Shugden Propaganda Collapses After Peljor Fails Scrutiny

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In the following articles, UK-based independent journalist 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. Indy Hack provides a detailed account of Jäckel’s approach to demonizing Shugden Buddhists, which seems to come straight out of a Stasi training book.

Following Indy Hack’s exposé, the Tibetan leadership’s house of cards built by Jäckel begins to fall apart. This is a strange tale that explains to some extent why the Tibetan cause has failed, especially given the fact that the Tibetan leadership focuses more on its smear campaign than working towards freedom for the Tibetans in exile. For more from Indy Hack, visit



The Holy Spy

Unmasking a CTA Intelligence Officer

16th March 2015

Initially it may seem a ludicrous concept to associate the Dalai Lama with spying, however that’s only because of the carefully crafted media persona most people assume he lives up to.

From 1959-1974 the Dalai Lama received $180,000 a year from the CIA just for his own personal expenditure. They trained and armed resistance fighters and used the Dalai Lama extensively to promote anti-communist propaganda.

Throughout the entire history of the Dalai Lama in exile you will find the fingerprints of the US intelligence community. Bearing in mind the direct and indirect involvement of the CIA with all aspects of the exile leadership it is unsurprising then that the Dalai Lama uses spies in much the same way other leaders do.


Unmasking a CTA Spy

For those of us who grew up in the 80′s the concept of a spy is very much like James Bond, a tough guy risking his life behind enemy lines to get secrets for his government. Dramatic, daring, dangerous and completely unrelated to reality.

Since June 2013 the world’s concept of spying was irrevocably changed by Edward Snowden when he chose to reveal exactly how far and wide the reach of the US intelligence community was. Rather than tales of derring-do it was more a case of being geeky, wearing glasses and sitting behind a computer screen. The spy was actually an Intelligence Officer, James Bond was James Bland.

In February 2014 Snowden released to the media a file which has an incredible bearing on the Dalai Lama controversy. It was a Power-Point presentation from the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) entitled, “The Art of Deception: Training for Online Covert Operations.

For those who have been living in a cave or shipwrecked on an island for the past few years GCHQ is the UK’s intelligence and security organisation responsible for spying on communications. The document Snowden released was part of a training course for GCHQ’s Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG). It’s function was to train intelligence officers how to control and manipulate online resources to affect a target.

In an article for The Intercept entitled, “How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive and Destroy Reputations“, Glenn Greenwald wrote:

“Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable.

“To see how extremist these programs are, just consider the tactics they boast of using to achieve those ends: “false flag operations” (posting material to the internet and falsely attributing it to someone else), fake victim blog posts (pretending to be a victim of the individual whose reputation they want to destroy), and posting “negative information” on various forums.”

If we compare the GCHQ training with the activities of Tenzin Peljor it becomes quite apparent that there are some alarming similarities. For the purposes of comparison it is easier to look at both tactics separately.


(1) Injecting False Material onto the Internet

In 2006 Michael Jäckel visited Dharamsala, India, the home of the Central Tibetan Authority (CTA) and its leader, the Dalai Lama. He claims he was ordained as a Buddhist monk and received the name Tenzin Peljor. He then began his main work for the CTA as an intelligence officer tasked with discrediting the Dorje Shugden protest movement.

For the purposes of clarity I will refer to Tenzin Peljor throughout the remainder of this article by his legal name, Michael Jäckel, as I remain unsure whether he genuinely is a Buddhist monk, or whether this is a cover he has been given by the CTA.

As explained in previous articles for someone with a vow against lying Mr Jäckel has been caught lying with a shocking freqency already. In addition, as a footnote to his online biography he claims to have no affiliation to any specific Buddhist tradition stating, “I am just a Buddhist monk in the monastic order of the Buddha“, which seems somewhat vague.

The process of undermining or discrediting protest movements is quite widespread amongst the intelligence community. For instance in East Germany, where Michael grew up, the Stasi would routinely engage in such operations against groups who promoted ideologies that were opposed to the state.

Such operations fell under directive 1/76 of the Ministry of State Security and were referred to as Zersetzung. One commentator referred to the similarities between the GCHQ briefing document and the Zersetzung:


Having grown up in East Germany and served in its armed forces for nearly two and a half years these methods would not have been unfamiliar to Mr Jäckel. In fact when he first contacted the religious website, Dialogue Ireland, to try and exert some influence over their articles about the New Kadampa Tradition he stated, “I am much interested into the dynamics of Nazi, Stasi, dictatorship, totalitarian systems“.

