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This photo shows the famous Dungkar Monastery oracle who could take possession of six deities including Dorje Shugden and his entourage Kache Marpo and Namkar Barzin, and it was through this oracle that Lama Zopa Rinpoche was confirmed as a tulku.
It was at this Dungkar monastery that His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama composed the praise to Gyelchen Dorje Shugden “MELODY OF THE UNCEASING VAJRA”.
Domo Geshe Rinpoche
Domo Geshe Rinpoche (also spelled ‘Tomo’ or ‘Tromo’ Geshe Rinpoche) was beyond the shadow of a doubt one of the greatest Mahasiddhas in Tibetan history. His kindness and compassion are still legendary throughout Tibet.
People of all traditions held him in utmost reverence, many never even knew which of the four schools he belonged to. In the Dromo region many added his name to the Mani Mantra (DOMO GESHE RINPOCHE OM MANI PEME HUNG).
Dungkar Monastery had a Guru Rinpoche statue blessed by Guru Rinpoche himself, and Domo Geshe Rinpoche performed annual special ceremonies to Guru Rinpoche.
The 13th Dalai Lama proclaimed that he had met Je Tsongkhapa after meeting him. There was a saying to the extent that
While Pabongkha, Trijang and Domo Geshe Rinpoche are alive, all is well in Tibet.
His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang said of him: he is exactly like me. He had very special spiritual connections with Vajrayogini (of whom he had the first vision at the age of four) and Dorje Shugden.
One of the most famous miracles that accompanied Domo Geshe Rinpoche wherever he went is depicted on a wall of his Monastery: the vision of a whole ‘procession’ of Buddhas and deities that was witnessed by Rinpoche and his entire entourage. It is beautifully described in “The Way of the White Clouds” by Lama Anagarika Govinda, the first of its kind book that continues to inspire countless seekers.
To do this supremely holy being even remote justice, may we please refer the reader to the wonderful though uncompleted biography of Ursula Bernis, who passed away while working on it. To read it is to receive a direct taste of Domo Geshe Rinpoche’s blessing enlightened influence in this world.
Notice that behind Domo Geshe Rinpoche’s throne in Dunkar Monastery is a thangka of Vajrayogini with main protectors below, which include Kalarupa and Dorje Shugden.
The next photo also shows Dorje Shugden as one of the protectors in the thangka behind His Holiness Zong Rinpoche, who was at Phari district then to give teachings. Back then Dorje Shugden was not an issue and it was widely practised/praised by great masters including His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, but why is it an issue now?