The Spiritual Lineage

The Spiritual Lineage

Overview March 23, 2016 28 12,776

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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His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal

The 101st Gaden Tripa, His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal was born in 1927 in Kham (eastern Tibet). He was ordained in 1935 at the tender age of eight when he joined the local monastery in Yangding.

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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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This photo gallery contains a selection of stunning images of the World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden, his emanations and his entourage from around the world.

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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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Shar Gaden Monastery

Shar Gaden Monastery

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Shar Gaden Nampar Gyalway Ling Monastery, a full-fledged Gelug monastic seat for higher Buddhist studies was established on 23 February 2008 to provide an avenue for those with karmic affinity with the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden to study, practise and uphold their lineage.

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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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This photo gallery contains a selection of images of Dorje Shugden, his entourage and other Enlightened Beings from around the world. Please enjoy and share these beautiful blessed pictures.

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Dorje Shugden Gyenze to Increase Life, Merits and Wealth

Gyenze is Dorje Shugden in a wealth form specifically to help us gain resources through correct means. Gyenze’s practice can increase our life span and healing. Propitiating Gyenze also increases our inner wealth.

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Sacred Sculpture

Sacred Sculpture

BlogNews February 27, 2016 18 407

Shortly before his passing, His Eminence Kyabje Phara Dorje Chang of Gaden Jangtse Monastery fashioned an incredibly realistic Dorje Shugden head sculpture from clay obtained from a jungle near the Buxa refugee camp in North India. The jungle was known to be haunted.

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His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche

His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche

Lamas February 11, 2016 2 1,556

Born on 10th March 1901 in one of the most spiritual places of Central Tibet, Tsel Gungtang, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso was the third incarnation in the line of Trijang Rinpoches.

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H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden

His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was a great and renowned teacher of Dorje Shugden’s practice and held Dorje Shugden very close to his heart. Born in 1905 in Kham, Tibet, Zong Rinpoche was renowned throughout all three great Gelugpa monasteries.

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Lama Tsongkhapa’s Holy Items

Some of the most important holy items which are still kept in Tibet are the sacred relics of Lama Tsongkhapa. According to Buddhist tradition, holy relics can generally be categorised into three types.

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Trijang Buddhist Institute

Trijang Buddhist Institute

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Trijang Buddhist Institute is an important institution within the Gelug lineage, empowered with full authority by the 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal to preserve, represent and disseminate the Buddha’s teachings, specifically the Gelug tradition.

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His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche

His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche

Lamas January 22, 2016 4 1,349

His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was an incredible Gelugpa master renowned to be a highly skilled debator and a master of healing and Tantric rituals. Although recognised as a reincarnated Lama, he chose to live an incredibly humble life, completely focused on his studies.

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Wrathful Dorje Shugden Ritual in Zong Labrang

This rare video shows the pre-prayer preparations and actual prayer ceremony to the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden that took place in 1985 at Zong Labrang, the official residence of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery.

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Kyabje Zong Rinpoche Chanting Dorje Shugden Prayers

This is a rare video of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche chanting prayers to Dorje Shugden accompanied with the playing of ritual instruments. An erudite and knowledgeable master of the Gelug tradition, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was famous for his impeccable knowledge and perfect ritual skills.

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His Eminence Khalkha Jetsun Dampa

The Khalkha Jetsun Dampa Khutuktus are the spiritual heads of the Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in Mongolia. They also hold the title of Bogd Gegeen. The Khalkha Jetsun Dampa is one of the most revered teachers of the Kalachakra Tantras, the Tara Tantras and the practice of Maitreya.

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Request for Activities of Protectors

Like all great Gelugpa masters, Kyabje Ling Rinpoche relied on Dorje Shugden throughout his life and even composed prayers to him. At the request of the Gelug assembly at Varanasi University in Sarnath, India, Kyabje Ling Rinpoche composed the prayer below.

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His Eminence Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche

Known as one of the most erudite scholar-yogi masters of this century to arise from the esteemed Gaden Shartse Monastery, His Eminence Kyabje Zemey Dorje Chang was the incarnation of a very renowned and high-ranking line of tulkus from Yangting in the Kham province of Tibet.

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