Websites That Are Against and Opposed to Buddhism

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Call For a New Buddhism - Claiming that the West must develop its own Jeffersonian Buddhism based on noble principles of dignity and respect for all.

A Call to Buddhists: "Enlighten" yourself with Islam - An Islamic criticism of Buddhism.

Criticism of Buddhism - Criticism of its content and religious core but praise of its social efforts & politics

Four Schools of Buddhism Refuted by Vedanta-sutra - Hindu refutation of Buddhist philosophy.

Han Yu's Memorial to Buddhism - One of the leaders in the Confucian counterattack on Buddhism was the classical prose stylist and poet Han Yu (768-824 CE), who in 819 CE composed this vitriolic polemic attacking Buddhism. A champion of rationalism, Han Yu wished to suppress Daoism as well as Buddhism.

The Shadow of the Dalai Lama - Sexuality, magic and politics in Tibetan Buddhism.

Friends of the Western Buddhist Order

FWBO Discussion - Critique of the FWBO drawn from debate on the BUDDHIST-L online discussion group.

Lenz, Frederick

Cult Studies Journal - AFF cult research resources on the Zen Master Rama Cult.

Ex-Cult Resource Center - Negative press coverage of Rama, including an online version of the book, "Take Me For A Ride", by Mark Laxer.

Frederick Lenz aka Rama, Zen Master Rama - Information compiled by the Ross Institute.

Freedom Of Mind Center - Steven Alan Hassan, cult expert and mental health counselor, provides analysis of the Zen Master Rama Cult.

Rama, Frederick Lenz - Skepdic Dictionary entry.


Mystical Materialism for the Masses - A comparison of Nichiren Shoshu and Christianity from the Christian perspective.

Reform the Nichiren Buddhist Debate - Devoted to bringing civility to the discussion of Nichiren Buddhism.

Yahoo! Groups: Nichiren Shoshu Taiten - Discussion group for former members of the Nichiren Shoshu Soka Gakkai to share experiences.

Soka-Spirit - Discusses history and issues relating to the separation of the Soka Gakkai and the Nichiren Shoshu priesthood.

About NST New York - Rebuttals of select speeches by Reverend Jisei Nagasaka of the Myosetsu-ji Temple located in New York.

Association of Youthful Priests Dedicated to the Reformation of Nichiren Shoshu - Critical commentary on the sect's administration and conduct. Includes event coverage in Asia and the Americas.

Criminal Acts of Nichiren Shoshu Priesthood - A personal view of corruption within the priesthood and followers of Nichiren Shoshu from a Soka Gakkai member's perspective.

Domei News - Published by a group of priests who left Nichiren Shoshu due to the High Priest.

Fujiko's Homepage - Personal site by Fujiko Mine on the dispute between Soka Gakkai and the Nichiren Shoshu priesthood.

Heritage of the Nichiren Shoshu - Documents the alleged attempts by Masatomo Yamazaki and other anti-Soka Gakkai activists to "destroy" the Soka Gakkai before the Nichiren Shoshu/Soka Gakkai rift.

House Minority Views Report on the Burton Report - Documentation and political commentary refuting a report which alledges impropriety by Soka Gakkai's lawyers originating from the "House Committee on Government Reform."

Nichiren Shoshu Crane Symbol - Historical essay critical of the symbolism surrounding the Crane symbol of the Nichiren Shoshu sect.

Nichiren Shoshu Yushu Goho Domei - Details concerns of Nichiren Shoshu priests who do not accept the leadership of the High Priest.

Noble Mission of the Soka Gakkai - Personal site by Steve Sonoda on the "Noble Mission of the Soka Gakkai to fulfill the Daishonin's will of Rissho Ankoku" (refutation of false teachings) and "creating lasting peace and prosperity in this world."

Questions and Answers on the Temple Issue - Pamphlet published by the Soka Gakkai International-USA, which attempts to outline key elements of the ongoing rift between the Soka Gakkai and Nichiren Shoshu.

Reaffirming Our Right to Happiness - Justification for the conferral of Gohonzon by the Soka Gakkai and rebuttal of Nichiren Shoshu objections to this practice.

SGI-USA Soka Spirit Committee - Features articles refuting the Nichiren Shoshu tradition, along with select passages and excerpts from official organization publications.

Soka Gakkai/Nichiren Shoshu/Hokkeko Links - Self-described as a "user-friendly navigation guide" to Soka Gakkai International. Presents critical commentary on Nichiren Shoshu/Hokkeko, and other sectarian websites as well as nonsectarian links.

True Meaning of the Crane Emblem - Essay with historical context, proposing a possible "embarassing" meaning behind the crane emblem used by Nichiren Shoshu.

Views on the Nichiren Shoshu High Priest - Koichi Tomoda's view of the Nichiren Shoshu High Priest as "power-mad" among other accusations.

Beliefnet: Soka Gakkai - Forum geared toward threaded discussion and answering questions.

Japan Fears Another Religious Sect - San Francisco Chronicle article critical of the perceived political influence that the Soka Gakkai exerts in the Japanese government.

Soka Gakkai Information Resource - Various links to articles critical of the Soka Gakkai.

Victims of Soka Gakkai Association - Alleges "Human rights violations of the Soka Gakkai" along with other incident coverage.

Victorious America - "Grassroots level solution" to perceived authoritarianism within the Soka Gakkai.

Yahoo! Groups : sokagakkaibuddhism - Private message board for Nichiren Buddhist discussion of the Soka Gakkai.

Report from the House Committee on Government Reform - Government investigation into alleged attempts by Soka Gakkai lawyers to obtain confidential information from the Justice Department while embroiled in a defamation suit brought by the High Priest of Nichiren Shoshu. (July 27, 2000)

The Power of the Soka Gakkai - Alleges manipulation of the Japanese political process by the Soka Gakkai. (November 20, 1995)

American Kempon Hokke Kai Self-Destruction - Claiming that the Kempon Hokke sect "should be avoided".

Visit to the Kempon Hokke Head Temple Myoman-ji - Documentary on a group's experience visiting Myoman-ji, with criticisms based upon their observations.


Zen: A Trinitarian Critique - "What Zen recommends as the way of enlightenment -- becoming one with the ultimate reality -- is simply another form of the Satanic promise to Eve: "you shall be as God." Even so, for many, it may not be obvious that Zen enlightenment is the very essence of sin. It is only with serious consideration of ethical issues -- the place where philosophy confronts historical particularity --that Zen is clearly exposed as pretense."

Zen and the Art of Divebombing - A criticism of Zen's alleged lack of moral foundations, from a Western philosophical viewpoint.

Apology for What the Founder of the Sanbo-Kyodan, Haku'un Yasutani Roshi, Said and Did during World War II - Apology by Jiun Kubota, The 3rd Patriarch of the Religious Foundation Sanbo-kyodan, repenting the support of Japanese aggression in World War II by Sanbo-Kyodan and its founder.

Coming Down from the Zen Clouds - A critique of the current state of American Zen. By Stuart Lachs.

Zen Holy War? - Review of the book, Zen at War, an expose of Japanese Zen establishment and its relationship to the imperial war machine from the late 1800's through World War II.

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