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Schisms, murder, and hungry ghosts in Shangri-La

Millions of Buddhist monks have been killed, imprisoned, tortured, or driven into exile by the Communist Chinese since the 1950s in a deliberate, systematic destruction of a culture and a religion. The pacifist Buddhist monks are about as innocent and noble as victims can be; the Nobel Prize-winning Dalai Lama is perceived to be equally…

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A Contradiction or A Bigger Picture?

For the past two decades, the Dalai Lama has issued a controversial ban on the practice of the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. However, the basis of this ban is rife with contradictions. The Dalai Lama emphasises the importance of keeping the teacher-disciple relationship pure and having sincere reliance on a spiritual guide. But now, he…

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The Great Dilemma

Within the exiled community of Tibetan refugees in India, there is a sizeable group of Tibetans who are twice exiled and now living a life where “death threats, insults and ostracism are the order of the day.” This arose after the Dalai Lama banned the worship of the Protector Buddha Dorje Shugden, an action which…

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Shar Gaden Performing Arts

Shar Gaden Performing Arts Association was invited and requested to perform Tibetan Traditional Dances, including Snow Lion Dance and Yak by the Northern Karnataka Police Department on 24th December, 2009 during the Annual Sports Meets.

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Dorje Shugden in 3,211 words or less

Should the worship of Dorje Shugden – by devotees who consider the practice a sacred commitment – be banned by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama? I chose this topic of research for a variety of reasons, not all of which may eventually become clear to the reader, but I do want to explain how…

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The History and Significance of the Dharmapalas

  ‘Dharmapala’ – hoary Sanskrit from India, terra firma giving birth to the Vedas;’ The End of All Knowledge’, innumerable deities, home of the Ganges river and Buddha The Awakened One – means “…guardian of the teachings” Variously, the term is also used to mean defenders or protectors of the law of the ‘Diamond Vehicle’….

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Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden

Introduction to the Dharma Protector A Dharma Protector is an emanation of a Buddha or a Bodhisattva whose main functions are to avert the inner and outer obstacles that prevent practitioners from achieving spiritual realizations, and to arrange all the necessary conditions for their practice. In Tibet every monastery had its own Dharma Protector, but…

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Arguments For and Against

 The Dalai Lama has said that: Shugden is a worldly spirit. Shugden practice has the potential to promote sectarianism. Shugden practice harms the health of the Dalai Lama and is contrary to the interests of Tibet and the Tibetan people. The Nechung State Oracle (bound by Padmasambhava) stated that it is harmful. Tibetan people using…

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The Dalai Lama’s Reasons for the Ban and Refutations of These Reasons

1. Dorje Shugden practice is not “religion”, it is “spirit worship” To say that Dorje Shugden practice is “not religion” but “spirit worship” is plainly insulting to many peoples’ beliefs on different levels – not only to Buddhist practitioners of Dorje Shugden (who are not spirit worshippers) but also to other practitioners of other religions…

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Spirit Worship or Authentic Buddhist Practice?

Wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden practitioners have repeatedly been accused of being spirit worshippers, which is completely untrue. It is also a grave yet nonsensical insult because it implies that they are not pure Buddhist practitioners, whereas in fact they go for refuge to Buddha, Dharma and Sangha like every other Buddhist. They practice Buddha Shakyamuni’s…

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Introduction to Dorje Shugden

A Dharma Protector is an emanation of a Buddha or a Bodhisattva whose main functions are to avert the inner and outer obstacles that prevent practitioners from gaining spiritual realizations, and to arrange all the necessary conditions for their practice. In Tibet, every monastery had its own Dharma Protector, but the tradition did not begin…

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10 Questions for the Dalai Lama

Why do you deny that you are enforcing the ban on Dorje Shugden when there are videos of your speeches enforcing this ban? If you are truly an advocate for human rights, why do you issue identity cards which make it extremely difficult for Shugden practitioners to get food, water, shelter, medical attention and travel…

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A Daily Sadhana of the Peaceful and Fierce Lama Tsongkhapa

