The Oracles of Dorje Shugden The Oracles of Dorje Shugden
Tibet has an ancient and popular tradition of oracles which involves invoking the deity (usually a Dharma Protector) to descend into a human oracle.... The Oracles of Dorje Shugden

Tibet has an ancient and popular tradition of oracles which involves invoking the deity (usually a Dharma Protector) to descend into a human oracle. The word ‘kuten’ (Wylie: sku rten) is used by Tibetans to refer to a human vessel who is able to temporarily receive the mind/consciousness of a deity or sometimes a spirit and act as a medium between the world of humans and the subtle spiritual realms of the deities.

They are called ‘kuten‘ because the human oracle is the physical basis for these deities to communicate with us. Dorje Shugden is one such example of this tradition. However, due to the transcendent nature of Dorje Shugden, his oracles are given the more respectful title of ‘Chojela‘.

One can become an oracle in a number of ways. Some people naturally have a strong predisposition towards becoming an oracle, others are chosen by the Lama and yet others are chosen by the deity or spirit. For instance, when Dorje Shugden chooses an individual to become an oracle, he may spontaneously enter the person once or twice to give a sign that they have been chosen.

Anyone can make the request to be trained as an oracle but not everyone who requests will be successful. Those who wish to become oracles must understand that it is a lifetime commitment which requires personal comfort and wishes to be set aside in service of others. All oracles require a strict regime of training which is necessary to prepare, open and stabilise the psychic channels. In addition, oracles must diligently keep up with the prescribed retreats and practices, and maintain good samaya with the Lama for the rest of their life. The more retreats an oracle engages in, the clearer the psychic channels and resulting trances will be, and the more accurate his prophecies and pronouncements.

In order to be a good oracle, the retreats of Lama Tsongkhapa are essential and in order for the retreats to be successful, one must have pure guru devotion. Yamantaka is another very powerful practice to clear interferences and open up the chakras, winds and drops of the psychic channels to make it easier for the deity to enter the oracle’s body thus causing less pain after he leaves. However, the main purpose of the retreats is to get close to the deity which is essential for the rest of the oracle’s life.

Ultimately, the main purpose of these retreats is not about becoming a good oracle but to reach the highest purpose in life, which is Enlightenment. Retreats should always be about achieving Enlightenment and becoming a good oracle is just the secondary purpose. However, as an oracle, one is in a position to collect a tremendous amount of merits which can be used to actualise the two stages of Tantra.

For instance, the Yamantaka Tantras can purify tremendous amounts of negative karma that we have accumulated from an innumerable line of previous lives. This negative karma obscures our understanding and perception of the truth and thus, we continue to be bound in this cycle of death and rebirth in samsara. Yamantaka helps us gain wisdom and insight into the nature of reality (empty of inherent existence) and to attain the everlasting great bliss of Enlightenment. Many who have relied on Yamantaka have gained great wisdom, control over their rebirth, Bodhicitta and full Enlightenment. Therefore, Yamantaka’s practice should never be done just to become a good oracle.

The Venerable 7th Panglung Oracle performs a vajra dance in Kechara Forest Retreat while in full trance of Dorje Shugden

The Venerable 7th Panglung Oracle performs a vajra dance in Kechara Forest Retreat while in full trance of Dorje Shugden

Regardless of the circumstances under which an oracle is chosen, they have to hold their samaya, engage in the retreats and be steadfast in their decision to benefit others as an oracle. All oracles have to do their part and not expect Dorje Shugden or their Lama to do everything for them. For instance, if those who received direct teachings on the Lamrim from Lama Tsongkhapa did not practise what they learned, they cannot put the blame on Lama Tsongkhapa for their lack of results. This is the same with the oracle.

Being an oracle is like any other Dharma practice; you have to do what is necessary. When we do our part, we collect merits and wisdom and will be resolute in our wish to benefit others. If we cannot be a reliable and honourable student, then we should not think of being an oracle just yet. It is much more difficult.

Therefore, if we carry out all assignments that are given by our Lama no matter how big or small without being selective, it will lead to bigger things. Finishing an assignment successfully is a good sign of devotion to the teacher and that we are ready for bigger assignments. If we do not perform or complete the assignments, work and duties given by the Lama, then it would be harder to become an oracle which will involve a great deal of physical pain during the initial training stages which can take up to five years.

