Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Can anyone explain the Dalai Lama's stance on non-violence?

Dalai Lama's stance on non-violence: In 1996, outside a monastery in southern India, a group of pro Dalai Lama supporters (including monks) surrounded hundreds of peaceful monks who had gathered to demonstrate against the Dalai Lama's ban on the mainstream Buddhist practice of Wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden.

See the chronology of persecution of Buddha Dorje Shugden practitioners for more information on events leading up to this unhappy event.

The angry mob of pro Dalai Lama supporters, including many monks, threw stones and bricks at the Dorje Shugden practitioners. 60 of them were hospitalized with serious injuries.

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