ATTENTION! Invitation to all Dorje Shugden Practitioners!

September 28, 2013 by  
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Dear Dorje Shugden practitioners,

The Ghum Dun Gon Samten Choaling Association is hosting a gathering for all Dorje Shugden practitioners in Samten Choaling Monastery in Ghoom, Darjeeling. The event runs from 12-17 October and serves as a gather for like-minded practitioners to gather, share thoughts, ideas and problems with each other, and be inspired by the knowledge that we are all together in solidarity and mutually-shared hope for a brighter future for our lineage.

The Ghum Dun Gon Samten Choaling Association is the umbrella organization of all H.H. Domo Geshe Rinpoche’s monasteries in India. The association has remained steadfast and true to Dorje Shugden’s practice despite the might of the opposition, and hopes to inspire others to follow this example.

We at dorjeshugden.com would like to encourage all to attend this gathering and show your support for the monasteries that have upheld the practice of our holy Dharma Protector despite the difficulties of the past few years. It is through the great sacrifice of these monasteries that Dorje Shugden’s practice continues to live on to this day.

Let this 16th October 2013 be a historical day where Dorje Shugden practitioners unite and show the world how dedicated we are to our Dharma Protector.

Below is the invitation letter from Ghum Dun Gon Samten Choaling Association. Please follow the guidelines stated in the letter and make reservations. It is open to all.

At present, this Monastery is suffering tremendous pressure from the Dalai Lama’s government (CTA) in Dharamsala to hand over the monastery. The CTA are contacting the Indian government to see if there is a loophole to arrest the monastery from their hands. The only reason is because this group of monks have held steadfast to their practice of Dorje Shugden which CTA does not allow the freedom to practise. Being unhappy with not abandoning Dorje Shugden, CTA is doing its level best to take the monastery away and has resorted to high handed bullying. The Dalai Lama’s government has many contacts within the Indian Government, and they are hoping to use it against this monastery. Please we appeal to everyone to give your support and help to stop this. Creating awareness is the first step. Please share this information with all Dorje Shugden practitioners throughout the world.

Together, let us bring down the ban on Dorje Shugden.

With prayers,
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How to get there

Samten Choling Monastery is located about 7km from the Darjeeling town. It’s about 20 minutes drive in a taxi ride from the Darjeeling town and on the Hill Cart Road that goes all the way to Siliguri.

Lamrim Shugden

May 30, 2012 by  
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Je Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden Thangkha

We are the holders of the tradition of Je Tsongkhapa. The principle defining characteristic of this tradition is the union of Sutra and Tantra. One of the most important things for us to do as Kadampas is to realize this union.

I have worked extensively in the past on the union of the Lamrim and the generation stage of Tantra. But just as important, we need to realize the union of the Lamrim and our reliance upon Dorje Shugden. Ultimately, it is the power of our Lamrim that gives our reliance upon any deity its meaning and power, therefore it is very important to practice meditating on this union.

What follows is not the definitive union, but simply the union as how I currently understand it. As practitioners, our job is to contemplate the relationships between the different aspects of our practice so as to unite them.

When we realize their relationship as perfectly harmonious, mutually reinforcing and non-contradictory, and when we get a special insight or wisdom, then we know we are on the right track. We can work with this over the course of our whole lifetime, gradually deepening our understanding and realization of these connections.

To gain an understanding of the connection, you just make an internal request that it will be revealed to you the connection or relationship between a particular Lamrim meditation topic and an aspect of your practice, like reliance upon Dorje Shugden. Then, just observe what follows.

Briefly, here is a start of my understanding:

1. The real nature of Dorje Shugden is the same aspect as the spiritual guide. He is my spiritual guide in the aspect of Dorje Shugden. The spiritual guide manifests himself as Dorje Shugden in order to provide us with protection. Frankly, I think this is my favorite aspect of the Spiritual Guide as he is helping us to solve our daily problems. I need to surrender myself completely to my Spiritual Guide in the aspect of Dorje Shugden and request him to take over completely the ripening of the karma for myself and all beings I come across.

2. I have a precious human life in which I can create very powerful karmic connections with the great protector Dorje Shugden. With these connections, he can care for me and protect me in this and all of my future lives, creating the perfect outer and inner conditions for my training leading to my eventual enlightenment. If I can make my reliance upon Dorje Shugden irreversible, my attainment of enlightenment is guaranteed. He will remove all obstacles that prevent me from attaining enlightenment! Hence, I have placed myself on an uninterrupted fast track plane-ride towards enlightenment.

3. I can die at any moment, which means I must use every moment of my life to develop deeper and closer karmic connections with Dorje Shugden. I don’t know how long my opportunity to become closer to this holy being will last, and I cannot afford to waste a minute of it. The biggest risk of death is to lose the chance to practice. If we lose our chance to practice then we have to wait for countless lifetimes before we start practicing again, and as a result we will have to suffer from delusion and karma for a very long time.

Dorje Shugden is our best protection against this risk. His job is to arrange and maintain the outer and inner conditions for our practice. In other words, he can protect and guide us through the process of death, the bardo and rebirth so that we can continue with our practice in our next life. Our death is actually our must crucial moment, where our reliance upon him can make the most profound difference. Who else would I trust for this most crucial moment of my life? He can maintain the continuum of my practice beyond this life into my next life, until I attain enlightenment. He is my insurance policy against losing my practice.

4. If I do not have strong reliance and protection from Dorje Shugden, not only will I likely to succumb to delusion, but more dangerously I will fall into the lower realms at the time of my death. I currently respond with delusion when extreme hardship arrives. There is no more extreme hardship than death. If I respond to death with delusion, I will fall into the lower realms – at which point I will lose everything. I have completely neglected purifying my negative karma; therefore I have no doubt that I have a mountain of it. What hope do I have of not falling? It is only through my reliance upon Dorje Shugden that I can avoid this fate.

One of the ways he helps is by controling the karma that ripens. He arranges conditions for us by ripening certain karma in special ways and sequences to create the experience of ‘perfect conditions.’ Just as he does this in life, he can assists us during our death and rebirth process, protecting us against lower rebirth and propelling us to another life in which we can practice. Without his help, my mind alone is not sufficiently trained to ensure that I do not fall. I am not trying to go all fire and brimstone here, but this is the reality of the situation.

I will continue with the rest of the explanations on the relationships between the different Lamrim meditations and our reliance upon Dorje Shugden in future posts. For now, these are the ones that move me the most and that are the foundation for all the other meditations.

Source : http://kadampaworkingdad.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/the-lamrim-of-dorje-shugden/


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Wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden’s two functions

May 28, 2012 by  
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Wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden

The function of a Dharma protector is to arrange all outer and inner conditions so that everything that happens to us is perfect for our swiftest possible enlightenment. But Dorje Shugden is more than just a Dharma protector, he is also a wisdom Buddha. It is not enough to just know that the outer and inner conditions of our lives are perfect for enlightenment, but to be able to take full advantage of these conditions we need to understand and realize directly how (or in what way) they are indeed perfect.

When we have the wisdom which realizes how our conditions are perfect, then we can fully take advantage of them and move most swiftly towards enlightenment. The blessings of Dorje Shugden bestows upon us this wisdom of realizing how the conditions he has emanated for us are in fact perfect. Then, we are not only happy with everything but can use everything most effectively to advance along the path.

When we realize the emptiness of inherent existence, then we realize that Dorje Shugden’s power is not limited to just arranging perfect conditions for ourselves and bestowing upon ourselves the wisdom to realize how our conditions are perfect, but we can also invoke him to accomplish the same blessings for each and every living being.

We pray to him so that he can arrange all outer and inner conditions for each and every being so that whatever happens to them will be perfect for their attainment of enlightenment. He can then bestow upon us the wisdom that sees directly how whatever arises is in fact perfect for the attainment of enlightenment. Then, we can share the wisdom we have acquired with others, helping them towards the bliss of full enlightenment.

From our perspective, Dorje Shugden is the same being as the wisdom Buddha Manjushri. Manjushri appears in two aspects, as Je Tsongkhapa to lead us along the path and as Dorje Shugden to arrange all the suitable conditions for our practice. It is therefore impossible to reject one without rejecting the other two. Since we agree that Manjushri and Je Tsongkhapa are perfectly reliable Buddhas and Dorje Shugden is for us just a different aspect of the same being so Dorje Shugden is also perfectly reliable. We cannot reject him without rejecting the others. Since we cannot reject the others, we cannot reject him.

Source : http://kadampaworkingdad.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/wisdom-buddha-dorje-shugdens-two-functions/


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The decision to surrender

April 23, 2012 by  
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Dorje Shugden A lot of people get confused how one practically surrenders completely to the spiritual guide. It seems as if you would become a lifeless zombie frozen, incapable of acting. The reality is it is the exact opposite. Right now we are a lifeless zombie incapable of acting since we are completely controlled by our delusions and have never tasted the enlightened experience of being all living beings.

It can seem like surrendering means you no longer make any decisions. But this is wrong. You do make one decision, over and over again: the decision to surrender and submit to the spiritual guide in all of his aspects. This is the best decision to make in every situation we find ourselves in. I will repeat, this is the best decision to make in every situation we find ourselves in. There is no situation in which this is not the best decision, and if we make any other decision in any situation, we are making the sub-optimal decision. Any other decision is a product of our ignorance.

Given that things are empty, when reduced down to its essence, every situation has three components: what is appearing, how we respond and what direction we are heading in (towards what destination are we moving). What is appearing is dependent upon our past karma. How we respond is dependent upon our present wisdom. What direction we are heading in (towards what destination we are moving) is dependent upon our aspiration. In all three of these domains, our spiritual task is to learn to surrender/submit completely to the spiritual guide. With respect to what is appearing, we need to actively and continuously surrender/submit completely to Guru Dorje Shugden. With respect to how we respond, we need to actively surrender/submit to Lama Tsongkhapa. With respect to what direction we are heading in (towards what destination we are moving) we need to actively surrender/submit to Guru Father Heruka (or Vajrayogini as the case may be).

Most of our worries in life are about what is appearing. We are such externally-oriented beings. As times become increasingly impure, this will only become more so the case. For this reason, I believe that reliance upon Dorje Shugden is already and will increasingly become our primary and most important refuge. Dorje Shugden has the power to control what karmically ripens, both externally and internally. Normally, samsara is uncontrolled karmic appearance. When we surrender/offer all of our karma into Dorje Shugden’s care, then he becomes the master of our universe, he becomes the Director of our (Truman) show.

It is so simple to do: generate a pure intention, and request ‘please arrange whatever is best.’ By ‘best’ we mean, what is best for the swiftest possible of enlightenment of all living beings, understanding that our own enlightenment is an essential condition/pre-requisite for their enlightenment (the means to the end). We have to get to the point where we actually don’t want to make the decision ourselves. We want him to decide everything for us. We have our own plans and our own goals, and we grasp onto them and become very attached to them. We generate enormous stress for ourselves through this. What freedom to let all of this go!

We need to be like a good soldier who is ready (indeed eager because he has complete confidence in his general) to go wherever he is to be deployed and to perform whatever mission is asked of him. For a lot of RTs, they surrender themselves completely to VGL in terms of letting him decide where they go and what they do. They are happy to do so because they trust his omniscient wisdom. But for the overwhelming majority of us, it seems as if we are on our own in this respect. But this is not the case. We too can enjoy the same enlightened direction in our life by learning how to surrender/submit to Dorje Shugden.

I try to have no plans of my own, no agenda of my own other than to surrender/submit to Dorje Shugden. There is no stress, no anxiety, no worry, just an adventurous heart ready for whatever the Protector ripens next. There is no basis for aversion to anything (for example the baby crying when I am trying to mediate or do my journal). My ignorance makes me attached to my wishes, and I suffer when they are thwarted. My faith in Dorje Shugden helps me let go of that aversion and be happy to assume responsibility for whatever the situation he emanates for me calls upon me to do. No questions asked, no hesitation, no worry, no second-guessing and no frustration, just the peaceful equanimity of a confident faith that the Protector has taken charge.

I am running out of time, so I will have to explain later how it works to surrender in terms of how we respond and the direction we are going. But briefly, the way we respond to all situations is to oppose orthogonally the nexus of delusions arising in any given moment. This as well can be done quite simply through making simple requests such as ‘reveal to me what I should do’ or ‘please give me the wisdom to know how to respond’. Likewise, we can simply ask ourselves, ‘what would VGL do?’ or ‘what would Lama Tsongkhapa do?’ much like Christians ask what would Jesus do. Then we do that. He has perfect wisdom and perfect skilful means, so really these two types of request are just two sides of the same coin.

Je Tsongkhapa In terms of what direction we are going, our job is to make ourselves useful to others. Our final goal is the complete freedom of all beings. This is what we are working towards. To bring this about, we need to recognize that we have imprisoned all beings in the samsara of our creation (our contaminated dream). Thus to free them we need to gather and dissolve all our appearances into the bliss of the Dharmakaya (transform ourselves into Chakrasambara). As a way station or an interim step in that process, we likewise transform ourselves and our entire empty world into Heruka’s pure land.

Heruka’s pure land is like a funnel which gathers all appearances from the deepest hell to the highest pure land gradually inwards towards the Dharmakaya inside the nada inside Father Heruka’s heart. From the Charnel grounds into inside the protection circle, then into the celestial mansion, then into the deities of the commitment, body, speech, heart and great bliss wheels. Then into Father Heruka himself, then into his indestructible drop, then into the nada. When you enter into the nada, it is like a magic portal that when you pass through the entire interpretative mandala dissolves behind you and you emerge into the infinite expanse of the clear light Dharmakaya. It is then that you realize that the entire path to enlightenment was like an unwinding of the contaminated karmic ball of knots we have been creating since beginningless time. We release ourselves (and all beings) from the infinite chains of our past deluded deeds. It all unwinds and dissolves and we emerge united with all beings in inseparable and irreversible freedom.

