Author Topic: DALAI LAMA ASSOCIATE DAGRI RINPOCHE ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT  (Read 20197 times)

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Another associate of the Dalai Lama, Dagri Rinpoche who actually works in the Dalai Lama's Office, has been arrested after an Indian woman lodged a complaint of sexual assault against him.

I find this news very disgusting. It's well known amongst Tibetans that he has been molesting women for many years. They even say there's a particular part of the female body that this 'Rinpoche' really likes. Finally someone steps up and speaks out so he can stop hurting women. Very disturbing and disappointing.


Dalai Lama Office’s Dagri Rinpoche molests women?
http://www.dorjeshugden.com/?p=71338


MEDIA COVERAGE ON THIS IN INDIA IS BIG AND GROWING!

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[NEWS18] Elderly arrested for molesting woman in Delhi, Kangra from Delhi

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[JAGRAN] Tibetan arrested for molesting woman in Delhi, Kangra coming from Delhi

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[RAFTAAR] Tibetan arrested for molesting woman in Delhi, Kangra coming from Delhi

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[AMAR UJALA] Female traveler from Delhi, Kangra coming from Delhi, man arrested

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[DAINIK BHASKAR] A 30-year-old woman accused of molesting the flight by a person of Himachal / 65 year old Tibetan origin

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Tibetans on social media are furious that another of the Dalai Lama’s associates is in police custody accused of sexually harassing women. This person explains the accused is Dagri Rinpoche Thupten Jangchub who is a Geshe Lharampa from Sera Jey Monastery and works for the Dalai Lama’s Office in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. He was travelling from Delhi to Gaggal Airport when he allegedly assaulted a woman from Kinnaur, a region in India where Tibetan Buddhism is strong and people have a blind faith towards Tibetan monks and lamas. (Source: https://www.facebook.com/palden.gyalpo.5/posts/680924665671499)


This Indian newspaper explains that Dagri Rinpoche is a member of the Dalai Lama’s Office and has been accused of assaulting a woman on a flight from Delhi to Gaggal Airport.


This explains that the accused is Dagri Rinpoche Thupten Jangchub who is a Geshe Lharampa from Sera Jey Monastery and works for the Dalai Lama’s Office in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. He was travelling from Delhi to Gaggal Airport when he allegedly assaulted a woman from Kinnaur.

VIDEO [DAMAN KRANTI] Tibetan man accused of molesting a woman in a plane coming from Kangra from Delhi

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Watch a news report of a man accused of assaulting a woman on a flight from Delhi to Kangra who has been taken into custody.

On a flight arriving at Kangra airport from Delhi, a man molested a woman sitting on the plane. Upon reaching the airport the woman filed a report with the police. The report was lodged in Gaggal. The authorities have arrested the accused and taken him into police custody.

The accused is a resident of Bylakuppe but for some time has been working in Mcleod Ganj at the Dalai Lama’s Office. The woman, a resident from Kinnaur, told police in her sworn statement that the 65-year-old Dagri Rinpoche Thubten Jangchub, a resident of Bylakuppe, molested her on the plane.

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ADDENDUM: BRAVE WOMAN EXPOSES ABUSE AT THE HANDS OF DAGRI RINPOCHE

A video of another one of Dagri Rinpoche’s victims has just been released. In it she speaks of Dagri Rinpoche's molestation of her over 10 years ago and the ordeal she went through. What's more is that it was covered up by not only FPMT but also His Holiness the Dalai Lama's own office! Watch her heartfelt video here below:

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Here are pictures of her Statutory Declaration

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AND it turns out FPMT and Lama Zopa Rinpoche knew about the Dagri Rinpoche's behavior over 10 years ago but did nothing about it. In fact, people were asked not to talk about the issue. Seems like FPMT wanted to cover it up. The question is why?



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This is very sad news. Ms. Adelaide Foster says:

“I was told by LZR * to not talk about it ten years ago. I asked him to make sure he was always monitored and not left alone with other women. Unfortunately, he did it again on an airplane last week, and the indian medias have mentioned he was detained. Tibetans, and fpmt are silent.”

* Lama Zopa Rinpoche
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Re: DALAI LAMA ASSOCIATE DAGRI RINPOCHE ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2019, 04:31:23 PM »

In India, women don’t go to the police for ‘small’ matters because it is very problematic. You have to spend a lot of time trying to convince the police that you are telling the truth. Especially for cases of sexual assault, their first instinct is to blame the victim. So for this lady to approach the police, AND for the police to take her report seriously means they found truth to the allegations. Dagri Rinpoche and all lamas who violate their students’ trust in them are an embarrassment to our community and faith.~Tsering


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All Tibetans know Dragri ‘Rinpoche’ like woman and always touch their body. Very shameful. He do this many times but this time the woman report him.~Sharul

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Last time when they did large puja against Shugden in Sera Jey Monastery to destroy Shugden, Dragri Rinpoche is the main ritual master to do this puja. He wants to look good and wants name and fame. Now his karma come back for trying to destroy the Shugden practice of millions of people and his guru. He is too political. Dragri Rinpoche previous life is big practitioner of Shugden and give Shugden initiation and this life he give up. Too bad he is not loyal.~G. Trinley

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many yr back when they r do some torkya against shukden he was main person lopbuen this r tell to me by some trapa~Karma Topden

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This is truly a shame, after when someone taken refuge to the Triple gems, they would already know what they can do and what cannot do, more over he is a Rinpoche, the person who goes around the world to give Dharma teaching, so many people are looking up onto him as he is the one who give advice to his students, to help his students to overcome difficulties, to make the students to change to be better, but then at the other hand, the spiritual teacher is breaking the vow. This could be the worse nightmare to the spiritual practitioners, because they are learning from their master but unfortunately their master are not practicing what they teach.

