Tibetan Lamas and Tibetan ‘Buddhism’, have integrated into most of our western institutions of higher learning -every prestigious college and university has a Tibetan ‘Buddhist’ component – and while we continue to lavish the Lamas with our enthrallment, and our hard-earned money and free labor, the Lamas have been busy over the last decade, promoting a ‘secular and scientific’ advertising campaign, through such entities as the Dalai Lama’s Mind and Life Institute , and it’s subsidiaries, and while promoting his ‘religion’ as secular in the west, the Tibetan Lamas are also given ‘religious status’ as clerics of tax-exempt, 501 c 3 ‘churches’ without any financial accountability to anyone.
Like most western Tibetan ‘Buddhists, filled with a utopian hubris, and self-deceptively calling their dharma-thumping, proselytizing promotion of their feudal religion “human rights activities,” or ‘bringing peace to the world,” Thurman is also promoting his ninth century , misogynistic, sexually abusive, androcentric priesthood that has never had and never will have even a concept of ‘human rights.’
Apparently Mr. Thurman , the designated Tibetan western ‘expert’ and scholar according to the New York Times and Huffington Post, is operating from a view that rejects ‘facts on the ground’ concerning the tyrannical power and despotic governance of a thousand years under the Lamas.
If he did read something besides the fairy tales brought to us by the Lamas and other western Tibetan ‘scholars,’ scholars whose have the ability to study and enthrall themselves with the most esoteric nonsense about this medieval subject matter that makes up the world of Tibetan ‘Buddhism,’ but who haven’t a clue about the real workings inside these Lamaseries and the levels of power and abuse that occurs because of the nature of the guru-lama , devotee configuration that is completely antithetical to a democratic society, Mr. Thurman might wake up from his Lama Dream.
However, the ability of ‘intellectuals’ and western Tibetophile scholars in western academia, to ignore the ‘elephant in the room’ and the real nature of Tibetan ‘Buddhism,’ while engaging in esoteric machinations about every obscure theory about the Lamas and Tibet and writing their essays and scholarly articles, colored by their ‘Shangri-lai projections, is reaching a height of absurdity the size of Mount Meru.
A veritable ‘pile of intellectual dung’ has been produced by these Tibetan ‘scholars’ who are actually ignoring and therefore covering over for the Lamas rampant sexual abuses , that is encouraged by the Hindu Tantra they practice and teach.
This below is from the Hevajraya Tantra and the Kalachakra Tantra, the latter ‘empowerment’ the Dalai Lama gives around the world for decades now, attracting naive westerners who get their red protection cords and think Tibetan ‘Buddhism’ s about ‘peace’ and is ‘chic and cool’, and have no idea what they are promoting and enabling by even being at this event:
“Sometimes it is also required of the karma mudra that as well as being attractive she also possess specialized erotic skills. For example, the Kalachakra Tantra recommends training in the sophisticated Indian sexual techniques of the Kama Sutra. In this famous handbook on the intensification of sexual lust, the reader can inform him- or herself about the most daring positions, the use of aphrodisiacs, the anatomical advantages various women possess, the seduction of young girls, dealings with courtesans, and much more. The sole intention of the Kama Sutra, however, is to sexualize life as a whole. In contrast to the tantras, there are no religious and power-political intentions to be found behind this work.
It thus has no intrinsic value for the tantric yogi
“Youth is a further requirement which the mudra has to meet.TheMaha Siddha Saraha distinguishes five different wisdom consorts on the basis of age: the eight-year-old virgin (kumari); the twelve-year-old salika; the sixteen-year-old siddha, who already bleeds monthly; the twenty-year-old balika, and the twenty-five-year-old bhadrakapalini, who he describes as the “burned fat of prajna” (Wayman, 1973, p. 196).
The “modern” tantric already mentioned, a Lama Gedün Chöpel, explicitly warns that children can become injured during the sexual act: “Forcingly doing it with a young girl produces severe pains and wounds her genitalia. … If it is not the time and if copulating would be dangerous for her, churn about between her thighs, and it [the female seed] will come out” (Chöpel, 1992, p. 135). In addition he recommends feeding a twelve-year-old honey and sweets before ritual sexual intercourse (Chöpel, 1992, p. 177).”
“In the rite of ‘virgin-worship’ (kumari-puja)”, writes Benjamin Walker, “a girl is selected and trained for initiation, and innocent of her impending fate is brought before the altar and worshipped in the nude, and then deflowered by a guru or chela” (Walker, 1982, p. 72). It was not just the Hindu tantrics who practiced rituals with a kumari, but also the Tibetans, in any case the Grand Abbot of the Sakyapa Sect, even though he was married.
“On anumerological basis twelve- or sixteen-year-old girls are preferred. Only when none can be found does Tsongkhapa recommend the use of a twenty-year-old. There is also a table of correspondences between the various ages and the elements and senses: an 11-year-old represents the air, a 12-year-old fire, a 13-year-old water, a 14-year-old earth, a15-year-old sound, a 16-year-old the sense of touch, a 17-year-old taste, an 18-year-old shape or form, and a 20-year-old the sense of smell “(Naropa, 1994, p. 189
“The rituals should not be performed with women older than this, as they absorb the “occult forces” of the guru. The dangers associated with older mudras are a topic discussed at length. A famous tantric commentator describes 21- to 30-year-olds as “goddesses of wrath” and gives them the following names: The Blackest, the Fattest, the Greedy, the Most Arrogant, the Stringent, the Flashing, the Grudging, the Iron Chain, and the Terrible Eye. 31- to 38-year-olds are considered to be manifestations of malignant spirits and 39- to 46-year-olds as “unlimited manifestations of the demons”. They are called Dog Snout, Sucking Gob, Jackal Face, Tiger Gullet, Garuda Mug, Owl Features, Vulture’s Beak, Pecking Crow (Naropa, 1994, p. 189). These women, according to the text, shriek and scold, menace and curse”.
So much for Tibetan Buddhism’s and the Dalai Lama’s new ‘feminist mask’ that the ‘western feminist scholars’ over at Stanford University’s ‘Clayman Institute for Gender Studies’ have embraced.
These western scholars, with their ‘neutral’ academic stance of never ‘judging, ‘ no matter what egregious behaviors these Lamas and their western devotees engage in and cover up, are enabling the Lamas to continue with their deceptions and are distracting everyone that should be warned about the Lamas’ misogynistic underpinnings in their tantric teachings, that depends on demeaning and using young women and girls in their secret priesthood- women whom the Lamas believe can never reach enlightenment in a female body. They are still told by the Lamas that maybe they can be ‘enlightened’ in the next lifetime, ifthey are so lucky to engage in sexual relations with a Lama for his ‘blessings,’ in this one.
Lamas who still primitively believe, as their Tantric Vajrayana ‘higher’ teachings tell them, that their own semen can be mixed with the female bodily fluids, and be reversed backwards,through the Chakras, exploding into Shakti at the top of their heads. This is the ‘religion’ that the west has uncritically embraced and now China is re-embracing again and this is the ‘highest vehicle to enlightenment’ that they are promoting: Guru Worship and sexual abuse of females who are used for the Lamas bliss practices just as they were in Tibet.
This is what the Mind and Life Institute and their ‘scientists’ and ‘scholars are promoting, when promoting the Dalai Lama as a secularist instead of the superstitious medieval, misogynistic believer in alchemy and State Oracles, who has perfected the ‘art of the masked dance’.
And this is what a growing section of the neoliberal plutocracy of the west, and now the capitalist billionaires of China are now promoting , both are colluding with the Lamas to create the World Buddhism for the Globe.
I wonder if the Chinese Government and the Han Buddhists know of the ‘sacred teachings of the Lamas’ that they are so quickly embracing? How will their own Chinese Han young women, and their mothers and fathers react when they understand that this is what the Lamas are bringing to the “Buddhist’ table? These ‘Guru Blessings’for their young women? Do billionaires always get bored with their money, east or west, and then long for power and the delusion that these occult tantric practices will bring them longevity? It shows there really is no correlation between making lots of money and intelligence and good sense.
If Mr. Thurman ever did read the real history of Tibet under these Lamas, unless he was completely insane , he would have to acknowledge that the Lamas haven’t a clue about ‘peace’ , ‘fairness’ and ‘human rights and actually lived off their own Tibetan ‘humans’ from their lofty Brahmin thrones , as ‘incarnated precious ones’, who stomped all over their own people’s ‘human rights’ for centuries, while keeping the Tibetan people in the dark ages of superstition, demons and deities, and imaginary hell realms, if they ever spoke against their God Kings, and whose only escape from their suffering in the next life, (not even in this one), was by adoring the Lamas , giving them their free labor, their wealth, their land, and even their bodies for the service of the Lamas. This is still the basic teachings, the essence of Tibetan ‘Buddhism and its guru yoga, that the Lamas teach their western devotees of Tibetan ‘Buddhism’ inside their contemporary sanghas as they turn western minds into malleable mush for the spread of Lamaism far and wide. .
And this is now the ‘religion’ being promoted by China for a Global Buddhism for the world, , this occult, ninth century , misogynistic, androcentric, sexually abusive priesthood based on the Hindu Tantric cult of the Lamas , thinly overlaid with traditional Buddhist concepts, a ‘religion’ that China hopes to unite with Han Buddhism, in order to spearhead the World Buddhist Movement around the Globe. Tibetan ‘Buddhism, ‘ China’s new ‘religious’ global commodity, repackaged to quell not only the ethnic masses in China, but to promote a New Buddhism for global consumption as well. China always takes the ‘long view’ as do the Lamas.
