The Origins of Dorje Shugden

The Origins of Dorje Shugden

Overview March 25, 2016 24 13,815

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 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: 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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Dorje Shugden Cham Dance in Nyemo Gyelche Monastery

The Dorje Shugden cham dance by and large encompasses the essence of what His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has written about Dorje Shugden, relating the events leading to his manifestation as a Dharma Protector.

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Video: The Relationship Between Dorje Shugden & Setrap

Dorje Shugden’s close relationship with the Protector Setrap is historically significant. Not only did Dorje Shugden’s previous incarnations propitiate Setrap, but also brought the practice of Setrap from India into the Tibetan pantheon of deities.

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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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Trode Khangsar Chapel

Trode Khangsar Chapel

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Located behind the main chapel of Jowo Rinpoche is the Dorje Shugden Chapel – Trode Khangsar. It was commissioned by His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th Century and serves as a testament to the official establishment of Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden’s practice in Tibet.

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The Three Bodies of a Buddha

The Three Bodies of a Buddha

BlogBuddhism February 11, 2016 25 1,053

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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The 5th Dalai Lama’s Prayer to Dorje Shugden

This prayer to Dorje Shugden was composed by His Holiness the Great Fifth Dalai Lama after he realised that Dorje Shugden was not an ordinary being but an enlightened Dharma Protector who had arisen after the death of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen.

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History and Lineage of Dorje Shugden by H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche

In this audio recording, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche talks about the history and lineage of Dorje Shugden while one of his students, Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen, translates.

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To Lama Dorje Shugden

To Lama Dorje Shugden

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Composed by the current incarnation of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen, this praise to Lama Dorje Shugden is a reminder of the breadth and scale of the assistance that Dorje Shugden can provide to us, in both the secular and spiritual sense.

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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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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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A Mahamudra Offering

A Mahamudra Offering

BlogNews December 7, 2014 1 307

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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