Buddha has said that Dharma will died, but Dharma died not because of the non Dharma practitioners, in fact, it is the people inside the Dharma who destroyed it with their mis-behavior.

Dagri Rinpoche is one of the best example, when outside people saw the spiritual master is doing these crimes, then how do we expect whatever we learned from him is correct? and how more do we expect the outsiders will want to come to practice Dharma?

I felt pity to Dagri Rinpoche, because his action does not just caused negative karma from molesting a girl, but it was the effect of people does not want to pursue their spiritual path, imagine how much negative karma he he needs to absorb for causing others to stop their practice.~Lau Jin Kai

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Re: DALAI LAMA ASSOCIATE DAGRI RINPOCHE ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2019, 04:33:54 PM »
What is FPMT and Tibetan government in exile going to do now about Dragri Rinpoche? Keep quiet and sweep it under the rug again? There have been reports of him groping women in the past but no woman wanted to come out and be public about it till now. What will FPMT and Tibetan leadership do now?

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Re: DALAI LAMA ASSOCIATE DAGRI RINPOCHE ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2019, 04:53:22 PM »
For everyones interest, some lady named Glendas been posting screenshots of some discussion about Dagri Rinpoches "activities". Its an important reminder to Dharamsala, PEOPLE ARE WATCHING. This Adelaide lady in the screenshots doesnt seem to read Hindi either so how did she learn about this incident so quickly? And why does she keep insisting that Dagris done more than whats been reported?

The million dollar question is, what are the Dalai Lamas Office and FPMT going to do now this has become public? Are they still going to keep flogging Dagri all over the world, and INTENTIONALLY expose the public to someone whose been arrested for sexual assault?

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From Glenda: There are people around the world who have caught wind of this news and asking why centres are continuing to invite this sexual assaulter to their events. No woman would go and lodge a POLICE REPORT about sexual assault for no reason. The Tibetan leadership had better remember that everyone is watching what they are going to do next. Will they protect the abuser which they have done so many times in the past, or will they do something TANGIBLE to help the victim?


















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Re: DALAI LAMA ASSOCIATE DAGRI RINPOCHE ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2019, 06:48:57 PM »
Don't tell me the centre in Malaysia LDC FPMT still wanted to invite Dagri Rinpoche to join their Wesak celebration...  :-\

If the Rinpoche really cannot attend their event, that will really a big blow to the centre - they can't have this Rinpoche as the attraction for their Wesak Day and less donation coming in to the centre as well... I guess. Too bad :( The real bad is those who have received teachings and initiations from the Rinpoche, you imagine how hurt their feeling will be and so much damage would have done to their faith in Buddhism?

Why this LDC FPMT did not investigate the background of the teacher first before they're inviting anyone? A centre like this actually should play the role to filter out the not sincerely monks and get the pure ones for the practitioners. But this does not happen. It's sad to hear news re Dagri Rinpoche, but even more sad to hear there are so many centre who are after money and fame only.

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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2019, 07:24:07 PM »
Indian women will not simply report sex crimes unless it is real as it brings much shame to herself, her family and her village. Unless it is real and can be proven, they suffer in silence. So I believe this has happened or the woman would not have reported. The police take it seriously because the woman has convinced them or usually the police will not pay heed.

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Re: DALAI LAMA ASSOCIATE DAGRI RINPOCHE ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2019, 09:36:25 PM »
India is the most dangerous country for sexual violence against women, according to the Thomson Reuters Foundation 2018 survey. This sexual assault problem only women can fix by having more female leaders in politics. They won't solve violence against women or other gender issues, but it can better protect vulnerable women from abuse.

It is very shocking to know that India’s National Crime Records Bureau reported 338,954 crimes against women – including 38,947 rapes – in 2016, the most recent government data available. That’s up from 309,546 reported incidents of violence against women in 2013. Can you imagine this!

Some researchers on diversity in government suggest that one of the reasons India has not been able to effectively address crimes against women is the lack of women in national political office because, research shows, having women in government can lead to more and better laws that safeguard women’s well-being.

The Indian man will not do anything for the women because they are somewhat unworthy and merely objects of their enjoyment. More Indian women should be involved in politics and end this issue once and for all, so Tibetan lamas who abuse the name of tantra cannot take advantage of the beautiful Indian women like Dagri Rinpoche.