Source : http://kadampaworkingdad.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/the-decision-to-surrender/

 


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DORJE SHUGDEN CHAPEL (Lhasa, Tibet) – built by The Dalai Lama

January 24, 2012 by  
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In the 17th Century, the Fifth Dalai Lama had Trode Khangsar built in dedication to the Protector Dorje Shugden.
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inside was also commissioned by the 5th Dalai Lama. By the end of the 17th Century, the Fifth Dalai Lama’s Regent Desi Sangye Gyatso entrusted Trode Khangsar to Riwo Choling, a Gelug Monastery.

Today it is in full use and located behind the main Chapel of Jowo Buddha or central Cathedral of Lhasa just off the
main circumambulation circuit or barkor.

Many pilgrims visit and monks are available daily performing
pujas/ceremonies to Dorje Shugden daily. It is open to tourists.

This chapel is over 350 years old in the heart of Lhasa

Dorje Shugden Chapel is 8 mins walk from Jokhang

More information on Trode Khangsar can be found in this book, page 195-199. It is available on Amazon.com

Book Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Serindia Publications; illustrated edition edition (November 15, 2005)
  • Language: English

(from the front flap of this book) The Temples of Lhasa is a comprehensive survey of historic Buddhist sites in the
Tibetan capital of Lhasa. The study is based on the Tibet Heritage Fund’s official five-year architectural conservation
project in Tibet during which the author and his team had unlimited access to the buildings studied. The documented
sites span the entire known history of Tibetan Buddhist art and architecture from the 7th to the 21st centuries.

The book is divided into thirteen chapters, covering all the major and minor temples in historic Lhasa. These include
some of Tibet’s oldest and most revered sites, such as the Lhasa Tsuklakhang and Ramoche, as well as lesser-known
but highly important sites such as the Jebumgang Lhakhang, Meru Dratsang, and Meru Nyingpa. It is illustrated with
numerous color plates taken over a period of roughly fifteen years from the mid-1980s to today and is augmented with
rare photographs and reproductions of Tibetan paintings. This book also provides detailed architectural drawings and
maps made by the project. Each site has been completely surveyed documented and analyzed. The history of each site
has been written — often for the first time — based on source texts and survey results, as well as up-to-date technology
such as carbon dating, dendrochronology, and satellite data. Tibetan source texts and oral accounts have also been
used to reconstruct the original design of the sites. Matthew Akester has contributed translations of Tibetan source
texts, including excerpts from the writings of the Fifth and Thirteenth Dalai Lamas.

This documentation of Tibetan Buddhist temple buildings is the most detailed of its kind, and is the first professional
study of some of Tibet’s most significant religious buildings. The comparative analysis of Tibetan Buddhist
architecture covers thirteen centuries of architectural history in Tibet.


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Must Watch Advice from HH Kyabje Zong Dorje Chang on Dorje Shugden Part 1

January 3, 2012 by  
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Dear readers,

This initiation of Dorje Shugden was conferred in Los Angeles in the 1980s onto Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen’s own students in Thubten Dhargye Ling. Prior to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche giving the advice, Geshe-la formally requested Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to give an initiation of Dorje Shugden. Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen was a very strong and devoted practitioner of Dorje Shugden and you can hear Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen’s voice at the beginning of the video.

After the formal request was made, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche himself, who is the overlord of all tantric mandalas, gave the profound initiation of Dorje Shugden to Geshe-la and all his disciples. And thereafter, Geshe-la and all his students practiced Dorje Shugden very strongly and very devotedly until the ban.

We have no reports of what happened after that.

Transcript :

— (Geshe Tsultrim Gyaltsen speaks in Los Angeles) —

My root guru His Holiness Kyabje Zong Tulku Dorje Chang Lobsang Tsundu Thubten Gyaltsen gives most emanation deity Gyalchen Dorje Shugden’s life entrustment initiation along with very pure and excellent biographies and stories, here is the voice record while giving the empowerment.

I, Geshe Tsultrim Gyaltsen student formally requested.

— (His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche begins to speak through a translator) —

After receiving this Dorje Shugden initiation, you have to do puja once a month. Also, it is necessary to follow the commitment, and you have to make a commitment with the lineage and with the order.

So that means, for example you [might] receive teachings from different traditions but mainly, your practice, your focus, your energy [should be put] into this lineage, the Gelugpa lineage.

If you have to or if you wish to do some kind of Dharmic activities with other sects of Buddhism, that is okay to do some kind of activities but your main practice or the principle practice, you have to make the commitment with this lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa. That’s why I mentioned before, you have to know and told that you should not take initiation if you are not sure. So once you take this initiation, then you have to make a commitment with the Gelug lineage and this is necessary not to mix up everything.

There are sometimes rumours that people say, “Oh, Shugden initiation is not…”, people say that it is not necessary to take Shugden initiation or, some people say Shugden is even not good protector.

That is not true. People who have this Shugden initiation and people who practice Dorje Shugden, those people have very great, successful meditation and practice. Even worldly measures, like worldly activities and business and job; everything becomes very successful.

Because it says Dorje Shugden is a Gelugpa protector, so some people they think when you say ‘Gelugpa protector’, they think we are narrow-minded and they think people who practice Shugden, they think they are narrow-minded and they think people who practice Shugden, they are sectarian. Actually, not sectarian…maybe because they are sectarian so they think that the people who practice Shugden are sectarian. People make up all kinds of stories and rumours, you should know that beforehand.

Some people, after taking the Shugden initiation and teachings, when they hear these rumours, they think…ignorant people, narrow-minded people make those rumours, and some people think that it is true and so maybe they give up the practice or they even don’t want to have this protector which is very bad, and that is not good for the person.

Actually it is up to you, whatever you want to do is up to you; your own life, everything is your own choice and your freedom and your own enlightenment, and what you want to do or not is up to you but I’m talking about what is good for you. You have to be very careful about what you do and you should not become gullible; you should not just follow someone saying “this is no good” and listen to all these stories from people. You should not change your mind, and you should always be aware and you have to make sure.

In Tibet, it doesn’t matter what people say and actually in Tibet, there’s many people who follow this and do this practice and actually, always there’s more and more people who do this kind of meditation.

So you have to know this, you have to be very sure or otherwise, later on, if people say to you “Oh, this practice is no good” and they make all kinds of stories and rumours…then if you give up, then it’s not good for you and then it will be a big mistake for you. Therefore you have to make sure that you keep this commitment and follow this commitment.

Because this is your own choice, and no one says you should do or you must do this and your own…like you choose to do this so you have to think about this very carefully. No one says you must do this without your own choice, and it’s like if you don’t want to and no one can say “you should do this or shouldn’t do this.”

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Must Watch Advice from HH Kyabje Zong Dorje Chang on Dorje Shugden Part 2

January 3, 2012 by  
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Dear readers,

This initiation of Dorje Shugden was conferred in Los Angeles in the 1980s onto Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen’s own students in Thubten Dhargye Ling. Prior to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche giving the advice, Geshe-la formally requested Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to give an initiation of Dorje Shugden. Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen was a very strong and devoted practitioner of Dorje Shugden and you can hear Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen’s voice at the beginning of the video.

After the formal request was made, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche himself, who is the overlord of all tantric mandalas, gave the profound initiation of Dorje Shugden to Geshe-la and all his disciples. And thereafter, Geshe-la and all his students practiced Dorje Shugden very strongly and very devotedly until the ban.

We have no reports of what happened after that.

Transcript :

— (His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche begins to speak through a translator) —

(repeated from Part 1) Because it says Dorje Shugden is a Gelugpa protector, so some people they think when you say ‘Gelugpa protector’, they think we are narrow-minded and they think people who practice Shugden, they think they are narrow-minded and they think people who practice Shugden, they are sectarian. Actually, not sectarian…maybe because they are sectarian so they think that the people who practice Shugden are sectarian. People make up all kinds of stories and rumours, you should know that beforehand.

This is a very special protector and very precious, so therefore you have to do puja monthly.

You have to do the puja once a month, the prayer, long sadhana or long prayer, once a month but if, for example, if next month, if you know you’re going to be very very busy, if you know that you can’t do this, it’s impossible – then you can do the puja for next month, this month. The month before, you can do two [pujas] within two days.

If you don’t know how to read the sadhana, the prayers; if you cannot do the sadhana or you’re unable to do [the sadhana], then you also can ask the Lama, or monks or teachers to do this for you.

It is very important to know that you really want to take this initiation, and it is not just to come here and take this initiation because other people are taking this initiation. If you feel “I should do this and if I don’t do, then maybe I’m going to miss something”, that is the wrong idea. If you really want to make the commitment, then you should take. Otherwise you shouldn’t.

As I mentioned before, if you don’t know how to say the prayer and if you’re unable to do the puja once a month, then you can ask a Lama or your friend who knows this prayer and this monthly puja – you can invite them to your place, and ask them to do the puja.

Or if you can’t do [the puja] at your home, then even if it’s long-distance, like at some kind of monastery or where the Lama or the friend is – you can ask them, or him or her, to do this puja.

The reason I’m saying this again and again is because if you don’t follow just any kind of people, and if you’re not gullible, then it’s okay.

But it is possible sometimes that even a Lama or monk or some kind of teacher says “this is not right, and it’s wrong, and you shouldn’t do this kind of practice” – then it’s possible that you can change your mind. You think, “Because a Lama or some kind of teacher is saying this to me, maybe it’s true” – so people are very easily influenced and they can change their minds.

And one of the reasons [I am saying this again and again is] because many Westerners don’t know the Dharma deeply, and all the significance and symbolism and the meanings. They also don’t know who is the right teacher and who is not the right teacher; they just go wherever there is a teacher or some sort of Lama, and they go and listen to all these teachings and that’s why. Westerners are generally very honest people, very direct, and very…they’re good people, they have a good heart.

Like in India or in Tibet, sometimes they…some people, they don’t practice Shugden but they say they are practicing Shugden. And some people, they do practice and they say something else. What people say and what they do is different, and so there’s kind of a corruption.

In India, some people mislead other people, other Tibetans. When some Tibetans ask them to do the Shugden puja, they will say, “Yes, I will do puja for you.” But after they go, they will do something else, and not the Shugden puja – they do another different puja. The people who asked them to do puja, they don’t know – if they can’t read, they can’t read and write – that these people say they are doing Shugden puja, but they don’t do it. They do something else and they just do what they want to do, and it’s very bad.

The reason why they do that is because in India and Tibet, householders will invite laypeople or monks to do this puja. It is a long puja and long day, so the household makes offerings like dana. These people are lying, saying they’re doing the Shugden puja but they don’t do. And they actually don’t like to do Shugden puja but in order to get some kind of benefit or money or some other reason, they say they do the pujas and it’s very very bad and very samsaric motivation.

Eventually those people, the householders who request for the Shugden puja will know or realise; they know that these people are not doing the right puja because they feel that it is not helping. It is not working because they are not doing the real puja. Eventually, they can feel intuitively because it is not helping, it doesn’t feel right. They will say they don’t want those people to do the puja, and will ask someone and make sure that the people who do the Shugden puja, are also practicing Shugden.

Here, we don’t have that kind of problems and there is no doubt. I’m just talking about general stories so that you have some type of understanding and everything.

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Thangkas That Include Dorje Shugden

November 26, 2011 by  
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Thangkas of various Buddhas, Protector Deities, and Tibetan Lamas that include an image of the Wisdom Buddha and Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.


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Dorje Shugden Images

November 26, 2011 by  
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Some beautiful images of the Dharma Protector and Wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden for you to enjoy


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Dorje Shugden Statues

November 26, 2011 by  
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THIS IS ONE VERSION ON THE ARISAL OF NAMKA BARZIN

November 15, 2011 by  
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Namkar Barzin

The Origins of Namkar Barzin

Introduction

Namkar Barzin is the second minister to Dorje Shugden after Kache Marpo. He is one of the newest members of Dorje Shugden’s entourage, whose history goes back to around 60-75 years ago. He is not an enlightened being but an oath-bound Dharma Protector, after being subdued as a raging spirit by Domo Geshe Rinpoche and placed under the command of Dorje Shugden.

Origins

Namkar Barzin was a Mongolian man who traveled from Mongolia to Dungkar Monastery with only one wish, to be ordained as a monk. He was old and poor but still made the effort to travel a far distance to seek solace.

Unfortunately, when he arrived at the Monastery, Namkar Barzin was ill treated by the resident monks because he was merely a penniless old beggar. The monk in-charge rejected Namkar Barzin’s request to be ordained and chased him out. This sincere beggar who thirsted for the Dharma so much and whom had nothing else but the Dharma to depend on again requested help from the four monks whom he met outside of the Monastery. However, to his dismay, he was insulted and beaten up by them.

At that point, Namkar Barzin became enraged and cursed the monks who ill-treated him that they will all die within a year.

Much later, this poor Mongolian man was found dead near a place known as Pema Choling. The nomads who live in that area saw his body and threw it into a river where it got caught in between some rocks for days. The herders nearby who saw Namkar Barzin’s body amused themselves by throwing stones at him and making fun of him.

Although already dead, fiery anger arose in Namkar Barzin which turned him into a fearsome raging spirit. This was where the nightmare for that area began…

A weird disease erupted and spread, which caused many of the herders and their yaks to fall ill and die, including one of the monks who mistreated Namkar Barzin. The monk eventually died from the terrible disease, and his death was followed by many more deaths. Once, Namkar Barzin even possessed a victim and clearly showed how many more people he was going to kill.

A blessing came when Domo Geshe Rinpoche, who was then the abbot of Dungkar Monastery, heard of this bad news and came to subdue this angry spirit. After successfully subduing Namkar Barzin, Domo Geshe Rinpoche made him take an oath to protect Dharma teachings and the area where Dungkar Monastery was situated. His Oracle was established in Dungkar Monastery.

