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The Dalai Lama is Dying

By Indy Hack

This may come as a shock to most people, but the Dalai Lama is in the last stages of advanced prostate cancer. In January 2016, I exclusively revealed that he was travelling to the Mayo Clinic in the US to undergo treatment for prostate cancer.

Since then he has returned to the clinic several times to undergo surgeries and proton beam therapy to try and cure the disease, however it has continued to spread from his prostate into other parts of his body and is now incurable.

Despite repeated denials that he has cancer, the Dalai Lama’s health has continued to deteriorate leading him to cancel several overseas trips. Now in 2018 all of his foreign trips are cancelled with the exception of a planned September visit to Switzerland.

I can however exclusively reveal that he will not attend the Rikon 50th anniversary celebrations in Switzerland. The unusual events surrounding this visit, arranged at the same time all other trips were being cancelled, owe more to the Dalai Lama fulfilling a promise to attend the event rather than an ability to attend.

The Dalai Lama has agreed to attend and indeed hopes he can attend but even his most trusted physicians have told him there is no likelihood he will be able to make the journey. In fact he will be lucky to still be alive in September, let alone able to travel anywhere.

During his most recent public appearances the Dalai Lama has been unsteady on his feet, walking with the aid of three assistants and having a style of movement that indicates he has severe lower back pain and restricted lower back movement [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3048239/].

The most telltale signs of his cancer progression have been during events where he is expected to hold items or pass them across to people, such as the Jammu University event on March 18th 2018 and the Thank You India event in Dharamsala on March 31st.

During both events there were occasions where the Dalai Lama was supposed to hold items to be given to other people, however due to the fact that he has a weakened lower spine and back muscles he was unable to. Instead other people held the items and he simply placed his hands on them so that the photographs would appear normal.

During one phase of the Jammu University event the Dalai Lama was to confer on students small medals, the ribbons of which were to be placed over their heads. He was so weak he had to use one hand to support himself just so that he could stay standing up meaning he only had one hand to hold the ribbon.

This caused one of the most bizarre awards ceremonies I have ever seen. The Dalai Lama was only able to hold the medals up and the students had to push their heads through the ribbon as if it were some kind of party game [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wldc5QmwHZ4&feature=youtu.be&t=2h8m19s] .

 For some reason this is considered normal and all suggestions that the Dalai Lama has serious health problems are dismissed, yet his most recent hospitalization gives a greater insight into just how vulnerable he is.

As the cancer has spread throughout his body he has undergone several surgeries to remove tumors, one of which resulted in the removal of parts of his bowel which is why he now uses a colostomy bag. After the special pouch he has added to his Buddhist robes was pictured he has taken to always wearing an outer garment in public to hide the bag [https://twitter.com/IndyHack/status/908245718569287682].

Over the past 9 months the Dalai Lama has also engaged in an new ritual with his public appearances. Everywhere he goes he has an assistant tasked with carrying hand sanitiser and tissues, whenever he shakes hands or touches someone he has a squirt of sanitiser and tissue wipes.

Initially I thought this was just an added eccentricity but his recent flight to Delhi over a simple common cold suggests this is all part of a cancer treatment protocol because he has a compromised immune system.

Sources in the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) today confirmed to me that the Dalai Lama is riddled with cancer but is refusing to stop trying treatments to cure it despite his doctors repeatedly explaining to him that there is no cure. Most recently the Dalai Lama underwent a stem cell transplant even though this treatment isn’t suitable for his type of cancer.

Publicly the Dalai Lama’s representatives state that he is suffering from exhaustion which is why he has curtailed his travels, which is to some extent true. What they’re not saying is why he is exhausted, his exhaustion is coming from the treatments he is undergoing to try and stop his cancer.

In addition to causing exhaustion the cancer treatments also greatly weaken the Dalai Lama’s immune system which is why he is so careful about germs and uses hand sanitiser so frequently. This is also why he was recently hospitalized.

Yesterday (7th April 2018) Phayul reported that he had been rushed to Delhi for specialist medical tests following a throat irritation [http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=40329&t=1].

Whilst in the hospital they treated the Dalai Lama for a minor throat infection and the common cold, issues that don’t usually involve hospital visits, unless you’re undergoing cancer treatment.

A 2010 study in the journal, “Blood”, revealed that 50% of stem cell transplant patients develop a respiratory infection within the first 100 days of treatment. According to sources within the CTA, the Dalai Lama underwent a stem cell transplant in Delhi at the end of January 2018 which means he is still within the first 100 days of treatment and highly susceptible to a respiratory infection.

During his talk at the Thank You India event on March 31st he was coughing and at times visibly struggling with his speech. The rush to send him for medical checks in Delhi was entirely proportionate for someone undergoing cancer treatment as the article, “When a cold can kill”, by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center explains [https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/10/cancer-patients-at-risk-for-colds.html].

