Kechara Forest Retreat, a sanctuary for peoples who want a place away from the hustle and bustle of the city, where anyone can take a break from their hectic lives and rest, relax and recharge at this beautiful holistic centre, is a 35 acre retreat centre set in the midst of lush tropical forest in the heart of Bentong, Pahang , Malaysia about 1 1/2 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur, conceptualised by his Eminence the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, the founder and spiritual adviser of Kechara Organisation. It boasts extensive facilities, comfortable accommodation and functional working environments for guests, events, teachings and retreats.
"Nature's haven away from busy city streets
Welcomes all race, colour and creed
An oasis of peace, calm and tranquility
To be here right now and listen to the Inner Me"
Highlights and facilities available at Kechara Forest Retreat are:
Wisdom Hall
Dukkar Apartments
Manjushri Hill
Tsem Ladrang
Tsem Rinpoche's Cabin and the Holy Bodhi Tree
Vajrayogini Stupa
The Aviary and the Recovery Aviary
The Organic Farm and the Herb Garden
Fish Pond
Gyenze Chapel
Wisdom Hall, the venue for the Dorje Shugden Puja features a 13-foot indoor statute of Buddha Shakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism, the largest Dorje Shugden statute in the world, and an 8 foot statute of Lama Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa lineage, blessings all visitors and the environment.  This 11,000 sq ft meditation and teaching hall offers near 360 degree views of the surrounding tropical beauty is ideal for meditations, retreats, teachings and functions.

Dullard Apartments, your home away from home offers open-plan container-style guest accommodation in the middle of the Forest.  Each cabin is fully air-conditioned, carpeted, furnished with wardrobes, work tables, chairs, tables, ceiling fan and comfortable beds.  Other attractions at Kechara  Forest Retreat are Manjushri Hill with a majestic stone statute of 4-armed Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom that looks over the entire valley, Tsem Rinpoche's Cabin and The Bodhi Tree, where His Eminence Tsem Tulku
Rinpoche lived, worked and conceptualised each and every step of the Kechara Forest Retreat's development, the 15-ft. traditional Vajrayogini Stupa, filled with billions of sacred Vajrayogini images, scriptures, mantras and holy items.

Most unique, the Gyenze Chapel, conceptualized by His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche, is located at the external perimeters of Kechara Forest Retreat and is open to the public 24 hours daily, allowing visitors and practitioners alike to visit at their convenience.  Also of great interest to the visitors is the fish pond where a 9 ft statute of "Dream" Manjushri sits in the pond with many koi fishes swimming around and surrounded by exotic green plants and flowers.  There is also a Gazebo with chairs and tables.  Exotic scenery for photo taking lovers.

Apart from being a retreat centre, tourists attraction centre, there are many programmes, events and activities ongoing at Kechara Forest Retreat.  On the 1st Friday of each month, there is a Dorje Shugden  Puja from 8.00pm to 10.30 pm.  The 2nd Saturday of the month, which is Dorje Shugden's Day is also the Open Day at Kechara Forest Retreat.  Visitors have the opportunity to pay homage to the World's Largest Dorje Shugden, spend a day of blessed and fun-filled activities, participate in prayers and blessings, Laughter Yoga and free vegetarian lunch.  On Sundays, there are dharma classes for both adults and children.  For flowers arrangement lovers, there is a Floral Design classes for Beginners.  Currently, there's a Inner Peace Retreat 2 Day 1 Night ongoing. Occasionally, they organise 2Day 1 Night  Meditation programme, 2 Day 1 Night Photography Meditation programme,  Sunrise Meditation, Laughter Yoga Retreat, Lama Tsongkhapa Retreat, Walking Meditation at Tara Walk, and other programmes.  

Official Website:  http://retreat.kechara.com
Official Address:  Kechara Forest Retreat
                           Jalan Chamang, Chamang, 28700 Bentong, Pahang,
Contact No.      :   +603 7803 3908, +609 222 3880, 6012 987 3908
Email.               :  care@kechara.com