The Dalai Lama’s ‘unacceptable violence’

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’

Does the Dorje Shugden ban affect Western Buddhists?

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 Lama: consulting spirits and other superstitions

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

Why Does the Dalai Lama Persecute Shugdens but not the Bon Religion?

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?