Tuesday, 16 January 2018

LAGOS

A Fishermans Tale

Once when I was fishing I fell overboard when hauling on a line  - I was  terrified as I bobbed slowly to the surface of the freezing numbing cold water in my heavy clothes and boots which I couldnt seem to kick off.
When I surfaced I saw my tiny boat upside down in the waves and knew I had no chance of turning it over. My major muscles were already going into agonizing spasms of cramp and I knew that I was almost certainly going to be dead in about three - maybe four minutes.  All fishermen know the deal even if they dont much like to talk about it.
I was in hell.  Every limb and portion of me wracked with pain and fear.  I was also choking on brine and vomiting uncontrollably. I started to trip out a bit, felt like I was melting or something - weird shit was happening and I knew I was dying. The glimpse of strange bliss disappeared and I felt the worst feelings I had ever known.
And then - a hand grabbed my back and hauled me into a small boat.
When I came round I was wrapped in blankets - and he was rubbing my feet. When he saw my groggy eye open he laughed heartily and passed me a bottle of cognac - “Youre some fuckin lucky - boy!” he laughed and soon I was laughing with him.
Lagos and I became inseparable buddies from that day on -  I owed him my life!  My very life!  But every time I tried to thank him he just took the piss and pretended it was all a great joke.
I would have cut my arm off for that man and loved him more dearly - with more warmth and fullness than I have ever loved another person in this world.
Naturally I regarded his nautical skills as almost supernaturally advanced and hero-worshipped him as a type of ideal man, hiding his many fine qualities under a bluff and blokey front. If I ever introduced him to people as “The Man Who Saved My Life” then he would always call me “Mr Flotsam” or some such thing.  Always avoiding praise and meeting any kind of flattery with his rich and original sense of humor.

Once I was out in my boat alone - without Lagos for once and Id grabbed a local newspaper along with a few snacks and shoved them into a carrier-bag for the journey.  It was a beautiful sea so once I was out past Tater Du a bit I just sat and drifted, watching the ganets, or bomb-birds - as my daughter likes to call them.
I had a couple of bananas and a drink of juice and settled down to read the local paper - the notoriously dull Penwithershins Gazette.  
Local Man Leigh Goss Taken Into Custody On Heroin - Prostitution And Human-Trafficking Charges After Assault On Two Women -
Mr Goss (44) a fisherman from New Lynsmouth, will appear before Trewrew Magistrates on Monday following the discovery of several teenaged refugees at his remote country home in Trewither.  Almost an ounce of heroin was also removed along with several sets of shackles. Two women had to be hospitalized following the incident which eventually resulted in armed police surrounding the house.  More details will be released after the initial Hearing at Trewrew Court of Justice.

I looked at the waves so dark and cold, pulling me  down again.  My stomach cramped up like Id been punched and I vomited over the picture of Lagos.

My head was spinning as again I stared into the dark boiling waves - Oh God!  What now!  What now?

