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Frankfurt: Peaceful Demonstration Coverage

As part of his recent 20-day visit to various European countries, H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama spent two days in Germany. From 13 to 14 September 2017, the Dalai Lama gave public talks and engaged in dialogues with various groups in Frankfurt. A significant number of Dorje Shugden practitioners and supporters, comprising of mostly Tibetans,…

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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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USA: Peaceful Demonstration Coverage

Following the protests in Central England, the International Shugden Community (ISC) launched yet another series of peaceful demonstrations in the United States…

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England: Peaceful Demonstration Coverage

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

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Australia: Peaceful Demonstrations Coverage

The International Shugden Community brought their message of religious freedom to Australia, following His Holiness the Dalai Lama as he travelled from Sydney to Brisbane in June 2015…

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Copenhagen: Peaceful Demonstrations Coverage

Immediately after the protests in Basel, Switzerland which took place from 7-8 February 2015, the International Shugden Community made their way to Copenhagen, Denmark where the Dalai Lama was giving a two-day public teaching at the Bella Centre…

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Basel: Peaceful Demonstrations Coverage

On 7-8 February 2015, a group of 700 Shugden practitioners from both the International Shugden Community and Tibetan Shugden practitioners gathered in front of St Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland to protest against H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama’s ban against the deity Dorje Shugden…

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New York City: Peaceful Demonstrations Coverage

New York City was the final destination in the Dalai Lama’s recent USA tour, where he was scheduled to give a 3-day teaching. Once again, the Dalai Lama had to face both Western and…

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Boston: Peaceful Demonstrations Coverage

Following on the heels of protests in Princeton, New Jersey, devoted Shugden practitioners comprised of local Tibetans and the International Shugden Community followed the Dalai Lama to demonstrate at his upcoming teachings in Boston…

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Princeton: Peaceful Demonstrations Coverage

Two days after demonstrating in Birmingham, Shugdenpas from both the International Shugden Community and and the local Tibetan community followed the Dalai Lama to his next teaching venue in Princeton University…

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Birmingham: Peaceful Demonstrations Coverage

During his recent two-day teachings in Birmingham, Alabama, the Dalai Lama was met with hundreds of Tibetan and Western Shugden practitioners from the International Shugden Community, demanding that the Dalai Lama lift the ban on Dorje Shugden…

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Vancouver: Peaceful Demonstration Coverage

The International Shugden Community is once again on the move, this time taking the peaceful demonstrations to Vancouver, Canada during the Dalai Lama’s teachings from 21-23 October 2014…

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Cracks Show in Tibetan Buddhism

There is no doubt that the conflict over Dorje Shugden will continue to haunt the Dalai Lama well into the future, unless he somehow reconciles himself with the Shugden followers…

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Hamburg: Peaceful Demonstration Coverage

23 – 26 August 2014 marks the second time in 2014 that the International Shugden Community (ISC) has held a peaceful demonstration in Germany, to appeal to the Dalai Lama to lift his ban on Dorje Shugden’s practice. As always, DorjeShugden.com brings you the latest photos, videos and media coverage of this peaceful protest by dedicated Shugden practitioners…

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Livorno: Peaceful Demonstrations Coverage

A month after the previous demonstrations in Frankfurt, Germany, the International Shugden Community resumes their campaign of appealing for religious freedom from H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama, during his recent trip to Livorno, Italy…

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Frankfurt: Peaceful Demonstrations Coverage

The demonstration in Frankfurt, Germany on the 14th and 15th of May 2014 was the final stop for the recent series of peaceful protests organized by the International Shugden Community (ISC)…

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Rotterdam: Peaceful Demonstrations Coverage

In Rotterdam, the International Shugden Community (ISC) and a group of Tibetans staged a peaceful demonstration calling upon the Dalai Lama to grant freedom of religion and to lift the ban on Dorje Shugden…

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Oslo, Norway: Peaceful Demonstrations Coverage

DorjeShugden.com is glad to bring you news, photos and videos of the latest peaceful demonstration led by the International Shugden Committee (ISC) which took place in Oslo, Norway in early March 2014…

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700 in Washington, D.C.

Dear friends, Very good news! The International Shugden Committee (ISC) rallied their members for a peaceful demonstration in Washington, D.C. on March 7, 2014. During their previous demonstration in California, we saw how a peaceful nun was chastised by H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama when she asked for religious freedom. Since that time, although there…

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Extensive media coverage of Dalai Lama protests

Dear Shugdenpas, DorjeShugden.com is glad to bring you breaking news about the International Shugden Community’s latest peaceful demonstration in San Francisco, California. The ISC has been diligently planning this protest months in advance, after the Dalai Lama’s 4-day California schedule was announced. The first day of the Dalai Lama’s visit to California coincided with the…

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Information Kit Index

For newspaper journalists and bloggers, Human Rights bodies, Government officials, practitioners of Dorje Shugden wanting to know more, and existing Buddhists who are undecided about the Dorje Shugden controversy…

