Abhorrent Sexual Behavior as ‘Enlightened Activity’ at Shambhala
Shambhala International’s Tibetan Tantric group, who started the Tibetan Lamaist explosion in the West, is in the spotlight again. Most of my experience was inside this cult of Trungpa’s Shambhala, the renamed old Vajradhatu, where at least one of their students died from this guru-worshipping thing.
That was when the same abhorrent sexual behavior by another Trungpa Dharma heir, his Regent, Thomas Rich, infected his students with AIDS along with his “advanced teachings” he magically believed would protect him, and them. It was the last time Shambhala was in the news in such a big way, and then its terrible scandal was covered up. Shambhala was allowed to continue to expand and grow, under Trungpa’s sexually-abusive son, Sakyong Mipham, and went global.
Shambhala has always been under the umbrella of the Karma Kagyu sect, as many dozens of Lamaist sects are. All are now allied with Communist China, and are a ‘religious Buddhist harmony’ part of China’s soft power in the West; to make more of the West dumb, and unable to use their reason and good sense. How? By first the Tibetan Lamas, who prepared the ground of confusion in every nation, and then their western Tibetan Lamaist devotees, cloaked in academic, psychology, neuropsychology disguises, spreading their form of mindfulness that they hope will entrap you in their cult; or, at the least, make you cult-like in a Progressive groupthink.
Pema Chodron has been there to help for the whole ride.
Not one of these Tibetan Lamas, of any sect, nor Pema Chodron, has ever called out or condemned the Regent of Trungpa and his behavior, for example. Thomas Rich’s negligent homicide (knowing he had AIDS and having unprotected sex with his students, for years) was covered over; * what the Mainstream Media and the Establishment Swamp always do; and the Dalai Lama was made a Saint with a Nobel Prize. Despite being a former slave holder and despot. But he was useful to the Progressive Left. Most particularly in keeping western women and men confused by what was really going on. Very helpful in promoting and accelerating the Left’s “Progressive” movement. And the Green New Deal with their very own Chinese Communist Karmapa.
In fact, the Karma Kagyu sect, and their allied Nyingmapa sects, honored this legacy of egregious sexual abuse by Thomas Rich. As they honor Chogyam Trungpa, for causing so much chaos in the West.
Thrangu Rinpoche, their old wily, ‘box-their-ears’ tutor to many of these Tibetan tulkus (high lamas) when they first came to India, was the one who trained them at Rumtek, Sikkim; the late 16th Karmapa’s monastery; trained them to become Tibetan Lamaism’s brand names to spread out further and destroy the West by stealth with their ‘compassionate’ teachings on “ peace and happiness.”
Thrangu Rinpoche, colluding with China since 1984, and formally in 2006, even built the AIDS-killing Regent a Stupa in California to commemorate the Regent and his teachings; where four hundred and sixty Tibetan Lamaist, Mixed Buddhist, and other eastern cults and new age Tantric- inspired groups have now taken up quarters in that State. One reason California is going further insane; breaking our laws and creating caste-system India and a third-world one party system with younger generations brainwashed into clamoring for Communism in a Socialist disguise.
V. V. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche Talk at Shantigar, audio, transcript and photo
In 1995 Very Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche visited the Ojai sangha at Shantigar, Ojai, California, There he gave the Cakrasamvara Abisheka to senior students.
Afterwords there were several days of small group discussions and lunches while the practice instructions were given.
The day after that he gave a community talk articulating his view of the Vidyadhara’s significance and legacy, the Vajra Regent’s particular importance in that, and why it was essential to continue to preserve and share the Vajra Regent’s teachings. See: https://www.vajraregent.org/system/data_pieces/attached_files/000/000/074/original/TR1995.pdf?1466675326
These Tantric Lamaist groups, and head Lamas, ALWAYS whitewash all the sexual abuse scandals, and the colluding mainstream media help them, because they are a big part of the brainwashing of the youth in those American States that have turned from Red to Blue and liberal Democratic to Radical Left; breaking our laws with impunity and overturning social mores as ‘merely ego’ and ‘concepts.’ The Law of Inversion of Tibetan Tantra that SJW embrace. Tibetan and Hindu Tantra is a very dangerous mix with the Progressive Left. Disasterous to nation states and an individual’s western reason and common sense. The CCP Chinese knows this.
