Download: Dorje Shugden Kangso Composed by the 31st Sakya Trizin Download: Dorje Shugden Kangso Composed by the 31st Sakya Trizin
The 31st Sakya Trizin Kunga Lodro composed the following Tibetan-style Dorje Shugden kangso manuscript, which contains the propitiation rites to invoke the blessings and... Download: Dorje Shugden Kangso Composed by the 31st Sakya Trizin

In Tibetan Buddhism, a kangso is performed to invite the blessings of the Dharma Protectors. ‘Kang‘ means ‘to fulfil’ and ‘so’ means ‘to offer’, hence a kangso is also known as a fulfilment ritual.

We engage in a kangso to invite the Dharma Protector into our presence, to make sincere requests and offerings, as well as to confess our negative conduct and misdeeds that destroy the very causes of our Enlightenment. In return, the Dharma Protector, through his promise of protecting practitioners on the path of Dharma, sets out to fulfil our wishes and aid our spiritual practice.

The 31st Sakya Trizin Kunga Lodro (1729-1783) composed the following Tibetan-style Dorje Shugden kangso manuscript, titled rgyal po chen po shugs ldan rtsal gyi bskang wa log ‘dren tshar gcod ces bya ba bzhugs so or རྒྱལ་པོ་ཆེན་པོ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་རྩལ་གྱི་བསྐང་བ་ལོག་འདྲེན་ཚར་གཅོད་ཅེས་བྱ་བ་བཞུགས་སོ།


༄༅། ། རྒྱལ་པོ་ཆེན་པོ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་རྩལ་གྱི་བསྐང་བ་ལོག་འདྲེན་ཚར་གཅོད་ཅེས་བྱ་བ་བཞུགས་སོ། །

This text contains the propitiation rites to invoke the blessings and protection of Dorje Shugden and has been in use by Sakya high lamas and ordinary monks since the time of Kunga Lodro to this day. From this extensive 149-page text, one can conclude that Dorje Shugden is evidently not just a minor practice but a significant Protector for Buddhists of the Sakya tradition.

The full kangso text is now available for download in the Tibetan language.
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  • sarah

    Posted on June 27, 2016 #1 Author

    Wow! What a wonderful resource available for others to download. It is no surprise that the Sakyas have such an extensive kangso to Dorje Shugden, especially since he was first enthroned in a Sakya monastery when Dorje Shugden first arose as a Dharma Protector.


  • Wylfred Ng

    Posted on June 27, 2016 #2 Author

    多杰雄登的法门不只是在格鲁传承流传, 原来萨迦法王也曾经为多杰雄登写过酬供, 也代表多杰雄登法门在萨迦传承广为流传。

    谢谢分享。 让我们更加了解多杰雄登。


  • Wan Wai Meng

    Posted on June 28, 2016 #3 Author

    Dorje Shugden was first was hosted by the Sakyas before the practice of Dorje Shugden found its way to the Gelug tradition. Many of erudite Sakya lamas, wrote prayers and liturgy to propitiate Dorje Shugden. Incidentally one of the founders of the Sakya tradition is Virupa, and Virupa was the previous incarnation of Tulku Dragpa Gyeltsen.


  • Petros Narek

    Posted on June 28, 2016 #4 Author

    I really like this website because it contains many of the resources related to Dorje Shugden practice. I didn’t know Dorje Shugden was practiced by the Sakya lineage before, but it is sure interesting to see great Sakya master had composed prayer text for Dorje Shugden. I have downloaded and going to keep it somewhere and may even print it out to put on my altar.

    After reading this post, I googled Sakya and Dorje Shugden and I found Tsem Rinpoche also had an article about Sakya and Dorje Shugden ( It has a lot more explanation and quite a lot of nice photos. It is definitely worth checking out.


  • Carmen

    Posted on July 3, 2016 #5 Author

    Not only is Dorje Shugden practiced in the Gelug tradition, it is proven that Dorje Shugden practice is also widely practiced in the Sakya sect.

    The Sakya Trizin or Sakya Throne-Holder is the traditional title of the head of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism, and for the 31st Sakya Trizin to compose a Dorje Shugden Kangsol means that he endorsed the practice of Dorje Shugden for the entire Sakya school. He too recognized the benefits of the practice of the enlightened Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden, and propagated it within his school of Buddhism.


  • Fong

    Posted on July 5, 2016 #6 Author

    Thank you for the Tibetan language kangsol. It is good to know that the Dorje Shugden pracrice started in the Sakya tradition. it also shows that the practice was kept up by the Sakya sect to the point of having a kangsol written by the 31st Sakya Trizin which is in the 18th century.

    So, Dorje Shugden started in the Sakya scholl, continued to be propitiated in the Sakya school but also spread to be propitiated by the Gelug school. I wonder which other schools propitiate Dorje Shugden.


  • Alice Tay

    Posted on July 25, 2016 #7 Author

    Many people seem to get confused about Dorje Shudgen is only a Gelug Dharma Protector.

    Actually, Dorje Shugden is an emanation of Manjushri. As such, whoever believe and propitiating Dorje Shugden, he is definitely will help you. It is because Dorje Shugden is always protect pure and faithful practitioners by increasing their wisdom and clear their obstacles no matter what lineage you are.

    Thank you for sharing this article which has proved that Dorje Shugden can be practiced by anyone without fear of harm.


  • Lin Mun

    Posted on July 31, 2016 #8 Author

    Thank you for sharing the meaning of kangso and also the praise written by the Sakya lineage. His prove that Dorje Shugden is practiced by many high lamas even a few centuries ago.


  • Stella Cheang

    Posted on October 3, 2016 #9 Author

    An enlightened being transcend the label of religious and sect. It is us who label them because of our karmic affinity and of course, ignorance in a larger extend. It is therefore very enlightening to read about Dorje Shugden being propitiated by not just Gelug lineage but also Sayka lineage. In fact the Sakya lineage had a long and strong history of praying to Dorje Shugden. It also goes to show Dorje Shugden’s real enlightened nature which is compassionate towards all sentient beings.