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Are they Buddhists? PART II

Centres running on their concocted version of the Buddha’s teachings naively  believe in their promotion of the status of an ordinary controversial spirit to the height of a trans-worldly protector or a tantric deity. Despite all these, the fact that

Are they Buddhists? PART I

The controversial issue of Shugden/Dolgyal might appear like a small issue, but it isn’t as it concerns the very fundamental of all Buddhist practices. Buddhism is not a simple religion with a simple philosophy and practice. The idea behind the

Geshe Lhundup Sopa and Dolgyal

By Editor, Geshe Lhundup Sopa was a respected Geshe from Sera Jey Monastery who went to US in 1962 and later became a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He passed away on 28th Aug. 2014. Before his death,

His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Advice Concerning Dolgyal (Shugden)

Following long and careful investigations, His Holiness the Dalai Lama strongly discourages Tibetan Buddhists from propitiating the fierce spirit known as Dolgyal (Shugden). Although he once practised Dolgyal propitiation himself, His Holiness renounced the practice in 1975 after discovering the

A talk on Dolgyal by H.H. the Dalai Lama during the course of religious teachings in Dharamsala, October 1997

There may be many among you who have never been involved in the practice of Dolgyal at all. In many other cases, you may have practised it in the past, but have later given it up. With the hope of