A western Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Osel Tendzin, regent of Chogyam Trungpa who brought tantric Buddhism to the west, seduces his male students into the higher tantric practices of the Vajrayana. His inner coterie of western students and Vajradhatu Board knows he has the HIV virus but believes, as he does, that his medieval tantric practices prevent him from passing this deadly virus on. This inner circle not only allow him to continue to seek out sex with his students but continue to pimp for him to find new partners because no one, knowledgeable about his illness, dares to speak out or stop him. After all, this is their appointed guru, their master of the Vajrayana Tantra appointed as another “enlightened” lineage holder of their first teacher, Chogyam Trungpa.
Since Tantric Buddhism is really about Hindu-based guru worship, not Buddhism, and is a thought-controlling cult of unquestioning devotion to Tibetan lamas, this group is deeply programmed to see a guru’s desires and wishes as a command to be unquestioningly obeyed. Besides, these sexual encounters with many bliss partners are encouraged by Tibetan Tantra teachings.
This board of directors of Trungpa’s Vajradhatu , (now renamed Shambhala International) which includes an American physician, let this AIDS- infected regent and guru seduce and continue to have sex with many, mostly heterosexual, male students for several years, long after the dangers of the spread of this deadly disease were publicly well- known . Keeping back crucial information from the members of this Vajrayana tantric community, where sexual couplings and re-couplings are considered a sign of detachment and a lessening of ego-clinging for these “higher tantric practitioners” – with increasingly inflated egos from all their occult practices, they know the sexual promiscuity of this regent , modeling his teacher Trungpa, is habitually flagrant and increasingly out of control. So these administrators put hundreds of members of the community in harm’s way.
Inevitably, one of his students is infected by this teacher along with the young man’s girlfriend. It makes national news. This young man’s subsequent death is caused as much by these guru-cult influences as the AIDS virus itself, cult influences that continue to enable the behavior of Tibetan Buddhist lamas to this day.
For the Western devotees of this Tibetan Buddhist lineage of the Lama Trungpa, it is all just crazy wisdom, leading to a great and profound teaching of ‘one taste’, i.e. that things are neither good nor bad but pure in themselves. Not even apologies are given to the young man’s family, while it was often overheard in the delusional, cult-chatter of this Vajrayana tantric group that the young man’s death was a result of the guru’s “blessings, ” and accelerating his ‘karmic cleansing’ for his future rebirth-all to quicken his path to enlightenment.
Tibetan “Buddhism” is covered over with Buddhist concepts until one reaches the apex of its indoctrination, its “bait and switch,” vajrayana essence and main thread and fruition of its “path.” All students of Tibetan Buddhism are eventually involved in tantric guru worship and are programmed to become lama cult devotees, who repeat the mantra “may I always obey my master and never reveal the secrets of the vajrayana or may I rot in hell.” Yet, to the outside world, these tantric cult members convince others they are non-theistic scholars, and teachers, psychotherapists, and “secular Buddhists,” who are only engaged in the “science of the mind” and are teaching “mindfulness meditation” techniques to bring happiness to the world.
Since history is taught and considered as just an illusion in this sangha of Trungpa – as it is in all Tibetan Buddhist groups- the white-washed and newly named organization of Shambhala International , is now video streaming this tantric teacher on several of its recruiting websites, honoring this sexual exploiter that caused at least one death among his devotees. His delusional students are starting to create Dzogchen centers from coast to coast in the U.S.
Several years after this scandal involved Trungpa’s group, a sixty-year old Western teacher of this same Vajradhatu/Shambhala organization has sex with the ten- year old daughter of another community member. The case is quietly settled out of court and the teacher of tantra is given a slap on the hand by a group that takes “nothing happens” to heart. This slogan is soon on their car bumper stickers , from San Francisco to Boulder to Boston, reminding each other and the world that all is an illusion anyway. Besides, the vajrayana tantric teachings, including the Dalai Lama’s Kalachakra secret teachings, recommends a ten or eleven- year- old girl from an outcast class as the ‘ideal consort’ for the Lamas and their couple bliss practices. Sixteen and twenty year old females were also ideal.
In 2014 , Naropa University, the first Tibetan tantric college in the West, founded by this same Chogyam Trungpa and staffed and run by a Naropa Board that includes Trungpa’s first Western students, maintain their guru vows and forty-five years of denial and knee-jerk cover-up behaviors for all their gurus.