“I already knew things. Nothing new.” How many people have been raped since then, Dalai Lama?

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. ...

The floodgates have opened, and can not be shut! ‘Chogyam Trungpa, Cocaine and Polygamy’

"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." ...

“What about the financial side of Shambhala?” And other Tibetan centers?

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. ...

Another Tibetan sexual predator hires an expensive PR firm (a Weinstein buddy)

An article from The Daily Camera, a Boulder, Colorado, newspaper: Ösel Rangdrol Mukpo, called 'The Sakyong' ('earth-protector' or 'king'), the leader of Shambhala International, a Buddhist group founded in Boulder, released a statement this week apologizing for past relationships in which the participating women have expressed "feeling harm." Sakyong Mipham 'Rinpoche', who lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is the spiritual leader of Shambhala, a Buddhist organization created in the west in the 1970s by Mipham's father, exiled Tibetan monk Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The Canadian-based organization's U.S. headquarters are located in Boulder, along with the Buddhist-inspired…
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