We request that you immediately cease the provocative protests and yelling at the public teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
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The current campaign is provocative and disruptive, aimed at preventing the transmission of Buddhism and upsetting the Tibetan people, who as refugees have endured enough. It uses yelling insults at extremely high volume during demonstrations also and uses racist language in its publications such as "saffron robed Muslim" and "backward Tibetans."
These well financed protestors, many of whom appear at the demonstrations in monastic garb, are mostly the same group of people who are being flown around the world and provided with food and accomodation. They have provided no transparent report of their finances and have no email address on their website for those with concerns.
The teachings of Buddhism in general, and Tibetan Buddhism in particular, are beginning to dimish and are in danger of disappearing from this world. These protests are destroying the image of Buddhism internationally and making efforts at its preservation more difficult.
In addition, His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the most well-known Buddhist figure in the world today, and his activities to preserve Tibetan culture and promote peace and understanding have benefitted countless people. These loud and disrespectful demonstrations disrupt these beneficial activities of the Dalai Lama which make a real contribution not just to the cause of the preservation of the unique Tibetan culture and religion, but also to greater peace and understanding in the world.
Not only do these provocative demonstrations disrupt the transmission of Buddhist teachings, they also bring the image of Buddhism, especially Tibetan Buddhism, into disrepute. The long-term effect is that the image of all Buddhist organizations, including your own, will suffer.
The misinformation that is distributed at these campaigns undermines the Tibetan people at a critical time in their history, when their culture, language and religion are in real danger of extinction.
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