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Condemned to Silence – Part 2

A TIBETAN IDENTITY CRISIS (1996-1999) © by Ursula Bernis PART II In this section, I will present the documentation for the interviews of Part I. It is not a history, since that would require a different kind of research possible here, which would have to include Tibetan texts, both published and unpublished. The material presented…

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Condemned to Silence – Part 1

A TIBETAN IDENTITY CRISIS (1996-1999) © by Ursula Bernis Preface “Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world…” “Whereas…the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech…

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Ven’ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Talking about the Sadhana Quick Path to Great Bliss and Je Pabongka

Transcript When we are practicing this sadhana – sincerely practicing this sadhana – we’re also indirectly… we’re also practicing the essence of practice of all other Highest Yoga Tantra. Because in this sadhana condenses the essence of practice of all the Highest Yoga Tantra, you know. When we are practicing this sadhana, we also practicing…

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Dorje Shugden Controversy

Views on the Conflict According to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government in exile According to the Dolgyal Research Committee, instituted by the Tibetan government in exile (TGIE), prominent opponents to the practice have included not only the 5th, 13th and current Dalai Lamas but also the 5th and 8th Panchen Lamas, Dzongsar Khyentse…

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NAGBA and Zawa Tulku Rinpoche

This is a selection of videos of the North American Gelug Buddhist Association (NAGBA) with Zawa Tulku Rinpoche present. Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

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Tibetan Oracle of Ladakh

For centuries, Tibetan oracles have been sought after for advice and guidance. Monks undergo years of disciplined training to be suitable to become an oracle.

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Dorje Shugden on Black

Several images of Dorje Shugden bear a resemblance to Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche as can be seen here. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche is responsible for bringing this practice to many as he was the Guru of many Gelugpa masters, including H.H. Trijang Rinpoche, who in turn passed Dorje Shugden practice onto his many elite disciples, including H.H….

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Dorje Shugden on Red

Several images of Dorje Shugden bear a resemblance to Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche as can be seen here. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche is responsible for bringing this practice to many as he was the Guru of many Gelugpa masters, including H.H. Trijang Rinpoche, who in turn passed Dorje Shugden practice onto his many elite disciples, including H.H….

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Peaceful Dorje Shugden

This image of Dorje Shugden is unusually peaceful and has been repainted based on an old thangka from the 1960′s. Like many Dorje Shugden images, the facial features are said to resemble Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, who was one of the most influential Gelugpa lineage masters at the time. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche was responsible for the…

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The will to refuse a jungle of views

I have been scouring the internet for as much information as I can on Dorje Shugden. I have compiled a lot of notes (thanks to Google Notes) so I will now present what I have found with regards to this “deity”. At this moment in time I have no affiliation with any Buddhist Schools nor…

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Mantra of Dorje Shugden

A video to illustrate the pronunciation of Dorje Shugden’s mantra.

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Shugden

Wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden is the Dharma Protector of Je Tsongkhapa’s teachings. Enjoy these images of Dorje Shugden.

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Pabongka Rinpoche and Other Great Lamas

Je Pabongkhapa and many other great lineage lamas of old have been defamed by the Dalai Lama simply because of their devotion to the Wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden. Learn the truth about what the Dalai Lama said and the implications of his statements.

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The Third Trijang Rinpoche, Lobzang Yeshe Tendzin Gyatso

The Third Trijang, Lobzang Yeshe Tendzin Gyatso was born on March 10, 1901, in Gungtang (gung thang). His mother was Tsering Drolma; his father, Tsering Dondrub, was a descendent of an uncle of the Seventh Dalai Lama, Kelzang Gyatso (1708-1759). Tsering Dondrub had previously been Tsering Drolma’s father-in-law, until they married after the death of…

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Conventional Untruths: Orchestrated Deception in the ban on Dorje Shugden Prayer

Following the media coverage of the protests against the Dalai Lama by the Western Shugden Society, one inevitably comes across a very basic contradiction. On the one hand, here is this Buddhist group protesting the ban on Dorje Shugden practice, and on the other hand there is the world’s generally accepted “face” of Buddhism, His…

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Jampa Ling – A Monastery with Dorje Shugden in Chamdo, Tibet

Jampa Ling in located in Chamdo, Tibet. It was buily by Lord Tsongkhapa’s disciple in 1444. It has 12 dratsangs and there used to be 5000 monks during its prime. It is surrounded by many small chapels, and is especially famous for its annual “Lama Dance”. This monastery currently has 1300 monks. Overlooking the town…

