500,000 views and 186,638 visitors

This blog has reached now the mark of five hundred thousand views since it was founded in 2008 as a means to counter the NKT Anti-Dalai Lama propaganda and the NKT activities on Wikipedia, the internet, media, newsoutlets etc. As far as I can see, for a long time it was the only blog which stood up against this propaganda in a rather systematic manner, covering many points being thrown into the political game by the NKT and their front groups. However, it was not the only blog which raised a voice!

Happily now there are far more activities of people who also strive to correct and to refute the NKT Agit Prop like Facebook groups and people at Wikipedia who challenge NKT activities and edits. A lot of testimonies by former NKT teachers and NKT students were posted. People wrote testimonies under their real names to challenge and to correct the NKT even at the risk of being harassed, slandered and ridiculed by the NKT internet activists. A new call to the NKT has just been posted by London Nay, the Tibetan community in London, featuring Amanda Zinski once affiliated together with her family to NKT’s Bodhisattva Centre in Brighton:

At the same time of course the NKT in turn increased their activities and are still top with respect to the amount of outcome – including paying ads on google – but they are not top in quality, truthfulness, accuracy and proper Buddhist conduct.

I was thinking to share the real statistics with you that WordPress provides. The WordPress stats plugin discriminates between views and visitors and gives the number of 500,000 views and 186,638 visitors. What is the difference between views and visitors? WordPress explains:

The two main units of traffic measurement are views and unique visitors. A view is counted when a visitor loads or reloads a page. A visitor is counted when we see a user or browser for the first time in a given period (day, week, month).

The weekly unique visitors figure can sometimes be less than the sum of daily visitors for the same week. This occurs when the same visitor appears multiple times during the week. (The same goes for unique weekly visitors being less than your monthly visitors number, and so on.)

You may also notice that your visitor count lags behind your views count. This is due to the way we process the numbers. Typically a view is reported within five minutes, while it can take up to two hours for new visitors to show up in your stats.


The following are not reflected in your stats:

  • Visits to uploaded documents and files
  • Visits from browsers that do not execute javascript or load images
  • GoogleBot and other search engine spiders
  • Visits you make to your own publicly available blog (when logged in to your account)
  • Visits by users that are logged in, and listed as members of the blog

Here is the overview from June 18, 2008 – Nov 9th, 2015:

Here you can see more detailed stats for 2013–2015:

And here are the countries of the visitors and the top posts for 2015:

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The detailed country stats for 2015 read:
“United States”,45290
“United Kingdom”,31150
“European Union”,1091
“New Zealand”,809
“Hong Kong SAR China”,721
“South Africa”,648
“Czech Republic”,398
“South Korea”,146
“United Arab Emirates”,117
“Sri Lanka”,84
“Costa Rica”,65
“Puerto Rico”,58
“Myanmar (Burma)”,56
“Saudi Arabia”,37
“New Caledonia”,22
“El Salvador”,17
“Dominican Republic”,14
“Macau SAR China”,12
“French Polynesia”,12
“Bosnia & Herzegovina”,12
“Trinidad & Tobago”,9
“Isle of Man”,3
“Palestinian Territories”,2
“Northern Mariana Islands”,2
“British Virgin Islands”,1
“St. Kitts & Nevis”,1
“Cayman Islands”,1
“Caribbean Netherlands”,1
“St. Lucia”,1
“Papua New Guinea”,1
“Cape Verde”,1
“Solomon Islands”,1

Other stats you might find interesting are:

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The blog has 10,001 approved comments.

Different times I had in mind to close or also to delete the blog because of its time consuming nature and the tiresome discussion with NKT followers and also it was not always good for my own mind – not to speak about the mind of others. But the great interest of the visitors and the many comments seems to approve that there was maybe some benefit in running the blog and that it may have served a good purpose. I was happy to see that it was linked in May 2015 by the Huffington Post.

I am in no way proud of it at all. Rather I feel ashamed to run it but on the other hand how can I be silent if people are led astray and I know about it and went through the details of the controversies been covered here on this blog? I decided to raise my voice and to risk to do something that I usually wouldn’t recommend as a monk’s activity. To speak in Christian terms, I would have been happy if the Father had let this cup pass from me.

Then I wish to thank all of my friends in Dharma, kind supporters, Ex-NKT friends, and especially my teachers and kind benefactors. I don’t mention any of them specifically not because I am too lazy but rather to not to fuel the heat of NKT propagandists who might abuse this openness to attack my friends and to sustain their conspiracy theories or propaganda.

I hope one day this blog can close for ever.
Thank you.

Updated: November 13, 2015