Their Tantric Crazy Wisdom influence spreads, as planned, and operates under the idea that the ‘world is fluid,’ there is ‘no right and wrong’ and that social mores should be broken in order to progress to an Idealized Utopia of the future. We know how this ALWAYS turns out, so Progressives destroy factual history to rewrite it. Like the Dalai Lamas’ history as an abusive despotic theocracy turned into Shangri la.
California is an good example of what can happen when these Lamas and their Tantric Crazy Wisdom teachings take up residency in a State in a big way; and join up with the faux-liberal Radical Socialist party. Both are about anarchy and destroying traditional values to overturn a Representative Republic. That is the ONLY reason they want to end the electoral college.
Members of Pema’s cult of Shambhala agree with all this radical Progressive Left idealogy; because they lit the fire under it, back in their guru, Trungpa’s 60s’ heydays. Most of these early students of Trungpa were Marxists. They pray no one learns about Tibetan “Buddhism’s” institutional ‘secret’ teachings of Tantra; and the Left-infiltrated media has bent over backwards to ensure their favorite cult and its institutional sexual abusive teachings are protected.
After all, insidious influences of mind-control and sexual abuse have long been known by MK-Ultra proponents and its psychology academics to be efficacious paired vehicles to “change a person’s mind.” It’s why Mindfulness teaches non-judgmental behaviors, so people are slow-boiled into accepting what they would have rejected before.
So, teachings that are based on coercive persuasion, thought control, and the sexual exploitation of very young women ( occasionally young men, depending on the proclivities of the head lamas), has been promoted, protected, and spread in academia, politics, government, Hollywood, entertainment media, and what poses as news; even though based on a Tantric medieval doctrine that believes such absurdities like these: that these Tibetan Lamas can control their ejaculation, mix their material fluids with the young woman’s, and then ‘transmute’ this material substance into an ethereal elixir of immaterial essence and shoot it to back of their heads, for a Hindu Shakti experience of ‘enlightened bliss’ by becoming androcentric, androgynous beings. Why do you think Progressives spend so much time on transgenders in our Public Schools? This is Tantra’s influence. To nail biological women’s rights down and create an androgynous hero; modelled on their own sick, misogynistic belief system.
You see, Vajrayana Tantra is not Buddhism, but is based on the Hindu Tantra of medieval yogis and sadhus, who believed in a primitive alchemy, as many in the middle ages did. This Tibetan ‘Buddhism’ is stuck in early middle-medieval misogynist times, and is being used, it hopes, to bring the West back there, over time. That is why all these Lamas, and their western inner circle of ‘advanced male’ practitioners, are always on the prowl.
Their most deeply programmed cult members, the female inner circle of Western ‘advanced’ practitioners, like Pema Chodron, with lots of perks, accept sexual abuse as ‘blessings’ from Lamas, ‘greater than kings.’ They also call out everyone, who dares to whistleblow on their abuses, as “too judgemental” or “liars”; “conspiracy theorists,” or “fundamentalist right-wing Christians” which is also very effective labels to make sure liberals never listened to them.
Just like the Democratic Party and their left-wing journalists do these days.
Inside their cult groups, these Tibetan Lamaists still call their latest whistle-blowers, the few western dharma brats (second generation, Tibetan Buddhists) who woke up: to be ‘”spreading poison”; “heretics”; and ”samaya breakers”; who are headed to Rudra Hell. They must be shunned and attacked, so no one will hear what they are saying; and then ruthlessly gossiped about in their ‘compassionate’ sanghas; called out by the Lamas and their inner circles, by name, as “apostates who will ruin the other members’ own ‘enlightenment.’” Not worthy to be in the Enlightened Circle and doomed to Vajra Hell.
