The Coordinated Cover-up of Sexual Abuse by Academic Tantric Cult Members

(updated: October 1st, 2018)

Conversations that Matter: Caring For Community

Above is the link that takes one to the ‘conversations’ about caring for the community that Shambhala International has been having for the last twenty years.
Conversations always controlled by the same cult inner circle,  to make sure legal action against paedophiles and sexually abusive lamas is never part of the discussion.

This is a massive, and coordinated effort by cult members of Tantric Lamaism who realize that their secrets are out, and are now going to rationalize them, with the same Tibetologists, psychologists and academics, who are also cult members of Tantra, with careers built around a sexually abusive cult they pretend to themselves, and the world, is ‘the highest form of Buddhism.’

Making the sexual abuse  ‘a systemic problem’ is also a way to do nothing about it. Never go to the police. Never call out a specific lama. Hell, we could call out most of them, who are engaging in these practices, because that is what their so-called Buddhism is all about. It is what their using the ‘lower teachings,’  the Hinayana and Mahayana teachings, are about:  to prime people into accepting the sexual abuse  by getting them into a passive, non-judgmental state of mind to slowly accept their lamas and western teachers breaking the law.

This whole ‘ systemic inquiry’  into the massive sexual abuse in these Tibetan Lamaist groups  means intellectualizing about it more, just like what Rigpa and Shambhala  cults of Tantric abuse are really doing with their ‘systemic’ events. Tibetan Buddhists just love to talk . And do nothing. They have lost their disciplined, western logical motivation long ago, but not their obsessive focus on creating their ‘enlightened world’ for the rest of us.  Their hubris is impenetrable;  behind their compassionate grins.

The Tibetologists and cult members of Shambhala are also publishing their ‘academic’ Lamaist jargon-filled articles about the real meaning of having an illegal harem of western women in these sanghas.

As Holly Gayley, long-time guru-worshipping cult devotee of Trungpa, the Regent, and Trungpa’s son,  in her latest apologia for the long history of sexual abuse by these Tibetan Lamas, who kept most their people as indentured serfs and slaves, and very young females for their sexual consorts, says:

This article revisits the question, first introduced by feminist scholars in the mid-1990s about whether sexual practices within Buddhist tantra ( heterosexually conceived) are empowering or exploitative to women. The purpose here is to complicate this question, given the different geographic settings and cultural contexts in which consort relationships have been embedded—from eastern Tibet to North America—and to nuance our understanding of the potential and pitfalls of sexuality in tantric contexts- Holly Gayley, Professor at University of Colorado, Boulder Religious Department*
*A university department overrun with Trungpa cult members and ‘scholars’ over the decades, who have helped confuse thousands of American women and directly regressed the women’s rights movement in this country and throughout the world.

Load the language;  make it appear magical and mystical;  and very esoteric and  complicatedembed it in hagiography and Tibetan Tantric memes, because if you can change the language you can change the meaning and eventually control our perceptions and western women will not only ignore breaking western laws , but if they are cult members of these Tibetan Lamaist groups, as are all these ‘experts’ on Tibetan Buddhism,  they will even enable pedophilia and sexual grooming of their own children, inside their cult groups  as participation in the ‘highest of truths’  and a ‘blessing by the lamas.”

Not only their guru cult fantasies are protected, but their careers as purveyors of sexual abuse, disguised as  ‘the highest of Buddhist teachings’ will be left intact.  Their minds so compartmentalized that they believe they are ‘scholars’ and even ‘feminists’; contributing to a better world.

They can also continue to infiltrate our academia with their medieval Scientism and anti-intellectualism;  while using very high-sounding, intellectual jargon and loaded language that obscures and ‘complicates the question.’

What is particularly pernicious about all this faux-academic and  ‘systemic talk’ is that these spiritualized women, whether they be ‘sangyums,’  i.e. illegal members of a lamas’ harem in  the Shambhala or Rigpa cults,   or ‘academic types’ of Tibetan lamas, teaching at our universities,  or both, it is they are purposely using their academic credentials  to give this craziness and misogyny legitimacy with the public.

These are the classic female enablers of sexual abuse;  they want to dress themselves up. We know many of them, and we know how crazy they really are in their thinking. How delusional their world really is. Behind their academic facades. We were in this world, once, and we know these are not ordinary academics and researchers, but are guru-worshipers, who have taken vows to obey their lamas in all things;  who don’t believe in facts, and who are obeying their first Tantric master,  Trungpa, to undermine our western cultural values from the inside out; creating  confusion and Tantric amorality in academic circles. They have done quite a job, for the last forty five years, in obfuscating the truth about Trungpa and all these medieval lamas and their ‘highest teachings.’

We also  know that they are ignoring egregious sexual abuse, pedophilia, sexual grooming of children in their  own Lamaist sanghas, and yet are joining with each other to what?  Protect their despotic archaic ‘religion’ and their  own careers.

This is a massive cover-up coordinated between the inner circle of these Tibetan Lamaist groups:  the high lamas of every sect, including the Dalai Lama;  their nuns and monks;  their academics and Tibetologists, and,  most egregiously, the many Tantric cult  psychologists who are breaking the law, not only by not reporting the abuse, but enabling it, for over four decades now.

The Coordinated Cover up of Sexual Abuse by the Senior Students of Rigpa and Shambhala International, two Tibetan Buddhist groups whose Tibetan lamas have kept harems, illegally, and groomed young girls for Tantric sexual abuse, for decades. Here they are together at Rigpa in  France, right after Sogyal’s abuses hit the mainstream news:

Shambhala and Rigpa Dathun
Here is the letter sent , shortly after Sogyal’s  egregious abuse was leaked. Shambhala and Rigpa went into damage control mode,  together, to create a dathun; a month-long silent mindfulness retreat that got all the ready-to-break free Rigpa students back in line and literally silenced:
From: Sophie Tessier <sophie…>
Date: Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 11:04 PM
Subject: MEDITATION RETREAT NEXT JANUARY – Message for instructors
To: ts-commu…
Cc: nicolas Schram <nicolas…>

Dear TS’s & ND’sPlease find below a letter and a video, intended for instructors from Dominique Side about the Datun – a month-long meditation retreat – in Lerab Ling next January. 

Could you please communicate it to the instructors of your centres.  

Translation of the letter in French and Spanish will follow next week.

