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Vorbemerkung

Dieser Artikel wurde 2001 in der Schweiz veröffentlicht, und zwar in der SonntagsZeitung aus Zürich. Dagegen klagte der Anwalt Ole Nydahls und es kam zu einem Vergleich. Diesen Vergleich hat nun der Anwalt als Kopie an Google geschickt, um dort zu erreichen, dass dieser Text von Google entfernt wird. In dem Anschreiben an Google, welches mir vorliegt, wird behauptet, dass der Vergleich dahingehend formuliert worden sei, dass dieser Artikel nirgendwo mehr veröffentlicht werden dürfe.

Ich habe daraufhin mit der Journalistin Catherine Boss gesprochen, die den Artikel verfasst hat. Sie konnte sich an keine solche Vereinbarung erinnern, vor Allem ist dieser Artikel in der Datenbank für Journalisten gespeichert und jeder von ihnen hat Zugriff auf ihn. Aus dieser Datenbank heraus wurde er mir auch zugemailt, da ich die deutsche Fassung gar nicht kannte. Sie wird mir in nächster Zeit genaue Informationen über den Inhalt des Vergleichs mitteilen.

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© downthecrookedpath, Septemer 14, 2011

Ole Nydahl & Diamond Way

Lama Ole Nydahl missionaries are accused of abuse, sexual questionable and racism. The Diamond Way Buddhist church, which operates five centers in Switzerland, led by their leader, Lama Ole Nydahl, is a real cult. Now former members and leaders complain of the racism and abuse of power due to questionable relationships with students.

"I've seen the group as elitist, racist and sexist", says the 32-year-old communications consultant Marianne Huber (all names have been changed by the editor). She was there two years. At first she was fascinated. "Lama Ole's charm is that he his followers full enjoyment of life, sex, success and enlightenment promises" says the cult expert and professor of theology at Zurich Georg Schmid. The ex-boxer Lama Ole likes driving fast motorbikes and sex. In the seventies, for drug deals he went to prison.

In Schawinski he boasted of having had sex with more than 500 women.

But the glory of Ole Nydahl quickly rubbed off for Marianne Huber. His handling of sex and women was intolerable to her: she has noticed in a summer training camp as Nydahl in addition to its two official women who take turns at the side of the Lama. In six months, he had sex with many of his female students. "These women should still be happy because they were in contact with him", Nydahl told her when she criticized him.

The same has also seen by ex-follower Anne Dietrich. "These young women were allowed to accompany him on his travels and sit at his feet when he lectured." Nydahl told her this would help their development. Dietrich accuses him of abuse of power, because such relations are problematic among equals, but inexcusable in a teacher-pupil ratio.

He is on the Internet photos showing him almost always surrounded by women - or in tight swimming trunks and brown burnt bodies. Nydahl escapades also criticized the German Buddhist Union (DBU). "Many dislike its dealings with women as simply scandalous."

Finally, Anne had enough after Nydahl claimed Africa's poverty was it's own fault and that sperm banks should be set up for white men to 'spread themselves'.

Baffled by those comments during Nydahl's tirade, she wrote to him about her discomfort. His answer: "We can now avoid that we have in a few years even larger ghettos of foreigners, which is undermining our society, which is a big win."

"He is almost following a Nazi ideology. Rhetorical racism, a coarse slogan, which also xenophobic statements in it are lying, "says Schmid.

The followers are repeatedly brainwashed. This was an important characteristic of a sect. The are told "Nydahl is also an elitist preacher of the best religion for the best people. It combines Buddhism with arrogance, judges Schmid. An example of an ego trip by Nydahl when asked about recent natural disasters: "It is their own fault" he said in an interview. And he added smugly: "As long as the women would be beautiful and no speed limits on the highways, nothing else matters".

He admits to having sex: http://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/article_bc6ed916-d197-11de-85b7-001cc4c002e0.html
When I asked him the next day about claims that he has sexual encounters with his students, he didn’t deny this.

“There’s no teacher-student relationship involved in that,” he said by phone. “They’re Diamond Way Buddhists, but they’re not my students in that moment. They’re equal partners.”

http://diamondwaycult.blogspot.com/2009/09/ole-nydahl-diamond-way-accused-of.html


Comments:

Anonymous (September 15, 2011 12:40 PM):

What Nydahl found in Tantric Buddhism was not only license to freely indulge his sexual addiction, but as a bonus, a fancy sex technique, courtesy of the 16th Karmapa who provided him and his wife with private instruction!

