The Western Shugden Society (WSS) is an international coalition of Buddhist practitioners who engage in traditional prayers to Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. This practice has been banned by the Dalai Lama for political reasons and in violation of basic human rights and constitutional law. Enforcement of this ban by his Tibetan government has resulted in intensive persecution and discrimination of Shugden practitioners worldwide, including in Western countries. This action has created a deep schism in the Buddhist community and is endangering the purity of the Buddhist religion.
The aims of the WSS are therefore:
To free practitioners who rely upon the enlightened deity Dorje Shugden and their families from suffering;
To restore peace and harmony between Shugden and non-Shugden practitioners;
To re-establish the common spiritual activities of Shugden and non-Shugden practitioners in Tibetan monasteries;
To free Buddhism from pollution by politics.