How to Protect Freedom of Speech using TorBrowser [Simplified:Windows]

Tor Browser is used by journalists and political activists to protect their identity. Below are instructions to install the anonymizing program “Tor Browser”.
1. Download the program version appropriate to your Operating System (Windows 32/64) from here: https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en
2. Run the file called torbrowser-install-[version#]_en-US using administrative access.
3. When prompted, install to the desktop or a flash drive.
4. Within the folder named “Tor Browser”, click on the “Start Tor Browser” shortcut.
5. Click connect.

You have now opened Tor Browser.
But there is more to be done to tighten security.
6. Locate the small “NoScript” icon on the toolbar.
7. In the dropdown bar from this icon, select “Forbid Scripts Globally (advised)”.
8. In the dropdown bar select “options”.
9. Under the “appearance tab select “allow” and “temporarily allow”.
10.Under the “advanced” tab, deselect (uncheck) “cascade top document’s permissions to 3rd party script”.
11. Under the “Embeddings” tab, select all the boxes on the left side from “Forbid Java”, to “Forbid WebGL”
12. Click ok to save the settings. You are now reasonably anonymous.

To allow script,
as you will need to to use Twitter, Facebook, and some other sites that require it for functionality, you must click the Noscript icon (the circle with an S crossed out), and select “Temporarily allow” for each domain you wish to allow functionality. For example, to use facebook you must allow facebook.com and fbstatic-a.akaihd.net.

Each allowance for script represents a security risk.
Never ever allow a site to collect “canvas data” if you see a warning pop up.

This procedure will not give you anonymity on websites where in the past you have logged in using your normal internet connection, where you have given identifying details, or if your computer is infected with certain viruses or spyware.

It is not absolutely necessary, but I highly recommend you uninstall Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Silverlight, and Java (Sun) from your computers.

[It is recommended for cult informants with more computer skill to use Tails Anonymizing OS]

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Why Don’t Shugdenites Just Leave Us Alone? by Yoshi Nawara

Vajrayana Buddhists, Tibetans in particular, have been asking themselves,
“Why don’t Shugdenites just leave us alone?”

The short and sweet answer is this,

you are their target audience.

The post-invasion Shugdenite cult was advised against by all schools of Vajrayana Buddhism because the Tibetan community in exile could no longer ignore their xenophobic agenda to eliminate Kagyu and Nyingma teachings. Following the move to India, Tibetans had to cooperate on a level never before attained in order to survive and thrive in their new environment. At every turn disharmony and violence was being fostered by the Shugden cult’s rhetoric and terrorist stunts. It was not long before the Chinese government saw the opportunity to internally implode the Tibetan Community in Exile by funding, aiding, and harboring Shugdenite fugitives that committed terrorist crimes. Following this gear shift in the Shugdenite’s agenda from merely targeting some Tibetan religious groups to also targeting the Tibetan Government in Exile, Geluk, and Sakyas, the Tibetan community as a whole rejected the Shugden cult that had become the de-facto agents of the Chinese government.

The rejection of Shugden by Tibetans, although principally a matter of rejecting religious discrimination and terrorism, also has the aspect of national security protecting against the usurping and sabotage of government functions by foreign agents.

Tibetans are uniquely fortunate as a persecuted minority in that His Holiness the Dalai Lama has brought world-wide attention to Tibet through his Dharma activities and in that way has peacefully hindered the Chinese government from carrying out more aggressive genocide campaigns. As His Holiness is the keystone provider of this protection the Chinese agents aim to remove his influence by misrepresenting him, Tibetan communities inside and outside of Tibet, and those that have similarly advised against the Shugden cults, to the Buddhist communities around the world by any means possible.

In as much as possible this agenda to divert world-wide attention away from the Tibetan genocide to enable China to eliminate the remaining Tibetans is carried out by modern Shugden cults. Over time these cults have mutated their propaganda campaigns in attempt to find one which will destabilize the sympathetic relationship between Buddhists and Tibetans subjected to China’s occupation. The most recent form of anti-Tibetan campaign is one in which the Shugden cults disseminate disinformation about their position and pose as genuine supporters of the Free Tibet movement, as genuine devotees of HHDL, and as students of other schools such as Kagyu and Nyingma in order to infiltrate those groups which are attentive to Tibet and, in as much as possible, manipulate, with pseudo-Buddhist rhetoric, their members into antagonists of Tibetans and sympathizers of China.

I hope this clarifies why your online accounts have been accosted by pro-Shugden propaganda.

