Friday, May 8, 2009

The Dalai Lama/Dorje Shugden Controversy

Documentary in three parts (Part 2, Part 3)

Unpleasant facts within the Tibetan community are easily forgotten. Therefore, this documentary is of historical importance.

For centuries the deity Dorje Shugden has been worshipped by the greatest and most important Buddhist masters, many of whom are among the most respected in Tibetan history. This includes the Dalai Lama's own teacher, Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang.

If the Dalai Lama thinks that all of the great masters were mistaken, he denies them their qualification. They would not be great masters.

  • Question: If the great masters have worshipped this deity for centuries, were they all wrong?
  • Dalai Lama: "Wrong! Yes, wrong!"

The Dalai Lama's criticism and defamation of his own Root Guru created the schism of the Gelug order of Tibetan Buddhism and conflicts within the Tibetan community.

Dorje Shugden practitioners are currently experiencing ostracism and oppression in India and throughout the world due to the Dalai Lama's ban on their practices.

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