Author Topic: DALAI LAMA ASSOCIATE DAGRI RINPOCHE ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT  (Read 20259 times)

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« Reply #60 on: May 19, 2019, 03:36:08 PM »
Wow! Another exposé! How shocking that these "Rinpoche" can carry out sexual crimes against so many and yet Dharamsala and all those in position to do something just sweep it under the carpet. In allowing the continual sexual molestation of others for over 10 - 20 years is blatant participation of the act itself as you are allowing these crimes to continue. These Rinpoches are Lamas who are teaching and "famous", who are supposed to be guardians of Buddha's teachings and all the disciple's path to enlightenment. Yet, these "Rinpoches" take advantage of the disciples' total trust and ignorance of proper conduct to leave them in confusion, distrust and guilt. Dagri Rinpoche is the latest to be exposed and he is such a hypocrite to be able to criticise Dorje Shugden practitioners who practice in peace when he is the one breaking his major vows. What kind of lineage teachings and initiations is he transmitting? What are the disciples receiving? Who is going to hell? One who kept their vows in Dorje Shugden practice or the one who break their vows in harming another through their sexual molestations?

This should really wake up people to who the real practitioners of Dharma are. Dorje Shugden practitioners kept their vows to their Guru in keeping their Dorje Shugden practices which made them targets of abuse, ostracism, discriminations and many businesses are strongly encouraged to ban entry to the practitioners from entry for even the basic necessities. It is shaming of the Tibetan Leaders who were supposed to care for their people.

This is what people say "what goes around comes around". Dagri Rinpoche has been hurting innocent women including nuns for the past 10 years. But who knows, maybe he has been doing that for longer than that! He took advantage of his title 'Rinpoche' to cover up his evil intention. He told the victims that he was giving them special blessings to help them progress in their spiritual journey or heal their diseases. For a person who is supposedly learned, Dagri Rinpoche twisted Buddha's teachings to fulfill his sickening desire.

Molesting women is one of his many crimes, he also sounds like he is an alcoholic and he uses alcohol to facilitate his ill intention. Tantric masters use alcohol for higher practice, but he consumes alcohol for his desires. He is the reason why much general public has doubt in Tibetan Buddhism and lamas.

We must thank the Indian woman who reported on Dagri Rinpoche. She is not a Buddhist, she has no reason to tell lies to accuse Dagri Rinpoche. For her to make a report to the police and the police accepted her case, she must have enough evidence to prove what she said. Dagri Rinpoche can say all he wants to, but no one will really believe him. It is time for him to get the results of the actions he has committed.

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« Reply #61 on: May 20, 2019, 09:14:21 AM »
It is frustrating to know that the Tibetan leadership and FPMT actually knows about his crimes a long time ago before this current incident. Why did they not take any action against him to protect the nuns and women in their organisation? They are willing to sacrifice their nuns and female disciples just to keep Dagri Rinpoche around?

They are doing it just to keep their connection with His Holiness the Dalai Lama? Since Dagri Rinpoche is working close to His Holiness, those centres who hosted Dagri Rinpoche will naturally be benefitted from that relationship. It is clear that those centers do not treat their nuns and female disciples well and all they care about is benefits for the center or themselves.

I hope the public will learn from the previous experience with Sogyal who is still not persecuted for his crime against his students. He manages to get away with it because he is close to His Holiness the Dalai Lama too. Being close to His Holiness should not be a getaway pass for them to commit crimes and not pay the price.

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« Reply #62 on: May 22, 2019, 04:48:21 AM »
The news of Dagri Rinpoche is all over the world now. Now the world know as exactly what is happening and as usual we will not hear anything from the Dalai Lama. This cannot the as usual anymore where it involved the ordain people and serious action must be taken. FPMT and Dalai Lama need to take action.

People lose hope, faith and trust to the Buddha dharma just because of Dagri Rinpoche sexual act. It's the worst you would want to know that happen on the Buddhist organisation.

