Beautiful ancient Tibetan art to share with you

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(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Dear friends,

I have always been attracted to Buddhist art and iconography and this attraction for me started at a very young age. In Howell, New Jersey where I grew up, I would always find excuses to visit our local temples which were just 10 minutes away from my house. Not only did I love hanging out with the monks, and not only was it somewhere safe and away from my home life with my parents, but being at the temple meant I could spend hours staring at and praying in front of the beautiful art thangkas (brocaded scroll paintings of various Buddhas) and statues they had there.

When I wasn’t at the temples, I would go to my local library and scour through the books looking for Buddhist iconography which I would then Xerox and keep in my room. Back then, Buddhist iconography was extremely rare and was considered really exotic, especially in a small town like Howell… this was way before the Internet made everything easy!

Later, when I ran away to Los Angeles, I had the opportunity to set up my own altar. But I was too poor to afford statues so I would look for images of Buddhas and frame them up for my altar.

So I have always had the habit of looking for beautiful Buddha images and that habit has stayed with me until now. It’s one of the things that I like to do when I have a bit of free time. So recently, I was going through the Himalayan Art Resources website (very nice website) when I stumbled across their Dorje Shugden section. It was really exciting for me because even though I have visited their site many times in the past, I have never seen this many images of Dorje Shugden. I also found that their artwork came from all traditions and schools of Buddhism.

Although it was a pleasant surprise, it was not unexpected because I know that historically, Dorje Shugden as a Dharma Protector has been relied upon by all sects of Tibetan Buddhism. This is a proven fact. For example, there is an extensive Sakya kangso (or puja text) to propitiate Dorje Shugden according to the Sakya tradition. I have come across the writings of the great Drukpa Kagyu lama His Holiness the 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche Jigme Norbu, demonstrating a connection between Dorje Shugden and the Kagyu sect. My students have also found historical records of Dorje Shugden murals on the walls of Nyingma monasteries. Not to mention all the texts and prayers composed by Gelugpa lamas such as His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama, His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Kyabje Ling Rinpoche.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama (centre) with his root gurus His Holiness Ling Rinpoche (left) and His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche (right). All three lamas wrote prayers propitiating Dorje Shugden.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama (centre) with his root gurus His Holiness Ling Rinpoche (left) and His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche (right). All three lamas wrote prayers propitiating Dorje Shugden.

So this time, instead of primarily text-based evidence of Shugden worship in all sects of Tibetan Buddhism, I find the Dorje Shugden artwork below to be very exciting because:

 

1. It is visual proof that Dorje Shugden is not sectarian, and that he was practised by the other Tibetan Buddhist traditions too.

This totally contradicts the campaign of misinformation that the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) have maintained against Dorje Shugden since they first banned him in 1996. For the last 22 years, from their headquarters in Dharamsala, North India, the Tibetan exiled leadership have accused Dorje Shugden of being a sectarian deity. They say that because he is predominantly practised by the Gelugs today, he will not protect and will harm practitioners of other non-Gelug traditions. Thus, according to the CTA, engaging in his practice is akin to encouraging sectarianism.

However, if Dorje Shugden was actually sectarian, how come people who lived decades (if not centuries) ago painted him amongst deities popular in other traditions? People only paint images of deities they have faith in, want to worship and propitiate. They do not paint images of deities they dislike, and they especially do not paint deities they dislike alongside those they worship.

For example, in many of these thangkas, Dorje Shugden is featured alongside Guru Rinpoche, a Buddha who is predominantly practised by the Nyingmas, Sakyas and Kagyus. Does the Tibetan leadership expect us to believe that when people prostrated to these thangkas, made offerings, and hung them up on their altars, they only prostrated or made offerings to the portion of the thangkas that did not include Dorje Shugden? How illogical.

These thangkas clearly show that in reality, there is no conflict between (for example) Guru Rinpoche’s practice and that of Dorje Shugden. Any perceived conflict between the Tibetan Buddhist sects and traditions is an invented story laced with political motivation and manipulation.

 

2. It disproves the Tibetan leadership’s claim that Palden Lhamo and Nechung do not get along with Dorje Shugden.

Among one of the first reasons the Tibetan leadership gave for banning Dorje Shugden, they said Nechung had taken trance and declared that it is necessary for all Tibetans to give up the practice, otherwise Palden Lhamo would not be happy. Never mind that Palden Lhamo is enlightened and therefore incapable of anger, and therefore the CTA’s statement is illogical.

These thangkas therefore prove that the CTA’s statements have no basis. If Palden Lhamo was so unhappy with people practising Dorje Shugden, why is it that hundreds of years ago, people made thangkas featuring Dorje Shugden and Palden Lhamo in the same painting? Not only were they in the same painting, but they were also depicted on an equal footing. Were the lamas who worshipped these images wrong to do so, and only the CTA is right in their assessment of Palden Lhamo and Dorje Shugden’s relationship?

Or perhaps Palden Lhamo’s anger towards Dorje Shugden is a recent phenomenon? But if that is the case, how come the lamas of yesteryear were unable to use their clairvoyance to determine that in the future, Palden Lhamo would not be happy with Dorje Shugden and therefore discourage Dorje Shugden practice and the production of these thangkas? Is it that they did not have clairvoyance and they were all wrong, and only the Dalai Lama is correct and clairvoyant about how unhappy Palden Lhamo would eventually be with Dorje Shugden? And how come Palden Lhamo did not discourage the practice decades ago, and waited until 1996 to tell Nechung to tell everyone that if they continue with Shugden practice, she would be unhappy?

In the 400 years since Dorje Shugden practice arose, countless images of him together with other Buddhas have been produced. Since Dorje Shugden is so bad, should all of these old thangkas be destroyed? Why did Palden Lhamo withhold information about Dorje Shugden, and allow so many thangkas to be produced? Imagine the negative karma accumulated from destroying images of Palden Lhamo, Guru Rinpoche, Mahakala, etc. simply because the CTA says Dorje Shugden is bad and his images should not exist. Since Palden Lhamo allowed hundreds of years to pass by, during which time all these images were produced, then is she intentionally allowing people to accumulate the negative karma of being compelled to destroy Buddha images due to the CTA’s rulings? The ban on Dorje Shugden is to delegate the failings of the CTA for not getting Tibet back since 1959 (57 years) and distract the public by making Dorje Shugden a scapegoat. Focus on how ‘bad’ Shugden is instead of the failures of CTA being refugees for 57 years with no end in sight!

Of course, all of this is illogical. Palden Lhamo is a Buddha and it is not possible she made a mistake, and it is not possible that she put people in a position to accumulate negative karma by having to destroy Buddha images, or by worshiping mistaken images of her and Dorje Shugden. It is much more logical to say that the CTA manipulated the Tibetan people’s faith in Nechung, by using his trances and proclamations to publish false statements about the relationship between Dorje Shugden and Palden Lhamo.

 

3. The thangkas are very old, and not new reproductions.

That is to say, they were produced before the Dorje Shugden ban, at a time when there were no politics colouring the practice, and people were free to engage in whatever practices they wished, free from persecution or the fear of it. These thangkas go to show that when the CTA accuses Dorje Shugden of being sectarian, or says that other deities are not happy with Dorje Shugden, their statements are made with some hidden agenda or ulterior motive in mind. The simple proof is that hundreds of years ago, practitioners and lamas of that time and the people who produced these thangkas did not share the opinions of the current CTA.

 

4. Whatever lies the Tibetan leadership want to make up, the truth is the truth.

Regardless of the Tibetan leadership’s efforts since the time of the 5th Dalai Lama to stamp out Dorje Shugden practice, Dorje Shugden is a Buddha and people will continue to rely on him, pray to him, make offerings to him, and create images of him for as long as they see benefit in and a reason for doing so. The CTA will never be able to entirely eradicate the practice, as is their wish, and so the longer they focus on it, direct their efforts and channel their resources towards it, quite simply it is a waste of time and energy that they could be putting towards other initiatives and endeavours. As these thangkas clearly show, faith and reliance on Dorje Shugden is not a new phenomenon that is a passing trend, fad or craze. It is something that is well-established, stable, widespread and very, very popular.

All that being said, I am very, very happy to be able to bring you these images of Dorje Shugden from all the different traditions. If the Gelug, Nyingma, Sakya and Kagyu great masters and practitioners of the past saw huge benefits in relying on Dorje Shugden, so much so that they included him in such a wide range of paintings and images, it stands to reason that practitioners of today will also benefit from relying on Dorje Shugden too. Because it is not one, two or even five paintings that we are looking at, but over 40! And my guess is, there are many, many more that exist out there in the world that we just don’t know about yet.

In reality, whatever we want to pray to or rely on is entirely our personal choice and a private matter, and no one should be able to tell us what we can and cannot pray to. Certainly no one has the right to impose sanctions upon us for the spiritual choices that we make. So putting current politics and issues aside, I hope that you will also be able to appreciate the artistic merit and talent that stands behind Tibetan art which is spiritual, ancient and beautiful, and done with purpose and meaning. Please download these beautiful ancient paintings for your shrine or to share with others.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

1. Amitabha (Nirmanakaya)

Origin Location: Tibet
Lineages: Gelug and Buddhist
Material: Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection: Shelley & Donald Rubin

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A thangka of Amitabha Buddha and Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

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Back of the thangka. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

(Top row): Lama Tsongkhapa and his two heart sons, Heruka, Yamantaka, H.H. Pabongka Rinpoche, Manjushri and White Tara.

(Centre row): Amitabha Buddha and Guhyasamaja.

(Bottom row): Dorje Shugden, Kalarupa, Six-Armed Mahakala, Namtose and Dorje Ta’og.

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/1120

 

2. Amitayus (Sambhogakaya)

Origin Location: Tibet
Date Range: 1900 – 1959
Lineages: Gelug and Buddhist
Material: Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection: Private

A beautiful thangka of the three long life deities as the centre images. Click on image to enlarge. For a description of the deities, click here.

A beautiful thangka with the Three Long Life Deities as the central image. Dorje Shugden is also depicted in the painting. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

Amitayus Buddha, White Tara and Ushnishavijaya. Collectively they are known as the Three Long Life Deities. The painting depicts at the top right and left the two 20th century teachers Pabongkha Dechen Nyingpo (1878-1941) and the 14th Dalai Lama (b.1935). The two images appear as if they were created using well known black and white photographs of the time. It is possible that the artist is Amdo Jampa Tseten (1911-202) who was encouraged by Gendun Chophel (1903-1951) to do photo realistic portraits.

At the top centre is Tsongkapa with the two principal students Gyaltsab and Khedrub. To the left is the 14th Dalai Lama seated on a throne. At the far left is Maitreya in Tushita Heaven.

At the top right is the Gelug teacher Pabongkha Dechen Nyingpo seated on a throne. At the far right is Amitabha Buddha seated in Sukhavati.

At the bottom centre is Shadbhuja Mahakala with six arms. On the left side is the buffalo faced Yama Dharmaraja and Shri Devi Magzor Gyalmo riding a mule. On the right side is Vaishravana Riding a Lion and Dorje Shugden atop a blue lion.

Jeff Watt 5-2013

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/30987

 

3. Shakyamuni Buddha

Origin Location: Tibet
Date Range: 1900 – 1959
Lineages: Gelug and Buddhist
Material: Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection: Private

Front of the Buddha Shakyamuni thangka with Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

A Buddha Shakyamuni thangka with Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Back of the thangka. Click on image to enlarge.

Back of the thangka. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

Shakyamuni Buddha accompanied by teachers, deities and protectors.

At the top centre is an unidentified teacher wearing monastic attire and a yellow pandita hat. At the lower left is the 13th Dalai Lama. On the lower right side is Lord Atisha. At the upper left side is Lerab Lingpa. White Vina Sarasvati is seated below. At the upper right side is Secret Accomplishment Hayagriva. Below that is red Kurukulla in a dancing posture.

At the middle left side is Pabongka Dechen Nyingpo and below that is Vajrayogini with the face looking forward following the special Pabongka oral tradition.

Lower in the composition on the left side is Tsongkhapa. On the right side is Padmasambhava. Along the bottom of the foreground is Dorje Shugden riding a snow lion and a figure similar in appearance to Tsiu Marpo. A donor figure sits in the corner holding upraised a mandala plate.

