Dharma Protectors of Tibetan Buddhism

A common question that is often asked by those who are not familiar with Tibetan Buddhism relates to the practice of Dharmapalas or Dharma Protectors. These are actually beings who support our practice through a number of methods. Primarily they are propitiated in order to remove obstacles and difficulties that block spiritual progress.

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Tagpu Pemavajra and Visions from Gaden Heaven

Tagpu Pemavajra was a highly attained lama who had many authentic visions of the Buddhas and even received direct teachings from them. Upon Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche’s request, Tagpu Pemavajra travelled to Tushita, the heavenly abode of Lama Tsongkhapa where he received the complete cycle of teachings on Dorje Shugden.

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The Emperors of China and the Dalai Lamas of Tibet

The establishment and cultivation of the close relationship with Tibet, especially with key Gelugpa lamas such as the Dalai Lamas, Panchen Lamas and the Changkya Lamas by past Emperors of China, particularly of the Qing dynasty, culminated in the flourishing of Tibetan Buddhism across China and in Tibet.

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Pastor Lanse Chiah’s Dharma Sharing | 谢晓晶讲法师中文佛法视频分享

Lanse graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Jinan University in Guangzhou…

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H.H. the 101st Gaden Trisur Rinpoche’s Vajrayogini Teachings and Text

From 31st May to 2nd June 2018, H.H. the 101st Gaden Trisur Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche gave a three-day teaching on the sacred Highest Anuttarayoga Tantra practice of Vajrayogini to a group of approximately 50 Sangha members at his Dharma centre in France…

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I Experienced His Power Firsthand

Like most non-practising Buddhists, I used to have no idea what Dharma Protector practice is and why it’s important to engage in it. Little did I know of our karmic affinity with the Protector of our time and the immense benefits His powerful practice brings.

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Download: Dorje Shugden Materials

To help people connect with him, a modern and easy-to-understand set of materials have been produced to make his practice accessible to everyone in six different languages: English, Tibetan (བོད་ཡིག), Chinese (中文), Hindi (हिंदी), Tamil (தமிழ்) and Nepali (नेपाली).

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His Holiness the 9th Panchen Lama

His Holiness the 9th Panchen Lama Thubten Choekyi Nyima was born in 1883. The name “Panchen” is an abbreviation meaning ‘great scholar’. In fact, the Panchen Lama is second-highest ranking Lama in the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism, the highest being the Dalai Lama.

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His Eminence Dagom Chocktrul Rinpoche

Born in 2010 in Lhorong County, Chamdo, His Eminence the 13th Dagom Chocktrul Rinpoche Lobsang Khyenrab Tenpai Wangchuk was recognised by Zonglo Chocktrul Rinpoche Jampa Khedrup and enthroned on 21 November 2016.

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Dorje Shugden’s Golden Domed Hat

Dorje Shugden’s golden domed hat is a representation of the protection he grants to practitioners and upholders of Madhyamaka, Nagarjuna’s special view of Emptiness as embodied perfectly in Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings.

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Mahasiddhas and Marriage

The Mahasiddhas of Buddhism have led very different and controversial lives in times both ancient and modern. They often exhibit what has come to be commonly known as “crazy wisdom”, which is wisdom so unconventional that it borders on the edge of madness.

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Dorje Shugden’s Sword

Manjushri is most often depicted as a male Bodhisattva wielding a flaming sword in his right hand. The sword represents the realisation of transcendent wisdom which cuts down ignorance and duality which binds sentient beings to a cycle of suffering and unhappiness.

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His Eminence Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

On 1st July 1948 in the Year of the Earth-Ox, Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, the 13th incarnation of Lama Konchog Tenzin of Zuru Monastery, was born as prophesied by Jetrung Rinpoche to a father born in the Tiger year and a mother in the Bird year.

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Searching for the Paranormal

While filming a spirit summoning ritual performed by a native tribe in Malaysia, we ended up trapped in the middle of an unfamiliar jungle with no idea how to get out. Our guide, a native of the local clan, told us that there was a possibility that we had unknowingly offended the jungle spirits.

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His Eminence Trehor Kyorpen Rinpoche

His Eminence Trehor Kyorpen Rinpoche was a was a great yogi of both the Tantric generation and completion stages. A learned scholar and erudite master, he obtained his Geshe Lharampa title from Drepung Monastery in Tibet.

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Touching Reunion

Touching Reunion

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About a year ago, I had one of the most stressful days of my life, the day my dog Snoopy went missing. Snoopy is a very obedient dog and I never need to call him more than twice before he comes running to me. However, on that day, something seemed wrong.

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The Advantages of Propitiating Dorje Shugden: Part 2

In general, a Dharma Protector serves to protect the Dharma, its precepts and precious teachings as well as the practitioners. To be specific, it is not the Dharma itself that requires protection but its availability, proper understanding and practice that have to be safeguarded.

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The Advantages of Propitiating Dorje Shugden: Part 1

According to His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden is a fully enlightened Buddha who appears in the form of a worldly god so that beings in this era can access his blessings quicker and more powerfully.

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Never Before Seen Footage of Dorje Shugden Oracles

These videos contain rare and never-seen-before footage of oracular monks who mysteriously took spontaneous trance in the presence of Tsem Rinpoche during a pilgrimage to Tibet.

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Karchen-la Celebrates His 101st Birthday

Venerable Karchen Lobsang Chodar was born in Shigatse, central Tibet. At a very young age, he enrolled in Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, one of the largest monastic universities in Tibet.

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