Dalai Lama Criticized as Racist White Supremacist for Saying ‘Europe Belongs to Europeans’

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By: Shashi Kei

The Dalai Lama is in Sweden on a visit that from the beginning has been marked by controversy. Even before he touched down in Malmo, a group of distressed people were already waiting to meet him, seeking restitution for the sexual violations inflicted upon them by Tibetan personages close to the Dalai Lama and have come under his protection. Before the dust had even settled on that issue, the Dalai Lama sparked another furore that may yet tip over an already delicate and highly volatile issue – the immigration crisis and rising xenophobia in Europe.

A chart showing the most anti-immigrant countries in Europe

In addressing a conference in Malmo, Sweden, the Dalai Lama callously proclaimed that “…Europe belongs to Europeans” and that ultimately refugees should “develop their own country”. In other words, refugees should not be allowed to remain in European countries forever. What the Dalai Lama said needs to be put into context to expose the tremendous harm his words will surely create. Malmo today is home to a large population of immigrants and refugees, and the Dalai Lama’s words come at a time when resentment against migrants and refugees are escalating in the European Union countries. The Dalai Lama’s statement directly targets an already disadvantaged and marginalized group of people facing increasing contempt by Europeans. It does not matter if the Dalai Lama seems to start off his message in a benevolent tone by asking Europe to receive, help and educate refugees seeking asylum when his ultimate message is to deny these refugees the opportunity to establish new homes and lives in Europe.

The Tibetan spiritual leader’s statement triggered angry responses, with one observer calling the Tibetan spiritual leader a “hypocrite” and “bootlicker”, and another calling him “a bigot of the first order”. Yet another felt his words and views were more aligned with those of “a neo-Nazi white supremacist”. While it may appear inappropriate to tag a Nobel Laureate and a Buddhist monk with such adjectives, outrage towards the Dalai Lama is not without its own justification.


“The Dalai Lama is a hypocrite”

Most migrants and refugees in Europe today come from war-torn countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Eritrea and Kosovo. Syria, for one, is a country that has persisted in a ruinous civil war that has witnessed a full inventory of war-related abominations including chemical weapons unleashed on innocent people. Virtually all of these refugees have suffered devastated lives, lost loved ones and many suffer crippling mental states due to trauma and severe stress. For these people, Europe represents a fresh start so it is shocking that the Tibetan spiritual leader, himself a refugee who has benefited significantly from the kindness of India and the people of the world, would deny the same kindness to others. This is even more surprising when you consider how the Dalai Lama goes along with the Tibetan people’s portrayal of their leader as a Buddha and the divine embodiment of compassion.

When the Dalai Lama made the statement that refugees should develop a country of their own, he calls attention to the diaspora of Tibetan refugees, approximately 150,000 strong who have been in exile for the last 60 years. The Dalai Lama is their head and he has set up an exile government, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) in Dharamsala, North India. As refugees, the Tibetan people enjoy much more than others. To begin with, no other refugee group or displaced persons have been allowed to set up a “government” with its own political, legal and bureaucratic structures within the jurisdiction of another country. And yet, the Dalai Lama’s CTA regards itself as a legitimate Tibetan State and functions like one, with its own Parliament, Cabinet and even Judiciary. Most countries of the world extended diplomatic-level treatment to the CTA’s officials as well as the Dalai Lama. Across the globe, organizations and people of all races, creed, religion and nationality have donated countless millions of dollars to the ‘Tibetan cause’ over the past 60 years, again out of kindness. None of this however, has made any impact on how the Dalai Lama views others who have been similarly struck with the ravages of war and conflict.

Syrian refugees looking for new lives in Europe. A far cry from the lavish homes of wealthy Tibetan refugees.

Members of the Tibetan diaspora, both in India and those scattered around the world, are also known to be some of the wealthiest in the world, even if the financial disparity between ordinary Tibetan refugees and those of the Dalai Lama’s inner circle is significant. While most Tibetan refugees take on casual jobs as waiters and kitchen hands, subsist with seasonal work as laborers or sweater sellers or otherwise eke out an existence with meager earnings from various cottage industries, there is an upper strata of Tibetans who hail from the ruling families and monastic elite of old feudalistic Tibet. These are the Dalai Lama’s people who have largely retained the old tradition. These Tibetan ‘refugees’ are rich beyond imagination and occupy high positions in the CTA, controlling the CTA’s shadowy network of fund-raising agencies. The Dalai Lama himself makes approximately $20-25 million a year from book royalties and speaking engagements channelled through a series of tax-free structures, eventually ending up in his personal control.

A house in Camp 4 at the Tibetan settlement of Bylakuppe, one of the largest in India. Take note of the colorful Tibetan prayer flags on the roof. Does this look like the home of a refugee?

In the meantime, it is estimated that at least $50 million a year is generated by the many ‘Tibet centers’ around the world set up to spin the well-worn yarn of China’s oppression and the grievances of the Tibetan refugees. In truth, many Tibetans, especially officials in the CTA, have secured dual citizenships or permanent residency in Europe, the US, Canada and India. There are no other known refugees groups in the world with the wealth and privileges of the Dalai Lama’s people. At the same time, the CTA makes it taboo for ordinary Tibetan refugees to consider Indian citizenship which many are legally entitled to. These people are needed to maintain the façade of hardship that defines the Dalai Lama’s struggle.

Therefore to label the Dalai Lama a hypocrite may be rude but is not void of the truth. The Dalai Lama will be hard-pressed to answer why he has failed to follow his own counsel and that even after 60 years, the Dalai Lama’s CTA has not sought to return to their homeland or develop their own country. Instead the CTA scuttles every opportunity for reconciliation with China that might actually result in the Tibetan people finally returning home, which the Dalai Lama said every refugee should aim to do. Neither has the Dalai Lama spoken against those who have moved out of the settlement camps in India to set up homes ashore. To the CTA, these people are ambassadors of the Tibetan struggle against China but the same view and treatment are not accorded to the refugees in Europe.


The Tibetan Machiavelli

The Dalai Lama’s Malmo statement does not make sense. What it does do however is expose his shrewdness as a politician. In recent years, there has been rising discontent towards existing immigration policies in various European Union (EU) countries. In Sweden, just like in Italy, Hungary, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia, there is a surge in popularity of political parties that are anti-immigration. In the meantime, there is growing pressure on the incumbent governments of Germany, France and the United Kingdom to adopt anti-immigration and anti-refugee policies. In 2016 while visiting Germany, the Dalai Lama said that Germany should not become an Arab state, alluding to the significant population of immigrants to the country from Muslim countries. And it is this ultranationalistic and Islamophobic tune the Dalai Lama is playing and beckoning the people of Europe to dance to.

The Dalai Lama’s racist statement against Muslims making Europe their home is extremely dangerous. For a man of peace and compassion who has made millions preaching the word of interfaith harmony, who has sold countless books based on that theme, and who has filled stadiums to preach peace to all brothers and sisters of the globe, it comes across as very strange that he is targeting Muslims. If the Dalai Lama’s logic is to be followed, it would not be remiss for anyone to say that America is for Americans, South America is for South Americans, Australia is for Australians, Asia is for Asians, and Africa is for Africans. According to the Dalai Lama’s logic and statement, Muslims should be the only religious group who are not allowed to migrate anywhere in the world, or to reside anywhere apart from their native lands and countries of origin. This is a very dangerous statement for the Dalai Lama to make because it seems as though he is targeting Muslims. If he is not, why does this shrewd diplomat not make any reference to any other refugees in Europe, for example his own Tibetan people who have been in Europe since the early 1960s and have been happily settled there for decades now?

The Dalai Lama’s objective is plain enough. In recent years, popularity and support for the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan cause have waned. For instance, in 2017, Sweden announced that it would no longer recognize the CTA’s yellow book as a valid international travel document. This is tantamount to not recognizing the CTA as a legitimate body that can issue valid travel documents. Sweden was not the only one as an increasing list of nations began to sway away from the Tibetan Cause, primarily due to China’s far-reaching economic might and the unravelling image of the Tibetan leadership as one scandal after another erupts.

The Dalai Lama has sparked outrage over his sexist and racist comments, and for his refusal to address sexual abuses by Tibetan Buddhist teachers. He has, in fact, even admitted to have known about the abuses for the last 25 years, making his inaction all the more disturbing.

As the current European leadership realigns their priorities away from the Tibetans, the Dalai Lama’s chosen method to address this is to capitalize on the wave of ultranationalism sweeping across Europe, stoking resentment towards existing European governments who have backed away from openly supporting the Dalai Lama’s political agenda. Doing so would again enamor the European people, eager for a shift in immigration policies, to the Dalai Lama. In addition, changes in European governments would provide the Dalai Lama with opportunities to build fresh alliances. The attrition is of course the lives of the helpless refugees hoping to rebuild broken lives. It also does not matter that the spiritual leader’s words would create enmity towards refugees and immigrants who have already settled in Europe. Clearly when it comes down to a choice between humanity and compassion or political agenda, the latter wins hands down. This should not be a shock to anyone because the history of Tibet shows the Dalai Lamas to be feudal theocrats who wield religion as powerful instruments of control and influence.

