Finding Myself Finding Myself
At times my mind is torn between so many different ideas that it leaves me going nowhere. Reciting Dorje Shugden’s mantra calms my mind... Finding Myself

I’ve graduated from university for about a year and a bit now, and naturally my next step is to build a career which would enable me to support myself financially and not rely on my parents. However, looking for a job in my related field has been quite tough over the last year.

I have never felt like my passion lay within a regular job where things could become quite repetitive. I like to be creative and to express my thoughts in ways that other people may find interesting. There have been periods of time where my mind would be torn between so many different ideas and aspirations that I would be afraid to commit to any, which left me going nowhere.

In June 2015, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend and see the Oracle taking trance at Kechara Forest Retreat. It was an opportunity that I will never take for granted. Listening to the teachings really brought me back to my spirituality which I find myself so easily distracted from due to my needless daily routine. Reciting Dorje Shugden’s mantra allows me to calm my mind and to contemplate on my actions and thoughts.

I have seen more opportunities arise in recent months and I even got to help out with the filming of the Aviary at Kechara Forest Retreat which was a unique experience. I hope that more of these opportunities will continue to arise and I truly believe they will!

Shen Tan

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  • Helena

    Posted on May 24, 2016 #1 Author

    Its an amazing story from Shen. Its important to connect with DS everyday as by reciting Mantra and always put DS and Rinpoche in mind. Thanks for the sharing Shen.



  • Sofi

    Posted on June 9, 2016 #2 Author

    Thank you for sharing your experience with Protector Dorje Shugden, Shen Tan. I am glad that you had the merits to witness Panglung Kuten, the Oracle of Dorje Shugden taking trance and to receive teaching from this enlightened being too. Such an amazing experience!

    Yes I agree that the Dorje Shugden mantra is so powerful that it has the incredible ability to help us in any situation that we are in need of his assistance. For you, it help calms your mind for better clarity, for some its to dispel fear, some to overcome some adversity, etc. Wish you all the best in your practice and may you continue to keep this wonderful protector close to your heart and mind.


  • jerry_sito

    Posted on July 25, 2016 #3 Author



    略作忆念内外中断除 , 四种事业无碍速惠赐 , 嘉钦雄登 大力五部众, 护法及诸眷属我礼赞 。
    护法心咒 : 嗡 班杂维格 毗札那 娑哈(念诵越多遍越好)


    Jerry Sito


  • Wylfred Ng

    Posted on July 25, 2016 #4 Author

    Thank you Shen for the sharing.

    Indeed Dorje Shugden is a enlightened dharma protector that can guide us whenever we feel lost. Dorje Shugden can see our pass and future, He know what is the best for us. When we need to do is just devoted to our Guru and trust 100% to Dorje Shugden.

    Thank you


  • William Chua

    Posted on July 25, 2016 #5 Author

    Dorje Shugden is able to help many many people be it young or old. As long as you start praying or asking for guidance. With Shen’s visit to KFR and has the merits to witness Dorje Shugden on trance, he is able to have some realisation on what he wants to do with his life.

    Thank you for the sharing.


  • justin

    Posted on July 25, 2016 #6 Author

    I think this sort of experience is something very common for people who prayed to Dorje Shugden sincerely. This is one of the many positive counts i heard and read from people who came to know about Dorje Shugden.

    The mantra of Dorje Shugden mantra is definitely powerful and it incredible ability to help anyone who propitiates Him. I am very glad you found your help through Dorje Shugden and rejoice for you having this great merit to be able to have audience with the Protector Himself during Panglung Kuten’s visit. Beautiful!


  • Sock Wan

    Posted on July 25, 2016 #7 Author

    If you would like to listen to the advice Dorje Shugden had given to the people on the trance day, take a look here.

    Dorje Shugden had given many advices to people, if we listen to his instructions, we will definitely see the results. I have seen people who has asked Dorje Shugden for help and their problems were solved because they follow his advices.

    Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being, his only wish is for all of us to be out of sufferings. Therefore, we do not have to doubt the advices he gives to us, we will be the one benefitting from it.


  • Carmen

    Posted on July 25, 2016 #8 Author

    Thank you for sharing your honest story so openly. Meeting Dorje Shugden during the oracular trance at Kechara Forest Retreat is also an event that I will never forget nor take for granted for the advices given by an enlightened being can only benefit us way beyond what we can see, or understand. It’s of a much bigger scale. Often, when I chant the mantra of Dorje Shugden, not only do I feel calm and safe, but many a times, opportunities appear right in front of me. Help and assistance comes swiftly, especially for my Dharma works.

    I remember His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche’s advice to us – to surrender our ego to Dorje Shugden, because we will receive much more than our own ego could ever bring us on our spiritual path. In Dorje Shugden, we have our best friend. And all we need to do is to trust Dorje Shugden, work hard, be sincere, and surrender our ego and fear.


  • Carsden

    Posted on July 25, 2016 #9 Author

    Reciting Dorje Shudgen’s mantra always calms me down especially when i have to visit to those abandoned places on working purpose which make me feel uneasy. I always do believe that Dorje Shugden will keep me from harm.


  • pammie yap

    Posted on July 27, 2016 #10 Author

    Thank you Shen Tan for your inspiring story!

    I know how it feels like to be stuck and not going anywhere. That feeling really gets one down and low.
    But I must agree on the part where chanting Dorje Shugden’s mantra really help a LOT!
    Whenever I feel down or uneasy, I will always rely on Dorje Shugden to help me.
    We are so Blessed that Dorje Shugden never fail to be by our side no matter when, where or how!He is indeed an emanation of Buddha Manjuhsri!


  • Stella Cheang

    Posted on October 18, 2016 #11 Author

    Thank you Shen for the nice sharing. It is encouraging to read about the divine help from Dorje Shugden on your secular concern as well as your spiritual path. By connecting you to dharma work for Kechara, you create the merits for greater things to come your way. May you be blessed Dorje Shugden always.


  • Alice Tay

    Posted on February 6, 2017 #12 Author

    Focus out. When you help others coupled with the practice of Dorje Shugden, you will be more happier and healthier. Eventually, you will fill yourself with hope as you have learn more about yourself, know the difference between yourself and the community and find your passions.

    Thank you Shen for this wonderful sharing.