The 5th Malaysian Kagyu Monlam 2012 was jointly organized by
Hai Tao Life Foundation and Persatuan Penganut Agama Buddha
Karma Drubgyu Choling Kluang Johor. It was successfully held
at Wisma Hrih Lotus, Kuala Lumpur, from 11th to 13th May
2012. We were honored to have His Eminence Taklung Rinpoche
lead the Monlam.
Three days of aspiration prayers were attended by three
Rinpoches, two Khenpos, two Dorje Lopöns, one Acharya, three
Anilas, 67 Lamas and approximately 150 lay people from
Malaysia and other countries, including Singapore and Hong
Kong. Attendance reached more than 600 lay people for the
The first day began at 5:30 AM with a procession carrying a
portrait of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa.
Following that, Taklung Rinpoche gave Mahayana Sojong Vows
(The Eight Precepts) to the assembly and then everyone
chanted the Refuge prayers and Sanskrit prayers.
Throughout the three days, Monlam prayers were performed as
outlined by the Gyalwang Karmapa in the Kagyu Monlam
Aspiration Book. After breakfast, Taklung Rinpoche gave
teachings to all at 9:30 AM. The Twenty-Branch, The King of
Aspirations and other prayers were chanted every afternoon
after lunch break. Devotees and Sangha members also made
offerings to the assembly during the three days.
On the 2nd day, Rinpoche led the Akshobhya Purification
Ritual. The Akshobhya ritual is a very powerful purification
practice that benefits all sentient beings, included those
who have passed away as well as those still living. Together
we dedicated the merit to freeing beings from the sufferings
in samsara and in the lower realms.
Venerable Hai Tao from Taiwan was a special guest attending
the 3rd day of the Monlam. He gave teachings to the assembly
that evening. Venerable Hai Tao also participated in the
Light Offering (Marme Monlam) afterwards. He, along with
Rinpoche, the sangha and lay people, lit candles while
reciting The Lamp Prayer composed by Atisha. The Lamp Prayer
was recited in Tibetan and Chinese sequentially. Thousand of
lamps, including crystal-like lotus lamps and candle,
illuminated the entire hall. Holding the lamp with utmost
sincerity, everyone dedicated the merit that have been
accumulated and offered this towards the flourishing of
Buddha Dharma and World Peace.
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all the
auspicious connections and conditions that we’ve
accomplished to make Kagyu Monlam a successful one.
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to H.H the
17th Karmapa and all the lineage masters for their infinite
blessing and kind guidance.
Special thanks go to Daglung Rinpoche, Sonam Tenzin Rinpoche
and Venerable Hai Tao for their kind help in conducting the
ceremony. We cannot forget Lama Chodrak, the executive
officer of the International Kagyu Monlam Organization, who
had helped us in planning and preparing this event. We would
also like to thank the chanting masters, torma masters,
translators, and all other Lamas and Sangha members who
And to our great sponsor of this event, Datin Sri Loo Chooi
Ting, her husband and family, we would like to say a big
“thank you” to you.
Last but not least, thanks to the participants who came from
different places and all the volunteers for their united
efforts in making this event a great success.