Inscription:

ཨོཾ་མུ་ནི་མུ་ནི་མ་ཧཱ་མུ་ནི་ཡེ་སྭ་ཧཱ། ཨོཾ་ཨཱ་ཧུཾ་གུ་རུ་པདྨ་སི་དྷི་ཧུཾ། ཨོཾ་ཨཱ་གུ་རུ་སུ་མ་ཏི་བྷ་དྲ་ཀིརྟི་ཧུཾ། ཨོཾ་པདྨ་ཤ་ས་ན་དྷ་ར་བཛྲ་སརྦ་སིདྷི་ཧུཾ། བསྐལ་མང་སྔོན་བཏབ་ཐུགས་བསྐྱེད་ས་བོན་གྲངས་མེད་ཚོགས་ཟུང་མ་མས་བསྐྱངས། འོག་མིན་ཆེན་པོར་མངོན་བྱང་ཆུབ་འབྲས་ཐེག་གསུམ་ཆོས་ཆར་འདོད་རྒུར་འཇོ། མི་མཇེད་ཟླ་བྲལ་ཤཱཀྱ་སེང་གེ་ལྷར་བཅས་གཙུག་ན་ཞབས་སེན་ཏོག། མངོན་འགོད་པདྨ་འདབ་མ་ཡངས་སྤྱན་འགྲོ་ལ་གཡོ་དེས་སྐྱོང་གྱུར་ཅིག།

“Nurtured by the countless sown seeds of bodhicita for many kalpas as a mother for an only child, in the great Akanishta with the fruition of enlightenment, with a wish for the rains of the three vehicles be granted, As Shakya Sengge along with the matchless deities, protecting those [worshipers].”

རྩ་ཅན་གྲོང་ན་གཟིམ་པའི་དེ་མ་ཐག། དྷ་ན་ཀོ་ཤ་པདྨའི་མཚོ་གླིང་དུ། རྫུས་འཁྲུངས་སྤྲུལ་སྐུའི་པདྨོའི་བཞིན་རས་ཅན། འཕུར་འགྲོའི་དྲྭ་བས་འཁྱུད་པ་ཁྱོད་གཅིག་རྒྱལ།

“Suddenly falling asleep in the town of Magadha, the lotus island of Dhanakosha, lotus-face miraculously born incarnation, the only victorious embraced by a net.”

རེས་འགའ་ཨོ་རྒྱན་མཁའ་འགྲོའི་གླིང་ན་རྩེ། སྐབས་འགར་འབོད་སྒྲོག་སྲིན་པོའི་མགོན་དུ་རྒྱུ། འདི་ན་བོད་ཆེན་ཙོང་ཁའི་ཡུལ་གྲུར་ཆེ། འཇམ་དབྱངས་མི་བརྫུར་རོལ་ཁྱོད་ཅི་མི་བསྔགས།

“Taking some time to reach the apex of Uddiyana, sometimes roaming as a master of the rakshasa; thereafter at Tsongka the great place of Tibet, [arose] the Manjushri manifestation in human form, how can I not praise to you.”

ཡི་དམ་མཁའ་འགྲོ་དམ་ཅན་དུ་མའི་གར། མང་ཞིག་ཟློས་ཀྱང་གང་ལས་བཀའ་དྲིན་གྱི། ཕུང་པོ་ལྕི་བར་ཐོབ་གྱུར་དགེ་བའི་བཤེས། ཉིད་ལས་གཞན་པའི་སྐྱབས་གཞན་གང་དུ་འཚོལ།

“Appearing as deity, daka and protector, by the grace of various forms, obtaining the weighty responsibility, spiritual friend you are the saviour, where else could I [possibly] find [you].”

འཇམ་རྒྱས་དབང་དང་དྲག་པོའི་འཕྲིན་ལས་བཞི། ཆོས་དོན་འདོད་ཐར་སྡེ་བཞིའི་སྒོ་གླེགས་ཅན། མཆོག་གི་རྒྱལ་ཐབས་ཆེན་པོའི་དཔུང་པ་ཆེ། ཡོན་གྱི་བདག་པོ་འདི་ལ་སྨིན་གྱུར་ཅིག།

“With the four activities of peaceful, increasing, powerful and wrathful; Dharma, meaning, desire and liberation are the door of the four classes of Buddhism, by the method of great force towards the supreme victory, may it ripen to this sponsor.”

ཅེས་པའང་གཞན་ཕན་སྣང་བས་སོ།

“So it is by Zhanpan Nangwa.”

ཨོཾ་སུ་པྲ་ཏིཥྛ་བཛྲ་ཡེ་སྭ་ཧཱ།

Jeff Watt & Karma Gellek 2-2017

Reverse of Painting

English Translation of Inscription: om muni muni maha muni svaha. om ah hum guru padma siddhi hum. om ah guru sumati kirti hum. om padma shasana dhara vajra sarva siddhi hum. om supra tishta vajraye svaha.

Special Features: (Cursive script (Umay), Printed script (Uchen), is black, includes “Om Ah Hum” inscription)

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/2200

 

4. Shakyamuni Buddha

Origin Location: Tibet
Date Range: 1900 – 1959
Lineages: Gelug and Buddhist
Material: Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection: Private

A gorgeous thangka of Buddha Shakyamuni with Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

A gorgeous thangka of Buddha Shakyamuni with Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

(Top row): Unknown lama, Manjushri, Chenrezig, Vajrapani, Heruka, Lama Tsongkhapa and his two heart sons, Guhyasamaja, Unknown lama, Yamantaka, Namgyalma, Amitayus and White Tara.

(Centre row): Maitreya, Buddha Shakyamuni and Dipamkara.

(Bottom row): Dorje Shugden, Kalarupa, Six-Armed Mahakala, Namtose and Damchen Garwa Nagpo.

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/4113

 

5. Dorje Shugden

Origin Location: Tibet
Date Range: 1900 – 1959
Lineages: Gelug and Buddhist
Material: Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection: Private

An old Dorje Shugden thangka. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

Back of the thangka. Click on image to enlarge.

Dorje Shugden (English: the Vajra Possessing Strength): a minor Buddhist worldly protector originating in Tibet in the 17th century. In Dorje Shugden’s previous birth he is believed to have been the Gelugpa Lama Dragpa Gyaltsen (1619-1656) of Drepung Monastery, a contemporary and a rival to the Lama that was to become the Great Fifth Dalai Lama.

Maroon in colour with one face and two hands he holds in the right a sword and a long hook. In the left hand is a human heart held up to the mouth. He is very fierce with three staring eyes and a gaping mouth with the canine teeth exposed. On the chest he wears a decorative mirror marked with the Tibetan syllable ‘HRIH’. Richly attired in monastic robes and a golden yellow riding hat of Chinese origin, he is completely surrounded by orange and red flames. The mount is a mythical Tibetan snow lion, white with a green mane, fierce in appearance with a snarling face – gazing back.

At the top centre is an unidentified Gelug teacher wearing a yellow pandita hat and monastic robes. At the top left is White Chakrasamvara according to the system of Lama Umapa and Je Tsongkapa. At the top right is Brahmanarupa Mahakala.

Jeff Watt 4-2013

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/30961

 

6. Dorje Shugden

Origin Location: Mongolia
Date Range: 1960 –
Lineages: Gelug and Buddhist
Material: Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection: Private

A Mongolian thangka of Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

(Top row): Wangze (Pema Shugden), Amitabha and Trakze (Karma Shugden).

(Centre row): Dorje Shugden

(Bottom row): Gyenze (Ratna Shugden), Palden Lhamo and Shize (Vairocana Shugden).

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/53111

 

7. Dorje Shugden

Origin Location: Tibet
Date Range: 1900 – 1959
Lineages: Gelug and Buddhist
Material: Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection: Field Museum of Natural History

An old thangka of Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

Dorje Shugden (English: the Vajra Possessing Strength): a minor Buddhist worldly protector originating in Tibet in the 17th century. In Dorje Shugden’s previous birth he is believed to have been the Gelugpa Lama Dragpa Gyaltsen (1619-1656) of Drepung Monastery, a contemporary and a rival to the Lama that was to become the Great Fifth Dalai Lama.

Whitish in colour with one face and two hands he holds in the right a curved sword with a vajra handle. In the left hand is a human heart. He is slightly fierce with three staring eyes and a gaping mouth with the canine teeth exposed. Richly attired in monastic robes, silk brocades, and a golden yellow riding hat of Chinese origin, he is completely surrounded by flames. The mount is a mythical Tibetan snow lion, white with a green-blue mane, fierce in appearance with a snarling face – gazing up at Dorje Shugden as an expression of respect.

At the top centre is Je Tsongkapa, founder of the Gelug Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. At the right and left are the two principal students of Tsongkapa, Gyaltsab and Kedrubje. At the bottom of the composition are three Tibetan worldly protectors with Dorje Setrab on the viewer’s left, Tsi’u Marpo in the middle and then a white figure riding a white horse on the right.

This form of Dorje Shugden, of which there can be a number of different appearances, is the form typically found in Gelugpa art of the 20th century. In the Sakya Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism there is a form of Dorje Shugden called Tanag Chen (Shugden [riding] a Black Horse).

During the early decades of the last century Dorje Shugden became a subject of considerable controversy among the principal four Tibetan traditions of Buddhism, and namely the Gelug. The controversy still continues today. Within the Sakya Tradition there is no initiation or ‘life-entrusting‘ (Tibetan: srog gtad) ritual for Shugden as found in the Gelug Tradition. For the Sakyapa all forms of the practice fell into disfavour in the early part of the 20th century and are essentially non-existent outside of Tibet. Small temples in regional areas of Tibet historically connected with the indigenous local deity may still proffer offerings for the purpose of protection and removing obstacles.

Jeff Watt 2-2010

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/54349

 

8. Dorje Shugden

Origin Location: Tibet
Date Range: 1960 –
Lineages: Gelug and Buddhist
Material: Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection: Private

Dorje Shugden thangka.
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Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

Dorje Shugden Ku Nga (Five Bodies) accompanied by retinue figures based on the writings of the 20th century Gelug teacher Pabongka Dechen Nyingpo.

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/55018

 

9. Dorje Shugden

Origin Location: Tibet
Date Range: 1900 – 1959
Lineages: Gelug and Buddhist
Material: Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection: Private

A black and white print of Dorje Shugden.
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Interpretation / Description

Dorje Shugden with his retinue Kache Marpo (left) and Namkar Barzin (right).

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/58063

 

10. Dorje Shugden

Origin Location: Tibet
Date Range: 1960 –
Lineages: Gelug and Buddhist
Material: Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection: Private

A Dorje Shugden thangka. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

At the bottom centre is Yamshu Marpo the minister of Dorje Shugden. Yamshu Marpo is also the spirit brought forth during the Dorje Shugden oracle rituals.

Jeff Watt 2-2016

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/68898

 

11. Dorje Shugden

Origin Location: Tibet
Date Range: 1900 – 1959
Lineages: Gelug and Buddhist
Collection: Garuda Virtual Museum

Dorje Shugden thangka. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

Dorje Shugden and his retinue: Gyenze (upper left corner), Wangze (upper right corner), Shize (lower left corner) and Trakze (lower right corner). Surrounding Dorje Shugden are the Nine Mothers and below are the Eight Guiding Monks and the Ten Youthful and Wrathful Assistants.

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/81480

 

12. Dorje Shugden

Origin Location: Central Tibet
Date Range: 1900 – 1959
Size: 61×46.50cm (24.02×18.31in)
Material: Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection: Publication: Tibetan Painting, The Jucker Collection

An old thangka of Dorje Shugden, with Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava above him. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

(Top to bottom, left to right): Manjushri, Chenrezig, Vajrapani, Yamantaka, Guru Rinpoche, Yangsang Hayagriva, Amitayus, Dorje Shugden, White Tara, Tsangpa Karpo, Dorje Legpa, Namtose, Pehar Gyalpo (Nechung), Palden Lhamo, Six-Armed Mahakala, Namkar Barzin, Yuchashogchikma and Rahula.

Tibetan Paintings by Hugo E. Kreijger

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/89176

 

13. Dorje Shugden

Origin Location: Tibet
Date Range: 1900 – 1959
Lineages: Gelug
Material: Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection: Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art

An old thangka of Dorje Shugden.
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Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

Dorje Shugden (English: the Vajra Possessing Strength): worldly protector of the Gelugpa School.

