Case 44-2018: International Buddhist Confederation (IBC)
Legal Act on Corruption and Unethical Leadership of the IBC
On October 19, 2020, it is recorded that Secretary General Ven. Dhammapiya of the IBC runs an unethical organization because he has chosen to systematically ignore the active participation of Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa (Patron of the IBC) in the Rohingya Genocide. The IBC has carried out this complicit silence with the Genocide and Crimes against Humanity for 5 years, systematically ignoring all the ethical judgments issued by International Buddhist Law.
Even the IBC has given impunity to another member who has carried out systematic sexual abuse, as was the Case with Sogyal Rinpoche, therefore, Ven. Dhammapiya and the IBC are accomplice in violations of women’s rights.
At the same time, there is public evidence that the IBC is financed by the State of India through the Ministry of Culture, which shows that this organization is totally corrupted by politics. In this way, the economic funds that control the IBC do not come from Buddhists, but rather from a genocidal Hindu regime that seeks to control Buddhism or buy its silence. This ethical conclusion is due to the fact that the Indian Army has been sentenced by the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights as Responsible for committing Crimes against Humanity, Genocide, Crimes against Peace, Ethnic Cleansing, Violation of women’s rights, Violation of Constitutional Law, Violation of International Human Rights Law, Violation of International Humanitarian Law, State Terrorism, Crimes against Democracy, Violation of Buddhist Law, Crimes against the Buddhist Nation and High Crimes against Dharma. In this sense, the money underlying the IBC is stained with genocidal blood.
On the other hand, the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights also has evidence that another IBC Patron has received government funding from the US government for decades. The evidence even suggests that this IBC Patron used such government funds in order to undertake military activities. This enormously compromises his integrity as it implies that his silence in the face of international crimes has been bought, being probably the greatest act of Corruption in the history of Buddhism.
Although the IBC was previously sentenced for Violation of International Buddhist Law and Violation of International Human Rights Law, for all the previous points it is concluded that the IBC has greatly aggravated its behavior, being Responsible for Corruption, Unethical Leadership, Complicity with Violations of women’s rights, and Complicity with Genocide and Crimes against humanity.
In conclusion, the Maitriyana will never allow the rich and powerful to destroy the spiritual integrity of Buddhism, that is why those who are corrupt and accomplices of murderers will always be denounced.
Always with spirit of reconciliation (maitri),
H.E. Master Maitreya Samyaksambuddha
President and Judge of the International Buddhist Ethics Committee & Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights