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In the Tibetan settlements, there is a question on everyone’s lips but no one wants to discuss – what will happen when the Dalai Lama is gone? Ringzin Tsomo asks the difficult questions.

Life without the Dalai Lama?

DHARAMSALA, INDIA – High in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains, something strange is afoot. For the first time in six decades, Tibetans are starting to consider the possibility of life without His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Concerns have been growing about His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s behavior in recent years. The slow decline in his reputation began early in 2015 when in an interview about his successor, the Dalai Lama told the media that he would be the last Dalai Lama. He then further claimed that if the institution were to continue, he would come back as an “mischievous blonde female” and “her face must be very attractive” or “nobody pay much attention”.

Globally, the Dalai Lama was swiftly condemned as sexist, with some accusing him of holding misogynistic views towards women. Members of the Tibetan leadership, including Sikyong Lobsang Sangay, scrambled to clarify the Dalai Lama’s statements but the damage control came perhaps too little, too late.

At 82 years old, most people would be happily retired but this has not been the case for the Dalai Lama. But as the Tibetan leadership fails to find a qualified successor for the public relations juggernaut that is the Dalai Lama, concerns are growing for the future of the Tibetan people.

Later, in October of that same year, the Dalai Lama was accused of exploring relationships with women, with the reporter even providing a photograph she claimed was the Dalai Lama on a date with her mother. Her report was subsequently met by widespread skepticism and later retracted by the online publication Broadly, who apologized for their failure to fact-check. Nevertheless, observers of the Tibet situation were keen to note that in years gone past, such reports about the consummate media darling would have been unthinkable. The fact they are becoming more frequent has not been lost on the Tibetan government.

Buoyed by public sympathy for his health conditions, the Dalai Lama nearly made it through 2016 without further gaffes. That is to say, until September when he infamously closed the year off by mocking then-President hopeful Donald Trump, going so far as to imitate the President’s infamous hairstyle. It appears however, that his disarming giggle was not enough to charm the White House who were decidedly unamused. To this day, the US President has not indicated any interest in meeting with the Dalai Lama, a sure sign of his disinterest in the Tibetan cause.

This interview was followed by a 2017 televised appearance on the host John Oliver’s show, during which he claimed that he was not in the position to criticize self-immolations. The Dalai Lama was heavily criticized for his remarks in this interview, by an incredulous audience who found it difficult to believe that the leader of the Tibetan people was not able to offer any comment on or was powerless to stop any of these violent suicides.

The Dalai Lama’s beleaguered reputation has not been helped by Dorje Shugden practitioners who continue to shadow his worldwide appearances, protesting for the freedom to practise their religion free from persecution. Given such a series of public relations missteps, there is little surprise that the Tibetan leadership have seen it fit to scale back His Holiness’s public engagements. In the last few months of 2017, the 82-year old Tibetan leader has called off a series of international visits and meetings, with his team citing exhaustion.

In an interview in 2016, the Dalai Lama mocked then-President hopeful Donald Trump. Since being elected into power, President Trump has not indicated any interest in meeting with the spiritual leader and has in fact steadily eroded American government support for the Tibetan cause.

This has done little to stem talk of the Dalai Lama’s wellbeing, after 2016 was dominated by rumors of ill health after His Holiness visited the Mayo Clinic. Reports from the media attributed these visits to everything from a general check-up to chemotherapy. The Associated Press even reported that the Dalai Lama was receiving treatment specifically for prostrate cancer.

Closer to home, the toll of this repeated negative press is starting to be felt in the Tibetan settlements.

Lhundrub, 45, admits that he worries about the Dalai Lama. Declining to give his full name, Lhundrub agreed to be interviewed only on the condition of anonymity, saying that he feared retribution on his family who continue to live in the settlements.

“When I was younger, I heard all sorts of wonderful things about the Dalai Lama. He could do no wrong and people would never even dare to question his decisions. Nowadays, he is always making all kinds of comments to the media. People are whispering if something is wrong. Is someone hiding the news from us?”

His concerns were echoed by Tselha, 27, who accuses the Tibetan leadership of keeping the public in the dark.

What will happen when His Holiness passes away? How do we plan for our future if we don’t know what is going on? Are we stuck with Sikyong Lobsang Sangay?

Indeed, current polls suggest that Sikyong Lobsang Sangay is facing a crisis of confidence, with his approval ratings registering at an all-time low. According to a well-placed source within the government, there is growing concern about this among the Tibetan establishment.

Dhardon Sharling has been heavily promoted by the Sikyong Lobsang Sangay. Her frequent appearances by his side has triggered public suspicions about the reasons behind the Prime Minister’s apparent favoritism towards her.

“It seems the Sikyong is more concerned about his public image. He spends more time promoting himself and the people he favors, and less on the affairs of our people,” our source tells us. “He was voted in because people thought a Harvard-educated man would know how to guide our people towards dialogue with China. We all thought he would be a breath of fresh air. Instead, things seem to have become worse compared to Samdhong Rinpoche’s time.”

He is anxious to clarify that he is not the only person who feels that way.

“Within the Parliament, there are many people who are starting to doubt the Dalai Lama’s decisions. As a spiritual guide, they continue to respect him but doubts about his political acumen and decision-making process are gaining strength,” he tells us.

“The recent speeches by MP Tenpa Yarphel really highlighted this. While the honorable member expressed frustration over our government’s reliance on Nechung for state decisions, every Tibetan knows the only reason Nechung has the power to do this is because His Holiness [the Dalai Lama] said so. But now people are starting to wonder if His Holiness made the right decision and how many more wrong decisions have been made.”

As the Tibetan leader continues to advance in age, it is a question no one wants to ask but everyone knows needs to be answered – what will happen after the Dalai Lama is gone? No doubt preparations are quietly being made in this burgeoning democracy for the Dalai Lama’s successor, but observers point out that a single charismatic leader has yet to be identified.

After decades of divisive policies and institutionalized segregation by the Tibetan leadership, and an over-reliance on the appeal of the Dalai Lama, disheartened Tibetans find they can do little else but offer their prayers that the Tibetan leadership wakes up soon to the reality that more will need to be done soon to draw their people together. Until such time that happens, there is very little that people like Lhundrub and Tselha can do but sit and wait.

 

Associated Press claims the Dalai Lama has prostrate cancer

Click to enlarge. An article published in a local Floridian paper, citing information from the Associated Press that the Dalai Lama has prostate cancer.

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106 Comments

  1. Sharling Tara

    October 1, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    The Dalai Lama is so old and he can pass anytime. Beijing is waiting for that. Beijing has full control of Tibet and nothing to fear. Dalai Lama and his government negotiates with Beijing or not does not matter. It’s a small matter in fact. Tibet will never have another King so powerful like Dalai Lama and so influential.

    Actually if Lobsang Sangye was smart, he would do his best to negotiate with China for a better deal for autonomy for Tibet while Dalai Lama is alive. With Dalai Lama alive, he will have more weight and backing. So why doesn’t Lobsang Sangye do so? The reason why Lobsang Sangye does not work hard to negotiate with China is because he does not care about the people. If the Dalai Lama dies, he is rich with big houses and he just moves on. He is in his position for the perks and wealth and US Passport which he has now. So why should he worry?

    😖

  2. Swiss Tibetan Rangzen

    October 1, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Sharling Dhardon and Lobsang Sangay are always together. Very close. They launched the book against Dorje Shugden practice together. Together they can authorized the spending of thousands of US dollars for commissioning a book against Dorje Shugden to further isolate and segregate the Tibetans who continue with their faith in Dorje Shugden. They do this to please the Dalai Lama so their money-making posts will be secure. They only want money.

    After the launching of the book against Dorje Shugden practitioners, they went down to Delhi to be at an expensive hotel and delicious five star dinner to enjoy their victory together.

  3. Swiss Tibetan Rangzen

    October 1, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Sharling Dhardon is rich and carries expensive hand bags while her ‘refugee’ Tibetans sell sweaters on the hot Indian streets.

  4. Super Khampa

    October 1, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Nothing willl happen after Dalai Lama is no more. Maybe 100 years ago Tibetan will be lost without this leadership but nowaday Dalai Lama created more problems than solution. Maybe even better situation without Dalai Lama because the bad leaders no more support form Dalai Lama and cannot hold on to their power. If Dalai Lama is good and powerful and Dorje Drakden is good how come so long we still fail. China has no Buddha in leadership and communist also dont have in religion. So how come if in the world nothing more power than Buddha how come our living Buddha fail?
    Either Dalai Lama not really Buddha or our karma so bad we cannot get what we want. Either way, Dalai Lama have or not have is same thing. I see that if Dalai Lama don’t have maybe China stating to dialog again with our leaders. My family say Dalai Lama is Buddha but my eye see very ordinary politician so nothing in my 30 years can make me believe. My family situation better after we don’t depend on Dalai Lama and Losang Sengge. Be make our own life. All the prayers we make. It nothing happened so Buddha no power or we no karma is Dalai Lama no Buddha. Maybe in 10 years Tibetan no more on earth. Become Chinese or America or Swisszerland or Canada or Indian or Nepal but no more Tibetan. If any good people left in our govment please don’t let Tibetan people become invisible.

  5. Face truth

    October 1, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    If Sikyong Lobsang Sangay believe in his own talk, he should bring his family come live in Dharamsala. But they are not there but in America. Why? The CTA tells people they have to ba patriotic and not abandon Tibetan cause but our leader is first to abandon. Even before he was elected he already abandoned Tibetans.

  6. Kunchok

    October 1, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Tibetan must catch all who corrupt into jail. Elect someone who will unite all Tibet to fight!✊✊

  7. Dharamsala Son

    October 1, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    If ‘President’ Lobsang Sangiye really believe in CTA, Dharamsala, Tibetans and Dalai Lama, he should not get USA citizenship. He should live in Dharamsala with his whole family. Why does his family all live in USA in a big house and rich?

  8. Tenzin Palljor

    October 1, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    These three MPs from Dharamsala is well known to get money from China to be part of Tibetan exile government and make trouble for Tibetans. They pretend to be close to Dalai Lama but they are close to China.

  9. Rangzen

    October 1, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Sikyong Lobsang Sangi just interested in money and perks and the same goes for the ministers in the Tibetan CTA. They are all corrupted and ‘eating’ donations from the West but do close to nothing for the Tibetan pubic. May the Western governments cut or reduce funding to the corrupt government officials.

  10. Elibuchen

    October 2, 2017 at 3:06 am

    Yeah it is really sad, that things are going from bad to worst under the Lobsang Sangay leadership.

    Ordinary Tibetans in India must make plans for their future, since things are really up in the air. If things are not so great now with His Holiness still active on the world scene, how will things be when His Holiness is no more or not active.

    So I urge ordinary Tibetans to think about whether to accept Indian Citizneship or become a law abiding citizen of Tibet as a part of China.

  11. Dondrup Shugden

    October 2, 2017 at 5:16 am

    The Dalai Lama has been around for 60 years in Dharamsala and nothing has happened. What is there to happen if the Dalai Lama passes on?

    Tibetans in China are Chinese Citizens with passports that are recognised internationally. They can go where they like.

    Tibetans in Dharamsala are still refugees, being used as scapegoat for members of elite CTA to get rich and are citizens of whichever country they choose.

    Tibetans who are still poor refugees must do something for themselves. Maybe become Indian citizens or make a conscious choice to return home to Tibet, China.

    Some one need to lead now before it is too late.

  12. SabrinaS

    October 2, 2017 at 8:01 am

    It is quite obvious that CTA had hid a lot from their people if going by the interviews with Lhundrub and Tselha. The feudal system is still very much in place even though CTA is suppose to be progressive with the appropriate tenets of governance. CTA is just like a bunch of school kids in detention having lots of time for mischief and the Dalai Lama as the Headmaster. Luckily there is MP like Tenpa Yarphel who dare to question despite accusations of being Anti-Dalai Lama and a Chinese spy. It is wise for the people to quickly take responsibilities for their own lives instead of depending on CTA which is just a money machine to line the pockets of the MP and their cronies.

  13. Sarah West

    October 2, 2017 at 8:16 am

    My heart goes out to the poor Tibetans struggling to make a living and waiting for CTA to lead them. Everyone is saying the ministers of CTA are corrupted and only make money for themselves. Tibetans need to quickly decide for themselves if they should be Indian or Chinese citizens who will enjoy the full perks before the Dalai Lama is gone.

  14. Tibetan American

    October 2, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Wake up guys, the future is in your hands, not Nechung’s !

  15. Ngawang

    October 2, 2017 at 11:23 am

    His Holiness actually is showing so many mistakes just to make Tibetans think deeper – since he can make not popular comments, so called sexist comment, can get ill and all that…is trying to wake Tibetans up – that His Holiness can make and might make mistakes by saying Dorje Shugden is harmful. He wants all Tibetans to think deeper, not to believe blindly.

