200,000 Attend Denma Gonsa Rinpoche’s Enthronement

The unmistaken incarnation of His Eminence Denma Gonsa Rinpoche was recognised by four sources which includes the greatest Gelugpa masters of our time. The enthronement of a tulku is the formal recognition of a particular individual.

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Initiations in Serpom Monastery by Venerable Achok Rinpoche

Achok Rinpoche confidently conferred the Yamantaka initiation and commentary on 17 – 18 January 2015 in Serpom Monastery, which he had received from Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche and Geshe Yeshe Wangchuk.

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Making Offerings Shar Gaden Monastery

Making offerings to the monastery and Sangha is well practised in all traditions of Buddhism. It is something that we should do either on a daily basis such as simple food offering to the Sangha, or on a larger scale.

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Gen Tenzin Donyo Enters Thukdam

In 2014, news of the passing of one of the sacred living jewels of Serpom Monastery surfaced. He was Gen Tenzin Donyo, widely known as Gen Ahzung. Outwardly, he was an ordinary, humble monk with simple practices and few possessions.

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Visiting His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche in Vermont

In November 2014, representatives and students of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche traveled to Vermont, USA for an audience with His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche and to make offerings on Tsem Rinpoche’s behalf.

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A Mahamudra Offering

A Mahamudra Offering

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In 2014, the monks of Shar Gaden Monastery received 500 copies of ‘The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra’ from one of the most honoured Gelugpa lineage masters, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Authored by Geshe-la, this book, written in Tibetan, is based on the root text of Mahamudra.

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H.H. Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche Accepts Tenshug

2014 was the year Khen Rinpoche, accompanied by his entourage, made an offering of tenshug to His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche at Trijang Buddhist Institute in Vermont, USA. Tenshug is a long-life ceremonial offering to the spiritual guide.

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Denma Gonsa Rinpoche meets Panchen Lama

In 2014, a meeting of two great minds occurred between H.H. the 11th Panchen Lama and the young reincarnation of Denma Gonsa Rinpoche. They met for the purpose of reaffirming the incarnation status of the young tulku.

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Fire Puja in Taiwan with H.E. Daknak Rinpoche

In 2014, Kyabje Daknak Rinpoche personally presided over four days of pujas: a one-day Yamantaka peaceful fire puja and a three-day Medicine Buddha puja. Fire pujas are Buddhist ceremonies during which offerings and substances are placed in a roaring fire.

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Vajrayogini Fire Puja in Trijang Buddhist Institute

From 28 June to 27 July 2014, Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche led a Vajrayogini retreat and fire puja at Trijang Buddhist Institute. A fire puja is a ritual traditionally performed after a retreat to compensate for any faults.

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Saga Dawa Teachings by Achok Rinpoche

The images below capture Venerable Achok Rinpoche giving teachings and the oral transmission of Lama Tsongkhapa’s practice at Serpom Monastery in conjunction with the holy celebrations of Saga Dawa in 2014.

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400,000 Gather in Sampheling Monastery

On 5 – 12 March 2014, more than 400,000 people from Chatreng and the nearby villages attended the Monlam Festival at Sampheling Monastery. The Gelugpa Monlam Chenmo (Great Prayer Festival) is one of the most significant and important religious events in Tibetan Buddhism.

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5,000 Receive Dorje Shugden’s Life Entrustment in Chamdo

In Jinka Monastery, 5,000 devotees received Dorje Shugden’s life entrustment initiation from Khenpo Zongluo Jampa Khedrup Rinpoche of Chamdo Jampa Ling Monastery.

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Meeting Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche in New York

December 2013 saw a reunion of two great minds when His Eminence Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche paid a visit to His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in New York, accompanied by Venerable Zawa Rinpoche and Achok Rinpoche.

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Serpom Monastery’s School

Serpom Monastery’s School

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The Serpom School opened its doors in the year 2009. Modelled on the Tibetan Buddhist educational system with an emphasis on debate, the students have regular classes in the mornings, with debate sessions held twice a day in the mornings and evenings.

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5,000 Receive Dorje Shugden’s Practice in Tibet

Gaden Yangchen Phuntsok Ling Monastery held a four-day Winter Ritual Dance between 31 October and 3 November 2013 with a large crowd gathering to watch the monks dance in their ceremonial robes and receive blessings.

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Venerable Panglung Oracle in Tibet

The Venerable 7th Panglung Kuten of Sera Monastery traveled to Tibet in September 2013 at the invitation and request of many. At the various locations that he visited, the Panglung Oracle took full and glorious trance of the King Protector Dorje Shugden and his grand minister, Kache Marpo.

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Lama Jampa Ngodup Gives Initiations in Chengdu

From 6 to 22 March 2013, Lama Jampa Ngodup gave an extended 17-day teaching on the Lamrim based on the text “Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand”, originally an oral discourse given by His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche.

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Dorje Shugden goes to Liaoning, China

In 2013, a beautiful 5-foot Dorje Shugden statue was commissioned for a temple in Liaoning, China. This statue was installed as the main icon in the Protector chapel of Rui Ying Si, a monastery located in the Mongolian Autonomous Region of China.

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Dorje Shugden in Yunnan, China

A picture in the article entitled “Monks study at branch school of Yunnan Institute of Buddhist Studies” clearly shows a framed picture of the mandala of Dorje Shugden. This is an encouraging sign of the growth of Dorje Shugden’s practice.

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