Many thanks

Much love



Dear Instructor,

You may already have seen that Lerab Ling is offering a new event next January: it is a month-long meditation retreat open to all mandala students. It will be led by a team of Shambhala instructors most of whom have been personally trained by Trungpa Rinpoche who, in addition to teaching shamatha/vipashyana to all his students, also devised a training programme for meditation instructors.

Six Rigpa instructors, including myself, attended a similar event in India last July to see how the datun is, and all of us felt that it was tremendously beneficial to stabilise our shamatha/vipashyana practice. All but one of us are Dzogchen mandala students, but we realise that in Rigpa we have generally not taken enough time to really establish our shamatha and vipashyana well. And as instructors, we could see how vital it is for us to have solid experience of the practices we teach.

One of the tremendous benefits of this datun is that there will be a large team of Vajradhatu/Shambhala instructors supporting all the participants, and they offer personal interviews on our practice every three days. I found these invaluable, and it was impressive to see how, when instructors are well trained and experienced, they are able to guide students in gentle and subtle ways to help them on their path. So for us as instructors we can benefit from this in two ways: both as students ourselves, and as instructors who take note of how the Shambhala instructors guide students.

The point of this message is to warmly encourage you to attend as much of this retreat as you can. You can come for one, two, three or four weeks. Each week the practice progresses so naturally the best is to do all four weeks if you can, but if you are only able to come for one or two weeks I would say that it’s definitely worthwhile to do this.

At this juncture we are all looking at how Rigpa can improve in a general way, and part of this must surely be to look at how WE are, both as students and instructors. Retreats like this really help us connect with the Dharma in a deeper way, connect with ourselves and learn how to apply the practice to our own mind, so that we embody the Dharma more and can therefore inspire others to follow their own path. I think it is common sense to say that all instructors should have solid experience of meditation, otherwise we will lack confidence and conviction. The point of this retreat is to give us the opportunity to gain such experience.

You should also know that Larry Mermelstein, the main instructor holding the datun, is happy and willing to support us in other ways, such as helping us develop our instructor training. One possibility is that he and other Shambhala instructors might help to train our meditation instructors in the future, provided they already have some experience of an intensive shamatha/vipashyana retreat, like a datun. The principle is that nobody should train as a meditation instructor unless they have solid experience of meditation themselves! So this is an additional reason for you to do the datun. You can see it as part of your training as an instructor.

In order to facilitate the participation of as many instructors as possible, Lerab Ling is offering the concession rate on retreat fees for all Rigpa instructors. To benefit from it, when you register, you need to apply the following coupons depending on your length of stay to the datun:


I do hope you will be able to seize this opportunity and look forward to seeing you here!

Warm wishes


P.S. Please think of informing all your students about this retreat in your courses, especially, of course, students on What Meditation Really Is. More info for them here.

I thought it would be interesting for people to see the picture above and the communications between Shambhala International and Rigpa International instructors. right after the abuse of  eight of Rigpa  Sogyal’s monks and lay students was revealed, in July of 2017. The letter and email  to organize the event was dated  September, 2017.  So, it didn’t take them long.  Little did Shambhala International know what was waiting for them back in the States,  with revelations of egregious abuses by Trungpa’s son, carrying on the Lamaist tradition,  by their own dharma brats, for years, including sexual grooming of children.  These two groups continue with the same lies that ” they are going to change and heal from within”. A religious sexual abuse cult cannot “heal from within.” A half century of abuses in these western Tibetan Tantric sanghas should show that.

It was this dathun form that put all of us Trungpa students and his early  change agents ( eight hours of silent mindfulness meditation and chanting  everyday, for a month) in a mindfulness trance. Mindfulness for long periods, and done in groups, is the main cult technique of these Lamaist sanghas to get us to accept the unacceptable, down the road. It teaches people ‘not to judge,’ things they should judge as wrong. That’s why the Shambhala inner circle was at Rigpa giving that dathun. This is not rocket science. Rigpa students ( and some brave ones did) were getting ready to break free with more of them clear-headed about taking legal action. That couldn’t happen. So Shambhala International’s inner circle of cult members became one of the first lines of defense, along with the usual suspects, the monks and nuns and other celebrity lamas,  in bringing those Rigpa students in line.

Just as they have kept all the many Shambhala students in line, for decades. More mindfulness in groups, more chants to the dead and live celebrity lamas,  more Hinayana vows to make people passive and guilty about even having a ‘negative thought’ let alone speaking it aloud.

We all did these dathuns. Lots of programming was took place; including tightly bonding to the group and its groupthink.

This picture above was taken at Rigpa-France,  right before Shambhala’s own sexual abuse scandals rocked the news for a brief while, in the early Spring of 2018.  They don’t yet know that their own sexual abuses were going to  be exposed, again, in a very big way, and by their own children, back in the United States.

But now, almost  nicely covered up, again.

The Shambhala group of damage-control experts of the Royal Kleptocracy of Sexual Abuse and Sex Grooming were at Lerab Ling France, coordinating a month-long silent dathun (mindfulness lobotomy retreat)  (first time ever at Rigpa) to literally silence the Rigpa students regarding the criminal behaviors of Lama Sogyal; still hiding out with his own harem (oops, I mean ‘sangyum’) until this blows over. Which it always does; for the number one cult group of sexual abuse in the West: Tibetan Lamaism.

This cover-up and coordinated effort, between Rigpa International and Shambhala International, the two largest western Tibetan Buddhist tax-free foundations and/or with church status, with hundreds of centers between them,  has created their cookie-cutter version of ‘Care and Conduct’ procedures to help seal it all over, as usual, with lots of emotions  and sharing and talking it to death; promising to be democratic, in the future, while both these groups are here to undermine all our democracies in every nation with their amorality and chaos and changing nothing.   Making it a ‘systemic’ problem so no one will be held criminally responsible.

These two sexually abusive cults of Tantra are even using the same Zen-compromised ‘Olive Branch’ as consultants. The Shambhala Group would certainly be the true experts to consult, however, on how to do damage control when the secrets of sexual abuse leak out and must be immediately plugged up. They have been able to cover up egregious abuses for the last forty-eight years.

It is not just females who have been sexually abused by this Tantric Lamaism of the Occult.   When Shambhala was ‘blessed’ by having a promiscuous homosexual guru, who seduced many heterosexual men into his Tantric lair, while being infected with AIDS, this sexual abuse was deadly.