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« Reply #63 on: May 22, 2019, 06:03:05 AM »
Dagri Rinpoche is a big disgrace to the Tibetan Buddhist, the Tulku, and the Rinpoche community. He was highly regarded and learned but he used his status and knowledge to abuse female students. What makes it worse is he even molested nuns!

These spiritual seekers come to Dagri Rinpoche for guidance to eliminate suffering but he is giving them more sufferings than to help them find happiness. So many high lamas such as Sogyal Rinpoche have abused and violated their female students for many years because people are covering them up. This has to change. These so-called high lamas have to know they cannot get away from the crimes they have committed. Otherwise, they will continue to harm others.

Dagri Rinpoche think he can still get away by hinting to the Indian police he has a close relationship with the Dalai Lama, what he doesn't realise is he is not dealing with the Tibetan community. The Dalai Lama is not above everything, criminals still need to be persecuted. Dagri Rinpoche has to face the consequence of the crime he has committed. 

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« Reply #64 on: May 24, 2019, 12:20:06 AM »
Dagri Rinpoche is a big disgrace to the Tibetan Buddhist, the Tulku, and the Rinpoche community. He was highly regarded and learned but he used his status and knowledge to abuse female students. What makes it worse is he even molested nuns!

These spiritual seekers come to Dagri Rinpoche for guidance to eliminate suffering but he is giving them more sufferings than to help them find happiness. So many high lamas such as Sogyal Rinpoche have abused and violated their female students for many years because people are covering them up. This has to change. These so-called high lamas have to know they cannot get away from the crimes they have committed. Otherwise, they will continue to harm others.

Dagri Rinpoche think he can still get away by hinting to the Indian police he has a close relationship with the Dalai Lama, what he doesn't realise is he is not dealing with the Tibetan community. The Dalai Lama is not above everything, criminals still need to be persecuted. Dagri Rinpoche has to face the consequence of the crime he has committed.

Even if Dagri Rinpoche hinted to the Indian Police about his close relationship with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, I do not think that they will let him off the hook that easily. His Holiness is not the apple in their eyes anymore due to the deteriorating relationship between the Tibetans and Indians.

It is clear that India wanted to have a better relationship with China and they are working hard to make that a reality. However, Tibetans in India has always been a thorn in the flesh of China and India has to do something to make China feel better and one of the ways will be creating a distant themselves with the Tibetans.

By giving less attention to Tibetans, China seems to be happier that way. Hence, Indian officers are no longer seen at Tibetan functions or events. So even if Dagri Rinpoche would like to use His Holiness's name to escape persecution, he will not succeed now.

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« Reply #65 on: May 24, 2019, 03:41:50 AM »
Thank you @SabS for sharing this petition on change.org

I really think we all should help those mistreated women and sign the petition!
We should not let abusers get away with their crimes!

It is really disappointing that the monastery, office of HH and centres are so reluctant to do the right thing and stop such crimes and lies!

Help! Many people have signed already!

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« Reply #66 on: May 25, 2019, 12:49:38 AM »
People have started questioning why the Dalai Lama endorses spiritual teachers who are sex abusers. Dagri Rinpoche now joins the ranks of Dalai Lama-endorsed sexual offenders such as Sogyal Rinpoche, Sakyong Mipham, Lama Yeshe Nyingpo, Gangten Tulku, Lama Norlha, Lama Choedak Rinpoche and Tenzin Dhonden.

Doubt in the Dalai Lama’s ‘seal of approval’ is growing and the Dalai Lama really needs to take action and speak up strongly against these Buddhist teachers who are abusing their power and position and tarnishing the Dharma with their actions. These teachers are bringing Buddhism down.

Many people will lose faith not only on Dalai Lama but Buddhism as a whole. Dalai Lama has developed the reputation of Buddhism in the world platform should continue to be consistent practicing what he preaches. 