Not ‘victims’ of Chinese oppression after all, these Lamas have been actively working with the Chinese since at least the 1980’s, building their monasteries in China and in the west, with the free money and labor of their Asian and western devotees, proving to the Chinese that , without much effort, they could turn anyone, east or west, into their vehicles to spread the ONE BUDDHISM for the World.
At the same time the Dalai Lama has been indirectly encouraging Tibetan monks and nuns in China to set themselves on fire for his ‘Free Tibet’ cause by building ‘martyr shrines’ to the self-immolators in Dharmasala, and producing Tibetan Pop song videos on YouTube dedicated to these violently wasted acts that have destroyed over a hundred and twenty-nine young lives, calling these self-immolations the acts of ‘great bodhisattvas.’ Not one Tibetan Lama , of any of the Tibetan ‘Buddhist’ sects, including the Dalai Lama , has ever said “Stop”, even while promoting their religion as ‘non violent’ and inherently against the taking of life. It keeps the Chinese -Tibetan antagonisms as the ‘front news’ while the back story of the friendly relationships that are being forged between these High Lamas and the Chinese Government remains completely ‘off the radar’ and hidden.
However, it is becoming more transparent that there have been deep and long-standing connections and an ‘understanding’ between the Kagyu Tibetan Lamas and the Chinese government, over the last decades- Tibetan self-immolations and a Dalai Lama “Free Tibet’ for public consumption, notwithstanding.
Akong Rinpoche, , for example, who came to the west with Trungpa Rinpoche, in the late sixties led the Chinese supported Situ Rinpoche ‘discovery’ of this Chinese Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley and mentored and supported him.
Ogyen Trinley’s ‘escape’ from Tibet was suspicious to say the least, and India has long suspected him of being at least ten years older than he claims and that he is a Chinese spy intent on building monasteries along the Indian Pakistan border. He has been kept under virtual house arrest, and his movements restricted and under surveillance by the Indian secret service. Although he has managed to come to the perpetually naïve U.S. in 2008 and 2011, and collect his western cash donations enthralling more American western ‘Buddhists’ with his ‘environmental’ persona and handsome good looks but an always shaved head that may be hiding signs of his being now 38 rather than 28 as the Tibetan cartel of the Kagyus still claims.
Akong Rinpoche was recently ‘assassinated’ by Tibetans under highly suspicious circumstances although the official story, reinforced in all the Lama-friendly, western mainstream newspapers with their completely biased reporting by western Tibetan ‘Buddhist’ scholars, devotees of the Lamas themselves and hardly neutral, was that it was a ‘murder over a simple money dispute’. The story was quickly buried and not revisited by the western press, although it contained important information about who and what these Tibetan Lamas are actually up to around the world, with the support of their Chinese patrons , the Karme Kagyu Lamas who are the most popular sect in the U.S, and the Chinese government.
Thrangu Rinpoche , a highly respected Kagyu senior Tibetan Lama himself and a tutor to many of the Young Turk Lamas, a second generation of Tulkus at Rumtek monastery, raised in India and Nepal, was influential in bringing all the other at first resistant, Kagyu Lamas ‘on board’ with this Chinese Karmapa as the ‘true incarnation’ and head of their Kagyu sect. He sent a letter around to all the other Kagyu Sanghas, and there are dozens of major centers and hundreds of minor centers in the U.S. and in Europe now.
They have done well, financially, over the last decades as a reward for their loyalty to the Motherland, building hundreds of new monasteries in the west and in Asia as ‘centers of influence’ for Tibetan ‘Buddhism’ , a.k.a. Lamaism to spread.
Below are excerpts from an article recently published in ‘Market China’ about this collaboration of the Tibetan Lamas of the Kagyu sect with the Chinese Government entitled : ‘Buddhist Soft Power: Chinese Style”.
“China very quickly understood the political leverage associated with Buddhism, which currently has close to 300 million Chinese followers throughout the country….”Although the official patriotic Buddhist Association of China (BAC) was established in 1953, it has been since Deng Xiaoping came to power in 1981, that religion has played an official role in the construction of the new China. The aim was to mobilise all forces in the building of a modern socialist state and to serve Chinese interests abroad. Religious groups were required not only to show unswerving loyalty to the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the government, but also to be self-financing. This last point is important inasmuch as the allocation of these funds remains today under the control of State and Party, including a proportion that is difficult to calculate and that comes to them as their right and lawful dues.
Jiang Zemin endorsed this policy at the 14th CPC National Congress in 1992. He even went as far as making “spiritual civilization” a feature of “socialism with Chinese characteristics”. This action was used not only to justify the value of “harmony” as the basis of Chinese public order and a sign of allegiance to the CPC, but also to project a softer image of China to the outside world.”
‘It is key to understand that the specific forms of Chinese Buddhism (“Han Buddhism”) have deeply shaped Chinese culture from philosophy to politics and arts, and even medicine, since the Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE).
It is no surprise that it would also easily become an effective instrument of influence elsewhere, particularly in the US and more recently in Europe, including Switzerland, where it’s been growing in the wake of the Confucius Institutes that are sprouting up like mushrooms following the rain”.
“China is now investing heavily in presenting itself as the defender and benefactor par excellence of Buddhism. The creation of the “World Buddhist Forum” should, in particular, be seen in this context: this outstanding triennial event, launched in 2006, is attracting thousands of participants from 50 different countries. Most recently it has taken place in Lingshan, a sort of Pharaoh-like Vatican for Buddhism, in Wuxi, less than an hour from Shanghai”.
World Buddhist Forum 2009, held in Wuxi, China
Hsing Yun greets President Xi Jinping in Beijing, January 2013
The Chinese-approved Karmapa’s short name is “Ogyen Trinley” and was said to be seven years old at the time of his recognition.
Akong with the young Ogyen Trinley in 1992 in Tibet
Again, from the article:
“Akong’s dedication to the Chinese motherland earned him many very significant honours, such as being part of thesocial circle (guanxi) of Jia Qinglin, the former Number 4 in the regime during the presidency of Hu Jintao.
A regular at Chinese official events, Akong was counted as a main honour guest at a ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of the so-called “peaceful liberation” of Tibet in Lhasa, in summer 2011″.
Interview in London (23.10.2006) with Jia Qinglin and Akong
“He was also appointed a member of the executive of the highly nationalistic China Association for the Protection and Development of Tibetan Culture, an offshoot of the United Front, which plays a key role in the ‘normalisation’ of Tibet. Yet, despite the protection he enjoyed at the very highest level, he was assassinated in western China in October 2013, in mysterious circumstances”.
“Akong’s exploits could never have succeeded without the unswerving support of Dr Chen Li-an and some other well-placed Tibetans that Chen Li-an bankrolled”.
……the links proven to exist between the Beijing regime and the young Ogyen Trinley’s mentors – led the Indian authorities to place him under quasi-house arrest as soon as he arrived in India”.
Chen Li-an with Ven. Thrangu Rinpoche who is a key ally of Chinese interests
Thrangu Rinpoche pictured above with Chen Li- has over a hundred centers or practice groups in the U.S. and Europe and this is common of all the higher ranking Lamas and their ‘sects’ or lineages, which have now merged under the Dalai Lama umbrella. Recently the Lamas, who used to brag about how many centers they had on their websites are removing that information about how many centers each of them have now from public eyes ). There are now Lamas recruiting and forming more ‘practice groups, in every major city in the U.S. Europe and Asia.
The Lamas and their centers have become multimillion dollar corporations , with tax free status, the dream of many of our Global elite’ for the future.
In fact, Tibetan ‘Buddhism, ‘ is really just a group of families, who now run their operations as multinational ‘religious’ corporations’ tax-free in most countries with the ‘free labor’ of their fanatic devotees. Just like in Old Tibet.
Thrangu has also had tremendous ‘influence’ over the younger generation of ‘celebrity Lamas’ in getting all of them ‘on board’ with the China’s export commodity, his Eco Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley.
.The Dalai Lama has been busy promoting the Chinese Karmapa in the last decades. Here is the Dalai Lama video, of the Dalai Lama passing the mantle of the future leadership of all of Tibetan ‘Buddhism’ to this Chinese Karmapa, as Ogyen Trinley unconvincingly feigns his surprise for the camera roll.
This is what the Dalai Lama actually means when he says recently , ‘there will be no future Dalai Lamas’. It will be the Karmapas and the EcoKarmapa, waiting in China’s wings to take over the Lordship of World Buddhism with Chinese markets pulling the strings.
Nor do they realize that Tsoknyi Rinpoche is the main protector and supporter of ‘Randy’ Sogyal Rinpoche, here in the United States . Sogyal Rinpoche is now facing a second, multi-million dollar lawsuit for the alleged sexual and physical abuses of hundreds of his young, female western devotees thanks to a French young woman ‘blowing the whistle.’ Sogyal is featured in the Canadian film “In the Name of Enlightenment’ about his sexual exploitations for over forty years here in the west. What the film doesn’t say is that sexual abuse of women is what the Lamas mean by the ‘highest practices’ of their ‘Buddhism’ of the Hindu Tantric Vajrayana the Lamas are practicing for their ‘couples bliss practices’.