Refuge and Bodhicitta I and all sentient beings go for refuge to Guru, Buddha, Dharma and Sangha Until we achieve Enlightenment. Through the positive potential I generate by practicing generosity and the other far-reaching attitudes may I attain Buddhahood for the benefit of all.   Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga Invocation From the heart of the…

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Dorje Shugden – An Illustrated Story

or Click here to download this video (MP4, 35MB) Now, everyone can travel back in time to learn how an Incomparable Lama arose to become an Uncommon Protector. Dedicated, talented artists and producers have invested many days and nights to bring this creation to life. Whether you are a senior practitioner or new, an adult…

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Ban on Dorje Shugden comes from Dalai Lama Directly

Speeches on the Ban Speeches on the ban of the Gelugpa Protector Dorje Shugden by the Dalai Lama and the minister of the Gov’t of Tibet in Exile. Further Evidence on Dalai Lama’s Ban Further evidence on the Dalai Lama’s ban of Gelugpa protector Dorje Shugden. And in particular, the persecution he created through the…

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Advice from Dorje Shugden that His Holiness should leave and that He guarantees H.H. safety

Watch this video to see proof of how Sera Monks recalls Dorje Shugden giving the actual advice Excerpt from the autobiography of Kyabje Trijang Dorjechang regarding the advice from Dorje Shugden that His Holiness should leave and that He guarantees H.H. safety When I was fifty-nine, in the year of the earth boar, on the…

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The 100th Gaden Tripa with controversial Master Loo Sheng-yan together in Kurukule Puja

Master Loo Sheng-yan is a controversial monk based in USA originally from Taiwan. He openly claims he is an enlightened Buddha, that he had tea with Shakyamuni, and many other controversial statements. The 100th Gaden Tripa Lobsang Nyima was from Drepung Loseling. This Tripa openly discouraged and criticized Dorje Shugden s practice. He was not…

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Why Does Dorje Shugden Appear So Fearsome?

Kwai Chang Caine: Master, why does such a fearsome statue stand at the entrance to our peaceful place? Master Po: These are the threshold guardians, grasshopper, set here to keep away those not ready for the silence within. Kwai Chang Caine: Must they be so… horrible? Master Po: Those incapable of understanding the Way see things…

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Secret Mantra Secret Power Dorje Shugden

Video with beautiful photos and description of Dorje Shugden, Vajrayana Buddhism and various other tantric deities. Part 2

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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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The Oracle Taking Trance of Dorje Shugden at the Official Opening of Shar Gaden Monastery in Oct 2009

The Oracle taking trance in full regalia of wrathful Dorje Shugden Grand Audience for the public with Dharmapala Setrap and Dorje Shugden (from Ratna Shugden in dorjeshugden.com forum) I have typed out  Dorje Shugden’s prophecy to Shar Gaden Monastery as featured in the video, for the ease of reference for all who are here, enjoy!…

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Dorje Shugden Practitioners Pray for Peace

Dorje Shugden practitioners request the Dalai Lama to give religious freedom to innocent people who want to practice an ancient prayer. Watch this video as 400 protesters gathered from 16 countries around the world to make request.

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His Eminence Gangchen Tulku Rinpoche visiting his Monastery and other sites in Tibet

Beautiful photographs and video footage of snowy Tibetan landscape scenes and the rich Tibetan culture and people. This photo/video montage is accompanied by Tara’s beautiful mantra and ends with a lovely dedication.

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Interview with the Dalai Lama at Nottingham BBC

How would you advice people to be greener citizens? As a man of peace, what can we do to combat the problem of violent crime and anti-social behaviour? Watch this video for Dalai Lama’s response to the interview questions through BBC.

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Praise and Requests to Dorje Shugden By the 14th Dalai Lama

The 14th Dalai Lama wrote praises to Dorje Shugden: Melody of the Unceasing Vajra A Propitiation of Mighty Gyalchen Dorje Shugden, Protector of Conqueror Manjushri Tsongkhapa’s Teachings Why is there a ban put on Dorje Shugden now?

