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November 30
Where has this Facebook been??? Brilliant. Visit often. Parody but true.

November 12
The author apologizes for the typographical errors that have been seen. As always, ever since 2008 at nktworld.org, comments and corrections are encouraged (but not repeat of hate and death threats).

November 12
I got my copy yesterday and have been reading. Much of what I’ve read so far is from sources I was already familiar with, but TT does a great job of tying it all together. This book is going to be an incredibly valuable resource going forward. It's hard to overstate the courage it must have taken to publish this and despite some typgraphical errors, the author has done an amazing job. Well worth reading for anyone in any Buddhist tradition. It’s a great cautionary tale that highlights so many pitfalls that any of us could easily fall into on the path. The tone really captures the sincerity and integrity that draws people into these situations while clearly and carefully separating the toxicity that holds people there, and which robs them of the authentic compassion they joined up in order to nurture. Any attempt to sue will force the nkt to submit to discovery. I think it unlikely they will be willing to cooperate with that. The publicity and forced disclosures make it extremely unappealing for them to even try. He anticipates it somewhat and seems adequately prepared for the challenge. More likely they’ll continue to try and ignore, and hope it goes away. To be clear I kinda hope they try to sue. It would shine a bright light at things they work hard to brush under the carpet. Giving survivors a day in court to take the witness stand under rules of evidence, would be an absolute disaster for the NKT. It would either force them to change or destroy them. Either is fine with me, but at least one or the other is desperately needed.

Author's response: "Thank you. All comments and corrections are welcomed, as they have been since July 2008 with nktworld.org...as long as they are not repeat hate and death threats. And as I wrote in the book, I would help them evolve to a better place."

October 30
Gyatso/NKT's ugliness turned many away from the fruits of Buddha's gifts (who would enter Buddhism after watching their horror show); their misrepresentations of Buddha's teaching, Tsongkhapa, and true Kadampa Buddhism corrupted the spirituality of many, perhaps for countless lifetimes. This was the core concern for the author of Polluting Buddhism, compelling its publication and creation of nktworld.org fourteen years ago. As mentioned in Polluting Buddhism the author wrote to Dekyong May 2008 following her terrorizing presentation about the firing of Lucy James and Gyatso/NKT's The Tibetan Situation Today, “The mess is anti-Buddhism…The theater of a march against the Dalai Lama at the conclusion of a Vajrapani Empowerment will make Shakyamuni and Manjushri and Avalokiteshvara wince and help the world turn away from holiness.” The author concluded in his book, “Gyatso/NKT are seriously misguided and hazardous to our spirituality and health…Gyatso/NKT's fakery has defrauded followers of millions of dollars and corrupted their spirituality…They lead to a polluted sense of Buddhism, selfishness, distorted spirituality, and sexual abuse, sooner or later… spiritual abuse can be even more consequential than secular abuse…I pray that Gyatso/NKT cease their fractionalization of Buddhism, spreading Shugdenism, retaliation, and adding any more suffering to those abused and spirituality damaged by them… Gyatso/NKT callously hinder the rest of us, shunning many from the benefits of Buddhism by painting an ugly portrait of Buddhism and human behavior with their worldwide political protest rallies, prolific hate speech, and violent mannerism on camera and across the Internet…A profound, sad, and sickening state of affairs. Passersby and TV viewers now saw ugly finger-pointing and raised fists, and loud name-calling animating worldwide protest rallies created by Gyatso/NKT as an ugly political assault, senselessly turning the public away from Buddhism in the process. Gyatso/NKT were projecting the world's most despicable portrait of religiosity.”

From nktworld.org since July 2008, “To those watching the news or attending a precious speaking engagement of the Dalai Lama, this is what they see. Gyatso/NKT militants raising their fists and yelling about their selfishly egocentric and ugly unilateral dominance-seeking war with the Dalai Lama. Armed with web sites, press releases, protest caravans, and its ultra ego, the Western Shugden Society, NKT's multi-media power-hungry PR machine 'chants' that the Dalai Lama is evil and a liar. For its ego gratification NKT is defiling Buddhism with its worldwide assault.” The book’s author quoted Tsongkhapa, the Tibetan Lama who created the real New Kadampa Tradition, “Do not use your own incapacity as a reason to repudiate what you cannot actually engage in or turn away from.

October 30
Video of Dekyong, head of the bogus Buddhist company known as NKT.

October 29 An NKT Survivor predicted that the author would by sued by NKT, prompting the following response,

"The book has been out for over six months without comment or correction from Gyatso or NKT. Regarding litigation, it would be difficult to prevail against accuracy and widely documented/openly available/non-secret information (including several other books as well as widely-read articles published by Newsweek and Trycycle magazine and many others) about Gyatso/NKT and against an author who was praised for his work on 60 Minutes, a BBC documentary, government agencies and the US Congress, and in thousands of other press accounts and has represented more than a million damaged consumers in their lawsuits. A lawsuit filed by Gyatso/NKT, purportedly the largest (breakaway) Buddhist business would generate substantially larger publicity about Gyatso and NKT than has already appeared/been corroborated the last thirty years, including on nktworld.org since 2008. And a lawsuit would finally gain access to internal NKT finances and testimony under oath, not only Internet attacks. Dekyong would be called to testify under oath on the witness stand at trial. NKT membership and whatever respect for Gyatso there is would fall precipitously (the newspaper headline might read Buddha Sues Book Author). If Gyatso’s reincarnation and NKT loses, they would incur even more significant expense (perhaps millions of dollars/pounds or more), deeper regulatory/government investigations, and would, as you predict, unleash lawsuits (and new generations of exposes) against them. More generations of publicity would follow and again as you predict likely other book(s) by the author, academic researchers, pro-Tibet/Tibetan Buddhist organizations, and journalists. NKT would open their pandora’s box. Book sales would skyrocket enough to create a foundation to support true Buddhism, the Dalai Lama’s holy mission, and Gyatso/NKT Survivors. You suggest information that the author does not mention but only hints at. Undoubtedly he would be glad to receive it. 

It's difficult to prevail against the truth.

October 26
“Welcome to the largest Buddhist group in the world - those ostracised, turned away, and threatened by the NKT. It’s a badge of honour…now free of Gyatso/NKT’s arrogance and distortions…” I’ve read the book and the above quote sticks out for me and sums up what most people in the NKT Survivors group have been through.

October 26
The book has been available worldwide for 6 months. To date, no correction or complaint from Gyatso, NKT, or NKT supporter/ally has been received. On the other hand the author was contacted by 2 journalists and a Tibetan organization supporting Tibetan Buddhism and the Dalai Lama seeking a book signing and presentation. A book tour in several countries is being considered.

October 26
I find it really interesting that, like Tenzin Peljor, the author has a background in a more communitarian philosophy, that almost certailnly set the alarm bells off early on with the NKT. The NKT is anathema to anyone who really wants to live alongside others and care for them as equals regardless of class, race etc; It is Buddhism-as-pathological-corporation, where ultimately all that matters is the accumulation of capital - bigger and bigger buildings, new temples. The NKT are a sad - tragic no less - pathology of our times, not unlike the corrupt ministers and politicians that hawk evangelic wealth and monopoly in America and preach hatred, or Modhi's divisive and demeaning Hindu perversions in India. This misuse of religion and spirituality ruins lives and turns people away from seeking insight for a lifetime.

