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  • Tibet Burning
    March 31, 2017 · 19 Comments

    Tibet Burning

    The self-immolations in Tibet are in reality suicides, and a running count of the number of times the Tibetan leadership has disappointed their people with their inability to initiate meaningful dialogue with China. Click to enlarge. The opinion piece below was sent to dorjeshugden.com for publication. We accept submissions from the public, please send in…

  • The CTA’s Walls are Crumbling
    March 31, 2017 · 19 Comments

    The CTA’s Walls are Crumbling

    The opinion piece below was sent to dorjeshugden.com for publication. We accept submissions from the public, please send in your articles to ds@dorjeshugden.com.     By: Kay Beswick If you have been following the Lukar Jam saga, you will know that Lukar Jam Atsok is a vocal freedom fighter for Tibet’s complete independence. He is…

  • Lukar Jam Fiasco Reveals Nature of Tibetan Democracy
    March 20, 2017 · 22 Comments

    Lukar Jam Fiasco Reveals Nature of Tibetan Democracy

    A Tibetan restaurant owner in Dharamsala recently refused service to ex-Sikyong candidate Lukar Jam Atsock because of a poetic eulogy he published to the late Tibetologist Elliot Sperling on Facebook, titled “You are the one who should have lived for 113 years!” By: Kay Beswick In the context of a government, democracy does not mean…

  • Saudi Arabia vs Dharamsala
    March 11, 2017 · 30 Comments

    Saudi Arabia vs Dharamsala

    For many decades, the American Presidents have had a close relationship with both the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and with the Tibetan leadership in Dharamsala. This is not the only parallel between Saudi Arabia and Dharamsala. The opinion piece below was sent to dorjeshugden.com for publication. We accept submissions from the public, please send in…

  • The CTA Digs Itself Into A Hole, Again
    December 25, 2016 · 20 Comments

    The CTA Digs Itself Into A Hole, Again

    Sikyong Lobsang Sangay launches new anti-Shugden book On 14 November 2016, the Central Tibetan Administration’s (CTA) Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR) released its latest installment of anti-Dorje Shugden material, a video titled, ‘Shugden Protesters: Allegation versus Facts’. The content of this 13-minute video attests to the singularity of its purpose i.e. to bolster…

  • Mongolia Bans the Dalai Lama
    December 21, 2016 · 18 Comments

    Mongolia Bans the Dalai Lama

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama's recent surprise visit to Mongolia has left serious repercussions for the Mongolian people, which the Mongolian leadership has had to take significant steps to mitigate. By: Shashi Kei The Mongolian people are hurting. In a few relatively short years, the mineral-rich country has gone from being Asia's next golden child…

  • It’s Bad to Be Seen With Tibetan Leaders
    November 13, 2016 · 17 Comments

    It’s Bad to Be Seen With Tibetan Leaders

    Lobsang Sangay, Sikyong (Prime Minister) of the Central Tibetan Administration faces an increasingly difficult time convincing world leaders to meet with him as he struggles against the karma of the Tibetan people Karma is wreaking its revenge on the Tibetan leadership. For decades the Tibetan authorities have persecuted Dorje Shugden worshippers whom they have tried…

  • Dalai Lama Mocks Trump
    November 13, 2016 · 17 Comments

    Dalai Lama Mocks Trump

    By: Ashok Rao His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is the world’s most famous Buddhist1, and is heralded as a shining example of wisdom, compassion, understand and peace. Some have even regarded him as the most beloved and recognized leader of our time2. By convention, he is the ‘head’ of the Tibetan Buddhist church and…

  • Dalai Lama Criticizes the Kagyus
    November 13, 2016 · 12 Comments

    Dalai Lama Criticizes the Kagyus

    By: Kay Beswick During a trip to Ladakh, India in 2012, His Holiness the Dalai Lama was filmed making fun of various lineages, most notably the Kagyu lineage. Around the world, the Dalai Lama is known as the paragon of love, kindness and acceptance. People go to him seeking his advice on how to deal…

  • Shugden Thangka Causes a Stir in Tibet
    October 25, 2016 · 25 Comments

    Shugden Thangka Causes a Stir in Tibet

    On 18 September 2016, Tashi Dargyeling Monastery in the Nyentog region of Tibet released an official letter warning of the monastery’s boycott of all Shugden practitioners and all who have connections with these practitioners...

  • The Dalai Lama’s Disappointments
    October 7, 2016 · 15 Comments

    The Dalai Lama’s Disappointments

    By: Kay Beswick In the last week, a rather interesting document has been circulating on social media. It is touted to be the transcript of an audience that His Holiness the Dalai Lama had with former speakers, ministers and leaders of the Tibetan government on April 25, 2016. We were able to get a rough…

  • The Tibetan Parliament Questions Nechung
    September 29, 2016 · 22 Comments

    The Tibetan Parliament Questions Nechung

    A Member of Parliament questions the validity and reliance of Nechung during Day 2 of the 2nd Session of the 16th Tibetan Parliament in Exile Proceedings. By: Kay Beswick Forever touting themselves to be a fledgling democracy, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) enjoys insisting that they do everything they can to match the principles and…

Dorje Shugden – An Illustrated Story
January 28, 2010 · 48 Comments
Dorje Shugden – An Illustrated Story

or Click here to download this video (MP4, 170MB) Now, everyone can travel back in time to learn how an Incomparable Lama arose to become an Uncommon Protector. Dedicated, talented artists and producers have invested many days and nights to bring this creation to life. Whether you are a senior practitioner or new, an adult…

