Activities and Events at Shugden Centres Around the World – May 2015

Spring is in the air and Dharma festivals are in the making. Take your pick and immerse yourself in the glorious doctrine of Lama Tsongkapa, the greatest scholar/yogi in the history of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada, Toronto

The Supreme Practice of Loving Kindness – Empowerment of Buddha Maitreya

Requirement: Contact Centre
Date: 1 – 5 May 2015

The annual Canadian Festival is an opportunity for new practitioners and old, from across the country, to gather together to receive practical spiritual advice in our National Kadampa temple. This year, Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, retired General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition, will grant the empowerment of the Buddha of Loving Kindness, Buddha Maitreya and help us to deepen this peaceful state of mind in our hearts. He will also teach us more about how to lead a life of a Modern Bodhisattva – someone who is inspired and finds joy in helping others.

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Albagnano Healing Meditation Centre

The Alchemy of Enlightenment, The Meditation of the 5 Supreme Healers and 5 Great Mothers

Requirement: Contact Centre
Date: 1 – 3 May 2015

The 5 Father Buddhas and 5 Mother Buddhas are a symbol of the complete purification of our body and mind. If we had nothing similar with a buddha, we could not hope to become one, but fortunately we have a buddhanature – the potential for change if we apply the right causes and conditions and the raw materials, our present body and mind. Through the alchemical process of Ngalso Tantric Self Healing and other highest yoga tantras, we can transform our five elements and our fear, materialism, anger desire and ignorance into ten pure crystal non-dual energies and achieve inner peace, happiness and wellbeing for ourselves and others as well as healing the wounded environment.

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Rabten Choeling

Transmission of Lamrim and Teachings on Guru-Puja

Requirement: The Guru-Puja teaching. Please note that these teachings can only be attended by disciples who have received the Yamantaka initiation by Venerable Trijang Choktul Rinpoche.
Date: 19 May 2015 – 16 June 2015

We will have the extraordinary opportunity to receive teachings and transmissions in the month of Saga Dawa. During the first two weeks, Venerable Geshe Buga will give the word-transmissions of the eight great Lamrim commentaries. During the following weeks, Venerable Gonsar Rinpoche will teach on the Guru-Puja.

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Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, UK

Medicine Buddha Empowerment and Teachings on Healing the Mind

Requirement: Open to all
Date: 22 – 27 May 2015

For centuries, people have found in Kadampa Buddhism simple methods to solve their daily problems, experience a deep and lasting happiness and help others to do the same. These powerful methods are available to us today in the form of modern Kadampa Buddhism, which is a special presentation designed by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Through these practices we can discover a deep inner peace, overcome problems and difficulties with a happy mind and realize the full potential of our human life.

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  1. Thank you admin for highlighting all these exciting events around the world. May is such a special month of the Saga Dawa, starting with Wesak celebrations right at the beginning of the month. Wishing all Buddhists around the world eternal peace and happiness !!

  2. om…

    May all those negative influences that harm the teaching of the victorious ones through their perverted aspirations –
    Those with form and those without form (Shugden) –
    All those who work with malicious intentions,
    Be annihilated through the truth of the Three Jewels !

  3. Om Ah Hung

    May all those who persecute others because of their religion
    through their ignorance come to understanding -

    May those who take religious freedom away from others realize
    the damage they create -

    May those who uphold the wrong view of religious discrimination find peace,
    truth and happiness -

    May the ban against the followers of the supreme World Peace Buddha Dorje Shugden gain freedom from religious persecution!

    Om Svasti!

  4. Exciting Stuff as always to see all these events and the dharma growing.

  5. 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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