H.E. Achok Rinpoche Gives Initiations in Serpom Monastery

On 17 January 2015, Serpom Monastery was scheduled to host a series of initiations for both monks and lay devotees. The initiations were originally planned to be conducted by Serpom Monastery’s Abbot, Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche, who would be travelling to India from USA via Taiwan for the teachings.

Unfortunately, following the recent turn of events on 15 January 2015, when Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche was denied entry into India despite being in possession of a valid 10-year visa, the administrators of Serpom Monastery, who had been preparing months ahead for the event were left in a tight spot, and the hundreds of devotees that had flown to India specifically to receive the teachings were deeply disappointed.

However, Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche’s unsurpassed compassion and wisdom in disseminating the Dharma for many years ensured that the initiations continued as planned, through his close student and trusted assistant, H.E. Achok Rinpoche. Achok Rinpoche, despite his youth, is an extremely qualified Lama who has received a multitude of teachings, initiations and empowerments from many eminent masters.

With the blessings of the lineage masters, Achok Rinpoche sat confidently but humbly on the throne in Serpom Monastery, and conferred the Yamantaka empowerment and commentary from 17-18 January 2015, which he had received from Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche and Geshe Yeshe Wangchuk. This was followed by White Manjushri and Medicine Buddha initiations on 19 January 2015. Achok Rinpoche also took the opportunity to visit Serpom School and Serpom Library, two important departments of the monastery.

We at DorjeShugden.com pray that all obstacles to the growth of our lineage will be pacified, and for unjust circumstances, such as the denial of entry and deportation of Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche from India, to cease. We appeal to all Shugden practitioners to lend your strength to lift the ban on Dorje Shugden’s practice.

A nice group photo of H.E. Achok Rinpoche and the new initiates


Photos: Achok Rinpoche arrives in Serpom Monastery

A grand welcome greeted the arrival of H.E. Achok Rinpoche in Serpom Monastery.

H.E. Achok Rinpoche arrives in Serpom Monastery

Many monks and lay people waited in anticipation to greet H.E. Achok Rinpoche


Photos: The Initiations

H.E. Achok Rinpoche gave three days of initiations and empowerments in Serpom Monastery’s prayer hall.

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Photos: Visiting Serpom school and Library

On 20 January 2015, H.E. Achok Rinpoche and Geshe Tenzin Palchok visited Serpom school and library, two important departments within Serpom Monastery.

H.E. Achok Rinpoche is greeted by monks and lay devotees

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  1. Unmatchable example of fearless Guru Devotion the Great Achok Rinpoche.
    Claudio cipullo from iyaly

    ITALY CHAMPA TOGME Claudio cipullo Italy.

  3. Wonderful. So pleased to see the event still went ahead. Desperate attempts to silence us will never work, but just reveal their bullying actions ever more publicly.

  4. Nothing is working for shugden followers. Should have followed HHDL advice.

    Full proof evidence that shugden followers are Chinese paid.

    Another very bad publicity for Serpom and shugden followers.

    Achok lama on the right side with Peoples Republic of China officials. This picture is all over the Internet. All you have to do is google.


  5. Rejoice for all those who received such great empowerments from Acok Rinpoche in Serpom Monastery!
    Despite the unfortunate event of Yongyal Rinpoche being denied entry into the country despite possesing a valid 10year visa, the event continued on in its intended grandeur and benefitted many who attended the event.

    @Guru. The fact that many has benefiited and will continue to benefit from Serpom monastery and all its High Lamas prove to you that the Dorje Shugden practice is sacred and powerful. The motivation and results are all positive. It is sad to see that the “obstacles” are all man-made by the anti-Shugden. So much misunderstandings. So much time and effort wasted just to deal with the controversy. The Ban must come down for all to focus on their practice and stop the conflicts !

  6. Rejoice to the initiation ceremony is carry on even there was some hiccup that Yongyal Rinpche was unable to attend. This is real good incident to prove us that great masters will continue to benefit us no matter how many obstacles. All we need to do just stand firm with our position, hold our vows purely. We can always overcome all the difficulties and obstacles to move on our spiritual path.

  7. I rejoice that Achok Rinpoche stepped up so that many people can get the initiation and not go home empty handed. May Achok Rinpoche do many more empowerments and teaching in the future!

  8. This is just such great news. Despite CTA’s constant effort to be stopping the Dharma to be spread to the Shugden practitioners, we are still able to receive all these initiations. Thank you Anchok Rinpoche for giving the initiation. Most of all I humbly with both hands folded thank Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche for tasking Anchok Rinpoche to be doing this initiation for the monks in Serpom Monastery.

