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Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche leads Vajra Yogini Fire Puja

The world is watching the activities of H.H. Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche, full of expectation that he will continue the great work of his predecessor, Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang. Most recently, Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche led a Vajra Yogini retreat and fire puja in TBI from 28th June to the 27th July…

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Activities and Events at Shugden Centres Around the World – September 2014

September 2014 is another exciting month to immerse yourself in discovering the teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa’s tradition, in events conducted by Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries and Dharma Centers around the world led by Dorje Shugden teachers…

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UPDATE: The Shugden Controversy: A Panel Discussion

Our email From: DS Admin Date: Thu, Aug 7, 2014 at 4:09 AM Subject: SOAS The Shugden Controversy Panel Discussion To: [email protected] Dear Dr. Hill, It has come to our attention that SOAS will soon be hosting a panel discussion on the topic of “The Shugden Controversy and the 14th Dalai Lama”. I represent the…

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9th Monlam Chenmo in Chogdong Monastery, Tibet

Chogdong Monastery (or Chagdrung Monastery) in Kham, Tibet celebrated their 9th Annual Monlam Chenmo festival in July 2014. The celebrations centered around a vast open plain, with huge tents erected to accommodate the thousands of monks and lay people who gathered to celebrate this auspicious occasion…

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An unexpected blessing and gift

Dear friends, There has been a lot of debate in regards to the practice of Dorje Shugden. However, rather than involving ourselves in the arguments posited by either side, perhaps we should come to a conclusion on Dorje Shugden and his practice through our own study of the issue. His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche was…

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Supporting the Growth of Dorje Shugden in South Africa

Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre (VKBC) in Johannesburg, South Africa recently held a Dorje Shugden teaching and empowerment ceremony in June 2014. The administrators of VKBC had written to DorjeShugden.com requesting sponsorship of Dorje Shugden pendants…

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200,000 gather for a milestone event!!

31 July 2014 marks a day of rejoicing as the world celebrates the return of the great Dharma master, H.E. Denma Gonsa Rinpoche, and his enthronement in Gonsa Monastery, Tibet. Over 200,000 (more than the population of Tibetans in Exile) were in attendance…

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Activities and Events at Shugden Centres Around the World – August 2014

August 2014 is shaping up to be a busy month for Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries and Dharma Centers around the world that have Dorje Shugden lamas as their spiritual guides or heads…

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Zava Damdin Rinpoche spreads Dharma in Mongolia

His Eminence Zava Damdin Rinpoche is an erudite Lama of the Gelug tradition and in accordance with the teachings, has brought innumerable benefits to those he meets. A modern Lama with a passionate heart to bring the teachings of the Incomparable Lama Tsongkhapa to his people and country, Zava Damdin Rinpoche is now building a…

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Another Threatening Letter!

Yet another group, a newly formed pro-Dalai Lama faction known as the GLOBAL TIBETAN VOLUNTEERS FOR THE TRUTH, has recently issued a statement that is nothing less than a threat against Dorje Shugden practitioners…

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DorjeShugden.com receives a threat

Every single day, four million Dorje Shugden practitioners are subjected to vulgarities, and threats of violence and harm by Tibetans who, since 1996, have been consistently misinformed, alarmed and provoked by their leadership. Above is one such example, which was left as a comment on the DorjeShugden.com Facebook page. To think that someone took the…

Kopan Monastery in 1971. Front row (left to right): Zina Rachevsky, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Geshe Thubten Tashi, Age Delbanco (Babaji), Lama Yeshe and Losang Nyima. Claudio Cipullo is circled in red

A True Inspiration: Claudio Cipullo

By: Michaela Smith Every now and then, we come across personalities that touch and inspire us Dorje Shugden practitioners. In the middle of hypocrisy and suffocating pressures to be politically correct, to ostracise our Guru and fellow Dharma practitioners who practice the Lord Protector Dorje Shugden, one person stands out. Claudio Cipullo was a student…

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Saga Dawa Celebrations in Shar Gaden

Saga Dawa, the holiest time of the Tibetan year, is celebrated throughout the entire fourth month of the Tibetan lunar calendar. Tibetan lunar month begins and ends with a new moon, and the full moon day that falls in the middle of the 4th month is known as Saga Dawa Duchen…

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Dalai Lama speaks out against caste based discrimination, but how about Shugden people?