Tsoknyi Rinpoche, friend , protégée and protector of the Number One, alleged sexual abuser of hundreds of western women, Sogyal Rinpoche, while touting himself as an incarnation of the ‘first feminist’ Tsoknyi Lama, also happens to periodically scheduled lucrative ‘Chinese Tibetan tours’ program, to visit Lama sacred sites’, conducted for benefit of his trust fund students and wealthy western ‘old rich white’ students, who scurry around, bowing and scraping and pleasing their ‘master’ when they are not endlessly fund-raising for the Venerable’s Lama Tsoknyi’s projects, that have only one goal, ‘to increase the amount of Tibetan Lamas in the world by building more Lamaseries around the world. Tsoknyi is building a Lama empire in Taiwan, mostly off the radar to his western students, and this could not be happening unless Tsoknyi was ‘appreciated’ for his services by the Chinese Government.
I wonder if the Chinese Government knows about the institutionalized misogyny and sexual abuse rampant in Tibetan Lamaism and that the pinnacle of their form of ‘enlightenment is using females over the centuries for their ultimate ‘bliss practice’ which consists of believing they can reverse the direction of their own semen for a Giant Shakti experience of ‘bliss’ in the top of their heads. That’s the big secret, that all their dakini harems were to keep quiet about. So the Lamas invented terrible descriptions of hells if their female consorts were ever to tell the truth about the Lamas and their deceptions.
The Buddhists of Taiwan will not so easily fooled by this Hindu Tantric distortion of the Buddhist teachings as those in the west however, and some Taiwanese Mahayana Buddhists have been active in trying to warn the Taiwanese population about the Lamas real intentions and agenda :
The promiscuous couple-practice of copulation of Tibetan Tantric “Buddhism” has overly permeated Taiwan religious community due to the Dalai Lama’s active promotion and the establishment of his foundation in Taiwan to boost the issue. We have therefore received many public complaints about Taiwan Buddhist temples infested with the couple-practice of copulation. Many monastic monks are secretly practicing the copulation tantra of Tibetan “Buddhism.” They are clothed in Buddhist kasaya reciting sutras and chanting Buddha’s name in daytime, but follow Tantric lamas’ instructions and sexually abuse female adherents …. Zang Ghonpu , Chairman of the True Enlightenment Foundation, Reference Source: http://foundation.enlighten.org.tw/trueheart_en/26
Again, from the article on the collusion between the Han Buddhist patriarchs , the Tibetan Lamas and the Chinese Government:
“Buddhism is the cement of Tibetan identity; a feature of particular note is devotion to the masters of teaching and meditation: the lamas. These lamas are organized in a very subtle hierarchy with the heads of the great traditional lineages (including the Karmapas) at the top, with some lamas recognized as “reincarnated” by their peers. Inside Tibet, only the Chinese authorities have the right and power to decide who is a reincarnated lama and grant them the status of “Living Buddha”, a title that necessarily implies being part of an acknowledged Chinese hierarchy.”
“What all these lamas have in common is that they arerespected and revered in a very powerful relationship of spiritual allegiance, even at the risk of manipulation and the abuse of power, which is very difficult to counteract.In contrast, the relationship between Chinese Buddhists and their Han clerics, while very respectful, is much less devoted. So it took some time for the authorities in Beijing to get the measure of this difference between Tibetan and Han Buddhism.”
Framed picture of Ogyen Trinley wearing the clothes of Han monks, hanging on the wall of a Chinese temple (to the right of the photo)
“They finally realized that if the true allegiance of the very hierarchical Tibetan Buddhists were to be harnessed to Han Buddhism, the entire community could be shifted towards a very spiritual devotion to the Chinese motherland. For this aim, a very subtle and complex religious doctrinal merging process of the Han and Tibetan Schools had to be organised, with a superior rank given to Han Buddhism.”
“Many lamas, both in Tibet and in exile, have successfully put this to the test through the gradual merger of the two versions of Buddhism. Thus in recent years, one can see Tibetan lamas assuming the ways of Chinese monks while at the same time introducing them to Tibetan practices. It is a fact that, although under strict Indian control, Ogyen Trinley has set an example in this respect”.
Meeting of Ogyen Trinley and the approved Han Master Ching Yao, in India, 2.12.2009
In the west, The Lamas have been busy spearheading the integration of the One Dharma here in the States and in Europe, bringing together the Zen and Theravadan Buddhists under the Tibetan ‘Buddhist’ umbrella . An ninth century, misogynistic priestly tyranny promoting the chaos of the Hindu Vajrayana Tantra, brought to Tibet by a Indian Sadhu and sorcerer, now leading the way to merge the ‘Three Streams’ of Buddhism.
The corollary of this unfolding story should be : meditation can make you ‘relaxed’ but not necessarily intelligent.
If the behavior of the western Tibetan Lamaists, with their ability to rationalize and compartmentalize everything negative and duplicitous about their precious ones, the Lamas, and reframe it as the Lamas’ blessings’ no matter how duplicitous and egregious this behavior is, it is a bellweather for the ‘type of mind ‘ Tibetan ‘Buddhism creates. Minds programmed to be very dangerous for a democracy.
See the link for the full article on Buddhist soft power at:
A western Tibetan Buddhist teacher and regent of Trungpa seduces his male students into the ‘higher tantric practices’ of the Vajrayana. He knows he has the H.I.V. virus but believes he has ‘special Tibetan ‘Buddhist’ practices’ preventing him from passing it on. He continues to be sexually active in his sangha. At least two of his students die. It makes national news . Many in the Vajradhatu group leave; only to follow other Tibetan Lamas . They mystify it as all ‘crazy wisdom’ and a great and profound teaching of ‘one taste.’ This regent is now rehabilitated as one of the great lineage holders of Tibetan ‘Buddhism’ , you can video stream him from archives on the Shambhala International website.
An elder, western Tibetan Buddhist sleeps with a ten year old. The the case is settled out of court. This teacher of ‘Buddhism’ continues to administer and teach in his western sangha, a group who takes ‘nothing happens’ to heart. As a Tibetophiled devotee and student of Tantra, he finds his status only slightly depressed. The sexual abuse is quickly buried in the One Big Mind Tantric Mind of brothers and sisters, as though it actually never took place.
A well-known ‘author’ and popular Tibetan ‘Buddhist’ and Lama, with now two multimillion dollar lawsuits under his belt, one in 1994, and again in 2011, for allegedly sexually abusing and physically beating hundreds of western women, creates a harem of devoted western slaves , is feted and honored by the Dalai Lama, the wife of the former prime minister of France, and other lay and lama celebrities at his western-funded, eight million dollar Temple in France.
In 2014, Naropa University, founded by Chogyam Trungpa and staffed and run many of his first western students, who still set the tone and the cultural milieu of their teacher’s ‘crazy wisdom’ tantra, allows a long-term, visiting Japanese dance teacher to enslave a vibrant , healthy dance student who turns into a starving wraith over years of following her guru. She eventually dies of starvation. Itmakes International news, but is hardly reported in the U.S. and Naropa University takes no responsibility for this Japanese instructor’s long term relationship with Naropa University and his esoteric, dance program, that led to this young woman’s death.
If the sexual abuse victims of the Lama system do complain the women are blamed for it happening in the first place, and told they should have been more circumspect and less naïve after all.
At the same time they are told by the Lamas and their western Tantric elders, that “it is a great blessing and an honor, ” to be ‘chosen’ for sex with a Lama and one’s a fool to resist or complain.
The Lamas , unknown to the public, are experts inside their sanghas at ‘doubletalk” – ‘doublethink’, cult techniques that confuse and soon freeze the mind. When given two opposite messages it becomes harder and harder to act in one’s best interest. The Lamas are masters at the art of doubletalk.
Whatever the Vajrayana Hindu Tantra was between one or two devotees and their guru master, as related in the stories of the Indian yogis, the Hindu tantra is disastrous when it is the institutionalized ‘religion’ of groups. It creates a master slave paradigm, misogynistic exploitation of women and in the west, a herd mentality of extremely compartmentalized individuals, western Tibetan ‘Buddhist’ devotees who believe their oaths to their gurus and each other, are more important than the laws of their own land. It has always been the danger of ‘secret societies’.
Tantra was clearly never meant to be ‘institutionalized’ as a ‘religion’ as these Tibetan Lamas have done, while covering it over with Mahayana Buddhism to mystify whole groups of people and keep them under their ‘thrall’.
Inside these sanghas, controlled by atavistic, boy-men gurus on thrones and perpetuated by their minions, western Tibetan’ Buddhists reject their own sane, judicious and discerning minds – the part of their consciousness that decides what to accept or reject for individual or group healthy choices. In Tibetan ‘Buddhism’, this part of the mind is turned off in favor of the Hindu ONE MIND, the group mind of the tantric vajrayana.
That any of the above examples would constitute ‘sexual abuse of a minor, ‘criminal negligence’, or ‘gross and criminal misuse of one’s spiritual authority’ , is totally suppressed in these western groups. So thoroughly programmed by their Lamas to ignore their own western cultural values , ethics and laws , while denying anything critical of their Lamas or their atavistic ‘religion,’ egregious abuse and corruption by their leaders can remain hidden from most of the devotees’ awareness. If it is noticed at all, it is soon buried and suppressed under predictable slogans of group think.
The western judging mind in these sanghas is usually rejected except when it comes to those apostates who continue to ask questions, or are critical of the Lamas and Tibetan Buddhism, then no ad hominem attack is too vicious or prohibited as they are judged into damnation and Rudra Hell realms.
