Dalai Lama visits Buddhist community

The Tibetan spiritual leader in exile is visiting a new community centre in Aldershot and giving a speech on Buddhism in the 21st Century

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Hundreds protest Dalai Lama visit

Hundreds of demonstrators are protesting the arrival of the Dalai Lama in Aldershot.

The members of the Shugden Buddhist community say they are being persecuted by the Dalai Lama in places like India and Tibet.

More than 700 protestors are expected at the Buddhist community centre throughout the day.

The Shugden community are Tibetan Buddhists that worship a specific controversial spirit. The Tibetan spiritual leader used to follow Shugden practices but distanced himself from them in 1975.

Members of the Shugden community are protesting the visit Credit: Divya Kohli

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