Domo Geshe Rinpoche thus put Namkar Barzin under the command of Dorje Shugden as the second minister of Dorje Shugden’s entourage, where he will be able to collect vast merits and benefit countless sentient beings for infinite lifetimes.

Functions

This deity is well known for having the power to protect buildings, institutions, monasteries, etc. He is especially powerful in protecting Dharma related institutions, not just from material loss due to theft, fires or natural disasters but also loss arising from schisms between members. He does this by promoting harmony between members of such institutions and ensuring everyone has good relationships with one another.

Namkar Barzin has one face, two hands, and three bulging eyes. He is red in color and bears a ferocious and proud expression. He wears the robes of an ordained monk and rides on a mythical animal, Gyaling which represents his Tantric attainments. His right hand brandishes a sword which cuts through our problems and obstacles while his left hand holds a skullcup representing his mastery of Tantra. In some thangkas, he also wears a Mongolian turban that is made of red silk.

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Bibliography
1. Wojkowitz, Rene De Nebesky. Oracles and Demons of Tibet. 1993.
2. Wangmo, Jamyang. The Lawudo Lama. 2005


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He appears as a fully ordained monk to show that the practice of pure moral discipline is essential for those who wish to attain enlightenment. In his left hand he holds a heart, which symbolizes great compassion and spontaneous great bliss — the essence of all the stages of the vast path of Sutra and Tantra.

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Comments by TK on Zawa Tulku Rinpoche
March 1, 2010 at 11:16 am
The current Zawa Tulku could not stay in Gaden Shartse Monastery anymore as he refused to swear against the practice of Dorje Shugden. So he has enrolled in Shar Gaden Monastery but is residing in the United States now.
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Dagom Gaden Tensung Ling Buddhist Monastery (DGTL) in Bloomington, Indiana, USA was founded in 1996 by the renowned Tibetan Buddhist teachers Ven. Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche and Ven. Gonsar Rinpoche. Their deepest wish in establishing the monastery was to preserve for the benefit of all sentient beings the Buddha’s teachings as transmitted by the Gelugpa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

Though DGTL functions as a traditional monastery for monks of this lineage, it also welcomes lay people of all nationalities and backgrounds to participate in its many religious, cultural and educational programs. These include sacred teachings by visiting and resident monks, the construction of precious sand mandalas, daily prayer services, guest lectures to schools and community groups, and the annual Taste of Tibet in which the monks cook Tibetan delicacies for the communities of Bloomington and Cincinnati.

DGTL is nestled at one end of Bloomington, Indiana’s Lower Cascades Park, a natural setting with cliffs, a creek, and a waterfall. The quiet monastery grounds and the building are decorated by hand with traditional Tibetan colors and designs.

Its Purpose

  1. dagomgadenPreservation of all the authentic oral transmission lineages of the Gelug Tradition founded by the great master Je Tsong Khapa, and transmitted through an unbroken line of masters of our time, such as the great Pabongka, His Holiness Trijang Dorje Chang and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Foreseeing the great danger of dilution and degeneration of this pure tradition at its source in the Tibetan community, giving it special attention is seen as indispensable for its preservation for the sake of all beings.
  2. Following the very intention of the Buddha, as well as the great founding masters of the past, all the activities of this institution will be centered around a monastic community based upon the solid foundation of the Vinaya tradition. All the studies and practices of Buddhism will be conducted on the basis of the most complete and clear teaching of Dharma given by the matchless great teacher Je Tsong Khapa and his lineage-holding great disciples up to the direct masters of the present. It will be open to people from all walks of life, regardless of their race and origin, who are sincerely and seriously interested and eager to learn and to practice such teachings.
  3. To provide everyone interested in learning and practicing the various aspects of such an authentic transmission with the possibility of studying and guidance in the practice of meditation through organizing permanent study programs, lectures, weekend seminars and occasional week-long courses.
  4. To give support and assistance to all the monastic communities, organizations or individuals adhering to the same authentic tradition, especially at its source in Tibet, India, China and Mongolia.
  5. In concordance with the aims and objectives of this organization, Dorje Shugden, the protector deity of this particular lineage of Dharma, will forever be the patron figure of this organization as well as that of all affiliates.

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From 29th of May 2010, Shar Gaden has started cultivating 20 acres of rice fields which were allotted to us during controversial partition in March 2008. In 1960s, Indian government allocated lands properties to every individual of Buzar monks one acre per a monk purposely for farming, so Gaden Shartse had nearly 90 members at the time. Later the allocation of properties including the land were based on quantity of Buzar members.

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This unfolding information of activities related to farming has been important since some certain group of people making baseless allegation that Lord Dorje Shugden practitioners especially monasteries are receiving enormous financial patronage from Chinese Administration for many years, as everyone knows that the main source of economy growth of the monasteries in South India are generosity of their benefactors, monks tour program in abroad and profit of selling crops to local distributors etc neither we are involved as mentioned nor other monasteries.

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Once Gelong Lepe Karma said “I have been with Gautama Buddha and had examined him for 12 years, and I have not seen a tiny thing in the name of wisdom in him” Maybe this quote will suit very well with these people who are in reality not blind but pretending being blind. Who are getting what and who are involved is concise and most noticeable only if your mind is not partially preconditioned !

In these photos, monks are willingly working co-operatively with the hired Indian villagers in the fields despite of scorching weather 36 D ‘c (fahrenheit)

 

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The history and significance of the Dharmapalas

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‘Dharmapala’ – hoary Sanskrit from India, terra firma giving birth to the Vedas;’ The End of All Knowledge’, innumerable deities, home of the Ganges river and Buddha The Awakened One – means “…guardian of the teachings[i]” Variously, the term is also used to mean defenders or protectors of the law of the ‘Diamond Vehicle’.

Vajrayana, or the ‘Diamond Vehicle’, is a Buddhist school of Indian Mahayana teachings that, so far, can be archeologically traced to the first millennium. Dharmapalas are deified protective agents for the Vajrayana teachings (an evolved style of yoga practice and philosophy derivative of the historical Buddha’s practice). As history in the far eastern traditions is constantly being updated and rewritten, it is also possible that these deities were first used in Tantric teachings.

A practical ritual application of all or any one of the Dharmapalas is for today’s Tibetan yogi or sadhana practitioner to call them forth during ritual and meditation in order to protect against negative influences that will keep one from advancing along the path of sadhana or practice.

While the Dharmapala deities figure heavily in Tibetan art as horrific and angry, it’s understood that here the end justifies the means; actually these are compassionate, Buddhist deities, whose angry sneers, heavily ornamented, husky bodies, and deadly weaponry are protective camouflage devices for the good of the practice, to drive away illusion and evil; in Judeo-Christian parlance we refer to this type of deity as an archangel.

Eight Dharmapala deities are known – each one may be known by several designations – and called upon, each for its specific specialized areas of protection: “Mahakala,Yama,Yamantaka, Hayagriva,Vaisravana,Shri Devi,Changpa,Prana Atma.[ii] ” This listing is the traditional hierarchical accounting with Mahakala appearing in the number one position as that Dharmapala who protects the Dalai Lamas (those highest spiritual leaders in the Buddhist community).

Two principle viewpoints are offered for the importance of Dharmapalas: the fundamental and literal; and the metaphorical and often mystic. The fundamental is covered above in the definitions of, and traditional use of these deities. However, what of the metaphorical and mystic?

It is the goal of all yoga to return to the source, and that life in the human body is transcendental. The body and finite mind therein is a powerful instrument of return. Could these Dharmapalas be part and parcel of our higher, dedicated, and as sadhana practitioners, disciplined self? Taking a Jungian view, perhaps these are archetypal elements of self-discipline towards yoga practice. It is not uncommon protocol for a group meditation in the Zen Buddhist school to have one monitor with a fierce face and wielding a bamboo rod skulking the crowd waiting to sharply strike that one – with compassion, of course – who has fallen asleep at his sitting.

Footnote :

[i] ‘The Shambhala Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen’ –Shambhala Publications, 1991.

[ii] As above.

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Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden

September 6, 2010 by  
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Introduction to the Dharma Protector:-

A Dharma Protector is an emanation of a Buddha or a Bodhisattva whose main functions are to avert the inner and outer obstacles that prevent practitioners from achieving spiritual realizations, and to arrange all the necessary conditions for their practice. In Tibet every monastery had its own Dharma Protector, but the tradition did not begin in Tibet; the Mahayanists of ancient India also relied upon Dharma Protectors to eliminate hindrances and to fulfil their spiritual wishes.

Though there are some worldly deities who are friendly towards Buddhism and who try to help practitioners, they are not real Dharma Protectors. Such worldly deities are able to increase the external wealth of practitioners and help them to succeed in their worldly activities, but they do not have the wisdom or the power to protect the development of Dharma within a practitioner’s mind. It is this inner Dharma the experiences of great compassion, bodhichitta, the wisdom realizing emptiness, and so forth that is most important and that needs to be protected; outer conditions are of secondary importance.

Although their motivation is good, worldly deities lack wisdom and so sometimes the external help that they give actually interferes with the attainment of authentic Dharma realizations. If they have no Dharma realizations themselves, how can they be Dharma Protectors? It is clear therefore that all actual Dharma Protectors must be emanations of Buddhas or Bodhisattvas. These Protectors have great power to protect Buddhadharma and its practitioners, but the extent to which we receive help from them depends upon our faith and conviction in them. To receive their full protection we must rely upon them with continuous, unwavering devotion.

Buddhas have manifested in the form of various Dharma Protectors, such as Mahakala, Kalarupa, Kalindewi, and Dorje Shugdän. From the time of Je Tsongkhapa until the first Panchen Lama, Losang Chökyi Gyaltsän, the principal Dharma Protector of Je Tsongkhapa’s lineage was Kalarupa. Later however it was felt by many high Lamas that Dorje Shugdän had become the principal Dharma Protector of this tradition.

There is no difference in the compassion, wisdom, or power of the various Dharma Protectors but, because of the karma of sentient beings, one particular Dharma Protector will have a greater opportunity to help Dharma practitioners at any one particular time. We can understand how this is so by considering the example of Buddha Shakyamuni. Previously the beings of this world had the karma to see Buddha Shakyamuni’s Supreme Emanation Body and to receive teachings directly from him. These days, however, we do not have such karma, and so Buddha appears to us in the form of our Spiritual Guide and helps us by giving teachings and leading us on spiritual paths. Thus the form that Buddha’s help takes varies according to our changing karma, but its essential nature remains the same.

Among all the Dharma Protectors, four-faced Mahakala, Kalarupa, and Dorje Shugdän in particular have the same nature because they are all emanations of Manjushri. However, the beings of this present time have a stronger karmic link with Dorje Shugdän than with the other Dharma Protectors. It was for this reason that Morchen Dorjechang Kunga Lhundrup, a very highly realized Master of the Sakya Tradition, told his disciples, `Now is the time to rely upon Dorje Shugdän.’ He said this on many occasions to encourage his disciples to develop faith in the practice of Dorje Shugdän. We too should heed his advice and take it to heart. He did not say that this is the time to rely upon other Dharma Protectors, but clearly stated that now is the time to rely upon Dorje Shugdän. Many high Lamas of the Sakya tradition and many Sakya monasteries have relied sincerely upon Dorje Shugdän.

In recent years the person most responsible for propagating the practice of Dorje Shugdän was the late Trijang Dorjechang, the root Guru of many Gelugpa practitioners from humble novices to the highest Lamas. He encouraged all his disciples to rely upon Dorje Shugdän and gave Dorje Shugdän empowerments many times. Even in his old age, so as to prevent the practice of Dorje Shugdän from degenerating, he wrote an extensive text entitled Symphony Delighting an Ocean of Conquerors, which is a commentary to Tagpo Kelsang Khädrub Rinpoche’s praise of Dorje Shugdän called Infinite Aeons.

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Blessed by Shugden Pt. 9

August 10, 2010 by  
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As a universal Protector whose time has come, there are countless stories of the benefits that Dorje Shugden’s practice brings to his practitioners. From protection from black magic, to help with mundane worldly issues; from guidance in spiritual matters to teachings that change a person’s life – these are the stories of those who have been helped. These are some real-life stories to show that he is here and with us.


Creating the conditions for practice


I am very new to Dorje Shugden’s practice as I was formally introduced to the Protector only about a month or so ago. It would be hard to write a testimonial when I do not have months and years of practice behind me, but I would still like to seize the opportunity to share a few things related to my practice of Dorje Shugden:

When I first became involved actively with the study of the Lamrim, and as I did further research on the Internet about the Gelugpa teachings and its lineage, I came across the controversy of Dorje Shugden. At first, I searched more to find out what it was about and quickly realized that I just could not make any sense of it AT ALL!

The statements of the Dalai Lama seemed contradictory and it didn’t make much sense at all to me. Then I saw the images of monks demonstrating with banners asking the Dalai Lama to stop…. lying???? Some were even describing him as a… dictator??? Then, he also said that his own teachers were… wrong??

I had been through some parts of the Lamrim by then, and had the determination to study it more as it was answering all of my questions. So I decide to COMPLETELY ignore the topic of Dorje Shugden. Every time I came across it on the Internet, I just did not look at it, did not read anything about it and kept it at the back of my mind, to be explored later when I would have sufficient knowledge and be able to understand the dynamics at play.

I did this because there was one answer from the Dalai Lama to a formal request for clarifications sent by Western Gelugpa monks: “Your main concern should be the study and realization of the 18 volumes of Lama Tsongkhapa”. And so, following the Dalai Lama’s advice, I too set myself to study the Lamrim before entertaining a polemic in my mind.

It was only months later that, through the kindness of my teacher, I was given more detailed explanations and gained more understanding as to why the whole thing seemed to make no sense at all: The very fact that it made no sense indicated that sense is to be found at another level, at a larger scale. Then, instead of undermining my determination to learn and practice, the controversy made it stronger. I realized that His Holiness was acting out of great compassion and with a pure and sincere motivation. His actions are truly remarkable! The controversy is helping many and will continue to help many more!

