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

The young 10th Zhabdrung Rinpoche

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By: Solaray Kusco

High in the foothills of the Himalayas, from their base in Dharamsala, North India, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA; Tibetan leadership in exile) has spent the last 60 years in a coordinated campaign to vilify and isolate China. It is becoming increasingly clear however, that their efforts have been in vain because the world today watches China’s rapid and ongoing transformation from a provincial backwater that was easy to malign for her Communist past, into a world superpower with sophisticated politics and great economic vigor.

As part of their campaign against China, the CTA has always promoted themselves and pre-1959 Tibet as some kind of idyllic Shangri-la. Thanks to canny marketing, for decades Tibet supporters were swept away by romantic notions of a land of snows filled with grand old lamas full of wisdom, and free from the shackles of capitalism, materialism and politics. While there is some element of truth to this, and many lamas were indeed great beings, pre-1959 Tibet was in fact a generally feudalistic society with deeply entrenched ideas about rank and servitude. If you were born a serf, it was because of your karma and you were bound to serve whoever was wealthier than you until your karma was exhausted. Unlike other more meritocratic societies, there was very little opportunity for upwards social mobility.

This form of ‘governance’ has been relocated into the Tibetan diaspora, where the nobility and aristocrats of pre-1959 Tibet continue to rule life in exile, and names such as ‘Aukatsang‘ and ‘Gyari’ fill the ranks of the leadership. One person still sits at the top, dictating all decisions and policies that the government, a mouthpiece for democracy, enforces on his behalf.

The Tibetans were able to do this in pre-1959 Tibet, as well as in exile, because of the global reputation of Vajrayana Buddhism and, more importantly, that of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Few in the world have achieved the universal rank and reputation of the Dalai Lama and until recently, he has enjoyed a warm welcome all over the world. Lauded as a paragon of compassion and all-knowing wisdom, the Dalai Lama and, by default, the CTA have had near-carte blanche to do as they pleased for the last 60 years. Political rivals, for example, could be disposed of as they pleased; in pre-1959 Tibet, this might have been through the use of poison or assassins but in the exiled community, it has taken on the more elegant, though no less violent, form of labelling someone a Chinese spy to upset the Tibetan people and “sic ‘em” on one another.

One other nation close to Tibet that has benefited from similar tropes is Bhutan, another Vajrayana Buddhist nation that continues to enjoy a very positive response globally. While most aspects of Bhutan are very admirable, including their carbon-negative status as well as emphasis on happiness and peace instead of materialism, there exists a side of Bhutan that not many know about.

 

Going back to the beginning

Modern-day Bhutan was founded by His Holiness Zhabdrung Rinpoche Ngawang Namgyal, an attained being who unified many warring fiefdoms into one kingdom. Not only was he an astute military strategist and shrewd statesman but he was also an accomplished meditator and a patron of arts, culture and Buddhism. As the secular leader of Bhutan, he sought to create a Bhutanese cultural identity that was distinctly different from the Tibetan one. He implemented a unique judicial and legal system in the country, splitting control of Bhutan between a religious leader (Je Khenpo) and a secular one (Druk Desai). It is a system of governance that persists until today, albeit in a modified form. Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal was also militarily-minded and established many dzongs (fortress monasteries) throughout Bhutan, including the strategically-located Simtokha Dzong close to Thimphu, the capital city. This allowed him to control traffic between Paro Valley in the west and Trongsa Valley in the east.

As a religious leader, Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal was open-minded and although his personal Drukpa Kagyu practice prevailed to become the state-sponsored faith, he allowed the Nyingmapas to continue undisturbed with their worship. He even hosted Jesuits in his court, unlike Tibet, which continued to remain closed off to foreigners and visitors for many more centuries.

This 252-year-old statue of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal Rinpoche was acquired by The Asiatic Society in Kolkata in 1865. (Souce: dnaindia.com)

Due to his activities and deeds, Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal’s image can be seen painted on walls in temples and homes all over the country. It is said that every Bhutanese home in the country has a statue of this great lama who did so much to bring Bhutan together, and give them the tools to grow and prosper for many more centuries.

One might think that such an illustrious lama would come back in his next life with no impediments for the continuance of his great works. Unfortunately, Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal’s successors did not fare as well as their predecessor.

