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Leader of the Buddhist world China supports genocide in Myanmar while Buddhists of the world dare not criticize Buddhist monks raping and murdering their neighbors in the name of Buddhism

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“One country, however, has expressed unwavering public support for the country. China supports Myanmar’s efforts to “uphold peace and stability,” a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said. To show support for the regime, Beijing opened a liaison office in Naypyidaw, the capital — a step other powerful nations have been reluctant to take because of the city’s isolation and its association with the former ruling junta.” newyorkpost.com

That China’s 17th Karmapa refuses to speak out against this crime against humanity in deference to his Chinese benefactors speaks volumes.

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What does it say about us as Buddhists that we let the Harvey Weinstein of Tibetan Buddhism get away his 30 years of sexual predation without punishment?

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“On April 12, 2017, Kagyu Thubten Choling, the Wappinger Falls, New York-based monastery and retreat center in the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, hosted a Sangha-wide Disclosure Meeting to inform their community that the founder and principal abbot of their monastery, Lama Norlha Rinpoche, had been involved sexually with a number of female students over the last three decades.”

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From KTD China’s 17th Karmapa attacks Democracy in the name of Tibetan Buddhism 

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“Without naming the MP, the Karmapa said that he respected freedom of speech and the democratic rights of the MP, and had kept quiet thus far, but the MP went overboard this time in speaking about the Nechung oracle.”tibetsun.com

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Will China’s disgraced 17th Karmapa be allowed to return to India?

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“Power and Influence: The hard edge of China’s soft power”

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“They want to influence Australia. They want a stronger presence in Australia.”

“Every government has an interest in promoting itself abroad to extending its soft power, I guess what’s different about China is the way in which its run through these clandestine operations.”

“The way the Chinese Government operates is effectively to control and silence dissent.”

“Even if they’re not receiving any kind of direction, they would feel some sense of obligation, or indeed make the right impression on the powers that be in China, to demonstrate that they’re being good members of the party, that they’re pursuing the party’s interests.”

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However normal globalization would have the citizens of democracies believe said soft power to be There is no moral equivalence between a dictatorship and a democracy.

Globalization normalized China but there is nothing normal about China’s soft power.

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If a Sangha’s best practices allow for behavior we otherwise prohibit as a society, sexual abuse, money laundering, back stabbing, front stabbing, and so on said practices have no place in our Buddhism nor those of us whom practice them

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I still don’t see an argument here. Perhaps I am missing something. You seem like a smart guy with lots of years of dharma, so I really am curious. Is it that you just don’t “like” lojong personally. Thats totally fine. But saying its “bad” is silly. Do you have personal experiences you could share. Is it one person in particular or a whole sangha, as you mentioned? Perhaps if someone was using slogans, paying lip service but still tripping out, then I could see an issue. A beginners error. In my own practice tonglen has been a useful meditation, providing an experience of emptiness with immense tenderness and heart. Definitely a very useful meditation. A lot of the tantric stuff and its tibetan presentation can seem rather cold, and missing heart altogether. Thats a problem particularly in the west because a lot of wounded people go looking for answers in Tibetan Dharma. People can be attracted to the supposedly “highest” this or “most profound” that which is total bullshit. Practices like Mahamudra are very difficult if you haven’t got a mature relationship with your own wounds, making bypass an almost given. Much worse can also happen. 
“If you have not wept deeply you have not begun to meditate” Ajahn Cha

A Buddhist sangha whose best practices allows for the practice of Lojong is a Buddhist sangha that allows for the sexual abuse of its female members, the laundering of money by its benefactors, and so on. This is demonstrably true. In 1970 Trungpa introduced Lojong to his sangha. In 1975 members of said Sangha sexually assausted two of their guests while in retreat after a teaching that went sideways and this sangha’s best practices allowed for such behavior. And so on. For decades the best practices of Lama Norhla’s sanghas allowed for the sexual abuse of its female members. Said best practices include Lojong. Lojong is demonstrably bad. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s sangha’s best practices allows for money laundering. Rinpoche allowed Tenzin Chonyi to use KTD to launder the money of its Chinese benefactors. Lojong is demonstably bad. The 17th Karmapa was busted by the Panama Papers. The best practices of his Sangha allows for this. Whatever it is that he did, the buck stops with him. A fish rots from the head. And so on. There is no end to the behaviors that Lojong allows for which we otherwise would prohibit from the best practices of any other group of people as a society. That Lojong is a bad practice is demonstrably bad. We have over 5O years of experience with this practice. Our best practices as Buddhists should prohibit said practice. It’s bad.

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Anti western pro Chinese Buddhists harsh Buddhism’s mellow:  “Violence in Myanmar shows the world needs to stop romanticising Buddhism” 

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“People don’t generally associate Buddhists with violence, especially not the type of violence that sees houses set on fire and gunfire sprayed around villages.
But one expert says people around the world need to shed their romanticised view of Buddhism and Buddhists as a peaceful religion and confront the reality of one of the worst human rights abuses in the world.” nzherald.co.nz

Remember the Cold War?

This anti Western pro Chinese Buddhist nation with its so called Buddhist monks is a relic of said conflict.

It never ended as far as the Chinese are concerned.

China, leader of the Buddhist world could shut this done.

They have the leverage.

Somebody is supporting these so called monks.

And so on.

The Chinese don’t believe in human rights.

Neither does Buddhism, apparently.

Fucking Buddhists, who da thunk it.

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“Why are Buddhist monks attacking Muslims?” Shut it down! Fucking Buddhists!

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Lama Rod Owens, a woke Tibetan Buddhist exemplar, thanks 

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KTD’s new Chinese McKinsey and Partners management team’s attempt to deflect criticism of its dictatorial governance of the Karma Kagyu sect’s monastic seat here with the elevation of a American Pay to Play Lama to its board doesn’t pass the laugh test

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