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NKT Dishonors Shugden

Can you believe it?

NKT marches around the world and Internet protesting Tibetan Buddhism and NKT survivors to save Shugden, NKT's most valuable hoax.

Though never existing, in 1993 Shugden published a prayer written to Kelsang Gyatso's heir, then called Thubten Gyatso (originally known as Niel Elliott).

Kelsang Gyatso in 1991 distributed letters announcing Thubten Gyatso's future rise to the thrown. In 1996, Gyatso announced that Thubten was Britain's first tantric master. Shortly thereafter, Neil Elliot was forced to 'disrobe' (relinquish his NKT monk status). He was banished by Kelsang Gyatso for using tantra for sex with nuns and laypersons inside NKT. Gyatso announced that NKT was ruined (something Gyatso would say again after his next heir was banished for the same reason). Gyatso has banished several NKT sex predators, somehow never figuring out the problem was his discredited skills, lineage and assault on Buddhism.

From Tricycle Magazine in 2018: " Neil Elliott, Kelsang Gyatso’s original “heart-disciple,” had to give up his robes in 1996 because he broke his monastic vow of celibacy. (Elliott ran the NKT teacher-training program as a lay practitioner until reinitiating as a monk in April 2017 with the name Gen-la Kelsang Thubten; he has now taken a role as a senior teacher.) "

Elliott in foreground in 'white' leading NKT protests against Tibetan Buddhism and the Dalai Lama, the best known and most admired living lineage holder of Kadampa Buddhism.

In 2018, Elliot directed a TANTRA retreat in Spain, costing participants 120,00€ – 700,00€. And again tin 2020 at a Swiss mountaintop retreat center to engage in what NKT described "the actual practice of Mahamudra", which refers to sexual relations to quickly gain enlightenment. Six weeks of secret training were sold, and the retreat quickly sold out.

Neil Elliot proclaimed on behalf of Kelsang Gyatso, "And we can say these days, previously you could find the practice of the Mahamudra outside this Tradition; other Traditions held this practice. But these days we can say definitely it doesn’t exist outside of our Tradition. Only this Tradition holds the lineage, the pure lineage, of the Vajrayana Mahamudra. So this is what we need to preserve, this is what we need to protect."

It should be noted that Kelsang Gyatso's lineage with Mahamudra was broken by 1996, when his connection was severed as explained by Sera Je Monastery August 1996. Thus all the tantra 'empowerments' and 'transmissions' sold by NKT are illegitimate, and thus are sure to fail and harm. Accordingly, many NKT survivors have described their abuse Gyatso outrageously claims that only NKT holds the lineage to Mahamudra, and without NKT Mahamudra will die, when in fact Kelsang Gyatso both distorts 'his ' lineage and is broken from 'his' lineage.

Shugden called on Thubten to protect the doctrine of Tsongkhapa. However, NKT bans all books and recognized teachers of Tsongkhapa's New Kadampa Buddhism established in 1400s in Tibet. (notably, NKT claims that Kelsang Gyatso is the second Buddha, casting aside Tsongkhapa)

In so doing, Thubten on behalf of NKT dishonors its manufactured god Shugden.

Far worse, they degrade Kadampa Buddhism, given to us by Atisha a thousand years ago and Tsongkhapa 600 years ago and practiced around the world outside of NKT.


Editors Note
NKT has yet to tell us what Shugden says since is reincarnation announced in 2010. (see here) Why does NKT protest in the name of Shugden when this god could speak for himself?