Dorje Shugden’s Sword

Manjushri is most often depicted as a male Bodhisattva wielding a flaming sword in his right hand. The sword represents the realisation of transcendent wisdom which cuts down ignorance and duality which binds sentient beings to a cycle of suffering and unhappiness.

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The Advantages of Propitiating Dorje Shugden: Part 2

In general, a Dharma Protector serves to protect the Dharma, its precepts and precious teachings as well as the practitioners. To be specific, it is not the Dharma itself that requires protection but its availability, proper understanding and practice that have to be safeguarded.

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Gyara Rinpoche Visits Yangting Monastery

Carrying on the tradition of spreading Dorje Shugden’s practice, H.E. Gyara Rinpoche conferred sogtae as well as Lamrim teachings and the Guhyasamaja initiation in Yangting Dechen Ling Monastery.

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Geshe Thubten Trinley Teaches Lamrim in Shar Gaden

From March to April 2016, Shar Gaden Monastery hosted the turning of the wheel of Dharma with the visit of Ven. Geshe Thubten Trinley, who gave an extended series of teachings on the Bodhisattva Vows and the Middling Lamrim with H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s commentary.

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Teachings on the Middle Lamrim

A four week teaching on Je Tsongkhapa’s Middle Lamrim plus the word-transmissions of the eight great Lamrim commentaries.

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The Spiritual Lineage

The Spiritual Lineage

Overview March 23, 2016 28 12,777

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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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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His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche

The great master Pabongka Rinpoche was the pivotal lineage holder of the Oral Gaden Tradition in the 20th Century. It was his particular merit to locate and find all these partial transmissions, to learn and realise them, and bring them together once again to pass them.

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His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche

His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche

Lamas February 11, 2016 2 1,557

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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Request for Activities: Dothey

H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche composed a very special prayer to Dorje Shugden called Dothey, which is a request for the activity of Dorje Shugden. It is perfect for use nowadays, given that most contemporary practitioners simply do not have the time to engage in extensive prayer.

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His Eminence Dagpo Rinpoche

His Eminence Dagpo Rinpoche

Lamas October 4, 2015 4 1,158

Born in 1932 in the region of Kongpo in south-eastern Tibet, His Eminence Dagpo Rinpoche, also known as Bamchoe Rinpoche was recognised by His Holiness the 13th Dalai Lama as the reincarnation of Dagpo Lama Jampel Lhundrup at the age of two.

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His Eminence Dagri Rinpoche

His Eminence Dagri Rinpoche

Lamas August 18, 2015 2 872

His Eminence Dagri Rinpoche was born on the 5th day of the 11th Tibetan month in 1956 amidst miracles and auspicious signs. In 1957, Dagri Rinpoche was recognised as the incarnation of the 4th Dagri Dorje Chang.

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What’s Next

What’s Next

Practice July 17, 2015 9 1,053

There is a substantial path ahead of us beyond our Protector practice. For those new to Buddhism, reading widely is encouraged to gain as much knowledge as possible. With such knowledge, we will be better equipped to identify a school or lineage of Buddhism that we are interested in.

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Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Lamas June 19, 2015 3 1,795

His Eminence Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche is an internationally renowned Buddhist monk, meditation teacher, scholar and author. He is the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, an entirely independent Modern Buddhist order based primarily on the teachings of the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Lama Michel Rinpoche

Lama Michel Rinpoche

Lamas May 19, 2015 6 1,885

Lama Michel Rinpoche was born in 1981 in Sao Paulo, Brazil where he would eventually make a connection with his root teacher, Lama Gangchen. It is said that Lama Michel chose to be born in Brazil not only to benefit the whole country and South America, but the whole of contemporary society.

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Venerable Lama Thubten Phurbu

Lama Thubten Phurbu was born in 1973 in a village in Shanglaxiuxiang, Qinghai (Amdo). He showed extraordinary intelligence as a young child, studying various subjects in Tibetan and Chinese, and elders in the community noticed that he was clearly different from the other children.

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Venerable Lama Jampa Ngodup

Venerable Lama Jampa Ngodup

Lamas April 19, 2015 3 232

The illustrious Lama Jampa Ngodup started out as a teacher in a primary school in the region of Bangdak, Tibet. At a time when religions were frowned upon, he discovered Tibetan Buddhism and secretly took his vows from Yogi Jampa Genga who gave him both Sutra and Tantra teachings.

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Venerable Geshe Thubten Trinley

Geshe Thubten Trinley is one of the closest disciples of Venerable Geshe Rabten Rinpoche. He spent his early years in Sera Jey Monastery, studying under prominent and eminent teachers. He is known for his Lamrim retreats, deep practice and excellence in his Dharma studies.

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Lama Jampa Ngodup Gives Initiations in Chengdu

From 6 to 22 March 2013, Lama Jampa Ngodup gave an extended 17-day teaching on the Lamrim based on the text “Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand”, originally an oral discourse given by His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche.

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