After his passing, Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal’s subsequent incarnations returned as multiple emanations. Some say that the recognition of a body, speech and mind emanation of the Zhabdrung line was an intentional move on the part of the secular Bhutanese leadership, who conspired to recognize more than one reincarnation so that power could not be consolidated into one individual. And in addition to the recognition of more than one reincarnation, Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal’s reincarnations also appear to have developed a habit of dying at a young age.

A summarized list of the demise of the Zhabdrung lineage goes as follows:

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Rumors abound of the Bhutanese leadership’s role in all of these deaths; sources speak of a prophecy that foretells the demise of the Bhutanese monarchy should the Zhabdrung mind emanation ever be allowed to come of age, and gain all the resources that comes with a full and proper recognition.

This would certainly be a very good reason for the Bhutanese leaders to suppress the Zhabdrung incarnations and it appears that they have been successful with at least the body incarnation lineage which died out in the mid-18th century. The speech and mind emanations, on the other hand, continued well into the 20th century.

 

The Zhabdrung lineage in the 21st century

The 10th Zhabdrung Rinpoche

Today, the 10th Zhabdrung mind emanation, Zhabdrung Rinpoche Jigdrel Ngawang Namgyal (Pema Namgyal), is rumored to reside in Kalimpong, away from the potential tumultuousness of a relationship with the country his previous incarnation established. That is not to say the 10th Zhabdrung Rinpoche has not tried to establish a relationship; the fact he attempted to do so actually led to a very eventful early life for the young reincarnation.

The 10th Zhabdrung Rinpoche was born in 2003, two months before the 9th Zhabdrung Rinpoche passed away. Within Vajrayana Buddhism, this is not an unusual occurrence. For example, Guru Deva Rinpoche is known to have emanated in a similar way, ejecting his consciousness into his son before he passed away.

Under the guidance and recognition of the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley, the young boy was recognized as the 10th Zhabdrung, the declaration taking place in Bodhgaya in 2004. The boy was just one year and four months old at the time. He and his supporters were subsequently invited to Bhutan to face Bhutan’s reincarnation committee, set up by the government to validate all tulku recognitions. Tulkus who are not recognized by this body may not promote themselves as reincarnations and are subject to a variety of institutionalized consequences. Supporters of such unapproved claimants also face harsh punishments.

Thus the 10th Zhabdrung Rinpoche travelled to Bhutan accompanied by his parents as well as the oracle who had recognized him. Upon their arrival in Thimphu, the oracle was promptly thrown in jail while the boy and his parents were held in a secret location. The 10th Zhabdrung Rinpoche was then declared to be a fake and, instead of being released, he and his parents were put under house arrest. Their current whereabouts remain unknown; the last reports about them are in 2014, when they were said to have still been under house arrest. Nothing was published about their release, and reports about the 10th Zhabdrung Rinpoche residing in Kalimpong remain unconfirmed.

 

Similarities with China

It would be remiss if we failed to see how the 10th Zhabdrung Rinpoche Jigdrel Ngawang Namgyal’s situation closely mirrors that of China and the 11th Panchen Lama.

A relatively benign example is the fact the 10th Zhabdrung Rinpoche is rumored to have three emanations – a body, speech and mind incarnation. The same can be said of the 11th Panchen Lama – there is the Dalai Lama-recognized candidate and the China-backed Panchen Lama, whom the Dalai Lama has just confirmed is the “official Panchen Lama”.

Another example of the similarities is China’s “living Buddhas” list which is a record of all state-recognized tulkus throughout China and Tibet. Those who do not make it onto the list are subjected to greater levels of scrutiny and monitoring; in Bhutan, it appears that those who fail to meet the standards of the reincarnation committee face harsher consequences than mere scrutiny and monitoring.

(Left to right) The Panchen Lama candidate chosen by the Dalai Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima and the Panchen Lama candidate recognised by China, Gyaincain Norbu.

Just like China, the Bhutanese leadership claim that this committee was set up to prevent abuse of the tulku system by charlatans but lamas like the 10th Zhabdrung Rinpoche, who is recognized by his followers but not by the committee, would argue that the committee and its lists are open to abuse, and can be employed to shut out potential political rivals or threats to the system.

Similarly, in the case of the candidates for the 11th Panchen Lama, when the Dalai Lama’s candidate was recognized and announced, the young boy disappeared just a few days later. The Tibetan leadership claim that the child has been under house arrest for the last 22 years. In the case of Bhutan, the 10th Zhabdrung Rinpoche was placed under house arrest upon his arrival in Bhutan from India 13 years ago, and his current whereabouts also remain unknown or otherwise unconfirmed.

