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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Dorje Shugden in the Sakya Tradition

Before Dorje Shugden was widely practised in the Gelugpa tradition, he was enthroned as a Protector of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. The Sakya reliance on Dorje Shugden began with the supreme Sakya throneholder, the 30th Sakya Trizin Sonam Rinchen.

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The Hidden Name of Dorje Shugden in the Kangyur

Recently, exciting information has come to light of Dorje Shugden’s name written in the Kangyur, hidden in a passage about the names of Manjushri, as discovered by Dragyab Chocktrul Ngawang Losang Chokyi Gyaltsen.

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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: The Benefits of Dorje Shugden’s Practice

As an emanation of Manjushri, Dorje Shugden’s practice provides all the benefits related to Manjushri’s practice. Another added advantage of Dorje Shugden’s practice is that he emanates in five forms to help them through different types of enlightened activities.

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Nagarjuna of the Middle Way Philosophy

Arya Nagarjuna lived after the Buddha’s time and became the founder of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition in ancient India. It was from this great being that the lineage on wisdom, or the teachings on the profound view of Emptiness.

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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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Video: Dorje Shugden’s Incarnation Lineage

These tales of Dorje Shugden’s previous lives, a stellar list of scholar-saints and great Mahasiddhas, reflect how Manjushri has arisen time and time again, lifetime after lifetime, to help Dharma practitioners through his various emanations and capacities.

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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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The Chinese Emperor and the Dalai Lama Enthrone Dorje Shugden

Dorje Shugden is closely connected with China in many ways. In Dorje Shugden’s kangso or fulfilment ritual by His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, it is stated that Dorje Shugden resides in Wu Tai Shan (Five-Peak Mountain) of China.

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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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The Three Bodies of a Buddha

In the Mahayana Buddhist tradition, fully enlightened beings manifest in three different aspects to benefit sentient beings. These are called “Trikaya” (literally meaning “Three Bodies”) and they are the Dharmakaya, Sambhogakaya and Nirmanakaya.

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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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Video: How To Do A Dorje Shugden Retreat

The Dorje Shugden retreat is an effective way to accumulate merits and develop closer ties with Dorje Shugden. The benefits of this Protector retreat also include clarity of mind, improved memory and a faster comprehension and absorption of the Dharma.

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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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Ganden Sumtseling Monastery

Ganden Sumtseling Monastery

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Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, also known as “Little Potala Palace”, is located just outside the city of Zhongdian. It is the largest Buddhist monastery in Yunnan province. The site of this monastery was chosen by His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama through divination.

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Praise of Dorje Shugden’s Origins

Composed by Kyabje Dagpo Dorje Chang, this prayer recounts the origins and previous lives of Dorje Shugden, beginning with Manjushri. It describes in detail how Dorje Shugden took rebirth as various enlightened masters before arising as the Protector Dorje Shugden.

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Enthronement Prayer of Dorje Shugden

The enthronement prayer is used to bless images and statues with the energies of Dorje Shugden. The prayer invites Dorje Shugden to reside in a particular location or premise, thus dispelling any negativities and encouraging growth and positivity.

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