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Tibetans Finally Speaking Up

By: Ringzin Tsomo For the last 60 years, the Tibetan Government-in-Exile has exploited, abused, marginalised and persecuted their people. For the first time in six decades, since the Tibetans first entered a life in exile, we are seeing more and more examples of ordinary Tibetans speaking up against this exploitation. In years gone past, Tibetans…

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A Dalai Lama Insider Returns to China – Has the Defection Begun?

By: Shashi Kei The opinion piece below was sent to dorjeshugden.com for publication. We accept submissions from the public, please send in your articles to [email protected]     On September 2nd 2015 the Tibetan government-in-exile celebrated its 55th ‘Democracy Day’ with the usual grandiloquent speeches about how much the Tibetans owe the Dalai Lama and…

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The Dalai Lamas – A Divine Comedy

In a 2001 interview with the Dalai Lama in the book “The Dance of 17 Lives” by Mick Brown, the Dalai Lama inferred that the 16th Karmapa, whom he had on numerous occasions acclaimed as Buddha Akshobhya, was not at all learned and in fact had told lies about the Dalai Lama…

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The Unreliability of the Nechung Oracle

It is widely believed that, since the time of the 13th Dalai Lama until today, the Nechung oracle has been under the influence of an evil spirit instead of Nechung/Pehar, thus causing much mischief and problems for the Tibetan peoples such as the untimely death of the 13th Dalai Lama…

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CTA Pays For Anti-Shugden Websites

By Kay Beswick   For the last 60 years, since they first entered exile in 1959, the Tibetan community has been the recipients of millions of dollars of aid from generous donors all over the world. Western governments especially keen to exploit Tibet’s position as a political thorn in China’s side pumped money into the…

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Did Reuters get it wrong?

By Kay Beswick   One of the oft-repeated allegations is that Dorje Shugden practitioners are funded by the Chinese government, as part of their strategy to split the Tibetan community. This same allegation was the focus of a recent Reuters special report on the issue, titled “China co-opts a Buddhist sect in global effort to…

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The Ruling Empire of Dorje Shugden

Any enlightened being, whether they belong to any of the four classes of Tantra or not, manifest their Enlightenment with a following or entourage. This can be seen even in the case of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni and his 16 Arhats. Just as a king needs ministers in order to manage and execute the necessary…

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Power Places of Dorje Shugden

In conjunction with International Religious Freedom Day on 27 October 2015, DorjeShugden.com would like to share with you some of the power places that are very closely associated with the World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden. May we always have the fortune to be in one of these sacred places.

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First Ever Dorje Shugden Graphic Novel in Italian

DorjeShugden.com proudly presents the first ever graphic novel on Dorje Shugden’s life in Italian. This graphic novel was produced with the motivation of bringing Dorje Shugden all over the world so that the blessings of his life story may pervade and touch lives everywhere. We at this website are committed to this goal…

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License to Kill?

In the landscape of today’s Tibetan Buddhism, it appears that crimes are being committed that go beyond just the breaking of spiritual vows, but involve threatening the lives of others, all in the name of religion. Surely, this cannot be what the Buddha taught…

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Why Protestors Say The Dalai Lama Is Lying

Even as the Dalai Lama and his government fail to justify their violations of Shugden practitioner’s rights, his vehement denials of the religious ban indict him when we consider that both his and the CTA’s official websites are rich repositories of evidence of their deception…

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Wear for Protection and Blessings

If a Buddha image or statue can plant the seeds of enlightenment and bless all who see it, so can a Buddha pendant! And what if it is a Dorje Shugden Buddha pendant?

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An Exclusive Interview with Geshe Sopa

Very rarely can one find a monk who is so humble and yet has quietly accomplished such virtuous works from building monasteries to serving the highest of lamas. Thus, it was a great privilege for DorjeShugden.com to speak with Geshe Zopa to get his views about the Dorje Shugden conflict…

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An Exclusive Interview with Adar Tsering

Few names have become more synonymous with the struggle for the Tibetan people to regain their rights to practice their beliefs than Adar Tsering, a familiar Tibetan face at the protests organized by the International Shugden Community. DorjeShugden.com recently had the pleasure of speaking with Adar Tsering to get his views…

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An Exclusive Interview with Claudio Cipullo

With over four decades of exposure to high lamas and key events in Tibetan Buddhism, Claudio’s experience provides important insights into the Dorje Shugden ban. It is interesting and noteworthy that with the onset of the Dorje Shugden ban, a practitioner of Claudio Cipullo’s caliber chose to continue with his Dorje Shugden practice…

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Recalling The Tibetan Identity

Considering their influence over the population, it beggars belief that the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) has yet to condemn self-immolations as un-Buddhist, to prevent further loss of life. More surprisingly, the CTA even published on their website an article in support of self-immolations, titled “Is self-immolation anti-Buddhist?”

