There are some new interesting articles related to the New Kadampa Tradition and Shugden:
Open Letter to the of the New Kadampa Tradition by Gavin Kilty*
- Dolgyal Shugden: A History By The Dolgyal Shugden Research Society Reviewed by Joseph Szimhart in International Journal of Cultic Studies, Vol. 6, 2015, 108-110.
- Critical Thinking, Creativity & The Problem With Beliefs: The NKT, Rigpa and SGI by Matthew O’Connell
- Angry White Buddhists Protest the Dalai Lama – Casting themselves as the “true” dharma heirs of Tibetan Buddhism, members of the NKT reprise an old Orientalist trope by Ben Joffe / Tricycle
* Gavin Kilty has been a full-time translator for the Institute of Tibetan Classics since 2001. Before that he lived in Dharamsala, India, for fourteen years, where he spent eight years training in the traditional Geluk monastic curriculum through the medium of class and debate at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics. He also teaches Tibetan language courses in India, Nepal, and elsewhere, and is a translation reviewer for the organization 84000, Translating the Words of the Buddha.
In case you were not aware of it … Newsweek (January 29, 2015) covers the protests and the Shugden controversy in an extensive article that also mentions “The Yellow Book”: Relentless: The Dalai Lama’s Heart of Steel.