[Buddha-l] uinique article

Jo jkirk at spro.net
Tue Jul 31 22:52:05 MDT 2012

I'm pleased that some tulkus came forward with some truth (instead of the
usual obfuscations) about young boys in monasteries. Thanks, Stuart, for
posting the link.


From, Stuart Lachs
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 6:05 PM

"Leaving Om" linked below, is a unique article on young tulkus who are not
fully accepting the roles chosen for them. But more importantly, it reveals
the dark side of life for these young boys in Tibetan monasteries,
mentioning severe beatings, on going rape, and attempted murder by a tutor.
Especially moving is the section on the young Kalu Rimpoche. I suggest
connecting to the link in the article, "Confessions of Kalu Rimpoche," a
video he made in Paris.

 This is not an academic article, and "Details" seems like a strange choice
of magazine for the article, but it is opening up a side of Tibetan monastic
life not often discussed, especially so by first person participants. 


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