The Gyenze Chapel – Increasing Form of Dorje Shugden
At the external perimeters of Kechara Forest Retreat, is a chapel dedicated to the increasing form of Dorje Shugden, Gyenze. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the chapel is made available for visit and/or worship at the public’s convenience.
Visitors can enjoy a chapel that is fully stocked with candle and incense offerings, as well as a range of free distribution educational and praying materials, which includes pendants, DVDs, books, brochures, and framed images.
Propitiating Gyenze increases our inner and outer wealth. Inner wealth is our spiritual attainments or realizations arising in relation to our Dharma practice. Outer wealth is material wealth that is obtained through our careers, businesses and financial endeavors that we need to sustain our livelihood and spiritual practice.
When our outer conditions and resources are met, we can more easily engage in inner focused Dharma practice to gain enlightenment, to be of benefit to all sentient beings. Since Gyenze is an emanation of Manjushri, propitiation of Gyenze will result in an increase of spiritual merits. Merits are the causes and energies that will propel us towards Enlightenment.
Other benefits of engaging in Dorje Shugden’s practice are as explained by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche:
Gyenze is Dorje Shugden in a wealth form specifically to help us gain resources through correct means. Gyenze’s practice can also increase our life span and healing. In his right hand he holds a long life vase filled with life-increasing nectar signifying he can bless us to extend our lives as well as grant us protection, assistance, attainments and increase of mental cognition.
Our main practices (study, preliminaries, vipassana, Lojong, Lam Rim, Vajra Yogini, Yamantaka, Heruka, etc) and our general meditations will be assisted also as Gyenze will help arrange for the necessities we need for dharma practice.
Good to do this practice in dharma centres to attract the energy for sponsorship and increase of dharma activities. Many wonderful dharma centres suffer from lack of funds to pay bills and carry on activities, Gyenze will be most helpful in this. Kechara definitely engages in this practice and due to Dorje Shugden, Kechara has been able to grow. Any dharma centre regardless of sect may engage in this practice as a group or individually.
Dorje Shugden is excellent to practice the art of foretelling the future (Mo) as he will grant that to us if we trust him long term. Many high Tibetan lamas use Dorje Shugden divination methods to divine the future to assist others. Dorje Shugden Gyenze will increase our existing psychic abilities also when we do his practice long term. Those are not the main purpose we practice Gyenze but the side benefits that can arise.
To read more about Gyenze, and how to engage in His practice and the benefits, please continue reading here.