Pema Chodron’s Buddhist Group Admits ‘Abhorrent Sexual Behavior’
Sexual Abuse as ‘Enlightened Activity’ at Shambhala
Now the Shambhala International Tibetan Tantric groups, whose founder 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 Vajradhatu, where at least one of their students died from this guru-worship thing. The egregious sexual abuse of Trungpa’s Dharma heir, his Regent, Thomas Rich, who gave his students AIDS along with his” advanced teachings and transmissions” was the last time Shambhala was in the news, in such a big way, and then was covered up.
Not one of these Tibetan lamas, by the way, has ever condemned his behavior, and the Karma Kagyu sect, Shambhala International’s umbrella organization, have been honoring his legacy. In fact, the old, wily Thrangu Rinpoche, the tutor to most all these Tibetan tulkus (high lamas), trained in exile at their Lamaist headquarters, Rumtek, Sikkim, to become Lamaism’s brand names, built the AIDS-killing Regent a Stupa, in California, to commemorate him and his teachings; where four hundred and sixty Tibetan Lamaist, Mixed Buddhist, and other eastern cults and new age Tantric- inspired groups have taken up quarters in California, alone. One reason California is going mad and breaking our laws. These Tantric Lamaist groups break our laws, with impunity, as ‘merely ego’ and always have. Their influence spreads, as planned.
Members of Shambhala, and all the other colluding Tibetan Tantric Buddhist groups and their fringe fans, pray no one learns about their ‘secret’ hidden teachings of Tantra. Teachings that are based on the sexual exploitation of very young women. Tantric medieval doctrine that believes that these lamas can control their semen 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.’ 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, their male and female inner circle with lots of perks, who now accept sexual abuse, as ‘blessings’ from lamas, ‘greater than kings’ call out everyone, who dares to whistle-blow on their abuses: ‘paranoid’ or “liars” or ‘conspiracy theorists” or their favorite ruse: ‘she must be in so much pain.” and is not thinking straight. Or, when it is a single female, who whistle-blows about the sexual abuse? They were ‘already vulnerable and emotionally distraught’ i.e. neurotic, and probably already sexually abuse, and a victim, therefore it was really their fault. Of course this favorite excuse doesn’t fly, when these are dharma brats who, if they were already sexually abused, it was done by members of their Enlightened Society: Shambhala International.
Inside their cult groups, they call these latest whistle-blowers, the dharma brats who woke up, to be ‘spreading poison,’ ‘heretics’ and ‘samaya breakers’ who are headed to Rudra Hell. They must be shunned, so no one will hear what they are saying, and then ruthlessly gossiped about and attacked in their ‘compassionate’ sangha practices, called out by the lamas and their inner circles, by name, as apostates who will ruin the members’ own ‘enlightenment.’ Not worthy to be in the Enlightened Circle. That’s how these groups operate. One face for the public and newer recruits, another inside their cult groups.
For the public, they present themselves as a ‘secular’ mindfulness meditation organization, ‘just a place to come to breathe and relax.’ Until they hook you into their Tantra.
But, the tsunami is too strong to keep their wall of denial from breaking through its barricade for long:
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 of their Great Eastern Sun cult of Tantra, Vajrayana teachings that depend on the sexual exploitation of young females, is doomed to failure. Since this sexual abuse is institutionalized.. This is what this ‘Kalapa Council’ of their made-up Kingdom of Shambhala is going to make sure is never revealed. A Council that still has chief members, who hid the AIDS from the students of the Regent. A delusional denial that caused at least one death, and who knows how many more, by those who would have kept the secrets, as they vowed to do, on their deathbeds. They believed their magical, medieval practices protected the Regent and his sexually- abused students from ‘conventional’ consequences. Besides, ‘well death isn’t real anyway.’ Just a figment of ‘impure perception’. Tantra was giving them a taste of ‘non-duality,’ after all. Lucky, lucky them. The lucky, lucky children of Shambhala. Sexual abuse as blessings from these high lamas, groomed since toddlers. Just call the harems a fancy name, loading the language, and voila! They are ‘sangyum’ a group of ‘wisdom women’ instead of the most thought-controlled and under the lamas’ thumbs.
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.
The lamas have all kinds of rhetoric to bring women, and their cuckold or even sometimes, sexually abused men, under their spiritually and sexually abusive thumbs. That’s what all these Tibetan lamas teach their devotees inside their groups in their ‘advanced teachings,” including those with Phds and psychotherapy licenses, who give these groups their ‘academic’ cover, to go out, as commanded, and attract more educated westerners into their cult groups to be fooled. That is why Trungpa started his first ‘contemplative’ psychology programs (code for Tantra) back in the early 70s at Naropa Institute. Now we have psychologists who don’t report abuse, as the western law requires. They have ‘talking circles’ instead, to emote about the sexual abuse. 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 lamas and their inner circle of westerner males, always on the prowl. The anecdotal stories of other dharma brats are here, as well.
What is being referred to by the Queen of Enabling, Trungpa’s western wife, who tolerated Trungpa’s harem, and his sleeping with allegedly hundreds of young women, as ‘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 Kingdom, in exchange for her keeping quiet and accepting this abuse. The lamas always give lots of perks to their consorts and wives. Like all sexually abusive systems do, for those women who enable the abuses and look the other way.
