Case 44-2018: International Buddhist Confederation (IBC)
Notification to “Venerable Dhammapiya” Secretary General of the IBC
On June 9, 2018, an International Notification to “Venerable Dhammapiya” is issued due to the immoral way of acting on the part of the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), which has been sentenced as Responsible for Violation of International Buddhist Law and Violation of International Human Rights Law. This Ethical Judgment was the karmic consequence in the face of the illegal behavior of crimes against humanity carried out by high members of the IBC, such as Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa, Lama Lobzang, Sogyal Rinpoche and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.
Although “Venerable Dhammapiya”, Secretary General of the IBC, has stated in December 2017 that the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) is going to suggest alternative measures of sustainable development in the face of the persecution of the Rohingya People in Myanmar, including stating that the IBC should find a Buddhist solution to the conflict and should actively participate in solving the crisis of the Rohingya People, it is undoubtedly an act of duplicity or demagogic double standard. Given the fact that Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa is Spiritual Patron of the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) despite having been sentenced as Responsible for actively participating in the Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing of Myanmar against the Rohingya People, then the words of “Venerable Dhammapiya” constitute an act of falsehood and total hypocrisy when saying that he condemns violence against the Rohingyas and also condemns anyone perpetuating violence in the name of Buddhism. As long as the IBC does not expel Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa, complying with the precepts and ethical judgments of the International Buddhist Law, then the speeches of “Venerable Dhammapiya” will be nothing more than false and demagogic words without any sense of Truth and Honesty.
On the other hand, it is confirmed that as long as Sogyal Rinpoche and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche are not expelled from the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), then “Venerable Dhammapiya” will be complicit in violations of the rights of women.
Finally, the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights repudiates the complicit silence of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, who continues to provide spiritual support to the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), deciding to ignore the Violations of International Buddhist Law and Violations of Human Rights committed by the IBC. For this reason, the Buddhist spiritual recognition issued by the World Association of Theravada to Tenzin Gyatso is ordered to be annulled.
Always with spirit of reconciliation (maitri),
H.E. Master Maitreya Samyaksambuddha
President and Judge of the International Buddhist Ethics Committee and Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights