Home > Letters

The other side of Bhutan

by Suzanne Townsend, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, The Buddhist Channel, Nov 9, 2006

I just found your article "Interview with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche", Kuensel Online, August 16, 2005" and have to raise the point that Shambhala should be ashamed of its leader promoting the Bhutan government, since that government is actively engaged in ethnic cleansing of its non-Buddhist citizens, and over 100,000 refugees have been living in camps for nearly 15 years as a result.

How this country can call itself "Buddhist" or even "sane" is beyond me.

How Shambhala International can also do so is enough to make me leave that organization. Please post this so readers are aware of the other side of this marketing of Buddhism!

Web www.buddhistchannel.tv www.buddhistnews.tv

Get your Korean Buddhist News here, brought to you by BTN-Buddhist Channel

The Mandala app brings together Buddhist wisdom and meditation techniques with the latest insights of psychology and neuroscience to handle the challenges and complexities of modern life. The App offers a series of engaging talks and conversations with experts on a wide variety of topics, such as managing stress, dealing with adversity, developing greater resilience, cultivating empathy and compassion, creating healthy relationships, and many more. These topics are explored to help find greater peace, meaning and joy in our lives. Our panel of experts include Dr, Thupten Jinpa, Daniel Goleman, Kelly McGonigal and others.FREE DOWNLOAD here
Point your feed reader to this location
Submit an Article
Write to the Editor

      About The Channel   |   Disclaimer