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« Reply #67 on: June 01, 2019, 02:36:33 AM »
Dagri Rinpoche was accused of molesting an Indian woman on a Delhi to Gaggal flight. The incident was widely reported in the Indian media and their descriptions of what transpired strongly imply that instead of groping the woman through her clothes, Dagri Rinpoche actively tried to violate the lady and get his hands under her clothing. The Indian lady pressed charges with the police and Dagri Rinpoche was duly arrested and put in police custody.

No one seems to be surprised that Dagri Rinpoche was detained for his behaviour. The fact he was caught harassing a lady from Kinnaur, a region in India where Tibetan Buddhism is strong and people have blind faith towards Tibetan monks and lamas, only confirms the news.

What’s more, when Dagri Rinpoche was detained, he had the gall to list the Dalai Lama’s Office as his address on the police paperwork. Clearly he was trying to use his position and the Dalai Lama’s name to intimidate the police and sway them into not pressing charges. This, quite frankly, is disgusting because rather than thinking about the trauma experienced by the victim, Dagri Rinpoche’s first act was to try to evade justice and protect himself and his reputation, by drawing on his association with the Dalai Lama.

Bear in mind that Dagri Rinpoche holds a Geshe Lharam degree which is equivalent to a doctorate degree in Tibetan Buddhism, yet he is extremely disrespectful towards Tibetan Buddhism and towards women in general. In Tibetan Buddhism, many deities are female and they are revered and treasured. So Dagri Rinpoche’s actions are completely contradictory to what is taught in Buddhism and extremely shameful for a person of his status.

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« Reply #68 on: June 06, 2019, 03:51:13 AM »
Well, here is one Tibet Star telling people, especially Tibetan ladies how to protect themselves from being molested by such scums of spiritual society...

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Hi, welcome to Tibet Star. Today, the topic I have is on how to fight lama molestation. This video is especially for non-Tibetans who face this kind of problem. First thing first, never enter into a room alone with a lama, or Tulku or Rinpoche. It’s a big no-no, no. If you have to be in a room with a lama, make sure there’s a witness. Two, any time a molestation occurs, make sure you have a photo or an audio, or the best would be a video to prove your claims and also keep a diary or a journal. Write everything down with dates, timing, everything. Now, number five, make sure you go and blog about it, and then go to Youtube and talk about it, and share it on Facebook, and take the molesting lama to the media and challenge, now, this is very important, challenge him to do all of the following.

Number one, challenge him, challenge him to make a statement, a press statement, a written statement. Two, challenge him to come to YouTube and defend himself. Then challenge him to do a press conference, not just a written statement where you cannot see his face and facial expression, and body language. These are very important to get some sense of whether the person is telling the truth, when people could ask questions and find out what really happened. And then challenge him to go through a lie-detector test.

Now, these two are somewhat traditional. Nevertheless, they are very powerful in the Tibetan world. Challenge him to swear upon his root guru and other high Lamas that he respects. Challenge him to swear upon their lives that his claims are true, that he is telling the truth. For those non-Tibetans, this will freak out most of the Tibetans, including lamas, Tulkus and Rinpoches. When you challenge them to swear upon their root guru. Because their fear of hell is real, 18 realms of hell, to them is real, and you talk about Vajra Hell, it will scare the shit out of them. 99% of them will not be able to swear upon their root guru, and that can give you an idea whether the person is telling the truth or not. If he’s innocent, he shouldn’t have any problem in swearing upon his root guru. But if he’s guilty, 99% of the time he will not do it. 99% of the lamas, Tulkus, Rinpoches will not do it if they are guilty, because their fear of hell is real.