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A Helping Hand For Nepal

Since the catastrophic earthquake hit Nepal, killing more than 9,000 people, and causing tremendous suffering and pain, Lama Gangchen Help in Action sprung into action, collecting relief funds and dispatching much-needed help…

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Tsem Rinpoche the Brave

When in April 2015 Tsem Tulku Rinpoche announced to the world that Kechara Forest Retreat houses the largest Dorje Shugden statue in the world, it goes without saying that it created ripples across the Tibetan Buddhist communities the world over. In perfect solidarity with their guru, the Kecharians, the name of Tsem Rinpoche’s students and followers, started making their own Shugden video testimonies…

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The Largest Dorje Shugden Statue in the World!

This massive 24ft statue, the largest Dorje Shugden statue in the world, is housed in Kechara Forest Retreat, an hour’s drive from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. This retreat center is the latest initiative of Kechara, a Buddhist organization founded by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche in the year 2000…

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An Exclusive Interview with Kelsang Ananda

Recently, DorjeShugden.com had the opportunity to speak with Ven. Kelsang Ananda about the Dorje Shugden ban. This is an insightful interview with a sincere Dharma practitioner and a teacher of the Buddhadharma who tells us why the protests go way beyond just the interests of Western Buddhists protecting their rights – they are also an act of compassion for those who have no voice against their oppressors…

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Why doesn’t the CTA help Nepal?

The opinion piece below was sent to dorjeshugden.com for publication. We accept submissions from the public, please send in your articles to [email protected]     As information of Nepal’s earthquake disaster dominates word news, and nations of the world scramble in support of the beleaguered Himalayan state, the one “nation” that has for over 50…

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DorjeShugden.com Offers Our Prayers to Nepal

Dorjeshugden.com would like to express deep sadness for the people and nation of Nepal who have been struck by the recent devastating earthquakes. It is with deep sorrow that we bear witness to the desolation of so many historic monuments and also to the homes of the people in the land where our Lord Buddha…

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Who was Trijang Rinpoche?

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso has likened Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche to “a vast reservoir from which all Gelugpa practitioners of the present day received ‘waters’ of blessings and instructions…

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Man Evicted from Samdhong Rinpoche’s Talk

On the 16th of April 2015, Samdhong Rinpoche gave a talk on Mind Training and Compassion Applied to Everyday Life and that was followed by a discussion with Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. Samdhong Rinpoche was the first ‘elected’ Kalon Tripa or Prime…

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The Great Lama Je Pabongka According to His Disciples and Others

My guru, kind-in-three-ways, who met face to face with Heruka, whose name I find difficult to utter… Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche Dechen Nyingpo was an unbelievable lama who lived in the early part of the twentieth century [biography]. His two main students, Kyabje Ling Rinpoche and Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, were the most highly esteemed Gelugpa Lamas…

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Michael Richards on Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche

Pabongka Rinpoche was probably the most influential Gelug lama of this century, holding all the important lineages of sutra and tantra and passing them on to most of the important Gelug lamas of the next two generations…

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Glenn Mullin on Je Pabongka: “Undoubtedly the greatest living Gelukpa lama of the period”

Pabongkha was undoubtedly the greatest living Gelukpa lama of the period, and would have been an ideal candidate. However, he strongly disliked political affairs and distrusted the Lhasa aristocracy. He therefore declined the request…

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Why Sabotage Your Own Country And People

For all the accusations levelled at China by the anti-Shugden people, the statement issued by China in February 2014 made it clear that China only wants to protect unity within the Tibet Autonomous Region and Greater China. For example, China’s position on the Dorje Shugden issue states without doubt that, they [the CTA] immediately launched a new evil action by reviving the dispute over the propitiation or non-propitiation of ‘Gyalchen Shugden’ by relying on opposition to it, with the evil hope to promote discord among believers within our borders…