Those who are close to the Dalai Lama or his medical staff know how severe the prognosis is; they are fully aware that he is expected to die this year, which is why they are celebrating 60 years in exile 1 year early. It’s not that they can’t count, it’s simply that they can’t count on the Dalai Lama to be alive in 2019.
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Indy Hack is an Independent UK journalist covering allegations of human rights abuses by the Tibetan Government and the Dalai Lama. Follow Hack on Twitter

 

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  • Well Indy Hack “the great”, who has blackmailed people, invents stories and alternative facts and hides behind a pseudonym, who takes this guy (or New Kadampa cult team) seriously?

  • With the Zong video, Kelsang Gyatso missing, and me teaching again, I have to do whatever I can to keep the narrative going! Sorry guys!!

  • I am no Buddhist, so I will unleash hellfire on this piece of bullshit article, and it’s cowardly author, who eats, shits and talks (and of course hides his courage-LESS ass) like a pathetic fucktard troll. This article is 100% false, and your stupid dumb ass knows that. To try and supposedly expose medical information which is private to all people under the HIPPA laws, and what brah, you think you are armchair diagnosing the Dalai Lama with a malignant cancer because his lower back is sore? UM, Maybe because he relentlessly and tirelessly expends all his life force and positive energy trying to help cultivate the world and all people with compassion, even and especially pieces of shit like YOU. I know it’s best to ignore low life loser trolls like this wannabe, will never-be journalist, one cell organisms like yourself, because your ass is so un-normal in the worst way, that you get off from tasteless immoral false gossip and malignant attention. May you be cursed so hard, and may you endure such unbearable suffering, such ruthless karma so that you may learn and get another chance to grow a human heart and be worthy of trying to be a deceny human being. Is it really so hard fucktard? TRY HARDER.

  • With a wish to free all beings
    I shall always go for refuge
    to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha
    until I reach full enlightenment.

    Enthused by wisdom and compassion,
    today in the Buddha’s presence
    I generate the Mind for Full Awakening
    for the benefit of all sentient beings.

    As long as space endures,
    as long as sentient being remain,
    until then, may I too remain
    and dispel the miseries of the world.

    https://www.dalailama.com/teachings/training-the-mind/generating-the-mind-for-enlightenment

  • This makes me sad. I hope he is not in pain and I also hope he purifies all the negative karma from his Dorje Shugden ban before he dies, otherwise his next life will be terrible!

    Prayers for him.

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  • Clarifying His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Stand on Dolgyal/Shugden

    12 July 2015

    On 7th July, the final day of official celebrations of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday in Orange County, California, representatives of the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (OHHDL) invited the International Shugden Community (ISC) to meet and explain what they are accusing His Holiness of lying about. The office is concerned that many among the Shugden protestors may be poorly informed about the Shugden issue and His Holiness’s stand with regard to it. The office’s intention is less to try to convince those who already understand the issue but continue to protest, and more to reach out to those who have been misinformed about it. Three senior ISC members came and reiterated their allegation that His Holiness has banned the practice of Dolgyal/Shugden. This is untrue. The OHHDL representatives explained that although His Holiness has for forty years advised against propitiating Shugden, he has always been consistently clear that, in the end, it is up to individuals to choose whether or not to follow his counsel.

    Indeed, some monks from two Geluk monasteries in southern India who chose to continue their Shugden practice have set up their own monasteries, Shar Ganden Ling and Serpom Dratsang. These monasteries exist as part of their respective Tibetan settlements in south India and the members enjoy all the rights and facilities to which the residents of the settlements are entitled.

    One of the principal reasons why His Holiness advises against this practice is because of the well-documented sectarianism associated with it. In the past, Shugden practice, especially in Eastern Tibet, provoked widespread distrust between monasteries, prevented members of the Geluk school from receiving instructions belonging to the Nyingma tradition, and even led to desecration of religious images and scriptures. His Holiness considers this kind of divisiveness and disharmony to be deeply regrettable. As someone who actively promotes inter-religious harmony and understanding, he opposes discrimination against anyone on grounds of faith.

    A clear understanding of the Shugden question requires objective study of its nearly 400 year controversial history, especially the way it unfolded in the early years of the 20th century. His Holiness the Dalai Lama feels a moral responsibility to advise his followers against Shugden practice. In so doing he is following the example of his distinguished predecessors, especially the Great Fifth and the Thirteenth Dalai Lamas.

    https://www.dalailama.com/messages/dolgyal-shugden/statements-announcements/clarification-12-07-2015

  • @Karma, You are obviously in denial. You are explaining something from Central Tibetan government’s website. Please tell me you have taken some of your precious time out to speak to Tibetan Shugdenpas to clarify this issue so easily. Enough of one sided stories.

  • Liar:
    The Dalai Lama lucky to be alive by September? All foreign tours cancelled?
    No- Latvia in June. Netherlands and Germany in September. India in June and October. Plus Switzerland.
    If AV has any integrity, will pull this article now that it’s been disproven.

    https://www.dalailama.com/schedule

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