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Download the FULL Dorje Shugden puja here!!!
« on: December 01, 2012, 07:24:27 PM »
A new article on DorjeShugden.com thats well exciting!!! I lifted it off http://www.dorjeshugden.com/downloads/audio/download-the-full-dorje-shugden-puja-here/


Download the FULL Dorje Shugden puja here!!!

Bless your chakras. Bless your animals. Empower your home, office and living area. Bring good energy to your working environment. Dispel negative energy and beings…play these pujas ANYWHERE and ANY TIME.

For the first time EVER, DorjeShugden.com is making available audio recordings of the full Dorje Shugden puja, which includes recitations of the Yamantaka sadhana and offerings followed by the actual Dorje Shugden puja.

Chanted by the sacred monks of Shar Gaden Monastery, we invite you to rejoice in the positive vibes of these fantastically clear recordings of very ancient, very holy prayers from our pure lineage.

Like what you hear? Let your friends know about these recordings, and bless them with the sacred words of our Dharma Protector.


Listen on the website
(go to http://www.dorjeshugden.com/downloads/audio/download-the-full-dorje-shugden-puja-here/ to listen to the pujas)


Listen on your computer
We are also making these recordings available for download onto your computer or phone, so you can play these pujas wherever you are.

To save the recordings onto your computer, right click on the links below then select “Save Link As…”

Right click HERE (http://www.dorjeshugden.com/download/DSdhakang.mp3) to download the Dorje Shugden dhakang (monthly puja).

Right click HERE (http://www.dorjeshugden.com/download/DSkangso.mp3) to download the Dorje Shugden puja.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2012, 08:46:10 PM by DharmaDefender »

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Re: Download the FULL Dorje Shugden puja here!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2012, 02:51:59 AM »
Thank you Dharma Defender for sharing this! Rejoice! It is very exciting to hear the prayers especially chanted by the holy monks in Shar Gaden Monastery and i must say it is very clearly recorded, thinking almost sounded like this being recorded from the studio. It brings peace into my mind. Thank you again! Now i can play it anywhere i go to bless the area. I can even let my dog to hear it which will be fabulous! I am going to share this wherever i go!

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Re: Download the FULL Dorje Shugden puja here!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2012, 10:38:25 AM »
Dharma Defender, thank you so much for sharing the audio recording of the full Dorje Shugden puja here. Thank you also to the dedicated crew of DS.com for arranging these clear recording of the puja done at Shar Gaden monastery. It meant so much to be able to listen to the monks chant this holy prayers since there are no Tibetan monastery in our area that does DS practice openly. May I have your consent to put the downloaded file into a DVD for the benefit of some of my fellow practitioners who does not have access to the computer? I hope I am not infringing any copy rights.

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Re: Download the FULL Dorje Shugden puja here!!!
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2012, 12:29:46 PM »
Wow... you guys have done it again... What an incredible opportunity to download such a precious file. Thank you... The passion and relentless sharing of knowledge and information is the key to "removing' the ban. Even if the physical ban remains, the emotional and mental ban of ignorance can easily be removed!

Thank you again DorjeShugden.com for being the herald of pertinent information and the harbinger of meritorious teachings/sharings.

What a wonderful and ingenious way to bless our environment indeed...

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Re: Download the FULL Dorje Shugden puja here!!!
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2012, 05:30:53 PM »
Wow, wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing this. I have just downloaded it to my laptop. I will copy it to my phone. Now, I can listen to the authentic puja conducted by monks in Gaden anywhere, anytime. By listening to the puja, it will bless all beings who listen to it and the environment too.

How I wish the ban would be lifted soonest so that we can hear these prayer openly from all the temples and monasteries.

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Re: Download the FULL Dorje Shugden puja here!!!
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2012, 09:08:47 AM »
That is amazing! Thank you so much for making the Puja available to all of us! Now people who have no access to a Dorje Shugden center can do his Puja and at least make a connection to him! This website is increasingly going to be a one stop center for all Dorje Shugden practitioners and very soon all who come here will have no problems at all finding all the resources they need to kickstart their Dharma practice. I really feel happy for all the good works this website is doing to promote Dorje Shugden because everyone needs Dorje Shugden at this day and age because we all have our own problems internally that no one can help save for a Lama or a powerful and compassionate Dharma Protector.