October 25
NKT will likely disagree with everything in book – the facts that Gyatso/NKT generated and dozens of Buddhist leaders, academics, and media AND millions of Tibetans corroborated. NKT's protest-rally, political-war pictures essentially tell the story; NKT press releases, interviews, and videos animate the Gyatso/NKT story. NKT will likely attack the author again as they have attacked Tenzin Peljor, Survivors of their cult, academics, and leading media. They are indeed Buddhism's biggest blemish, expatriated from Tibetan Buddhism in 1991 by Gyatso and his progeny (who advertise that they are not Tibetan Buddhism or any other form of Buddhism other that their purported brand of 'Modern Buddhism'; they violate everything in true Kadam, and ban the books and teachers about Kadam Buddhism, including the books and representatives of Atisha and Tsongkhapa, e.g., the Dalai Lama who they call a corrupt pig) and beginning in 1996, by Buddhist leaders, organizations, and monasteries around the world. NKT has NO lineage, no legitimacy...but has plenty of fakery. Sadly, many of us were taken in.

Octobr 25
NKT is celebrating Tsongkhapa today, proclaiming the he was  the founder of the New Kadampa Lineage. This is TRUE, but it is FALSE that NKT is part of that lineage. NKT severed from Tsongkhapa in 1991 and ban his books and representatives of Tsongkhapa, including the Dalai Lama. NKT has no lineage other than itself.  

 October 17
Warning received. "I hope that you are in a safe place!"

October 14
From the Guardian..."Kelsang Gyatso Obituary. Tibetan monk who opposed the Dalai Lama’s openness to teachings from other Buddhist schools and founded the New Kadampa Tradition. The UK-based Tibetan monk Kelsang Gyatso, who has died aged 91, split from the Tibetan Buddhist mainstream to found, in 1991, the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT)...Behind Kelsang’s exclusivism lay his fervent belief that Tsongkhapa’s teachings must be rescued from the “degeneracy” of modern-day Tibetan Buddhism. He set about reformulating those teachings in a series of commentaries on key texts by Tsongkhapa and others...Groups associated with the NKT mounted protests at the Dalai Lama’s events in western countries. In response, Kelsang was formally expelled from the Sera monastic community, which also rescinded his geshe degree, and was now largely isolated from Tibetan Buddhism...as far as the NKT is concerned, Kelsang was the sole arbiter of Buddhist teaching...the growing number of disaffected former members, the veneration that surrounded him was a “personality cult”, and his teaching offered a “quasi-fundamentalist” certainty...his trenchant approach and the fierce opposition it provoked mean his legacy will be fiercely contested."

October 14
See "The Buddhist Monk Blogger Tackling Abuse By Gurus."

It was saddening to read in the article, "Joanne Clark, a contributor to the blog and former Rigpa member, recounted how difficult Peljor’s period of ostracization at FPMT was. “He’s been attacked by every structure that he had from the Tibetan Buddhist community,” Clark said. “He doesn’t complain … but you can tell it was hard.”” Truth and bravery matter. Dear Tenzin, keep going. www.nktworld.org also began expositional focus on Gyatso/NKT in 2008 (the same month as did Tenzin Peljor), and has been referenced hundreds of times by Gyatso/NKT, the media, Survivors, cult experts, Tibet House publications, etc. Gyatso/NKT also threatened nktworld, including his ban from participating in NKT programs, a website dedicated to exposing falsely-alleged arson of nktworld, threats of violence from Gyatso/NKT supporters, and a lawsuit threat for $15 million+ because Gyatso/NKT saw nktworld as an existential threat (reminiscent of Gyatso/NKT's official statements claiming that Samden and Nick Gillespie were existential threats). nktworld received, like Tenzin Peljor's blogs, about 2 million visits (2008-present). nktworld evolved into the book, 'Polluting Buddism: The politics, envy, and greed of Kelsang Gyatso and NKT' (its author began his pursuit of Buddhism in 1970, focusing on Zen, Tibetan, Forest Tradition, and Theravada/Pali Buddhism; the book is dedicated to Gyatso/NKT Survivors). This book and nktworld applauded (and thank) Tenzin Peljor, who supplied material to and valued clarifications for nktworld. Unlike nktworld and the Polluting Buddhism book's author, which/who had/have somewhat different purpose, Tenzin Peljor became a prolific and successful Gyatso/NKT activist (submitting commentary to many blogs, assemblies, and agencies) AND a now well-known Buddhist monk. Tenzin Peljor's analyses have wonderfully expanded the past several years to a wide array of destination assessments beyond Gyatso/NKT. Bravo.

October 12

Gyatso/NKT are like Buddhism but they are not Buddhism.

October 12
No wonder Gyatso/NKT ban and assault all genuine books and teachers from genuine Buddhism.

For example, Nagarjuna's Treatise on the Ten Bodhisattva Grounds, in which Nagarjuna answers the question, what are the characteristics of a ruined Bodhisattva.

"...delights in inferior dharmas, is deeply attached to fame and offerings, or has a mind that is not upright and straight – Where one feels a miserly cherishing toward others' households, does not have a resolute belief in the dharma of emptiness, and only esteems all manner of verbal discourse – These are the marks of one fallen into ruination."

All these marks apply to Kelsang Gyatso.

October 7
Plot thickens. Originally, NKT announced that Gyatso dissolved after his death September 17. However, he was cremated September 27. Why the cover up? Did he rematerialize for his cremation? Were relics saved? What happened to the ashes? Was there a funeral? Why the secrecy?

October 6
I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone even to my worse enemy. My mom has been in NKT for over 12 years and I’ve « lost » her. I cannot communicate with her anymore because she is so brainwashed a normal conversation isn’t possible. She has lost tons of money there. Many thousands. Probably over a hundred thousands, maybe more? They are very controlling there. Controlling the minds, the schedules, the thinking, the habits, what you eat, when you sleep and how much, etc. I have two young kids and she is not really interested in knowing them. She has only seen her 3 year old granddaughter three times since she was born. She has never seen our newborn, and he’s already three months. Members are told NKT is their new family. So I think that’s why she’s not interested in me and my kids anymore. NKT is poisonous, toxic.

September 25
Classic. On Gyatso/NKT's homepage are featured 3 audios. Never think about others faults (Dekyong); Do Not Speak About Degenerated Limbs (Dekyong); Living Beings Have No Faults (Rabten).

Since the mid-1990s, they have attacked thousands of us for what they proclaim are our faults.

