The book reveals the scandalous and controversial manoeuvring of successive holders of. Since earlier times, dorje shugden was inseparable from pabongkha rinpoche, like the shadow of a body. For different historical interpretations of dorje shugden at the intersection of tibetan mix of religion and politics, see part ii, 17th century. The dalai lama identifies dorje shugden as a spirit, and claims that tradition of propitiation associated with shugden elevates this spirit to being equal or superior to the buddha. In this year a book henceforth the yellow book written in tibetan about shukden by dzemay rinboche dze smad rin po che, 19271996 was published. Geshe kelsang gyatso the founder of the new kadampa tradition 3. The dorje shugden online shop provides everything you need for your buddhist practice and more, shipped directly to your doorstep. The deity dorje shugden has been worshipped in tibet for the last 350 years. The dorje shugden controversy is a controversy over dorje shugden, also known as dolgyal, who some consider to be one of several protectors of the gelug school, the school of tibetan buddhism to which the dalai lamas belong. In this letter, rinpoche gives extensive reasons supporting his holiness the dalai lamas advice not to practice dolgyal shugden. Dorje shugden world peace competition 9,155 views 6 years ago this world peace day, join dorjeshugden. Download the entire book in high resolution pdf format. The book marks the culmination of the controversy between the dalai lama and shugden practitioners.
In the iron bird year 1921 and several times earlier, dorje shugden entered a human medium to request pabongkha rinpoche to write a new life entrustment ritual. The book is paints the picture of dolgyal shugden as a worldly dharma protector. Foreword for a book on dolgyalshugden lama yeshe wisdom. Dzeme rinpoche 19211996 1 wrote a ritual specifically for this manifestation at the request of gangchen rinpoche called a request to the glory of the three worlds, the increaser dorje shugden and retinue. Dorje shugden s enlightened lineage or how to make history i gave up contributing to wikipedia. While gathering material for a book on seminal buddhist masters of this century i became aware in 1996 that because most belonged to the gelugpa tradition of tibetan buddhism and relied on the religious protector dorje shugden, they were suddenly at the center of a raging controversy. Trijang rinpoche, this graphic novel weaves in a modern setting to this ancient story. As to whether dorje shugden and dorje shugden controversy are separable or not earlier i did suggest that this article be limited to the recent controversy and go back only to the time or the publication of zeme rinpoches book or to the time of the dalai lama first speaking out against this practice and subsequent events. A new book on shugden, or dolgyal, understanding the case against. Never before in its history has tibet been lost so thoroughly and seemingly irreversibly to invaders. Initiations are not necessary for the mantras listed here. Time magazine, july 2008 the dalai lamas buddhist foes.
The dorje shugden contoversy is a contoversy surrounding the tibetan buddhist protector deity dorje or dolgyal shugden, about which there have been differing views since the 17th century and which became prominent and expanded during the lifetime of the th dalai lama and his contemporary phabongkha dechen nyingpo the controversy resurfaced again within the tibetan exile community in. After some years in dharamsala, the dalai lama became. Dorje shugden appeared in peaceful or wrathful form depending on the need of the practitioners. To understand both sides ofthe shugden debtate, donald lopez interviewed geshe kelsang gyatso, founder of the new kadampa tradition, an advocate of dorje shugden worship, and the author of fifteen books. Dorje shugden also known as dolgyal and as gyalchen shugden, is an entity associated with. Tibetan spiritualpolitical history as it has unfolded in the last half century. You can read more about him in the famous book the way of the whie clouds by lama anagarika govinda t the influence of these two great lamas reached india, to. The dorje shugden online shop provides everything you need for your. The line of reasons is stepping stones in history to 2014.
Image of dorje shugdens mandala the wisdom buddha protector. Here are a collection of mantras related to dorje shugden, his entourage and his lineage which can be recited anytime and anywhere, as a standalone practice or in combination with ones daily prayers. First ever dorje shugden graphic novel in indonesian dorje. Tsem rinpoche speaks on film about the world peace buddha and dharma protector, dorje shugden. With this quotation from the praise to dorje shugden, kyabje yongzin. Dulzin was the oldest and principal student of tsongkhapa. Since dorje shugden and his lineages have been high realizations and this is proven through history books that were written by realised beings, that. Based on the history in music delighting the ocean of protectors by h. Since complying with the wishes of his holiness without opposition is the most important of the important, the spiritual and secular advice given by his ho liness in the overall interest of ti bet as.
The dorje shugden english gift set is the first of its kind in the world, suitable for anyone who wishes to start their practice immediately. There is also an introductory book about dorje shugden, which explains the benefits, history and practice of dorje shugden. Invocation of the deity dorje shugden that has, since then, been a. The main sources for this essay are taken from various collections listed below.
So that the blessings of his life story may pervade and touch lives everywhere. The historical underpinnings of a modern buddhist crisis pdf ma. Prior to its publication, there was no controversy concerning shukden. This first of its kind full color illustrated graphic novel relates the dramatic history of dorje shugden in english. Sometimes, the practitioners are more receptive to the peaceful form of dorje shugden while others are more receptive to the wrathful form of dorje shugden. His holiness the dalai lama and dorje shugden lama yeshe. Kyabje trijang rinpoche composed a very special prayer to dorje shugden called dothey, which is a request for the activity of dorje shugden.