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admin: Oracle taking possession of Dorje Shugden in Ulan Bator, Mongolia http://dorjeshugden.com/wp/?p=13732

admin: Kalachakra by Panchen Lama’s guru, a direct counter to Dalai Lama?read here: http://dorjeshugden.com/wp/?p=13511

admin: Tribute to His Holiness Kyabje Ling Dorje Chang. All of us at dorjeshugden.com make this virtual offering of a butterlamp to the incomparable master His Holiness Kyabje Ling Dorjechang. Please read the biography of this master and his composition on Dorje Shugden: http://dorjeshugden.com/wp/?p=13361

admin: A Tribute to His Holiness the 4th Kalkha Jetsun Dhampa of Mongolia. He was instrumental for Tsongkapa's lineage to blossom in Mongolia. He is the surpreme incarnation of the Mongols. Did you know he practiced Dorje Shugden? Read here: http://dorjeshugden.com/wp/?p=13395

admin: THE DORJE SHUGDEN MOVEMENT IS DYING. Do you agree? Take a look at what someone expressed: http://www.dorjeshugden.com/forum/index.php?topic=1998.0

admin: Proof of the Dalai Lama's skillful means that by banning Dorje Shugden, He is actually promoting it: http://dorjeshugden.com/wp/?p=13134

admin: China may use dissident sect against Dalai Lama: Tibet. The Tibetan government-in-exile on Monday pointed its finger towards a splinter community among Tibetans - the around 5000-strong Dorje Shugden community - after the Dalai Lama had raised an alarm on Sunday over threat to his life...read more here: http://dorjeshugden.com/wp/?p=13098

admin: Very nice set of clear and high quality videos of Serpom Monastery opening, with the oracle taking trance of the Great King Dorje Shugden: http://dorjeshugden.com/wp/?p=12844

admin: A tribute to Domo Geshe Rinpoche: http://dorjeshugden.com/wp/?p=12617

admin: How Gen Nyima tried to save His Holiness the 98th Gaden Tripa This is the story of two great lamas, one with the highest recognition in the land and one without any ranks, titles or positions. It is also a story about Guru devotion, humility, bodhicitta, and the power of our Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden, combined with the very samsaric elements of selfishness and betrayal. It is a story known only to very few people and has never been made public before. read the full story here: http://dorjeshugden.com/wp/?p=12562

admin: A tribute to Gaden Trisur Jetsun Lungril Namgyal Rinpoche: http://dorjeshugden.com/wp/?p=12350

admin: Did you know Emperor Dhakong and 11th Dalai Lama both enthroned Shugden as a authentic protector? Read here: http://dorjeshugden.com/wp/?p=12303

admin: FOUR VERY IMPORTANT QUESTIONS that everyone Tibetan and especially NON-TIBETANS should understand and answer. It is important for Tibetans and those within Tibetan Buddhism to fully understand: http://dorjeshugden.com/wp/?p=12232

admin: We are sure that Geshe Kelsang has had a tremendous and deep impact on thousands of practitioners everywhere. If you have had any experiences or wish to exchange any thoughts about Geshela, we invite you to please share them with everyone here – either in writings or pictures. We would love to hear your experiences and celebrate in what you have to share. Beautiful: http://dorjeshugden.com/wp/?p=12185

admin: The Dorje Shugden practitioners around the world owe quite alot to Ven Geshe Kelsang. He with a good motivation spent so much to have organized international protests to let the Dalai Lama know the ban is not correct. Geshe-la and his people were very organized, committed and worked tremendously hard to help the world realize the rights of religious practice were removed from Shugden practitioners. Geshe-la recieved so much flack, bad press, accusations and bad reputation for the sake of Shugden practitioners which he did not care being a true Kadampa Geshe like Langri Thangpa. We were all inspired by Geshe-la's guru devotion and genuine hard work to propagate the sacred Buddhadharma all over the world. We at this website www.dorjeshugden.com sincerely rejoice in Geshe Kelsang's deeds and we offer our prayers for his long life, continued good works and his wishes may be fulfilled. We have always had profound respect for Geshe Kelsang. Mana What we are expressing here is short and no way justify the amount of praise Geshe Kelsang deserves. But it is our true feelings and sincere appreciaton for the incomparable master Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Source: http://www.dorjeshugden.com/forum/index.php?topic=1705.0

admin: Take a read at the INTERESTING debates raging on about Shugden, CTA and the Karmapa. A great platform to discuss opposing views: http://www.dorjeshugden.com/forum/index.php?board=1.0

admin: Very interesting article regarding the similar situation between the Karmapa/Sharmapa and Dorje Shugden. The CTA are slowly eliminating themselves. http://dorjeshugden.com/wp/?p=12121

admin: visit our new e-shop and invite holy Dorje Shugden items today! go to http://shop.dorjeshugden.com/

admin: It is really uplifting to have this website and forum as a platform + one stop kiosk for Dorje Shugden EVERYTHING. I just thought we really need to ground ourselves and come together from all walks of life with ONE COMMON GOAL LOVE SHUGDEN (He is just so cool and alive) LOVE ALL LAMAS (Without them, there won't be Buddhism today) HEAL THE WORLD (With the above two blessing us, I'm sure we can do good in healing the pains of others) Cheerios HarryNephew

admin: It is definitely ok to introduce Shugden to everyone immediately. Shugden's whole body is representative of the paths and stages to full enlightenment. Every part of Shugden is a facet of enlightenment. Therefore viewing, thinking, meditating or contemplating even for a short time will plant the seeds of awakening within the viewer's mindstream. When anyone worships Shugden, he may grant your immediate pleas for help, but ultimately and eventually Shugden will lead you to a lama, lineage and pure Buddha Dharma. It doesn't matter what lineage you find, but Shugden will lead you there. Shugden should no longer be considered a protector of just Je Rinpoche's lineage, but a world peace protector as Gangchen Rinpoche mentions many times. So for those in difficult situations or trades that might be 'shady', all the more we should introduce Shugden to them from compassion. When people are in dire straits, addicted to intoxicants, engaged in vice, or simply desperate, they don't have the right frame of mind to listen to Lam Rim and all the beautiful teachings yet. If there's a man in a burning house, ask Shugden for help to rescue him first then introduce Lam Rim and et al when he is safe & comfortable later. Eventually Shugden will lead them to Buddha Dharma whether now or a future time. That is Shugden's vow and why he arose as a Dharma protector due to the kindness of Desi Sangye Gyatso. TK