Recently the Dalai Lama visited Zanskar and speaks out against caste based discrimination: “I found out that some castes were considered lower caste and others don’t eat and drink with them”… “Monks also don’t go to their house to perform prayers”… “But I went along with them and took a picture with them”… “It is…

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400,000 in Chatreng Sampheling Monastery!

An astounding 400,000 people attended the Monlam Festival in Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s Sampheling Monastery in Chatreng, Tibet from 5-12 March, 2014. The Gelugpa Monlam Chenmo (or Great Prayer Festival) was established by Lama Tsongkapa in 1049…

Fabrizio Pallotti, who has previously received teachings from masters such as H.H. Trijang Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, who now claims that the Dharma Protector his teachers relied upon is a demon

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On April 26, 2014, journalist Johannes Nugroho published an article about the undemocratic and illogical ban on Dorje Shugden (click HERE). His article invited many comments in response. One such comment which listed the names of some highly realised practitioners who had relied on Dorje Shugden, including Ribur Rinpoche. On May 1, 2014, Fabrizio Pallotti…

May 18, 2014: Monks from Tharpa Choling Monastery (on the jeep) who forcefully entered Gaden Choling Monastery. At this time of publication, they have refused to leave Gaden Choling

Breaking News: 2nd Attack on Domo Geshe Rinpoche’s Monastery!

A large group of monks and lay people from Tharpa Choling Monastery in Kalimpong have once again invaded Gaden Choling Monastery and attempted to seize it by force, showing utter disrespect and aggression towards the small community of Dorje Shugden lamas of Gaden Choling at a time when they have just lost a leader and someone very dear…

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Achok Rinpoche’s Teachings in Serpom Monastery

DorjeShugden.com is pleased to share these pictures of Achok Rinpoche giving teachings and oral transmission of Lama Tsongkapa and his two disciples at Serpom Monastery in India, in conjunction with the month of Saga Dawa…

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Activities and Events at Shugden Centres Around the world – July 2014

Those who wish to discover, explore or study the teachings and tradition of Lama Tsongkapa need look no further. Here are some of the interesting and outstanding activities offered this summer in July 2014…

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Denma Gongsa Rinpoche meets Panchen Lama

We have received auspicious news that the young incarnation of Denma Gongsa Rinpoche recently travelled to meet H.H. the 11th Panchen Lama, Gyancain Norbu. This is an auspicious occasion considering the fact that this meeting is one of the very first between the two high lamas…

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Lama Thubten Phurpu shares Dharma in the West

DorjeShugden.com has received very good news that Lama Thubten Phurpu has recently been on a teaching tour to Italy, Switzerland and Nepal. A prominent Gelugpa lama from Yulshu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Lama Thubten Phurpu was invited to the West to give teachings and Dharma discourses…

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Domo Geshe Chocktrul Rinpoche’s 11th Birthday

Eleven years ago, a special boy was born to Karma and Hishey Dorji of Sikkim. In the early spring of 2008, this special boy, who was given the name Losang Jigme Nyak-gi Wangchuk…

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UPDATED: Domo Geshe Rinpoche’s Monastery in Phedong Attacked!

On May 18, 2014 at 3:30pm, a group of 40 monks and laypeople from Tharpa Choling in Kalimpong, forced their way into Gaden Choling in Phedong. They have continued to occupy the Gaden Choling premises…

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Frankfurt: Peaceful Demonstrations Coverage

The demonstration in Frankfurt, Germany on the 14th and 15th of May 2014 was the final stop for the recent series of peaceful protests organized by the International Shugden Community (ISC)…

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Dorje Shugden arrives in Los Angeles

DorjeShugden.com is proud to announce that our second mural has been completed, and this time it is in Los Angeles, California! This mural was conceptualized to reach a younger generation who would see it as a photo opportunity and spread it around on social media, and therefore multiply the number of people blessed by Dorje…

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Interview with CTA Representative, Thubten Wangchen

During the recent European demonstrations by the International Shugden Community (ISC) in May 2014, the ISC successfully obtained an exclusive interview with Thubten Wangchen, a representative of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)…

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H.H. Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche Accepts Tenshug from Shar Gaden

Dorjeshugden.com has received joyous news that H.H. Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche has recently accepted a Tenshug (Long Life Prayer), requested and offered by the 700+ monks of Shar Gaden Monastery. Shar Gaden’s current abbot, Khen Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Jinpa, travelled with a small entourage to Trijang Buddhist Institute, USA (TBI) to personally make the Tenshug offering…

