Dorje Shugden arrives in Los Angeles

May this mural be the cause for many more and much larger images of Dorje Shugden to appear in the world. Click to enlarge.

DorjeShugden.com is proud to announce that our second mural has been completed, and this time it is in Los Angeles, California! This mural was conceptualized to reach a younger generation who would see it as a photo opportunity and spread it around on social media, and therefore multiply the number of people blessed by Dorje Shugden just by looking at him. It was also our intention that the mural would generate intrigue for passersby, and interest them in exploring the background and practice of Dorje Shugden.

We describe here the benefits of making Dorje Shugden’s image available to all, so that our readers and Dorje Shugden practitioners everywhere can rejoice in the planting of Dharma seeds in countless beings’ mindstreams. May this create the cause for many more and much larger Dorje Shugden murals to spring up around the world, so that people everywhere can be blessed by this sacred image of our Protector.

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LOCATION

The location of the mural in Los Angeles, California. Click the map to enlarge the image.

The 10ft by 15ft mural is located on West Adams Blvd, just off the Santa Monica freeway (I-10) and 20 minutes from the world-famous Venice Beach. The area is already popular with local graffiti artists and thus attracts a lot of attention. If you are in Los Angeles and wish to visit the mural for yourself, click HERE for a map. And if you are not in Los Angeles, but still wish to see the mural “live” anyway, please click the video below to check it out.


 

THE BENEFITS

Unlike regular paint work or decoration, murals can give artists a better opportunity to express their creative and artistic interpretations of an image. Some of the benefits of a nicely-done mural include:

  1. Brightening the local environment. Murals are often colourful and make use of dead space that is otherwise plain and underutilised
  2. Education and a provider of inspiration. Murals can be used to promote positive messages or, in our case, positive images
  3. Promoting creativity. Murals can help to generate further exciting artistic expressions of a person’s thoughts, beliefs and opinions
  4. Create lasting impressions on visitors. Because of their size and contemporary style, a mural with a catchy message can be effective advertising that sticks with the viewer
  5. Effective message boards. Murals can be painted with text large enough for people to read from a distance. Their size captures your attention, whether or not you are interested in the subject
  6. Murals like ours with a large Buddha image on the ground level can attract and bless people when they walk by. Due to their size, passersby cannot help but look at murals and when it is an image of the Buddha, it plants seeds of enlightenment in their minds

 

WHY A DORJE SHUGDEN MURAL?

Buddhists do not worship statues and religious artefacts. In the Buddhist tradition, a sacred image of the Buddha is used as an inspiration for creating and spreading positive human qualities, for example compassion and peace.

Dorje Shugden is an emanation of the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri so for those who recognise his form, our mural is a visual aid that helps them to recall the great qualities of the enlightened mind, so that we might emulate them ourselves.

For those who do not know who Dorje Shugden is, it creates imprints in their minds to receive the wisdom of Dharma and the Lam rim in the future, since most people find images easier to remember as compared to text. The addition of the website URL also provides interested individuals with a way of finding more information.

May this mural be the cause for many more and much larger images of Dorje Shugden to appear in the world. Click to enlarge.

In creating as much images of our Protector as possible, we also bring the benefits of Dorje Shugden to many. Who knows, perhaps someone who is in need of spiritual guidance one day happens to walk by our mural and sees the words “For divine help…” and begins the Protector practice from there.

Our ultimate motivation is that Dorje Shugden’s practice reaches all sentient beings, to give them the clarity of mind and ability to discern the wisdom which will help them to alleviate their own suffering. This is because Dorje Shugden is an emanation of Manjushri, and any practice of Manjushri is very effective for helping us to clear our delusions and ignorance, and to develop penetrative insight and wisdom. Buddha images such as Dorje Shugden ultimately implants the seeds of Buddha awakening within the perceiver. Even if a person sees a Buddha image in anger without faith, by the power of the enlightened qualities of a Buddha, imprints are planted karmically that they will see a Buddha or meet the teachings in the future.

We plan on more murals throughout large cities. Anyone interested in this project in their cities, do let us know. We are looking for more artists! Or you can do the same in your communities. Arrange a Dorje Shugden painted so all may be blessed. A blessing can go a long way!

 

More wonderful images below:

More angles of this wonderful mural which, at eye level, will bless everyone who walks and drives by!