I run my own business, and very, very soon after having connected with the Dharma and with Dorje Shugden, my business collapsed and all my ventures got suspended or cancelled. ALL! And all within only four weeks. I had 18 employees in October 2008; by the beginning of 2009, I only had two left and we were working only four-day weeks with salary cuts.

Until then, I lived out of a suitcase, travelling 20 days a month, from the States to the Maldives, Dubai, Singapore, China… As such, I would not have been able to study the Lamrim, as I was away most of the time. So, by losing all my jobs, I suddenly had lots more free time at hand. I must say here that I never panicked in this situation. Instead, I took the opportunity at hand to study the Lamrim; I knew that it was a unique opportunity.

My business never collapsed completely and it survived. As a matter of fact, we are now busy working on projects that are spreading the Dharma, and now, even my working hours have been made meaningful!

This is a story I do not talk about openly to just anyone because in the mind of new practitioners, Dorje Shugden is supposed to “protect” us, so how could he have created conditions such that my business collapsed? If some people heard this story, they may not even want to make prayers to Dorje Shugden or do his practice.

Dorje Shugden is a Dharma Protector and his “role” is to create conducive conditions for people to practice the Dharma. In my case, the loss of business created the conditions for me to practice Dharma and as a result, my life is now meaningful, I am happier and, looking at the bigger picture, I have received tremendous help from him. I feel very fortunate.

I wish for my mind to be completely free of any confusion, and may such achievement come to be helpful to others.

~ Eva ~


Somewhere over the rainbow

Last year, my company held a huge outdoor festival close to our office premises, with many activities organized in the open space around the main building. It was a wonderful day that brought many people from the nearby community. The place was filled all day with exciting sounds, colors and aromas of food, and the weather was perfect for an outdoor celebration.

Then, as evening fell, large dark clouds started to gather from the west. As one of the main organizers of this evening, I became very worried because we anticipated more people would come to the festival for dinner and we still had a whole night of traditional cultural performances lined up. There was nothing I could do but make strong prayers to Dorje Shugden in my heart. You may think this is a coincidence but soon after, the black clouds slowly shifted away and there, in front of all of us, rainbows appeared instead!

Thank you, Protector. Once again, you show that if we have a sincere motivation, you would help practitioners.

~ Bernie ~


The highest protection


I was very fortunate to be introduced to Dorje Shugden by my Lama seven years ago. He advised me to chant the mantra as much as I could and told me that things would go smoothly. At that time, I had just got married and we were in the midst of applying for my visa to stay in my husband’s home country.

There were so many procedures and we had to submit many documents to different places in order to obtain the visa. Everything went smoothly and during our interview with the immigration officer, he suddenly offered me a multiple-entry visa so that I would be able to travel in and out of the country easily. My husband and I were very surprised; we never knew that there was even such a thing as a multiple-entry visa. We had expected to get only a single-entry visa.

This multiple-entry visa made things much more convenient because it enabled me to travel to other countries for work and to go home to my own country. I said a big thank you to my Lama for his love and care, and did a thanksgiving serkyem offering to thank Dorje Shugden for clearing all obstacles so that I could obtain my visa without any problems.

Throughout my first pregnancy, I was very worried and nervous about the delivery. Since I was very young, I have always been very scared of pain; I would even avoid an injection if I could! Giving birth to a baby – be it by natural childbirth or by Caesarian – is a very big thing and I was very scared.

My Lama again kindly advised me to chant Dorje Shugden’s mantra daily and blow onto my stomach after I finished chanting for the benefit of the baby. I did this everyday, and during my pregnancy, the usual migraines I suffered disappeared and I suffered no sickness, headaches, flu or fever (which I usually get once every few months). I only had a little vomiting after meals, which is normal during pregnancies.

My Lama also gave me advice on what to do during my labor and the visualizations I should do. He told me to not worry, not to be scared of the delivery, and that everything would be fine.

On the day of the delivery, I went through all the procedures without any problem. Even as the baby was moving down, which caused pain in my back, it was still at a level of pain I could bear. I followed what my Lama had advised me: I thought about my Lama and Dorje Shugden as one and chanted Dorje Shugden’s mantra. I visualized that any pain experienced by the people I knew would come to me and that I could absorb their pain so that they may be free of suffering. I thought about this again and again, starting with the people who are close to me, and moving on to include strangers.

Finally, the baby moved down and came out by natural delivery. I was conscious throughout the birth and knew everything that happened. I just felt very weak (as I was not allowed to eat for a whole day in case there was an emergency and I needed to go for an operation.)

My baby was born healthy and well. I chanted Manjushri’s mantras and blew on her mouth and ears right after she was born, as advised by my Lama. I stayed at the hospital overnight and was allowed to go home the very next day with my baby. My baby was easy to take care of throughout her infancy and hardly ever cried unless she was hungry. She was blessed by Dorje Shugden.

I’m very grateful to my Lama and my Protector. They have protected me and my family, and have helped me during difficult times, to make sure everything went smoothly. Their love and care towards us are unending and they really benefit all beings.

~ Winnie Wong ~


The incredible lightness of being


I don’t really know how to describe my experiences after praying to Dorje Shugden, but I know I feel much happier and lighter. My faith in Dharma has become stronger and stronger. This is hard to explain as this kind of thing is difficult to measure, but I am very sure that because of my practice and reliance on the Protector, my anger has lessened and doesn’t arise as quickly as it used to. Before, if I became angry with someone, it would take me two to three hours to calm down. It is different now – I still get angry but I also calm down very quickly. Sometimes, the anger disappears within just a few seconds. And even if people are sometimes screaming or shouting at me, I can accept it much more easily than I could before and not hold on to it.

Another specific example of how the Protector has helped me was while I was working in theatre a few years ago. In one particular production, I faced a lot of obstacles. People would cancel on me at the last minute, leaving me in the lurch without the right people to finish the job. I felt constantly tense and a bit nervous; I really didn’t know what to do. However, in my heart, I prayed strongly and sincerely to the Protector. You wouldn’t believe it – the very next day, someone called me and said he wanted to help me find people for the areas I was struggling to fill. Within two or three days, the people and materials I needed all came together completely. We made the deadline! I believe that it was because of the Protector that my obstacles disappeared so quickly. Very blessed!

~ Mary ~



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As a universal Protector whose time has come, there are countless stories of the benefits that Dorje Shugden’s practice brings to his practitioners. From protection from black magic, to help with mundane worldly issues; from guidance in spiritual matters to teachings that change a person’s life – these are the stories of those who have been helped. These are some real-life stories to show that he is here and with us.


Peaceful mind


My first experience of Dharma Protector practice came after a brief introduction from one of my Dharma friends. I made a silent prayer to Dorje Shugden, seeking his help with an issue that I was trying to overcome at the time. Within a week, my prayer was answered! From then on, I knew I would be protected as long as my motivation was right.

Ever since I began taking Buddhism seriously (i.e. to think, act and live according to the Buddha’s teaching to the best of my ability and based on my level of understanding of dharma), I have enjoyed a much more peaceful mind; I do not need to question the meaning of life nor feel depressed anymore.

I was bestowed officially given Dorje Shugden’s practice on Wesak Day this year (how auspicious!!) and have since attended several prayer sessions together with my Lama and Dharma family, after which I always feel positively energized!

Now, with the Dharma Protectors behind me, I know I will be well taken care of in my spiritual journey. May I be blessed with the chance to serve the Three Jewels as long as I live and for many life times after this.

~ Simone ~


Things have become calmer

Two years ago, I was very fortunate to have been introduced to Dorje Shugden by my Lama. There was nothing very dramatic about my experience, compared to what I have heard from some of my friends. What I can share is a bit about my family and partner.

My Lama had advised me to recite Dorje Shugden’s mantra for my family members (immediate and far) and my partner. My immediate family had been going through financial problems year after year and the problems never seemed to come to an end. In spite of all the problems, I’m happy to share that with Dorje Shugden’s blessings, we were always able to get by everyday. I remember that at our lowest point, my family members had to share one packet of rice for lunch and dinner among the three of them. This went on for a while but during those days, people would somehow come to visit and take them out for a meal. Also, my Lama would kindly arrange for people to bring groceries for my family.

We did not reveal our situation to anyone at the time, not even to my Lama, as I did feel that we were being helped by Dorje Shugden. Although our financial problems are still not completely solved now, I still feel very blessed that this situation has actually made my family stronger. We also don’t suffer as much as we did before, when we would become very stressed out, worry for days and sometimes even have big arguments. With Dorje Shugden’s practice, things have become calmer and our minds are more stable.

When I first started this practice, my Lama also advised me to recite many mantras for my partner, as we were having a lot of arguments and experiencing a lot of unhappiness. This was because I spent a lot of time at work and was busy with Dharma activities, which left me with little time for him and his family. I remember I even prayed to Dorje Shugden that if this partner was not meant to be with me, to please divert him to look for another new partner that would be better for him. He is still with me now.

In the same year, my partner had an accident, which resulted in a serious leg injury, and he had to go through 2 operations. My Lama again advised me to recite Dorje Shugden’s mantra and blow onto his wounds as many times as I could. This was to help him recover faster and not to have any further complications. His recovery went very smoothly and well.

I do hope my sharing can inspire you to also start this holy practice and may you always be protected by Dorje Shugden.

~ Aisha ~


Keeping me on track


My first encounter with Dorje Shugden was after I met my spiritual guide, who took Dorje Shugden as his main Protector. Dorje Shugden thus also become my main Protector. In the beginning, I was not very attracted to the Protector practices as I was more interested in the Yidams. However, I later realized the importance of Protector practice. Buddha taught us 84,000 teachings to gain enlightenment and Protector practices like that of Dorje Shugden’s is one method of helping us to gain merits and purify our negativities quickly. If I focused on my Yidam practice alone without doing the Protector practice, attainments would be harder to achieve. This was what my spiritual guide had taught me.

Dorje Shugden – who is inseparable from my Guru and Yidam – has been helping me along the spiritual path until today and I know that he has come to my rescue many times. For example, whenever I travelled around the world to attend teachings and retreats, I would pray to Dorje Shugden for a safe journey, to arrive at the intended destination safely. I did not experience many obstacles during those journeys, and even if I did, many people I met while travelling, even complete strangers, would come to my assistance if anything went wrong.

I strongly believe that Dorje Shugden has played a part in ensuring that I fulfilled my spiritual goals and created the above-mentioned conditions for me to experience this. Even when I slip in my practice, Dorje Shugden never fails to protect and create the conditions for me to persevere and apply effort to get back on track again.

~ Ted M ~


The blue taxis

Three years ago, my daughter went to Shanghai to take up a lecturing position at a college there. I accompanied her to help her settle down.

On the last day of my stay in Shanghai, before going to the airport, I went with her to the rented apartment, to help her settle into her new home. We took a taxi across town.

About five minutes after paying the taxi fare and alighting from the taxi, my daughter realised that she had left her handbag in the car, which contained all the deposit money and keys to the apartment, ALL the money meant for her stay there, her passport, legal documents, university pass, portfolios and credentials.

My first thought was that I would have to miss my plane and we would have to go to Beijing, the capital, to settle this mess. Her first lecture was to start the following day! She might even have been fired from her position by not being able to start work as it would have taken a while to get clearance from the Beijing authorities.

The next thing I did was to rush out onto the main road to see if the taxi was still around somehow. When I reached the main road, there were dozens of taxis on the road. A sense of hopelessness came over me as I could not remember the number nor even the color of the taxi.

I returned to the apartment and it was getting dark now. I asked my daughter if she could remember anything. She remembered that the car was blue but couldn’t recall the number at all. I thought to myself, “But all the taxis are blue!!” At this point, I prayed to the Protector.

Amazingly, my mind cleared and somehow the number of the taxi and the color (blue with a yellow stripe) appeared clearly to my mind. But what was I to do next? Another taxi pulled up suddenly and the driver asked if I needed help (perhaps seeing my daughter and I standing outside the apartment at night with luggage).

I told him about the situation and he immediately used his mobile phone to call the company which owned the particular taxi I had described. The man said there were hundreds of these taxis out there and all the company could do was to send a bulletin out to all their vehicles and see if that particular taxi driver would respond and come back to the apartment to return the bag.

In my mind, it was unlikely that the employer from the company would have done as he had promised let alone a taxi driver returning a bagful of money. It was likely that, in between all this, he had already picked up a passenger who could have taken the bag without the driver even knowing. The kind taxi driver told me to expect the worst. All the above scenarios were very probable and the odds were piling up with each passing minute.

But I did not give up hope and continued praying to the Protector. It was about half an hour later when a taxi pulled up. The driver alighted and greeted us with the bag in his hand asking if this was our bag. He seemed very happy to return it and said he had not even opened it!

Nothing was missing when my daughter checked the bag. We tried very hard to give this honest driver a reward but he insisted on not accepting anything, saying repeatedly that it was the right thing for him to do.

Everything ended fine. My daughter finally settled into her apartment and I caught my flight home, thanks to the Protector.

~ Vinay ~


Why worry?

Though I met my Lama almost 20 years ago, I only reconnected to him a few years later during a chance encounter at a restaurant. I remember I folded my hands to him; he did not say much but asked his assistant to take down my particulars. I was reconnected again!

At one point, I wanted to do some business as I had some spare cash from the contract work that I was doing then. At the same time, it was a difficult time for my Lama as he also had financial difficulties. We decided to do a business venture together so that proceeds could also go towards supporting my Lama’s Dharma work.

At around that time, the Protector took trance through my Lama and advised me to study the Lamrim. I complied to the request as I liked to read anyway.

