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Trijang Rinpoche Visits Europe 2012
« on: November 22, 2012, 05:29:40 PM »
From http://www.dorjeshugden.com/all-articles/news/trijang-rinpoche-visits-europe-2012/

H.H. Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche giving teachings in Rabten Choeling, Switzerland in October 2012

In a stunning, exciting and path-creating trip, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has visited both Switzerland and Italy in recent weeks and conferred on the very meritorious crowd the initiation of Yamantaka and Vajrayogini.

His Holiness was also requested to give the initiation of Dorje Shugden, to which he had agreed. Unfortunately, as there was not enough time, he was not able to confer this initiation on this trip, which leaves an auspicious sign that he will be conferring Dorje Shugden in the future.

Throngs of people crowd to see H.H. Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche, the Guru of Gurus

However, as we can see by the large turnout in all the photos, there were many people – including many high Lamas, Geshes and incarnations – there to welcome H.H. Trijang Dorje Chang’s to Switzerland and Italy.

While there, Trijang Rinpoche gave many interviews and intimate audiences to his disciples. Also, he remarked to the high Lamas of Europe that it is time now to invite H.H. Pabongka Rinpoche – a very outstanding and high incarnation – to Europe to give teachings. That was his reminder.

The teaching tour and initiations were a success and held portent of the future: that Trijang Rinpoche will carry on his previous life’s legacy. He will carry on the Buddhadharma and he will spread the pure lineage of Dorje Shugden.

H.H. Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche confers the Yamantaka and Vajrayogini initiations to the amassed congregation


Continuing the Legacy

There has been speculation for many years now about whether Trijang Rinpoche will teach in this lifetime or manifest the same Dharma signs as he did in his previous life. Although his previous incarnation was such an influential and important Lama, especially for practitioners of the Gelugpa school of Buddhism, the current Trijang Rinpoche faced many obstacles to his work during his earlier years, and received death threats and constant physical attacks simply because of his Dorje Shugden practice. This is even after the Dalai Lama gave him permission to practice. The current Trijang Rinpoche is the only person in the world that the Dalai Lama has allowed to continue his practice of Dorje Shugden. Because of his continued devotion to Dorje Shugden, Trijang Rinpoche was living under so much danger that he eventually left Gaden Monastery in India to live in the USA instead.


So this news about the current Trijang Rinpoche granting initiations and teachings is excellent and very significant. It shows that in spite of all the difficulties, this true, unmistaken incarnation is continuing the far-reaching works of his previous life. We rejoice to know that he is once again passing the lineage onwards to many practitioners and continuing the legacy that his predecessor began.

More importantly, we must consider the effects that his teaching will have for the future of Dorje Shugden’s practice in the world… and for all practices of the Gelug lineage.


That Special Exemption

First, we must ask this crucial question: Why did the Dalai Lama permit Trijang Rinpoche to practice Dorje Shugden?

If Dorje Shugden was such a terrible demon, why would the Dalai Lama allow the incarnation of his root Guru to practice something so bad? Some people say it is because Trijang Rinpoche is the only Guru in the world who is powerful enough to control Dorje Shugden. If this is the case, then why doesn’t the Dalai Lama request Trijang Rinpoche to subdue and control Dorje Shugden, to lessen his damage? These questions have never been answered.

Venerable Tenzin Rabgye Rinpoche (Geshe Rabten’s incarnation), H.H. Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche, H.E. Gonsar Rinpoche, H.E. Panglung Rinpoche, H.E. Lama Gangchen Rinpoche

Secondly, Trijang Rinpoche – both his previous incarnation and the current one – is one of the most highly respected Buddhist teachers in the world, with thousands of followers everywhere. It is very obvious that the moment this current incarnation begins to teach, he will be passing his lineage and practices to thousands of people.

The Dalai Lama, who is recognized as an emanation of the Buddha Chenrezig, must know this simple fact. Therefore, why give a “bad” and “damaging” practice to the single most powerful lama in the Gelugpa lineage? Doesn’t he know that if Trijang Rinpoche does Dorje Shugden’s practice, there is a very high chance of him passing the practice to all of his followers? Even as a solitary practitioner, Trijang Rinpoche would not practice something on his own without any assistants – the pujas and rituals he does would involve his attendants and students who would set up, make the tormas and assist during the pujas.

These questions have never been answered directly by the Dalai Lama or his people. This can only lead us to one conclusion: The Dalai Lama actually intends for the practice of Dorje Shugden to spread further.