Yet when they asked him to explain his background in relation to these issues he wrote, “I appreciate your interest in the Stasi / Nazi / East German dictator ship issue. I am interested in these too and I would be happy to meet you and to discuss this. But I don’t seek a public discussion about my background or person.


Back to 2006

Skipping back to 2006, after he received his ‘ordination name’ Michael then proceeded to set about his main work for the CTA, undermining the Dorje Shugden protest movement by using the Zersetzung methods in a more up to date context.

Since the main organisation supporting the protests was the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT) the CTA’s approach was to try and discredit it. Since 1996 they had been trying to present the NKT as a rogue tradition, a dangerous cult which was not to be trusted.

In 2006 Michael began to work on the NKT’s Wikipedia entries, injecting false information and trying to promote the CTA’s agenda. As previously explained his attempts were quite unsophisticated and drew the attention of various Wikipedia editors who raised concerns about the accuracy of his information.

In 2008 Michael began to develop his own websites after proclaiming to the members of his anti-NKT ‘survivors’ group, “maybe we use the power of the many people here and the motivation to protect others (giving fearlessness) by setting up 1-2 websites.

In order to maintain a pretense that the websites were not solely directed at discrediting the NKT he included various academic articles and some limited criticism of other traditions of Buddhism. Despite this, all of his websites shared the main theme of being critical of the NKT and seeking to discredit them in line with the CTA agenda to which he was working.

Whatever the pretense it is very clear from the above quote that Michael’s main intention behind establishing his websites was to discredit the NKT.

The advantage of using his own websites rather than Wikipedia was that he could strive for credibility whilst being able to control criticism of his information. In this respect he was fulfilling the intelligence officers role as described by GCHQ, “to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets“.


(2) Manipulating Online Discourse

Whereas the first aspect of the GCHQ briefing document is fairly straightforward it is the second aspect which is the most disturbing, and as Glenn Greenwald says, “extremist“.

Within strand two of the GCHQ document subtitled, “Influence and Information Operations“, they state:

People make decisions as part of groups. People make decisions for emotional reasons not rational ones.

It is this part of the training which encourages intelligence officers to become influential members of the groups they seek to manipulate online. It is also this area that has the most alarming parallels with Mr Jäckel.

He became a member of the Buddhist forum e-sangha as he was scouring online groups to find disenchanted members, or ex-members of the NKT, he could form alliances with. It wasn’t long before the ideal candidate appeared.

David Cutshaw, a disillusioned NKT member was on e-sangha discussing doubts about the tradition and his experiences within it. Very quickly Michael struck up a friendship with David and persuaded him to establish an exclusive online forum dedicated to ex-NKT members and people thinking of leaving the NKT.

On 22nd May 2007 David created the group which was called “NKT survivors” and after David, Michael was the first person to post on it. Michael had now created his very own group dedicated to discrediting the NKT by gathering disgruntled former members and those with some doubts.

Within strand four of the GCHQ document it details the qualities intelligence officers should look for to bond groups together: shared opposition, shared ideology, and common beliefs. It also details some of the attributes that pull a group apart: competition, and ideological differences.

For the survivors group to work in line with the CTA’s agenda it was essential that it was focussed solely on opposition to the NKT and anyone who showed ideological differences such as supporting the NKT needed to be quickly removed.

For this reason the group established the following rule:

“No NKT members/followers/students are allowed.
If you are happy with the NKT, and have no desire to leave, this group is not for you. If you join anyway trying to post and try to get Yahoo to delete this group, we can only assume you are a troll trying to cause disharmony. Such people will be banned and removed at once from the group.”

Anyone posting comments which were deemed in any way supportive of the NKT were dismissed as ‘trolls’ trying to promote ‘NKT propaganda’. In this way they ensured that members self moderated their comments avoiding anything that could be accused of being ‘Pro-NKT’.

Now Michael had a group of people who were either ex-NKT members who were unhappy about their previous treatment in the tradition or current members who were thinking of leaving.


Fake Victim Blog Posts

In order to get the ball rolling Michael created a false identity online which he used to join the group and post comments. The fake identity was called “York Johns” and he posted as if he was an ex-NKT member with bad experiences.