admin: His Eminence Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche is a student of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. He is a very learned master with many practices. He is a most qualified teacher from Serpom and is Serpom Monastery’s first and current abbot. Here he is making his first visit to Shar Gaden Monastery to confer the novice monk vows on the Kyabje Domo Geshe Choktrul Rinpoche. He is recieved with the highest honors and respects as accorded to such a great master such as himself. You are fortunate to see this video of the Shar Gaden sangha with great respect receiving Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche’s visit to their Monastery. video: http://dorjeshugden.com/wp/?p=11450

admin: Footage of the beautiful tenshug (long life puja) offered to Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche and Kyabje Domo Geshe in Shar Gaden. The ritual master is the Abbot of Shar Gaden Geshe Lobsang Pende. Tulkus are highly treasured to this day and a Kadro Tenshug is requesting these accomplished reincarnated masters to not absorb their winds to enter clear light. But to remain with us to continue turning the wheel of Dharma. video: http://dorjeshugden.com/wp/?p=11454

admin: The grand opening of Serpom Monastery with the enthronement of it's historic first abbot Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche. Beautiful pictures. A must view here: http://dorjeshugden.com/wp/?p=10965

admin: See monks forced to swear in against Shugden with a lay 'official' from CTA watching and other monks recording. If you don't swear in, you are excommunicated: http://dorjeshugden.com/wp/?p=10777

admin: His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche's image spontaneously appeared on a marble piece on his stupa back in Chatreng, Tibet. See the miracle here: http://dorjeshugden.com/wp/?p=10798




Should the Sakya Lineage Be Dissolved?
August 2, 2016 · 14 Comments

Should the Sakya Lineage Be Dissolved?

By: Shashi Kei When the 14th Dalai Lama officially banned the practice of the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden in 1996, His Holiness inflicted more than just a dent on the credibility of a Protector the Gelugs have worshipped for almost 400 years. He in fact exposed to doubt and ridicule, the very foundations of the Tibetan Buddhist religion. A prominent…

Who saved the Dalai Lama’s life?
November 13, 2016 · 12 Comments

Dalai Lama Criticizes the Kagyus

By: Kay Beswick During a trip to Ladakh, India in 2012, His Holiness the Dalai Lama was filmed making fun of various lineages, most notably the Kagyu lineage. Around the world, the Dalai Lama is known as the paragon of love, kindness and acceptance. People go to him seeking his advice on how to deal…

June 6, 2016 · 17 Comments

20 Years of Suffering: Lift the Shugden Ban

This short video sums up 20 years worth of information about the unethical Shugden ban and the discrimination, fear and coercion faced by Shugden Buddhists on a daily basis, especially those who are brave enough to stand up, speak and fight for their Religious Freedom...

April 2, 2016 · 29 Comments

The WeChat Effect on 2016 Tibetan General Elections

By: Steve Lee   The article discusses the role of the Wechat platform in the recent Tibetan elections held within the exiled community in India. The apparent popularity of the Tibetan Wechat platform is due to its voice messaging function, which allows Tibetans from around the world to discuss political issues. But even on Weechat…

January 1, 2015 · 12 Comments

Dalai Lama The Peacemaker?

The Dalai Lama is the winner of many global awards, in recognition of his works to promote peace and harmony in the world. However, how real is the image of the peace-loving spiritual leader of Tibet?

January 12, 2014 · 19 Comments

27 minute speech

During the recent Jangchub Lamrim teachings at Sera Monastery (December 25, 2013 to January 3, 2014) in Bylakuppe, the Dalai Lama spoke again on the issue of his banning the practice of Dorje Shugden that he initiated in 1996. It has been over 17 years since the Dalai Lama first shocked the Tibetan Buddhist world…

October 10, 2013 · 7 Comments

Now you see him, now you don’t

As an enlightened being, Dorje Shugden has no problems juggling all of our requests, hazardous or otherwise! And by the way, we know this is not usually how a fire puja / offering is made to Dorje Shugden but we thought we would get a little creative!   Have a connection with him and Dorje…

August 10, 2013 · 0 Comments

Parkour for protection

In his compassion, Dorje Shugden moves at the speed of thought when you call for his help...so can this traceur keep up? Only one way to find out!   As an enlightened Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden often shows many signs of his presence. Now, it's time for something a little different...a sign (though not from…

June 14, 2013 · 0 Comments

Dorje Shugden blesses animals too

When you have Dorje Shugden on your side, why shouldn't you dance with joy? Take a little lesson from these kids, and rejoice in the blessings and protection of our uncommon Protector.   As an enlightened being, Dorje Shugden's blessings are not just limited to humans, but extend to all sentient beings including animals. This…

  • Dalai Lama Criticizes the Kagyus
  • 20 Years of Suffering: Lift the Shugden Ban
  • The WeChat Effect on 2016 Tibetan General Elections
  • Dalai Lama The Peacemaker?
  • 27 minute speech
  • Now you see him, now you don’t
  • Parkour for protection
  • Dorje Shugden blesses animals too
When Tibet Worked for the CIA
April 2, 2017 · 16 Comments

When Tibet Worked for the CIA

Tibet's secret army that the CIA trained and sponsored The Tibetan people have a reputation of being devout pacifists, a nation of gentle and benign race who are victims of an aggressor. In fact, the Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 in recognition of his nonviolent campaign to end China's domination of Tibet. But non-violence has…

