Yongyal Rinpoche detained at airport

Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche

To the attention of whomsoever it may concern,

A well known saintly figure and Guru to thousands of Shugden followers, worldwide, Yongyal Rinpoche, who is on a visit to the settlement of Bylakuppe, India, to impart a series of teachings, is believed to have been detained in the Bangalore international airport.

By all accounts, it is learnt that the Lama had procured a 10 years valid entry visa for India. He even acquired the appropriate permit required for the settlement areas. Nevertheless, it is learnt that he is being held in the aforesaid airport on the grounds that his visa to enter India is invalid! Unconfirmed sources have claimed, that the immigration official concerned has stated, that the private office of the Dalai Lama has urged the MOH not to permit the lama entry into the country.

If this turns out to be true, as all suspicions with regards to the Dalai Lama’s animosity towards Shugden celebrities – even if they are apolitical and do not even speak out against the God king – is a known fact! This would be scandalizing and preposterous for the ministry concerned to assist in the dirty work of the Tibetan leader.

The said Yongyal Rinpoche had paid a successful visit at the settlement areas 3 years back. His visits unlike the Dalai Lama’s, carries no such motives or agendas, related to political indoctrination, heightening of hateful sentiments or even that of consolidation of the latter’s position! Everybody knows this saintly lama to be living a spartan life of pure simplicity and humility.

It would be sad, an outright discrimination and a grave injustice. Were a purely spiritual figure like the latter would be turned out of the country. Merely to gratify and keep the god king amused and docile in Dharamsala!

It must be pointed out, that thousands are allowed to visit India and even the restricted settlement areas from TAR region of China. Throwing all caution to the winds about the entry of potential Chinese spies. It is now documented and widely known, that the God king routinely spews venom and encourages Tibetans visiting from across the border to obstruct and exterminate the growing numbers of Shugden followers, by whatever means required.

Responding with hateful vengeance towards the animosity regularly expressed by the Dalai Lama and his cohorts, has never been present in the orientations of the great Shugden adhering stalwarts.

A great nation like India that embraces all cannot fall victim to hearsay and the whims of a singular disgruntled individual. Just because a fraction within the ministries feel the Tibetan leader to be a valuable can-card for political proxies!

Kundeling Sumati Gyana

(Kundeling Rinpoche)


Bangalore International Airport


Bangalore International Airport

January 14, 2015 – Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche was travelling from Taiwan to Serpom Monastery in South India to give a series of teachings, initiations and oral transmissions. When Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche arrived at the Bangalore airport and his passport was scanned, it came up as invalid. He was detained from that. The others such as the attendants and entourage had no problems. All their visas were applied for and approved before even getting onto the plane. He is still being detained as we publish this article. We will update as we get more news along the way.




Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche travelled from Los Angeles to Taipei, Taiwan to confer some teachings. From Taiwan he transited through Hong Kong to get to Bangalore. From Bangalore he was suppose to head to Serpom Monastery four hours by car away to confer a series of teachings. Now the latest news is that detention of Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche in Bangalore airport is over and he is being deported. Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche is getting on a plane to return to Hong Kong.




The photo below was taken when Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche first arrived in Bangalore Airport. He was detained for 20.5 hours before being deported to Hong Kong at 1:30am local time.




The photos below shows the scene in Bangalore International Airport before Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche’s arrival. Hundreds of monks and lay students waited anxiously for Yongyal Rinpoche to arrive. However, due to the unfortunate incident, they all never got the chance to meet Yongyal Rinpoche as he was deported to Hong Kong.

The crowd welcomes Achok Rinpoche

Ven. Tripon Rinpoche (center), the head of Serpom Library was also at Bangalore airport to welcome Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche

Geshe Tsering Dondrub (left), Geshe Sopa (centre), and Geshe Tenzin Palchok (right)

Geshe Tenzin Palchok from Hong Kong, Geshe Sopa from Trijang Buddhist Institute, USA and Meli Kyabgon Rinpoche from Serpom Monastery waiting to welcome Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche

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  1. It is just ridiculous that Yongyal Rinpoche is being detained at the airport then deported. It does not even make any sense. Through this it truly shows the signs of desperation that CTA have. They are more afraid that more and more people would know about the practices and they know that they are not able to hide whatever lies that they have been saying anymore.

