A commentary on the Observer Triratna article ~ Scale of FWBO / Triratna abuse unfolds

English-born Buddhist The Venerable Sthavira Sangharakshita<br>Mandatory Credit: Photo by John Twine/ANL/REX/Shutterstock (1683330a)
The Venerable Sthavira Sangharakshita
English-born Buddhist The Venerable Sthavira Sangharakshita

Sangharakshita in 1966. Photograph: John Twine/ANL/REX/Shutterstock

Scale of FWBO / Triratna abuse unfolds

On Sunday 21 July 2019,  The Observer newspaper published a Special Report about the Triratna Buddhist Group, titled “Buddhist, teacher, predator: dark secrets of the Triratna guru”:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/21/sangharakshita-guru-triratna-buddhist-dark-secrets

Triratna have posted their response to The Observer article here:

https://thebuddhistcentre.com/adhisthana-kula/further-response-adhisthana-kula-observer-article

Triratna is primarily UK based, but has around eighty urban centres and retreat centres worldwide, including The Dublin Buddhist Centre, and holds activities in over twenty countries. Continue reading

Triratna – FWBO: “Buddhist, teacher, predator: dark secrets of the Triratna guru” by Jamie Doward Sun 21 Jul 2019

English-born Buddhist The Venerable Sthavira Sangharakshita<br>Mandatory Credit: Photo by John Twine/ANL/REX/Shutterstock (1683330a)
The Venerable Sthavira Sangharakshita
English-born Buddhist The Venerable Sthavira Sangharakshita
Sangharakshita in 1966. Photograph: John Twine/ANL/REX/Shutterstock
British-born guru Sangharakshita was mired in allegations of abuse for years. Now it seems the scandal in his wealthy order went far wider than previously acknowledged

Coddington Court, near the Herefordshire market town of Ledbury, is a late-18th-century red brick mansion surrounded by farmland.

These days it goes by the name of Adhisthana, reflecting its reincarnation as the headquarters of one of the most influential Buddhist orders in the world, the Triratna Community, whose founder, Sangharakshita, lived there until his death last year at the age of 93. With its impressive grounds and gardens, it looks like a serene place for someone to spend their final years. But behind the scenes, the picture is a rather more turbulent one.

For decades the order has been dogged by claims of sexual misconduct, claims that often strayed into allegations of coercion and abuse but which were thought to involve only a handful of individuals at worst.

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Admin Letter: to the editor about John Tonner

Dear Administrators/Moderators of Yumi Toktok Stret.

http://www.yumitoktokstret.today/admin-letter/?fbclid=IwAR3znlvZdUE3IaDl7C94DKIDpDZFkAmIZJsnGSVwFY0rZizVhSfUKwLc0a8

I write to you today in the hope you will publish my letter concerning Mr. John Tonner’s brief statement printed by the Daily Post.

I will not say much on the recent social media stories published regarding corruption/bribery concerning the wharf situation as I simply do not have the facts concerning this, however, I wouldn’t be shocked or surprised to find out the details published were in fact very true.

Mr. Tonner, you talk of defamation are you serious? Just type your name, your partner’s name or the cult you are heavily associated with into google and you can read all about you all.

Do not act all honorable and as if you are respectable remember of society as you are far from it.

As a fellow Australian citizen and as well as becoming a Ni – Vanuatu citizen, Mr. Tonner I will say this too you. ‘If any investigation needs to take place it should be into you and your partner Debra Burslem who is a renown conwoman.”

Your partner who is the cult leader of the Magnificat Meal Movement in which you are also heavily involved in is renowned for fraudulent scams, deceit, and manipulation.

‘Princess’ as Debra is referred too is your partner who can apparently hear and see God and Virgin Mary has scammed millions of dollars from people.

Since you welcome transparency, let’s have the Vanuatu government and the Vanuatu police investigate you and your partner and where the money is that you scammed from many people.

How did you both get citizenship in Vanuatu when you are associated directly with someone who is a renown fraud?

Did you state that you were fleeing Australia because of your scams that had come to light and that the Australian Tax Office was investigating you both?

You may think Vanuatu was your and Debra’s way out but you will come undone Mr. Tonner.

And last of all please do not use this country’s motto when you and your partner are deceitful, manipulative cult leaders and followers.

You are a disgrace to have as a Vanuatu citizen and I ask the responsible minister to investigate all of you here associated with ‘princess’ the fraudster!

Kind Regards,

A concerned Citizen

School suspends students over 500VT late fee. 22 Jul 2019 by Yumi Toktok Stret

School Authorities in Vanuatu are being asked to investigate the levy fee being used in some schools around Vanuatu after a school sends out a suspend notice to various students over a 500VT fee.

The 500VT fee is introduced as a levy for students who come in late to school.

The Ministry of Education is urged to investigate the issue as the notice says students cannot return to the school unless the 500VT fee is paid.

Goodwill School is one of the most expensive schools in the country and has a reputation for suspending students over small fees.

It is understood the Ministry of Education has already looked into making inspections at Goodwill School last year 2018 but deferred to this year 2019.

Students attending Goodwill are not notified of any pending fee issues and are given a direct suspension when due dates arrive.

The School payment system requires parents pay directly into the Goodwill School Account at the bank and even the 500VT late fee must be processed at the bank and until the bank provides the school a receipt, the student will not be allowed back into the school.

Parents feel the fee should be added onto to the next term payments so to not disturb students but school administration say John Tonner will not allow this to happen.

Goodwill School in Vanuatu, owned by South Sea Shipping operators, John Tonner, and his family want fees to be paid at the bank and that children who do not pay the 500VT won’t be allowed back into class.

The 500VT fee cannot be paid to the School Cashier and has to be paid into the School Account at the bank which makes it more difficult for parents as their child will miss out a day of the school whilst the parent’s lineup at the bank to settle this 500VT levy.

It is not clear whether Schools are allowed to levy fees on students who come in late to school and it is a concern when schools do this directly under the Ministry of Education, who do not seem to notice anything at all.

 

 

Tonner attempted to bribe MIPU Minister for Tourism Wharf Management 9 Aug 2019 Yumi Toktok Stret author

Screenshot_2019-08-14 Tonner attempted to bribe MIPU Minister for Tourism Wharf Management YUMI TOKTOK STRET

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Scientology Organisation front groups outed on Liveline. Mike Garde Director of Dialogue Ireland outlines their game plan

Tinahely Show

Paul Clarke was surprised to see the Church of Scientology giving out stress tests at the Tinahely show. He confronted them. It turns out they have been attending shows all over the country. Listeners told us of their encounters.

He saw that they had parked a Scientlogy van behind their stand but when asked had they any connection to Scientology they denied it.Paul could not remember the name of the group he had confronted. I knew as I had received a call from the public telling me about their presence the day of the show.

It was of course Dianetics. Here is a Conference they are holding this weekend.

https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2019/07/19/scientology-org-non-church-trying-to-cork-your-mind-diagnose-dianetics/#more-21876

 

What are they trying to achieve?

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MMM are trying to take over Vanuatu in more ways than one. John Tonner from Chauffer to husband for Claire to beloved son of Princess Debra.

Speaking to Our lady

Magnificat Meal Movement. A blast from the past.
https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/…/magnificat-meal-mo…/

Could you please send us information about Debra? We hear she is now not hearing anything from Or Lady but rather from the elemental spirits of the universe. Continue reading

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