Bentong, 17 August 2020 – Domestic tourism has started to pick up against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kechara Forest Retreat – a spiritual and wellness destination, is emerging as a new local getaway hotspot.
Located along the hilly Jalan Chamang in Bentong, Pahang and only a 5-minute drive from Bentong town and an hour away from Kuala Lumpur, Kechara Forest Retreat is a spiritual retreat hub that serves as a short getaway for city folks from the bustling lifestyle to relax and recharge. The retreat has also attracted pet owners to bring along their furry friends for some outdoor fun as part of the free entry Pets’ Day Out held once a month.
Founded by His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, Kechara Forest Retreat is located near the well-known Chamang Waterfall. With tranquil surroundings and breath-taking views as well as state-of-the-art facilities, it is a pure land filled with traditional Tibetan culture and spiritual vibes. The retreat is home to the world’s tallest Dorje Shugden statue at 24-feet tall that is known as ‘World Peace Protector’ in Tibetan Buddhism, empowering every visitor with His blessings and divinity. Go on the Holy Walk and pay tribute to 10 grand Tibetan Buddhist statues and monuments, where every step taken denotes purification and rejuvenation. There is an aviary like no other at Kechara Forest Retreat, where the birds are rescued from dismal living conditions, including 4 sulphur-crested cockatoos and 2 African grey parrots.
Kechara Forest Retreat hosts a number of spiritual programmes and meditation courses to enlighten the modern citizen on the ancient yet relevant teachings of Buddhism. With standardised and tailor-made contents, the courses are designed to inspire the minds of participants, especially those who are on a journey to embrace a healthier lifestyle, spiritual realignment or self-development.
Whether you are visiting for a few hours, for a day or a few days; whether you are just taking a stroll, offering a candle, meditating at the main hall or listening to the sounds of nature, Kechara Forest Retreat welcomes you to explore the tranquil forest and find your inner self, seek inner peace and pure joy in turn for a heart full of happiness while lifting your spirits up.
Kechara Forest Retreat
28700 Bentong, Pahang
Tel: +603 78033908