Dorje Shugden in Yunnan, China
The Yunnan Institute of Buddhist Studies, Diqing (also spelt as Dechen, Deqing, or Dêqên) Branch, is an important school of Tibetan Buddhism in the Yunnan province, situated 3,300 metres above sea level.
Established in 2005, the institute today has a total of 68 monks who are from monasteries in Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet.
A picture in the article entitled “Monks study at branch school of Yunnan Institute of Buddhist Studies” (http://chinatibet.people.com.cn/ 96069/7762838.html) clearly shows a framed picture of the mandala of Dorje Shugden. This is an encouraging sign of the growth of Dorje Shugden’s practice, not only in the West but also within China and the Tibet Autonomous Region.
An excerpt from the article:
Monks have a class on Tibetan language at the Tibetan Buddhism branch school of the Yunnan Institute of Buddhist Studies, on the outskirts of the county seat of Shangri-la in Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Deqen, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, March 16, 2012. The branch school, with a total of 40 students registered at present, was established here in 2005. Those students of monks between 14 and 39 came from Tibetan Buddhism temples scatted in Yunnan Province, Tibet Autonomous Region and Sichuan Province. Their courses cover linguistic learning of Tibetan, Chinese as well as English, theory of Buddhism, and computer operation, whose tuition was paid by local government and the school. After years of study, students of outstanding achievements have opportunities to continue their studies at institutes of higher level in Beijing or Yunnan’s provincial capital Kunming. (Xinhua/Lin Yiguang) http://chinatibet.people.com.cn/96069/7762838.html
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SofiPosted on September 8, 2016 #1 Author
How wonderful to know that the practice of enlightened Protector Dorje Shugden is very much alive and propitiated in the Yunnan Institute of Buddhist Studies, Yunnan, China. The Chinese government is true to their policy to protect the Tibetan Buddhism religion with the sponsoring of the monks in their studies. Thank you dorjeshugden.org for sharing this rejoicing knowledge.
FongPosted on October 4, 2016 #2 Author
It good to see that the monastic tradition is making a comeback in the Tibetan Autonomous Region. And that they are studying the traditional way with Tibetan language and theory of Buddhism, and computer operation and english. the beautiful thing is that the government is a major sponsor in that the tuition is paid by the government.
And, the practice of Dorje Shugden is encouraged as evidenced by the thangka of Dorje Shugden in the picture of a small altar.
May temples like these continue to flourish to benefit more beings.