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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2012, 03:07:14 PM »
Wow this is super cool to have this available so easily and freely. Thanks for the post DD and thank you dorjeshugden.com for always making so much effort in spreading Dorje Shugden's practice. It reminds me of the good old days when there was no ban and during protector's puja you can hear these holy tunes being played. They are so sacred and makes my hair stand when hearing them!

Now anyone can play it when they do their prayers and puja. How fortunate we are to be able to here this. Thanks again... now I will share it on FB hehe x


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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2012, 03:20:14 PM »
This is wonderful to share with others as it invokes the great King to come from his abode. The instruments being played have great representations... I found some nice writings on the sacred instruments and mantras and what's their significant and what it means ... 

The esoteric metaphysics defines all sounds as music and all music as mantras, sacred formulae, as far as the awakening mind is concerned. The sacred formulae denote the condensation of infinite truth as non-substantive purity. Mantra ultimately is the eternal state which dissolves the subject-object distinction rendering empirical assertions and intellectual definitions meaningless. It is the highest form of beauty, not merely in appearance but in actuality, an actuality that is pure, perfect and infinite, wherein all concepts of good and bad disappear.

There is also a rational and intellectual approach to music. All sounds and music are the effects of cause and conditions, that is, the principle of interdependence, inter-relationship and interaction functions throughout the art. All events are compound, nothing is independent, everything is subject to the dynamic law of causation and effect. Dynamism implies an ever-unending change, the process of evolution and devolution. Here music becomes a symbol of the true state of nature. The ever changing sound in its subtle form signifies this transitoriness which, despite appearances, is indivisible from the underlying reality, the Absolute, the Unmanifesting.

Sacred music, in so far as its symbolic and functional aspects are concerned, plays a vital role in the life of initiates as a process of subjective transformation which brings peace, harmony and awareness of truth in its totality. The truly beneficial approach, we believe, is the subjective assessment of music in its true nature. It must be admitted that all these profound concepts make no mention of encouraging "creative endeavour" as a means of exercising individual ingenuity and imagination. This absence of emphasis on individual innovation and creativity also characterizes our whole approach to art, pictorial and plastic as well as musical. Here too what is all-important is the refer-rent, the metaphysical message which is symbolized by the art, through the canonical forms.

The nature of sacred music can be considered under two aspects; namely, the devotional aspect and the symbolic aspect. Devotional music is functional insofar as it features actually in any performance of temple liturgy or mystical dance. These two aspects are, however, complementary to each other and in fact inseparable.

The symbolic aspect embraces the widest possible range of musical concept because its scope goes beyond empirical views and definitions. Every conceivable sound, whether originating from animate or inanimate things, is source material for music and is at the same time symbolic. For there is no difference whatsoever in the nature of the message each conveys to a spiritual aspirant or to one who is awakening to reality. Even the essence of functional music lies in its symbolic value. The symbolism, it must be clearly stated, will be utterly meaningless and useless unless there is intense understanding of its true meaning coupled with a deeply felt urge to follow the path.

Generally speaking functional sacred music is constituted by temple liturgy, including devotional songs and ritual music both vocal and instrumental. All these enter into the training of monks and nuns, and each will specialize according to the particular traditions to which he or she is attached. There are a few simple chants and recitations common to all. Besides the common temple liturgy, certain types of ritual are performed jointly by monks, nuns and initiated laymen. In some cases non-initiates join in as well.
It is no exaggeration to say that as a spiritual exercise the purpose here is to seek elimination of suffering and the cause of suffering through contemplation and transcendental awareness. If the true purpose of music is considered in its proper perspective, any misconception about Tibetan sacred music and dance will naturally be dispelled.

If the true significance of sacred music is to be found, it must be viewed, not so much as an expression of aesthetic perception or creative ingenuity and achievement, as in its true nature, which is related to the Absolute. This does not mean, however, that sacred music has no contribution to make in the field of appreciation of beauty, as I shall now try to explain.

