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Ngawang Yontan Gyatso (1902 – 1963)

The Ambitious 69th “Bhutan Abbot” of Sakya Ngor Monastery

More than 50 years ago, there existed an extremely ambitious but destructive monk who courted the support of the Bhutan palace. As the 69th abbot of Sakya Ngor Monastery, he distinguished himself by creating a strong dislike for Dorje Shugden…

The 5th Druk Gyalpo His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk and the current 70th Je Khenpo His Holiness Tulku Jigme Choedra. The position of the Je Khenpos was created by none other than Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

Bhutan: The Rise of Kings and Dorje Shugden

Buddhism in Bhutan has a long and established link to the practice of the enlightened Protector Dorje Shugden. This actually stems back to the legendary founder of Bhutan, Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal…

The young 10th Zhabdrung Rinpoche

The Controversy of the 10th Zhabdrung Jigdrel Ngawang Namgyal (Pema Namgyal)

This piece is not an indictment of Bhutan’s practices and policies but rather an examination of the Tibetan leadership’s double standards, hypocrisy and obvious political machinations for their own benefit…

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The Bhutan Affair

For better or for worse, the fastest way of spreading news today is via social media and like any other inanimate object, the results of social media use are dependent on the motivation of its users…

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Jigme Norbu (1831-1861), the Fourth Zhabdrung Mind Incarnation

High Lamas can manifest in different forms, such as the Mind emanation, Body emanation or Speech emanation. Jigme Norbu was a layman who was recognised as the Mind emanation of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal (1594-1651). To understand the importance of this incarnation, we must look at the achievements of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, who was the reincarnation…

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Stories of Highly Accomplished Dharma Masters

To our dear friends, It is becoming rarer and rarer today for us to come across stories of highly accomplished Dharma masters like those of the historical Buddhist legends. However, highly attained practitioners are still very much in our midst. Attached for your reading pleasure, contemplation and interest is an article of a particularly special…

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Serkong Dorje Chang (1856 – 1918)

Among the many wonderful texts on Dorje Shugden, there exists a very famous incense offering that can also be found in the Dorje Shugden be-bum which was composed by this great Lama. Incense offerings, otherwise known as sang are very powerful offerings that assist the practitioner to uphold his vows and morality, and to clear…

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Drubwang Drukpa Kunley of the 17th Century (Dreuley lineage)

The Himalayan region is known for its deep spirituality and, aside from Tibet, is one of the most renowned Buddhist nations in the region is Bhutan. Bhutanese monks are predominantly of the Drukpa Kagyu lineage as the result of their founding lama Ngawang Namgyal acting on the advice of Mahakala, and fleeing Tibet following an…

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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