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Rejoicing Against Oppression

By Gregory Flannery Here’s a quick test: What comes to mind when you hear the word “Tibet”? The Chinese genocide against a small country; The Dalai Lama, apostle of nonviolence; An idiosyncratic Buddhist philosophy; or Momos, spicy Tibetan dumplings. All four are correct answers but momos are the most straightforward. Filled with beef or with…

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Between Worlds: Guardians in Tibet as Agents of Transformation

Introduction In a single step, one can cross the threshold of the Jokhang,1 stepping from the bustle of the Barkhor market to the devout atmosphere inside, moving from a heady jumble of merchants, soldiers, tourists and townsfolk, of warrens and back alleys teeming with shops and the sharp cries of peddlers, to a world of…

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Cincinnati Oracle Appears in India

Kuten Lama, head of a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Cincinnati and leader of a Tibetan Buddhist lineage is at odds with the Dalai Lama. Last month, Kuten Lama helped to inaugurate a breakaway monastery in South India. Kuten Lama is an oracle, who takes possession of the spirit of Dorje Shugden, a deity banned by…

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The Maha Gutor Puja 2011 – (Last Day)

The Maha Gutor Puja was conducted in Shar Gaden by the monks there. Shar Gaden is one of the leading monasteries in South India that are supporting and spreading the Dorje Shugden practice. Taken from the dorjeshugden forum Wisdom Being (Forum Member) Many things happen during this religious event: On the 1st day, there will…

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Teaching by Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen about renunciation and describes the six realms of existence

Part 2 Part 3 An incredible teaching by the late Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen about renunciation and describes the six realms of existence that was given in 2008.

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For Dorje Shugden, For Dalai Lama

Readers can see for themselves what the two sides believe in and are going through. This article gives a broad overview of what the controversy is about and how it has affected the Tibetan community. Though dePrisco had originally written the article with a certain target audience in mind, we at dorjeshugden.com feel that this…

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A quick note on Dorje Shugden (rDo rje shugs ldan)

Paul Williams Centre for Buddhist Studies University of Bristol The following note is taken from an informal letter in response to a request for some further information on the current dispute over Dorje Shugden*. Dorje Shugden is a Dharma protector deity, and you can read one of the very few academic accounts of him in…

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A Controversial Tibetan Buddhist Deity

Dorje Shugden is generally believed to be a worldly protector deity that was likely practiced first in the Sakya Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. According to some accounts he was inducted into the pantheon of Sakya protectors by Sakya Trizin Sonam Rinchen (1705-1741). Later placed together with the two protector deities Dorje Setrab and Tsi’u Marpo, they were collectively known as the Three…

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Lama Jampa Ngodup Rinpoche’s Teaching, Markham, Tibet, VOL l

(17:35) “IF YOU GO FOR REFUGE IN THE DHARMA, YOU HAVE TO RESPECT EVERY SINGLE LETTER OF IT…” Lama Jampa Ngodup Rinpoche speaks out against people who disparage the teachings and texts of the Gelug great masters like Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Dagom Rinpoche, especially texts related to the Dharmapala Dorje Shugden….

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Does the Dorje Shugden ban affect Western Buddhists?

This article will focus on the real effects of the Dalai Lama’s ban of Dorje Shugden practice on Western practitioners. On web forums, supporters of the Dalai Lama are often non-plussed that Westerners are involving themselves in this issue at all. They say “this is a Tibetan issue that doesn’t affect you, so why are…

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French Medium Meets Oracle Nechung

This is a trailer for a documentary on the State Oracle of Tibet (http://www.inspiration-productions.com/english/). Maud Kristen, a renowned French medium, visits Northern India, the bastion of Tibetan civilization in exile, to discover their oracle system. 
She meets Thupten Ngodup, the medium of Nechung, in Tso Pema and follows him on his pilgrimage to the sacred…

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The Great Fifth

Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso, “The Great 5th” Dalai Lama was the temporal and spiritual ruler of Tibet from 1642-1682. He unified Tibet under the Gelug school of Buddhism, made Lhasa the capital city, established friendly relations with the Manchu Emperor in Beijing and built the Potala Palace. He was a great writer on spiritual subjects and…