Six months into the business, things started to not work out: I didn’t listen to advice, wanted to do things my way and a host of other things came about to upset things. Sleeping was getting more and more difficult. Then, somehow, I remembered the stuff I had learnt about karma from reading the Lamrim and Shantideva’s quote also came into mind: ‘If you can do something about it, why worry? If you can’t do something about it, why worry?’ From then, I relied on the Dharma to pull me through difficult times, thanks to the Protector’s advice.

On another occasion, I was once at my Lama’s residence, trying to do some work. I remember I was suffering from a fever at the time and was literally shivering from chills and sickness. Just then, I thought of my Lama and Protector as one, chanted a few mantras and almost immediately, the fever subsided. I know my body very well – when I start to get flu-like symptoms, it doesn’t go away just like that. The symptoms always turn into a full-blown flu before I can recover!

Just recently, I was feeling really exhausted and felt like I was falling ill again. I needed to do something which my Lama had asked me to do and, not wanting to disappoint him, really did not wish to get ill at this crucial moment! So, I thought of my Lama and Protector as one again and the illness did not manifest into a flu as it normally does. I managed to complete what I needed to do!

~ Anonymous ~


Strong connections

After receiving Dorje Shugden’s practice from my guru, I read extensively about him to know more about who he is, did his prayers and made offerings to him. As I understood more about this Protector, my faith in him grew stronger. I have come to rely very much on him as my Protector, who I believe is one with my Guru. Over time, I have felt that Dorje Shugden has always been at my side guiding and protecting me. There have been many instances throughout my life where I believe Dorje Shugden was instrumental in helping me along, even if I didn’t think much about how it happened at the time.

After receiving this practice, all went quite well until one day, due to extenuating circumstances, I could not continue my practice in the Dharma centre of my first Guru. However, my faith in this Guru, who was in a faraway country, and Dorje Shugden has never waned and I was determined to continue my practice on my own regardless of the circumstances.

A short while after this happened, through a chance meeting, I met another Guru from the same lineage, who practiced the same Protector as my first Guru and who lived just minutes away from me! It was unbelievable. I never thought such a teacher even existed in my country and there he was, right at my doorstep, fully qualified and full of compassion, like an emanation of my first Guru. Most of all, I felt a strong connection to him and could relate to him as my Guru immediately.

The rest is history. I have studied under this teacher whom I have held as my Guru ever since. On hindsight, I do not think what happened was a coincidence. I strongly believe that it was Dorje Shugden who arranged this most conducive condition for my spiritual path and I will always be grateful to him. I have been most fortunate to have met within one lifetime two Gurus who practice Dorje Shugden. In my heart, both of them are equal and I will forever be indebted to them for guiding me in my Protector practice.

~ Willow ~



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As a universal Protector whose time has come, there are countless stories of the benefits that Dorje Shugden’s practice brings to his practitioners. From protection from black magic, to help with mundane worldly issues; from guidance in spiritual matters to teachings that change a person’s life – these are the stories of those who have been helped. These are some real-life stories to show that he is here and with us.


A powerful and giving Protector

In 1996, when I moved into my brand new house, a Buddhist Master visited me and gifted me with Chenrezig and White Tara images for my altar. Then, he also gave me a picture of a deity sitting on a white lion. I knew about Chenrezig and White Tara but not the deity in the picture. When I asked the Master who he was, he explained that it was the God of Prosperity and that he would help me with my business. I then asked what prayers I should recite. He replied that it was not necessary to say any specific prayers but only offer incense every morning. So I continued to do this for years until I finally learnt who this deity was in 2008: the Great King, Dorje Shugden!

Since I started to pray to my God of Prosperity, I have been doing well in the management of my family funds. I survived the Asian Financial crisis and also the Tech bubble burst in 2000. During these two crisis, many people lost huge amounts of money. I did too, but somehow, I seemed to recover quickly and always came out of the situation better.

In 2004, when I bid for a franchise of a popular restaurant, I managed to get it against much competition. I have always felt that in my businesses, “things” always seem to be smooth and when there were obstructions, I seem to overcome them quite effortlessly.

On a personal note, when I heard that my daughter-in-law was pregnant with a pair of twin girls in 1997, I was very happy to receive the news. However, unfortunately, they were born 12 weeks prematurely and survival was difficult. Somehow, once again a miracle happened and after intensive medical care and a 21-day stay at the hospital, both my twin granddaughters survived.

Miracles have been happening more often now since I set up a proper altar and statue of Dorje Shudgen in my house. The protection from Dorje Shugden has not only been for me but for my whole family.

For example, one day, at exactly the same time that I was saying my prayers towards a special thangka of Dorje Shugden, my daughter-in-law ran into a car accident, where she drove into a ditch. She came through without a scratch on her and the wondrous thing is that there was also not a scratch on her car.

At around the same time, my son was the victim of black magic. His conduct during that time was terrifying and he was most difficult to be with. Knowing how compassionate Dorje Shugden is, I prayed for him to help and my son is now fine. He is even most beautifully working for the Dharma now and has become very involved in our Dharma centre.

When I sit down and think, miracles have been happening to me all the time and I know that they will continue. I will always be grateful to that Buddhist master who first introduced me to such a powerful and giving Protector.

~ Phyllis ~


The most beneficial outcome

I was given this precious, sacred Protector practice in 2002 when my life was in havoc. Unfortunately, my negative karma opened up when my marriage fell though. My ex-husband gave me a really hard time and constant harassment, even after we had split up and battled many court cases for custody of the children and judicial separation.

My children were kidnapped by their own father almost a decade years ago, and brought to his home country so he could start his custody trial for the children there (he had lost custody in my home country). Everything was so well orchestrated by my ex-husband – two days after the children disappeared with him, I received a registered letter from his lawyer in France. One of the pre-requisites for him to file for custody for children in France was that the children must be physically with him at the time.

He probably thought that I wouldn’t be able to get a lawyer in Europe and go all the way there to attend to court hearings. With faith In Dorje Shugden, I received help from the British Embassy. Not only did I get a top French lawyer who specialized in children abduction cases, my lawyer also managed to get an emergency hearing fixed within two months after I presented the whole case to her by email.

I flew to France and stayed there for 6 months. It was not at all easy to fight for my children’s custody in France as they are both French nationals by birth and my ex-husband also had solid proof of income that he could support the children. This made my case weaker.

Throughout that ordeal. I did my Protector kangsol diligently every day without fail. Knowing that my chance of winning the case was only about 50%, I prayed to Dorje Shugden every night for an outcome that would be most beneficial to my children, whether I won the case or not.

The hearing went very smoothly. Even my lawyer told me that I was lucky to have my series of hearings fixed pretty closely to one another. After 6 months of trial, I finally won the case and the judge even commended me for my patience and integrity in his judgement.

Deep in my heart, I have had Dorje Shugden with me all the while. This is just one example of how Dorje Shugden has helped me. Without Dorje Shugden’s compassionate help, I wouldn’t be what I am today.

~ Kristina ~


My perspective in life changed

I had been in my Dharma centre for a couple of years before I was introduced to the Protector practice. My life had been in the doldrums, moving from one thing to another. There was no stability and many ups and downs. Each day began with me thinking of when the day would end so that I could go back to bed. There was no fulfillment and deep in my heart I knew I wanted to do something “useful”, something that could benefit people, be it in a big or small way. I started looking but found nothing that attracted me. Then, on a fateful day a chance meeting led me to my Dharma centre.

The whole situation changed because I then realized the impermanence of things around me. I also began to accept the fact that we come into this life empty and we go empty. My perspective in life changed. I began to follow the teachings of my teacher and relied on my Protector practice, and slowly my attitude and aspirations changed.

The benefits I have received from the Protector centers on gaining stronger realizations, being more deeply inspired, gaining protection and experiencing spiritual growth from understanding teachings and practice. I have also learnt to smile a lot more and diffuse my fiery temper!

I would like to relate a particular example of protection I have received from the Protector. On one occasion, as I was driving home after work, I started driving down a slope. An oncoming car, moving very quickly, suddenly veered into my lane from the left. I couldn’t brake because there were cars close behind me and I couldn’t swerve to the right because there were concrete barriers along the road. Either way, I would have been involved in a nasty accident either with other cars or with the concrete barriers.

I panicked, called out to Buddha and Protector for help, chanted mantras, honked frantically and hoped for the best. In perilous moments like these, we realize that there is still so much to do, which we have not yet done! We wish that we had been more active and done more. Miraculously, the driver of the other car was able to swerve out of my way, just in the nick of time, missing my car by inches. I was badly shaken but thankfully, not hurt. I could only thank the Buddha and Protector for the wonderful protection.

~ Georgina ~


A stronger commitment

I had made up my mind to do Dharma work full-time early this year. This decision was supported by my family and I felt like I had just won the jackpot. A lot of my friends thought that my decision to do get fully involved in Dharma was a brave move. To me, it was a first step to committing more fully to Dharma practice.

When I approached a Dharma friend on what I needed to do to join the Dharma centre full time, she was very supportive. She immediately advised me to start looking for sponsors to support my monthly commitments and expenses, especially as I have a family to care for. To lower oneself in order to beg for sponsorship is not easy. I wondered at the time whether anybody would want to sponsor me. I was a nobody in the centre!

My Dharma friend then advised me to do Protector practice every night. Setting my motivation right, I humbly requested the Protector to help me find the sponsorship and to make everything go smoothly for me to join the Dharma centre as a full-time member of staff. I prayed to him, saying, “If the time is right for me to be able to contribute fully to Dharma to benefit more people, please grant my wish to get sponsors.”

It took me two weeks of determination, perseverance and effort to find more than half the sponsorship I required. It was quite difficult asking people for sponsorship in the beginning but things became better. Even though I was turned down a few times, I was not angry or disappointed; instead, it gave me the strength to keep on trying. I knew that the Protector was helping me to make things go smoothly.

I quickly began to feel the direct impact of the practice. I know now that if we have the right motivation, the Protector will be there for us. In my case, I needed the financial support to be able to do more Dharma work to benefit and help more people. Everything moved very fast; even I couldn’t believe it. With the help of the Protector, I finally managed to raise all the sponsorship I needed to join the centre and do Dharma work full-time. It was very meaningful for me and it increased my confidence to know that the Protector “agreed” that this was the right time for me to go further in my practice.

Now, with the kindness of my Guru who has given me this practice to pacify my obstacles, the kindness of the sponsors and the understanding and endless support from my wife, I have no reason not to go all the way in my Dharma practice. May I keep moving forward in bringing my Guru’s teachings to the world to benefit more people.

~ Neil ~


A miraculous save

I remember once I was driving on a straight road with 3 passengers in my car. It was raining but it was during daytime and there were no other cars in font of me. I was driving at about 50mph.

Suddenly, a van came out from a junction on the right, cutting into the main road without noticing that I was approaching him from the back. I noticed the van immediately and stepped on the brakes as quickly as I could. However, it was too sudden and my car slid on the wet, rainy road. It was too late for me to even brake properly. Everyone else in the car was screaming in fear and inside my heart, I really thought we were going to die by crashing into this van that had just swerved out!

I couldn’t take it so I closed my eyes… when I opened my eyes in the next few seconds, we are all safe and my car was barely inches away from the van. It was like someone had pulled my car back and stopped this accident! Everyone was extremely relieved and happy! From the bottom of my heart, I immediately thought that it must have been the protector who manifested this miracle and saved us from this accident.

~ Yanic ~



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As a universal Protector whose time has come, there are countless stories of the benefits that Dorje Shugden’s practice brings to his practitioners. From protection from black magic, to help with mundane worldly issues; from guidance in spiritual matters to teachings that change a person’s life – these are the stories of those who have been helped. These are some real-life stories to show that he is here and with us.


A lessening of afflictive emotions

My experience with Dorje Shugden consists mainly of a lessening of afflictive emotions.

I have been able to let go of my desire for material possessions, and other worldly concerns.

I have become more peaceful and happy, and less critical of others.

My relationships with family members and colleagues have improved. You can say that I don’t have enemies anymore.

Even the colleagues who used to criticize me have become very respectful and nice.

~ Karen Cho ~


How a controversy led me to Dorje Shugden

I came to know about Dorje Shugden when I became interested in what the Dalai Lama announced and the hype of the controversy surrounding this whole issue. My first contact with Dorje Shugden was when I Googled his name and found out more about this holy Protector. The controversial issues surrounding him had made me more interested to read about Dorje Shugden and his lineage. My first impression of Dorje Shugden was that he seems to be gentler than other Dharma protectors. I found his appearance to be more ‘pleasant’ compared to the other more wrathful protectors that I had come across.

In spite of the initial confusion, I now understand the situation a lot better with all the information that I have happily reaped from www.dorjeshugden.com. Now that I have learnt so much more about the lineage of Dorje Shugden, I am happily (and without any doubt) doing his practice every day now.

~ Kevin Lee ~


A light source

Now that I know who Dorje Shugden is, I realize that I was actually first introduced to him about 20 years ago when a Buddhist teacher gave my mother a picture of Dorje Shugden. She brought the picture home, framed it and placed it on our altar. Dorje Shugden has been in my home all this time and I have been ignorant to his power and blessings!

On hindsight, our family has been fortunate in many respects over the past 20 years. In all our business affairs – no matter how challenging things became, even when we experienced losses – things would eventually even out and other business opportunities would arise to help us cover the losses and start anew.

As for health, I am grateful that although family members have gone through some surgeries and illnesses, there has never been anything too serious or life threatening. I remember very clearly a surgical procedure my mother had which the doctors said would be slightly complicated. We did Dorje Shugden pujas before she went in for the operation and the complication expected by the doctors did not arise after all. The surgery was done easily and quickly. Even the surgeon commented that he was surprised it went so smoothly.

