Dorje Shugden History

by Trinley Kalsang

In progress is Among Shugden Texts: A Recovered History, a presentation of various works on Dorje Shugden from the 17th to the 19th centuries, with a refutation of Georges Dreyfus’ The Shuk-den Affair: Origins of a Controversy. There is an overwhelming amount of evidence of texts supporting Shugden before Pabongkha (1878-1943), yet almost no one seems interested in it, and of course the detractors benefit greatly from the “murky origins” of this practice.

The Dalai Lama’s research completely ignores all of this positive verifiable evidence, which has existed for quite some time in collected form. This evidence was not found as a result of an archaelogical expedition; it is quite a shame that intelligent scholars have completely ‘ignored’ what was available in university libraries for the last 30 years.