To recap:
1) The shugden cult’s intention is not to practice a religion peacefully, which does not require anyone’s approval or even knowledge, but to spread propaganda for China among Buddhists.
2) The modern shugden cults are founded on previous hate groups that had the design of seeking to eliminate Nyingma and Kagyu Buddhism through black magic and discrimination.
3) The shugden cults have started new campaigns that involve posing as Nyingma, Kagyu, and Geluk Buddhists that are devoted to HHDL while simultaneously attacking him and Tibetans at large in an attempt to convince the world there is not a consensus on shugden/China propaganda and to distract from the Tibetan genocide.
4) The shugden cults tailor and disseminate pseudo-Buddhist rhetoric as part of their disinformation campaign.

For more information, as opposed to disinformation, about the political and social aspects of the shugden controversy please see: http://www.dalailama.com/messages/dolgyal-shugden

To the Buddhists of the world:
Thank you for preserving the integrity of Buddhist teachings and consistently identifying and rejecting China’s propaganda campaigns against persecuted minorities.
Om Mani Padme Hum

Thank You Everyone!

I would like to thank everyone who has visited the blog for raising it in the search engine index.

I hope that this blog gradually will become the number 1 site indexed under “shugden” on google so we can get the maximum traffic of survivors looking for support of their decision to leave the cult, people wanting to know more about the issues with shugden worship, and academics looking for Buddhist perspectives.

Thank you again for all your support and please continue to distribute links to our pages where you feel they will do the most good!

Another Astute Cartoon From AllURBaseRBlong2Us

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What do Shugden Groups and White Supremacists Have In Common? by PhilipYo

Hate!
They’re both hate groups!
If you thought something was wrong with Shugden culture besides demon worship you were right!

The Shugden rituals teach hatred of other Buddhist schools and one of the purposes of Shugden ritual is to curse Nyingma and Kagyu Buddhists. This learned hate instigated several violent murders by shugden worshipers for as little as having a Nyingma text.

Now you know one reason ALL the schools of Buddhism have rejected the practice.

If we want to live in a FREE WORLD where people of all ethnicity, religions, genders, orientations, and class can practice spirituality WITHOUT VIOLENT OPPRESSION, then we have to use our words and influence to STOP HATE indoctrination BEFORE it starts.

The pen is mightier than the sword!
We will win this battle for religious freedom!

*Note: To protect this repository from the legal abuse employed by some cults using copyright and defamation law to silence critics, the names of the organizations, members, locations, copyrighted controversial teachings and practices have been changed. Despite this concession, I am confident such a lawsuit would be answered with self incrimination charges because of the level of documentation within the collection and the assurances of unlimited legal support from victims and their families. If an account or letter has already been published elsewhere and I have received the author or representative’s permission, it may re-appear here with details altered. Anyone can volunteer information and documentation.

AllURBaseRBlong2Us and Goodbye Shugden – Spreading Humor Together

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Homage to the Original

My decision to begin this process of bringing valid shugden experiences and opinions to the surface of the internet was inspired by this work about a certain shugden cult and the personal hardships of working for a psychopathic “guru”. Let’s say it’s about the cult of “Tom Tulku” for now.

http://insidethecompany.wordpress.com/

You Rock!

*Note: To protect this repository from the legal abuse employed by some cults using copyright and defamation law to silence critics, the names of the organizations, members, locations, copyrighted controversial teachings and practices have been changed. Despite this concession, I am confident such a lawsuit would be answered with self incrimination charges because of the level of documentation within the collection and the assurances of unlimited legal support from victims and their families. If an account or letter has already been published elsewhere and I have received the author or representative’s permission, it may re-appear here with details altered. Anyone can volunteer information and documentation.

Why do I use the name dorje shugden when others won’t?

After several years of praying to the spirit with a secretive cult of 200 (at that time, less than 50 now), I have come to the conclusion that dorje shugden is gone.I have never seen anything come of his practice either positive or negative except the negative psychological effect on the people practicing. What effects have I noticed exactly?

1) A lack of inhibition to attack people in private.
2) Anxiety.
3) Obsessive sectarianism.
4) A loss of inhibition to lie.
5) Smugness and confrontationality.
6) General loss of conscience.
7) Paranoia.

When I began worshiping the spirit I didn’t notice the changes that took place in me. It was only after I was separated from the cult that I noticed the radical personality change that had occurred. I don’t chalk this up entirely to the practice itself. Some of it is due directly to the emotionally manipulative culture of shugden groups and the emphasis on both fighting other schools of thought and keeping up the appearance of “love and peace” for the cult.

