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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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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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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Dorje Shugden Trakze to Dispel Black Magic & Spirits

Trakze’s practice is especially effective for overcoming powerful delusions and very negative, harmful energies. It will eliminate spirits, unnatural disasters, problems and difficulties. It is also suitable for protection for long journeys, negative speech, accidents and spells.

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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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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: Incense Offering to Dorje Shugden

This video covers the history, significance and method of performing the Dorje Shugden incense offering ritual known as ‘Sangsol’ as well as the incense offering prayer composed by Serkong Dorje Chang.

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Video: Serkym Offering to Dorje Shugden

Serkym or ‘golden drink’ is part of the Dharma Protector practice and is a powerful ritual to propitiate Dorje Shugden. This video is a step-by-step guide to Dorje Shugden’s serkym offering prayer, and includes extensive explanations of the verses, rituals and benefits of this powerful practice.

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H.H. Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche Offers Serkym to Dorje Shugden

This video shows H.H. Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche making serkym offerings to the Protector Dorje Shugden. The old Dorje Shugden statue shown in the video originates from the 8th Khalkha Jetsun Dhampa, the highest among the reincarnated Lamas of Mongolia.

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H.H. Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche Makes Offerings to Dorje Shugden

This video shows H.H. Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche making offerings to a very old statue of Dorje Shugden at the Choijin Lama Temple Museum in Mongolia. The previous incarnation of this great master was also a very devoted practitioner of Dorje Shugden.

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H.H. Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche Confers Dorje Shugden Oral Transmission

His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche travelled to His Eminence Drubwang Gangchen Rinpoche’s centre in Europe and conferred the oral transmission of the daily prayer and serkym of Dorje Shugden.

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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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Trance of Wrathful Dorje Shugden at Shar Gaden Monastery

Filmed in October 2009, this video shows the pre-trance preparations for the invocation of wrathful Dorje Shugden to enter the body of the oracle. The oracle begins by first performing the serkym offering and other prayers to Dorje Shugden.

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Food Offering Prayers to Dorje Shugden

The offering of food is common throughout the Buddhist world. Just as food nourishes us, the offering of food creates the causes for spiritual nourishment. In the monastic setting, all meals are offered either to the Gurus, the meditational deities or to the Dharma Protectors.

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Incense Offering Prayers to Dorje Shugden

A traditional substance for offering since the birth of Buddhism, fragrant incense is said to remind us to hold any vows we have taken strongly. It is traditionally offered on the altar, used to purify other offerings and even offered outdoors during festive occasions and auspicious days.

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Torma Offering Prayers to Dorje Shugden

Tormas are food offerings in the form of ritual cakes. The offering of tormas generates the merits to not only receive the resources we need for successful spiritual practice but also to gain higher attainments, especially those related to Tantra.

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Serkym Offering Prayers to Dorje Shugden

The serkym offering is one of the most iconic prayers to the Dharma Protectors. In essence, it is very powerful extended offering to request swift assistance. It can be done as part of the short or condensed sadhana to Dorje Shugden, or as a special exhortation for activities.

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Kawang Confessional Prayers to Dorje Shugden

The Kawang is a powerful confessional prayer that purifies negative karma that has accumulated from countless previous lifetimes. If this karma is not purified, it can manifest as obstacles to our Dharma practice and can hinder our spiritual progress.

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Invocation Prayer of Dorje Shugden

The practice of invocation is an integral part of Buddhist liturgy, especially in specific deity practices. As such, during rituals, prayers or even our daily practice of Dorje Shugden, we invoke upon his divine form and energies to descend when invited.

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Invocation to Namkar Barzin

This praise to Namkar Barzin was composed by H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, whose previous life as Kentrul Thubten Lamsang performed great Dharma deeds in Phari, the same region where Domo Geshe Rinpoche resided.

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