And just like China, whose leadership has a reputation for making swift work of political rivals, it would appear that the Bhutanese leadership are also quick to dispatch of any potential threats to their position and power, the sudden and early demise of many Zhabdrung emanations being evidence of this. As Dr. Dhurba Rizal notes in his book The Royal Semi-Authoritarian Democracy of Bhutan, the Zhabdrung incarnations have “continued to appear and have to be dealt with poisonings, pushing off rooftops, and strangulations“, leading to subsequent incarnations taking rebirth further and further East, away from Bhutan.

 

Double standards from the CTA

What is intended here is not an indictment of Bhutan’s practices and policies but rather an examination of the CTA’s double standards, hypocrisy and obvious political machinations for their own benefit.

Ironically, everything that the CTA has accused China of, and could accuse Bhutan of, they are guilty of themselves. For example, China has a list of officially-recognized tulkus and Bhutan has their reincarnation committee. The Tibetan government have the exact same thing in the form of the Dalai Lama. Any reincarnations who do not meet with his approval are shunned and segregated by the community.

So while the CTA has been very vocal about China’s perceived foibles and attempts at regulating religious practices, they have on the other hand been silent on Bhutan’s actions. The CTA does not hesitate to claim that China is an authoritarian regime, yet they say nothing when witnessing similar practices in Bhutan. So why is it the CTA feels entitled to comment on one situation and not on the other? The answer lies, as always, in the CTA’s self-interests.

  1. It’s harder to criticize someone with a good global reputation. Bhutan has a better standing internationally while China does not. It is easier for the CTA to vilify China when everyone already dislikes China’s Communist background. It’s much harder for the CTA to vilify Bhutan when the world lauds Bhutan for approaching globalization without losing Bhutanese culture, tradition and flair. If the CTA were to criticize Bhutan for anything, it would only make them look like petty, jealous, playground rivals and the Tibetan leadership risks a public relations backlash.
  2. Relations between the Bhutanese and Tibetans are only just improving, and they have to make amends. After decades of attempts at destabilizing Bhutan, including an assassination attempt on the King in the 1970s, the CTA do not want to jeopardize their already-fragile relationship with Bhutan, who may be a potential ally in a world where the CTA are rapidly losing friends. In the Himalayan region especially, the CTA have few friendly faces to turn to – Bangladesh and Pakistan have no interest in them, Nepal has turned towards China and India is on her way to doing the same. All that remains is Bhutan, the last Vajrayana holdout that the CTA can hope for.
  3. They have nothing to gain. It is not necessary for the CTA to hold Bhutan to the same standards that they attempt to impose on China because they have nothing to gain in doing so. Hence, when they criticize China for getting involved in religious matters, it is not because the CTA is trying to defend any real principle or standard, for example that an atheist government should not be involved in religion. They criticize China purely because they have something to gain from doing so – it helps the Tibetans to continue looking like victims, thus making them appear to be deserving recipients of more free financial aid.

 

Conclusion

The ban on Dorje Shugden had many unintended consequences, one of which was the discovery and highlighting of many controversies within Vajrayana Buddhism. Because the discrimination against Dorje Shugden was at total odds with the world’s general view of Buddhism being tolerant and compassionate, this led people to investigate what else Vajrayana Buddhists have been doing which may not fit Buddhist stereotypes.

Hence everyone was able to witness the conflict within the Karma Kagyus due to the issue of the three Karmapas, caused by the CTA. They were also treated to a display of forceful conversions of Drukpa Kagyu monasteries, which the CTA stood by silently and watched. And everyone saw how the Jonangpas were discriminated within the Tibetan Parliament by being refused equal representation.

And of course, everyone has seen the ongoing decades-long persecution of Dorje Shugden practitioners. When the CTA first banned the practice 20 years ago, one of the justifications they gave for the ban was the alleged link between Shugden practitioners and the Chinese leadership. According to the CTA, Shugden practitioners are bad, bad, bad because they are connected to the Chinese leadership who act in an authoritarian manner.

Yet, right at the CTA’s doorstep is the Bhutanese leadership acting in a similarly authoritarian manner but the CTA remains silent over this. Again, this is not an indictment of the way Bhutan chooses to operate. Every sovereign nation has a right to choose their form of governance; that is, Bhutan has a choice in how they wish to operate, and so does China.

