Are Buddhsist Racist

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What is Racism?

 

Race can be defined as:

"A classification system used to categorise humans into distinct populations or groups by anatomical, cultural, ethnic, genetic, geographical, historical, linguistic, religious, and/or social affiliation.”

 

Racism can be defined as:

“The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.”

 

When a group of people are labeled according to a certain religious belief or affiliation and their access to public services, jobs, livelihoods and social freedoms are denied or restricted on the basis of this belief or affiliation this is racism.

Are Buddhists Racist?

This site deals with the issues surrounding the Dalai Lama's ban of a religious practice, the discrimination faced by Shugden Buddhists, and the protests that take place to try and force the Dalai Lama to address the issue and find a resolution.

The disagreement centres around a protector Deity called Dorje Shugden (referred to sometimes as Dolgyal or Shugden) which until recently formed an integral part of the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

There is much disagreement about the ban, the human rights issues, and the discrimination and persecution within the exile Tibetan community towards Shugden Buddhists. This site summarises the main body of my research into these issues and is updated regularly.

 

 

Background

Proof the Ban Exists

Dalai Lama & CTA

Human Rights

Dirty Tricks

Media

 

Background Information

This section deals with all of the background behind the protests.

There's a 90 second summary, an explanation about Dorje Shugden, what the Dalai Lama has to say about it and a review of the SOAS University debate about the Dorje Shugden controversy.

Proof the Ban Exists

This section deals with evidence that the ban exists from Dr Robert Barnett of Columbia University, New York.

It also contains a talk the Dalai Lama's ex-Prime Minister gave to school children explaining why Shugden Buddhists are segregated in Tibetan society.

Dalai Lama & the CTA

This section looks at how the Tibetan exile community is governed, the role of the Dalai Lama and some interesting background about him.

For instance it looks at his associations with Shoko Asahara and the current discontent within parts of the CTA about his stance towards Shugden Buddhists.

Human Rights

Here we cover the difficult topic of human rights and why they apply to the Dalai Lama and his government.

It also examines some surprising connections between senior lecturers at the SOAS University in London and ex-CTA members.

Dirty Tricks

By far the largest section of the site in terms of numbers of articles and for good reason.

The Dalai Lama and his supporters don't play fair.

They've been shown to misinform the media, manipulate research groups and outright lie when all else fails.

Media

Here we have a summary of the main media coverage the protests have garnered since the Dalai Lama's US tour in Fall 2014.

It also contains articles examining some of the lies promoted by the Dalai Lama's events organisers and some of the common errors reported in the media.

Tenzin Peljor

Tenzin Peljor presents himself to the media as an independent person promoting academic research on the subject.

In fact he is an employee of the Dalai Lama's government (CTA) and uses multiple false identities to mislead the media that his information is accurate and independent.

Click the image for the main details about his background, intelligence community connections, and activism for the CTA.

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