How Ram Bomjon teaches the Nepali media to lie

Media is traditionally carrying the responsibility to inform about the good things and the bad things in a truthful, independent, non-biased way. Yet when media is manipulated to show only a good picture (about a political personality or even a religious guru), with a concrete agenda (mostly to gain the sympathy of some people or governments,…

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Mind control used by cults

In these difficult economic times, there’s one job that’s always in demand and that pays huge dividends: Cult leader! Didn’t you always want to become a cult leader, but didn’t know where to start? Luckily, filmmaker Carey Burtt has uploaded his classic underground instructional film Mind Control Made Easy (or how to become a cult…

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Why did Manu have to die?

“‘The follower adds Bomjon’s elder sister has also faced the wrath of ‘internal action’. “She later died a painful death.” http://setopati.net/society/21938/State-must-watch-Bomjon-closely/ Archive: http://archive.is/D7eo2 What did Manu know what others did not? What was her alleged unprecedented sin for which she had to be “internally punished” by Bomjon-Maitriya? How it is that thousands of Bomjon’s followers had…

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Religious Practices, Discrimination and Gender Violence

An article of  about the 2011 rape of a Nepalese Tamang Buddhist nun and her consequent expulsion from her monastery and order. Source: Violence not our culture “A joint statement supported by 15 organisations … condemned the attack but said she had lost her celibacy and her religious status. The rejection triggered widespread debate, with…

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When Nepalese Buddhists failed to follow Buddha’s compassion

The 2011 gang-rape of a Buddhist nun shows us the sad picture of declining Buddhism in Nepal, which is often more intermingled with superstition and misogny than with Buddha’s teachings of compassion Karuna. This story also gives a taste of how Buddhist monks could have been involved in abductions, beatings, tortures and rapes masterminded by…

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