This ‘guru-yoga’ fanaticism is intended to create unquestioning subservience in the students, so that they believe that all actions (good and evil) of their ‘higher-realized being’ teacher are enlightened, and are for the students’ highest good. And to prevent them from exposing the bad actions of their teacher, they are taught that the punishment for ‘breaking samaya’ to their teacher and revealing the truth to others is to be thrust into a Vajra hell a million times worse than any hell they could imagine, and this hell is spelled out in great horrific detail in the Lamaist texts – ‘sadhanas’ – which these students are supposed to chant millions of times (in phonetic Tibetan with English translations just below on the pages), along with the mantra “May I always obey my master and never reveal the secrets of Vajrayana, or may I be relegated to the hell realms for all eternity.’)
We saw young Thai boys hanging out in the lobby, and walking up and down the stairs with the older Western men. We realized with a shock that the ex-pat student Kimshul was staying with in Bangkok, as we remembered his name, was someone who had fled the United States after being accused of pedophilia with the young son of a fellow student. This man had been running one of KDK’s satellite centers in in Arizona, and after he fled, it took Kimshul quite a while to find another student to run that Center. In that hotel room, in Bangkok, we remembered being told about this man in a Board meeting several years before, while we were still Board members of Kimshul’s Center. We did not have a sense at that meeting that Kimshul had condemnation toward this man, in fact, Kimshul told the Board that he had invited the man to stay at the Center’s retreat land in northern California. At this Board meeting, as Board members, we expressed our concern about the legal ramifications if the Center harbored a fugitive from the law, but we were ignored. We found out later, by chance, that this man stayed at the retreat land for several months before he fled to Bangkok.
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