Monday, 15 January 2018

Letter To Teachers Visiting Rigpa London Centre

Open Letter To All Religious Teachers Planning To Teach At London Rigpa Centre
16th January 2018
Dear Teachers -
I speak as someone who would very much like to see the Holy Dharma flourish in new areas such as the western world where it can benefit innumerable beings - However we have a problem - A very big problem indeed that will not go away - Just to be clear: I am talking about abuse within the Dharma community - specifically the case of the Lama known as Sogyal Aka Rinpoche or Mr Sonam Lakar -
I do not claim to speak for anyone but myself and it may be that no-one agrees with me but my inner voice will shout out anyway -
Although certain efforts have been made to address the problem of Mr Lakar-s insane and dangerous conduct these efforts have so far been woefully insufficient and ineffective -
I am suggesting three crucial steps that need to be taken before the Rigpa organization can even begin to seriously consider continuing to operate as a valid conduit for transmitting the Holy Dharma -
First that the Rigpa organization publicly denounce Sogyal as a false-teacher who-s conduct undermined and discredited his message -
Secondly that somebody or some persons within the Rigpa organization actually take responsibility for the various egregious forms of oppression and exploitation that have been committed under the guise of spirituality - This would naturally involve a fully independent inquiry into the abuses - The nature of the inquiry would be determined by direct democratic participation of the entire Rigpa Sangha and would result in:
Thirdly - Genuine compensation to the many women and men traumatized by Sogyal-s predatory behaviour - a public apology and a democratically designed system of protection so that our daughters and sons can study the highest truths of humanity without being groped and punched - humiliated and stolen from by a man corrupted by wealth and power or any other form or manifestation of a false and deluded teacher -
In my heart I sincerely believe that if these remedies are not applied then the Rigpa organization will never have a chance to recover its gravely damaged reputation and many people will make it their life-s work to expose the skeletons in Rigpa Org-s cupboard - This would obviously have an extremely detrimental effect on business but people who have suffered years of exploitation are prepared to give a great deal of energy to a righteous cause -
The truth cannot be suppressed - this approach simply does not work - I ask you to consider the future of Buddhism in the west and realize that its acceptance in the west is dependent upon how it is perceived by the secular general public - not by the Buddhist community - We must see it the way the public will see it if we wish the best for the Dharma and sentient beings - That is my opinion and thank you for considering it - I wish for the best result to come out of this disastrous situation and ask you all to engage with the real issue of human suffering at the centre of all this -

Kind regards - Jeremy Schanche - Britain


Monday, 8 January 2018

RIGPA FREE SPEECH UNION

RIGPA FREE SPEECH UNION

Sometimes it can be hard to think clearly - I know it-s not just me because I-ve heard others say the same- There is an inner-censor that must be assasinated if we are to be honest people - Of course - we-ll look a bit strange if we do kill this internalized spectre of bourgeois consciousness and truly speak out - It-ll make the rest of the world look rather constipated - but hey - they-ll catch on eventually! 
Rigpa refers to something at the centre of nature that cannot be claimed by any human hand or word - what people are arguing over is not Rigpa but rather the Buddhist organization of the same name - I think it-s good that we all remember that as I am sure we all do constantly -
When you go to a bad restaurant do you give up food -
If you get a bad lover do you give up on love -
Even if a fucking parrot blurted out the teachings it would not alter their validity -
Better to learn from the beak of a song-bird but a parrot will do if you-re in a fix -
Sadly a VAMPYRE BAT will not do - It-s not wise to give them your ear -

For people getting over the confusion of finding out that their spiritual teacher is not what he seems I have opened up the RIGPA FREE SPEECH UNION - This is for people who have been fleeced or otherwise by the artist formerly known as Sogyal Rinpoche - a man who has used and abused the bodies of countless women and also fucked with the spiritual progress of countless thousands of sincere seekers after the deepest truths of this life - Anyone who thinks a true Lama can act in such a monstrous and vampyrish manner and still be a valid source of the truth is - I cordially suggest - mistaken -
For those of you who are dumb enough to believe that I will burn in a specific infernal realm known as Vajra Hell for calling my old teacher a bastard - well grow up - Isn-t that kind of bullshit the reason most of us strayed from the Christianity of our forefathers in the first place ~

He wasn-t even practicing Dharma most of the time!  The silly fucker was watching TV and eating rare pork like a slob while some poor lady sucked his oojamiflip - - - If you don-t believe me ask the several thousand witnesses -

Enough of this non-inspiration - go to the RIGPA FREE SPEECH UNION on you-know-where and start the practice of one hundred thousand syllables of free speech - followed by another hundred thousand etc etc

RIGPA FREE SPEECH UNION is international and is a zone of uncensored free speech for the benefit of former and current students of Sogyal Aka Rinpoche who are coming to terms with his history You do not need to register but can if you wish - and if you don-t like what I have said then you must please excuse my marignorance - Trashy Delay Babies!

