Largest Dorje Shugden in the world
(Originally published on tsemrinpoche.com)
This is our Dorje Shugden statue in Wisdom Hall located in Kechara Forest Retreat. This Dorje Shugden chapel is our space dedicated to Dorje Shugden’s practice, activities, learning, rituals, prayers and liturgies. We also screen videos, and hold classes, teachings and meditations dedicated to Dorje Shugden in front of this statue. Our Dorje Shugden chapel is large enough to fit 700 people. In front of Dorje Shugden is Buddha Shakyamuni, who has been temporarily placed here until the construction for our larger hall is complete then Shakyamuni will be officially escorted there.
Dear special friends around the world,
I have some very special pictures and a video to share with you tonight. It is the first time I am publishing these pictures! As you know Kechara has a large city branch in Kuala Lumpur itself with 13 departments and one hour away in the greener areas of Bentong we have a Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). We are in the process of fundraising and building more facilities for Phase Two at KFR, but Phase One has already been completed due to the dedication of our members. Within Kechara Forest Retreat we have a large gathering hall aptly named Wisdom Hall for meditation, relaxation, pujas, rejuvenation and blessings. This Wisdom Hall is the specific hall dedicated to the enlightened World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden. We are in the process of building another hall that will be the main prayer hall, which will be much bigger. Our intention are that the rituals, pujas, rites, traditions and lineage of Dorje Shugden will be preserved and practiced in Wisdom Hall. Every month we have beautiful Dorje Shugden pujas here with full rituals and have a dedicated large group of people who learn, study and keep this blessed and holy tradition continuous. This special Wisdom Hall is dedicated to Dorje Shugden who is a World Peace Protector. Nearby we have Dukkar Apartments which is the special living facilities for senior members and guests.
Also housed in the Wisdom Hall within Kechara Forest Retreat is Buddha Shakyamuni with offerings made daily. Behind Buddha Shakyamuni are the holy lamas of our lineage who are connected with us. We have a special throne dedicated to His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, my root teacher. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s personal advice to me was to adopt Dorje Shugden back in 1983. I will hold this advice and instruction firm till the end of my life. A throne to our guru is a space we dedicate to keep him close to us and also to create a ‘waiting’ place for him to enter our lives again and visit. It signifies that we are waiting for him. There is also a special throne to Dorje Shugden when he takes trance of an oracle monk which symbolizes we wish Dorje Shugden to be here always and for his oracles to visit. Last but not least, in Wisdom Hall we also have a peaceful statue of Dorje Shugden in His youthful and peaceful form filled with mantras, relics and holy items. This incredible statue of Dorje Shugden is 24 feet (7.3 meters) in height and the largest in the world. He is surrounded with His complete entourage of 32 assistants including the 9 Dakini Mothers, 8 Guiding Monks and 10 Youthful and Wrathful Attendants, together with Kache Marpo and Setrap. This is the largest Dorje Shugden statue in the world. We have many dedicated people who have received much benefits from Dorje Shugden’s assistance and have gained great faith in Him, so they gathered together to create this statue. This statue serves to be a light, hope, blessing, inspiration and merit field for all those who come to receive the blessings of Shugden.
Today and immediately after we took these pictures of Dorje Shugden within Wisdom Hall for the first time, without rain, a huge and massive complete rainbow appeared immediately over the whole of Kechara Forest Retreat which lasted 30 minutes. It was auspicious. I took this as a good omen.
Please enjoy the pictures as this is the first time I am publishing the holy images of Dorje Shugden in Kechara.
Dorje Shugden has been practiced for four hundred years by so many accomplished and eminent teachers of Tibet, China, India, Mongolia and Nepal. The Sakyas and Gelugs have many written works on his rituals, practice and rites. Many highly accomplished Sakya and Gelug masters have composed special prayers and rituals associated with Dorje Shugden. Even my previous incarnations practiced Dorje Shugden. I myself have a very strong and natural attraction to this great protector since young and especially after H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche explained the benefits of this practice. Zong Rinpoche was such a high level accomplished master who among his vast knowledge of Sutra and Tantra focused primarily on Dorje Shugden as his protector until his passing at 81.
Video of the auspicious rainbow!
The 8 Guiding Monks, 9 Mothers and 10 Youthful and Wrathful assistants just arrived the other day. We have completed painting them. They are done very well. We have many talented in-house artists in Kechara. We have offered these beautiful entourage statues on the Dorje Shugden shrine in Wisdom Hall. They are the assistants of Dorje Shugden.
