From Coloradoan: Apparently the investigation by the Larimer Sheriff’s department into Shambhala Mountain Center, in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado, is… Read more Shambhala Mtn Center investigated for child rape
Translated from French: Hérault: the Buddhist temple Lerab Ling de Roqueredonde and its community raided Par Fabrice Dubault, Publié le… Read more Police raid Sogyal’s center in France – seize gold, euros and dollars – Lerab Ling
The Dalai Lama says that he has long been aware of stories about sexual abuse by Buddhist teachers. “I already knew these things. Nothing new”, he replied to the question from the NOS about what he learned from his conversation with four victims of yesterday. Follow-up questions and other questions about the subject could not be asked at a short press conference in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam.
Another one bites the dust: Rigdzin Namkha Gyatso ‘Rinpoche’ Translated from der Standard: The Silence of the Lamas: Abuse in… Read more The Silence of the Lamas: Abuse in Buddhism –
Our heavenly Father has appointed my husband and myself to pray intercessory prayers for you, we did not choose this,… Read more Spiritual Warfare to Heal the Intimate Wounds of Spiritual Sexual Abuse
The abuse and rottenness of Tibetan lamaism is system-wide, rooted deeply in the sacerdotal Tibetan Lamaism which long ago incorporated aspects of Bön (the indigenous animistic/shamanic religion of the region of Tibet), Buddhism, Hinduism, ritual magic, black magic, sorcery and witchcraft. Lamas of all lineages engage in this abusive behavior.
“Due to his paralysis, CTR only had the use of one hand, so when he called for tabi it was our job to go into the bathroom with him, keep him steady, help him get his penis out before he wet his pants and put the coke on a spoon for him to inhale. It was also our job to keep his nose clean, and as you can tell from the picture, we were not always successful. Later, when I went to the bathroom alone, I put some on my gums. It was definitely cocaine.”
Of particular interest to me is whether the various Shambhala organizations have been violating tax laws. The Ladrang, for example, says on its provincial registry that it is a “church,” and yet the money raised appears to benefit only one person — Sakyong Mipham, and I suppose his family. And the Shambhala Canada Society was previously registered as the Vajradhatu Buddhist Church; I don’t know why the name was changed. It appears that licensing or other fees collected from the Shambhala centers are run through Shambhala International, but I don’t know if that income is declared as business income or of a charitable nature.
July 11, 2018 – New York Times By Andy Newman In a shrine on the sixth floor of a Manhattan… Read more The ‘King’ of Shambhala Buddhism Is Undone by Abuse Report – NYTimes
I agree regarding the revision of the role of women who are, ironically, the vast majority of western Buddhists. I think we also need to look at how putting people on such a false pedestals creates an unnatural instinctive mating responses in women – something that leaves them confused and vulnerable. It is time to call out the naked emperor!