Unfortunately for Michael his trade-craft wasn’t very good with ‘York Johns’ and he used the same persona to create a YouTube account for some videos he wanted to use on his websites. The ‘York Johns’ account also uploaded some teachings in German by Dr. Birgit Schweiberer who was at Instituto Lama Tzong Khapa in Italy with Michael.

‘York’ was meant to be English, yet he was uploading German videos of Michael’s friend. ‘York’ also recently uploaded footage Michael had recorded of the protesters outside the Dalai Lama’s teachings in Frankfurt in 2014. Either Michael has multiple personality disorder or he was creating fake victim posts using his ‘York’ persona.

his wasn’t an isolated incident, Michael’s friend Rory Tasker also joined the ‘survivors’ group and posted under a false name. Rather than using his ordination name (Jamyang Khedrup) he posted using the name Lobsang Jangchub.

Over the course of 6 months several people replied to him using this false name, yet Rory never corrected them. An account of his time at Sera monastery was also published by Michael on one of his websites but attributed to, “the monk Lobsang Jangchub“, even though Tenzin knew it was written by the monk Jamyang Khedrup.

Exactly how many of the other victim posts are fake is anyone’s guess, there’s no way to prove who the person is who posted the account or if it’s accurate. This aspect of the ‘survivors’ group made it an incredibly potent tool in Michael’s work for the CTA.

At this point I’d like to note that I am not trying to dismiss or belittle anyone’s actual experience of dissatisfaction with the NKT. The issue is with the ability to ascertain if the accounts are truthful or if they are fake. Michael has demonstrated a willingness to use fake accounts within both the ‘survivors’ group and his own websites, which raises a valid question about which are accurate and which are false.


Posting “negative information” on Various Forums

In addition to using false identities within the ‘survivors’ group Michael also runs various different online identities which he uses to post negative information throughout the internet. He often comments on any articles which present anything other than a negative portrayal of the protests and almost always includes links within the posts to his own websites. Needless to say he pretends that the websites are not connected to him.

So far I’m aware of the following online identities he runs, although there are probably several more not included here:

  • Tenpel
  • Mick
  • Mick Jackman
  • York Johns
  • Tashi
  • KT66
  • Losang Tashi


Generating Outcomes with the ‘Survivors’

With respect to using, “social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable.“, we need to consider what outcome the CTA would find desirable. If you bear in mind that their tactic is to discredit the NKT by calling it a cult, their desired outcome would be to create an appearance that accords with that narrative.

For this reason the main outcome that the CTA want from the ‘survivors’ group are statements or testimonies that support this premise. Such testimonies can be used to encourage others to see faults in the NKT, as evidence to the media to support the CTA claims, and as a method to influence the views and comments of religious research organisations such as Inform.

Inform is a UK charity based at the London School of Economics that specialises in researching minority and new religious movements. It’s use by the CTA has been so widespread and significant that it warrants an article in its own right, which is due to be published in the near future.

For the time being if we return to how the ‘survivors’ group is used by Michael in relation to the aims of the CTA its importance comes sharply into focus.

Within strand two of the GCHQ briefing document there is a section they term ‘Social Creativity‘ and illustrate with the diagram below:

Diagram taken from GCHQ briefing document: “The Art of Deception: Training for Online Covert Operations.” (p.32)

When considering that the function of the ‘survivors’ group for Michael is to generate negative testimonies about the NKT this diagram explains the route an intelligence officer would take. Note that NKT members who are not thinking of leaving the NKT are not allowed in the ‘survivors’ group, so consequently those who are considering leaving are welcome.

By planting seeds of doubt within the minds of people considering leaving the NKT and nurturing those doubts you eventually arrive at converts, people who have left the NKT and are ‘survivors’. Only those posting negative comments about the NKT are allowed in the group, so the only converts allowed a voice are those who are negative ex-NKT members.

According to this diagram converts function in two ways, firstly they help to sow seeds of doubt in the minds of people still thinking of leaving the NKT and they also transition to those converts who share their experiences. When the ‘survivor’ has shared their experience and written a ‘survivor testimony’ that is shared with the group it functions to sow more seeds of doubt in those still in the NKT and also to encourage those who have left to write their own testimony.

