Shar Gaden Monastery, India

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With 600 Tulkus, Geshes, Masters and monks keeping the lineage alive, Shar Gaden is located in
Mundgod South India. It is next to Gaden Monastery and 25 minutes away from Drepung. We can
access this great institute via Bombay or Bangalore. From Bombay/Bangalore you may take train or
Bus which is 8-10 hours to the nearest city of Hubli. From Hubli it is one hour away by taxi.

Since His Holiness the Dalai Lama has said that all Dorje Shugden practitioners must separate from
the Monasteries and the general populace of non-Dorje Shugden practitioners in all ways, this
monastery was formed. All Tibetans who do not practice Dorje Shugden may not have any association
with those that do was the strict decree. As a result many tulkus, geshes, senior practitioners and
monks had no choice but to sadly leave their respective monasteries out of respect for His Holiness
Dalai Lama’s decree. They gathered and joined to have Shar Gaden Monastery. Shar Gaden
Monastery was not formed to counter or oppose His Holiness the Dalai Lama in anyway, but to have
the freedom to practice as they have been from the instructions of their root gurus.

H.H. Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche’s ladrang has also joined Shar Gaden leaving Gaden Shartse
Monastery, where his line of incarnations have been for hundreds of years. Domo Geshe Rinpoche
also has joined.

This video shows Shar Gaden Monastery today alive with practice, debates, pujas, torgyas, and
teachings. They have been ostracized by the whole Tibetan community who are not allowed to have
ANY ASSOCIATION WITH THEM. We need to give them our support now to keep the lineage alive for
future generations. Share this video with others. Shar Gaden’s existence is hope, strength, light and
practice exemplified. Its continuation offers us great encouragement.

Obviously Shar Gaden Sanghas are experts in doing many types of beneficial pujas such as Tara,
Medicine Buddha, Dorje Shugden’s various rituals, pujas, fire offerings, mandalas, Heart Sutra,
Pelden Lhamo, Namse, Kalarupa, Mahakalas, etc. Wonderful to sponsor a puja for birthday,
anniversary, death, marriage, special events, or just to clear obstacles for whatever plans you may

Do contact, support, visit and do whatever you can for our Sangha who wishes to practice their
lineage as it has been done for 350 years now. It is the least we can do to help safeguard this holy
lineage which is going through obstacles at this time but will shine forth bright in the future as


Mailing address:
Shar Gaden Monastery
Lama Camp #-1, P.O. Tibetan Colony
Mundgod 581411
Distt-Karwar (Karnataka State), INDIA

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These are recent photos of Shar Gaden Monastery, Mundgod, South India, which separated from Gaden Monastery because the monks held strong to
their commitments towards their Gurus and refused to give up the practice of Dorje Shugden. Today it is a flourishing monastery of around 550 monks,
and increasing.

Lama Tsongkhapa with Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s throne

Kedrup Je

Gyaltsab Je

Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche

Five Forms of Dorje Shugden

Dorje Shugden

Dorje Shugden

Dorje Shugden






Kache Marpo



Performing Dorje Shugden’s Torgya

This is a card from the Shar Gaden Namling Buddhist Cultural Association, they have a guest house in Delhi, please
support them by patronizing the guest house


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