Shamar Rinpoche, who was in his teens and in the Karmapa's company when the Nydahl couple were in Sikkim, says the tradition is not about sex, it has been misrepresented in the West, there's a strong spiritual component that has been ignored. Shamar should address his concerns to his own colleagues, if that's the case. Many of the women students of Tibetan Buddhism who have been used, abused, even raped, and discarded by their lamas testify that it's about sex.

Nydahl doesn't only brainwash his followers; according to reports of former followers, he uses hypnosis. Former disciples of Tibetan lamas also report the use of hypnosis against them. As can be ascertained elsewhere on this blog, some of the Hindu yogis used hypnosis to gain sexual access to disciples, and to keep disgruntled sheep in the fold.

Sex between gurus and students, as the journalist quoted in this post says in the full article, is predatory. Telling students they must revere the guru as the Buddha's representative, that if they're good students, they'll be privy to special secrets and will be privileged to participate in secret sacred rituals is a form of grooming the intended victim for sex.

Such a breach of power and trust is also illegal. If Sogyal could be taken to court and forced to pay a hefty settlement to one victim (or possibly more: details of the case are sealed), Nydahl and many other lechers and sex addicts masquerading as gurus can also be brought to justice. It's high time that justice be served, and these predators be put out of commission.


Anonymous (September 16, 2011 3:48 AM):

Tantric Masters

I was a devotee of Nydahl and his Karmapa from 2002 to 2005 and all it`s written in the article above is right, only the followers avoid the elephant in the room.

But what is said in the comment that only some black sheep like Ole Nydahl and Sogyal are acting sexual abuse is terribly wrong, the abuse of womens sexual-and energetic qualities is an immanent phanomenon of tantric-tibetan Buddhism and the source of the tantric master`s power. And of course the main component is not sex like we think, but the absorption of female energies by sexual and other rituals. Nydahl practices exactly that. Very spiritual, indeed! Did Sharmapa ever said something about? No.

Here one quote from a hidden Tantra by Tsongkhapa,said in the Extended Treatise on the Progression of the Esoteric Path, Vol. 13:
“Someone who ask the teacher for empowerment should make offerings first. A curtain is used as a screen. The disciple understands very well that the teacher is vajrasattva. Wisdom mothers with complete samaya, whose genitals are healthy and who are virgins over the age of 12 etc., are offered to the teacher. Just like the statement in the second chapter of Sutra on Great-Seals: “One should choose females who are most wise, virtuous, with slender eyes, having a wondrous dignified face, and aged from 12 to 16, or 20 if difficult to obtain. Females over 20 are used in other seals (mudra) because it will make all the stages of practice impossible to attain. One’s sisters, daughters, or wife are offered to the teacher.” (Tsongkhapa, Extended Treatise on the Progression of the Esoteric Path)

(continued)


Anonymous (September 16, 2011 3:48 AM):

I am such a woman who was used as consort in the kalachakra-tantra through Ole Nydahl and Karmapa. You ask for moral? There is none. Women are just material for reaching the so called enlightment.

No relationship, no love, no friendship counts. They are are psychopaths. With a warm heart and a human ethic you are not able to practice these tantras. Therefore it is important - so it is written in the ninth chapter of kalashakra- tantra- to open the kundalini of the consorts, in which state you loose your warm feelings, your empathy for yourselve and others as well as your former personality .

And the whole guru-yoga brainwashing attend the rest.

When I saw Nydahl in Poland 2005 after he opened my kundalini, he offered me to his teacher by making the offering-mudra while he was looking at me, crying many tears and counting his teacher`s blessings, what he was saying.

Later, at home, I had such strong visions in which I had to have sex with the young karmapa! I was crying and saying: I cannot do that. The imagination was so strong! It felt like to be raped. Even when I am writing about I am unable to breath.

So what can we find in the hidden secret life of a tantric master like Nydahl is? First is to say that he has like all others an opened kundalini and an altered state of consciousnes which shows a lack of core-personality with dissociations in mind. That makes him behave freakishly as yogis do.

His motivation of sexual intercourses is not individual passion, love or personal affectations, but the fulfillment of the tantric samays he did. He is OBLIGATED hence to have sex every day. Through that his siddhis are growing up because of the suction of female secretion. This is the real abuse! Even when women are in love with Nydahl, he is never. Where should his love come from? Without any path to his personality?

The whole is called the left-handed tantra were the adept get the promise beeing able to have sex with every person he wants to. You can`t say "No" to a tantric master like I did without beeing cursed and charmed in special rituals, the source of black magic and voodoo in Tibetan Buddhism.

