Occult force and sexual abuse by lamas: Ole Nydahl as an example
Tantric sex is the essence of Tibetan Buddhism. The lamas think they could achieve enlightenment via having sex with women. Therefore, the lamas have to make love with women every day. Therefore, the lamas have to eat meat to gain energy for having sex which violates the Buddhist precepts.
Neither Western nor Eastern lamas are real Buddhists. The Couple-Practice exists in Tibetan Buddhism, but never in orthodox Buddhism. The Western people still think Tibetan Buddhism is one sect of Buddhism and tantric sex is one part of the Buddhist teachings. This is wrong. These wrong thoughts make/are making the clarification difficult that the sexual abuses are the results of Lamaistic teachings and the criminal lamas are not bad apples.
The German bloger Marte-Micaela Riepe is threatend to take down reports of being sexual abused by Lama Ole Nydahl (Please see: Occult force by Ole Nydahl and the so-called Karmapa Trinley Thayethe, http://marte-micaela-riepe.blogspot.com/2012/05/okkulte-gewalt.html). Before the Google Team did this, the team workers have to read the reports/evidences below:
1. Bodhi Path and Lama Ole Nydahl by Shamar Rinpoche (http://buddhismuskritik.blogspot.com/2011/07/bodhi-path-and-lama-ole-nydahl-by_13.html)
- Whenever Lama Ole visited me, he always talked to me about how wonderful it is that he learned all about tantric union practice from Kalu Rinpoche and Tenga Rinpoche. He thought it was just marvelous. Even though I couldn't understand English and he could not yet speak much Tibetan, I understood words like "dewa chenpo" (= great bliss) and "yabyum" ("male/female", the term for deities in union and union practice), which he would say while crossing his arms in front of his chest in the mudra of union. Then he would hug Hannah at the same time. In that way he combined the hippie lifestyle with tantric conduct.
Lama Ole came to India as a hippie who did everything with wild energy. Although His Holiness the 16th Karmapa advised him to calm down, he never criticized him directly as he was a westerner. Actually Lama Ole's fascination with tantric sex is not exceptional, most of the western hippies who were interested in Buddhism liked it very much. In that respect he is not different from them, he has simply been louder than most about it. Kagyupa Lamas taught hippies the most about yabyum practice. Of course they taught it according to the ancient tantric traditions but western hippies understood it as a practice to turn their sexual desires and habits into meaningful sex.
- The only difference between Lama Ole and many other western Vajrayana practitioners is that Lama Ole publicly says everything and also encourages his followers to think the same way as he does. A consequence of Tibetan Lamas having taught Vajrayana to westerners in the first place is the view that sex is the heart of Vajrayana practice. My understanding of this can be described as follows: it appears that many western Vajrayana followers have taken sexual Tantra as their path. That path consists of preliminary sex, intermediate sex, excellent sex, and finally supreme sex. I do not mean to say that Lama Ole only teaches about sex. Of course he teaches beneficial practices such as Chenrezik, Phowa, etc.. When he teaches Phowa there are even clear signs that the practice is successful.
2. Joe Orso: Lama Ole: Buddhist teacher or charlatan? (http://lacrossetribune.com/search/?l=50&sd=desc&s=start_time&f=html&byline=By%20Joe%20Orso%20For%20the%20Tribune)
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.”
3. Ole Nydahl & Diamond Way accused of sexual abuse in Switzerland (http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:FQq7KFW68JcJ:forum.rickross.com/read.php%3F12,59830,77164+Ole+Nydahl+%26+Diamond+Way+accused+of+sexual+abuse+in+Switzerland&cd=4&hl=zh-TW&ct=clnk&gl=tw)
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.
4. Tom Moore: Beware of Ole Nydahl and his Diamond Way sect (http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=70,2619,0,0,1,0)
Diamond Way is a branch of Tibetan Buddhism. Tibetan Buddhism is a far, far relative to the Buddhism supposedly passed along from the historical Buddha, one full of rituals, devices (prayer wheels and prayer flags) and hierarchies and one where devotion to teacher (“guru,” “lama”) often supersedes personal responsibility (while Buddha’s final words, conversely, were supposedly “be a light unto yourself”).
Diamond Way practitioners and their institutional leader may say that their organization and practices are stripped of such devices. But Diamond Way includes visualizing one’s self merging with another entity (The Karmapa, Buddha, etc.), with the goal being to transcend the supposed illusion of one’s ego-identity while, in the process, merging one’s self with that of another, supposedly “higher” being. This, to me, is a dangerous practice.
The Buddha also supposedly taught people to test everything for themselves. I encourage people to be highly skeptical of Ole Nydahl and of Diamond Way Buddhism. The cult of personality, combined with the allure of another culture and some feel-good practices, is a dangerous prescription for those on a genuine search for meaning.