This is the theory for how the ‘survivors’ group should function according to the people who train intelligence officers for the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters. In other words this is the model a spy working for GCHQ would follow to manipulate an online group.

So how does this theory compare to the way that Michael Jäckel uses the ‘survivors’ group?

From my research into the group it follows exactly this pattern. Visitors who are still within the NKT are encouraged to leave the tradition. They are directed to several ‘survivor testimonies’ and encouraged to see negative aspects of the NKT.

After someone announces that they have left the NKT there is a steady increase in pressure on them to write about their experiences, to share with the group. This functions to encourage others, but also there is a strong pressure running throughout the group that members should contact Inform.

This step highlights the fact that the ‘survivors’ group isn’t intended as an end process, but a stage within a larger process. Its function is to generate testimonies and also to share those testimonies with Inform and influence their opinion of the NKT. In so doing the ‘survivors’ group forms the very heart of Michael’s methodology in that it generates statements used to influence an independent research group in order to lend credibility to the CTA’s claims.

This trend is apparent and starkly obvious to anyone who looks through the archive of posts on the group. Time after time people are encouraged to contact Inform, to send their accounts to them. In one case a ‘survivor’ was strongly encouraged to ask Inform for advice on publishing a book based on their experiences within the NKT.

Inform are so entwined with the CTA’s campaign that they regularly feature in official press packs for the Dalai Lama’s events and they are promoted as a point of contact to the media to prove the CTA’s narrative that the NKT is a cult. The CTA even go as far as to say that the NKT must be dangerous because they have a ‘survivors’ group.



In conclusion to his own article Glenn Greenwald stated:

“Claims that government agencies are infiltrating online communities and engaging in “false flag operations” to discredit targets are often dismissed as conspiracy theories, but these documents leave no doubt they are doing precisely that.”

If the UK and US intelligence communities are engaged in discrediting targets who oppose them through manipulating online communities is there any doubt that the exile Tibetan government would do the same? They have a long history with the US intelligence community and Michael Jäckel has a history within the East German armed forces and an interest in the Stasi/Nazi approach which would include Zersetzung methodologies.

Interestingly Mr Jäckel’s response to my previous expose of his web of lies was to state that I am an “ill-informed conspiracy theorist“. Yet here we have an official training document from the UK intelligence services which mirrors the exact methods he uses for the CTA.

How can Mr Jäckel manage to recreate the same methods of operation that GCHQ use unless he is working as an intelligence officer for the CTA and is following the training he has received?

  1. Is it just coincidence that he was ‘injecting false material onto the internet‘ via Wikipedia and his own websites?
  2. Is it accidental that he was ‘manipulating online discourse‘ through the survivors group?
  3. Was it a random chance that he created ‘fake victim blog posts‘ and published one of them on his website?
  4. Is it incidental that he has been ‘posting “negative information” on various forums‘ using multiple false identities?
  5. Is it unintended that his use of the ‘survivors’ group follows the plan explained by the GCHQ ‘Social Creativity‘ diagram?
  6. Why is it that Mr Jäckel’s online activity to counter the Dorje Shugden protest movement follows the GCHQ document, “The Art of Deception: Training for Online Covert Operations“?

Bearing all of this in mind there is only one question to answer:

Is Mr Jäckel a Buddhist monk, the victim of some ill-informed conspiracy theory, or is he an intelligence officer working directly for the Central Tibetan Authority?




House of Cards

14th May 2015

In the two months since publishing an article entitled, “The Holy Spy”, which exposed Tenzin Peljor/Michael Jäckel as an Intelligence Officer, working for the Central Tibetan Authority (CTA), there have been some surprising developments.

In the weeks that followed, further revelations showed how far and wide reaching Tenzin’s work for the CTA was. What had been intended as a single article turned into a series of pieces which demonstrated how he had manipulated vulnerable members of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT) and co-opted a UK religious research charity (Inform) to help fulfill his aims.

With every additional piece of evidence Tenzin’s carefully crafted web of lies began to show signs of weakness. Eventually through the sheer weight of the truth his house of cards started to tumble down.

Sources close to both Tenzin and Carol have revealed that they are now struggling to maintain any significant degree of support beyond their die-hard core members, which number about 5-10 people. The illusion of a movement which boasted over 1,300 members appears to have evaporated, which raises questions about how many people were actually active behind the scenes in the first place.

