Dorje Shugden Controversy

Dorje Shugden Controversy

Dorje Shugden is a Dharma Protector of the Sakya and Gelug traditions, who has been worshipped for over three hundred years. However, this Dharma Protector's precise nature as either an enlightened being or a worldly being has been the subject of debate among some adherents of Tibetan Buddhism since his appearance in the 17th century.

A controversy arose in the late 1970s when the Fourteenth Dalai Lama started to speak out against the propitiation of Dorje Shugden, which has intensified since 1996 when he issued an "explicit ban," suppressing the practice within the Tibetan exile community.

Read more about Dorje Shugden Controversy:  Overview of The Controversy, Court Case Concludes, Claims of Chinese Government Involvement

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... Je Tsongkhapa, one of the NKT-IKBU's two "essential practices" is of the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden, as taught by Kelsang Gyatso's and the Dalai Lama's ... For NKT-IKBU practitioners, "Shugden is, like Tsongkhapa, an emanation of Manjushri, and equal in status." It is no wonder, then, that controversy arose due to the Dalai ... with many of his students regarding the Dalai Lama's "accusations against Dorje Shugden practice absurd" and continuing with it unabated ...
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... According to its website the WSS is an ad hoc coalition of Dorje Shugden practitioners from many different countries ... Its aims are fourfold To give freedom to practice Dorje Shugden to whoever wishes to rely upon this Deity ... To stop completely the discrimination between Shugden people and non-Shugden practitioners ...
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... There, it is stated as the Fifth Dalai Lama offered as a holy abode (gnas) to Dorje Shugden ... heart of Lhasa illustrates how the protector deity Dorje Shugden was officially established in Tibet ... a “protector house” (btsan khang) for the deity Dorje Shugden by the Fifth Dalai Lama." ...
Dorje Shugden Controversy - Claims of Chinese Government Involvement
... Communist Government has used the Dorje Shugden issue to split the Tibetan people and counter the influence of the 14th Dalai Lama ... Although the English version of one of the main Dorje Shugden website does not reveal any linkage to the Chinese Government, the Chinese language version of the same website claims that Manjusri, of whom ...

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