Academics used to call out this egregious abuse, until a sociopathic element in our society saw the Tantric lamas’ political uses to help create a ‘more pliable and confused’ population who would willingly give up all the democratic gains western countries had made, including creating a more educated middle-class.

Here is the book on AIDS that mentions the Shambhala/Vajradhatu  “physician” who kept the Regent’s AIDS a secret from all the men he seduced.  It devotes  a whole Chapter: “The Positively Arrogant Mishap” to this episode in Shambhala International.

Unfortunately few people read anything factual about Tibetan Lamaism, Trungpa, or these sexually abusive lamas because academia has been infiltrated with academic cult members, just like Holly Gayley, who are enablers of sexual abuse, pretending to be ‘feminists,” psychologists, psychotherapists and academics.

No system of sexual abuse can exist, without its female  and male enablers. The female ‘academic’ enablers  have been the most effective in making sure nothing is ever done to end sexual abuse. © Christine A. Chandler, M.A., C.A.G.S.

Three Princesses and a Mukpo Dong

Carolyn K, who brought military advice to Canada,  will continue her service within the Shambhala Lamaist  Pillar of Economy, and as the co-founder of the Mukpo Dong Princesses Education Trust,  committed to the higher education, cultural heritage, and spiritual lineage training for our three Shambhala Princesses.” 

How many fake Royalty can you put on a Shambhala Stage?  How many will continue to be fooled? As many, that can be found, of  progressive snowflakes and mandala-crayoning  females to believe this nonsense to replace the hippies of old.  Maybe, what is left of the “My Lttle Pony” cult are joining the latest Shambhalian recruits at these Tibetan Tantric Lamaist centers pretending to be secular and safe. Just a place to come and relax and breathe; eat vegan food. Before you  become part of their western Tibetan Lamaist ‘corvee’  or one of their sexual consorts.

Everything you see, the hundreds of Tibetan centers and temples, were built with the free labor and money from the lamas’ devoted western mental slaves. You don’t need to be ‘branded’  physically to be a slave in the United States. Those women, who allowed themselves to be branded, were already mentally enslaved by Keith Raniere’s sex cult NXIVM with its million-dollar endorsement by the Dalai Lama.

 Keith must have been studying lots of Tantric texts when he decided the Dalai Lama would go along and take money from a sex-slave cult. Who else would know better about serfs and slaves and Tibetan harems of women? The Dalai Lama supported Trungpa and Lama Sogyal who kept western harems for the last forty years. Keith knew the Dalai Lama would approve.

There must be plenty of   snowflakes, by now, who might join a Shambhala Tantric group, because they can’t bear to hear, or see, anything cognitively dissonant. Therefore, they are the perfect recruits for a sexually abusive cult of Tantra pretending to be about ‘peace’ and ’empowering women.’

Tibetan Lamaist cults  have female enablers, too;  sirens that  lure unsuspecting young women into their cults of sexual abuse by saying they are going to empower them as ‘Shambhala warriors.’ Their disguise is also as ‘successful women in the world.” Lawyers, and psychologists and life coaches, even physicians. Academic credentials are a Tantric guru-slave’s disguise.  Or the lamas’ sexual consorts are used as a hook;  featured in books about Dakini Power . Or they write lots of books, as Tibetan nuns,  and tell the women who complain about being sexually abused to ‘just let it all fall apart.” 

After all, Trungpa’s Naropa graduates have been teaching many snowflakes, male and female,  the same thing: counseling them, and giving them ‘religious advice’ and ‘mindfulness’ instruction at their wellness centers, on college campuses, for the last 25 years. Influencing them with Tantra’s ‘no-right-no-wrong creed.

Trungpa went right into the heart of our western institutions by creating ‘contemplative’ masks  in psychology, the arts, and the soft-sciences, through  his Tantric  Naropa Institute, in Boulder, Colorado.  The University of Colorado, in Boulder was also spewing out lots of Tibetologists to give Tantric Lamaism its academic boost.

Now that Naropa  has university status,  taxpayers can fund Tibetan Tantra’s spread by stealth. A Naropa’University  has  the ability to  get government grants. This is the start of the lamas getting taxes from the people in North America, as they did in Tibet.

Tibetan people were, literally, taxed to death by these lamas and their wealthy relatives. Just like these Tibetan Lamaist centers are funded in the West with tax-free monies; like Shambhala International’s two hundred and fifty or so centers,  formerly Vajradhatu  centers.  In Tibet:

One 22-year old woman, herself a runaway serf, reports: “Pretty serf girls were usually taken by the owner as house servants and used as he wished”; they “were just slaves without rights.”18 Serfs needed permission to go anywhere. Landowners had legal authority to capture those who tried to flee. One 24-year old runaway welcomed the Chinese intervention as a “liberation.” He testified that under serfdom he was subjected to incessant toil, hunger, and cold. After his third failed escape, he was merciless beaten by the landlord’s men until blood poured from his nose and mouth. They then poured alcohol and caustic soda on his wounds to increase the pain, he claimed.19

The serfs were taxed upon getting married, taxed for the birth of each child and for every death in the family. They were taxed for planting a tree in their yard and for keeping animals. They were taxed for religious festivals and for public dancing and drumming, for being sent to prison and upon being released. Those who could not find work were taxed for being unemployed, and if they traveled to another village in search of work, they paid a passage tax. When people could not pay, the monasteries lent them money at 20 to 50 percent interest. Some debts were handed down from father to son to grandson. Debtors who could not meet their obligations risked being cast into slavery- Michael Parenti

Devotees,  giving diversity seminars,  are able to get government grants for those who actually believe they are progressing their way to a better and more equal world by following gurus who, less than 60 years, ago, kept the majority of their own people as permanent serfs and slaves.

Guru lamas, who still keep harems of young females for their personal use,  in the West, when they aren’t groping them in their private quarters, refer to each other as “precious ones’ who believe they are above the whole human race.  Deities, in fact. In fact, these are ultimate racists and misogynists on earth, as their western inner circle followers are giving diversity retreats and seminars on ‘feminism.”

 Another ‘Trust Fund/Foundation.” How many is that now for Shambhala International and Company?  Are not Tibetan Lama groups and their inner circles always spinning out more foundations? With no one noticing?

