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As they queue to vote, these women proudly brandish their green tax receipt books which identify them as being eligible to vote in the elections. But with so few choices of candidates who are always the same year after year, and are always plucked from the establishment, are they really participating in any kind of real democratic process?

CTA: A stunted democracy

It has been a turbulent few years for the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA; Tibetan leadership), fraught which many exposes about their behavior and lack of concern for their own population. It is a view that is rapidly picking up steam amongst the Tibetan community These are the facts: There are never any new viable candidates…

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The CTA’s Walls are Crumbling

The opinion piece below was sent to dorjeshugden.com for publication. We accept submissions from the public, please send in your articles to [email protected]     By: Kay Beswick If you have been following the Lukar Jam saga, you will know that Lukar Jam Atsok is a vocal freedom fighter for Tibet’s complete independence. He is…

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Confusing Issues Regarding Freedom of Religion

Respected Friends, Tashi Delek and we wish you a very good day. We are writing to share with you some of our thoughts, suggestions and good wishes in the Dharma. We know you are very busy and have a lot of work, but I hope you will take a little time to read our sharings….

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Creating Arguments from Inside Out

To the respected members of the Tibetan government-in-exile, I must say that I have always admired the way the Tibetans have found balance between religion and politics. Over the centuries, no wars have been carried out in the name of Buddhism. To me, this is proof that Buddhism is a good religion. Buddhism is good…

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Why does a Grand Buddhist Master have a Page of Hatred?

Dear CTA Over the last 50 years, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has almost singlehandedly made Buddhism grow throughout the world. He has been the face of Buddhism as well as the Tibetan struggle for Independence. He epitomizes harmony and world peace, and is recognized for this with the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. I…

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The Tibetan Inquisition

In pursuing the ban on the practice of Dorje Shugden, fostering schism in the Kagyu tradition, as well as other instances of meddling in all four traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, the Dalai Lama is creating a modern day inquisition. As tensions in the Tibetan exile community rise, he has started to manipulate the Tibetans’ raw…

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Condemned to Silence – Part 1

A TIBETAN IDENTITY CRISIS (1996-1999) © by Ursula Bernis Preface “Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world…” “Whereas…the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech…

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What does the Dalai Lama’s ‘retirement’ means for religious freedom?

There are recent reports that the Dalai Lama’s decision to retire from politics, expressed earlier this month, has been accepted by the Tibetan Parliament. So does this mean that the Dalai Lama has really retired, and what are the implications for Dorje Shugden practitioners who are still experiencing discrimination at the hands of the Tibetan…

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Dalai Lama messes with Tibetans’ minds

The Dalai Lama continues to spread pain throughout the Tibetan communities. Recently, a speech given to his followers during teachings in the Himalayan region of India were reported on the Tibetan radio station ‘Voice of Tibet’. Here is a transcript: Pachen Dorje (reporter): Today on the second day of his teaching in Varanasi, His Holiness…

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The Dangers of Mixing Religion and Politics

Everyone raised in modern democratic nations realises the imperative of separating religion and politics. Painful history has shown the great dangers that arise when these two are intertwined. The spiritual path is profoundly damaged by being mixed with politics. Politicians make laws that citizens must abide by – but no laws can govern what someone…

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FAQs about Dorje Shugden and the Dalai Lama (Part 2 of 3)

(Read Part 1 and Part 3) Q: What are the politics behind the ban by the Dalai Lama and what may have prompted him to issue such a ban? In 1961 the Dalai Lama tried to become the supreme head of Tibetan Buddhism by merging all the schools of Buddhism into one (a position never…

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Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama’s trip to China meeting Mao

Precious video footage of Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama’s trip to China meeting Mao

Contemplate This

.…Instead of turning away people who practise Dorje Shugden, we should be kind to them. Give them logic and wisdom without fear, then in time they give up the ‘wrong’ practice. Actually Shugden practitioners are not doing anything wrong. But hypothetically, if they are, wouldn’t it be more Buddhistic to be accepting? So those who have views against Dorje Shugden should contemplate this. Those practicing Dorje Shugden should forbear with extreme patience, fortitude and keep your commitments. The time will come as predicted that Dorje Shugden’s practice and it’s terrific quick benefits will be embraced by the world and it will be a practice of many beings.

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