    It is just so mind calming to see all the pictures taken before and during the ceremony. Thank you for the video as well. When the video played, I had a sense of calmness in my mind, Thank you DorjeShugden.com for this wonderful news!

  9. Dear Dalai Lama,

    Since you started the cruel ban against the 350 year Dorje Shugden practice, how has it benefit your Tibetan society and Buddhism in the world? Things have become worse and most educated Tibetans can see this. They don’t speak out not because they don’t see your ban as wrong, but you instill fear in them and not respect. It is like fear of a dictator. I am sorry to say so. Everyone is divided. There is no harmony. Before your ban there was more harmony and unity.

    By enacting the ban, you split the monasteries, split so many families, split regions in Tibet apart, split your disciples from you, split your own gurus from you, split Tibetan Buddhism apart. You have created so much disharmony.

    It is not democratic what you have done to ban a religion within your community. You always talk of tolerance and acceptance and democracy and yet you do not accept and tolerate something different from your beliefs. When people practice Dorje Shugden you ostracize them, ban them from seeing you, ban them from using Tibetan facilities. You know you have done that. There are videos that capture your speech and prove this point. You even had people expelled from monasteries just because they practice Dorje Shugden. Some of the monks you expelled have been in the monastery for over 40 years. Many older monks shed tears because of this.

    Many young educated Tibetans lost confidence in you as they saw the damage the Dorje Shugden ban created and they lose hope. Many have become free thinkers. They reject what you have done. So many people in the west left Buddhism because of the confusion you created with this ban against Dorje Shugden which is immoral.

    You could of had millions of people who practice Dorje Shugden to support, love and follow you, but you scared them away. They are hurt and very disappointed. They loved you and respected you deeply before the ban. It has been 60 years and you have failed to get Tibet back. Your biggest failure is not getting Tibet back after 57 years in exile. Now you are begging China to allow you to return to Tibet to the disappointment of thousands of people who fought for a free Tibet believing in you. So many self-immolated for a free Tibet and now you want Tibet to be a part of China with no referendum from Tibetans. Just like a dictator, you decide on your own. It was your government and you that lost Tibet in the first place. Your policies and style of doing things do not benefit Tibet and Buddhism. You have been the sole ruler of Tibet your whole life and you still have not gotten our country of Tibet back for us. Our families and us are separated. Yet you create more pain by creating a ban to further divide people. Please have compassion.

    No other Buddhist leader has banned or condemned any religion except for you. It looks very bad. You are a Nobel laureate and this is not fitting of a laureate. You should unite people and not separate them by religious differences.

    You said Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi did not do right to the Rohingya people in Myanmar due to religious differences, but you are doing the same thing to the Shugden Buddhists within your own society. There is a parallel in this. You separate the Shugden Buddhists from the others in Tibetan society.

    You have lost so many people who would have loved and supported you. You have lost so much support around the world. The Shugden Buddhists who love you number in the millions. When you are fast losing support from governments and private people, it will not do you well to lose more.

    After you are passed away in the future, the rift you created between the Dorje Shugden and non-Dorje Shugden people will remain for a while and that will be your legacy. Disharmony. You will be remembered for this. Not as a hero but a disharmony creator.

    Dorje Shugden will spread and further grow, but you will be no more as you are a human. No one wishes you bad and in fact we hope you have a long and healthy life, but we have lost so much hope and have so much despair because of you. All the hundreds of Dorje Shugden lamas, tulkus and geshes are maturing and there are hundreds of Dorje Shugden monasteries in Tibet who will not give up Dorje Shugden. You have made a mistake. These hundreds of teachers and teachers to be will spread Dorje Shugden further in the future.

    The gurus that gave us Dorje Shugden as a spiritual practice and you have called these holy gurus wrong and they are mistaken in giving us Dorje Shugden. How can you insult our gurus whom we respect so much? If they can be wrong, then you can be wrong. Then all gurus can be wrong. So no one needs to listen to any guru? You have created this trend. It is not healthy. Your own gurus practiced Dorje Shugden their whole lives. Your own gurus were exemplary and highly learned.

    Dalai Lama you have created so much pain with this ban against so many people due to religion. You are ageing fast. Are you going to do anything about it or stay stubborn, hard and un-moving. You show a smile and preach peace and harmony wherever you go. But will you do the same to your own people? Please rectify the wrong you have done. Please before it is too late. You can create harmony again or you can pass away in the future with this legacy of peace. May you live long and think carefully and admit what was a mistake in having this unethical ban against Dorje Shugden religion.

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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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