But the fact is that every nation has events in their history that they are not proud of. For Bhutan, this may be their treatment of the incarnations of the Zhabdrung lineage. For China, it may be the way in which intellectuals were treated during the Cultural Revolution. For the US, it may be their involvement with issues like Guantanamo Bay which they have not been held accountable for, or the continued racism against African-Americans. Similarly, the 2.3 million people in the American prison system (as of 2017) would also argue that their government has acted in an authoritarian manner with regards to their incarceration.

What is clear is that the CTA’s choice of who they condemn is not based on any particular consistent principle, but on where they stand to gain the most. They do not condemn the US for their war crimes because the American government gives them US$17mil every year; they do not condemn Bhutan for their treatment of the 10th Zhabdrung Rinpoche because Bhutan may potentially be their last ally. But they DO condemn China because pitting themselves as the David against a super-powered Goliath has been a lucrative move for the last 60 years. But with China’s ascent to political and economic supremacy, how much longer can the CTA draw from this seemingly-unending well of money before it runs dry?

 

Addendum

News of the 10th Zhabdrung Jigdrel Ngawang Namgyal’s unwarranted house arrest even made headlines on the Buddhist Channel website. Click on the image below to read more.

Click to enlarge. (Source: http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=40,3674,0,0,1,0#.WyK4w1Uzayp)

 
Sources:

  • The Royal Semi-Authoritarian Democracy of Bhutan by Dr. Dhurba Rizal (July 2015; Lexington Books)
  • http://www.bhutandnc.com/bhutantoday%20-May.htm
  • http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=40,3674,0,0,1,0
  • http://www.vijayvaani.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?aid=2831
  • http://www.ipajournal.com/2012/09/26/is-new-shabdrung-threat-to-bhutanese-royals/
  • http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=42,1818,0,0,1,0#.Wt1z3dNubhM
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  1. Since 2014 no word on the young 10th Zhabdrung incarnation in Bhutan. Bhutan portrays themselves as a democracy and Buddhist, but their government’s actions are not Buddhist at all.

    If a Zhabdrung returns to Bhutan and sits on a throne according to the prophecy of Bhutan, then the monarchy of Bhutan will fall. That is why they don’t allow Zhabdrung incarnations to ‘exist’ freely for many incarnations now. Many of them were poisoned at a young age or pushed off building.

    People accuse China of arresting Panchen. But look what Bhutan is doing and something has to be said.

      • Shamdrey this article and website have the lama face but you can putting picture like this ? 👎

  2. Since 2014 no word on the young 10th Zhabdrung incarnation in Bhutan. Bhutan portrays themselves as a democracy and Buddhist, but their government’s actions are not Buddhist at all.

    If a Zhabdrung returns to Bhutan and sits on a throne according to the prophecy of Bhutan, then the monarchy of Bhutan will fall. That is why they don’t allow Zhabdrung incarnations to ‘exist’ freely for many incarnations now. Many of them were poisoned at a young age or pushed off building.

    People accuse China of arresting Panchen. But look what Bhutan is doing and something has to be said.


    Why does Bhutan not release Zhabdrung Rinpoche the 10th? Why is nothing heard of him since 2014. How come the Bhutanese people stay quiet. Zhabdrung is the reincarnation of the founding father of their nation.


    Why is such a young boy under house arrest in Bhutan?

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  3. This current 10th Zhabdrung and family were enticed back to Bhutan. In Bhutan they have a tulku recognition dept in the govt. Without the seal of this dept, no tulkus can be accepted or official in Bhutan (similar to China). They asked the family to go back to receive official recognition. When the family with Zhabdrung went back, he and his family were arrested and disappeared. No one knows where the current Zhabdrung and family are. Since 2014 it is heard he is still under house arrest in Bhutan. The 10th Zhabdrung was recognzied by Karmapa Ogyen Trinley before returning to Bhutan and disappearing.

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  4. If you want to size up Bhutan then it’s quite easy. They use government heavy handed-ness to silence opponents combined with spiritual propaganda to control their population. Most of their population live out of the city and just simple farmers. Easy to convince. Although many speak English in the cities, their mindset is very much their government and spiritual authority cannot be wrong. Their government and spiritual authority are always right. Partly they believe this out of ignorance and partly because they are afraid of their government. Most Bhutanese are very argumentative but most of their thinking is not very broad but very narrow as they are not exposed. That is what you called feudal society in the 21st century. Very much like the Tibetan government in exile in Dharamsala.

