Six years ago, Shugdenites announced that Shugden had reincarnated decades earlier.
About the same time, Kelsang Gyatso became a recluse. He claims that he is the purest lineage holder of Shugden.
Since 1991, Kelsang Gyatso has been obsessed with Shugden, creating NKT to export an obscure controversy regarding demon worship inside Tibet as the basis of his 'new tradition'.
In 1996, Kelsang Gyatso began protest rallies around the world claiming that NKT was suffering religious persecution at the hands of the Dalai Lama, the 14th in a 500 year old succession. In 2008, he authorized publication of his first manifesto, "The Tibetan Situation Today." In 2011, he authorized a sequel "A Great Deception: The Ruling Lamas' Policies." In 2013, he authorized another sequel "The False Dalai Lama: The Worst Dictator in the Modern World."
Kelsang Gyatso decided to enter politics, affirming in 1998 that Tibetan Shugdenism was an internal Tibetan political issue. He funds his politics with taxpayer subsidies.
Kelsang Gyatso's senior leaders organize his political rallies, proudly displaying his manifestos against the history of the Dalai Lamas, taking particular aim against the 5th, 13th and 14th Dalai Lamas.