We Tibetans believe, as stated earlier, that beauty as form or sound, physical or spiritual, must needs contain some higher content and purpose, a transcendental overtone. This assumption is the basic of all aesthetic judgment. With total attention and awakening, one observes the object of beauty and first analyses it as it appears to oneself, according to one's own perception of beauty. After that one reflects more deeply on this perception and discovers its relationship to beauty itself. Having thus penetrated into the actuality by identifying beauty as imagination or idealistic creation, one is bound to face a situation where-in all subject-object distinctions disappear and the unity of things as infinite awareness and awakening is achieved. Such a state of mind is full of joy, harmony and peace. It has often been pointed out by spiritual teachers that merely psychological or sensual appreciation is only too likely to create attachment which in its turn will breed lust and other passions.

It should be pointed out that Tibet claims to have inherited both the orthodox forms of the Buddhist tradition, respectively known as Theravada and Mahayana. Monasteries following the older monastic pattern do not employ any music except chanting in their congregational service; the only instruments admitted there are the conch shell and the gong for calling the monks to assemble. Since all Tibetan monasteries, however, practise some forms derived from Mahayana, individual monks are always allowed to use a small hand-bell in association with the vajra or symbolic scepter, as well as a little drum, in their private devotions provided no one around is disturbed thereby.

Those monasteries that follow Mahayana esotericism perform various rituals requiring music. In fact each such monastery has a well-trained orchestra comprised of monks and also a dance troupe including both senior and junior members, with the chief abbot often acting as master dancer.

Each monastic band requires a pair of long, straight brass instruments to provide a foundation tone in the form of sustained bass drones, while cymbals of two sizes together with drums give rhythmic variety. The melodic element is provided by a kind of shawm called gyaling, a powerful double-reed instrument not unlike a bagpipe chanter. To this collection may be added on occasion a type of flute hollowed out of a human thigh-bone which contributes a note of indeterminate pitch to the general symphony. This instrument carries important mystical properties as a sonorous symbol of mortality and impermanence.
The size of the instruments, their range, as well as their symbolic nature, determine their employment for specific purposes. For instance, big brasses are used for open air performances because of their very powerful tone. As a means to communicate with higher forces, four monk-musicians play them on the eve of festivals from the roof of their temple overlooking the village below the mountain on which the monastery is usually situated. This is precisely an invitation to the deities and guardian spirits to attend and partake of the ritual performance and feast. At the same time, the people living below or around, far or near, also consider this as an invitation to attend the festival. The combination of brasses and shawms with their differing tonal range and pitch fills the air with music and produces on the mind an almost magical effect.


The Liturgy

Something needs to be said about the strictly vocal portions of the temple liturgy which hover, as it were, on the frontier between plain speech and what would nowadays be regarded as music: both a strongly marked rhythmical element and a stylised voice-production confers on the choral office even at its plainest an unmistakably musical character. Normally the temple services will include recitation of Scriptures as well as poetical eulogies in honour of the Buddha and his chief disciples; to which must be added appeals to the guardian divinities who watch over the Doctrine and hymns of various kinds. Every monastery has its own syllabus of chantings and readings which are regularly performed at congregational services held in the assembly hall. All these chantings are carried out from memory; young novices receive a most rigorous training in this respect during their first few years at the monastery. In certain special cases, scriptural readings are carried out at a very fast tempo which to outsiders might seem rather disconcerting. This happens when some pious layman commissions a reading of a whole sacred book which might run into several volumes for the purpose of gathering merit, which can then be shared with other beings "even down to the smallest blade of grass"; such a reading can even last for several weeks at a stretch.
Whatever the nature of a liturgical reading or chanting, this is the responsibility of the Lama-preceptor whose office it is to supervise both its efficiency and quality.