The preferred method of denial about any negative behaviors in this paradigm of the Tibetan Lamas? ‘Nothing happens anyway’, and It was just ‘crazy wisdom’, the unconventional, unexpected and outrageous behavior that is always re-framed as a ‘great teaching’ and a manifestation of ‘Buddha nature, ‘ that is ‘all good’ even when its not..
‘Buddha Mind’ then becomes an orchestrated group mind, a herd mentality of never seeing the Emperor’s human nakedness, let alone pathological and exploitative behaviors .
Probably not what the historical Buddha had in mind when he said ‘no one should sit above another’, and ‘be a light unto yourself, Ananda’. His was a path, without gurus. When the Hindu tantra reclaimed ‘Buddhism’ and recast the teachings in its own image, it was the Hindu Tantra that came to Tibet and it is in no small part the Hindu Tantra , so admired by other totalistic groups that continues to keeping India, for example, in a misogynistic caste system to this day, mired in guru corruption and abuse.
But rhetoric replaces words, and becomes a blueprint to make sure a social milieu of ‘anything goes’ segues into neglect and indifference and an ability to ignore glaring abuses and corruptions from these God men, that becomes more and more hidden and denied by the group.
This makes it a picnic for sociopaths and charlatans to use the ‘religion’ of the Vajrayana tantra of Tibetan ‘Buddhism’ for indulging their pathological tendencies and re-labeling it ‘great bodhisattva activity’, a ‘ great teaching’ a ‘blessing’ and a fast-track tantric path to spiritual realization .
This view of the world as ‘just an illusion’ appears, at first, to be about a greater freedom of mind causing less ‘attachment’ as attachment is seen as the cause of all suffering in both Hindu and Buddhist views. But seeing the world as just a magical display without substance, soon morphs into a prescription to abandon all reason and good sense, along with the discerning mind and its ability to know what to accept and reject to actually foster compassionate wisdom and sanity within a group.
Western cult members of these Tibetan Lama groups are often well-educated and thus are able to appear quite rational and reasonable to outsiders, they know how to speak articulately and coherently, but are actually full-time engaged in infantilized idealization about their gurus, and practice medievalist superstitious beliefs and irrational group practices, involving deities and demons , the same practices that these Lamas engaged in medieval times, medieval times, that for them, has never ended.
Believing they are each on an individualized spiritual path of meditation, guided by their ‘compassionate’ Lamas, westerners soon become a shill for the Lamas in a herd mentality of enthralled devotion . They are no longer able to use their rational , reasonable minds, because their minds have been split and compartmentalized, no longer able to discern this distorted relationship between themselves and their ‘masters.’
Each Tibetan ‘Buddhist’ Lama sangha is, in reality, a theistic group of fanatic believers, with a panoply of God men and gurus to choose from, if one disappoints , they start following another, and since many of these Nyingmapa and Kagyu gurus have formed a ‘collective’ especially for the enthrallment’ of westerners . they are all operating from the same cult techniques, same ‘book’ of guru worship and expectations, and the occult rituals and atavistic rules are all the same, thus it is easy to move from one group to another. . Each sangha worships their own mini-God guru, their Tibetan Lama, who is believed to be the incarnate manifestation of a previous ‘enlightened’ Lama and/or deity , and also worships all the other many Lamas of the other groups, who come to teach them and collect their money offerings in white envelopes, for performing this abisheka, or that empowerment, or just a simple teachings. These Lamas are also considered enlightened beings by their western students. Whatever inane, ignorant thing these wooden Lamas say from the same occult handbook in their broken English, if their own Lama approves, the western devotees give them the same respect and devotion as they would their own Lama.
“Anyway, I wasn’t using the word “fascism” loosely. An autocratic set-up using organized force, group pressures fear and informants to bring about conformity of attitude and induce ‘devotion’ to an individual seems to me to be fascism, even at a classroom level, or in a street gang. And those who surrender their own judgments, in a group situation(Naropa and Tilopa, by contrast, were on their own) to someone they’re afraid of, aren’t to be trusted in my opinion. Eliot Weinberger,” Dharma Demagogy, ” The Nation, April 19, 1980.
Even the most superficially disguised western group of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhists, labeling themselves in the current vernacular doubletalk of ‘ scientific, ‘radical’ or ‘secular and ‘democratic’ , or the particularly egregious lie ‘feminist’, these westerners are still fanatic guru worshipers at the end of the day, following their Lama Guru ‘master ‘ with unquestioning devotion, as the Vajrayana Hindu Tantras of the Lamas demands.
Words replace reality in these western Tibetan Buddhist sanghas, words often disguise what is really going on. The Lamas have gotten very good at this since they hooked up with the Public Relations and Marketing field of the Corporate world, since now Tibetan ‘Buddhism’ is attracting the former CEO’s of corporations and marketing professionals and the wealthy Life Coaches of the world. So institutionalized misogyny , hidden by labels of ‘feminist’ and ‘gender equality,’ attach to the Lamas with absolutely no basis in reality. The word alone becomes the reality. Constant internal strife and a history of violence, in what is still a medieval, highly misogynistic theocracy, under the magic of the Lamas double talk and their public relations savvy devotees becomes ‘ a peaceful , ‘gender friendly’ alternative to other religions of the world’.
And then there is ‘karma’ and ‘reincarnation’ that have entered the mainstream consciousness of th west, while inside these Tibetan ‘Buddhist’ sanghas, ‘reincarnation’ is used to keep Lamas and their families on their theocratic thrones, and ‘karma’ is used to keep the devotees of the Lamas in their subservient ‘place.’
It is also used to keep westerners in a ‘carrot and stick’ paradigm. Those prone to want ‘results’ for their good deeds, or at least the promise of a ticket to heaven, are very keyed into the ‘merit’ side of the karma equation. Merit from good deeds that the Lamas tell them they are ‘storing’ for their future lives and there is “no good deed ‘ as valued on the path to Lama- style ‘enlightenment’, than to unquestioningly be devoted to the Lamas, financially supporting them and their constant building out of Lama temples and centers for the sole purpose of collecting more and more money, to build more and more temples to train more and more Lamas , to collect more and more money, in an endless, permanent loop.
The fruition of this endless building out was the Lama theocracy that eventually took over the Kingdoms of Tibet, creating misery, poverty, slavery and serfdom for ninety-five percent of ordinary Tibetans. It lasted for centuries, and was so stuck, so impervious to change, that it did take a Maoist revolution to lessen the Lamas choke hold on their own people. Whatever anyone thinks about the Chinese revolution, it ended the gross exploitation by the Lamas. How ironic the the Land of the so-called Free are embracing this religious tyranny as an alternative to religious tyranny. That’s what one gets for letting Hollywood determine our politics.
Fundraising, along with worship of the Lamas, is the other main practice in a western, Tibetan Lama sangha i.e. group of practitioners of the ‘faith’, and the generous donations of rich western and Asian benefactors for their shared dream with the Lamas of a ONE Tibetan Adi-BUDDHIST, world makes a wealthy benefactor move quickly up the ‘aristocratic ‘ ladder’ of the normally rigid hierarchical system, regardless of ‘spiritual advancements’. Having the deepest pockets is what counts for a devotee in Tibetan ‘Buddhism.’
No one loves money like the Lamas.
The wealthy benefactors in the audience, like being told their wealth and comfort in this life is the result of their past ‘karma’ of good deeds or even their past closeness to their Lama’s previous incarnation and it makes these sponsors of the Lamas very happy as they become hooked for life as vital sources of support for every new project of their Lamas, preening proudly from their special seats, up front and close beside their masters , traveling in their master’s entourage to further fund raise and gather more money from wealthy hotspots all around the world and where most of these Tibetan Lamas now have centers. These ‘western administrators’ , when they aren’t fundraising, are proselytizing for their Lamas and calling it ‘human rights activism’ as they have learned well the art of rhetoric from the Lamas, since human rights is actually what first goes in Tibetan Buddhism, as it does in all cultic groups. These new, wealthy western Tibetan Lamaists, often create an NGO, to do their ‘proselytising for the Lamas, while saying they are promoting world peace. Now they have access to many western government grants, to push out and extend the many tentacles of their Lama’s Theosophic dream. They often promote themselves as ‘scientists and secularists’ after prostrating at their Lama’s feet.
The less financially endowed western devotees are told by the Lamas that their free labor and unselfishness devotion and physical endurance to work like slaves in building the Temples for the Lamas is what will gain merit for them in the next life. Their ‘next life’ then becomes the focus in this life, as it does for all western Tibetan ‘Buddhists’ who strive for perfection in their meditative practices and their devotion to their Lamas to ensure a ‘favorable rebirth’.
Tibetan Lamaism, a.k.a. Vajrayana ‘Buddhism’, is soaked in this mother-lode of God-men and guru worship . In fact the Tibetan Lamas brought it to a level unimaginable to contemporary sensibilities. It is why the Tibetan Lamas and their families eventually came to own all the wealth, the land and even their own people in Old Tibet. For example, the current Dalai Lama was a slave owner as well as serf master in Lhasa before he escaped from Tibet in 1959. * The High Lamas had to escape since their exploitative theocracy and their pampered lifestyles, left them no place in the ‘workers mandala’. It was the lower tiered monks and nuns, that were left to deal with the eventual destruction of their monasteries, and the cruelties of the Chinese army, not the majority of high Lamas. They fled, with their tons of gold and their aristocratic families, first to India and then to the west, leaving everyone else to deal with the mess. They always leave others to deal with any mess.