The Establishment Swamp of Western Tibetan Buddhists, given a big seat at the table under Obama’s Presidency, has made a fortune with their Propaganda magazines, like Tricycle, and the Lion’s Roar (Shambhala’s old Shambhala Sun) keeping all the Western Tibetan and non-Tibetan Buddhists confused and ‘in line’. This propaganda news of Buddhist magazines can be found at the Whole Foods Line. A Pema Chodron “anniversary” copy was on sale last year. Just before the Sex scandals and her collusion hit the news.
That’s how these groups operate internally. While pretending to address the abuse. They are the real fanatic fundamentalists and now they have hooked up with the Utopian cult of the political left. A dangerous but hidden alliance.
Shambhala International issued a letter of apology of sorts, once their sexual abuses were all over mainstream news, again, for a brief while and then covered up by the larger Establishment Swamp. They don’t really say what they are apologizing for, or what they did, or anything that could get them in trouble with the law; because the law is what they have avoided, and we’ve let them, for forty-seven years. So, once again, they are doing a “lot of listening”:
- Members of the Shambhala Office of Social Engagement (SOSE) have been doing a lot of listening, and connecting people within this conversation. They will play an essential role in designing a cultural shift so that we utilize social process methods to host conversations, and so that we become a more trauma-informed community with better trained leaders. We want to honour the many people
It is great, and so admirable, that these young women, in the Shambhala group since children, are trying to get something done about the sexual abuse, in the light of the #me too movement.
Of course, trying to do it from inside their Great Eastern Sun of Tantra, that depends on the sexual exploitation of young females for their ‘higher religious practices,’ is doomed to failure. Since this sexual abuse is institutionalized in their medieval teachings. This is what this ‘Kalapa Council’ of their made-up Kingdom of Shambhala is going to make sure is never revealed.
While endless discussions ensue, and promises of vigilance against it happening again,while trancing them, again, into a stupor with more mindfulness before the discussions, and more guru chanting vows given, to obey and keep their guru lineages’ secrets.
Quite a sandwich of cult tactics. One of their chief members, a physician from Brown University, and head of Shambhala’s faux-military branch, the Kasung, is still teaching and spreading his Tantra in the Inner ‘Shambhala’s Circle of Lies and Deceit’; someone who hid the AIDS from the students of the Regent. A physician! Do you still think that all these academics and professionals are not in a Cult? Think again. He has recused himself from the “internal healing process” to reprogram the Shambhala students. That is because he is now being accused of sexual abuse inside this cult, himself, with a propensity for grooming young females.
Shambhala cult members believe their magical, medieval practices protected the Regent and his sexually- abused students from ‘conventional’ consequences. And, only through Sex with young females ( the Dalai Lama lies about accepting homosexuality) can an ‘advanced practitioner’ achieve the status of a Lord of the Universe.
Of course it didn’t happen that there were no consequences, so when the Regent died, they said, ‘well death isn’t real anyway.’ Just a figment of ‘impure perception.’ Besides, Tantra was giving them a taste of ‘non-duality,’ after all. Lucky, lucky them. The lucky, lucky parents and their children of Shambhala. Sexual abuse as blessings from these high Lamas, who groomed these dharma brats since toddlers with their divine theatre and their parents’ crazy behaviors. Just call the harem a fancy name, “sangyum”; load the language, and voila!
All these Tantric groups get the women to believe that harems really aren’t harems, and sexual abuse is not abuse, but a ‘special connection’ with a high lama! From your past, good karma. That is what Pema Chodron believes.
The Lamas and their inner circle have all kinds of rhetoric and ways to bring women, and their cuckold men, under their thumbs. That is why Trungpa started his first ‘contemplative’ psychology programs (code for Tantra) back in the early 70s at Naropa Institute. Now we have ‘contemplative’ psychologists and psychotherapists thousands of them, who don’t report abuse, as the western law requires. They have ‘talking circles’ instead, to emote about their ‘temporary issues’ that are ‘pure in themselves.’ Emotions are much more important than reason and common sense; emoting ad nauseum, until all the energy of righteous anger is dissipated and exhausted. Mission accomplished: no one goes to the police to report it.
