Zava Damdin Rinpoche Turns the Wheel of Dharma

H.E. Zava Damdin Rinpoche arrives at
Rabten Choedarling Monastery, the Czech Republic

By: Shashi Kei

As the Buddhadharma grows in all 10 directions of the world, we rejoice to hear recent news of the Dharma activity of Mongolian Zava Damdin Rinpoche, who is bringing the teachings not just to his native country of Mongolia but also to the West.

Recently, Zava Damdin Rinpoche visited Rabten Choedarling Monastery in the Czech Republic where he gave an Amitayus initiation that was very well received. We are happy to share with you photos of this most auspicious occasion below.

Zava Damdin Rinpoche is a very eminent Mongolian high lama from an erudite incarnation lineage, comparable in stature to the Bodg Khans of Mongolia. The previous incarnation was a famed scholar, yogi, healer and mahasiddha who wrote 16 volumes of commentaries to Buddhist Sutras and Tantras as well as many ritual texts. The current Zava Damdin Rinpoche picks up where his previous reincarnation left off and continues to work for the benefit of all sentient beings, bringing the Buddhadharma to millions across Mongolia and around the world.

Zava Damdin Rinpoche arises from a new generation of eminent young lamas who remain devoted practitioners of the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden in spite of the unlawful ban on this deity. Actually, because of lamas like Zava Damdin, the practice has continued to see enormous growth around the world and in countries such as Mongolia which has long held a strong historical and religious connection with Tibetan Buddhism. Given Zava Rinpoche’s busy schedule, it would appear that there is no shortage of Mongolian Buddhists wishing to continue with the 350-year Shugden practice and the many other teachings of this lineage.

We sincerely rejoice to see a highly accomplished master such as Zava Damdin Rinpoche upholding the precious teachings, and practices, including that of the Great Protector of our times, Dorje Shugden, and bringing them to practitioners all over. May he always have long life and may his Dharma activity flourish in the 10 directions.

Blessing students and transmitting the Amitayus initiation


More photos of this auspicious event:

H.E. Zava Damdin Rinpoche with some of the Sangha who attended the auspicious event

With more Sangha receiving teachings from Lamas like H.E. Zava Damdin Rinpoche, there is no doubt of Dorje Shugden’s practice spreading all over the world

H.E. Zava Damdin Rinpoche poses with some of the recipients of the initiation

May they all live long, healthy lives blessed by the Buddha Amitayus, to continue to turn the wheel of Dharma in the 10 directions

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  1. Dear admin,
    this visit of Zawa Tamdin Rinpoche was in our Rabten Choedarling Centre in Czech Republic, not in our main monastery Rabten Choeling in Swiss ;) This photos are from FB of Rabten Choedarling Centre :)
    With many tashi delegs
    Sonam Lundrup

  2. Dear Sonam Lundrup,

    Thank you for your comment. We have made the necessary amendments! You were very fortunate to receive Rinpoche in your center. If you have any other news, you are more than welcome to leave us a comment, or join our forum ( and share it with other practitioners worldwide.

    With prayers,

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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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