The Dalai Lama’s use of Buddhism to serve his politics is also visible in the Dorje Shugden conflict, which the Dalai Lama ignited in 1996 and the CTA has executed since. The Dorje Shugden conflict deeply divided the Tibetan community and in that way, the Dalai Lama has been able to control the Tibetan people more thoroughly than any other Dalai Lama before him, pitting one group against the other. The Shugden conflict also presented the Dalai Lama and CTA with an alibi for the multiple failed promises made to the Tibetan people to return them to the homeland. Again, the moral and spiritual decay resulting from mixing politics and religion is deemed acceptable attrition.


The double standard

One angry reader accused the Dalai Lama of being a bigot while another referred to him as a ‘white supremacist’. Again, harsh words but one needs to explore if there is any truth behind such resentful words.

The Dalai Lama’s advice is for Europe to deny immigrants and refugees a chance to rebuild their lives in Europe. Has it slipped the Dalai Lama’s mind that Europe continues to shelter Tibetan refugees? Perhaps European nations should stop accepting Tibetan refugees clamoring to leave India and start their lives anew in Europe.

If Europe belongs to Europeans, would the same logic not apply to Asiatic and African countries? If so, then how come the Dalai Lama has not censured the European nations for its vicious and colonial past? Great Britain, France, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands were amongst some of the most brutal colonial powers that conquered and annexed militarily-weaker nations. India, China, South East Asia and Africa fell prey to these conquests and were mute witnesses to their people becoming slaves, to the destruction of their cultures and to the criminalizing of their religions. The people who were conquered were forcibly anglicized. How come India, China and Africa were not allowed to remain as they were, unmolested? How come the Aborigines of Australasia were not entitled to retain their identity and culture? How come the Natives of the Americas were denied the right to their lands and way of life? Why does the Dalai Lama not address these issues and instead advocate only for pure European nations? Are Asian and African people not also entitled to be themselves?

And as one critic pointed out, the Dalai Lama neglects the simple fact that some European nations have an active role in conflicts around the world that have turned ordinary people into refugees. Today the most aggressive imperialist country in the world is the United States of America, which the Dalai Lama regards as a friend and an ally. At the same time, the US has directly and indirectly initiated armed conflicts in the Middle East and around the world, and yet the Dalai Lama has not once condemned the USA or indeed any other European nation.

The Dalai Lama’s statement provoked harsh criticism from the public, who found his remarks to be incongruous with his publicized image as an all-accepting man of peace

Since Europe belongs to Europeans, should the thousands of Tibetans settled in Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, England and so on return back to India or perhaps China? Why is it that the Dalai Lama only targets certain refugees to say that they are not allowed to stay in Europe? Why does he make an exception for his own Tibetan people? Why are the Tibetans allowed to stay in Europe and make Europe their home, he should be asked? Why the double standard? Perhaps Europe should start deporting all the Tibetans out of Europe since they are not Europeans and they do not belong there. The Dalai Lama and his Tibetans should get a taste of his own racist xenophobic statements. Remember, according to the Dalai Lama, Europe is for Europeans. So let us enact the Dalai Lama’s new immigration policy for Europe by immediately deporting Tibetans from Europe now.


The true character of the Tibetan leadership

The reality is, the Dalai Lama’s words betray the true character of the Tibetan leadership. Not so much the guardians of Shangri-La or some sort of utopic paradise, but more an oppressor of the people. Today the CTA proclaims that it is a democracy but its highest law, the Tibetan Constitution, exposes this deception. Everything in the Tibetan Constitution reads like ultimate power is vested in the people and it appears to be so, if not for the few lines that says that every law promulgated by the Constitution is in fact subject to the will of the Dalai Lama, the god and king of the Tibetan people, the consummate politician and the autocrat who has held on to power longer than any living monarch, dictator, despot, Prime Minister and President of any government in the world. What is more, the reign of the Dalai Lama is not limited by borders nor can any international law contain the Dalai Lama’s influence and reach. So powerful is the Dalai Lama that his government can even proclaim citizens of other nations to be criminals and authorize what is effectively a campaign against the worshippers of a religion operating well within the laws of a country. It is therefore nothing for the Dalai Lama to influence the immigration policies of Europe.


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  1. Since Europe belongs to Europeans, should the thousands of Tibetans settled in Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, England and so on return back to India or perhaps China? Why is it that the Dalai Lama only targets certain refugees to say that they are not allowed to stay in Europe? Why does he make an exception for his own Tibetan people? Why are the Tibetans allowed to stay in Europe and make Europe their home, he should be asked? Why the double standard? Perhaps Europe should start deporting all the Tibetans out of Europe since they are not Europeans and they do not belong there. The Dalai Lama and his Tibetans should get a taste of his own racist xenophobic statements. Remember, according to the Dalai Lama, Europe is for Europeans. So let us enact the Dalai Lama’s new immigration policy for Europe by immediately deporting Tibetans from Europe now.”

    Source: https://bit.ly/2pdxe1Q


    • You have a point. There are many Tibetans staying in Europe now. If “Europe belongs to European”, then Tibetans should leave Europe countries such as Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, Netherland, etc.

      If “Europe belongs to Europeans”, then “India belongs to Indian” and Tibetans should leave India.

      If “Europe belongs to Europeans”, then “Canada belongs to Canadian” and Tibetans should leave Canada.

      … at the end of it, where should Tibetans be? Back to China??

    • Can’t agree with you more…. yes why Tibetan can live in Europe but other cannot?? Look at how good the Tibetan refugees lives in India. Much better than those Indian who’s struggling for good everyday. Indian citizens need to pay tax but Tibetans refugees got every FREE! Still they collecting free food and funds from all over the world but what have they contributed back to the world?? Not even the their own mother host India. Look at the big houses they have in the settlement. What right do they have to talk about the issue??

  2. The Dalai Lama’s racist statement against Muslims making Europe their home is extremely dangerous. For a man of peace and compassion who has made millions preaching the word of interfaith harmony, who has sold countless books based on that theme, and who has filled stadiums to preach peace to all brothers and sisters of the globe, it comes across as very strange that he is targeting Muslims. If the Dalai Lama’s logic is to be followed, it would not be remiss for anyone to say that America is for Americans, South America is for South Americans, Australia is for Australians, Asia is for Asians, and Africa is for Africans. According to the Dalai Lama’s logic and statement, Muslims should be the only religious group who are not allowed to migrate anywhere in the world, or to reside anywhere apart from their native lands and countries of origin. This is a very dangerous statement for the Dalai Lama to make because it seems as though he is targeting Muslims. If he is not, why does this shrewd diplomat not make any reference to any other refugees in Europe, for example his own Tibetan people who have been in Europe since the early 1960s and have been happily settled there for decades now?

    Source: https://bit.ly/2pdxe1Q


  3. Incredibly bizarre statement by Dalai Lama. Who are not immigrants? If we do according to what he advocates, the evryone should be deported fro USA except the Native Americans? Everyone in Australia should leave except the aborigines? All whites get out of Africaand leave only the black Africans behind? What is this? Nazism? Sounds like what Hitler would said, only pure Aryans can live, the others, Holocaust them. Very scary opinion of Dalai Lama, totally unBuddhist.

  4. I wonder why the Dalai Lama doesn’t apply the same principles to his own people??? Many Tibetans travel around the world to claim asylum, if it’s not because of the generosity of their host countries, many Tibetans would’ve suffered immensely.

    Take for example, if you’ve been to some of the Tibetan settlements in India, you’d be shocked to see the Tibetans living a better life than the locals. What kind of refugees live in bungalows why the beautiful local people can barely survive? I certainly do not understand the logic behind this. The Indians are way too nice to the Tibetans but unfortunately these ungrateful Tibetans do not do anything to repay India’s kindness.

  5. This is a very damaging statement by HH Dalai Lama…He made himself the enemy of Muslims of the whole world😱😵 This is contradicting and confused for the man who a Noble Peace Prize winner and champion of peace and love. His latest remarks will do harm to Tibetan Buddhism/Buddhism as well.

  6. His Holiness what have you done? What are you saying? Have you gone mad?

    I am a Tibetan migrant living in Europe. If you say all refugees to go back to their home, you are saying that even Tibetans and yourself should get out of the country we are not staying in?

    If you can say this, then why don’t you act and do it first and get out of India?