Read what dharma brats of Shambhala are reporting about the sexual abuse that is rampant in their community. Read Andrea’s heart-rendering report, and about why she started the Project Sunshine; about her own abuse and being witness to many of her generation’s abuses within this community as children, adolescents and young females.
She wonders, as I did, about the third generation being groomed to be sexually abused by Tibetan Lamas and their inner circle of westerner males, always on the prowl. The anecdotal stories of other dharma brats are here, as well. But she still believes it can be saved. These medieval teachings that have institutionalize sexual abuse for over a thousand years. . Why? Because immediately Tsultrim Allione, #2 sexual abuse enabler, after Pema #1, swept in and filled her head with Tantric Vajrayana cult practices of so-called ‘ego-cutting’. Cutting Andrea right down to size again. Like those tiny female figures in their copulating statues.
What is being referred to by the faux-Queen of Enabling, below; the dead Trungpa’s western wife who tolerated Trungpa’s harem, and his sleeping with allegedly hundreds of young women as, what she calls “his transparency,”which she implies makes it all alright. Such a “special teaching” that her husband brought to the West to turn our own western democracies, ethics and laws upside down. Bringing such “tremendous benefit to people for generations to come!”
It was also made alright, this rampant abuse of the lowly devotees, by Trungpa appointing her a pretend Queen, over his made-up Shambhala Kingdom, in exchange for keeping quiet and accepting this serial sexual abuse.
The inner circle has learned the rhetoric of reasonable-sounding words, too. Even though reason and facts are the first things that go when you enter into their Tantric cults. Reason is considered an obstacle to ‘enlightenment’; facts are an ‘illusion and don’t exist. So what could faux Lady Diana possible mean by “a transparent, measured, and responsible accounting of the facts?”
She knows that nothing is going to be done because she is part of making sure, like this letter, that nothing is ever done, and is kept in-house; until it blows over. What Shambhala always has done. And gotten away with for over four decades. They have weathered the possibility of negligent homicide, pedophila and massive sexual abuses, even death of their own children, condoned for years and still counting, inside their sanghas, as ‘blessings from the gurus.” And a harem of Trungpa’s favorites? They will make sure that a ‘reconciliation’ or ‘deep listening’ takes place. Which means blathering on and on and doing nothing, because their mantra is ‘nothing happens.”
So, Shambhala’s Council of Care will pretend they are going to address this abuse. They have even resurrected Trungpa’s Regent’s deadly legacy, to ‘preserve’ his infamous teachings. He has a new center in Bath Maine, to add to the main one in Ojai, CA. The Shambhala Center, in Brunswick, ME, right down the road, is a feeder for new recruits, ( often from Bowdoin, Bates and Colby College) into this Regent Center, for their more ‘advanced’ practices of Tantra, once thought-controlled enough with their all their mindfulness meditations and other ‘contemplative’ practices. This will marinate them, with ‘not judging things as good or bad’ and soon they will doubt their own perceptions; taught to be faulty and impure. So that the skullduggery and sexual abuse of these lamas, and the undermining of our Western laws, ethics and values, can continue without censor, as it has for forty-five years .
All the Tibetan Karma Kagyu lamas approved this resurrection of the Regent. as does Shambhala International, since Shambhala is really a sect of the Karma Kagyu lineage, now realigned with Communist China, since 1984, and officially since about 2003. Very helpful to China, these centers like Shambhala, causing havoc in our western traditions.
China has observed, for many years, how these Karma Kagyu western devotees are the most far-gone; tolerating some of the worst abuse, even death of their own, without leaving the Tantric nest and its guru-worshiping trainings. So, they have invited the Tibetan Lamas to train their own Han Buddhist Mahayana Abbots in the wily ways of Vajra Masters; to fool their own populations into even more obedience. China has the Tibetan lamas in the West getting more westerners to hate their own democracy, free speech and women’s biological rights, while pretending to be ‘feminist lamas’, and peace-loving humble monks. They have sent their best tricksters, like Mingyur R. and Tsoknyi R. to Taiwan and Hong Kong, So East Asia, and back to China, to repress all Democratic leanings in these countries with lots of Mindfulness done in Groups.