A Challenge To A Wise Lama

I-m inviting World-famous Tibetan Lama Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche to debate me on the policy of ZERO-TOLERANCE OF ABUSE IN BUDDHISM as I think we all need to be clear that true Buddhism will never turn a blind eye to abuse under any name or in any form whatsoever - Surely authentic Buddhism should neither be deaf to the cries of the world - from whatever source they come - My own view is that the best deterrent for institutional abuse is to shine a searingly bright light into the heart of that institution whilst sounding a siren to wake the town and tell the people -
Institutions - be they prisons or monasteries - be they police-departments or job-centres - schools - armies - mental-hospitals or trading companies - tend to be hierarchical in structure and thus require submission of a portion of sovereign autonomy from constituent members - these structures are often arranged like concentric rings of power or tiers of a wedding-cake - The point is that some people - like me - believe that your own conscience should be the boss - the Guvnor - and even the most respected opinion can only resonate with our own - not impose or dominate it!  As usual I have said too much - so here is the letter:

Open Letter to Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche – 8th January 2018
Dear Rinpoche                               
I have offered to the Three Jewels the policy of ZERO-TOLERANCE OF ABUSE IN BUDDHISM and would be so delighted to receive at least a verbal endorsement of this idea from a real Tibetan Lama –
I would like to invite you to debate me on youtube for at least one hour of unedited free and open discussion of the above offering and its connotations –
I understand that Rinpoche is an unusually busy man and it may be some time before you find the appropriate hour to do this but as I recently discovered that you were visiting my country it seemed timely to extend the invitation -
When you are able to make this meeting I recommend it be in a secular space so free speech can prevail without causing possible offence to anyone-s beliefs –
My view is that for the Buddha-Dharma to flourish in the West and in the World generally it-s representatives will need to conduct themselves in a manner that inspires trust and respect – When the teacher is advertising teachings to the general public my view is that the teacher-s morality must be seen to be at least as good as those he or she is going to teach and possibly even a little bit better -  Given a stark choice between Enlightenment and Human Rights most people I know will tell me exactly where I can put my Enlightenment –
It would make me very happy to see the Buddha-Dharma flourish in new countries like Britain but I know these people and when it comes to teachers - school or religion – we have high standards –
The more Buddhism spreads in the modern world the more attention is focusing on the teachers - the Lamas and Gurus who are spreading this extraordinary message – Some of them have already achieved a status approaching that of a minor pop-star (in worldly eyes) and obviously H H The Dalai Lama is a massive super-star by any definition in this world –
Whilst some of the less critical Buddhists are unwilling to hear tales of abuse within Buddhism I can assure you that the more public Buddhism becomes as its success spreads – then countless secular media people are going to be looking for ways to attack the Dharma – Are we going to hand them a box of weapons –
If abuse continues within Buddhism the media will root it out – they have barely given it any attention so far in history because journalists follow leads – so far there have not been many – In the future we might even see Buddhist-Journalists who make it their life-s work to root out abuse and throw it on the table before the eyes of the world – Personally I would respect a journalist like that –
I look forward to your response Rinpoche

Kind regards – Jeremy Schanche – Penwith - Kernow – Britain – The West

Well this is how naive I am - I was looking for a nice photo of a Tibetan Snow Lion to put on this blog as I thought it would go well - Just a few seconds ago I discovered that the snow lion is a mythical or celestial animal - not to be found within Animalia!  I heard about them years ago and  I always thought these beasts were real - and I also prided myself on knowing a lot about Tibet!  Hmmm - Perhaps I-m just an ignorant pig and nothing more -
Well - don-t panic anyone!  We-ll just have to make do with a picture of a real animal from my country - Palores Kernouac Yw - Pyrocorax pyrocorax - The Cornish Chough - Note how generations of being used down tin-mines has led to the visible evolution of a pick-axe bill -







Feileacan

Almost certainly the best thing to do is KEEP CALM AND PANIC

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Rigpa Mind UK

British Buddhists totally reject any tolerance of any form of abuse whatsoever being practiced in the name of religion - We demand Pure Teachers - We do not welcome fraudsters who teach Dharma one minute and punch Nuns and other Buddhists the next - We do not support organizations or events that will not openly declare for ZERO-TOLERANCE OF ABUSE IN BUDDHISM - 
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Open Letter To:  The Lama Formerly Known As Sogyal Rinpoche
Date:  4th January 2018
Re:   Conduct

