The Four Great Sera Mey Lamas

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.

 


1. Gyalrong Kensur Ngawang Thekchok of Sera Mey Monastery

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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2. Sera Mey Monastery Bompra Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Ngodrob

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.

 

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  1. Beautiful and holy Lamas of the Gelug Order. Their existence and achievements are living testaments of the Buddha’s teachings.

    Not only are they well learned and practiced, they are also fore runners of a tradition which is still thriving even though situation and circumstances is not on their side. We of the younger generation owe it all to these great masters whom have paved the path for all the teachings of Buddha and Lama Tsongkhapa to be available for us here today!

    Homage to these enlightened masters

  2. Masters who did not waver in their commitments, faith and devotion in their practice, Dharmapala and their Guru, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. Great practitioners who worked to benefit many monks and lay people alike. Attained ex-abbots and tantric masters who are humble and dedicated.

    The younger generation has these masters to thank for their strength to withstand the pressures of the ban on Dorje Shugden practice, their creation of scholarships and the pure teachings handed down.

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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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