Families Against Cult Teachings is dedicated to raising awareness and educating to the existence and methodology of dangerous active cults in the United States. Our organization also focuses on working within the law to hold dangerous cults accountable for their actions, and helping cult victims, both past and present, by offering care, guidance, and various kinds of support.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Naropa University and Shambhala Expose Part 2 of 4
Most people are unaware that the founder of Naropa University was also the founder of Shambhala International, an organization which is portrayed as “a global community inspired by the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature, our innate wisdom, can be developed so that it benefits our own lives and helps meet the many challenges facing the world.”
However, Christine Chandler, an expert on Shambhala and Tibetan Buddhist, in her newly published book entitled, “Enthralled: The Guru Cult of Tibetan Buddhism”, describes a drastically different experience from her three decades of experience and involvement with this organization: “after nearly thirty years as a Tibetan 'Buddhist, I finally realized that I had been part of a thousand-year old, guru-worshiping cult that uses mindfulness and other contemplative practices, along with ancient and sophisticated techniques, to recruit, commit and entrap westerners into the Tibetan Lama's medieval, misogynistic world; a world where the Tibetan lamas can secretly keep harems of young women, cuckold the men, and financially, physically and spiritually exploit their students.”
In her latest communications to FACT, Chandler stated the following about Naropa and Shambhala International: “Trungpa's group needs to be dissolved [Shambhala]; Naropa should be shut down as they continue to confuse and twist young beautiful minds and destroy their innocence, even their lives.”
Christine also informed us about Shambhala International’s latest scandal, involving a lama named Sogyal Rinpoche, who like Trungpa, “had serial sexual relations and also has been keeping a harem of women. In July 2017, eight of his ex-Rigpa organization students outed him in a major letter to expose his egregious abuses, such as stomach punching his students, sexually keeping a harem (like Trungpa, whom Lama Sogyal was determined to emulate) and other egregious abusive behaviors…This caused him to 'resign' and the usual suspects, the Naropa-type psychologists, the sexual consorts, the Western Tibetan Buddhist students, have created the same campaign to protect him from criminal assault charges. There is a complete cover-up of what is happening with Sogyal in the main stream news but this is what has been reported in the European news.”
This article published by the Telegraph goes into detail regarding this corrupt lama’s story, please click here to read more about it: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/sexual-assaults-violent-rages-inside-dark-world-buddhist-teacher/
This video published by Tashi Delek also goes into detail and includes interviews from victims who have come forth about their sexual abuses with Sogyal Rinpoche, please click here to watch: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yWhIivvmMnk
Previous story removed,
In addition, we have included another personal account of explicit animal abuse committed by Rinpoche written by John Riley Perks in his book, The Mahāsiddha and His Idiot Servant.
In our opinion this behavior of Rinpoche exemplifies a narcissistic psychopathic personality.
Moreover, many victim complaints have surfaced regarding the founder of Naropa and the Shambhala organization, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and many disturbing practices that are still lurking around the Shambhala community today. We have provided them for you here.
End of part 2 of 4.
Stay tuned for part 3 of 4 tomorrow.
The FACT Team
Families Against Cult Teachings, Inc