In the Kingdom of Bhutan, extolled recently for its ‘gross national happiness index’ , as a Tibetan Buddhist Monarchy/Theocracy , slavery only ended in 1958. * Women in Bhutan were not allowed to be educated beyond the fourth grade until very recently and still believe they should be beaten if they burn the dinner. For them the AIDS virus is caused by demon possession*.
Western Tibetan ‘Buddhists’ inside their sanghas also believe in demons and deities, and prostrate at the feet of their Lamas ,whom they see often as deities themselves, or at least very advanced beings. This is the result of ‘projection’ not based on any experience of actually knowing their gurus whom they shower with money and sex , and work like slaves for them. The Lamas put a nice twist on their special Brahmin privileges, as they are only letting others serve them and obey their every commands out of the Lamas’ generosity. The merit these devotees will gain from being slaves to these Lamas is so is ‘immeasurable’ they are told, and the opportunity to serve their ‘masters’ is such rare, good fortune in this life, and will quickly advance them on their spiritual path, And all these rare opportunities , come only from the ‘compassionate unselfishness of your ‘ Lamas’. This is the root teaching in all of Tibetan Buddhism. Worship of the Lamas. In every sect, in every particular Lama group, this is what their whole teachings lead to, slavery to the Lamas. There is nothing more important inside Tibetan Buddhism than total devotion to the Lamas, and no possibility of spiritual advancement is possible without ‘ total surrender’ to the Lamas. That is the Tantric Vajrayana ‘Buddhism’ of these Lams, that the west thinks is so ‘chic’ these days.
And these Lamas, these narcissistic boy men, stunted in developmental growth and programmed since toddlers to spread Tibetan Lamaism, actually believe that they are incarnations of deities; the brighter and more cynical ones just use the ‘narrative’ to get what they want. A narrative that the Old Lamas instill in their young tulkus at a very young age, while simultaneously teaching them how to present as humble and non- assuming demeanor for their public face to do their real job: to collect as much money from every nation for the spread of their Hindu Tibetan Tantric Vajrayana via Lamaism and its priestly caste system far and wide.
The Dalai Lama had a double dose of narcissism infused since a toddler , he was the 14th Dalai Lama, and he was the incarnation of the deity, Avalokitashvara, the Buddha of Compassion.
From the Dalai Lama to the most minor Lama incarnate , this is the belief system of these Tibetan tulkus, that they really are ‘Living Buddhas’ and that has never changed over the centuries not since the Karme Kagyus started recognizing Tulkus, nor since the first Khan recognized the fifth Dalai Lama and saw the uses of Tibetan Lamaism to quell the hoards he had conquered. The Lamas also believe that enthralling others into a lifetime of service for the spread of their Hindu Tantric Lamaism, is ‘ the highest form compassion.’ They really believe this because, just like their devotees, their young minds were split, and compartmentalized, through fear and a systematically rigid and theocratic educational system with no other choices.
Although the Lamas talk endlessly about their compassion for others, one would be hard pressed to see anything charitable they actually do for anyone other than themselves and their own lineages. They are engaged in constant fund-raising for one goal only: the spread of their Hindu vajrayana, tantra, a s they build more and more multi-million dollar Lama centers and temples around the world, with tax-free western and Asian monies the garner to create their Adi-Buddha world. This is a fundamental, priestly theocracy with only one goal, to increase and spread.
The more successful Tibetan Lamas are now rolling in money unaccounted for by anyone, and each of them have built up to 250 centers world wide, and since they have now become tax-free ‘churches’ now that the politically correct moniker of ‘new religious movement’ has replaced the word ‘cult’* they claim to promote the ‘secular, scientific study of the mind’. The Lamas get the tax benefits of a ‘religious Church.’ . No wonder every charlatan, third-stringer Lama from Nepal and India and now even Chinese Tibet can’t wait to go west and open their own string of Tibetan ‘dharma centers’. There are now thousands of these Lama centers all over the world, each of them training hundreds of new monks and recognizing many more tulkus, incarnate avatars, believing they too are very special beings, above the human realm.
Once these Lamaseries became ‘churches’ no one would ever know how much money they collect or what it is actually spent on, since they no longer file 990’s with the I.R. S. and their ‘church members,’ who have taken vows to never question or doubt their Lamas, aren’t going to ask and they certainly won’t tell. The Lamas must be seen as ‘perfect at all times’ , and to question your Lama? This would be admitting to the group and its group coercion that you had ‘impure perception’ and were far down the ‘enlightenment ladder.” ‘ Few western Tibetan Lamaists ever admit a fault in their Lamas. The peer shunning would be too great.
And then there are the hell realms planted in each devotees mindstream and waiting for the would-be apostate daring to criticize a Lama or Tibetan ‘Buddhism’. Not a scintilla of criticism toward their ‘precious ones’ on thrones is ever allowed or even contemplated.
In these Tibetophiled sanghas of Lamaism, where worshipping the Lamas is the main ‘spiritual’ practice, regardless of sect or lineage, one’s own western cultural values and inner compass of what is right and wrong is soon completely undermined and sidelined, as a Lama- induced , group tantric , Hindu mind is substituted.
Western Tibetan ‘Buddhists’ become so mentally compartmentalized that they can appear in public as ‘reasonable, rational, well-educated westerners,’ who are simply following a path of ordinary Buddhist meditation, while actually being full-time engaged in bizarre, occult practices and the medieval superstitious nonsense of an atavistic, misogynistic, rigidly hierarchical priesthood believing this is ‘the third turning of the wheel’ of the Buddha’s teachings. But the historical buddha never taught that anyone should sit higher than another, or worshipping a guru was the way to liberation, or that sexual ‘bliss’ practices with a Lama was the only way enlightenment for a woman in her next life . Yet these are the core teachings of Tibetan ‘Buddhism” that well-educated westerners come to believe and never question.
Everyone that stays too long with the Lamas becomes an irrational fanatic devotee doing anything for their Lamas, even if it means destroying their own human rights. If it advances Tibetan ‘Buddhism” and their Lama’s agenda, it must be right.
In western Tibetan Lama cults, regardless of the teacher or lineage , everyone is soon speaking the same Tibetan jargon, , with new words and names and a new , medieval Tibetan social milieu to learn, substituting it for one’s own western reference points. Soon westerners give up the values of individualism, freedom of speech and thought , and the ability to use good sense, ,straddling two centuries: living mostly in a medieval world, but using their twenty-first century education to advance the Lama’s Adi Buddha world.
The obsequious and sycophantic behaviors of devotees around their Lamas, witnessed by outsiders, gives only a ‘hint’ of the level of mind control these Lamas exert over their western adherents inside their sanghas.
There is no room for any questioning of the hierarchical order inside the closed, authoritarian, anti-democratic world of the Lamas and no criticism of Tibetan ‘Buddhism’ or of the Lamas is ever allowed. Period. This is written into the vajrayana teachings themselves, Hindu tantric teachings that all the Lama sects teach which says that ‘even a thought of criticism toward the teacher, your Lama vajrayana master, will lead to the worst of the horribly descriptive vajrahells. ‘
Narrative hell realms that the Lamas have purposely created , elaborated upon and still teach to subliminally make sure that they will never be called out and made responsible for their own actions by any devotee in their groups, no matter how egregious or against the social mores of the societies they have infiltrated.
Confused and divided about ethics , free will, free speech, in a state of constant and subtle panic as panic is considered a sign than one is a good tantric practitioner*, and having rejected their own western canon and culture by increments, western Tibetan ‘Buddhists, under the thrall of their Lamas, actually believe they are becoming more awake on their spiritual paths as they become more stupefied, and unreasonable. Fanatic ‘believers’ to a one. Whatever they say.
Mr. Batchelor also said recently that if there was ever a religion that would support sexual abuse of women it would be Tibetan ‘Buddhism’ but apparently being part of the ‘Worlds Top Experts in their Fields’ at this faux scientific symposium of the Mind and Life Institutewas too tempting for Mr. Batchelor and his wife Martine. Does he know or not know that this is another ‘front’ of the Dalai Lama to spread Tibetan ‘Buddhism’ using his scientific spirituality mask for the western academic types?
The Batchelors were featured in the 2011 Canadian documentary exposing Lama Sogyal of Lakar and his egregious sexual exploitation of western women at his Rigpa centers entitled ‘In the Name of Enlightenment”.
One wonders if Mr. Batchelor discussed the ‘Devil and Sexual Abuses in Lamaism’ as part of the panel discussions at this secular and scientific event in Germany?
Hope springs eternal.
Stephen was helpful, nevertheless in pointing out that Tibetan ‘Buddhism’ was not what the Buddha taught, and one had to believe in the devil in order to be a Tibetan ‘Buddhist. ‘ It’s why he entitled his book ‘Confessions of a Buddhist Atheist’. He couldn’t tolerate the double think and double speak anymore from what was clearly a theistic religion.
It is really very hard to leave the cult of western Tibetan ‘Buddhism.’ All your friends are still there, all the reference points of a lifetime keep you connected. It is very hard to leave, unless you separate from all past connections, true of all cults, if you wish to free your mind completely from the Lamas. There is no half-way choice available to extricate yourself from the Lamas and Tibetan ‘Buddhism’. Most people stay in, even if disenchanted with Lamaism itself because they cannot tear themselves away from their social connections formed over a lifetime.