    His Holiness also showing political leaders including Lobsang Sangey and all Tibetan MPs can make mistakes, would make mistakes. So, do not follow blindly what politicians say. We must use our brain, we all have brain, so just use it. Don’t borrow leaders’ brain, don’t follow blindly. Think more, think left and right, and deeper.

    His Holiness is a Buddha, he wants Tibetans to think independently and maturely NOW and after he is passing. He wants to help us, and we must grow from there.

    Hence, do you think Dorje Shugden is an evil? Dorje Shugden can harm His Holiness? Lobsang Sangey is a good leader & think for people’s benefits? All MPs help and care for we Tibetans? THINK, DEEPER. DO NOT FOLLOW BLINDLY. That’s the only way out for we Tibetans.

  16. Doreen Park

    October 2, 2017 at 11:37 am

    It’s not HH Dalai Lama whose passing will negatively impact the Tibetans in exile , particularly the poor.It’s something more pressing and urgent. It’s NOW that they should act to gain Indian citizenship. Otherwise, a day will come soon when they will be stateless and homeless, should India decide to take back the land given to these Tibetans in exile 60 years ago. 60 years have passed and nothing has been done to improve the lot of these poor Tibetans by the Tibetan leadership.The Tibetan leadership has done nothing to secure the future of all Tibetans in exile , particularly the poor.

    All have been fed with pipe dreams of a return to a free and independent Tibet. On top of this, the selfish Tibetan leadership has discouraged with threats these poor Tibetans from getting Indian citizenship.Furthermore, the ban on Shugden practice has been used to distract the ordinary Tibetans in exile from their own serious problems, and created disharmony and schism among the people.

  17. Phayul commentator

    October 2, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Ms. Lhagyari Namgyal Dolkar is an MP of the CTA and she should immediatly resign and give honor to the disonorable CTA or Central Tibetan Administration in Dharamsala. She is an elected official. She should not fight with the tourists and spectators. If she is going to post things about Tibet, she has accept there will be people who do not accept what she is posting and be ready for opposition but not using violence. If the spectator gets violent, then Ms. Lhagyari should immediately go to the police and run from the scene. The police station is very nearby. Do not stand around and have violent interaction with people walking by. It does not look good as an MP of the Tibetan government in exile under the Dalai Lama. MP Ms. Lhagyari Namgyal Dolkar is a disgrace and should resign.👎

    👎🙏☹️😣👎🙏

  18. Lhasang from Switzerland

    October 2, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Tibetan parliament MP Ms Lhagyari Namgyal Drolkar is taking money from China.

    She should resign from parliament🇨🇳🇨🇳🇨🇳🇨🇳

  19. Harold Musetescu

    October 2, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    The Chinese Government has already planned for the Dalai Lama’s death.

    The will make the Panchen Lama the “Regent” of Tibet.

    The Chinese will use the “Golden Urn” method to chose the next “Tibetan” 15th Dalai Lama.

    There will be an “Indian” 15th Dalai Lama chosen by the CTA.

    As “Regent” of Tibet the Panchen Lama will make Dorje Shugden the “Official State Protector” of Tibet.

    The Panchen Lama will make the next “State Oracle of Tibet” a Dorje Shugden “Oracle”.

    He will replace “Pehar” who will be retired.

    The Panchen Lama will give the “Tibetan” 15th Dalai Lama all the teachings on Dorje Shugden.

    The “Tibetan” 15th Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama will spread the teachings of Dorje Shugden throughout Tibet.

    Either the “Regent” the Panchen Lama or the “Tibetan” 15th Dalai Lama will proclaim Dorje Shugden as a “Yidam”.

    They will create the “Empowerment” and “Sadhana” for us to practice Dorje Shugden as our “Yidam”.

    Finally the Chinese and the Panchen Lama may go so far as to proclaim that the “Tibetan” 15th Dalai Lama is an incarnation of Tulku Drukpa Gyeltsen.

    They will claim that the 5th Dalai Lama stole the title by corruption and bribery from Tulku Drukpa Gyeltsen.

  20. Lovett

    October 2, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Lhagyari Namgyal Drolkar is stupid! Her rough, loud and offensive talk does not win any support and it certainly would not quell or subdue the equally loud and defensive Chinese Ms Zhu. It looks like she has met her match and I hope she is ready for lots of opposition as she is taken the Rangzen pro-independence stance that counters the Dalai Lama. It gives her the opportunity to feel with it is like to be Shugden practitioner. With more Dalai Lama followers experience discrimination first hand so they know what it feels like and that when given the chance, they might do something to remove the ban.

  21. Lhakpa

    October 3, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    What happened to Tibetan Kashak CTA govt talks with Chinese government? Why Sikyong Lobsang Singgi-la have no result when even Samdong Rinpoche managed a few talks with China. This is not acceptable. Tibetan cause cannot go backwards now. It must go forward and have result.

  22. Untomable

    October 4, 2017 at 2:34 am

    I really can’t Imagine if one day if really happen without His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the CTA & the Tibetan people now still in India will become how? due to the CTA present all the performance, if without the big name of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, CTA will become Nothing at all ……😢

  23. Camillia

    October 4, 2017 at 9:32 am

    After His Holiness enters clear light, the voice of discerning Tibetans in exile will fade into nothingness. As it is already now being plagued by a series of very unfortunate events made clear to the public, like never before. Thanks to digital media and social media. How the Tibetans in exile leaders corrupt, abuse power and violate laws are now found all over the internet that can be accessed through the tiny device called handphones, which everyone has one, if not two.

    So when there is no more God King, what to do, disband and disseminate into the Indian society. Since Tibetans in exile have been used to being breastfed by the generous Indian government, and have been enjoying the perks for the last 60 years; Where else can they go? They could not be going back to China since they hate China so much.

    As the future is so grim, there is no wonder no one bothers to voice out against the bad governance by CTA. They just have to wait it out and then merge into the Indian society. Another generation will pass, and soon they can forget this painful episode, how their beloved Tibetan leaders led them into oblivion.

  24. Badrapa

    October 4, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Time to unite Tibetan people with no bias against protector deity or religious inclinations. The Tibetan unity is very crucial now before everything falls apart. If the Tibetan leaders really want to benefit the people, it should start to be more secular and minimize and eventually work towards abolishing religious ruling like that Shugden ban. After all, this is the way of the future and it is what every democratic country in the world today practices.

  25. Tenzin K

    October 5, 2017 at 11:32 am

    It’s sad to read this article but it’s the fact that everyone need to face. What most disheartening is seeing Tibetan leadership unable to improve their situation and of course under Lobsang Sangay leadership it has not improve Tibetan welfare as well as making any effort to negotiate with China. It’s obvious that Lobsang Sangay has no interest to improving Tibetan situation as we can see he always hide behind HH Dalai Lama and busy with raising fund through using Tibetan lives as a sympathy card. The Tibetan has made a wrong choice with Lobsang Sangay and after His Holiness gone Tibetan is nothing and everything will be too late. Tibetan should realise that Lobsang Sangay will not go through thick and thin with them. He is holding US citizenship and will just leave India once his tenure ended. Tibetan in exile left with nothing!

    Tibetan leadership so far has only created division among Tibetan and violent to their people who disobey them. It has been 60 years and how long more the Tibetan need to suffer? To all the Tibetans, please think for the future of your next generation and don’t be the victim for Tibetan leadership for gain fund for their own anymore. Open your eyes now!

  26. Brian Little

    October 5, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Teĺl me why is Lobsang Sangye base himself in America and not Dharamsala? This is a joke where the Leader of CTA himself doesn’t believe in getting Tibet back and doesn’t stays on the ground with his people but talks a lot about helping Tibetans in exile and want to claim Tibet again. What a joke! 😆

  27. Bruce

    October 5, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    There is really no support for the Dalai Lama from the CTA! What are they doing? No disrespect but as we can read in the article, HH seems tired of having no support from his government. He travels all year long at his age!! What kind of government is the CTA?

    And then they even attack his students! And in Tibet, the Tibetans cry for help and even self-immolate! Why is this CTA so inefficient? Why are they not helping their people??

  28. sierra

    October 5, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    Thanks for highlighting the concerns of the Tibetans in exile. They should have thought about who will spearhead the Tibetan cause long ago. They should have recognized that the current leaders are not putting them first but rather they were being very introspective and looking out for themselves. So, all these blind loyalty are leading them nowhere but the lower realms.

    Sad to say that other than the Dalai Lama, no one else commands the respect of the rest of the world. As for the spiritual leader part, they should just go on as before which is to follow the religious head of the different schools like the Sakya Trizin, Karmapa or Gaden Tripa.

    The CTA has not improved the lot of the refugees with economics projects and education. Guess that’s how the CTA plans to control them. Good to see that more Tibetans themselves are questioning all these shenanigans.

  29. Namgyal

    October 7, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    The recent comment by ex CTA prime minister sums it all “Former Kalon Tripa Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche at the welcome dinner Thursday said, “His Holiness the Dalai Lama will live for a long period of time, as he has promised to the Tibetan people. However, there is a limit. In the absence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tibetans could be on the verge of its darkest days. In such a scenario, only the democratic administration established by His Holiness would be able to steer the Tibetan people,” he was quoted saying.”

    even Samdhong Rinpoche knows that once Dalai Lama is gone, exiled Tibetans will enter its darkest days. it may not have to be that way, but with the self-serving government CTA, who does not care about its people at all, for sure exiled Tibetans will enter “its darkest days”.

  30. Namgyal

    October 7, 2017 at 4:29 pm

  31. Lobster Sang Gay

    October 7, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    When the Dalai Lama is gone, can the Panchen Lama recognised by the Dalai Lama’s fit into his shoes? Lobsang Sangay must be eagerly waiting for the time to come so he and his cohorts can rule and steal more money.😜

  32. Anonymous

    October 8, 2017 at 6:06 am

    Nechung is not even Enlightened. I seriously don’t understand why HHDL rely on him. The Tibetans should rely on an Enlightened protector, Dorje Shugden for advice instead.
    Look at what your Harvard graduate is doing? Where are the Tibetans headed? Nowhere near a dialogue with China. No achievement of anything for the suffering Tibetans. With HHDL gone in the future, the Tibetans really need to start planning now and not only rely on CTA who has done nothing for the refugees except themselves.

  33. The Truth

    October 8, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    CTA would be the rulers of the poor Tibetans in exile after the Dalai Lama has passed. Greater opportunities for them to pilfer foreign funds meant for the people.

  34. Drolma

    October 9, 2017 at 4:26 am

    Religion can never be mixed with politic. His Holiness used to be the political head of Tibetans in exile but he has retired. CTA should not let him represent ruler of the Tibetans anymore. Why is that his image in the international political arena is still more dominant that Losang Sangye? Why is he still meeting all the world leaders but not the prime minister? He is old now, he should really be teaching Dharma, and do only Dharma.

  35. Dehli

    October 9, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    The future of Tibet will be in China. What else is there to hope for. If even the Dalai Lama cannot change this, and he requests now everyone to ask for Umaylam, what else is there to be said.

    Yet, the CTA seems to be more interested in Rangzen meetings in Paris, sigh!! It is sad to see how the Dalai Lama is not respected in the CTA and his words are not taken seriously.

    And I agree with the comment above! Why is Lobsang Sangye based in America and not in Dharamsala? This shows where his heart beats! Not for us Tibetans!

  36. Trust No One

    October 10, 2017 at 2:38 am

    Tibetans living in India must not trust Lobsang Sangay and his thieves in the CTA. That goes the same for other Tibetans living outside India. The CTA days of taking Tibetans money are coming to an end.

  37. Aritis Rock

    October 10, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Tselha, 27, who accuses the Tibetan leadership of keeping the public in the dark. “What will happen when His Holiness passes away? How do we plan for our future if we don’t know what is going on? Are we stuck with Sikyong Lobsang Sengge?”
    ————————————————————————————

    I have been reading many comments about Lobsang Sangye, and it is true and proven from the above statement that even the Tibetans has no confidence or trust to their prime minister, after so many years of Dalai lama retiree, Tibetans still look up to him instead of Lobsang Sangye who is now the prime minister… how sad it is, Lobsang Sangye really failed tremendously. At the end, the one that really stopped the unity of Tibetans is not Dorje Shugden but it is Lobsang Sangye.

  38. Dorje Shugden practitioner

    October 10, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Is Lobsang Sangye a Buddhist?

  39. vajra-NMD

    October 10, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Central Tibetan Administration, Lobsang Sangye and even Tibetan parliament MP Ms Lhagyari Namgyal Drolkar want money, money and money only, and they don’t care about Tibetan peoples.