Tenzin Dhoden, the supposedly disgraced former emissary for the Dalai Lama?  He still has his Friends of the Dalai Lama Foundation.  He is “amplifying the positive message of the Dalai Lama” for nurturing peace around the world.  Lama organizations just keep spinning out foundations, no matter what the ordinary world finds out about them. Nothing stops them. Apparently, the Dalai Lama has no problem with Tenzin Dhoden using his name for his foundation in California with wealthy female benefactors on his Board of Trustees. 

Seven or eight; spun from the original kleptocracy of the non-profit of Shambhala International with its five Tantric Lamaist Centers in New York, and, of course in Albany, New York.  Not to mention the Karma Kagyu Woodstock Center, Shambhala International’s mother-ship, a few hundred feet  from where Gina Hutchinson, another of Raniere’s victims  was found dead, an apparent suicide.

“Gina loved Keith but hated being in a harem. He was her guru. She was, after all, a Buddhist goddess and he was a great soul. Sometimes, she thought he was the Buddha himself.”

Exactly what the Tibetan Lamas get young women to believe who they seduce into Tantra.

Tibetan Lamaism and Tantra and NXIVM. What a small world. New York is surrounded.

Another Tibetan labrang, i.e. family trust foundation, for Shambhala; created to get the most delusional of western Tibetan Lamaists, the Shambhalians, to fund the educations of these sure- to-be-spoiled, third- generation faux-royalty ‘princesses’ of  the fake Kingdom of Shambhala. So their father, King of Shambhala won’t have to.

These people are bold.

Lady Diana,  the wife of the late Trungpa, with her made-up royal title, puts  the kibosh on the Project Sunshine project; by surrounding it with mostly the inner circle of female sexual abuse enablers from her cult of Shambhala,  making sure they talk on and on, endlessly, with each other,  and emote, emote,  emote,  about the pedophilia and ‘abhorrent sexual abuse’ in their Shambhala groups, that has gone on for decades, with nothing done about it, ever,   She is going to give a  ‘householder’ retreat.  How to create an “enlightened household.”

Will Lady Diana give a transmission on how to be a good female harem-member for her late husband’s cult of Tantric sex?  Along with where to put the silverware and glasses for the Shambhala dinner guests?

I guess Osel Mukpo gave up on having a son.  He knows his girls will be taught by his medieval father-in-law, with a sixty-foot throne in India, to pray to come back in a male body for their next life. That means the Shambhala Snowflake sangha will have to support these always-second-class-female faux-royalty, because the Tibetan Lamaist hierarchy, androcentric to its hard-hearted core, is never going to do so.

Girls are always a disappointment to this patriarchy of corruption.  Although, the Dalai Lama may recognize one of these daughters as the next Dalai Lama. She will have to have certain qualifications, however, and these women may not come up to the Dalai Lama’s  standard as captured on video:

Another Trust Fund opportunity, though, to support the inner circle of kleptocrats;  these family-member Kling-ons to the Mother Lode of Kling-ons- the Tulku Tibetan Lamaist Hierarchy- so admired by the Khans and other dictators throughout the centuries.  These lamas have been making up everything about themselves for the last ten centuries and counting, so why not keep doing it in the West?  It’s their tradition, after all. Keith knew ‘making up stuff’ about himself was in the tradition of  Tibetan Lamaism.

When the western world wakes up, as it is starting to do, over how the Dalai Lama and these Tibetan lamas fooled us with all their masks and disguises?  These lamas better start heading back to China.  Oh, that’s right, they are already there, and have been since 1984. 

Maybe Ithaca, New York,  should think again, about building a 33 million dollar museum to the Dalai Lama, whose only ‘approval’ was the Dalai Lama, himself.  That’s all that is needed these days; Saint Dalai Lama approving his own museum.

The tax-paying citizens and residents, in Ithica, New York, weren’t asked.  But, I bet the tourist part of the Chamber of Commerce was thrilled.  The Lamas have had phenomenal success with liberal progressives in New York. As they have with our prestigious university’s academia.  Not a healthy sign for a democratic country.

Time to dust off the Mongolian Khan history, the  real  lineage of the Dalai Lama as well as get a FISA request for the real Tibetan history under the Dalai Lamas.

© Christine A. Chandler, M.A., C.A.G.S.

Little “Precious” Dzongzar Khyentse – One of Hollywood’s Favorite Tibetan Lamas, Offers Definitive Proof that Vajrayana Tantra is a Cult

Here is the recent post put on the ‘Damage Control’ Limited Hang-Out Site, the  Internal Pretense of Rigpa’s  ‘WHAT NOW” ; Another ‘Deep Listening” Event to make it seem  these Tibetan Lamas and their sexual abuse enablers can ever change.

Yesterday Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche sent a letter to Bernie S in reply to a letter Bernie sent to him last August. The August letter was published on the How Did it Happen Blog and a link to it was posted here. Rinpoche requested that we also post a link to his reply. It begins with ….

Dear Bernie,

I am sorry for not responding much sooner to your letter of 23rd August. The main reason is that I’m just so lazy but also pretend to be busy – a pretence that ends up actually making me busy. In fact, I had started to respond to your letter months ago but somehow never got around to finishing this return letter till now.

Read the rest of the letter here.

Dzongsar the  ‘precious,’   and his double-messaging of Tantra, to keep all the Rigpa western students,  and those aspiring to become the Lamas’ slaves, in a state of perpetual confusion and double-binds.  

Lama’s take different parts: With this letter, written by the usual scriveners, Dzongsar is coming in for the kill, after everyone, for seven months,  has been lulled into the fantasy that things could change;  that these  Lamas and their inner circle, will listen to complaints of sexual abuse;  that the Dalai Lama means it, when he says ‘speak out”;  that there will be a more ‘democratic process’ inside these  gaggles of misogynistic  sanghas,  each one obeying some guru above them, except for the Dalai Lama. He only answers  to a Corporate Plutocracy, now that China’s back on board, with Chinese corporate billionaires loving  the  Tibetan Lamas again, after a minor blip in their own history. The Tibetan Lamas are China’s  soft power around the world. This has made the ‘little precious ones,’ like Lama Dzongsar and Lama Sogyal, quite bold: 

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche on Vajrayana Buddhism

21st February, 2018

Dear Bernie,

I am sorry for not responding much sooner to your letter of 23rd August. The main reason is that I’m just so lazy but also pretend to be busy – a pretence that ends up actually making me busy. In fact, I had started to respond to your letter months ago but somehow never got around to finishing this return letter till now.

