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  • Philip Strumolo

    Posted on May 27, 2018 17

    I am a beginner in this practice and no
    immediately ready to set up my altar. However, can you use the same space that was once used a an Hindu altar? Can one purify that space ? or must one use a different table? There is a space constraint .issue. Yet I do not wish to offend our holy teachers.

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      Pastors

      Posted on May 27, 2018

      Dear Philip Strumolo,

      You can use any space you like that is available to you, as long as it is a respectable area. Actually, there is no way to offend the enlightened beings, as they are above all emotions and concepts. However, from our side we should be as respectful as possible when setting up an altar space for the representations of the enlightened beings.

      If you are using a space that has been used for something else before, you should clean it well. And then you purify it with incense reciting the mantra "Om Ah Hung" are you do so. So, you light incense, and then wave it over the space while reciting the mantra. Then you can set up the altar there.

      If you are making offerings on the altar, then you can use the same procedure to purify and bless the offerings once they are made. I hope this helps. Thank you.

  • Philip Strumolo

    Posted on May 25, 2018 11

    I have spent my entire life seeking a religion or practice to help me better my life condition
    and solve my problems. I have sought the answers in several religions but only became more
    frustrated because of lack of real tangible help and proof that my prayers were being heard.
    Christianity, Occultism, Hinduism. I practiced Nichiren Buddhism but was dissatisfied with the way they conducted themselves. I was just recently exploring taoism to seek that peace that we need in life. I found their attitudes very duplistic and I found little peace with them. I was feeling desperate and asked, "what next"? Then somehow I came across the name Dorje Shugden on the net. I read a short description of his powers and purpose. I also read some testimonials and I felt a wave of hope.. How do I begin? I'm not concerned about the Dalai Lamas ban. Thank you.

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      Pastors

      Posted on May 25, 2018

      Dear Philip Strumolo,

      I'm glad you have come across Dorje Shugden practice. It is indeed a very powerful practice that can help in all areas of our lives. You can start the practice by following this particular post: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/starting-on-dorje-shugdens-practice which includes a short but effective prayer and the mantra of Dorje Shugden. If you recite this every day you will most certainly see a difference in your life for the better.

      There are other things that you can do such as set up an altar. But you should follow the above prayer for some time before you set up an altar: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/setting-up-a-tibetan-buddhist-altar. Altars are extremely beneficial for our lives as they provide us with a stable environment, beneficial energies and a focus for our prayers.

      If you want to go deeper into the practice, there is an article here:http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/diamond-path-a-daily-sadhana-of-dorje-shugden. This article provides you with longer daily prayers to make a stronger connection with Dorje Shugden and get the most benefit from the practice. I hope this helps. Thank you.

  • Ken

    Posted on May 14, 2018 33

    Hello,

    Thank you for the clarification, I wonder whether the two variations of the mantra of Wangze are different pronounciations of his mantra, or are they two difference mantras?

    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA WASHAM KURU HO

    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA WANGSHA GURU HUNG

    Best wishes,

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      Pastors

      Posted on May 14, 2018

      Hello Ken,

      It's nice to see you asking more questions here. They are both actually the same mantra but with slight variations, which may be due to the fact that they were passed down through different practice lineages. Both mantras are equally as powerful in invoking upon the enlightened energies of Wangze. For our own practice purposes, we follow the variation as taught to us by our guru. If you have a guru, then you should consult him/her and practice according to which mantra they teach you. If you have a connection with the guru, the blessings of the mantra and practice flow through the guru, so it would be better to follow the mantra they teach.

      For us here, our guru is His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, who has taught us the mantra: OM BENZA WIKI BITANA WANGSHA GURU OM. Therefore this is the variation that we use in our practice.

      If you do not have a guru, you can follow whichever variation you find more affinity with during your Wangze practice. I hope this helps. Thank you.

  • Ken

    Posted on May 13, 2018 9

    Hello,

    Is the ending of some of the mantras which says «OM» and «HO», pronounciations of the syllable «HUNG», so that it is possible to understand them as the «HUNG» syllable?

    Best wishes

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    • Answer from Pastors

      Pastors

      Posted on May 13, 2018

      Dear Ken,

      Thank you for your question. The syllables Om and Ho are not the same pronunciations as the syllable Hung. They are meant to be recited as they are written. There are many different types of mantras and not all of them end in Hung. The syllables in each mantra will have its own individual meaning, depending on which deity the mantra is associated with. Usually the syllable Hung can also be spelt HUM (is being transliterated directly from the Sanskrit rather than the Tibetan) but they are in fact the same syllable. I hope this helps.

