Real Lamas Perform Real Sexual Practice-Exposing the Lies Made by Dawa Tsering, Director of the Tibet Religious Foundation of H. H. the Dalai Lama (Part 3)
(By the True Heart News interviewing team in Taipei)
Radio Free Asia (U.S.-funded) broadcast an interview, with Chairman Zhang of the True Enlightenment Education Foundation, Teacher Yu Zhengwei, and Dawa Tsering, Director of the Tibet Religious Foundation of H. H. the Dalai Lama on Dec. 7, 2011.
Dawa Tsering said, “Sutras clearly stipulated that the fully ordained monks who have received precepts are forbidden to have such practice, since they are not allowed to have any physical contact with females. Some lamas might have sexual affairs with females, but we can certainly see bad apples in all religions, as such behavior is considered deceitful. From the religious point of view, their deceitful grave sins, especially in the name of religion, will definitely cause them to fall down to hell after death.”
Chairman Zhang of the True Enlightenment Education Foundation points out that every time a sex scandal involving a Tantric lama surfaces, the typical explanation provided by the Tibet Religious Foundation of H.H. the Dalai Lama is that the lama in question is fake or sex scandals also happen in other religions to blur the focus.
It is plainly obvious that the core doctrine of Tibetan “Buddhism” is the Couple-Practice Tantra. The tantric practice of sexual union has been extremely popular in the Western world for decades. It is no surprise that allegations of sexual abuse by the lamas are frequent occurrences and it is certainly different from the isolated incidents of other religions. It is rather an inevitable and continual result derived from the erroneous and wicked Tantric doctrines. Unfortunately, the Taiwanese community has been poorly informed all along.
Some well-known Tibetan great living “Buddhas,” including Sogyal Rinpoche, author of the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, and Kalu Rinpoche, a celebrated guru in Taiwan and the Western communities, have received wide media coverage abroad over their sex scandals. Such cases are fully illustrated in the new book of True Wisdom Publishing Co., The Sexual World of Lamas, a few extracts of which as follows:
Best-selling Buddhist Author Accused of Sexual Abuse
A $10 million dollar civil suit was filed in Santa Cruz by a woman who says Sogyal Rinpoche, author of the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, "coerced" her into an intimate relationship. … "Sogyal claimed (she) would be strengthened and healed by having sex with him and that to be hit by a lama was a blessing," the lawsuit states.
(The Sexual World of Lamas, True Wisdom Publishing Co., 1st edition July 2011, Appendix XVIII)
On February 10, 1999, the UK’s Independent published an article revealing that for years, a celebrated Tibetan Buddhist lama has sexually abused victims (his adherents, disciples, etc). The reporter interviewed Ms. June Campbell, a Scottish religious philosopher. She revealed that she had for years been the secret sexual consort of the Tibetan Buddhist lama, Kalu Rinpoche. This article entitled, I was a Tantric Sex Slave, describes in detail about the practice of Tantric sex in Lamaism (Tibetan Tantric Buddhism). The words, “dakini, consort or Buddha mother” are poetic terms for a woman used by a lama for sex to practice the so-called dual operation of bliss and emptiness of the Highest Yoga Tantra, or the clear light of bliss. Sadly enough, these are females beguiled into becoming sex slaves by Tibetan Tantric lamas. Through these reports, readers can gain more insights into the essence of Tibetan Tantric practice and the true colors of the Couple-Practice Tantra. For more info please refer to The Sexual World of Lamas, appendix X.
Chairman Zhang further indicates, the fact that the sexual Tantra was greatly promoted by Kalu Rinpoche in the West was not only exposed by his own consort, the case was also commented by another well-known figure in Tibetan “Buddhism,” Shamar Rinpoche (a Tibetan, and a “Living Buddha Regent” title was conferred on him by the Karma Kagyu lineage before Ogyen Trinley Dorje was enthroned to the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa). He states:
In 1980 I came to the United States on my first trip to a western country. It was then that I finally learned how Vajrayana is promoted in western countries. I concluded that Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Kalu Rinpoche were primarily responsible for introducing tantric union practices to westerners. As far as I understand, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's philosophy about westerners is that they are highly motivated by sexual desire, inhabiting a realm of sexual desire. Because of that, he saw Tantra as fit for them. When Kalu Rinpoche taught union practice to westerners, he taught them that it was a Tibetan tradition that he had taught in Tibet in the same way. Indeed, Kalu Rinpoche was really highly trained in tantric teachings. The two of them strongly promoted Tantra in the West and as a result of their efforts tantric practice became a big hit in America, Canada and Europe. (The Sexual World of Lamas, Appendix VIII)
This clearly shows that the sexual practice of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism is very popular in the modern West, and it had been commonly practiced by Tibetan lamas in Tibet.
Furthermore, Diana Mukpo, wife and widow of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche wrote a book Dragon Thunder: My Life with Chogyam Trungpa, in which she talks about the many sexual scandals of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and describes the promiscuous life style of his successor, Osel Tendzin. Osel Tendzin was infected with the AIDS virus and sexually transmitted the disease to a female disciple - she was just one of many un-named female disciples who were qualified as Tendzin’s sexual partners.
