Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Demonstration against the Dalai Lama in Nantes, France: Aug 15-17

As Kelsang Pema, WSS spokesperson, said recently:

"The purpose of the Western Shugden Society is to bring the Dalai Lama's hypocrisy to the attention of the public in the hope that millions of Buddhists will be able to live in peace and harmony again. For this reason we protested in Philadelphia this week and will continue to protest around the world, wherever the Dalai Lama is scheduled to perform."

Why we were protesting the Dalai Lama, Philadelphia Daily News, July 2008


Anonymous said...

The atmosphere in Nantes was extremely positive and this is a result in itself. Of course it would be nice if people were a bit more open to our message, but this depends upon their psychological readiness to learning something new and rather shocking, and is not something over which we have any control. We have a duty to bear witness regardless. Hopefully some people will listen a bit, and start to question.

Martin Luther King said:

"The nonviolent approach does not immediately change the heart of the oppressor. It first does something to the hearts and souls of those committed to it. It gives then new self-respect; it calls up resources of strength and courage they did not know they had. Finally it reaches the opponent and so stirs his conscience that reconciliation becomes a reality."

Anonymous said...

From Jason

Hi I am an NKT member and have also attended some of the demonstrations organised by the Western Shugden Society. At the US demos in July there were many brave Tibetan demonstrators who were prepared to take a very risky, public stand against their oppression by the Dalai Lama. It was so moving to meet them and to hear their stories and made me all the more determined to help bring about a resolution.

I have engaged in this practice for fifteen years and have always found it to be beneficial for my own inner peace and for helping others around me. I pray that this divisive and unnecessary ban will be over soon.