Dzambala: Wealth Through Generosity

22 April 2010 - 7:58am Comments Off

Liaison Datuk May Phng, President of Kechara House, speaks on the motivation of the retreat

For more than 100 participants, 23 April 2010 holds special significance for it is the day they are due to begin their Dzambala retreat for Kechara World Peace Centre (

But why are they doing the retreat, and whose blessings are they propitiating?

This past weekend presented the retreatants with an opportunity to learn about the background, significance, iconography and benefits of the practice of Dzambala, in a talk given by Apprentice Liaison David Lai of Kechara Media & Publications ( The event started with a speech by President of Kechara House and Liaison Datuk May Phng, who spoke about the motivation of the retreat, and the reasons behind it – she conveyed to all retreatants her best wishes for an enjoyable and beneficial retreat.

David received teachings on Dzambala and his holy practice from His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche back in 2004. With an instant Chinese translation by Dino Goh, David spoke about the benefits of Dzambala’s practice. He emphasised the significance of understanding Dzambala’s practice so that the retreat becomes much more than a set of mindlessly-performed rituals.

Dzambala represents wealth or, to be more accurate, generosity. David explained that to create the causes for inner and outer wealth, we need to learn to cut our miserliness and learn generosity. Generosity is the key to spiritual practice. It does not necessarily refer to financial generosity, but also to generosity of body, speech and mind. Thus, as the prerequisite to spiritual and material wealth, the result of our Dzambala practice should be generosity, signified by the bijapura fruit on the statue.

David proved to be a very engaging and entertaining speaker

Come and join the retreat! If you would like more information on how to participate in these retreats, please contact Liaison Paul Yap at +6012 364 9797 (or, Phng Wee Liang at +6012 238 3222 (or or Tan Gim Lee at +6017 620 6193 (or

You can also get a headstart in Dzambala’s practice and join in our regular pujas, held weekly at our Dzambala Chapel in Kechara House 2.

CHINESE DZAMBALA PUJA Wednesday, 8pm to 10pm

ENGLISH DZAMBALA PUJA Thursday, 8pm to 10pm

Dino providing an instant English to Chinese translation. Are you bilingual? Contact Liaison Ooi Beng Kooi ( or Associate Liaison Kok Yek Yee (!
Kechara are always looking for translators (oral and written) and proofreaders!

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