The Three Bodies of a Buddha

The Three Bodies of a Buddha

BlogBuddhism February 11, 2016 25 1,300

In the Mahayana Buddhist tradition, fully enlightened beings manifest in three different aspects to benefit sentient beings. These are called “Trikaya” (literally meaning “Three Bodies”) and they are the Dharmakaya, Sambhogakaya and Nirmanakaya.

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His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s Advice on Dorje Shugden Practice

In the 1980s, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche bestowed the initiation of Dorje Shugden on Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen’s students at Thubten Dargye Ling centre in Los Angeles. Geshe-la had formally requested this initiation for his students.

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Video: Incense Offering to Dorje Shugden

This video covers the history, significance and method of performing the Dorje Shugden incense offering ritual known as ‘Sangsol’ as well as the incense offering prayer composed by Serkong Dorje Chang.

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Video: Serkym Offering to Dorje Shugden

Serkym or ‘golden drink’ is part of the Dharma Protector practice and is a powerful ritual to propitiate Dorje Shugden. This video is a step-by-step guide to Dorje Shugden’s serkym offering prayer, and includes extensive explanations of the verses, rituals and benefits of this powerful practice.

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Video: Kawang Prayers to Dorje Shugden

This video demonstrates how to perform the kawang prayer correctly, along with the proper visualisations. When done consistently and sincerely, kawang will remove obstacles that threaten our Dharma practice and stand in the way of spiritual progress.

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Video: The Mantras of Dorje Shugden

This video explains the various holy mantras of Dorje Shugden’s five forms, and their benefits including the activities of pacification, increase, control and wrath.

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Video: Dorje Shugden’s Practice for Protection

Tibetan Buddhism offers a number of practices to combat against black magic and spirit harm. One such practice is that of Dorje Shugden Trakze. This video includes a superb explanation on the visualisation that accompanies the recitation of Trakze’s mantra.

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Video: Dorje Shugden’s Practice for Increase

Gyenze is the ‘increase’ or ‘wealth’ form of Dorje Shugden and the purpose of his practice is to increase our financial resources, lifespan, as well as attainments. This video includes a superb explanation on the visualisation that accompanies the recitation of Gyenze’s mantra.

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Vegetarianism in Buddhism

Vegetarianism in Buddhism

BlogBuddhism January 9, 2016 19 1,474

The three main vehicles of Buddhism have seemingly different guidelines for the dietary needs of their practitioners, ordained or otherwise. However upon closer inspection, the seemingly different policies towards meat consumption in the different Buddhist vehicles is actually the same.

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Video: How To Do A Dorje Shugden Retreat

The Dorje Shugden retreat is an effective way to accumulate merits and develop closer ties with Dorje Shugden. The benefits of this Protector retreat also include clarity of mind, improved memory and a faster comprehension and absorption of the Dharma.

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Video: Dorje Shugden And The Tradition of Oracles

Oracles are intermediary channels through which deities have communion with practitioners. Dorje Shugden oracles play an important role in Tibetan Buddhism from recognising incarnations of high lamas to giving advice in critical situations.

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The Powerful Divine

The Powerful Divine

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This video, narrated in both English and Chinese, shows the differences between the oracles who take trance of unenlightened deities and those who take trance of enlightened deities such as the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.

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Oracles: Enlightened or Not?

Within Tibetan Buddhism, there exists multiple traditions of oracles taking trance of various deities. This video shows the dissimilarities between deities who are enlightened and those who are not, and how to differentiate between the two.

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Dorje Shugden Trance Highlights at Shar Gaden Monastery

Towards the end of this video of the Dorje Shugden trance at Shar Gaden Monastery in 2009, Dorje Shugden gives valuable and pertinent advice for all Dorje Shugden practitioners, which are particularly relevant for this time and age.

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Video: Introduction to Dorje Shugden (Indonesian)

In this video, Valentina gives a condensed teaching about Dorje Shugden in the Indonesian language for the benefit of her fellow Buddhists at home.

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Video: Introduction to Dorje Shugden (Nepali)

In this video, Mitra gives a short introduction to Dorje Shugden’s practice in the Nepali language, with the hope that his fellow countrymen may receive the benefits through developing faith and starting on the practice.

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