I was looking for a Buddhist prayer, the text of which I couldn't remember. So I asked Google "Dalai Lama's prayer"--because I believed it was his--and came across this:
Sonrise Center for Buddhist Studies, Inc. (SCBS) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization whose vision is to see a church established and leadership discipled among every unreached Buddhist people group.
Our mission is to equip the Christian community with relevant information and appropriate training for ministry in a Buddhist pluralistic context so that they can intelligently share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with their friends, relatives, co-workers and neighbors next door.
Personally, I believe that proselytizing (actively trying to bring someone into your own religous beliefs) is at the very best misguided. At worst, it is morally reprehensible.
It turns out that the founder of Sonrise, James Stephens, was a dedicated member of Soka Gakkai Buddhist from 1970 to 1984. On pilgrimage to Japan in 1985, Stephens was injured. The Soka Gakkai functionaries in Japan did not come to his aid. So he became disillusioned with SG, and "became a seeker"
Stan Guthrie had this to say in Christianity Today (Vol. 38 No. 13 1994.11.14, Pp.72-73)
GAPING EVANGELISM HOLE
While many in the West turn to the East for spiritual guidance, few American Christians have taken on the challenge of Buddhism, either here or overseas. Before he decided to start the Sonrise Center, Stephens discovered a "gaping hole in the efforts to evangelize Buddhist peoples." Contrasting the comparatively high interest in other religions, such as Islam, Stephens notes, "There's not anything from an evangelical point of view, or a historically Christian accurate point of view, which addresses the Buddhist faith and those who are lost in the darkness of Buddhism."
The darkness of Buddhism. Let us not forget than the ecumenical spirit is entirely missing from such radical fundamentalists as these. Beliefs such as these threaten the democratic fabric.