September 24
From Tricycle Magazine, "Kelsang Gyatso, Founder of the Controversial New Kadampa Tradition, Has Died. The leader of a group that separated from the Tibetan Buddhist Gelug school decades ago was at the heart of the “Shugden conflict” and made headlines for swift growth, denouncement of the Dalai Lama...New Kadampa Tradition, which split with the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism in 1991 over the Dalai Lama’s direction to stop worshiping the deity Dorje Shugden, has grown swiftly worldwide in the last few decades, stirring controversy with its continued denouncement of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, as well as claims of cult like behavior and financial impropriety. Kelsang Gyatso spent the late eighties on retreat in Scotland, and emerged with clear ideas for the NKT, which he describes as a “pure” tradition of the Gelug school’s founder Tsongkhapa (1357-1419)...NKT is completely separate from FPMT and the Gelug school...Kelsang Gyatso had not made any public appearances since 2013, and the organization has said he had been in strict retreat."

From Buddhist Door Global, "Kelsang Gyatso was also at the center of widening rift after breaking off from the Gelug tradition of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and forming the NKT in 1991, and later as members of the NKT organized vocal protests of the Dalai Lama during his visits to the UK...Since the rift emerged, the NKT, which was renamed the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT–IKBU) in 2003, has continued to grow. Kelsang Gyatso stepped down from his role as spiritual director of the NKT–IKBU in August 2009. From 2013 until his death, he made no public appearances and did not respond to media inquiries."

From the Tibetan Review, "Kelsang Gyatso, the face of Shugden opposition to Dalai Lama, dead at 91...Kelsang Gyatso, who remained disappeared from public view since 2013, was at the center of a widening rift after he broke off from the Gelug tradition to which His Holiness the Dalai Lama belongs. In 1991 he formed the NKT which organized vocal protests against the Dalai Lama during his visits to the UK and the USA...Kelsang Gyatso distanced himself from the FPMT, and in 1991 founded the New Kadampa Tradition, signaling a clear break from the Gelug tradition and the FPMT."

September 24
When desperate for legitimacy, Gyatso/NKT reverted/revert to Tibetan Buddhism, which they despise as corrupt and created a reactionary cult.

Now that NKT announced that Gyatso died, NKT claims to be part of the Ganden oral tradition of the Ganden/Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. Preposterously, NKT announced, "During his life, Venerable Geshe-la performed countless emanation actions for the benefit of the people of this world, laying the foundation for Kadam Dharma to flourish in this and all future generations, and bringing true peace and happiness to countless living beings. These activities are seeds that we can continue to nurture during our daily actions. In this way we can dedicate ourselves to fulfilling his heart wishes. Nothing will hold us closer to him than this."

NKT also re-released several videos of Gyatso, including his 2013 presentation about Wisdom, noting "Ultimately, everything is deceptive." This pronouncement certainly applies to Gyatso/NKT. Other videos promise quick results again and again, though they have never been achieved. Millions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of hours wasted.

September 22
I was hoping to learn about Gyatso's reincarnation and any plan for a phowa (transference of consciousness after death) so I attended the NKT retreat convened around the world regarding his death. As I sat there, after dismayed at the preposterous claim that Gyatso "bestows all our attainments," I confined my empathy to the NKT members in the gompa. The sense of such a waste washed over me. The resident teacher and members seemed so well intentioned amidst their pious 'temple' but oblivious to expanding their ego and to the harm to Buddhism, their spirituality, their cult's survivors, Tibetan Buddhism, and Tibet that Gyatso/NKT created and boast about intensely.

Gyatso/NKT, in effect, created a modern chapter of The Know Nothing political party of the mid-1800s which believed that a conspiracy by Catholics was subverting civil and religious liberty in the United States. Gyatso/NKT claim that Tibetan Buddhism and the Dalai Lama lead the (fake) conspiracy against them. Truth means nothing to the intentionally clueless; it is a conspiracy.

September 19
Missing for nearly ten years, NKT announced today that Gyatso died September 17. Search for his reincarnation begins. In the meantime, Shugden is lost without his lead protector.

Ready to add a new chapter to Polluting Buddhism book regarding anyone finding Gyatso's reincarnation. Who will be on the search committee? No doubt, no one from Gyatso's teaching monastery will be invited. Now, NKT has no legitimate lineage whatsoever, as if they ever did after Gyatso severed from Tibetan Buddhism and was cast out by his teaching monastery.

From a supporter,

"I’m still doing vajradaka burning offering retreat, but I heard from a friend today about geshe la’s passing on Saturday, and I just wanted to say this: Geshe la is not an ordinary being. Beings like him - superior beings - choose their death date, and never suffer, because they don’t have the karma to experience suffering. He will therefore die at will, enter the bardo at will, and he’ll take rebirth at will, in a body of his choosing. The guru is like a radio transmitter - even after they have passed, if the student is open to him, tunes into him, amazing things can still happen. Blessings can still rain down as before, because the gurus mind ultimately never dies. Like a reflection of the moon in a lake, the reflection of the moon may disappear, but the moon itself still remains. The outward conventional guru is gone, but the ultimate guru - the dharmakaya - his true mind, will never die. For example, the other day, it might have been Saturday actually, I was struggling in my retreat, so I requested geshe la for help; I asked him to give me strength to persevere during a difficult time. And about a second or so later, this skinny Nepalese guy came around the corner (it made me smile because he looked a bit like geshe la), and basically because this guy appeared, and he stopped and was watching me, it somehow spurred me on to continue, so I got over my blip. He will always therefore be around for us, whenever we need him, so even though his conventional appearance is gone, he ultimately has not gone anywhere. Rather than feeling sad, this is now our chance to put everything he’s given us into practice. That is the gurus wish for us all; for us to practice the dharma and free ourselves and others from samsara."

September 5
Gyatso/NKT gibberish. Dress like the Dalai Lama and charge for this!

August 30
If Gyatso/NKT are Buddhism I don't want it. Their politics, envy, greed, and ego coaching is not for me.

August 14
The least popular thing to do is to do what is right. Those who do are often ridiculed, sometimes worse.

In the context of this book cult-hero Kelsang Gyatso and his NKT cult lie to everyone while undermining Buddha's visionary gift using distortions, fakery, and suppression to institute their supreme pure path of 'Buddhism'.

Rather than open the door found by Buddha they have created a new Mara, a seductive devil, attempting to counteract and reverse what Buddha discovered for us.

It us up to us to do the right thing and repel what limits us...and let go of Gyatso/NKT lies, demands, fantasies, fears, greed, ego inflation, craving, worship, self-deception, myth of Shugden supremacy, servitude, threat to our welfare, entrapments, delusion, and fixed beliefs. Of course, Gyatso/NKT will not make this easy. Their fast food and fast nirvana promises are enticing and their antics elicit fear and despair.

August 7
Fast and fake. Gyatso may someday finally get media praise. Fortune magazine may yet celebrate his commercial success in transforming distorted Buddhism into a chain of 'fast food' NKT outlets. Like Domino's Pizza instead of genuine Italian food. Or Taco Bell and McDonald's.

Gyatso/NKT mass market feel-good, alternative, false spirituality, selling what they claim is the ultimate "medicine that cures all mental and physical diseases and the nectar that bestows the everlasting happiness of nirvana and enlightenment."

