Chinese New Year: Year-end Pujas, the Vajrakilaya & Dorje Drollo Pujas and Robe Offerings

Dear Friends in the Dhamma,

Namaste! The Lunar Year is in mid-February 2018 and Tana Monastery will be conducting the year end pujas once again. Puja details as follows:


To remove obstacles and welcome the New Year, the monks of Tana Monastery India will be conducting the year-end pujas over a period of 6 days; the dates of the pujas are as follows:

(1) Vajrakilaya Puja – 13, 14 & 15 January, 2018

(2) Dorje Drolo Puja – 12, 13 & 14 February, 2018

(Note: Chinese New Year/Losar – 16-17 February 2018)

Both the pujas help to prevent the obstacles from the past year from carrying forward into the New Year. It will specially protect us from powerful demons. Please read the brief write-up about the pujas below.

You may sponsor both the pujas by making a donation of any amount.


The Monastery will also be offering a set of robes to the Sangha members on 15 February 2018, the eve of Lorsar (Tibetan New Year) together with towel/slippers and other requisites. The robes can be sponsored at RM250/set. If you wish to undertake this meritorious deed, please indicate the same in your remittance. You may sponsor any number of sets as you wish. The young lamas, about 50 of them, will wear these new robes on Lorsar day to welcome the New Year.

Robe offering by Tulku Pema Rinpoche 2017


You may sponsor the robes and both the above pujas by banking in your contributions to:

Tana Dharma Society

Hong Leong Bank account no: 045 0100 3887  

Sponsor’s name

Vajrakilaya & Dorje Drolo Pujas

RM(any amount)

No. of Robes

@ RM250 each

Other Requisites

RM(any amount)
















Kindly email your remittance advice to Sis Kathryn at or Sis Poh Chwee at or Sis Beei Huey at after you have remitted your contribution to enable them to track 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 7 January, 2018.


Here is a brief write-up for both the Vajrakilaya Grand Fire Puja and Dorje Drolod Grand Fire Puja for your information:

Vajrakilaya Grand Fire Puja

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.


Dorje Drolod Grand Fire Puja 


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.


Thank you for your participation and we would like to wish you all a very spiritually fulfilling New Year.  May 2018 be spiritually enlightening, better, brighter and more prosperous year. 


Yours in the Dharma,

Leong  Poh Chwee

Tana Dharma Society

Tel:  03-56326103/012-2016485 (Kathryn)

        012-3236553 (PohChwee)

        0123397661 (Beei Huey)

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