The CTA’s Walls are Crumbling
March 31, 2017 · 19 Comments

The CTA’s Walls are Crumbling

The opinion piece below was sent to dorjeshugden.com for publication. We accept submissions from the public, please send in your articles to ds@dorjeshugden.com.     By: Kay Beswick If you have been following the Lukar Jam saga, you will know that Lukar Jam Atsok is a vocal freedom fighter for Tibet’s complete independence. He is also a former political prisoner…

  • February 4, 2017 · 11 Comments

    Tibetan Leadership Cons Mongolia

    Tibetan Leadership Cons Mongolia

    By: Ashok Rao Mongolia is reeling from impending economic meltdown in March as previous measures to solve its almost $600 million financial commitment to bond holders dissolved into thin...

  • January 1, 2017 · 30 Comments

    Is the Dalai Lama the Face of Inter-Religious Harmony?

    Is the Dalai Lama the Face of Inter-Religious Harmony?

    His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is a Bodhisattva who needs no introduction. He is world-renowned because of his hard work in promoting peace and harmony and showing love...

  • December 25, 2016 · 20 Comments

    The CTA Digs Itself Into A Hole, Again

    The CTA Digs Itself Into A Hole, Again

    On 14 November 2016, the Central Tibetan Administration’s (CTA) Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR) released its latest installment of anti-Dorje Shugden material, a video titled, ‘Shugden Protesters:...

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His Holiness Pabongka Rinpoche Dorje Chang

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The Largest Dorje Shugden Statue in the World!
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The Largest Dorje Shugden Statue in the World!

This massive 24ft statue, the largest Dorje Shugden statue in the world, is housed in Kechara Forest Retreat, an hour’s drive from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. This retreat center is the latest initiative of Kechara, a Buddhist organization founded by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche in the year 2000...

