Westerners get googly-eyed for the man, but should they?
“This idea that he is just a humble man in a robe, and a prayer bead, isn’t really what the Dalai Lama is all about. He headed a social system that was exploitative, terribly unequal, and terribly brutal”
Rampant pedophilia and sexual abuse of young monks goes unaddressed in Tibetan Buddhism:
The Dalai Lama is a political leader, not a spiritual leader. In his own words, he is a “simple monk”. He has determined that Dorje Shugden, worshiped for centuries by entire regions of Tibet, is a demon, and the Dalai Lama has banned the worship of Dorje Shugden, causing great suffering and hardship for the Tibetan people.
The dark side of the Dalai Lama (on the ramifications of the Shugden ban):
A closer look at his teachings: