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Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Random Spiritual Thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 34997

Re: Random Spiritual Thoughts / Tsu-do Zen v.2.0

Recently, I had occasion to remember this fanciful piece of religious imposture that I first published on January 1st, 2002. The occasion was that the research we've been doing over the last year or so leads to the inevitable conclusion that all religious lineages of today, however much they claim t...
by Admin
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Inventing Enlightenment
Replies: 3
Views: 9742

Re: Inventing Enlightenment / Indian Monotheism -- a European Creation

In the history of the Western romance with “Eastern Philosophy,” innovative ideas often masquerade as ancient doctrines, fulfilling the fond hopes of Western spiritualists, theosophists, and table-tappers everywhere, for the “discovery” of ancient, pre-Christian scriptures that would reveal the outl...
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Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Random Spiritual Thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 34997

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: 11585

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: 10444

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: 3
Views: 9742

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 ...
by Admin
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: We're Not in Lhasa Anymore
Topic: Inventing Enlightenment
Replies: 3
Views: 9742

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: 3
Views: 9742

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...
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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: 8858

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: 8602

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...