Tagpu Pemavajra and Visions from Gaden Heaven

Tagpu Pemavajra was a highly attained lama who had many authentic visions of the Buddhas and even received direct teachings from them. Upon Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche’s request, Tagpu Pemavajra travelled to Tushita, the heavenly abode of Lama Tsongkhapa where he received the complete cycle of teachings on Dorje Shugden.

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The Emperors of China and the Dalai Lamas of Tibet

The establishment and cultivation of the close relationship with Tibet, especially with key Gelugpa lamas such as the Dalai Lamas, Panchen Lamas and the Changkya Lamas by past Emperors of China, particularly of the Qing dynasty, culminated in the flourishing of Tibetan Buddhism across China and in Tibet.

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Mahasiddhas and Marriage

The Mahasiddhas of Buddhism have led very different and controversial lives in times both ancient and modern. They often exhibit what has come to be commonly known as “crazy wisdom”, which is wisdom so unconventional that it borders on the edge of madness.

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His Eminence Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

On 1st July 1948 in the Year of the Earth-Ox, Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, the 13th incarnation of Lama Konchog Tenzin of Zuru Monastery, was born as prophesied by Jetrung Rinpoche to a father born in the Tiger year and a mother in the Bird year.

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Karchen-la Celebrates His 101st Birthday

Venerable Karchen Lobsang Chodar was born in Shigatse, central Tibet. At a very young age, he enrolled in Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, one of the largest monastic universities in Tibet.

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H.E. the 3rd Domo Chocktrul Rinpoche’s 13th Birthday

On 2nd June 2016, Shar Gaden Monastery along with many disciples across the globe celebrated the 13th birthday of H.E. Domo Chocktrul Rinpoche, the third incarnation in the line of Domo Geshe Rinpoches.

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Dorje Shugden in the Sakya Tradition

Before Dorje Shugden was widely practised in the Gelugpa tradition, he was enthroned as a Protector of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. The Sakya reliance on Dorje Shugden began with the supreme Sakya throneholder, the 30th Sakya Trizin Sonam Rinchen.

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Geshe Thubten Trinley Teaches Lamrim in Shar Gaden

From March to April 2016, Shar Gaden Monastery hosted the turning of the wheel of Dharma with the visit of Ven. Geshe Thubten Trinley, who gave an extended series of teachings on the Bodhisattva Vows and the Middling Lamrim with H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s commentary.

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Phelgyeling Monastery’s New Abbot

In early May 2016, the Buddhist world lost a dedicated, sincere practitioner when the abbot of Phelgyeling Monastery in Nepal, Venerable Gen Chodrak, entered clear light. He remained in tukdam meditation for almost two days before his current incarnation left us permanently.

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The Spiritual Lineage

The Spiritual Lineage

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Tracing the lineage between Guru and disciple is an important aspect of the Buddhist teachings as blessings descend from the lineage masters to the practitioner. What follows is a brief summary of the close lineage of Dorje Shugden’s practice.

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This photo gallery contains selected images of great masters both past and present who have upheld and continue to uphold the lineage of World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden.

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Serpom Thoesam Norling Monastery

Serpom Thoesam Norling Monastery is situated in the Bylakuppe Tibetan Settlement of Mysore, India. The monastery has a population of over 500 monks and has produced innumerable scholars, Buddhist masters, yogis, reincarnated tulkus, philosophers, and scholars.

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Video: How and Why Dorje Shugden Arose

An intricate tale of how Dorje Shugden arose as a Dharma Protector to protect Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings on Emptiness. This historical account, based on the writings of His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, spans hundreds of years of Tibetan history.

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The Oracles of Dorje Shugden

The Oracles of Dorje Shugden

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

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Download: Music Delighting the Ocean of Protectors

Music Delighting the Ocean of Protectors, composed by Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, is a commentary based on Kyabje Dagpo Rinpoche’s praise to Dorje Shugden and makes the complete knowledge of Dorje Shugden’s history and practice easily and readily available to practitioners.

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This photo gallery contains a selection of stunning images of the World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden, his emanations and his entourage from around the world.

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How to Rely upon Dorje Shugden

Relying on a Dharma Protector is an essential and beneficial practice within Vajrayana Buddhism. There are two ways to rely upon Dorje Shugden: in thought and in deed.

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Gaden Monastery’s Dorje Shugden Statue

This particular Dorje Shugden statue was formerly housed in the private Protector chapel of Gaden Lachi, the prayer hall for Gaden Monastery’s two colleges – Gaden Shartse and Gaden Jangtse, alongside statues of other important Protectors.

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Shar Gaden Monastery

Shar Gaden Monastery

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Shar Gaden Nampar Gyalway Ling Monastery, a full-fledged Gelug monastic seat for higher Buddhist studies was established on 23 February 2008 to provide an avenue for those with karmic affinity with the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden to study, practise and uphold their lineage.

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Video: The Lineage of Dorje Shugden in Kechara

Kechara’s Dorje Shugden lineage can be traced directly through an unbroken line of lineage masters all the way to Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen. Thus, the practice of Dorje Shugden within Kechara is ripe with the blessings of the lineage.

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