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H.H. 14th Dalai Lama’s words in the mirror of reality (Dorje Shugden)

Justifications of Dalai Lama gives for his ban of the worship of the deity Dorje Shugde vary considerably depending on the audiences. here is the truth and respond to his comments. Exposing the truth in the mirror of reality to west and east spectacles.

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Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

This excerpt from “The Story of Conishead Priory” details Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s arrival at Manjushri Centre, and how he served as the beacon of inspiration for its restoration.

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Western Shugden Society protest Dalai Lama’s PERSECUTION

Western Shugden Society’s protest against the Dalai Lama’s persecution on Dorje Shugden practice and practitioners.

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Protest Dalai Lama Protest/Ban-See why!

Dalai Lama calls for “vote” on Buddhism and freedom of religious practices!

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Dalai Lama and the Great Fifth

Is the Fourteenth Dalai Lama following the example of the Great Fifth Dalai Lama by banning the practice of Dorje Shugden?

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Dalai Lama 1984

Video footage showing the cover of a book, Buddhism in the Tibetan Tradition by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, with foreword written by H.H Dalai Lama in 1984.

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Dalai Lama’s Stance on Non-Violence

In 1996 followers of the Dalai Lama stoned and hurled insults of followers of an ancient Buddhist practice that was banned. How did the Dalai Lama respond?

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Dalai Lama The God King

The Dalai Lama was enthroned age 5 in Lhasa Tibet in February 1940. Since then there has been 68 years of unelected rule in which the Tibetan (and since 1959 the Tibetan exile community) has had ONE political and religious leader whose decisions can never be questioned.

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Protests from Bethlehem to Nottingham

Day 1 Interview by 69 WFMZ in Philadelphia. Are people not investigating the qualifications of the Dalai Lama? Actions speaks louder than words. Watch this video. Protests in Bethlehem, Philadelphia – Day 2 Protests in Nurnberg, Germany Protests in Nottingham, UK Protests at Kimmel Centre, Philadelphia

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Segregation Wall in Ganden Monastery

As a practical means to follow the Tibetan governments directive, Ganden Monastery has erected a wall to separate Wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden Monks from the other monks in the monastery. Previously the monks have lived in harmony.

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Dalai Lama urges the use of dialogue as a method to tackle differences

The Dalai Lama explains to his followers the need for dialogue, compromise, and reconciliation as there will always be difference and conflict. He then urges for peaceful and non-violent method to tackle these differences.

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Tibetans Protest for Shugden freedom

Ordained monks, nuns and lay people congregated together shouting, “Dalai Lama Stop Lying. Dalai Lama give Religious Freedom” Tibetans protest in India and Germany Video showing marches by monks in the streets of India, photos of multitudes raising their hands in the air and holding banners, “Dalai Lama Stop Lying. Dalai Lama Give Religious Freedom.”

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Thangka of Guru Rinpoche above Dorje Shugden

Antique thangka of Dorje Shugden with Guru Rinpoche directly above Dorje Shugden. Surrounding them are various well known Yidams propitiated by the Nyingmapa order as well as Yidams mostly propitiated by the Gelugpa order.

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Firsthand Experience of the Dalai Lama’s Persecution

A Dorje Shugden practitioner and student of Domo Geshe Rinpoche shares her personal reasons for why she practises Dorje Shugden, and why she is protesting. Mob of Angry Dalai Lama Followers Attack Protestors On July 17, 2008 a group of hundreds of angry followers of the Dalai Lama attacked a group of peaceful Buddhist protestors. Imagine…

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Monlam Festival 2010 at Shar Gaden Monastery

‘Monlam’ also known as The Great Prayer Festival, falls on 4th -11th day of the 1st Tibetan month in Tibetan Buddhism. The event in Tibet was established in 1409 by Je TsongKhapa, the founder of the Geluk tradition. Watch this video of Monlam Festival in Shar Gaden Monastery!

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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