BBC Documentary: “An Unholy Row” (1998)

About the New Kadampa Tradition and the Dorje Shugden Controversy

Interviews with the XIVth Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso), Stephen Batchelor, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Ondy Willson, Avyorth Rolinson, and Kelsang Khyenrab (Steve Booth).

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© BBC TWO 1998 | Production: Gurdip Bhangoo & Mike Finlason
British-Asian current affairs series. An interview with the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, about his decision to stop the worship of a spirit known as Dorje Shugden.

Header image: © CarolMcQuire. NKT Survivor Protest (2014).

¹ This documentary includes one factual fault. The prayer “Guru, Founder, Blessed One …” is not sung by NKT students to Geshe Kelsang Gyatso but to the Buddha. However, in Tibetan Buddhism’s Vajrayana approach—which is strictly emphasised within the NKT—one should see the Buddha and the teacher as “inseparable”.


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