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...for bringing attention to the Dalai Lama's great work.

NKT protests around the world and on the Internet against the Dalai Lama, hating everything he does and represents. It even complained to Amnesty International about the Dalai Lama's global mission of compassion. Preposterously, NKT claims that the Dalai Lama is a Nazi dictator, a fake Dalai Lama and not even a Buddhist. According to NKT, "The Dalai Lama's Followers are Used for Psychological Warfare." NKT is blinded by its 'religious' politics (though financially profits substantially from it).

Amnesty International, of course, has long disagreed with NKT's battle against the Dalai Lama and celebrates the Dalai Lama as those outside NKT and its partner the Chinese government do.


From Amnesty International...

"Amnesty International USA is honored to present His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama with the first-ever Shine a Light on Human Rights award in recognition of his lifelong commitment to social justice and human rights on Wednesday, May 4th at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach, California.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has been nothing less than a champion of equality, human rights and nonviolent resistance for Tibetans and affected communities around the world. He has been awarded dozens of accolades, most notably the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize for his work advocating for nonviolence when dealing with the Chinese government.

The Dalai Lama has carried the hopes of the Tibetan people on his back for the past 50 years as he's traveled the world to meet with foreign dignitaries and every day citizens alike, to spread his simple message of compassion. We are extremely privileged to be able to honor his work with this award.

We hope you can join us at this historic event in during our 50th anniversary year."