Dark red in colour with one face and two hands he holds in the right a curved sword with a vajra handle. In the left hand is a human heart with a mongoose perched on the left forearm and a vajra hook leaning against the shoulder. He is very fierce with three red glaring eyes and a gaping mouth with the canine teeth exposed. Richly attired in monastic robes, silk brocades, and a yellow riding hat of Chinese origin, he is completely surrounded by orange flames. The mount is a mythical Tibetan snow lion, white with a green-blue mane, fierce in appearance with a snarling face – gazing up at Dorje Shugden as an expression of respect.

At the top centre is the primordial buddha Vajradhara, blue, with one face and two hands holding a vajra and bell. At the left is a Gelugpa lama wearing monastic robes and a yellow pandita hat. At the right is Green Tara with one face and two hands, holding a lotus in the left. At the bottom centre are three skullcups arranged with offerings of nectar, the five senses and blood.

Dorje Shugden is an avowed protector. In his former birth he is believed to have been the Gelugpa Lama Trakpa Gyaltsen of Drepung Monastery and a contemporary of the Great Fifth Dalai Lama.

Jeff Watt 6-1998

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/90554

 

14. Dorje Shugden

Origin Location: Tibet
Date Range: 1900 – 1959
Lineages: Gelug and Buddhist
Material: Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection: Museum der Kulturen, Basel

Dorje Shugden thangka. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

Dorje Shugden Riding a Lion. At the top centre is Je Tsongkapa the founder of the Gelug Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. At the left is white Vajrasattva. On the right is Sitatapatra holding a parasol. At the bottom centre is the Tsen spirit converted to the aid of Buddhism, Tsi’u Marpo, currently the principal protector of Samye Monastery in Tibet.

Jeff Watt 12-2010

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/3314591

 

15. Dorje Shugden

Origin Location: Tibet
Date Range: 1900 – 1959
Lineages: Gelug and Buddhist
Material: Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection: Yale University Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Dorje Shugden thangka.
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Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Back of the thangka.
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Interpretation / Description

Dorje Shugden Five Forms according to the Tradition of Je Pabongka.

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/31714

16. Dorje Shugden

Origin Location: Tibet
Lineages: Gelug and Buddhist
Material: Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection: Private

Dorje Shugden Nathang. Click on image to enlarge.

Dorje Shugden Nathang. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

(Centre image): Dorje Shugden

(Clockwise): Lama Tsongkhapa, Wangze (Pema Shugden), Trakze (Karma Shugden), Tsiu Marpo, Shize (Vairocana Shugden) and Gyenze (Ratna Shugden).

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/36407

 

17. Dorje Shugden

Origin Location: Tibet
Date Range: 1800 – 1899
Lineages: Gelug and Buddhist
Size: 68.58×49.53cm (27×19.50in)
Material: Ground Mineral Pigment, Fine Gold Line on Cotton
Collection: Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue #: acc.# F1996.1.1

Dorje Shugden thangka. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Back of the thangka. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

Dorje Shugden (English: the Vajra Possessing Strength): surrounded by a retinue of four emanations – a minor worldly protector.

Wrathful in appearance, maroon in colour, the Great King of Mind, with one face and two hands, has three eyes, a mustache and beard. Crowning the head a monk’s riding hat broad rimmed and yellow is decorated with a red ribbon. The right hand in a wrathful gesture holds upraised a stick marked with a jewel – ready to strike. The left holds to the heart a lasso with the ends flying to the side. Attired in the orange and yellow patchwork robes of a monk and blue brocade boots he sits in a relaxed posture above a sun disc and pink lotus blossom seat atop a human skin and snow lion supported throne. Inside a skeleton palace, placed on a dais constructed of bone against a backrest of corpse pillars and an arch of gold decorated with looped intestine, licks of orange and red flame curl upward. The roof is adorned with impaled corpses. The rafters are decorated with hanging skins, animal and human, looped entrails further adorn. Above the roof, four dragons appearing from behind the clouds send streaks of yellow lightning spewing from great gaping jaws and taloned claws.

Surrounded by four retinue figures, at the middle left is the Great Increasing King (Tibetan: gye pi gyal chen), yellow in colour, with one face and two hands holding a jewel in the right and a bowl in the left. Attired in regal garb, he rides a brown horse. Directly below is the Great Peaceful King (Tibetan: shi wi gyal chen), white in colour, peaceful, holding aloft an arrow in the right hand and a lasso in the left. Dressed in royal attire, he rides a white elephant.

At the middle right is the Great Powerful King (Tibetan: wang gi gyal chen), dark red, holding a hook and lasso. Royal in appearance with a crown and robes, he rides atop a green dragon. Directly below is the Great Wrathful King (Tibetan: drag po’i gyal chen), maroon in colour, fierce in appearance, holding upraised a curved sword in the right hand and a human heart extended to the side in the left. Surrounded by orange and red flames he rides atop a Garuda clutching a snake in the talons and beak.

Beneath the retinue deities within a walled enclosure of stretched dried skin adorned with skulls and looped intestine is a red pond with swirls and waves of blood interspersed with floating insects and reptilian forms. Hovering above the turbulent vitriol is a table of wrathful offerings. The centre skullcup holds the proffered substances of the five senses and to the right and left are blood and nectar. Beyond the enclosure, at the sides, tall trees host the flocks of black birds, messengers of the deity.

At the top centre a lama figure wears orange monastic robes with a red pandita hat lying flat atop the head. The right hand is held to the heart in a gesture of blessing and the left in the lap, seated on a cushion and lotus seat. At the left is Vajrayogini, a principal tutelary deity of the Mother Tantras, red, holding a curved knife and skullcup. At the right side is the protector Shadbhuja Mahakala, wrathful, black, with one face and six hands.

At the bottom right the King of the North and a god of wealth, Vaishravana, yellow in colour, holds a victory banner and a mongoose. In a relaxed posture he sits atop a snow lion, moon disc and pink lotus seat. At the bottom left is Sakya Gongma Ngagwang Kunga Tashi Thutob Tendzin of the Khon family. The right hand is extended to the side in a wrathful gesture and the left cradles a long-life vase in the lap. Attired in rich orange vestments he wears the Sakya religious hat, a pandita hat with the lappets draped across the top. Nestled in a meditation cloak on a cushioned seat against a blue backrest, above his head is the buddha of longevity Amitayus. In front a monk attendant stands before a table of ritual objects. Below that is the lay figure of Thabke Tashi, the patron and commissioner of the painting. Attired in orange brocade robes, holding a large vase with both hands, he sits above a cushioned seat. Two small figures wearing hats are located to the side next to a table overflowing with wishing jewels, red coral, gold, and precious objects. Arranged purposefully in front along the length of the foreground are large bolts of fabric topped with precious gifts. Above that, before the gatehouse to the palace, are seven bowls filled with rare delicacies. (The back of the painting has a lengthy inscription, praise to the Sakya Gongma [individual names not identifiable] and a long request of action and protection by Tabke Tashi. The intention is to avert harm and overcome obstacles).

Worldly protectors are typically indigenous Tibetan deities, mountain gods, daemons, spirits or ghosts that have been subjugated and sworn to loyally protect a monastery, geographic region or all of Buddhism in general. This form of Dorje Shugden is rare and was not typically worshiped in the town of Sakya. That specific form was Shugden Tanag Chen (Shugden [riding] a Black Horse). During the early decades of the last century Dorje Shugden became a subject of considerable controversy among the four Tibetan schools, namely the Gelugpa. The controversy still continues today. Also, within the Sakya School there is no initiation or ‘life-entrusting’ (Tibetan: srog gtad) ritual for Shugden as found in the Gelug School. That form of the deity (Shugden) typically appears riding a snow lion, holding a sword in the upraised right hand and a heart clutched to the breast in the left. For the Sakyapa all forms of the practice fell into disfavour over 6 decades ago and are essentially non-existent outside of Tibet. Small temples in regional areas of Tibet historically connected with the indigenous local deity may still proffer offerings for the purpose of protection and removing obstacles.

Jeff Watt 1-2000

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/393

 

18. Dorje Shugden

Origin Location: Tibet
Date Range: 1900 – 1959
Lineages: Sakya and Buddhist
Material: Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection: Private

Dorje Shugden Tanag. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

Dorje Shugden mounted on a Black Horse. This form of Shugden follows the basic Sakya description except for the spear in the right hand and the lack of a skullcup in the left hand.

“In the middle of a whirling palace of black wind from … is the Great King with a body red-black in colour, one face two arms. The right [hand] holds a club aloft to the sky and the left a skullcup filled with blood and a human heart. On the head a Chinese hat is placed, riding a black horse, surrounded by inconceivable emanations…” (Sakya Kangso. Dagchen Kunga Lodro, 1729-1783).

Jeff Watt 9-2011

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/60614

 

19. Dorje Shugden

Origin Location: Mongolia
Date Range: 1900 – 1959
Lineages: Gelug and Buddhist
Material: Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection: Zanabazar Museum of Fine Arts

Dorje Shugden tsakaley. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

Dorje Shugden riding a lion.

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/50725

 

20. Gyenze (Ratna Shugden)

Origin Location: Tibet
Date Range: 1900 – 1959
Lineages: Gelug and Buddhist
Collection: Private

A thangka of Gyenze (Ratna Shugden). Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

Gyenze (Ratna Shugden) surrounded by the other retinue deities: Wangze (upper right corner), Shize (lower left corner) and Trakze (lower right corner).

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/55510

 

21. Gyenze (Ratna Shugden)

Origin Location: Tibet
Date Range: 1900 – 1959
Lineages: Gelug and Buddhist
Collection: Private

Gyenze (Ratna Shugden) thangka. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

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Interpretation / Description

Ratna Dorje Shugden (Gyenze) surrounded by his retinue.

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/36405

 

22. Trakze (Karma Shugden)

Origin Location: Tibet
Date Range: 1900 – 1959
Lineages: Gelug and Buddhist
Collection: Private

Trakze thangka. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

Karma Dorje Shugden (Trakze) surrounded by his retinue.

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/55511

 

23. Trakze (Karma Shugden)

Origin Location: Tibet
Lineages: Gelug and Buddhist
Material: Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection: Private

Trakze (Karma Shugden). Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

Karma Dorje Shugden (Trakze) surrounded by his retinue.

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/36406

 

24. Heruka Body Mandala

Origin Location: Tibet
Date Range: 1960 –
Lineages: Gelug and Buddhist
Collection: Private

Heruka Body Mandala with Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

A thangka of the Heruka body mandala including Dorje Shugden at the bottom right corner.

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/58854

 

25. Heruka Chakrasamvara

Lineages: Buddhist
Collection: Hahn Cultural Foundation

A thangka of Heruka Chakrasamvara and Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

An old thangka of Heruka Chakrasamvara with Lama Tsongkhapa above him and two other unknown Gelugpa lamas. Surrounding him are other enlightened deities and protectors, one of which is Dorje Shugden (bottom right corner).

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/98859

 

26. Nyingma Lama and Dorje Shugden

Origin Location: Tibet
Date Range: 1900 – 1959
Lineages: Gelug and Buddhist
Collection: Private

Thangka of a Nyingma lama and Dorje Shugden

Interpretation / Description

A thangka of a Nyingma lama with Dorje Shugden located at the lower right corner.

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/55509

 

27. Mahakala Panjarnata

Origin Location: Tibet
Date Range: 1800 – 1899
Lineages: Sakya, Ngor (Sakya) and Buddhist
Material: Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection: Private

An old thangka of Mahakala Panjarnata (Lord of the Pavilion) and Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

A thangka of Mahakala Panjarnata (Lord of the Pavilion). Surrounding him are various deities and protectors, one of which is Dorje Shugden (lower right corner).

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/11564

 

28. Mahakala Panjarnata

Origin Location: Tibet
Date Range: 1700 – 1799
Lineages: Sakya and Buddhist
Material: Ground Mineral Pigment, Black Background on Cotton
Collection: Private

Mahakala Panjarnata (Lord of the Pavilion) and Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

Mahakala, Vajra Panjarnata (Tibetan: dor je gur gyi gon po. English: the Great Black One, Lord of the Vajra Pavilion [or Canopy]): from the Vajra Panjara Tantra.

