Saddening it is. Protests. For 20 years, the western Buddhism business NKT has been protesting against the Dalai Lama for 2 reasons: to insinuate itself into what Kelsang Gyatso stated 20 years ago was a political matter and to purify what Kelsang Gyatso believes is corrupt Tibetan Buddhism.
Tibetans, in response, have begun protesting against NKT and its founder, Kelsang Gyatso. Not for politics or purity but to defend themselves from them.
London, UK — Tibetans and Tibet supporters on September 18, staged a demonstration in front of the Kadampa Meditation Center in London, UK, a controversial organization run by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
"The Center is the epicenter of those who make baseless allegations against His Holiness Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Government-in-exile in the name of demonic deity Dolgyal," the GTV said in a statement released after their protest.
The statement said "over 30 demonstrators of Global Tibetan Volunteers for Truth (GTVT) distributed about 500 booklets about Dolgyal and some 3000 pamphlets among the public During that the protest."
The organiser said that "the purpose of the demonstration was to protest against the misdeeds done by the Dolgyal groups e.g, the harmful mission that they are doing to Buddhism, to the struggles of Tibetan freedom and defamation of His Holiness."
They also said that "It was also aimed to inform the people of the world in general England in particular about the real truth about Dolgyal and it's followers and to expose how they are deceiving people using the names of Jey Tsongkhapa and Buddha."
"The demonstrators have demanded the immediate stoppage of the harmful deeds against Tibetans and Buddhism by NKT or Shugden groups," it added.
Stop Lying false Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. NKT. Stop baseless campaign (against the) Dalai Lama. Check Shugden Controversy before joining false New Kadampa Tradition. NKT - Extremist Buddhist Cult. Don't Embarrass the Buddha. False New Kadampa Tradition Stop Spreading Sectarian Poison.
While defending their spiritual leader for 60 years, the Dalai Lama, from political and lack of purity attacks, ideally Buddhists would not protest.