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Venerable Zawa Tulku Rinpoche – Moncton Buddhist Centre

The inauguration of Moncton Buddhist Centre by Venerable Zawa Tulku Rinpoche was also attended by Mr Jampal Yeshe – President of the Dorje Shugden Society, and Dr Lucie Blouin who assisted with medical issues faced by monks in Shar Gaden and Serpom Monastery in India. Zawa Tulku Rinpoche is enrolled at Shar Gaden and regularly…

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A Letter from Tibetan Shugden Practitioners in the USA to Radio Free Asia

Below is a letter written by Dorje Shugden practitioners living in the USA to Radio Free Asia in response to the article they published in which Prime Minister Samdhong is Encouraging Violence Against Shugden Practitioners. Dear Sirs: We are writing with regards to the recent news posting on December 24th 2010 on the website of…

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The 13th Dalai Lama

Excerpt from the video: It was during the time of the 13th Dalai Lama that Nechung’s prophecies started to falter. This supports the idea that Nechung’s time as a protector is ending and the time of Dorje Shugden to emerge as an universal protector is at hand. For example, a victory against the British promised…

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Samdong Rinpoche’s Speech

(Transcript of Radio Free Asia (Tibetan Section) on December 24, 2010) Kelsang Yugyal: On the 23rd, the Tibetan Welfare Association and Majnu-ka-Tilla Tibetan office organized a program at the hall of the Tibetan children’s village where the Tibetan deputy Yeshi Phuntsok, Chochong Wangchug, directors of local bodies, members of NGOs and public were present. Samdhong…

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Nice art, troubled history

Issues around the worship of the Tibetan deity Dorje Shugden have been the source of much conflict ever since the deity and its associated practices were adopted by the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism. But it was not the Gelugs who inducted the deity into the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon. In fact, it was only in…

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The Dangers of Mixing Religion and Politics

Everyone raised in modern democratic nations realises the imperative of separating religion and politics. Painful history has shown the great dangers that arise when these two are intertwined. The spiritual path is profoundly damaged by being mixed with politics. Politicians make laws that citizens must abide by – but no laws can govern what someone…

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Untouchables – Shocking Posters in Monastery

Sera Je monastery is situated at the Tibetan settlement at Bylakupee, five hours by bus from Bangalore City, Karnataka State, India. Until this year, it was a monastery that was used by Shugden and non-Shugden practitioners alike. Since the introduction of the ban on Shugden practice made by the Dalai Lama, such harmony has been…

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Tibet Sun newspaper highlights Dalai Lama’s discrimination against  Shugden Practitioners

The Tibet Sun newspaper has highlighted the Dalai Lama’s discrimination against Shugden practitioners and how he transgresses the Indian laws against Deity discrimination and the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. The article describes the Dalai Lama’s recent public teachings in Bodhgaya. People of all faiths – Christians, Hindus, Jews – were welcomed… with one…

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Dorje Shugden

Overview Dorje Shugden (Wylie: rdo-rje shugs-ldan), “Powerful thunderbolt”; also known as Dhol-rgyal) is a relatively recent, but very controversial, deity within the complex pantheons of Himalayan Buddhism. There exist different accounts and claims on Dorje Shugden’s origin, nature and function. Origin, Nature and Functions According to researcher Kay: “Whilst there is a consensus that this…

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A ban by any other name

The Tibetan exile-government have recently been saying that the Dalai Lama has not issued a ban against the practice or worship of the Buddhist Deity Dorje Shugden, but merely advised against this. The word ‘ban’ means ‘to prohibit esp. by legal means or social pressure’ (Longmans Dictionary); ‘formally prohibit’ or ‘formal or authoritative prohibition’ (The…

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Mountain Phoenix on Dorje Shugden

I’d like to draw your attention to a couple of blog posts by Tibetan Mountain Phoenix on her blog ‘Mountain Phoenix over Tibet’ which provides some interesting analyses of the Dorje Shugden issue from a less biased point of view than other Tibetan commentators: http://wisdombuddhadorjeshugden.blogspot.com/2010/10/mountain-phoenix-on-dorje-shugden.html Even though the blog posts were a couple of years…

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Shar Gaden Consecration Puja 2010 – DAY 1

The Consecration Puja is one of the holiest spiritual events of Shar Gaden, which lasts for three days. It starts from 8th, October 2010 and goes on until 10th, October 2010.

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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