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by Tara
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: The Way I See Trungpa Now
Replies: 23
Views: 46833

Re: The Way I See Trungpa Now

It's obvious why Trungpa died young and dissolute: because he had no faith in himself, because he knew he was up to no good, and that is why he had no reason to live.
by Tara
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: The Way I See Trungpa Now
Replies: 23
Views: 46833

The Way I See Trungpa Now

The more I read about this guy Trungpa, the more convinced I am that he was a complete charlatan, a grifter, him and his silly wife Diana, who has none of the pride of womanhood, and does nothing but lick the ground Trungpa walks upon. Trungpa is only interested in worldly power and glory, and Diana...
by Tara
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: How can we know?
Replies: 0
Views: 10789

How can we know?

How can we know? We do not know the workings of our brain, heart, liver, stomach, nerves, muscles. How can we know the nature of our mind, the nature of the universe, the absolute nature of truth, the absolute nature of God? We can't even remember our dreams. Maybe when we die, we don't go to heaven...
by Tara
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: The Myth of "Enlightened Society"
Replies: 5
Views: 13838

Re: The Myth of "Enlightened Society"

Are the lamas not responsible for Tibet being the way it was? Were they not the elites of their culture? Did they not determine what would and would not happen in Tibet? Are they not responsible for the poverty and ignorance of the people? Here is a typical picture of Tibetans, which everyone will r...
by Tara
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: The Myth of "Enlightened Society"
Replies: 5
Views: 13838

The Myth of "Enlightened Society"

I started reading, “ Red Shambhala : Magic, Prophecy, and Geopolitics in the Heart of Asia, by Andrei Znamenski, and I came across this paragraph in the preface: Red Shambhala is the first book in English that recounts the story of political and spiritual seekers from the West and the East, who used...
by Tara
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Buddhist Project Sunshine: A Pale Illumination Indeed
Replies: 7
Views: 17361

Re: Buddhist Project Sunshine: A Pale Illumination Indeed

It looks like people are escaping Andrea Winn's faithful suffocating hold, and going to the police and naming names of their Shambhala abusers. I'm sure this man Michael Smith was grateful for all the love and light he encountered at the various Shambhala events which made people turn a blind eye to...
by Tara
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Buddhist Project Sunshine: A Pale Illumination Indeed
Replies: 7
Views: 17361

Re: Buddhist Project Sunshine: A Pale Illumination Indeed

It looks to me like Shambhala has done everything it could to AVOID real Tibetan Buddhism. Shambhala Levels I-V; The Everyday Life series; The Shambhala Training series; The Basic Goodness series; Rigden: Unconditional Confidence; Enlightened Society Assembly; Warrior Assembly; Sacred World Assembly...
by Tara
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Buddhist Project Sunshine: A Pale Illumination Indeed
Replies: 7
Views: 17361

Re: Buddhist Project Sunshine: A Pale Illumination Indeed

And I really have to say: In addition to wasting all of his students' and benefactors' money and time on addictive, self-and-other-destructive behaviors, the Sakyong has committed and is committing a HUGE dharma crime. I really don't know how much real Tibetan Buddhism Shambhala people were ever exp...
by Tara
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Buddhist Project Sunshine: A Pale Illumination Indeed
Replies: 7
Views: 17361

Re: Buddhist Project Sunshine: A Pale Illumination Indeed

Unfortunately, the Sakyong had absolutely NO vision. When Trump got elected, I made a prayer to myself, a silly hopeful little prayer, that he would take the opportunity to do something great. But Trump too has NO vision. So instead, I imagine what Ralph Nader would have done in such a situation whe...
by Tara
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Buddhist Project Sunshine: A Pale Illumination Indeed
Replies: 7
Views: 17361

Re: Buddhist Project Sunshine: A Pale Illumination Indeed

I have been reading Carol Merchasin's "Ask Me Anything" answers to posters' questions on Reddit which event happened on April 11, 2019. And I read a fact that I had not cognized before in the BPS report, which I read in detail several times. Maybe on some subliminal level I just didn't want to know ...