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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‘Japa Ireland’ and an appalling abuse of trust By Ciaran Tierney

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‘Japa Ireland’ and an appalling abuse of trust

Here Ciaran Tierney gives a wonderful insight into the process where anyone can lose their right mind under manipulation. Influence is subtle and it is not easily overcome. Here are some clues of how to address it. Now we must wait and see why it look so long for those who had deified Dennis to wake up from a dead coma. The first thing they want to do is to distance themselves, and even make you look like a eijit. Ciaran here has got it right. He became aware 3 years ago this week. Will you take longer?

“Go to India,” they said, over and over again.

“It will change your life.”

With all we heard about the imprisonment of women in Magdalene Laundries, the appalling treatment of women and children in Mother and Baby homes, and the criminal cover-ups of sex abuse by members of the clergy, it was inevitable many members of my generation would turn our backs on the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland.

And yet there is such a huge spiritual side to our ‘Irishness’, so evident in the traditions and rituals which pre-date the arrival of Christianity to our island,  that many of us have set out in search of new outlets far removed from the Catholic traditions we grew up with.

But is it the case that in some cases we have swapped one group of abusers for another?

And that some people have turned a blind eye when alerted to abuse by colleagues or ‘teachers’, just as the Bishops used to move child rapists from one parish to another without any concern for the welfare of future victims?

This week, I was alerted to sexual abuse which has been going on in a meditation group for at least six years.

As well as being dismayed by reports circulating within the group, that at least 32 women have now come forward with testimonials of sexual abuse, I was struck by how swiftly the Galway ‘teacher’ or ‘teachers’ closed ranks when I alerted them to concerns three years ago.

How many women would have been spared sexual assault if those near the top of Japa Meditation Ireland had at least raised some serious questions about what was going on behind closed doors both in private ‘healings’ in Ireland and organised group trips to India?

Four years ago, I was invited to join a Japa Meditation group in Co Galway. I knew nothing about the group or the form of meditation they practised, which involved Hindu chanting, only that the teacher or leader was a respected psychotherapist who lived a ten minute drive from my home in Galway City.

The teacher gave me a warm welcome to the group, and told me that Japa had transformed her life and those of many people in the little circle of about 14 people. I was a little nervous at first, but they seemed like very nice people.

The timing was strange for me. I was just about to go through a summer of strife at work, leading to voluntary redundancy, and I picked up the MRSA bug at my local public hospital after injuring my shoulder in the Canary Islands.

At first, it was all a bit strange. Everyone in the group wore a scarf over his or her head and the teacher led us through about 30 minutes of chanting in a language I didn’t understand. I enjoyed the camaraderie in the group, the chats over cups of herbal tea afterwards, and the sense of community which built up during the weekly meetings.

Even though I was far more used to meditating in silence, I felt a sense of elation during the communal chanting and would practice alone by watching YouTube videos from India at home at night. My worries about the future, after leaving the job I had held for 22 years, seemed to evaporate for short periods during the meditation sessions.

Some things made me uncomfortable, such as the way my teacher referred to the leaders of Japa Meditation Ireland as her ‘Masters’. She made a big deal about their visit to our humble little weekly gathering, as though it was a massive honour for us just to meet them when they visited one Tuesday night.

The Japa Ireland website suddenly shut down this week

I began to get concerned that my teacher was too much under the influence of her ‘Masters’. She could not let a week go by without telling us how amazing they were, how her life had no meaning before she joined this particular group.

I knew this was simply not true.

By this stage, I had taken voluntary redundancy from my newspaper and was unemployed for the first time in my life, after being in the same job for 22 years. I had to visit a nurse every day for seven months to tend to the wound on my shoulder and I noticed that other members of my group had gone through or were going through tough times as well.

Some were very vulnerable or coping with tough situations in their personal lives. We took solace from confiding in and encouraging each other.

Every week, though, pressure was put on me and the mostly female members of my class to go on an organised group trip to India. They seemed to run at least two trips each year.

“Don’t worry about the money, the money will look after itself,” we were told on an almost weekly basis.

(I have since been told that some people have taken out expensive Credit Union loans, loans they could hardly afford, to undertake four, five or six of these group trips to India in recent years).

Then I was told that a guided ten day trip to India would cost €4,000, plus flights. When I heard that four people sometimes had to share a room in small budget hotels on these trips to meet the Indian ‘guru’, Shashi Dubey, I baulked at the idea of travelling.