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  • Michaela Smith
    (Wednesday, Apr 19. 2017 10:07 PM)
    Tibetan refugees are happy with the opportunity to be Indian citizens. It will help them to secure better jobs and give them a lot more freedom to travel. The only leverage that the CTA has for the Tibetan refugees to maintain their refugee status is the sentiments to Tibetan cause. http://www.dorjeshugden.com/forum/index.php?topic=5813.0
  • Michaela Smith
    (Tuesday, Apr 18. 2017 07:32 PM)
    Update on the issuance of Indian passports to Tibetan refugees – Tibetan refugees born between 1950 – 1987 in India are to be given Indian passports and to be treated as Indian citizens by birth. The new policy is expected to benefit thousands of Tibetans living in exile. Join the discussion by clicking the following link: http://www.dorjeshugden.com/forum/index.php?topic=5813.0
  • Michaela Smith
    (Sunday, Apr 16. 2017 06:51 PM)
    Update on the recent self-immolation: Sikyong Lobsang Sangay reacted to yesterday’s self immolation by a monk in Tibet. He said that Tibetans are sacrificing themselves because the “represession in Tibet under the Chinese rule are making lives unliveable.” He is definitely not getting any closer to building rapport with China. Join our discussion – http://www.dorjeshugden.com/forum/index.php?topic=5823.0
  • Michaela Smith
    (Saturday, Apr 15. 2017 09:47 PM)
    Join the discussion on dorjeshugden.com forum India has officially confirmed that Tibet is part of China. India can be considered as Tibetan and the Dalai Lama biggest supporter and sponsor. Not only they provided financial assistance to the CTA, but India also allowed Tibetan government in exile to stay within its domain. The fact that India, their host country has acknowledged that Tibet is part of China means that even their biggest supporter does not see the future in Tibetan government in exile. Previously, the Dalai Lama has also confirmed that Tibet is part of China. As events unfolded, it has become clear that the CTA should build rapport with China since Tibet is part of China and their future is depended on China. http://www.dorjeshugden.com/forum/index.php?topic=5834.0
  • Michaela Smith
    (Thursday, Apr 13. 2017 05:47 PM)
    The CTA always said that they would like to preserve Tibetan culture and use this as a basis to appeal for donation from developed countries. However, as China is doing more to preserve Tibetan culture such as Tibetan medicine, the CTA’s effort will become irrelevant. I hope they will realise this. If the CTA want to stay relevant, they should think less about themselves and their welfare and focus more on the welfare of their people. At this stage, the best thing they can do is to build sufficient rapport with China to resume negotiation and stop creating division and schism among Tibetans through Dorje Shugden ban and stop encouraging self-immolation that will just create more suspicion from China. http://www.dorjeshugden.com/forum/index.php?topic=5832.0
  • Michaela Smith
    (Tuesday, Apr 11. 2017 07:30 PM)
    One of the reasonings the CTA made to appeal for support for Tibet cause from foreign countries and sponsors are the preservation of Tibetan culture. However, while they are talking and doing the small-scale preservation, China has done it on a much bigger scale. China has been promoting Tibetan culture and encouraging tourism growth to Tibet. In addition to that, they preserve and capitalise on Tibetan medicine practice and by doing so ensuring the self-sufficiency of Tibetan culture without having to depend on subsidy or donation from other countries like the CTA. Now, who is doing a better job to preserve the Tibetan culture? China or the CTA? http://www.dorjeshugden.com/forum/index.php?topic=5832.0
  • Michaela Smith
    (Monday, Apr 10. 2017 07:54 PM)
    An interesting article about the recent statements from the Dalai Lama:
    1. The Dalai Lama will return to Tibet as soon as China gives a green light
    2. The Dalai Lama supports One China Policy, and wants to be inside China
    3. The Dalai Lama confirmed again that His Holiness is not seeking independence from China. http://www.dorjeshugden.com/forum/index.php?topic=5831.0
  • Michaela Smith
    (Sunday, Apr 9. 2017 11:47 AM)
    I am not aware of any conflicting protector of the enlightened nature. Since the Dorje Shugden ban was implemented in 1996, some people did draw a Nyingma protector, Dorje Drolo, stepping on a figure that looks like Dorje Shugden. However, this is only human imagination. In the original iconography, there is no such thing as Dorje Drolo stepping on Dorje Shugden. If you are referring to enlightened and unenlightened protectors, they are not necessarily conflicted with each other. It is just that you cannot take refuge to the unenlightened protectors, but maybe you can ask for their help. A good example of an unenlightened protector is Namkar Barzin that is part of the Dorje Shugden entourage. http://www.dorjeshugden.com/forum/index.php?topic=5827.0
  • Michaela Smith
    (Sunday, Apr 9. 2017 11:46 AM)
    The Dalai Lama hinted that a conference to discuss the future of the Dalai Lama’s institution is to be held before the end of this year. As the Dalai Lama is getting older, although His Holiness hinted that he would be living for 113 years old, there are many who are worried about the succession of the Dalai Lama office. China definitely would like to claim the right to choose the next Dalai Lama. However, the 14th Dalai Lama himself has specified that his next incarnation would be born outside China. To make things more complicated, the Dalai Lama also specified on several occasions that his next incarnation would be born as a female. There is nothing wrong with this of course. Recently, the speculation about his incarnation has followed the Dalai Lama to Tawang, the place where the 6th Dalai Lama was born. – It is funny because the 6th Dalai Lama was not a popular Dalai Lama due to his controversial lifestyle – he was captured and killed by the Chinese emperor at a tender age of 23. Now the Dalai Lama is suggesting that the future of his office will be determined by the Tibetans, and a conference would be held before the end of the year to discuss this fact. It would be interesting to find out about the future of the Dalai Lama office as the events unfold. http://www.dorjeshugden.com/forum/index.php?topic=5829.0
  • Michaela Smith
    (Saturday, Apr 8. 2017 05:22 PM)
    Lobsang Sangay uses the Dalai Lama as his political pawn. It is ironic because the Dalai Lama has announced his intention to be released from his political duties to focus on his spiritual role as a religious leader. Instead today, we see the Dalai Lama being used as a political pawn by their host country, India to irritate China, which certainly does not help the Dalai Lama and the CTA’s goal to obtain meaningful autonomy from China. I believe the real problem is Dr. Lobsang Sangay has no choice but to use the Dalai Lama as a pawn. Lobsang Sangay does not have the prestige and the credibility of the Dalai Lama. He could not secure meetings with the world leaders like His Holiness. If we follow the news in tibet.net, the most Dr. Lobsang Sangay can secure are meetings with parliamentary members of other countries – that only meet him for courtesy purposes. However, instead of making the situation better, by reaching out to China, Dr. Lobsang Sangay and his government, continue to encourage his subject to bash China and keep silent about self-immolation. Certainly, these manoeuvres do not make the situation better. I think it is sad that a spiritual teacher of the Dalai Lama calibre to be used as a political pawn because Dr. Lobsang Sangay and the other Kalon are incapable of building their credibility. http://www.dorjeshugden.com/forum/index.php?topic=5828.0
  • Michaela Smith
    (Friday, Apr 7. 2017 07:24 PM)
    The high stake summit between President Trump of the United States and President Xi of People Republic of China has started on an amicable terms. President Trump has openly state that he has become friends with China and is looking forward for good relationship in the future. The United States has been one of the CTA’s biggest sponsors and supporters. In the past the President of the United States have met with the Dalai Lama for the purpose of showing China that they can do what they want. But will President Trump risked such things? How will the new friendship between the United States and China affect the Tibetan cause? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/06/donald-trump-faces-first-major-foreign-policy-tests-syria-crisis/
  • Michaela Smith
    (Thursday, Apr 6. 2017 02:44 PM)