Making Dorje Shugden Flourish

The ban on the practice has resulted in a huge amount of news coverage and awareness about Dorje Shugden. The more the Dalai Lama bans the practice and talks against it, the more people hear about it all around the world. There is no Buddhist deity today that is more “famous” than Dorje Shugden and has been featured so extensively on major international news channels.


Now, as the time for the Dalai Lama’s reign and current incarnation comes nearly to an end (we apologize for saying this and we do not wish for this to happen any time soon), could it be that he is preparing to pass the leadership on to the next generation of powerful teachers? A generation which includes His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche?

So, by allowing Trijang Rinpoche to practice Dorje Shugden, the Dalai Lama prepares for a time when he will no longer be around, and a time when this young, new Lama rises to become a powerful great teacher to pass on the teachings. With the ban right now, the Dalai Lama creates much awareness and knowledge about Dorje Shugden. Then, as he retires, Trijang Rinpoche steps in to take this awareness to the next level – he begins teaching and spreading the practice of Dorje Shugden. Thus, we see that two Lamas are actually working together hand-in-hand to make the practice grow bigger and go further than it ever has before.


In the 1970s, the previous Trijang Rinpoche himself wrote clearly that it is incorrect for us to ‘take sides’ with either the Protector Dorje Shugden or the teachers like the Dalai Lama. He stressed that it is important to realize that “the enlightening activities of these great masters (such as the Dalai Lama or the Panchen Lama) are each as mutually universal and pervasive as the other.” He writes in his very famous text, Music Delighting an Ocean of Protectors:

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"...Some who are narrow-minded, not understanding this point, consider this Dharmapala (Dorje Shugden) to be like an ordinary worldly being and, with supposed faith in the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama, disparage him; or else they admire this great Dharmapala but criticize the Dalai Lama or Panchen Lama. Using either one as a reason not to admire the other and speaking badly about either in any way is the conduct of an ordinary being who, under the influence of attachment and hatred, just tries to help friends and hurt enemies; it obscures the increase of these great holy Aryas’ deeds and creates the karmic cause to experience unbearable suffering in the future."


After all, great teachers like the Dalai Lama (who is Chenrezig) and Trijang Rinpoche (who is Vajra Yogini) wouldn’t make such simple “mistakes” about a practice like Dorje Shugden, would they? Are Lamas like these unable to tame a mere spirit? (which is what people claim Dorje Shugden is.) Either they are ordinary and unattained, or they have much bigger plans ahead. We are sharing all this with you with the hope that it is indeed because of bigger, better plans for the future of all practices. 

We wish everyone excellent success in your practices. May you always receive the blessings of the Protectors and the Three Jewels.

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http://www.dorjeshugden.com/articles/kyabje-trijang-rinpoches-works-and-autobiography/

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Re: Trijang Rinpoche Visits Europe 2012
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2012, 02:06:41 PM »
Its definitely great news that Trijang Rinpoche is traveling around the world turning the wheel of Dharma, His Holiness is also giving initiations to many people now, one could imagine if His Holiness gave Dorje Shugden initiations to any of His disciples.Trijang Rinpoche is the only one person in this world that was allowed to continue his Dorje Shugden practice hence I am very convinced His Holiness would have taught about this sacred practice to many people (especially when His Holiness is traveling a lot more these days)by now. Once the inevitable uplift of the  ban happens, we will see a lot of Dorje Shugden  practitioners emerge from their "hideouts" thanks mainly to H.H Trijang Rinpoche!

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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2012, 04:12:34 PM »
Thank you so much for this article and the accompanying splendid photographs. Your points are well thought out, logical and indisputable. I just have something to add to the first point regarding HH Dalai Lama allowing HH Trijang Choktrul to be the only person to practice Dorje Shugden.

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Some people say it is because Trijang Rinpoche is the only Guru in the world who is powerful enough to control Dorje Shugden. If this is the case, then why doesn’t the Dalai Lama request Trijang Rinpoche to subdue and control Dorje Shugden, to lessen his damage? These questions have never been answered.

This hypothesis above implies that HH Dalai Lama is not powerful enough to ‘subdue and control Dorje Shugden’, which I think is illogical. How can the Dalai Lama not be able to subdue a demon, unless like his predecessor, the 5th Dalai Lama, he realizes that he was mistaken in his belief that Dorje Shugden was a demon and finally acknowledges Dorje Shugden as a Buddha.

Let us hope history will repeat itself.
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2012, 04:53:23 PM »
Very blessed to see these pictures of the gathering of the illustrious masters. H.E Gangchen Rinpoche' beard has turned completely white since the last picture i see of him. There are not that many old masters around now. May they live long and continue to turn the wheel of Dharma. It brings great hopes to see the young illustrious masters such as HH Trijang Rinpoche coming to the forefront now to manifest this incarnation's blessed activities.

