It occured to me recently that some people, reading this blog may wonder ‘why is it criticising the Dalai Lama – what’s this got to do with Dorje Shugden and the mission statement of being dedicated to the flourishing of the Buddhadharma of Je Tsongkhapa?, so I thought I would explain. There is a definite… Read More Why criticise the Dalai Lama?
The Dalai Lama is someone who advocates non-violence. It is one of the cornerstones of his advocated beliefs and the one quality that most people would readily identify him with. So, the question is, is the Dalai Lama really non-violent? In other words, does his actions match his words with respect to non-violence? We need… Read More The Dalai Lama’s ‘unacceptable violence’
The latest wikileaks revelations show that the Dalai Lama, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, actually had a secret army – called Establishment 22 – being supplied with fresh recruits from the orphans raised at the Tibetan Children’s Village Schools. At the request of Indira Gandhi and with the consent of the Dalai Lama,… Read More The Dalai Lama’s Secret Army
This article will focus on the real effects of the Dalai Lama’s ban of Dorje Shugden practice on Western practitioners. Dorje Shugden’s Mandala On web forums, supporters of the Dalai Lama are often non-plussed that Westerners are involving themeselves in this issue at all. They say “this is a Tibetan issue that doesn’t affect you,… Read More Does the Dorje Shugden ban affect Western Buddhists?
The Dalai banned the practice of Wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden, claiming that it degenerates Buddhism into spirit worship. However, as usual with the Dalai Lama, this highlights his enormous hypocrisy because he relies upon supernatural non-Buddhist beings to make decisions. From Evan Osnos’ profile of the Dalai Lama, appearing in last month’s issue of The New Yorker… Read More The Dalai Lama: consulting spirits and other superstitions
On 3rd April, the Dalai Lama made a statement that was reported in many Indian newspapers that it was ‘his life long commitment to promote religious harmony’. How does that fit with his life long commitment to destroy the practice of Dorje Shugden, one of the heart practices of his Guru Trijang Rinpoche and to… Read More Dalai Lama and Religious Harmony – A New Hypocrisy
The Dalai Lama has declared the practice of Dorje Shugden as ‘non-Buddhist’ and has taken unusually strong action to ostracise Dorje Shugden practitioners from the Tibetan community. This has included denying them basic human rights such as medical treatment, access to shops, and denial of paperwork so that they can travel. He has been responsible… Read More Why Does the Dalai Lama Persecute Shugdens but not the Bon Religion?