The problem facing Carol and Tenzin is that they have no rational way to explain the accusations levelled against them, other than the obvious conclusions. Instead they have resorted to simply dismissing any claims as “conspiracy theories” and “false evidence“.

One such example is Carol’s private meeting with the Dalai Lama in Basel and her sharing the stage with him at one point. She sought to downplay this incident as somehow normal despite the fact it is anything but normal and serves to illustrate her close ties to the CTA.

At present Carol has been tasked with re-invigorating the “survivors” discussion group and trying to re-establish her relationship with Inform.


Tumbleweed and Ice

One of the biggest loses for Tenzin has been the almost deserted “survivors” discussion group which he established in 2007. Since the expose revealed exactly how he had established this group as a propaganda weapon against the NKT it has seen a massive drop in activity.

Perhaps its members, realising they had been lied to and deceived by Tenzin, chose to disengage from it. It was certainly no coincidence that the group was established and run in exact accordance with the training given to UK spies at GCHQ, as revealed by Edward Snowden.

In the 7 weeks since exposing this elaborate manipulation there have only been 12 messages posted in the group. Of those 7 were posted by Carol in a desperate attempt to re-ignite some semblance of activity.

Aside from Carol’s input there were only 5 messages posted, 2 of which were in response to a question from Carol as she attempted to track down someone whom she hoped could restart a campaign against the NKT.

Without the “survivors” group Carol and Tenzin’s main set-piece against the International Shugden Community (ISC) protests is worthless. This was a declaration against the protests signed by a handful of members seeking to represent the 1,300 “survivors”.

What’s now apparent is that there are nowhere near 1,300 “survivors” of the NKT. If the discussion group is in any way representative of them the true figure is dramatically smaller, much closer to 10 than 1,000.

The truth is that Tenzin followed the training he had previously received from the East German intelligence community and adapted it using modern day training from the CTA. The Central Tibetan Authority has been heavily trained and influenced by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), therefore in this context the parallels between Tenzin’s activities and those revealed by Edward Snowden is not too surprising.

Another knock-on effect of their loss of credibility with the “survivors” group is that it has weakened their position with Inform. Following another expose showing how Tenzin and Carol had co-opted them into their work for the CTA, Inform have themselves faced closer scrutiny.

As well as already having had to answer questions from their main funding body, the UK government’s Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), they also face serious questions from the UK Charities Commission over their independence in this issue. At the same time Inform have witnessed the “survivors” group almost vanishing before their very eyes. This has raised serious concerns about the validity of the group and just how genuine they were.

Whilst Carol faces an uphill struggle to try and resurrect the myth that the “survivors” group is real, rather than an elaborate ploy by Tenzin, she is also experiencing a cooling of her previously cosy relationship with Inform. Meanwhile Tenzin is also struggling to generate any new or continued interest in his propaganda websites against the ISC protest movement.


Hits vs Visitors

When Tenzin left Carol in charge of the “survivors” discussion group he focussed a large part of his efforts on developing supposedly “independent” websites about Tibetan Buddhism. As previously shown they were far from independent and simply served as a smokescreen to promote the CTA’s own agenda against the protest movement.

Even Inform weren’t entirely convinced by Tenzin’s claims to be independent and when pressed on this point Dr Suzanne Newcombe conceded:

“We are aware that he works towards the [sic] promoting the Dalai Lama’s position on various issues.”,


“it is clear from his many public websites that Tenzin Peljor works actively in ways that support the agenda of the CTA.”

Since he was exposed as an Intelligence Officer for the CTA, Tenzin’s main website has dropped off a cliff in terms of visitor numbers. He has been desperately trying to garner support but seems to be lacking any new or compelling material.

His recent attempt to disprove claims of the Dalai Lama’s connections to Shoko Asahara, the man behind the Tokyo subway sarin gas attack, were weak and poorly thought out. It did nothing to discredit the large volume of evidence that shows his relationship with Asahara was that of a teacher to his student.

In terms of Tenzin’s attempts to discredit the protests against the Dalai Lama’s ban on Dorje Shugden Buddhists they too have been weak and half-hearted. The latest of which was just re-publishing a 3 month old anti-protest editorial from a newspaper as if it was recent.

This weakness in his arguments and rhetoric hasn’t gone unnoticed by his readers, who like members of the “survivors” group appear to have all but deserted him.

