The North America Gelug Buddhist Association (NAGBA) was formed in recent years with the sole objective of preserving the pure lineage of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism.
In recent times, especially after the practice of Dorje Shugden was openly criticized and penalized by the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Adminstration (CTA), Buddhist practitioners from the Gelug tradition found themselves forced to choose sides. A rift appeared with Gelug monasteries splitting and the Tibetan Buddhist community divided – practitioners of Dorje Shugden and non-practitioners.
The Gelug tradition has always placed great importance on the lineage masters, as it is these teachers that ensure the purity of the teachings which can be traced all the way to Buddha Shakyamuni. Understanding this, the Dorje Shugden conflict clearly poses a threat to the lineage of Je Tsongkapa, thus the founders of NAGBA have taken it upon themselves to protect this precious tradition.
The DorjeShugden.com team would like to express our full appreciation and support for the great works and responsibility that NAGBA is shouldering to ensure the survival of Dorje Shugden’s practice, and for their tremendous efforts in taking a stand for religious freedom.
The North America Gelug Buddhist Association (NAGBA) is a charitable, non-profit and non-political association founded with the objective of protecting, preserving and spreading the Gelug Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism in North America and the rest of the world.
‘Gelug’ translated literally means system of virtues, and it is virtue and the precious principles of the Buddhadharma that guides the activities of NAGBA. The Gelug tradition was founded by Lama Tsongkapa in the early 14th century and traces its origins back to the great Indian Pandit Lama Atisha, and even further to Buddha Shakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism.
The Gelug tradition stresses the importance of the observation of the Vinaya as a primary base for the practices of Sutra and Tantra. For this reason, Gelugpas place significant emphasis on moral and ethical codes. It is therefore a most precious lineage that has to be carefully preserved and NAGBA is committed to that objective.
Amongst NAGBA’s missions, it aims to preserve the pure lineage of Je Tsongkapa through:
- Enriching the community by cultivating compassion, ethics, inspiration and energy based on the philosophies enshrined within the Gelug tradition;
- Fostering peace, understanding and tolerance amongst the American people and citizens of the world by providing an understanding of the dharma;
- Maintaining an open gateway connecting the overseas Tibetan community and the general public with the true legacy of Tibet;
- Providing the public with accurate and up-to-date information on all matters relevant to the Gelug tradition.
|President||Mr. Tsultrim Tsultrim|
|Vice President||Mr. Lobsang Gyaltsen|
|Secretary||Mr. Adar Tsering|
|Treasurer||Mr. Gelek Samden|
|Public Relations||Mr. Tsultrim Kelsang|
|Advisor||Geshe Lobsang Sopa|
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Please offer them your support, in the form of donations or through membership, so that they may continue striving for their noble goal of preserving the Gelug tradition.
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