NKT opened a new multi-million dollar venture in Sarasota, Florida. NKT's previous Florida headquarters was headed by Lucy James until she was fired by Kelsang Gyatso three years ago for not supporting his protest politics.
Mid June 2011, the new center was dedicated by Kelsang Dekyong, the most recent leader of NKT. Kelsang Dekyong called the new business "a representation of Heruka's palace...Heruka's pure land...without mistaken appearance we would be seeing Heruka's pure land directly," saying that Kelsang Gyatso's "heart has made this extraordinary building appear." A heart made of substantial money. Regarding the scissors used to cut the ribbon to 'Heruka's palace', Kelsang Dekyong said, "This is our wisdom...I'd like to invite you into Heruka's palace to see Heruka directly."
NKT's Kelsang Dekyong using scissor wisdom to open Heruka's palace in Sarasota, FL
Inside, Kelsang Dekyong conducted a Shugden empowerment
In the audience, the vivacious Lucy James.