Dear Dorje Shugden practitioners,
The Ghum Dun Gon Samten Choaling Association is hosting a gathering for all Dorje Shugden practitioners in Samten Choaling Monastery in Ghoom, Darjeeling. The event runs from 12-17 October and serves as a gather for like-minded practitioners to gather, share thoughts, ideas and problems with each other, and be inspired by the knowledge that we are all together in solidarity and mutually-shared hope for a brighter future for our lineage.
The Ghum Dun Gon Samten Choaling Association is the umbrella organization of all H.H. Domo Geshe Rinpoche’s monasteries in India. The association has remained steadfast and true to Dorje Shugden’s practice despite the might of the opposition, and hopes to inspire others to follow this example.
We at dorjeshugden.com would like to encourage all to attend this gathering and show your support for the monasteries that have upheld the practice of our holy Dharma Protector despite the difficulties of the past few years. It is through the great sacrifice of these monasteries that Dorje Shugden’s practice continues to live on to this day.
Let this 16th October 2013 be a historical day where Dorje Shugden practitioners unite and show the world how dedicated we are to our Dharma Protector.
Below is the invitation letter from Ghum Dun Gon Samten Choaling Association. Please follow the guidelines stated in the letter and make reservations. It is open to all.
At present, this Monastery is suffering tremendous pressure from the Dalai Lama’s government (CTA) in Dharamsala to hand over the monastery. The CTA are contacting the Indian government to see if there is a loophole to arrest the monastery from their hands. The only reason is because this group of monks have held steadfast to their practice of Dorje Shugden which CTA does not allow the freedom to practise. Being unhappy with not abandoning Dorje Shugden, CTA is doing its level best to take the monastery away and has resorted to high handed bullying. The Dalai Lama’s government has many contacts within the Indian Government, and they are hoping to use it against this monastery. Please we appeal to everyone to give your support and help to stop this. Creating awareness is the first step. Please share this information with all Dorje Shugden practitioners throughout the world.
Together, let us bring down the ban on Dorje Shugden.
How to get there
Samten Choling Monastery is located about 7km from the Darjeeling town, a 20 minute taxi ride on the Hill Cart Road that goes all the way to Siliguri.