The Dalai Lama and NXIVM

By Christine A. Chandler

Raniere got the Dalai Lama’s endorsement, not just because of the $1 million plus exchanged, but because Keith was on board the Lamaist Misogynist Train in the West, here to nail all female energy down for their own uses.

Just like the Lamas did in Tibet.

Just like Raniere did inside his cult group, NXIVM.

A link and a comment below, to show how despotic the Dalai Lama and his fanatic devotees are in controlling the free speech of his Tibetans in exile in India and now in the U.S.;  as well as the speech of western ex-Tibetan Lamaists who dare to criticize the Dalai Lama.

Shaming and threats, ad hominem attacks, are part of the arsenal of crushing all free speech inside cult groups. Like Lamaism and NXIVM. Birds of a feather.  NXIVM is just a fledgling. A spin-off, if you will. There are thousands of them now. Crazy from Tantra’s spread.

Not only free speech, but freedom of thought is curbed in Lamaism’s net of Tantra; whether done by fanatic Tibetan devotees, or Western Tibetan Buddhists with Ph.D.’s.

The Dalai Lama never lets go of his mental slaves, east or west. Lamas do not have to brand their women, physically. Just thought-control their minds;  have them take oaths of fealty and secret vows; double-bind them; make them feel ‘special’ (like Keith did) and put the fear of hell-realms and hate-mongering by the groupthink, their kind vajra brothers, and sisters,  if they reveal the lamas’ secrets or criticize their groups.

Shaming is a tactic of fascists, totalitarian groups, cults, and despotic religions. Like NXIVM and Lamaism.

Any Tibetan who tries to break free of the iron grip of Lamaism and the Dalai Lama can expect similar or much worse treatment by those still under the Dalai Lama spell.  Now that China is on board with Lamaism, again, in their post-Maoist phase,  it will only get worse for all of China’s population.

I also received a comment post by mail, at my website, from a Tibetan woman in India, attacked on social media for questioning why Nancy Pelosi and Richard Gere are involved in their government in exile.

“I am Tibetan, I wanna know more about Richard Gere and Nancy Pelosi. I raised my opinion against them on social media. The Tibetan Parliament stood up against me by trying to make my Tibetan community stand up against me. I need your expertise! Thank you!  ”

I wrote her back, but she never answered.

The western surrogates of the Dalai Lama are busy erasing and changing all their websites. So this friend sent this video to make sure that it was stored somewhere.

This woman, who criticizes the Dalai Lama and says: his brain is empty. “Dalai Lama Brain is empty, thinks a Tibetan woman 2018“.   I do not understand what she is saying because it is in Tibetan.

But very interesting is the first commentary:

“Who’s that woman? Must be a chinese spy. Good-hearted Tibetans are looking to kidnap her, and kill her for Tibetan cause. Thumbs up! Truth will prevail. Fuck you aunty.“

Interesting that it is Tibetan women and western women both speaking out against the Dalai Lama and his Lamaist iron grip.

Women I have known, both from Tibet and here in the U.S.,  are very feisty. Despite being told they can only be enlightened in a male body in their future life. If they pray to their lamas to be reborn a man.

They are particularly lucky to receive the ‘special blessings of their lamas’ as the lamas’ sexual consorts in this one. That is what the lamas tell all the women inside their sanghas. East or West.  Hmmm. Now, what if these Tibetan women and western women joined forces……?


Christine, A. Chandler, M.A.; C.A.G.S. licensed as a certified social worker, psychologist and family systems therapist, specializing in the areas of dysfunctional systems and sexual abuse. I also spent nearly thirty years as a practicing Tibetan ‘Buddhist’; six of those years taking care of the handicapped son of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, giving me access to the celebrity Tibetan lamas of the Kagyu and Nyingma sects and their western inner circles, as well as the back-stage of their theatre and deceptions, created for the western world. It was not until I managed to extricate myself from these lamas and their guru-worshipping influences, that I realized I had actually been in an authoritarian, thought-controlling cult, that disguises itself as representing the ‘highest teachings of the Buddha” the ‘diamond vehicle’ of vajrayana Tantric Lamaism, that uses the same techniques and engages in the same destructive behaviors found in the most dysfunctional of sexually abusive family systems: those that use religion to justify their abuse. Tibetan Lamaism was just a larger extended ‘family system’ with the same ‘perpetrators, enablers and deniers,’ that keep all abusive systems intact. Manipulated into keeping their secrets.

