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Open Letter to the Tibetan Government in Exile


Letters

The Western Shugden Society has sent an open letter to the tibetan government in exile. The letter is below.

2nd October 2008

To the Tibetan Government-in-exile,

We the Western Shugden Society are writing this letter with regard to the international problem caused by the Dalai Lama’s heavy religious discrimination against Shugden practice, which discrimination is causing immense suffering to Shugden practitioners throughout the world.

On April 9th this year, the Western Shugden Society wrote a letter to Sera Lachi, Sera Jey and Sera Mey. In our letter we said:

Our conclusion is we now offer you two choices:

  1. To reverse the expulsion of the six monks and allow them to return to Sera Monastery where they should receive the same spiritual and material rights as the other monks who do not follow Shugden.
  2. If you do not accept the first point, we will immediately organise world-wide demonstrations directly against the Dalai Lama whenever he visits any country.

    If you have some wisdom you should understand how important the Dalai Lama’s reputation is – this is now in your hands.

Sera Lachi, Sera Jey and Sera Mey chose demonstrations against the Dalai Lama and because of this we immediately organised demonstrations against the Dalai Lama throughout the world. This proves that Sera Lachi, Sera Jey and Sera Mey made a great mistake – they neglected the Dalai Lama’s reputation.

We understand that following the Dalai Lama’s explicit instructions to enforce his ban on the practice of Dorje Shugden, his Representatives in the Tibetan Camps in India (such as Bylakuppe and Mongod), and in Tibetan communities throughout the world, are continually harassing, tormenting and humiliating innocent Shugden practitioners and their families, ostracizing them from their communities and causing great suffering. What will the Dalai Lama achieve by causing such suffering to innocent people? He will achieve nothing.

We ask you, the Tibetan Government-in-exile, to take responsibility to stop this religious discrimination in Tibetan communities throughout the world; by doing this you can solve both your internal and your international problems. If you do not take this responsibility, the Western Shugden Society will continually maintain its activities to accomplish religious freedom for Shugden practitioners and to liberate their families from suffering.

It is time to consider this serious situation. Let us know if you will now take responsibility to stop the existing religious discrimination against Shugden practitioners and their families in Tibetan communities throughout the world. If we do not hear from you before October 29th 2008, we will take this silence to mean that you will not take this responsibility.

The Western Shugden Society

Cc Samdong (Parliamentary Secretary), CTA Dept of Religion & Culture

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Dorje Shugden News Updates

Quotes from the article Tibet Fest Supports Endangered Tradition

“There was one primary reason why we established our monastery: to preserve our lineage,” Kuten Lama says. “The hardship is because (the Dalai Lama) took our religious freedom, our human rights. But it is very hard for us ordinary persons to explain to the world because he is so powerful and famous and our words are not too important.”

“We’re talking about basic human rights — being able to eat, being able to have housing, (not) having your life threatened,” Farnsworth says. “You can talk about love and compassion all you want, but people are being hurt by the Dalai Lama’s actions”.

Pressure mounts on the Dalai Lama to solve the problem of religious freedom amongst Tibetan exiles (from the Wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden Blog)

Recently, five delegates from the European Tibet Support group came to Dharamasala. They said:

“For the last few months, Shugden devotees have protested widely. They are alleging that there is no religious freedom in the Tibetan exile community. A lot of world have picked up on this news and people are starting to pay attention to the issue.

On the other hand, we are fighting for religious freedom in Tibet. When there is a claim of a violation of religious freedom amongst Tibetan exiles, it is difficult for us to do our work.

Therefore, it would be good if you could solve this problem among yourselves.”

Court proceedings against the Dalai Lama and Kalon Tripa Samdhong

The first hearing was held at the Delhi High Court on September 12. The lawyer for the Dalai Lama and Samdhong Rinpoche sought more time, surprisingly saying that they could not reply yet. They have sought an extension until November 19 2008.


Quotes from the Dalai Lama, Samdhong and Tashi Wangdi

Is there any evidence that the Tibetan Government in Exile tells lies? Have a look for yourself. Below is a quote from Tashi Wangdi (the Dalai Lama’s representitive) speaking about the ban on Dorje Shugden. His statements are recorded on video.

Tashi Wangdi (speaking to the press): “I think there is a lot of misunderstanding. I was trying to explain that there is no ban.

Quotes from the Dalai Lama and Samdhong Lobsang Tenzin regarding the ban on Dorje Shugden also recorded on video.

Dalai Lama:I began this ban to continue the Fifth Dalai Lama’s legacy, I started this by myself and I have to continue, and carry it to the end. Understood?

Dalai Lama: “Some of you are not serious, but this is wrong. You, staff members, pretend not to hear anything, and you let time go by. You think it is better that we don’t take action against people.”

Dalai Lama: “In Sera Je monastery some students voluntarily took responsibly and are working on enforcing the ban. This is very good.”

Samdhong Lobsang Tenzin (prime minister of exile government): “On this topic, we have to take some clear action. Otherwise, if we don’t act because we think that this ban is going to create a lot of different problems in our society, and fearing segregation within our society—then I think this is wrong.”


Dalai Lama and Samdhong Speeches Enforcing the Dorje Shugden Ban

Why Dalai Lama do you keep saying there is no ban on Dorje Shugden when you clearly have instigated a ban on this holy spiritual practice? Why Dalai Lama do you keep lying to the people in the West?

This video contains speeches given by the Dalai Lama and the current minister of the Government of Tibet in Exile, Samdhong.

The speeches show direct evidence of the ban on Dorje Shugden – disclosing their emphasis on segregation, as well as the division of the monasteries and the Tibetan community in exile.

The speeches show that the ban is created by the Dalai Lama, not by the monasteries. This proves that the Dalai Lama and his government enforce the ban, and control the actions taken by the monasteries in India, which is having a negative effect on communities in Tibet and around the world.

Some of the above text was copied from the blog …why Dalai Lama why…

To see what followed after the Dalai Lama’s speeches watch Part 2a and 2b of the Dalai Lama’s ban on Dorje Shugden