A long line of illustrious lamas have both propitiated and propagated Dorje Shugden since he first arose as a Dharma Protector nearly 400 years... Great Teachers

A long line of illustrious lamas have both propitiated and propagated Dorje Shugden since he first arose as a Dharma Protector nearly 400 years ago. Scholarly, compassionate and attained, these great teachers and their students relied upon Dorje Shugden to create conducive conditions for the outer and inner growth of Dharma in their regions.

Dorje Shugden practice was an integral part of their daily lives in the great monasteries of Gaden, Sera, Drepung and Tashi Lhunpo. Here are just some of the masters who, at some point in their lives, have been greatly devoted to Dorje Shugden. Many of them composed prayers, liturgies and rituals and, together with their hundreds of students, continue to recite them regularly.

His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Dorje Chang
The great lineage master
His Holiness the 2nd Kyabje Pabongka Dorje Chang
His Holiness the 3rd Kyabje Pabongka Chocktrul Rinpoche
The current incarnation
His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang
Junior tutor to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche
The current incarnation
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Dorje Chang
His Eminence the 1st Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche Ngawang Kalsang
His Eminence the 2nd Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche Ngawang Gyalten Jigme Chokyi Wangchuk
His Eminence the 3rd Kyabje Domo Chocktrul Rinpoche Losang Jigme Ngak-Gi Wangchuk
The current incarnation
His Holiness the 9th Panchen Lama Thubten Choekyi Nyima
His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama Lobsang Trinley Lhundrub Chokyi Gyaltsen
His Eminence Zemey Dorje Chang
of Gaden Shartse Monastery
His Eminence Zemey Chocktrul Rinpoche
The current incarnation
His Eminence Geshe Rabten Rinpoche
Pioneer of Tibetan Buddhism in the West
His Eminence Tenzin Rabgya Rinpoche
The current incarnation of Geshe Rabten
His Eminence Lama Thubten Yeshe
Founder of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition
His Holiness Kyabje Dhapu Bamcho Rinpoche
Root Guru of H.H. Pabongka Dorje Chang
His Holiness the 101st Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal
The Gaden Throneholder
His Holiness the 102nd Ganden Tripa Kyabje Rizong Rinpoche
The current throneholder
His Eminence the 1st Serkong Dorje Chang Ngawang Tsultrim Donden
His Eminence the 2nd Serkong Dorje Chang Thubten Tsewang
of Gaden Jangtse Monastery
His Eminence Lama Gangchen Rinpoche
The great healing Lama and mahasiddha
His Eminence Guru Deva Rinpoche Lobsang Tenzin Gyatso Pal Sangpo
Also known as H.E. Sokpu Rinpoche
His Eminence Kensur Lobsang Tharchin Rinpoche
Abbot Emeritus of Sera Mey Monastery
His Eminence Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche
of Drepung Gomang Monastery
His Eminence Dagom Chocktrul Rinpoche
The current incarnation
His Eminence Kyabje Lati Rinpoche
Abbot Emeritus of Gaden Shartse Monastery
His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche
Abbot Emeritus of Gaden Shartse Monastery
His Eminence Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition
His Holiness the 9th Hothogthu Khalkha Jetsun Dampa
Head of Tibetan Buddhism in Mongolia
