|The romantic image of the Dalai Lama |
as Spiritual Leader - a holy man in robes
Time will tell. Perhaps the Dalai Lama has simply retreated into the background to create a 'democracy with 'Tibetan characteristics' (a continuing Theocracy) and from a practical point of view will continue to control all aspects of life for ordinary Tibetans, as has been the case for the past sixty years and beyond, or perhaps his decision heralds a new era of openness and true democracy with a genuine democratically-elected secular leader, the Kalon Tripa. The main question is - what will happen to religious freedom in this new system; will things be better or worse?
The hypocrisy of the Dalai Lama's 'non-sectarianism'
|The Dalai Lama's |
words and actions
Ostracism and discrimination
|The unacceptable face of the |
Dalai Lama's sectarian ban
What is the Dalai Lama's role now?
|The Deification of the Dalai Lama |
began with the political machinations
of the 'Great Fifth'
The future for Shugden practitioners
|The Shugden ban - largely ignored by the world's media |
despite extensive protests worldwide