plant called Vetiver that helps to save the Kechara Forest Retreat from very [...]

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Dukkar Apartments are almost ready!

Sunday, 14/7/2013 - 2:56pm

Dukkar Apartments are almost complete! This complex of 32 metal containers, 30 of which are guest rooms and two are [...]

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Sneak Peek of Kechara Forest Retreat

Saturday, 13/7/2013 - 4:52pm

For now I wanted to give you a sneak peek of what is happening at a glance in Kechara Forest [...]

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Sponsor A Tree, Save Our Future

Saturday, 6/7/2013 - 12:49am

At Kechara Forest Retreat, we are introducing a Sponsor a Tree campaign where we encourage people to plant trees around [...]

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Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat

Thursday, 20/6/2013 - 5:15pm

Wisdom Hall is an example of a modern building within a forest enclave, which is practical, simple yet exuding serene [...]

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Living in Paradise – The Dukkar Apartments

Saturday, 8/6/2013 - 6:09pm

Since April 2012, the Kechara Forest Retreat has been a hub of activity. Initially, two containers were set up as [...]

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Dato’ Sri Liow Tiong Lai visits Kechara Forest Retreat

Friday, 7/6/2013 - 12:57am

Dato’ Sri Liow came to Kechara Forest Retreat and he was accompanied by the three major Chinese media, Nanyang Siang [...]

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Fundraising dinner for Kechara Forest Retreat

Sunday, 2/6/2013 - 10:04pm

Kechara Oasis in Viva Home Mall hosted a fundraising dinner for the Kechara Forest Retreat. Well attended by 200 guests, [...]

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Enthroning Manjushri on Manjushri Hill

Friday, 31/5/2013 - 10:24pm

Early on the morning of 28 May 2013, Paul arranged for a crane to lift Manjushri onto a lorry to [...]

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Birds in Paradise at Kechara Forest Retreat

Wednesday, 1/5/2013 - 1:56am

Nestled among the lush forest of the Kechara Forest Retreat is a 4,000 square feet aviary between Tsem Ladrang and [...]

Preview of the Forest Ladrang

Thursday, 11/4/2013 - 2:08am

A group of enthusiastic Kechara volunteers helped to set up the furniture in the Forest Ladrang. It was very exciting [...]

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Inviting Vajrayogini to the Enchanted Forest

Wednesday, 27/3/2013 - 2:08am

It was a gloriously auspicious day when His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche’s personal 8ft Vajrayogini statue was invited to His Eminence’s [...]

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Helping Hope and Other Dogs at KFR!

Sunday, 24/3/2013 - 9:13pm

There are currently 20 dogs living on the Kechara Forest Retreat land. Most were resident there before our arrival. Hope [...]

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International Volunteers At KFR

Sunday, 17/3/2013 - 6:29am

My name is Antoinette Kass, and I’m from Luxemburg, Europe. I am an occupational therapist and a Feldenkrais Practitioner. I [...]

23 guests to KFR from across the Causeway!

Sunday, 10/3/2013 - 4:52pm

On Saturday 2 March, a group of 23 guests from Singapore arrived in the small town of Chamang, Bentong with [...]

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The Heads of KFR, announced!

Saturday, 9/3/2013 - 4:36pm

After a 9 hour meeting last night with Rinpoche and some liaisons, it was decided that Dato’ Ruby Khong will [...]

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Latest at KFR, 28 February 2013

Thursday, 28/2/2013 - 2:43pm

Building work is now back in full swing at the Enchanted Forest and the Organic Garden after the Chinese New [...]

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Cleaning, weeding and pruning…rain or shine

Friday, 22/2/2013 - 5:11pm

This week, several volunteers came to KFR to work outdoors – clearing rubbish and debris in the various areas around [...]

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The Enchanted Forest at the Kechara Forest Retreat

Friday, 15/2/2013 - 5:13pm

After approximately three months’ construction work, the Enchanted Forest is now 90% complete. The design of the building was planned [...]

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KSA going all out for KFR

Saturday, 9/2/2013 - 1:18am

While KFR has been busy with volunteers going up to clean, sweep and assemble furniture, there has also been a [...]

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KFR Development: As of 7 February 2013

Thursday, 7/2/2013 - 5:40pm

Kechara Forest Retreat is a hive of activity just before Chinese New Year especially around the Enchanted Forest, which is [...]

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Animal Tales at KFR

Wednesday, 6/2/2013 - 5:49pm

It all started when our Guru, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, was living in the temporary cabins at Kechara Forest Retreat. Rinpoche [...]

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The Green Team!

Friday, 1/2/2013 - 2:23pm

The Green Team started with three girls, Joy, Julia and Li Kheng, whom Tsem Rinpoche called “The Green Girls”. This [...]

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KFR Developments: As of 24 January 2013

Tuesday, 29/1/2013 - 5:21pm

After month-long heavy downpours during the monsoon season, the weather is much better now, enabling us to catch up with [...]

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Latest Developments at KFR – Nov 2012

Thursday, 6/12/2012 - 5:12am

A lot can happen in just a few weeks at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR), in spite of the unstoppable rains [...]

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A Day in The Forest

Monday, 3/12/2012 - 11:27pm

“Be generous with the bug spray people. The sandflies and mosquitos have been disturbed by the construction and will bite [...]

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Blessing the Entrance Road to KFR

Monday, 26/11/2012 - 3:37pm

As advised by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, a small group of liaisons, the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) team and all the [...]

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Tsem Rinpoche’s Giving – A Roof For Those Without A Shelter

Monday, 26/11/2012 - 2:49pm

The top few pictures shows the makeshift shed which the caretaker of Kechara Forest Retreat Azai and his wife were [...]

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Orientation Tour of KFR

Tuesday, 13/11/2012 - 9:41pm

On Monday 22 October 2012, all Liaisons and a few invited guests were given a tour of the latest developments [...]

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Work is Well Underway at KFR

Sunday, 4/11/2012 - 1:46am

Ongoing works are well underway at Kechara Forest Retreat, under the caring, watchful eye of Rinpoche who is also staying [...]

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Kechara Forest Retreat Visit

Thursday, 23/8/2012 - 1:34pm

11th Aug 2012 – It was a hot Saturday afternoon, but KC Lounge was a hive of activity as Kecharians [...]

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Kechara Forest Retreat is back on track!

Wednesday, 1/8/2012 - 3:49pm

I joyfully wish to inform all of you that after a long meeting yesterday, on 31 July, Rinpoche has kindly [...]

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I went to KFR! Have you?

Monday, 14/5/2012 - 1:23am

On a cool, cloudy morning, I arrived at the Kechara Forest Reserve (KFR) in Chamang with 62 other visitors. Upon [...]

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An Inspiring Trip to Kechara Forest Retreat

Saturday, 5/5/2012 - 6:36am

A day after a fun packed Kechara Wesak Fair, Kechara retail outlet staff organised another outing up to Kechara Forest [...]

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Kechara Forest Retreat

Thursday, 3/5/2012 - 2:50am

Recently, Kechara Paradise staff got the chance of a lifetime. Why? Because we got to go Kechara Forest Retreat in [...]

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