    Tibet Burning Dorje Shugden has nothing to do with CTA’s failure to  give the welfare that Tibetans in exile deserve and to initiate negotiation with Beijing to secure autonomy. Instead, the CTA keep encouraging the Tibetan refugees to continuously perform activities that caused suspicion on China’s side (e.g., self-immolation, using derogatory language when referring to China, etc.). The CTA needs to take full responsibility of the result of the actions and stop blaming Dorje Shugden for everything that went wrong with their government. http://www.dorjeshugden.com/forum/index.php?topic=5823.0
  • Michaela Smith
    (Thursday, Apr 6. 2017 02:44 PM)
    India, China and the Dalai Lama the fact the Dalai Lama is being used as a pawn against China first by CIA and later by India would not serve the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) in the long run. They should focus on building rapport and good relationship with China and not allow their leader to be used as a pawn against China. How can the Tibetan government in exile continuously saying in the media that they want autonomy from China and is ready for negotiation, but their actions don’t show any goodwill? I don’t really understand what kind of diplomatic manoeuvre that they are playing. http://www.dorjeshugden.com/forum/index.php?topic=5825.0
  • Michaela Smith
    (Wednesday, Apr 5. 2017 07:01 PM)
    An interesting opinion piece by Jyoti Malhotra. It provides the information that the Prime Minister Narendra Mode has drastically changed his stance on how he used the Dalai Lama and the Tibet card. Back in 2014, he was very conscious about being associated openly with the Dalai Lama, while these days, Modi has been using the Dalai Lama openly to irritate China. Especially when it is not acting in accordance with the India’s wishes. – Recently, China has vetoed the United Nations from including Pakistan’s Masood Azhar from the terrorist list. We only can wonder until when the game of diplomacy will last? http://www.dorjeshugden.com/forum/index.php?topic=5825.0
  • Michaela Smith
    (Tuesday, Apr 4. 2017 03:30 AM)
    I agree with what Erstvollzug said. Kelsang Pagpa and NKT may not agree with the Dalai Lama’s stand on Dorje Shugden issue and use that as a basis of not respecting his recognition of Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche as the reincarnation of the late Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. However, Kelsang Pagpa and friends should remember that Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche was also recognized by other prominent Dorje Shugden Lamas such as Zemey Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche.  Geshe Kelsang Gyatso himself is known to have recognized the reincarnation of his mother. Therefore, recognition of one’s incarnation is not something new within Buddhism and NKT. Just because Geshe Kelsang Gyatso suddenly does not agree with Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche’s incarnation status (after many years of silence), it does not invalidate the previous recognition of Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche. Just like when the Dalai Lama suddenly changed his stance that Dorje Shugden is a spirit after practicing this protector deity for many years, it does not mean that Dorje Shugden is a spirit. I am sure Kelsang Pagpa and other NKT members can relate to this point. Although the recognition would help to alleviate the status, at the end of the day, Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche would realise his potentials to benefit many beings. What we can do as ordinary practitioners is not to create further obstacles for this to happen. http://www.dorjeshugden.com/forum/index.php?topic=5814.30
  • Michaela Smith
    (Monday, Apr 3. 2017 07:51 AM)
    Tibet Burning Self-immolation for Tibetan cause has been going on for many years. Most self immolation in recent years are associated with Tibet or Tibetan cause. We can only watch in horror as the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan leadership in exile refused to condemn or speaks against self-immolation to prevent any future incidents. Staying silence for whatever reasons can be deemed as encouraging future more Tibetans to sacrifice their own lives by burning themselves in the name of Tibetan cause. If the purpose of the CTA to coerce the Chinese through this method, definitely it has not been successful. In fact China has become more suspicious of the Dalai Lama and the CTA. I really hope the Dalai Lama and the CTA will discourage any future self-immolation and find a healthier way to reach out to China. http://www.dorjeshugden.com/all-articles/guest-writers/tibet-burning/
  • Michaela Smith
    (Sunday, Apr 2. 2017 03:44 PM)
    This forum post is about Tibet Lobby Day that was held simultaneously in Washington, Brussels, and Canberra on 27-29 March. This article specifically discussed about the Tibet Lobby Day in Washington. The two of the objectives of the lobby day is Tibetan activists would like to request to continue the funding of Tibet programs and to support the aspiration of the Tibetan people to safeguard the district identity. http://www.dorjeshugden.com/forum/index.php?topic=5822.0
  • Michaela Smith
    (Saturday, Apr 1. 2017 07:29 PM)
    Tibetan leadership should face the reality that they have nothing much to offer to a country like Switzerland while China can offer economic benefits to Switzerland. After 58 years of hosting Tibetan refugees with no sight of a breakthrough from the side of Tibetan leadership in exile to secure the Tibetan independence/ autonomy, Switzerland has been more than gracious, and nobody can blame them if they would like to encourage the Tibetan refugees to become Chinese citizens. After 58 years in exile, the CTA definitely should stop bashing and instead should start to befriend China for the sake of the Tibetan refugees that they are supposed to protect. They should stop creating conflict within the Tibetan community and instead should gather them together and improve their welfare. Only with this, the CTA can increase their integrity and reputation in the world, and they can use this integrity to gather support and convince China to talk with them and hopefully secure autonomy. http://www.dorjeshugden.com/forum/index.php?topic=5800.0
  • Gelek
    (Saturday, Apr 1. 2017 04:28 AM)
    For Tsering Dorjee – You should see what the International Shugden Buddhist Community say now about Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche with their leaflet. I don’t think their reasons are sound, but ISBC/ NKT seems to go on and on about this. Why spend so much time defaming Kyabje Rinpoche when they have over 1200 centres to manage? Something suspicious happening here. http://www.dorjeshugden.com/forum/index.php?topic=5814.msg63865#msg63865
  • Carol
    (Friday, Mar 31. 2017 07:12 PM)
    This is good news!
    Finally, people can no longer get away with attacking others on social media. Now an entire continent is forcing social media giants to take action against those who senselessly attack others! Yes! Dorje Shugden practitioners and others who are constantly being attacked and harassed online can now find some safety and comfort that such laws are being put in place and carried out more stringently. This means there are too much abusive complaints and it is high time we put our foot down to those cyber bullies and trouble makers and haters. Now they won’t get away with it… http://www.dorjeshugden.com/forum/index.php?topic=5816.0
  • Michaela Smith
    (Friday, Mar 31. 2017 02:15 PM)
    Another blow for the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA). the visa for Tibetan women soccer team was denied by the United States[br] http://www.inuth.com/world/south-asia/by-denying-tibetan-women-football-team-us-visas-donald-trump-govt-proves-it-anti-china-rhetoric-is-hollow/
  • Michaela Smith
    (Friday, Mar 31. 2017 02:13 PM)
    CTA’s miniscule effort to gain support from Japan, the United States and some European countries seem not to produce any substantial results. Other than meeting parliament members in some of these countries, the decision of the executive government of these countries remained firm – to support One China Policy. After the huge setback earlier this year where the Switzerland government issued a policy for Tibetan refugees in Switzerland as Chinese citizens, now the Trump administration will become friendly with China. Even the United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, issued a supportive statement toward the improvement of the US-China relation: “To the surprise of many observers, Tillerson referred to a mutual U.S.-China understanding of ‘non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect, and win-win cooperation.” Just several months ago, Sikyong Lobsang Sangay, congratulated the appointment of Rex Tillerson and believing he would be championing the Tibetan cause. (http://tibet.net/2017/02/trump-administration-to-support-tibet-issue/ and http://tibet.net/2017/02/sikyong-congratulates-new-us-state-secretary-tillerson/ ) I think in the near future, we will see more and more government showing their support openly toward China, and CTA will be left with no choice but to be civil and bend to China’s will. – Chinese President Xi Jinping To Meet With President Trump In Florida Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with President Trump next week, a senior State Department official said Tuesday.