    Bhutan is very beautiful physically.

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  5. I thought Bhutan is a democratic country? Why ban Zhabdrung Rinpoche from entering the country? why would a country afraid of a Buddhist Lama? Weird…i thought Bhutan is a very nice country with good rulers and people, but after reading this post i was totally shocked this actually happen in Bhutan…hhmmm…😱

  6. Information provided here is wrong. What is the name of second king? Don’t say Bhutanese are not exposed. Fuckshit.

  7. The information here IS VERY ACCURATE. I taught in Bhutan for 15 years. I have studied Bhutanese history which is not very long and not very well known while I was there.

    Congratulations for a wonderful article telling the truth.

    Make it simple, WHERE IS 10TH SHABDRUNG RINPOCHE NOW?

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  8. Dear Bhutan,

    You’ve had the 10th Zhabdrung Rinpoche under house arrest since 2004?

    Where is the 10th Zhabdrung Rinpoche now?

    10th Zhabdrung Rinpoche

    • Your giving wrong information. Rinpoche is peacefully leaving at Paro Bhutan. He is not under house arrest or missing. Please don’t give wrong information your creating disharmony in our country. If you know then write if not don’t

      • Last time Rinpoche is leaving here in Thimphu la….But i dont know where is leaving right now la

  9. 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!

    http://video.dorjeshugden.com/comment-videos/comment-1528941530.mp4


  10. This is totally bullshit…current zhabdrung is in Paro Bhutan…CTA is trying to defame Bhutan…They lost thier country to China,even then they didn’t get freedom…so they try to make lie without knowing Bhutan…Dorjisungden is also vanished from last centuries…

    • Tshering gyeltshen is rigth. I agree with you. The tibetan leader in CTA is jealous of Bhutan because we have a country.They always try to make trouble problems in our country since they loose their country. This why Bhutan never allow their Dalai lama to enter our country. Will make trouble not buddhism. No tibetans in Punakha where my family live.

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  11. Where is His Holiness the 10th Zhabdrung Rinpoche? Why will Bhutan not release him from house arrest since 2004?

    Why do they keep his location secret? Where is he?

    (Photo: Baby Shabdrung the 10th and his father Tashi Dawa)

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    • This is His Holiness the 9th Shabdrung Rinpoche who was allegedly poisoned by the Bhutanese royal agents. They are afraid if he returns and stays in Bhutan, then the people will follow him and the government/monarchy will lose power.

      “Rumors abound of the Bhutanese leadership’s role in all of these deaths; sources speak of a prophecy that foretells the demise of the Bhutanese monarchy should the Zhabdrung mind emanation ever be allowed to come of age, and gain all the resources that comes with a full and proper recognition.”

      They have the 10th Zhabdrung Rinpoche under house arrest since 2004. 😒

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  12. Why does Bhutan arrest a young child since 2004 and keep his whereabouts secret till now? Where is the 10th Zhabdrung Rinpoche?

    How come the whole world and Amnesty and Human Rights organizations does not say anything?

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  13. Look at this post as it says clearly that Zhabdrung Rinpoche the 10th is under house arrest in Bhutan: http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=40,3674,0,0,1,0#.WyK4w1Uzayp

    Zhabdrung kidnapped

  14. Ok personally feel it is not true as Bhutanese do respect Zhabdrung. Ders nothing to do with ruling and Zhabdrung. If I m not wrong.

  15. fake story😱😂

  16. fake story😱😂..i am from bhutan and im staying thimphu….i know activities anout my city…..seeems its writtn by japa

    • ཧཧཧཧཧཧཧཧ u are know all happening in Thimphu ? Every house u are go to check ? 😂 pls don’t tell liar story like this , all Tibetan r know abt this truth story . Before 9 th Zhabdrung Trul r scare of Bhutan n he staying in Delhi My friend r going to see him for get the jinlap . Where 10 th??? U are liar my fren

    • This is real story and we Bhhtan people is shame. we hide the true story becoz scare of we govermnet in Bhhtan.☹️😱💔

  17. Oki let see the fact

  18. This r share on the WeChat 🙏 lama la chab su chio gyen dun la chab su chio

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  19. Wherever Tibetan people go, they make religious problems and sectarian divides. They create political problems and eventually people do not like them.

