Ganden Dhamcholing Monastery in Markham, Tibet

Dagor Rinpoche’s Monastery in Markham, Tibet

On 16 December 2014, a new Dorje Shugden monastery opened its doors to the public in Markham, Tibet. Home to some 200 Buddhist monks who were expelled from a larger monastery in Markham due to the ban on Dorje Shugden’s practice, this new monastery, Ganden Dhamcholing, was built and offered to H.E. Dagor Rinpoche through the kindness of loyal Shugden supporters and sponsors.

More than 10,000 Shugden practitioners from Markham and various parts of Tibet attended the grand opening of Ganden Dhamcholing Monastery, complete with auspicious pujas and public performances to celebrate the great fortune of the people of Markham. Below are some pictures of this joyous occasion submitted by our friends in Tibet, which are a source of inspiration for all Shugden practitioners across the world during these difficult times.

We at rejoice and pray that the monks of Markham Gaden Dhamcholing Monastery will continue to uphold the pure lineage of Je Tsongkapa and for H.E. Dagor Rinpoche to fulfil the prayers of his previous lives and arise as an erudite master once again.


H.E. Dagor Rinpoche

More than 10,000 people gathered at Dagor Rinpoche’s Monastery to celebrate the grand opening ceremony

The lay people dressed in their best clothes to celebrate such a joyous occasion

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  1. How wonderful that yet another Dorje Shugden monastery opens its doors! It’s grand opening was attended by more than 10000 monks.

    Loyal supporters and sponsors had built this monastery and offered it to HE Dagor Rinpoche. The young Rinpoche is yet another testimony to the fact that Shugden is a Buddha and enlightened Protector. Otherwise, how can the incarnation of a Shugden lineage Master reincarnate to continue to spread the Dharma of Je Tsongkhapa?

    There are about 200 monks ,who had been excommunicated from their monastery in Markham because they practiced Shugden. How cruel and unfair that monks who keep pure samaya with their Guru by not giving up Shugden practice in the face of such pressure on them, have been excommunicated.. They had preferred to leave their monastery than break their samya with their guru. They kept their Shugden practice. In their hands, may Dharma flourish far and wide.

  2. Loving this news of the grand opening. Dorje Shugden practice is preserved and upheld despite the odds and it is practised by millions despite the claim by CTA it is a minority practice. CTA ought to open their eyes and see for themselves.

  3. A beautiful and joyous occasion for Dorje Shugden practitioners in Markham Tibet when the new Markham Gaden Dhamcholing Monastery opens it’s doors to the public recently. May the dedicated 200 monks continue and preserve to uphold the tradition of Lama Tsongkapa,and many more Dorje Shugden monasteries manifest around the world.
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful news.

  4. You know that feeling feels like bursting that you achieved all you wanted. Reading this article has that feeling to it. May more sentient beings be protected under Dorje Shudgen’s mandala.

  5. This is just such great news!!! Dorje Shugden practices still carry on strong. More and more people are practising the holy protector’s practices now.

    Although it would be a little rude to say this but, in your face CTA!!! The Shugden community is still strong and we will get stronger as days go pass. CTA would not be able to hide the truth anymore.

    There is a ban, there is unfairness!

    Thank you for constantly being the voice of the unheard. Thank you for always sharing with us all these knowledge and wonderful news.

  6. Such rejoicing news that when a new Shugden monastery, Ganden Dhamcholing Monastery, opens its doors, 10000 Shugden practitioners joined in the celebrations and the prayers! Who says Shugden is a minority practice? The 200 Shugden monks, who had been expelled from their previous larger monastery, must feel heartened at the sight of so many Shugden practitioners coming to welcome the young Dagor Rinpoche who had been offered this monastery.

  7. The irony that there is more religious freedom in China compared to Dharamsala. India should be ashamed of harbouring a group of cowards who dare call themselves democratic leaders.

  8. What an impressive and beautiful monastery Ganden Dhamcholing is! Definitely a testament of the strength of belief in Protector Dorje Shugden by the sponsors and donors. And what more, the Grand Opening ceremony of the monastery was attended by more that 10,000 Shugden practitioners.

    This is a joyous news that should be shared around the world to prove that Dorje Shugden is still very much practiced today. The illogical ban by the Dalai Lama and CTA will not detract pure practitioners who are wise to keep their samaya clean with their Gurus, who so compassionately taught and guided them.

    May many more Dorje Shugden monasteries or chapels open to preserve the pure lineage of Lama Tsongkapa. May the ineffective ban be swiftly lifted to stop more negative karma generation.

  9. It’s so good to see this. It shows that there are people who are for the preservation of the pure lineage and for the propagation of the Dharma without the politics.

    The fact that so many lay people show up in the best clothes for the opening shows that there are non-sectarian practitioners abounding in the region. To them, the Dharma is greater than any other issue.

    May H.E. Dagor Rinpoche have stable health and long life to continue spreading the Dharma.

    May the people of the region continue their path of Dharma and may the monastery flourish to bring Dharma to more people.

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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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