Then, challenge him to meet you at Nechung and Palden Lhamo temple in Dharamsala. It could be done anywhere else where you have a statue of Nechung and Palden Lhamo, but do it in Dharamsala. This is symbolic, this is far more powerful. Challenge him to come, and both of you will swear before Nechung, the oracle Nechung and Palden Lhamo. This will again freak out the lama, Rinpoche, Tulku, if he’s guilty because their fear of the hell is very real. What they fear is one, the belief is that as soon as you go to, go before the Nechung and oracle is claiming to be telling the truth. So whoever is guilty, whoever lies, what happens, the belief is that within a month or so, the one who is guilty, the one who is lying will throw up blood and die. This is one fear they have. Two, while they are dead, they’re afraid that they will be reborn in hell, one of the 18 hells, or Vajra Hell.

Now, what kind of signs will show if the person, the guilty person is lying is that a misfortune will strike him in the next 30 days, or sometimes 90 days, max one year. Either he could lose his limbs in an accident, or he catches some terminal disease, or he dies. Now, this fear is real, so it’s pointers. Now, when you go about it, to go about it in an ascending order, not in a descending order because that will destroy the climax, because there will be no climax at all. And so, take your time. It could be a week between each move that you take, or sometimes it could be between a couple of days between each move that you make. So make your move accordingly. Don’t throw all the 15 moves that I’m talking about on his face in a single day. Don’t do that. One at a time and build up momentum, and finally come down to Nechung and oracle, and that will scare the shit out of the lama, trust me.

Now, what do you do after that? Usually when Tibetans have this kind of problems or similar problems, they take it to Nechung and Palden Lhamo, and it gets decided right there and they do not go to the court. Now, in this case, take him to the police, hire a lawyer and challenge him in the court. I know most of the points that I raised here are pretty obvious to many of the women who go through molestation, but as an insider and someone who belongs to the inner core once, these swearing in, challenging him to swear upon his root guru, and meeting at Nechung and Palden Lhamo to decide the outcome, these are unbelievably powerful. So use them. Basically what you do at the temple is you swear, you prostrate, probably three times before the statue of Nechung and oracle, and swear that you are, both of you will swear that you’re telling the truth, and whoever lies, whoever is guilty should meet with an unfortunate incident anytime soon. So, that could be losing a limb in an accident or could be an actual death, and then you part from there. Now everything is decided by the Nechung Oracle. That’s the belief system, so exploit it, of course, for your good purpose.

* the oracle Nechung – the Tibetan State Oracle is a monk who takes trance of the deity Nechung

Source: https://www.dagririnpoche.com/dagri-rinpoche-fpmt-cover-up/#how-to-protect

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« Reply #69 on: June 17, 2019, 06:51:47 AM »
Well, here is one Tibet Star telling people, especially Tibetan ladies how to protect themselves from being molested by such scums of spiritual society...

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Hi, welcome to Tibet Star. Today, the topic I have is on how to fight lama molestation. This video is especially for non-Tibetans who face this kind of problem. First thing first, never enter into a room alone with a lama, or Tulku or Rinpoche. It’s a big no-no, no. If you have to be in a room with a lama, make sure there’s a witness. Two, any time a molestation occurs, make sure you have a photo or an audio, or the best would be a video to prove your claims and also keep a diary or a journal. Write everything down with dates, timing, everything. Now, number five, make sure you go and blog about it, and then go to Youtube and talk about it, and share it on Facebook, and take the molesting lama to the media and challenge, now, this is very important, challenge him to do all of the following.

Number one, challenge him, challenge him to make a statement, a press statement, a written statement. Two, challenge him to come to YouTube and defend himself. Then challenge him to do a press conference, not just a written statement where you cannot see his face and facial expression, and body language. These are very important to get some sense of whether the person is telling the truth, when people could ask questions and find out what really happened. And then challenge him to go through a lie-detector test.