    To all the Tibetan and Western Countries people, it’s a time to see ” Their ” true face of Central Tibetan Administration, Lobsang Sangye and even Tibetan parliament MP Ms Lhagyari Namgyal Drolkar.

  40. samayakeeper

    October 10, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    No one else would be able to do what the Dalai Lama has done for the last 60 years even though there were disagreements by other people over what the Dalai Lama had said and done. The CTA know they are losing their golden goose and they know no one else can bring in foreign fund meant to better the Tibetan people’s lives then the Dalai Lama. The greedy sikyong and his partners-in-crime in the CTA have been siphoning the money into their pockets and could be hastening to take as much as possible before time runs out for them after the Dalai Lama has gone. Tibetans would perhaps see a dissolution of their parliament and the ministers would have readily packed to emigrate to other countries; countries that they have already bought properties and set up businesses for their “retirement” from Tibetan politics

  41. Tashi

    October 10, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Tibetan need to wake up and realise that their future is in their hands. With Dalai Lama around CTA never improve anything in term of their welfare instead create division and separation with violent with Dorje Shugden ban and never said a word to stop self immolation reason being CTA can use this to ask for more fund through sympathy.

    When Dalai Lama gone you can imagine CTA has no big card to ask for fund and they never created any good relationship with any other country leader and who else will support them? It has been 60 years long and do you think CTA will make any positive act? If they can it already happen.

  42. Geraldine Sarie

    October 10, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    The fact is that CTA depend too much on Dalai Lama whether on spiritual path or secular. It’s really sad to see an old ordained monk had to take all these heavy burden just to survive so-called Tibetan leadership in exile. CTA used HH on unnecessary tasks which caused serious ailments.
    Besides, what did Lobsang Sangay responsibility for CTA? MONEY.
    The Tibetans really need to find solution and be prepare on this coming crisis for it may not secure their lives and welfare. 😓

  43. Brian Little

    October 10, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Whether CTA ‘s imminent Denise will be happening soon or sooner or not, along the way, a certain Dalai Lama death is also imminent. Who will assume the role in India?😜

  44. Belinda Mae

    October 10, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Dalai Lama’s current actions will put many of the Tibetan people to doubt. They should in fact wake up and realize that everyone will die. Even the Dalai Lama will pass into clear light in the future. So they must be prepared for days when Dalai Lama is no longer around, whose advice are they goinng to listen to. Are the Tibetans going to depend on CTA? I think better not.

  45. Richard LakTam

    October 10, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Yes, it’ll be hard for the Tibetan when the day come that Dalai Lama pass into clear light. But looking at the situation now, maybe it won’t give any impact. Hopefully Dalai Lama will say or do something to lift Dorje Shugden ban when the time come. So, who will face the greatest lost when Dalai Lama pass into clear light? The one that has been using Dalai Lama name to get money from the west, the one who has been using Dalai Lama name to get Tibetan supporter, the one who has been using Dalai Lama name to ban Dorje Shugden, yes, Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) – Lobsang Sangay. They (he) will lose the crown to ask for funding from the west. Maybe he will encourage more people to self immolate in order to get fund by then. 😅

  46. Tenzin Sangye

    October 10, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Dalai Lama misbehavior in public are the warning for most of tibetan to wake up don’t just depend on the leader to seek for tibet freedom. Especially with CTA has done very little to support Dalai Lama. What CTA care is to get money from the foreign country. With poor management to exile gorvernment, when Dalai Lama is not around any more. Tibetan will not able get help from CTA. People represent CTA like Lobsang Sangye currently not to depend on to get tibet freedom. His only concern about his own benifit. How sad and truth. Tibetan are seeing and now.

  47. Vajra10

    October 10, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    I would request H.H Dalai Lama to live long, to clear fog that has blurred vision of people for so long and caused unwanted negative consequences such as loss of lives and low standard of living among Tibetans.

    All Tibetan need to stand up with courage and fight for what they really wanted.. We shall not wait any further until we reach the dead end.🕳

  48. Tianni

    October 10, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    It is very sad to read “But now people are starting to wonder if His Holiness made the right decision and how many more wrong decisions have been made”. Is there any future for the Tibetan in Exile. In addition, Tibetan can’t see any result of Tibetan cause after 60 years.

    Can CTA still survive with life without Dalai Lama? The first thing is China will take full control of Tibet by chosen their own 15th Dalai Lama which this is tibetan afraid off. And most Tibetan in exile will remain stateless and homeless. Sad….

  49. Jing Jing

    October 10, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Life moves in without His Holiness. He’s worked so hard for the Tibetan and now its time for the Tibetan to really stand on their own feet and think for their own future. Since CTA has no ability to take care of their people need not talk about free Tibet. In fact they only focus on their own needs, that’s all. They do not have to depend on HHDL cause they already have plenty in their bank account. So Tibetan got to think for your own future because your family and loved one depend on you that’s for sure.

  50. Bylakuppe C

    October 11, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    You can see in the comment of this youtube video how ungrateful, greedy and nasty Tibetans are. The Indians are angry and have a right to be angry after hosting the Tibetans for 60 years. Yet instead of being grateful, they lash back. Even calling the Indian students “COMMUNIST CHINA PAID DOGS” and other vulgarities. Very racist. Anything Tibetans don’t like, they call you a China spy or China money eating agent. Even the Indian nationals now are berated as China dogs.

    No wonder Indians are protesting for Tibetans to go back! This is happening while the Dalai Lama is alive for after he passes, it will completely degenerate and the Indians will take action and expel the ungrateful refugees.

  51. Tashi Delhi

    October 11, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    We know that the Dalai Lama does not want independence for Tibet. All Rangzen-fighting Tibetans are going against the Dalai Lama. They are hardcore separatists and most likely taking Chinese money to create schism. The attached Times of India article is very clear what the Dalai Lama wants. Rangzen Tibetans and activists are 100% against Dalai Lama and Tibetan nation.

  52. Pema

    October 12, 2017 at 1:40 am

    It is really a hard time for the Tibetans. The CTA has stopped trusting the Dalai Lama and are now Rangzen activists!

    What more to come? When have we suffered enough?
    When will it become better?

    It is really hopeless. What is the CTA waiting for? A strike in the lottery?

  53. Tenzin Peljor

    October 12, 2017 at 5:13 am

    Tibetans use India. It’s hey don’t respect India and actually very racist. Indians are tired of this now and want them out. Now big protests in the hundreds are happening in Arunachel Pradesh state of India demanding Tibetans go back to Tibet. The people there are tired of the Tibetans and do not welcome them anymore. After 60 years, why are the Tibetans still refugees? If they can go western country, they will go because India is NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE USERS. They put India down. They only stay in India if they cannot go to another country. They never get Indian citizenship because they want foreign citizenship. Shame. In India, they never pay taxes. They never join army to defend India. They never build hospitals, half way houses, orphanages or get money from foreign aid to help India. They never build anything for Indians and we have so many poor Indians in India. Look at the foreigner Mother Teresa how much she did for India and she did so much for Indians in Calcutta but Tibetans do nothing. Not a charitable race. Their Dalai Lama never set up orphanages, schools, soup kitchens for the poor or set up scholarship for Indians. He lived in India for 60 years and give nothing back but take and use Indian land. The Tibetans lived in India for 60 years but they contribute nothing to India. Only complain and Indians are now going to speak up. The SUMAA students said the protests against Tibetans are only beginning and there will be more.

    After 60 years how can they still be refugees. They are not genuine refugees. They call themselves refugees and not get Indian passport so their Tibetan ‘government’ in Dharamsala can continue to market them to western countries and Japan to give them money. To get free money. Tibetan leaders love free money. Tibetans have big houses, nice cars and can travel to other countries. The Dalai Lama temples in Dharamsala have gold idols and gold paintings and live in very high luxury. Tibetan leaders already get money in the US billions in aid and yet they never improve. The Tibetans always say they have no opportunities in India. Why they say that? Because they are saying they are too good for India.

    They say they want autonomy with China but they fly the Tibetan flag on Indian soil. If they want autonomy, they should fly the Chinese flag and show China government they are serious to sit and talk. They are always lying. They protest against China on Indian soil making problems between India and China. India is not responsible for Tibetans. Tibetans should not make China India’s enemy. Don’t be selfish. China is not India’s problem. Tibetans should solve the problems themselves.

    Tibetan leaders only want money, money and more free things. They always make segregation among their people due to regional differences and religion. Look how they supress the Dorje Shugden religion and their own Dorje Shugden Tibetans cannot join in their schools or Dalai Lama’s talks and ceremonies. They treat the Dorje Shugden people like the low castes in India. Their Tibetan people cannot stand up on their own become something because their leaders want everything for free. When they go to western countries, they lose their culture, religion and language and pay a heavy price. Their children become more like the adopted country’s culture and people. Their ‘government’ in Dharamsala block them from getting Indian citizenship so they can continue using their fake refugee status to get money from the west. When India is so generous to give them citizenship, their own Tibetan minister in Dharamsala block this.

    Now Indians had enough and want Tibetans to get out and go home!

    SUMAA students heavily protest Part 1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTyAvVQpn7g

    SUMAA students heavily protest Part 2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_RmtPpfvNA

    Indians and Indian tribal people want Tibetans to go back to Tibet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaCQ7qvjEYQ

    Hundreds of Indians want Tibetans out of India. Protests are vowed to continue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=0oUTdHWxpkg

    Indian SUMAA leaders demanding state government to revoke refugee privileges for Tibetans
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnJozme8PCw

    And here alternative videos:

    SUMAA students heavily protest
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRqCkcc4hfg

    Indians and Indian tribal people want Tibetans to go back to Tibet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdjuR-Y10NM

    Hundreds want Tibetans out of India. Protests are vowed to continue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTRbetGn4To

    Heavy protest in the hundreds by Indians for Tibetans to get out of India

  54. Camillia

    October 13, 2017 at 10:27 am

    The aging Dalai Lama is a painful sight to look at in the media today. There is hardly any positive news regarding His Holiness, and the more he is seen on media, it means more dirty laundry to air.

    The reason Dalai Lama’s had the spotlight on his misconduct and wrongs decisions all started when he unwittingly decided to ban Dorje Shugden practice and thus, created the worst schism in modern Tibetan Buddhism.

    The propitiation of Dorje Shugden can be traced as far back as 400 years ago, revered as an enlightened Dharma Protector who is, in fact, the emanation of the Bodhisattva Manjushri. Dorje Shugden was held in high esteem even by the Dalai Lama.

    However, this all suddenly changed without much explanation. In 1996, the Dalai Lama went from worshipping and praising the deity Dorje Shugden to publicly renouncing and condemning it as a demonic practice. Turning against Dorje Shugden, the Dalai Lama began repeatedly calling for the cessation of the Dorje Shugden practice, primarily citing that it harms his life and the Tibetan cause.

    And the Dalai Lama’s loyalists were swift to take action against Dorje Shugden practitioners, who made it their work to efficiently decree the worship of Dorje Shugden, a criminal act.

    What the Dalai Lama had done, whether deliberately or not, had tarnished his established icon of peace, harmony, compassion, and tolerance. He acted in complete contrast to all the values he stood for. Over time, people can see that the Dorje Shugden controversial is a convenient scapegoat to cover up the failure of the leadership.

    And people began to think that the Dalai Lama is not who people think he is. Many find it difficult to reconcile the humble, peace-loving monk persona with his extreme position in respect of the Dorje Shugden ban. Therefore people are digging into the dirt and trying to find out “who is Dalai Lama?”

    If the Dalai Lama wants to, with his authority in the Tibetan in the exile community, he can stop the ban, end the suffering and rescue his reputation.

  55. Lovett

    October 14, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Within the Tibetan communities in India, there is no free speech and how Tibetans insult each other and would even insult foreigners by calling them Chinese agents just because you speak up and this is suppose to silence you. All of this began with the Tibetan CTA. Nonetheless, there are a handful of Tibetans who had enough and they dare to speak the truth and in this case, Tenpa Yarphel speaks against Nechung and veiled statements about the Shugden ban – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuKOjcpLH8A
    And then there are people who would oppose his view by shaving his head. Very silly. 😓
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M30NL4hG8oA

  56. Michaela Smith

    October 16, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Real refugees vs. Tibetan ‘refugees’. Should India and other countries continue to help Tibetans, the most prosperous ‘refugees’ on earth?

  57. CTA LIES

    October 17, 2017 at 11:34 am

    There is NO REAL FREEDOM of SPEECH for us Tibetans living under the ruling of the CTA and Dalai Lama. The Tibetan communities in India all sufer this fate and we live in lies and deception of a FAKE DEMOCRACY.

