Activities and Events at Shugden Centres Around the World – March 2015

Discover the ideal place to get away from it all: relax and be inspired by the many interesting and exciting programmes of Je Tsongkapa’s tradition offered in many Shugden centres around the world this March.

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Florida Dharma Celebration

Prajnaparamita Empowerment

Requirement: Open to the public
Date: 6 – 8 March 2015

During this special event, we will receive the blessing empowerment of Buddha Prajnaparamita, the Female Buddha of Wisdom, from Gen Kelsang Jampa, the Eastern US National Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition. An empowerment is a beautiful blessing and guided meditation that enables us to create a special connection with an enlightened being.

Join the Florida Kadampa Buddhist community for a weekend of guided meditations and instruction on the practice of Buddha Prajnaparamita, which is a method that strengthens our own wisdom.

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South Africa Meditation Centre

Empower Your Inner Potential

Requirement: Open to the public
Date: 13 – 15 March 2015

Over the course of this inspiring weekend, Gen-la Dekyong will be granting the Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni and special teachings on training the mind. Through this, we can open our hearts and cultivate the limitless potential that exists within our own minds.

Gen-la will teach special methods that enable us to grow love, acceptance, joy and freedom, so we see our daily life as a natural expression of these beautiful qualities.

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Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre

The Empowerment of Buddha Manjushri

Requirement: Open to the public
Date: 13 – 15 March 2015

In our busy daily lives, we experience many unpleasant feelings such as anger and stress, and we long to be free from them. To accomplish this, we need to understand how all our experiences arise from our mind, and how we can control our mind by relying on Buddha’s wisdom. We can then cultivate positive states of mind that protect us from suffering and create happiness for ourselves, both now and in the future.

This blessing Empowerment is an opportunity to make a special connection with Buddha Manjushri, who is the synthesis of the wisdom of all the Buddhas. Kadam Bridget Heyes will explain how, by applying this wisdom to our everyday life, we can solve our problems and attain a happy, meaningful life.

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Albagnano Healing Meditation Centre

Naro Cho Druk, Commentary on the Six Yogas of Niguma, Part I

Requirement: Open to the public
Date: 14 – 15 March 2015

This teaching is based on the commentary on the six yogas by the yogini Niguma, which are similar to those of Naropa. This first part will deal with the Lineage and Trulkor yoga, the Yoga of Sleep and Tummo.

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Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre

Life Is But A Dream

Requirement: Open to the public
Date: 20 – 22 March 2015

Milarepa said:
Last night’s dream is my Teacher. Is it the same for you?
During this special weekend course, Gen-la Dekyong will give a commentary to this beautiful and profound quote revealing Buddha’s teachings on emptiness.

Sunday morning will be a guided retreat on the teachings with Gen Kelsang Thekchen.

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Albagnano Healing Meditation Centre

Initation and Practice of Singamukha: the Lion-Faced Wisdom Dakini

Requirement: Open to the public
Date: 21 – 22 March 2015

Lama Gangchen elaborated this practice on the base of the ancient text “Guru Yoga of the Dakini with the Face of a Lion” of Gyalwa Ensapa. Singamukha subdues the distressing forces of the subconsciousness that try to invade the waking consciousness and represents the primordial aspect of female energy.

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Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre

Mindfulness & Concentration Weekend Course

Requirement: Open to the public
Date: 27 – 29 March 2015

This course will look at how to develop and increase our mindfulness and concentration during meditation and in daily life, so that we can strengthen our meditation practice, experience a calm and peaceful mind, improve our relationships and have a happier, meaningful life.

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Rabten Chödarling

The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas

Requirement: Open to the public
Date: 28 – 29 March 2015

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  1. Wow !! Wonderful to see so many auspicious activitives being held in Shugden temples and Dharma centres to promote and preserve the teachings of the great Je Tsongkhapa ! Rejoice for the benefit it will bring to many !

  2. Wonderful that the lineage of Je Tsongkhapa is working hard to illuminate the hearts and minds of all sentient beings..

  3. It’s great to see that Shugden centre have so many dharma activities going on around the world. It does show how much Shugden centre grow outside from Tibet and India and so many practitioners keep spreading the protector protector practice worldwide. How can Shugden practice is wrong when we can see it’s growing?
    Something to think about

  4. I thought there will only be about a few centres that has activities and events about Dorje Shugden but I sure did not expect about 8 centres that practices Dorje Shugden publicly. And the dates are pretty close to each other that means, there are a lot more centres that practices Dorje Shugden. Which also means that Dorje Shugden is spreading across the world very fast and more people are practicing Dorje Shugden. If Dorje Shugden’s practices keeps on spreading at this kind of speed, soon the whole world will be filled with Dorje Shugden practitioners. May the ban quickly be lift up. OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA

  5. It is great to see the teaching of Je Tsongkhapa flourishing everywhere in the world.

  6. May all those negative influences that harm the teaching of the victorious ones through their perverted aspirations –
    Those with form and those without form (Shugden) –
    All those who work with malicious intentions,
    Be annihilated through the truth of the Three Jewels !

