Famous Oracle of Dungkar Monastery

Famous Oracle of Dungkar Monastery

(all the photos below were emailed to us by friends for the website use, we welcome excellent photos like these, if you have more photos please email them to [email protected] thank you)

This photo shows the famous Dungkar Monastery oracle who could take possession of six deities including Dorje Shugden and his entourage Kache Marpo and Namkar Barzin, and it was through this oracle that Lama Zopa Rinpoche was confirmed as a tulku. It was at this Dungkar monastery that His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama composed the praise to Gyelchen Dorje Shugden "MELODY OF THE UNCEASING VAJRA".


The oracle of Dungkar Monastery taking trance of Dorje Shugden (wrathful form)
(photo taken between 1947-1949)
(click here to download high resolution photo for printing)


The oracle of Dungkar Monastery taking trance of Dorje Shugden (peaceful form)
(photo taken between 1947-1949)
(click here to download high resolution photo for printing)

DOMO GESHE RINPOCHE

Domo Geshe Rinpoche (also spelled ‘Tomo’ or ‘Tromo’ Geshe Rinpoche) was beyond the shadow of a doubt one of the greatest Mahasiddhas in Tibetan history. His kindness and compassion are still legendary throughout Tibet. People of all traditions held him in utmost reverence, many never even knew which of the four schools he belonged to. In the Dromo region many added his name to the Mani Mantra (DOMO GESHE RINPOCHE OM MANI PEME HUNG). Dungkar Monastery had a Guru Rinpoche statue blessed by Guru Rinpoche himself, and Domo Geshe Rinpoche performed annual special ceremonies to Guru Rinpoche. The 13th Dalai Lama proclaimed that he had met Je Tsongkhapa after meeting him. There was a saying to the extent that “While Pabongkha, Trijang and Domo Geshe Rinpoche are alive, all is well in Tibet.” His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang said of him: he is exactly like me. He had very special spiritual connections with Vajrayogini (of whom he had the first vision at the age of four) and Dorje Shugden. One of the most famous miracles that accompanied Domo Geshe Rinpoche wherever he went is depicted on a wall of his Monastery: the vision of a whole ‘procession’ of Buddhas and deities that was witnessed by Rinpoche and his entire entourage. It is beautifully described in “The Way of the White Clouds” by Lama Anagarika Govinda, the first of its kind book that continues to inspire countless seekers.

To do this supremely holy being even remote justice, may we please refer the reader to the wonderful though uncompleted biography of Ursula Bernis, who passed away while working on it. To read it is to receive a direct taste of Domo Geshe Rinpoche’s blessing enlightened influence in this world.

Notice that behind Domo Geshe Rinpoche’s throne in Dunkar Monastery is a thangka of Vajrayogini with main protectors below, which include Kalarupa and Dorje Shugden. The next photo also shows Dorje Shugden as one of the protectors in the thangka behind His Holiness Zong Rinpoche, who was at Phari district then to give teachings. Back then Dorje Shugden was not an issue and it was widely practised/praised by great masters including His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, but why is it an issue now?


Domo Geshe Rinpoche’s throne at Dungkar Monastery
(photo taken between 1947-1949)


Thangka behind Domo Geshe Rinpoche’s throne at Dungkar Monastery showing Dorje Shugden as one of the protectors (bottom right corner)


Zong Rinpoche at a branch monastery of Rizong Pordoh at Phari Dzong
(photo taken between 1947-1949)

(click here to download high resolution photo for printing)


Thangka behind Zong Rinpoche showing Dorje Shugden as one of the protectors
(top left corner)


MORE GREAT ARTICLES:

Comments

3 Responses to “Famous Oracle of Dungkar Monastery”
  1. very precious historical photographs. They were taken – so far I know – by Li Gotami Govinda, a lady from Bombay, wife of Lama Anagarika Govinda, a European lama who published various books on tibetan buddhism – still available. These photographs appeared in Li Gotami´s book “Tibet in Pictures”, 1979 and 2002 by Dharma Publishing, Berkeley, CA 94701.

    Thank you for showing them to us in the Web. My above mentioned Website on a fictitious journey to Tibet 2000 years ahead in far future leads to more sites on the theme.

    Aryaman (in Germany near Wismar)

  2. Possibly “if you have more photos” are available from the Dharma publishers, 2425 Hillside Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA. http://www.dharmapublishing.com . Have a look to this very precious site!

    Second edition of the book by Govinda, Li Gotami: ISBN-10: 0-89800-345-8 and ISBN-13: 978-0-89800-345-1.

    The address of my website is: http://mein-tibet-organisation.blogspot.com/ , text in German. Thank you for visiting.

    Aryaman

  3. vajrastorm says:

    Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche was one of the great Mahasiddhas in Tibetan history. His kindness and compassion is still legendary throughout Tibet today. The reason for this can be seen in the following words of great compassion to his disciple Lama Govinda, when he formally accepted him as his disciple:

    “Remember that every being carries within itself the spark of Buddhahood (bodhicitta); but as long as we concentrate on other people’s faults we deprive ourselves of the light that in various degrees shines out from our fellow-beings”.

    As an attained Master, Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche ranked equal to Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche and Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche.

    Though this great Master is non-sectarian and does not belong to any of the four Tibetan spiritual lineages, he is a devoted practitioner of Dharmapala Dorje Shugden, with whom he has a strong affinity. The famous oracle of Dorje Shugden resides in Domo Geshe Rinpoche’s monastery, the famous Dungkar Monastery . This is the monastery where the 14th Dalai Lama composed the lovely praise to Dorje Shugden – Melody of the Unceasing Vajra.

    This establishes, without doubt, that Dorje Shugden is the supramundane Protector, who is much needed and much sought after, in this degenerate age, for the benefit of all beings.

Speak Your Mind

Please leave your comments here...