    Just watch how Tibetans insult and backstab each other and would even dare insult people they do not know, calling them Chinese dogs/Chinese spies is the only thing they can say and the label they give you the moment you dare to speak up. This is done to shut you up and to indicate to other Tibetans to attack you because they make you sound like you are a traitor and this is how they get all to turn against you. This is how the Tibetan CTA deals with people they feel threatened. All because of power and position.

    However, there are a few brave Tibetans who basically had enough of their deception and begin to speak up, to tell the truth. A good example is Tenpa Yarphel who bravely stood up and talked about Nechung and the inconsistency and FAILED prophesies… also the ridiculous heavy reliance on him for everything. Where on earth do you ever see any government relying on “mystical Gods” to help them make state decisions? Even if they did, they would not dare tell anyone because this is 2017 not the medieval times. Just watch – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuKOjcpLH8A

    Then you have the small-minded, sheep like followers, shaving their hair – like WOW big deal, to protest against Tenpa Yarphel. Lololol


  58. Lhakpa

    October 17, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Chokyong Nechung is wrong! Nechung in this video said that Dalai Lama is going back to China and that was five years ago? What happened? Why are we even listening to him ever again. He always make mistakes. 😱

    🌎 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIDZLzXIgW8

  59. Jamyang

    October 17, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Question to Tibetan exile government, Central Tibetan Administration – CTA: Hey this Geshe Dorje interprets Nechung’s prophecy saying the Dalai Lama will go back to Tibet five years ago, but look, Dalai Lama still cannot go back. Watch… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIDZLzXIgW8

    Not only that, there is still NO sign of even creating a good relationship for a chance to go back! So we are all stuck and still nowhere near going back to Tibet. So why on earth are we still listening to this spirit Nechung who always makes mistakes and give wrong prophecies? Nechung even killed the 13th Dalai Lama by giving him the wrong medicine. So WHY are we still listening to him for? Why are we Buddhist following what a spirit says? If we can follow Nechung spirit so why condemn Dogyal? This is weird and wrong!

  60. Pema Schneider

    October 19, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Lobsang Sangay at the Golden Jubilee Celebration of Tibetan Settlement Office, Dharamsala: https://youtu.be/eInTi-E9na8

    Losang Sangay said recently (October, 2017) in Dharamsala that Tibetans have two enemies: the outer and inner enemy. The outer enemy is the Chinese government and Dorje Shugden people. The inner enemy is the people who speak against about our Tibetan affairs like regional differences and religious differences. (He didn’t say this directly but he means people like Tenpa Yarphel who spoke up in the Parliament) He said out of the two enemies, the worse one is inner enemies.

    Now the Tibetans have started a new Facebook page specifically against Tenpa Yarphel. Tibetans are protesting against him: http://bit.ly/2ysowTH

    And there is a video of Tibetans with Tenpa Yarphel’s name on the paper against him and asking him to resign: http://bit.ly/2zAH2af

  61. Matteo

    October 19, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a a dedicated advocate for the principles of democracy. In September this year, Tibetans in India celebrates 57 years since the establishment of the democratic path in the running of the Tibetan people’s political system. Sadly, it’s all lip service.

    Look at the recent incident of MP Tenpa Yarphel speaking up in the parliament. Tenpa Yarphel has the right to speak and express his opinion, especially because he is a representative of the people, a Member of Parliament. Instead, he was criticized for issuing irresponsible statements, watch this video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuKOjcpLH8A

    What is absurd is that there are even people protesting against his opinion, and shaving their hair in protest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M30NL4hG8oA

    It’s funny that he was accused of being sectarian, but the truth of the matter is, because of Nechung, Dorje Shugden practitioners were segregated, discriminated and ostracized from the Tibetan community in general all around the world. I guess this MP is sick of seeing the separation and had to speak up for the unity of the Tibetan people in exile. What do you think?

  62. Lukar Jam supporter

    October 19, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Nechung oracle is not reliable. This everybody know.

    He didn’t help when british in tibet in 1904. he gave wrong medicine to 13th dalai lama which caused His holiness’s death. he said in the past Tibetans going back to Tibet. In 2009, this Geshe Dorje read out what Nechung oracle said. How many years passed, negotiation talk never resume after Lobsang Sangay become Sikyong.

    Why we still believe Nechung?

  63. Michaela Smith

    October 19, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Instead of modernizing their governance system, the Dalai Lama and the CTA continue to reply on an inaccurate protector Nechung and condemn those who question the system.

  64. Tashi, Delhi

    October 20, 2017 at 8:59 am

    What is the CTA for a club? Going around pretending to be a democracy and only because of HH Dalai Lama they can make some foreign people believe it but it seems that karma is coming back.

    The CTA is suppressing their own people and having a good life with the money originally meant for the Tibetan people. On top, their elections are a farce!

    Listen here to Tenpa Yarphel who questions about the reliance of the Tibetan Government to Nechung, an oracle, which is understandable already but on top Nechung’s predictions seem to create more problems than anything else. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuKOjcpLH8A

    What happens to Tenpa Yarphel now that he speaks up? Tibetans have started a Facebook page against him and protest against him: http://bit.ly/2ysowTH. They even ask Tenpa Yarphel to resign: http://bit.ly/2zAH2af

    So much for the “Democracy” in the Tibetan Government!!

  65. Lukar supporter

    October 22, 2017 at 2:08 am

    Lukar Jam would be fresher air. He dares to talk, question and improve. He will be better leader.
    It’s too late now since Tibetans kept quiet and voted Lobsang Sengge. 😢😢
    —-
    “It seems the Sikyong is more concerned about his public image. He spends more time promoting himself and the people he favors, and less on the affairs of our people,” our source tells us. “He was voted in because people thought a Harvard-educated man would know how to guide our people towards dialogue with China. We all thought he would be a breath of fresh air. Instead, things seem to have become worse compared to Samdhong Rinpoche’s time.”

  66. tibetan

    October 22, 2017 at 2:16 am

    Lobsang Sengge admit you are not good and improve. 🤣 Remove Nechung from secular matters decision making because it is not democractic.

    You want to gain back trust, follow democracy principles. Unless you afraid of something??? 😏

  67. gyatso

    October 22, 2017 at 2:26 am

    “he feared retribution on his family who continue to live in the settlements”

    Someone will get him for what he says?? IS THIS FREEDOM?? You will get it from saying facts… NO FREEDOM TO TALK.

    But it is ok and no penalty for CRITICIZE INDIA AND INDIANS???

  68. drolma

    October 22, 2017 at 2:31 am

    when money finish we Tibetans on the street suffers. Lobsang Sengge has money and passport. He is free to go.
    😢😢

  69. kala

    October 22, 2017 at 2:41 am

    What Nechung can be change and manipulate. Only few people understand Nechung said. Who can check is it correct?

    **Support Lukar Jam**

  70. Tsomo

    October 22, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Dalai Lama has quit his position as the political head years ago, can’t CTA just make it clear to everyone and save themselves from the embarrassment caused by Dalai Lama? Get him a retreat house and let him retire peacefully, once in a while invite him to give teaching on Buddhist scriptures. It is hard to explain to the world of his weird comments and behaviour.

  71. Anonymous

    October 23, 2017 at 11:36 pm

  72. rabten

    October 24, 2017 at 11:30 am

    CTA rely too much on Dalai Lama and Nechung. Or more like Dalai Lama and Nechung are used for their own greed. So much donation over the years but no results to show.

  73. L Lhundup

    October 25, 2017 at 12:00 pm

  74. palden

    October 26, 2017 at 4:27 am

    Encourage discrimination against Dorje Shugden practitioner is not democracy. It is autocratic mentality. 👎

    You don’t need to be Harvard graduate to understand this simple fact.

  75. Jamyang

    October 26, 2017 at 5:07 am

    I have Question to Tibetan exile government, Central Tibetan Administration – CTA: Hey this Geshe Dorje interprets Nechung’s prophecy saying the Dalai Lama will go back to Tibet five years ago, and that people are just “gonna die” from seeing His Holiness return, 🙄 but… well, Dalai Lama is still stuck in India and no where near going back at the rate CTA is irritating China. Just Watch… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIDZLzXIgW8

    Not only that, there is still NO sign of even creating a good relationship for a chance to go back! So we Tibetans are all basically stuck and still nowhere near going back to Tibet. Yet the CTA does not like us to become Indian citizens but it is okay for Lobsang Sangay and his eh hmm darling Dhardon to have foreign passports?!?! How low can one get in cheating your own people, using them for your own benefit, using them to gain funds in the name of “refugee” and “Tibet Freedom”… how despicably low can one get… I guess CTA showing us how.

    And why on earth are we still listening to this spirit Nechung who is often not accurate, always makes mistakes and give wrong prophecies, make problems and divided Tibetans???

    Nechung even killed the 13th Dalai Lama by giving him the wrong medicine. So WHY are we still listening to him? Why are high lamas and Buddhist following what a spirit says? If we can follow Nechung spirit so why even condemn Dogyal? This is all so twisted, illogical and obviously political and weird and wrong!

    Something sure is smelly about CTA

  76. lobsang

    October 26, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    China is gaining friendlier with more countries thru economy ties. No way Nechung prophecy is coming true.

    We Tibetans keep waiting it will just be a dream 😔😔

  77. Simone

    October 28, 2017 at 5:31 am

    It’ sad that the Dalai Lama has so very little faith in human beings in the near future that he considers his reincarnation will need to be a very mischievous blonde female to garner attention. Reminds me of a very sad Hugh Hefner at his passing – very attached to the desires of samsara.

    but, what is saddest of all is his refusal to speak out against self-immolation. As a high lama of great compassion, not speaking out for Buddhism and compassion, but instead standing a political stance, raises the question of where Tibetan Buddhism is heading.

  78. ashrao

    October 29, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Unfortunately, the dream of Tibetan democracy is nothing but that. Look at this brave Tenpa Yarphel speaking up against the spirit Nechung (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuKOjcpLH8A). He brings up a good point, the Tibetans rely more on a spirit than they do on democratic principles and their own intelligence and care for their own people.

    But these Tibetans themselves are so enamoured with the spirit that they protest against Tenpa Yarphel, lame protests, but protests nonetheless, like this man who cut off his hair (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M30NL4hG8oA). I really don’t understand how this is a protest, but each to their own I guess.

    Personally, I don’t really think much of the Tibetans who follow their lame government. I’ve seen first-hand just how much the average Tibetan suffers under their current leadership and this just goes to show that their government is ineffective and schismatic. But one thing about this whole situation is somewhat promising, there is a silver lining, and that is the point was raised by a Tibetan MP within their parliament. He wouldn’t have done so if other people in the Tibetan community did not feel the same way. It is time for Tibetan to free themselves of a superstitious, money-grabbing, self-serving, and impotent government.

  79. Dawa Lhamo

    October 29, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Tibetan government are useless, they rely on Nechung https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuKOjcpLH8A

    Any you know what, their supporters even cut their hair off because they don’t agree with MP. This guy funny. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M30NL4hG8oA

    What this going to change?

  80. ashrao

    October 29, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    The Tibetan government keep relying on Nechung for everything, though all his predictions and advice cause more damage than harm. Is it even wise to follow his advice, I mean he was wrong about His Holiness the Dalai Lama returning to Tibet in five years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIDZLzXIgW8

    That was in 2009, we are now in 2017, which was 8 years ago. Is his advice really trust worthy? I wonder why the Tibetan government even continue to listen to him. Perhaps they get something out of it?

  81. Tashi Gonkatsang

    October 29, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    This ashrao posted this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIDZLzXIgW8

    What he said is true. I couldn’t believe it at first, because I never heard my parents or relatives tell much such things before. But when I asked my uncle who is a monk, he told me it is true. He said that Nechung gave bad advice and has continued to give bad advice. My uncle said that even many of the monks and high lamas don’t even believe in anything Nechung says. Better to say no rather than listening to his advice from now on. My parents were shocked. They used to go and see Nechung oracle when they were in India, but luckily I was able to move them to the USA. Now we better off. I can’t believe that the government still listen to the Nechung.

  82. Hi I'm Lobsang Sangye I'm a liar

    October 29, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    It’s quite refreshing to have someone from the parliament speaking up and raising questions about the unjustness that’s been happening within its own “government”. Tenpa Yarphel is extremely brave to speak up like that, Tibetans HAVE TO WATCH IT! 👍

    1. Tibetan shaves off his hair in protest against MP Tenpa Yarphel 2017 Sept
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M30NL4hG8oA

    2. Tibetan Parliament member representing Kagyu School Ven. Tenpa Yarphel speaks against Nechung
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if2dFMKIr_8

    Then of course, we have some intelligent individuals such as Geshe Dorje himself, who just wants attention, talks big but does nothing else 🙄 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIDZLzXIgW8

  83. Why CTA Why

    October 30, 2017 at 5:13 am

    Geshe Dorje interprets Nechung’s prophecies! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIDZLzXIgW8

    After the Nechung oracle takes trance, his answers are interpreted and explained by Geshe Dorje, a Buddhist master from Nechung Monastery.

