Some bad monks have a good time at the donors’ expense. They misuse their robe or station and lay people’s trust. Some lay people let them do it with no supervision or demand for accountability. Just a waste!

Waiting till the Police come and investigate is already too late. Also, too late to save a monk and becoming a good monk again. Better to have some checks and balances to prevent a good monk from being INITIALLY tempted and becoming corrupt with too much POWER OR GREED.

MONKS’ DIRTY HABITS; Police probe Buddhist colony over sex and drugs scandal. – Free Online Library

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/MONKS’+DIRTY+HABITS%3B+Police+probe+Buddhist+colony+over+sex+and+drugs…-a061519543

A WORLD-FAMOUS monastery in Scotland is at the centre of a seedy drugs and sex scandal.


The Samye Ling Centre – the largest Buddhist retreat outside Tibet – is being investigated by police over claims its most senior monk molested a young monk.


And last night it was claimed the centre, which has attracted support from celebrities including Richard Gere, Billy Connolly, Koo Stark and David Bowie, is becoming a sinister cult obsessed with SECRECY AND CASH.


(THAT IS WHY HAVE TO REQUEST THE MONKS TO PUBLISH THEIR INCOME STATEMENTS AND BALANCE SHEETS, LIKE NIBBAN ZAY FOOD FAIRS, SO THEY CANNOT MISUSE THEIR AUTHORITY AND FUNDS)


Samye Ling has been accused of harbouring the molesting monk despite claims he has assaulted three men.


It was also claimed those in charge turned a blind eye to drug use, sexual affairs, theft and deception.


Kevin Stevenson, 18, who was a monk for a year, has told the Record he was sexually assaulted by the centre’s most senior monk, an Englishman known as Tsering Tashi.


Police yesterday confirmed they were investigating the case.


Tashi, whose real name is Timothy Mannox, admitted being “intimate” with Kevin who was 16 at the time.


A second monk also claimed the centre, nestling in a picturesque glen by Eskdalemuir near Lockerbie, is now operating on the fringes

of the law. He said: “They think the only people they have to answer to is themselves.


“They speak of `Their Valley’ as if they were some Tibetan community in exile. It is quite frightening.”


The centre has become one of the most powerful and popular Buddhist retreats in the world.


Established in 1967 with the official sanction of the Dalai Lama, it attracts thousands of visitors every year, many who stay for weekend breaks in public accommodation.

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