Their perfect medicine has never worked. Fakery never can. This slick ploy has snared hundreds of thousands of us, many experiencing adverse reactions from the fast fakery, including depression, despair, loneliness, anger, nightmares, anxiety, psychosis, paranoia, physical ailments, and suicide attempts. Thousands of Internet posts of Gyatso/NKT followers display hate, threats and campaigns of harm, and hysterical confusion, wrongly believing that they are glorious saviors of Gyatso's enterprise.

But Gyatso/NKT have gained hundreds of millions of dollars and global real estate holdings. Gyatso achieved his dream as a cult hero. The business media may someday applaud his rags-to-riches business model. Commercial success usually trumps the adverse consequences it leaves behind. Pollution, in this case polluting Buddhism, is simply a cost of doing business. Product safety and effectiveness are secondary features.

August 3
Kelsang Gyatso's training in and understanding of Buddhism is abysmal. For example, Gyatso claims that Shugden is a Buddha in stark contradiction to his claimed root guru, Trijang, who wrote in his 1975 autobiography that Shugden is "an oath-bound protector." No wonder Gyatso never received any official status in Buddhism other than pariah (officially stated by Sera Je Monastery in 1996). Notably, Gyatso began his Shugden fetish in 1991, ten years after Trijang died, and has received no training since. Instead, Gyatso fabricated a lucrative business.

August 2
Unlike Kelsang Gyatso, a fake Buddhist monk relying on falsified lineage, true Buddhist monks train throughout their lives, accepting teachings, empowerments and transmissions from a variety of true Buddhist monks AND exercising the opportunities to teach and empower them. And, unlike Kelsang Gyatso, true Buddhist monks do not defile their claimed teachers by organizing worldwide assaults against their teachers, students, and lineage (eg, the Dalai Lama, Gelug/Tibetan Buddhism).

In contrast to Kelsang Gyatso, who dishonors his teachers (he has had NONE since 1981), the Dalai Lama profoundly honors his teachers. His book, The Life of My Teacher: A Biography of Kyabje Ling Rinpoche wonderfully portrays the proper behavior and reverence of a Buddhist monk, in this case both the Dalai Lama and Ling Rinpoche.

Nowhere in this book is Kelsang Gyatso or NKT mentioned. Of course not; they are pariahs and scammers. In stark contrast, Rinpoche Ling rose to lead the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism while Kelsang Gyatso claims it is degenerate.

Ling (1903-1983) became Tsongkhapa's Throne Holder and head of the Geluk school in 1965. Gyatso's response was to castigate Tibetan/Geluk Buddhism as corrupt and degenerate.

The lives of Ling, Trijang, and the Dalai Lama are intertwined, their mutual admiration guided their service and sharing the depths of Buddha Shakyamuni's gifts. Gyatso's response was to claim that the Dalai lama is a fake Dalai Lama.

Notably, Ling Rinpoche rejected Shugden and honored throughout his life the Dalai Lama, who Kelsang Gyatso claims is corrupt, fake, a pig, a dictator, and a litany of other vile epithets. Trijang Rinpoche, who Kelsang Gyatso claims was his root guru, also revered the Dalai Lama.

And, Ling, Trijang, and the Dalai Lama earned their Geshe degree. Gyatso's is fake.

Unfortunately, Gyatso/NKT (fake) clergy and followers are misled about real Buddhism, true Buddhist teachers, Tibetan Buddhism, and the Dalai Lama. Gyatso/NKT's fakery, however, has been financially lucrative...but morally bankrupt.

Gyatso/NKT's fakery has defrauded followers of millions of dollars and corrupted their spirituality. Some have been financially and medically harmed.

July 30
Insolent, cowardly Gyatso/NKT overwhelmed with envy of the Dalai Lama. Hundreds of books praise the Dalai Lama. ZERO books praise Gyatso/NKT (other than those written and marketed for/by Gyatso). So their egos scream out for attention. Known as pariahs they defame whoever and whatever they think is in their way to material, financial prosperity: Survivors, journalists, authors, academic researchers, genuine Buddhist teachers, genuine monks and nuns, genuine Buddhism, Buddhist monasteries...and their most intense envy, the Dalai Lama.

July 25
NKT relies on what they hate for legitimacy, claiming that Kelsang Gyatso was a Tibetan monk whose root guru was Trijang, the almost unparalleled honored Tibetan Lama of the twentieth century and a monk who honored the Dalai Lama as his superior. Not only did Kelsang Gyatso sever himself from Tibetan Buddhism and his connection/lineage with Trijang and Kelsang Gyatso was banished as a demon by his Tibetan monastery in 1996, Trijang died in 1981, ten years before Kelsang Gyatso created the NKT cult in 1991. There is NO reliable evidence that Kelsang Gyatso ever had a holy student-teacher relationship with Trijang, in any case severed by 1981. Kelsang Gyatso has been missing since 2012 according to Wikipedia. Kelsang Dekyong masterminded takeover of NKT as its new spiritual director.

In Trijang's 363-page, 1975 autobiography, published in English in 2018 with its Foreword by and its drafting urged by the Dalai Lama in 1964. Trijang mentions dozens of his teachers and students, NEVER mentioning Kelsang Gyatso. In stark contrast to his hate of the Dalai Lamas, especially the 5th/13th/14th, Trijang honors them hundreds of times, honoring the current Dalai Lama, the 14th, as "the Supreme Lord of the Victorious Ones...an enlightened being...supreme refuge and protector..the supreme leader of the religious and temporal affairs of Tibet." Trijang, throughout his autobiography, was proud to serve as the Dalai Lama's tutor and giving the Dalai Lama numerous transmissions and empowerments. When the Dalai Lama was 37, he requested guidance from Trijang regarding, "daily practice of the completion stage in conjunction with the yoga of inner heat in the six Dharmas of Naropa...In response to his great regard for me, which is like seeing a clod of search as gold, I composed" poems for the Dalai Lama.

The Dalai Lama considered Trijang his root guru. The love between them emanates from Trijang's autobiography. Kelsang Gyatso has nothing anyway close to the bond between the Dalai Lama and Trijang...thus the source of Kelsang Gyatso's Dalai Lama envy.

Trijang's autobiography portrays the credentials, service, and range and depth of study of a true Buddhist monk, starkly contrasting to Kelsang Gyatso's fake credentials and fake clergy.

Trijang associated Shugden with a small role in Buddhism, characterizing Shugden as an "oath-bound protector." In total contradiction Kelsang Gyatso and his NKT cult market Shugden as a Buddha. Such sacrilege. In the 1600s, Shugden was considered an "oath-breaking spirit born from perverse prayers...harming the teachings and all living beings. Therefore I was deeply grateful to Rinpoche for his steadfast support when I began to express my strong objections to Dolgyal practice. He once remarked to me that the investigative procedures I had followed with regard to this issue, includng my consultations with the Nechung oracle, had been consistently reliable at critical junctures for Tibet and had stood the test of time." (from the Dalai Lama's Foreword)

The translator for Trijang's autobiography, Sharpa Tulku Tenzin Trinley, wrote, "His parting words were that there will be no one like His Holiness (the Dalai Lama), who can give such genuine and trustworthy advice, and that we should all follow his wishes."

