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Prayers for MH370

3000 Lamps offering and prayers for the passengers and crew of MH370 at Mahabodhi Stupa, Bodhgaya on 25th March, 2014

The  TDS  express great sadness for the sudden disappearance of MH370 passengers and crew on 8th March, 2014.  With the very little we can do, we offered 3000+ lamps  at Mahabodhi Stupa grounds and our sincere prayers at the Mahabodhi shrine, Bodhgaya, led by Venerable Tulku Pema and Lama Karma Sherab on 25th March, 2014.    Our fervent prayers are with the passengers and crew of MH370 and their families.  May they find peace during this most difficult times.

Tana Dharma Society

Venerable Tulku Pema and Lama Karma Sherab at the Mahabodhi, Bodhgaya, leading the prayers and lighting of 3000 lamps for the passengers and crew of the MH370 on 25-March-2014.



Mahabodhi shrine, Bodhgaya

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)