The Panglung Oracle

The Venerable 7th Panglung Oracle

The Venerable 7th Panglung Oracle

Originally from Sera Monastery, the current Panglung Oracle was personally consecrated, trained and had his energy channels opened by His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. He is able to take trance of many enlightened Dharma Protectors including Dorje Shugden, Kache Marpo and Setrap, amongst others. For the last 30 years, he has been taking trance for various High Lamas, monasteries, ladrangs, monks and the faithful laity.

On the day the Panglung Oracle is to take trance, his assistants begin by chanting the invocation prayers of Dorje Shugden. At some point during the invocation, the mind of Dorje Shugden enters the oracle’s body and he may perform a vajra dance to clear obstacles before returning to his throne to accept offerings and greet the High Lamas and others who come forth for a blessing. Dorje Shugden usually does not stay very long as his energy is very wrathful and may tire out the oracle’s body. Thus, it is usually Kache Marpo, the main minister of Dorje Shugden, who makes all the oracular pronouncements on behalf of Dorje Shugden.

After Dorje Shugden has left, the oracle then usually takes trance of the peaceful form of Kache Marpo who will patiently answer all questions that are asked of him. He is known to be extremely accurate and makes no mistakes with his pronouncements. Kache Marpo also grants blessings and heals those who are in need.

The Venerable 6th Panglung Oracle

The Venerable 6th Panglung Oracle

This is a picture of the previous (6th) Panglung Oracle taken in 1923. Just like the current Panglung Oracle, he was able to take trance of Dorje Shugden, Setrap, Kache Marpo, and various other high level Protectors. The 6th Panglung Oracle was very famous in Tibet for giving extremely clear prophesies that were highly accurate and treasured by many. In fact, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche consulted Dorje Shugden through the 6th Panglung Oracle in 1959 on whether the Dalai Lama should flee Tibet or remain behind. Dorje Shugden rose from his throne and performed a vajra dance to clear the obstacles of the Dalai Lama. He then handed over his sword and instructed that the Dalai Lama should leave Tibet immediately and that the escape party should carry the sword at the head of the party for a safe and successful escape.

It was also the 6th Panglung Oracle in trance of Dorje Shugden who instructed a band of Khampa warriors to form the Chushi Gangdruk “army” and identified the exact location for their headquarters. This transpired a few years prior to the Dalai Lama’s escape from Tibet and was part of Dorje Shugden’s masterplan to have these ferocious warriors gathered and ready to escort the Dalai Lama safely out of Tibet. Furthermore, the Chushi Gangdruk’s headquarters was located along the Dalai Lama’s eventual escape route, the only safe route out of Tibet at the time. In other words, Dorje Shugden literally saved the life of the Dalai Lama via the 6th Panglung Oracle.

The 6th Panglung Oracle was the father of the current 7th Panglung Oracle, and this is one of the ways in which the Panglung line of oracles have continued for hundreds of years, with a new oracle appearing when the previous one leaves. Out of trance, the current oracle is a kind and gentle monk who holds his vows very well and asks for no reward or recognition for his service to the Buddhadharma.

The Panglung oracles are an established and highly respected line of oracles known for their authentic trances, and the 6th and 7th Panglung Oracles were personally trained by His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche and His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche respectively. Thus, we are very fortunate to have this ancient tradition of oracles alive and well today so that we are able to hear the sacred pronouncements of our holy Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.

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  • Helena

    Posted on June 19, 2016 #1 Author

    I still remember clearly DS took trance at KFR. It was super duper blesssed for us to witness the trance taking and direct teachings from DS. It was amazing!!! Thank you Rinpoche’s blessing that we can able to have Chojela here to take trance and blessed the land and us. We are so fortunate to have the auspicious event at KFR. is totally unforgettable day for me.


  • Wah Ying

    Posted on June 22, 2016 #2 Author

    This article on oracle is loaded with information and knowledge about oracle, how oracle was chosen, what kinds of training they are going through, guru devotion and the Panglung oracle.

    Thanks for letting many know about how Dorje Shugden via the 6th Panglung Oracle, has helped HH Dalai Lama out of Tibet, and how he masterplan everything including setting up of Chusi Gangdruk warrior to escort His Holiness out of Tibet safely.


  • Wylfred Ng

    Posted on June 29, 2016 #3 Author

    Thank you for the great sharing about Oracle in Buddhism, especially the Panglung Oracle.