    I cannot believe you said what you said, you hurt so many people and now so many people are going to hate Tibetans more because of what you said. Oh my god! This is crazy!


    Ask him to get out of India first!

  8. The Dalai Lama said that Europe belongs to Europeans and that refugees should return and build their own country. This remark made everyone very surprised and angry. Europe has a moral responsibility to help refugees who are at risk. European countries must receive refugees, help refugees and provide education, but refugees will eventually return and rebuild their own country.

    😱The Dalai Lama’s anti-immigrant remarks will set off the negative sentiments of Europeans. This will lead to social unrest and incite racial emotions! Shouldn’t the more Nobel Prize holders and a highly respected spiritual leader be more empathetic? Too sad!

  9. This is not the first time His Holiness the Dalai Lama made comments of this nature. In 2016, in an interview with German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, His Holiness said, “Europe, for example Germany, cannot become an Arab country.” It really reflects badly on His Holiness as a promoter of interfaith harmony and a Nobel Peace Laureate, bringing up questions like why did he endorse the idea that refugees should not be welcomed to Europe while it’s ok for his own people, the Tibetans to be squatters for 60 years?

    His Holiness claimed he has retired from his political responsibility in 2011, so I strongly wish that His Holiness stop making these kind of political statements because it seems that His Holiness has been making more and more blunders that do not sit well with an educated, politically correct global community nowadays – from his sexist quip that a female Dalai Lama would have to be ‘very, very, attractive’ or be ‘not much use’, to the recent criticism about Nehru, His Holiness’ careless comments are really chipping away at his status as Chenrezig, the embodiment of the compassion of all the Buddhas, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, especially among the younger Tibetans who grow up exposed to democracy, human rights, and religious freedom. As a Dorje Shugden practitioner, I plead to His Holiness to quickly abolish the ban on Dorje Shugden as he is the patron deities of many, especially the people of Chatreng and Chamdo. We Tibetans need harmony and solidarity now if we have to survive in exile.

  10. Dalai Lama is really double standard in his words and action. If the migrant need to be chase out in Europe what about Tibetan in India and all over the world?

    Why criticise other country’s political issue where Dalai Lama still have not resolve his in India?

    Dalai Lama should put more effort to unite all his people by lift up Dorje Shugden ban.

  11. Following the remarks of not wanting to deal with those sexually abused by Tibetan lamas, the Dalai Lama now make racist comments to segregate Europeans and refugees! How can a Nobel Peace laureate and the icon of peace and universal compassion make such shocking comments 😖

    Has everyone forgotten that we were all once African and as we migrate to different parts of the world, we become Mongolians, Tibetans, Chinese and etc.? Even bigfoot migrated to the US in this way? There is no such thing as Europe is for Europeans because there were no Europeans, to begin with, if we look back in history.

    The Dalai Lama asking Europe not to accept refugees and indirectly suggesting refugees should be deported to their countries is very shocking knowing very clearly refugees fled their countries due to horrible conditions such as war, abuse, hunger and etc. with hope to start a better life elsewhere. Asking them to return is the same as asking them to go back to hell. This is unacceptable!

    What is wrong with the Dalai Lama? Is he ill or getting too old to think? What is really happening to him? How come the CTA allow this?

  12. Tibetan should get out of Europe,
    because Europe is for Europeans!

  13. This is very sad. The refugees have suffered so much escaping from wars and disasters. Now they’re told to go ‘home’.

    Why Tibetan leadership kept poking their nose on others business. What about the Tibetan refugees, and so on. Why not tell Tibetans to go home too because India is for Indians. 😟

  14. Dalai Lama’s damning quote “…Europe belongs to Europeans” is implying that Europeans are unfriendly and refugees are not welcome at all. Does this mean that Tibetans will all be kicked out of Europe?

    Nobel Prize winner or not…Looks like His Holiness just shot himself in the foot. 😆

  15. Many people are very angry with Dalai Lama’s statement against Muslims in Europe



  16. Yes another disappointing remarks from the Dalai Lama. With the Tibetan Lamas sex scandals still simmmering, the Dalai Lama has now made statements that are really unbecoming of a spiritual leader.

    It shows a lack of care and intolerance, and this is also hypocritical in the same breath. Hypocritical, as this statement will make it very difficult for refugees in the European countries and that Dalai Lama and the Tibetans in exile are also refugees. As people who have experienced loss of home, one should be more compassionate and not less compassionate.

    Europe is seeing right wing ideology beginning to gain popularity in many modern European countries. Definitely a knee jerk reaction to the mass of immigrants and to the immigrants that are creating much crime and problems. The Dalai Lama has no business to be making such statements or poking his nose into something that is unrelated to him and his government.

  17. What a well argued piece of article this is. The Dalai Lama seem to have forgotten that he and his people are refugees too. If Europe is for the Europeans, then why does he not recall his people who had settled in these countries to his home? But wait, why is not India for the Indians too? Should the Dalai Lama and Tibetan refugee to back to China? Well, Tibet is in China now, so say and recognised by all the heads of states. 60 years as refugees…the longest ever in history. And all those perks they enjoy. No other had ever enjoyed such status. So all in all, the Dalai Lama simply doesn’t have the right to comment on the status of refugees, what more of another countries’ policies. For a person of his position, the Dalai Lama should by now know how words could be harmful and refrain from being a busy body…especially when he needs to contend with abuse issue that committed by his “friends.

  18. “…Europe belongs to Europeans” and that ultimately refugees should “develop their own country”. It is totally shocking when Dalai Lama said so and His reaction. If Dalai Lama said so, it should be applied to all the refugees in this World. All the Tibetans should go back to Tibet instead go to India. India is not their home either, the place in India is just temporary for them.

  19. It is bewildering that His Holiness the Dalai Lama mentioned that he had known of sexual abuse by Buddhist teachers since the 1990s, yet nothing was done to reprimand these Buddhist teachers. After all, such abuses inflict substantial damage to the reputation of Tibetan Buddhism as a whole as compared to smaller issues like Dorje Shugden.

    The Central Tibetan Administration was fervent in executing the Dorje Shugden ban, launching a documentary film, books, expelling monks, splitting monasteries and denying access to hospitals, clinics, schools, retail shops and so forth down to even publishing a hit list of Shugden activists in order to encourage violence and lynch mob. Yet, the damage done to Tibetan Buddhism by these lamas seems to be ignored and hushed. Why is the Central Tibetan Administration not doing more to warn the public about these sex offenders like posting a warning list on their website?

    Dalai Lama knew sex abuse by Buddhist teachers; it’s ‘nothing new’
    Agence France-Presse
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands – The Dalai Lama said Saturday that he had known of sexual abuse by Buddhist teachers since the 1990s and that such allegations were “nothing new.”
    The Tibetan spiritual leader, revered by millions of Buddhists around the world, made the admission during a four-day visit to the Netherlands, where he met on Friday with victims of sexual abuse allegedly committed by Buddhist teachers.
    He was responding to a call from a dozen of the victims who had launched a petition asking to meet him during his trip, part of a tour of Europe.
    “We found refuge in Buddhism with an open mind and heart, until we were raped in its name,” the victims said in their petition.
    “I already did know these things, nothing new,” the Dalai Lama said in response on Dutch public television NOS late Saturday.
    “Twenty-five years ago… someone mentioned about a problem of sexual allegations” at a conference for western Buddhist teachers in Dharamshala, a hill town in northern India, he added.
    The Dalai Lama, 83, lives in exile in Dharamshala.
    People who commit sexual abuse “don’t care about the Buddha’s teaching. So now that everything has been made public, people may concern about their shame,” he said, speaking in English.
    Tseten Samdup Chhoekyapa, a representative of the Tibetan spiritual leader in Europe, said Friday that the Dalai Lama “has consistently denounced such irresponsible and unethical behavior”.
    Tibetan spiritual leaders are due to meet in Dharamshala in November.
    “At that time they should talk about it,” the Dalai Lama said in his televised comments Saturday. “I think the religious leaders should pay more attention.”


  20. His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the Tibetan spiritual leader revered by millions of Buddhists around the world should ensure that the Tibetan spiritual leaders do more to denounce sexual misconduct and abuse of Buddhist teachers as there are far-reaching repercussions and negative impact on Tibetan Buddhism.

    While His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been consistent in reminding practitioners about not practising Dorje Shugden in lieu of the social and religious problems associated with it, despite the unsubstantiated claims or justifications, the indolence of the Central Tibetan Administration in taking action to pacify the public disgust against the misconduct of these Buddhist teachers is severely lacking and appalling. The bias in dealing with these issues related to religious matter has again proven the political nature and conspiracy behind the ban on Dorje Shugden.