However, I want to assure you that, because the Buddhadharma and especially the Vajrayana are dear to my heart,  (and his bank accounts, sic) I  do pay attention as much as time allows to what you and others write. So, from my heart, I want to offer my sincere appreciation for the great effort and thoughtfulness you and many others have been putting into the dialogue of the past seven months.

As you know, I am about to visit a few Rigpa sanghas in Europe. I don’t know how much I can achieve there, but I will try my best to address some of the issues that have been raised in the past seven months. I know people have said and will continue to say that I am trying to “have it both ways”. But more likely I think I will be upsetting both camps!

Lama Dzongsar,  and all Tibetan lamas, always have it both ways, by double-binding their students; the classic cult technique, to keep them confused; unable to make any decisions based on their own ethics, values and reason.  What all these Tibetan Lamas, like Dzongsar, are here to destroy. 

 Reason is ‘crushed’ in Tantra, and particularly in Dzogchen, the most occult of the Lamas’s teachings. Reason is explicitly taught to be a grave obstacle on the spiritual path. from the beginning ,by the Tantric-infused teachings and the mindfulness meditation techniques, that eliminates all discriminating judgments based on a westerner’s reason and good sense. So helpful for the lamas, later on.

Anyway, I was determined to finish my response to your 23rd August letter, Bernie, before starting these Rigpa centre talks, in part because I want to quote you in public there. I wanted you to be aware that I intend to do that and hope you don’t mind. But I think this could be useful, as several of the issues you have raised are on many people’s minds.

I would also have liked to respond in writing to other articles, like for example Tahlia Newland’s recent one on whether Vajrayana Buddhism is a cult religion, but just haven’t had the time in recent days to do so. I’ll just say briefly here that I fully agree with her overall conclusion that Vajrayana Buddhism per se and in its essence is not a cult religion but that certain Vajrayana communities have the potential to become cults, as do communities in other religions.

Here Dzongsar reinforces the idea that it is only certain Vajrayana lama groups, and their rogue lamas, that are acting cult-like, with the ‘potential to become cults’.  What could he mean by this? Since all the Tibetan lamas of every sect teach the same thing?  Guru-worship of them. But in the next paragraphs Dzongsar reinforces that  ‘perfect teachers,’ which they all consider themselves to be, can act immoral and criminal and it is just fine. 

Constant Double messaging. It becomes obvious to those not part of this cult religion. 

 As for the arguments she presented, I’ve been asked by Rigpa in my upcoming talk at Lerab Ling to address exactly the question she asked in her title – namely, is Vajrayana Buddhism a cult religion? So, I do hope to address there some of the issues she raised in her two articles.

Yes, it should be a current cult member who tells the world whether their Vajrayana is a cult religion. Not those who actually escape, and get their reasoning skills back, again. Only those, still under the lamas’ thumbs, should be able to address whether their Lamaist Vajrayana is a cult religion. Apparently  most anti-cult sites in the United States, agree,  with a few exceptions, no longer feel free to define them, and call them out. Too politically correct, a term coined by Mao. They keep letting the abusive, coercive, mind-controlling behavior of these Tibetan lamas,  go scott-free.  

Of course, there are many other important issues that other writers have raised in the past seven months. I know I can’t cover even a portion of these, but will certainly try to address some of the key questions in the coming sessions in Europe – without any expectation that my responses will satisfy anyone.

But for now, this letter belatedly focuses on some of the key issues that you, Bernie, raised in your 23rd August letter to me.

  • What you and others express reinforces my main observation that some Rigpa students were not properly prepared and warned about the Vajrayana path and commitments. And that is not your fault, but absolutely Sogyal Rinpoche’s fault. Indeed, of all the things I wrote  in my original article last August, this is really the only point based strictly on my own observation from what I personally witnessed.


Again, ‘all the things I wrote’ statement is repeated to make sure that unconscious meme sinks into the audience. Saying “I wrote” repeatedly, distracts from the obvious incongruence between Dzongsar’s spoken word, and this letter. Dzongsar’s obedient scriveners continue for him:

  • Dzogchen is tantra. In fact, in the Nyingma tradition, dzogchen is the highest yoga tantra. Without the mahasandhi view, all other practices of the tantra in the Nyingma tradition basically collapse. Pointing out your Buddha nature is a big deal – the highest of all teachings, instructions and initiations. And to the person who does that for you, you owe everything.

This statement  is to counteract the decades the lamas have been telling their student devotees that Dzogchen is outside the nine-yana, Vajrayana Tantra cycle.  But,  he is right that the whole Lamaist theatre ‘collapses’ without their guru-worshiping tantra. Tantra is end of the means to create a slave population.

“Mahasandhi” makes it sound so mysterious and special. ‘Maha” means ‘great’ and ‘sandhi’ means ‘perfection.’  It is held out as the perfect state of mind that you will reach, if you become the lamas’ slaves and Maha-confused. Dzongsar is telling these poor, now doubly- abused Rigpa students, like Bernie, who are still asking questions of these  Lama tyrants (instead of running screaming out the shrine room door, by now)  that they all better get back in line because they “owe [Soygal] everything.” He is saying this to seal the communication leakages over again; now that the ones left are still there; still  asking questions of these little despots,  like Dzongsar, after all this exposed abuse.  He knows they won’t escape. Nothing will penetrate their cult-behaviors. They will stay. 

Like the Shambhala Trungpa students who, even after the death of one of their own dharma brats from AIDS transmitted by the sexually abusive Regent, stayed clinging, like glue, to their gurus.

In fact,  Shambhala healers were sent to Rigpa, to coordinate a cover-up to put Sogyal’s Rigpa students in a  mindfulness trance and back to sleep.

The Chinese Government is surely watching. It will prove that this mother-lode of cults, Tibetan Lamaism and its faux- Buddhism,  has perfected the Manchurian candidate.   More Mindfulness is in Order!!.  More Vajrayana Tibetan Masters in China! More stripped down mindfulness meditation centers in the West! Particularly in the targeted United States!!  They no longer read the Art of War by Sun Tzu in their military schools. They are doing mindfulness practices instead.