  7. Dear Dalai Lama,

    Since you started the cruel ban against the 350 year Dorje Shugden practice, how has it benefit your Tibetan society and Buddhism in the world? Things have become worse and most educated Tibetans can see this. They don’t speak out not because they don’t see your ban as wrong, but you instill fear in them and not respect. It is like fear of a dictator. I am sorry to say so. Everyone is divided. There is no harmony. Before your ban there was more harmony and unity.

    By enacting the ban, you split the monasteries, split so many families, split regions in Tibet apart, split your disciples from you, split your own gurus from you, split Tibetan Buddhism apart. You have created so much disharmony.

    It is not democratic what you have done to ban a religion within your community. You always talk of tolerance and acceptance and democracy and yet you do not accept and tolerate something different from your beliefs. When people practice Dorje Shugden you ostracize them, ban them from seeing you, ban them from using Tibetan facilities. You know you have done that. There are videos that capture your speech and prove this point. You even had people expelled from monasteries just because they practice Dorje Shugden. Some of the monks you expelled have been in the monastery for over 40 years. Many older monks shed tears because of this.

    Many young educated Tibetans lost confidence in you as they saw the damage the Dorje Shugden ban created and they lose hope. Many have become free thinkers. They reject what you have done. So many people in the west left Buddhism because of the confusion you created with this ban against Dorje Shugden which is immoral.

    You could of had millions of people who practice Dorje Shugden to support, love and follow you, but you scared them away. They are hurt and very disappointed. They loved you and respected you deeply before the ban. It has been 60 years and you have failed to get Tibet back. Your biggest failure is not getting Tibet back after 57 years in exile. Now you are begging China to allow you to return to Tibet to the disappointment of thousands of people who fought for a free Tibet believing in you. So many self-immolated for a free Tibet and now you want Tibet to be a part of China with no referendum from Tibetans. Just like a dictator, you decide on your own. It was your government and you that lost Tibet in the first place. Your policies and style of doing things do not benefit Tibet and Buddhism. You have been the sole ruler of Tibet your whole life and you still have not gotten our country of Tibet back for us. Our families and us are separated. Yet you create more pain by creating a ban to further divide people. Please have compassion.

    No other Buddhist leader has banned or condemned any religion except for you. It looks very bad. You are a Nobel laureate and this is not fitting of a laureate. You should unite people and not separate them by religious differences.

    You said Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi did not do right to the Rohingya people in Myanmar due to religious differences, but you are doing the same thing to the Shugden Buddhists within your own society. There is a parallel in this. You separate the Shugden Buddhists from the others in Tibetan society.

    You have lost so many people who would have loved and supported you. You have lost so much support around the world. The Shugden Buddhists who love you number in the millions. When you are fast losing support from governments and private people, it will not do you well to lose more.

    After you are passed away in the future, the rift you created between the Dorje Shugden and non-Dorje Shugden people will remain for a while and that will be your legacy. Disharmony. You will be remembered for this. Not as a hero but a disharmony creator.

    Dorje Shugden will spread and further grow, but you will be no more as you are a human. No one wishes you bad and in fact we hope you have a long and healthy life, but we have lost so much hope and have so much despair because of you. All the hundreds of Dorje Shugden lamas, tulkus and geshes are maturing and there are hundreds of Dorje Shugden monasteries in Tibet who will not give up Dorje Shugden. You have made a mistake. These hundreds of teachers and teachers to be will spread Dorje Shugden further in the future.

    The gurus that gave us Dorje Shugden as a spiritual practice and you have called these holy gurus wrong and they are mistaken in giving us Dorje Shugden. How can you insult our gurus whom we respect so much? If they can be wrong, then you can be wrong. Then all gurus can be wrong. So no one needs to listen to any guru? You have created this trend. It is not healthy. Your own gurus practiced Dorje Shugden their whole lives. Your own gurus were exemplary and highly learned.

    Dalai Lama you have created so much pain with this ban against so many people due to religion. You are ageing fast. Are you going to do anything about it or stay stubborn, hard and un-moving. You show a smile and preach peace and harmony wherever you go. But will you do the same to your own people? Please rectify the wrong you have done. Please before it is too late. You can create harmony again or you can pass away in the future with this legacy of peace. May you live long and think carefully and admit what was a mistake in having this unethical ban against Dorje Shugden religion.

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.…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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