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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2012, 05:03:00 PM »
Dear Admin,
Thank you for this wonderful article  and pictures of H.H. Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang visiting Europe. It is most auspicious and a great blessing if one is able to receive Dorje Shugden's initiation directly from His Holiness.

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The Dalai Lama, who is recognized as an emanation of the Buddha Chenrezig, must know this simple fact. Therefore, why give a “bad” and “damaging” practice to the single most powerful lama in the Gelugpa lineage? Doesn’t he know that if Trijang Rinpoche does Dorje Shugden’s practice, there is a very high chance of him passing the practice to all of his followers? Even as a solitary practitioner, Trijang Rinpoche would not practice something on his own without any assistants – the pujas and rituals he does would involve his attendants and students who would set up, make the tormas and assist during the pujas.

These questions have never been answered directly by the Dalai Lama or his people. This can only lead us to one conclusion: The Dalai Lama actually intends for the practice of Dorje Shugden to spread further.

The above point makes quite a lot of sense. If Dorje Shugden practice is bad and it harms HHDL. Then definitely HHDL would have gone all the way with the ban. Why allow Trijang Rinpoche to practice and not anyone else? Some might say HHDL did it out of Guru Devotion. If that's the case, then HHDL should lift the ban and believe totally in what his Guru was and is currently practising! Why make such a big fuss about Dorje Shugden's practice?

By banning Dorje Shugden's practice, HHDL has created more awareness about Dorje Shugden than it ever had before. People around the world who have never heard about Dorje Shugden will know about this uncommon protector by just simply typing the name Dalai Lama in youtube and after clicking on a few videos, one is bound to come across videos related to Dorje Shugden.

The enlightened masters have their skilful ways of doing things one cannot easily understand. I pray that the ban will be lifted very soon by HHDL himself. For whatever reason he banned the practice, I am certain that HHDL's motivation is pure and is always for the growth of the Dharma. In this case most probably for the powerful practice of Dorje Shugden to continue growing stronger and for the benefit of many more in the future.
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Re: Trijang Rinpoche Visits Europe 2012
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2012, 12:34:55 PM »
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... Also, he remarked to the high Lamas of Europe that it is time now to invite H.H. Pabongka Rinpoche – a very outstanding and high incarnation – to Europe to give teachings. That was his reminder.

It seems like HH Trijang Rinpoche is hinting to us the start of a new era in Buddhism.  The previous incarnations of HH Pabongka Rinpoche and HH Trijang Rinpoche had been instrumental in the flourishing of the lineage and teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden.  It is time that the present incarnations step in to bring back or revive the glory that this Virtuous Tradition (or the Gelug Lineage) had once enjoyed at the time of Lama Tsongkhapa.

HH Dalai Lama cannot be wrong to exclusively allow HH Trijang Rinpoche to practise Dorje Shugden and yet imposed a ban on others to practise the same!  I believe HH Dalai Lama will reveal the truth soon. 

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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2012, 03:25:42 PM »
HHDL's ban on Dorje Shugden was a well-thought of plan with perfect timing!
The ban was imposed when the previous reincarnation of Trijiang Rinpoche was alive and he, and he alone, was allowed to practice.

Dorje Shugden was made very famous as the direct results of the ban while the current Trijiang Rinpoche was going through his childhood, teen and youth.

Now when it is time for Trijiang Rinpoche to start teaching, his fame raises high as the only lama who is allowed to practice DS. What a well-timed plan!!

May this be the first sign of the ban be lifted!

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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2012, 04:23:07 PM »
Beautiful pictures and great article! Rejoice to see that H.H. Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang is starting to turn the wheel of Dharma. I hope I can meet with him one day in this life time to get the initiation especially the initiation of Dorje Shugden from him.
I strongly believe HHDL has the ban on Dorje Shugden but still allowing HH Trijang Rinpoche to practice Dorje Shugden is for a reason. It should be their plan to promote Dorje Shugden widely. May the day comes fast and HHDL and HH Trijang Rinpoche would hand in hand teaching on Dorje Shugden.

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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2012, 04:58:32 PM »
Wonderful images of His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche visiting Europe and spreading dharma, back in action!  This is a sign that the current reincarnation of young high lamas are slowly spreading dharma in various parts of the world perhaps in preparation for the removal of the ban?  It is amazing to know the line of reincarnation Trijang Rinpoche, each life time has accomplished so much and the current one is now back in action and ready to go!  What will happen next?  Now the guru is back working hand in hand with his disciple!

