Starting on Dorje Shugden’s Practice

Relying on Dorje Shugden could not be easier. In a place which is comfortable and calming, sit before an image of the World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden. Have some simple offerings laid out before you. Take a moment to centre yourself then focus strongly on Dorje Shugden’s illustrious form.

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Download: Dorje Shugden Graphic Novel

This stunning full-colour graphic novel retells the story of Dorje Shugden in an engaging and fun manner. Now available in 11 different languages!

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What is a Dharma Protector?

What is a Dharma Protector?

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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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Dorje Shugden’s Entourage

Dorje Shugden’s Entourage

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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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Setting Up A Tibetan Buddhist Altar

For Buddhists, the altar forms the focal point of their practice. A Buddhist altar is used by the practitioner to purify negative karma, and to generate merits which will create the causes for us to have conducive conditions in order to further our spiritual practice.

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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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The Illustrated Story of Dorje Shugden

Featuring charming hand-drawn illustrations, this introductory video tells the story of Dorje Shugden’s arisal as a Dharma Protector in a simple and straightforward manner, and is suitable for both beginners and senior practitioners alike.

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The Illustrated Story of Dorje Shugden in Chinese: 多杰雄登 - 插图故事 (完整版)

Featuring charming hand-drawn illustrations and narrated in Chinese, this introductory video tells the story of Dorje Shugden’s arisal as a Dharma Protector in a simple and straightforward manner, and is suitable for both beginners and senior practitioners alike.

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Diamond Path: A Daily Sadhana of Dorje Shugden

The Diamond Path sadhana invokes upon two forms of Manjushri – Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden. Using traditional sources, this sadhana has been compiled by H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche for those without initiation who wish to create a closer connection with Manjushri.

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The Illustrated Story of Dorje Shugden in Italian (La Storia Illustrata di Dorje Shugden)

Featuring charming hand-drawn illustrations and narrated in Italian, this introductory video tells the story of Dorje Shugden’s arisal as a Dharma Protector in a simple and straightforward manner, and is suitable for both beginners and senior practitioners alike.

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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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Video: The Lineage of Dorje Shugden in Kechara

Kechara’s Dorje Shugden lineage can be traced directly through an unbroken line of lineage masters all the way to Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen. Thus, the practice of Dorje Shugden within Kechara is ripe with the blessings of the lineage.

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Video: The Iconography of Dorje Shugden

Dorje Shugden’s iconography is a roadmap to Enlightenment and illustrates well the deity’s enlightened nature and how he helps practitioners overcome their outer, inner and secret obstacles.

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The Symbolism of Dorje Shugden

This video provides a brief overview and explanation about the holy form of Dorje Shugden, which represents various aspects of the Buddhist teachings.

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Video: The Mandala of Dorje Shugden

This introduction to the various deities of Dorje Shugden’s mandala illustrates the many ways in which he can assist us, through the Five Families of Dorje Shugden as well as through his entourage – the Nine Mothers, the Eight Guiding Monks and the Ten Youthful and Wrathful Deities.

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Video: The Relationship Between Dorje Shugden & Setrap

Dorje Shugden’s close relationship with the Protector Setrap is historically significant. Not only did Dorje Shugden’s previous incarnations propitiate Setrap, but also brought the practice of Setrap from India into the Tibetan pantheon of deities.

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Video: How To Set Up A Tibetan Buddhist Altar

This introductory video is a guide to setting up various types of altars according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, from the simplest to the most extensive.

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Video: How To Begin Dorje Shugden’s Practice

Reap the benefits of Dorje Shugden’s practice with this short and easy daily prayer. In this video, you will learn how to begin the combined practice of Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden, according to the short sadhana compiled from traditional sources by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche.

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