As I wrote a few days ago:

In my case Ole Nydahl and his Karmapa have a photo, they have my hair and they have pieces of my clothes. But they cannot harm me anymore because I do not believe in black magic, I do not believe in any method of voodoo. This is nothing else than self-hypnosis, it works only in your soul. And there it works. In my lecture about the rising of a multiple personality by the abuse of trance-and hypnosis-methods in Tibetan Buddism I analysed the way how phenomenas are growing up in ones mind. They have nothing to do with ghosts, they are just mental phenomenas in your own mind which can harm you very badly. That is my result. I think that view very helpful and full of freedom, which is one of my highest worths.

They made me their consort. They made me equal to them. And now I know all their secrets from the inside. And I speak out!

Today my mind is strong and I can mercifully balance the phenomenas of an opened kundalini and got my life back. That was a hard work!

Marte-Micaela Riepe


Anonymous (September 16, 2011 2:52 PM):

We need more personal testimony from people who have been harmed by Tantric practices and teachers. Thank you, Marte Riepe, for sharing your experience.

The public, and students of Tibetan Buddhism need to understand that the abuse problem is not a matter of a few unethical or ego-driven teachers; Nydahl, Sogyal, Trungpa and the many others like them are not exceptional cases. As Ms. Riepe said, abuse of women and girls (and abuse of boys in the monasteries) is systemic. Abuse of women and girls is inherent in the fundamental nature of Tantric Buddhism. The Tantric rituals, in fact, require it, and give instructions on how to make an unwilling "consort" compliant with alcohol. If the alcohol doesn't have the desired effect, rape is recommended. This is in the instructions for the Kalachakra, the Hevajra, and other tantras.

P.S. Marte--Shamar Rinpoche used to have letters on his website that he wrote denouncing Ole Nydahl and the way he turned the Kagyu tradition into a sex cult. He was forced to remove those letters when Nydahl threatened him with legal action. Shamar has founded a network of Bodhi Path Centers around the world that teach basic Buddhism and the bodhisattva way, without Vajrayana (tantra). He believes teaching tantra was a mistake, and states on his website that tantra is not appropriate for the current era and conditions in the world. (see www.shamarpa.org in the "Statements" section, under "Why Bodhi Path Centers don't teach Vajrayana")


Marte-Micaela Riepe (September 17, 2011 6:31 AM):

Dear Anonymous,

thank you for your reply, I`m delighted at your view which substantiates my expiriences.

Just two things to say:

1. Shouldn`t we communicate accessible? With our names or given names? My read is you to be a buddhist and follower of Sharmapa.

2. I noticed that two positions of Sharmapa according to Ole Nydahl and the tantra teachings on his website. It is a grat pity that the first one has been removed by beeing threatend with legal action throug honeybaby Ole Nydahl. We should never allow to be susceptible to blackmail.

I respect Sharmapas recurrence to Buddhas teachings as well as his actions in the Bodhi Path Centers. But how can he work together with Karmapa and his brother Jigme Ringpoche, who are real tantric masters? And why is he not beside the victims, why does he not speak out the pudency about the abuse of so many, in the past and now? Why does he not ask these all for forgiveness? Because he is Sharmapa. Because he is just living in his tradition of an so called high inkarnation. And there is no way out.

My best wishes to you!


Anonymous (September 17, 2011 11:27 AM):

for more information from other women who have been sexually abused by him:
http://forum.rickross.com/read.php?12,59830


josey (September 17, 2011 12:25 PM):

Well, I was on RR today reading the Ole Nydahl post, and I learned that they have it set on google to check out any threads against Ole Nydahl, so I imagine that they will come in droves here, but I will tell them now, I have no plans on posting their hogwash; instead they can travel back in time to Rick Ross forum.

The threats that Emma C., from Rick Ross forum, has received from these members are horrifying, and I like how Corboy said that a true Buddhist group would not threaten. So true.

I am used to threats by the way. If they are creative enough I will post them in a separate thread for all to read.


Anonymous (September 19, 2011 4:16 AM):

This is to warn you that Ole Nydahl or 'Lama Ole' as he likes to be called has created a cult. As a former member, I would advise you to steer well clear of him and his corrupt organisation! Here is a break down of my experiences in the cult:

1. The charismatic leader (Ole Nydahl) surrounded by groupies and Ole Clones. This is known as a cult of personality. The idolisation of Ole Nydahl is extreme. He also has no authentic credentials, and is not qualified to hold the title of Lama. Ole only started using the title of Lama a few years after the 16th Karmapa's death, while claiming that the 16th Karmapa granted him such a title.