    Well, the video is from 2009 – so Nechung is wrong again! Who would rely on Nechung when all prophecies are wrong?? Someone with a hidden agenda maybe?!!

  84. Michaela Smith

    October 30, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Another proof that Nechung prophecy is not reliable. The Dalai Lama and the CTA should stop asking Nechung for advice as they are harmful and give people false hopes.

    Geshe Dorjee Youtube link:

  85. Namdrol

    October 30, 2017 at 7:50 am

    MP Tenpa Yarphel is very brave to questioned the validity and accuracy of the spirit Nechung who the Dalai Lama always consulted, apparently Nechung has been giving highly inaccurate prophecies, but people still keep using him because Dalai Lama keeps using him and nobody dare to say otherwise, although Nechung is full of mistake, no wonder Tibetans did not get back their country even after 60 years: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuKOjcpLH8A

    Look at this guy’s way of protest against MP Tenpa Yarphel and you know why the Tibetans will never get back their country:

  86. Amber Sonam

    October 30, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Finally MP from the CTA is brave enough to speak up! CTA sure has a lot of dodgy business going on even it’s own MP cannot keep quiet anymore. Watch what is being said here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if2dFMKIr_8

    Yet, those in denial continues to support the corruption within the CTA by shaving off his hair in protest against MP Tenpa Yarphel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M30NL4hG8oA

    He is also supported by Geshe Dorje himself who is riding on the Nechung issue giving no concrete proof as usual https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIDZLzXIgW8

  87. Michaela Smith

    October 30, 2017 at 8:26 am

    I would like to share with you about this courageous Tibetan parliament MP member who is speaking up against Nechung. He received a lot of backlash due to his bravery, but I hope it won’t deter him to speak up in the future. There are many people who actually agree with him

    1. Tibetan Parliament member representing Kagyu School, speak up about Nechung

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if2dFMKIr_8

    2. Tibetan shaves off his hair in protest against MP Tenpa Yarphel 2017 Sept

  88. Tashi Dolma

    November 14, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    What a shame! instead of maintaining unity and harmony, the CTA members are bickering among themselves.

    Tibetan unity in peril: Call for massive street protest in Dharamshala

    By Mila Rangzen
    NEW YORK CITY, US, 11 November 2017
    Like most Tibetans, including those who voted for Sikyong Lobsang Sangay in the 2016 election, I am shocked by what Sikyong Lobsang Sangay did to former speaker Penpa Tsering — the Dalai Lama’s Chief Representative posted in Washington DC. He fired Penpa Tsering a few days ago for no reason other than political revenge.

    Penpa Tsering was Lobsang Sangay’s opponent in the 2016 Sikyong election, and a tough one at that. Penpa Tsering is the only Tibetan statesman who can stand up to Lobsang Sangay and speak the truth to his face for the good of our cause and our community as a whole.

    Stand up he did, in and outside the Parliament. With humility but firmly. Roughly twenty-eight thousand Tibetans in our small exile community voted for him.

    Recognizing Penpa Tsering’s capability, experience, and integrity, the Dalai Lama’s private office recommended Penpa Tsering as the right man for the Representative job. Sikyong had no choice but to relent. Also, to appear to be burying the election grudge and the regional hatchet, that was the best bet he had. No need to point out that Lobsang Sangay is a Khampa man and Penpa Tsering is an Amdo/U-Tsang man. Track the source of the conflict. It will help the reader understand the Tibetan domestic politics. To turn a blind eye because it makes you feel uncomfortable is, in fact, an endorsement for negative regionalism to continue.

    When the media asked for elaboration on why Sikyong fired him, the response from him and his subordinates was shocking. Sikyong, laughing sarcastically, avoided the question by telling the media to talk to the Cabinet Secretary. The secretary simply said Sikyong fired him because it is in his power to do so according to the exile charter. No specific reason was given.

    The Deputy Sikyong Youthok Karma Gelek responded, at an only 10-minute-long press conference, by saying that Sikyong had served three warning notices to Penpa Tsering to mend his ways in the past one year and that he was not respecting Sikyong. When pressed for what precisely wrong did Penpa Tsering do, Youthok became overbearing and left.

    CTA, where is the transparency?

    The Dalai Lama publicly rebuked both the candidates in Dharamshala in April 2016 for stirring regional tensions among the Tibetan community during the election. Both the candidates publicly apologized. And so, we believed the matter got settled there and then. Sangay even delivered tons of speeches on the importance of Tibetan unity.

    But to our dismay, Lobsang Sangay proved us wrong. The man is still in the election campaign mode despite being in office again for almost two years. This firing on unfounded grounds is an attempt to tarnish the image and reputation of Penpa Tsering. How vindictive can Sikyong get? This is absolutely unacceptable, and it also goes against the very teaching of the Dalai Lama.

    Penpa Tsering said on Voice of America that he was served only one warning notice, and that too without any explanation. Sikyong also denied Penpa Tsering his right to explain his position. Sangay revealed his actual colours. Also, the removal of Penpa Tsering from the office is a slap in Dalai Lama’s face, and a kick to the rear of the twenty-eight thousand Amdos and U-Tsangs who voted for him.

    What can we do now?

    Oposing groups of people standing on either side of a crack in the ground.
    When we think an issue is this important, we are left with no choice but a massive protest. Protesting can help raise public awareness and prevent a cheap political vendetta that can ruin the Tibetan unity thus far achieved.

    I call for the Tibetans to come out in thousands at Gangkyi on 27 November 2017 at 10 am sharp, and do the following.

    Picket by holding up large signs at the Cabinet building and demand detailed explanation for the firing of Penpa Tsering. Gather first at McLeod Ganj and march to Gangkyi, demanding the reinstatement of Penpa Tsering to the office. Hold a vigil at night in memory of Penpa Tsering’s dedication and service to our community. Do sit-ins at the Cabinet building lobby until the demand is met. Resist threats and violence with resolute non-violent action. Be the peace warriors!

    Organise a core group of U-Tsang Association and Amdo Association if the Cholsum Association fails to do so. Assign roles to members pertaining to media coverage, permits, equipment, safety, transport, signs, and placards.

    Gather as many people as you can to help out on the day. Remember to contact them the night before to remind them about the protest. Put the word out through emails, posters and flyers, local media, social media, word of mouth, and any other way you can.

    Organise speakers for they can inspire and educate the Tibetan public, but keep the speeches short and powerful.

    Thunder into the streets! Pound sense into the head of Sikyong! Lead by example, not by ego!

    https://www.tibetsun.com/opinions/2017/11/11/tibetan-unity-in-peril-call-for-massive-street-protest-in-dharamshala

    Dharamshala Tibetan Settlement Officer appeals for peace

    By Lobsang Wangyal
    McLEOD GANJ, India, 14 November 2017
    Sensing the momentum gathering around a mass demonstration in Dharamshala against Kashag’s continuous silence over its decision to sack Penpa Tsering as the representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in North America, the Tibetan Settlement Officer in Dharamshala has issued an appeal to the people to maintain peace and harmony.

    Calls for a demonstration were made after the Kashag (Cabinet of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) ) refused to divulge details of the reason for expelling Representative Penpa Tsering.

    Kashag issued an announcement about the termination of Penpa Tsering’s duties through their website on 7 November, stating that he will end his duty on 30 November, and the current CTA Education Minister Ngodup Tsering will replace him.

    The Kashag stated “dereliction of duty” as the reason, and said that three warnings had been served, but that Penpa Tsering didn’t show any improvement in his conduct.

    The actual nature of the warnings was also not clear when the officiating President of the CTA convened a press conference on 9 November.

    Penpa Tsering on the other hand denied any wrongdoing.

    Settlement Officer Dawa Rinchen said in his appeal message that since Dharamshala being the seat of the Dalai Lama and of the Central Tibetan Administration, he urged people to respect the sanctity of the place.

    Speaking to Tibet Sun, Rinchen said that he envisaged a demonstration on the 27th of this month, but couldn’t have any estimate of its size.

    The 27th came to be the date for demonstration after an activist in NYC suggested it through his article published on Tibet Sun.

    He said, ”There’s so much talk and discussion about the issue and preparations for the protest. Many people are seen registering and others giving donations towards this event.”

    President of CTA Lobsang Sangay, who is on a European tour, spoke on 13 November about the issue in Norway, but he also refused to give details as to why Penpa Tsering was suspended.

    He said that it is the prerogative of the Kashag to appoint and terminate representatives and staff members of CTA. Kashag is not required to explain the reasons for their termination.

    Some Tibetans in the United States are saying they would stop paying the annual tax to CTA (record maintained through the “Green Book”), and people in New York are calling for a boycott of an event in New York on 10 December, the Tibetan Rally for Peace and Non-violence, which is to be attended by CTA President Lobsang Sangay and Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile Khenpo Sonam Tenphel. It is to be held at United Nations Plaza, led by North American Chithues and is organised by North American Tibetan Associations.

    However, Penpa Tsering has appealed in a video message to people in New York City and nearby areas to attend the event.

    https://www.tibetsun.com/news/2017/11/14/dharamshala-tibetan-settlement-officer-appeals-for-peace

  89. Tenzin Dolma

    November 17, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Sorry Mr FAKE Sikyong/President…. many people don’t agree or like you!

    Growing public anger as Kashag reluctant to give clear statement on NA Rep. row

    [Thursday, November 16, 2017 21:19]
    By Tenzin Dharpo

    DHARAMSHALA, Nov. 16: Following the announcement to relieve North America CTA mission representative and former Speaker Penpa Tsering from his position on Nov. 7, there has been a general sense of dissatisfaction among sections of the community with some even suggesting protests and boycott of events where President Sangay is scheduled to attend.

    While the Kashag asserts that the issue was handled as per the binding rules and with rightful authority, the handling of the situation, many say, has rolled back on President Sangay’s campaign claims of transparency and unity. An official announcement and a press briefing by Kashag have not mentioned a clear reason for Penpa’s ousting other than vague reference to dereliction in his role there and hints at insubordination.

    Officiating President Ven. Karma Gelek Yuthok told the media last week that the Kashag need not give a clarification over the transfer or firing of any staff and that the issue is an “internal matter”.

    The growing impasse between the public and Kashag’s (cabinet) reluctance to give a clear explanation over the cause of Penpa’s ousting has escalated over the last week. A New York based individual going by the name of Mila Rangzen has called for a non-violent mass protest at the end of the month here in Dharamshala, prompting the settlement officer here to issue a public appeal, urging peace and order in the community.

    Dharamshala settlement officer Dawa Rinchen told Phayul, “While I have no knowledge of when and how many people are going to hold a protest, my prerogative is to avoid any incidents here in Dharamshala where His Holiness the Dalai Lama resides where the CTA is based and subsequently where the eyes of the international community is transfixed on. Hence I appealed the public to maintain peace here.”

    Sporadic posts and videos on social media sites such as Facebook and WeChat expressed dissatisfaction over the handling of the situation calling for a transparent approach to the matter by President Sangay led Kashag. A Tibetan nitezen Tsering Chomphel wrote on Facebook, “I personally think transparency is the first rung of so called democracy ladder. In today’s world, we cannot and should not trust any individual or group blindly. If PT is innocent this time, he needs to speak out. It’s not about PT or Kashag. It’s about peoples trust. People will surely lose trust and interest in our politics if things are not made clear this time.”

    Tsering Samdup, a Tibetan sweater seller, said that it would be inappropriate if the Kashag issues a clarification simply because some section of the community demands it. “The concerned individual here is Penpa Tsering and if he denies Kashag’s decision and seeks clarification then Kashag might be obliged to give one. Otherwise, there is no need to clarify.”

    Another nitezen opined that three advisory letter/directives were enough caution by the Kashag. Tenzin Kunkyab wrote, “He got fired after three written warning (three yellow cards) after that they pulled red card, I don’t see any wrong with that unless PT himself have some explanation.” Penpa Tsering however claimed he only received one letter prior to his termination letter and has maintained he is not at fault.

    Some people have even called for more dramatic action to boycott the ‘Solidarity with Tibet rally for peace and non-violence’ on 10th December in New York where President Sangay is scheduled to attend. Penpa Tsering, the outgoing representative urged Tibetans in North America to participate in the event with the broader sense of the Tibetan issue at mind and not divisive politics.