    ‘Nothing new’: Dalai Lama says he knew about sex abuse by Buddhist teachers
    The Dalai Lama said Sunday he has known about sexual abuse by Buddhist teachers since the 1990s and that such allegations are “nothing new”.
    Agence France-Presse
    The Dalai Lama said Sunday he has known about sexual abuse by Buddhist teachers since the 1990s and that such allegations are “nothing new”.
    The Tibetan spiritual leader, revered by millions of Buddhists around the world, made the admission during a four-day visit to the Netherlands, where he met on Friday with victims of sexual abuse allegedly committed by Buddhist teachers.
    He was responding to a call from a dozen of the victims who had launched a petition asking to meet him during his trip, part of a tour of Europe.
    “We found refuge in Buddhism with an open mind and heart, until we were raped in its name,” the victims said in their petition.
    “I already did know these things, nothing new,” the Dalai Lama said in response on Dutch public television NOS late Saturday.
    “Twenty-five years ago… someone mentioned about a problem of sexual allegations” at a conference for western Buddhist teachers in Dharamshala, a hill town in Himachal Pradesh, he added.
    The Dalai Lama, 83, lives in exile in Dharamshala.
    People who commit sexual abuse “don’t care about the Buddha’s teaching. So now that everything has been made public, people may concern about their shame,” he said, speaking in English.
    Tseten Samdup Chhoekyapa, a representative of the Tibetan spiritual leader in Europe, said Friday that the Dalai Lama “has consistently denounced such irresponsible and unethical behaviour”.
    Tibetan spiritual leaders are due to meet in Dharamshala in November.
    “At that time they should talk about it,” the Dalai Lama said in his televised comments Saturday. “I think the religious leaders should pay more attention.”


  21. It is very disgusted to hear what Dalai Lama had to say about “Europe belongs to European”. But after reading this article, it kinda makes a lot of sense. Dalai Lama is indeed very much like the separatist which creates social unrest. Luckily the Europeans are quite civilised, and not easily instigated, otherwise, protests can happen because of his seditions speech.

    I personally feel Dalai Lama should focus on humanity, religion and spirituality. Just leave the politics to others. Also, his government CTA should just leave Dalai Lama out, and stop abusing him.😡

  22. Life as a prestigious refugee in India for the Dalai Lama has been good. Maybe that’s why won’t the Dalai Lama go back to Tibet and lead by example?

    In fact, all Tibetans refugees in Europe should go back to Tibet since Europe is meant for Europeans. 😤

  23. It is surprising for the Dalai Lama to say “…Europe belongs to Europeans” and that ultimately refugees should “develop their own country”. Just recently, he criticized Nehru who gave him shelter, then he said that he knew about sexual abuse by Tibetan Buddhist teachers for years. And now, he told refugees should return to their country.

    What the Dalai Lama said is very unbecoming of him considering that he himself is a refugee for almost 60 years and has enjoyed and still enjoying the kindness of India. Why didn’t he return to China many years ago? If he did, at least he has some sort of credibility to say what he said.

  24. Very disappointing to hear such words coming from His Holiness’s mouth. Recently the Dalai Lama has been saying things that create negative emotion in others that leads to disharmony. Then we have the sex scandal thing going on where His Holiness being the leader in Tibetan Buddhism is supposed to make a stand and not stay quiet. Keep quiet is indirectly supporting the perpetrators. What will the victims think? What will the world think? This is a very bad move by His Holiness. What is thinking?


  25. The political statement the Dalai Lama made is getting more offensive and ridiculous. Before this incident in Sweden, the Dalai Lama has already made a very bad statement on Nehru in India and he didn’t learn from his lesson. In less than 2 months, he made another shocking statement in Europe.

    The Dalai Lama is a refugee himself told the refugees in Europe to go back to their countries while he has been a refugee in India for the past 60 years. What gives him the right to say that? This has upset many people especially when the Dalai Lama is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. He is supposed to promote peace and harmony but here he is creating tension between the host country and the refugees.

    The Dalai Lama and the Tibetans are lucky to have India welcome them. Even though they are refugees, they are allowed to move freely in India or even own their own business. They don’t really suffer much but yet they received so much support from the west. For Dalai Lama to say this, it makes people think he has no sympathy for these refugees at all.

  26. Just like the Dorje Shugden ban, he was the one who started it but now makes it sound like it had nothing to do with his fierce implementation back in the 80s and now it looks like he is doing the same towards those girls who have been victims of the abuse.

    How can he know these Lama were sexually abusing women disciples yet endorse them still? What the Dalai Lama is doing is telling the whole world he is biased, not a good leader and definitely not someone we can trust anymore.

    The Dalai Lama is obviously trying to sweep this under the carpet but unfortunately, every word he says shall be scrutinized from now on because one after another he’s been saying very inappropriate things. He is causing his reputation to go down the drain big time… and I cannot help but wonder is this on purpose? Or is the Dalai Lama just 2 face and bad? The message the Dalai Lama is giving the world now is that he is a bigot and he is cannot be trusted because as someone who is spiritual, he is supposed to be protecting people not shielding and hence, supporting sexual criminals.

    If he can do that what else is he doing that we do not do and who else is he shielding? Scary!

    Forum Discussion > http://www.dorjeshugden.com/forum/index.php?topic=6182.0

  27. It is true that refugees have several fundamental human rights including the right to work, the right to housing, education etc. But, what CTA has done is a bit too much as they want to set up their own government. Now, what CTA’s wishes may not come true especially when HH Dalai Lama spoke out intentionally for no free Tibet but go back to China recently.

    CTA has to face reality now, to stay or go but definitely is no more free Tibet. They can continue to stay in the country until the country is unable or unwilling to provide protection to them anymore.

  28. Japan is one of most homogenous countries in the world and it is the secret to our success. Japan belongs to Japanese. Tibetans belong in Tibet. So they should leave India, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, Switzerland and go home.

  29. If that’s the case, Tibetans should be out of India, America and many Europe countries. Why Tibetan leadership not doing much after 60 years being a refugee in the land of India? Why Tibetans are okay to stay and Arab refugees or immigrants are not? 😒

  30. According to the logic of the Dalai Lama, what should the Tibetan refugees do?

    I mean his view should apply not only to the new refugees but he surely means all refugees including the Tibetans should go back to their country – in this case to Tibet, China.

    Thank you for sharing the wish of the Dalai Lama, to return to Tibet, again! 👍

  31. When compared to the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) in Dharamsala that does not take any responsibility for their people like any proper government normally would, China is radically different and liberal for allowing sex abuse victims to express themselves on social media, despite its heavy censorship of the Internet.

    For people like Luo Xixi, whose online postings on sex abuse has garnered millions of views on Chinese social media, said that the government is gradually opening up to the #MeToo movement, a hashtag catch-phrase movement that encourages and empowers sex abuse victims to stand up against sex abuse. In China, those who are convicted of sexual abuse are severely dealt with by the law and laid off from work. The Central Tibetan Administration should take heed of how such cases are dealt with in China and not allow sex abuse perpetrators, especially Tibetan lamas to continue committing their crimes unchecked and without consequence.

    Social media gives sexual abuse victims in China voice to speak out
    By Violet Law, Special to USA Today
    BEIJING – After spending two months late last year nudging university officials to punish her former adviser for trying to pressure her and others into sex, Luo Xixi found unlikely help on China’s heavily censored internet.
    She published a post on Weibo, a popular microblog site similar to Twitter, to detail her own experiences and those of four others with the professor at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. In a few hours, her post – initially targeting her less than 10 followers – garnered 3 million views.
    It had swift consequences in the conservative country, too: The professor was fired.
    “I don’t think the officials forgot to block me,” Luo told USA TODAY by phone from her California home, where she moved after graduation to work in software programming. “I can tell the government is trying to open the door to the #MeToo movement, little by little.”
    Sexual abuse scandals aren’t new in China, but they rarely have caused a stir in the past. In this deeply patriarchal society, women who spoke out before were often seen as airing dirty laundry in public and bringing shame upon their family.
    But with Luo’s post – the first by a Chinese to use her real name – the tide has turned and the floodgates to sexual misconduct allegations in China burst open.
    Other Chinese nationals living overseas began posting on various Chinese-language social media sites alleging sexual misconduct by academics. Since late July, every few days new victims and witnesses inside China have aired their accusations on chat groups or personal blogs against such prominent figures in philanthropy, the media, entertainment – including a national variety show host and a monk who heads the country’s Buddhist association.
    State censors have deleted some of the posts, though not before they percolated on cyberspace through re-posts and were amplified by local media reports.
    Much as the so-called Great Firewall has kept sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and most recently Reddit off-limits to China’s netizens, there is a plethora of popular homegrown sites.
    Also, as China’s censorship apparatus is known to employ AI, or artificial intelligence, to automatically block sensitive terms from posts and group chats, some netizens find a way around referring to #MeToo by using homophonic Chinese words that mean “rice rabbit.”
    “China has a contentious internet culture – people in China are used to taking their grievances online,” said Yang Guobing, a sociologist at the University of Pennsylvania who specializes in online activism in China. “(Censorship) hasn’t really stopped the determined protesters.”
    For example, in April, five Chinese living abroad, including one on the faculty at Wesleyan University in Connecticut and another teaching at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, posted open letters online demanding that Peking University release specifics of a 1998 investigation into a former professor following their undergraduate classmate’s suicide: They believe he repeatedly raped her. Even as she took her own life, the professor held on to his position for more than a decade and won national recognition.
    They distanced themselves from the #MeToo movement knowing that Chinese officials often are quick to crack down on organized actions.
    “Before I came forward, I told our classmates we shouldn’t hitch ourselves to any movement or political demand,” the Wesleyan professor Wang Ao wrote on one of his blogs. “I tend to think I’m just an outsider and volunteer.”
    Following the recent wave of allegations, however, a few of the accused ended up apologizing online. After well-known environmentalist Feng Yongfeng was accused of harassing several women, he posted his mea culpa on WeChat, a social media-cum-messaging app.
    And the fallout has been particularly swift for professors identified as perpetrators – all were let go or resigned from their jobs.
    The latest to face consequences is Xu Gang, associate professor of East Asian studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. On at least two Chinese-language social media sites, Wang publicized his female colleagues’ accusations against Xu’s sexual harassment dating back two decades. He left his tenured position earlier this month.
    Meanwhile, Luo says she now embraces #MeToo, as she’s since realized the term is a rallying cry that resonates with the Chinese.
    “So more people can come forward,” she said. “So they know they’re not alone.”

