Listen to a reading of this article (reading by Tim Foley): (Readers sensitive to discussion of inappropriate adult behavior toward children may want to skip this one.) There's a really gross video going around of the Dalai Lama kissing a young boy on the lips and telling him to suck his tongue while an adult audience looks on approvingly. A
It is really hard to know who to look up to in these days of a collapsing civilization based on Greed.
Julian Assange, Ed Snowden, Scott Ritter, Michael Hudson, Richard Wolff.
Folks also need to pay attention to the NED (National Endowment for Democracy). It is a US funded NGO that in turn funds other NGOs all over the world. It does overtly what the CIA used to do covertly.
While the CIA payments may have ended in 1974, the NED payments are still on-going. A brief web search will find the NED hosts the Dalai Lama quite often.
About the same as idolizing Hilary Clinton or the Kardashians.
I must say that I am seriously surprised by today's writing not that I have had any reason to consider the Dalai Lama as anything but a religious leader in his own country. A lifetime career it has been
Just one more questionable character in a world full of charlatans and misfits.
So if as stated he is now and has been a paid puppet for the CIA, funded as he appears to have been, I am disappointed, but not surprised in this day and age.
So with my respects to W S Gilbert.....
Things are seldom what they seem. .....Skim milk masquerades as cream
Black sheep dwell in every fold. ...... all that glitters is not gold
I agree, frequently
His dismissive attitude to pedophilia by Buddhist monks as “...nothing new.” disgusted me.
Deborah Parks research article below on "Bringing Child Buddhist Monks into the Alternative Care Conversation: Reflections on an Under-considered Group of Children” shows how abuse of children is endemic in Buddhist religious organisations just as it is in Catholic or other denominations.
Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat, he cried. $15K a month from the CIA. Thank you, again, Caitlin. Don’t know how I would have missed a factotum such as that. I guess it must not have had enough ‘resonance’.
The entire Tibetan system , though rooted in some ok ideas, is quite corrupted. The current Kalu Rinpoche is a young man now, who has criticized the sexual abuse he received as a boy in the monastery system, being “ groomed” for his current job. The entity who held that title last lifetime ( presumably the same being) was accused of a lot of sexual improprieties with women and boys? so maybe that’s just karma... but oh, we mustn’t speak Iill of the holy men.! Trust and practice our own inner knowing and learn to discern truth from lies from that place. Indeed, it’s the only thing that has ever worked, despite the pitfalls, everything else is a trap
'watch out for leaders and parking meters'........dylan 'Revisited' Don't follow leaders
Watch the parkin' meters.......corrected.
EEWWW thank you for enlightening me to the horror. Well that certainly put a fork in it. All pedos need to go.
Spiritualism and science or scientific method is the way to go.
Any war there is always innocents blood on any perceived side.
I'm lucky I didn't have to fire an angry round.
You're right Caitlin it's up to us, no spaceships coming to save us. ;)
Next time you’re thinking about following someone, maybe check out that guy or gal you see brushing their teeth in the bathroom mirror. I hear really good things about them.
You’re talking about the crowd that includes Robert DeNiro, who gave his Oscar to Zilensky.
I, too, have been disappointed at the shallowness of the public statements of the Dalai Lama; his analyses seem very generic and devoid of profundity or even insight. In any case, who would have expected this cringy kid encounter? Even so, I'm hoping his apparent disrespect for boundaries goes no deeper, but with all the revelations involving religious institutions, I expect to be disappointed.
On another note, it was about a year ago I learned that Gloria Steinem was a CIA operative, now the Dalai Lama? That spook agency really does have its tentacles in everything.
The biggest impediment to the realization of ultimate Truth except our own egos is the presence of so-called "spiritual gurus." Their teachings bring you as much closer to Truth as that of a thumb-sucking idiot. Their preached "spirituality" should be treated in a similar way you would treat someone saying he saw a real dinosaur.
In some ways I wish I hadn't read that but gave myself a shake and said don't be so bloody naive. and open your eyes. Always believed the Dalai Lama was a force for good but see now it very much depends on who the man is. Thank you Caitlin.
That image IS creepy . I don’t know wether it’s his generation as my mother tried to kiss me on the lips and I made it very clear that’s inappropriate .🤢
It was her regular behaviour with friends and Elders ... covid changed that practice.
There are about 25 photos of Joe Biden creepily touching minors, and accusations by Tara Reid and other people against our senile groomer warmonger president, and everyone stands up and salutes.
Very interesting. One of the things about spiritual practice is not feeling the need to look up to anyone. We look across.
I have learnt so much from my yoga teacher, but am aware that she's abit of a control freak. I have also gained so much from the works of Zen Buddhist Cheri Huber, especially her book 'There is nothing wrong with you; a guide to going beyond self-hate', though I wouldn't say I look up to her. I really admire her honesty. She writes about her attempted suicide by shooting herself in the stomach as a young woman, but also writes that even after years of awareness practice she is still as depressed as she ever was. Amazing, insightful speaker Gabor Mate 'When the body says No' still admits to needing to 'get over himself', his addictions and medications.
It's not the Dalai Lama that's the problem, although there does seem to be some serious issues with him, it's thinking that any leader is anything more than a journeying, fallible, hurting, flawed, wonderful human, and in putting anyone in positions above the law- such as, facilitated by politicians, the care home and hospital administrators who knowingly allowed Saville access to vulnerable young women, because of his charity work.
We seem to be reaching for leaders in the health freedom and freedom of speech movement. https://georgiedonny.substack.com/p/a-healthy-future-does-not-lie-with we've established that we can't trust politicians, medical dogma, doctors, journalists or the media, we don't need to replace then with any other global medical, health or media establishments.
We just start listening to our guts and bodies and sitting quietly