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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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Not Just a Simple Advice but an Order

By: Michaela Smith For many years, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has insisted that his view and statement on Dorje Shugden practice constitutes advice and not a ban. On the Dalai Lama’s official website it is stated that: “[The Dalai Lama] has stated that, as a Buddhist leader with a special concern for the…

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Dalai Lama Graces TMAI’s Centenary Celebrations, Points to CTA’s “Failure in Healthcare”

By: Annie Lee Based on Maslow’s law, the most basic need of a society is that of physical necessities such as food, clothing, shelter and… healthcare. Hence, world leaders and governments have a fundamental responsibility to provide conditions that will fulfill a certain quality of life to enable their people to progress to the next…

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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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Lama Yeshe’s Cremation

By: René Muller In 1984, at the age of 49, Lama Yeshe passed into clear light. His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (1905-1984 CE) was the lama who performed his last rites and cremation. Zong Rinpoche was no ordinary lama but a highly realized Gelugpa lama and a disciple of His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, the…

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Congressman Dana Rohrabacher’s Warning Over Unethical Tibetan Elections

By: Ashok Rao The recent elections for positions within the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) have been marred by controversy, corruption and outright greed. This has not gone unnoticed by the Tibetan refugee populace, neither in fact by the State Protectors, who were so exasperated at the behaviour of the Tibetan politicians, they publicly and somewhat…

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Tibetans Finally Speaking Up

By: Ringzin Tsomo For the last 60 years, the Tibetan Government-in-Exile has exploited, abused, marginalised and persecuted their people. For the first time in six decades, since the Tibetans first entered a life in exile, we are seeing more and more examples of ordinary Tibetans speaking up against this exploitation. In years gone past, Tibetans…

Not one but BOTH the Tibetan Government's State Oracles recently rebuked and violently chastised the Tibetan Prime Minister and Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament in a very public and highly embarrassing manner

Nechung and Tseringma scolds Tibetan leaders!

By: Kay Beswick In an expected yet shocking turn of events, given the recent political mess that was the Tibetan elections, it has emerged that not just one but BOTH of the Tibetan leadership’s State Oracles are upset with the Tibetan leadership. Since they entered exile in 1959, the Tibetan leadership have relied on the…

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Nepal Army Chief Vows Not to Allow Anti-China Activities in Nepal

By: Steve Lee This article shows the current trend that is happening with governmental relationships between various countries with China from all around the world. Nepal is not the only country doing this. China is the second biggest economy in the world and many countries depend on China for the trade, growth, economy, investment, infrastructure…

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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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A Dalai Lama Insider Returns to China – Has the Defection Begun?

By: Shashi Kei 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]     On September 2nd 2015 the Tibetan government-in-exile celebrated its 55th ‘Democracy Day’ with the usual grandiloquent speeches about how much the Tibetans owe the Dalai Lama and…

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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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How the Dalai Lama’s Shugden Ban Divided a Family

T.D. is a Tibetan living in India and is a Gelug Buddhist by birth. She has felt first hand the effects of the Dalai Lama’s religious discrimination as her family of Gelug Buddhists is torn apart…

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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…

A new anti-Dorje Shugden website has recently been released by people close to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

CTA Pays For Anti-Shugden Websites

By Kay Beswick   For the last 60 years, since they first entered exile in 1959, the Tibetan community has been the recipients of millions of dollars of aid from generous donors all over the world. Western governments especially keen to exploit Tibet’s position as a political thorn in China’s side pumped money into the…

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Did Reuters get it wrong?

By Kay Beswick   One of the oft-repeated allegations is that Dorje Shugden practitioners are funded by the Chinese government, as part of their strategy to split the Tibetan community. This same allegation was the focus of a recent Reuters special report on the issue, titled “China co-opts a Buddhist sect in global effort to…

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The Ruling Empire of Dorje Shugden

Any enlightened being, whether they belong to any of the four classes of Tantra or not, manifest their Enlightenment with a following or entourage. This can be seen even in the case of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni and his 16 Arhats. Just as a king needs ministers in order to manage and execute the necessary…

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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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Power Places of Dorje Shugden

In conjunction with International Religious Freedom Day on 27 October 2015, DorjeShugden.com would like to share with you some of the power places that are very closely associated with the World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden. May we always have the fortune to be in one of these sacred places.

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First Ever Dorje Shugden Graphic Novel in Italian

DorjeShugden.com proudly presents the first ever graphic novel on Dorje Shugden’s life in Italian. This graphic novel was produced with the motivation of bringing Dorje Shugden all over the world so that the blessings of his life story may pervade and touch lives everywhere. We at this website are committed to this goal…

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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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Dalai Lama’s former biographer takes up residence in mainland China

By: Tenzin Wangchuk 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 1959, the Tibetans were exiled from Tibet. Given asylum by India for the next 100 years, the Tibetans re-established themselves as refugees in South India. Although…

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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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Why Protestors Say The Dalai Lama Is Lying

Even as the Dalai Lama and his government fail to justify their violations of Shugden practitioner’s rights, his vehement denials of the religious ban indict him when we consider that both his and the CTA’s official websites are rich repositories of evidence of their deception…

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Tibetan Parliament discriminates against Jonangpa sect

By Kay Beswick   In a stunning turn of events, 27 members of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (otherwise commonly known as the Central Tibetan Administration or CTA) based in Dharamsala have rejected Jonangpa demands for their sect to be represented in Parliament. Only 17 of the 44 members of Parliament voted in favour of including Jonangpa…

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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…

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Tibetans Cheated By Their Own Government

There are simply too many coincidences of impropriety, too many scandals and uninvestigated allegations, and too many ‘accidental’ concurrences between the disappearance of millions of dollars in foreign aid and a CTA known to be brazenly corrupt, to simply say that the CTA makes bad choices as they are an inexperienced government…

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Tsongkhapa Spreads in Canada

An hour outside of Montreal is the little town of Sainte-Sophie which has just been established firmly on the Buddhist map after events over the weekend. Between August 15 and 16, 2015 this small town became home to one of eastern Canada’s Tibetan Buddhist centres proliferating the authentic lineage of Je Tsongkhapa. Known as Centre…

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Wear for Protection and Blessings

If a Buddha image or statue can plant the seeds of enlightenment and bless all who see it, so can a Buddha pendant! And what if it is a Dorje Shugden Buddha pendant?

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My Take on the Mauro Moynihan’s Article in Washington Times

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]     This article is an opinion piece based on the article published by Washington Times: Mission failure at the International Campaign for Tibet by Maura Moynihan. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jun/8/maura-moynihan-mission-failure-at-the-internationa/ The Prime Minister of…

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An Exclusive Interview with Geshe Sopa

Very rarely can one find a monk who is so humble and yet has quietly accomplished such virtuous works from building monasteries to serving the highest of lamas. Thus, it was a great privilege for DorjeShugden.com to speak with Geshe Zopa to get his views about the Dorje Shugden conflict…

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An Exclusive Interview with Adar Tsering

Few names have become more synonymous with the struggle for the Tibetan people to regain their rights to practice their beliefs than Adar Tsering, a familiar Tibetan face at the protests organized by the International Shugden Community. DorjeShugden.com recently had the pleasure of speaking with Adar Tsering to get his views…

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An Exclusive Interview with Claudio Cipullo

With over four decades of exposure to high lamas and key events in Tibetan Buddhism, Claudio’s experience provides important insights into the Dorje Shugden ban. It is interesting and noteworthy that with the onset of the Dorje Shugden ban, a practitioner of Claudio Cipullo’s caliber chose to continue with his Dorje Shugden practice…

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Dalai Lama The Peacemaker?

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

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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