How did Lama Norlha get away with decades of sexually abusing his sangha’s female members right under their noses?

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4 responses to “How did Lama Norlha get away with decades of sexually abusing his sangha’s female members right under their noses?

  1. Jane

    The reason has to do with a total lack of critical thinking among today’s practitioners. People think a Rinpoche can do nothing wrong and people who criticize their misdeeds are samaya breakers. I’m not sure what to think of people who look the other way when this kind of thing goes on. Are they preserving samaya by keeping quiet about teacher student abuse?

    • No Buddhist teacher in the history of Buddhism in the West has sexually assaulted more woman than Lama Norlha. He’s been at it for decades. This lack of critical thinking in Tibetan Buddhism you speak of is nothing new for us in the West. Tibetans have no history with thinking critically of the world of appearances as such. Thus Lama Norlha was able to for decades sexually abuse female members of his sanghas here with impunity. Lama Norlha’s guru was a sexual predator. He enabled Kalu Rinpoche’s sexual predation and in turn became a sexual predator himself, and so on. The 17th Karmapa cannot allow Lama Norlha to retire in good standing. Lama Norlha must be made an example of. Every single one of his lamas who enabled his sexual predation must answer for their role in his sexually abusing female members of their respective sanghas. His victims were groomed for the sexual abuse they suffered by these so-called lamas. They, along with their guru, must be held to account for what they have done. Tibetans, we see you, we see what you have done to our Buddhism, and we will not hesitate to rid our practice of Buddhism of your influence if need be.

      • Jane

        Did he abuse nuns or lay people? I agree that he shouldn’t have a nice retirement with a pension partly funded by the CCP.

        • Lama Norlha’s sexual abuse of women is without precedent in our Buddhism, no Buddhist sangha in the history of Buddhism in America has sexually abused more women than Lama Norlha’s sangha. For decades Lama Norlha’s sangha groomed its female members to have sex with their guru with impunity. Lama Norlha’s sangha can no longer be allowed to exist as such.

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