In my personal experience, the practice of Dorje Shugden gives me inner emotional stability and calmness. His practice gives me clarity and perseverance. When I learned more about Dorje Shugden and his practice, I realized how powerful it was when I could actually find answers to problems disturbing me whenever I recited his mantra. Initially, I was skeptical but when it happened more than three times, I had to believe in it.

There was a time when I was going through many emotional issues and often had trouble sleeping. I had many sleepless nights and this started to affect my loved ones as I became tired, irritable and very unpleasant to be with. One night, when I could not stop crying, I took hold of a small image of Dorje Shugden, held it close to my chest and recited his mantra. I started to feel relief and my tears started to stop. The deep sadness I was feeling gradually stopped choking me and I calmed down. Eventually, I fell into a deep sleep which I had not done in many weeks. The next morning, I felt lighter and relieved.

Dorje Shugden has been a light source to me, giving me balance and hope.

~ Kirsten ~


The first puja

I have only just received the Protector’s practice but already I have seen the power of his blessings!

When I was invited to join my very first puja with my Dharma community, I replied with an apology and said I would not be able to attend it as I had to take my wife out for dinner. I always take my wife out on the weekend and it has become a routine. If for any reason I tell her that I cannot take her out for dinner, she would become very angry and not speak to me for a day or two.

A Dharma sister advised me to tell my wife that I needed to go for prayers and the Protector would help me to make this possible. That gave me confidence.

I took my wife out for lunch that Sunday and told her about the puja. I said I wouldn’t be able to take her out to dinner that night. Not only did she accept it, but also asked to take-out the food from our lunch for her dinner. I was very, very surprised because she would never eat the same food twice in the same day. I looked at her blankly, a little surprised, and she simply replied that she didn’t want to trouble me to have to come out and get her dinner again later.

So I made it to my first protector puja, made possible by Dorje Shugden himself – thank you!

~ Zack H ~


The life of a newborn baby

Dorje Shugden has blessed me with the opportunity to witness the many miracles of his compassion and wisdom. Among the many kindnesses Dorje Shugden has shown me is the life of a newborn baby.

A member of my team who has worked with the company for the past 5 years welcomed the birth of his daughter 1 ½ years ago. He is usually a very stern and conservative man but the arrival of this little girl brought him so much joy and bliss that I could hardly recognize him!

Sadly, the joy came to an abrupt end when the doctors discovered a blood clot in her brain and declared her case unsalvageable. When I heard the news, I sought the advice of my teacher who told me to recite Dorje Shugden’s mantra and offer serkyem. As my colleague is a Buddhist, he too had faith in Dorje Shugden and sincerely prayed for the safety of his child. About 5 days later, upon doing another scan, the doctors could not find the blood clot anymore – it had literally disappeared.

Today, with the family’s continued worship of Dorje Shugden, this child has not only survived a great threat to her life, but is healthy and free from all the potential damages the doctors forewarned of.

~ Ange ~


When things would always turn out fine

I was introduced to Dorje Shugden together with my parents 18 years ago. Little did I know then of the difficulties that were up ahead for all of us, with the passing away of my dad. At the time, I was just a spoilt rich girl who got almost everything I wanted. My family was rather privileged and we even had a maid and a driver. When my dad passed away, our life crashed as everything “good” was taken away from us.

I remember my mum invited a Dorje Shugden statue back home then and diligently prayed to him everyday. When I look back now, I realize that everything that could have gone wrong within my family was saved and averted. In spite of the financial difficulties we faced after my dad’s passing, my mother managed to still support the family and put all three of us children through our higher education at prestigious universities. My brother, at the very last minute, even managed to obtain a good scholarship, which meant that I was then able to go abroad to study at a good university too.

Earlier last year, my brother almost lost his job when his company, a very well-known, multi-national IT group, was declared bankrupt and had to sell their company division by division. He had huge financial personal loans and we were worried – it would be difficult for him to find another job at his age and with his skill set, which is very specialized and niche.

However, he did his prayers diligently every day to Dorje Shugden; my mother also had very strong faith in the Protector and prayed consistently to him to seek his blessings and assistance. Recently, he received a call from his head office in Europe with good news. In spite of all the recent problems, they had decided to promote him because of his loyalty and his valuable expertise in his field of work.

It’s quite strange for me to look back and see that whatever decisions my family took, things would always turn out fine. And we know we owe it all to Dorje Shugden as he has been guiding and protecting us throughout the years, right up to this very moment.

~ Lou ~



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As a universal Protector whose time has come, there are countless stories of the benefits that Dorje Shugden’s practice brings to his practitioners. From protection from black magic, to help with mundane worldly issues; from guidance in spiritual matters to teachings that change a person’s life – these are the stories of those who have been helped. These are some real-life stories to show that he is here and with us.


Making my life meaningful

My story with Dorje Shugden started when I was a student facing one of the biggest university entrance exams. I was very nervous in the exam hall and couldn’t breathe for some time. Right then, I remembered my Lama’s advice to relax and focus my mind on Dorje Shugden. Back then, I had not been initiated or given the practice at all. I was only told to think about the Protector, so I did. Within moments, my mind calmed down and I was able to see and understand what I needed to do for the exam.

While pursuing my studies, I continued to do prayers and mantras of the Protector. It helped me a lot as I was able to focus strongly on my studies. I was not only able to deliver what was needed at university but also excel in everything I did. At the same time, on the side, I was able to do some Dharma study which helped me with my spiritual progress.

Over the years, I have seen myself become more able to control my negative emotions such as anger, jealousy and impatience. I know that it is with Dorje Shugden’s help that I have been able to achieve this. There has never been anything better in my life than having this precious opportunity to keep Dorje Shugden as my personal Dharma Protector. He has been watching over me closely and providing me with everything I need to make my life meaningful.

~ Rob ~


Have faith, trust

When I first received Dorje Shugden’s practice, I was also going through a very difficult time in my marriage and was feeling very heartbroken.

What is in my heart? My Lama had advised me to think deeply and decide how I wanted to live my life in future. He told me to have faith and trust, and to recite 100,000 Protector mantras; Dorje Shugden would help me all the way and he would also pray for me. That was the biggest relief to me at the time because my ex-husband was a very violent, difficult person who often threatened me and my children. My faith was very strong in the Protector and eventually, I chose to file for divorce.

A few months later, through my Lama’s blessings, I invited Gyenze home. My Lama had said that Gyenze would help me. I never failed to pray and offer serkyem to him every day. I prayed for my divorce to go through smoothly and peacefully. I didn’t want any violence or arguments to hurt either one of us further. Within a few months, my ex-husband called and offered to sign the divorce papers. Everything went through as I had prayed for.

I had to start my life over again. I had to set up a new office for my business and move into another apartment with my children; my mother also moved in to stay with me so I could take care of her better. She was experiencing some health problems then and we were constantly going in and out of clinics. Shortly after, my teenage son also began giving me problems.

It was a very frustrating time but at the same time, I was also grateful that I was able to go through it because I have now truly learned to appreciate the good things that I have in my life. The Protector gave me a base to fall down upon so that I could pick myself up, rebuild and grow even further. I know he has watched over me throughout this time. I am ashamed that I have disappointed him many, many times with my laziness, stubbornness and pride. I still slip but I will continue to improve.

Things are much better now. Both my children are becoming more involved in the Dharma centre and are participating regularly in the activities. I am in a very loving relationship with a new partner and have set up my own home with my children. The things I have wished for are being granted one after another. Please have faith, trust and let Dorje Shugden take charge because he knows what’s best for us and will never want anything from us.

~ Jillian ~


How a “bad” situation becomes a blessing

I like to have fun, go clubbing and live luxuriously. I always used to think that I was still young and still had lots of time to have fun and catch up on whatever I needed to do “later”.

When I first encountered the Protector, I prayed only for wealth and fame, hoping that I would get everything I wanted just by praying and making offerings to him. I thought that since he is a Protector, he is supposed to grant all our wishes!

Things became better at the beginning in terms of finance, work and family. But a few weeks later, I was asked to move out from the place I was staying in. I was so angry and felt depressed. I questioned why this was happening to me. I asked why this Protector was not answering my prayers or “doing his job” since I had been praying to him. I didn’t realize then that it was all due to my own karma.
Luckily, I did not stop my practice. One day, my Guru gave a teaching on the Protector. He spoke about the Protector’s qualities and explained clearly to us the reasons for relying upon a Protector. I realized what I had been praying for was so small when in fact the Protector can help us to gain something much bigger: enlightenment.

In Dorje Shugden’s prayers, the main focus is always to practice the teachings of Lama Je Tsongkhapa. Every part of his prayer is a reminder for me to get rid of my bad qualities with confessions (knowing the misdeeds we have done), offering (developing a generous mind), praises (to counter jealousy) etc.

Slowly but steadily, I feel my life improving, as I become more generous, accept karma and praise others’ good qualities. Looking back now, I realize that the Protector manifested a “bad” situation for me as a lesson to learn, understand the Dharma and to be close to my Guru.

~ Kelly ~


The greatest blessing of all

My experience with Dharmapala Dorje Shugden probably happened a long time ago before I was even aware of him. It was a time when I felt like my whole world was crumbling. Everything I did seemed to cause more problems and life was beginning to seem pointless. The job I had then was heading nowhere and every day felt like a draining day of cyclic existence that was repetitive and robotic. There was no purpose in life and I felt most alone with no one to turn to or trust.

At that time, I was told by my Guru to pray and rely on Dorje Shugden. There have since been many little incidences where I have felt like I was being helped by the Protectors: from car accidents, to finances, career choices, even relationships. The Protectors seem to help when you need them the most. There have been many cases where I thought I was finished! I’d hit a dead end! Then, always, something would seem to just manifest to help me at that moment so that I could continue doing my Dharma work without too many worries and difficulties.

The most memorable experience I had was avoiding a potentially fatal car accident. I was driving towards my sister’s home when suddenly, my car lost control. It spun 180 degrees and ended up facing the opposite direction of the oncoming traffic. I looked around and realized I was very, very lucky not to have hit other cars or have other vehicles smash into me; there was not a single car in sight on the highway where I was at the time.

Dorje Shugden is certainly no ordinary Protector but an Enlightened one. Sometimes, whatever you wish for may not come out the way you expect because the Buddhas know what is best for each of us. Dorje Shugden is after all Manjushri. My story is not of something miraculous, magical nor of one huge event that changed my life drastically overnight. Instead, it has been the little things that I have noticed, when you are most down or at a dead end.

The most direct benefit I have experienced is that whenever there is anything to do with Dharma, I always have the good fortune to be able to attend the event or activity, be present for a teaching and be close to the Lama, which I feel is the greatest blessing of all.

~ Anonymous ~


A critical state

Dorje Shugden has helped me tremendously in my career. For many months, my company didn’t have any income. When the funds went down to having enough for only one more month, I started to panic. I told my team of the critical state we were in. All of us had to go out to raise funds.

I prayed to Dorje Shugden for help. Out of much desperation, I approached people who I thought would never help me. After 2 weeks of meeting people, I raised a few hundred thousand dollars. It was almost unreal at that moment. A huge burden was instantly lifted off my shoulders.

I immediately announced the great news to my team, went home and did a thanksgiving offering to Dorje Shugden. Ever since this event, my company’s finances have never been a problem.

~ Jon ~



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August 10, 2010 by  
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As a universal Protector whose time has come, there are countless stories of the benefits that Dorje Shugden’s practice brings to his practitioners. From protection from black magic, to help with mundane worldly issues; from guidance in spiritual matters to teachings that change a person’s life – these are the stories of those who have been helped. These are some real-life stories to show that he is here and with us.


All we have to do is believe

I am sure there have been countless incidents when the Protector Dorje Shugden has helped me without me even knowing. The fact that I’m still on this path is, I’m sure, by his blessings and protection – I quite fickle by nature and I think, given any other situation, I would have left when the going gets tough. I am ashamed to realize that I have probably taken the Protector very much for granted.

And yet, in his infinite kindness, he never, ever forsakes us. At the most urgent moments, he is always there – swift, immediate and with so much compassion. He has helped me even in the smallest things – it seems almost silly actually. For example, there have been moments when I’ve had to attend important Dharma activities or events and travel or parking is difficult around the area. All I have to do is make a little wish in my heart, “Protector, please help me find a parking bay, I really need to be here for my Dharma path!” and almost immediately a car will pull out, leaving a parking spot for me in the most convenient, safe place, right in front of the venue. This hasn’t just happened once or twice, but over and over again, every time I have asked.

There have also been very desperate situations where I’ve needed urgent help. This is just one of those cases:

One of my relatives was going through a very difficult, personal situation and as a result, had become very depressed, addicted to alcohol and very aggressive when he became drunk. One day, I got a call from my aunt saying that this uncle was threatening to kill himself and had locked himself in the bedroom. I was with my Lama at the time and when I told him what happened, he advised me to go to them directly, to visualise my Lama and Protector as one on my head and to recite the Wangse’s mantra constantly.

By the time I got there, my uncle had totally lost it and had started to hurl all manner of things around the house. There was broken glass, machines and wrecked furniture everywhere, and he wouldn’t stop drinking. He was completely uncontrollable. I did as my Lama had advised – including the visualisations and reciting mantras under my breath. I don’t know how it happened, but as I did so, all the right words would spontaneously tumble out of my mouth which would calm him down temporarily, until we could work out our next move. Even I was surprised I was saying those things – it seemed like I was watching a movie of myself speaking.

Given the circumstances, I would have normally have totally freaked out and broken down. But by relying strongly on the Protector this time, I remained very calm and had such a sharp sense of focus which I never normally have even. I was able to calm down my uncle, stay strong for my aunt (who was totally falling into pieces) and strategise how to keep him contained and stop doing more damage. It felt like I was in some terrible movie but at the same time, throughout the episode, I felt like I could always anticipate what would happen next and move accordingly. The focus was abnormal and extremely sharp.

