First Dorje Shugden Temple in Taiwan (Hualian)

Building by His Eminence Serkong Tritul Rinpoche of Gaden Jangtze Monastery. As predicted, Dorje Shugden’s practice will grow bigger and mainstream in the world. It may ‘suffer’ suppression in the Tibetan Communities, but in Democratic free societies of the world, it will grow. In the West, we have great Temples of Dorje Shugden by the Mahapandita Geshe Kelsang and in the east, now Serkong Tritul Rinpoche who is building, creating and preserving this holy lineage. These great lamas are the pioneers of Dorje Shugden’s lineage to the non-Tibetan worlds through their skill, speech, perseverance, guru devotion, focus, knowledge, attainments to be able to do this kind of massive work. They can plan, raise massive sponsorship, teach, inspire, and preserve the lineage, so surely these great masters show the power of their inner attainments. It brings inspiration to all of us. We rejoice also for their dedicated, hardworking, and focused students, who have committed from their hearts to their gurus to accomplish the results of their pure samaya (damtsig) to assist their masters in this great work. Eh Ma Ho! May the precious noble victory banner of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s pure aspirations manifested by Dorje Shugden arise stronger and stronger to bring a dharma renaissance to this world in much need of it. May all those who follow Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s pure prayers see the eastern sun blaze soon!

(as of August 2010)


updated April 2009


Pictures extracted from 中華格魯巴佛學論壇


10 Responses to “First Dorje Shugden Temple in Taiwan (Hualian)”
  1. Thom says:

    Wonderful! Are there any undated photos of this magnificent Temple Dedicated to Dorje Shugden.t

  2. yummybear.gummybear says:

    I can’t wait to see what the DS statue that they’ll invite to the temple will look like!! Hopefully I’ll have enough merits to visit this temple when it’s open :)

  3. Losang says:

    The grand opening will be opened by Serkong Tritul Rinpoche at 25th Oct 2010.

  4. Zhang says:

    How powerful, dedicated and hardworking Serkong Tritul Rinpoche is. Look at the magnificent work he can do. He has had so much obstacles and hardship. The Tibetan Govt has been against him all the way, yet he still succeeded. So inspirational.


  5. losang shengpin says:

    This is not Dorje Shugden Temple.
    The hualian temple is build by Kadhampa Buddhist Association (Tibet).
    The Dorje Shugden is about “New Kadampa Buddhist Union” in England.

    Hualian temple builder, Kadhampa Buddhist Association is Tibetan Buddhism in Tibet by Atisha and continued by Dromtug Rinpoche in Tibet to Tsongkapa.

    New Kadampa Buddhist Union is not Kadhampa Buddhist Association.

  6. losang says:

    Before this, Tritul Rinpoche is a Gelugpa’s guru, so he did not give up Shugden.
    But Since 2008.01.01, His Holiness Tritul Rinpoche already recover the Atisha’s Kadhampa. Tritul Rinpoche said that when Atisha brought his teaching to tibet, when the beginning of Kadhampa on 1042, no Shugden at that time, so the kadhampa that he recover have no Dorje Shugden anymore since the day the recover Atisha’s Kadhampa.
    [Shugden is protector of Gelugpa, but no Kadhampa, because Atisha does not pratice Shugden, so Shugden no exist in Kadhampa, even today]

    Prove: (Youtube, the disclaimer of Tritul Rinpoche]

  7. Sarah says:

    This temple is huge and beautiful, with pleasant surroundings. I’d love to visit it one day and admire the architecture and decor. There seems to be some confusion about whether it is a Dorje Shugden temple or not. But it doesn’t matter. A temple is built to benefit people, for both ordained and lay people to obtain merits.

  8. Arisa says:

    It is true the Lamas that want to promote Dorje Shugden will have to get the support of the people from the non Tibetan world. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso centres have grown very large in the Western world with a powerful group of Western people and now H.E. Serkong Tritul Rinpoche of Ganden Jangtse is promoting Dorje Shugden in the East in Taiwan and Nepal with a large group of non Tibetan people. Both these two Lamas are from Ganden. As the saying goes, a Captain cannot fight the war alone. Soldiers are needed if you want to win the war. So Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and H.E. Serkong Tritul Rinpoche have devoted, hardworking students to help him. This will bring Dorje Shugden name to spread all over the world. Thus Dorje Shugden is to be the main Protector of Gelugpa Lineage.

  9. Nema Dongje says:

    April 24th, 2012

    I have been a practioner for over 5 years, I wonder if you can tell me whether your centre holds retreats for Dorje Shugden? If yes, I would like to know the schedule and costs. I would appreciate a reply by return e-mail.

    Nema Dongje

  10. Anonymous says:

    Hi Moderator, can you please remove this article that this monastery is the 1st Dorje shugden temple in Taiwan. There is no worship of Dorje Shugden within this monastery. I beseech you to kindly remove this article. Thankl you very much.
    A student of Kadhampa.

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