    Thank you to Guru The 25th Tsem Rinpoche for introducing the Dorje Shugden practice to us that helps us in many ways.

    I am so fortunate to have the chance to witness the trace of Dorje Shugden at Kechara Forest Retreat by the 7th Panglung Kuten last year.

    As mention in the article, for a person to be a oracle, it is a lifetime commitment which requires personal comfort and wishes to be set aside in service of others. The 7th Panglung Kuten had done so much to ensure that the trance will be successful, and stayed in Malaysia for almost 2 months to do various puja to help the dharma to grow in this region.

    You can read more about the Dorje Shugden trance at Kechara Forest Retreat here:
    Thank you


  • jerry_sito

    Posted on June 29, 2016 #4 Author




    而在尊贵的第廿五世詹杜固仁波切的加持下,克切拉有幸的得到第7代庞隆固登神谕,来到禅修林,给予进行多杰雄登与喀切瑪波的降神仪式,许多的人也在场见证,并得到加持:700 Meet A Buddha (七百人幸睹佛现)

    Jerry Sito


  • William Chua

    Posted on June 29, 2016 #5 Author

    We Kecharian are very fortunate to host The 7th Panglung Kuten last year and for him to come and bless Kechara Forest Retreat. It is because of our Guru Tsem Rinpoche’s blessing that we are able to meet Dorje Shugden in trance. We are truly blessed.


    • Helena

      Posted on August 1, 2016 #6 Author

      Because of Rinpoche’s blessings, Kechara is very fortunate to host The 7th Panglung Kuten last year at Kechara Forest Retreat to witnessed the oracle of Dorje Shugden. We are truly blessed to have DS blesing and teachings on that day… what a memorable day in my life.


  • Sock Wan

    Posted on June 29, 2016 #7 Author

    Thank you for writing this article, it is very informative. Since I was very young, I have heard of medium who takes trance of some local deities but I have never known this is also practised in Tibetan Buddhism. This is something I found very unique. Because of Rinpoche, I had the great fortune to witness and was blessed by the oracle when he took trance of Dorje Shugden. It was very sacred as we were connecting to Dorje Shugden physically.

    Now I understand why an Oracles is so respected because they have sacrificed their whole life to become the medium for the protectors. They have to go through very tough training and suffer a lot of physical pain after every trance.

    May we have the merits and good fortune to see oracle again and again.


  • Carmen

    Posted on June 29, 2016 #8 Author

    It is due to the kindness and blessings of His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche that I have had the fortune to be blessed and healed directly by Dorje Shugden and meet my Dharma Protector in person. When you watch any videos on oracular trances of Dorje Shugden, you will see Kache Marpo patiently sit on the oracle throne and bless every single person in the audience. At times, the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden, Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen, will enter the oracle, and give teachings.

    When I had the fortune to be one of the 700 who were present in audience to be blessed by Dorje Shugden at Kechara Forest Retreat in June 2015, we received a Dharma teaching of close to 2 hours, in which it was adviced by Dorje Shugden that doing Dharma work, and working for Kechara is good. I will always remember that advice, and I know that Dorje Shugden is of an enlightened nature, because Dorje Shugden’s talk and advice was only about how to grow the Dharma in us on our journey towards enlightenment, and to propagate the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa.

    When I was young, I was exposed to mediums but alot of the times, they only spoke of worldly matters, how to increase wealth, business, our life’s prediction, and until I met Dorje Shugden, I knew that his supreme existence was for a bigger purpose – it is only for our own benefit so that we will gain enlightenment in our journey in the Dharma.


  • Su Ming

    Posted on June 30, 2016 #9 Author

    Panglung Oracle is amazing. The line of oracle is amazing cause he was the main and only oracle who actually told H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama to leave Tibet in 1959 when the situation was getting worst. Panglung Oracle was also the oracle who told the Khampa warriors Chushi Gangdruk even way before that so that these team of warriors can bring H.H. out from Tibet when the time comes. I, myself have come across 2 of these warriors and the detail they have told me about their escape with H.H. and how Dorje Shugden guided them whenever they face any obstacle is mind-blowing. And today, due to Tsem Rinpoche, I have the honour to know the 7th Panglung Oracle.