  • Ken

    Posted on April 29, 2018 10

    Hello,

    I was referring to the prayer posted on this page (http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/request-for-activities-of-dorje-shugden), it seems to be only in tibetan, so I was curious wether it has an english translation.

    Best wishes

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    • Answer from Pastors

      Pastors

      Posted on April 29, 2018

      Hello Ken,

      Thank you for the clarification. Unfortunately, we do not have an English translation of this particular Request for Activities prayer at this time. But there are translations of equally powerful prayers, as I mentioned earlier.

  • gurumart

    Posted on April 28, 2018 21

    I'm from Buenos Aires, Argentina: There's only one Kadampa Buddhist Center here, but I do not like Western masters: I look for a line like Lama Ganfgchen or Pabongka or Trijang, or the Gaden Shartse Monastery: I'm alone, and I want to know if it is possible to do a practice in my room, some ritual to open my ways: I would like some expert lama to come to my city, I read that you practice them to invoke Dorje Shugden are very long, and complicated: download the Nkangso and another ritual that you offer on this site, but I do not understand anything, and for that reason I want some advice: at the Kadampa Center in my city they always ask for money and that makes me uncomfortable. Thank you very much, greetings and I hope that soon a teacher like Lama Gangchen will come who I personally knew in 2004.

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      Pastors

      Posted on April 28, 2018

      Dear gurumart,

      Thank you for your question. I hope that your prayers are answered soon, and you are able to learn the Dharma as you so wish. Since, you know Lama Gangchen, who is a very qualified and authentic teacher, perhaps you should get into contact with his centre and ask for my guidance. You seem to have a connection with Lama Gangchen, so you should nurture this connection because it is a very good one.

      In regards to which practice you can do, the joint practice of Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden is extremely beneficial. We have a short practice available here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/diamond-path-a-daily-sadhana-of-dorje-shugden It is a lot shorter than the full Kangso text to Dorje Shugden, and can be done on a daily basis. This will be very good for you. There is a video here that explains how to engage in practice to make it easier for you: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/media/how-to-begin-dorje-shugdens-practice

      Alternatively, there is an even shorter prayer available here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/starting-on-dorje-shugdens-practice if you recite this prayer, then you can concentrate on the recitation of Dorje Shugden's mantra.

      Either of these will be extremely beneficial as a daily practice for you to engage in. I hope this helps.

      Thank you

  • Trip Out

    Posted on April 25, 2018 10

    I have heard speculation concerning this type of practice. What type of relationship in your own words do you have with The Dali Lama and or The Karmapa? thanks so much for your feed back.

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      Pastors

      Posted on April 25, 2018

      Dear Trip Out,

      Thank you for your question. As a practitioner of Buddhism from the Gelug tradition, I do not have a relationship with His Holiness the Karmapa. This is because the Karmapa is the supreme head of the sacred Karma Kagyu tradition, as i have not received teachings from this tradition before, I have no connection apart from my deepest admiration for the Karmapa as the holder of his tradition.

      In regards to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, even though we belong to the same lineage, I also have no relationship with the Dalai Lama, apart that His Holiness is one of the teachers of my Guru, but not my Guru's main teacher. I hope this helps answer your question. If it does not, please do ask more. Thank you.

  • Ken

    Posted on April 19, 2018 14

    Hello, I also wonder wether there is an english translation of the "Request for Activities of Dorje Shugden" on your prayer page?

    Best wishes

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      Pastors

      Posted on April 19, 2018

      Dear Ken,

      If you are referring to the prayer to known as Dothey composed by Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, then yes. It is also known as the Request for Activities of Gyalchen Dorje Shugden. You can find the text here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/request-for-activities-dothey

      The above page also has a commentary to the prayer. It is a very powerful prayer invoking on the energies of Dorje Shugden into our lives, and was written by one of the greatest masters of recent history. I hope this helps. Thank you.

  • Tenzin Gejor

    Posted on April 16, 2018 24

    OM BENZA WIKI BENATA SOHA
    I AM SUFFERING FROM SOME PROBLEM. I AM PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED BOY GOT POLIO FROM THE AGE OF 3 YEARS. PLEASE HELP ME IF YOU CAN FIND SOME AID FOR ME. I RECITE MANTRA DAILY TO SOLVE MY PROBLEM.

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    • Answer from Pastors

      Pastors

      Posted on April 16, 2018

      Dear Tenzin Gejor,

      I am very sorry to read that you suffer due to contracting polio when you were younger. What the Buddha taught is that life can be full of a lot of suffering. Some people go through a lot of suffering but what the Buddha taught is that we can use this suffering to further our spiritual path.