No wonder Trijang's autobiography is banned inside NKT. If still alive, Trijang would have been banned like all other legitimate Buddhist teachers inside NKT.

Trijang's autobiography, published as 'The Magical Play of Illusion: The Autobiography of Trijang Rinpoche' is highly recommended. The life and service of dozens of true Buddhist monks are wonderfully presented. Nothing similar can be found in NKT. Any caring member of Gyatso/NKT will be ashamed by their cult and depart in favor of true Buddhism unpolluted by Gyatso/NKT's politics, envy, and greed.

July 14
From the Dalai Lama's discussion with NKT Survivors September 18, 2015, "I think you know the story of this spirit is nearly four hundred years old. At one time I too propitiated it. My Senior Tutor, Ling Rinpoche, who gave me ordination, had nothing to do with it, but my Junior Tutor, Trijang Rinpoche did practise it. Having some doubt about it, in the early 70s I asked some scholars to research the matter. We discovered that the issue dated back to the time of the 5th Dalai Lama, who described Dolgyal as a perfidious spirit that had arisen as a result of distorted prayers...Kelsang Gyatso’s commentary to Shantideva’s ‘Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life’ is good. Still, pay attention to the four reliances: depend not on the person, but on the teaching. Depend not on the words, but their meaning. Depend not on the provisional meaning, but the definitive meaning and finally depend not on a superficial understanding but on wisdom. Read books, gather your friends together and discuss what you’ve learned. Give each other confidence. I admire your courage. Believe in truth and the Buddha’s authentic teachings. I know Kelsang Gyatso. He was not a Geshe, but a good scholar. When I was in Mussoorie he gave me a copy of Gungthang Rinpoche’s writings for which I was grateful to him. Lama Zopa invited him to teach in England, but later they quarrelled. I sent an official to try to mediate. In 1981, he came to Deer Park in Madison Wisconsin to receive the Kalachakra empowerment that I was giving at the request of his teacher Geshe Sopa. So although he has now taken against me, his own teacher, apparently he insists that his own students only follow him. You should continue to regard him with respect, even if you tell yourself that you are now trying to follow the authentic teachings of the Buddha and Je Tsongkhapa." (Gungthang Rinpoche, Feb 1926 - Mar 2000, was a Tibetan Buddhist monk. During Chinese government (Chinese Communist Party) "democratic reform of the religious system" in Tibetan area, Gungthang Rinpoche was imprisoned in 1958. He was then released in 1979, after spending 21 years in prison in Lanzhou.)

Gyatso/NKT respond with hate for the Dalai Lama, Tibet, and Tibetan Buddhism. Thusly, Kelsang Gyatso severed himself from Tibetan Buddhism and created NKT in 1991 to distort Buddhism, ban its books and teachers, ordain fake monks and nuns, and protest against the Dalai Lama and NKT survivors (even though all of Gyatso's books are based on Tibetan Buddhism and the Dalai Lama's legacy).

July 13
Here they go again, claiming that depression is our fault and due to selfishness. Crackpot, illicit psychotherapists abound in NKT. None of Gyatso/NKT's psychotherapy is true or safe.

July 7
From dictionary.com, "Duplicitous is used to describe someone who intentionally misleads people, especially by saying different things to different people or acting in different ways at different times. The word can also describe the actions of such a person. A close synonym is deceitful. A more informal synonym is double-dealing (which can also be used as a noun). To be duplicitous is to engage in duplicity, which refers to the practice of misleading someone in this way, to the quality of a person who does this, or to an instance of such deception. People who are liars are duplicitous. The word is based on the idea of presenting two or more different versions of oneself or of a situation. Fittingly, duplicitous people are often accused of being two-faced or of “speaking out of both sides of their mouth.” This typically means that they say different things to different people (in other words, they lie) in order to serve their agenda. Less commonly, duplicitous can describe something that has two elements or parts. This sense of duplicitous does not have the same negative implication as the primary sense of the word. Example: I’ve never met someone more duplicitous—he says one thing and then turns around and says the complete opposite, barely trying to conceal the lie."

Gyatso/NKT exemplify 'duplicitous'.

Noting the upcoming 2022 Gyatso/NKT summer festival's focus on core teachings of Tibetan Buddhism (the Ganden Emanation Scripture), in particular the Ganden/Gelug lineage, underscores their duplicity. They rely on Tibetan/Ganden/Gelug/Kadampa Buddhism (the lineage of the Dalai Lama) WHILE THEY call it corrupt and degenerate. They intensely defame the Dalai Lama while they profess and advertise that they are not Tibetan Buddhism, a leading school of which is Gelug/Ganden Buddhism. They also claim that,

"The truth is that NKT practitioners are actual Gelugpas. Those who exclusively follow Je Tsongkhapa’s teachings are called ‘Gelugpas’. The NKT is a pure Gelugpa tradition because (1) it exclusively teaches Je Tsongkhapa’s doctrine, (2) its lineage Gurus from Je Tsongkhapa onwards are exclusively Gelugpas, and (3) Geshe Kelsang’s spiritual education and root Guru (Trijang Rinpoche) are within the Gelugpa tradition. In 1998 Geshe Kelsang stated in an interview: “We are pure Gelugpas. The name Gelugpa doesn't matter, but we believe we are following the pure tradition of Je Tsongkhapa. We are studying and practicing Lama Tsongkhapa's teachings and taking as our example what the ancient Kadampa Lamas and Geshes did. All the books that I have written are commentaries to Lama Tsongkhapa's teachings. We try our best to follow the example of the ancient Kadampa tradition and use the name Kadampa to remind people to practice purely.” The Gelug or ‘Virtuous Tradition’ (also known as ‘Ganden’ tradition) was founded by Je Tsongkhapa (1357-1419AD), an emanation of Wisdom Buddha Manjushri. As predicted by Buddha Shakyamuni himself in Root Tantra of Manjushri, Je Tsongkhapa appeared in Tibet, the ‘Land of the Snows’, to re-establish the purity of Buddha Shakyamuni’s doctrine by establishing the ‘Ganden’ (‘Joyful Land’) tradition." (https://www.newkadampatruth.org/smear-nkt-practitioners-are-not-real-gelugpas)

Gyatso's books on the Ganden Emanation Scripture are, according to Gyatso, based on the first written expositions of the Ganden Oral Transmission by Losang Chokyi Gyaltsen (1570–1662), a Tibetan Buddhist Lama and tulku (the first Panchen Lama and teacher and close ally of the fifth Dalai Lama (Losang identified the fifth Dalai Lama as the reincarnation of the fourth); the fifth Dalai Lama is hated by Gyatso/NKT as fake and killer of Shugden) . Originally, Manjushri revealed this teaching to Tsongkhapa 200+ years earlier as the 'Ganden Emanation Scripture' but it was not published until 'The Main Path of the Conquerors' (usually called 'Highway of the Conquerors' and its auto-commentary 'Bright Lamp') and its auto-commentary by Losang Chokyi Gyaltsen. Notably, Gyatso's books are disproportionately about Tantra (as is his own bibliography) and makes other significant departures from the root texts. After all, in the West tantra is tantalizing and divergent from proper training and practice. (it's easy to find tantra sex books for sale) There is NOT A SINGLE QUOTE from the root texts written by Losang Chokyi Gyalten, the texts which Gyatso says hls books are based on (Clear Light of Bliss, The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra). Not even a bibliographic reference. Furthermore, the Ganden Emanation Scripture is banned inside NKT. Nor do Gyatso/NKT clarify that they base themselves on what they despise, including the author of the first writing of the Ganden Emanation Scripture who identified the reincarnation of the fourth Dalai Lama but not installing Shugden as the fifth Dalai Lama. Shugdenites, most noriously Gyatso/NKT, have hated the Dalai Lamas ever since, insisting that Shugden is supreme.