    Meanwhile the Tibetan President who is currently on an official visit to northern Europe indicated that the Kashag might not budge and give a clear-cut answer on the issue. He said that Penpa Tsering has accepted the Kashag’s decision to remove him from the Washington office and his cabinet’s decision to remove and appoint liaison officers abruptly, is neither unprecedented nor illegal.

    The NA office remains the most crucial position in the hierarchy of outposts of the Tibetan polity. The new man in that seat, Education minister Ngodup Tsering today said he has gotten the blessing of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for his new role in Washington.

    Source: http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=39805&article=Growing+public+anger+as+Kashag+reluctant+to+give+clear+statement+on+NA+Rep.+row

    ___________________________________________________

    Citing Fatigue, Dalai Lama Appoints Personal Emissaries

    November 16, 2017 12:29 PM
    Yeshi Dorje

    WASHINGTON —
    The Dalai Lama says he has appointed emissaries to attend international engagements or speak on his behalf indefinitely.

    Citing increasing physical fatigue, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader made the comments while meeting with a group of international youth leaders brought to Dharmsala, India, by the Washington-based Institute of Peace.

    “I’m 82 years old, and since last year [my] feeling of tiredness has been much increased,” he told the group during video-recorded meetings last week.

    Because he may not be able to maintain a regular international travel schedule, he said, the president of Tibet’s current government-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay, along with prominent Buddhist scholar and former prime minister in exile, Samdong Rinpoche, would act as his official emissaries.

    These “trusted friends, they know my thinking,” he said. “Our work, continuously, should be more active [and internationally engaged], so in these two persons,” he said, pointing to Lobsang and Samdong, “I have full trust.”

    Looking to the dialogue moderator, USIP President Nancy Lindborg, the Dalai Lama said: “If your side … or your government’s side” has concerns, “then these two persons, either one, can participate as my representative or my personal emissary.”

    Penpa Tsering, representative for the Office of Tibet in Washington, which represents the Tibetan government-in-exile, downplayed the significance of the Dalai Lama’s statement.

    “I think this was more of a general statement,” he told VOA. “His holiness is sometimes too tired to travel, and his April visit to the United States has been suspended indefinitely, but he will continue to travel in India, and Europe is only a seven hour flight.”

    Adding that Lobsang’s presidential term is limited to five years, and the fact that Samdong has long served as a kind of unofficial deputy to the Dalai Lama, he said the November 6 comments do not represent a major diversion or change in Dharmsala’s official representation on the world stage.

    However, Carole McGranahan, a University of Colorado anthropologist and historian of Tibet, says although prioritizing the Dalai Lama’s health requires a reduction in his international travel schedule, his physical absence from global engagements cannot be substituted via proxy.

    “So much of the goodwill and attention Tibet receives in the world is due to his holiness, and specifically due to his personal interactions with world leaders and with the large audiences he draws around the world. His deep wisdom, his humor and charisma, his serious attention to pressing world issues, and, of course, his model of compassion and leadership, make a deep impression on people,” she told VOA’s Tibetan Service via email.

    “For so much of the world, the Dalai Lama is the symbol of Tibet. Will his trusted emissaries be able to achieve the same effects? Of course not, as no one can truly stand in for the Dalai Lama,” she wrote. “They will be able to represent him, but no one can embody the message of Tibet as he does. His holiness’s stepping back from international travel will signal a new era of Tibetan diplomacy in the world.”

    Robert Barnett, director of the Modern Tibet Studies Program at Columbia University, says the decision may be a signal to Beijing.

    “Of course, there’s always the possibility that this move is intended as a post-19th Party Congress signal to Beijing of increased openness to a resumption of talks, or possibly even a response to a request from there,” he said. “It certainly should make Zhang Yijiong happier,” he added, referring to Communist Party’s Tibet working group chief, who told reporters on the sidelines of a party congress that there could be no excuses to meeting the Dalai Lama.

    “Except that it seems unlikely that warhorses of that type can ever be appeased,” Barnett said.

    In the United States, a California-based Tibetan monk named Tenzin Dhonden, who chairs the non-profit Friends of the Dalai Lama and was secretary of the Dalai Lama Trust, a charitable organization chaired by the Dalai Lama, has acted as a gatekeeper between the Dalai Lama and American philanthropists, scholars, celebrities and donors.

    Late last month, Dhonden, who falsely named himself Personal Emissary of Peace for the Dalai Lama in 2005, was suspended from the trust over corruption allegations.

    This story originated in VOA’s Tibetan Service. Pete Cobus contributed original reporting.

    Source: https://www.voanews.com/a/dalai-lama-appoints-personal-emissaries/4118315.html

  90. Ngawang Wangchuk

    November 17, 2017 at 10:17 am

    China knows how welcome President Trump
    https://youtu.be/Na3lcejmqZ4

    But look at the hypothetical scenario of how President Trump will be received in Dharamsala

  91. Dhardon Sharling

    November 18, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Oh !@#$%^… I guess this means no Green Card for me 💔😱💔😱💔

  92. Lobsang Tsering

    November 23, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Heart advice for the U-Tsang People

    The Modus Operandi to silencing us:

    “Freedom of speech has limits.”

    ——

    MY HEART ADVICE TO MY DEAR U-TSANG PEOPLE PART II
    NOVEMBER 22, 2017 (WILD JEPA)

    This is Tibetan domestic politics, not Tibet-China politics. So, keep the debate in context.

    Their modus operandi in silencing us is this:

    (1) Your criticism will create division within our community along regional lines. But when Khampas do it, either people claim it as their fundamental rights, or they will just ignore it. Shugden activists (99% are Khampas) talked shit about the Dalai Lama and CTA on youtube for years, and nobody lifted even a finger. Why this double standard? Why is it wrong for a non-Khampa Tibetan— who has not sold his soul to the Chinese— to blow a whistle?

    (2) This “division” will upset the Dalai Lama, and he will not live long. If something happens to him, then you are responsible. Don’t do it near the CTA and HH. You are a Shugden follower.

    (3) Such criticism will make our enemy glad and our brethren sad. Why are we doing this to ourselves?

    (4) We are an exile community and not an independent country so don’t copy the West. Shame on you!

    (5) If you want to criticize, do so to the Chinese. When you do, they tell you to do the Middle Way, not the Rangzen way!

    (6) Your freedom of speech hurts our unity. Stop comparing our society to others because we are refugees.

    (7) Your freedom of thought is disturbing the minds of our people and the peace in our community.

    (8) Your freedom of expression is a bad example to the Tibetan youth.

    (9) Freedom of speech has limits. Why are you doing the work of Chinese–our enemy? You are one brainwashed idiot.

    (10) You are hurting the Tibetan cause.

    (11) You are anti-Dalai Lama, anti-CTA, anti-Tibetan, anti-Gaden Phodrang, un-Tibetan, un-Buddhist, CCP agent

    (12) If you want to protest, then go to the Chinese embassy.

    (13) One scare tactic they use quite successfully is “The ghosts of regionalism from the 60s up to 90s will revisit our small community and the Dalai Lama will be upset.

    Bottom line is STF! Follow the Chota Supreme Leader! Follow him blindly!

    Their objective is to create fear, guilt, and shame in you, so you get paralyzed even to react, and that’s when they gain total control over you with ease. Our job is not to behave slavishly. No response can be more fitting than this! Their deflection tactic for criticism will fail!

    Anytime you criticize a Utsang leader, Khampas will tell you ” You are an honest upfront brave man!” But when you criticize a Khampa leader they will tell you,” I thought you were brave and honest, but you are not! You are rude! You are regional!

    Dear U-Tsangs, I understand it is not easy for you to come out of your deep slumber. For centuries, we practiced pacifism after having been inspired by Buddhism. But the price we pay for pacifism and meekness is the erosion of our pride, courage, unity, and determination. It is psychologically harmful to our children. No more nyamchung crap!

    Sing this new prayer with the same Tsemay younten tune, and you will get the message.

    Tsemay younten gyatsoe pel nga shing

    Nyamchung go la dho tar shak sha rey

    Jigten dodhang dhinday yin na

    Dhue nam yang khur thuppa mindhuk !

    When my nine-year-old son Gyakhab Rangzen asked me one day out of the blue “Daddy, why are our U-Tsang people so meek? “

    At first, I was taken aback at his observation. Regaining my composure, I told him “Son, we are not cowards. We had a central government, and so we abandoned tribalism for unity long ago. We are used to peace for long, and hence we forgot the art of war. And to protect our skin, we now do become selfish not realizing that it is harder to break a dozen arrows than one. Remember, we U-Tsangs once unified the whole of Tibet and conquered distant lands through war. We were warriors once. History is the witness. We can be warriors again”.

    He hugged me with his chest puffed up with pride and confidence. I will never forget that day because I was the happiest daddy and he was the proudest son in the whole world, and we both are hardcore U-Tsangs.

    Yes, in pacifism, we become rats. And when the rats get disoriented with fear they will attack the victim, not the perpetrator because it is safe and comfortable. We allow Khampas to use U-Tsangs to attack our own. Remember Yapchen Passang Tsewang attacked our hero Dawa Tsering with false allegations. Who can forget it?

    Tenpa Yarphel and his ilk bullied him for fifteen years over the Yongling school despite losing the battle legally many times. They also brought up false murder allegations against Penpa Tsering to bring him down to ensure the victory of their root guru Lobsang Sangay. What U-Tsang attacked Khampas so mercilessly with such hate and jealousy raging in their eyes in the past six decades? None.

    We respected them for their courage, straightforwardness, decisiveness, resoluteness and the help they render to their tribe. But what have we got back? Nothing but negative regionalism, intimidation, hatred, jealousy, bullying, exploitation, discrimination, insults, death threats, and assaults. Nothing but attacks after attacks!

    Now we begin to witness our patience has both depth and limit. Always remember, when a Khampa hurls outrageous allegations on a U-Tsang, our leadership is silent. But when a U-Tsang fights back, the administration goes reciting the mantra,

    “Om, Unity! Unity! Unity!”

    Call me names or do what you can, I will not budge an inch so should you not. Let the sky fall; I don’t give a damn. If regionalism and disunity are suffering–let both, not one–suffer!

    I will never ever abandon the death-bed advice that my father gave me long ago, “Even if you are reduced to a life of slums and misery, never sell your soul to the Red China who is responsible for the loss of our country and our dignity. Fight if you can as a Tibetan for nothing less than total independence. But if Khampa regionalism urinates on the head of U-Tsangs, then you should stand up first and fight as a hardcore U-Tsang! And lead others by example. When in international politics, play your Tibetan role: When in Tibetan domestic politics, play your U-Tsang role. ”

    Vow not to shove shit in to the mouth of a U-Tsang who served you butter and honey!

    Vow not to kiss the ass of a Khampa who urinated on your head!

    If you stick to these two vows then you are a U-Tsang who will earn the respect and votes of all other U-Tsangs.

    Don’t forget November 27, 2017 Monday 10 am sharp!

    Blast the Kashag building with slogans !

    P.S. If you know of corruption or injustice at high levels and if you have facts, evidence, photos, audio, videos, contact me–the Tibetan WikiLeaks at milarangzen@gmail.com

    https://wildjepa.com/2017/11/22/my-heart-advice-to-my-dear-u-tsang-people-part-ii/

  93. Rakesh Chandra

    November 25, 2017 at 7:26 am

    If the Tibetans can treat the citizen of their host country so rudely, it is time for them to go back to where they come from.

  94. Tibetans Go Back

    November 25, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Do you know what the Dalai Lama wants?

  95. Tibetans Go Back

    November 25, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Tibetans must follow what the Dalai Lama want.

  96. Ngodup Tsering

    November 27, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Penpa Tsering is sacked, and now maybe Dhardon Sharling wants his cushy job in USA. So she gotta be nice to her big boss Sikyong to get this job.

  97. Amdo Shapale

    November 28, 2017 at 12:11 am

    Why this Kalon visited Jonang Temple but never visit a Dorje Shugden temple?

    Chorig Kalon Attends Special Conference on Jonang Tradition

    November 25, 2017
    Published By Jamphel Shonu

    DHARAMSHALA: Ven Karma Gelek Yuthok, Kalon of the Department of Religion and Culture, Central Tibetan Administration, today attended a special conference on the evolution of Jonang tradition and its present status at Duekhor Monastery near Norbulingka institute. The conference was organised by Jonang wellbeing Association.

    The chief guests at the conference were Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok and Gyalwang Gyaltsab Rinpoche. Other guests at the conference include settlement officer Dawa Rinchen and representatives from non governmental organisations.

    Kalon Karma Gelek Yuhtok also inaugurated a compilation book of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s speeches and teachings published by the Jonang Wellbeing association.