But those Shambhala students, the most cult-controlled by the Vajrayana, sure do.  It’s required reading in their Kalapa made-up Royal court. It’s just that they can’t see that Trungpa and the Lamas conquered them with deceit, long ago. When you are in the Vajrayana cult of Tantra, you can no longer see the forest for the trees.  Perfect change agents for the Kagyu Lamas and the Chinese CPC. Perfect decades-long experiment that other despots are observing from afar.

Here are the real western scholars of Tantra who have researched the Vajrayana, this so-called ‘highest yoga tantra’  of these Lamas:   how  it is  deeply misogynistic ;  How Tibetan Buddhism is Vajrayana Tantra and gurus like Dzongsar  Khyentse Rinpoche  have been manipulating the idea of the Divine, for centuries  to appropriate ‘gynergy’ and androcentric power ( Maha Siddhas) and how this is a dangerous  Tantric cult of ‘female sacrifice.”

Lama Dzongsar and his scriveners continue with their deceptions below: 

You wrote (i.e., Bernie) : “Vajrayana was not our main path…. I don’t think I entered it formally.” But it is simply not correct to imply some separation between Dzogchen teachings, the Vajrayana, and samaya commitments – as if one can somehow get the former without the latter. AND an integral part of that package deal is proper preparation and warning.

  • Samaya: You asked:

“Given we were introduced so informally, where does that leave us in terms of the traditional samaya?…. Since we did not consciously agree to the strict rules in the tantras, are we now bound by them? Or should our commitment to maintain samaya be based on the essential meaning that Sogyal Rinpoche explained to us?… Considering that the way most of us in Rigpa entered into the Vajrayana was quite informal and unconventional, and thus unclear, would a positive step forward be for both students and teacher to clarify and review their Vajrayana commitments?”

Dzongsar’s scriveners give another doublespeak answer for Dzongsar:

It makes no difference whether Dzogchen teachings are given formally or informally. They could even be given while the teacher and student are peeing – and this happens by the way! Ritual doesn’t matter.

Except the rituals of  these Vajrayana  practices, taught from the beginning, were to get us to see these lamas as divine beings; their teachings as sacred; their footprints as holy,  their pictures on brochures for their constant money-grubbing, divine perfection; that they can make rainbows appear; that chanting to dead and alive lamas, before and after mind-numbing mindfulness sessions was part of purifying lifetimes of bad deeds; that  full prostrations  to these lamas and  waiting on them hand and foot; vowing to keep their secrets (what samaya really means) and breaking it by telling their secrets would land us in Vajrayana Hells; ands that believing their narcissistic self-narratives of being deities and omniscient;   playing our  little hand-drums, ringing our little  bells, chanting praises for hours, to all of you, dead and alive, giving offerings, imagined and real (cash in white envelopes);  working  like slaves for your  ‘blessings and merit’ with our free labor and repeating the most important of our ritualistic vows:  “may I always obey the (lama)  master and keep their secrets, or may I turn to dust.”

That is what little ‘precious’ Dzongsar is planning,  for his trip to Rigpa:  to reinforce these very same rituals, that he says don’t matter but that matter more than anything to these Tibetan Lamas to keep them in cash and  on thrones of brocade and in charge,  or they are toast. 

Dzongsar and scriveners continue:

But regardless of how those teachings were given, Sogyal Rinpoche had the responsibility to tell his students that these are the highest and most important Vajrayana teachings, to explain the serious preparation and commitments required, and to say these instructions must not be passed on to others. These things absolutely had to be said as part of the required preparation and warnings.

Of course Sogyal told them these were the ‘highest teachings.’  And that everything else ‘below’ and  taught before, was  to lead to these secret teachings; transmitted by insults and shocks;  punches, attacks and sexual, emotional abuse. Dzongsar knows that. They are held out as benign carrots,  these Vajrayana teachings, from the moment one enters the Lama guru Tantric trap, with their mindfulness and Mahayana ruse. The Vajrayana teachings are kept mysterious; ‘not be passed on to others.’ told it might spoil it for them.

No, it would spoil it for these devilish Tibetan high lamas, if we knew what we were getting into from the beginning. 

We would have run  away, screaming: CULT! And warned others.

Dzongsar doesn’t include the  ‘required preparation’ of the years of ‘mindfulness’ practice in the content of his letter,  that kept all  Trungpa students, for example, in a trance. Not when it is nicely spreading all over the West.

What you write and the way you frame your questions above implies this did not happen properly between Sogyal Rinpoche and you. Even if you and others like you heard Dzogchen talked about – and who in this age of curiosity does not want to know there is a technique for pointing out the nature of mind – still, it seems there was never really a Vajrayana teaching between Sogyal Rinpoche and you. That, in turn, leads me to question if there was ever a samaya between you. And if there was no samaya, then I wonder how you could have broken samaya. It’s clear from what you write that you don’t know this yourself. But that does not exempt Sogyal Rinpoche – because he should know better.

Well, gee,  Bernie, maybe you weren’t lucky enough to get the full vajrayana transmission of becoming the Lamas’ slaves.  Maybe  not, since you dared to even ask a question like this,  and so ‘perhaps’  there is no samaya, Dzongsar says. It seems you don’t know.   Although being confused is a sign you did receive the samaya i.e., brainwashing, at least in part, of the lineage of superstitious Indian Sadhus and Sorcerers; what these lamas mean by their ‘highest of teachings’  that  the Buddha never taught. Who believe and have for centuries, that they can turn material, biological fluids into immaterial essence and shoot it to the top of their heads.  That is why they are always on the prowl, and scanning their audiences for their next victims.  ‘Did I get the transmission?’  Yes you did, because you are now so confused you don’t know. Although everyone asked the same question,  when Trungpa and his Regent shouted ‘fuck you’ in the  shrine room. Very clever of them. Tantra always uses shock.  It’s about putting students in a state of confusion for the rest of their lives.  Besides, these  lamas just love to make everything a joke, when the joke is on us. 

Dzongsar and scriveners continue:

This is not hard to understand. It’s as if you happened to walk into a ceremony in which monks are being ordained, after which, to your total surprise, the abbot tells you that from now on, you can’t have sex. Of course that’s absurd, because you just happened to be there and heard words spoken, but never really knew what was happening. So why should you follow monks’ vows?

Oh how clever is  little ‘precious’ Dzongsar,  bringing up the sex in this indirect way.   That’s why the comment “so why should you follow monks vows” at the end.  Why should you?  None of us lamas do. That’s another secret Vajrayana transmission, embedded in their pack of lies.