This focus also allowed me to rally round just the right support, call and get hold of just the right people. Just finding ways of getting hold of these people were riddled with obstacles, but by reciting the mantras over and over, other alternatives and solutions came to mind very quickly and easily. These other relatives were able to come over in the middle of the night and appease this uncle completely, until he finally went to bed peacefully.

There was damage, but it was salvageable and fortunately, nobody was hurt at all. The Protector, through the control aspect of Wangse showed me just how powerful and immediate his help is for a situation that could have potentially been very dangerous, even at the cost of people’s lives.

Also, I didn’t do any elaborate pujas or rituals. Everything turned out well and calmed down drastically just by reciting his mantra and having deep faith, knowing that both my Protector and Lama were protecting my whole family nearby and from afar. For this, I am always grateful and know for sure then, that the Protector is always there. All we have to do is believe and call.

~ Anonymous ~


Rely on the Protector

Relying on a Dharma Protector to clear the obstacles to our Dharma practice is what we are taught, but it is so rarely practiced. We choose to rely on our Dharma Protector to clear obstacles to the things we think we want, not what our Dharma Protector knows we need.

Back in 2004, I had a chance audience with the Protector, through an oracle, where he gave me the following personal advice: “Stay longer, learn more Dharma, start work and business here.” This meant that I should stay in the same country as my wife and do Dharma work and practice there.

Being new to Dharma, I did what any newbie would do. I thought that I knew my life best and planned to go back to my home country, take care of personal matters and then return to join my wife as soon as possible. Well, the obstacles kept coming – from wanting to start a career, to getting work experience, to paying off debts, to getting some savings to support me coming back to do Dharma…

It took me three years and an ultimatum from my wife to take the Protector’s advice. All my friends and colleagues thought I was nuts. I had no savings and no job prospects. I only had two thoughts: to do live and breathe Dharma and have a long relationship with my wife in a Dharma community.

It’s coming up to almost four years since I made that shift and finally moved to be with my wife and commit to the Dharma. Along the way, the Protector has been there when I needed him the most. For example, there was a time when I overstayed my travel visa, when I first came back to be with my wife. The Protector arranged circumstances so I would meet the right people at the right time and the obstacle was overcome. There were no penalties nor further delays.

If we are sincere in our motivation to be in the Dharma, I do believe the Protector will answer our prayers. Never think he is not there, never struggle with your attachment to your expected outcome; rely on the Protector and know that he will protect you. It is his sworn oath to all the Buddhas.

~ Drew ~


An unexpected path

Unlike asking a friend for a favour and physically seeing him/her follow it through, it’s hard to know the exact moments where Dorje Shugden played a major role in the outcome of a situation. I feel like I’ve gone through life pretty smoothly and perhaps that itself could be how he has helped: removing major personal obstacles.

Without me even knowing, Dorje Shugden has always watched over me and my family. Since 1996, my mum has been a Dorje Shugden practitioner and even though we had a 3-feet statue in the house, I never knew who it was as my siblings and I were told it was Manjushri!

It was when I was 17 that I had done my first Dorje Shugden retreat and during that period I was in the middle of doing my A-levels at a local college. Studying at that local college was a decision made based on the result of a Dorje Shugden divination. After graduating from an international school, I was given the choice of studying in the school’s 6th form, in a boarding school in England or at a local college. Obviously wanting to remain in the same school (with the same friends) or to jet-set over to England were very favourable choices for me, but at that time my family was not in a good financial situation, and choosing those options would’ve put a heavier strain on my parents.

The divination came out stating that I should pursue my pre-university course in a local college, and so following the words I left the bubble of an international school to a college where half of the student population was on government scholarships. Prior to entering the college, I never had any friends who were from local schools and those that I mixed around with were from the same social circle and social class, where our school fees per month were double the minimum wage.

I entered the college 2 weeks late, as I tried dragging my holiday on for as long as possible, and I walked into a class full of studious faces staring at me as if I had a booger on my face. I was asked to introduce myself in front of everyone and so I shyly muttered, ‘Hi, my name is Lily and I just graduated from the International School of Manila’. I realized that as I spoke, everyone was looking at each other, whispering and looking a little amused.

During lunch, I talked to some of my classmates and they kept asking questions regarding my life as if I was from a different country. After what seemed like an interview, one of the guys asked me politely how much my school fees were and after I told him he replied, ‘My parents don’t even make that much in a year’. His reaction hit me really hard as I realized that every single one of my classmates was not from the city and had worked really hard to get the scholarship to study where I thought was ‘such a piece of crap’.

I spent the next 2 years surrounded by down-to-earth, innocent (in a sense that they haven’t been corrupted by social politics) and really kind people. Those two years took me out of a silver-spoon-fed bubble and showed me people of my generation who reminded me of where my parents came from. Through a paralleled comparison, it reminded me of how hard my dad had to study to be able to provide what he can today.

With all outward things stable (finances, family etc.), I believe that our personal attitude and personality might be an obstacle that would probably be the hardest to overcome. We pray that we might get this car, get this job or get this grade, but never pray that we will be nicer, less angry or less miserly.

Like I wrote above, I feel that my life has been pretty smooth. However, I strongly feel that Dorje Shugden has shaped my personality to what it is today, and had I gone down a different path, I would most probably be someone quite spoilt, arrogant and obnoxious. I might not even be attracted to the Dharma or volunteer in charitable work like I do now.

It might be that some readers of this testimonial will find it silly that such a subtle impact is the one that I’m writing about, but if that divination has influenced me to becoming who I am today, i.e. being open and attracted to Dorje Shugden’s practice and actively promoting it, then I feel that it is worth mentioning.

~ Anita ~



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August 9, 2010 by  
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As a universal Protector whose time has come, there are countless stories of the benefits that Dorje Shugden’s practice brings to his practitioners. From protection from black magic, to help with mundane worldly issues; from guidance in spiritual matters to teachings that change a person’s life – these are the stories of those who have been helped. These are some real-life stories to show that he is here and with us.


Bringing grandma home

I had been introduced to Dorje Shugden for quite some time already but all this while, I had never believed in Buddhism so even though I was given the Protector’s mantra I did not do my practice seriously. I only chanted the mantra when I remembered or when I needed help. That is, until one incident totally changed my mind about Buddhism and the Dharma protector.

My grandmother is an 82-year-old lady. Generally, she is very healthy, can walk and run, and doesn’t suffer any illnesses. The only problem is that she has Alzheimers and keeps forgetting things. Most of the time, she doesn’t know what she’s doing, she eats raw food from the fridge, she almost started a fire once while trying to light incense; she has even fallen a few times while trying to climb up somewhere to hide things. Yes, she has a habit of hiding things and then accusing others of stealing her things later when she can’t find them.

As each person in the family had their own busy working schedules, my grandmother was often alone at home. Eventually, after much consideration, we decided to admit her into a nursing home where there would be professionals to take care of her all the time.

After she moved into the nursing home, my mum continued to send her breakfast every morning before going to work. On the fifth day after checking her into the home, my mum went as usual to deliver breakfast. When she arrived, she saw the nurses looking very worried and talking among themselves. They told her that my grandmother had run away! Her roommate said she had packed her bags early in the morning. As the nurse was busy preparing breakfast and washing the other patients, she threw her bag across the gate, climbed over the gate and ran off, gosh… it was like something from a movie!

I really didn’t know what to do, so I prayed very sincerely to Dorje Shugden, wishing that grandma would come home safely.

My mother panicked and started calling all her brothers and sisters to start searching for grandma. We drove around the streets for almost three hours looking for her but couldn’t find her anywhere. I really didn’t know what to do, so I prayed very sincerely to Dorje Shugden, wishing that grandma would come home safely.

Not long after I did the prayers, surprisingly, a taxi driver sent my grandma home. After a brief conversation, we heard from him that there was a lady who stopped the taxi driver and asked him to send my grandma home. Who was this lady and how did she know our house address? Until today, this is still a mystery to me. But, after all this, my grandma came home! She lost some money but more importantly, she came home safe and unharmed.

~ Terence ~


Turning point

Let me first start by saying that I am not just a newbie to Dorje Shugden’s practice; I am also new to Protector practice in general, to Dharma and to spiritual practice of any form. I have gone through life very much like any other person: enjoying my life and chugging along thinking that all there was in life was to live life to the fullest for ME! The art of burning one’s candle at both ends was like a special ability to have and that the more people I knew the better. Sure, I knew a whole lot of people! I am good at remembering faces. But because of the sheer number of people I met and befriended, I often became atrocious at remembering names!

Yes, I was guilty of that and more! I will be the first to admit I was a social butterfly, a bee even, busy collecting nectar and invariably collecting pollen too. With my limited knowledge of the Dharma now, I equate nectar to good merits and pollen to be negative karma. And boy did I accumulate more pollen then nectar without truly realising this!

The reason I am sharing this is to put into perspective what has transpired over the last 8 months for me. I ‘tripped’ over Buddhism some time back but it hardly left a ‘bruise’. This time, I stumbled upon it in a big way and I must say it has left quite a scar. I’m not equating what I am learning as a negative imprint but a positive one. What I mean is that this ‘scar’ now permanently reminds me of an important turning point in my life.

Looking back now, I think it all started exactly eight years, six months and 13 days from today, as I write this. It was when I met the love of my life, a love at first sight! It is this same person that led me to the Dharma and I believe this is not the first time he is doing this! Perhaps I was fortunate enough to accumulate enough merits to be given another chance? If so, I best not blow this one!

It is through this Dharma path I am now on that I have ‘chanced’ upon Protector practice. I am still very much a fly on the wall in the grand scheme of things. However, I am absorbing and learning a lot being this fortunate insect with a poor excuse for a brain. Even if I do not have a first hand experience to share, I can see the impact it has on the life of my partner and the people around us.

Our business went through a 180 degree turn for the worse at the height of the financial crisis back in October/November 2008 and we were both extremely close to throwing in the towel. But I know now, through the Dharma and inevitably because of Protector practice, we are still afloat and we do see some land ahead. In fact, in hindsight, where we are in our business is so much healthier for us now. Living out of a suitcase and jet setting around the world for work was not a life. How we delude ourselves into thinking we are happy!

We are both much calmer individuals now. We have both grown in our relationship. We are both enriching our lives in ways we never thought we would even have the chance to. Overall, I know we are being ‘looked’ after and that I am blessed to be able to have the opportunity to practice in this lifetime and wish I may continue to do so in lifetimes to come.

~ Oliver Stansted ~


Keep him close to you

I was introduced to Lord Dorje Shugden’s practice by my Lama’s assistant in early 2002. She called us to her office one day, gave us five sheets of Dorje Shugden’s prayers and advised us to do his prayers, mantra and serkyem offerings everyday. She explained that he is a Dharma Protector, and told us that we should hold our commitment well and do prayers to him sincerely from our hearts. “Whenever you need him, he will be there for you,” she said. “He is very powerful and swift!”

The next year, we were called again by this assistant who told us that our Lama wished to meet up with both of us and another close friend of ours. The three of us met our Lama that evening and he surprised us by giving us a Dorje Shugden’s statue. It also happened to be my husband’s birthday that day. That was the first time we saw Lord Dorje Shugden’s image.

Our Lama told us, “Keep him close to you, and he will be with you and your family. You will be alright financially and spiritually.” I felt immediately that I liked him very much and that he was very handsome!

Two years later, in 2005 I lost my lovely mother. My mother was introduced to Lord Dorje Shugden by my husband and I, and had seen the changes in both of us. She had very strong faith and would talk and pray to Dorje Shugden everyday without fail, right after brushing her teeth. She also had a lot of faith in our Lama. When she passed away, it was without pain and very peacefully. My Lama told me then that Dorje Shugden had taken my mother for a good rebirth as a human, in a very pleasant place and in a healthy body, where she will continue to practice the Dharma. I was very pleased to hear that.

My wish is to spread Lord Dorje Shugden’s doctrine to the world. May everyone come to know and do his practice. He will save you.

~ Kim-Kim ~


Achieving peace of mind

I have directly experienced the benefits of practicing Dorje Shugden through attending regular pujas with my Dharma community as well as by chanting his mantra.

Firstly, by practicing Dorje Shugden, I find inner peace. I have become more patient and obtained a much higher level of tolerance. The practice has also helped me to better handle relationships with various people, especially in dealing with difficult people. I’ve learnt how to overcome problems with others through good communication and without holding on to anger.

The nature of my work requires me to always meet very tight deadlines and constantly chase others to get the work done. There are always many pressures at work, but I realize that since starting this practice, I have been able to overcome unnecessary stress much more easily. At the same time, by praying to Ratna Shugden, I have also been able to find more freelance jobs during quiet periods.

Dorje Shugden is a Buddha, a fully enlightened Dharma Protector. Because of this, I believe he has not only helped me to achieve peace of mind, but has also led me to become more involved in my Dharma community and to realize the importance of selflessly helping others through Dharma activities.

~ Nina ~


Keeping a roof over my head

I was in danger of losing my home. Tenancy agreements can be tricky things; they are valid based on certain conditions, and invalid based on others. And in my case, my tenancy agreement appeared to be invalid.

Let me explain – I was facing a nasty landlord who, one year into a five-year contract, wanted to evict me to sell the home. For whatever reason, he was claiming the tenancy agreement was not valid and he had every right to kick me out. He gave me four to five months to leave. That’s not a lot of time when you’re holding down a full-time job where full-time really means 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To look for a new place, decorate and furnish it… ah yes, decorate – my position really wasn’t the most pleasant because I’d put my heart and soul into decorating the house.

To be honest, I didn’t really ask the Protector for help. I might’ve muttered something in passing, or said a quick prayer but I didn’t make any explicit requests in the form of pujas or supplications. I just tried my level best for things to work.

Over the months though, a miraculous thing happened. As the owner tried to sell the place, one by one, buyers would delay and finally drop out of the sale altogether. This bought me time but I never stopped worrying about having to move out… and my worries appeared to be well-founded when, one day, I learnt that the owner had finally managed to sell the place to someone equally keen to evict me.

