Should the ‘Dalai Lama’ institution be abolished?
The institution of the Dalai Lama can’t easily be salvaged, although the PR game and popularity of the current one will successfully kick the issue down the pike.
Keep in mind that beyond a small coterie of elite lamas, the buddhist sangha (in the Tibetan communion) is neutralized by mahayana, feed useless teachings that don’t do much, while the real Mccoy is an ‘esoteric’ stream for a few priviledged candidates.
The Lamahood emerged in the wake of the Buddhist refuge in Tiber, but somehow the real character of buddhism was lost.
In fairness, the current dalai lama, by showing an interest in marxism suggests the Tibetan path could be salvaged, whatever the case with marxism.