    Tsangyang Gyatso, President of Jonang wellbeing Association, explained that the objective of the Special conference was to revive and spread awareness about the Jonang school of Tibetan Buddhism, and to acquire equal religious status as other schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

    http://tibet.net/2017/11/chorig-kalon-attends-special-conference-on-jonang-tradition/

  98. Ngodup Tsering

    November 29, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    The Dalai Lama said that he cannot change his religion to enter into the Hindu temple. He wants to visit the Hindu temple, but he cannot change his religion. Only those of Hindu faith can enter this temple. He tried to enter by saying indirectly make an exception. But the Hindu priest said no. Even for the Dalai Lama, a big celebrity, the rules cannot be changed. It would have been nice if the priest did change the rules because the temple is to be visited by all and blessings are for everyone.

    Similarly, Dorje Shugden people cannot change their religion so they cannot enter the Dalai Lama’s temple. So the situation is exactly the same. It would be nice if the Dalai Lama himself can change his rules too.

    Ngodup Tsering

    Dalai: Why Puri temple doors shut for non-Hindus?
    Minati Singha| TNN | Updated: Nov 22, 2017, 02:35 IST
    BHUBANESWAR: Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Tuesday questioned the practice of not allowing non-Hindus inside the Puri Jagannath Temple premises while criticising the Christian missionaries for trying to convert people of other faiths.
    “During my last visit to Odisha in 2010, I wished to go to the Jagannath Temple in Puri. I have a practice of visiting holy places wherever I go. I go to local places of worship like churches, gurdwaras, Hindu temples, Buddhist temples and mosques. I have made pilgrimages to Jerusalem (the holy city of the Jewish), the Syrian Christian Church and the Muslim sacred rock,” the Dalai Lama told TOI in an interview on Tuesday. He was responding to a question on the state’s unique Jagannath culture.
    The Dalai Lama, who is here on a two-day visit, said he cannot change his religion to enter the Jagannath Temple. “When I wanted to enter the Jagannath Temple in Puri, they said only Hindus are allowed inside the temple. So, in order to make a pilgrimage to the Jagannath Temple, I have to become a Hindu, which is very difficult,” said the Nobel laureate.
    The Dalai Lama also questioned conversions by Christian missionaries. “I never say Buddhism is the best religion. I never try to promote it in non-Buddhist countries and in Christian countries like Europe and America. I admire Christian brothers and sisters but don’t like it when they try to convert people. Being secular, like India, is a very practical and wonderful approach,” he said.
    Reacting to the Dalai Lama’s comment, Jagannath Temple priests said not allowing non-Hindus inside t is an age-old tradition. “Non-Hindus have not been allowed into the temple for centuries and the rule cannot be changed,” said Ramkrushna Das Mohapatra, president of the Daita Pati Nijog (an association of priests).
    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhubaneswar/dalai-why-puri-temple-doors-shut-for-non-hindus/articleshow/61746509.cms

  99. Ngodup Tsering

    November 29, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Picture caption:

    Sign in Sarnath that barred Shugden practitioners from a Gelug Monastery

    What the Dalai Lama said:

    “When I wanted to enter the Jagannath Temple in Puri, they said only Hindus are allowed inside the temple. So, in order to make a pilgrimage to the Jagannath Temple, I have to become a Hindu, which is very difficult,” said the Dalai Lama ~ ya we knew that long ago

  100. Ngodup Tsering

    November 29, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Picture caption:

    A Gelug monastery in Sarnath bans Shugden practitioners from their monastery and teachings

    What the Dalai Lama said:

    “When I wanted to enter the Jagannath Temple in Puri, they said only Hindus are allowed inside the temple. So, in order to make a pilgrimage to the Jagannath Temple, I have to become a Hindu, which is very difficult,” said the Dalai Lama ~ ya we knew that long ago”

  101. Thamchod Nyingma

    January 13, 2018 at 9:22 am

    China’s economic prowess is not to be underestimated. Leaders from various countries seek economic collaborations with China, who has been contributing to the world’s economic growth, especially in the past decade. The Indian Intelligence Bureau’s (IB) report highlighted the lack of opportunities in India for growth and advancement as the causes for Tibetan youth to willingly betray their host India and work as spies for China. Tibetan youth clearly have difficulties to survive in India as CTA failed to create sufficient jobs for the Tibetans in exile. This is a reality and we will see more and more trend like this and eventually Tibetans seeking improvement in their quality of life and intellectual advancement will leave India and ‘return’ to China.

    China recruiting “disgruntled” Tibetan refugees to spy on India: Intelligence Bureau
    Friday, January 05, 2018 19:56
    By Tenzin Dharpo
    DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 5: Indian Intelligence Bureau (IB) has reportedly said that China is recruiting Tibetan refugee youth in the Northeastern parts of India to provide strategic information in exchange for monetary gains.
    The IB, India’s internal intelligence agency, has issued a string of alerts that China is approaching Tibetan refugees settled in northeast India to provide strategic information about the area.
    According to The Print, a comprehensive report submitted to the central government will include how China had been targeting “disgruntled Tibetan refugees” in the region for the past two years and how many of the recruits have already left for China.
    An unnamed source from the IB was cited as saying “young Tibetan refugees” from Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and other parts of northeast India have been recruited as spies. “It appears to be China’s strategy to make a base in India to create a channel, through which it can constantly receive relevant strategic information,” the source told The Print.
    The same source also described the newer generations of Tibetans to be “volatile and vulnerable” whose desperation caused by unemployment and wish for a good lifestyle is tapped by China who assure money as well as job and education for their kids. 
    In addition to the report to be sent to Ministry of home affairs, the local police in the north east states have also been notified of the threat and may result in “scrutiny of Tibetan refugees” there soon.
    There are five Tibetan refugee settlements in the Northeast India; Choepheling- Miao, Dhargyeling –Tezu, Tenzigang- Bomdila and Tuting-Bomdila in Arunachal Pradesh and Kunphenling- Ravangla in Sikkim as well as smaller pockets of Tibetans in Sonada and Darjeeling area overseen by the exile Tibetan government here in Dharamshala, known as the Central Tibetan Administration. 
    http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=40007

  102. Dekyi Wangmo

    January 13, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Instead of creating employment opportunities, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) has nurtured a culture where Tibetans expect handouts and foreign aids to get by. As a result, they created a new generation of Tibetan refugees who are volatile and vulnerable, and always depend on others to help them out of circumstances. Now, Tibetan refugees in India do not even hesitate to compromise the security of their host country, India, who has been so kind to them, in exchange for monetary gain.

    China luring Tibetan refugees in India to work as its spies, Intelligence Bureau warns
    ANANYA BHARDWAJ | 5 January, 2018
    IB issues alert that many refugees settled in northeast India are being paid and offered jobs by China in exchange for strategic information.
    New Delhi: Amid rising India-China tensions along the Line of Actual Control, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) has issued a string of alerts warning that Tibetan refugees settled in northeast India are being approached by China to provide strategic information about the area.
    While China has reportedly managed to convince a number of young Tibetan refugees to work as its spies in exchange for money, it is aiming to recruit many more, IB sources told ThePrint.
    According to the alert, based on which a detailed report will soon be submitted to the government, China had been eyeing disgruntled Tibetan refugees in the region for the past two years. Sources said that many of the refugees it has recruited have already left for China.
    “We received an alert stating that young Tibetan refugees settled in areas of Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and other parts of northeast India are moving to China. We learnt that China is trying to recruit the refugees as spies in the area,” a source said. 
    “It appears to be China’s strategy to make a base in India to create a channel, through which it can constantly receive relevant strategic information.”
    The local police in the concerned states have also been sounded out about the alert. A report is being prepared and will be submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs, following which a scrutiny of Tibetan refugees in the area may start.
    “The present generation of Tibetan refugees is very volatile and vulnerable. While they wish to have a good lifestyle, they do not have any job opportunities. This is what the Chinese took advantage of to plant their spies,” the source said.
    “The Chinese reportedly not only promise them good money in exchange for information, but also a good job and education for their children in China. However, it is still not known as to how many refugees the Chinese have been able to mobilise.”
    Asked about the IB alert, a Home ministry official said: “It may be a possibility. We will look into it.”
    https://theprint.in/2018/01/05/china-luring-tibetan-refugees-india-to-spy-intelligence-bureau-warns/

  103. Yodon chela

    January 18, 2018 at 11:06 am

    China has been liberal towards Buddhist practitioners, including those who practice Dorje Shugden. In fact, there are 250 million Buddhists in China currently, almost three times more than communist party members. On the contrary, the Tibetan leadership in exile continues to discriminate against Shugden practitioners and politicizes the Shugden controversy to their benefit instead of promoting harmony among Buddhist practitioners. How ironic that the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) continuously criticizes China for their human rights issue, and yet the CTA fails to respect even the most basic human rights of other people, freedom of religion.

    Three times as many Buddhists as Communists in China: Dalai Lama’s Tibet wish may require rapprochement with former adversaries
    01/16/2018 07:27 am ET
    By: Martin Desai, Contributor
    Journalist and financial investigator
    Whilst China technically remains a communist country, it has over the last two or three decades relaxed draconian Mao-era rules, for example by opening the door to private sector capitalism and by allowing individuals to practice a religion of their choice, so long as it is not to be perceived as a potential threat to the stability of the state or of the Communist Party.
    There are now almost three times as many Buddhists in China as there are Party members. An official communiqué released in July this year estimated the membership of the Communist Party of China at just under 90 million. Meanwhile, the State Bureau of Religious Affairs estimates there are some 250 million Buddhists in China, more or less evenly split between Tibetan Buddhism and Han Buddhism, and 200,000 registered Buddhist monks.
    Chinese authorities monitor religious adherence closely, and are extremely sensitive to any challenge, real or imagined, that certain religions may represent. While the Chinese regime’s approach to Buddhism has been liberal – for example, no bans have been issued and open religious expression is permitted – it clearly takes the religion’s influence seriously, given its importance in Chinese society.
    Above all the regime fears religious divisions or unrest, as evidenced by the swift outlawing of the Falun Gong movement and imprisonment of its leaders after a series of demonstrations by Falun Gong members prompted fears that the group’s swelling support could one day rival the Party. The regime is also acutely sensitive to the possibility of what it sees as external interference – especially on the delicate subject of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism.
    A particularly divisive issue for the Buddhist community, both within Tibet and abroad is the devotion to the Dorje Shugden deity, a 400-year old practice that began in the 17th century and has become a major practice in Tibetan Buddhism. Critics of Shugden devotion say worship of the deity promotes divisions among the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism, all of which share the same fundamental philosophy, and whose differences lie in their interpretation of the extensive collection of Buddhist scriptures and the emphasis they place on various aspects of Buddhist philosophy.
    At the origin of the controversy lie a number of ambiguous declarations from the current (14th) Dalai Lama. On the one hand, he has appealed for non-sectarian cooperation among all branches of Tibet’s religions. However, he has also effectively excluded Shugden practitioners from such cooperation despite once regarding Dorje Shugden as an enlightened being and authoring one of the most popular liturgies to this deity. Some Shugden devotees have claimed that these ambiguous declarations amount to a de facto ban on their practice and this exclusion is tantamount to being exiled in their own communities. The Shugden de facto exclusion has already existed for two decades since it was initiated by the current Dalai Lama and has slowly stirred disunity in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) of China and among the exiled Tibetan communities.
    In 2014 the Washington-based International Campaign for Tibet, which is chaired by the actor Richard Gere, said it had obtained a ‘directive’ from the Communist Party Committee of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) in China in February 2014 whose title translates as, “Some opinions on dealing correctly with the ‘Gyalchen Shugden’ issue”[1].
    The International Campaign for Tibet’s evaluation of the directive accuses China of seeking to gain a political advantage from the controversy. Entitled “China’s new directive on (the) controversial Shugden spirit in Tibet in (a) further bid to discredit Dalai Lama”[2], even the title of the critique dispels any expectation of objectivity.
    While the Chinese position is that the authorities are aiming to guarantee the right of all Tibetans to choose who and how they worship, the directive issued by the Communist Party Committee of TAR is couched in rather divisive language. It calls the Shugden controversy “an important front in our struggle with the Dalai clique” and “a deceitful ploy by the 14th Dalai’s clique to split the country…”
    The Chinese directive was made in response to the de facto religious ban implemented by the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Government in Exile, and to their suspected destabilizing activities inside the TAR. The directive proposes educational and law enforcement measures to be implemented inside the TAR to mitigate the risk of division and unrest that the controversy may cause. Tashi Tadchen, a representative of the European Dorje Shugden Society which was set up to create awareness of the supposed ban, says that following the exiled Tibetan leadership’s edict against the Shugden practice, there have been frequent clashes which at times have led to loss of lives between those who feel obliged to follow the Dalai Lama’s decree and adherents of the Shugden practice.
    The directive mirrors Chinese fear of discord within Tibetan Buddhism and Buddhism in general. What it does not do, despite the International Campaign for Tibet’s claims, is take a specific position on Shugden devotion outside the TAR. In spite of the content of the directive, the Exiled Tibetan Government and related NGOs around the World have repeatedly used it as evidence to attest that Shugden practitioners are “spies of the Chinese Communist Party.”
    A late 2015 report from the news agency Reuters looking into the Shugden controversy relied heavily on the Communist Party Committee of TAR directive, and especially the International Campaign for Tibet’s interpretation of it, as solid evidence that China is financing various Shugden groups in the West, in particular the International Shugden Community (ISC) which has seen strong support from individual members of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT) and Tibetans living in the West. The NKT has meditation centres around the world and has been vocal in its public opposition to the Dalai Lama’s position.
    Even so, no concrete evidence has ever been supplied. However, whilst the intended objective is unclear, the Dalai Lama’s Shugden exclusion has created unrest amongst Tibetans inside the TAR. This is precisely what China fears. China sustains a “One China” policy to maintain stability and prosperity of the state. Any divisive conflict in the TAR such as the Shugden split, does not augur well for it’s objectives. This is not an objective the exile Tibetan Government necessarily shares and its ability to influence affairs in the TAR is one of it key bargaining chips.
    What we have, in effect, is both sides calling for unity while at the same time continuing to bicker. The Communist Party of TAR has certainly sought to politicise the rift, as the Dalai Lama and his supporters also appear to have done. The Dalai Lama’s comments have served to alienate Shugden devotees from other Tibetan Buddhists, and are somewhat jarring when considered alongside his calls for unity in the Tibetan diaspora. Shugden adherents have insisted that if indeed the exiled Tibetan leadership believes that the Communist Party of China is leveraging this issue, then a simple pronouncement by the Dalai Lama declaring an end to the de facto ban would have the effect of rendering it harmless.
    Could the time now be ripe to call for closure of hostilities? The Dalai Lama has recently expressed a desire to return to his Tibetan homeland, a wish that would have no chance of fulfilment without a significant thawing of China’s attitude towards Tibet’s spiritual leader.
    Harmony among Tibetan Buddhists is in the interests of both sides. Moreover, having said in November 2017 that “Tibetans want to stay with China” and that he would return to Tibet at once, if China agrees, the Dalai Lama has flagged a willingness to try and overcome the longstanding political impasse. In addition, a high ranking emissary of the Dalai Lama, Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche – former Prime Minister of the Tibetan exile Government – was nominated in the autumn as the Dalai Lama’s envoy for talks with the Chinese authorities and is believed to have held secret meetings with senior Communist party leaders.
    Given that one of His Holiness’ early reasons for his criticism of Shugden worship – that it “harms the life of the Dalai Lama” – no longer seems justified given his longevity and continuing fair health, a rapprochement with Shugden acolytes may be a good starting point if his desired return to Tibet is to be anything more than a pipe dream.
    [1] http://www.savetibet.org/the-official-line-on-shugden-translation/
    [2] http://www.savetibet.org/chinas-new-directive-on-controversial-shugden-spirit-in-tibet-in-bid-to-further-discredit-dalai-lama/
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/three-times-as-many-buddhists-as-communists-in-china_us_5a5dedb8e4b003efadb6b0d1

