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by Tara
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Petition Launched / Dharma Teachers: Retract Your Homages to Sogyal
Replies: 3
Views: 10892

Re: Petition Launched / Dharma Teachers: Retract Your Homages to Sogyal

It's important to say "no" to abuse. This is not just about what Sogyal did to his students, but about what any of these Tibetan lamas would be allowed to do to any one of us. Shall we go back to the old days of patriarchy, where dad can beat up his wife and kids all he wants, rape his daughters, an...
by Tara
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Petition Launched / Dharma Teachers: Retract Your Homages to Sogyal
Replies: 3
Views: 10892

Re: Petition Launched / Dharma Teachers: Retract Your Homages to Sogyal

Like flies on shit, these lamas are drawn to death. That is their domain. No one can question them in the realm of the unknowable. Of course, they congregate at the time of Sogyal’s death to promote their cause. That’s where they can strut their irrational messages unimpeded. That’s where they can p...
by Tara
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Petition Launched / Dharma Teachers: Retract Your Homages to Sogyal
Replies: 3
Views: 10892

Re: Petition Launched / Dharma Teachers: Retract Your Homages to Sogyal

Question: Who made Sogyal a lama? Answer: He did it himself. All the other lamas went along with it because he was from a prominent Tibetan family. These lamas have no morals and no ethics, and should not be followed or respected by anyone. Question: Who wrote The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying th...
by Tara
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: The Myth of "Enlightened Society"
Replies: 5
Views: 14712

Re: The Myth of "Enlightened Society"

Is the selling of Marpa House a good example of "enlightened society"? Is taking 40 dharma students' "enlightened society" apartments away from them a good example of "enlightened society"? For that matter, Is rape and sexual abuse, orgies, drunkenness, drug-taking "enlightened society"? Is a chaot...
by Tara
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: The Way I See Trungpa Now
Replies: 23
Views: 49988

Re: The Way I See Trungpa Now

Trungpa is really no better than any of these sleazy politicians who promise one thing -- so you vote for them -- and then give you something completely different after they are elected. I'm sure most of the people who started out with Trungpa were looking for something that looked like Tibetan Budd...
by Tara
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: The Way I See Trungpa Now
Replies: 23
Views: 49988

Re: The Way I See Trungpa Now

In the "holy" business of recognizing tulkus, when a "high" lama recognizes a child as the incarnation of someone important, who cares who the parents are? In this case, as in many others, they didn't even need to see the child first, and give it tests. This proves that a lot more comes into this bu...
by Tara
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: The Way I See Trungpa Now
Replies: 23
Views: 49988

Re: The Way I See Trungpa Now

What difference does it make if you have a meeting in one place or another? Everything hinges on magic with these Shambhala people, who are NOT practicing Buddhism, but the ancient Bon religion of Tibet, to which Trungpa has more loyalty than to Buddhism BY FAR. The wisdom of the Pon tradition was v...
by Tara
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: The Way I See Trungpa Now
Replies: 23
Views: 49988

Re: The Way I See Trungpa Now

These stories completely put the lie to Trungpa's enlightenment. Whatever enlightenment is supposed to look like, I'm just SURE it's not supposed to look like this: Soon after the encampment ended, my doctor put me on bed rest because I was having some bleeding with my pregnancy. Rinpoche and I woul...
by Tara
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: The Way I See Trungpa Now
Replies: 23
Views: 49988

Re: The Way I See Trungpa Now

But then, having people know that the world is a place of suffering, would not be good for business. Better to have people think the world is "Happy, happy, happy." Otherwise, people might say, "To hell with it all. It's all complete bullshit." And then they wouldn't play the game. Can't have people...
by Tara
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: The Way I See Trungpa Now
Replies: 23
Views: 49988

Re: The Way I See Trungpa Now

Regarding vegetarianism and the Buddha, Tibetan lamas always say, "We had to eat meat! That's all we had, and it was cold," etc. But we know there's more to it when they come to the West and they still eat meat. I was a vegetarian when I became a Buddhist back in 1975, and was a vegetarian until my ...