A Great Deception


Who is the Dalai Lama really? Using photos, videos, quotes, international press and original documents the Western Shugden Society reveals the secret Dalai Lama behind the public mask. Learn more...

A Great Deception

A Great Deception

A courageous revelation of the truth about

the Dalai Lamas, past and present.

A Great Deception is a compelling account of Tibetan history and the
activities of the current 14th Dalai Lama that stand in shocking
contrast to popular perceptions.

A Great Deception follows knotted threads of political ambitions,
hypocrisy, subterfuge and betrayal to unravel the popular mythology
that surrounds the iconic Dalai Lama of Tibet.
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Western Shugden Society

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The Western Shugden Society (WSS) is an international coalition of Buddhist practitioners who engage in traditional prayers to Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.  This practice has been banned by the Dalai Lama for political reasons and in violation of basic human rights and constitutional law.  Enforcement of this ban by his Tibetan government has resulted in intensive persecution and discrimination of Shugden practitioners worldwide, including in Western countries.  This action has created a deep schism in the Buddhist community and is endangering the purity of the Buddhist religion.

The aims of the WSS are therefore:

  • To free practitioners who rely upon the enlightened deity Dorje Shugden and their families from suffering;
  • To restore peace and harmony between Shugden and non-Shugden practitioners;
  • To re-establish the common spiritual activities of Shugden and non-Shugden practitioners in Tibetan monasteries;
  • To free Buddhism from pollution by politics.

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The 14th Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama

What lies behind the mask?

Throughout the world, people understand the dangers of mixing politics and religion following some of the most tragic events of history.  Yet in Tibet, this mixing is embodied completely within the very institution of the Dalai Lama. 

As the self-appointed political and religious leader of Tibet in exile, his words and actions are accepted with blind, passionate faith.  Blind acceptance is true of the majority of Tibetans, but it is also true in American and Europe, where the current 14th Dalai Lama enjoys extraordinary popularity and press as a symbol of peace, wisdom and purity.  Longing for inspiring spiritual role models in these degenerate times, no one is checking to see if he is legitimate.

And it is a tragic fact that he is not.  This website presents a collection of hard evidence that the 14th Dalai Lama uses his religious position and fame as a tool to accomplish his political and personal agendas, and that the saintly image consistently put forth by the global media is fooling the world.

In many instances, the Dalai Lama’s actions have fallen short of even ordinary standards of ethics and decency, let alone of the enlightened actions of a Buddha of Compassion. 

Yet the international press as a whole has remained strangely silent, superficially reporting or overlooking many illegal and unethical activities in Tibet exile lands.

In the democratic West, leaders and their governments are routinely held by the public and the press to be accountable for their actions, so why isn’t the iconic Dalai Lama afforded the same skepticism and scrutiny as others?  If we were to examine his actions as a high-profile world leader, would they align with his awards, public speeches, and interviews?  Do his activities accord with Buddha’s teachings?  Is the myth of the Dalai Lama anywhere near the truth?

Please read on.

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Dorje Shugden

Dorje Shugden

Wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden

Dorje Shugden is a manifestation of the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri, and he functions as a Dharma Protector.  Practitioners request his help to develop and sustain love, compassion and wisdom in their hearts and in the world. Prayers to Dorje Shugden have been made for over 400 years by many of the most esteemed Buddhist teachers, including the Dalai Lama’s own Root Gurus.

For political reasons, in 1996 the Dalai Lama announced an official ban on Dorje Shugden practice to the Tibet in exile monasteries. He intensified this ban in 2008 and has since required all Tibetans worldwide –  including Tibetan refugees living in free countries – to sign a personal declaration forsaking Dorje Shugden practice and promising not to associate spiritually, materially, financially or socially with anyone who does not make this promise. 

Monks, nuns, men, women and children who refuse the oath have been expelled from schools and monasteries, lost their government jobs, are forbidden to enter certain stores, cannot get travel papers, and risk assault to their home, person and loved ones.

Buddhists who rely upon Dorje Shugden routinely encounter overt hostility, contempt and discrimination, even in the West.  By edict of the Dalai Lama, their heart practice has been outlawed, their deity slandered as evil, their Spiritual Guides dismissed as wrong, and all who dare to speak out are inevitably accused of being “not Buddhist,” traitors to the Tibetan cause, Chinese collaborators and even murderers. 

The Dalai Lama’s illegal ban (contravening the UN Declaration of Human Rights and the Indian Constitution) has created unprecedented division and disharmony in the Buddhist world.  Many thousands of people who have experienced this harassment can testify to this.

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