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Why do Buddhists – especially but not exclusively 'Kadampa Buddhists' – fear enlightenment?

Recently a monastic elder from Switzerland pointed out an article from the New York Times that was reprinted in an Indian newspaper, the Deccan Herald. Omri Boehm, an Israeli, criticizes in… 2,804 more words

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The Buddhists Who Hate the Dalai Lama More Than the Chinese Do

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Dorje Shugden is an obscure trickster spirit, believed to have originated in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, in the 17th century. And though the spirit’s followers in the Western world probably number only a few thousand, they’ve been surprisingly successful at generating attention for themselves and their campaign to discredit the Dalai Lama.

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So 'white Buddhists' are to blame for the Shugden cult now?

After reading graduate student, Ben Joffe’s recent Tricycle blog on Shugden, am seriously beginning to wonder if the Tibetology department at the University of Colorado is a breeding ground for pseudo intellectual, post colonial nonsense of the worst kind. 470 more words

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Update Dec 3, 2014

@IndyHack who harasses, defames and harms under the guise of human rights rhetoric on Twitter and on his “arebuddhistsracist.com” site the Dalai Lama, scholars, Buddhist monks and the Tibetans – including Tibetan Shugden practitioners: 81 more words

New Kadampa Tradition

Shugden and the New Kadampa Tradition: Fear of Ghosts

GUEST POST by Carol McQuire

Fear of ghosts

I’ve been thinking lately that the problem with ‘Shugden’ is that he makes people frightened. And people are frightened of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT). 1,011 more words

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