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The Ganden Tripa has joined Shar Gaden Monastery

The Ganden Tripa or Gaden Tripa is regarded as the spiritual leader of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. This news about the Ganden Tripa was posted today by a TK on the dorjeshugden.com forum. I’ve edited this post for length and clarity.

“The term of office for the current Ganden Tripa has finished. He has successfully finished his term. He now has the title of His Holiness Ganden Trisur Rinpoche Lungri Namgyal. He primarily resides in France although he has a ladrang in Ganden Shartse, Nepal and Yangthing, Tibet.

Ganden Trisur Rinpoche

Ganden Trisur Rinpoche

Ganden Trisur Rinpoche belongs to the Dokhang Khangtsen house of Ganden Shartse Monastery formerly. He studied and received his Geshe degree in Ganden Shartse and later he became the Ganden Tripa.

Ganden Trisur Rinpoche has never journeyed to Ganden Shartse Monastery to swear in or take the oath to forsake Dorje Shugden. In a stunning turn around, he has officially left Gaden Shartse Monastery and joined Shar Gaden Monastery. Ganden Trisur’s assistant was sent to speak with the current Gaden Shartse Abbot about him leaving Shartse Monastery.

Ganden Trisur’s throne in Shartse will remain although he has left the monastery completely. HH Ganden Trisur Rinpoche was a student of Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang.

This eventful move will embarrass the Tibetan Government in exile and also teach them a lesson. Not everyone is afraid of them and there are high ranking lamas who will stand up for what they believe in. With time, more and more monks will defect to Shar Gaden Monastery and remain loyal to their lineage, lamas, and practices.

In Sera, Gaden, Drepung, Tashilungpo, Gyuto and Gyurme Monasteries take a “fake oath”, as they put it, to temporarily quiet down the Tibetan Government in Exile and their unjust/undemocratic persecution of Dorje Shugden devotees.

They stand up in front of the congregation (fearing expulsion from the monastery) and read the words that ‘swear’ they abandon Dorje Shugden and will not be associated with Dorje Shugden devotees in any manner. The monks say they just read the words and do not feel anything from their heart. It is pure persecution. Many monks don’t dare to speak out against the Tibetan Government, even though they are opposed to the ban. Ganden Trisur’s recent move will give strength to many who have been persecuted up until now.”

Shar Gaden Monastery Opening Video

This is a new video about the Shar Gaden Monastery Opening Ceremony.

Shar Gaden Monastery – The Grand Opening Ceremony

As many of you are aware, over 500 monks were forced to leave their beloved home Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. The Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Government in Exile forced all the monasteries to take an oath to abandon all practices of Dorje Shugden. If they refused, they were forced to leave the monastery for good. So these 500 monks decided to remain true to their spiritual convictions and left Gaden Shartse Monastery in Mundgod, India.

Nearby, they re-established Shar Gaden Monastery as a place to have freedom of worship. Help, support, donations and care has been pouring in from all parts of the world. They now have a grand prayer hall, monk quarters, pujas, active Geshe Study program. Many monks from other Monasteries who refuse to abandon Dorje Shugden have also joined Shar Gaden Monastery. Shar Gaden has been working very hard in preparing huge statues for their prayer hall, cleaning, painting, extending buildings, etc. This video gives us an opportunity to rejoice that these Shugden practitioner can now practice their religion freely in their own monastery.

Two Shugden Monks from Shar Gaden Monastery Attacked

Western Shugden Society – Two young monks have been admitted to hospital, to be treated for injuries sustained during an unprovoked attack.

The attack took place around 11.30pm on Saturday 30th May 2009, outside Serkong Khangtsen, in the Tibetan colony near Mundgod, Karnataka State, India.

The victims, Lobsang Damchoe and Lobsang Choekyi Gyaltsen, are both tulkus (reincarnate lamas) who recently enrolled at Shar Gaden Monastery. They are known in the community as followers of the protector Dorje Shugden.

The six attackers, supporters of HH Dalai Lama’s policy against the practice of Dorje Shugden, have admitted to planning and carrying out the attack. Thus far, their monastery, Gaden Jangtse, has made no comment and has given no punishment.

The attackers are also supported by the local Tibetan Representative’s office and its chairman, which themselves have wide support in the local community.

The Indian police have been informed of the attack and are currently investigating, but as yet have made no arrests.