    This visit will be the first in-person meeting between Trump and Xi, after Trump’s sharp criticisms of China during the presidential campaign. Trump and Xi are likely to get together at Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort, though the White House hasn’t officially announced the visit. Likely topics for discussion are Trump’s threats to counter China’s trade policies, which he has called unfair. As Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post reports, an informal meeting of the two leaders – in Florida rather than at the White House – may be intended to reduce pressure for any concrete results, which could be difficult to achieve at the moment. The meeting echoes Xi’s 2013 visit with President Obama at the Sunnylands estate in California, where Xi and Obama were photographed strolling along a lake in their shirtsleeves. The Post says: “Truly impressed, the official mainland media then hailed the Sunnylands encounter as a new style of diplomacy known as ‘Manor Diplomacy’, praising Xi’s confidence and maturity regarding bilateral ties. “It is interesting to note that while US officials proposed Sunnylands in 2013, it was China that reportedly pushed for an invitation to Trump’s private resort. Xi would be the second foreign leader to visit the resort, following Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who met with Xi earlier this month, will also be in attendance, according to the senior State Department official. As NPR’s Anthony Kuhn reported at the time of Tillerson’s Asia tour:
    “To the surprise of many observers, Tillerson referred to a mutual U.S.-China understanding of ‘non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect, and win-win cooperation.’ “This was a near-verbatim repetition of the Chinese government’s framework for relations with the U.S. Beijing refers to it as a ‘New Type of Great Power Relations.’ At its core, it implies that the U.S. and China are not only both great powers, but co-equals. …
    “Tillerson’s use of Beijing’s formula may leave the Trump administration open to criticism that either Tillerson bent over too far backwards to placate his Chinese hosts, or he failed to articulate the U.S. vision of the relationship, perhaps because it has yet to come up with a coherent policy towards China and Asia. Or both.” The Palm Beach Post reports that Xi will be in Palm Beach on April 6 and 7, and will not stay at Mar-A-Lago.
    The Government Accountability Office announced Tuesday that it will be examining the costs and security issues associated with Trump’s frequent visits to Mar-A-Lago. Senate Democrats introduced a bill last week that would call on the president to release logs of visitors to the White House and Trump’s private properties, including Mar-a-Lago — information that isn’t currently available.
    It was Richard Nixon’s visits to his home on Florida that prompted Congress to create the Presidential Protection Assistance Act to cap spending on Secret Service protection of presidents with multiple residences, according to NPR member station WLRN: “Nixon owned a 1950s, concrete-block ranch home at 500 Bay Lane in Key Biscayne. It became known as the ‘Winter White House.’ When the Watergate scandal unfolded, Nixon spent a lot of time there.
    “In 1969, Nixon bought the ‘Western White House,’ a home in San Clemente, California. “The combined cost of securing both homes — more than $1 million, according to a General Accounting Office report — prompted Congress to limit this kind of spending.” The act was signed into law by President Gerald Ford in 1976.
    Trump has spent half of his weekends since taking office at Mar-A-Lago. Based on a GAO estimate of a weekend trip by President Obama, the estimated price tag for taxpayers is $3.6 million per trip. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/29/521941716/chinese-president-xi-jinping-to-meet-with-president-trump-in-fl
  • Tsering Dorjee
    (Thursday, Mar 30. 2017 09:58 PM)
    I wish NKT will stop debating about whether Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche is the real incarnation. All the high lamas and institutions of Gelugpa recognise Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche as the real incarnation. Why does NKT who doesn’t recognise tulkus interfere with our Tibetan system? If they wish to not recognise Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche in their centre, then they can issue internal memo to their members, they do not have to publicise and make it public as it shows no unity among Dorje Shugden practitioners. Thank you for having this topic here to keep us updated about what is happening: http://www.dorjeshugden.com/forum/index.php?topic=5814.15
  • Ying Chen Ma
    (Thursday, Mar 30. 2017 02:38 PM)
    Interesting what someone brought up from the forum topic on…”The Violence Against Lukar Jam Starts Now” http://www.dorjeshugden.com/forum/index.php?topic=5817.0 Read this manifesto of Lukar Jam for Sikyong 2016 and look at the section “On Shugden Worshippers” Quote
    I am confident I will resolve this controversy, which is threatening to tear apart the Tibetan community. To me Shugden is a small issue, but due to the mistaken policies we have made it a big issue, basically we have blown it out of proportion. Shugden is a matter of worshipping a spirit, that too a Geluka spirit. We can’t have a monolithic view of Shugden worshippers. We have to know that there are different types of Shugden practitioners: there are those Shugden practitioners, who openly collude with our enemy, the Chinese government, as revealed by Lama Tseta. Then there are those who quietly practice the deity, while also acknowledging that they believe in the Dalai Lama. We also have to take into account that there are mischievous people harming the Tibetan cause in the name of loyalty to the Dalai Lama, in the name of fighting the Shugden worshippers. We have to have a nuanced, comprehensive policy that will tackle this issue. Actually, if you ask me, Lukar Jam would have been a much better Sikyong than the current Lobsang Sangay. At least with Lukar, he tries to bring everyone together and not divide them like Sangay is doing. But guess what, he obviously did not, could not and will not win the votes to be a Sikyong simply because his ideas would be the total opposite and challenge to His Holiness. Hence, this is why he did not win and we all know this. I am sure everyone in exile knows this. So for Sangay to actually bring up Lukar’s name on Tibetan Uprising Day is really low and indicates the ugly, corrupt, and bias he is. What democracy? There is none, it is all a facade!
  • Michaela Smith
    (Thursday, Mar 30. 2017 12:13 PM)
    It is amazing that just because Lukar Jam mentioned ‘113’ in his poetic statement which implies that he wishes Elliot Sperling had lived longer, the Dalai Lama’s followers think that Lukar Jam does not wish the Dalai Lama to live longer. Lukar Jam did not even mention the Dalai Lama’s name at all in his statement. It is interesting, however, that Lukar Jam, a former Sikyong candidate, is penalised for his statement just like Dorje Shugden practitioners are penalised for their faith. The Dalai Lama’s followers, however, are not fair in only penalising these two parties. Those who still aspire to obtain independence for Tibet are also against the Dalai Lama who is currently promoting the Middle Way approach. Even the former Sikyong Samdhong Rinpoche recognized the danger in those who still fight for Tibetan independence because they are detrimental to the Dalai Lama’s middle-way strategy. One should wonder why the CTA and the Dalai Lama’s followers are only targeting Dorje Shugden practitioners and Lukar Jam, and not the Tibetan independence promoter. I always maintain that the reasons are more sinister. The Tibetan leadership in exile have been using Dorje Shugden practitioners as a scapegoat for their failures in achieving Tibetan independence cause, and Lukar Jam is targeted because he used to be the sikyong candidate and a competition to the current Tibetan leadership. Therefore, he is a threat. On the other hand, the Tibetan leadership in exile have been using the rangzen movement and protest as an indication that Tibetans are not treated well by China and therefore it creates an opportunity to argue about how the Tibetans are suffering under the Chinese occupation. The three cases – Rangzen, Dorje Shugden and Lukar Jam are viewed as against the Dalai Lama. The only difference is Dorje Shugden practitioners and Lukar Jam are viewed as a threat or a scapegoat to the Tibetan leadership in exile while the rangzen movement is still useful to the Tibetan leadership in exile. How sad! http://www.dorjeshugden.com/forum/index.php?topic=5817.0

