By NICOLE WINFIELD and RODNEY MUHUMUZA – Jul. 27, 2018 VATICAN CITY (AP) — The nun no longer goes to… Read more After decades of silence, nuns talk about abuse by priests – A.P. article 7/27/18
We must, of course, forgive James Gunn, forgive even those who have groomed, hurt, molested, raped and murdered children, and forgive everyone who writes about it in offensive, ‘joking’ ways. But at the same time we must also be completely intolerant of this behavior, and there must be consequences (severe) for their actions. Not only for James Gunn, but for everyone who has indulged in posting obscene, illegal, tweets that contribute to the ‘normalization’ of pedophilia.
“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!
An article from The Daily Camera, a Boulder, Colorado, newspaper: Ösel Rangdrol Mukpo, called ‘The Sakyong’ (‘earth-protector’ or ‘king’), the… Read more Another Tibetan sexual predator hires an expensive PR firm (a Weinstein buddy)
To the one who is victorious and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations—that one ‘will rule them with an iron scepter and will dash them to pieces like pottery’ —just as I have received authority from my Father. I will also give that one the morning star. Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. Revelation 2:26-29
Tibetan teachers historically prefer cash for the Lamaist teachings, seminars, retreats, empowerments and private appointments they give to their students… Read more The I.R.S. and the ‘cash rich’ Tibetan lamas in the United States
In his lengthy teaching on samaya, Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche said things like: Beating removes obstacles and brings blessings.
Beating hard increases wisdom. When a lama has mastered great primordial wisdom, everything he does is for the benefit of sentient beings; whether it corresponds to Western ideas or not, if he kills someone, no problem. When you feel hurt, there is no point to turn against the teacher because the real reason is that you don’t have enough merit. The people who wrote the letter had wrong views and have broken their samaya with their teacher, who loved and cared for them.