It seemed like I’d lost the battle, and I’d lost my home. I was contemplating the logistics of my move when one day, to my utter surprise, my lawyer called up. He said he had discovered my agreement was valid after all. It was difficult to explain why, but that was what he’d found out and the new owner (who apparently was livid!) couldn’t do anything about it.

I’ve now got three more years of assured tenancy in my home, thanks to the Protector who heard my inner request for help!

~ Nikhil ~

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Blessed by Shugden Pt. 2


Introduction to Dorje Shugden

June 10, 2010 by  
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A Dharma Protector is an emanation of a Buddha or a Bodhisattva whose main functions are to avert the inner and outer obstacles that prevent practitioners from gaining spiritual realizations, and to arrange all the necessary conditions for their practice.

In Tibet, every monastery had its own Dharma Protector, but the tradition did not begin in Tibet; the Mahayanists of ancient India also relied upon Dharma Protectors to eliminate hindrances and to fulfil their spiritual wishes.

Though there are some worldly deities who are friendly towards Buddhism and who try to help practitioners, they are not real Dharma Protectors. Such worldly deities are able to increase the external wealth of practitioners and help them to succeed in their worldly activities, but they do not have the wisdom or the power to protect the development of Dharma within a practitioner’s mind.

It is this inner Dharma – the experiences of great compassion, bodhichitta, the wisdom realizing emptiness, and so forth – that is most important and that needs to be protected; outer conditions are of secondary importance.

Although their motivation is good, worldly deities lack wisdom and so sometimes the external help that they give actually interferes with the attainment of authentic Dharma realizations. If they have no Dharma realizations themselves, how can they be Dharma Protectors?

It is clear therefore that all actual Dharma Protectors must be emanations of Buddhas or Bodhisattvas. These Protectors have great power to protect Buddhadharma and its practitioners, but the extent to which we receive help from them depends upon our faith and conviction in them. To receive their full protection, we must rely upon them with continuous, unwavering devotion.

Buddhas have manifested in the form of various Dharma Protectors, such as Mahakala, Kalarupa, Kalindewi, and Dorje Shugden. From the time of Je Tsongkhapa until the first Panchen Lama, Losang Chökyi Gyaltsän, the principal Dharma Protector of Je Tsongkhapa’s lineage was Kalarupa. Later, however, it was felt by many high Lamas that Dorje Shugden had become the principal Dharma Protector of this tradition.

There is no difference in the compassion, wisdom, or power of the various Dharma Protectors, but because of the karma of sentient beings, one particular Dharma Protector will have a greater opportunity to help Dharma practitioners at any one particular time.

We can understand how this is so by considering the example of Buddha Shakyamuni. Previously the beings of this world had the karma to see Buddha Shakyamuni’s Supreme Emanation Body and to receive teachings directly from him.

These days, however, we do not have such karma, and so Buddha appears to us in the form of our Spiritual Guide and helps us by giving teachings and leading us on spiritual paths. Thus, the form that Buddha’s help takes varies according to our changing karma, but its essential nature remains the same.

Among all the Dharma Protectors, four-faced Mahakala, Kalarupa, and Dorje Shugden in particular have the same nature because they are all emanations of Manjushri.

However, the beings of this present time have a stronger karmic link with Dorje Shugden than with the other Dharma Protectors. It was for this reason that Morchen Dorjechang Kunga Lhundrup, a very highly realized Master of the Sakya tradition, told his disciples, “Now is the time to rely upon Dorje Shugden.” He said this on many occasions to encourage his disciples to develop faith in the practice of Dorje Shugden.

We too should heed his advice and take it to heart. He did not say that this is the time to rely upon other Dharma Protectors, but clearly stated that now is the time to rely upon Dorje Shugden. Many high Lamas of the Sakya tradition and many Sakya monasteries have relied sincerely upon Dorje Shugden.

In recent years the person most responsible for propagating the practice of Dorje Shugden was the late Trijang Dorjechang, the root Guru of many Gelugpa practitioners from humble novices to the highest Lamas. He encouraged all his disciples to rely upon Dorje Shugden and gave Dorje Shugdän empowerments many times.

Even in his old age, so as to prevent the practice of Dorje Shugdän from degenerating he wrote an extensive text entitled Symphony Delighting an Ocean of Conquerors, which is a commentary to Tagpo Kelsang Khädrub Rinpoche’s praise of Dorje Shugden called Infinite Aeons.

(Source: http://www.wisdombuddhadorjeshugden.org/dorjeshugden-about.php)


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Why does Dorje Shugden appear so fearsome?

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Kwai Chang Caine: Master, why does such a fearsome statue stand at the entrance to our peaceful place?

Master Po: These are the threshold guardians, grasshopper, set here to keep away those not ready for the
silence within.

Kwai Chang Caine: Must they be so… horrible?

Master Po: Those incapable of understanding the Way see things divine as monsters. Better for them never to
enter here.

Kwai Chang Caine: Yet if a man is unafraid of stone, he may pass unhampered!

Master Po: He may physically pass the guardian, but if his mind is in the outer world, he will leave us, in time,
to rejoin it.


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Tsongkhapa Parinirvana Day – Prayers in Shar Gaden

January 6, 2010 by  
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Monks in Shar Gaden, offering Ghanachakra Tsok on Lama Tsongkhapa’s Parinirvana day.

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Latest Video of Serpom Monastery

January 4, 2010 by  
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A collection of photos from Ser-pom Monastery. Sera has produced innumerable scholars, masters, yogis, abbots,
reincarnated tulkus and even regents. Currently Sera is in South India 6 hours away from Bangalore in Bylakuppe
Tibetan Colony, Mysore State .

Due to the ban His Holiness the Dalai Lama has enforced, Dorje Shugden practitioners may not associate with
non-Dorje Shugden practitioners in any way, shape or form. It is illegal for a Tibetan to associate with another
Tibetan that practises this Protector. This is what His Holiness the Dalai Lama says for Dharma and secular
lives, we must keep away from Dorje Shugden practitioners.

Hence, a large group of monks wishing to continue their practice of Dorje Shugden, had to separate from Sera
Monastery in order to carry out this directive. They have formally started a new Monastery nearby.

This new monastery is SERPOM NORLING MONASTERY. Watch this video of beautiful collection of photos
from this monastery. They have currently many qualified Geshes, six Tulkus and altogether 500 monks.

They may be contacted at:

Serpom Norling Monastery
P.O. Bylakuppe
571104, Mysore , K.S., India
Email: [email protected]


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The Oracle taking trance of Dorje Shugden at the Official Opening of Shar Gaden Monastery in Oct 2009

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The Oracle taking trance in full regalia of wrathful Dorje Shugden

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Grand Audience for the public with Dharmapala Setrap and Dorje Shugden



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Dorje Shugden Monastery in Chakzamka, Riwoche, Tibet Kham Area

December 15, 2009 by  
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The practice of Dorje Shugden is widespread in Kham area of Tibet, this is one of them, a
monastery in Chakzamka, Riwoche, Tibet Kham Area

昌都地区类乌齐县甲 桑卡土登达吉林护法殿


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Dorje Shugden in Denma Gonsa Rinpoche’s Monastery

October 17, 2009 by  
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In Tibetan language:

In Chinese language:
Watch this excellent video on Dorje Shugden produced by Denma Gonsa Rinpoche’s Monastery
showing beautiful thangkhas and footages in the monastery.

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His Eminence Gangchen Tulku Rinpoche visiting his Monastery and other sites in Tibet

September 26, 2009 by  
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Beautiful photographs and video footage of snowy Tibetan landscape scenes and the rich Tibetan culture
and people. This photo/video montage is accompanied by Tara’s beautiful mantra and
ends with a lovely dedication.

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Shar Gaden Monastery, India

September 23, 2009 by  
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Part1 Part2 Part3 Part4 Part5

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
have.

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
predicted.

Administration

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


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


Wangtse


Gyenze


Gyenze


Shitse


Trakze


Kache Marpo


Setrap


Namtose

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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Interview with the Dalai Lama at Nottingham BBC

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How would you advice people to be greener citizens?
As a man of peace, what can we do to combat the problem of violent crime and anti-social behaviour?
Watch this video for Dalai Lama’s response to the interview questions through BBC.


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H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche defects to the Dorje Shugden Camp

September 20, 2009 by  
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The term of office for the current Gaden Tripa has finished. He has successfully finished his term. He has the
title now of His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. He primarily resides in France
although he has a ladrang in Gaden Shartse, Nepal and Yangthing, Tibet.

Gaden Tripa-Gaden throne holder
Gaden Trisur-Gaden’s ex-throne holder Emeritus

Gaden Trisur Rinpoche belongs to the Dokhang Khangtsen house of Gaden Shartse Monastery formerly. He
studied and recieved his geshe degree in Gaden Shartse. Later he became Gaden Tripa.

Gaden Trisur Rinpoche has never journeyed to Gaden Shartse Monastery to swear in or take a oath that he
gives up Dorje Shugden. In a stunning turn around, he has officially left Gaden Shartse Monastery and joined
SHAR GADEN MONASTERY similar with other elite lamas such as Trijang Rinpoche and Dromo Geshe
Rinpoche recently.

Gaden Trisur’s household (ladrang) all together with HH Gaden Trisur Rinpoche have joined Shar Gaden
Monastery.

It is a stunning and ‘shocking’ move as Gaden Trisur Rinpoche is a very high ranking Lama within the Gelug
Heirachy.

Gaden Trisur’s assistant was sent to speak with the current Gaden Shartse Abbot that he is leaving Shartse
Monastery and joining Shar Gaden. It is exactly what happened to Trijang Rinpoche and his ladrang in Gaden.

So two big ladrangs from Shartse has left and joined Shar Gaden.

Gaden Trisur’s throne that is in Shartse will remain in Shartse just like Trijang Rinpoche’s throne although he
has left Shartse Monastery completely.

HH Gaden Trisur Rinpoche was the student of the previous Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang.

This eventful move will embarrass the Tibetan Government in exile and also ‘teach’ them a lesson. That not
everyone is afraid of them and there are high ranking lamas who will stand up for what they believe. With time,
more and more monks will defect to Shar Gaden Monastery because they remain loyal to their lineage, lamas,
and practices.

In Sera, Gaden, Drepung, Tashilungpo, Gyuto and Gyurme Monasteries take a fake oath as they put it to
temporarily quiet down the Tibetan Government and their unjust/undemocratic persecution of Dorje Shugden
devotees.

They stand up in front of the congregation(if they don’t, then expulsion from the Monastery) and read the
words that ‘swear’ they abandon Dorje Shugden and will not be associated with Dorje Shugden followers in any
manner. The monks say they just read the words and do not feel anything from their heart. It is pure
persecution. Many monks dare not say or speak out against the Tibetan government, but they are in that
opinion. With Gaden Trisur’s recent move, it will give strength to many who are persecuted up till today.

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ADDITIONAL CONFIRMATION: Tuesday Jan 26,2010

Half hour ago, a phone call was made to HH Trisur Rinpoche’s personal assistant to confirm their entry into
Shar Gaden.
Trisur Rinpoche’s personal assistant replied a firm YES.

His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal who was the 101st Throne Holder of Tsongkapa
HAS OFFICIALLY ENTERED SHAR GADEN MONASTERY and left Gaden Shartse Monastery! He openly
practices Dorje Shugden now!

He gives us so much strength, hope and inspiration. We thank HH Trisur Rinpoche from the bottom of our
hearts. With tears streaming down my face as I type this to everyone here.

HH Trisur Rinpoche’s assistant said that he went to meet Gaden Shartse’s current abbot and told the abbot that
their province in Tibet, their lamas, their lineage, their monasteries in Tibet all practice Dorje Shugden and that
they would not be able to give up the practice.

HH Trisur Rinpoche CANNOT GIVE UP THE PRACTICE OF DORJE SHUGDEN. HH TRISUR RINPOCHE
COMPLETED HIS 7 YEAR TERM OF OFFICE AS GADEN TRIPA (HEAD OF GELUG) AND NOW THAT HE IS
A TRISUR, he will resign from Gaden Shartse Monastery and join Shar Gaden Monastery.

HH Trisur Rinpoche had to wait this long until the term of office as Gaden Tripa completed to MAKE THIS
MOVE BECAUSE IF HE HAD MADE THIS MOVE EARLIER, THE DALAI LAMA WOULD HAVE REMOVED
HIM FROM OFFICE. And that would not be good for the Gelug on the whole. NOW THAT HE HAS FINISHED
HIS TERM, HE CAN DO WHAT HE LIKES. NO ONE CAN TOUCH HIM, DISTURB HIM OR DISGRACE HIS
POSITION. INCREDIBLE PLANNING. THIS WAS RELAYED BY HIS PERSONAL ASSISTANT!

HH Gaden Trisur Rinpoche is residing in France currently but there are rumours he might visit Shar Gaden this
year. Let’s hope HH Trisur Rinpoche makes a historical visit to Shar Gaden. That would make a further huge
statement.

The Tibetan Govt has been silent. No comments so far whatsoever.

The abbot of Gaden Shartse had nothing to say unsurprisingly. The new abbot of Gaden is said to have no
strength and will power. The new abbot is VERY FRIGHTENED of Dalai Lama and Tibetan Govt it is very well
known.

Video of H.H. Gaden Tripa

Article extracted from the Forum: http://www.dorjeshugden.com/forum/index.php?topic=567.0


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The 14th Dalai Lama wrote praises to Dorje Shugden:
Melody of the Unceasing Vajra
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Justifications of Dalai Lama gives for his ban of the worship of the deity Dorje Shugden
vary considerably depending on the audiences. here is the truth and respond to his comments.
Exposing the truth in the mirror of reality to west and east spectacles.


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Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

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