Breaking News (26th September 2013):
In 2013, while His Holiness the Dalai Lama was in Gaden Monastery, he summoned the abbots of Gaden Shartse and Gaden Jangtse Monasteries. Dalai Lama instructed the abbots to make a trip to the USA and seek audience with Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s current incarnation. The abbots of Gaden Shartse Monastery and Gaden Jangtse Monastery’s aim is to request Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche to return to Gaden for a visit. Also His Holiness the Dalai Lama wanted to pass back all the teachings to the young Trijang Rinpoche he received from his predecessor. This is what the Dalai Lama told the abbots was the purpose of their mission. The abbots being frightened to oppose the Dalai Lama have set off on their trip.
The interesting point is Trijang Rinpoche is still practicing Dorje Shugden openly and giving Dorje Shugden initiations to vast amounts of students in Asia, Europe and the USA. So why would the Dalai Lama or the abbots want a Dorje Shugden practitioner in their midst? These are the same abbots who expelled the Dorje Shugden practitioners from their monasteries hoping to be ‘clean’. Why are they inviting the biggest Shugden practitioner of all time to Gaden or to receive teachings from Dalai Lama? All Dorje Shugden practitioners are not supposed to return to Gaden, Sera or Drepung nor participate in the teachings or events of the Dalai Lama. So why are they inviting Trijang Rinpoche at all? It contradicts everything. Does this mean other Dorje Shugden lamas, practitioners and monks are allowed back to Gaden, Sera and Drepung also?
The private office (Kukey Yiktsang) of the Dalai Lama paid for the full expenditure of these two abbots’ trip to the USA. This shows how important their mission is. The abbots are currently planning their trip to USA on September 30, 2013 hoping to fulfill their mission impossible.
Gen Chunzey-lah, the personal assistant of Trijang Rinpoche, called Trijang Rinpoche directly. Trijang Rinpoche said he will definitely not meet with the two abbots because their motivation is not pure. He is too busy to make time to see them. Trijang Rinpoche has said he is too busy to meet up with them. The abbots are the highest ranking administrative authority within the monastery and if Trijang Rinpoche can refuse to meet them, this has many implications. Embarrassment to the abbots and the Dalai Lama is only one of the repercussions but it shows that Trijang Rinpoche is not pleased, nor can he be swayed or ‘bribed’. If Trijang Rinpoche collaborates with the Dalai Lama, his fame would shoot sky high on the fast track. This would invite much support and sponsorship also to Trijang Rinpoche. But this does not entice Trijang Rinpoche whatsoever. He loyally sides with Dorje Shugden the protector whom he has had a close relationship with for many lifetimes now. Inspiring to say the least for such a firm stance on his religious principles.
Trijang Rinpoche is now becoming stronger and travelling to China as well as Tibet this year. Trijang Rinpoche’s followers are growing and He is teaching much more. Once the current Trijang Rinpoche travels to Tibet and China, the followers will grow into the hundreds of thousands in those regions. Many with abated breaths await this visit we are informed. Therefore as a result, Dorje Shugden’s practice will increase exponentially. The Tibetan Govt-in-exile is finding this a threat perhaps? The Tibetan Govt-in-exile (CTA) cannot get much of a foothold with the Chinese government or Tibet. The practice of Dorje Shugden is growing yearly in Tibet without the CTA being able to curb it at all. The CTA perhaps is feeling threatened?
Whatever the outcome is, the abbots are hoping for their USA mission to be successful and now awaiting for an audience with Trijang Rinpoche. If the abbots should prove unsuccessful, will this incur the wrath of CTA or displeasure of His Holiness the Dalai Lama? If this fails, what will be their next move is anyone’s guess.
Update: The saga continues, read it here: http://www.dorjeshugden.com/all-articles/news/update-abbots-urgently-sent-to-the-usa/