Dorje Shugden’s Golden Domed Hat

Dorje Shugden’s golden domed hat is a representation of the protection he grants to practitioners and upholders of Madhyamaka, Nagarjuna’s special view of Emptiness as embodied perfectly in Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings.

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Dorje Shugden’s Sword

Manjushri is most often depicted as a male Bodhisattva wielding a flaming sword in his right hand. The sword represents the realisation of transcendent wisdom which cuts down ignorance and duality which binds sentient beings to a cycle of suffering and unhappiness.

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Dorje Shugden’s Entourage

Dorje Shugden’s Entourage

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When we engage in Dorje Shugden’s practice, we also invoke upon his 32-deity entourage. Thus, it is important to understand the different elements that make up Dorje Shugden’s divine mandala and to be able to visualise this clearly in our daily meditations.

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The Meaning Behind Dorje Shugden’s Form

Every part of Dorje Shugden’s form has deep spiritual significance. Its entirety represents the complete path of the Lamrim, thus meditating upon it with correct understanding will generate great merits and attainments. What follows is a brief explanation of Dorje Shugden’s form.

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Video: The Iconography of Dorje Shugden

Dorje Shugden’s iconography is a roadmap to Enlightenment and illustrates well the deity’s enlightened nature and how he helps practitioners overcome their outer, inner and secret obstacles.

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Duldzin Dorje Shugden’s Iconography

Duldzin Dorje Shugden is the main and most common form of Dorje Shugden who bestows practitioners with a wide variety of benefits including wisdom, protection and the fulfilment of wishes. This video lists the various iconographic features of Duldzin Dorje Shugden in his ‘main’ form.

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Ratna Shugden’s (Gyenze) Iconography

Gyenze or Ratna Shugden is the emanation of Dorje Shugden who embodies the enlightened activity of increase. This video lists the various iconographic features of Dorje Shugden in this ‘increasing’ form, which if understood correctly, can propel one on the path to Enlightenment.

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Vairochana Shugden’s (Shize) Iconography

Shize or Vairochana Shugden is the emanation of Dorje Shugden who embodies the enlightened activity of pacification. This video lists the various iconographic features of Dorje Shugden in this ‘pacifying’ form, which if understood correctly, can propel one on the path to Enlightenment.

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The Symbolism of Dorje Shugden

This video provides a brief overview and explanation about the holy form of Dorje Shugden, which represents various aspects of the Buddhist teachings.

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Dorje Shugden’s Iconography

This video explains the iconography of the main form of Dorje Shugden. Every part of his holy form is explained. Understanding the iconography of the Buddhas is important for correct visualisation during practice and also increases our faith.

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Invocation Prayer of Dorje Shugden

The practice of invocation is an integral part of Buddhist liturgy, especially in specific deity practices. As such, during rituals, prayers or even our daily practice of Dorje Shugden, we invoke upon his divine form and energies to descend when invited.

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