Recently declassified US State Department cables reveal the workings of the Dalai Lama and his inner circle. The Dalai Lama Cables: Follow the Money Part 1 and Part 2 have been posted on the Western Shugden Society website.
Part 1 reveals how despite having tens of millions of dollars worth of gold stored in banks in Calcutta, the Dalai Lama successfully pleaded poverty to the United States government and secured a tax-free hand out of $180,000 per annum from 1959 onwards.
Part 2 reveals that in addition to receiving money from the CIA, the Dalai Lama had been negotiating with the Soviets for financial assistance. It also reveals that the US congress continues to financially support the Dalai Lama, and the CIA subsidy has been replaced by National Endowment for Democracy funding.