Question about dreaming about Dorje Shugden

Posted by Clinton June 29, 2020 2 24

Good day, I’m a Dharma practitioner based in South Africa. I took refuge and Bodhisattva vows in the Nyingma tradition. I am not bound...

Good day, I’m a Dharma practitioner based in South Africa. I took refuge and Bodhisattva vows in the Nyingma tradition. I am not bound to any particular tradition though, in my personal approach. I am also loosely affiliated with the New Kadampa Tradition as I received my very first teachings in that lineage, namely a Je Tsongkhapa empowerment in 2010. After I took Refuge and Bodhisattva vows in 2019 I began having dreams about Dorje Shugden. In one dream he appeared as though hovering over my chest and promised to protect me. I have had other dreams where Dorje Shugden appeared and had a very compassionate nature and expression. My question is: why was it difficult to do Dorje Shugden practice as a member of the NKT but upon taking refuge in the Nyingma lineage, I’m having dreams of Dorje Shugden and experiencing his energy positively? I am considering rejoining the NKT but I don’t want to break my connection to the Nyingma lineage or my gurus. The NKT’s structure and Je Tsongkhapa’s teachings resonate strongly with me. Your advice would be much appreciated.

May the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas bless you.

Thank you 🙏🏻
Clinton

Ps. Can one do Dorje Shugden practice without empowerment?

Thanks 😊

  • Michel

    June 30, 2020 #1 Author

    As His Eminence Tsem Tulku Rinpoche elucidates on this site, Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being who will help anyone who reaches out to him. Although associated with the Gelug lineage mostly, anyone of any lineage can practice Dorje Shugden, even non Buddhists. You sound like an open minded person, so I suggest that you continue to do what works for you. If you feel drawn to Dorje Shugden then do his practice. This website contains all the information you need.

    May the Buddhas bless you!

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    • Michel

      June 30, 2020 #2 Author

      Your dreams about Dorje Shugden is a sign that there is a connection to him and that he can help you. That’s my opinion.

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