Thursday, June 3, 2010

Shar Gaden Monastery

In this picture, you can see a Buddhist monk taking an exam in the prayer hall of the new Shar Gaden monastery. On the throne is a picture of Venerable Trijang Rinpoche, the root Guru of the 14th Dalai Lama until the Dalai Lama rejected him. Trijang Rinpoche is the source of almost all the Dalai Lama's popular Dharma teachings in the East and the West. In the shrine cabinet behind this, to the right, there is a picture of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, which is dedicated to preserving and passing on the tradition of Je Tsongkhapa as transmitted through the great Je Phabongkhapa and Trijang Dorjechang.

Gaden monastery was founded around October 22, 1409. Exactly 600 years later, around October 22, 2009, Shar Gaden monastery opened through the kind support and assistance of sincere Gelugpa practitioners. This was after the 14th Dalai Lama separated Tibetan society from Je Tsongkhapa's pure Gelugpa tradition and expelled hundreds of Buddhist monks who did not agree with his ban on the practice of Wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden. This is the monastery to which the head of the Gelugpa tradition, the 101st Ganden Tripa, recently defected.

Prayers to Wisdom Protector Dorje Shugden taken from Heart Jewel:

"May the glorious Gurus who uphold this tradition
Have indestructible lives, as stable as the supreme victory banner;
May they send down a rain of deeds fulfilling the wishes of disciples,
So that Je Tsongkhapa's doctrine will flourish.

Through increasing the study, practice, pure discipline, and harmony
Of the communities who uphold the stainless doctrine of Buddha,
And who keep moral discipline with pure minds,
Please cause the Gedan (Gelugpa) tradition to increase like a waxing moon."


Anonymous said...

Message from someone visiting Shar Gaden, who is keeping this blog:

"New construction has begun for added monks' quarters due to the overcrowding here at the monastery. Right now some of the tiny rooms house up to 4 monks. There are almost 700 monks who call Shar Gaden home now!! I have pictures of the construction that I will post on my blog soon."

Real glad to know that Shar Gaden now is home to 700 monks! What would have happened to these 700 monks if Shar Gaden didn't exist! ...

truth said...

How wonderful it is to see such venerables at Shar Ganden my heart is filled with joy !
Not only that but that they have a picture of Kind Geshe-la seated next to Trijangs throne...My eyes fill with tears !

Thom said...

Your fantastic expression of, don't lose faith in the dalia lama, is incomprehensible to me.

I take faith in what Domo Geshe Rinpoche told me and what I surmised by my own observations of
this man's acts of abomination and desecractions of Lord Buddha Teachings and the Defamation of Lord Je T'Song Khapa Teachings.

Thank you for Defending My Lineage.........................................................................was more than adequate to convince me of my own convictions that this is not Buddhism 101 and this is a Battle that has invoked the Warriors of Shambala to Awaken, Arise to Defend the Dharma from those who seek to Destroy it.
This man represents and archaic antiquidated medieval kingdom that enslaved the masses and sought only to further it's own preservation as overlords of an entire people for hundreds of years. This is the Over throw of an old mind set of faux superiority over others. This is a Battle for The Defense of All People to Believe as they Wish without fear of moleatation or abuse by others.
This man has an entire of history of subjugating others and using mutilation as punishment in his Shangrila.
He is not a king or a buddha.
Check out his lineage and get back to me about this usurper, you call the dalia lama!

The One We have Been Fighting for over 14 years.

Stretching over two centuries............................................

Now what were you saying about equanimity and dharma practice??

Thom said...

I am a Westener with all the frills and chills.
I come from a long gentic line of those who Protect Others
I come from a line that put the Sword to King John's throat and made him sign the Magna Carta
I come from a line that established the rules of war and the foundation for the Geneva Convention
I come from a line that fought the Muslim back
I come from a line that established a Nation
I come from a line that produced thirteen signators of the Declaration of Independence.
I come from a line that does not accept duplicity and deceit from others
I come from a line that Will Fight to Defend the Hard Won Freedoms Until Death
I come from a line that Defends the Dharma and the Rights of Others
I will Defend Until the End
Our Right to Believe as We Wish!
I am a Western Buddhist
Protected by the Bill Of Rights!

Thom said...

Thom said...

This website team has the previledge to receive this incredible news...



The undisputed incarnation of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, ‘silenced’ for the past 350 years, has now returned, preparing to emerge publicly into the world again.

Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was the ‘last’ of Dorje Shugden’s lineage of High Lama incarnations, unsurpassable in his attainments and knowledge, and considered equal to the great 5th Dalai Lama.

After his murder, he arose as the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden, who some were opposed to. His lineage of incarnations was then banned. His name was erased from all prayers and books. His properties and labrang were all confiscated. No one was allowed to even mention his name.

Yet, there is no stopping this eminent Lama from returning for a higher purpose. Every incarnation in this illustrious lineage has continued to make unsurpassable contributions to the growth of Dharma and Lama Tsongkhapa’s precious “Yellow Hat” tradition. Only an Enlightened Being would possess such all-encompassing compassion.

Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s current incarnation was unmistakably recognized several decades ago. His recognition is infallible. Remaining safely hidden, he has been spreading the Dharma inexorably under a different name, and awaits the right time to emerge publicly.

Thom said...

This website team has the privilege to receive this incredible news very recently and has the permission to announce it to the world...We at this website wish His Holiness Kyabje Drakpa Gyeltsen Rinpoche long life, continuous Dharma activities and stable health. We know your incarnation is well and currently living among us although you remain undisclosed. We pray and wish your current incarnation will openly announce where you are and be able to have audience with your precious presence. We wish to offer, khata, body, speech, mind, full mandala, and our pure aspirations to meet you presence very soon. It is incredible news to know your incarnation is among us and has been for decades now. It is tremendously significant that you are living and engaging in dharma work. You once again prove to the world, by being present you are truly a spiritually attained being arising from your pure prayers in another supreme body (Tulku-Nirmanakaya) as a great Lama. While another line of your incarnations arose as Dorje Shugden the protector. We again are very priviledged with this information and find it an honour to announce this to the world today...July 7, 2010, one day after HH the Dalai lama's 75th Birthday. ~ The website team ~