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Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Random Spiritual Thoughts
Replies: 12
Views: 16698

Re: Random Spiritual Thoughts

I don't see why we can't consider this a personal matter, and leave it to our own musings and wonderings, while in real life, we concern ourselves with real life things. The Line Between Public Reality and Private Belief That is precisely the demarcation point where we need to take notice that we a...
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Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Shambhala Dodges Mandatory Reporting Duties That Expose it To Tort Damages in Boulder Child-sex Case
Replies: 2
Views: 6925

Re: Shambhala Dodges Mandatory Reporting Duties / Karelis Trial Postponed to "Spring 2021"

Updated 8/31/2020 Former Shambhala teacher has Boulder sex assault pushed back to spring of 2021 By MITCHELL BYARS | mbyars@prairiemountainmedia.com | Boulder Daily Camera July 14, 2020 at 2:36 p.m. A former Shambhala teacher accused of sexually assaulting a girl he was mentoring had his trial push...
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Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Twilight of the Tulkus, by Charles Carreon
Replies: 2
Views: 6296

Re: Twilight of the Tulkus, by Charles Carreon

Update to the original statement that two top-level Shambhala teachers were incarcerated awaiting trial. Michael Smith pled guilty , and was sentenced to twenty years of confinement. Bill Karelis, the second top-level teacher, has gotten his trial date postponed into "spring 2021" (sloppy journalism...
by Admin
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Inventing Enlightenment
Replies: 2
Views: 1547

Re: Inventing Enlightenment / Lopez's List of "Modern Buddhists" Missed the East India Company

Lopez's List of "Modern Buddhists" Missed the East India Company In " A Modern Buddhist Bible: Essential Readings from East and West ," Donald S. Lopez, Jr. tried to lay down a "lineage of modern Buddhism," a list of authors starting with Blavatsky , and ending with Trungpa . His choice to end the ...
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Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Inventing Enlightenment
Replies: 2
Views: 1547

Re: Inventing Enlightenment / The Theosophy of Buddhism

The Theosophy of Buddhism Buddhism had been beaten down by colonial Christianity when American insurance lawyer Henry Steel Olcott and H.P. Blavatsky debarked in the port of Colombo, Ceylon in 1891. Of course the locals were impressed when the two Injies, the heads of the world-renowned Theosophica...
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Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Inventing Enlightenment
Replies: 2
Views: 1547

Inventing Enlightenment

I’m going to make some provocative declarations about some sacred cows. These sacred cows are all contentedly munching the green grass of American anxiety. The sacred cows emit mooing that sounds like “ageless wisdom of the East,” “the truth of reincarnation,” “the law of karma,” the “religion of co...
by Admin
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: To Advance the Cause of Racial Justice Through Dharma, Abandon the Profit Motive
Replies: 0
Views: 4014

To Advance the Cause of Racial Justice Through Dharma, Abandon the Profit Motive

To Advance the Cause of Racial Justice Through Dharma, Abandon the Profit Motive by Charles Carreon 6/14/20 Origins and Expectations of the Religious Life I was raised in a family of Mexican-American, Franciscan Catholic, New Deal Democrats. So priests, according to my Dad, were not supposed to be ...
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Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Shambhala Opts to Embrace Collective White Guilt, Rather Than Admit That the Sakyong Is A Dead Act
Replies: 0
Views: 3894

Shambhala Opts to Embrace Collective White Guilt, Rather Than Admit That the Sakyong Is A Dead Act

Shambhala Opts to Embrace Collective White Guilt, Rather Than Admit That the Sakyong Is A Dead Act by Charles Carreon June 12, 2020 Like so many of my posts, this one was sparked by a mischievous thought – what is Shambhala doing to strike a proper pose in these days of rage? I didn’t expect the Sa...
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Wed May 27, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: The Absent Oxonian -- Musings on Trungpa’s Faux Academic Credentials & Why So Few Cared to Inquire
Replies: 1
Views: 3639

Further Musings

On obstructing the self-destructiveness of those you love My depiction of Diana greasing the skids to Trungpa’s grave might prompt someone to ask what anyone could have done in the face of Trungpa’s impulse to self-destruction. The answer is – get in his way, obstruct his self-destructiveness, impo...
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Tue May 26, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: The Absent Oxonian -- Musings on Trungpa’s Faux Academic Credentials & Why So Few Cared to Inquire
Replies: 1
Views: 3639

The Absent Oxonian -- Musings on Trungpa’s Faux Academic Credentials & Why So Few Cared to Inquire

What’s the difference between a foreign accent and an exotic one? Chogyam Trungpa knew. He claimed to have an “Oxonian accent,” acquired during his “matriculation” at Oxford College. At least that’s how Diana, the first of Trungpa’s eight wives, put it in her Dragon Thunder memoir, that details her ...