England: Peaceful Demonstration Coverage

More than 550 members of the International Shugden Community (ISC) participated in peaceful demonstrations against the Dorje Shugden ban during His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s recent visit to England. Two very powerful demonstrations were held at Kings Cross St. Pancras station in Central London on 27th June 2015, and in Aldershot on 29th June 2015. The protests brought much needed media attention to the issues surrounding Dorje Shugden practice and his practitioners.

DorjeShugden.com has been closely following the protests organised by our fellow Shugdenpas to bring our readers this compilation of news, pictures and videos. Please do visit this post over the next few days as we continue to update this article with new photos and videos. If you have more pictures or information to share, please email us at [email protected].

 


 

News Coverage

THE DAILY MIRROR

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Source: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/glastonbury-2015-dalai-lamas-planned-5954979

 

IOL NEWS

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Source: http://www.iol.co.za/news/world/dalai-lama-faces-human-rights-row-1.1877030#.VbDJwvkiq00

 

THE INDEPENDENT UK

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Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/dalai-lama-buddhists-set-to-protest-against-spiritual-leader-over-alleged-human-rights-abuses-10346247.html

 

NEW STATESMAN

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Source: http://www.newstatesman.com/world-affairs/2015/06/strange-case-anti-dalai-lama-protesters-trolling-glastonbury

 

LITTLE HAMPTON GAZETTE

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Source: http://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/news/regional/protest-fears-over-dalai-lama-visit-1-6819501

 

THE GUARDIAN

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Source: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/26/dalai-lama-glastonbury-appearance-security-fears-china

 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES

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Source: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/dalai-lama-hundreds-protest-buddhist-leader-addresses-faithful-aldershot-1508440

 

INDEPENDENT.IE

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Source: http://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/hundreds-target-dalai-lama-in-protest-at-uks-first-buddhist-community-centre-31337730.html

 

BBC

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Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-33312123

 

THE MALAY MAIL ONLINE

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Source: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/world/article/glastonbury-china-hits-out-at-dalai-lamas-appearance

 

SENTINEL REPUBLIC

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Source: http://sentinelrepublic.com/dalai-lama-to-speak-at-glastonbury-music-festival/9606/

 

THE BELL JAR

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Source: http://belljarnews.com/china-warns-glastonbury-organisers-after-dalai-lama-s-invite-world/859442/

 

THE INDEPENDENT UK

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Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/festivals/glastonbury-2015-dalai-lama-uses-first-festival-appearance-to-brand-isis-violence-unthinkable-10350848.html

 

DAILY ECHO UK

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Source: http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/13357703.Hundreds_to_turn_out_as_Dalai_Lama_visits_Hampshire/

 

THE GUARDIAN

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Source: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/29/dalai-lama-buddhist-centre-aldershot-protests

 

YAHOO NEWS

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Source: http://news.yahoo.com/hundreds-protest-against-dalai-lama-160044357.html

 

TIMES OF INDIA – ECONOMIC TIMES

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Source: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-06-29/news/63937254_1_dalai-lama-spiritual-leader-tibetan

 

THE SUN DAILY

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Source: http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1474185

 

BT.COM

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Source: http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/protest-group-targets-dalai-lama-11363989575625

 

ITV

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Source: http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2015-06-29/hundreds-protest-dalai-lama-visit/

 

ITV

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Source: http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2015-06-29/false-dalai-lama-stop-lying-protestors-chant-to-tibetan-spiritual-leader/

 

GET HAMPSHIRE

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Source: http://www.gethampshire.co.uk/news/local-news/dalai-lama-returns-aldershot-cheers-9551501

 

EAGLE RADIO

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Source: http://www.964eagle.co.uk/news/local-news/1656015/dalai-lama-met-by-protestors-during-visit-to-aldershot/

 

LID TIME

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Source: http://www.lidtime.com/dalai-lama-joins-patti-smith-on-glastonbury-festival-stage/

 

CHANNEL NEWS ASIA

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Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/hundreds-protest-against/1949132.html

 

BELFAST TELEGRAPH

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Source: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/video-news/video-dalai-lama-opens-buddhist-community-centre-amid-protests-31338394.html

 

ECHO OF INDIA

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Source: http://echoofindia.com/london-buddhist-sect-holds-protest-against-dalai-lama-uk-88474

 

SALON

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Source: http://www.salon.com/2015/06/29/dalai_lama_faces_protest_as_he_opens_uk_buddhist_center/

 

DISPATCH TIMES

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Source: http://www.dispatchtimes.com/dalai-lama-faces-protest-as-he-opens-uk-buddhist-center-san-francisco/5198/

 


 

Video Coverage of the England Demonstrations

 

UK: London: Dalai Lama’s Combined Spiritual and Political Visit

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Dalai Lama Opens Buddhist Community Centre Amid Protests

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Protesting for Religious Freedom for Shugden Buddhists

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Demonstrating for Religious Freedom for Shugden Buddhists, London 2015

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Extremist Sectarian Gathering Demonstrates at Dalai Lama ‘Teaching’

From International Shugden Community


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  1. Thank you very much ISC for pouring your time and resources into this. The pressure must be on CTA and the Dalai Lama to lift the Dorje Shudgen ban.

