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Dzambhala Puja 28-June-2014

Namaste.  Tulku Pema Rinpoche will return to the TDS residential centre at No. 5, SS17/2L, Subang Jaya this Saturday 28th June, 2014.  We have humbly requested Rinpoche to perform the Dzambhala puja for the benefit of all sentient beings.

Venue:           TDS Centre

                        5, SS17/2L, Subang Jaya,



Time:              7.30pm


Date:              28th June, 2014

Dzambhala  “is God of Wealth and appropriately a member of the Jewel Family (Ratnasambhava).  Dzambhala  is also believed to be an emanation of Avalokitesvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion to guide sentient beings along the path to enlightenment. They have the essence of generosity and represent the activities of increasing benefit. Their aspirations are to help the poor and those suffering from ill-fortune.

Dzam” means “Deity or gathering”. “Bhah” means “gold or wealth”. “La” means “to honor”. “Dzambhala” means “Precious Golden Deity, who gathers or brings the wealth of spirituality or Dharma and material security or accomplishment to our lives”  The practice is to  help eliminate poverty and create financial stability.

Om Jambhala Jalendraye Svaha

Practitioners should generate the altruistic intention of compassion (Bodhicitta), and practice generosity. It is said the practice can remove poverty within the six realms and increase one’s merits, wisdom and lifespan. All their material and spiritual needs will be met.


You can encourage to participate in this puja by being present for the well being of all and especially oneself.   


On a separate note, a generous donor have offered an upstairs shop lot in Petaling Jaya to TDS, rental free as a Centre.  We had engaged an Architect to do up the plans which would include a Shrine,  Lama’s room and office and practice area for pujas, teachings and with the blessings of Rinpoche we hope to get our own residential lama soon.   As it is an old building currently used as a store, we need to do quite a fair bit of renovation and we are looking for donation and pledges to meet the renovation costs since Rinpoche is here to advise on the plans etc.  Tulku Pema Rinpoche have personally pledged RM10,000 for the renovation costs, you are invited to participate in this most precious and merit generating cause to  benefit all sentient beings in the fast approaching dark age.

With lots of Prayers,



This is an official invitation from Tana Monastery in South India to all the dharma friends to join us in the auspicious ceremony to welcome Tulku Pema Rinpoche returning to Tana Monastery after the successful completion of Rinpoche’s 3 years, 3 months and 3 days retreat at Palpung Retreat Center in Sherabling, Himachal Pradesh in North India. Rinpoche will be coming out of retreat on 1st day of the Tibetan New Year (Losar) which falls on the 2nd March 2014. On the 3rd March, Rinpoche will be leaving for Bodhgaya for His Eminence Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche long life puja and birthday celebration. After the prayers at Bodhgaya, on the 10th March, Tulku Pema Rinpoche will leave for Tana Monastery, Kollegal Taluk, South India.

On 13th March, 2014, Tana Monastery will be holding a welcome ceremony with Mandala offerings for Tulku Pema Rinpoche. You are all cordially invited to this auspicious and joyous occasion, for details of travel please contact:

Ms Rinzin Wangmo

Email address:

Telephone contact: +15102892158

Charity Vegetarian Lunch in aid of Tana Monastery


(REG. NO. 1860-11-SEL)

No. 5, Jalan SS17/2L, 47500, Subang Jaya, Selangor, (+603-56326103)


A cry for help from afar!



Tana Monastery is now a home to 60 young monks, whose ages range from 5 to 17. There they receive food, clothing and shelter, in order to study the Buddhist doctrine. These young monks come from extreme poverty, where their parents can hardly afford to provide shelter and food for them. Their existence depend fully on donations as Tana Monastery is situated in a very remote wild life restricted hilly area in Karnataka State, Kollegal Taluk, South India, about  5 to 6  hours of very rough car or bus ride from the International Airport of Bengulru, with frequent water and electricity restrictions. In late 2010, the Abbott of Tana Monastery, Tulku Pema Rinpoche had to leave for Sherabling Palpung Retreat Centre in Himachal Pradesh, North India to undertake a mandatory retreat of 3 years, 3 months and 3 days, hence the difficulty of getting sufficient funds for the young monks, whose subsistence has become acute.  The Monastery needs your help to assist in the young monks’ subsistence and it is hoped that you can help in this fund raising to make a positive difference in the lives of these young monks and make for a better future and place for our children, grand children, great- grand children to live in.  Rinpoche apologises for not being able to attend this charity as he is currently still in retreat in India.