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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2019, 10:20:07 AM »

I never heard Dorje Shugden lamas involved in this kind of scandals, but it seems to be quite common at the anti-Shugden side. I guess if you are not a loyal person, if you could betray your guru and lineage, it must have meant that you will not be loyal to your vows and practice already. That’s why those gave up on Dorje Shugden side always involved in different type of scandals. They can’t even hold the very basic vows.

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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2019, 11:28:19 AM »

Dalai Lama said those who practice Shugden shouldn’t meet him because there is broken samaya. I wonder the people surrounding the Dalai Lama are sex abusers, why don’t they break samaya with him and he still see them and hang around with him? Or sexually abusing others is not against the vows or teachings? It cannot be. So it must be double standard then.

Dalai Lama said those who practice Shugden shouldn’t meet him because there is broken samaya. I wonder the people surrounding the Dalai Lama are sex abusers, why don’t they break samaya with him and he still see them and hang around with him? Or sexually abusing others is not against the vows or teachings? It cannot be. So it must be double standard then.

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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2019, 11:40:08 AM »
As usual, there's no news from the Dalai Lama's office, the CTA and the FMPT.  I guess they will just wait and let it pass and won't say anything especially now since there's still no English news reporting about this incidence. If the Dalai Lama‘s office could stay quiet about Sogyal’s case, why can't they stay quiet about this case? Sogyal's case was much bigger and has been brought up to international level. If the Dalai Lama's office and the CTA who had been taking money from the west for decades could choose to remain quiet about Sogyal's case which has happened in the west and hurting the western people, what could possibly push them to say anything regarding things that happened in India, involving poor Indian woman and only India's newspapers are covering?

I don't see any possibility they will say anything. Perhaps scandals like this had happened too many times already. If they were to say anything regarding this, then they might end up dealing with this kind of news every day. I also believe, there will not be any action taken against Dagri Rinpoche. After a while, we shall expect his name to appear and active on the International Buddhist arena again, involving in various Dharma activities as if he is so holy.

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« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2019, 03:46:25 PM »
Shugden practitioners are not allowed to attend Dalai Lama teaching because they consider broken samaya with Dalai Lama. The people who involved with the scandals but still can be around Dalai Lama, their samaya is not broken? Their monk vows are not broken? Dorje Shugden practice does not harm anyone but those scandals are but why Dalai Lama still can allow it?

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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2019, 04:11:38 PM »
To Your Holiness the Dalai Lama and your regime the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA),

1. What is worse karma for a person, practicing Dorje Shugden or molesting/abusing women?

2. Which one will go to the hells? Someone who practice Dorje Shugden or molest/abuse women?

3. Which sin is heavier? Practicing Dorje Shugden or harming/abusing women?

My friends all say without a doubt harming women is a huge sin and bigger sin than practicing Dorje Shugden (assuming practicing Shugden is bad at all). So these women abusers will go to the three lower realms and break their religious samaya (commitments) with you Your Holiness. So how come they are allowed in your teachings and in your environment? How come you don't speak out against them publicly and ban them from mainstream Tibetans as you do with Tibetans who practice Dorje Shugden?


Please can you or anyone answer this?

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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2019, 04:17:23 PM »
Everyone in the Tibetan communities according to my Tibetan friends in Dharamsala said that Dagri Rinpoche has man-handled women before on many occasions. It's just that it is a shameful thing and many do not want to confront him directly. Since Dagri works 'close' to the Dalai Lama, people do not want to say anything to offend the Dalai Lama and hence Dagri has been getting away with it for years.

All this news about Dagri molesting a woman on the airplane has spread to the mainstream Indian press. Too bad. Shameful for Tibetans, Tibetan leadership and Buddhism. Shameful for Sera Jey Monastery where Dagri comes from.

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« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2019, 04:54:23 PM »
They even say there's a particular part of the female body that this 'Rinpoche' really likes.

I was told that his preferred female body part is the chest area. The word used to describe him is 'notorious'. It seems in the Tibetan community when there are rumours, even if its just rumours, it has basis in the truth. In this case though, we know its fact and its not rumours because the blokes been arrested!

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« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2019, 11:29:39 AM »
The actions of Dagri Rinpoche, does not reflect a scholar who has received the Geshe Lharampa. Where does it say in any of the vows that a monk can touch and molest women in a sexual manner?

Such actions is very damaging to the dharma and Gelug lineage. I am very sure FPMT, will now try to cover their tracks again, remember FPMT used to practice Dorje Shugden but since the Dalai Lama started the ban on Dorje Shugden, how will they disassociate with this teacher who was clearly was promoted by FPMT?

Or will FPMT will ignore all this news about this Rinpoche and allow him to teach at FPMT centers. FPMT sometimes behave almost like some of these theistic institutions, if you believe our buddha or our god, you have salvation, if you believe and practice Dorje Shugden you will go to hell. Well it isn’t Dorje Shugden that can send us to hell, it is our karma why FPMT does not see that I don’t know to be honest.

I feel for the women, and all the students of Dagri Rinpoche, hope the all the women will find their way with Buddhism once more and able to come to some closure and peace with the experiences they got with Dagri Rinpoche.