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A Letter from Tibetan Shugden Practitioners in the USA to Radio Free Asia

Below is a letter written by Dorje Shugden practitioners living in the USA to Radio Free Asia in response to the article they published in which Prime Minister Samdhong is Encouraging Violence Against Shugden Practitioners

Dear Sirs:

We are writing with regards to the recent news posting on December 24th 2010 on the web-site of Radio Free Asia in the Tibetan news section of the agency.

The media clip that has been posted there broadcast the speech of the Prime Minister of Tibetan Government-in-Exile Samdong Rinpoche regarding the issue of worshipping Buddhist deity Shugden. In this speech Samdong Rinpoche calls Tibetans for fighting with Shugden followers, he even labels these people as “traitors” and “terrorists”. According to him, Shugden devotees are not be tolerated by other Tibetans who should not mingle with the followers of the deity, and stop any relations with them. Tibetan Service of RFA is well-known and quite popular in the Tibetan community in Exile, especially among the Tibetan community outside of Tibet and India as an independent source of news and information regarding the Tibetan affairs. The tensions that exist in the Tibetan society due to the Dharamsala policy on the issue that result in physical, emotional, mental and economic suffering of Shugden devotees, should be accounted for by the Tibetan service of RFA as well whose coverage contributes to such framing of the issue as well. Tibetan service of RFA should bear its share of responsibility, being the Fourth Estate.

We, the group of the followers of Buddhist deity Dorjee Shugden, are very much upset by the news release of Tibetan service of RFA. Posting audio clip with the speech of the representative of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile without giving any comment and critical evaluation of such a policy and official viewpoint of Tibetan Government-in-Exile that conducts the policy of intolerance towards a community of people that has different religious views than the head of the Tibetan Government-in-Excile. It is hard to believe that Tibetan service of RFA is posting the news release without giving any comment as a media that operates in the free country and whose mission is to provide news to the countries whose governments prohibit access to a free press. By giving the floor only to the official, “Dharamsala” information on the issue of Shugden, means supporting the policy of discrimination based on the religion and failure to adhere to its mission and principles of free press.

By submitting this message we truly believe that opinions other than those of official Dharamsala will be published on the web-site of the service as well.

Thank you for your attention.

Dorjee Shugden USA

Prime Minister Samdhong is Encouraging Violence Against Shugden Practitioners

Prime Minister Samdhong

This is the news release of Tibetan service of Radio Free Asia of December 24, 2010.

On December 24, 2010, the Prime Minister of Tibetan Government-in-Exile had a public meeting in Delhi attended by some Tibetan Parliament members,… representatives of each province of Tibet, local Tibetans living in Delhi including a representative of Dalai Lama’s office in Delhi.

“Inside and outside of Tibet Shugden followers are opponents of his Holiness Dalai Lama. They are trying to divide Tibetan community and make it against Dalai Lama, so, for example, here, in exile in India, we almost completely won and demolished Shugden followers who used to be very strong in Delhi, but not any more because we, Tibetan people, acted bravely and without hesitation against Shugden followers. But some of the roots are still left, and the Shugden followers on the way stop by in Delhi and carry out some activities. Now, without fear and hesitation, we, Tibetans, must fight and destroy Shugden followers. I am urging you to act against hesitation and fear, but of course, I will not blame you if you fear – they will fight back fearlessly and may beat some of us or kill, but if you fear and do nothing that means Shugden followers are winning. Even though you may die or face beating you must fight – it I very important”.

Professor Samdhong Rinpoche Caught Lying by Al Jazeera

This evening I put together these clips which specifically highlight Samdhong Rinpoche’s lies on the Al Jazeera Documentary “Dalai Lama – The Devil Within”. From this series of clips it’s pretty obvious that he is lying even to people who are uneducated with regard to the Dorje Shugden controversy.

In other news, related to the Dorje Shugden controversy, someone named Jigme left this comment on an article of the Orangeville Citizen newspaper in Ontario, Canada. Hopefully, the media will eventually look behind the glossy image of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Government in Exile and report in a balanced and accurate fashion with regard to them. Below is Jigme’s comment:

Thank you for your column “Unity vs. uniformity”. I would like to make a comment on one sentence towards the end of your article: Some see the Dalai Lama as a better model of humble witness to transcendent truth.

Although I do not doubt that, as a communications person, you remember the demos in 3 continents against the Dalai Lama, last Summer, I would like to request you to please bear in mind their meaning, in order not to publish, if possible, non-qualified, non-commented-upon news on the Tibetan leader…

If you remember the Dalai Lama´s actions, or find out about them then you might agree that his is one severe case of double talk, double behaviour, of … how to call it? deception of the masses using your own good fame?

Remember, the Dalai Lama instituted the segregation, persecution and religious annihilation of an important group of Buddhists, the followers of his own (the Dalai Lama’s) teachers, tagged as if by a yellow star as “Shugden worshippers”. This is an unprecedented case in Buddhist history, and the Dalai Lama is getting away with it because the Press and the politicians and even the common folk do not like to admit that they were deceived by his charming smile and the sacred words of the Buddha that he repeats while betraying them.

Please go back to your archives, please review what has been said, what has been happening. Try to understand that he produced a painful and unheard of schism in the Tibetan Sangha, i.e., among the Gelukpa monks, his own people. He used his religious and political power to implant hatred and segregation against even the lay people following this very traditional Tibetan Buddhist belief.

If you would like to find about it, you might like to go to some websites. They are not very perfectly written, these people do not have PR specialists advising them, but they are defending the victims of the Dalai Lama and they are saying the truth.

The Dalai Lama preaches compassion to the world but does not practice it at home, in his backyard.


S. Jigme