Often to his western followers and to the media the Dalai Lama claims that he has never issued a ban on the practice of Dorje Shugden instead claiming that he just gave advice.  This video, however, shows him in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in India in 2008 clearly talking about his ban and encouraging those present to enforce it.

Violation of Privacy of Tibetan Shugden Buddhist Protestors


Please, if you care about human rights and privacy rights, take a minute to read the following information I found out about today. A friend of mine posted the following on Facebook and is working to make as many people aware of this violation of privacy towards Tibetan protestors by the…


Its a bit of an extensive piece but this contains pretty much everything dodgy about the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration

It is easy to imagine that the Buddha, the awakened one, is something or somewhere other than here or that awakening to reality will happen sometime other than now. But as long as we continue to think in terms of time we will deceive ourselves.

The “you” who is chasing enlightenment will never become enlightened. Instead of striving towards some distant goal that you will never reach, I invite you to stop and ask:

How am I avoiding the enlightenment that is already present in each moment?

How am I seeing separation where it doesn’t exist?

Adyashanti (put together from Chasing Enlightenment & Where is the Buddha?)