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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Sarah Horgan has a sure grasp of cultism. Here she starts with a general preview of the issues in discussion with Mike Garde, Director of Dialogue Ireland.

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Horgan article in word

cult piece in pdf.

Dedicated to challenge cults

Mike Garde, Director of Dialogue Ireland, has devoted his life to tackling cults in Ireland by Sarah Horgan – The Echo.

A GLOUNTHAUNE man who dedicated his life to helping families torn apart by cults has warned of a guru type figure advertising his services in Ireland.

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The photographic record of the Dialog Centre Aarhus Denmark

Anders Blichfeldt was a co-worker at the Dialog Centret from the end of the seventies. He had an amazing gift to have a camera always available so we have an interesting record of a developing movement and network which involved people all over ther world and especially the emerging Dialog Center International, (DCI.)

 

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dialogcenterimages

 

The photographer and documentarist Anders Blichfeldt

 

Dalai Lama and Johannes Aagaard

Hatha Yogi in Rishikesh, India

 

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Lamaism and the Dalai Lama are finally being picked up on the radar. Patriot missiles are needed.

Leader of Boulder-born Shambhala International apologizes for past relationships in which women felt ‘harm’

By Carina JuligFor the Camera

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, left, the leader of Shambhala International, presents the Living Peace Award to the Dalai Lama at the Shambhala Mountain Retreat

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, left, the leader of Shambhala International, presents the Living Peace Award to the Dalai Lama at the Shambhala Mountain Retreat in Larimer County in 2006. (Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer)

The Lamaist theocracy closer to unreformed Tantric Hinduism has been seen as the door to enlightenment in the west for a number of decades. The person fronting this has been the Dalai Lama. He has tried to divert attention from his involvement in a religion of couple sex and also most people are not aware this deviation has nothing to do with Buddhism but rather is connected to Feudal Tibetan culture.

The person who has really who really brought this to our attention who used to have a centre in West Cork Sogyal Rinpoche has gone missing and all reference to him has been removed since this time last year.

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Rigpa a major money spinner for the Dalai Lama is in retreat and is at the same stage where Catholicism and other Christian churches were at where they hide the culprit and use the same brainwashing techniques that brought the disciples in to now keep them in. Here in Ireland former President McAleese knowingly kept up her connections with Sogyal from 2009 after been briefed by us.

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https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2009/04/07/briefing-document-on-sogyal-rinpoche/

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https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/category/buddhist/tibetan-buddhism-lamaism/

https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/category/buddhist/rigpa/

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What are the former leaders in Japa doing right now? Revealing what was unclear or covering things up?

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The former teachers were contacting us to suss us out and were trying to appear open and very reasonable. It was clear after we published our latest post questioning them about when they knew about the abuses they decided to start stonewalling and act thick. We were receiving calls where people told us things like the following:

Thank you for sharing and exposing these evil ….  I am sick to have been part of this CULT for …. years now it makes sense why I almost took my life after……….

This is, of course, refers to those under Dennis who also took part in procuring people to go on the trips. They were as gung-ho as Dennis and Shashi and must put their hands up.

 

O may God ……. were my teachers I feel sick used and betrayed, they groomed me like a paedophile grooms his victims. I trusted them ………. Years

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Update on Japa and questions for Japa leaders that have left?

 

First of all, why is Dialogue Ireland involved at all? We started to respond to what was going on after the High Court case last October and posted a general blog article asking questions which we obviously had no answers to.

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We did so to assist victims and to provide a focus for those who wished to share information anonymously or in person.

https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2017/11/13/nobody-seems-to-know-what-japa-yoga-is-about-do-let-us-know/   ****

Here is our mission statement:

https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/about/

Also, there seems to be some confusion as to whether we have some hidden agenda ourselves. We are only interested in assisting people to break from undue influence and we have no interest in religious beliefs but are only interested in cultism. We obviously have expertise in various aspects of religion, but in regard to Japa, we feel the views of Chris Chandler are extremely important. Continue reading

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