Fiercely wrathful, black in colour with one face, large round eyes, flaming yellow hair and two hands he holds a curved knife in the right and a skullcup in the left – both held to the heart. Resting across the forearms is a ‘gandhi’ stick from which all other forms of Mahakala emanate. Adorned with a crown of five dry skulls, bone ornaments and a necklace of fifty freshly severed heads he wears a lower garment of tiger skin. Atop a corpse, circular disc of the sun and multi-coloured lotus he stands surrounded by the flames of pristine awareness.

At the top centre is Akshobhya Buddha. On the left is Shri Hevajra and on the right Bhutadamara Vajrapani. At the middle left is Brahmanarupa Mahakala and on the right Shri Devi Dudsolma. At the bottom left is Shri Devi Magzor Gyalmo and on the right Dorje Shugden Tanag (Riding a Black Horse).

The translation of the description of Panjara Mahakala below is from the Rinchen Zangpo Tradition. It is identical to the description of the Vajrapanjara Tantra Mahakala except for the inclusion of the ‘gandhi’ stick.

“The Great Vajra Mahakala, blazing, with one face, two hands, in the right a curved knife and left a skullcup filled with blood, held above and below the heart. Held across the middle of the two arms is the ‘Gandhi of Emanation;’ with three eyes, bared fangs, yellow hair flowing upward, a crown of five dry human skulls and a necklace of fifty fresh, blood-dripping. [He is] adorned with six bone ornaments and snakes, with a lower garment of tiger skin, flowing with pennants and streamers of various silks; dwarfish and thick, in a posture standing above a corpse.” (Konchog Lhundrub, 1497-1557).

The general features that describe and define Panjarnata are the single face and two arms. The pair of hands hold a curved knife in the right and a skull cup in the left. Both hands are held to the heart with the right hand slightly above the skull cup. Panjara may or may not also have a ‘gandhi’ stick across the forearms. His body is short and squat with the legs bowed. He is also described as being a dwarf with short thick arms and legs. He typically stands atop a human corpse having an orange or yellow colour. All of the other characteristics of Panjarnata are identical with the general characteristics of the Mahakala class of deities.

Panjaranatha Mahakala arises from the Panjara (Pavilion, or canopy) Tantra for which he is the protector and guardian. This Tantra belongs to the Hevajra Cycle of Tantras and classified as Non-dual Anuttarayoga. The method of painting is ‘nag thang,’ black scroll – gold outline on a black background with a lack of superfluous ornamentation and landscape.

Jeff Watt 7-2012

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/60679

 

29. Five Foremost Deities – Mo Lha

Origin Location: Tibet
Date Range: 1700 – 1799
Lineages: Sakya and Buddhist
Material: Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection: Private

A thangka of Mo Lha, the Five Foremost Deities and Dorje Shugde. Click on image to enlarge.

A thangka of Mo Lha, the Five Foremost Deities and Dorje Shugden Tanag. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Another version of the same thangka. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

(Top to bottom): The 32nd Sakya Trizin Wangdu Nyingpo, Padmasambhava, Teacher (unidentified), Po Lha, Mo Lha, Yul Lha, Srog Lha, Dra Lha, Tashi Tseringma and sisters, Magzor Gyalmor, Dudsolma (Shri Devi), Dorje Yudronma and Dorje Shugden Tanag (Riding a Black Horse).

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/19057

 

30. Wangdu Nyingpo, Sakya Tridzin 32

Origin Location: Tibet
Date Range: 1800 – 1899
Lineages: Sakya
Material: Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection: Private

The 32nd Sakya Trizin Wangdu Nyingpo and Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

The 32nd Sakya Trizin Wangdu Nyingpo and Dorje Shugden Tanag. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

Wangdu Nyingpo, Thuchen (c.1763-c.1806): Patriarch of the Khon Family, the 32nd Sakya Trizin, the second Padmasambhava of this Age and a renowned Terton (finder of Revealed Treasure), surrounded by tutelary deities and the figures of previous lives.

Gazing with wide open eyes and a slight smile Wangdu Nyingpo extends the right arm and holds a gold vajra scepter. In the left hand a vajra handled bell is held up to the heart. In the typical appearance of a Sakya Tridzin he wears his hair long with a copy of the Hevajra Tantra text adorning the crown. White earrings of bone are common for depictions of Wangdu Nyingpo and he wears a lower garment of white cloth. A red sash holds in place a sorcers horn and a three sided peg associated with the deity Vajrakila.

“To the Buddhas of the three times as the second Oddiyana. Protector with all gathered power over the animate and inanimate. Subduer of wrong doers, possessing the essence of the path entwined as the great bliss of the four joys together with wisdom, compassion and power. I pray, pacify obstacles of daemons and bhutas, and bestow the blessing of attainments – making aspirations spontaneous.” (Dragshul Trinle Rinchen, 1871-1935).

Depicted at the top of the painting are the principal meditational deities special to Wangdu Nyingpo. At the top left are Chakrasamvara, Vajrayogini and Hevajra. At the top right are Vajrakila, Hayagriva and Vajrapani. At the middle left is Shmashana Adhipati, the two dancing skeletons, and on the right is Dorje Shugden Tanag, riding a black horse. At the bottom centre is Panjarnata Mahakala with Brahmarupa Mahakala on the left and Shri Devi Dudsolma on the right. The gold background of the composition is filled with small depictions of the Buddha of long life Amitayus.

Jeff Watt 10-2002

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/77218

 

31. Shri Devi – Magzor Gyalmo (Palden Lhamo)

Origin Location: China
Lineages: Gelug and Buddhist
Material: Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection: Private

Palden Lhamo and Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

A thangka of Shri Devi Magzor Gyalmo (Palden Lhamo) with the protectors Setrap, Dorje Drakden and Dorje Shugden (lower right corner).

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/55015

 

32. Magzor Gyalmo (Palden Lhamo)

Origin Location: Tibet
Date Range: 1900 – 1959
Lineages: Gelug and Buddhist
Material: Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection: Rubin Museum of Art

Palden Lhamo and Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

Back of the thangka. Click on image to enlarge.

Shri Devi, Dudmo Remati belonging to the larger class of enlightened protector deities known as Shri Devi, surrounded by protector deities of the Sera Monastery of the Gelugpa Tradition.

At the top centre is Amitayus, the buddha of long-life with an Indian mahasiddha and Tibetan teacher seated at the sides. On the viewer’s left is Lama Tsongkapa and Padmasambhava on the right. Descending on the left is Vajrakila, Shri Devi Dudsolma, Tshangpa, a red worldly protector riding a horse and blue Damchen Garwa Nagpo immediately to the side.

On the right side is Kurukulla, Lakshmi (Pal Lhamo), Dorje Yudonma and Dorje Shugden. At the bottom centre is Chaturmukha Mahakala.

Jeff Watt 10-2007

Reverse of Painting

Special Features: (Cursive script (Umay), includes “Om Ah Hum” inscription)

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/65793

 

33. Mahakala Shadbhuja (Six-Armed Mahakala)

Date Range: 1700 – 1799
Lineages: Sakya
Size: 73.66×53.98cm (29×21.25in)
Material: Fine Gold Line, Black Background on Cotton
Collection: Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue #: acc.# P1996.11.1

Six-Armed Mahakala and Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

Six-Armed Mahakala and Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

Shadbhuja Mahakala (Tibetan: nag po chen po chag drug pa. English: the Great Black One with Six Hands), wrathful emanation of Avalokiteshvara.

With one face and six hands, the first pair of hands hold a curved knife and skullcup held to the heart, the second pair a human skull garland, trident and an upraised elephant skin, the lower pair hold a damaru drum and lasso. Adorned with a crown, bone and jewel ornaments and a necklace of fifty heads he stands with the right leg bent and left extended atop the body of an elephant headed figure, above a sun disc and lotus seat, completely surrounded by the fires of pristine awareness.

At the top centre are two lamas performing the ‘Dharma Teaching’ mudra (gesture), wearing monastic robes and red pandita hats. At the left is the mahasiddha Shavaripa, holding a skullcup. At the right corner is Begtse Chen, red in colour, with the consort and son immediately below – the ‘Goddess of Life’ riding a bear and the ‘Lord of Life’ riding a wolf. At the left corner is the wealth deity ‘Wish-fulfilling’ White Mahakala, with one face and six hands, in a standing posture. Below is Mahakala ‘Gonpo Legden’ holding an upraised stick in the right hand and a skull in the left. At the right is Panjara Mahakala holding a curved knife and skullcup, supporting a stick across the forearms, in an unusual stance with the right leg bent

Below those are black Jinamitra, red Takkiraja and Kshetrapala riding a bear. At the middle right is Trakshe, ‘The Lord of Daemons,’ riding a black horse, and below is Shri Devi (Tib.: pal den lha mo) riding a mule; all have one face and two hands. These five belong to the inner retinue of Shadbhuja Mahakala.

Directly below the central figure is Chaturmukha Mahakala (Tib.: gon po shal shi pa. Eng.: Four-faced Great Black One) the wrathful form of Brahmarupa, with four faces and four hands, surrounded by a retinue of four naked dakinis. At the bottom centre is a dancing Brahmarupa with one face and two hands.

At the bottom left is Damchen Garwa’i Nagpo holding a hammer in the right hand and riding a brown goat. Next is Kartaridhara Mahakala. At the bottom right is the ‘Gyalpo Sum’ (Three Kings) of the Sakya School. The upper figure is Tsi’u Marpo the protector of ‘Samye Chokor Ling.’ Beneath him is Dorje Setrap and slightly to the left is Dorje Shugden wearing a gold monastic riding hat, holding a vajra in the right hand and a gold vase in the left; riding a black horse. All are mounted on horseback.

The subject of the painting is the protector Shadbhuja Mahakala along with various forms of Mahakala. The Gyalpo Sum and Damchen Nagpo are worldly deities. The iconography indicates that the painting belongs to the Sakya School, however the irregularities in the forms would more precisely suggest a sub-school such as Tsar or Bulug (Shalu).

The painting style is called ‘black scroll’ (nag thang). The background is black and the deities are drawn as an outline, often in gold, with more or less colour and detail added at the discretion of the artist. This style of painting is generally reserved for wrathful deities.

Jeff Watt 5-98

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/252

 

34. Vajrabhairava (Solitary Yamantaka)

Origin Location: Tibet
Date Range: 1900 – 1959
Lineages: Gelug and Buddhist
Material: Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection: Private

Solitary Yamantaka and Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

Solitary Yamantaka and Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

Vajrabhairava, Ekavira (solitary). At the top centre is Tsongkapa.

At the middle left of the composition is a yogi figure and cemetery scene. At the middle right is the protector deity Dorje Shugden.

At the bottom centre is Shadbhuja Mahakala. On the left side is ‘Outer’ Yama Dharmaraja. On the right side is Shri Devi Magzor Gyalmo.

Jeff Watt 2-2016

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/13106

 

35. Lama Tsongkhapa

Origin Location: Tibet
Date Range: 1800 – 1899
Lineages: Gelug and Buddhist
Material: Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection: Private

Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

A thangka of Khedrub Je’s Five Visions of Lama Tsongkhapa. Dorje Shugden is included at the bottom right. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

Lord Tsongkapa, Lobzang Dragpa (1357-1419): founder of the Gelugpa School, emanating from the heart of the bodhisattva Maitreya.

“From the heart of the Lord of the hundred gods of Tushita, on the peak of a cloud, bright white like a mound of fresh yogurt, Lord of Dharma, Omniscient Lobzang Dragpa, together with sons; please come here.” (Gelugpa liturgical verse).

Back of the thangka. Click on image to enlarge.

Back of the thangka. Click on image to enlarge.

In the appearance of a monastic scholar with a yellow pandita hat and the orange patchwork robes of a fully ordained monk he performs with both hands the mudra of Dharma teaching at the heart while holding the stems of two lotus flowers blossoming at both ears supporting on the right a wisdom sword and at the left a book. With the two legs folded in vajra posture he sits upon a moon disc and lotus seat surrounded by an ornate gold nimbus of wishing jewels and a rainbow sphere. At the front, to the right and left of a begging bowl, sit the two close disciples of Je Rinpoche, Gyaltsap Dharma Rinchen (1364-1432) and Kedrup Geleg Pal Zangpo (1385-1438). Both wear monastic robes and yellow hats each holding a book in the left hand while the right hands assume postures of explication of the teachings. Emanating from the heart of the bodhisattva Maitreya, dwelling in the Tushita heaven above, all three are seated atop a great white bank of billowing clouds.

