Dorje Shugden Enthroned by Chinese Emperor & the Dalai Lama

The 11th Dalai Lama Khedrup Gyatso

Here is the direct quote which is quoted directly from Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s autobiagraphy on page 123-124:-

Enthroned as guardian of the Yellow Hat Teachings,
By the Chinese emperor, the Dalai Lama, and his regent

~ Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s autobiagraphy on page 123-124

As for this, during the first period of the time of the eleventh Dalai Lama Kedrup Gyatso and the regent Ratreng Hotogtu Ngawang Yeshe Tsultrim Gyaltsen, the Great Dharma King Nechung and the Lhasa Trokang Gyalchen Shugden were both swift to perform activities and both were very renowned to give accurate prophesies.

Resident in Tibet was a high Chinese minister who was powerful and oppressive named Amben Che Trungtang. He had some very important questions to ask for prophecy that he had written in Chinese.

He came to the Lhasa Trode Kangsar Protector Palace and, in front of the image of the Dharmapala, burned the questions he had written in Chinese, and demanded that the Dharmapala (Shugden) give clear prophesies in answer to his questions during an invocation the following day.

When Dharmapala was invoked the next day, he gave explicit powerful answers to the questions in the correct order. Trungtang, with delighted conviction, informed the emperor Dhakong who awarded a proclamation of praise to Gyalchen of the Trokang Temple with a pandit’s hat, and also gave a pandit’s hat to Nechung at the same time.

Emperor Dhakong

The regent Ratreng, the Kashag, the Shabpa, the head secretary and so forth, ordained and lay officials from the high to low, and the Chinese Amban and his entourage went to Nechung in the morning and after a ceremonial offering of the new pandit’s hat, then went to Lhasa Trode Kangsar. There, in the center of a large stone courtyard, inside a pitched tent, in an elaborate auspicious ceremony, over the door of the protector palace was offered the pandit’s award.

The Trokang oracle, the temple monks, and general chief monks, with the regent Ratreng Rinpoche, the Chinese Amban, the Kashag, and Shabpa as chief attendees, Tibetan and Chinese people of all ranks were offered a feast and had a huge festival.

With the Chinese emperor Dhakong and the Lord of Buddhas, the Dalai Lama, patron and lama together, they all praised and enthroned Gyalchen Dorje Shugden as principal protector of the Yellow Hat Teachings as praised in this part of the verse.

I have seen with my own eyes a record of this and the previously related story in which the minister Bumtangpa was saved from execution, in the notations of the office of the Kashag of the Tibetan government, in the guest book diary for the respective dates where the essence of what occurred in each instance was described.

From Shugden’ s puja praise:
“Enthroned as guardian of the Yellow Hat Teachings
By the Chinese emperor, the Dalai Lama, and his regent,
You generated the intent to protect the Teachings from now
Until the Buddha, Aspiring One, praise to you!”


by Big Uncle

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  1. From this article it is very apparent that Dorje Shugden has ties to China hundreds of years ago and perhaps Dorje Shugden will strengthen that relationship to greater dimensions in the coming years. The Chinese government have started supported dorje shugden monasteries and monks not purely out of spite, but because the dorje shugden monks do benefit the people there. Very nice to see this extract.

  2. Its very clear that the power of Dorje Shugden on what had happened in Lhasa Trode Kangsar Protector Palace where divination answers were given perfectly without even being read out and it was made a day after. Such power of clairvoyance only possessed by Buddhas!

  3. Amazingly what is happening in China now had happened hundreds years ago. Dorje Shugden has established a relationship with China then and now i guess that bond is manifesting into greater heights!!!

    Perhaps the divination says “we have to use unconventional ways to promote Dharma to the future society and the world”.

  4. As can be seen clearly from history there is such close connection between Imperial China and Dorje Shugden. I am certain this special bond and affinity between Dorje Shugden and the Chinese will continue to blossom and flourish in the 21st century. The foundation has been laid from the beginning, the causes have been sowed, the cultivation shall ensue to benefit the larger population of China, the bigger picture. It is indisputable that the Great Dharma King Dorje Shugden is the sovereign protector of China.

  5. This is indeed an insightful information. Dorje Shugden enthroned by the Chinese Emperor as the protector of the Yellow Hat lineage means that the Chinese has been practicing Dorje Shugden for centuries especially by the emperor. Usually when the emperor endorses something, the people will follow as well. This entails that Dorje Shugden is practiced in China and is a part of China’s glorious history. There is evidence now, therefore no one can deny it.