2. The manipulation of information. Books Ole Nydahl doesn't agree with or are critical of him are banned from the centres. Members are also discouraged from seeking teachings from any other source.

3. Abuse of members lower in the hierarchy by those higher up. This emotional (and sometimes physical) abuse is explained away as 'purification' and members are told it is simply their karma.

4. Questions or criticisms from members are dismissed and suppressed. The member is then made to feel guilty and told it is their fault. They are called 'spiritually weak' or have 'ego problems'.

5. Diamond Way has it's own words and language, to separate members from the public. Words are also given new meanings. New members are also given fancy new Tibetan names to make them feel important and separate them from their old life.

6. There is one rule for those lower in the hierarchy, and another for those at the top. For instance, Diamond Way teaches that adultery is wrong (in common with authentic Buddhism), but at the same time, Ole Nydahl is known to have had affairs with several of his students, and had a mistress called Caty Hartung as well as his wife, Hannah.

7. The true beliefs of the group are kept secret from members until they are sufficiently brainwashed, and before that are lied to, just as Diamond Way lies to the public about it's true beliefs. Members only get to the really weird stuff once they get higher up in the hierarchy. Those higher up in this heirachy lie to both those lower down and to the public at large about their true beliefs. Their excuse for this is to simply say people are "not ready". (sounds like not sufficiently brainwashed to me!)

8. Everything in Diamond Way has a price, and the money flows to the top of the hierarchy. There is also huge pressure to donate money, whether you can afford it or not. Members are also pressured to buy photos of Ole Nydahl, tickets to his lectures, and books. Members are milked for everything they have, while Ole Nydahl lives a life of luxury, flying round the world and having everything paid for him.

9. Diamond Way uses brainwashing techniques. Their 'meditation' rituals are in fact more like self-hypnotism, and are intended to increase suggestibility and slowly remove the members from reality and critical thinking.

10. Former members are harassed, slandered and told to shut up about their experiences. I have had death threats, abusive e-mails and phone calls etc calling me "spiritually weak", "mentally ill", and "a criminal" among other things. Calling me a criminal is particularly ironic considering Ole Nydahl himself spent time in prison for drug smuggling and dealing. I am just glad I never signed up to the cult's magazine despite pressure to do so, or they would have had my home address too!


Marte-Micaela Riepe (September 20, 2011 5:01 AM):

Dear Josey,

here I am again, just to complete my comment more detailed. It ist my deep conviction that we have to speak out our experiences, we have to speak out the names of the abusers and we have to announce all our knowledge about the secret rituals we got swept up in.

Here one quote from a hidden Tantra by Tsongkhapa,said in the Extended Treatise on the Progression of the Esoteric Path, Vol. 13:
“Someone who ask the teacher for empowerment should make offerings first. A curtain is used as a screen. The disciple understands very well that the teacher is vajrasattva. Wisdom mothers with complete samaya, whose genitals are healthy and who are virgins over the age of 12 etc., are offered to the teacher. Just like the statement in the second chapter of Sutra on Great-Seals: “One should choose females who are most wise, virtuous, with slender eyes, having a wondrous dignified face, and aged from 12 to 16, or 20 if difficult to obtain. Females over 20 are used in other seals (mudra) because it will make all the stages of practice impossible to attain. One’s sisters, daughters, or wife are offered to the teacher.” (Tsongkhapa, Extended Treatise on the Progression of the Esoteric Path)

I am such a woman who was used in one sexual tantra. You ask for moral? There enis none. Women are just material for reaching the so called enlightment.

No relationship, no love, no friendship counts. They are are psychopaths. With a warm heart and a human ethic you are not able to practice these tantras. Therefore it is important - so it is written in the ninth chapter of kalashakra- tantra- to open the kundalini of the consorts, in which state you loose your warm feelings, your empathy for yourself and others as well as your former personality.

And the whole guru-yoga brainwashing attends the rest.

When I saw Nydahl in Poland 2005 after he opened my kundalini, he offered me to his teacher by making the offering-mudra while he was looking at me, crying many tears and counting his teacher`s blessings, what he was saying.

Later, at home, I had such strong visions in which I had to have sex with the young karmapa! I was crying and saying: I cannot do that. The imagination was so strong! It felt like to be raped. Even when I am writing about I am unable to breath.

Today my mind is strong and I can mercifully balance the phenomenas of an opened kundalini and got my life back. That was a hard work!


