Robert Thurman fails the Western Shugden Society Challenge

An open letter to Robert Thurman from the Western Shugden Society challenged the famous Buddhist academic and author to provide evidence of his claims that: Shugden people are sectarian, “the Buddhist Taliban” The Western Shugden Society is working for the Chinese. The deadline for Robert Thurman to show this evidence was 25 October 2008. He… Read More Robert Thurman fails the Western Shugden Society Challenge

A Critique of ‘Why the Dalai Lama Matters’ by Robert Thurman

Wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden blog is running a series of articles critiquing Why the Dalai Lama Matters by Robert Thurman. Robert Thurman needs no introduction to Dorje Shugden practitioners because, as the Dalai Lama’s main advocate in the West, he has taken the Dalai Lama’s position of baselessly criticising the practice and practitioners.  It was… Read More A Critique of ‘Why the Dalai Lama Matters’ by Robert Thurman

The mixing of Dharma and politics: The Mongoose-Canine Letter

The article that I quoted from in my last post mentions the Mongoose Canine Letter.  I thought it would be helpful to post the letter in full because it further demonstrates the murkiness of Tibetan politics. We have already seen in various posts, for example on the Western Shugden Society site, how the Reting Rinpoche… Read More The mixing of Dharma and politics: The Mongoose-Canine Letter

The Tibetan Government in Exile’s policy of spiritual apartheid

In a report entitled World Media Investigates….Dalai Lama soon to be taken to court by newkadampabuddhism, the following useful list of prohibitions and accusations against Dorje Shugden practitioners is given.  If you are a Dorje Shugden practitioner, according to resolutions passed by the Tibetan Government in Exile (TGIE): You cannot work in any part of… Read More The Tibetan Government in Exile’s policy of spiritual apartheid

Part Five: Disputing Pico Iyer’s version of events regarding the Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden

Fifth and final part of setting the record straight on Pico Iyer’s book, Open Road, The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. On the false view of non-sectarianism p 121 In effect, he seemed to be bringing out into the world two sometimes unrelated treasures, each of them explosive, one was Tibet and it’s… Read More Part Five: Disputing Pico Iyer’s version of events regarding the Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden

Western Shugden Society open letter to the Tibetan Government in Exile

The Western Shugden Society has issued an open letter to the Tibetan Government in Exile Will the TGIE now listen to reason and take responsibility for stopping discrimination against Dorje Shugden practitioners in Tibetan communities throughout the world? Four Tibetan monks have just been sentenced to jail terms of various lengths for terrorist activities in… Read More Western Shugden Society open letter to the Tibetan Government in Exile