At the bottom left side is the protector deity ‘Outer’ Yama Dharmaraja standing atop a buffalo. At the bottom right side is Dorje Shugden riding atop a white snow lion.

Inscription:

“om ah guru vajradhara sumati kirti siddhi hum hum.”

“The sole combined form of the compassion of all conquerors,
The worship object of all conquerors,
The only source of all conquerors;
May all the conquerors bestow blessings.
Especially bestow the vast expanse conqueror – the single father.
The sound of the [Dharma] drum fills all the realm,
This holy supreme realm of Jamgon Lama;
Please [come and] sit on the crown of my head.
… Finally, may I be born in this supreme realm.”
Sarva mangalam.”

Jeff Watt & Karma Gellek 2-2017

Reverse of Painting

Special Features: (includes “Om Ah Hum” inscription)

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/2191

 

36. Lama Tsongkhapa

Origin Location: Tibet
Date Range: 1900 – 1959
Lineages: Gelug and Buddhist
Size: 71.12×48.26cm (28x19in)
Material: Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection: Rubin Museum of Art

Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

Lama Tsongkapa (1357-1419): founder of the Gelugpa School, with the two principal students, Gyaltsab on the left and Khedrup on the right.

In the appearance of a monastic scholar with a yellow pandita hat and the orange patchwork robes of a fully ordained monk he performs with both hands the gesture of Dharma teaching at the heart while holding the stems of two lotus flowers blossoming at both ears supporting on the right a wisdom sword and at the left a book. With the two legs folded in vajra posture he sits upon a moon disc and multi-coloured lotus seat surrounded by a blue nimbus. At the front, to the right and left, sit the two close disciples of Je Rinpoche, Gyaltsap Dharma Rinchen (1364-1432) and Kedrup Geleg Pal Zangpo (1385-1438). Both wear monastic robes and yellow hats.

“From the heart of the Lord of the hundred gods of Tushita, on the peak of a cloud, bright white like a mound of fresh yogurt, Lord of Dharma, Omniscient Lobzang Dragpa, together with sons; please come here.” (Gelugpa liturgical verse).

At the top centre is the blue primordial Buddha Vajradhara with Shakyamuni Buddha on his right and blue Medicine Guru Buddha on the left. Again at the right and left are ‘Very Secret’ Hayagriva, red, with three faces and six hands and blue Vajrapani in his wrathful appearance.

At the left side is Yama Dharmaraja, blue in colour, standing atop a buffalo. At the right is Vaishravana, guardian king of the north, riding a lion.

At the bottom of the composition from the viewers left to right are the special protectors of Sera Monastery: Dorje Ta’og, unidentified, Dorje Shugden and Karma Shar Chatri Chenchig.

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/65802

 

37. Lama Tsongkhapa

Origin Location: Tibet
Date Range: 1900 – 1959
Lineages: Gelug and Buddhist
Material: Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection: John & Karina Stewart

Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

Khedrub Je’s Five Visions of Lama Tsongkhapa. Dorje Shugden is included in the thangka at the lower right corner. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

An old thangka depicting Khedrub Je’s five direct visions of his teacher, Lama Tsongkhapa – as a monk on a white elephant, as a vibrant sixteen-year-old youth on a throne supported by youthful gods and goddesses, as the Bodhisattva Manjushri on a snow lion, as a Yogi on a tiger and as a monk blazing with light floating on clouds. Also depicted are various deities including Dorje Shugden at the bottom right corner.

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/48253

 

38. Lama Tsongkhapa

Origin Location: Tibet
Date Range: 1800 – 1899
Lineages: Gelug and Buddhist
Collection: Private

Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

Lama Tsongkapa (1357-1419): founder of the Gelugpa School, with the two principal students, Gyaltsab on the left and Khedrup on the right.

In the appearance of a monastic scholar with a yellow pandita hat and the orange patchwork robes of a fully ordained monk he performs with both hands the gesture of Dharma teaching at the heart while holding the stems of two white flowers blossoming at both ears supporting on the right a wisdom sword and at the left a book. With the two legs folded in vajra posture he sits upon a moon disc and multi-coloured lotus seat above a lion supported throne. At the front, to the right and left, sit the two close disciples of Je Rinpoche, Gyaltsap Dharma Rinchen (1364-1432) and Kedrup Geleg Pal Zangpo (1385-1438). Both wear orange and red monastic robes and yellow hats.

“From the heart of the Lord of the hundred gods of Tushita, on the peak of a cloud, bright white like a mound of fresh yogurt, Lord of Dharma, Omniscient Lobzang Dragpa, together with sons; please come here.” (Gelugpa liturgical verse).

At the top centre is Maitreya, the future Buddha, with Atisha seated on the proper right side and Tsongkapa on the left. In the left and right corners are wrathful Krodha Vajrapani and Vignantaka, both blue in colour, holding a vajra scepter.

At the bottom left side is ‘Outer’ Yama Dharmaraja, blue in colour, standing atop a buffalo. At the right side is Dorje Shugden, the controversial Gelug protector deity, riding a lion, wearing monastic clothes and surrounded by flames. Seated in front is a donor figure in a kneeling posture holding a mandala offering plate.

Jeff Watt 2-2016

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/items/24083

 

39. Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen

An old thangka of Sakya Pandita and Dorje Shugden Tanag. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

An old thangka of Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen, with Dorje Shugden Tanag (riding on a black horse) located at the bottom right corner. This form of Dorje Shugden follows the basic Sakya description except for the spear in the right hand.

 

40. Vajrabhairava (Yamantaka)

An old thangka of Yamantaka as the main deity. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

Yamantaka with Dorje Shugden at the bottom right corner.

 

41. Vajrabhairava (Yamantaka)

A thangka of Yamantaka and Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated image. Click on image to enlarge.

Annotated version. Click on image to enlarge.

Interpretation / Description

Yamantaka (Vajrabhairava) with Buddha Shakyamuni, Lama Tsongkhapa and the Mahasiddha Lalitavajra above him, and the Dharma Protectors Palden Lhamo, Kalarupa and Dorje Shugden below him.

 

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  1. Wai Meng Wan on Oct 19, 2018 at 4:12 am

    Inspiring to see all the Thangkas, it shows that Dorje Shugden was practiced across all Tibetan Traditions. How can Dorje Shugden be sectarian?
    A glimpse of former days when everyone practiced Dorje Shudgen harmoniusly.

  2. Chris on Oct 15, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing with us the ancient thangkas of various deities together with Dorje Shugden. It is nice to see Dorje Shugden being depicted with all these mainstream deities in the ancient times. All these thangkas are proof to refute CTA’s baseless allegations against Dorje Shugden practice.

    CTA told us that Dorje Shugden’s practice is a minor practice and only limited to people from a sect. It was accused to be irrelevant and sectarian. This is totally untrue. From the number of thangkas featuring this protector, it is an indication of Dorje Shugden being one of the mainstream protector practice. No one will use their time to produce so many thangkas for an insignificant practice.

    When we see Dorje Shugden being depicted together with other deities and lamas such as Sakya Trizin and Nyingma lama, it shows us that Dorje Shugden is being propitiated in other sects of Buddhism too. His practice is not sectarian and very pervasive at that time.

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  3. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 6, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    A Daily Request for Wealth, Peace and Protection

    Composed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche

    In the heavens there are myriad manifestations of the divine. All those manifestations specifically show us different aspects of divinity in order to be of benefit to all living beings. All the rupakaya forms of the divine have compassion, skillful means and wisdom. We invoke upon them whether we are happy, sad, down, lost, fulfilled, confused, empty, and during the whole range of emotions we constantly experience due to an untrained mind.

    Understanding our nature, Great Wisdom Being Dorje Shugden, therefore all the more so, please hold us close to your bosom as an only child to a parent.

    Though the manifestations of the divine need no offerings and gifts from us, we offer you supreme Manjushri Dorje Shugden a libation of tea, incense and mantras, in order to ask you to bless us, to be a part of our lives, to abide in our dwellings and to give us signs, omens and portents of both good and bad. When the negative arises, quell them immediately. Please increase the positive for my weary and worn mind as I lay my hopes in you.

    When difficulties, problems and confusion arise, we ask you, who is but the culmination of all that is powerful, holy and omniscient to bless myself, family, loved ones, environment and even my pets. May I see wisdom, find hope, and be at peace.

    I request you, O Divine Bhagavān Dorje Shugden, who wears a round dome hat and the three robes of a saffroned bhikshu, who wields a sword of liberty, justice and wisdom and clutches a wish-fulfilling jewel, who rides on a supreme lion of subjugation of all that is negative, to fulfill my wishes. I understand my wishes may not be the best, so I surrender to your wisdom for the outcome though it may not be what I have in mind. Please bless myself and everyone that we may enter into the supreme city of liberation.

    Great Bhagavān Dorje Shugden, I request you sincerely from my heart to be a part of my life, bless my home, and grant me wisdom, solace and comfort, that I might be of service to others without agenda, and that I may focus out onto others and not be fixated on myself, creating more problems for all that I hold dear.

    Bless me to become kinder, wiser, more compassionate, tolerant and very forgiving to all those who hurt and love me. In order to become close to you, Dorje Shugden, we must surrender the banal. We must abandon fixed views, projections and rigidity. Lastly, in my final moment when I leave this plane of existence, only the positive actions I have done will matter as everything and everyone will be left behind. Let me realise this and act upon this now! At this crucial moment, please may I have a vision of yourself, the powerful and merciful Dorje Shugden, to take me to where I may course in the sky to continue my journey of spiritual waxing.

    I offer you saffron-coloured tea and my faith to fulfill my prayers and gain siddhis. By reciting your mantra, may healing, peace, love, long life, protection and perfect view of sunyata arise.

    Mantra of fulfillment, peace and wisdom:

    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA

    (It is good to recite this mantra daily as much as you like or your timing allows.)

    I dedicate this supreme heartfelt prayer to the all-knowing Celestial and Supreme Protector Dorje Shugden, that I may quickly become a being of light, compassion, love and enlightenment.

    Please play the audio included here to follow along with the prayer.

    OR

    Follow on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-OSudd323A

    For more information, go to: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=61394

    https://video.tsemtulku.com/chat-videos/chat-1538813324.mp4


  4. Stella Cheang on Sep 30, 2018 at 9:25 am

    We are very blessed and fortunate to have our Guru sharing with us this huge collection of ancient Tibetan thangka and Buddhist art which we would otherwise never have the destiny to see them. I am especially drawn to the Lama Tsongkhapa thangka (#38 with Buddha Maitreya on the centre top and Dorje Shugden on the right side at the bottom, it seems to tell a complete story! At the same time, many Dorje Shugden holy thangka are in museums and in publicly exhibition that goes to show the validity of His part/presence in history. This is important because it effectively disarm CTA’s claim against Dorje Shugden – the faith in Dorje Shugden is not new. Because of the efficacious of the practice, people continue to believe and practice. It will not go away simply because CTA declare it otherwise. Thank you, Rinpoche, for this sharing.

  5. Valentina Suhendra on Sep 20, 2018 at 2:04 am

    Be blessed with these rare videos featuring explanation and advice about Dorje Shugden practice by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche in his own voice. The teaching was requested by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the earliest masters who taught Tibetan Buddhism in the West.

    Video 1: H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche Explains Dorje Shugden Initiation and Benefits (With English Subtitles)

    Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was an erudite scholar, ritual master and practitioner of the highest degree from Tibet. At the request of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the pioneers who taught Tibetan Buddhism in America, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche gives clear explanation and advice about the life-entrustment initiation of Dorje Shugden and how to go about the practice and get the maximum benefits in this video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzFMvlxAqtc&feature=youtu.be

    Video 2: H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche speaks on the History and Lineage of Dorje Shugden (With English Subtitles)

    In this video, an erudite scholar, ritual master and practitioner of the highest degree from Tibet, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche talks about the incarnation lineage of Dorje Shugden and how the practice arose, with examples of Dorje Shugden’s previous lives that reveal his powerful spiritual attainments and contributions. This very rare teaching was given at the request of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s student, Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the pioneers who taught Buddhism in the West to many disciples since the 1970s.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIzKSJgK618&feature=youtu.be

    For more information: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kyabje-zong-rinpoches-advice-on-dorje-shugdens-practice.html

  6. Valentina Suhendra on Sep 14, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Many come to Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia to make offerings and prayers to the increase form of Dorje Shugden who appears like a prince and rides on a golden horse. Many report having their wishes fulfilled and return many times. Am happy to see this. Tsem Rinpoche

    You can learn more about this form of Dorje Shugden here: https://bit.ly/2wxQyes

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    See video of this chapel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEK35F_O5Hg

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  7. Tsem Rinpoche on Sep 11, 2018 at 10:58 am

    A Yamantaka thangka from the Qing dynasty (also Kangxi’s dynasty), which is being displayed in Sichuan Museum in China. It shows Dorje Shugden in the bottom right of the thangka. Can see many old thangkas with Dorje Shugden within. Dorje Shugden practice pervaded and penetrated into China’s royal circles and aristocrats.