      When we are dealing with problems in life, we need to do two things. The first is to seek physical help and the second is to seek spiritual help. In your case, if your problems are linked to your physical health condition, you should seek medical help. At the same time, you can engage in the practice of Dorje Shugden, which you can find here:www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/diamond-path-a-daily-sadhana-of-dorje-shugden

      When you engage in the practice of Dorje Shugden sincerely, this can help to make things in life smoother and clear obstacles for you. I hope this helps. Thank you.

  • Ken

    Posted on April 15, 2018 42

    Hello,

    I the mantra for increase on your web page (OM BENZA WIKI BITANA PUNYE SIDDHI HUNG) connected with the main form of Dorje Shugden or is it connected with Gyenze?

    And what is the particular quality/activity or benefit of Dorje Shugdens main form, Duldzin, in relation to his other emanations such as Trakze? - When is this main form, Duldzin, invoked and called upon as compared to Trakze being a wrathful form to protect from danger and black magic? And is it a "peaceful" form?

    Thank you for the patience.

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    • Answer from Pastors

      Pastors

      Posted on April 15, 2018

      Dear Ken,

      Thank you for your question. The mantra that you have mentioned is associated with the main form of Dorje Shugden, also known as Lord Duldzin. The main form of Dorje Shugden has more than one mantra, as you have found out. The main form of Dorje Shugden encompasses all of his activities.

      We can engage in the specific practice and mantras of his other emanations if we have an affinity with that form, we are assigned the practice by our teacher, or we need more specific help. For example, those going through financial difficulty can propitiate the main form of Dorje Shugden using the mantra you have mentioned, but they can also propitiate his Gyenze form for more specialized help in alleviating their financial difficulties. The specific mantra to Gyenze is : OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA TSESO PALJOR LONG CHO THAMCHED PUTRIM KURU OM. You can read more about the practice here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth

      Similarly, one can propitiate the main form of Dorje Shugden for health and well-being, but if you are suffering for a specific health problem and you want help dealing with that specific problem, you can engage in the Shize form of Dorje Shugden.

      I hope this helps answer your question. Thank you.

  • Ken

    Posted on April 7, 2018 76

    Hello, is the mantra «Om benza wiki bitana shartrum maraya phet» a mantra of Trakze or is it for another form of Dorje Shugden?

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    • Answer from Pastors

      Pastors

      Posted on April 7, 2018

      Dear Ken,

      The mantra Om Benza Wiki Bitana Shatrum Maraya Phet is not the mantra of Trakze, or another form of Dorje Shugden. This mantra invokes the main form of Dorje Shugden but with the main focus of the destruction of obstacles, and inner and outer enemies. Inner enemies here refers to emotions and thoughts that lead ourselves and others to suffering. Outer enemies here refers to situations that cause ourselves and others suffering.

      Trakze's mantra is Om Benza Wiki Bitana Rakya Rakya Hung. You can read more about Trakze's practice here:http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/dorje-shugden-trakze-to-dispel-black-magic-spirits. I hope this helps. Thank you.

  • Gejor

    Posted on April 1, 2018 12

    So it will be a false allegation if I mention that your community help people by financially those who follow Dorjee shugden. Because I saw in my life that many people who follow Dorjee shugden bless by wealth and success. It just a question my intention is not to hurt your sentiments and pointing towards your respected community.
    Thank you

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    • Answer from Pastors

      Pastors

      Posted on April 1, 2018

      Dear Gejor,

      Thank you for your question. As I mentioned in an earlier reply, any Dharma organisation or even normal practitioner of the Buddha's teachings seeks to help others in whatever means they can, sometimes this can take the form of financial aid, but mostly it comes in the form of care and compassion. Such as helping those who are ill, who have passed away, their families, providing emotional and spiritual support during the times people are suffering in their lives. This is exactly what a family would do. In fact within the teachings as taught by Shantideva, there are meditations in which we contemplate on the kindness of our mother and then extend that to those people who are close to us, and then to every sentient being. This generates the strong feeling of love and compassion towards all beings. This results in our working tirelessly to aid beings as best we can, in whichever way they would need.

      The blessings of Dorje Shugden bestowing things like wealth and success on people is not dependent on what organisation you belong to. It is dependent on practicing the Buddha's teaching, and making a connection with the divine beings such as Dorje Shugden. His practice is so much more than one that provides you with success in life, but also protection from spirits, healing, creating conditions so that you can practice Buddhism properly and as an emanation of Manjushri can help you to develop wisdom as well.

      Our sentiments are not hurt, please do not worry. We just wanted to share that Dorje Shugden's practice is so much more than gaining wealth and success. I hope this answer helps you.

      Thank you.

