Gaden Monastery’s Dorje Shugden Statue
Dorje Shugden is one of the main Dharma Protectors worshipped by the majority of Gelugpa Buddhists and thus, it is not uncommon to see large statues of Dorje Shugden in monastic prayer halls and Protector chapels.
This particular Dorje Shugden statue was formerly housed in the private Protector chapel of Gaden Lachi, the prayer hall for Gaden Monastery’s two colleges – Gaden Shartse and Gaden Jangtse, alongside statues of other important Protectors including Mahakala, Kalarupa, Shiptak Gyenye and Vaishravana.
This sacred statue of Dorje Shugden was installed in Gaden Lachi by the great masters His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, in the presence of the Sangha of Gaden at the time.
Its features were hidden from view by a brocade curtain, a common tradition for statues of wrathful deities. Offerings were made here daily, as were rituals and prayers performed by the monks of both Gaden Shartse and Gaden Jangtse. The local villagers would also participate.
Decades later, on one of his numerous visits to Gaden Monastery, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama instructed for this statue to be placed in a chapel of its own rather than with the other Protectors in the Lachi.
Today, this same statue, now housed in the monastery of Shar Gaden, is still visited by many who have received the benefits that Dorje Shugden’s practice can bestow.
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Alice TayPosted on July 12, 2016 #1 Author
By reading this post, we came to know that this sacred statue of Dorje Shugden was installed in Gaden Lachi by the great and highly attained masters, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche in the presence of the Sangha of Gaden at the time. This is very auspicious as these 2 great lamas took part in the installation.
Found a nice article about 10 Holy Dorje Shugden Statues around the World:
SofiPosted on September 22, 2016 #2 Author
Thank you dorjeshugden.org for sharing this article and pictures of the highly blessed Dorje Shugden statue that had been consecrated by H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche at Gaden Monastery. It was originally placed in the Protector chapel of Gaden Lachi and decades later was instructed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to be placed in a chapel as its own. This really shows how respected the Dalai Lama are of this enlightened Protector Dorje Shugden to warrant a chapel by himself. Well, as proven time and time again, Lord Dorje Shugden is very beneficial to those who practiced and propitiated him. His practice is still very much alive and has spread to the 10 directions worldwide. May many more learn of Protector Dorje Shugden and start their practice on him to receive his blessings.
FongPosted on October 25, 2016 #3 Author
I didn’t know that the features of the Protector are normally hidden from the view of the general laity. I wonder what the significance of that is.
And, the 14th Dalai Lama only asked for this statue to be placed in a chapel of its own rather than with the other Protectors in the Lachi, only after decades. What was the reason for that?
But, i’m glad that his blessed statue is in Shar Gaden Monastery rather than be lost. Thank you for sharing this knowledge with us.
yin pingPosted on December 7, 2017 #4 Author
This is a magnificent Dorje Shugden statue which was once in Gaden Lachi, the prayer hall for Gaden Monastery. This holy Dorje Shugden statue was installed in Gaden Lachi by 2 great lamas, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. There were daily prayers with offerings performed by the monks in Gaden Shartse and Gaden Jangste together with the local villages. Everyone practice Dorje Shugden in peace and harmony.
This holy Dorje Shugden statue is now in the Monastery of Shar Gaden. Many more will continue to learn and upholding Dorje Shugden practice because it is practiced by many the great lamas who knows the benefits of relying Dorje Shugden.