Dear Sonam - I sincerely hope you are recovering from your period of illness and wish you to be healed as soon as possible - From now on you must look after your health properly -

Were it not for the scale of the matter I would not disturb a man recovering from a recent operation but sadly I am compelled to do so 

You have posed quite a riddle for your students Sogyal - How can what seems so high co-exist with what is so low - I will puzzle over that one day perhaps -

I am an anarchist and I think - speak and act for myself - using my conscience as the highest authority - I have learned that relinquishing autonomous sovereignty leads to downfall - a valuable lesson - I also think Shakyamuni Buddha held the same attitude - as did Sokrates - 

If the Buddha-Dharma is to continue to flourish in the World it will need to be seen as something wholesome and its teachers need to be good people to whom we can  entrust our daughters and sons- 

I have asked you to never teach again as you are utterly discredited as a man fit to teach the Dharma - 

If you ever emerge in public and try to present yourself as a man worthy to speak the Dharma I will nail your ass to the nearest telegraph-pole -  

Ian Maxwell was a good man - an apology would be nice -

Later - Jeremy



Open Letter To:  Patrick Gaffney &; Phillip Phillipou - Bored Members of the Rigpa mind uk Corporation International
Date:  5th January 2018
Re:  Zero-Tolerance of Abuse As An Offering To The Three Jewels

Dear Patrick and Phillip -
You and the other members of the Hallucination Bored (the organization that took over control of Primordial Essence Of Mind Incorporated) such as Phillip Phillipou still cling to the position that Sogyal aka Rinpoche (The Precious One) is worthy to teach Buddhism -
This board has failed to denounce a man who is considered by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama as "disgraced" -  as the world knows - and owing to the sordid and disgusting nature of Sonam-s crimes this is not acceptable to me - the vast majority of other Buddhists who have ever had any connection with Sogyal or the general public - perhaps you would like to check with the latter two groups for confirmation -
In the view of this - combined with your fascistic refusal to honour free speech and communicate with the Sangha properly - and your wasting Dharma-funds on lawyers to try to frighten and bully the people into silence - I thought I-d just defame you and your cronies on the jewel-net and see what happens -
Defamation:  Patrick Gaffney and Phillip Phillipou are a pair of slack - unreliable - pignorant -Dharma-warping - cheap - lying - stealing - embezzling - collusive - dishonest nun-humping- rubber-necked - unworthy - treacherous  - false - duplicitous - greedy - slimy - disrespectful - cowardly - exploitative - drunken -nun-punching - drug-abusing - womanizing - gamboling - poodle-grooming - shit-eating - anathemic - money-lifting - malfeasant - egregious - iconoclastic - dehumanizing - gang-banging - pant-wetting - pickpocketing - car-stealing - crack-piping - sheeple-rustling - tax-avoiding - work-shy - fare-dodging - jay-walking - litter-dropping - fly-tipping - acid-tripping  - self-aggrandizing - copyright and art-stealing - good-for-nouts who couldn-t organize an orgy in a Fake-Lama-s five-star hotel room - and you both secretly dress as girlies and dance around the room to disco music turned up moderately loud - so there goes your fame -but does a yogi care for name and fame and worldly games or does he humbly eat the blame for bringing Dharma into shame -
Therefore until such time as Vision Board Inc publicly denounce Sogyal ex-Rinpoche as a man who-s public verbal teaching was legendary - but - and it-s a big-butt - whose secret conduct was disgusting and vile - and until a real public apology is made to the survivors of Sogyal-s egoic tyranny and until such time as Vision Board Inc agrees to a revolution of democracy within its system -
You can expect trouble -
This will take a number of unpredictable forms and names - never violent or illegal of course - just nice friendly Buddhist ways to kick yo ass to Chicago - suckers -

Jeremy Sch@nche - Newlyn - Kernow - Great Britain

CC:  Casey Frank - Editor in Chief - Miami Herald - U    - perhaps we should discuss this Casey ( PS Please say hi to Joe for me)
















