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The Truth About The ‘Democratic’ Dorje Shugden Vote-Stick Referendum

The oft-quoted example used to support the Dalai Lama’s claim that monks voluntarily chose to renounce Dorje Shugden’s practice is known as the ‘vote stick referendum’ that took place in 2008. On the face of it, the monks were given a choice. But this claim is not true…

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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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Sera Mey’s Actions Confirms Shugden Lies

The once-great monastic university Sera Mey betrayed its core principle of upholding the truth, and began to expel its own monks whom it could not coerce into being disloyal to their gurus and Dharma protector. Whatever values its founder bestowed onto this great university was expensed to secure a convenient but immoral place on the politically correct side of the Dalai Lama…

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CTA’s Subtle Discrimination

We at DorjeShugden.com bring you recent and current proof of discrimination against Dorje Shugden practitioners, some of which are instigated on a large scale by none other than the Dalai Lama and his administration…

In 2008, Dhokang Khangtsen with its 600 tulkus, geshes and monks separated from Gaden Shartse monastery and formed Shar Gaden. This fledgling monastery is an enduring legacy of the segregation imposed by the Dorje Shugden ban

Unclean Offerings Should Be Returned

There were many sincere Dorje Shugden practitioners that lived within the walls of Ganden Shartse monastery in the past. Many of these practitioners were great Tulkus, Geshes and ordinary hard-working members of the monastic community. Needless to say, many of these practitioners have contributed everything they had towards the sustenance and expansion of Ganden monastery…

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Sera Ngatsang Gyi Abbot Namka Tenkyong

Born in the year of 1799, Namkha Tenkyong showed a lot of affinity towards the Dharma. He spent most of his younger days doing retreats, studies and debates in Sera Monastery which he entered at a young age. He grew up to be a very well respected Lama to the point that his tenure as…

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Retreng Rinpoche Trichen Tenpa Rabgye

Tritul Tenpa Rabgye (1759-1815) is a native of Lithang, Kham. Even at a young age, Tenpa Rabgye displayed strong affinity for the Dharma. At the tender age of 2, he did something very unusual for someone of his age – to request the Vajravidarna purification from the abbot of Lithang Monastery, Phuntsok Gyato. It wasn’t…

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Sera Je Dragri Gyatso Thaye

The Dragri line of incarnations was significant enough for Trijang Dorje Chang, who is Heruka himself, to take an interest in them. Revealing the origins of this ancient lineage, Trijang Rinpoche wrote that the incarnations were some of the most profound Indian masters including Arhat Kanakavatsa (a direct disciple of Shakyamuni), King Chandrabhadra, and Pamting…

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Panchen Sonam Drakpa

Great Scholar and Spiritual Master of the Dalai Lama In 1478, a special child was born in Tsethang, in the Lhoka region of Central Tibet. He grew up to become known as the great scholar, Sonam Drakpa. ‘Panchen’ is translated from the Sanskrit word ‘Pandit’ and is an honorific title referring to Panchen Sonam Drakpa’s…

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The Era of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche

Dorje Shugden’s practice remained relatively obscure until the time of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. This Lama was an heir to the Changkya line of incarnations but was banned due to political affiliations that the previous incarnations had with the Chinese court. In this incarnation, the high Lamas decided to enthrone him as a Tulku of an…

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The Fulfillment of a Great Promise

Duldzin Drakpa Gyeltsen incarnated as the great master Panchen Sonam Drakpa, who was the first and only Lama to have become the abbot of all three monasteries, Gaden, Sera and Drepung. He was known throughout his lifetime for being an exemplary debater and for his incomparable teachings. To this day, monks in Gaden Shartse and…

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Panglung Oracle & Chushi Gangdruk

Panglung Kuten (oracle) was the most famous oracle of Kache Marpo and Dorje Shugden before 1959 in Tibet. Kyabje Pabongka Dechen Nyingpo opened his psychic channels initially and Phari Dorje Chang gave the retreats and practices to further enhance the clarity of his trances. Panglung Kuten was a lay oracle and had a consort wife…

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Serpom Monastery (Annual Medicine Buddha Festival)

The video shows the annual sacred festival of the Buddha of Medicine performed at Serpom Monastery. At 0:21 – 0:24 a picture of the Venerable Abbot of Serpom Monastery Kyabjye Yongyal Rinpoche is clearly displayed. He is the holder of the Gaden Oral tradition. Born in Tibet in 1948, Kyabje Yongyal Dorjechang was recognized as…

