I spent 30 years inside the cult of Tibetan Lamaism believing I was a student of Buddhism, and a non-theist on my way to the realization of a higher consciousness , more compassionate and free.
This is what all western Tibetan Tantric Buddhists believe.
What I was actually becoming was a slave to the Tibetan Lamas, who had convinced me, rather quickly, using standard cult thought-control techniques, successful for over a thousand years in Tibet, that their doctrines and teachings and methods, so admired by the Khans, was superior to all others.
As supra human beings , unselfishly reincarnating, again and again, as self-declared great bodhisattvas, “greater than kings” they teach others, inside their sanghas, that they have only entered the human realm to save the world.That is what all cults believe and that is what all Tantric Buddhists believe, while believing they are secularists and non-religious. I was a well-educated person and rational person, when I entered the cult of Tantra with these lamas, who thought logically and had a successful career and was not prone to religious trappings since fourteen years old, before entering the cult of the Tibetan Lamas.
Being well-educated was no protection from the Lamas mass hypnosis. In fact, it makes people more susceptible to these lamas, who lured us with sophisticated philosophies on the emptiness of self and other, and the illusion of right and wrong, and that facts did not exist. All these things Tantric Buddhists, with PhD s, come to believe, while pretending to the world they are still secularists and “scientists.”
Most western Tibetan Tantric Buddhists are well-educated . They Lamas have purposely sought out the well-educated and influential in Western society to spread their theocratic, priestly fundamentalism under many guises, and many well known scholars continue to remain under the thrall of the Tibetan Lamas, and become their proselytizers, recruiters, apologists and fanatic defenders. These are the people bringing us the mindfulness movement; those who have lost their minds inside these Tibetan Tantric cults.