Other voices are finally being freed up, and speaking out about the utter horror of Tibetan Lamaism. She writes about many of the issues we brought to light in our memoir/testimony.
“When author, Christine Chandler, signed up for a simple meditation retreat, she had no idea she would be severing emotional ties with her ordinary life, in order to obey the intense practices of Tibetan Lamas; becoming one of their many western devotees and ‘change agents’ to help the lamas overwhelm western values and ethics in order to replace them with a Buddhist-disguised Tantric spirituality.
After nearly thirty years as a Tibetan ‘Buddhist,’ Chandler finally realized that she had been part of a thousand-year old, guru-worshiping cult that uses mindfulness and other contemplative practices, along with ancient and sophisticated techniques, to recruit, commit and entrap westerners into the Tibetan Lama’s medieval, misogynistic world. A world where the Tibetan lamas can secretly keep harems of young women, cuckold the men, and financially, physically and spiritually exploit their students.
Chandler had a front row seat to the Tibetan Lama hierarchy and how it operates, having taken care of the son of Chogyam Trungpa, the notorious ‘crazy wisdom guru.’ This gave Chandler exposure to not only Trungpa’s Vajradhatu/Shambhala inner workings, but also to the dozens of celebrity Tibetan lamas, who have been infiltrating our western institutions with their occult Tantra and their western devotees, for the last forty years.
Deep inside this Tantric net, Chandler found that all Tibetan Lamas teach from the same guru-worshiping, thought-controlling plan; whether they call it Shambhala, Mahamudra, Dzogchen or Mahayana Buddhism. It is all Tantra: a cult of mass manipulation and coercive persuasion, designed to undermine the reasoning abilities of educated populations; changing their values and behaviors; turning them into obedient devotees; no longer able to think and act for themselves. If someone does leave Tibetan Buddhism and dares to be publicly critical, that person is labelled ‘too angry,’ ‘crazy’ or a ‘liar’; their articles or books discredited; until their message is drowned out. Inside the group they are to be shunned as a “heretic.’
Chandler takes the reader through her own experiences, from her first mindfulness meditation weekend, at a Boston Shambhala meditation center, through her next decades, studying with the celebrity Tibetan Lamas and their western inner circles, drawn deeper and deeper into their Tantric net, until she finally breaks free; realizing that being well-educated was no protection but, instead makes westerners more susceptible to the lamas’ double-binding techniques; believing they are studying the most esoteric of Buddhist philosophies, while becoming infantilized members of a Tantric cult.
Enthralled: The Guru Cult of Tibetan Buddhism exposes the many levels of deception, used by Tibetan Lamas, and their western inner circles. They collect billions of tax-exempt dollars in donations, recruit wealthy sponsors to their mission, and ensnare new student-recruits into a web of free labor, unquestioning devotion, and for some, sexual exploitation by these Tibetan lamas.
Chandler deconstructs Tibetan Tantric Lamaism according to the criteria of anti-cult experts, Lifton and Margaret Singer, demonstrating how these lamas radically alter a person’s perceptions, to create a ‘change agent’ to further the lamas’ globalist ambitions.
Chandler’s experience finally led her to Crestone, Colorado, a town where the Tibetan Lamas are part of a ‘Spiritual Alliance’ of New-age, world citizens, all mindfully meditating, chanting, humming, and drumming their way backward, to create a global, ‘spiritual secularism’ that is fundamentalist and dangerous to our democratic freedoms.
A bold, brave exposition about one of the most misunderstood and misleading ‘new religious movements’ in spirituality today, Enthralled:The Guru Cult of Tibetan Buddhism should not be missed by anyone who cares about truth.”
Here’s the link to her book: Enthralled: The Guru Cult of Tibetan Buddhism.