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Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Evil In Llanelli

Jamie Leigh Clark was never found guilty of any crime - an innocent British citizen who was served by his local constabulary of Llanelli to the kind of sadistic disregard for humanity that we fought a couple of wars over back in the old times - 
In essence the British legal authorities have considered this matter and come to the conclusion that no policeman did anything wrong - none of the several policemen who savaged Mr Clark received any disciplinary response of any form whatsoever - 
How fortunate for the British state that the great majority of the British people are quite happy to do nothing about cases like this other than sit around pushing buttons on machines until the prole-feed drags them down to slumber - 
If a large number of people imagined that authority existed outside of themselves and were extremely fearful of challenging that State - or Guru - or work-boss - or whomsoever - then that would suit the exploiters very well and they could steal fingers from innocent people and get away with it - - - and walk free to offend again


So no problem with State-torture - mutilation - grievous wounding etc etc and cops picking up severed fingers in the hall of the cop-shop - the State finds no problem over this yet if somebody made a fake plastic severed finger or other body-part as an art-expression the cops came and started sniffing around authoritatively -



Conclusion:

Plastic model severed fingers are a crime against society and art

Real warm human severed fingers on police-station floor after disgusting assault by gang of thug-cops - no problem at all - 

Sunday, 31 December 2017

MUD ON THE LOTUS

Here-s my criticism of and challenge to my former Lama - Spiritual Teacher - Guru and woman-abusing violent manipulative tyrant (as I have just discovered) the so-called Sogyal Rinpoche or Sonam Gyaltsen Lakar of Eastern Tibet - ostensible reincarnation of Terton Sogyal - founder and leader of the international Rigpa group of Dharma-Centres around the world - and raised and tutored by some of the very greatest yogis of the twentieth century -
Having this day read of his string of crimes - his resignation as leader of the Rigpa association - the accusatory letter signed by eight of his closest former students detailing years of habitual violence and sexual exploitation- the little incident of him punching a nun in the guts in the shrine-room in front of over a thousand people -
Whilst studying these horrors through the night I also followed up research on Kalu Rinpoche - the aged and venerable yogi who initiated me into Buddhism 30 years ago in Shoreditch - East London - and found that he too abused his consorts horribly so I also feel I must sever connection with this amazing person who died in the late twentieth century -
Interestingly I came across the confessional film made by his reincarnation - the 2nd Kalu Rinpoche - in which he describes with great sadness the sexual abuse he was subjected to which drove him to drug addiction and alcoholism before he eventually sent some decadent monks packing and - in the awareness of his own experiences - instituted a strict policy to protect the Sangha from the menace of sexual predation -
So in one night I feel I have lost the two Lamas who were my light for 30 years only to be deeply moved by the Honesty and Humanity of the 2nd Kalu Rinpoche and feel a growing devotion for this humble and thoroughly down-to-earth young man - I also have faith in the Karmapa and am sure he will play a massive role in this time -
I wrote the letter spontaneously and without revision - straight from the heart - straight to Sogyal-s heart -
MUD  ON  THE  LOTUS
An Open Letter To Sogyal Lakar aka Rinpoche          31:12:2017
Dear Sogyal –
I trusted you –
From Autumn 1987 until this day – for 30 years – I regarded you as my true Lama and even when going through long periods with no formal practice I still considered my link with you to be something of the very deepest significance and importance in my life –
I know you remember me – a hippy from London – from Cornwall – shaven head – drunk – Sikkim – Kathmandu -  French Alps – Harrow – attended teachings between 87 and 94 – my “seven years in Tibet” and you gave me probably more than any other human in terms of teaching reality and consciousness and profundity –
I keep seeing your fist hitting that poor nun in the stomach and just today I have heard all the terrible things about you from your closest students – I believe them to be true and that you are indeed a violent tyrant and vile sexual-predator –
I understand that your upbringing was most unusual and that you did not have normal human access to women nor the guidance or basic human culture of how to treat a lady – However this does not in the slightest degree exonerate you from your real crimes against many good-hearted trusting Chelas and also the grave spiritual crime you have committed against the Sangha – It is mind-blowing for me to say this Sogyal – coming from me – the lazy drunken hedonist who can-t let go of ignorance and pleasure-grasping – but you Sogyal have destroyed the Samaya – even His Holiness has called you “disgraced” and basically the game-s up!
I hear you are still teaching – this worries me – personally I think you should do one hundred thousand prostrations in the presence of every woman you have violated and bullied and also every man – prostrate to them and beg forgiveness with each prostration – that would be my answer –
Now I have to go and figure out how a pig like you – a violent beast – a tyrant who fucks women grunting and chucks them aside like the lowest whores – can also be the son of Manjushri!  The damage you have done to the cause of the Dharma is incalculable – the people you have turned away from the noble path are innumerable as the sands of the Ganges – You set up a glowing shrine of purity – kindness – profound vast knowledge – the mind itself – and you shat on it man – why did you do that ~ We gave you our hearts – in our way – us little westerners – we gave what we could and what we had – we followed you round the world listening to your wisdom and then you fucked it up!  You raised a beautiful lotus to emanate the blissful fragrance of truth  and loving-kindness and then you came back and stamped the lotus into the mud – spattering it in filth and breaking its fragile petals into pulp –