NOTE: Buddha Shakyamuni, Manushri, and Tsongkhapa did NOT revere Gyatso/NKT's demon-god, Shugden. Nothing any of them said or wrote mentioned Shugden, a political invention during the 1600s. Nothing in the Ganden Emanation Scripture or its commentary by Losang Chokyi Gyaltsen endorses Gyatso/NKT, Shugden, or their hate of the Dailai Lama. These are seminal teachings of Ganden/Kadam/Tibetan Buddhism desecrated by Gyatso/NKT.

Gyatso/NKT are liars having nothing to entice us and amass great profit but marketing distortions of Tibetan Buddhism while systematically intensifying ego and hate. No wonder so many have been harmed.

July 5
Kelsang Gyatso was a Tibetan Buddhist for the first half of his life and all of his books are about Tibetan Buddhism. Forty+ years ago, Gyatso chose to be a cult leader instead and denounced Tibetan Buddhism and his lineage, driven by Dalai Lama envy. Envious because the Dalai Lama so vastly excels and is honored by hundreds of millions of us around the world. "His Holiness the Dalai Lama was born on July 6, 1935 to a Tibetan farming family in the small village of Taktser, located in the province of Amdo. At birth, he was named Lhamo Thondup, which literally means ‘Wish-Fulfilling Goddess’. His Holiness is considered to be the present incarnation of the previous thirteen Dalai Lamas of Tibet (the first having been born in 1391 CE), who are in turn considered to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara, or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Thus, His Holiness is also believed to be a manifestation of Chenrezig, in fact the seventy-fourth in a lineage that is traced back to a Brahmin boy who lived in the time of Buddha Shakyamuni." (From Tibet House)

Interestingly, Gyatso uses the name of the sixth Dalai Lama. Envy is strong in NKT.

June 26
Lucy James wrote, "So says Buddha. Living beings are never our enemies, they are our kind mothers. Only delusions are our enemies...To be clear, this is not a political but humanitarian issue for me. I do not press political solutions, that is not my area." Gyatso/NKT don't agree, explaining why they attack, defame, threaten, and ruin.

June 24
From a Survivor, "Buddha once said, it's better to live one day in enlightenment, than 100 years without. I could say it's better to live 1 day outside of the Cult, than 100 years in the Cult. The Cult leader is a despicable fraud. Scam's his way into things, then takes the title Geshe, so a Fake Geshe, let's it spread around so everyone think he's enlightened and a Buddha, so a Fake Buddha. Makes it known and allows it to spread around you'll be enlightened in 3 years, 3 months & 3 days etc, if you buy into the BS so offering you a false Enlightenment. In so doing Getting you to buy into Worshiping a so called Dharma Protector as they call it, or in reality (Dolgyal) an Evil spirit."

June 22
An appropriate criminal indictment? Conspired to commit wire fraud, by unlawfully soliciting and obtaining funds from various entities and individuals through false and fraudulent promises and representations that the funds would be used for a legitimate purpose...used third parties to divert a portion of those funds to a company owned by the defendant, who then fraudulently provided the funds, disguised as payroll payments, to himself for his personal use.

June 21
Political extremist fervor generates mass murder around the world. Such violence occurred after Gyatso/NKT's initiated their hate campaign against the Dalai Lama. From Newsweek, May 4, 1997, (see Book's companion photos)

"Murder In A Monastery: One night last February, three members of the Dalai Lama's inner circle were brutally killed in a bedroom just a few hundred yards from his residence in the northern Indian city of Dharmsala. The victims were the Dalai Lama's close friend and confidant, 70-year-old Lobsang Gyatso, and two younger monks. Each had been stabbed 15 to 20 times, leaving the walls of their small chamber splattered with blood. Police believe there were five to eight attackers. Robbery was ruled out as a motive; cash and gilded Buddhist statues had been left at the scene. What kind of criminals would commit such carnage in a sanctuary of the world's gentlest religion?...Indian police believe the murders were committed by an obscure Buddhist sect that takes its name and inspiration from a minor but ferocious Tibetan deity: the Dorje Shugden. The god's followers, known as Shugdens, consider themselves guardians of Tibetan Buddhism. Harshly doctrinaire, they have branded the Dalai Lama a traitor for reaching out to other branches of Buddhism...The Shugdens worship a sword-wielding god who is often depicted wearing necklaces of human heads--symbols of conquered vices and transgressions. As one of the minor Dharmapala, or protectors of the faith, Dorje Shugden has for centuries had an underground following among Tibetans obsessed with doctrinal purity...About 15 years ago, the Dalai Lama began to voice concern that the sect was gaining strength and sowing discord. Then, in 1991, a senior monk named Kelsang Gyatso established a new Dorje Shugden order based in England, calling it the New Kadampa Tradition. The NKT flourished by promising spiritual rewards for cash--an unholy sales pitch that helped trigger confrontation with the Dalai Lama's circle...NKT accuses the Dalai Lama of selling out Tibet by promoting its "autonomy" within China rather than outright "independence." Since the Dharmsala murders, security has been tightened around the Dalai Lama. In a recent interview with NEWSWEEK, he expressed his worries about the Dorje Shugden. "That cult is actually destroying the freedom of religious thought," he said...Death threats: The dispute heated up early last year, when the Dalai Lama urged Tibetan Buddhists to avoid the Shugdens. Soon after, the NKT claimed his remarks had led to harassment of Shugden followers in India. Then the threats began. A letter to the Tibetan Women's Association in Dharmsala warned that "there will be bloodshed in the monasteries."

From the Independent, May 1997, "A wrathful deity is the main suspect for three murders in Dharamsala, the Himalayan "capital" of Tibet's government-in-exile...Superintendent RK Singh, who is investigating the stabbing of Lopsang Gyatso, director of the Buddhist School of Dialectics, and his two pupils, believes the most likely motive may be a rift between mainstream Tibetan Buddhism and a fundamentalist sect which worships the deity Dorje Shugden. After the Dalai Lama warned his devotees in May against veneration of Shugden, cult followers in Britain and New Delhi launched a campaign against the Tibetan leader...According to Gareth Sparham, a Canadian scholar, the dispute between the Shugden followers and the Tibetan government-in-exile is as much political as religious. "Shugden is today a political symbol representing an emerging political party wedded to the idea that the final arbiters of Tibet's destiny should be monks, and that it should champion a fundamentalist version of Tibetan Buddhism as a state religion."...Whether the crime was a burglary gone wrong, a politically motivated assassination, or the culmination of a religious feud which spans generations and incarnations, the mountain retreat of Dharamsala is grieving."