These are the citizens of Shambhala; not the United States. That is what people do not understand. They don’t care about, or believe in, our Western ethics, values and laws. None of these western Tibetan Lamaist sanghas do. They believe they have ‘transcended’ human laws, and are on a mission to create their ‘Enlightened World” where sexual abuse is rampant, no free speech can be had, and gender-equality is a thing of the past. “Ego” they all say. There is no ‘good and bad’ except those who criticize them.
This cannot be “Westernized” and is making the West crazy.
Now the Lamas have their western devotees bringing their mindfulness to the rest of the world, to tame it. So innocent-seeming, at first.
Meanwhile, the Rigpa groups are still trying to wrap-up Lama Sogyal’s criminal abuses, with their ‘internal’ solutions,
blathering on about it for seven months, while they allowed him to sneak away, immediately escaping legal consequences, which was the point.
Many of the Rigpa inner circle enablers also have degrees in the human services professions, who have been looking the other way over Lama Sogyal’s egregious abuses:
Sogyal, like the Regent, was allowed to slink away, until he died ( or was assasinated; what the Lamas usually do with their liability Lamas) like Akong Rinpoche, once his collusion with China was exposed ( they are all colluding with China, now ) as did Osel Mukpo, Trungpa’s son, slink away with his still-delusional devotees and his girlfriends to avoid criminal charges. Rumored to be somewhere in Thailand. Where the pedophilia laws must be lax.
Nova Scotia, Canada and America better take notice, you are being run-over by these Tibetan Tantric Guru-Worshiping Cults, pretending to be “saving the world” as the faux- spiritual answer for the future. Shambhala is only one of hundreds of these Tibetan Lamaist groups, with the same theme and variation: institutionalized, sexual abuse, religiously justified, just like any ordinary Christian polygamous cult. Except these groups excel at deception, which they call ‘skillful means’; pretending to be ordinary Buddhists, who make the Catholic Church look like a branch of NOW.
Soon these well-meaning and compassionate young dharma brats, traumatized by this cult in the first place will be traumatized again, when the extreme double-binding, the double-speak and reminders of ‘how special and lucky they are,” and how dare they question their Royal Society. They will be made to believe they are destroying the chance for ‘saving the world! with their Enlightened Activity‘ like this.
Just as the Rigpa people, regarding Lama Sogyal’s sexual abusers and his enabling Wall of Denial, have been soaked in endless ‘Deep Listening Sessions” and ‘Reconciliation Ruses’ that will divert all the energy away from filing criminal charges against the pedophilia, sexual abuse and exploitation, and the financial skullduggery inside these Tibetan Lamaist cults, like Shambhala or Rigpa.
How long, is long enough, to tolerate this defiance of our Western laws, ethics and values? How much abuse by these Tibetan lamas, and their enabling inner circle, including their sexual abuse female enablers, is enough? Is forty-five years enough? If this was a Christian cult that kept harems and abused young women and children? Do you think it would have been tolerated this long? Time to shake the Dalai Lama fairy-dust off these cults of Tibetan Tantric Lamaism pretending to be Buddhism, when they are all of them, to a one, guru-worshiping medieval cults that are used to keeping serfs and slaves and women under their thumbs.
Do not be fooled by their many smooth-talking, female sexual abuse enablers, who are advocating for more ‘discussion’ and ‘reconciliation’ to heal the community. So, no one is held legally and criminally responsible by our own Western laws; what they have averted for decades.
*In fact, just before the latest scandal of Shambhala’s head Lama, Trungpa’s son, hit the New York Times, the State of California, where the Regent’s lineage heir (Patrick Sweeney) had his presence there, the Buddhist Governor and the other cult and influential Political Left Partners such as George Soros’ Human Rights Watch has in destroying the idea of accountability under our laws, even went about changing the laws, such that: Knowingly having AIDS and infecting a partner could no longer be considered ‘negligent homicide.’ It tells you how much control Tibetan Lamas and gurus, through George Soros, now have over the State of California.
Copyright© Christine A. Chandler, M.A., C.A.G.S.