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Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: The Kingdom Collapse / Not-a-Fan Fiction
Replies: 7
Views: 24498

Re: The Kingdom Collapse / Not-a-Fan Fiction

HIstorical Prelude: II. The Lovers The housewives of Delhi were preparing supper amid the noise and clangor of the city. The noise was dominated by the puttering buzz of moto-taxis, pierced through with the occasional angry honk of a truck trying to push its way through traffic. The clear winter sk...
by Admin
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: The Kingdom Collapse / Not-a-Fan Fiction
Replies: 7
Views: 24498

Re: The Kingdom Collapse / Not-a-Fan Fiction

Historic Prelude: I. The English Lesson The young monk put aside the tattered copy of Moby Dick he'd been reading, setting it on the bare concrete floor next to the folded blanket that provided his seat. It was midsummer in the hill-station in the Himalayan foothills, and the only coolness came fro...
by Admin
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:47 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: 14386

Re: Shambhala Dodges Mandatory Reporting Duties That Expose it To Tort Damages in Boulder Child-sex Case

As noted above, Dennis Southward was a Desung who did a lot of classes on "The Desung Path," including teaching a class at Karme Choling in 2015. See screencaps below, taken to preserve the evidence, because Shambhala has already scrubbed Southward's name from virtually all of these pages, somethin...
by Admin
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:11 am
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: 14386

Shambhala Dodges Mandatory Reporting Duties That Expose it To Tort Damages in Boulder Child-sex Case

Shambhala Dodges Mandatory Reporting Duties That Expose it To Tort Damages in Boulder Child-sex Case by Charles Carreon July 1, 2019 How long can Shambhala claim ignorance of child abuse that happens in its centers? Twenty-two years, in the case of Michael Smith, arrested after he turned himself in...
by Admin
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Buddhist Project Sunshine: A Pale Illumination Indeed
Replies: 7
Views: 24026

Re: Buddhist Project Sunshine: A Pale Illumination Indeed

Shambhala is certainly not Vajrayana, and hiding the doctrines behind a veil of secrecy cannot conceal the shallowness of the Sakyong's doctrines. The "Scorpion Seal" is a blatant theft from the Nyingma guru, Dudjom Lingpa: On the morning of the first day of the sixth month, as soon as I awoke I saw...
by Admin
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: The Kingdom Collapse / Not-a-Fan Fiction
Replies: 7
Views: 24498

Re: The Kingdom Collapse / Not-a-Fan Fiction

The Interview Her phone rang, and she recognized the number. Samantha, the lawyer Adam Lobel had recommended she work with. She answered, “Hello, Samantha.” “Hi Andrea, just to let you know, Jeff Martens is on the phone with me here. He’s an associate here at the firm, helping me on this matter. Mi...
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Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Faith vs. Knowledge
Replies: 1
Views: 10492

Re: Faith vs. Knowledge

In response to an r/ShambhalaBuddhism thread on Reddit, where Samten Lahri was pushing Thrangu Rinpoche's teachings on guru devotion, I posted this: Devotion to the teacher is not necessary to develop respect for the knowledge s/he transmits. Actual knowledge carries its own warrant of credibility, ...
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Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: The Kingdom Collapse / Not-a-Fan Fiction
Replies: 7
Views: 24498

Re: The Kingdom Collapse / Not-a-Fan Fiction

GOOD DAY, SUNSHINE “I need to laugh, and when the sun is out, I’ve got something I can laugh about. I feel good, in a special way, I’m in love and it’s a sunny day. Good day, Sunshine!” -- Lennon – McCartney The mandala of her mind was ready. Cleansed by wisdom fire, wind and water, clean to the en...
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Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Shambhala's Social Justice Deflection Gambit
Replies: 1
Views: 8890

Re: Shambhala's Social Justice Deflection Gambit

Three Flavors of Denial Currently, the Shambhala scions are playing a game that status-seekers always play when a power structure crumbles. In " Homage to Catalonia ," George Orwell describes how swiftly Anarcho-Communists became fascists when Spain fell to Franco under a hail of German bombs. It w...
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Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Buddhist Project Sunshine: A Pale Illumination Indeed
Replies: 7
Views: 24026

Re: Buddhist Project Sunshine: A Pale Illumination Indeed

...do we really want to join forces with someone who is honest and capable, or do we secretly want to go with someone who we know is dishonest so they will obstruct our enlightened wishes? Maybe we really don't want to have the good thing happen to us that we say we do, but actually we want bad thi...