His Eminence Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche
Abbot of Serpom Monastery
His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche
Founder of Kechara
His Eminence Zasep Jamseng Rinpoche
Founder of Gaden For The West
His Eminence the 6th Khejok Rinpoche
Abbot of Dhe Tsang Monastery
His Eminence Rongtha Gyabgon Rinpoche
of Ra-Nyag Monastery
His Eminence the 19th Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche
His Eminence the 20th Denma Gonsa Rinpoche
The current incarnation
His Eminence Kyabje Dagri Dorje Chang Rinpoche
Venerable Geshe Tendar Rinpoche
of Gaden Shartse Monastery
His Eminence Tendar Chocktrul Rinpoche
The current incarnation
His Eminence Geshe Khenrab Topgyal Gajam
Founder of Gaden Chang Chub Choling
Venerable Geshe Yeshe Wangchuk
of Sera Mey Monastery
Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Tenzin
of Gaden Jangtse Monastery
Venerable Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen
Founder of Thubten Dhargye Ling
His Eminence Kensur Lobsang Phende Rinpoche
Abbot Emeritus of Shar Gaden Monastery
His Eminence the 13th Kundeling Rinpoche
Founder of The Atisha Charitable Trust
His Eminence Dukor Rinpoche (left)
Teacher to the 10th Panchen Lama
His Eminence Achok Rinpoche
Founder of Gadenpa Buddhist Centre
Venerable Geshe Lobsang Phuntsok
of Gaden Shartse Monastery
His Holiness Kyabje Ling Rinpoche
Senior tutor to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
His Eminence Zawa Rinpoche
Founder of Tsongkhapa Meditation Centre
His Eminence Zava Damdin Rinpoche
of Delgeruun Choira Monastery
His Eminence Khenpo Lobsang Jinpa
Abbot of Shar Gaden Monastery
His Eminence the 4th Gonsar Rinpoche Losang Thondrub Rabgye
His Eminence the 5th Gonsar Rinpoche
The current incarnation
Venerable Choyang Duldzin Kuten Lama
Oracle of Dorje Shugden
His Eminence Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey
Founder of Dhargyey Buddhist Centre Gompa
His Eminence Denma Locho Rinpoche
of Drepung Loseling Monastery
His Eminence Choden Rinpoche
of Sera Jey Monastery
His Eminence Lama Jampa Ngodup Wangchuk
His Eminence Drubchen Rinpoche
His Eminence Je Gungthang Rinpoche
His Eminence the 18th Dromtug Rinpoche
of Kadhampa Buddhist Association
His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin
The current Sakya throneholder
His Eminence Kyabje Gelek Rinpoche
Founder of Jewel Heart
His Eminence Loden Sherab Dagyab Kyabgoen Rinpoche
His Eminence Nechung Rinpoche Ogyen Thinley Choephel
His Eminence the 3rd Taktra Rinpoche Ngawang Sungrab Thutob
Regent of Tibet
His Eminence Kyabje Gyara Dorje Chang
of Drepung Loseling Monastery
His Eminence Gyara Rinpoche
of Shar Gaden Monastery
His Eminence Kensur Jetsun Lobsang Ngodrob
of Sera Mey Monastery
His Eminence Kyabje Gosok Rinpoche
of Sera Mey Monastery
His Eminence Jetsun Lobsang Nyima Pelsangpo
The previous Sharpa Choeje Rinpoche
The current incarnation of Sharpa Choeje Rinpoche Lobsang Nyima Pelsangpo
His Eminence Gyalrong Kensur Rinpoche Ngawang Thekchok
Abbot Emeritus of Sera Mey Monastery
His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel
Abbot Emeritus of Gaden Jangtse Monastery
His Eminence Jetsun Lobsang Choeje Jangchun Rinpoche
His Eminence Jetsun Jampa Choeje Pelsangpo
of Chamdo Jampa Ling Monastery
His Eminence Khenpo Zong Luo Jampa Khedrup Rinpoche
Abbot of Chamdo Jampa Ling Monastery
His Eminence Jetsun Jamyang Khejok Jampa Gyatso