  32. His right hand man “president” Lobsang (the frequent flier) Sangay also did a similar thing by venturing into Israel to tap for support, one month after Trump controversially moved the US embassy to Jerusalem to show solidarity with Israel over the disputed territories of Gaza and the West Bank.

    He was clearly fishing for supremacist support too and even went to the Wailing Wall to “pray”. He has done the same thing over the years in Japan too, tapping supremacist support there.

    I thought Nobel Peace Prize winners were supposed to be neutral but careful in their words so as not to escalate dispute. Clearly he no longer deserves the Prize.


  33. His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s speeches create headlines nowadays not because they bring wisdom and enlightening thoughts, but rather unpleasant feelings and disapprovals. From the sexist quip in 2015, his gaffe on Nehru, and his recent comment about Europe that caused him to be labelled as White Supremacist, there is now one more to add onto the list. In order to be congenial and consistent with the image of a Nobel Peace Laureate, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been issuing statements, especially about Islam, such as redefining Jihad as an interior struggle.

    More and more people are expressing their doubt, with some even directly pointing out the mistakes in the Dalai Lama’s speech. This pattern of speech of strong statements that ends up in denial or apology seems consistent with his advice concerning the practice of Dorje Shugden. With the reasons behind the ban shifted so much over time, perhaps there really was never any validity behind the ban at all.

    Should one be truthful about Islam when making pronouncements about it?
    September 20, 2018 Hugh Fitzgerald
    There seem to be two Dalai Lamas when it comes to Islam.
    The first Dalai Lama, like that other expert on Islam Pope Francis, knows that authentic Islam is opposed to terrorism, that Islam is all about peace, and that any Muslim who engages in violence for that very reason can not be a “genuine Muslim.”
    Here he is, for example, in a speech in Strasbourg in September 2016:
    “‘Any person who wants to indulge in violence is no longer a genuine Buddhist or genuine Muslim,’ says Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader.
    He argued that differentiating fundamentalism from Islam itself was a key way to stop violence and strengthen integration.
    The Dalai Lama has said there is no such thing as a “Muslim terrorist” as anyone who partakes in violent activities is not a “genuine” Muslim.
    Speaking at the European Parliament in Strasbourg in France at the end of last week, Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader suggested the phrase was a contradiction in terms and condemned those who commit violent acts in the name of religion.
    The Dalai Lama asserted that all religions were united by the values of love, compassion, tolerance and more. He argued that with this common ground the world would be able to build peace.
    Where and when have Muslims demonstrated “the values of love, compassion, tolerance…” to non-Muslims?
    “Buddhist terrorist. Muslim terrorist. That wording is wrong,” he said. “Any person who wants to indulge in violence is no longer a genuine Buddhist or genuine Muslim, because it is a Muslim teaching that once you are involved in bloodshed, actually you are no longer a genuine practitioner of Islam.”
    Where does it say anywhere in the Qur’an or the hadith that “once you are involved in bloodshed, actually you are no longer a genuine practitioner of Islam”? Nowhere. Quite the reverse: throughout the Qur’an, in 109 Jihad verses, Muslims are commanded to engage in bloodshed. In the Hadith, Muhammad, the Perfect Man and Model of Conduct — and therefore to be emulated — takes part in 27 military campaigns, orders the torture and killing of Kinana of Khaybar, directly engages in the decapitation of 600-900 bound prisoners of the Banu Qurayza, and is delighted to receive news of the murders of people who had mocked or opposed him, including Asma bint Marwan, Abu ‘Afak, and Ka’b bin al-Ashraf. Wasn’t this warrior and killer “involved in bloodshed”? And who, if not Muhammad, was a “genuine practitioner of Islam”?
    “All major religious traditions carry the same message: a message of love, compassion, forgiveness, tolerance, contentment, self-discipline – all religious traditions.”
    This isn’t true. There is no “message of love” for non-Muslims in Islam. Rather, Muslims are told to make war until all non-Muslims are subdued, and offered only the options of death, conversion to Islam, or enduring the permanent status of dhimmi, with its many onerous conditions. Where is the “love, compassion, forgiveness, tolerance, contentment,” etc. in any of this? Indeed, Muslims are taught to not even take “Christians and Jews as friends, for they are friends only with each other.” They are taught, too, according to a famous hadith, that they may smile at Infidels, as long as they curse them in their hearts. None of this suggests the “love, compassion, forgiveness, tolerance” that the Dalai Lama insists are the essence of Islam’s message.
    “He argued that differentiating between fundamentalism and Islam was a key way to stop violence and strengthen integration: ‘On that level, we can build a genuine harmony, on the basis of mutual respect, mutual learning, mutual admiration”.
    “Mutual respect, mutual learning, meaning admiration”? Is he unfamiliar with the Qur’anic verse that describes Muslims as the “best of peoples” (3:110) while the non-Muslims are described as “the most vile of creatures” (98:6)? How can Muslims admire those whom they have been told not to take even as friends, how can they admire those they are told are “the most vile of creatures”? It’s not possible.
    On what basis does the Dalai Lama make such remarks? It’s amazing to think that at the age of 83, with all the time in the world to have engaged in the study of other religions, he still has managed to avoid learning what Islam is all about. Or is it that he hopes that somehow, by dint of ignoring the essence of Islam, he can somehow affect the attitudes and behavior of Muslims? He is foolish to keep making pronouncements on Islam without having read, and studied, the Qur’an and Hadith. And he is both foolish and wicked if he has indeed read and studied the canonical Islamic texts, and decided that nonetheless he will ignore their content and attempt, using his great and quite undeserved prestige, to convince us that the authentic Islam — the same authentic Islam that Pope Francis refers to — has nothing to do with violence or terrorism.
    In September 2014, at a meeting in India, the Dalai Lama made the usual claim of the apologists that Jihad is a Spiritual Struggle:
    “Jihad combats inner destructive emotions. Everybody carries jihad in their hearts, including me,” the Dalai Lama said.
    This claim that Jihad is an interior struggle comes from a supposed hadith about Muhammad returning from the “Lesser Jihad” of warfare to the “Greater Jihad” of his own spiritual struggle. No one, by the way, has been able to find the source of this supposed hadith.
    The Dalai Lama said Indian Muslims can offer lessons on Shia-Sunni harmony as Shias feel safer in India than in Pakistan.
    Why would that be? It’s because the Hindu majority, which controls the police and security services, keep violence down between the sects, without favoring either side. In Pakistan, on the other hand, the Sunni majority does nothing to protect the Shi’a from Sunni attacks, such as those carried out by the anti-Shi’a terrorist group Sipah-e-Sahaba. The only “lesson” to be learned has nothing to do with Indian Muslims being somehow different, but rather, with the fact that non-Muslims in India are better able to hold the intra-Muslim violence in check.
    As far back as 2008, the Dalai Lama said what lots of Western leaders have been saying about Islam since 2001. He said “it was wrong, it was entirely unfair, to call Islam a violent religion.” But six years later, in September 2014, at a conference of religious leaders he had organized, the Dalai Lama seemed to modify his earlier brisk dismissal of any connection between Islam and violence, when he said that “killing in the name of faith is terrible.” The implication was clear: some people [Muslims] were killing in the name of faith, and while that was “terrible,” it was no longer “entirely unfair” to link some Muslims to such violence. Everyone understood what adherents he must have intended to set straight about their own faith. At least he recognized that some people “claimed” to be acting violently in accordance with the texts and teachings of their religion, even if those people were “wrong.”
    Then he showed he was still determined to give Islam a pass, adding in the same speech that “jihad was being misused and the term connotes fighting one’s own impurities.” No, that’s what the apologists maintain. He clearly had been reading too much Karen Armstrong. And still worse was to follow: “Jihad combats inner destructive emotions. Everybody carries jihad in their hearts, including me.” Apparently Muslims over the past 1400 years have everywhere misunderstood the true nature of jihad, which only very tangentially might have to do with fighting the Infidels, failing to understand that it describes an individual’s struggle to be a better person.
    Is it possible that the Dalai Lama really does not know by this point, in 2018, how Muslims understand the word “jihad” and how they historically have acted when commanded to wage “jihad,” does not know with what murderous meaning the Qur’an endows that word? Perhaps he really doesn’t know. Or perhaps he thinks that if he (and others) repeat this jihad-as-inner-struggle mantra, that many Muslims will in time convince themselves that that is really what “jihad” is about. But why would they listen to the Dalai Lama and not their own clerics? Other world leaders have described Islam in similarly misleading terms — Barack Obama (“the true peaceful nature of Islam”), Tony Blair (the Islamic State’s ideology is “based in a complete perversion of the proper faith of Islam”), Pope Francis (“Islam is a religion of peace”) – whenever they pontificated about Islam, a faith which they so maddeningly presume to know so much about. Muslim behavior did not change as a result. In the case of Obama, Blair and the Pope, one has the feeling that they really believe the nonsense they are spouting. With the Dalai Lama, who has been exposed to Islam in Asia for more than a half-century, his real beliefs are still not clear.
    The prominent Syrian cleric Ramadan al-Buti complained that when Westerners describe Islam as a “religion of peace,” they are not trying to defend Islam, but to trick Muslims into believing it is peaceful, and then – horribile dictu — into giving up the real doctrine of jihad for that ludicrous “inner struggle” business. Of course, Islam is about violence and war, said the truth-telling Ramadan Al-Buti. But why believe a prominent Muslim cleric about Islam, when there are so many non-Muslims, like the loquacious Dalai Lama, ready to tell both us, and Muslims, that the faith is all about peace and tolerance?
    At the same gathering, the Dalai Lama insisted that “India is the only country where different religions have been able to co-exist.” This was a bizarre remark, but the Dalai Lama is given to strange remarks. First, could he have forgotten that all over the Western world, people of different confessions have coexisted peacefully? Or is it that he just doesn’t want to say anything in praise of the West, because that would invite comparison with how Muslim states treat non-Muslims (very badly) compared to how the non-Muslim West treats Muslims (very generously)? Second, when he speaks about “coexistence” in India, hasn’t he overlooked the centuries of Muslim conquest and Muslim rule? In all his decades in India — he has lived there since 1959 — didn’t he learn the history of India, the country that gave him refuge, about the mass murder of tens of millions of Hindus, about the virtual disappearance of Buddhism, about the forced conversion of many millions — Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, more? Has he forgotten Mahmoud of Ghazni, and Aurangzeb, and all the other murderous Muslims in India’s history? Does any of that support his claim that India is “the only country where different religions…have been able to co-exist”? Coexistence, of a kind, only became possible in India once the British had deposed the Mughal rulers, and then, since 1947, Hindus dominated — and that domination is what allowed for coexistence.
    The Dalai Lama has claimed that Indian Muslims can offer lessons on Shia-Sunni harmony, as Shias feel safer in India than in Pakistan. He’s right – they do feel safer in India. But he’s wrong about the reason. It’s not that Indian Muslims can “offer lessons” on Sunni-Shia harmony to Muslims in Pakistan, which might hold out hope of lessening intra-Islamic hostilities. The sects remain just as ideologically at odds in India as in Pakistan. But the secret of tamping down the intra-Islamic violence is that the Indian government, in which Hindus predominate, can use force to suppress such intra-Islamic violence. It’s not that the Muslims in India are a different, less violent breed than their coreligionists in Pakistan, but that in India, the violence can be better held in check. In Pakistan, the Sunni government does little to reign in anti-Shi’a violence.
    The next time the Dalai Lama mentioned Islam was at a gathering of his followers from 27 countries on January 31, 2015. He said that “though terrorism has emerged as a global problem,” it should not be associated with Islam, as “Muslims were neither terrorist nor its sponsorer [sic].” No one had the bad taste to remind him of the nearly 25,000 terrorist attacks (now there have been 33,500) carried out by Muslims since 9/11; no one at the meeting had the nerve to jog his memory with mention of Charlie Hebdo, Hyper Cacher, Bataclan, Magnanville, Nice, London buses and metro stations, Lee Rigby, the Atocha station in Madrid, Theo van Gogh’s murder in Amsterdam, or the attacks at Fort Hood, Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Bernardino, Chattanooga, Orlando. No reporter asked him about Muhammad’s claim that “I have been made victorious through terror.”
    Like Pope Francis, who now says “equating Islam with violence is wrong” and just this past summer insisted again, astoundingly, that “all religions want peace,” the Dalai Lama is a “spiritual leader” who doesn’t want to call into conceivable question other faiths. All religions are good; no religion, rightly understood, can possibly countenance violence. Repeat ad libitum.
    The Dalai Lama offers treacly pieties, insisting that no religion could possibly be responsible for any violence or aggression by its adherents. His worldview cannot accommodate the real Islam, and its violent adherents who make the news every day, so he has chosen to believe in a sanitized, even imaginary, version of the faith.
    Yet the Dalai Lama has also shown, very occasionally, signs of justified worry. He has noticed that the migrants flowing into Europe have been a source of great anxiety and disruption, and this past May, in an interview with the Frankfurter Algemeiner Zeitung, he surprised many when he forthrightly said: “Europe, for example Germany, cannot [that is, must not] become an Arab country. Germany is Germany.” And “from a moral point of view too, I think the refugees should only be admitted temporarily. The goal should be that they return and help rebuild their countries.”
    This seemed to be a welcome volte-face from the pollyannish pronouncements of the past. Of course, one should notice that he said Germany “cannot become an Arab country,” rather than saying that Germany “cannot become a Muslim country.” It’s as if he still couldn’t bring himself to recognize that it is the faith of Islam, and not the ethnicity of some of its Believers, that makes Muslims permanently hostile to non-Muslims, and unable to integrate into their societies, that is, into Europe. But he certainly appeared to be suggesting that the migrants, almost all of them Muslims, should not be allowed to remain and transform the countries which had so generously admitted them. Rather, those migrants should eventually be sent back to “help rebuild their countries.” It was a welcome display of common sense. He appeared to recognize the danger of letting “Arab” (Muslim) migrants stay, and that a policy of sending them home after they had acquired skills useful in rebuilding their own countries, was morally justified. Some might say — you and I, for example — that it would have been morally justified to send them right back, without that training: the Western world is not some gigantic training center, and it owes the world’s Muslims exactly nothing.
    But then, in a visit to Paris in September 2016, the Dalai Lama called for entering into talks – a “dialogue”? – with the Islamic State so as to “end bloodshed in Syria and Iraq,” which showed a complete misunderstanding of the Islamic State. Its fighters are determined to carry on without letup against those it considers — not just Christians and Jews, Hindus and Buddhists, but also Shi’ites and even insufficiently-fanatical Muslims — to be Infidels. Not dialogue, but total destruction, is the only way to deal with the Islamic State. But even that will not end the threat, because the ideology on which ISIS rests cannot be destroyed, which means that new recruits to the cause, and new Islamic States, will keep appearing. The Dalai Lama’s notion of a “dialogue” with ISIS is a fantasy solution, by someone who doesn’t know what else to suggest.
    In the same speech, the Dalai Lama also repeated that “religion is never a justification for killing,” when Islam – see the Qur’an, see the Hadith – overflows with justifications for the killing of insubmissive Infidels. And the Muslim killers always justify their killings, being careful to cite chapter and verse, from the Qur’an, or to adduce evidence from the life of Muhammad as recorded in the Hadith, that lend textual support to their every act.
    Did the Dalai Lama see the killers of Drummer Rigby holding up their Qur’ans and quoting from it? Did he see the many leaders of the Islamic State, such as Al-Baghdadi, or propagandists for Al Qaeda, like Al-Awlaki, similarly quoting from the Qur’an to justify their attacks? Perhaps he managed to miss it all.
    In August 2018, the Dalai Lama appealed to Muslims in India to make efforts to reduce Shia-Sunni conflicts that are prevalent in some other countries and asserted that Islam is a religion of peace. He lamented the bloodshed over denominational differences, which he said should be avoided as Islam teaches compassion and harmony.
    The Dalai Lama has recently been speaking out about Sunni-Shi’a clashes, deploring them even as he offers no explanation as to why “peaceful” Muslims seem so often to engage in violence.
    Addressing an event in August 2018 at the Goa Institute of Management, the 14th Dalai Lama stressed the need for international brotherhood and harmony.
    “Muslims across the globe follow the same Quran and also pray five times a day. However, they are killing each other owing to differences between the sects like Shia and Sunni,” he said.
    The Dalai Lama said, “I was in Ladakh. I suggested to Ladakhi Muslims that Indian Muslims should make some efforts to reduce the conflict between Shias and Sunnis.”
    He told the audience that a national conference of Muslims would be organised in the coming months, which will be followed by a similar convention at the international level.
    He said that modern India has remained by and large peaceful due to over 1000-year-old history of religious harmony.
    The Dalai Lama’s claim is bizarre. Modern India did not “remain by and large peaceful” during the last 1000 years. It was the scene of bloody conquests by invading Muslims, who killed many millions, and once they had conquered and subjugated the Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist populations, they killed tens of millions more. The Indian historian K. S. Lal has written that 70-80 million non-Muslims in India were killed by Muslim armies. Tens of thousands of Hindu and Buddhist temples were destroyed. How can the Dalai Lama be unaware of this long history? After the Communist Chinese takeover of Tibet in 1959, he fled to India, where he, and tens of thousands of his followers, were given permanent refuge. Has he not, in all the decades he has lived in India, had the slightest interest in studying the history of the country that gave him refuge, and the effect of the Muslim conquests on Hindus and Buddhists? Is he unaware that Buddhism, his own religion, was virtually wiped out in India by the Muslim conquerors? Can he, the spiritual head of one branch of Buddhism, really be unaware of what happened to Buddhism in the land of its birthplace? Wasn’t he interested enough to find out?