In my shugden cult our main focus was coming up with ways to get rid of Nyingma and Kagyu Buddhism, and making mainstream Geluk incorporate shugden as its principle practice. For that we knew we needed to hoard money and so we kept our motives secret from donors while emphasizing disingenuous “respect” for the Dalai Lama. Certainly it should be clear at this point that Buddhism was just a facade for a prolific hate group.

I am not convinced there is any power in the shugden practice now. The only effects seem to be due to the social poison of the people practicing and the propaganda nature of the practice.

I sleep easy and some nights I think about how shugden would have felt about pathetic immature people praying to him, lying to everyone, and selling cheap trinkets online to support their pseudo dharma organization. He would hate them more than anyone else for corrupting and twisting Geluk teachings.

What is more damaging to Geluk?
Multi-school practitioners or personality cults removing 99% of the teachings because they don’t support cult mentality?

*Note: To protect this repository from the legal abuse employed by some cults using copyright and defamation law to silence critics, the names of the organizations, members, locations, copyrighted controversial teachings and practices have been changed. Despite this concession, I am confident such a lawsuit would be answered with self incrimination charges because of the level of documentation within the collection and the assurances of unlimited legal support from victims and their families. If an account or letter has already been published elsewhere and I have received the author or representative’s permission, it may re-appear here with details altered. Anyone can volunteer information and documentation.

How to Recognize Shugden “Explainers” by YouToo

As a former shugden explainer with over 90 pages of unique account screen names on various Buddhist forums, message boards, blogs, and groups I can tell you a few important things.

1) There are only a couple dozen shugden explainers in the world and most of them are based in Malaysia and Singapore.
2) Shugden explainers use the internet to make it appear like there is a favorable consensus about shugden and shugden lamas. The shugden explainers use one account to convince readers that their other accounts are valid, and vice versa.
3) If a forum, message board, blog, group etc. deletes something critical of a shugden lama, of shugden, or bans the discussion of shugden, then a shugden explainer either owns the website or has significant influence over the owner and site operators. Shugden explainers have come up with various reasons for why, other than the obvious, they must censor criticism of shugden and the activities of shugden worshipers.
4) Shugden explainers are often funded and supplied with dynamic IP addresses, private unlisted proxies, IP spoofing software, etc.
5) Shugden explainers make full use of articles that they produced or fit their agenda to manipulate the sense of morality of their readers.

For instance, they may/do publish articles about:
Devadatta:
to make people think they have commited a sin by implying that ghost worship is not Buddhist and therefore they are “splitting the sangha” for dissuading people from propitiating demons. FYI, you’re not.

84,000 Dharma doors, of which worshiping shugden is not even one:
with the implication that everything is a Dharma door to make people hold back their discernment about what is a liberation practice and what is shamanism.

Crazy wisdom:
to make people disregard cult abuse reports and to make the victims feel guilty for thinking badly of their abusers.

Jesus and “he who is without sin should throw the first stone”:
to distract people from the behavior of abusive cult leaders.

6) Shugden explainers get a perverse joy from successfully manipulating communities and individuals and sometimes splatter kopi o ais on their computer screen from laughing at strangers who repeated their rhetoric to someone else.

Now that you know a little about shugden explainers, check if you’ve been manipulated!

*Note: To protect this repository from the legal abuse employed by some cults using copyright and defamation law to silence critics, the names of the organizations, members, locations, copyrighted controversial teachings and practices have been changed. Despite this concession, I am confident such a lawsuit would be answered with self incrimination charges because of the level of documentation within the collection and the assurances of unlimited legal support from victims and their families. If an account or letter has already been published elsewhere and I have received the author or representative’s permission, it may re-appear here with details altered. Anyone can volunteer information and documentation.

A Journey from Spirit Worship to Dharma

About the Main Editor (me):
My experience with the spirit worship practice was a short one of just under 4 years. I joined a shugden cult for the friendship. My cult reached out to me because I was needed to further their agenda and I reached for them because I was vulnerable and saw a group of damaged goods that I could fit into. Through a series of dramatic upheavals by my cult’s leader and the compassion of the people I was given the job to deceive, I came in contact with genuine Buddha Dharma.

The job I’m taking on now is one of collecting and editing stories and letters from around the world and presenting them in a form where they cannot be traced back to the original authors or tellers. For that reason I have changed names, dates, and some aspects of the original accounts. In the future when the shugden cults have disbanded I intend to publish a compendium containing accounts in their entirety with minor editing. As the editor, I feel it is my honor and duty to make these recollections of ex-spirit worshipers available for the purpose they were intended: naked and unconditional love for the broken.

By composing these writings I hope to lead my friends who are still in “the cult” to Dharma and ease the transition for those leaving spirit worship behind. This is for you.