‘Poison Is Medicine’, Khyentse Rinpoche’s new book is written largely in response to the rising thunderbolt debate, to clear the dark clouds of “misunderstandings and misapprehensions” that arose in the aftermath of the
Vajrayana guru-related scandals.
"It’s, by far, the most perceptive and significant contribution to get the house of Tibetan Buddhism in order after the sex scandals."
That remains to be seen, this space will closely watch & read this book and keep pressuring for the entire truths to come out : the role of tibetan buddhist "masters" legitimizing predators for short term fame, their role in "not criticizing" obvious charlatan that are money-making machine for the cause, their role in staying silent, hiding behind western justice systems failure to declare it's up to the justice to condemn abuses, it's up to the survivors to out their abusers, it's basically up to victims to hunt down their abusers because these high lamas and so called vajrayana masters are too busy defending their business to dare be pointing the fingers at criminals in red robe.
This self-generated mythology—an anti-authoritarian truth-teller whose successes stemmed from confronting “the machine,” as Pool puts it—bears little resemblance to reality.
Contrary to the overall manner in which Pool portrays himself, he was not an intrepid field reporter and streamer who barreled into conflict zones filled with an unshakable desire to ferret out the real story. Pool was at times reluctant to leave the safety of his hotel room, according to several of the nearly 30 former co-workers and other acquaintances from the past decade who spoke with The Daily Beast. He’d come across as uninterested in interviewing subjects or doing much research. During shoots, Pool’s head was frequently buried in his phone, diligently tracking social media, only to blame his co-workers or equipment when he couldn’t live up to his clippings. Pool’s main focus when reporting, those on the ground with him said, was drawing attention to himself. https://
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Talking to you Verisign!
Child abuse causes gene mutation, impacting the next generation. Centuries of trauma to the male children in Tibet. Ripped away from their families in early childhood, sexually abused in the 'monasteries', the very young boys chosen to be a tulku, have identity loss. It's no wonder in adulthood these males struggle with addiction issues, alcohol, drug abuse, violence, sex addiction.
The genome scientists are saying:
"In addition to harming the immediate wellbeing of the child, maltreatment and extreme stress during childhood can impair early brain development and metabolic and immune system function, leading to chronic health problems.
As a consequence, abused children are at increased risk for a wide range of physical health conditions including obesity, heart disease, and cancer, as well as psychiatric conditions such as depression, suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, high-risk behaviors and violence."
Institutional abuse happens because multiple levels of leadership and the very structure of the organization itself becomes a haven for predators—they are given access to their intended prey, and they are given positions of trust and leadership. https://