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