  2. Dear Dalai Lama,

    Since you started the cruel ban against the 350 year Dorje Shugden practice, how has it benefit your Tibetan society and Buddhism in the world? Things have become worse and most educated Tibetans can see this. They don’t speak out not because they don’t see your ban as wrong, but you instill fear in them and not respect. It is like fear of a dictator. I am sorry to say so. Everyone is divided. There is no harmony. Before your ban there was more harmony and unity.

    By enacting the ban, you split the monasteries, split so many families, split regions in Tibet apart, split your disciples from you, split your own gurus from you, split Tibetan Buddhism apart. You have created so much disharmony.

    It is not democratic what you have done to ban a religion within your community. You always talk of tolerance and acceptance and democracy and yet you do not accept and tolerate something different from your beliefs. When people practice Dorje Shugden you ostracize them, ban them from seeing you, ban them from using Tibetan facilities. You know you have done that. There are videos that capture your speech and prove this point. You even had people expelled from monasteries just because they practice Dorje Shugden. Some of the monks you expelled have been in the monastery for over 40 years. Many older monks shed tears because of this.

    Many young educated Tibetans lost confidence in you as they saw the damage the Dorje Shugden ban created and they lose hope. Many have become free thinkers. They reject what you have done. So many people in the west left Buddhism because of the confusion you created with this ban against Dorje Shugden which is immoral.

    You could of had millions of people who practice Dorje Shugden to support, love and follow you, but you scared them away. They are hurt and very disappointed. They loved you and respected you deeply before the ban. It has been 60 years and you have failed to get Tibet back. Your biggest failure is not getting Tibet back after 57 years in exile. Now you are begging China to allow you to return to Tibet to the disappointment of thousands of people who fought for a free Tibet believing in you. So many self-immolated for a free Tibet and now you want Tibet to be a part of China with no referendum from Tibetans. Just like a dictator, you decide on your own. It was your government and you that lost Tibet in the first place. Your policies and style of doing things do not benefit Tibet and Buddhism. You have been the sole ruler of Tibet your whole life and you still have not gotten our country of Tibet back for us. Our families and us are separated. Yet you create more pain by creating a ban to further divide people. Please have compassion.

    No other Buddhist leader has banned or condemned any religion except for you. It looks very bad. You are a Nobel laureate and this is not fitting of a laureate. You should unite people and not separate them by religious differences.

    You said Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi did not do right to the Rohingya people in Myanmar due to religious differences, but you are doing the same thing to the Shugden Buddhists within your own society. There is a parallel in this. You separate the Shugden Buddhists from the others in Tibetan society.

    You have lost so many people who would have loved and supported you. You have lost so much support around the world. The Shugden Buddhists who love you number in the millions. When you are fast losing support from governments and private people, it will not do you well to lose more.

    After you are passed away in the future, the rift you created between the Dorje Shugden and non-Dorje Shugden people will remain for a while and that will be your legacy. Disharmony. You will be remembered for this. Not as a hero but a disharmony creator.

    Dorje Shugden will spread and further grow, but you will be no more as you are a human. No one wishes you bad and in fact we hope you have a long and healthy life, but we have lost so much hope and have so much despair because of you. All the hundreds of Dorje Shugden lamas, tulkus and geshes are maturing and there are hundreds of Dorje Shugden monasteries in Tibet who will not give up Dorje Shugden. You have made a mistake. These hundreds of teachers and teachers to be will spread Dorje Shugden further in the future.

    The gurus that gave us Dorje Shugden as a spiritual practice and you have called these holy gurus wrong and they are mistaken in giving us Dorje Shugden. How can you insult our gurus whom we respect so much? If they can be wrong, then you can be wrong. Then all gurus can be wrong. So no one needs to listen to any guru? You have created this trend. It is not healthy. Your own gurus practiced Dorje Shugden their whole lives. Your own gurus were exemplary and highly learned.

    Dalai Lama you have created so much pain with this ban against so many people due to religion. You are ageing fast. Are you going to do anything about it or stay stubborn, hard and un-moving. You show a smile and preach peace and harmony wherever you go. But will you do the same to your own people? Please rectify the wrong you have done. Please before it is too late. You can create harmony again or you can pass away in the future with this legacy of peace. May you live long and think carefully and admit what was a mistake in having this unethical ban against Dorje Shugden religion.

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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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