Can you grow another lotus ~
Can you retrieve the trust of all your students – followers – Chelas ~ can you ~ ever ~ I don-t think you are fit to teach until you have made good the harm you have done and I don-t know how you could achieve that -  not in one lifetime!
I also hear that you have cancer Sogyal and for that I am very sad and genuinely hope that you make a full recovery soon – My Christian friend in prison in Amerika – Harold Hempstead – says he would stand up to defend a Klansman from injustice just the same as he stood up for a disturbed Muslim drug-using convict who was steamed to death in a Florida prison shower – Harold is not full of shit and I trust him one hundred per cent – So just as Harold – the Caged Crusader – would defend the human rights of a fascist so in just the same way I wish you well and wish no harm on you ever – I know many people will now view you as All-Bad just as many once viewed you as All-Good and this will no doubt be a valuable part of your education –
How can you punch a nun ~ For fuck-s sake man!  How can you punch a nun ~
Well I can-t stop you punching nuns but I can cross you off the list of people who are worthy to teach me about ethics – let alone Enlightenment! 
This is very sad as I have also lost faith in Kalu Rinpoche (the 1st) having just read of his crimes against women – in many ways this news hit me even harder than news of your crimes as I regarded Kalu Rinpoche as a living Milarepa and to discover that he was also a brutal tyrant and harmer and user of women is vastly disturbing to me – but also curiously liberating in itself –
This is because your crimes have reinforced my Anarchist belief that it is foolish to give power and authority to any other human being – This corresponds perfectly with Shakyamuni-s instruction to the Sangha to challenge him and try to find fault with his teachings – not to blindly accept him as an “authority” -  not to give away their discriminating-awareness –
I clearly remember you saying that we should respect the teachings – not you personally – but what you taught – the lineage and all that goes with it – I am just Sogyal – you once said – with such seeming modesty – and your words were true – your warning was valid – I respect the teachings as much as ever and try to live up to their spirit and avoid creating harm in the world – I have not done particularly well at this but I do try –
So obviously I have lost respect for you and faith – belief – trust – etc etc – but am still curious – you still know what you know – you still have your highly cultivated consciousness and awareness and knowledge – but how could you justify such brutal actions to yourself – is this culturally normal in the Lamaic world ~ is it normal to grab women and fuck them like animals ~ knock them around and threaten them with black-magic ~
I remember in Nepal getting pressure from “older students” for “not being mindful” when I drank beer and got loud and getting criticized by an Amerikan woman for walking on the right-hand side of a pillar at Dilgo Khentse Rinpoche-s monastery – “to the left” she barked – like a cop – (It was actually a woman highly respected for her sensitive work with dying patients!)  Such was the reverence to the minutiae and fine detail of oriental etiquette – Fair enough perhaps – I didn-t want to offend anyone-s sensibilities –
Well over here in Europe we have a certain etiquette towards women – They are our equals and sex is something that can happen when two people both want it – within a relationship that at least aspires towards a form of equality!  In treating women as you have – you-ve tragically done them terrible and cynical harm but have also cut yourself off from knowledge of a true – natural and happy relation between man and woman  - You must atone for your evils -  How strange to say it but Guru – you must atone for your evils -
Then there was all that bullshit in Australia –  teaching “wisdom” to a select group of the 1% super-wealthy Capitalists that run the country – and that million dollar pad they built you!  Why weren-t you in the ghetto helping the poor – the dispossessed – the down and outs and homeless people that live on the street ~  Why did you chose to hang with all the rich-pigs I wonder and ignore the poor and suffering of that great nation ~  Shouldn-t a Boddhisatva go to the lowest place and help the people who need help most ~  What-s the big attraction with dollars ~ This kind of gross materialistic vulgarity is profoundly damaging to the Dharma and is also corny and low-class – I work as an unpaid human-rights activist so I have to call out power-holding-hypocrites all the time as my daily business – I have become accustomed to criticizing local government – national government – murderous police and prison-guards and their corrupt bosses – government people and leaders – but I never ever in a million years thought I would have to call out my own Lama and call him a violent woman-abuser and corrupt criminal – like these worldly men that I fight as an expression of Dharma and truth – but hey – what a long strange trip it-s been! 
I remember Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche in France in 89 talking about the ups and downs of his life – from enthronement to begging and back again – such is this life brother Sogyal – my bad brother – I am so sad for what you have done and trying to understand how such refinement of spirit could coexist with such evil and brutal selfishness and ignorance – that is truly mystifying so I guess that counts as a mystical experience! 
Don-t teach Sogyal – learn!  Learn learn learn – and atone –
You are a man and I am a man – You helped me and now I am helping you by talking to you directly and telling you that the best thing you can do for the Holy Dharma is stop teaching – purify yourself and find a genuine way of making good the vile damage you have done to these tender and mother-like sentient beings – these gentle ladies who put their lives in your hungry hands –
I wish you well Sonam Gyaltsen and would be very happy to interview you for youtube if you are happy to talk to me – go ahead!
Sincerely – Jeremy Schanche – aka Karma Mingyur Dorje – Kernow - Britain                  