Buddhist Sect Alarmed by Reports that Leader Kept his AIDS a Secret
The biggest branch of Tibetan Buddhism in America has been stunned with reports that its spiritual leader, whose homosexual activity was known to the movement's insiders, has been infected with the AIDS virus since 1985 but did not acknowledge the problem until last December when a companion was also found to be infected. …It was founded in 1970 in Boulder, Colo., by the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, who named Tendzin as his successor before he died in 1987. (The Sexual World of Lamas, appendix XXII)
Chairman Zhang points out that if Dawa Tsering would still lie that the lamas in question were all fake ones, let us ask Dawa Tsering the following questions: Is Sogyal Rinpoche, author of the world-bestselling book Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, a fake lama? Is Kalu Rinpoche, who promotes the Couple-Practice Tantra extensively in the Western countries, a fake lama? Are both Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and his successor Osel Tenzin also fake lamas? Is the Dalai Lama, who diligently propagates the Couple-Practice of the Highest Yoga Tantra, a fake lama? In actuality, these lamas mentioned above are all prominent figures in Tibetan “Buddhism.” Would Dawa Tsering also attempt to deny this fact and argue that they are all being unjustly accused?
The Dalai Lama, the head leader of Tibetan “Buddhism,” explicitly states in his books that a monastic can practice the copulation tantra and would not violate the monastic precepts. The Dalai Lama says:
For Buddhists, sexual intercourse can be used in the spiritual path because it causes a strong focusing of consciousness if the practitioner has firm compassion and wisdom. Its purpose is to manifest and prolong the deeper levels of mind (described earlier with respect to the process of dying), in order to put their power to use in strengthening the realization of emptiness. Otherwise, mere intercourse has nothing to do with spiritual cultivation. When a person has achieved a high level of practice in motivation and wisdom, then even the joining of the two sex organs, or so-called intercourse, does not detract from the maintenance of that person’s pure behavior. Yogis who have achieved a high level of the path and are fully qualified can engage in sexual activity and a monastic with this ability can maintain all the precepts. (The XIV Dalai Lama, translated and edited by Jeffrey Hopkins, How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life, Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. NY, 2002, p.193.)
According to the Dalai Lama’s statement, Dawa Tsering apparently lies about the fact that Tibetan “Buddhist” monks are not allowed to practice the Couple-Practice Tantra. Actually, for Tibetan Tantric practitioners, either lay or monastic, their final goal is to cultivate the couple-practice of copulation with the female adherents. If the couple-practice tactic is rejected, the lamas would sexually molest the female followers in the name of “love for all.” This social phenomenon has been quite common in Taiwan lately and Tibetan Buddhist authority has its own way to handle such disgraceful incidents committed by Tibetan Tantric lamas. The typical scenario would be that they first asserted that the lamas in questions are fake ones. In case lamas are proven to be real, they would explain that the sexual abuses committed by the lamas are just isolated incidents. Meanwhile, they would try to offer an out-of court settlement; if it failed, they would instigate their followers to threaten the victims altogether. When the judicial system starts to investigate the case, the trouble-maker would then flee from Taiwan. After the incidents finally fade away, lamas would again re-enter Taiwan under a different name and continue to propagate the Couple-Practice Tantra and mislead the Taiwanese female adherents.
Such typical tactics are their routines to handle the repeated sexual scandals committed by Tibetan lamas. For example, Sogyal Rinpoche, author of the world-bestselling book Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, had sexually assaulted many females. After the scandal broke on November 10, 1994, in the U.S., California, Sogyal Rinpoche could not deny the allegations of abuse because fresh evidence against him was aired in a TV program. He then fled out of America and paid an unknown amount of compensation to settle out of court in private. He also refused to make any public statements on the scandal in an attempt to let it bygone and be forgotten. Moreover, the sexual abuse cases by lamas have happened almost every year recently in Taiwan. The most well-known case would be the scandal happening on July 14, 2006. Linla Rinpoche, a lama of Abbot Khenpo at Dzogchen Monastery of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism, not only sexually assaulted more than twenty females but forced the victims to perform oral sex and swallow his semen, which he falsely claimed to be the “white bodhis” (semen) especially granted to the female disciples. After the scandal broke, a related spokesperson of the Tibet Religious Foundation of H.H. the Dalai Lama claimed right away that Linla Rinpoche was a fake lama. As soon as the judicial system began to investigate the case, Linla Rinpoche immediately left Taiwan to escape the criminal prosecution. Naturally the case went down like a lead balloon and faded from the public’s memory eventually.
Fortunately, in recent years, after the True Enlightenment Education Foundation has uncovered the true face of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism, the general public gradually acknowledge the serious problems caused by the couple-practice tantra. Last November (2011), the lama Shenglun, a rinpoche certified by the Dharma King of the Ngorpa Sakya Sect of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism, was accused of committing sexual abuses. In lama Shenglun’s bedroom, the police found twenty books about the copulation-practice and sexual orgasm, as well as the naked couple-body “Buddha” statues. What’s more pathetic was that the nuns in the monastery served as matchmakers in search of copulating partners for the lama Shenglun. According to the media reports, he selected young and attractive females for copulating partners. We deplore this fact that the promiscuous Couple-Practice Tantra has already infiltrated Buddhist temples in Taiwan! It has also proven that for those who have practiced Tibetan Tantric Buddhism, they are bound to be on the path to the couple-practice of copulation. Nevertheless, the truth will eventually come to light, and the sexual molestation cases will be exposed by the media sooner or later.
Lastly, Chairman Zhang appeals: The Foundation is calling for the public to stay away from such counterfeit Buddhism. We hope that all Buddhist monks can also step forward courageously to get rid of “Tibetan fake Buddhism” and restore the Buddhist community to its pure practice. We also hope that none of the religious practitioners would follow the example of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism in the name of religious practice. Thus, we are in hope that the government could be strong enough to dispel this “sinister cult,” which is based on its illicit tenet of the couple-practice tantra and violates social moral, from Taiwan. (Reported by the Interviewing Team)20120507
This article is an English version of the Chinese edition published on
January 24, 2012.