I realize that’s a bit like saying, “I have a beef with Mother Teresa” or “I have issues with Nelson Mandela.” First, let me say, I think the current Dalai Lama is an inspired and inspiring teacher, leader, and human being. I don’t have a problem with the person himself. What I have a problem with is the office of Dalai Lama in the first place.
On his deathbed the Buddha said he didn’t want anyone to lead the sangha. Just the dhamma. It goes back to the issue of the Dhamma Heir.
Over and over he taught monks not to get caught up in politics. But the Dalia Lama is traditionally a political leader of Tibet. This is unwise. In the next few years we will learn again why. What happens when you end up with a powerful leader, the next Dalai Lama, that isn’t so great, isn’t so inspired? What happens when the world of politics starts ruling the world of the dhamma rather than the other way round?
Remember: the Dalai Lama isn’t enlightened. If he was, he wouldn’t be reborn!