  • Pastor Yek Yee(月谊讲法师)

    Posted on July 6, 2016 #10 Author

    On July 2015, I had honor to participated all preparation for the current 7th Panglung Oracle took trance in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat in front of our Guru H.E.The Tsem Rinpoche and over 700 participants on the spot. The trance ceremony happened like super strong power of volcanic eruptions in good way.

    This historical explosive big event remained a huge impact and unforgettable memories overnight for many of us. Especially for whoever first timer came across this kind of new and fresh exposure
    In traditional Tibetan Buddhism, an oracle is one of the powerful and well known of this unique spiritual culture in Tibet. Many crucial and significant decision for the Lamas, Rinpoche, Gurus, Sangha community and all the management teams will be convey through oracles by Dorje Shugden’s head minister Kache Marpo mostly.

    To be train as an oracles, the candidate need to go through a lot challenges, difficulties and problems. If a qualified oracle will be called KUTEN, because he used his own body for these protector or deities communicate with us. Due to Dorje Shugden’s huge contribute towards development of Buddhism; the Dorje Shugden’s oracles are given the most respectful title—CHOJELA.

    May Malaysia will have our own or in house oracles as soon as possible. May the oracle have a good and pure samaya towards his Guru. May the oracles will be benefits many other beings. May our Lama Tsongkhapa ‘s lineage will be protect and continue spread widely known.


  • Li Kheng

    Posted on July 6, 2016 #11 Author

    Oracles are very kind beings because they literally give up their own body to be in service to others. The training that an oracle has to go through is also said to be extremely hard. A lot of pain and a lot of commitment is basic training for an oracle. On top of this, Chojila is a monk who is known for holding his vows well. I believe it is this that contributes to his very accurate prophesies.

    Today, Chojila is one of the few Dorje Shugden left. He travels the world to serve other and benefit thousands of people everywhere. It was such an honor to have had the opportunity to meet with Chojila and receive his blessings.


  • pammie yap

    Posted on July 6, 2016 #12 Author

    Due to the tremendous obstacles and negative karma that many of us face, I would dare say that we are truly blessed and fortunate to have an oracle.

    I have heard and personally seen how an oracle heal, give advice/teachings and answer questions. And the sacred answers/prophecies given are always correct. If not because of DS’ advice, HHDL and group would not have been able to leave Tibet safe and sound. And the important part to highlight is that DS’ clairvoyance prepared them well by forming Chushi Gangdruk army.
    Kechara Forest Retreat was really really blessed and fortunate when the 7th Panglung Kuten took trance and gave us priceless blessings and advice in June 2015 (

    I agree that whether one is training to be an oracle or not, we must always hold our vows, clean samaya with our Guru and do our practice well.

    After this 7th Panglung Kuten, I wonder who and when will the 8th Panglung Kuten appear.



  • Pastor Ong Mog Mei

    Posted on July 6, 2016 #13 Author

    Mankind has a long history of oracles who are thought to be portals which higher beings/gods spoke to people usually of predictions and prophesies. While this tradition has become rare through modern civilization where people prefer to trust facts and science, Tibetan Buddhism has managed to retain the authenticity of oracle practice. These oracles have served Tibet and Buddhadharma and hopefully will continue to do so for many generations to come.


  • Mingwen

    Posted on July 6, 2016 #14 Author

    It must be difficult for one to be trained up as an oracle, a lot of works and commitments and also pain! I haven’t get the chance to witness this holy event, Chojela take trance, I wish I ve the chance to know more about this sacred event, etc., the process of becoming an oracle.


  • Pastor Henry Ooi

    Posted on July 6, 2016 #15 Author

    Taking trance through an oracle as a medium is a common practice in Malaysia, among those whose faith is for example Hinduism, Taoism, Buddhism. But the majority of the deities who enter the mediums are worldly deities unlike Dorje Shugden and Setrap whose nature is enlightened. Enlightened dharma protectors are worthy of refuge; and their advices, assistance and prophecies to benefit people go way beyond this one life, it stretches into many future lives of the people who sought divinations. This was taught by His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche.


  • nicholas

    Posted on July 6, 2016 #16 Author

    The tradition of oracles has an important role to give prophecies and advice.
    Reading back from this articles how Dorje Shugden gave advice to HH the 14th Dalai Lama to escape from Tibet and show his holiness the safe direction through the 6th Palung Kuten, it is actually a very strong evident showing Dorje Shugden attainment or clairvoyant. Since when we have this great enlightened being compassionately giving us advice, we should follow through all the way in order to gain the ultimate result. I believe it work both ways.

    Dorje Shugden is the same as Manjushri which is an enlightened being. Having the 7th Palung Kuten took trance in Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia is a great blessing and for the first time I witness Dorje Shugden did a vajra dance live to clear the obstacles of the people attended. May this tradition of consulting oracles continue to our future generation for more people to be benefited.


  • Khoo Hou Haw

    Posted on July 6, 2016 #17 Author

    Thank you for this explaination of Dorje Shugden’s oracle. It seems that to be able to take trance of an enlightened being requires a lot of preparations, which is quite different from oracles who are taking trance of any worldly being.

    Another thing to take note of is that through the 6th Panglung oracle, Dorje Shugden gave advise to Dalai Lama to escape to India and from there Dalai Lama is able to spread Tibetan Buddhism to the western countries and to the world. This showed that Dorje Sugden is truely an Dharma Protector and is protecting the dharma through His oracle.


  • June Kang

    Posted on July 6, 2016 #18 Author

    Reading this article, noted that the Dorje Shugden Oracle not just ordinary oracle, I said so because it mentioned that the retreat they gone through has the higher purpose that is about achieving Enlightenment. In other words, whatever they are doing is purely to benefit others. In additional this is a lifetime commitment and involve a great deal of physical pain during the initial training stages which can take up to five years. Only with the motivation to benefits others, they can take the challenges to go through all the training.

    I am bless that last year I had the opportunity to see Dorje Shugden in trance by the blessing of our Guru Tsem Rinpoche. Thank you.


  • Pastor Chia

    Posted on July 6, 2016 #19 Author

    Dorje Shugden oracle are unique and well train in the way they not just taking trance of Dorje Shugden to give advice, they also can giving dharma teaching and initiation to the people during taking trance. This show Dorje shugden enlightenment quality as bodhisattva Manjushiri. Unlike most of oracle only can take trance of protector to give advice only. Well train oracle must keep his commitment to service of others for life time. All oracles require a strict regime of training which is necessary to prepare, open and stabilise the psychic channels. In addition, oracles must diligently keep up with the prescribed retreats and practices, and maintain good samaya with the Lama for the rest of their life. The more retreats an oracle engages in, the clearer the psychic channels and resulting trances will be, and the more accurate his prophecies and pronouncements.


  • Lew

    Posted on July 7, 2016 #20 Author

    The process of oracle taking trance may look easy, but there are a lot of trainings and preparations to be done before the trance. I was told that there are a lot of physical suffering in the early stages of training, and when deities enter the body, it is like hot oil flowing through the veins, that’s why many oracles in training shouted & making screaming sound in their early stage of training. Also, after the trance, the physical body becomes very tired and need a few days to recover.

    Therefore, when we have the fortunate to witness a trance, we must respect because the oracle is suffering his/her body for the benefits of other sentient beings.

    I have met Panglung oracle a few times. He is a “simple” monk who always smiles, and yet, he is very “particular” when preparing for trance. I feel that he is very serious about every trance, and have the highest respect for Dorje Shugden.


  • Jace Chong

    Posted on July 7, 2016 #21 Author

    Thanks for the informative article about oracles of Dorje Shugden, especially details about Panglung Kuten.

    Oracles play important role in the Tibetan society and their accuracy of prophecy is highly sought after. The 6th Panglung Kuten literally survive Tibetan Buddhism by prophesying the escape time and road for Dalai Lama, and the successful of Dalai Lama escaping to India make Tibetan Buddhism a highly adapted religion in Western societies.

    With much vows and practice, oracle like Panglung Kuten is no doubt a pure vessel to increase the faith in people that enlighten beings exist.

    Thank you.


  • yenpin

    Posted on July 8, 2016 #22 Author




    成为伟大神谕为众生默默付出,保护所有的众生都有机会接触佛法得到证悟 。

    在尊贵的上师詹杜固仁波切的恩赐与加持,我们非常幸运在2015年6月21日在克切拉禅修林,我有机会接触的第7任庞隆(choje la)伟大神谕降神仪式,而且是文殊的化身多杰雄登护法。




    我们是非常幸运有上师詹杜固仁波切的加持。我们有机会接触第7任庞隆(choje la)神谕。



  • Pee Bee Chong

    Posted on July 9, 2016 #23 Author

    We have a lengthened discussion during the social media learning on this topic. After reading through the article, Pastor Yek Yee asked us to share what was our understanding on this article. I shared that I was deeply impressed and appreciate to the kindness of oracles who are willing to sacrifice own personal comfort and wisher in service of others so that we still have chance to witness the 7th Panglung Oracle take trance in Kechara Forest Retreat.

