The Controversy
The 5th Druk Gyalpo His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk and the current 70th Je Khenpo His Holiness Tulku Jigme Choedra. The position of the Je Khenpos was created by none other than Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

Bhutan: The Rise of Kings and Dorje Shugden

Buddhism in Bhutan has a long and established link to the practice of the enlightened Protector Dorje Shugden. This actually stems back to the legendary founder of Bhutan, Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal…

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The Controversy of the 10th Zhabdrung Jigdrel Ngawang Namgyal (Pema Namgyal)

This piece is not an indictment of Bhutan’s practices and policies but rather an examination of the Tibetan leadership’s double standards, hypocrisy and obvious political machinations for their own benefit…

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Dalai Lama speaks: What you wouldn’t know if you’re not Tibetan

This video of the Dalai Lama speaking at a teaching in January 2008 at Drepung Loseling Monastery has been identified as being the catalyst for the escalation of the Dorje Shugden ban…

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The Truth Behind Accusations of Shugden’s Chinese Links

Indy Hack, an independent UK-based journalist examines if there is any truth in the Tibetan leadership’s latest excuse for banning the Dorje Shugden practice i.e. that the practice is a political tool of the Chinese government…

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Shugden Propaganda Collapses After Peljor Fails Scrutiny

Indy Hack uncovers how the Tibetan leadership engaged Michael Jäckel (aka Tenzin Peljor) to create a string of propaganda campaigns to justify their persecution of Dorje Shugden practitioners…

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The Dalai Lama’s Health Concerns

Concerns loom as UK-based independent journalist, Indy Hack’s investigations seem to suggest the Dalai Lama is suffering from cancer and is facing deteriorating health, a fact the CTA does not want to acknowledge…

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Tenzin Peljor: Profile of the CTA’s chief disinformation officer

The CTA relies on smear campaign experts such as East German-trained monk Tenzin Peljor to start secret websites and run social media campaigns to spread the CTA’s propaganda on the Dorje Shugden issue…

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Robert Thurman: Fanning hatred against Shugden Buddhists

One of the enforcers of the Dalai Lama’s illegal ban is none other than Robert Thurman, regarded as ‘the Dalai Lama’s man in America’. Thurman had previously labelled Shugden Buddhists as the “Taliban of Buddhism”…

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The Bhutan Affair

For better or for worse, the fastest way of spreading news today is via social media and like any other inanimate object, the results of social media use are dependent on the motivation of its users…

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Tai Situ Rinpoche Criticizes Sakya and Gelug Lamas

Recently, a short video clip of the current 12th Tai Situ Rinpoche, one of the four Regents of the Karma Kagyu lineage, has surfaced showing him flaming fears surrounding Dorje Shugden, a Dharma Protector of the Gelug tradition…

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Is the Dalai Lama a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

From Más Allá de la Ciencia Number 103/9/1997, by J.C. Deus (Translated from Spanish; scroll down to see scans from the original Spanish magazine) For the first time in history, the Dalai Lama is having to confront serious accusations made against him publicly for infringing the religious freedom and human rights of his own people….

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Samdhong Rinpoche Caught Lying Again

The opinion piece below was sent to dorjeshugden.com for publication. We accept submissions from the public, please send in your articles to [email protected]     By: Shashi Kei There is now confirmation that the Dalai Lama’s personal envoy and ex-Prime Minister of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) lied about his visit to China. Professor Samdhong…

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ཕྱི་ལོ་༢༠༡༧ ཕྱི་ཟླ་༡༡ པར་ཀ་ལ་ཀ་ཏ་ནང་། ༧གོང་ས་མཆོག་རྒྱ་ནག་མཉམ་དུ་སྡོད་འདོད་ཡོད་ཅེས།

ཕྱི་ལོ་ ༢༠༡༧ ཕྱི་ཟླ་ ༡༡ ཚེས་ ༢༣ ཉིན། ཨེ་ཀོ་ནོ་མིག ཊེམ་ (Economic Times) ཞེས་པའི་གསར་ཤོག་ཏུ། རྒྱ་གར་ཚོང་ལས་ཚན་པ་ནས་གོ་སྒྲིག་བྱས་ཏེ་ཚོགས་འདུ་ཚོགས་པ་དེར་༧གོང་ས་མཆོག་གི་ཉེས་འཆར་གྱི་དཔྱད་གཏམ་སྤེལ་དོན་ལ།