of Chamdo Jampa Ling Monastery
His Eminence Tenchok Rinchen Jongnai Rinpoche
of Riwoche Chakzamka Thubten Dargye Ling Monastery
His Eminence Drakyab Tokden Rinpoche
of Drepung Loseling Monastery
His Eminence Tsawa Pulthok Rinpoche
of Drepung Loseling Monastery
His Eminence Serkong Tritul Rinpoche
of Gaden Jangtse Monastery
His Eminence Kensur Konchok Tsering
Abbot Emeritus of Gaden Shartse Monastery
His Eminence Kensur Tamdin Gyatso Rinpoche
Abbot Emeritus of Gaden Shartse Monastery
His Eminence Ribur Rinpoche
Close student of Kyabje Pabongka Dorje Chang
His Eminence Kensur Jetsun Lobsang Denpa
Abbot Emeritus of Gyuto Monastic College
His Eminence Kensur Kari Rinpoche
Abbot Emeritus of Gaden Shartse Monastery
His Eminence Thubten Tulku Rinpoche
of Gaden Jangtse Monastery
His Eminence the 3rd Chiara Rinpoche
of Chamdo Jampa Ling Monastery
His Eminence Khenpo Shangpa Yongten Rinpoche
Abbot of Chakzamka Thubten Dargye Ling Monastery
His Eminence Kyabje Changkya Rinpoche Lobsang Pelden Tenpe Dronme
His Eminence Rinchen Gonpo Rinpoche
His Eminence Rinchen Gonpo Chocktrul Rinpoche
The current incarnation
His Eminence Geshe Lobsang Khedrub
of Chamdo Jinka Monastery
His Eminence Kyabje Daknak Rinpoche
of Sera Jey Monastery
His Eminence Kyabje Para Rinpoche
His Eminence Kyabje Buton Rinpoche Jetsun Losang Kenrab Denpa
His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Ngawang Dakpa
Abbot Emeritus of Sera Mey Monastery
His Eminence Tri Yongzin Rinpoche
of Sera Mey Monastery
His Eminence Kangyur Rinpoche
of Sera Mey Monastery
Venerable Geshe Thubten Trinley
of Sera Jey Monastery
His Eminence Lama Thubten Phurbu
His Eminence Khenpo Khachen Losang Zopa Rinpoche
Abbot of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery
His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tenpa
Abbot Emeritus of Drepung Gomang Monastery
His Eminence Khyongla Rato Rinpoche
His Eminence Kyabje Rato Chowar RInpoche
His Eminence Jampa Rinpoche
of Drepung Loseling Monastery
Venerable Geshe Gelek Gyatso
of Gaden Shartse Monastery
His Eminence Kyabje Tsenshab Serkong Tugse Rinpoche
His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Sonam Gyaltsen
Abbot Emeritus of Gyume Monastic College
His Eminence Doboom Tulku Rinpoche
His Eminence Sangtsang Rinpoche
Samdhong Rinpoche
His Eminence Lama Michel Rinpoche
Venerable Geshe Tenzin Dorje
of Gaden Shartse Monastery
His Eminence Sera Khenchen Dorje Chang Gyeltsen Shakya
His Eminence Lhasa Gen Lamrimpa
His Eminence Radong Rinpoche
from Chatreng, Tibet
His Eminence Ngawang Lobsang Damcho Gyaltsen
His Eminence Khenchen Ngawang Gyatso
His Eminence Kensur Lobsang Tenpa Rinpoche
Abbot Emeritus of Gaden Sampheling Monastery
His Eminence Tsenshab Kerti Rinpoche
His Eminence the 7th Kyabje Khangser Rinpoche Thupten Kunga
His Eminence Keutsang Rinpoche
His Eminence Gyeltse Rinpoche
of Gaden Shartse Monastery
His Eminence Kyabje Lobsang Sherab Rinpoche
Abbot of Gyuto Monastery
His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Rinpoche
His Eminence Amchok Rinpoche
Venerable Geshe Puntsok Gyeltsen
of Sera Mey Monastery
His Eminence Kyabje Dungkar Rinpoche Lobsang Trinley
Venerable Geshe Lobsang Phende
of Sera Mey Monastery
His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Tenzin Sherab
Abbot Emeritus of Gyuto Monastic College
His Eminence Laza Rinpoche
of Radak Chopeling Monastery
