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India strikes a deal with China on Tibetans

By: René Muller The clock is ticking and it does not seem like the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) has a lot of time left or much administration work to perform in the very near future. This article could not have surfaced at a better time, bringing attention to a few very crucial yet sensitive points…

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The Panchen Lama is set to eclipse the Dalai Lama

By: Michaela Smith Following the recent event where the 11th Panchen Lama Gyaltsen Norbu gave Kalachakra initiation to a crowd of over 100,000 in July 2016, it is apparent that his influence is growing at considerable speed. As he matured, his Dharma aspiration has become more obvious “unlike other men his age who want a…

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Should the Sakya Lineage Be Dissolved?

By: Shashi Kei When the 14th Dalai Lama officially banned the practice of the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden in 1996, His Holiness inflicted more than just a dent on the credibility of a Protector the Gelugs have worshipped for almost 400 years. He in fact exposed to doubt and ridicule, the very foundations of the…

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The Scholar Dorje Shugden

Trehor Gyurpon Rinpoche was a famous lama from Drepung Loseling Monastery, who left Tibet for India during the time of the Cultural Revolution in China. In the year before Trehor Gyurpon Rinpoche was due to graduate from his Geshe degree studies, he started making plans for the customary offerings to the Sangha, which he would…

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

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

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Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche: China and Chinese will be the Protector of Buddhism

By: Amber Sonam Who is Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche? Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, also known as Khyentse Norbu, was born in 1961 to Kyabje Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, who was a prominent modern lama in the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Thinley Norbu Rinpoche was the eldest son of Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje (1904 –…

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

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

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The real reason the Sakya Trizin resigned

By: Shashi Kei Origins of The Illustrious Sakyapa The glorious Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism traces its origins back to the victorious Buddha Shakyamuni. The history of this ancient lineage is punctuated with a long list of illustrious masters including the Mahasiddha Birwapa who was unmatched in his miraculous attainments. The history of the Sakya…

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Make A Difference Today: Say Yes to Religious Freedom

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

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Dalai Lama’s associate in money laundering scandal

On June 3, 2016, news broke that one of the people close to His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been arrested on suspicions of money laundering. This is just the latest in a series of financial scandals to rock the Tibetan leadership who, over the last two decades, have been accused of facilitating all levels…

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South East Asia’s Choice of Karmapa

By: Ashok Rao Introduction Over the course of recent years His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje has traveled through South East Asia on extensive teaching tours, visiting Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines on a number of occasions. Despite not having been recognized by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama nor the Central…

Over the years, the Tibetan leadership have made many promises about Dorje Shugden, none of which have materialized over time.

Where is Tibet: A litany of lies from the Tibetan leadership

By: Kay Beswick The Tibetan exodus began in 1959 when the People’s Liberation Army entered Tibet and His Holiness the Dalai Lama subsequently fled into exile. In the ensuing 60 years, the exiled Tibetan community established themselves in 24 settlements throughout India, on tracts of land generously granted to them by the Indian government. The…

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World Shugden Convention Held in Bangkok

The World Shugden Convention was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 2-3 April 2016. Sponsored by the North America Gelug Buddhist Association, the meeting was graced with the presence of over 20 notable Shugden lamas, practitioners and defenders of the lineage…

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The importance of clearing the lamas’ names

  By: Kay Beswick Dorje Shugden practitioners have been standing up for their religious freedom for the last 20 years, with no end to the ban in sight. When things seem bleak, it is common for disappointment and despair to set in. In such times, it is helpful to remind ourselves why we are fighting…

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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…

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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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.…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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