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  1. Thank you Dorjeshugden.com for presenting this beautiful murals. May more murals appear in the world so people can connect to DS

  2. Incredible piece of art u have here in California! Would love to visit the site if i have time. Personally i love graphic design and i could sense the sincerity and effort put into this mural. Spreading this protector (by the way, I do not really understand what and who is this..) via art is smart, mural can be massive, the message is clear. Very wise idea. Where is your next stop?

  3. Mural wall art has many benefits. If the intention is based on positive motivation, then it will create positive impact. Also, it makes people feel good and want to be around. It could also be an education corner itself, probably add a little more info in there? It creates lasting impression to visitors as it serves the purpose to spread whatever message u intended to. Overall, the drawing is nice and message is clear and straightforward. The color used is eye-catching. Good job.

  4. Another great piece of art with a purpose! This style somehow gives a heroic feel to Dorje Shugden. Hope many will visit this website as a result of this mural and learn more about this most important protector for the peace of humanity. Perhaps, a QR code which directs people to this website can monitor the effectiveness. Just a thought …

  5. Wow! Another mural and this time in Venice!

    From the pictures it looks like next to the main road anyone passes by will see it and get a great blessing from Lord Shugden. It definitely plant the seed and imprint for people especially if the walk pass this mural everyday to work, school market and etc. For those need his helps, seems like Lord Shugden is going everywhere to help you.

    It also has the website for people to know and learn more about this protector. Hope more people learn up and understand the difficulties and suffering of other practitioners and work together to highlight to the world of the non-basis band on this protector by the Dalai Lama to bring down the ban!

    It’s a very healthy and creative way of educating and promoting Lord Shugden. Thank you DorjeShugden.com for bring Dorje Shugden in such a creative way and so many will be befitted. Hope to see more of this creative and nice mural around the world!

  6. Keep it up DS.COM! Another beneficial art to bring people to dharma. How wonderful.

  7. Is really brilliant and great idea to create imprints and blessed whoever that see the mural. Hope the mural can benefits many many people, especially those who are lost or having problems. May dharma and DS practice spread throught US and worldwide. Great job DS.com.

  8. I think Dorje Shugden murals should be at every corner in all big metropolitan cities on this Earth ,so that normal people could do some “RESEARCH ” and find out the truth for both Anti-Shugdenpas and Shugdenpas.
    Everyone is stressing on the word : Research,research-research-research etc.
    Where is this famous “Research” done; in laboratory or in library or at home ???

  9. Wow…from New York to Los Angeles! I rejoice to see that Dorje Shugden is going places! I appreciate the passion and dedication placed on this mural! It is also a modern approach to attract the new modern young people. Just by looking at the mural plants the seeds and affinity to Dorje Shugden.

  10. The image is so beautiful! I think that it is appealing to both Buddhists and non-Buddhists.

    It is wise to use the concept of mural because this form of art is gaining recognition in the creative industry. Additionally, most effigy are categorized as “street art”, so it is beneficial that through this mural, we are able to incorporate spiritual benefit and value to this form of art.

    From this method to introduce the practice of Dorje Shugden, we can see clearly that Dorje Shugden is the perfect Protector of our time. From brochures and easy-to-read comics to modern-design pendants to a super-active website and facebook page, Dorje Shugden is reaching us through unconventional methods.

    I am excited to more new ideas that devoted practitioners will come up with to spread the practice of this uncommon protector of our time.

  11. Thanks to DS.com for presenting and creating Dorje Shugden’s images. The mural of DS image is beautiful and attractive! I wish one day, may the images of DS is everywhere in the world! And may the people who came to see HIS images will be blessed and benefited by HIM! OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA!

  12. Thank you DS.com for promoting Dorje Shugden practice with a very unconventional ideas which are suitable for the younger generations. It is very beautifully painted or shall i say sprayed by this very talented artist. I really hope this mural will generate more people to DS.com in whatever reasopn at first and ultimately will understand and benefited from all the news, articles and the truth which will eventually be the guide for someone who is in need of guidance.

    Tashi Delek

  13. I very much like the mural, the color and sharpness and the caption. It acts as not just an advertisement but also points the way to those who are in need of spiritual connection and assistance. The facial expression is not wrathful and not scary to the public and not offensive. Congratulations for a job well done. May this inspire more murals and more images that can be displayed in public around the world.

  14. I like the DS mural look colorful and very eye catching I think kids will also like it. Rejoice for DS.com team who put so much effort to spread the DS teaching.

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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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