    Pastor Yek Yee very seriously corrected my motivation of the word “sacrifice” that I used. Oracles never thought they sacrifice anything to becoming an oracle, instead they willing to put aside the personal comfort and wishes in service of others.

    Once of the most important things that I learned from this article – Motivation.

    Thank you
    Pee Bee Chong


  • Pee Bee Chong

    Posted on July 10, 2016 #24 Author

    My second Learning from article – Complete an assignment given by Lama is a good sign of guru devotion.

    Being an oracle, one to have hold their samaya, no matter what assignments, big or small given by the Lama without being selective, one to have completed the assignments diligently.

    If the oracles do not perform or complete the assignments, it would be harder to become an oracle which will involve a great deal of physical pain during the initial training stages which can take up to five years.

    This is similar to our Dharma practise, the assignment given by Guru or HOD, no matter small or big, we need to do what is necessary and complete it diligently without being selective. Finishing an assignment successfully is a good sign of devotion to our teacher and that we are ready for bigger assignment. The more we do, we can create merits to benefit more people and sentient beings


  • Frederick Law

    Posted on July 13, 2016 #25 Author

    Oracle plays an important role in Tibetan Buddhism. Many High Lamas, including His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama would seek advice from the Protector in trance, through the Oracle.
    Oracle is a human vessel where an Enlighten or Un-enlighten Dharma Protector takes trance of through a human vessel to communicate, give advice and prophecies. One of the well know Oracle in Tibetan Buddhism is Panglung Oracle, who takes trance of Dorje Shugden, and this line of Oracle has benefited countless beings, and even saved The 14th Dalai Lama life during the cultral revolution in 1959.
    It is a privilege to be an Oracle to serve the Dharma and benefit the sentient beings, hence the selection of Oracle is very strict, and the the selected Oracle need to go through strict regime of practice and also engage in retreats to clear interferences and open up the chakras, winds and drops of the psychic channels to make it easier for the deity to enter the oracle’s body thus causing less pain after he leaves.
    One of the most important Criteria to become an Oracle is strong Guru Devotion and have clean samaya with the Guru, and go all the way to performing and completing the task given by the Guru. As all attainments come from the Guru.


  • Julia Tan

    Posted on July 13, 2016 #26 Author

    Wow, is really not easy. Any one can be trained to be an oracle but only those who has pure motivation, pure guru samaya and holding pure vows being able to be a successful one. Lives depended on the Oracle’s hand because Dorje Shugden and Kache Marpo will enter the oracle body to give advice. Hence not only effort, but without wisdom and merits, nothing is gonna happen.


  • Stella Cheang

    Posted on July 23, 2016 #27 Author

    It was really an incredible experience to be a witness to the trance by the 7th Panglung Kuten in Kechara Forest Retreat in 2015. Through the oracle, Dorje Shugden and His Minister, Kache Marpo made oracular pronouncements, answer questions that were asked of him and granted blessings to those who were present. Becoming an oracle is a lifetime commitment that entails setting aside personal comfort and desire in the wish to be of service to others. Strict training and good samaya with the Guru are the pre-requisite to be a successful oracle. But once a person fulfilled these criteria, he (or she) will be able to be the vessel of pronouncement for the deity. It is noteworthy to mention that it was Dorje Shugden through the 6th Panglung Oracle in 1959 who literally saved the Dalai Lama by advising him to flee Tibet and planned for the escape route.


  • Sofi

    Posted on August 11, 2016 #28 Author

    Thank you for this informative article on the Oracles of Dorje Shugden. Although the ultimate motivation is to achieve enlightenment, the Oracles put aside their lives to serve others by taking trance of the Protectors which taxes their body much due to the enlightened state of the Protectors. I was so fortunate to witness the trance by the Oracle at Kechara Forest Retreat middle of last year and to received precious teachings. How blessed everyone was to have two living Buddhas together, our Guru, H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche and Lord Dorje Shugden.

