NKT has published in one of its caustic web sites...
"Geshe Kelsang Gyatso was expelled from his monastery
What does it mean to be 'expelled' from an institution you used to study at? It doesn't take away your years of study and meditation or diminish your spiritual qualifications at all. From this we can see that the expulsion is merely a political action and an empty gesture.
Regarding expulsion/ban of Kelsang Gyatso, NKT explained...
Truth: In 1996, Fifteen abbots and teachers from Sera Je Monastery wrote an open letter against Geshe Gyatso, excluded him from the community of the monastery and named him an “apostate”. The reason for this action was Geshe Kelsang's outspoken criticism against the Dalai Lama's ban of Dorje Shugden.
The August 22 1996 "Declaration of Expulsion of Kelsang Gyatso from Sera Je Monastery" reads in part:
"… These days, [in Kelsang Gyatso] the demonic cloud of overwhelming arrogance displays itself with a mass of deluded pride, like a bat who thinks he is above the sky…. This demon with broken commitments…. burns with the flame of unbearable spite towards the unsurpassed omniscient 14th Dalai Lama, the only staff of life of religious people in Tibet, whose activities and kindness are equal to the sky."
From the Freedom Movement, Youth Congress, Tibetan Women's Association and representatives of the Three Provinces Movement:
"… you are doomed life after life… telling others not to keep pictures of the Dalai Lama reveals that, although you wear the mask of a religious practitioner, in reality you are the running dog of China and Taiwan. Therefore, we the Tibetan people both inside and outside Tibet will unitedly stand against you as a source of harm to the spiritual and temporal affairs of Tibetans."
From Tibetans in Dharamsala to "All the followers of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso", August 20th:
"It is also a well-known fact that due to a slight disagreement on views with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, you had banned portraits of His Holiness in your business-oriented Dharma centers. This insane and demeanous (sic) act had caused disgrace to the Tibetans as a whole and is no better than the savageous acts of the Red Chinese. We, the six million Tibetans, solemnly denounce this ill-acts…. On keen examination over your wrong doings we have concluded that it is impossible for a jaundice-stricken person wearing the mask of Dharma to be a true Buddhist Geshe."
From Tibetan Community, Kathmandu, Nepal:
"We feel called upon ourselves to let you know of certain facts about him so that his impudent ravings do not lead astray well-meaning followers of the path…. Your "guru" has the misguided audacity to challenge the omniscience of the Compassionate One to the utter disgust of us all."
Because of a number of abusive, obscene and threatening letters, and because of warnings from Tibetan friends, since that summer Geshe Kelsang has to live in a location known only to a very few people and to have tight security whenever he is teaching. It is in this political context that he was "expelled" from his monastery and stripped of his Geshe degree. In reality, he is one of the best-educated and most qualified Geshes alive today." (this is false; Kelsang Gyatso holds no credible Geshe degree; he invented it to help his marketing of NKT)
Claiming victim status for being banned by the Tibetan Buddhist and Tibetan communities, why does NKT so often ban Buddhists from attending NKT events or from living in NKT housing subsidized by governments?
One of the weirdest practices of NKT is to ban selected Buddhists from attending or renting from NKT.
Are not the dozens if not hundreds of Buddhists and Buddhist books and scriptures banned by NKT also political actions and empty gestures?
Is NKT not unethical when it advertises that all are welcome to its centers when many Buddhists are not?
In view of the worldwide vitriol and protest rallies NKT sponsors, imagine the mental implosions and explosive reactions inside NKT that would follow if the Dalai Lama attempted to visit a NKT property, festival or center event.