  2. Dear Dalai Lama,

    Since you started the cruel ban against the 350 year Dorje Shugden practice, how has it benefit your Tibetan society and Buddhism in the world? Things have become worse and most educated Tibetans can see this. They don’t speak out not because they don’t see your ban as wrong, but you instill fear in them and not respect. It is like fear of a dictator. I am sorry to say so. Everyone is divided. There is no harmony. Before your ban there was more harmony and unity.

    By enacting the ban, you split the monasteries, split so many families, split regions in Tibet apart, split your disciples from you, split your own gurus from you, split Tibetan Buddhism apart. You have created so much disharmony.

    It is not democratic what you have done to ban a religion within your community. You always talk of tolerance and acceptance and democracy and yet you do not accept and tolerate something different from your beliefs. When people practice Dorje Shugden you ostracize them, ban them from seeing you, ban them from using Tibetan facilities. You know you have done that. There are videos that capture your speech and prove this point. You even had people expelled from monasteries just because they practice Dorje Shugden. Some of the monks you expelled have been in the monastery for over 40 years. Many older monks shed tears because of this.

    Many young educated Tibetans lost confidence in you as they saw the damage the Dorje Shugden ban created and they lose hope. Many have become free thinkers. They reject what you have done. So many people in the west left Buddhism because of the confusion you created with this ban against Dorje Shugden which is immoral.

    You could of had millions of people who practice Dorje Shugden to support, love and follow you, but you scared them away. They are hurt and very disappointed. They loved you and respected you deeply before the ban. It has been 60 years and you have failed to get Tibet back. Your biggest failure is not getting Tibet back after 57 years in exile. Now you are begging China to allow you to return to Tibet to the disappointment of thousands of people who fought for a free Tibet believing in you. So many self-immolated for a free Tibet and now you want Tibet to be a part of China with no referendum from Tibetans. Just like a dictator, you decide on your own. It was your government and you that lost Tibet in the first place. Your policies and style of doing things do not benefit Tibet and Buddhism. You have been the sole ruler of Tibet your whole life and you still have not gotten our country of Tibet back for us. Our families and us are separated. Yet you create more pain by creating a ban to further divide people. Please have compassion.

    No other Buddhist leader has banned or condemned any religion except for you. It looks very bad. You are a Nobel laureate and this is not fitting of a laureate. You should unite people and not separate them by religious differences.

    You said Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi did not do right to the Rohingya people in Myanmar due to religious differences, but you are doing the same thing to the Shugden Buddhists within your own society. There is a parallel in this. You separate the Shugden Buddhists from the others in Tibetan society.

    You have lost so many people who would have loved and supported you. You have lost so much support around the world. The Shugden Buddhists who love you number in the millions. When you are fast losing support from governments and private people, it will not do you well to lose more.

    After you are passed away in the future, the rift you created between the Dorje Shugden and non-Dorje Shugden people will remain for a while and that will be your legacy. Disharmony. You will be remembered for this. Not as a hero but a disharmony creator.

    Dorje Shugden will spread and further grow, but you will be no more as you are a human. No one wishes you bad and in fact we hope you have a long and healthy life, but we have lost so much hope and have so much despair because of you. All the hundreds of Dorje Shugden lamas, tulkus and geshes are maturing and there are hundreds of Dorje Shugden monasteries in Tibet who will not give up Dorje Shugden. You have made a mistake. These hundreds of teachers and teachers to be will spread Dorje Shugden further in the future.

    The gurus that gave us Dorje Shugden as a spiritual practice and you have called these holy gurus wrong and they are mistaken in giving us Dorje Shugden. How can you insult our gurus whom we respect so much? If they can be wrong, then you can be wrong. Then all gurus can be wrong. So no one needs to listen to any guru? You have created this trend. It is not healthy. Your own gurus practiced Dorje Shugden their whole lives. Your own gurus were exemplary and highly learned.

    Dalai Lama you have created so much pain with this ban against so many people due to religion. You are ageing fast. Are you going to do anything about it or stay stubborn, hard and un-moving. You show a smile and preach peace and harmony wherever you go. But will you do the same to your own people? Please rectify the wrong you have done. Please before it is too late. You can create harmony again or you can pass away in the future with this legacy of peace. May you live long and think carefully and admit what was a mistake in having this unethical ban against Dorje Shugden religion.

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.…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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