    I agree that the current 7th Panglung Oracle is a kind and gentle monk as I had the pleasure of helping him briefly during the Wealth Vase project. He is always in a mind of calmness and the smile on his face never left his face throughout the time he was with us on the project. Such was his level of attainments that we feel the peace around him. My rare experiences of witness the Oracle in trance and working so closely with Chojela was only possible due to the compassion of my precious Guru, whom I thank from my heart. May many more have the merits to witness the Oracle in trance at KFR in the near future. May Chojela be blessed with long healthy life to continue bringing help and blessings of the Protectors to the practitioners. Thank you Chojela and Lord Dorje Shugden for coming to KFR and helping us to clear our obstacles in manifesting our Guru’s vision for KFR.


  • Fong

    Posted on August 17, 2016 #29 Author

    This article points to the fact that becoming and being an oracle or kuten is not an easy path. The foremost objective is enlightenment with the oracular ability as a bonus side effect.

    The retreats of Lama Tsongkhapa, Yamantaka or any retreats or purification practice prescribed by the lama is demanding. Even then, when one who wishes to be an oracle is happy and appreciative of these retreats, it gives a quantum leap in merits towards enlightenment – what a blessing!!

    The forming of the Chushi Gangdruk positioned along the route of the Dalai Lama’s escape years before the actual escape is a very interesting fact. Most people would not have known it. If the oracle had not given the instructions from Dorje Shugden to establish the Chushi Gangdruk along those routes, history for the Tibetans would have been very different.

    Thank you for a very informative article.


  • Justin Cheah

    Posted on October 27, 2016 #30 Author

    I was very sceptical with oracles and estranged from this form of practice until i came across through my taking up of Tibetan Buddhism. It did made me feel fearful and worried but it kind of made my belief into religion stronger because this shows beings in other realms does exist. The deepest imprint i had would be when Panglung Kuten taking trance in Kechara Forest Retreat. I among with many others were on real life experience witnessing Dorje Shugden and Kache Marpo taking turns to grant us audience. I will never forget that day as it meant a lot to me. I know deep inside all these imprints and strong faith were made possible solely because of the hardwork of my Guru HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche inviting Chojela coming. It was an unforgettable experience really.


  • Datuk May

    Posted on December 11, 2016 #31 Author

    Yesterday, my friend asked me a lot of questions about Dorje Shugden Oracle, the Venerable 7th Panglung Oracle and I explained to him as much as I know. I am one of the very privileged persons who have met Chojila when he visited Kechara Forest Retreat last year. Sad to say, my friend missed his visit.

    However, to assist my friend better I hope that he will read this article which is self explanatory.


  • graceleong

    Posted on December 29, 2016 #32 Author

    In many traditions Buddhist and non-Buddhist there is the practice of taking trance to provide prophecies and advice. In the case of the Panglung lineage of oracles, they take trance of Enlightened beings such as Dorje Shugden, Kache Marpo, Setrap etc and their prophecies are highly accurate and based on the teachings of the pure Dharma. Their motivation is always to benefit all beings and hence their prophecies will always be pure.
    How fortunate we are to have the priceless presence of the 7th Panglung Kuten in Malaysia, in Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Pahang , signifying the auspicious growth of the Dharma in this region. More beings will benefit from this. This is all only possible through the wisdom and kindness of HE Tsem Rinpoche who dedicates all his time to teach and spread the Dharma in order to reduce sufferings and help many !


  • Alice Tay

    Posted on March 7, 2017 #33 Author

    Thank you for this sharing about the oracles of Dorje Shugden. There are a few things need to take note for those who wish to become oracles:
    1. Have strong guru devotion
    2. This is a lifetime commitment which requires personal comfort and wishes to be set aside in service of others.
    3. All oracles require a strict regime of training which is necessary to prepare, open and stabilise the psychic channels.
    4. One must diligently keep up with the prescribed retreats and practices .

    We are grateful that due to the kindness and compassion of our precious guru, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, we have great merits to witness an auspicious trance in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat on 21/6/2015.


  • Paul Yap

    Posted on March 9, 2017 #34 Author

    The authentic Oracle must go thru all the training as mentioned in this article. Sadly there are many con man out there proclaim themselves as oracle. We must be wise to differentiate the fake one, protecting ourselves and family.

    The authentic Oracle is very beneficiary to all, he can help us in so many level. Thru the Oracle we can communicate directly with the Buddha, and in return receives teachings and blessing from them.