From Kerasote in 2003, "In the early 1970s, the Dalai Lama began to express doubts about the worship of a deity that divided Buddhists rather than uniting them. His concerns increased when a splinter movement called the New Kadampa Tradition of Buddhism emerged in Britain, under a leader who used evangelism to gain new recruits, something traditional Buddhism doesn’t permit, and declared Shugden to be a Buddha. Another highly regarded lama and Shugden follower also claimed that Shugden would destroy any Gelugpa practitioner who supplemented his practice with other spiritual traditions...Lobsang, respected, held in great fondness, called by his honorific title, “Gen- la,” or teacher-stepped into the fray. In a series of strident articles, he came to the Dalai Lama’s defense, saying in one of them, “The worship and propitiation of Dolgyal Dorje Shugden, by promoting a rabid form of sectarianism, has caused great trouble to the fabric of Tibetan society and hindered greatly the ability of the government to govern effectively.” For these words he paid with his life."

Gyatso condemned the murders, but not indirect or inspirational involvement.

June 20
Chapter 7 of the book reviewed the 2008 lawsuit that NKT allies filed against the Dalai Lama, the Tibet government-in-exile, and India for violating the religious freedom of Shugden worshipers. This bogus lawsuit was appropriately dismissed by the court April 2012. On page 138 of the book, the author had noted that he did not find the lawsuit's resolution. There was NO violation of religious freedom except that perpetrated by Gyatso/NKT and their Shugden and Chinese government allies.

June 16
From Gyatso/NKT Survivors. "Please be aware that the NKT is not teaching the Buddhadharma. It's basically a set of ideas put forth by a Tibetan man who felt compelled to have others call him a geshe even though he's not a geshe, he's never been able to pass the geshe exam (a sort of PhD in that culture) and a living Buddha. Certainly what you're going to hear from these so called kadampas or kelsangs is not buddhadharma. The original teachings have been simplified, distorted and adapted to the expansionist goals of the cult. Of course meditation can't cure cancer and of course that is not a Buddhist teaching at all. My biggest beef with the NKT is that they turn earnest seekers off the dharma with the bullshit they propagate, or worse, totally mislead and exploit them...They are a dangerous cult feeding off westerners desire for a feel good pseudo spiritual outlet. They do not spread the teachings of the Buddha nor do they carry any of the tradition blessing for the 4 schools of Tibetan Buddhism. They are basically a Chinese Backed cult set up by the Chinese to undermine the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government in exile. Disregard anything you were taught there."

June 14
From a Survivor, "I’m surprised the author isn’t afraid of death threats. Michelle Haslam was severely harassed by Kadampa members for speaking out about the Kadampa “religion”."

June 12
"Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness." (Anne Frank)

June 10
From the author, "July, August, and September 2008, Gyatso/NKT's Sarasota center thanked me often regarding my contributions of a computer, printer, and tech services. I still have some sizzling pictures of the Admin Director. He assembled the Center's user names and passwords to their various accounts for me to finalize setup of the computer I donated. On July 8, he thanked me for my July 3 email and forwarded it to Gen Demo, "In general, it would be very nice to have perhaps a weekly event kind of like the FP program but not requiring a sustained year-long experience. The topic Emptyness can hardly ever be discussed too much. Buddhist Cosmology would be super fascinating (kalpas, how they come into 'existence', Pure Lands). Comparisons/contrasts between Buddhas, bodhisatvas, deites, protectors, yidams, dakinis/dakas. What is Bliss vis a vis tantra. As Demo knows, I always have oodles of questions and pursuits." The book includes several emails between Gen Demo, Lucy James' replacement after being fired by Gyatso for not producing soldiers for his extremist war, and myself."

June 9
From a respected Tibetan Buddhist, "Congratulations as well on your book, it looks interesting. It is always disappointing to see Buddhism put to wretched political or criminal uses for someone's personal gain, particularly as the people attracted to its wisdom are people who need help not exploitation." This is an effective summary of the book.

June 5
Gyatso/NKT's August 2010 worldwide edict, "Because of the potential for great spiritual confusion both now and in the future, we advise and request that NKT Centres, teachers, managers and residents do not get involved with the activities of any Tibetan Buddhist groups, teachers or their students."

June 4
From the author, "We leave behind many fingerprints. Like the ones we leave on windows blurring our view, acting like the filters obscuring our spirituality. The fingerprints that will mean the most to us are the ones we leave behind when we touch the lives of others. These will be the indelible meaning of our life."

See the book's Companion Pictures to see what Gyatso/NKT leave behind.

June 4
Lucy James's 30 years of 'training' yet again proves the inadequacy of Gyatso's understanding and teaching Buddhism. No wonder, Gyatso has not had a teacher in over 42 years and has not been seen or spoken in public since 2013. January 2019, James told us that she saw Gyatso walking around the room enticing James as a Dakini, a female tantric consort.

Today, James published preposterous, deluded defamation against Tsongkhapa, Nagarjuna, Sahara, and Atisha for her birthday gift for Gyatso on his 91st birthday, claiming that Gyatso is "A fully accomplished Buddhist master of the same caliber as these great practitioners of yore...Geshe-la is truly humble – he has lived simply in modest surroundings all his 90 years, just practicing what he preaches, helping others all day long, completely uninterested in any status or other worldly concerns...No one is kinder than our Spiritual Guide...Our Spiritual Guide has given us literally everything we need – there is nothing we don’t have when it comes to traveling this path to liberation or enlightenment...Our Spiritual Guide performs the enlightened actions of a Buddha."

Virtually every Buddhist organization, teacher, and monastery disagrees. As do Gyatso's survivors. And Gyatso/NKT ban all books and recognized teachers of Tsongkhapa, Nagarjuna, and Atisha since 1991; Sahara did not write a book.

James also said, "However, it is also worth remembering that nothing exists outside our mind... Appearances are deceptive and our own opinions are unreliable...Everything we see right now is relatively faulty and ordinary...Whether or not our Spiritual Guide is precious depends upon us and not upon our Spiritual Guide. If we view our Spiritual Guide as a Buddha, we will receive the blessings of a Buddha. If we view him or her as a Bodhisattva, we will receive the blessings of a Bodhisattva, and if we view him or her as an ordinary being, we will receive nothing...So it is up to us – and it is also for us, not our Spiritual Guide. He doesn’t need us to see him as pure. vIt is very helpful to understand that all we ever perceive is a reflection of our mind. An impure mind can only perceive an impure world. If we are waiting to see an objective, truly existent Buddha, we are never going to see one. We need to reach beyond our appearances, beyond the impure, suffering appearances that are capped by the karma we have, to tune into something transcendent and pure."

So false.

(James publishes Gyatso fandom at the blog that Nick Gillespie announced was his blog for promoting his book banned by Gyatso, Kadampa Life.)