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Think it Over: Trijang Rinpoche on Dorje Shugden

Even these days, some suspect those who rely upon and propitiate Gyalchen (Dorje Shugden) of conjuring ghosts, but it is the babbling talk of those who don’t understand the definitive meaning…

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Zong Rinpoche on Je Pabongka: “He Was Actually Heruka”

Mahasiddha Pabongka Rinpoche has a long history and during his time the Dharma increased greatly in Tibet. He was actually Heruka Demchok…

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Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey on Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche

Likewise, Lama Trijang Dorjechang, Junior Tutor to His Holiness the present Dalai Lama, folds his hands upon the crown of his head whenever he mentions Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. He was such a great lama, unsurpassed by any, that hardly any lamas or geshes of the Three Pillars (the monasteries of Ganden, Sera and Drepung) had not been his disciples…

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Corruption and Alleged Murder in Tibetan Parliament

By: Tenzin Wangchuk The opinion piece below was sent to dorjeshugden.com for publication. We accept submissions from the public, please send in your articles to [email protected]     On March 19, 2015, at exactly 12:20pm local time in Dharamsala (North India), the Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament Penpa Tsering announced his resignation. Gathering up his…

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The latest hit-list will surprise you

By: Tenzin Wangchuk The opinion piece below was sent to dorjeshugden.com for publication. We accept submissions from the public, please send in your articles to [email protected]     On March 10, 2015, at protests in New York, USA to commemorate the 1959 Tibetan uprising, in-fighting broke out among the Tibetan protesters there. This has nothing…

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Lama Zopa and the Future of the FPMT

FPMT has caused many people within their own organization and other organizations to doubt, lose faith, question and have negative thoughts against their gurus for practicing Dorje Shugden. In that way, they have caused many to break their samayas with their gurus. If FPMT continue on their present course, when this current Dalai Lama passes away, then they will have nothing left…

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A World Renowned Healer: Lama Gangchen Rinpoche

His Eminence Gangchen Rinpoche is a real lama, with great knowledge and incredible healing abilities, who has benefited thousands around the world. He is a tireless supporter of Buddha Dharma, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, our lineage, our practices, our monasteries, world peace, and our protectors Dorje Shugden and Palden Lhamo…

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Thanks to the Dalai Lama?

Today, the name “Dorje Shugden” itself heralds the coming of pure Dharma. Looking at the benefits that have arisen from the ban, perhaps, just perhaps, the ban can even be viewed as one of Dorje Shugden’s enlightened activities, one that allows him to correct the degeneration of Lama Tsongkapa’s lineage and protect this precious doctrine for future generations, just as he swore to do many centuries ago as Duldzin Drakpa Gyeltsen. And, as ironic as it may sound, all this is thanks to the Dalai Lama…

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Where is Lama Yeshe?

By: Yeshe Sangye The opinion piece below was sent to dorjeshugden.com for publication. We accept submissions from the public, please send in your articles to [email protected] In 1975, Lama Yeshe established the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (or FPMT in short). Today, it has grown to become one of the largest Tibetan…

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How Come Only Samaya with the Dalai Lama is Important?

Why is samaya with the Dalai Lama more important than samaya with one’s other teachers? Should we abandon all our commitments, vows, AND BREAK OUR SAMAYA WITH OUR ROOT TEACHER just to preserve samaya with the Dalai Lama?

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Powerful Protection Against Spirits or Black Magic

There are many types of protection one can have, dependent on the spirit or malady, but one of the most powerful is relying on the benevolent protector DORJE SHUGDEN. Dorje Shugden’s rites, rituals, prayers, meditations and protective mantras are hailed as one of the best. This practice is excellent to do daily to bless our…

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Theological Implications of the Dalai Lama’s Religious Ban

In analyzing the Dalai Lama’s Dorje Shugden ban, it is easy enough to see how restricting a person from expressing his religious beliefs is a breach of his human rights. However, even as news about the ban acknowledges how it impinges on various ‘freedom of religion’ provisions in the constitutions of a long list of democratic countries and the United Nations Charter…

Contemplate This

.…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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