Thankfully, my adventurous spirit has seen me travel all over the world, work as a scuba diver in Thailand, and visit countries like Cambodia, Jordan, and Egypt. I knew how far €4,000 could go on a trip to India.

Something did not seem right about these trips and my doubts were compounded when a female member of our group seemed very withdrawn, even upset, after returning home. Suddenly, out of the blue, she stopped coming to our weekly meditation sessions. If you left the group, you were soon forgotten.

Before she left, she described sharing a room with four other women in a budget hotel in the Himalayas. She needed time to ‘process’ the journey and did not want to discuss it further.

The rich Irish spiritual tradition on the hill of Uisneach

Yet, as the months went by, I almost seemed to drift further into the group without even noticing. I was invited to a second weekly session for more regular meditators on Sunday night. I met people from other classes scattered throughout the West of Ireland. We were encouraged to nourish our “community”, to do business and support people within Japa Ireland, and we were told to refer to our teacher as our ‘Master’.

The hero-worshipping of the leaders did leave me cold at times, and I expressed reservations to my own teacher, but I felt I was benefitting from the regular meditation as I went through a tough period of change in my life.

I used to encourage friends of mine to join the group and then the wife of a good friend contacted me out of the blue one Thursday morning to say she had been alerted to a very troubling article by a lady called Freya Watson.

Freya had been to India on one of the group trips and had been shocked when she was subjected to an unwanted sexual advance during a private ‘healing’.

Her article did not specifically name Japa Meditation, but then by complete coincidence Freya met my friend at a wedding a few weeks later and she agreed to talk to me over the phone.

After a long conversation with Freya, I was left in no doubt that the assault had taken place on one of the Japa Ireland trips to India. She told me she had been made aware that a number of other women had undergone similar experiences.

As soon as I ended the call to Freya, I alerted my ‘teacher’ to the contents of her article and asked her whether she was aware of any concerns about the trips to India, or if she had any comment to make.
My teacher completely shut down and refused to engage with me. She sent me a short email with a smiley face.

Eventually, after I raised further concerns and sent her a link to the article, I received a short, brief text message from her.

“I hope you find the confrontation you are looking for,” it said.

Irish people have been looking towards Asia for spirituality

Although I had no direct evidence that abuse had taken place, apart from my lengthy conversation with Freya, I was appalled by the cold and abrupt manner in which she ended our correspondence.
Especially as I knew there were vulnerable women in these groups, who were planning on joining the expensive trips to India.

Shocked by the response, and the way in which the teachers just seemed to close ranks after I raised my concerns, I vowed to leave the group immediately. I had no direct evidence of abuse taking place, but could not believe how swiftly my concerns had been dismissed out of hand.

Thankfully, by complete chance, three female members of our little class were also having misgivings about the group at around the exact same time. One of them called me just three days later, I sent her and the others copies of Freya’s online article, and we all agreed to leave Japa Meditation Ireland immediately.

We agreed to meet up the following weekend for a three hour talk in which we shared our concerns about bullying within the group. One woman, for example, was told she needed to move to a different class – at great inconvenience –  because she was not meditating enough at home!

We laughed, thanked our lucky stars we had gotten out before any damage was done, and then we just got on with our lives.

I joined another meditation group, based on the teachings of Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh, which did not have any hero-worshiping of ‘Master’ leaders or put pressure on people to take expensive trips to Asia.

And I almost forgot about Japa Meditation.

Reports within the group suggest more than 30
woman have come forward to say they were abused
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Until last October, when I was alerted to a report of a High Court case in which a woman in Tipperary had  taken a legal action against her husband after he fell under the influence of Japa Meditation Ireland.

She said that he had removed €300,000 from the company and a company pension fund to the detriment of the employees, owners, and creditors of the company. Members of staff were alarmed by changes he had made since joining the Japa group.

The alarm bells rang, but I read no evidence of sexual abuse in the court report. I did contact the person who wrote the article a former colleague, to tell him about my experiences with Japa Ireland in Galway.

Then I went away to Nicaragua for a month and forgot about Japa again.

Until last Friday, when a man I had not spoken to in three years got in touch out of the blue. I had warned him and his wife about my concerns three years ago, but they felt they were benefitting from the experience and decided to stay. He wanted to tell me that I had been right and that Japa Ireland was imploding.