An analysis of his website has shown that on average he receives only 5 page views per day. If each visitor looked at just one page this would mean 5 people a day, if they looked at more than one page then obviously that number would fall.

The analysis showed that on average there are 500 ‘hits’ per day on Tenzin’s main CTA propaganda website, however a hit doesn’t equate to a visitor. A hit is a record of every file request that’s made when you visit a web-page. Every time you visit the homepage for Tenzin’s main website it makes 109 separate file requests, so one visit will record 109 hits. When you compare that to 500 hits/day it shows how few people are actually visiting it.


Some of the People, Some of the Time

It would seem the elaborate plan Tenzin hatched with his superiors in the CTA back in 2006 is finally falling apart.

Perhaps the only reason his deception has lasted for so long is because no-one has properly researched it and challenged him. In addition to losing traction in the west his status within the CTA is similarly diminishing.

Due to a combination of arrogance on Tenzin’s part, some well placed and helpful sources (albeit sometimes grudgingly), and a smattering of luck, his elaborate ruse has been very publicly unwoven.

The truth of the allegations revealed on this site is evident in his catastrophic failure to maintain any convincing level of support. Survivors he could once count on no longer want to play his game after realising they were pawns directed against the NKT at his will.

People have grown weary and tired of his unceasing rhetoric, so much so that they don’t even bother to visit his website anymore.

As for the academics and researchers he could once count on to battle behind the scenes and off the record in his favour, they no longer want to be associated with him. The only ones who remain connected to Tenzin share his own ties to the CTA and the exile Tibetan leadership.

What becomes of his attacks on the protest movement now is uncertain. For the time being though, Tenzin’s bubble has burst and re-inflating it will take more effort than ever before. Whereas previously he could fool some people with his claims to be independent and a “survivor”, his true colours are now visible for all to see.

It appears that only his core followers are willing to battle to the bitter end to try and defend the Dalai Lama’s “right” to discriminate and persecute Shugden Buddhists.

30th May 2015

Immediately after publishing this article Carol and Tenzin denounced it as “lies” and sprang into action to try and enact a “spontaneous” flurry of activity on the “survivors” discussion group.

As explained above, in the 7 weeks following my initial expose of the “survivors” group there was practically no activity on it at all. Aside from Carol’s increasingly desperate posts there were only 5 messages in those 7 weeks, 2 of which were in response to Carol. The last activity was on 4th May.

The day after I published this article the “survivors” group returned to life with activity from a number of users, including some who had never been active on there before.

Their ruse to try and create the illusion of an active and involved group soon dissipated and it became obvious that there was almost no-one active on the group. Kathleen, who by her own admission hadn’t even been involved with the NKT, posted a message to the other 4 active members.

Carol has referred to the claims in this article as “nonsense” without offering any explanation to support her view. Both she and Tenzin have failed to refute any of the evidence against them, which is by now a sizeable amount.

Information from sources close to them revealed that there are just 5-10 core members of their group who remain active. The message from Kathleen above proves that this information is accurate.

Carol and Tenzin also attempted to feed me false information to give the impression that their campaign was gaining strength. Lots of “behind the scenes” activities were fabricated or just outright lies. The truth is that they have run out of ideas and now that their fraudulent behaviour has been exposed they have lost the support of people and organisations that can no longer trust them.

Tenzin’s blog continues to fail to get any traction and he has resorted to being more active on Facebook in order to try and get his message out. From 12th May – 30th May his website had an average of 430 hits/day. As explained above this equates to just 4 visitors per day.

Even on Facebook though Tenzin seems unable to stop himself from being dishonest. He fails to use either his legal name or his “ordained” name, preferring instead to pretend to be “Mick Jackman”. The reason for this is so that he can pretend to be someone else when he posts comments on media websites.

When contacting the media to brief them against the protest movement he uses his legal name (Michael Jackel) and his ordained name (Tenzin Peljor). When articles are published online he uses one of several false identities to comment on them such as, “Mick”, “Tenpel”, “York Johns”, and “Mick Jackman” to name but a few.

In response to someone querying why he wasn’t using his real name on Facebook he explained that it was primarily so that he could comment on articles on US media sites, as shown below (excuse the poor translation by Bing):

A more accurate translation would be: “Mark I prefer to remain anonymous. I had to create the account because you can only post comments on US media with a FB profile.

