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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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Is the Dalai Lama the Face of Inter-Religious Harmony?

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is a Bodhisattva who needs no introduction. He is world-renowned because of his hard work in promoting peace and harmony and showing love and compassion to all sentient beings. Although the Dalai Lama is synonymous with Buddhism, practitioners from other religions equally respect this spiritual leader for what he…

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The CTA Digs Itself Into A Hole, Again

On 14 November 2016, the Central Tibetan Administration’s (CTA) Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR) released its latest installment of anti-Dorje Shugden material, a video titled, ‘Shugden Protesters: Allegation versus Facts’. The content of this 13-minute video attests to the singularity of its purpose i.e. to bolster the CTA’s justification for its now 20-year…

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Shugden Thangka Causes a Stir in Tibet

On 18 September 2016, Tashi Dargyeling Monastery in the Nyentog region of Tibet released an official letter warning of the monastery’s boycott of all Shugden practitioners and all who have connections with these practitioners…

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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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20 Years of Suffering: Lift the Shugden Ban

This short video sums up 20 years worth of information about the unethical Shugden ban and the discrimination, fear and coercion faced by Shugden Buddhists on a daily basis, especially those who are brave enough to stand up, speak and fight for their Religious Freedom…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hate Crimes

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]     Hate Crimes When we consider how the earth’s resources are dwindling quickly, how wars have plagued mankind for centuries, how incurable diseases have become more virulent and how melting Arctic…

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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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An Exclusive Interview with Kelsang Ananda

Recently, DorjeShugden.com had the opportunity to speak with Ven. Kelsang Ananda about the Dorje Shugden ban. This is an insightful interview with a sincere Dharma practitioner and a teacher of the Buddhadharma who tells us why the protests go way beyond just the interests of Western Buddhists protecting their rights – they are also an act of compassion for those who have no voice against their oppressors…

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Why Sabotage Your Own Country And People

For all the accusations levelled at China by the anti-Shugden people, the statement issued by China in February 2014 made it clear that China only wants to protect unity within the Tibet Autonomous Region and Greater China. For example, China’s position on the Dorje Shugden issue states without doubt that, they [the CTA] immediately launched a new evil action by reviving the dispute over the propitiation or non-propitiation of ‘Gyalchen Shugden’ by relying on opposition to it, with the evil hope to promote discord among believers within our borders…

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Thanks to the Dalai Lama?

Today, the name “Dorje Shugden” itself heralds the coming of pure Dharma. Looking at the benefits that have arisen from the ban, perhaps, just perhaps, the ban can even be viewed as one of Dorje Shugden’s enlightened activities, one that allows him to correct the degeneration of Lama Tsongkapa’s lineage and protect this precious doctrine for future generations, just as he swore to do many centuries ago as Duldzin Drakpa Gyeltsen. And, as ironic as it may sound, all this is thanks to the Dalai Lama…

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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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An Exclusive Interview with Kelsang Rabten

DorjeShugden.com had the opportunity to chat with the International Shugden Community’s (ISC) spokesperson, Kelsang Rabten. In this exclusive 3-part interview, Kelsang Rabten shares his thoughts on the progress the ISC has made in their efforts to bring down the ban on Dorje Shugden’s practice…

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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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Obama, the Dalai Lama and China

It seems China’s growth, resurgence and political might has won over the US President. Obama, being sensitive to the good relations he has with China, did not want to damage this by meeting the Dalai Lama…

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How Come Only Samaya with the Dalai Lama is Important?

Why is samaya with the Dalai Lama more important than samaya with one’s other teachers? Should we abandon all our commitments, vows, AND BREAK OUR SAMAYA WITH OUR ROOT TEACHER just to preserve samaya with the Dalai Lama?

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Rebuttal of Commonly Cited False Accusations Against Dorje Shugden

One of the reasons most quoted in support of the Dalai Lama’s ban on Dorje Shugden is the 1997 murder of the principal of the Buddhist School of Dialectics, Geshe Lobsang Gyatso, along with two of his students…

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Theological Implications of the Dalai Lama’s Religious Ban

In analyzing the Dalai Lama’s Dorje Shugden ban, it is easy enough to see how restricting a person from expressing his religious beliefs is a breach of his human rights. However, even as news about the ban acknowledges how it impinges on various ‘freedom of religion’ provisions in the constitutions of a long list of democratic countries and the United Nations Charter…

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FPMT Lineage Masters are Dorje Shugden Believers

The majority of Lama Zopa’s teachers are well-known stalwarts of Dorje Shugden. It is therefore baffling that Lama Zopa, together with the senior students of FPMT, most of whom have Lama Yeshe as their root guru, would denounce Dorje Shugden today…

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Dalai Lama Used 2014 Lamrim Teachings To Undermine His Guru

In early December 2014, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama gave his annual teachings on Lama Tsongkapa’s “Great Stages of The Path To Enlightenment” to an international audience in Dharamsala. The teachings were held over three days and not long into the first day’s teaching, it became obvious that the Dalai Lama intended to use this religious platform for his political agenda once again…

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The Secret History of the 14th Dalai Lama

Behind Tenzin Gyatso’s veneer of enlightenment lies a secret dark history of repressions and human rights abuses, committed against the very people he is supposed to protect…

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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…

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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