About Dharma Tunes

DHARMA TUNES VOLUME 1 

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.

MISSION

To 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.

TARGET GROUP

All Buddhist communities in Malaysia and other countries.

INITIAL IMPRINT

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.

BUY DHARMA TUNES VOL. 1

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 Malaysia locations:
 
  • Direct from this web site by clicking here

  • Sukhi Hotu Buddhist Bookshop, Petaling Jaya and Penang. Please visit http://www.sukhihotu.com/ for location and contact information

  • Sentul Si Lanka Buddhist Temple, Sentul, Kuala Lumpur

  • Tham Wah Wan Temple, Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur

  • Setenang USJ21, USJ21/6, Subang Jaya, Selangor

  • Subang Jaya Buddhist Association, SS13, Subang Jaya, Selangor

  • Bandar Utama Buddhist Society, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

  • Melaka Buddhist Youth Society, Banda Hilir, Melaka

  • Seck Kia Eenh - Bookshop, Gajah Berang, Melaka

  • Rev Seck Kim Seng Memorial Library, Jonker Walk, Melaka

  • Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia Kajang Branch (Kajang Buddhist Centre), Kajang, Selangor

  • Contact Bro. Jerry Khoo at 012-6211098

 

For Buddhist Societies bulk purchase (10 copies and above), kindly contact us by emailing sulimc@outlook.com for special pricing.

Your kind support of Buddhist Music is most appreciated.

READERS' COMMENTS

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

"Excellent publication effort; a big Sadhu to you. Mettena Cittena" - Prem, Malaysia

"It 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

"Sincere thanks 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

DHARMA TUNES 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.

Click here to view Photos from our Launch Event.

Yours in the Dharma,

Chong Su Lim

Editor-in-Chief

Latest:

1) Sis. Lee Jun Yen sings "Brahma of My Heart", a song featured in Dharma Tunes Vol. 1

2) "Bodhi Tree" sing-along music video. Bodhi Tree music notes and recording are featured in Dharma Tunes Vol. 1