Given that he publishes numerous websites all aimed at undermining the protest movement and that he issues press releases against the protests in his official capacity as “media spokesperson” for the German Buddhist Association (DBO) it raises the question as to why he wishes to remain anonymous when posting comments on media websites.

Using multiple false identities is another aspect of the training given to spies working for the UK, as explained in the GCHQ document, “The Art of Deception: Training for Online Covert Operations.” Tenzin has repeatedly refused to explain why his own online activities so closely resemble the training given to agents by the UK’s GCHQ spy agency. Nor does he explain why it is acceptable for a supposedly fully ordained monk to lie and use false identities, acts which he has explained are against the vows of ordained Buddhist monks.

It’s actions such as these that demonstrate how blatantly Tenzin and Carol both try to deceive and manipulate the media and other organisations. They seem to make up their own rules and realities as they go. It’s as if they believe their mission to try and shield the Dalai Lama from public scrutiny place them beyond the rules and conventions of society.

The only “nonsense” and “lies” it would seem come from their own deceptive activities, not my exposing of them.



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  1. Tenzin Paljor aka Michael Jäckel is an admirer of the Nazi regime. He praises them and looks up to them. Disturbing I know. This says a lot about this ‘monk’. A career monk. Became a monk to get money, respect and livelihood. Not for spiritual reasons. All that he writes on his blog is negative, vulgar and hurtful. A worthless blog to read.

    Indy Hack does another great expose on this fake monk Tenzin Paljor.

    (Photo—I know Tenzin Paljor looks mentally challenged, but he is suppose to be ‘normal’) 😜


  2. Things are going to be very different for Tibetans in India from now on as Sino-Indian relations get warmer by the day. India has vowed to firmly adhere to the one-China policy and ensure Tibet-related issues are handled ‘properly’. This means India will tighten her grip on all Tibetan-related activities. So, the trouble-making Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) better watch themselves and not create further problems that may antagonise China. This is something India will no longer tolerate.

    China, India Vow To Strengthen Ties
    China and India have extensive common interests and they have far more consensus than differences, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.
    All India | Indo-Asian News Service | Updated: June 06, 2018 17:05 IST
    PRETORIA: China and India working together will accelerate their common development and contribute to the progress of human civilization, Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.
    Mr Wang made the remarks on Monday in South Africa’s capital Pretoria during a meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the formal meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday.
    China and India have extensive common interests and they have far more consensus than differences, Mr Wang said.
    The two sides should take bilateral relations and people’s fundamental interests as a starting point at all times, properly handle problems and differences and prevent the interests of one party from affecting the overall interest, Mr Wang said.
    The two sides should earnestly safeguard peace and tranquillity in the border areas in accordance with the consensus reached by their leaders and avoid taking actions that might complicate and aggravate the situation, Mr Wang said.
    China and India should strengthen coordination and play a constructive role in promoting the development of BRICS cooperation, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and other multilateral mechanisms, he said.
    Sushma Swaraj said the informal Wuhan meeting between the leaders of India and China enhanced mutual trust between the two countries, strengthened cooperation, made the parties more comfortable with each other and achieved unprecedented success.
    She said India will firmly adhere to the one-China policy and properly handle issues involving the core interests of China such asTaiwan and Tibet-related issues.
    India and China, as the two largest emerging markets and developing countries, share a common position in safeguarding the international political and economic order and promoting the improvement of global governance, the Indian Minister said.


  3. Many thanks is due to Indy Hack for exposing the activities of Tenzin Peljor. It is surprising to hear someone can make a living from exploiting the misery of a fellow man.

    Still this is very valuable information about tenzin peljor that we should not take lightly.

  4. Ex-Prime Minister Samdhong Rinpoche caught sleeping in a meeting

    The representative of the Dalai Lama and former prime minister of the Tibetan government in-exile Samdhong Rinpoche during an important meeting having a nice sleep. The Tibetan government in-exile are run by people like this who have no control over their body and manners. They only stay awake in the meeting if there is FREE aid money coming their way to line their pockets. Shameful how Samdong Rinpoche is sleeping in the middle of a meeting and he represents the Tibetan government in-exile. This is why after 60 years Tibetan leaders have failed to get Tibet back but blame others for their failures. Shame!

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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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