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Postcard: Koffi Annan with H.E. Gangchen Rinpoche

Postcard: Koffi Annan with H.E. Gangchen Rinpoche

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Lama Gangchen travels and teaches tirelessly to promote inter-religious dialogue. Instead of recognising him for his work, just like how…

Postcard: Best Friends in the Past

Postcard: Best Friends in the Past

Sent out: April 5, 2014

How can 350 years of attained great masters be wrong about Dorje Shugden, and ONLY the Dalai Lama be correct…

Postcard: Kyabje Zong Rinpoche prays for Lama Yeshe

Postcard: Kyabje Zong Rinpoche prays for Lama Yeshe

Sent out: April 5, 2014

Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe had a very close relationship. During the last days of Lama Yeshe's life, his…

Postcard: Geshe Rabten and Lama Zopa

Postcard: Geshe Rabten and Lama Zopa

Sent out: April 5, 2014

Both Geshe Rabten and Lama Yeshe practiced Dorje Shugden until the end of their lives, and both of their perfect…

Postcard: Rabten Rinpoche greeting H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

Postcard: Rabten Rinpoche greeting H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

Sent out: April 5, 2014

Before the ban, the Tibetan Buddhist world was harmonious and focused on the spread and growth of Dharma. Once the…

Postcard: Geshe Rabten with H.H. Trijang Rinpoche

Postcard: Geshe Rabten with H.H. Trijang Rinpoche

Sent out: April 5, 2014

Both of these lamas practiced Dorje Shugden, and both of their perfect incarnations are back. What happened to the Tibetan…

Postcard: Geshe Rabten’s Incarnation

Postcard: Geshe Rabten’s Incarnation

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The Dalai Lama recognised Geshe Rabten's young incarnation. Once the ban was in effect however, Geshe Rabten was blacklisted as…

Postcard: Young Rabgya Rinpoche with H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama

Postcard: Young Rabgya Rinpoche with H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama

Sent out: April 5, 2014

The Dalai Lama recognises Geshe Rabten's young reincarnation. In his previous life, Geshe Rabten relied on Dorje Shugden until the…

Postcard: Four Great Masters

Postcard: Four Great Masters

Sent out: April 5, 2014

Lama Yeshe, Gonsar Rinpoche and Lama Zopa were all students of Geshe Rabten, receiving innumerable teachings from him. After the…

Postcard: H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama and Geshe Rabten

Postcard: H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama and Geshe Rabten

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When there was no ban, the Dalai Lama was affectionate towards and greatly respected Gonsar Rinpoche and Geshe Rabten. Once…

Postcard: The Tutors of H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama

Postcard: The Tutors of H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama

Sent out: April 5, 2014

Both of the Dalai Lama's tutors, Kyabje Ling Rinpoche and Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, relied on Dorje Shugden as demonstrated by…

Postcard: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and Lama Yeshe

Postcard: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and Lama Yeshe

Sent out: April 5, 2014

The world's two largest Tibetan Buddhist organizations, Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) and the New Kadampa…

Contemplate This

.…Instead of turning away people who practise Dorje Shugden, we should be kind to them. Give them logic and wisdom without fear, then in time they give up the ‘wrong’ practice. Actually Shugden practitioners are not doing anything wrong. But hypothetically, if they are, wouldn’t it be more Buddhistic to be accepting? So those who have views against Dorje Shugden should contemplate this. Those practicing Dorje Shugden should forbear with extreme patience, fortitude and keep your commitments. The time will come as predicted that Dorje Shugden’s practice and it’s terrific quick benefits will be embraced by the world and it will be a practice of many beings.

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