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NKT - BAD COMPANY

Recently, a web site supporting NKT presented a partial list of Buddhists from around the world who prefer not to associate with Shugdenites. Such a preference should be allowed without criticism.

"• May 2010: Chushi Gangdurk Organisation, New York USA met with the Dalai Lama and informed him that they had removed the members who believed in Dorje Shugden and vowed to disassociate and remove any Shugden believers in the future for His Holiness' happiness.

• 26th Feburary 2010: Central Chushi Gangdurk Organisation's headquarters in New Delhi gave a letter to Dalai Lama which stated that they hadn't associated with the Shugden believers since 1996 and vowed to continue disassociating from the Shugden people in the future too.

• February 20, 2010: 68 of the 100 invited guests and performers left a wedding party in New York City because a few Dorje Shugden devotees were invited. Those who left apologized and explained that they did not want to break the oath that they had taken to segregate the followers of Dorje Shugden.

• July 29 2009: The Tibetan section of Radio Free Asia, with the intention to turn the general Tibetan people against the Shugden devotees, demonized the Shugden devotees for abducting Tenzing Thakpa (Woeser Rinpoche's father) and a 13-year-old boy, along with few goats and sheep in Markham, Tibet.

• 2008: The oath and signature campaign of breaking off religious and material relationship with Shugden devotees was introduced in the monasteries and Tibetan settlements

• October 2008: The Tibetan Association of Western Massachusetts, USA, was shut down because it had some Shugden believers as its members.

• July 2008: Wanted posters of several monks involved in the Western Shugden Society protests appeared in Queens, New York. Al Jazeera reported about the wanted posters saying, "No Shugden worshipper has ever been charged or investigated for terrorism and yet the monks that continue to worship Shugden remain victims of name and shame.""

August 31 through September 10, 2010, the Kalachakra Kalapa Center in Australia conducted a Cakrasamvara Initiation and Teachings on the Six Naro & Nigu Yogas with Ven. Chöden Rinpoche, stating...

"Please note: Shugden practitioners or practitioners following Geshe Kelsang Gyatso cannot participate in this event."

There are many other Buddhist organizations that have raised concerns with NKT and its founder, Kelsang Gyatso (who never completed his Geshe training, abandoned Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism, founded a western Shugden cult to criticize them, but awarded himself a Geshe degree and title).

Perhaps the most notable is a group of several hundred NKT survivors who are working to recover from their abuse within NKT.

Others include the Australia Sangha Association and many Tibetan organizations, particularly the monastery where Kelsang Gyatso received his last training in Buddhism (eg, see here and here). There are many others.

Dhongtog Tulku Tenpai Gyaltsen's book entitled Earth Shaking Thunder of True Word supplies additional background.

Most Buddhists do not support NKT's Shugdenism.

Because NKT abhors our preferences and religious freedom, NKT marches and campaigns against us, subsidizing its battles with public funds via government agencies.

NKT even threatened legal action against the Network of Buddhist Organizations in England (home of NKT's headquarters) for observing that NKT is causing disharmony and creating a rule that NKT perceived would terminate NKT's membership.

NKT and other Shugdenites have numerous centers and substantial wealth around the world to conduct their Shugden cultism. We wish they would leave us in peace.

It is unfortunate that NKT's and other Shugdenites' skills at fund raising and obtaining government funding gives them such a loud voice.

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NKT's director megaphoning Shugdenism

Other than an occasional visit, why would anyone want to be part of NKT?

 

Editors Note:
February 4, 2010, a request for Shugdenites to sign a partition was published.

"We the undersigned commit ourselves to the enlightened Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden. We will remain steadfast without resorting to negative comments or actions towards those who do not agree with us or criticise us. We will carry out our holy practice peacefully and be REAL Buddhists. With all the kindness and help that Dorje Shugden has done for my family and I, this is the least I can do for him. Please join me and sign your allegiance to our Holy Protector."

The goal is 1,000,000 signatures. As of September 5, 2010 (6 months later), there are 148. Long way to go.

Nevertheless, June 6, someone purporting to be Kelsang Gyatso signed the petition. If true (as if any of the 148 signatories are authentic), Kelsang Gyatso once again is saying one thing but doing another.

Apparently, few, if anyone, can honestly sign such a petition. No wonder NKT and other Shugdenites attract little if any respect.

Fortunately, few have purportedly signed their allegience to such a sinister 'protector'.