Shambhala Mtn Center investigated for child rape

From Coloradoan:

Apparently the investigation by the Larimer Sheriff’s department into Shambhala Mountain Center, in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado, is for Mipham Sakyong’s, and others at Shambhala, ‘alleged sexual contact with minors’ (in normal language: rape of children).

“Retired attorney Carol Merchasin, one of the Buddhist Project Sunshine  report’s collaborators, told The Denver Post that Larimer County Sheriff’s Office investigators interviewed her twice, first contacting her in November. She said the questions they had were about alleged sexual contact with minors.”


The rape and exploitation of children in Tibetan Vajrayana centers in America has now reached into the third generation. The children and grandchildren of the men and women who originally devoted themselves to Tibetan lamas in the 1960’s and 1970’s and who were engulfed into the ‘sanghas’, have been harmed by growing up in these communities. The morals and critical thinking of the Western parents and grandparents were gradually subsumed into the ‘no right, no wrong, no good, no bad’ underpinning of the Vajrayana practices of the Tibetan lamas. Hard on the heels of the ‘sexual revolution’ of the sixties, the spiritually-deficient women and men were seduced by the sexual attentions of the Tantric sex practitioners. Many allowed their children to become prey to the practitioners, or chose to look the other way. Many parents, if they objected to the rape of their children, were paid off and slunk off into the shadows.

Many male practitioners of Tibetan Lamaism, Tibetan and Western, can be considered MAPS (Minor Attracted Persons). As is well-documented, Tibetan Lamaism is founded on the Tantric sex practices of Hinduism. In the ancient texts (still in wide use today), sex with girls under the age of 13 is recommended for the ascension to enlightenment by males. Females, according to Tibetan Lamaism, do not achieve enlightenment, and must continually strive to purify their bad ‘karma’ for lifetimes so that they could be reborn a male. But not just to be reborn a male, but to acquire the ‘good karma’ for the rare and desired ‘privilege’ to be reborn a Tibetan lama. Only Tibetan lamas have the good ‘karma’ to be taught the practices that will enable them to achieve ‘enlightenment’.


From our book, ‘Exposing Deeds of Darkness‘: Westerners are taught that it is a rare and difficult-to-attain honor to be ‘yoked’ to the Buddha, dharma and sangha of Tibetan Buddhism, because they ‘found’ this rare path which few attain. This doctrine states that it is as rare for a human to be a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism as it is for a turtle swimming in an infinitely vast ocean and surfacing only once every hundred years, to surface into the center of a floating ring, or ‘yoke’. 

Psalm 106:34-48, They did not destroy the peoples, as the LORD commanded them, but they mingled with the nations and learned to do as they did. They served their idols, which became a snare to them. They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons; they poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with blood. Thus they became unclean by their acts, and played the harlot in their doings. Then the anger of the LORD was kindled against his people, and he abhorred his heritage; he gave them into the hand of the nations, so that those who hated them ruled over them. Their enemies oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their power. Many times he delivered them, but they were rebellious in their purposes, and were brought low through their iniquity. Nevertheless he regarded their distress, when he heard their cry. He remembered for their sake his covenant, and relented according to the abundance of his steadfast love. He caused them to be pitied by all those who held them captive. Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to thy holy name and glory in thy praise. Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting! And let all the people say, “Amen!” Praise the LORD!

4 thoughts on “Shambhala Mtn Center investigated for child rape

  1. hugh says:

    Having lived in several Buddhist communities that are NOT Tibetan, the practices involving some “teachers” are not dissimilar from Shambhala, although they do not have a Tantric structure of justification.

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