How you can help:

Sponsor a table of  10 pax  for vegetarian lunch with us on the 22nd February, 2014 (Saturday) at 12.00pm at:

Lian Chi Xing An Vegetarian Restaurant,

54, Jalan SS23/11, Taman SEA,  Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Tel:03-78057889

The proprietor, Madam Yao Yong Juan , has generously sponsored this lunch event; a heartfelt big thank you from the young monks of Tana Monastery.  Please help by donating generously with a minimum of RM800 per table. The merits are plentiful, not forgetting to dedicate your merits to all sentient beings.

You can get the lunch vouchers by getting in touch with any of these people:

KL Lau – 019-3889680

Hee Chay – 012-3221203

Betty Lim – 012-3982816

Poh Chwee – 012-3236553

Margaret Lim – 019-4759384

Lee Kim – 012-2107119

L K Tan – 012-2300303

Teo Wan Peng – 012-2603762

Andy Lam – 019-3337088

Kathryn – 012-2016485

2014 – Varjakilaya and Dorje Drollo Pujas at Tana Monastery, India

Dear Friends in the Dhamma,


We come to another year end and the monks of Tana Monastery India will be conducting the year end pujas stretched over 10 days; the Vajrakilaya Grand Fire Puja and Dorje Drolod Grand Fire Puja.  These pujas are to clear obstacles, thanksgiving and to have a better year ahead – 2014.   This year the Tibetan Losar (Tibetan New Year) falls on 2nd March, 2014.

The dates of the pujas are as follows:


(1)  Vajrakilaya Puja – 27 to 29 January 2014 (3 days)
(2)  Dorje Drolo Puja – 22  to 29 February 2014 (7 days)


It is a great opportunity to partake in these pujas, you can do so by giving your names and making a donation of any amount.  Your contribution will cover both these pujas and you may bank-in your contributions to:


           Tana Dharma Society – Hong Leong Bank account no: 045 0100 3887



Kindly email me at or sister Poh Chwee at after you have remitted your contribution to enable us keep track of your contributions.  Please do not omit to email the names of participants and their contributions as we will be compiling them to be sent to the Monastery by 26 January,  2014.


Briefly the write-up for both the Vajrakilaya Grand Fire Puja and Dorje Drolod Grand Fire Puja for your information:




A Puja is a Buddhist ceremony. Vajrakilaya is Buddha manifesting particularly the enlightened qualities of the complete reversal & utter destruction of ignorance and of negativity, which are synonymous & synchronous with the complete expansion and revelation of wisdom and compassion that is Buddha. Vajrakilaya was one of the main practices that Padmasambhava transmitted to his students. The practice of Vajrakilaya has great significance in that it is what Padmasambhava last performed in Nepal before his triumphant arrival and victorious introduction of Buddhism from India to Tibet in the 8th Century AD.


Following the example of Guru Padmasambhava and many superb lineage masters, we perform Vajrakilaya to overcome outer, inner, and secret obstacles to Dharma practice and activity as well worldly activities.


The Vajrakilaya puja performed before Tibetan New Year prevents the obstacles from the past year from carrying forward into the New Year.




“Crazy Wisdom Vajra”, a wrathful manifestation of Padmasambhava and a subduer of demons. Guru Padma arose in the wrathful form of Dorje Drolod in the famous Tagstang or Tiger’s Nest Cave in Bhutan to subdue the negative and demonic forces of these degenerate times. Ferocious in expression, amidst a mass of primordial wisdom fire, he stands upon the back of a pregnant tigress who is the wrathful form of his Wisdom Consort of enlightened activity, Tashi Kye Dren, whose ferocity is unpredictable and wild. Dressed in a robe of brocade, his hair is red and curly, he has an overbite and fangs and wears a garland of severed heads representing the cutting of the 52 levels of dualistic mental-events. In his right hand he holds aloft a vajra emitting lightning bolts, and in his left a kila-phurba, a three-sided ritual dagger which severs the three poisons that are the source of all suffering. The ferocious expression he wears while riding a pregnant tigress who is munching on a corpse makes for a menacing figure. His body is dark brown and surrounded by a halo of flames.


The 7 days Dorje Drolo Puja helps to prevent the obstacles from the past year from carrying forward into the New Year.  It will specially protect us from powerful demons.

Thank you for your participation we would like to wish you all a very spiritually fulfilling New Year and may 2014 be a better, brighter and more prosperous year for all despite the tariff hikes.


With lots of Blessings,

Kathryn and PohChwee

Tana Dharma Society

Tel:  03-5632610/0122016485 (Kathryn)
012-3236553 (PohChwee)