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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2012, 04:06:32 PM »
Long live His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche,  I have no doubt that you will spread pure geluk linage and dorje shugden all over the world. 
My root guru, Thank you for everything.

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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2012, 06:39:54 AM »
Oh my goodness Buddha!!! These images and news are super super aweeeesome and amazing. Wow we are certainly most fortunate to have Trijang Rinpoche continue His legacy. And from these pictures we can see clearly He is definitely a celebration for many where the significance of Him turning the wheel of Dharma is priceless. This is the moment many have been waiting for... as the ridiculous ban slowly disintegrates... the rise of the powerful Lamas who practices Je Tsongkhapa's teachings will rise up with the assistance of our Dharmapala King Dorje Shugden.

It is such an exciting time and moment as Shugden practitioners continue working hard, keeping up with our practices and loyalty and faith and quietly we do our thing to spread the teachings.... the time is ripening for Dorje Shugden to appear again to be of benefit to the entire world.

I so love the picture of all the high Lamas sitting together... HHDL/CTA said they are all wrong and worship demons... well if they do... they why on earth are the back, why are their activities growing and why are they so much more compassionate then those that accuse them? Hmmmm the BAN is based on illogical reasons and the only possible logical reason for it... is for the very reason to make Dorje Shugden go global. 

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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2012, 11:30:42 AM »

This hypothesis above implies that HH Dalai Lama is not powerful enough to ‘subdue and control Dorje Shugden’, which I think is illogical. How can the Dalai Lama not be able to subdue a demon, unless like his predecessor, the 5th Dalai Lama, he realizes that he was mistaken in his belief that Dorje Shugden was a demon and finally acknowledges Dorje Shugden as a Buddha.

Let us hope history will repeat itself.

I am extremely happy to see and read about Trijang Rinpoche travel. As we all know, a lot of us have been waiting in anticipation what will Trijang Rinpoche do next. This is a good sign cause it shows that Trijang Rinpoche will further teach and obviously Shugden practice will spread via Rinpoche.

I like what Wisdom Being said. I do hope that the history will repeat itself.



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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2012, 09:32:15 AM »
Wow! I really love these pictures as it reaffirms so much that reincarnation exists, and that our Dharma attainments will not leave us when we die, but they will still continue to our next life after our deaths as this is obviously what happened to Trijang Rinpoche. He carried on his Dharma knowledge and his affinity for the Dharma to his next life and the highest Gelug Lamas all pay respect to him in this life. The pictures are awe inspiring, as it shows everyone how much they respect Trijang Rinpoche for who he is. His Dharma deeds can only grow bigger from here.

Let's see what will happen soon as the Dharma Wheel has been turned by Trijang Rinpoche and has been set into motion.

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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2012, 09:40:26 AM »
Really wonderful that HH Trijang Rinpoche is again turning the Wheel of Dharma. I cannot describe my joy. Looks like another era is beginning. This incarnation is for the "modern" practitioners. Pardon my assumption as the Buddhas always manifest in a form and live a life very similar to the people he wants to teach. Hence, this incarnation is not in the form of a monk. Nevertheless he is 100% a Buddha.

I rejoice and can't wait for the Dorje Shugden initiation. My body tinkles in anticipation for HH Pabongka Rinpoche to start teaching in public. It will be most profound. And then for Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen to reveal himself.

Wow!

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« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2012, 09:52:16 AM »
Really wonderful that HH Trijang Rinpoche is again turning the Wheel of Dharma. I cannot describe my joy. Looks like another era is beginning. This incarnation is for the "modern" practitioners. Pardon my assumption as the Buddhas always manifest in a form and live a life very similar to the people he wants to teach. Hence, this incarnation is not in the form of a monk. Nevertheless he is 100% a Buddha.

I rejoice and can't wait for the Dorje Shugden initiation. My body tinkles in anticipation for HH Pabongka Rinpoche to start teaching in public. It will be most profound. And then for Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen to reveal himself.

Wow!

I do hope to receive the initiation from Trijang Rinpoche himself in the future as well, with the kind permission of my Guru and with enough merits, or just merely to request a blessing from his holy self would be a great honor for me! The current form of Trijang Rinpoche has a very good looking appearance and I am sure if he chooses to, he can get lots of young people to join the Dharma and to do something with their lives instead of just wasting them on samsaric things. Despite the CTA, his Dharma career still took off, so that proves that CTA cannot do anything at all against highly accomplished Lamas and that Dharma practice is never wasted.