Dalai Lama has expressed concerns that Shugden practices reduce Buddhism
15 June, 2015
The Shugden sect, believes in an evil spirit that inflicts madness and death on its enemies. Shugden followers accuse the Dalai Lama of wanting it banned. His supporters insist that he has merely expressed concerns that Shugden practices reduce Buddhism to the level of spirit worship.
The International Shugden Community, followers of a 300-year-old Buddhist sect, and The New Kadampa Tradition, which emerged in the 1990s and now has nearly 50 centres in the UK promoting Shugden practices. are preparing for visit of the Dalai Lama . The ISC and its supporters have inundated Twitter with tens of thousands of anti- Dalai Lama tweets that have caused offence to mainstream Buddhists. Claims that the Dalai Lama wants to ban Shugden practices are part of a campaign of misinformation against him encouraged by Chinese authorities seeking to suppress all opposition in Tibet, according to pro-Tibet organisations.