Chandler takes the reader through her own experiences, from her first mindfulness meditation weekend, at a Boston Shambhala meditation center, through her next decades, studying with the celebrity Tibetan Lamas and their western inner circles, drawn deeper and deeper into their Tantric net, until she finally breaks free; realizing that being well-educated was no protection but, instead makes westerners more susceptible to the lamas’ double-binding techniques; believing they are studying the most esoteric of Buddhist philosophies, while becoming infantilized members of a Tantric cult.
Enthralled: The Guru Cult of Tibetan Buddhism exposes the many levels of deception, used by Tibetan Lamas, and their western inner circles. They collect billions of tax-exempt dollars in donations, recruit wealthy sponsors to their mission, and ensnare new student-recruits into a web of free labor, unquestioning devotion, and for some, sexual exploitation by these Tibetan lamas. They particularly target westerners in psychology and other soft sciences, to spread Tantra.
Chandler deconstructs Tibetan Tantric Lamaism according to the criteria of anti-cult experts, Lifton and Margaret Singer, demonstrating how these lamas radically alter a person’s perceptions, to create a ‘change agent’ to further the lamas’ globalist ambitions.
Chandler’s experience finally led her to Crestone, Colorado, a town where the Tibetan Lamas are part of a ‘Spiritual Alliance’ of New-age, world citizens, all mindfully meditating, chanting, humming, and drumming their way backward, to create a global, ‘spiritual secularism’ that is fundamentalist and dangerous to our democratic freedoms.
A bold, brave exposition about one of the most misunderstood and misleading ‘new religious movements’ in spirituality today, Enthralled: The Guru Cult of Tibetan Buddhism should not be missed by anyone who cares about truth.