Welcome this website is about His Holiness Maha Sambodhi Dharma Sangha, often referred to simply as Dharma Sangha. Maha Sambodhi Dharma Sangha is the name he received as he achieved realization.
Ram Bahadur Bomjon
Born under the name of Ram Bahadur Bomjon, on April 9th, 1990 early in the morning in Ratanpuri village, in the Bara district of Nepal.
As he was ordained as a monk the name Palden Dorje was given to him. Palden Dorje means 'Glorious Diamond or Glorious Thunderbolt', or in Tibetan script དཔལ་ལྡན་རྡོ་རྗེ, Tibetan wylie: 'dpal ldan dor je'. Called by many the Buddha Boy, despite denying this himself, probably because as Buddha he left his family to dedicate his life to help all sentient beings achieve happiness and liberation from suffering. Also in part maybe because his mother has the name of Maya Devi as the historical Buddha's mother did. He began his meditation on 16 May 2005. He belongs to a Tamang community, of which a majority practices Vajrayana Buddhism a form of Tibetan Nyingma tradition.
Palden Dorje would see people sacrificing chickens and other animals to gods for good luck, but he questioned these practices. How could the horrifying pain of these animals do anything to pacify a god, unless that god was evil? He found this torture to be unacceptable. He would beg his neighbors not to consider sacrificing any of these dear lives for their own benefit.
“Please, may the world be free from suffering and free from conflict. May it be happy. May I be a tool to bring about this new world which is free from suffering and free from conflict. May we bathe in nature, and may we be soaked in golden light. May we be happy.” From a heart of Maitri, or friendship, this was Palden Dorje’s ultimate wish.