Amitabha Saddhana

Lama Karma Sherab will be in Malaysia on 17/4/16.
Lama will conduct Amitabha Saddhana Group Practice on 23/4/16 (Sat) at 10.00 am at No.5, SS17/2L(Kathryn’s house) and Chok Offering,
Please bring your Amitabha Saddhana Text as well as the Supplication Prayer Text.
We are also doing Life Release in the morning before the Amitabha Saddhana Practice.
Please sms name and amount if you wish to sponsor the life release latest by 21/4/16

Wesak Day (Saka Dawa) – 21st May 2016 at Tana Monastery

Dear Friends in the Dhamma,

Namaste!  Warmest Greetings to all of you!

This Wesak Day which falls on the   21st May, 2016  commemorates the Birth,  Enlightenment and Parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha, The Enlightened One.  Hence, the full moon on this day should be spent engaging in virtuous activities and spiritual practice for the benefit of all sentient beings, and on this special day, all virtuous deeds/merits multiply by 100 million times.  Tana Monastery will be doing a full day 100 Deities Jang Chog  puja for the deceased and karmic debtors on Wesak Day. If you wish to participate in this puja  or make a prayer gift to a friend or deceased,  please submit the name of the deceased or the living donor’s name for karmic debtor below.  Please email to us   atpohchwee@hotmail.com or kathryntana@gmail.com, the form below.  The donation for the puja is any amount.

100 Dieties Puja 

 

No

Name of Donor

100 Dieties Puja

Deceased Name (IMO)  &/or just write  ‘karmic debtors’

Amount  (RM)

 

Lamp Offering

 

No

Lamp Offering

Individual (RM10)

Family (RM30)

Business (RM50)

Name

Amount

(RM)

Name

Amount (RM)

Name

Amount (RM)

For the lamp lighting: Individual & family is RM30, business: RM50.  Please provide your name or business name as well.  You may remit online or bank cheques into:

Beneficiary:      Tana Dharma Society 
          Bank account:  Hong Leong Bank, Account  045 0100 3887

 

Alternatively, if it is more convenient to remit to Maybank account, then remit to:  Leong Poh Chwee, MBB account,1143-5703-7451

Once you have made your remittance, please don’t forget to inform us via email the remittance details as well as all the donors names for the Puja.  Closing date to receive all remittances: 14th May, 2016

Details on the Puja

The OriginThe 100 Deities are the attributes and activities of the 5 Buddhas and their female counterparts. They are the manifestations from the pure nature of our minds, and remain within us in the form of 5 faculties, 5 elements and 12 sources of perception and so on. By relying on the practice of the 100 deities or  hearing the mantra, seeing the mandala and picture of the 100 Deities, one may either instantly or gradually realize  the nature of one’s own mind is inseparable from the perfect wisdom of the 100 Deities.

The Puja and Benefits

During the performance of Jang Chog puja, the 100 Deities are invoked and various types of offerings are made to them. The merits accumulated from these offerings are dedicated to the deceased and karmic debtors to help them in their purification and liberation. The prayer is also an offering of assistance to those in the intermediate or Bardo state to show them the path to liberation and an accumulation  of merit.

At the end of puja, the paper tablets of the deceased are burnt away. The fire used in the burning symbolizes the wisdom of the 100 Deities; the burning of the tablets symbolizes the cutting of the attachment of the deceased to a “self” which is the cause of their own suffering. Through the prayer and the ritual performed, the consciousness of the deceased are merged and become inseparable from the wisdom of the 100 Deities, thus they are liberated. By practicing the 100 Deities, like all tantric practices, one is able to purify one’s own mind’s manifestation  and transform ordinary thoughts to extraordinary thoughts that  leads to recognize the true nature of one self and nature of everything.

Lamp offering

 

Lamp offering symbolizes the light of wisdom dispelling the darkness of ignorance, in order to attain Buddha’s luminous clear wisdom. It is also a skilful method to encourage harmony and generate merit while promoting success, prosperity, longevity, peace and love, as well as helping to avert obstacles, pacify the upheaval of the five elements and heal diseases. The enlightened ones do not require the offering of light, this is a means for us to dispel the darkness of our own ignorance and to clear our obscurations and defilements.


Because of the association with great good fortune,lamp offerings are made for any individual or family life event that is celebrated, such as the birth of a child, the marriage of a couple, the graduation of a son or daughter, the birthday of a friend, and the anniversary of one’s parents. A lamp offering also carries the wish to attain Buddhahood and the aspiration to recognize the clear light at the time of death, thereby experiencing liberation in that moment. In this way, lamp offerings are associated with transitions in one’s life.  

Lamp offerings are best made before consecrated representations of fully awakened wisdom, loving-kindness, and compassion.

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