The 8 Guiding Monks assist for the dharma to grow and understanding of the mind training teachings (Lojong) to be established. They bless the establishment to have sangha grow and holding of three sets of vows (Pratimoksha, Bodhicitta and Tantric). Of the 9 Mothers, five bless each of our senses (sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch) and remaining four for controlling the elements (earth, air, water, fire) within our external environment and internally within our bodies. They also confer blessings to achieve tantric attainments. They give auspicious signs and omens along the way to encourage our practices. The 10 Youthful and Wrathful Assistants function to assist Dorje Shugden in tasks to remove obstacles in samsara for practitioners. They come from China, Tibet, Mongolia, Kashmir, India, Nepal, etc. They travel the formless, desire and form realms at the speed of thought. They have their functions but are also dispatched by Dorje Shugden to assist in various jobs.
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Li KhengPosted on September 22, 2016 #1 Author
This is a very beautiful image of Dorje Shugden. It is the first time I was his peaceful image in such enormity.
This statue is designed and made and assembled with great care and when it was done, it was breathtaking. Additionally. The accurate iconography also makes this Buddha image a great blessings for anyone who sets eyes on him or walk near to him.
It’s our honored and pride to house such a beautiful image that is done with so much respect
June KangPosted on September 22, 2016 #2 Author
This largest Dorje Shugden statue is very helpful in creating devotion, uplifting the mind and focusing attention. I have seen many of them visited this largest Dorje Shugden feel happily to see the statue; some of them is 1st time seeing the statues. This also help to plant seed in their future for those people who has seen this statue but not practice immediately.
I wish more and more people can support us to build Kechara Forest Retreat in order to accommodate more peoples to be here to make a good connection with Dorje Shugden and has his blessings
Moh MeiPosted on September 22, 2016 #3 Author
It is annoying when you see advertisements and sites claiming something to the biggest, largest, tallest in the world. It feels like a marketing scam and most of time it makes you wonder why these people build the largest, tallest, biggest for if it’s not a manifestation of ego.
Why do Buddhists do the same? Building large statues all over the world when traditionally it is a religion mostly associated with humilityy and detachment from materialism and ego. Buddhists believe that the image of Buddha is sacred. That any beings including non-human who gazed upon the image is blessed. On one hand it can easily be perceived as idol worship. On the other hand when one study the iconography it is anything but. Buddhists do not worship Buddha statues any more than the Christians worship the cross.
Pastor AntoinettePosted on September 22, 2016 #4 Author
The magnificient Dorje Shugden statue in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat is blessing everyone visiting Kechara Forest Retreat. The positive energy, beauty and calmness of the place is enhancing everyone’s peace of mind.
Kechara Forest Retreat is a wonderful place to visit or to do retreats.
Thank you for these magnificent pictures.
I rejoice for everyone who is able to connect with H.E. 25th Tsem Rinpoche and who can visit the powerful and beneficial webpage http://www.tsemrinpoche.com.
Kechara Forest Retreat is a must-visit! Be blessed by Dorje Shugden’s powerful and most beneficial blessings!
AlbertPosted on September 22, 2016 #5 Author
The first time when I see this Dorje Shugden in Kechara Forest Retreat, I was really like WOW… such a big in house statue, it is not easy to build this big statue under the roof, and with the dedicated team working under His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, the Largest Dorje Shugden was born, and yes, it is the largest Dorje Shugden statue in the world as of today, in Kechara Forest Retreat, there are Dorje Shugden puja and other pujas being held here consistently by the Puja team members dedicating to others and a monthly Dorje Shugden puja also being held here, many people attended this puja every month, it is so blessed that so many of us can get the blessing from Dorje Shugden.
May more people get connected with Dorje Shugden and continue to receive blessing from him, because Dorje Shugden has benefited me and I believe he will benefit even more people in the future.
pammie yapPosted on September 22, 2016 #6 Author
I absolutely LOVE Kechara Forest Retreat! Not only because it is beautiful and peaceful, but it is also blessed!
Especially when I see Dorje Shugden’s statue in Wisdom Hall, the largest in the world, together with the lineage Gurus and the entourage!
I can’t wait for the second phase to start! We will have a bigger prayer hall, cafe, hostel and many more people can come and enjoy the facilities and they can engage in meditation, retreat, prayers, volunteer, etc.