  34. It’really sad to know that all this ia happening involving so many high lamas,taking advantages of practitioners who have faith and trust in Buddhism. Dalai Lama should put a stop to all this shameful act…and quickly take responsibilty to solve it.Dalai Lama please correct the wrong doings. Especially the Dorje Shugden ban so that all the lies should be reviewed and please quickly lift the ban.

  35. His Holiness, the Dalai Lama has made a courageous and enlightened intervention on the topic of Mass Muslim Migration into Europe.

    Here is some detail on why people need to be corned with this topic:
    Aspasia, A. 2017 On Migration: An Open Letter to George Soros, New English Review, 1 Oct.

  36. Transcript: Dalai Lama is a Racist Nazi

    Dalai Lama is a piece of shit and a disgusting scumbag. It is, it is insane this cunt comes to Europe and tells us that we should not accept more refugees. Is he fucking retarded? It is amazing, like you don’t expect from people like, like those to be Nazis and to support all the right. It’s just insane a spiritual leader is a fucking Nazi dude. Europe needs more refugees, way more than we already have. Do you understand? And this degenerate says that we should send refugees back to where they came from and that we should help the countries of the refugees. His suggestions are, it’s obvious, like obviously we should help the countries of the, of the refugees, of their origin, but we should not send anyone back. We need more refugees in Europe and we should not deport anyone. We should give money to the refugees so they can stay in Europe and live here. What this Dalai Lama is suggesting is very inhumane, that’s all what I wanted to say. Hopefully in future we will get more migrants in Europe. Hopefully we can help more people. Let’s hope, let’s hope for the better.

  37. Dalai Lama is not just initiate fire towards the immigrants but stepping his own feet where Tibetan has been refugees for past 60 years and why Dalai Lama didn’t show a good example by leaving India?

  38. Since Europe belong to European, mean no immigrants should stay. Tibetan should leave Europe, India and all other countries around the world.

    The question now is where should Tibetan go?

    • He said people should return to their own countries, as soon as it is safe to do so. His position is entirely reasonable and consistent.

  39. The issue of Indian resentment towards the Tibetan refugees living on Indian soil is nothing new. The Tibetans have built comfortable lives for themselves in India and enjoy many privileges including exemption from paying tax. All of this is done without Tibetans showing genuine concern for the less fortunate in their host country.

    The story below, which took place over 24 years ago, is a reflection of how fragile the Tibetan situation is in India. When a Tibetan murdered an Indian following a dispute, chaos ensued, and the Dalai Lama had to consider moving out of Dharamsala. Tensions between the Indian and Tibetan community have not normalised and remain high in the area even until today.

    Hate campaign shatters calm of Dalai Lama
    TIM MCGIRK in New Delhi | Wednesday 11 May 1994 00:02
    THE Dalai Lama, the spiritual and political leader of Tibet, has threatened to move the headquarters of his government-in-exile from Dharamsala, in the Himalayas of northern India, after two local politicians incited Indians to go on a rampage against Tibetan refugees.
    The calm of Dharamsala, the forested retreat where the Dalai Lama and 8,000 other Tibetan monks and refugees have been living since 1960, was shattered on 22 April when an Indian youth, who belonged to a caste of shepherds known as the gaddis, was stabbed to death by a Tibetan in a fight which developed over an India versus Pakistan cricket match on television.
    During the funeral Krishan Kapoor, a politician belonging to the rightwing Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), yanked the shroud off the corpse, reached into the cadaver’s open stomach, pulled out a length of intestine, and held it high. ‘This is what the Tibetans have done]’ he yelled.
    The mourners went berserk. Shouting ‘Death to the Dalai Lama]’ and ‘Long Live Deng Xiaoping]’ the mob stormed the compound of the Tibetan government-in-exile, smashed windows, set fires and destroyed furniture. They then looted Tibetan shops and beat up refugees.
    Not to be outdone by Mr Kapoor, the rival Congress politician, a shrill ex-princess named Chandresh Kumari, helped circulate a petition calling for the Dalai Lama and the Tibetans to get out of India. The Dalai Lama, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, was abroad during these events, but in a statement he said: ‘To avoid a conflict becoming a major problem in the future, it is best that I move out of Dharamsala. I am very, very sad that an individual incident has, unfortunately, been allowed to be manipulated by local politicians and this makes it serious.’ He mentioned moving to Bangalore, in southern India, which would mean dismantling the government-in-exile’s offices, Tibetan medicine centres, libraries, monasteries and schools. In all, more than 100,000 Tibetan refugees are scattered around the country.
    In goading the gaddis against the Tibetans, both Mr Kapoor and Ms Kumari are aiming to pick up support from the poor but numerous shepherds’ community. Even before the stabbing, the gaddis’ resentment against the refugees was high. They blame them for driving up land prices and envy the prosperity of some Tibetan shopowners.
    One recent pamphlet warned: ‘If you Tibetans do not leave Dharamsala by 25 July, we will bomb you out.’

    Hate campaign shatters calm of Dalai Lama

  40. A Plot to Murder the Dalai Lama

    Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, South India, says there is a plot to murder the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.

    Link to the original video: https://www.indiatoday.in/india/video/fight-for-separate-lingayat-religion-karnataka-deputy-cm-alleges-murderous-plot-against-dalai-lama-more-1353993-2018-10-02


  41. A plot to murder the Dalai Lama by a Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorist named Kausar was recently uncovered. Kausar planned to cause the Dalai Lama’s demise and blow up Buddhist temples in the Indian State of Karnataka as revenge for the attacks on Rohingya Muslims by some Buddhists in Myanmar.

    Although Kausar’s plans are appalling and cannot be justified, it is a reminder that the Dalai Lama as a well-known Buddhist personality has a moral obligation to discourage religious persecution in any form. This even includes the discrimination experienced by Dorje Shugden practitioners.

