What is a Dharma Protector?

What is a Dharma Protector?

Overview March 27, 2016 40 2,664

A ‘Dharma Protector’ is a special friend who acts as a guardian angel to safeguard our spiritual path and our general wellbeing. The practice of propitiating a Dharma Protector descended from ancient India and serves to eliminate problems and difficulties that block spiritual progress.

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The Origins of Dorje Shugden

This is a true account of how Dorje Shugden manifested as a compassionate Lama, martyr and enlightened Buddhist Protector. Understanding the origins and history of any Buddhist practice is highly recommended to cultivate faith, devotion and stability in one’s practice.

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The Spiritual Lineage

The Spiritual Lineage

Overview March 23, 2016 28 1,008

Tracing the lineage between Guru and disciple is an important aspect of the Buddhist teachings as blessings descend from the lineage masters to the practitioner. What follows is a brief summary of the close lineage of Dorje Shugden’s practice.

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Dorje Shugden’s Entourage

Dorje Shugden’s Entourage

Overview March 21, 2016 27 1,491

When we engage in Dorje Shugden’s practice, we also invoke upon his 32-deity entourage. Thus, it is important to understand the different elements that make up Dorje Shugden’s divine mandala and to be able to visualise this clearly in our daily meditations.

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The Meaning Behind Dorje Shugden’s Form

Every part of Dorje Shugden’s form has deep spiritual significance. Its entirety represents the complete path of the Lamrim, thus meditating upon it with correct understanding will generate great merits and attainments. What follows is a brief explanation of Dorje Shugden’s form.

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The Previous Existences of Dorje Shugden

Dorje Shugden reincarnated as a Dharma Protector in order to be of benefit to sentient beings. He arose from a long line of incarnations that stem all the way back to the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, Manjushri.

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The Oracles of Dorje Shugden

Tibet has an ancient and popular tradition of oracles which involves invoking the deity (usually a Dharma Protector) to descend into a human oracle. Dorje Shugden is one such example of this tradition.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Overview January 30, 2016 20 976

Learning something new is always difficult without proper guidance. Here, you will find answers to questions frequently asked by those new to Protector practices.

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