Thank you Rinpoche for Kechara Forest Retreat, such a blessed place for us to pursue our spiritual path in such a beautiful environment!
nicholasPosted on September 22, 2016 #7 Author
Kechara Forest Retreat conceptualized by H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche. It’s very fortunate that we have the biggest Dorje Shugden statue in the world which blessed by the Dorje Sugden himself through the 7th Palung Kuten. This event was witness by 700 guests and dharma talk was given during the trance. It’s a historical moment to have this event in Kechara Forest Retreat.
From time to time we have visitors from local as well as overseas coming to visit Kechara Forest Retreat and pay homage to Dorje Shugden. It’s our great merit to have Dorje Shugden to benefit many people.
Pastor Henry OoiPosted on September 22, 2016 #8 Author
Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) is everything as described here by Rinpoche. Many visitors to KFR stand in awe in front of the statue of Dorje Shugden, some to take in the magnificence of the statue, some offered their prayers, some made offering. I recalled two building contractors who were working in KFR said they saw a beam of black light coming down from the sky to where Dorje Shugden statue is. Both of them did not know of the statue being there because at that time the statue was kept hidden from public view. Also I have witnessed visitors who took spontaneous trance in front of the statue. These are some accounts from the public during their visit to KFR.
Eric kksiowPosted on September 22, 2016 #9 Author
Its a very beautiful place for the mind and soul. I salute all the KFR team who had worked so hard to make it possible.
This is going to mark another major milestone in the history of Kechara success.
Would like to Thanks to DS.ORG admin to shared of The 8 Guiding Monks, 9 Mothers and 10 Youthful and Wrathful assistants info.
Khoo Hou HawPosted on September 22, 2016 #10 Author
Kechara Forest Retreat is indeed a beautiful place. But what is more beautiful is the objective of Rinpoche to build this place as a place where people can come to heal their mind. Together with efforts of many people who are inspired by the kindness of Rinpoche and devoted their time to make this vision of Rinpoche a reality. It is the mind and action of Rinpoche and this group of people that we have such a beautiful place today.
Jace ChongPosted on September 22, 2016 #11 Author
Thanks for sharing on the largest Dorje Shugden in the World, and it’s so proud that it’s here in Malaysia!
Everything in the Wisdom is so perfectly set up, beside the largest Dorje Shugden, the lineage master statues, the entourages and the ambience are so beautiful. I didn’t have chance to visit many Dorje Shugden chapels before, but this is the most grand set up I have ever seen and it’s designed with a mixture of traditional and modern way.
May this place blesses many visitors and plant very firm Dharma seeds in them, may all of them meet Dharma life time after life time.
Pastor ChiaPosted on September 22, 2016 #12 Author
In Malaysia Kechara Forest Retreat havelargest Dorje shugden statue in the world surrounding by green nature environment. This holy statue also blessed by Dorje Shugden himself through 7 th Panglung oracle who has present here. Inside this holy image contain a lot of holy items and images. Visitor whose are suffered the illness, facing obstacle are welcome to receive blessing by ambulating around the statue purify negative karma.
Julia TanPosted on September 23, 2016 #13 Author
Many of H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s students witnessed the installation of this biggest Dorje Shugden statue in the world. I remembered vividly it was very late and it was dark when the container arrived. Due the construction of wisdom was not fully done hence there’s no light in the hall but torch was the light we used to see the beautiful face of Dorje Shugden. It was so huge. Immediately we did Dorje Shugden mantra lead by Rinpoche to bless the statue. After that many pujas was done after that. We were so excited.
When we had the first monthly puja in front of the super huge Dorje Shugden, we felt so close to him and blessed that we can do the practice peaceful in the beautiful wisdom Hall. This was all due to our Guru’s kindness. Rinpoche believed that Dorje Shugden will benefit us and countless people who will visit and have the merits to meet the largest Dorje Shugden here although the ban was strong out there at that period of time. I am very grateful that Rinpoche and all the students didn’t give up but stay strong to protect our lineage until today.
Thank you to our beloved Guru.
MingwenPosted on September 23, 2016 #14 Author
The largest Dorje Shugden in the world, exactly! I’m feeling bless to be able to visit the chapel from time to time. Everytime I stepped into the chapel, I can feel a strong sense of calmness and peace. The feelings will be boost to the maximum when I saw the statue of the Great Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden! The statues is extremely detailed and high in quality! People who worked together on this project must be collecting a huge amount of merits! Thank you!