Calling Rigpa Sangha!
Well brothers and sisters I expect many of you are feeling it way way harder than me and are going through some most unwelcome changes – I have not seen any of you for over twenty years so don-t know who-s still alive or “on the scene” or anything but I had some very close and deep friendships with some of yous and I wanted to express my solidarity with you all and also to invite anyone who remembers me (or not) to contact me should they wish to discuss any of these bizarre and terrible happenings or simply just renew the old friendship –
In all my life I will never forget the amazing and profound loving-kindness I was shown by many of my fellow “practitioners” or “Buddhists” as the rest of the world calls us!  Mike from South London who used to drive me home to Shepherd-s Bush from Camden – you always embodied the soul of gentle kind wisdom and I-d love to hear from you man – so many other brothers and sisters – please get in touch – I miss you and love you all –
We must obviously not be too discouraged by all this shit but must learn from it – I guess we are all a little wiser – in a worldly kind of way – but wiser – It-s always better to know than not to know!

Cheers and kind wishes – Jeremy Schanche 

Sangha Contact






From the Australian press 

Resignation announcement in Buddhist press

Nun-punching pondered over

WHAT THE FUCK!  "You will die spitting up blood like Ian Maxwell" Sogyal-s quote about a good and kind man who I personally knew and respected deeply   Having read the letter from his close students and what Sogyal said about Ian Maxwell it-s hard not to despise and hate the guy - I-m a little shocked that the students believe Sogyal can be rehabilitated as a valid teacher rather than brought before a court of law for his many many many fucking horrible crimes - and I won-t let a corrupt fool like him destroy Buddhism for me - I think it is bigger than Mr Lakar -