Below are four great masters from Sera Mey who are Dorje Shugden practitioners. Not only are they great masters, three of them are also respected ex-abbots.
Gyalrong Kensur Ngawang Thekchok Rinpoche was the 82nd abbot of Sera Mey Monastery and was a member of the Gyalrong Khangtsen. Kensur Rinpoche was born in Aba, Sichuan and a close student of H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. Kensur Rinpoche had literally hundreds of students including high incarnate lamas, advanced Geshes, masters and ascetic monks. They sought him out for teachings daily for decades. Rinpoche was known for his erudite mastery of the sutra and tantra teachings of Lord Buddha. He has also given teachings to the current incarnation of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. Kensur Ngawang Thekchok was a strict practitioner and highly devoted to his root guru Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (as pictured in thangka behind him). He was unswerving in his faith to Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. Many well known Geshes accredit their learning and degrees of Lharampa (PHD) to studying under this great master’s feet. He kept all his commitments including that of Dorje Shugden without wavering at all till this day.
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Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Ngodrob was the 85th abbot of Sera Mey Monastery and was a member of Bompra Khangtsen. During his term as the abbot of Sera Mey, Kensur Rinpoche held on to his protector Dorje Shugden practice very strongly, despite pressure from the various abbots of Gaden, Sera, Drepung as well as His Holiness the Dalai Lama himself. Kensur Rinpoche is also a student of H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. This erudite scholar, meditation master and teacher of all Sera Mey monastery was unquestioned in his skill of debate and mastery of the Buddha’s teachings. He is very well respected for his knowledge, practice and guru devotion. Teachers of this caliber is very much sought after.
3. Geshe Lobsang Phende
Geshe Lobsang Phende of Sera Mey monastery was a member of Bompra Khangtsen. Originally from Kham, Tibet and only arrived in India in the 80s, Geshe Lobsang Phende was imprisoned for many years by the communist government. Geshe-la is the Root Teacher of Gyuto Kensur Tenzin Sherab and was known for his humility, low profile and his ascetic practice. When Geshe-la was diagnosed with cancer, Geshe-la told his students that he realised the need to engage more in practices due to his sickness. On the night of his parinirvana the assistant who was serving him said Geshe Lobsang Phende suddenly sat up in meditation posture and the assistant was helping him into correct sitting position. He ended his last breath right after his hands are in meditation posture and he stayed in tukdam(clear light mediation) for 3 days. Very inspirational as a sign of a high practitioner. Geshe Lobsang Pende was a devoted practitioner of Dorje Shugden till the end of his life. His practice, sincerity and asceticism was a great inspiration to hundreds who had the fortune to meet him.
4. Gyuto Kensur Tenzin Sherab
Gyuto Kensur Tenzin Sherab is famous for his Sutra and Tantric teachings and was a member of Bompra Khangtsen. Kensur Rinpoche was also fondly remembered for setting up a scholarship for gifted students in Gyuto monastery. Kensur Rinpoche was appointed Lama Umze (ritual master or the second highest rank monk after the abbot) by His Holiness the Dalai lama himself for three years before becoming the abbot in the famous Gyuto Monastery. Gyuto Kensur Rinpoche is a very devoted practitioner of Dorje Shugden throughout his life.