    Bengaluru: JMB terrorists targeted Buddhist temples in Karnataka?
    Tue, Oct 2 2018 01:46:48 PM
    Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru (MS)
    Bengaluru, Oct 2: Explosive information about the plans of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorist Kausar alias Muneer Sheikh alias Mohammed Jahidul Islam (38) has been unearthed in which he had targeted to blow up the Buddhist temples of the state.
    Earlier in the National Investigation Agency (NIA) investigation, it came to light that Kausar had planned to plant a bomb at the programme of Buddhist leader Dalai Lama that was held in the month of August at Ramanagara. Dalai Lama had participated in the programme that was held on August 13 at the Dalai Lama Institute of Higher Education, which is situated at the Bengaluru – Mysuru road. Kausar was arrested by NIA on August 7, barely six days before the programme.
    With regard to this information, the top officials of the CID department have held a meeting on Monday, October 1 and it was decided to conduct a separate investigation of this issue, as per the information given by home minister.
    It was also decided to gather information to know whether Kausar had visited the sites of important Buddhist temples in the state like Bailukuppe Tibetan Camp at Kushalnagar in Kodagu, Kollegal and the camp at Mundagod of Uttara Kannada district.
    It is confirmed from the interrogation that Kausar had planned to conduct acts of sabotage and explosions, targeting the Buddhists living in India, as a revenge to the attacks on Rohingya Muslims by the Buddhists in Myanmar. In addition, the investigating officers have also said that Kausar, who had lived in and around Bengaluru from 2014, had hatched a plot to kill Dalai Lama.
    NIA officials had arrested an accomplice of Kausar in the case of Bodh Gaya bombings. It is also confirmed that the JMB terrorists had planned in Kerala to carry out acts of sabotage in the state of Karnataka. It is learnt that a special team will be sent to Kerala also to know Kausar’s link there.
    One accomplice of Kausar still absconding
    NIA has so far arrested seven accused in the Bodh Gaya explosion case. However, Arif Hussain, one more accused and accomplice of Kausar is absconding. Arif is one of the members of the gang that kept IED explosives in the Kalachakra ground of Bodh Gaya. During the investigation, a shocking piece of information has come to light that Arif had met Kausar after the blasts and also discussed with regards to the failure of the intended plan.
    Expert in manufacturing IED explosives
    Kausar, the JMB terrorist is an expert in manufacturing IED explosives. He had come to India with his accomplice Muzafir Rehman from Bangladesh and had planned to carry out terrorist acts on a large scale. Kausar had also trained his accomplices with regards to the manufacture of IED.
    No information of intended bombings in state, says CM
    “No plot was hatched to kill Buddhist leader Dalai Lama in the state of Karnataka. Police are about to file charge sheet against the accused who have been arrested for the bomb blasts that took place in Bodh Gaya. However, I do not know why the name of Dalai Lama is mentioned in this issue. There is no relation between terrorist Kausar, who was caught in Ramanagara, and the attempt on the life of Dalai Lama. However, the police are going to conduct investigation in this angle also. The central government has not sought any information in this regard from the state government,” clarified CM Kumaraswamy to the media.
    Speaking on the issue, Dr G Parameshwar, DCM, said, “The officers of NIA are not sharing any information with us with regard to the plot hatched by the terrorists. They gather information at the international level and arrest the terrorists.”
    Former CM Jagadish Shettar accused the state government and said, “A comprehensive inquiry has to be conducted relating to the issue of the plot to kill Dalai Lama by JMB terrorists. The arrest of suspected terrorists by the NIA shows the utter failure of the state CID.” 

    Bengaluru JMB terrorists targeted Buddhist temples in Karnataka

  42. The fact that rangzen activists aim for the goal of Tibetan independence is at odds with the Dalai Lama’s goal for Tibet’s autonomy. This is nothing new but it is an undeniable fact that the Dalai Lama is the most recognisable Tibetan face and representative for the Tibetan Cause. However, for years now there has been a deficit of trust between China and the Dalai Lama, which leaves the future of Tibetan refugees in limbo.

    Recently, the Dalai Lama tried to take conciliatory steps towards China by acknowledging that development in the Tibet Autonomous Region is beneficial and expressed his desire to return to China. He even said he wants to go on pilgrimage to Mount Wutai, China’s most famous Buddhist site. The fact that the Rangzen people are still protesting against China however shows their true colour. They are against the Dalai Lama and want to make sure that his efforts to help Tibetans are unsuccessful.

    Activists coalition rally against “Xi-the-Pooh” at Un headquarters in NY
    [Thursday, September 20, 2018 18:01]
    By Tenzin Dharpo
    DHARAMSHALA, Sep. 20: Activists from various countries that calls for freedom from China’s repression gathered in front of the United Nation’s headquarters in New York City on Tuesday on the opening day of the 73rd General Assembly to protest CCP honcho Chinese President Xi Jinping.
    Activists from Tibet, East Turkestan, Southern Mongolia and Hong Kong, Taiwan as well as pro-democracy groups in unison called for the end to repressive policies implemented by China and freedom for their countries. The coalition labelled the Chinese president “Xi-the Pooh” in resemblance to cartoon character Winnie the Pooh who is incidentally banned in China, in addition to calling the Chinese leader “Xitler” likening him to infamous Nazi dictator Adolf Hilter.
    Members of the Students for a Free Tibet, Tibetan Youth Congress and Tibetan National Congress joined in the rally that saw activists throw ink at an effigy of Xi in apparent solidarity with Chinese woman Dong Yaoqiong who threw ink at a poster of Xi in Shanghai on July 4. The 29-year-old from Hunan province was arrested by Chinese police in July and has been detained in a mental institution, sources say. 
    SFT Executive Director Dorjee Tsetan led the protest where activists denounced China’s narrative that Xi as the face of new China inching towards leadership in the global arena and reiterate their resistance in the face of Xi-led CCP’s totalitarian rule.
    Tiananmen massacre survivor and pro-democracy activist Rose Tang wrote in her Facebook page, “Very honoured to be with my sisters and brothers from Tibet, East Turkestan, Southern Mongolia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and the US to de-face Xitler. Xitler and the Chinese Communist Party rely on lies and violence; our weapons are peace, love and compassion. We shall defeat Xitler!”
    Representatives from various occupied nations and activists such as Ilshat Hassan, President of Uyghur American Association, Enghebatu Togochog, Director of Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center, Sarah Cook, Senior Researcher for East Asia, Freedom House, Teng Baio, Chinese Human Rights Lawyer and Activist, Omer Karnat, Director, Uyghur Human Rights Project, Ngawang Tharchin, President, Regional Tibetan Youth Congress NY/NJ, Anna Cheung, Activist, New York For Hong Kong and Marvin Kumetat, US Program Coordinator, Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization were seen speaking at the protest rally in New York city.

    Activists coalition rally against “Xi-the-Pooh” at Un headquarters in NY

  43. As a spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama should make the first move. Giving comments or suggestions should be logical and relevant so others will understand and follow.

  44. I am getting concerned with DL’s recent changes. Quite often recently he seems to be saying the wrong things at the wrong time. Why is He poking his nose into every little thing that is not of his concern? Rather alarming for a Nobel Laureate to promote hatred and schism amongst religions. Everyone deserves to have freedom. Since the country that accepted these people welcome them, who is DL to say otherwise? And there He is preaching bout compassion and kindness. How does it relate?

  45. What will the Dalai Lama say next? It seems the Dalai Lama likes taking potshots at issues that do not concern him, the CTA nor Tibetan people. He should mind his own business, and instead focus his aim at the members within CTA. And not forgetting those lamas and monks being accused of sexual harassment.

  46. Dalai Lama had all along been very inconsistent in his words ever since he claimed about Dorje Shugden being an evil spirit. Nothing has gone right since. From keeping quiet on self immolation to protecting the sexual abusers. One wonders what’s next to this declining regent of Lamas.

  47. Looks like the HH Dalai Lama is talking his book. What he was saying is indirectly wants the Chinese to stay out of Tibet, Europe belongs to European therefore Tibet belongs to Tibet. However, the statement he made just looks bad to him. I wish he can find better way to resolve the problem of Tibetan in exile in India and not simply come out statement to bring disharmony, upset, worry and hatred.

  48. May H.H Dalai Lama brings only love & peace to the world. The world is soon to be collapse if we keep on pumping hatred into the earth.


  49. With respect to His Holiness Dalai Lama, telling the world who suppose to belong where unless others had accpeted immegrant to stay is not your duty. India has kindly provided bigger shelter for tibetan refugee to stay over 60 year. Maybe Dalai Lama should ask all the tibetan in exile all back to main land China Tibet and stop all the hypocrite statement.

  50. Sex Predator in a Monk’s Robes?

    In USA, Shambhala’s head Sakyong Mipham with his huge ceremonial hat, blue and gold brocades on a high throne. So much pomp and ceremony and underneath it all was a monster… a sexual predator in religious robes exploiting women and people. Such a disgusting shame. Sakyong should be barred from any activities in the future and go for counselling. He needs it badly. His father was Chogyam Trungpa who did the same thing to women and included drugs and orgies in the 70′s. Dalai Lama supports Sakyong Mipham as sizeable donations were given to the Dalai Lama’s office. Shame. We all thought Dalai Lama was clairvoyant and can see the hearts of sentient beings? Sakyong Mipham wears monk robes, shaves his head but has a wife and kids. Why keep wearing monk robes? He is wearing monk robes to look authentic as he is not authentic. Easier to swindle and fool people. Ontop of wearing robes, shaved head masquerading as a monk, has a wife and kids, he further attacks other women sexually. What kind of spiritual leader is this? Disgusting.

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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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