June 2
1) Gyatso/NKT are a distorted and dismissive derivative of Tibetan Buddhism. 2) The official literature of Tibetan Buddhism contained in the Kangyur and Tengyur is massive (does not include the thousands of books written the last one-hundred years. Their monumental contributions establish Gyatso/NKT’s hollowness, which they fill with ego inflation, power, envy, greed, misrepresentations, and political protest rallies necessitating strong police protection of the public and the Dalai Lama. 3) The Dalai Lama is a genius and properly emphasizes that beginning Tantra training has crucial pre-requisites (dismissed by Gyatso/NKT, who instead favor its lucrative commercialization). The Dalai Lama collaborates with a wide variety of Buddhist organizations, other religions, co-authors, scientists, clinicians, and phycisists; Gyatso collaborates with no one; his support comes from China and extremists. The Dalai Lama is revered around the world; Gyatso is best known as a pariah. 4) Gyatso’s books are irreverent over-simplifications, akin to books for grade schoolers.

These conclusions are clarified and fortified every time I read a crucial treatise. For example, The Tibetan Book of the Dead written by Padmasambhava in the eighth century, recovered by Terton Karma Lingpa in the fourteenth century, and publicly revealed decades later by his great grandson. The first complete translation was published in 2005 by Graham Coleman and Thupten Jinpa. This treasured book describes the process details of death, rebirth, tantra, and becoming a Buddha. The Dalai Lama wrote the fifteen-page Introduction, a deeply informative document. The genius of the Dalai Lama is shown by his incorporating the viewpoints of all schools of Tibetan Buddhism, whereas Gyatso/NKT rely on a tiny, extremist sect to define their so-called tradition. No wonder that Gyatso/NKT ban all revered books and teachers of Buddhism, envy the Dalai Lama, and are so determined to undermine him. Comparatively, Gyatso/NKT are diminutive bullies indeed. Notably, there is no mention of Shugden

I most easily convey my frame of reference with analogies from my high-profile careers in biology, chemistry, physics, medical research, and aviation. I had merely simplified understanding in these subjects in grade school with rudimentary classes and playing with a rubber-band airplane. Later in medical school, pharmaceutical R&D, public policy, designing and building a high-tech airplane, and with over six-thousand hours of aerobatic flight time, I realized that my grade school understanding was minuscule and often erroneous. One cannot do brain surgery or run NASA with grade school understanding about the intricacies of these endeavors. But, this is how Gyatso/NKT achieve their teachers and grant them their purported superiority, while severely constraining their exposure and training to over-simplifications and misrepresentations. No wonder they have harmed so many with their bravado and fakery. Who wants a neurosurgeon who does not know anatomy and physiology or flight intstructor or airline captain who does not know how to fly, confining their knowledge to entry-level memorization? Reliance on manipulative, soporific demeanor is bound to be a disaster, sooner or later.

June 1
Stephen Batchelor (1998). "When you have a group like the NKT who have broken away from mainstream Tibetan Buddhism, then clearly all the authority comes to rest on one person. You have a somewhat aggressive organization that deeply believes in the value of what it’s doing. If you question the authority, that doesn’t go down well. You are expected to conform. There are amazing promises given to you if you do follow the path as they teach it. So, consequently, it does lead to a rather fanatic mentality.”

June 1
Gyatso/NKT will create a global advertising campaign for the book, directly or through their agents spreading lies, rumors, and extremist conspiracy theories about the author. Maybe even sponsor protest rallies and/or blackmail and more threats against his safety. An avalanche of media attention will ensue. In 2015, Gyatso/NKT claimed that the author reached hundreds of thousands of their members. Presumably, their membership is now hundreds of thousands of members greater. When they purchase the book they will make the book's sales soar to a global best seller. Gyatso/NKT, like they do for any book not written by Gyatso or a ghost writer, will ban the book .

What if 200,000 Gyatso/NKT members purchase the book? At $25 average price, this would mean $5 million in sales. Notable beneficiaries would include Tibetan Buddhism and Gyatso/NKT Survivors.

May 31
The British newspaper, The Guardian, published July 4, 2004,
"A flood of several hundred protest emails reached the observer last month after the British weekly, which belongs to the Guardian media group, reported on planned demonstrations in Great Britain against the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual head living in exile. Apologies and denials were demanded. A storm of indignation broke out on Twitter, posters were waved in front of our London office, so you could almost believe that it was a perfectly organized campaign with the aim of forcing the newspaper to take back the story - and all this from seemingly peace-loving Buddhists...The sect, which is classified as extremist by the International Campaign for Tibet, has published pictures that portrayed the Dalai Lama as a pig, called him a Muslim and compared him to Hitler. In addition, the article said that the sect members believed in an evil spirit without mentioning its name. This gives his opponents madness and death. The New Kadampa Tradition (NKT), which adores this spirit Shugden, continues the story, plans demonstrations against the Dalai Lama during his performances in a new Buddhist center in Hampshire and at the Glastonbury Festival...The ISC, which claims not an NKT organization, but undoubtedly consists predominantly of and is led by NKT members, uses a strong form of manipulation, which is also a central part of its social media campaigns. When they are questioned by the media, the demonstrators repeatedly claim to conduct a legitimate human rights campaign, but in reality the campaign serves the goal of personally attacking a prominent religious leader. So the observer came under heavy fire. We will delete the reference to an "evil spirit" in the online version of the article, but revocation and apology? Probably not that."

May 27
Typo on page 25 regarding author's email to Gyatso/NKT center May 9, 2008 and emailed directly to Dekyong May 14, 2008 ('from' changed to 'with' in first line),
“The mess is anti-Buddhism. Rather than participate with the egregious name calling and an array of other samsaric egoistic sufferings throughout the web site of the Western Shugden Society and partly echoed Wednesday (effectively, a disturbing political message for the world, which will do far more damage, especially to subtle minds, than what the Dalai Lama is being blamed for), far greater adherence to Tsongkappa’s teachings throughout The Great Treatise would be achieved by showing the world and each other the fruits of compassion by practicing compassion in real rather than meditative and passive and negative ways. If the Dalai Lama is wrong, he should be helped rather than blamed.  Rather than bitterness aimed at the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhism, and rather than demonstrate hatred in preparation for and during the planned demonstration against the Dalai Lama as the sadly-political denouement of the Spring Festival’s Vajrapani Empowerment, far greater good will be achieved by helping others, not showing the world another ‘he said she said’. The theater of a march against the Dalai Lama at the conclusion of a Vajrapani Empowerment will make Shakyamuni and Manjushri and Avalokiteshvara wince and help the world turn away from holiness. What the Dalai Lama does need not interfere with compassion and wisdom; certainly attacking the Dalai Lama attacks compassion and wisdom, more ours than his. Those reaching further down the path need not pause to show the world more ugliness. Any of us with the strength of enlightenment surely will do better.  I keep asking, why not use this strength?
Pray that I am not ostracized inane fashion described in the Tibetan Situation Today – Surprising Hidden News.”