    Qing Dynasty Yamantaka

  8. Valentina Suhendra on Sep 11, 2018 at 1:03 am

    In the emerald forest there lies magical beings and powerful entities of old. There are beautiful gentle creatures of the forest such as deers, rabbits, owls and so on. Faeries, little people, elves, dwarves, trolls and other magnificent worldly and other-worldly beings of mystical origins who nurture and look over the natural world call this place their home. These supernatural beings, who remain hidden to ordinary view and are rarely seen together, have gathered to herald the arrival of the World Peace Guardian Dorje Shugden within the ethereal realm. Paying homage to the divine king they welcome him, the supreme being whose body shines with the light of magnificence and abides in benevolent wisdom. He who has come from the pinnacle of the celestial dimensions, he has the dominion over men and gods. All beings in this and other worlds have gathered to pay homage and to receive blessings, abundance and counsel.

    Shugden the divine king, at last has drawn near,
    He offers a new life so clear,
    With a silent prayer he offers the golden stair,
    Sing praises, does the emerald forest all cheer.

    Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha

    To see other beautiful portrayals of Dorje Shugden, click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz

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  9. Pastor Shin Tan on Sep 9, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    COMPASSION at its best: His Holiness the Dalai Lama explained in Ladakh, 31 July 2018:

    “Usually at the beginning of an empowerment there is a ritual to drive away interferences. But I no longer feel it’s consistent to regard some beings as evil forces. At the start of each day I cultivate altruism, but in the evening we say, ‘May the evil forces be driven away.’ There seems to be a contradiction here that I’m no longer keen to comply with. I’m not highly realized, but I have great confidence in the power of Bodhichitta.”

    Source: https://bit.ly/2wVsqSb

    ———————————————-

    This latest statement by His Holiness the Dalai Lama is excellent. I fully believe in his compassion and I hope he will fully implement it.

    All negative beings take rebirth with negative minds due to deep attachments. The attachments result in negative states of rebirth and angry minds that carry out harmful actions, like spirits or hungry ghosts who can be very bothersome because they are very angry as they died in the state of attachment in their former rebirths.

    Indeed we need to generate compassion towards these beings, especially the formless type, as it would be the best remedy to stop their harm. We can recite mantras with love and bless them with it. While reciting prayers, we can meditate on them being at peace. When we generate compassion towards these harmful interferences of the formless type, many of them will calm down and stop their harm and even go away. Some of them, you can talk to them and subdue their harm and they will stop harming completely if they feel your love. That is how you can help them.

    Many high masters of India and Tibet generated great compassion towards certain ghosts, spirits or interferers and subdued them in this manner and even made them into protectors of regions. I’ve witnessed this with one of my lamas where he subdued a female spirit that crossed over the Himalayas. After making the spirit promise it will not harm others, my lama gave the spirit a drink to seal the promise.

    Since the Dalai Lama has manifested saying Dorje Shugden is negative (although many high lamas disagree), then he can apply this method to Dorje Shugden. He can ‘subdue’ Dorje Shugden by generating tremendous love, prayers and talking nice to Dorje Shugden who will be ‘subdued’. Then people are henceforth ‘free’ to practice Dorje Shugden without more discrimination, segregation and being called degrading names for practicing this protector.

    Give peace a chance. His Holiness the Dalai Lama can generate great love towards Dorje Shugden and all the hundreds of thousands of Dorje Shugden practitioners that love the Dalai Lama and miss him like I do. May His Holiness the Dalai Lama bring peace and heal the rift with Dorje Shugden practitioners.

    May His Holiness live very long and always be healthy,
    Tsem Rinpoche
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com

    Reading- https://bit.ly/2wWQGUh

  10. so kin hoe (KISG) on Aug 31, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the beautiful and sacred ancient old thangkas with Dorje Shugden depicted together with pantheon of Buddhas and other Dharma Protectors as well as highly attained masters such as Guru Rinpoche, His Holiness Pabongka Rinpoche, Lord Atisha and His Holiness the 13th Dalai Lama. Upon seeing many images of Dorje Shugden from different traditions in the 40 old thangkas, this has concluded that Dorje Shugden was being practiced not only within the Gelugpa but other lineages as well before the official ban of Dorje Shugden launched by the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) since 1996 and evidently, Dorje Shugden is not sectarian and Dorje Shugden practice will not cause any segregation, disharmony and separation among all Buddhists from different lineages and sects. The false claim made by CTA states that the practice of Dorje Shugden can lead to sectarian is totally untrue and contradicts to the 40 old thangkas as what we have observed.

    We sincerely pray and hope that the ever compassionate and highly respected His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will lift the ban of Dorje Shugden officially soonest possible and allow for religious freedom for the growth of Buddhadharma and benefit of all Dharma practitioners.

    Humbly with folded hands,
    kin hoe

  11. Yee Yin on Aug 26, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    What the CTA has been telling the public about Dorje Shugden is a big lie. They said Dorje Shugden is sectarian, his practice will create disharmony and conflict in the community. Therefore the practice has to be banned.

    Now, look at these thangkas, these are the proof to debunk what the CTA says. These are very old and ancient thangkas. They are thangkas of different lineages with Dorje Shugden depicted in it.

    If Dorje Shugden is sectarian, how come hundreds of years ago, it was depicted in the thangka of lineages other than Gelug? The depiction of Dorje Shugden in their thangka is a clear indication Dorje Shugden was accepted and being practiced by them. The CTA is using Dorje Shugden as a scapegoat to cover their failure in fulfilling their promise to the Tibetans in exile.

  12. Pastor Adeline Woon on Aug 13, 2018 at 4:09 am

    His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama

    Tibetans commonly refer to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and His Holiness 10th Panchen Lama as the “sun and moon” of Tibetan Buddhism. They are the center of Tibetan Buddhist civilization, which draws to its sphere of influence millions of non-Tibetan practitioners. The Panchen Lama’s incarnation line began with the 16th abbot of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen (1570 – 1662). He was bestowed the title of Panchen Lama by His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama after being declared as an emanation of Amitabha.

    After being given the title, his three previous incarnations were posthumously also bestowed the title, making Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen the 4th Panchen Lama. He became a teacher to many Tibetans, Bhutanese and Mongolian religious figures, including His Holiness the 4th and 5th Dalai Lamas, and the 1st Jetsun Dampa of Mongolia. A prolific author, Chokyi Gyeltsen is credited with over a hundred compositions, including a number of commentaries and ritual texts that remain central in the Gelukpa tradition today. Along with his role as a teacher of the Dharma, the Panchen Lamas are usually responsible for the recognition of the rebirths of the Dalai Lamas, and vice versa.

    The 10th Panchen Lama, Lobsang Trinley Lhundrub Chokyi Gyeltsen (19 February 1938 – 28 January 1989) continued both the spiritual and political roles of his predecessors. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, his contemporary, was even heard to say and echo the Panchen Lama’s own words that the Dalai Lama would safeguard Tibet from the outside while the Panchen Lama would safeguard Tibet from the inside, as he never left Tibet after the political troubles of 1959. He was truly loved by the Tibetans, all the way until his passing. When he taught, thousands of people would attend, not only from his own Gelug lineage, but masters and practitioners from all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

    At his sprawling monastery of Tashi Lhunpo, he has a special chapel specifically dedicated to Dorje Shugden, where prayers and rituals are performed on a daily basis. In his great omniscience the Panchen Lama held Dorje Shugden as the principal Dharma protector of the monastery. He also personally propitiated Dorje Shugden among other Dharma protectors, and even wrote extensive prayers and rituals to Dorje Shugden. These rituals and prayers are contained within his ‘sung bum’ or collected works, which are provided here. As such a great lama, with an erudite and clear understanding of the Buddhist scriptures, a teacher to millions in both Tibet and China, from an established incarnation line and an emanation of the Buddha Amitabha, he could not be mistaken about his practice of Dorje Shugden.

    His Holiness 10th Panchen Lama is known for his composition of commentaries and practice texts that are still in use by contemporary Buddhist practitioners both in Tibet and across the world. One of these is a powerful ritual composition propitiating the compassionate Dorje Shugden.

    Upon the request by Acharya Lobsang Jangchub to compose a shorter version of the prayer (sadhana) for the exhortation of activities of Dorje Shugden, Panchen Lama immediately composed an abbreviate form of Dorje Shugden’s Kangsol. This text is entitled “Manjunatha’s (Tsongkapa) Lineage protector Dorje Shugden and five forms wrathful propitiations and confessional prayers and fulfilment of activities rites” or “Melodious sound of Accomplishment of the Four Activities” for short. Once the prayers were completed, he had signs and strong feelings that Dorje Shugden has been working hard to protect the Buddhadharma in general and the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa specifically.

    Mirroring the abilities of one of his earlier incarnations, Khedrub Je, a disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa and master of both sutra and tantra, the Panchen Lama used his compositional skill and poetic prowess to create a masterful sadhana. Worthy of note is a praise in which the first letter of each verse is a Tibetan vowel. Such compositions are rarely seen, and have historically only been used when propitiating senior Dharma protectors such as Palden Lhamo and Kalarupa.

    The Panchen Lama also stated that while composing the Dorje Shugden sadhana (prayers) he was filled with a sense of happiness and bliss. He ends the composition with not only his official title but his ordination name, Tenzin Trinley Jigme Choje Wangchuk, endorsing the validity of his work. He composed the sadhana in his own Tashi Lhunpo monastery while in the Hall of Clear Light and Bliss.

    See the Panchen Lama’s writings and download: https://bit.ly/2KIfeXb

  13. Tsa Tsa Ong on Aug 12, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    It is proven that Dorje shugden been practised decades ago. These are the many evidence that Dorje Shugden is not an evil spirit as it has been practised by other Tibetan sects as well. We have proof on so many of these antique thangkas that Dorje Shugden was well respected by all traditions. It is really illogical for the CTA to say that Dorje Shugden is sectarian. Thank you very much Rinpoche and blog team for sharing this article and so many blessed and beautiful antique thangkas of Dorje Shugden 🙏👍😍

  14. Samfoonheei on Aug 12, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Awesome indeed looking at those ancient art thangkas painting. Feeling so fortunate to view those rare ancient thangkas which paints a thousand words . Many of these very old thangkas of Dorje Shugden featuring alongside with Guru Rinpoche or other deities. It has proven that Dorje shugden been practised decades ago. These are the many evidence that Dorje Shugden is not an evil as it has been practised by other Tibetan Buddhist traditions as well. Over the years Rinpoche have collected many accurate knowledge about Dorje Shugden and now with visual evidence to proof it too. There are countless images of Dorje Shugden painted in old ancient thangkas, if Dorje Shugden is harmful then why was it painted . Many great masters and practitioners knew there are numberless benefits in relying on Dorje Shugden, that’s why they have included him in such a wide range of paintings and images. There must always a reason when the painter painted the images.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this beautiful sharing. Those Tibetan art work was done beautifully which tell us a thousands words.. This ancient Tibetan art is on the verge getting extinct as many people do not understand the beautiful part of Buddhism’s rich history.
    Thanks again with folded hands.

  15. Kenneth Chan on Aug 12, 2018 at 4:29 am

    Dear Rinpoche and team,

    Thank you for this insightful post. I really like when art captures the past and becomes a visual documentation of history.

    There is so much that one can tell about a country, it’s people, their religious beliefs and culture.

    It’s unfortunate though, that so many of these wonderful works have been commodified in the art market, selling at art auctions for tens to hundreds of thousands and more to private art collectors.

    As objects of antiquities, they, firstly, have the most value to the people who understand how extremely holy and blessed they are. These are objects that deserve to be venerated in the way they were made for.

