The males are the conmen who use the spirituality-angle as the casting couch and the females use the casting couch as a way to attempt to access some kind of prestige through backseat-hypergamy.
This is why I generally tend to prefer converts that come from Christianity or Judaism, instead of the Boomer Marx, Mao and Marcuse Caterpillar to Reagan Butterfies; they at least have a foundation in the rudiments of self-respect instead of seeing the world through the lens of power-as-goal.
Listen to how some of these goddess-worshipping feminists make a career from first, attempting to enter the harem of an elderly patriarchal authoritarian and then after that doesn't work out for them they make a career as a professional victim (which in America is often highly lucrative).
I was a Tantric sex slave
Reading between the lines: she copulated with a man old enough to be her grandfather in order to get her face on the cover of an Eastern Spirituality fluff book in Barnes and Noble.So why did she stay for almost three years? "Personal prestige. The women believe that they too are special and holy..."
Reading between the lines: these dudes basically gangbanged her and treated her like toilet paper but she kept coming back in the hope it would better her career. When she realized she got played she suddenly was the innocent wide-eyed victim.Only one other person knew of the relationship - a second monk - with whom she took part in what she described as a polyandrous Tibetan-style relationship. "It was some years before I realised that the extent to which I had been taken advantage of constituted a kind of abuse."
Same behaviour-patterns here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwan_Um_S ... troversiesThe sexual affairs were apparently not abusive or hurtful to the women. By all accounts, they were probably strengthening and certainly gave the women access to power.
The male conmen ride the spirit-circuit to wealth and fame by handing out oriental pajamas, the female groupies plug their noses while these old men grunt over them to become either a) the spirit-guide on the spirit-circuit or b) a professional-feminist-victim in academia, either a or b is Oprah-material for plugging the new Chicken-Soup-for-the-Five-Aggregates.
The western males, who probably are still into the retire-as-spiritual-enlightened-master and go on the baby-boomer spirit-circuit trade silience for the oriental wizard outfits, as well.
https://www.lionsroar.com/pema-chodron- ... ung-woman/Buddhist Project Sunshine, a community initiative to bring awareness to sexualized violence in Shambhala, published the allegation against Chödrön in its “Phase 3 Report” in August. According to the report, a woman reported to Chödrön that she had been raped by a Shambhala Center director and subsequently miscarried. She says that Chödrön told her that “I don’t believe you” and “If it’s true I suspect that you were into it.”
Speak for yourself, Pema!
This list could go on and on but the pattern is the same. Always.
If people don't start watching out for spiritual cross-dressers they are gonna get got (to use a street term).
First of all 1) know what the basics or Buddhist morality are, for God's sake, and then 2) don't give one red cent to bums who can't follow these principles but claim to be Disciples of the Buddha.
Its really that simple.
Buddhism is in just as much of the need for an audit as the Roman Catholic Church and their man behind the wall with the pointy hat.
3) Any book you see in the book store in English in the Eastern Philosophy section is probably the product of these Oriental conmen, their thots and the male converts who trade silence for prestige-granting wizard outfits. They made their enlightment bones on their backs and knees instead of sitting cross legged.
Throw it all out with the trash; the Tipitika can be purchased in hard copy for a tiny sum of money, far cheaper than in any other time in history, its also free in various levels of quality on the internet.
Be a manic fundamentalist and not a victim; know what the Buddha truly said and audit the guys (and gals) in the oriental wizard outfits.
Vote with your wallet and support real Buddhist monks who teach the Dhamma, and give nothing to the conmen on the multi-billion dollar oriental-wisdom circuit.
If you don't, you create more Oshos', Deepak Chopras, Chögyam Trungpas and their thots.