Mahasiddhas and Marriage

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BlogBuddhism April 14, 2017 8 180

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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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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The Powerful Qualities of Dorje Shugden (Tibetan) | དཔེ་རིས་དེར་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་གྱི་ཁྱད་པར་དུ་འཕགས་པའི་ཁྱད་ཆོས་རྣམས།

ཆོས་སྐྱོང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་ནི་རྗེ་བཙུན་འཇམ་དཔལ་དབྱངས་ཀྱི་རྣམ་སྤྲུལ་ཞིག་ཡིན། ས་ཀྱ་དང་དགེ་ལུགས་པའི་རྩ་ཆེན་བླ་མ་དང་མཁས་དབང་རྣམས་ཀྱིས་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་ནི་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་ཡིན་པ་ལོ་བརྒྱ་འཕྲག་གསུམ་དངོས་གནས་གཏན་ལ་འབེབས།

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Dorje Shugden in the Sakya Tradition

Before Dorje Shugden was widely practised in the Gelugpa tradition, he was enthroned as a Protector of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. The Sakya reliance on Dorje Shugden began with the supreme Sakya throneholder, the 30th Sakya Trizin Sonam Rinchen.

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Commentary: A Sakya Praise to Dorje Shugden

This is a commentary by His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche on the Praise to Dorje Shugden called duelzin choe ki gyalpo choepai choka phuentsog doe gu yong khil she jawa, composed by the 31st Sakya Trizin Kunkhyen Ngawang Kunga Lodro.

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The Hidden Name of Dorje Shugden in the Kangyur

Recently, exciting information has come to light of Dorje Shugden’s name written in the Kangyur, hidden in a passage about the names of Manjushri, as discovered by Dragyab Chocktrul Ngawang Losang Chokyi Gyaltsen.

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Dorje Shugden’s Life Entrustment Initiation

Serious practitioners who wish to establish a deeper connection with Dorje Shugden can receive the life entrustment initiation, also known as sogtae. It greatly supports our spiritual progress as Dorje Shugden guides us not only in this lifetime, but in all future lives.

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Nagarjuna of the Middle Way Philosophy

Arya Nagarjuna lived after the Buddha’s time and became the founder of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition in ancient India. It was from this great being that the lineage on wisdom, or the teachings on the profound view of Emptiness.

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How to Rely upon Dorje Shugden

Relying on a Dharma Protector is an essential and beneficial practice within Vajrayana Buddhism. There are two ways to rely upon Dorje Shugden: in thought and in deed.

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The Importance of Supporting Dharma Institutions

Sponsoring the institutions of the Sangha, namely monasteries and Dharma centres, is not only a generous way to serve others, but a compassionate one too as the sponsor provides the Sangha the means to preserve and spread the Dharma for the benefit of future generations.

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Gaden Monastery’s Dorje Shugden Statue

This particular Dorje Shugden statue was formerly housed in the private Protector chapel of Gaden Lachi, the prayer hall for Gaden Monastery’s two colleges – Gaden Shartse and Gaden Jangtse, alongside statues of other important Protectors.

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Chöd in the Gaden Nyengyu Tradition

Chöd refers to cutting through the self-grasping mind that is at the very root of samsara. The lineage of Chöd was established by a female Tibetan master, Machig Labdrön, who received these teachings from her teacher Padampa Sangye.

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Dorje Shugden Cham Dance in Nyemo Gyelche Monastery

The Dorje Shugden cham dance by and large encompasses the essence of what His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has written about Dorje Shugden, relating the events leading to his manifestation as a Dharma Protector.

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Dorje Shugden’s Divination

There are currently two authentic divination texts that are in use to contact Dorje Shugden. One is from the writings of H.E. Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche and the other is from Dorje Shugden himself who composed it while in trance of the Choyang Duldzin Oracle.

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Dorje Shugden in the Gelugpa Guru Tree

To aid practitioners, His Eminence Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche unveiled an incredible and ‘updated’ Guru Tree of the Gelugpa lineage, which depicts Dorje Shugden for the first time on the same level as other transcendent Dharma Protectors.

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The Chinese Emperor and the Dalai Lama Enthrone Dorje Shugden

Dorje Shugden is closely connected with China in many ways. In Dorje Shugden’s kangso or fulfilment ritual by His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, it is stated that Dorje Shugden resides in Wu Tai Shan (Five-Peak Mountain) of China.

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Advice from Dorje Shugden

Advice from Dorje Shugden

BlogBuddhism February 22, 2016 14 173

During the Losar festivities in 2013, Dorje Shugden gave a teaching on the mind. He spoke extensively on the nature of the mind, especially how our body and speech are nothing but a reflection of the mind.

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