It’s just gossip or ‘poison’ the ‘spreading of inaccurate, misleading facts.’ or ‘mindless mob justice.’ The inner circle has learned the rhetoric of reasonable-sounding words. 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 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 done, and it is kept in-house; until it blows over. What Shambhala always has done. And got away with it, for over four decades. They have weathered negligent homicide, pedophila and massive sexual abuses, even death, condoned for years, inside their sanghas. 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.” anyway.
Shambhala, whose Council of Care will pretend they are going to address this abuse, are meanwhile resurrecting the 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. To prepare them, i.e. marinate them, with their ‘not judging things as good or bad’ meme, to prepare them for their guru yoga practices, where they will soon doubt their own perceptions; taught to be faulty and impure. So that the skullduggery and sexual abuse of these lamas, like the late Trungpa and his Regent and their inner circles, 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 and confusing another generation of western dharma brats.
So do you really think they are going to help prevent the abuse, when their Tantric teachings teach everyone that sexual abuse is a false perception? A ‘great blessing’ if seen from the pure perception they are claiming to transmit? So that more western women and men can become as confused as these Enlightened Society purveyors are?
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 westerners to hate their own democracy, free speech and women’s rights, while pretending to be ‘feminist lamas’, and peace-loving humble monks. They can now fool the Chinese population into becoming middle-class Tantric worshipers, as well. It will create havoc in China, as it has in the West. But it will tame all those democratic-prone Tibetans and middle-class Chinese, who have been clamoring for more freedom.
This Shambhala Lamaist group, part of the Chinese Karmapa’s Karma Kagyu sect, is never going to stop this sexual abuse, by holding these lamas, and other ‘advanced western teachers’ of their sexually-abusive Tantra, accountable. These early Trungpa students have enabled the sexual abuse, the harem-keeping, even pedophilia, for decades; and kept it all in-house.
Just like they are trying to do with the same Council of Kalapa, that has always kept the secrets. Now that the secrets have made it to mainstream news, they will do everything to prevent their having to file criminal charges, until it blows over, again.
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.
They are never going to help anyone deal with the sexual abuse and skullduggery of Lamaism and their Tibetan Tantric cult, according to our own western laws and ethics, because that is what they are here to destroy. Tibetan Tantra, posing as Mahayana Buddhism for the naïve public, since Trungpa brought his occult teachings from the Asian Steppes. He believed, as do his students, whom he told to get western degrees, and ‘blend,’ that it is necessary to undermine democracy which was a ‘failed experiment’ anyway, he believed. He always believed, like all these lamas do, that his Medieval Tantra should replace our western ways and thinking. He was as cult-controlled, since a toddler, to believe these teachings of Hindu Tantric sadhus and sorcerers, to lead the world back to 800 A.D.
This cannot be “Westernized.”
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. In fact, the inner circle of Shambhala went to Rigpa. in France, to help silence those still-confused, Rigpa students, starting to come out of trances, with a dathun mindfulness lobotomy event: a seven hour a day, month long silent mindfulness retreat, to get them back in line and make sure they didn’t go to the police.
Many of the Rigpa inner circle enablers, also have degrees in the human services professions, who have been looking the other way over Sogyal’s egregious abuses,
while Sogyal, like the Regent, was allowed to slink away, with his devotees and his girlfriends to avoid criminal charges. Rumored to be somewhere in Thailand.
Now these same ‘professionals’ agree with their made-up Royal Dowager Queen, still running Trungpa’s made-up Royal Court, and fearful for all those royalty payments from Trungpa’s books, etc., and that her faux-royal status, in the pretend Kingdom of Shambhala, will be harmed. She has set them straight with her imperious, recent letter below, her western-credential professionals and subjects agree; breaking their vows to report sexual abuse, as usual, while engaged in fawning over the ‘pearls of wisdom’ dropping from their Lady’s mouth: Yes! we should keep it in-house! Just like we have always done your Royal Highness! We have no thoughts on this, of our own, anymore.
See also the skullduggery and possible criminal events that happened at Shambhala’s Dorje Denma Ling, in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, outside Halifax, that are being hidden and obscured:
There is a plethora of scandals for Shambhala, the Old Vajradhatu, with lots of practice in the ‘mishap’ lineage.
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, 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.’ So will they. 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.
Next will be Pema Chodron, Tantric nun, coming to all the sanghas, probably by video transmission. To tell them to ‘let it all fall apart.’ Videos of her talks on: ‘no good- no bad’ will be shown, at all the two-hundred and fifty Shambhala centers, around the world, again.
They trot out her videos every few years, to keep all those dharma brats and their parents in line. Accepting of sexual abuse. Pema Chodron: sexual abuse enabler extraordinaire for all the Tibetan lamas, but particularly for Shambhala, for the last forty years.
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 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 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, including a member of Trungpa’s sexual consort harem, who are advocating for more ‘discussion’ and ‘reconciliation’ or their recommendation that an ‘outside institution,’ help heal the community. So no one is held legally and criminally responsible by our own Western laws; what they have averted for decades. That is what they believe they will sweet-talk the victims of this abuse out of doing; going to the police, once again.
Copyright© Christine A. Chandler, M.A., C.A.G.S.