Support the North America Gelug Buddhist Association (NAGBA)

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 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:

  1. Enriching the community by cultivating compassion, ethics, inspiration and energy based on the philosophies enshrined within the Gelug tradition;
  2. Fostering peace, understanding and tolerance amongst the American people and citizens of the world by providing an understanding of the dharma;
  3. Maintaining an open gateway connecting the overseas Tibetan community and the general public with the true legacy of Tibet;
  4. Providing the public with accurate and up-to-date information on all matters relevant to the Gelug tradition.

NAGBA Committee 2014 – 2016

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


Support NAGBA is working in partnership with NAGBA to support their fundraising initiatives. As a non-profit organisation, NAGBA is solely dependent on the kindness and generosity of sponsors and members.

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.

Note: All donations are channeled directly into NAGBA’s PayPal account

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  1. Support we must so NGABA can continue the preservation and the true legacy of the Gelug lineage, its ethic as well as fostering peace, understanding and tolerance and providing invaluable accurate information to the community.

  2. These are trying times for the Gelug lineage and it is very good they have come together to set up this association to preserve the Gelug lineage and buddha dharma associated with Je Manjunatha. Thank you for all your efforts.

  3. I rejoice for the Tibetan community for your merits to enable to continue to learn and study the scare lineage of Je Tsongkhapa even when at far away from the land of snow.

  4. same in uk

  5. please stop ruining the buddha dharma and causing suffering to people take a look at the uk and the problems there. buddha never asked his followers to do this wake up please for the sake of buddhas teaching. tibet is lost to china no protection there please please let go and wake up

  6. I echo in thanking NAGBA for taking on the responsibility to maintain the pure lineage teachings of Gelug and propitiation of Protector Dorje Shugden practise. It is a great and heavy responsibility, especially with constant threats from CTA and the Anti-Shugdens. If the people truely understand, then they would realise the tremendous compassion in your taking on the responsibility to preserve Dorje Shugden practises and to provide correct up to date information of any development in relations to Gelug tradition.

    May the ban on Dorje Shugden be swiftly lifted for all the great Masters to freely teach the pure lineage teachings of Je Tsongkapa to heal people. May ignorance be eliminated and Buddhamind arise. _()_

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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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