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  • Yeah, I looked up ‘Epidemic: America’s Trade in Child Rape’. As a survivor of childhood molestation, I find even the summary disturbing and reminiscent of the 1980’s epidemic that never was, there’s a reason this book also reeks of flavorful reviews. All 11 of them. Yes, there are abuses going on, but you are barking up obviously cherry picked trees. For other unrelated reasons. Thus shit us never going to take off because it’s not accurate,

  • No thanks. 9 reviews. Total. I read the first 5 star reviews and they are obviously persons associated with the author. It cane out last year. Still gunning for sales! But, I just don’t see the big breakthrough happening. People don’t like being duped. Especially when it’s preschool obvious.

  • I suggest that people order Christine Chandler’s book, “Enthralled'” as I recently did, and read it before leaping to the defense of HH the DL and Tibetan Buddhism . These naïve critical souls might also want to look into Lori Handrahan’s book, “Epidemic: America’s Trade in Child Rape.” First and foremost numerous former underage female victims have come forward to accuse Keith Alan Raniere of raping them. The rape and sexual abuse of Tibetan children inside of Buddhist monasteries has been reported as culturally endemic and to have been ongoing for centuries. The stories concerning the sexual abuses inside these monasteries are all over the internet. Read them and weep! HH the DL is a cognitively dissonant hypocritical cult leader and a phony creep; not to mention that his droning and soporific sermons will likely put even many of his sheepish followers to sleep. Remember, if you see HHthe DL along the path, ignore him and walk on by; you won’t be sorry that you did!

  • You can continue to support this author. I just think it’s ultimately going to smear your credidibility. They will continue to seek other investigative sources. As the last two articles in the last 24 hours show. That would be a shame.

    • Aliz, You might want to check out “The Dance of 17 Lives” by Mick Brown. From the Guardian review of the book, “it is not Brown’s intention to demystify the mystics. Despite the all too human nature of most of his subjects and revelations of entrenched corruption at the heart of the world’s most idealised religious community, Brown remains keen to believe. And it is His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje who particularly inspires him.”

      That you come to this site and tell Frank how to run his site is crazy. As is challenging commenters to fights, which you’ve done.

      You have no relationship whatsoever with NXIVM. And a controlling ex-husband doesn’t count. You have a high needs child and a high needs job (and an employer who would definitely not appreciate your surfing during work). And you used to be an alcoholic. That we all know these things about you, and your name, is also crazy. Get help.

      And quit haranguing Frank and his colleagues.

      • Frank chooses to run a public blog. He also chooses to allow comments. Which is totally optional as anyone who has built a website knows. I like Frank. I absolutely do not agree with everything on this site. But, Frank obviously knows not everyone is going to agree. I’ve read enough comments over the years in here to know that he does appreciate various viewpoints being discussed in the comment section. Even those of us trying to tell him how to run his site. 😉 He’s been doing it for years. Do you really see me as that big of a threat? I don’t! Also, what is your desperate point in bringing up my occupation, children, and sobriety into this debate. Are your stand alone topic points to weak?

        • Also, I checked out “The Dance of 17 Lives”. This is the third shittiest book recommendation in two days. Where are you people from? I’m not even a grand fan of HH. But these books are just borderline comical. So, this one somehow garnered four stars with 19 reviews with 32% of those reviews being one star. I must say, those one star reviews seem to make the most sense. I simply invite the public to research for themselves.

  • Wrong path. Wrong forum. This site was built on a single important issue. Throwing in such articles only moves you away from your purpose. I understand that you might be getting extra pressure from other Artvoice journalists, but it’s not in your best interest at this point. Or the cause at hand. In my humble opinion.

    • This is not your site, you get no say. That you can’t deal with the DL being imperfect is your problem, not this site’s.

      • Oh, everyone loves a big “shut up” statement in a public blog that invites opinions. 😉 It’s classy.

      • is just pathetic and needs to come here for attention in life.
        Best thing to do is starve her of that.
        If nobody responds, she’ll go away sooner than later.

  • I’ve never seen this or experienced this. I have only had positive interactions with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness the Karmapa.

    I’ve only seen and been shown kindness from these manifestations of higher mind. And I can only convey my experiences.

    • You know how there are big differences with people’s NXIVM experiences depending on if they’re in the inner circle or not? (And consider how many people that only took a NXIVM workshop or two have only positive things to say about their experience.)

      That’s not dissimilar from being in the inner circle of a Tibetan Buddhist Lama (or, I suspect, the inner circle of any spiritual leader). Those differences surely vary infinitely in their manifestations and fill the spectrum of good to bad.

About the Author

Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” In addition, he was credited in the Starz docuseries 'Seduced' for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premieres on May 22, 2022.

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