His Eminence Kardze Rinpoche
His Eminence Phuntsog Rinpoche
His Eminence Tripon Rinpoche
of Serpom Monastery
Venerable Geshe Tenpa
of Serpom Monastery
His Eminence Zhaphel Rinpoche
His Eminence Meli Rinpoche
His Eminence Jampa Khedrup Rinpoche
His Eminence Neshe Tulku
His Eminence Tulku Lobsang Phuntsok
His Eminence Khursang Rinpoche
His Eminence Nyima Rinpoche
His Eminence Lhasang Rinpoche
Venerable Geshe Jampa Khetsun
of Serpom Monastery
His Eminence Khen Rinpoche Jampa Tsondue
Abbot of Phegyeling Monastery, Nepal
His Eminence Nyedru Rinpoche
His Eminence Trichen Lama
His Eminence Kyabje Khyungser Trichen Rinpoche
His Eminence Panglung Rinpoche
Venerable 6th Panglung Kuten
Oracle of Dorje Shugden
Venerable 7th Panglung Kuten
Oracle of Dorje Shugden
Venerable Geshe Sonam Gyeltsen
His Holiness Kyabje Shodrug Rinpoche
Venerable Geshe Lobsang Jinpa
His Holiness Trehor Kyorpen Rinpoche
of Drepung Monastery
Venerable Lobsang Tenzin
Lead Chanter in Shar Gaden Monastery
Venerable Tulku Losang Yeshe
of Shar Gaden Monastery
His Eminence Phagpa Lha Rinpoche
of Chamdo Jampa Ling Monastery
His Eminence Dartse Tulku
of Chamdo Thurcha Monastery
His Eminence Dukhor Tulku Tenzin Gelek Namgyal
of Chando Jampa Ling Monastery
His Eminence Jetsun Gyeltsen Shakya Rinpoche
His Eminence Kongdong Rinpoche
His Eminence Anor Rinpoche
of Drakyab Magon Tashi Yangkyil Monastery
His Eminence Jetsun Ngawang Lobsang Tenpei Gyaltsen Senge
of Tagtsang Lhamo Setri Monastery
His Eminence Chongpo Lamrim Lama Drapa Tharyi
His Eminence Chongpo Lamrim Lama Karma Gyaltsen
Venerable Gen Pema Dorje
His Eminence Kyabje Yongzin Thupten Dhampa
Venerable Markham Chultul Gyaltsen Damchoe
His Eminence Kyabje Ngachen Rinpoche
of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery
His Eminence Lamrim Lama Lobsang Ngodup
Also known as Lama Namdol
His Eminence Namkar Dorje Chang Namkha Tenzin Wangchuk
Venerable Gen Rabgye
of Gaden Sumtseling Monastery
Venerable Gen Jamyang Gyatso
His Eminence Chocktrul Tenpae Ngima
His Eminence Kyabje Damchoe Ringchen Jungni
His Eminence Kyabje Ngyitul Rinpoche
Venerable Geshe Singgey Rinpoche
Venerable Dhomeypa Yonten Gyatso
His Eminence Gangkar Namgyal Ling Gi Lama Sakya Rinpoche
Venerable Geshe Konchok Gyaltsen
Venerable Geshe Jangchub Gyaltsen
Venerable Choijin Lama
Oracle of Dorje Shugden
Venerable Kutenla
Oracle of Dorje Shugden
Venerable Ngawang Sungrab Thutob
Venerable Gen Jampa Losang
His Eminence Sharpei Rinpoche
Venerable Simla Kuten
His Eminence Khenpo Ngitul Rinpoche
Abbot of Longshi Monastery
His Eminence Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche
Abbot of Raknga Monastery, Yushu, China
His Eminence Khamgyuk Tulku Rinpoche
of Raknga Monastery
His Eminence Kyabje Kangsar Rinpoche
from Nang Sang, Tibet
His Eminence Kyabje Chutrikang Rinpoche
from Nang Sang, Tibet
Venerable Geshe Thubten Loden
of Sera Jey Monastery
His Eminence Dagor Chocktrul Rinpoche
His Eminence Kagyur Rinpoche
of Gaden Shartse Monastery
Duldzin Drakpa Gyeltsen
Jetsun Jampal Dorje
Emperor Kangxi
Tsako Ngawang Drakpa
His Holiness the 30th Sakya Trizin Sonam Rinchen
His Holiness the 31st Sakya Trizin Kunkhyen Ngawang Kunga Lodroe
His Holiness the 33rd Sakya Trizin Padma Dudul Wangchug
His Holiness the 35th Sakya Trizin Tashi Rinchen
His Holiness the 37th Sakya Trizin Kunga Nyingpo
His Holiness the 39th Sakya Trizin Dragshul Thinley Rinchen