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If Lobsang Sangay Had Honor, He Would Resign

One of the strongest indicators that the CTA is not a real democracy is the stark absence of a viable, functioning opposition party. In the recent 2016 Sikyong (Prime Minister) elections, it seemed as though a contender had been found in the form of Penpa Tsering…

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Frankfurt: Peaceful Demonstration Coverage

As part of his recent 20-day visit to various European countries, H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama spent two days in Germany. From 13 to 14 September 2017, the Dalai Lama gave public talks and engaged in dialogues with various groups in Frankfurt. A significant number of Dorje Shugden practitioners and supporters, comprising of mostly Tibetans,…

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The CTA’s Incompetence Claims Another Life

Yet another life has been tragically lost in the name of the Tibetan cause. This latest casualty came in the wake of the Swiss government’s recent rejection of 300 Tibetan asylum seekers and dictum for them to leave the country…

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The Tibetan leadership has destroyed Tibetan Buddhism

In Tibet, politics and religion have always been inseparable. The justification for this dangerous mix was that Buddhism would ‘cleanse’ and protect politics from abuse. However, it is much more common to see the religion being abused to explain away certain actions and decisions by the Tibetan government which seem to be devoid of logic and common sense.

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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 [email protected]     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…

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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 and compassion to all sentient beings. Although the Dalai Lama is synonymous with Buddhism, practitioners from other religions equally respect this spiritual leader for what he…

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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: Allegation versus Facts’. The content of this 13-minute video attests to the singularity of its purpose i.e. to bolster the CTA’s justification for its now 20-year…

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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…

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The 11th Panchen Lama’s Kalacakra Initiation: The Beginning of the End for the CTA

When it was announced that H.H. the 11th Panchen Lama would be conducting a Kalacakra initiation in his summer palace, Dechen Kelsang Phodrang in Shigatse, it became clear that the Dalai Lama and his supporters saw what was in fact a victory for the Dharma, to be a matter of concern instead…

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6 Theories as to Why the Dalai Lama Imposed the Ban on Dorje Shugden

In this article, we will look at some theories that are frequently raised to explain the Dalai Lama’s perpetuation of the ban against the Dorje Shugden practice. Over time, one insubstantial reason after another was advanced to explain the ban but when tested against established Buddhist doctrines and also secular logic, they were easily debunked…

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Make A Difference Today: Say Yes to Religious Freedom

On the 20-year anniversary of the Dorje Shugden ban, we at DorjeShugden.com wish to bring to light once again the history of this unethical ban, the sufferings it has caused and what all Shugden Buddhists around the world are tirelessly petitioning for. This is also a reminder that the fight to lift the Shugden ban is far from over, and that we should once again rekindle our resolve to see the end of such faith-based discrimination that has no place in the 21st Century.

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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…

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The Karmapa oppressed by Dalai Lama loyalists

by Michaela Smith The opinion piece below was sent to dorjeshugden.com for publication. We accept submissions from the public, please send in your articles to [email protected] In an interesting turn of events, an explosive open letter to the Dalai Lama has recently come to light. Written by Lodreu Rabsel Rinpoche, who served as the General…

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7 Reasons Why The Dorje Shugden Ban Undermines The Tibetan Cause

The Central Tibetan Administration likes to blame Dorje Shugden for the failure of the Tibetan cause. In fact, they insist that Dorje Shugden practitioners are the reason why the Tibetan dream of returning to their homeland has thus far not materialized. Here are seven reasons why the CTA’s Dorje Shugden ban has harmed and damaged the Tibetan people’s dream of living as free people.

