Tenzin Peljor, Editor in Chief

Today, Tenzin Peljor added a post on his blog about fundamentalism in Buddhism. He copied a statement from the Wikipedia article on the fundamentalism page about Buddhism. Just today, there was an edit on the fundamentalism page of Wikipedia and the section about the Dorje Shugden controversy and the New Kadampa Tradition was added (see the history). Interestingly, the section contains a lot of content from Tenzin Peljor’s favorite book ‘Buddhism in Britain’ by David N. Kay. I found a lot of coincidences here. So I looked to see if any other similar edits were made on Wikipedia with the same IP address (79.171.63.246). All of the edits from that IP address were made to pages related to the New Kadampa Tradition and the Dorje Shugden controversy.  So I looked it up to find out the location of the IP address online. The IP address is based in Italy. Tenzin Peljor is currently in Italy studying on the FPMT Master Study Program.

Does anyone other than me think that the mysterious editor of this page on fundamentalism is Tenzin Peljor?

Tenzin says this about the new addition to Wikipedia on his blog:

The section of the Wikipedia article on fundamentalism regarding Buddhism has been repeatedly deleted – probably by followers of the NKT – however the quotes and material are based on reliable sources and the section is balanced.

This section did not exist on the fundamentalism page before today. This is obvious, by looking at the history of the pages edits. This section is also very unbalanced since the author is just trying to spread negative views about the NKT on the internet. David Kay (Tenzin’s source) has a disgruntled history with the NKT. His book is not a nuetral or reliable source. Tenzin Peljor is the author of at least two thirds of the smears of the NKT on the web.

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5 Responses to “Tenzin Peljor, Editor in Chief”


  1. 1 heart September 7, 2008 at 3:48 am

    Hello,

    Why are there two nkt truth blogs? The other one, which is directly linked from the nkttruth site doesn’t have the option of leaving comments and only has the Nathaniel Whiteman article. I think this is a really helpful forum for questions to be explored. Please don’t get rid of the comment feature and please continue this good work. We are a large organization and there needs to be a safe and fair way for concerns to be brought up. https://newkadampatradition.wordpress.com and http://newkadampatruth.wordpress.com/ (this is directly linked from the nkt truth homepage). Thank you very much!

  2. 2 wisdomfire September 7, 2008 at 4:49 am

    Dear Heart,

    In answer to your question, this blog is not an official New Kadampa Truth Blog. Whereas the other one is. I started this blog up a few days after the New Kadampa Truth site was launched. The New Kadampa Truth team recently decided to create an official blog: http://www.newkadampatruth.wordpress.com

    That is why the main New Kadampa Truth site is linked to the other blog and not this one.

    You can make comments on either blog. But you have to go to the specific page of the article to make comments. For example, if you click on the title of the Nathaniel Whiteman article and go to the bottom of the page, you’ll see the space for adding comments.

    I agree with you, that it is important that comments are left open. However, extremely negative comments won’t be posted.

  3. 3 heart September 8, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Dear Wisdom,

    Thank you very much for your efforts.

    -Heart

  4. 4 emptymountains September 12, 2008 at 2:38 am

    Tenzin Peljor visited the DharmaProtector.org website today from IP address 79.171.63.246. My website statistics list the referring URL as “westernshugdensociety.wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit-comments.php,” which only the administrator of the “Western Shugden Society – Unlocked” blog would be logged in to.

    So, yes, it was TP who edited the Wikipedia article on Fundamentalism, only to subsequently quote “himself” on his personal blog later that day. I thought he was “retired” from Wikipedia?

  5. 5 Yangchen July 26, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Can someone explain me how people can react with hate toward eachother on forums because Shugden is not accepted. How is it possible to act in that way on the Buddhist path? Is it because they did not understand afflictions are to removed and are not innate qualities of mind? How can one so react in delusions?
    I have no idea. I wish you all long and fruitful life. Take care.

    May Tibetans be together and not separated by a single practice, as to cling to that practice will be no help at the moment of death.
    Awareness. With loving kindness. Ku tse ge gya la ten pa sho!


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