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False Accusations Against the Innocent

There are many followers and representitives of the Dalai Lama who wish to make Shugden practitioners look like evil (violent) spirit worshippers in the public eye. However, there is no evidence that Shugden practitioners are violent or spirit worshippers.

So how can they make Shugden practitioners look like evil spirit worshippers without any evidence? Make it up.  And that’s exactly what they do.

The prime minister of the Tibetan Government in Exile, Samdhong Rinpoche recently said:

The Shugden and the Chinese are obviously allies…Their cults all over the world are financed by the Chinese…people are afraid of Shugden violence. They are like terrorists, they will stop at nothing, everyone knows this.

Have they provided any valid evidence that Shugden practitioners and the Chinese are allies or that Shugden practitioners are financed by the Chinese? No. These are just negative accusations that have no evidence supporting them.

There are millions of Shugden practitioners all over the world and the only evidence the Tibetan Government in Exile has to support that Shugden practitioners are violent is the murders of Lobsang Gyatso and his two attendants in 1997. No one has been convicted for these murders, and there is no valid evidence linking these murders to Shugden practitioners. Yet Samdhong and other Tibetan officials repeatedly claim that Shugden practitioners are violent in nature. Their inability to provide any valid evidence of this violence, in fact, proves the opposite. It proves that they are lying in an attempt to destroy the reputation of Shugden practitioners worldwide.

In a 1997 Newsweek article Robert Thurman said:

It would not be unfair to call Shugdens the Taliban of Tibetan Buddhism.

This statement proves one thing. That Robert Thurman will say absolutely anything on behalf of the Dalai Lama. Even if it means telling blatant lies.

A German Newspaper recently stated that Shugden practitioners engage in animal sacrifice. This accusation is about as ridiculous as Robert Thurman’s accusations in 1997. The “religious expert” who is the source of this accusation wished to remain anonymous.

From the New Kadampa Truth site:

We might ask what such an “expert” is scared of. To appear to be manipulated by the Dalai Lama’s Private Office? To be sued for libel? When asked for evidence or even instances of Shugden practitioners sacrificing animals, the journalist could not give any. This was not the most rigorous example of “investigative journalism”.

It appears that the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Government in Exile follow the view of the Russian communist leader Vladimir Lenin, who said “A lie told often enough becomes truth”.


Kadampa Bloggers

For the last 10 years or so, it seems like it has mainly been people who are opposed to the NKT writing about their experiences on the internet. Why is this? My opinion is that most people who are involved in the NKT don’t have a whole lot of time for this kind of thing. Most Kadampas do volunteer work for their Center, have part time or full time jobs, study on the NKT study programs and have daily meditations and pujas that they do. Which translates into, not a lot of free time, for blogging and such.

However, I don’t think there is a single Kadampa who isn’t tired of all the lies that get spread about our Spiritual Guide and Tradition on the internet. They say we’re a cult or an NRM (whatever that is). They say we’re murderers, chinese spies, and spirit worshippers. They say our Spiritual Guide isn’t a real Geshe, because he doesn’t have the Dalai Lama’s stamp of approval.

There have also been some people who never really got their practice off the ground. Then left the NKT, and now share their sad interpretation of the NKT in blog posts and such.

The good news is, the future is looking brighter. There are now several Kadampas who are sincere practitioners who are now blogging about their experiences so that outsiders can have a look at how people with positive minds experience the NKT.

Here’s the blogs that I’ve recently come across: Content NKTer, Happy New Kadampa, Making My Life Meaningful, New Kadampa Buddhist, and Wisdom and Bliss


This is not an official blog of the New Kadampa Tradition.

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