Lama Tsoknyi rinpoche, was also a guest speaker at this ‘scientific and secular’ symposium of the Dalai Lama, held in Germany in the summer of 2014. Lama Tsoknyi was promoted by Spirit Rock Center formed by clinically trained psychologists who are also Theravadan Buddhists out of California, This group of psychobuddhists have merged their Tibetan Lama practice with their Burmese, lineage of 969 fame‘,
Lama Tsoknyi , is now a popular young Lama in the west, promoted by his western devotees as a thoroughly modern and ‘westernized’ Lama and ‘feminist ‘ to boot, incarnating from a short line of previous ‘ feminist Lama incarnations.’ According to Tsoknyi rinpoche his is the third incarnation of the first Tsoknyi that supposedly devoted himself to bettering the life of nuns in Tibet. He throws them a few crumbs from the millions he has garnered over the decades, but no one knows where all his monies go, except he is building a new Samye Ling in Taiwan similar in size to the Potala Palace in Lhasa, and it is doubtful he could have done this without Chinese approval .
While Tosknyi’s western U.S. students still wait for the center he promised them back in 2001 after garnering donations from them for over a decade and a half. They have to make do with a statue he has consecrated and imbibed with ‘life force’ that is housed in a little structure Crestone, Colorado*. This ‘scientific Lama still believes that one can make a statute come to embody the energy of a deity and had his monks come and perform a consecration puja to do so. He is doing quite well , spreading his Lama lineage in Taiwan now , after obtaining U.S. citizenship and collecting millions with his tax-free Church status and donations collected in the U.S.
Tsoknyi is also a Lama that would have a lot to say about ‘devils’ and ‘hell realms’ since he puts his more devoted students in retreat, and for the first month has them reading about the cruel and sadistic hell realms that will be their fate, if they even see anything but ‘perfection in their ‘precious ones’, the Lamas at all times. Foolproof method to continue the charade and to deeply implant fear in the minds of his students that still believe he is a ‘westernized Lama, because he liked Starbucks and has managed to learn a minimum amount of broken English to tell the same jokes that makes them laugh, at his retreats.
Since Tsoknyi, the precious, is also the number one protector and enabler of his pal Sogyal , the precious and alleged sexual and physical abuser of hundreds of women in the west, this self-proclaimed Tibetan Lama ‘feminist,’ knows a lot about the institutionalized sexual abuses within Tibetan ‘Buddhism, ‘ as he promotes and protects his pal, Sogyal of Lakar, one of the worst perpetrators of sexual exploitation of young women in his Rigpa centers.
As for the few western whistle-blowers that are brave enough to come forward and speak out inside these repressive sanghas, they are dismissed as simply neurotic , angry people by the larger, western sangha . Since any outrage or anger is always rejected, no matter how appropriate, anger about sexual abuse is seen as the victim’s mental health problem as fellow sangha members serve to control the rigid boundaries of what can and cannot be expressed- becoming the the Lamas ‘gatekeepers’ .
Women who have been sexually abused and ‘whistle blow’ are dismissed as neurotic whiners, and ‘blaming the victim’ is the major strategy that these ‘compassionate’ modern western ‘Buddhists’ and their Lamas use to effectively silence any protest.
Since the Lamas can never be wrong in Tibetan “Buddhism’ it must be the ‘whistleblower’ that is condemned.
There is absolutely no freedom of speech and thought in this radically anti-democratic world of the Lamas, where western Tibetan ‘Buddhists’ have reconfigured a ninth century hierarchical structure inside their western sanghas composed of the same administrators, wealthy benefactors , serfs and slaves to the Lamas that existed in Tibet. Regardless of which role in the hierarchy of Lamaism they occupy, all the western devotees become mental slaves and servants of the Lamas and their delusional ambitions to usher in their Adi-Buddha world .
Thurman, who is considered a well-respected member of the larger western Tibetan ‘Buddhist’ community often writes opinion pieces for Huffington Post and the New York Times on the Dalai Lama and other Tibetan Buddhist topics without any opposing or critical opinions of the Dalai Lama or Tibetan Lamaism being considered or printed. There is no warning given before Thurman’s polemics posing as ‘scholarly,’ that he is engaged in ‘religious propaganda’ for his Kundun and is a fanatic cult member of Tibetan ‘Buddhism’ who has been proselytizing and shilling for the Dalai Lama for decades.
Robert Thurman , considered a great ‘scholar’ among his western Tibetan ‘Buddhists, ‘ is also one among many featured luminaries in the New Age Shift movement*, created by former Esalen Institute founder, Steven Dinan, since the Dalai Lama decided to hook up with the New Age movement.
Steven Dinan learned a lot about groups at Esalen Institute and how net- working groups of spiritual hucksters can create a pyramid scheme to sucker in more naïve westerners taught to believe they are the new social engineers of the future.
Now that all the new age ‘healers and channelers’ , life coaches and even some of our neoliberal politicians*, have joined the Dalai Lama and his ‘spiritual will to heal the world, ” as the Kundun demonstrates he is most willing to align with any group , even New Age salesmanship and it’s huckster spiritual alliance’ movement of like-thinking ‘luminaries,’ who shamelessly self- promote themselves, declaring they are creating a ‘deep shift in evolutionary consciousness’ for man’s greater good and for ‘peace in the world’.
Instead they are just one more western group of idiots utiles for the Lamas. .Clearly thrilled that the Dalai Lama is their new Captain of the Shift Movement, these consciousness explosion creators and Neo Theosophists and Channelers don’t realize that the underlying goal of the Tibetan Lamas, always, is to create their Adi-Buddha world with only them left at the ‘top of the heap.’ They will use any group or nation to achieve this.
These ‘Brahmin Buddhist’ Lamas share their thrones with no one.
Tibetan ‘Buddhism’ is actually a Vajrayana Hindu ‘oneness’ view of Unity, which is not Buddhist and is anti-individual, anti democratic and basically anti-human in that it elevates ‘god-men’ and their dynasties over humanity, creating a world modeled on medieval India, land of abject poverty, rigid caste systems and social structures that tolerates immense suffering of its own people.
It is why the Lamas themselves could look out on a ‘sea of suffering’ of their own people for a thousand years and never have even a scintilla of authentic ‘compassion’ to change it. The Lama-induced poverty, illiteracy, and constant confinement to a subsistence and survival level of the Tibetan people in one of the harshest places on earth was the fruition of the Tibetan Lama’s compassion.
It took a Chinese revolution to end the slavery, debt imprisonment, and misery for the Tibetan people, brought by the Lamas, and even though the fourteenth Dalai Lama had nine years between 1950 and 1959 to make changes himself, he did not. Instead when the Lamas realized what the revolution meant, they and their families abandoned their own people and fled. For this behavior the Dalai Lama won the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Irrationality of Tibetan Buddhism:
“Knowing’ and the ability to discern ethical from unethical behavior and what to accept or what to reject, i.e. ‘discernment,’ is what is massively obliterated by the streams that come out of this Hindu tantric river of influences, promoted now in our own western cultures.
‘Emotions and feelings’ are elevated as more important than intellectual thought, while critical thinking skills and the ability to discern right from wrong , i.e. ethics, are being slowly undermined for a passive “peace loving, non-thinking’ promise of future happiness if you just ‘let go’ and don’t ‘judge’ , don’t think, ‘ ‘ and in particular, don’t get angry, not ever, particularly even when righteous anger is called for when exploitation, and corruption by those in power occurs.
And it is Guru Yoga , the practice of worshiping these Lamas as divine and ‘enlightened beings’ and never having a negative thought about them, no matter what you ‘think’ you perceive, that creates a group delusional field that relies on group enthrallment and extreme obedience to these Lamas as the source of all blessings, inspiration and guidance for one’s spiritual path.
Sexual Exploitation by the Lamas:
Sexual exploitation of women by the Lamas for their ‘bliss couple practices’ was also and still is ubiquitous and institutionalized within Tibetan ‘Buddhism’ and is not only tolerated but actively encouraged in this Hindu vajrayana cult of tantric practices that these Lamas engage in. Young women and girls, throughout the centuries in Tibet and now all over the world, are told it will be a ‘great blessing’ to be a Lama’s sexual consort and a ‘fast track to enlightenment’.
Some of these high Lamas have had hundreds of temporary liaisons with their devotees , who are told to keep their special relationship with the Lamas a ‘secret’ upon pain of going to vajra hell.
Book deals in the Lamas’ publishing houses, and special status in the group as a Lama ‘dakini’ are just some of the strong inducements and incentives to keep a ‘modern’ western woman quiet about the real nature of Tibetan Lamaism and its exploitation of women for centuries . Engaging in the usual ‘doublespeak’ of Lamaism, and soaked in the guru-worship of Lamaism, these enablers of the sexual abuses of the Lamas call being a sexual object of the Lamas ‘bliss practices’ dakini power’.
Since the central teaching of Tibetan ‘Buddhism,’ is ‘guru worship’ and bogus ‘dakini blessings’, Sogyal rinpoche, with his many ‘Rigpa’ centers , despite having allegedly sexually exploited and physically beaten hundreds of western females, is still honored and feted despite now a second, multimillion dollar lawsuit for alleged sexual and physical abuse perpetrated upon a western student.