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Anonymous (October 15, 2011 4:19 AM):

If I was to suggest that Ole looks like a jew and may well be a zionist stooge would that make me antisemitic? He and his followers fiercly defend Israel and slander Islam. I couple of Diamond Way followers over here were burning a Koran about 6 months ago. When opperation Cast Lead was unleashed against defenceless Gaza and email was sent to all members playing down the affair. Seems very suspicious to me. When you consider that the Jews have been creating cults and 'twisting the Word' for millenia it seems likely that indeed Ole is a puppet of Zion. Mossad opperatives may well have offered him a deal at the time he was in trouble for drug smuggling.

8 comments:

  1. Mark Vain (Mississippi)June 4, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    Hopefully not many people have to walk around with an open Kundalini, sounds horrible!
    I was also observing this Nydahl and checked his female consorts. Maybe they were all brainwashed but they still all praised him. I think sex can make you addicted and it disturbs our posibility to judge situations objectively. Maybe there should be a ban on sex between adult people who practice buddhism? What do you think?

    I guess if someone supports Israel he is already a suspect because Isreal disturbs all the peace between the Arabic countries surrounding. That makes him maybe really qualified for being a troublemaker par excellence.

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    1. I have to correct one thing first: The Buddhism you meant is Tibetan Buddhism, not Buddhism. There is a ban on sex for orthodox Buddhists, but the lamas do not think they have to follow the Buddhist precepts.

      The tantric sexual practice is the essence of Tibetan Buddhism. The lamas break the precepts of TB if they do not practice tantric sex with women EVERYDAY. So, the lamas are not Buddhists. TB is not Buddhism.

      It is necessary to legislate against the false Buddhism - the Tibetan Buddhism. Every lama has to be punished if he abuses women.

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  2. He is definitely a Zionist shill! Shame on Ole Nydahl.

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  3. @ Marte-Micaela Riepe
    As you said, in a strong vision, the Karmapa did rape to you? So, what Ole Nydahl did to you is physical way and the Karmapa only in mental way? It's very important to me to know the truth, thank you so much.

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  4. Marte-Micaela RiepeMay 21, 2014 at 5:14 AM

    @ Anonymous

    That I felt like being raped by Karmapa in a vision was a result of a long process of developing a dissolved mind. It started with my abandon to Nydahl, but here it is necessary to understand, we never made love with each other, it all was visualisation and imagination which rised a real physical sensation by sharing the same state of mind without touching each other in reality. That´s possible due to specific techniques of sexual magic, a prominent part of tantric-tibetan Lamaism..

    Hard stuff, I know..

    With a dissolved mind you can take place or being involved in high levels of different Tantras. Im my eyes Nydahl was an adept for getting a higher level of "Enlightment" and he needed a consort to reach it: like Karmapa needed a woman offering to realise the fully enlightment of his last life. (Important to say I argue within the system of TB, nothing of it I belief in anymore.). That is explained in the ninth step of Kalachara Tantra. At least the adept ist forced to offer his beloved consort to the tantric master, who is going to rape her. That was my vision. I felt as a part of those rituals which are the most humiliating and exploiting experience women can ever have.

    Stay away!

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    1. @marte and anonymous
      Same things happened to me. I was told I am the only one who could do it. I want to get out. How can I cut all connections and live a normal life again? Which therapists and lawyers could help me? Thank you so much that you speak up in public, when I am ready I also want to do it and help to stop this horrible abuse of women.

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    2. Marte-Micaela RiepeOctober 7, 2014 at 12:12 AM

      Our real tragedy and their real crime is women grooming by exploting our confidence and devotion. We are often not able to stand up to beeing asked for support or help. That´s our weakness and opens our mind for their delusion.

      The self-image of the so called enlightened lamas is extraordinary and grandous, and they need to project it onto the consort. So we are told to be the only one and meanwhile there are thousands of us to be told the same.

      To get out of their delusion and living a normal life needs outer help of a therapist to reach a normatively, congnitively and an emotionnaly distance of tantric-tibetan Lamaism. That´s not so easily to reach as it sounds and needs a lot of patience. Hopefully you find a good companion.

      I would not ask for lawyers. I tried to make that practises justiciable, but I failed. You need a lot of power as well as energies you better use for your own life. After all I have to stay for two days in prison, something I I wouldn ´t advise to others.

      Anyway, welcome to the small but exclusive club of women who want to speak out!

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  5. Marte-Micaela RiepeOctober 12, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    I add my e-mail like I often did here, Anonymous, feel free to contact me!

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