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WESAK DAY 3rd MAY, 2015


We are very blessed to have Venerable Tana Tulku Pema Rinpoche
with us this Wesak. Rinpoche was due to return to his Monastery in
India but we requested Rinpoche to stay for the Wesak to enable all of us
to generate merits. It is believed that any good deed done during this
Wesak, is multiplied a million times.

Wesak day is the most important day when Buddha Sakyamuni was born,
enlightened and attained Parinirvana. It is believed that soon after the
Buddha was born, he took 7 steps to all four directions and each step he
took there appeared a lotus where he stepped. He then pointed his finger at
the sky and proclaimed that he had come to save the world. The angels
also came and bathed the Buddha and thereafter robed him. To signify this
we are having the bathing of the Buddha to accumulate our merits and
purify our negativities on this most special and auspicious day that our
merits will multiply and be more effective than the normal days. We would like
you all to join this special day as whatever funds we raise on this day will
be sent to the Nepal earthquake relief fund. Tana Tulku Pema Rinpoche and
the monks will be doing the Medicine Buddha, Green Tara pujas for all those
who are suffering and monlam for all those who perished during the
earthquake and lamp offering. Please donate generously; any amount is

The purification and pujas will commence at 10am – 12noon on 3rd May, 2015.
Vegetarian lunch will be served.

Please wire or bank in your donation to:

Tana Dharma Society
Hong Leong Bank Account No: 045-0100-3887

Please email your donation to kathryntana@gmail.com.

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 kathryntana@gmail.com or sister Poh Chwee at pohchwee@hotmail.com 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)