    It’s been 60 years and they still cannot get their country back. Why?|

    Why did they lose their country in the first place? Why do people have to help Tibet get their country back? It is not anyone’s responsibility to help Tibet.

  20. Hope to see more of the 10th Zhabdrung Rinpoche, in our kaliyuga times, every Rinpoche and senior monks are important for the preservation of the Buddha dharma sill no word about his whereabouts seem certain.

    Trust CTA to take care of themselves above everyone else. I think Bhutanese can take on the concepts of constitutional monarchy, let the Zhabdrung Rinpoche win the elections, then Monarchy will still have a place in Bhutans’ future. Lets not make the Zhabdrung Rinpoche into another Oliver Cromwell…. not good.

  21. Why Dzongsar Kyentse Rinpoche behave this way? Why he don’t act like proper monk? If all Dharma teachers act like this will it be acceptable . How can like this: http://video.dorjeshugden.com/comment-videos/comment-1529433975.mp4


  22. We people in Bhutan canot question our govenment because if we do, many serious problems will come to our family from them. This is secret to world, but all Bhutanese knwo. ☹️

  23. Tibetan leadership should go question and protest to Bhutanese government also, why the 10th Zhabdrung Rinpoche was being held house arrest? Since Tibet leaders protest against China hiding the young 11th Panchen Lama recognised by His Holiness Dalai Lama.

    Why leave 10th Zhabdrung Rinmpoche alone when they are so concern about human rights and religious freedom.

  24. All countries which are not open to the outside world like Tibet government in exile or Bhutan are not free, and going to do something like this — acting as they like, people’s opinion and views are basically ignored. China and many countries used to be like this, after they open their door to the outside world, things slowly change to be better.

  25. As we talk abut sovereign countries that have governments and represented at world bodies like the United Nations, World Trade Organisation, International Monetary Fund etc etc, we can include a powerful nation like China and a peace loving nation like Bhutan.

    But CTA??? Come on it is not even a legal entity and stand for causes that are obsolete and of past history. Not applicable in the 21st Century.

    However, having watched the bad deeds that CTA have created in meddling and bad mouthing other countries and the chaotic division among Tibetans over the ban on DorjeShugden, they are admirable in a most undesirable manner.

    The world is now waking up and checking on the activities of CTA and the result is the waning popularity of the Dalai Lama. The scandals of the CTA leaders really do not help the standing of CTA.

    Time to change CTA, clean up your own backyard by first be humble and acknowledge the big error on the Ban on Dorje Shugden and have the ban lifted for unity and harmony among your own people.

  26. Don’t spread false information…as you said Zhabdrung returns as multiple emanations: body, speech and mind. So we have one of the emanation living with us and he is no other than our great fourth “King Jigme Singye Wangchuk “

  27. what I don’t like about this page is… they criticize government so badly and to point out to others please see that four fingers are pointing back at yourself. I respect this page creator but I don’t beleive the lamas of dorji shruden have anything to do with this page. I heard many great lamas are dorji shrugden followers and I can never imagine any lama defaming other peoples and government for fun😥 please don’t spread bad news and bad things it’s like creating problems between governments and you know in the end peoples who are innocent suffers and I don’t beleive any religion will allow such sufferings like war. We Buddhist are very superstitious and believer and respect each individual and each religion for their believes except in killing. So please post good things about your gurus and let us get blessed instead.
    About the current lama you said it’s in house arrest is still healthy and alive and studying and blessing peoples in particular Bhutan’s place called Paro. I don’t know how you got recent pictures of lama and posting it as house arrest. Please change this pages activities into advertising lamas blessing ceremony and share with us the news of your great lama and get us blessed. I hope one day Tibetans gets their country back and meanwhile thank each country who are keeping Tibetans in their country and letting them work and are happy especially Bhutan and India. Tibetans are usually the bearer of great gurus and I respect their origins cos we Bhutanese are blessed everyday and they taught our great grandfathers well and who inreturn taught us well. I hope one day all peoples no matter what their religions and caste is all come together and be happy always and fighting for global warming instead of nonsense issues and religions differences. Everyone beleive in one god and that god always wants us to be good human being and respect other religions not defame them.

  28. Hey Author! This is too much on your part. You cannot write against the country, people and King if you are true and bonafide citizen of Bhutan. But I believe, you are one of the Ngolops, not Ngalops. Lol….
    Whatever, we have peace and tranquility in our country till date.

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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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