Monasteries that follow an esoteric tradition have special forms of ritual other than those just mentioned. In the latter case instrumental symphonies are associated with the temple chanting, as also with the sacred dances. Ritual, as known to the Lamas, has assumed multiple meanings. As a preliminary to meditative practice by an initiate, it serves to heighten his consciousness. Musical sounds, canonically ordered, affect a man's psychic condition in such a way as to render him more receptive to the truth. The same applies in the visual arts; a painted icon, in which every detail corresponds to some aspect of enlightenment, is a powerful instrument in promoting the contemplative spirit and so is a sonorous icon—the nature of all truly sacred music is such; it pertains to method, its aim being to awaken a corresponding wisdom in the soul.

At a more emotional level, ritual becomes an exercise in devotion as also a means of communion with supernatural influences. At a psychological level, the same ritual will help to foster analytical insight. At a transcendental level, it becomes a meditative trance by means of which a total spiritual transformation can be brought about. Sacred music is relevant to all these aims.

In Tibet rituals are classified under three types : firstly, meditation, itself consisting of two stages; secondly, worship and inward transformation; thirdly, specialised types of ritual such as those aiming at the elimination of evil influences, the stimulation of intellectual power and so on. The nature and purpose of each ritual will determine the corresponding music and chanting, the composition, the tonal range and the ensemble of instruments to be called into play.

Source: http://www.studiesincomparativereligion.com/uploads/ArticlePDFs/92.pdf

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Re: Download the FULL Dorje Shugden puja here!!!
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2012, 06:30:48 PM »
Dear DharmaDefender,
This is a very very precious video for me , families and friends
I have been trying to search for these pujas for long time..

As a beginner
1) I am able to learn the authentic puja sound
2) able to know how the actual ritual

If i am not able to chant, or not much time to chant, at least
i can put on this sound clip and let it play to calm me and the environment.

Will share out this video

Thank you


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Re: Download the FULL Dorje Shugden puja here!!!
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2012, 09:02:09 PM »
I've downloaded these and am planning to play it at home for my dog and cat. It will be a great blessing for them, and I can leave it on repeat when I am out at work.

Not to mention playing it for myself! I listened to some of it just now, and it gave me goosebumps! Reminds me so much of the time I visited the monastery and had to privilege to sit through a short Shugden kangso.

To the admins, dont know how you guys managed to get it recorded so clearly - it almost sounds professionally done - but its tremendous. Thank you very much guys. And gals.

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« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2012, 06:10:04 PM »
I've downloaded and listening to it right now. This kind of chanting is not something I or most people get to hear much at all. I like the speed of chanting, makes me feel some urgency and much more awake which is much needed at the moment while working. Much better than listening to music I must say. Maybe it's the positive vibrations from the prayers.

You guys at dorjeshugden.com always comes up with so many ways to assist DS practitioners as much possible and not expecting anything back for all these fantastic work. Some may not see this and appreciate all your hardwork, but there are some who do.

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Re: Download the FULL Dorje Shugden puja here!!!
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2012, 07:32:35 AM »
Wow!!! Thank you so much Dharma Defender, you guys done it again. Each week whenever i logged into this website you guys have something new for me to learn and be benefited. In this technology and age, we must make use of the available tools in order to spread the Dharma. Not just thru an audience but with advanced communication tools. With this prayer being downloaded to my computer, now i can do my prayer while listening to the puja at the same time visualizing myself in the monastery doing the puja with all the masters.

Thank you again. You guys ROCKS!!!

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« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2013, 12:00:24 AM »
Thank you so much Dharma Defender. I have downloaded it and listen for the whole night. Love it so much. Thanks a lot

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« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2013, 05:04:46 PM »
Yes!!! I LOVE the beautiful chantings! When I visited Shar Gaden, I really love the monastery and chantings the monk do everyday! I would just sit there and be totally mesmerized. Funny though... Why didnt I think of recording it then? lol.. Well, doesnt matter, got it now! Can burn it into a CD and play next to my altar. Thank you so much! You guys never stop amaze me!

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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2013, 12:15:26 PM »
So thoughtful !! These downloads are very handy for frequent travelers. They do not have to bring along puja books, merely call it up from pc or tablet!! Also, for people who are not familiar with tibetan, the voice version is great gift !! THANK YOU
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