The politics, envy, and greed of Kelsang Gyatso and NKT
The leading polluter of Buddhism, a Tibetan monk for fifty years broke away in 1991 to introduce to the West a sectarian devil named Shugden. Why? Because, according to Kelsang Gyatso’s extremism, Tibetan Buddhism was impure, degenerate, and corrupt. His cult, known as the New Kadampa Tradition or NKT, has thrived immensely – now with prime real estate around the world and huge net worth – by misrepresenting itself as genuine Tibetan Kadampa Buddhism, taking advantage of the Dalai Lama’s honored reputation, and mass-marketing Tantra. Inside the cult, books and clergy other than Gyatso’s are banned. Overtaken by Dalai Lama envy, Gyatso began attacking the Dalai Lama in 1996 alongside China’s government with worldwide political protest rallies and calling him evil and a lying dictator to discredit his beloved reputation and status with the Tibetan people and Buddhists everywhere. For his egregious transgressions, Gyatso was severed from his lineage in 1996 by his Tibetan monastery, stating that he was "Possessed by a terrible demon.”
Thomas N. Tiedt began his study of Buddhism fifty years ago and found its teachings meaningful for his deeper understanding of his life’s purpose to help others. He eventually attended a center linked to the New Kadampa Tradition for a few years before learning the dark truth about Gyatso and his cult. This book reviews what Tiedt learned over the last eighteen years. His findings are corroborated by leading Buddhist leaders and monasteries, Tibetan history, academic researchers, the media, and hundreds of the Survivors. He published essays about Gyatso and NKT since 2008.
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