  104. Tenzin Tsomo

    January 22, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Lobsang Sangay’s dismissal of Penpa Tsering with various accusations backfired, contrary to Lobsang Sangay’s expectation. Now, Tibetans are protesting and expressing their loss of trust in his leadership. Lobsang Sangay has to clarify a lot of things to the public, including the USD1.5 million loan with Tibet Fund. Tibetans are now beginning to see Lobsang Sangay’s true colours and are speaking up against him now.

    Sikyong Sangay, the ball is in your court now!

    By Mila Rangzen
    KOLLEGAL, India, 20 January 2018
    On 5 December 2017 former speaker Penpa Tsering made a detailed clarification rejecting every allegation, categorically, that Sikyong Sangay lobbed on him on 6 November 2017. But to Sikyong’s shock, the 10-point grenade of accusations didn’t burst on PT. It just refused to do so. It backfired.
    Sikyong’s attempt to tarnish the image of a dedicated public servant for both political and personal reasons has failed. With the vigilance and quick action from the public, the humble Tibetan people have spoken! The grenade burst back on Sikyong in the form of protest and loss of trust in his leadership.
    Sikyong never imagined even in his dreams that the Tibetan public would one day rise and speak truth to power right in his face. Terminating PT is the enormous miscalculation Sikyong made after being in office for nearly two years in his second term, and he is now paying the price.
    Many, including those who voted for Lobsang Sangay, are now beginning to see him as a shallow, fake, narcissistic, crooked, unreliable, cowardly, small-minded, touchy, egotistical, arrogant, greedy, deceptive, unappreciative of criticism, irresponsible, vindictive man, and also a sack full of outrageous lies. These are the characteristics of a wicked conman that HH abhors and does not wish to see in any human being, let alone Sikyong whose office is tied to the destiny of the six million Tibetan people.
    1. The claim that LS gave the representative post to PT by recalling his friend Kaydor Aukatsang to Dharamshala even before his tenure was numbered is a lie. The fact is that Gaden Phodrang was not happy with Kaydor’s performance in general and his election controversy in particular, so LS had no choice but to recall Kaydor and appoint Ngodup Tsering in his spot. This decision was taken long before LS posted PT to Washington DC. Yes, LS decided to name PT to the post of representative in Brussels. But that decision had to change later, and the credit goes to Gaden Phodrang, not Lobsang Sangay.
    2. What hurt Sikyong’s ego most was when PT, like an honest statesman, suggested that there should be a payable record with Office of Tibet when there exists a receivable record with the Tibet Fund regarding the $1.5-million loan. This process, he argued, sits well with both the accounting practices and the local laws. Article 6 of the exile charter states that the local laws must be respected at all cost. However, LS violated this critical article in the charter, as usual with a straight face.
    3. Narcissistic. LS asked former MP Koren from Europe to submit a Nobel Peace Prize nomination for him. Remember the picture of himself with Buddha in the background on a thangka hanging on the wall beside his desk? Thangkas are usually reserved for Buddhas and bodhisattvas. He has no shame in hanging such a thangka in his office. 
The irony is that he prefers to call himself Senge “Lion” instead of Sangay “Buddha.” When it was found out that his actual name is spelled Sangay in Tibetan in his Green Book, he insisted and changed to call himself Senge rather than Sangay. Also, his portrait photo lined up on par with HH during elections. His framed picture was carried by well over 60 supporters at the JFK airport recently, an act that is usually reserved for a religious figure like the Dalai Lama. This is all coming from a remote control in LS’ hand. Sangay wishes to be listed as a Nobel laureate alongside the Dalai Lama. He’s a dreamer, but that’s LS for you. How can he even think of competing with His Holiness?
    4. Egoistic. LS also asked MP Pema Chazoetsang from the US to submit his name for the Templeton nomination, a prize worth around $2 million which is usually awarded to a scientist who is prepared to say something nice about religion.
    5. Vindictive. LS terminated PT because PT raised questions with facts and compelling reasons whenever his duty required him to do so. You rarely see this kind of leader in our community except for MP Dolma Tsering who stands her ground and speaks up and grills powers that be. I salute her from the bottom of my heart because our community needs more leaders like her.
    6. Can’t stand criticism. The fact is he is a highly vindictive person. He can’t stand criticism let alone appreciate it. That’s the height of childishness sitting in the character of a man whom we expect to lead us through these dark times.
    7. About two months after the election was over on 20 March 2016, HH gave LS a dressing-down in front of the staff of Gaden Phodrang, Penpa Tsering, and the Justice Commissioners. His Holiness reminded him that he was telling everybody he met that LS was his political boss to create a decent image (but LS gets carried away as usual) of the Sikyong on both the domestic and global stages so that the Tibetan cause could benefit from it. But when LS blatantly indulged in lie after lie and falsehood after falsehood, HH asked him point-blank what was the point in HH continuing to live any longer if the man he praised publicly is full of lies. 
The entire dressing-down episode took only minutes. LS was the only one who refused to keep a copy. He merely wanted to feign ignorance of the contents if people demanded a copy of the same. He wept after the Speaker and Justice Commissioners left in front of HH. He wept perhaps realizing his outrageous lies could cost him his political career any time. Had HH dressed him down in public that would be the end of LS not only as a leader but even as an individual. HH can’t keep LS at a distance because he is an elected leader and it would look bad on the Sikyong if HH did, although the nature of his personality warrants otherwise. This is the problematic position HH is in. Long ago one of my brothers was a monk, carrying Nechung in a trance, at Namgyal Dratsang, HH own monastery. And with a connection in the right place, it is not hard to find a reliable, eyewitness source of information.
    8. It was LS who leaked the secret visit Samdhong Rinpoche made to China recently. Why? To put that on his list of achievements if any. To boost his political image, he makes sure the Tibetan public and the media are not left in the dark even on this secret visit of the former president! LS tipped off Indian intelligence anonymously, and Indian intelligence passed it to an Indian journalist who wrote about it first.
    If the current nightmare is to end soon, then it’s time Sikyong either declares PT’s clarification a bag of lies, or answers his conscience honestly and offers an apology to PT in public. The ball has been in Sikyong’s court for more than 40 days now. But there has been no response whatsoever from Sikyong. PT did not accept even a single accusation as real, and if Sikyong continues to remain silent, then it only means the truth is on PT’s side. Sikyong should also immediately apologize for deceiving the Tibetan public and creating chaos and rift in our community.
    Failing this, PT will have no choice but to leave no stone unturned in seeking justice, and that could include the taking of Sikyong to the Tibetan court and possibly the US court too on defamation charges. The clock ticks now!
    PS: Two pieces of good news! LS cannot come back in 2021. To do so, he has to win 30 votes in the Parliament. Both U-Tsang and Amdo parliamentarians won’t let that happen! PT is eligible to fight in the Sikyong election in 2021!
    https://www.tibetsun.com/opinions/2018/01/20/sikyong-sangay-the-ball-is-in-your-court-now

  105. Pema Wangchuk

    January 24, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama is expressing his wish to visit China again. This is not the first time His Holiness mentioned about visiting or returning to China. In fact, His Holiness made a strong statement in November 2017 that His Holiness “would return to Tibet at once, if China agrees”. Could this be another sign from the Tibetan leadership that rapprochement with China is happening soon?

    Dalai Lama Waiting For A Pilgrimage Visit to China One Day
    By TJ editor
    January 23, 2018
    The Buddhist spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama during the course of teaching at Bodh Gaya today told that he is praying for a pilgrimage visit China’s Mount Wutai one day. His Holiness concluded the Diamond Cutter Sutra teachings specially dedicated to the Chinese disciples presently attending in Bodh Gaya on Tuesday.
    While explaining about the significance of the holy place in China, Wu Tai Shan, the five peaked mountain, His Holiness told that he is praying to have an opportunity to visit the holy place to receive the blessings of Manjushri.
    “China has a special connection with Manjushri, and Wu Tai Shan—the Five Peaked Mountain is the sacred place associated with him. If you Chinese can do the practices of these two, Manjushri and Sarasvati, it will be of special benefit to you. Meanwhile, I pray that one day I may visit Wu Tai Shan to receive Manjushri’s blessings—and you can pray for that too. To make your having come to Bodhgaya worthwhile, try to develop an understanding of emptiness and cultivate a good heart.” His Holiness the Dalai Lama explained at the third and last day of teachings for the Chinese disciples in Bodh Gaya today.
    The Tibetan spiritual leader fled from Tibet in 1959, following the military coup by the People’s Liberation Army of China and sought refuge in India since then. Over the last six decades, the Tibetan exile community thrived to rebuild a national struggle and His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been very optimistic that he will be able to return to Tibet within his life time.
    Since His Holiness’s arrival to Bodh Gaya since the beginning of this month, he has conducted three series of teachings to thousands of devotees gathered at the holy place. While the first teaching was organised at the request of his Indian devotees, the third teaching was specially dedicated to the disciples from the Mainland China.
    The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama is expected to stay in Bodh Gaya till the beginning of February, there will be public talk Education for Universal Ethics in Schools and Colleges to students from private and government schools at the Kalachakra ground on Thursday.
    http://www.tibetanjournal.com/index.php/2018/01/23/dalai-lama-waiting-pilgrimage-visit-china-one-day/

  106. Tsering

    March 3, 2018 at 6:25 am

    Comic drawn by Tendor, a prominent Free Tibet activist.

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