Every celebrity Lama has circled the wagons around Sogyal to protect him, including the Dalai Lama. Rather than being ‘called out’ as a miscreant , as the Dalai Lama has deceptively told all western Buddhists to do if they know about Buddhist teacher abuses. But of course the Dalai Lama is knowingly , and constantly engaging in double speak , particularly for the western Tibetan ‘Buddhist’ audiences, since he knows full well that the warning in Tibetan ‘Buddhism’ to ‘never see, think , or say’ anything negative about your lama, will override this rhetoric of ‘transparency’ . This guru worship yoga, that all of Tibetan ‘Buddhism’ depends on, will always trump any attempt at disclosing abuses by these Lamas. Western Tibetan ‘Buddhists’ are the only ones that could know about the abuses, and they are deeply programmed to ‘not even see the abuses’ by the Lamas and their ‘Buddhist’ teachings.
Sogyal’s multimillion dollar Rigpa empire is also openly celebrated by the Dalai Lama and all the other Tibetan Lama sects who are now under the Dalai Lama’s hegemony, so what are these devotees to do , when they see the Dalai Lama himself in 2008, along with the neoliberal plutocracy of France ‘honoring’ the number one alleged sexual exploiter at his opening of his Lerab Ling temple.
Sogyal’s sexual conquests are not the only thing celebrated by all the Tibetan Lamas and the Dalai Lama, as Sogyal the precious is protected by powerful social political forces in the U.S. , France , Ireland and elsewhere in the west-its the amount of money he brings in to spread more Lamaism around the world that gives Lama Sogyal of Lakar his cover and protection within Tibetan ‘Buddhism.’
Do these western ‘great thinkers of our times’ , these scientists and researchers bother to research who and what is behind this Mind and Life Institute of the Dalai Lama, that is fooling the intellectuals in a way not seen since the Vichy intellectuals in France? Not at all.
As for Sogyal Lakar the little precious, his Lakar family is a lineage of ‘benefactors’ of Lamaism over the centuries. Not high lamas themselves the Lakars were part of the wealthy landholders and administrators , the 5% that weren’t slaves and serfs in Tibet kept in a state of semi-starvation and poverty. The Lakars financially supported Lamaism over the centuries. So anything Sogyal wants, he gets, in the world of the Lamas . His flagrant and continuous sexual exploitation of young women who come to him for ‘spiritual advice’ continues, unabated.
In the Spring of 2013, Sogyal gave a ‘meditation retreat’ at Connecticut College, a prestigious female college in Connecticut, established to ‘empower women,’ to over a hundred young , naïve female undergraduates who probably do a little yoga and have decided to learn to ‘meditate’.
The U.S. news gave little coverage to Sogyal’s second multimillion dollar law suit in 2011, controlled as it is by global corporations now, and much less than it did in 1994, when we still had real newspapers, and investigative journalists, and when the first case against Sogyal, the precious, was settled for an ‘undisclosed amount’ also rumored to be in the millions.
This news, about a second, multimillion dollar lawsuit by a westerner against Sogyal and his mistreatment and blatant misogyny posing as ‘crazy wisdom’ and compassion! and so important to warn innocent young women about, was clearly ignored in the U.S. news, even at the cost of these young, naïve female college students at Connecticut College who walked into the wolve’s den of this Lama.
The American Psychological Association is also enabling this sexually abusive cult of the Lamas by endorsing it and allowing it to spread and flourish through its ‘contemplative psychology’ programs, and by recognizing , endorsing and licensing vajrayana psychotherapists, an oxymoronic idea, who are actually devoted members of this Hindu Tantric cult of ‘Buddhism’ of the Lamas, with its superstition and occult practices. Most major cities now have ‘group clinical practices’ composed of vajrayana psychotherapists who are long term devotees themselves of this cult of the Lamas and found the perfect way to be both in their cult of Lamaism, while making a living spreading the word of the Lamas .
Varayana tantric psychotherapists, being credentialed out of these ‘Contemplative Psychotherapy programs” are actually shills for their Lamas and the spread of the Hindu tantric vajrayana that plunged Tibet into an Age of Fragmentation so deep and destructive that Tibetans still set themselves of fire for devotion to the Dalai Lama and his political causes .
Western Tibetan ‘Buddhists’ are purposely kept from knowing any of Tibet’s factual history as they are quickly taught to eschew ‘facts’ as illusion, and deeply programmed by their ‘guru-masters’ to reject western values. These psychobuddhists and cult practitioners of Tibetan Lamaism, will certainly ‘refer’ their clients to their own Lama sect for ‘mediation’ as part of their ‘cure’,’ thus mixing their ‘religion’ with therapy while claiming to be nontheistic and secular.
Since many of these clients may be coming to these vajrayana tantric therapists, for help with trauma and PTSD from a history of sexual abuse, for example, , they are now under a psychobuddhist’s care who is a devotee of the Lamas and their religiously justified abuses. It has become a truism , these days , that one should first ask any psychologist one is considering as a potential therapist : “what cult of eastern religion to you belong to?”
Ruder Finn, number one Public Relations Firm for major corporations, has its own spin-off NGO based on these Hindu Tantra Buddhist memes called the “Global Peace Initiative for Women.”.
Why would a Public Relations firm representing pharmaceuticals, Boeing, the Oil Companies dictatorships like Maldives, and the Tobacco Company, hired to do damage control and public relations for all these groups, , spin out a Hindu based NGO with tantric underpinnings pretending to be about ‘empowering women?
GPIW actually used to talk openly about ‘Shakti, ‘ a Hindu concept, on their NGO’s website, which, by the way, no where lists that they are the NGO of Ruder Finn. A look at the GPIW Board of Directors, however, quickly reveals the One Dharma , Hindu -Lamaist, ‘Buddhist’ underpinnings of Ruder Finn’s NGO.
This is the same Ruder Finn, that was ‘hired’ to clean up the act of the Tobacco Companies, billion dollar, multinational Japanese cults like Shumei International, and dictatorships like Maldives for its tourist industry , until the world raised a hue and cry over this latest P.R. campaign for a dictatorship, and Ruder Finn supposedly dropped the contract.
Chogyam Trungpa, sexual exploiter of women extraordinaire in his Vajradhatu group and advocate of ‘enlightened dictatorships’ to replace democracy, may have paved the way for the Buddhocracy Movement we see in the west today, but he didn’t have multinational , corporate backers and a wealthy plutocracy that learned so much by outsourcing in Asian Countries where the gurus turn them into passive citizens accepting their miserable conditions as their karma. The Dalai Lama does his maneuvering with a much more hidden plan and goal and a movement that is actually causing chaos in the world, not peace , not harmony as he says.
Tibet has never been harmonious under these Lamas, it was in constant intersect and intra-sect conflict that often exploded into violence, and we could see it clearly , if we take off the blinders and just look at the situation and the facts ‘on the ground’, what these Lamas are doing, who they are colluding with, and stop reading corporate controlled news outlets like the Huffington Post, controlled by wealthy billionaires , like George Soros, a neo-Malthusian, and fellow member of the Club of Budapest with the Dalai Lama who is an ‘honorary member,’ The Lamas were slave owners only fifty eight years ago, and they haven’t changed one bit. Only their rhetoric and theater has been accommodated to appeal to the west.
It is also time to stop believing that because individuals, who have a narrow skill for making a lot of money are therefore intelligent or wise or have even a clue about what is best for the world. If anything, their grotesque wealth makes them removed from the world, like the Lamas.
The ‘Mahayana Mask’ for the Public while sexual exploitation and Abuses are Condoned in Tibetan ‘Buddhism:
Lamaism’s Mayahana mask is being used to fool people that this is a ‘spiritual path ‘ of peace and being nice to each other, when these Lamas are actually massively attempting, by stealth mind you, to indoctrinate the world into the Hindu Guru Vajrayana Tantra that only and always spreads more ignorance when ‘institutionalized.’ It is the default ‘religion’ here to undermine the world’s freedoms by resurrecting one of the longest lasting and cruelest theocratic and abusive religious dictatorships on earth while calling this by other names: ‘peaceful’ , ‘ecumenical’, ‘gender equal’, ‘feminist’, ‘ecologically friendly’ and ‘non-violent’.
Their view and long-range goal, as self-appointed and self-recognized great bodhisattvas, is to create a theocratic dictatorship, Lama style, to replace democracy, by infiltrating western society and its cultural forms to overturn democracy from the inside out. Period. That is what they mean by ‘compassion’. The spread of Tibetan Lamaism, by hook or by crook.
But now, what the Boulder, Colorado newspapers did to censor all the scandals at Naropa Institute that were starting to emerge throughout Chogyam Trungpa’s reign in the ’70’s and early ’80’s ( with the exception of the Boulder Monthly who followed the scandals at Naropa and with Trungpa diligently and documented them as though knowing there would need to be a record) has now been taken up by mainstream, corporate controlled news in the west.
Naropa Institute, now Naropa University since they were foolishly give accreditation, was created by one of the first Hindu Tibetan Vajrayana tantric Lamas, Chogyam Trungpa, whose influence in the west and his own sexual exploits in his sangha were legion.
Naropa Institute put Boulder, Colorado on the map and is the prototype of the Contemplative Psychotherapy concept, as it still exerts tremendous influence in this town and beyond, spewing out hundreds of psychobuddhists ecobuddhists , avant garde artists, and social change agents, all steeped in eastern new age cultism and Tibetan ‘Buddhist’ Hindu influences, who are deeply programmed to ignore the most egregious behaviors and cult scandals in their own ‘sacred halls’.
