Dharma Protectors of Tibetan Buddhism

A common question that is often asked by those who are not familiar with Tibetan Buddhism relates to the practice of Dharmapalas or Dharma Protectors. These are actually beings who support our practice through a number of methods. Primarily they are propitiated in order to remove obstacles and difficulties that block spiritual progress.

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Tagpu Pemavajra and Visions from Gaden Heaven

Tagpu Pemavajra was a highly attained lama who had many authentic visions of the Buddhas and even received direct teachings from them. Upon Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche’s request, Tagpu Pemavajra travelled to Tushita, the heavenly abode of Lama Tsongkhapa where he received the complete cycle of teachings on Dorje Shugden.

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Historic First Kalachakra Initiation by the 11th Panchen Lama

H.H. the 11th Panchen Lama recently bestowed the Kalachakra initiation at his New Palace near Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, the first to be held publicly in Tibet/China in the last 50 years and the historic first Kalachakra initiation presided over by the young Panchen Lama.

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The Origins of Dorje Shugden

The Origins of Dorje Shugden

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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

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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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Video: Why We Need Dharma Protectors

Dharma Protector practice is central to Vajrayana Buddhism. This video explains the role of the Dharma Protector, which is to help the practitioner clear inner and outer obstacles and also to provide suitable conditions for the practitioner to conduct his practice with minimum distractions.

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Video: How and Why Dorje Shugden Arose

An intricate tale of how Dorje Shugden arose as a Dharma Protector to protect Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings on Emptiness. This historical account, based on the writings of His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, spans hundreds of years of Tibetan history.

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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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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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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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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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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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Kechara Forest Retreat

Kechara Forest Retreat

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Situated on a 35-acre plot of land in Bentong, Malaysia, Kechara Forest Retreat is a holistic retreat centre which offers spiritual seekers an opportunity to develop a perfect balance of total wellness through spiritual retreats, learning and conscious living, all within a natural forest enclave.

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Advice from Dorje Shugden

Advice from Dorje Shugden

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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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Surpassing My Expectations

Dorje Shugden helped me in my English proficiency test. Having failed the first attempt, I did a lot of Dorje Shugden serkym offerings and my second test results surpassed my expectations!

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Dorje Shugden Wangze for Power and Influence

Dorje Shugden as Wangze is the most powerful deity to propitiate in order to develop control or exert a positive influence on ourselves and others. This commentary on Wangze’s practice was compiled from traditional sources by His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche.

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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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His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche

His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche

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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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