    Secondly, as cultural objects, it would benefit people today through these works of art to be able to learn and appreciate the lives and the stories of those who helped shaped culture and tradition.

    It is a travesty for art like these to be exploited for commercial gain then only to be hidden away from public eye, hidden away in fortressed mansions.

    Luckily, we have the internet and sites like these which allow us a glimpse into parts of our world that would otherwise be inaccessible.

    Thank you for the bringing all this and so much more to all of us.

  16. Bradley Kassian on Aug 12, 2018 at 1:09 am

    I love how people say DS practice was only a minority practice and wasn’t widespread, and yet here we have proof on all these images that he was well respected by all traditions. Though he’s not the main focal point on these antique thangkas, he clearly had prominence to be placed on these.

    • Martin on Aug 12, 2018 at 1:42 pm

      Dear Bradley,

      Again, you display very astute observation i.e. Dorje Shugden was widely respected and practised by different Tibetan Buddhist lineages, but historically not portrayed as the main focus of worship. That is simply because Dorje Shugden was never intended as a cult figure who demanded his followers to idolise and worship him to the exclusion of the Three Jewels, as the CTA claims.

      As a matter of fact, Manjushri manifested as Dorje Shugden to provide resources and create viable conditions for practitioners to embark on their path to enlightenment and in that way, Dorje Shugden compassionately manifested as a means to an end, not the end itself. The only texts within which Dorje Shugden is depicted as a sectarian spirit is in the CTA’s smear campaign material.

      All these old thangkas are powerful attestations to Dorje Shugden’s objective which is very much contrary to the CTA’s narrative.

      Thank you

  17. Robert on Aug 11, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    No.35 was sold by one of the big British Auction houses, and the sale notes include the memorable observation that the contemporary fear of Dorje Shugden in some quarters is “completely irrational”. I can find and post the original sale notes if people are interested!

    • Martin on Aug 12, 2018 at 12:40 am

      Dear Robert,

      It’s so refreshing to read the opinion of educated and rational people who understand the art history of Tibetan Buddhism minus the politics.

      It would be fantastic if you can find the note to add to this post. It would no doubt enrich the information herein and benefit readers.

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  • Chris
    Wednesday, Oct 24. 2018 10:07 AM

    Such nice pictures of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness Panchen Lama trip to India. India had been always very kind to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and even gave him asylum during China’s invasion of Tibet. India immediately granted them asylum as well as all the Tibetans that escape from Tibet.

    Free lands had been given to the Tibetans to stay and build on. Government aids and resources had been given to the Tibetans to built up their community. There was so much kindness from India to the Tibetans. However, what did the Tibetans do to repay India’s kindness? Nothing. They give nothing back and contributed nothing back to Indian’s society.

    Tibetans even dared to be arrogant and look down on Indians. They do not want to have anything to do with Indians and hence they refuse to assimilate into their society when India kindly made it easier for them to become their citizen. They rather stayed as a refugee that being an Indian citizen. One day Indian will say it is enough will kick Tibetans out of their country. It is just a matter of time.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-dalai-lama-panchen-lama-in-india-in-1956.html



  • Chris
    Wednesday, Oct 24. 2018 09:48 AM
    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing this blog post. It is very informative and whoever that wishes to go for pilgrimage in Nepal will be greatly benefited from this article. I still remember due to Rinpoche’s kindness. I am able to visit all of the above holy sites to pay homage to Vajrayogini. it was a magical and spiritual journey.

    Out of all of the 4 temples, I feel most connected to Bijesvari and Sankhu Vajrayogini the most. It was just magical to be able to visit both temples. Vajrayogini very long and deep connection with Nepal and her practice is very prevalent. Many signs and miracles surrounded deep Vajrayogini practitioners and it shows how powerful her practice is. It is very important for us to make a connection with her now and pray to receive her practice in the future.

    Rinpoche is exceptionally passionate in Buddha Vajrayogini and keep urging us to make a connection with this female Buddha in Kechara. We have Vajrayogini’s stupa here on our land to bless everyone and everything on the land. Even the name of the place is called Kechara which is Vajrayogini’s pure land. So whoever that came across Kechara or anything that is associated with us, a seed of Vajrayogini will be planted into their mindstream and one day it will germinate and bring him/her to Vajrayogini.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/four-sacred-sites-of-vajrayogini-in-nepal.html
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  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Oct 24. 2018 04:11 AM
    Mahatma Gandhi: The Great Soul

    Mahatma Gandhi is well known as the activist of peaceful means (I remember his famous hunger strike) and considered as the father of India. But did you know this :

    “Gandhi’s adolescent years were not without rebellion. His youth was marked with acts of petty thefts, smoking, a secret belief in atheism and, most shocking of all for a member of a respectable Vaishnava Hindu family, the eating of meat.”

    Find out more about Mahatma Gandhi’s life and philosophy here :
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/mahatma-gandhi-the-great-soul.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Oct 24. 2018 04:01 AM
    Geshe Ngawang Wangyal: America’s First Pioneering Buddhist Lama

    This caught my eyes when I was reading and it really stood out what an extraordinary being that at less than a year old Geshe Ngawang Wangyal could comprehend his mother’s words and remembered. Ordinarily, not many had even started talking at that age much less comprehend the depth of his mother’s words.

    “Mother: Buddha is a special being to whom we bow and pray. He will bless you when you bow down and pray, you must do so for the sake of all living beings.

    Geshe Wangyal: If I pray for others, how will I get what I want?

    Mother: By helping others your own aims will be achieved incidentally.”

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/geshe-ngawang-wangyal-americas-first-pioneering-buddhist-lama.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Oct 24. 2018 03:43 AM
    Sakya Trizin’s Dorje Shugden Prayer

    Question 1: I read the post about Dorje Shugden’s practice in the Sakya lineage. I am from the Sakya tradition and until I saw your post, I never knew that Dorje Shugden was relied upon by the Sakyas. That must mean it’s only a minor practice right?

    Having read the post on Dorje Shugden’s practice within the Sakya lineage, you will see that many Sakya lineage masters relied on Dorje Shugden or were seen to be one with Dorje Shugden.

    The fact that it is conveniently not acknowledged as a common Sakya practice today cannot negate the rich presence of Dorje Shugden in the lineage history and his status as a Sakya protector regardless of whether it is a minor or major practice. And whether minor or major is not the point. The fact is that IT WAS PRACTISED. And it wasn’t being practised by some lama with no name, no attainments, no reputation or no rank but it was being practised by the head of the WHOLE LINEAGE – the Sakya Trizins (aka the Sakya throneholders) themselves.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sakya-trizins-dorje-shugden-prayer.html
  • Yee Yin
    Wednesday, Oct 24. 2018 12:21 AM
    When you are sick, do you prefer to pop a pill or do you like to use alternative therapy? For me, I like to combine the two. I will pop a pill for quick relief first and then use herbs to strengthen the body. I prefer to use herbs because they are natural and they don’t give so much side effects. Here are some herbs that can be used as the remedies.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/the-55-best-herbal-remedies.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Wednesday, Oct 24. 2018 12:06 AM
    Wow, I didn’t know about the American Japanese being put into camps in America in the 1940s! This is so terrible, many of them are also American citizens but they are discriminated by their own government because their ancestors were Japanese. When they were sent to the camp, they were given a tag to pin on their clothes as if they were an item. Even though the US is made up by many different races, their policy can be quite racist as well.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/survivors-japaneseamerican.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Oct 23. 2018 11:22 PM
    It is scientifically proven that meditation can help to calm our mind and enhance our brain performance. From the spiritual perspective, meditation can help to self-heal through the purification of our winds, and to achieving enlightenment. In the past, various cities around the world have organised mass meditation session before. Thousands and thousands of people participated in the events. Meditation is widely accepted now as a method to maintain our well beings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/6-incredible-global-mass-meditation.html
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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Oct 23. 2018 03:57 PM
    The mysterious Niguma was an Indian woman born in Kashmir,India who probably lived in the 11th century. Niguma was considered an emanation of the great dakini Mandarava, Guru Rinpoche’s foremost Indian disciple. Niguma is considered one of the most important and influential yoginis and Vajrayana teachers of the 10th or 11th century in India. Amazing …..she achieved the rainbow body just after 7 days after meditating and the level of an eighth ground Bodhisattva (The Immovable).
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/niguma-mistress-of-illusion.html
  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Oct 23. 2018 02:56 AM
    When the 16th Karmapa went to attend the opening ceremony of a new Kagyu and Nyingma monastery called Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling in Nepal, he saw a statue of Dorje Drolo stepping on a figure of a monk who looked similar to Dorje Shugden. The 16th Karmapa was very upset of this depiction of Dorje Drolo as it was not the correct iconography so he ordered this statue to be removed immediately. At the same time, he also made a prophecy that in future people will have to rely on Dorje Shugden.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-prophecy-of-the-16th-karmapa.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Oct 23. 2018 02:22 AM
    Wow, this is so nice to see so many people from all around the world getting connected with Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden is an emanation of Buddha Manjushri, he is an enlightened being who we can take refuge in. We can chant his mantra: OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA daily for protection.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/kechara-spreads-the-practice-of-dorje-shugden.html
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  • Sofi
    Tuesday, Oct 23. 2018 02:20 AM
    Just because I don’t agree with the Dalai Lama does not make me a bad person

    And does everyone need to agree with the Dalai Lama anyway? He may be the de-facto head of Tibetan Buddhism but he is not my Guru. Its my Guru who gave me the precious Dharma and practices, the Dalai Lama did not. In fact he gave up his Guru and broke his samaya with his Guru who so compassionately taught him and instigated the escape out of Tibet to save his life. Is that gratefulness?? When will the Dalai Lama lift the ban on authentic enlightened Dorje Shugden and restore unity?

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/just-because-i-dont-agree-with-the-dalai-lama-does-not-make-me-a-bad-person.html
  • Sofi
    Tuesday, Oct 23. 2018 02:11 AM
    Malaysian Ghosts: Orang Minyak

    Orang Minyak literally translates to “Oily Man”. Join us in finding out if he is just a legend or is he real ghost?

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/malaysian-ghosts-orang-minyak.html

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His Holiness Sharpa Choje Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Nyima of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He was a supreme master of both Sutra and Tantra. He served as abbot of both Gaden Shartse Monastery as well as Gyuto Tantric college. After serving as abbot of Gyuto Tantric college he entered into a few long term (3 year, 3 month and 3 day) Vajra Yogini retreats in the forest. He completed that long retreat twice and was going to enter it again till he was asked to be abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery by H.H. the Dalai Lama. He was a great practitioner of Vajra Yogini\'s tantra as well as Dorje Shugden. He was a scholar of the highest renown and he was highly sought after for teachings. He was very devoted to Dorje Shugden throughout his whole life as a pure monk. I was fortunate enough to have him as one of my teachers. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche

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His Holiness Sharpa Choje Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Nyima of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He was a supreme master of both Sutra and Tantra. He served as abbot of both Gaden Shartse Monastery as well as Gyuto Tantric college. After serving as abbot of Gyuto Tantric college he entered into a few long term (3 year, 3 month and 3 day) Vajra Yogini retreats in the forest. He completed that long retreat twice and was going to enter it again till he was asked to be abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery by H.H. the Dalai Lama. He was a great practitioner of Vajra Yogini's tantra as well as Dorje Shugden. He was a scholar of the highest renown and he was highly sought after for teachings. He was very devoted to Dorje Shugden throughout his whole life as a pure monk. I was fortunate enough to have him as one of my teachers. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche To read more- https://bit.ly/2zW2Grz
Beautiful thangka painting of Lord Yamantaka the slayer of ignorance and who bestows supreme wisdom that eradicates all projections.
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Beautiful thangka painting of Lord Yamantaka the slayer of ignorance and who bestows supreme wisdom that eradicates all projections.
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Kadroma Metsik Nakmo or Dakini Ucchusma who purifies and heals the body.
I am reciting a daily prayer to Dorje Shugden. Here is the youtube link to the audio- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-OSudd323A
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I am reciting a daily prayer to Dorje Shugden. Here is the youtube link to the audio- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-OSudd323A
It\'s hard to not fall in love with little cute Pema baby girl. She is so light, happy and wags her tail super fast when she sees us or anyone. Super friendly. She is a heart breaker for sure. Teehee...She is our Kechara Forest Retreat doggie and runs free throughout our sacred land. Her name Pema means lotus. Tsem Rinpoche
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It's hard to not fall in love with little cute Pema baby girl. She is so light, happy and wags her tail super fast when she sees us or anyone. Super friendly. She is a heart breaker for sure. Teehee...She is our Kechara Forest Retreat doggie and runs free throughout our sacred land. Her name Pema means lotus. Tsem Rinpoche
My Nepalese boys work hard and I appreciate them. Today we have purchased special foods for them to snack on and also to cook with so they won\'t be so homesick. These foods are all imported from their country. There\'s a street in downtown K.L. that sell all this. So happy to get this for them. Tsem Rinpoche
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My Nepalese boys work hard and I appreciate them. Today we have purchased special foods for them to snack on and also to cook with so they won't be so homesick. These foods are all imported from their country. There's a street in downtown K.L. that sell all this. So happy to get this for them. Tsem Rinpoche
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I come out of the bathroom to be greeted by the mess the two monsters made...Some more they want snacks! Monster Oser girl and Monster Dharma boy.
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This blog post has had amazing response. Since published on July 27, 2018, there has been 114,788 views and still increasing. I am happy to see how this post has made things clearer. Do visit this post here- https://bit.ly/2MATbGe
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his disciple Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. Beautiful picture.
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His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his disciple Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. Beautiful picture.
This monk takes trance of Dorje Shugden and he was happy to receive THE PROMISE book in Tibet
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This monk takes trance of Dorje Shugden and he was happy to receive THE PROMISE book in Tibet
Find out about the blessed healing water for health and healing at Kechara Forest Retreat- https://bit.ly/2CtVQNk
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Find out about the blessed healing water for health and healing at Kechara Forest Retreat- https://bit.ly/2CtVQNk
This is my ultimate home!!! Blue waters, trees, skies, mountains, house that is open, retreat, meditation, Buddha images and purple flowers. Wow. Such a perfect place for me. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is my ultimate home!!! Blue waters, trees, skies, mountains, house that is open, retreat, meditation, Buddha images and purple flowers. Wow. Such a perfect place for me. Tsem Rinpoche
To see other beautiful portrayals of Dorje Shugden, click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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To see other beautiful portrayals of Dorje Shugden, click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Severed head Vajra Yogini has a brilliant orange body, orange darting eyes, wearing a necklace of freshly cut human heads firmly standing within a wisdom fire emanating from her sacred body reminding us to cut off our self damaging ego. Without the ego, our sufferings cannot survive and our happiness will arise. Tsem Rinpoche
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Severed head Vajra Yogini has a brilliant orange body, orange darting eyes, wearing a necklace of freshly cut human heads firmly standing within a wisdom fire emanating from her sacred body reminding us to cut off our self damaging ego. Without the ego, our sufferings cannot survive and our happiness will arise. Tsem Rinpoche
A thought on how to repay the kindness of the guru
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A thought on how to repay the kindness of the guru
Very nice old artwork on the Bodha Stupa in Nepal.
1 month ago
Very nice old artwork on the Bodha Stupa in Nepal.
This is quite interesting....
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This is quite interesting....
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Wonderful statement by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Although Dorje Shugden is not negative, lets hope His Holiness can apply this to the Shugden issue. Then there will be peace.
Left to right: Tritul Rinpoche, Gaden Tripa Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastic prayer hall during puja.
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Left to right: Tritul Rinpoche, Gaden Tripa Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastic prayer hall during puja.
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The oracle of Dorje Shugden Choyang Dulzin Kuten of Gaden making offerings to Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche during a teaching in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
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Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche
Please click on this picture and see how tragic this is.
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Please click on this picture and see how tragic this is.
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Advice by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche- https://bit.ly/2NiryBg
Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in 1987 Los Angeles.
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Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in 1987 Los Angeles.
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Beautiful Yamantaka print
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini painting for you to download free in high file to print out, frame and place on your shrine or share with friends. May you be blessed. Download here: 
 https://bit.ly/2N5zI02
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Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini painting for you to download free in high file to print out, frame and place on your shrine or share with friends. May you be blessed. Download here: https://bit.ly/2N5zI02
The Fifth Dalai Lama & Dorje Shugden | ༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པ་ཆེན་པོ་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། | 第五世达赖尊者与多杰雄登---read more--- https://bit.ly/2C65Iwr
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The Fifth Dalai Lama & Dorje Shugden | ༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པ་ཆེན་པོ་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། | 第五世达赖尊者与多杰雄登---read more--- https://bit.ly/2C65Iwr
My childhood researchers: https://bit.ly/2wroucv
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My childhood researchers: https://bit.ly/2wroucv
A message to share. Thanks. Do click and share.
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A message to share. Thanks. Do click and share.
Buddhist art has a rich and intricate tradition of expressing the divine iconography of awakened beings.~Tsem Rinpoche

Do enjoy the many wonderful Free Art PDF\'s here- https://bit.ly/2nXjK9T
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Buddhist art has a rich and intricate tradition of expressing the divine iconography of awakened beings.~Tsem Rinpoche Do enjoy the many wonderful Free Art PDF's here- https://bit.ly/2nXjK9T
Mumu boy was Tsem Rinpoche\'s little Schnauzer. Partly because of Mumu Kechara was started and you must find out why that is. Do read more and see very cute adorable pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122472
2 months ago
Mumu boy was Tsem Rinpoche's little Schnauzer. Partly because of Mumu Kechara was started and you must find out why that is. Do read more and see very cute adorable pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122472
Kamakura is one of my favorite places
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Kamakura is one of my favorite places
Anger...
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Anger...
In 1989, Bill Porter, also known by his pen name ‘Red Pine’, travelled to the Zhongnan Mountains in China to meet some of these hermits and learn about their way of life. This resulted in his publishing the work titled Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits in 1993. 25 years later, Bill Porter travelled back to the same mountains to see if life there had changed. The outcome of this particular trip was a documentary titled Hermit, about a modern-day journey into the heart of the hermit tradition in China. This is a must watch documentary with so much to learn to enhance our lives which will give us hope as we are all drowning in materialism’s false promises.~Tsem Rinpoche

Fantastic and profound documentary: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163457
2 months ago
In 1989, Bill Porter, also known by his pen name ‘Red Pine’, travelled to the Zhongnan Mountains in China to meet some of these hermits and learn about their way of life. This resulted in his publishing the work titled Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits in 1993. 25 years later, Bill Porter travelled back to the same mountains to see if life there had changed. The outcome of this particular trip was a documentary titled Hermit, about a modern-day journey into the heart of the hermit tradition in China. This is a must watch documentary with so much to learn to enhance our lives which will give us hope as we are all drowning in materialism’s false promises.~Tsem Rinpoche Fantastic and profound documentary: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163457
Wrathful Dakini Ucchusma-In the form of wrathful dakini, Ucchusma has 3 eyes; with both hands holding a vase with nectar at her heart level, her hair loose, and no ornaments. She wears a garment of black silk, with two legs, feet together, standing on a lotus and sun disc. This deity functions to remove negative energy and pollutions from body, speech and mind. The practice was conferred by a Dakini to Drupangsa. -Mantra: Om ar-kham zir-kam bu-ma-na-se ou-cus-ha-ma ma-ha tro-da hung phet
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Wrathful Dakini Ucchusma-In the form of wrathful dakini, Ucchusma has 3 eyes; with both hands holding a vase with nectar at her heart level, her hair loose, and no ornaments. She wears a garment of black silk, with two legs, feet together, standing on a lotus and sun disc. This deity functions to remove negative energy and pollutions from body, speech and mind. The practice was conferred by a Dakini to Drupangsa. -Mantra: Om ar-kham zir-kam bu-ma-na-se ou-cus-ha-ma ma-ha tro-da hung phet
Tibetan Painted Scrolls Volumes 1-3 in original print is something very rare and expensive to come by. I really like these very much from what I can see.
2 months ago
Tibetan Painted Scrolls Volumes 1-3 in original print is something very rare and expensive to come by. I really like these very much from what I can see.
Kechara Forest Retreat doing the extended puja of Dorje Shugden and Tsem Rinpoche attends the 2nd half. Good video to download: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-an_NAH6Mk
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Kechara Forest Retreat doing the extended puja of Dorje Shugden and Tsem Rinpoche attends the 2nd half. Good video to download: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-an_NAH6Mk
A powerful meme to share.
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A powerful meme to share.
Beautiful Avalokitesvara scroll painting.
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Beautiful Avalokitesvara scroll painting.
Black Garuda. 18th century. U (Central Tibet). Tradition Gelug
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Black Garuda. 18th century. U (Central Tibet). Tradition Gelug
Palden Lhamo. 18th century. Tibet. Tradition: Gelug
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Palden Lhamo. 18th century. Tibet. Tradition: Gelug
Dorje Jigje. 15th century. Narthang, Tsang (South-Central Tibet). Tradition: Sakya
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Dorje Jigje. 15th century. Narthang, Tsang (South-Central Tibet). Tradition: Sakya
The oracle of Dorje Shugden in Dungkar Monastery in Tibet. Very old vintage photo from 1923 by an English Earl Lord Ronaldshay in his book, \"Land Of The Thunderbolt Sikkim, Chunbi & Bhutan\". This Lord met up with Dorje Shugden via the oracle. He devotes a chapter in his book about this oracle and encounter.
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The oracle of Dorje Shugden in Dungkar Monastery in Tibet. Very old vintage photo from 1923 by an English Earl Lord Ronaldshay in his book, "Land Of The Thunderbolt Sikkim, Chunbi & Bhutan". This Lord met up with Dorje Shugden via the oracle. He devotes a chapter in his book about this oracle and encounter.
Beautiful old photograph of the Kamakura Buddha in Japan.
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Beautiful old photograph of the Kamakura Buddha in Japan.
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We will always do group prostration & mantra recitation before the start of our dharma classes. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Asyley always make sure all children are being taken care of. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children were so excited watching the biography video of Tsem Rinpoche. Lin Mun KSDS
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The students of KSDS are wrote in message "DIY Lucky Star" wishes is for our very special one, guess who?? By Asyley Chia KSDS
The students of KSDS are wrote in message "DIY Lucky Star" wishes is for our very special one, guess who?? By Asyley Chia KSDS
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The students of KSDS are wrote in message "DIY Lucky Star" wishes is for our very special one, guess who?? By Asyley Chia KSDS
The students of KSDS are wrote in message "DIY Lucky Star" wishes is for our very special one, guess who?? By Asyley Chia KSDS
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The students of KSDS are wrote in message "DIY Lucky Star" wishes is for our very special one, guess who?? By Asyley Chia KSDS
The students of KSDS are wrote in message "DIY Lucky Star" wishes is for our very special one, guess who?? By Asyley Chia KSDS
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The students of KSDS are wrote in message "DIY Lucky Star" wishes is for our very special one, guess who?? By Asyley Chia KSDS
The students of KSDS are wrote in message "DIY Lucky Star" wishes is for our very special one, guess who?? By Asyley Chia KSDS
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The students of KSDS are wrote in message "DIY Lucky Star" wishes is for our very special one, guess who?? By Asyley Chia KSDS
The students of KSDS are wrote in message "DIY Lucky Star" wishes is for our very special one guess who?? By Asyley Chia KSDS
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The students of KSDS are wrote in message "DIY Lucky Star" wishes is for our very special one guess who?? By Asyley Chia KSDS
The students of KSDS are wrote in message "DIY Lucky Star", wishes is for our very special one guess who??By Asyley Chia KSDS
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The students of KSDS are wrote in message "DIY Lucky Star", wishes is for our very special one guess who??By Asyley Chia KSDS
The students of KSDS are wrote in message "DIY Lucky Star", wishes is for our very special one guess who??By Asyley Chia KSDS
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The students of KSDS are wrote in message "DIY Lucky Star", wishes is for our very special one guess who??By Asyley Chia KSDS
The students of KSDS are wrote in message "DIY Lucky Star", wishes is for our very special one guess who??By Asyley Chia KSDS
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The students of KSDS are wrote in message "DIY Lucky Star", wishes is for our very special one guess who??By Asyley Chia KSDS
The students of KSDS are wrote in message "DIY Lucky Star", wishes is for our very special one guess who??By Asyley Chia KSDS
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The students of KSDS are wrote in message "DIY Lucky Star", wishes is for our very special one guess who??By Asyley Chia KSDS
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