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Advanced Information Kit

The ‘status’ of Dorje Shugden as an important deity is reflected in the fact that the highest Gelugpa Lamas of this century regard Dorje Shugden as an important enlightened Dharma Protector and propitiate him as such…

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Intermediate Information Kit

The reasons the Dalai Lama gave for the Dorje Shugden ban were not consistent and changed from one set of reasons to another based on the audience…

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Basic Information Kit

Dorje Shugden is the Wisdom Buddha, Manjushri, manifesting in the form of a wrathful and worldly Dharma Protector and has been propitiated as such by the highest Gelugpa and Sakya masters for some 360 years…

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Spiritual Information Kit

For the serious spiritual aspirant, knowing the history of a certain practice that we are about to engage in is absolutely essential. Just as it was stated in the Lamrim, knowing the greatness of the Lamas allows us to…

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Chronology of Key Events – Recent Events

2008-2009 Monks in Ganden Shartse undergo a forced swearing ceremony to reinstate their promise to stop Dorje Shugden practice   December 2011 Serpom Monastery was officially established to house and allow Shugden monks to continue their practice in peace after being sidelined for many years within Sera Monastery   May, 2012 The Dalai Lama continues…

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Chronology of Key Events: 2008

January 6, 2008 The Dalai Lama presides over the opening ceremony of the Ganden Shartse debate courtyard. He states that he will not give teachings at Shartse because there are many Shugden devotees there.   January 7, 2008 During the opening ceremony of Drepung Loseling monastery in Mundgod, Karnataka State, the Dalai Lama says:  …

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Chronology of Key Events: 1999 – 2007

January 13, 1999 H.H. the Dalai Lama pays a visit to Trijang Labrang, the residence of His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche (1900-1981), his tutor. At a gathering of the Labrangs, H.H. the Dalai Lama says:   …during my visit to Switzerland, Lobsang said, the current Choktrul Rinpoche be allowed to worship Dorje Shugden like his predecessor,…

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Chronology of Key Events: 1998

January 2, 1998 During the inauguration of the debating courtyard of Sera-Mey monastery by H.H. the Dalai Lama, the monks of Pomra Khangtsen, who constitute about 75% of Sera-Mey monastery, and all of whom rely on Dorje Shugden, are prohibited from attending the ceremony. They are prevented from leaving their rooms and kept under virtual…

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Chronology of Key Events: 1997

1997 Tibetan newspapers such as She-Ja and Bokyi Dhubab publish advertisements stating that those who resist H.H. the Dalai Lama must be treated ruthlessly by all means, including violence. Tashi Wangdu, president of the Tibetan Regional Council and the person responsible for the advertisements, states that his actions are in accordance with the wishes of…

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Chronology of Key Events: 1996

March 10, 1996 During an annual teaching at Thekchen Choeling Temple in Dharamsala, the Dalai Lama for the first time imposes an outright ban on the practice of Dorje Shugden.   Whether outside of Tibet or within Tibet, this Deity is [in] discord with [government Deities]… this is serious in the context of the common…

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Proof of Discrimination

A never-seen-before compilation of official letters, documents, threats, and other forms of evidence that (despite the best efforts of the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration to deny its existence) proves that the ban on Dorje Shugden’s practice does exist, was enforced, and that Dorje Shugden practitioners are discriminated against and segregated as a…

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In The Media

A collection of press clippings and other entries from diverse media from 1996 to date, presenting an unbiased look at the illegal ban on Dorje Shugden’s practice within the Tibetan communities, India and elsewhere.

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Chronology of Key Events: The Early Years

Early 1950s The Dalai lama composed Melody of the Unceasing Vajra: A Propitiation of Mighty Gyalchen Dorje Shugden, Protector of Conqueror Manjusri Tsongkhapa’s Teachings.   1976 The Dalai Lama speaks publicly against the practice of Dorje Shugden   July 18, 1980 H.H. the Dalai Lama said at Sera Monastery, Karnataka State:   In summation of…

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Dorje Shugden’s Lineage/History and Authenticity of the Practice

The belief in reincarnation is essential to all schools of Buddhism. In Tibetan Buddhism, it is believed that certain lamas of high spiritual attainment can direct their reincarnations consciously and return to the human fold for the sake of assisting other human beings to achieve liberation. A spiritually attained person capable of such a feat…

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The Illegal Ban on an Authentic Buddhist Practice

By the time the 14th Dalai Lama left Tibet in 1959, Dorje Shugden had already been practiced for over three centuries and there was no doubt of it being a mainstream protector practice of the Gelugpas. The Dalai Lama himself had been a practitioner of the deity as had been his tutors, Kyabje Ling Rinpoche…

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Centrality of Protector Practice in the Different Lineages of Tibetan Buddhism

A Dharma Protector is an integral component of Vajrayana Buddhism, also known as Tantrayana. At its most basic, the role of a Dharma Protector is to create conditions that are conducive for a practitioner to progress smoothly on his spiritual path and in addition, to avert obstacles that prevent spiritual practitioners from attaining realizations that…

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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