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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…

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The Truth About The ‘Democratic’ Dorje Shugden Vote-Stick Referendum

The oft-quoted example used to support the Dalai Lama’s claim that monks voluntarily chose to renounce Dorje Shugden’s practice is known as the ‘vote stick referendum’ that took place in 2008. On the face of it, the monks were given a choice. But this claim is not true…

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CTA and the Kagyus

This article seeks to point out the selectivity of the CTA when dealing with Tibetan Buddhist issues, and how their bias and prejudice have the potential to destabilize Tibetan society. Is the real intention of the Dalai Lama and CTA to unite their people and pursue a genuine fight for freedom, or is it to divide the Tibetan community for their own selfish agendas? Based on hard facts and analysis of past events, it would seem that the latter is more plausible…

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The Dalai Lamas – A Divine Comedy

In a 2001 interview with the Dalai Lama in the book “The Dance of 17 Lives” by Mick Brown, the Dalai Lama inferred that the 16th Karmapa, whom he had on numerous occasions acclaimed as Buddha Akshobhya, was not at all learned and in fact had told lies about the Dalai Lama…

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The Unreliability of the Nechung Oracle

It is widely believed that, since the time of the 13th Dalai Lama until today, the Nechung oracle has been under the influence of an evil spirit instead of Nechung/Pehar, thus causing much mischief and problems for the Tibetan peoples such as the untimely death of the 13th Dalai Lama…

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My Friend Mao

The Tibetans have and are suffering from the Dalai Lama and the CTA’s actions with regards to Dorje Shugden. And no closer is the CTA in securing Tibet’s autonomy, much less independence. So why is the CTA condemning those who are trying to bridge the divide between China and Tibet when the Dalai Lama himself is still cooing admiration for Mao? Why the bias and double standards?

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A Reliable Source of Information?

The ban on the deity Dorje Shugden took a sour turn on an international scale as the issue became a target for disgruntled members of Dharma centres that engage in the practice of Dorje Shugden, such as the ex-New Kadampa Tradition (NKT) members. While many have carried on with their lives, a handful of ex-NKT members who call themselves ‘survivors’ decided to tarnish the name of their ex-Dharma centre. And what better way to do so than to use the wrongfully demonized deity to achieve their personal goals of revenge…

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The Dalai Lama Respects Terrorists But Not Shugden Buddhists

The Dalai Lama said in an interview reported by the Italian daily, La Stampa, that the proper response to ISIS’s atrocities which have included beheadings, bombings and tortures is to try to respect them and try to understand them. In essence, the Dalai Lama’s statement endorses ISIS’s agenda of terror and justifies their extreme, cruel and coercive methods as legitimate tactics in negotiations…

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Testimony of a Victim of the Shugden Persecutions

This is the testimony of Kalsang Dolma, who was dragged into the controversy in 1996 when she was merely a young girl. She has witnessed how the Dalai Lama and his government have broken the Tibetan community at large, as well as individual families, with this ban. After much suffering, she has decided to speak up. This is her story.

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Shugden High Lama Stupas in Ganden Shartse

The richly decorated stupas of Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche stand precariously within the compound of Ganden Shartse Monastery – a monastery that rejects Dorje Shugden, the protector deity proliferated by these two great lamas. In fact, the continued existence of these stupas leave a huge gaping hole in the rhetoric of the ban…

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Half A Century Of Wasted Aid – What The CTA Hides

Things are not going well for the CTA. Unemployment rates amongst Tibetans in India are as high as 75%. Penpa Tsering stands accused of being a murderer. The Dalai Lama is plagued by protesters everywhere he goes. Questions are being asked about whether foreign aid is being appropriately used. By any single measure, this government should be broken. Don’t you wonder what keeps the status quo?

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License to Kill?

In the landscape of today’s Tibetan Buddhism, it appears that crimes are being committed that go beyond just the breaking of spiritual vows, but involve threatening the lives of others, all in the name of religion. Surely, this cannot be what the Buddha taught…

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England: Peaceful Demonstration Coverage

From 13 – 21 September 2015, hundreds of Shugden practitioners demonstrated peacefully against the Dalai Lama calling for him to show them compassion as well, by giving religious freedom through lifting his ban on Dorje Shugden’s practice…

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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