    So, there is one less reason for confused people to believe that Dorje Shugden is a spirit and not an enlightened Buddha.

  6. This extract clearly answers the question posed by the Dalai Lama in his speech to the 2nd Gelug conference in Dharamsala on 6 December 2000:

    “In a similar vein, it would be worthwhile looking into just who was responsible for first coining the epithet -Protector of the teachings for the Conqueror Manjushri (Je Rinpoche)- for Dholgyal. What were the circumstances of its being given? Was this the culmination of an authoritative spiritual figure following the correct procedure of ordering (the protector into service) and assigning (to it certain duties)?

    …(snip)… So who was it that gave this name? It was not any of the Ganden Throne-Holders who was responsible for this. It was not Je Rinpoche or one of his main disciples. It was not the chief Lama of Tashi Kyil in Amdo or one of his main disciples. The practise was completely unheard of there. Now I do not suggest that Kumbum is generally to be taken as any sort of example, but still, the likes of Tongpon Rinpoche were not responsible for this. My brother Taktser Rinpoche, for instance was the abbot there for a number of years and said that he had never even heard of it whilst he was there. It is true that the former Kirti Rinpoche dabbled in the worship. However, that was just a case of following a tradition that others around him were engaged in. There was no sort of whole-hearted commitment. On inspection then, the origins of the whole thing are found to be very murky and there seems to be no reliable source for it.”

    (full speech:

    How could HHDL not know who enthroned DS and claim that there is “no reliable source” on the “origins of the whole thing”? It is right there in his guru Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s autobiagraphy! And he openly acknowledged that ” it was Phabongkha, Trijang Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche who were promoting Dolgyal”.

    It seems as though HHDL had purposely posed this question in such a way to bait/create intrigue in people to find out who really enthroned DS as the Protector of the teachings for the Conqueror Manjushri (Je Rinpoche).

  7. Thank you for the research to find this information and thank you for sharing it generously with us…as always!

    This reveals the importance to create the cause for us to always be blessed by the 3 jewels. Although the seeds for Dorje Shugden to bless China was planted centuries ago, due to the reliable law of karma, Lord Dorje Shugden continues to protect the nation of China. In fact, there are more and more recent conversation about how Dorje Shugden will flourish in this world powerhouse with the support of the authorities. I pray that the Chinese have the wisdom of their ancestors to embrace this blessing and practice Dorje Shugden “hungrily” so that the Protector will always remain as well as spread to many other parts of the world through the growing influence of the country.

  8. Great news that Dorja Shugden has been enthroned by Chinese Emperor Dhakong and Eleventh Dalai Lama since few hundred years ago.

    From the above articles has approved that Dorje Shugden is a highly attained being, not a spirit nor a negative force.Dorje Shugden manifested as a Dharma Protector who has clairvoyance to do divination accurately.

    The CTA, please lift the ban soon!!! So that Dorje Shugden’s practitioners may practice openly,and without people putting them down!!!

  9. There is not a single bit of doubt that Dorje Shugden is the protector for the people of China, it is being proven yet again by the fact that Emperors took him as imperial protector! Sad that in this degenerate age, Dorje shugden’s scared and precious practise had been used as one of the tools for political struggle..and innocent practitioners victimized.

    Let’s pray hard and hope for the ban to be lifted real soon and everyone can enjoy freedom of religion.

  10. Through this article it very clearly shows the ties between China and Dorje Shugden from a few hundred of years ago. The Chinese had already been practicing Dorje Shugden. What made them pick up this practice again is because the Chinese wanted to go against what the Dalai Lama said. Hence, allowing the Chinese to connect with Dorje Shugden once again!

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.…Instead of turning away people who practise Dorje Shugden, we should be kind to them. Give them logic and wisdom without fear, then in time they give up the ‘wrong’ practice. Actually Shugden practitioners are not doing anything wrong. But hypothetically, if they are, wouldn’t it be more Buddhistic to be accepting? So those who have views against Dorje Shugden should contemplate this. Those practicing Dorje Shugden should forbear with extreme patience, fortitude and keep your commitments. The time will come as predicted that Dorje Shugden’s practice and it’s terrific quick benefits will be embraced by the world and it will be a practice of many beings.

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