This charlatan Japanese dance teacher and abuser was not a casual ‘visiting lecturer,’ at Naropa U. He was a long-term and highly promoted guest ‘teacher and master ‘ by Naropa’s staff and administration and Naropa has yet to be made responsible for this tragic story unfolding they way it did or that Naropa Unversity enabled this to happen as the cult-like, group mind of the senior staff, the old devotees of Chogyam Trungpa, programmed for forty plus years in the denial around ‘gurus’, allowed this Japanese dance teacher to carry on with his abuse , without judgement on the part of any of them,’ and ended this young woman’s life by their neglect and indifference. Which is what comes out of this view that ‘all is an illusion’ and gurus are just engaging in ‘crazy wisdom’ and aren’t we all more interested in enlightenment than dealing with reality? And so it was swept under the rug, like always.
Fortunately the parents of this tragic victim of the cult atmosphere at Naropa, ‘ are not letting it stay covered up and have their own website to keep this tragedy above ground.
The “Crazy Wisdom” meme:
Tibetan ‘Buddhists’ devotees of Chogyam Trungpa, referred to as ‘pod people’ of their master in the late 1970’s, when cults were still recognized as ‘cults,’ are now the tenured and influential staff ‘professors’ at Naropa . This group of Hindu Tantric practitioners, pretending to themselves that they are practicing Buddhism instead of their misogynistic, occult, Hindu Vajrayana, have been deeply programmed over decades to cover up for their Lamas, and other cult leaders that connect with their Lamas.
There is nothing a western student of these Tibetan Lamas will not deny, and reframe as ‘crazy wisdom’ after being too long in the Lamas’ thrall. The current leadership , after supposedly cleaning up the act of Vajradhatu, as the group was previously called before becoming Shambhala International with two hundred and fifty centers world wide, feted by the likes of Rahm Emanuel , Goldman Sachs executives, and the Aspen Institute, hopes that the new generation of recruited devotees never read the early history of Vajradhatu and their esteemed and adored Lamas.
Many of the early students of Trungpa Rinpoche and his regent left after his death in 1987 and then Regent scandal of the early ’90’s only to be connected and enthralled students of another Lama, for like carrion crows the Lamas from other lineages came and picked off the students of the old broken Vajradhatu, left without a master. To leave Tibetan Buddhism and the Lamas all together? Unthinkable for a western Tibetan student once in the Lamas thrall.
No one could believe how crazy making and crazy thinking it is, inside these western sanghas.
Making the world crazy with the Hindu Vajrayana Tantra and its Cult Influences:
The moral relativism and chaos sweeping our western countries and the explosion of these Hindu Lama ‘guru-cults’ is not coincidental and charlatans often gather together for both protection and strength in numbers.
And how peaceful has the world actually become in the last forty years, since these Tibetan Lamas and Hindu Gurus unleashed their Hindu Vajrayana Tantric occult practices around the globe?
Since the Kalachakra Tantra has been given all over the world, by the Dalai Lama, (five times in the U.S. alone) to hundreds of thousands of people for the last several decades, and touted as ‘bringing peace and harmony’, to the world, how peaceful and harmonious has the world actually become since the Lamas have been given free reign to infiltrate and spread their Hindu- based Vajrayana tantra? It plunged Tibet into deep poverty and misery for a thousand years cannot we not take a lesson from that?
Tibetan ‘Buddhism’ was not , still isn’t and never will be a peaceful nor a gender equal religion . This is just more ridiculous institutionalized doubletalk that all cults engage in and the Lamas are the experts in doubletalk , given free rein to distort, lie and confuse to keep the public in the dark about the Tibetan Lama’s real history as a tyrannical theocracy of misogynistic priests, and what their true agenda is in the west.
The Dalai Lama even creates ‘limited hang out blogs’ to lure in people who are confused by Tibetan Lamaism, like the one started by a Dalai Lama Gelugpa monk , ‘Tenpel’, who is, interestingly, also a former Stasi . ‘Tenpel’ pretends to offer ‘neutral information’ about Tibetan ‘Buddhism’ . This fools people into going to this site, thinking it is a open forum where they can ask questions or express their confusion, anger and concerns about all the corruption they are experiencing with this or that Tibetan Lama or group , when really this site is to let out just a little of the Tibetan Lama scandals, while being a massive damage control site of the Dalai Lama, particularly for the tsunami of sexual abuses by the Lamas that are now coming to light.
The Lamas pretense of gender equality is just that , another mask to fool the west since it is the religious, superstitious stranglehold and its Hindustani Brahmin Guru Tantric caste system politics , that is keeping India the caste system it remains with women and girls in India are at the bottom of the caste system’s hierarchy. Women and girls that have had to take to the streets over the gang rapes and the institutionalized misogynistic underpinnings in their multi-god realm and guru society, a society so soaked in this guru worship that it religiously justifies the sexual abuse . It is the wheel that keeps this society mired in a superstitious, misogynistic quagmire of gross inequalities , massive political corruption and caste system realities.
Yet this is the religion now being embraced by so-called ‘feminists’ and academic scholars in the west. Have we gone mad? Sexual abuse justified by religion is known to be the most difficult to stop. That is true, whether it is in a family system or a religious cult.
One Dharma Proponents for a Buddhocracy for the World:
The Theravadan and Zen groups are also quite enamored these days of the Dalai Lama and his Tibetan ‘Buddhism’ and the idea of a One Dharma Buddhist path of all the streams of Buddhism, and yet nothing could be more dangerous for the world and for freedom.
Always a disastrous mix , when Buddhism and the state merge, it becomes the the religious justification and vehicle for profound conformity, misogyny and often supports and strengthens repressive dictatorships ( Tibet, Burma, Sri Lanka, Pol Pot’s Cambodia to name a few).
Imagine then what a World Buddhocracy would be like, and that these western ‘luminaries’ have planned for the rest of us spearheaded by an androcentric Hindu tantric cult of misogynistic , despotic priests, the Lamas, whose ‘thrones and gurus’ have little to do with any teachings of the Buddha.
Yet this is what China is promoting now at their World Forum on Buddhism held recently in Beijing where it has become clear that these Tibetan Lamas, and the Chinese Government has been quite cozy all along, while mutually inflaming the west with their exchanges of pseudo Anti-Dalai Lama, Anti Chinese rhetoric, whose mutual sole purpose is to confuse the west, and to keep the Dalai Lama and his religion in a constant ‘victimhood’ status, and under the radar as to the real activities of the Lamas as they continue to creep their way into the naive ‘hearts and minds’ of a generous west who has clearly never read the real history of Tibet under the Lamas and never made the Chinese ‘Art of War’ by Sun Tzu required reading.
As this in-depth article shows, the Kagyu Lamas, the most popular umbrella group in the west, and the Chinese have actually been colluding since at least the early 1980’s in rebuilding their monasteries in Tibet China, while promoting their mutually created Chinese Karmapa Ogyen Trinley , the Eco Karmapa, groomed to appeal to east and west.
This is what the Dalai Lama means, by ‘no more Dalai Lamas’ Since they have their new Chinese Adi-Buddha leader, the Eco-Karmapa, groomed by both China and the Karma Kagyu Lamas and the Dalai Lama, supported by the wealthy élite of the west and east and promoted to fool younger generations, attracted to everything eastern.
From a recent article from the Sikeston Standard Democrat of Kentucky, where the Dalai Lama made an extravaganza propaganda compaign in 2014, to fool the Christians in the South. This is written by a duped American living in India and teaching the Chinese Eco-Karmapa English, a sure sign that he plans on coming back to the U.S. and its plutocracy who has protected and censored all negative and critical information about the Dalai Lama from reaching the public even thought it appears they have been change agents of Chinese Communism for decades here in the west:
Frazier , the author of this article who believes that she is so lucky and humbled to be teaching English to this Chinese Lamaist pretender, not knowing she is contributing to the demise of the democracy she left behind to become a ‘third world’ traveler , explained that in the Buddhist culture, there is the Dalai Lama, who has served as the political and spiritual leader of Tibet since 1642, and then there is the Karmapa:
“[With] the Dalai Lama, there are no successors within that branch. They’re like family names — the Karmapa is like a group, the Lamas are like a group … because there’s even been a debate … [that future successors] will not be called Dalai Lama, they will just be called the Karmapa, His Holiness, but you have to go through all these series of happenings in order to qualify for you to get that title. Well, the Dalai Lama has supported the man I teach to be his successor,”
China’s newest weapon against democracy: The Lamas and their Karmapa integrated into Han Buddhism to fool their own people and infiltrate into the west with this sexually abusive cult of the Lamas and its tyrannical priesthood. Or is it just that a newer leadership of billionaires in China, are running that government, like they are here. Is this what they mean by the “east meets west’?
“The Supreme art of fighting is to subdue the enemy without fighting” Sun Tzu
We are looking in only one direction and at only one group of androcentric, fanatic, fundamentalist priests and clerics as a threat to democracy. There is another group, waiting in the wings, lying in wait, laying the ground work and operating by stealth to ‘pick up the pieces’ out of the chaos their own teachings predict create and welcome*, to become the religious fundamentalism of a new ‘peace’ and harmony , Lama style.
All theocratic, patriarchal, fundamentalist repressive religions are dangerous to the ideals of democracy since all fundamentalist theistic groups are in fact cults of thought control molding their devotees and true believers to the agenda of the leaders.
It is really time to take the blinders off to look closely at the archived photos and films of ‘Old Tibet‘ , such as this one, revealing the real life of Tibetans under the Lamas. A picture is still worth a thousand words. Perhaps China could look closely again as well. It seems they have forgotten their own recent history with the Lamas.