His Holiness the 9th Panchen Lama

His Holiness the 9th Panchen Lama Thubten Choekyi Nyima was born in 1883. The name “Panchen” is an abbreviation meaning ‘great scholar’. In fact, the Panchen Lama is second-highest ranking Lama in the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism, the highest being the Dalai Lama.

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Mahasiddhas and Marriage

The Mahasiddhas of Buddhism have led very different and controversial lives in times both ancient and modern. They often exhibit what has come to be commonly known as “crazy wisdom”, which is wisdom so unconventional that it borders on the edge of madness.

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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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His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama

The 10th Panchen Lama Lobsang Trinley Lhündrub Chökyi Gyaltsen was a great patron of Tibetan language, arts, culture, history, religion, scripture, ancient texts, traditions and a scholar of Buddhism himself. He is the highest ranking Gelug lama, second only to the Dalai Lama.

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His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche

His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche

Lamas February 11, 2016 2 1,332

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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The Three Bodies of a Buddha

The Three Bodies of a Buddha

BlogBuddhism February 11, 2016 25 1,084

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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Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

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Founded by the 1st Dalai Lama Gyalwa Gendun Drup in 1447, Tashi Lhunpo Monastery is one of the six major monasteries of the Gelugpa lineage. Since the 4th Panchen Lama took over as head of the monastery, Tashi Lhunpo has been the seat of all Panchen Lamas up until this day.

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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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Vegetarianism in Buddhism

Vegetarianism in Buddhism

BlogBuddhism January 9, 2016 19 1,340

The three main vehicles of Buddhism have seemingly different guidelines for the dietary needs of their practitioners, ordained or otherwise. However upon closer inspection, the seemingly different policies towards meat consumption in the different Buddhist vehicles is actually the same.

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His Eminence Sokpu Rinpoche

His Eminence Sokpu Rinpoche

Lamas January 3, 2016 12 673

The great Mongolian Lama, His Eminence Sokpu Rinpoche is considered by many in the Tibetan and Mongolian community to be the emanation of Gyenze, the ‘increasing’ form of Dorje Shugden. Born in 1908, he was enthroned on the Hutugtu throne at a young age.

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His Eminence Drubwang Gangchen Rinpoche

Descending from a long line of incarnations that include the great Mahasiddha Darikapa, His Eminence Gangchen Rinpoche is a renowned healer who is well known for his mastery of various Tantric systems and for his closeness to the mystical land of Shambhala.

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His Eminence Serkong Dorje Chang

His Eminence Serkong Dorje Chang

Lamas September 7, 2015 5 691

H.E. the 2nd Serkong Dorje Chang was a prominent Lama during the time of H.H. the 13th Dalai Lama. Formerly a monk of Gaden Monastery, Serkong Dorje Chang is the only Lama in Gelug history whom the Dalai Lama has advised to return his ordination vows and take on a consort.

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His Eminence Rongtha Kyabgon Rinpoche

The current Rongtha Kyabgon Rinpoche Lobsang Thubten Jigme Namgyal was recognised by His Holiness the 13th Dalai Lama as the reincarnation of the previous Rongtha Rinpoche. It is said that the 9th Panchen Lama Thubten Choekyi Nyima also sent his representatives.

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Gangchen Monastery

Gangchen Monastery

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Gangchen Monastery was founded in the 15th Century by Panchen Zangpo Tashi, one of His Eminence Gangchen Rinpoche’s previous incarnations. The monastery is located in Shigatse, Central Tibet and is famous for preserving the precious and sacred Tantric teachings, as well as its many associated miracles.

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Lama Michel Rinpoche

Lama Michel Rinpoche

Lamas May 19, 2015 6 1,354

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 Geshe Yeshe Wangchuk

Venerable Geshe Yeshe Wangchuk was a prominent Gelug master who spread the Buddhadharma and Dorje Shugden’s practice widely in Tibet. Born in 1928 in the Tarlam region of Kham, Tibet, Geshe Yeshe Wangchuk entered monastic life when he was only eight years old.

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200,000 Attend Denma Gonsa Rinpoche’s Enthronement

The unmistaken incarnation of His Eminence Denma Gonsa Rinpoche was recognised by four sources which includes the greatest Gelugpa masters of our time. The enthronement of a tulku is the formal recognition of a particular individual.

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A Mahamudra Offering

A Mahamudra Offering

BlogNews December 7, 2014 1 308

In 2014, the monks of Shar Gaden Monastery received 500 copies of ‘The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra’ from one of the most honoured Gelugpa lineage masters, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Authored by Geshe-la, this book, written in Tibetan, is based on the root text of Mahamudra.

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Denma Gonsa Rinpoche meets Panchen Lama

In 2014, a meeting of two great minds occurred between H.H. the 11th Panchen Lama and the young reincarnation of Denma Gonsa Rinpoche. They met for the purpose of reaffirming the incarnation status of the young tulku.

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