Now, these two are somewhat traditional. Nevertheless, they are very powerful in the Tibetan world. Challenge him to swear upon his root guru and other high Lamas that he respects. Challenge him to swear upon their lives that his claims are true, that he is telling the truth. For those non-Tibetans, this will freak out most of the Tibetans, including lamas, Tulkus and Rinpoches. When you challenge them to swear upon their root guru. Because their fear of hell is real, 18 realms of hell, to them is real, and you talk about Vajra Hell, it will scare the shit out of them. 99% of them will not be able to swear upon their root guru, and that can give you an idea whether the person is telling the truth or not. If he’s innocent, he shouldn’t have any problem in swearing upon his root guru. But if he’s guilty, 99% of the time he will not do it. 99% of the lamas, Tulkus, Rinpoches will not do it if they are guilty, because their fear of hell is real.

Then, challenge him to meet you at Nechung and Palden Lhamo temple in Dharamsala. It could be done anywhere else where you have a statue of Nechung and Palden Lhamo, but do it in Dharamsala. This is symbolic, this is far more powerful. Challenge him to come, and both of you will swear before Nechung, the oracle Nechung and Palden Lhamo. This will again freak out the lama, Rinpoche, Tulku, if he’s guilty because their fear of the hell is very real. What they fear is one, the belief is that as soon as you go to, go before the Nechung and oracle is claiming to be telling the truth. So whoever is guilty, whoever lies, what happens, the belief is that within a month or so, the one who is guilty, the one who is lying will throw up blood and die. This is one fear they have. Two, while they are dead, they’re afraid that they will be reborn in hell, one of the 18 hells, or Vajra Hell.

Now, what kind of signs will show if the person, the guilty person is lying is that a misfortune will strike him in the next 30 days, or sometimes 90 days, max one year. Either he could lose his limbs in an accident, or he catches some terminal disease, or he dies. Now, this fear is real, so it’s pointers. Now, when you go about it, to go about it in an ascending order, not in a descending order because that will destroy the climax, because there will be no climax at all. And so, take your time. It could be a week between each move that you take, or sometimes it could be between a couple of days between each move that you make. So make your move accordingly. Don’t throw all the 15 moves that I’m talking about on his face in a single day. Don’t do that. One at a time and build up momentum, and finally come down to Nechung and oracle, and that will scare the shit out of the lama, trust me.

Now, what do you do after that? Usually when Tibetans have this kind of problems or similar problems, they take it to Nechung and Palden Lhamo, and it gets decided right there and they do not go to the court. Now, in this case, take him to the police, hire a lawyer and challenge him in the court. I know most of the points that I raised here are pretty obvious to many of the women who go through molestation, but as an insider and someone who belongs to the inner core once, these swearing in, challenging him to swear upon his root guru, and meeting at Nechung and Palden Lhamo to decide the outcome, these are unbelievably powerful. So use them. Basically what you do at the temple is you swear, you prostrate, probably three times before the statue of Nechung and oracle, and swear that you are, both of you will swear that you’re telling the truth, and whoever lies, whoever is guilty should meet with an unfortunate incident anytime soon. So, that could be losing a limb in an accident or could be an actual death, and then you part from there. Now everything is decided by the Nechung Oracle. That’s the belief system, so exploit it, of course, for your good purpose.

* the oracle Nechung – the Tibetan State Oracle is a monk who takes trance of the deity Nechung

Source: https://www.dagririnpoche.com/dagri-rinpoche-fpmt-cover-up/#how-to-protect

What the article says is very interesting. But why does it have to be in front of their guru or protector that they will be afraid of the consequences of their actions? They are all lamas that taught Dharma and even gives tantric initiations to their students. I'm quite sure they know about Vajra hell and the sufferings of the hell very clear.

However, they still did the same thing and showed no regret for their actions. I am sure they will lie again even if they are in front of their guru and protector since they already on the way to hell, might as well continue lying. Those lamas who did those crimes are not regretful and continue to lie in front of the authorities.

They have to be shown this is not right and be put in jail to teach them a lesson. They think they can use His Holiness's name to escape the consequences and not be charged in court. Too bad His Holiness is not as powerful as before, if not they might be able to escape imprisonment just like how Sogyal did. I hope Dagri will be given the punishment that he deserves.