Since Vajrayana Tantra demands these ‘high lamas,’  have sex constantly with young females to practice their alchemical delusions, that is one of the main reasons they make their devotees their slaves and why they are always on the ‘prowl.’  Besides exploiting them for their free labor and money is easier when paired with sexual abuse.  What else would be their motivation?  Anyone, who still believes these Lamas  are doing it for unselfish reasons and for the good of all of mankind should be pink-slipped, by now.  Scriveners continue:

  • Another question you asked is:

“Sogyal Rinpoche did not have the full formal training that Vajrayana teachers usually go through. This possibility might make a lot of his students very uncomfortable. Are there any qualified masters that could do a peer review with Sogyal Rinpoche and look at how he is working personally with students?”

This is a very big question and is addressed in detail in The Guru Drinks Bourbon?, in which I try to address this issue of proper training.

  • Role of western psychotherapy: Western psychotherapy and other spiritual and psychological paths are all fine so long as their methods crush ego. If they do that, they are valid paths. Any path that does not crush ego is spiritual materialism even if it is coated with all kinds of Buddhist jargon.


Ah, yes, the role of western psychotherapy, that has been   completely infiltrated with this Tantra and its mindfulness, that got us all to think as a herd. The APAs of psychiatry and psychology are even licensing vajrayana psychotherapists these days.   They will have a lot to answer for one day:  M-K Ultra and Water-boarding come to mind.  Or, Spitzer and his  NYU work with orphans.   Nothing should surprise us what psychologists can get up too.

Himmler would be so pleased that the psychology profession was licensing vajrayana psychotherapists who have Tantric gurus like Trungpa, Sogyal and Dzongsar; lineage holders of the cruelest despotic theocracy the world has ever known and so admired by Himmler. himself.

So, Dzongsar is actually saying only those Western psychotherapists, and there are many of them now thanks to Trungpa and Naropa Institute and precious Dzongsar, helping to  ‘crush ego,’  by crushing a person’s ability to think for themselves,  are the ones on  Lama Dzongsar’s approved list.   So are neuropsychologists like Sam Harris,   a Tantric practitioner pretending to be a Rationalist.  The lamas have lots of surrogates to create the destruction,  by stealth, of our western reason, values and laws, substituting a group mentality that would accept the sexual abuse of their own children. FOR DECADES.

What a coupe for the Tibetan Lamas! Beyond their wildest dreams!  It is what Trungpa planned with his ‘contemplative’ psychology and psychotherapy’ programs from the start, back in the early 1970s,  when he created the first ‘contemplative psychology program’ at Naropa Institute. Where else to create ‘change agents to change the world’ then through psychologists in the United States? Now there are thousands of Tantric psychotherapists and mindfulness promoters in these professions, infiltrated into the psychotherapy, social work, psychiatry, neuropsychology and even nursing professions, thanks to Naropa and Lama Sogyal and their inner circles. Not to mention the yoga crowds that his abusive son’s  Shambhala International have hooked.

China’s  unwitting change agents to destroy the fabric of their own western civilization, with occult Tantra, without even being aware they are acting not of their own volition but of the Tibetan Lamas and  Workers Front of the Religious Department of the Chinese Communist Party’s  Central Committee. 

Lamas, like Dzongsar,  sure pray that the CIA never reveals the real history of Tibet under these lamas and their despotic control;  where they gouged out eyes, cut off limbs, for minor offences,  used girls as young as eleven years old for their  misogynistic, delusional Hindu Tantric practices, and that were never meant to be used to control large groups; that kept the majority of the Tibetan people in a state of semi-starvation, permanent, indentured servitude; with five percent of them slaves.

By the way,  Tibetan lamas, with their guru-worshiping cult of Vajrayana,  whom Hollywood, the left media, certain billionaires, left and right, and certain sixties-stuck, leftist academics and their third-wave feminists along with the new wave of  ‘contemplative academics,’  all admire and adore. So do certain politicians from California, with now many hundreds of eastern cult centers and politicians like Tim Ryan ( who hangs out with Lama Sogyal’s circle, with his unblinking, ‘deer in the headlights’ look). Or how about Nancy Pelosi (goes to the Dalai Lama for advice)  now completely bonkers. Then there is Bob Thurman, devoted ‘scholar,’ author, and cult guru-worshiping devotee, who has protected Lama Sogyal and the Dalai Lama for forty years. All of them believe these Tibetan Lamas are good ‘role models’ for a future collective world government, modeled on Old Tibet.

Thank you,  anti-cult organizations, and the APAs of psychology and psychiatry, as well as our intelligence communities, for allowing these corrupt Tantric lamas, and their thought-control teachings, to spread in the West, with the secret backing of Communist China, for the last forty-years.

Thank you,  for not bothering to research what is behind this Hindu Tantra,  pretending to be Buddhism Shangri-la, that the Lamas and their western change agents are spreading, everywhere. Thanks, also, for letting Eileen Barker’s view of cults take-over,  so they could explode.  A view that says it is  impolite to call a cult a cult. One should not believe whistleblowers, only academic experts who would be so arrogant and fooled  that these cults should be given ‘religious’ status to become billion-dollar enterprises;  and those, who escape from cults like these shouldn’t be believed;  only those who are still members, cult-controlled,  have something valuable to say; about whether their group is a cult or not. 

Like the Rigpa students at WHAT NOW, have been doing for the last seven months,  protecting the violent, abusive Lama Sogyal from criminal charges, since 1994. 

Lama Dzongsar continues: 

  • Compatibility with personal responsibility:

You asked:

“One question I have is whether the practice of samaya and pure perception are compatible with the idea of self-responsibility? And if not, how Vajrayana can exist in this world in any way besides a secret path that selected students are invited to enter consciously with full understanding by a qualified teacher?”

Yes – samaya is not only compatible with personal responsibility but inseparable from it, and this is exactly why proper preparation is so important.

Hmm. …Personal responsibility without reason or individual decision making.  That’s a neat trick. Personal responsibility that comes from obedience to a guru and  groupthink. Another doublespeak thought fragment sneaked into this doublespeak message by Lama Dzongar,  channeled by his  scriveners.

