Dharma Tunes Volume 1 is a landmark publication in Malaysian Buddhism.
For the first time, music notation for piano comes together with
lyrics and guitar chords in a single volume of work. Dharma Tunes
Volume 1 contains thirty-three Buddhist songs, ranging from timeless
classics like “Wheel of Life” and “Why?” to the latest compositions
such as “Sunshine of My Life” and “My Destiny”. The book contains
the inspirational work of Bro. Tan Huat Chye of the Wayfarers, Bro.
Daniel Yeo of D-Kidz, Bro. Daniel Kwok of i.gemz and many more. We
gratefully acknowledge each of the composers who have gave their
kind permission for the publication of their work.
promote and popularize Buddhist music, which is inspired by the
Buddha’s teachings, with the aim of making Buddhist singing into a
culture within every Buddhist community.
Buddhist communities in Malaysia and other countries.
The initial printing of 1,000 copies have been distributed to
Buddhist Societies free of charge and is now out of stock. Copies of Dharma Tunes Vol. 1 have
been distributed in Malaysia and also
reached other countries such as Singapore, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom and the USA.
The good news is that you can now buy a copy of Dharma Tunes Vol. 1.
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We have revised and
completed re-printing of Dharma Tunes Vol. 1. Your purchase of a
copy will help us continue our efforts to fund future editions of
Dharma Tunes, as a not-for-profit and self-sustaining project.
You can obtain a copy of Dharma Tunes Vol.1 from
Buddhist Bookshop, Petaling Jaya and Penang. Please visit
for location and contact information
Lanka Buddhist Temple, Sentul, Kuala Lumpur
Wan Temple, Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur
USJ21, USJ21/6, Subang Jaya, Selangor
Buddhist Association, SS13, Subang Jaya, Selangor
Utama Buddhist Society, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Buddhist Youth Society, Banda Hilir, Melaka
Eenh - Bookshop, Gajah Berang, Melaka
Kim Seng Memorial Library, Jonker Walk, Melaka
Missionary Society Malaysia Kajang Branch (Kajang Buddhist
Centre), Kajang, Selangor
Bro. Jerry Khoo at 012-6211098
Buddhist Societies bulk purchase (10 copies and above), kindly contact us by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org for special pricing.
support of Buddhist Music is most appreciated.
Here is what our readers
had to say about Dharma Tunes Vol. 1:
"I have received
the beautiful Dharma Tunes. Thanks so much for the wonderful book!"
- Dhammasara, Malaysia
"Thank you so
much. I just got the book and it is wonderful! This is a great idea"
- Shawn, North Carolina, USA
"I think the book
is a real great resource. My wife says she is so happy to have it.
Now we get to hear Buddhist tunes on our piano!" - Lim, Malaysia
publication effort; a big Sadhu to you. Mettena Cittena" - Prem,
is with gratitude that I listened to your disc and had a wonderful
time singing your tunes. Soon I shall share it with my sangha" -
Sheila, Florida, USA
for the Buddhist song book; do keep up your good work. I have asked
my kids to start playing the songs on the piano. Sadhu x 3 to you
and team" - Loi, Malaysia
VOLUME 1 LAUNCH EVENT
Dharma Tunes Volume 1
was officially launched on 31st August 2008, at Maha Karuna Buddhist
Society, in commemoration of the 2nd anniversary of the passing away
of the Venerable Dr. K Sri Dhammananda, the late Chief High Priest
of Malaysia and Singapore. The launch will was officiated by
Venerable B. Sri Saranankara Nayaka Maha Thera, Adhikarana Sangha
Nayaka, one of the most senior monks in Malaysian Buddhism. It was a
most memorable event, with performances by Maha Karuna Buddhist
Society Sunday School, Bro. Tan Huat Chye, i.gemz and others. Chief
Ven. even sang a Buddhist song from his childhood days. The launch
event was covered by The Star Metro and Buddhist Channel. Please
click on the Press link in this page to view the press coverage.