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Shar Gaden Abbot Lobsang Pendey

The Venerable Abbot Geshe Lharampa Lobsang Pendey was born on 1941 in central Lhasa, near Gaden Monastery in Tibet. At the age of 12, he was admitted to Gaden Shartse Monastery, later receiving the fully-fledged novice vows from Kyabje Song Dorje Chang, along with many other young monks, some of whom are now throne holders…

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Kyabje 13th Daknak Rinpoche Teaching LAMRIM

Kyabje 13th Daknak Rinpoche from Sera Jey, teaching LAMRIM in Taiwan Gadenpa. (Video is in Tibetan – no subtitles).   For more information about H.E. Daknak Rinpoche: The Opening of a New Dorje Shugden Monastery Daknak Rinpoche celebrates Lama Tsongkhapa Day in Taiwan Daknak Rinpoche visits Segyu Gaden Phodrang  

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Trashi Chöling Hermitage

Location and Layout Trashi Chöling – literally “The Place of Auspicious Dharma” – is located about three kilometers from Sera in the mountains northwest of the monastery. It takes about one hour to walk from Sera to Trashi Chöling. The hermitage also lies approximately halfway between two other important hermitages – Pabongka, which…

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History of Various Gelugpa Monasteries

1. Ganden Monastery In 1409, Tsongkhapa instituted the Great Prayer Festival (sMon-lam chen-mo) at the Lhasa Jokang Temple (Lha-sa Jo-khang, Jokhang). Afterwards, his disciples, concerned about the effect of constant travel on their teacher’s health, offered to build him a monastery at any site of his choice. Tsongkhapa accepted and chose Drogri Mountain (‘Brog ri-bo-che), approximately…

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“An Unbelievable Expert on All Subjects…”

Sermey Jetsun Khen Rinpoche Losang Tharchin on Pabonka Rinpoche Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche Dechen Nyingpo and his classmate, Gyelrong Sharpa Choje—known as Jangsem Choje Lobsang Nyima—went together very often to debate when they were at their monastery. Indeed, both of them became Geshes. Later Jangsem Choje Lobsang Nyima entered Gyu Me Tantric College and became a…

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Ribur Rinpoche On Je Pabongka

I have had some success as a scholar, and as a lama I am somebody, but these things are not important. The only thing that matters to me is that I was a disciple of Pabonka Rinpoche. – Ribur Rinpoche Pabongka Rinpoche: Excerpts from A Memoir by Ribur Rinpoche The Venerable Rilbur Rinpoche was born…

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His Eminence Kensur Lobsang Tharchin Rinpoche

Khen Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Tharchin was born in Lhasa, Tibet in 1921 and entered Sera Monastery there at an early age. He proceeded through the rigorous 25-year programme of monastic studies under the guidance of Pabongka Rinpoche and Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. Upon successful completion of public examination by the best scholars of the day, Rinpoche…

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“He displayed tremendous abilities as a public teacher…”

(From the Forward to The Principal Teachings of Buddhism by Tsongkhapa, with a commentary by Pabongka Rinpoche, translated by Geshe Lobsang Tharchin, Mahayana Sutra and Tantra Press, 1998, all emphasis and formatting mine…) Pabongka Rinpoche was actually the second Pabongka, for it was finally agreed to announce that he had been recognized  as the reincarnation…

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Latest Video of Serpom Monastery

A collection of photos from Ser-pom Monastery. Sera has produced innumerable scholars, masters, yogis, abbots, reincarnated tulkus and even regents. Currently Sera is in South India 6 hours away from Bangalore in Bylakuppe Tibetan Colony, Mysore State . Due to the ban His Holiness the Dalai Lama has enforced, Dorje Shugden practitioners may not associate with non-Dorje Shugden…

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Serpom Thösam Norling Monastery, Bylakuppe, India

Sera has produced innumerable scholars, masters, yogis, abbots, reincarnated tulkus and even regents. Currently Sera is in South India 6 hours away from Bangalore in Bylakuppe Tibetan Colony, Mysore State . Due to the ban His Holiness the Dalai Lama has enforced, Dorje Shugden practitioners may not associate with…

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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