Let’s say you examine a path and a teacher closely for some years, and then decide to exercise your responsibility and ask that teacher to lead you: – that is your choice. Even if you think that person is immoral, unethical or criminal, as a spiritual person such a choice would still be the highest sacrifice you can make. And if you really take that responsibility fully, it can be the biggest adventure and the most liberating decision you can make. There are people who have done that!

Except cults don’t allow you to examine the teacher, when all of it is kept a secret for years, until you are thoroughly marinated, with double-binds, doublespeak like this, and endless mindless meditation, and occult rituals, taking vows  to keep their secrets before you know what the secrets are.

What Dzongsar is really saying, and what all these lamas teach: if the  lama is “immoral, unethical or criminal,” such as Sogyal all the better! It not only doesn’t matter, but  is the ‘highest sacrifice’ and the  ‘biggest adventure and the most liberating decision you can make!”

Now comes Vajrayana ‘s ‘pure perception’ ruse:

  • Pure perception of present scandal:

You wrote:

“From a perspective of pure perception, maybe everything is happening as it should? Could it be that Sogyal Rinpoche intended for these people to go through this experience, to feel harmed the way they have, to feel unsupported by the community, to lose trust in him as a teacher, and create a public scandal? That would imply he also intended to sacrifice his reputation and for this public discussion to take place, perhaps so it could reveal the problems and bring positive change.”

Yes, Sogyal was only acting out of his ‘transcendental generosity’ when he beat, and punched his western students, monks and nuns; illegally kept harems, for decades, in the West, copying Trungpa. After all, he got away with it in America while Warren Jeffs was put in jail.  If western devotees see it as any different, then they don’t have ‘pure perception’ yet. 

In fact, what Lama Dzongsar confirms, according to the Tantric Dzogchen teachings? The more corrupt, evil-doing, and egregious the behaviors of these lamas, the  higher their realization and their blessings! They are just manifesting these psychopathic behaviors,   to help us poor westerners, with so much to learn.

Sogyal wasn’t engaging his own sick behaviors, but was sacrificing himself for his students, we learn.

The worst of them, are always honored and relegated to the realm of ‘great bodhisattvas.’ 

Thank you Dzongsar,  for confirming how your Vajrayana is a cult, and a very dangerous one to boot; particularly for a western democracy. 

Little ‘precious one” Dzongsar’s well-marinated ghost writers and translation slaves  continue:  

That is fantastic, and really gratifying to read! If you could remain in that perception and maintain that kind of motivation, that is a great thing for a Vajrayana student to do. If  you have taken Sogyal Rinpoche as your Vajrayana master, then I would highly recommend you keep on doing that and I would give you decorations, honours and awards as a true sentry for the Vajrayana.

So, if all you Rigpa students  can remain in a delusional state of  Lamaist mind-control,  relying on the false narratives of corrupt, narcissistic boy-men on thrones, torn from their mothers, their families when toddlers, and raised in a misogynistic nightmare of demons, and ghosts, spirits and the occult? 

Dzongsar  will be so pleased, he will give out awards! Just like Trungpa, the Regent did  and now his son does;  awards and pins to wear on your lapels; along with the AIDS and death that went along with the decorations. Sentries of the Vajrayana you’ll be!  Like the sorry members of Trungpa’s  cult, coming to  Rigpa ‘s rescue  just  like you, Dzongsar, Precious One; keeping it all ‘in-house.’ Again. 

But also bear in mind that Sogyal Rinpoche’s manifestation has affected a lot of people’s inspiration and aspiration. It may have permanently damaged the image of the Buddhadharma in general and the Vajrayana in particular in the eyes of some people, and it has certainly caused considerable negative uproar.

So it’s at this time – whatever role you take – whether defensive, offensive, or as interpreter, please do so without ever forgetting the bigger picture. I’m saying this to you personally, but we both know we’re having this exchange because we’re in the midst of a situation where so many good people are responding very emotionally, negatively or defensively. So my plea to remember the “bigger picture”, which includes the survival and health of the Buddhadharma and Vajrayana in the west, is addressed to everyone, on whatever side you are on.

 ‘Bigger picture’  is BIG MIND,;  a totalitarian view.  That is the ‘Buddhadharma and Vajrayana in the West that Dzongsar, and all the other Tibetan Lamas and their delusional western devotees,  wish to preserve;  to help destroy our democracies and freedoms, and all the gains women have made, over the last hundred  years in the West.

‘Survival’ and health of this guru-worshiping cult he represents  is what Dzongsar means,  that has nothing to do with what the Buddha taught. It is the occult  Hindu Tantra that has kept India and parts of Asia in poverty and misery and guru-worship, for over two-thousand years. 

Time for  the still- sane psychologists and the real anti-cult sites to stop protecting these Tibetan Lamas and their dangerous cult,   with their newly spun  ‘new religious movement’ label, that makes  it impolite to call them a cult. Now that Dzongsar has revealed who they really are and what they believe.  

In this regard, I want to repeat what I wrote in my earlier posting:

Again,  ‘what I wrote’ 

that I am so impressed with most of Sogyal Rinpoche’s students, no matter what their current stance or point of view. Their dedication to the dharma and their assiduous practice gives me hope that the Vajrayana really is taking root in the west.

  1. Value of present discussion: And this is one reason I feel confident that the personal contemplation, examination, and interactive discussion now going on among dharma practitioners on these issues has great potential ….

Sogyal is off somewhere with his harem, rumored to be in Thailand,  avoiding extradition and criminal charges, thanks to all the ‘contemplation and examination and interactive discussion’ over at Rigpa, and the circling of the wagons around their ‘precious ones’ that  lamas and their inner circles always do; that always leads to the same place. Nowhere. Nothing changes. Nothing to see here.

As long as his multi-million dollar cult of Rigpa stays solvent, turns into ‘mindfulness’ spas, like Shambhala did;  to put more of the West asleep?  That is all that matters. After all, they still have their  Sogyal Rigpa centers all over the world, even a Tenzin Gyatso Institute, named after the Dalai Lama,  in North America,  to train more corrupt lamas in our midst who will also be on the prowl.   

Dzongsar is also confident that everyone in these Tibetan Buddhist cults, will continue with their ‘deep blathering’  allowing lamas, like him, to slowly destroy our western civilization with their Vajrayana cult that will continue to ‘take root’ in the West. 

I wish you the very best in your dharma study and practice,

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse

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