Recently i sent a letter see note below to the abbots of the large monasteries of sera, ganden and drepung to inspire the older geshes and other lamas who had a strong connection with the previous life of my root guru, his holiness trijang rinpoche, to request his incarnation to show the aspect of following his holiness dalai lamas holy wishes and return to india to study in his monastery. Dorje shugden online shop dorje shugden english gift set. New sources of information about the dolgyal shugden issue. Kelsang gyatso is a tibetan buddhist monk, a gelug trained teacher scholar and author of several buddhist books. In particular the dorje shugden be bum is an ongoing, living and complete collection of texts to dorje shugden. It is popularly assumed that publication of dzemay rinpoches yellow book sparked the dorje shugden controversy in the 1970s. The book itself is a compilation of his holiness the dalai lamas teachings advising why not to practice dolgyal, given between 2000. Shugden issue bernis research shugden society, delhi. Dorje shugden online shop dorje shugden comic book english. The book says that individual people have had unhappy experiences when living at nkt centres.
Dorje shugden has become the symbolic centrepoint of a conflict over the purity of the gelug school and the inclusion of nongelug teachings, especially nyingma ones. As kt66, tenzin peljor was responsible for the strong bias there was against the nkt on the articles. Statement of the german buddhist monastic association dbo on the protests against the dalai lama by the international shugden community isc. The collected mantras of dorje shugden dorje shugden. This gift set contains a graphic novel, illustrating the history of dorje shugden. A student of lama zopa rinpoche wrote to confess that as there was no other center nearby they had started attending a new kadampa tradition center and were practicing dolgyal skt. Understanding the origins and history of any buddhist practice is highly recommended to cultivate faith, devotion and stability in ones practice. The illustrated story of dorje shugden full version hd. Pdf what would thomas jefferson think of the 14th dalai lama. Dolgyal refers to dorje shukden, a nonhuman entity variously called a. Dorje shugden is variously looked upon as a destroyed gyalpo, a minor mundane protector, a major mundane protector, an.
The dalai lama and the cult of dolgyal shugden the 14th. The setting of the new kadampa tradition nkt kadampa. Sectarian rivalry the yellow book by zimey rinpoche. Shugden deity and put it in a shrine in the tashi lhunpo and worshipped it. He states that encouraging the worship of dorje shugden could contribute to reducing tibetan buddhism to. Follow the story of the dalai lamas 30year political campaign to destroy a centuriesold spiritual tradition taught to him by his own spiritual guide, and the. China announces that its annexing of tibet is a reclamation of chinese territory.
Nkt editors were very busy to establish dorje shugden as an enlightened protector on wikipedia, and finally they have successfully accomplished this aim. It would be great if editors of this article both dorje shugden practitioners and dorje shugden detractors could take the time to have a look at this crucial and illuminating website if you havent done so already because it sets the record straight on many aspects of dorje shugden s history that were distorted by george dreyfus and those. Ever since 1997, when, according to detailed indian police investigations, pseudo monks who infiltrated to dharamsala from china murdered the venerable lobsang gyatso, a noted lama close to the dalai lama, and his two young disciples, the cult of the dolgyal shugden. It has been published several times, with the first modern publication in 1984, listed below. Tendar was gyalchen dorje shugden, the vajra mighty one. The oral transmission of the intelligent father, was written in 1973 and first published in 1974. Dorje shugden the ultimate resource for anything related. His holiness the dalai lamas advice concerning dolgyal shugden in response to the shugden protestors allegations. This is a true account of how dorje shugden manifested as a compassionate lama, martyr and enlightened buddhist protector. Rightly it doesnt go into individual cases, but i wasnt clear where it was laying the blame, whether maltreatment was systemic, the result of a few over zealous managers, misguided fellow members, or as a result dorje shugden. There is an overwhelming amount of evidence of texts supporting shugden.
Dalai lama, and just starting my learning when venerable kelsang gyatso had his geshe degree was removed by sera monetary. First ever dorje shugden graphic novel in the world. This account will leave examination of the actual yellow book s contents for a different discussion and will primarily focus on its publication. This pomra department of seramey monastery has been relying on this deity as its special protector for the last 236 years. Dorje shugden illustrated story and graphic novel tsem rinpoche. Resolution adopted by consensus at the tibetan general. Beautifully created dorje shugden items from statues to pendants to books on buddhism. Autobiography of his eminence choyang duldzin kuten lama. Hh ling rinpoche, hh the dalai lama and hh trijang rinpoche researcher david kay states in his paper1 the young fourteenth dalai lama was introduced to the practice of dorje shugden reliance by trijang rinpoche prior to the exile of the tibetan buddhist community in 1959. Dorje shugden controversy the background of a dispute. A recovered history, a presentation of various works on dorje shugden from the 17th to the 19th centuries, with a refutation of georges dreyfus the shukden affair. The student confessed not following the gurus advice and asked what to do. For the latest articles visit the western shugden society press page or the wisdom buddha dorje shugden blog.251 1361 1033 73 1003 715 774 227 830 1170 791 1298 414 748 420 548 914 1131 398 1173 1385 1145 1158 433 534 38 478 358 878