GUIDED by the Great Lineage Masters and the leadership of Tulku Pema Rinpoche, the Abbot of Tana Monastery, South India, there is an urgent need before the fast approaching DARK ERA to construct the MEDITATION RETREAT CENTRE for the 3 years, 3 months, 3 days permanent retreat, and the SHEDRA for the training of monastic and institute monks as well as lay disciples. The Shedra will cater for the profound Buddhist teachings, philosophy, medicine, lineage rituals and much more.
1. Meditation and Retreat Centre
The Meditation Retreat Centre is separate from the Shedra but both will be constructed within the Monastery’s 6 acres of vast grounds which were donated by the Indian Government at the request of the HH Dalai Lama 30 years ago.
Above: The site for the Meditation and Retreat Centre for the permanent retreatants.
The Meditation Retreat Centre will consist of:
·A large shrine room
·20 other rooms
·kitchen and dining room
2. The Shedra
Below: The Shedra (Tana Learning Centre)
The Shedra will be a 3-storey building consisting of:
·50 other rooms
·Kitchen and dining room
About 2000 copies of brochure explaining this project was printed for distribution on Wesak Day, 22-May-2005.
Click here to download the brochure.
The Tana Dharma Society is seeking donations for the construction of the Meditation Retreat Centre and the Shedra.
In order to propagate the Buddha Dharma and to benefit all sentient beings, we have 1008 Buddha Shakyamuni Statue (8 inches) in the main Shrine Hall of Tana Monastery (in India) for sponsoring. The sponsorship for each statue is RM 688.00. The Sponsorship Fund is for the building of the new Shrine in the new Shedra.