He showed me an email, circulating widely within the group, in which it was confirmed that 32 women had come forward with allegations of sexual abuse and inappropriate behaviour in both Ireland and India.

It now seems that vulnerable women, who were offered private ‘healings’, had been abused in both countries over the past six years.

So why am I writing this blog post now?

Well, before this I had no proof, apart from what I read and heard from Freya.

I guess my desire is to see justice for these women, in the hope that they will have the strength to go to the Gardai and make statements about the abuse they experienced.

There should be no compulsion on victims to make statements if they do not feel strong enough to do so, but they should know that there is support available at their nearest Rape Crisis Centre.

There is support available at the National 24-Hour Helpline on 1800 77 8888.

The HSE has people who can help through the Protection of Vulnerable Adults service. Details are available at: https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/publications/corporate/vulnerablepersonsfaq.pdf

Dialogue Ireland, who have been exposing cults in Ireland for four decades, advise that any therapist who was involved in Japa Ireland should immediately withdraw from gathering names or approaching victims.

Boundaries are “completely confused”, especially if they are with people who were deeply involved in the organisation, they say.

Dialogue Ireland has been publishing information about Japa Meditation Ireland since first being alerted to the group via the High Court case in October.

You can find information about the group and efforts to uncover the truth at this link https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/category/hindu/japa-yoga/

There is also a facility to post comments anonymously on the site if you have been affected by the issues raised.

I have no direct evidence that the leaders of the group had any knowledge of the extent of the sexual abuse which is currently being unravelled at Japa Ireland. But, at the very least, the way in which they ‘stonewalled’ me after I raised concerns in March and April 2015 means that they surely have questions to answer.

If my teacher did not pass on my concerns, why not? And if she did, why did they suddenly close ranks and reply with the briefest of hostile text messages?

How many vulnerable women would have been spared these trips to India if hard questions had been asked, and the truth had been uncovered, three years ago?

And maybe it’s time for Irish people to ask why, in our haste to leave the Catholic Church behind, we can still be so trusting of abusers in the guise of spiritual ‘gurus’.

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Sexual Healing or Taking Advantage? ~ Freya Watson

Since publishing linking this article by Freya Watson to my post,  a number of people have contacted Dialogue Ireland concerned that the very issues that this article are concerned with, namely unwanted sexual overtures which Freya Watson discusses here I have given her free reign on this site. However, questions are raised by Freya Watson’s support of the whole Lamaist Tibetan Abuse by her involvement  with the Elephant site.

As has very clearly pointed out by critics she is part of the enabling of the whole project and the attempted rehabilitation of Lama Sogyal and the role of the Dalai Lama in covering this up.

However, this article was published in its own right as part of the role Dialogue Ireland is playing in bringing a new group never mentioned on this site before into the public domain.

I have been approached by over 50 people on private messaging, the phone and email about Japa. Some are so afraid they believe these people can use use magic to expose them, others are just petrified to be identified. One person who is now well outside the clutches of this group passed on the article and told me those affected would immediately know who this story is related to. So this is a signal that we are slowly but steadily going to publish stories anonymously.

This means you can gain the benefit of using our commenting service and leave comments anonymously to advance your own recovery from the losses from this group.

It is our experience that these groups revert very quickly to using legal threats to try to stop the truth getting out. Obviously if we have published an untruth in error we immediately correct it, but also offer uncensored freedom of a right of reply. Those that use the power of the law have in my experience a different aim, namely to silence and take down anything we have on them. We have a simple remedy to that tactic which reveals that they are not a genuine spiritual movement but in fact want to close down free speech. What we do is we publish their correspondence for the world to see.

Do read the the comments which shows Freya Watson is herself a victim and and enabler all rolled into one.