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Deepak Chopra Visits Albagnano

Deepak Chopra, world-renowned healer and prominent advocate of alternative medicine paid a visit to H.E. Gangchen Rinpoche’s Albagnano Healing centre in Milano, Italy. This meeting of healing masters included the august presences of Lama Michel, Geshe Wangyel, H.E. Drupchen Rinpoche, the great Abbot Emeritus of Shar Gaden monastery, Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Pende and none other than…

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Rotterdam: Peaceful Demonstrations Coverage

In Rotterdam, the International Shugden Community (ISC) and a group of Tibetans staged a peaceful demonstration calling upon the Dalai Lama to grant freedom of religion and to lift the ban on Dorje Shugden…

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Oslo, Norway: Peaceful Demonstrations Coverage

DorjeShugden.com is glad to bring you news, photos and videos of the latest peaceful demonstration led by the International Shugden Committee (ISC) which took place in Oslo, Norway in early March 2014…

The return of the unmistaken Denma Gongsa Rinpoche

The young Denma Gonsa Rinpoche recites Gaden Lhagyama!

Emanations of the enlightened Mind can take on different forms depending on the karmas and dispositions of the recipients in need. In human form, these emanations or tulkus take on the responsibility to preserve and propagate the holy Dharma of Buddha’s teachings in accordance with our language, time, culture and place. There are many different…

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Gen Ahzung shows his attainments

Dorjeshugden.com has recently received news of the passing of one the great living treasures of Serpom Monastery. Gen Tenzin Donyoe, affectionately known as Gen Ahzung, is a simple monk with few belongings. He outwardly portrayed himself as a humble monk who only did very simple practices. His heart practice which lasted his entire life was…

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Bringing Shugden to New York City

DorjeShugden.com is proud to announce that our first mural has been completed in New York! As the artist was about to begin his work however, the weather turned against us and New York was hit with several severe winter storms that lasted for a month. As a result, after the artist whitewashed the wall to prepare it for the…

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700 in Washington, D.C.

Dear friends, Very good news! The International Shugden Committee (ISC) rallied their members for a peaceful demonstration in Washington, D.C. on March 7, 2014. During their previous demonstration in California, we saw how a peaceful nun was chastised by H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama when she asked for religious freedom. Since that time, although there…

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Support the protests

Dear friends, The peaceful removal of the undemocratic ban that infringes on religious freedom of worship of Dorje Shugden is a concern for everyone. We therefore encourage the kind assistance of everyone towards the International Shugden Community (ISC) who are determined to remove the ban through peaceful means bringing no harm to His Holiness the…

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Newspapers Say The Ban is Down?

By Saavie Acker Losar is the most important holiday for Tibetans and also widely celebrated by Tibetan Buddhists worldwide. Marking the turn of a new year, it is a day for Tibetans and Tibetan Buddhists alike to make offerings to the Gurus, Enlightened Beings and Dharma Protectors in appreciation for the year that has passed…

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Extensive media coverage of Dalai Lama protests

Dear Shugdenpas, DorjeShugden.com is glad to bring you breaking news about the International Shugden Community’s latest peaceful demonstration in San Francisco, California. The ISC has been diligently planning this protest months in advance, after the Dalai Lama’s 4-day California schedule was announced. The first day of the Dalai Lama’s visit to California coincided with the…

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New Geshes at Shar Ganden Monastery

The above picture was posted on Shar Ganden’s Facebook page and reveals the successful candidates who have been awarded the prestigious Geshe degree this year. The Geshe degree is a culmination of years of study according to the excellent Gelug educational system and lineage, and is one of the highest accolades in the Tibetan tradition…

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Dorje Shugden monks offer felicitations to the New Abbot of Shar Ganden

The first historical abbot of Shar Ganden Monastery has served the monastery’s learning of sutra and tantra curriculum well. His Eminence Jetsun Losang Pende is now retiring as the abbot. He will continue to teach his hundreds of students and remain in deeper spiritual meditational retreats within the Monastery and also travel from time to…

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Video Response to Dalai Lama’s Speech

This video is in response to the recent teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Sera on Lam Rim (December 24, 2013-January 4, 2014) where the ban against Shugden is mentioned again for 27 minutes. It seems at every teaching and public gathering the Shugden ban and the witch-hunt against practitioners are repeated. After…

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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