  • Tenzin

    Posted on March 29, 2018 7

    I heard u help people who come under your roof and by following your dharma he will bless you with success wealth and happy life is it true

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      Pastors

      Posted on March 29, 2018

      Dear Tenzin,

      Thank you for your question. You don't need to be under our roof to be blessed with success, wealth and happy life. If you practice the Buddhist path sincerely, transform your mind to be more compassionate and wise, and help other to the best of your ability, you will be blessed. The Dharma we practice comes from the great monasteries of Tibet, and in turn the Dharma from there stems back to Buddha Shakyamuni. If you are practising any form of Buddhadharma that has a lineage back to the Buddhas and great masters, then if you engage in the practices sincerely, you will surely gain benefit. It is not about which Dharma centre or organisation you belong to, but the practices themselves. I hope this helps. Thank you.

  • Tenzin

    Posted on March 28, 2018 12

    Is it true that you help people if they joined your community or organisation

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      Pastors

      Posted on March 28, 2018

      Dear Tenzin,

      It is the Buddhist way to help as many people as one can. Therefore, whether you join our community or organisation, If it is within our ability to help you in your problems in life, then we strive to do so. That is what it means to practice spirituality, to help alleviate another person's suffering. The Buddha taught to show compassion to all beings, regardless who they are. Therefore, we try to help as many people as we can. I hope that answers your question. Thank you.

  • Tsetan phuntsok

    Posted on March 24, 2018 12

    I live in nepal Kathmandu boudha. I am tibetan . I want to study about dorje shugden dharma. How can I contact ?

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      Pastors

      Posted on March 24, 2018

      Dear Tsetan Phuntsok,

      Thank you for your question. I am glad you want to know more about Dorje Shugden. If you go to this link: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/bhagawan-dorje-shugden-chapels-in-kathmandu-nepal.html, His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche has opened two fantastic Dorje Shugden chapels in Kathmandu. If you are in the Boudha area, one of the chapels are very close by that you can visit and learn more. You can make offerings to the statue to gain merit and take some of the free distribution materials to learn more. I hope this helps.

  • Shwetabh Gupta

    Posted on March 22, 2018 50

    Hi, I'm in New Delhi, is there a temple or teacher I can meet here to pursue Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden?

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      Pastors

      Posted on March 22, 2018

      Dear Shwetabh Gupta,

      Thank you for your question. At the moment, perhaps you can search online for the contact details of the Delhi Dorje Shugden society. They should be able to point you in the right direction of a particular temple and or teacher located in Delhi. I am sure there is one, but I do not have the details at hand. They society will be the best ones to point you in the right direction. I am very glad to read that want to learn more about Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden. I hope this helps. Thank you

  • jason tay

    Posted on March 11, 2018 24

    Hi, i from singapore ,where i can find guru practice Dorje Shugden or temple with Dorje Shugden

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    • Answer from Pastors

      Pastors

      Posted on March 11, 2018

      Dear Jason Tay,

      Thank you for your question. I do not know of any Dorje Shugden temple based in Singapore. However the nearest would be the Kechara Buddhist Organisation in Malaysia. You can find more information about them here:http://www.kechara.com/

  • Anthony

    Posted on March 8, 2018 13

    Hi there, have been quite a long time seems this website is not updating... Looking forward to more interesting article and discussions regarding Dorje Shugden... :)

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    • Answer from Pastors

      Pastors

      Posted on March 8, 2018

      Dear Anthony,

      Yes, this website is still active. If you do want to ask any questions of have a discussion, you can always ask here or post your question on the discussions page: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/discussions

  • Jason Lai

    Posted on February 24, 2018 39

    Pls advise me, where is Dorje Shugden Temples in Thailand?

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    • Answer from Pastors

      Pastors

      Posted on February 24, 2018

      Dear Jason Lai,

      Thank you for your question. Unfortunately we do not know of any particular Dorje Shugden temples in Thailand. The closest large Dorje Shugden temple that we know about would be Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia. I hope this helps.

  • A.A.

    Posted on November 19, 2017 18

    Hey!

    Can I ask about the 6th panglung kuten? Can I know about his life in more detail? For example which was the year when he is passing away? And who was he? He was a monk? Can we know more detail about his life? I'm a searching about this lineage and I'm very curious.

    Thx

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    • Answer from Pastors

      Pastors

      Posted on November 19, 2017

      Dear A.A.

      Thank you for your question. The 6th Panglung Kuten was actually not a monk but a layman, the lineage of the Panglung Oracles was passed to his son, the 7th Panglung Kuten who is himself a monk. In fact it was the 6th Panglung Kuten who gave the Dalai Lama the advice to leave Tibet, via Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. There is not much about his life written in English, but you may find some useful information here:http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/panglung-ritroe-the-rising-house-of-power.html. This article is about the re-establishment of Panglung Ritroe, or the hermitage of the Panglung Oracles. I hope this helps. Thank you