There has been a lot of discussion about the abuse of power and how women have had to be the subject of sexual exploitation to advance in life. There has also been the major discussion in Tibetan Buddhism as to how the Dalai Lama could hide the abuse inherent in this deviant form of Buddhism. The sexual exploitation, violence and lavish lifestyle of Sogyal Rinpoche. He is not atypical but the logical expression of this totally misogynistic form of what is in reality unreformed Tantric Hinduism with its couple sex. There is a campaign to try to sent Sogyal to Coventry but save the Feudal project of Lamaism which pretends reform but is highly toxic. Then there are those Christian groups were abuse has taken place. But we have an opportunity to speak and get support for those who have gone on so called retreat to India with Yogic groups or with New Age therapists that mix their private sexual energy with that of a spiritual nature. This article is an important contribution to this discussion and we welcome the use of our commenting section to allow anonymous reflection on this whole area. Continue reading

Sexual assaults and violent rages… Inside the dark world of Buddhist teacher Sogyal Rinpoche by Mick Brown

 

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Sogyal Rinpoche as a guest speaker at a healing seminar in Melbourne in 2004 Credit: Getty images

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/sexual-assaults-violent-rages-inside-dark-world-buddhist-teacher/

This article by a veteran journalist writing for the Telegraph gets to the bottom of how undue influence is the key to understanding the phenomenon of Sogyal the violent sexual deviant, and person addicted to the very lifestyle his teachings were  supposed to address. Continue reading

“Enthralled,” a book by Christine A Chandler on “The Guru Cult of Tibetan Buddhism” Why Evangelicals need to read this book?

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Thank you, to Constance Cumbey for her research that connected
the dots between the Dominionist Christians and their odd-alliance
with new-age, forged in 1987, at the Gold Lake Ranch near Boulder,
Colorado, presided over by Barbara Marx Hubbard with Paul Temple
of the “Family,” the C-Street Christians, that Jeff Sharlet exposed.6 This
meeting in Colorado was to accomplish the “merging and blending and
coming together,” to do the “one work.”7 It was still theoretical in 1987.

Thirty years later, it is a dangerous reality that I experienced for myself, in
Crestone, Colorado.
5 Iserbyt, Charlotte Thompson, The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America: A Chronological Paper Trail, Ravenna, Ohio: Conscience Press, 1999
6 Sharlet, Jeff, The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power, New York: Harper Collins Publishers, Inc., 2008. Kindle Edition.
7 Cumbey, Constance, “The Family and its Hijacking of Evangelicalism-Part 1, News with
Views Blog, Accessed May 20th, 2016, http://www.newswithviews.com/Cumbey/constance22.htm

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Lamaism: Chris Chandler acknowledges the work of Dialogue Ireland

Acknowledgement

“A big thanks to Dialogue Ireland,3  and its moderator, Mike Garde, one of the few anti-cult experts who “got” what I was saying about Tibetan Buddhism: that it was Lamaism not Buddhism; a Tantric cult whose institutional exploitation, including sexual exploitation of its students, is justified by the Tantric teachings, themselves, and not the result of a few rogue lamas, here and there; the so-called “exception rule.”
A special thanks to Lily Chao, and her Taiwanese True Enlightenment
Foundation 4 whom I was introduced to through Mike Garde. Through her
foundation’s exhaustive and scholarly work, studying the original teachings
of Tsongkhapa of the Dalai Lama’s Gelugpa lineage, and understanding that
these teachings were not Mahayana Buddhism but a sexually abusive distortion
of the historical Buddha’s principles, her group has been fearlessly trying
to warn the Taiwanese people about the sexual “couples-bliss practices”
of these Tibetan lamas in Taiwan, a place where the lamas have been actively
building monasteries and centers, attracting many Taiwanese students over
the last decades.”

3 “Mission Statement,” Dialogue Ireland Website, Last Accessed June 10th, 2016, https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/about/
4 “True Enlightenment Foundation” is a Taiwanese Buddhist organization concerned about
the corruption of Buddhism by the Tibetan Lamas’ Tantric Lamaism, See: http://foundation.enlighten.org.tw/trueheart_en/14

 

 

It is great to see that Chris Chandler’s book, “Enthralled,” on The Guru Cult of Tibetan Buddhism has been published. She kindly acknowledges the role Mike Garde of Dialogue Ireland and Lily Chao of the Taiwanese, True Enlightenment Foundation in writing the book.

This book needs to be read widely……….

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Enthralled: The Guru Cult of Tibetan Buddhism. A Review by the Director of Dialogue Ireland Mike Garde for Amazon

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In general we have three categories which expand on the Lamaism and Consort sex narrative.
https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/category/buddhist/rigpa/
https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/category/buddhist/
https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/category/buddhist/tibetan-buddhism-lamaism/

This expert analysis was given by our Buddhist expert.

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

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