THESE BAD TIBETAN MONKS ARE A DISGRACE. THEY GIVE BUDDHISM AND OTHER TIBETANS A BAD NAME. THEY PREYED ON THE NAIVE WESTERNERS.
A TIBETAN monk living at a scandal-hit monastery molested a 14-year-old girl while he was drunk.
(BTW, Buddhist monks are forbidden to drink all intoxicants)
(BTW, Buddhist monks are not allowed to have a wife)
The monk, who has an alcohol problem, had been a guest at the Samye Ling Buddhist retreat in Eskdalemuir, near Lockerbie, and while there was not allowed to drink, smoke, watch television, sing or dance.
He left the monastery to visit his wife in London but claimed he was mugged on a stop-off in Carlisle on Easter Monday
and was forced to stay there overnight.
That afternoon, he met the young girl with her friends in a park and decided to go back to the bedsit with her.
Daniel Travers, prosecuting, told Carlisle Magistrates Court: “The girl lay down on a bed with her feet up against the wall and he put his head on her stomach.
(BTW, Monks are not allowed to even talk to a woman except for a few words when asked and in the presence of a man chaperone, etc. SOME FALSE TIBETAN MONKS PREYING ON THE NAIVE WESTERNERS)
“After the assault, the girl got up and went outside. She was very shocked.”
Chonjoe was arrested by police as he left the bedsit.
Margaret Payne, defending, said: “He said he was just giving the girl a massage which was acceptable in his culture but he now realises the English are more restrained and less trusting.”
Chonjoe was sentenced to three months in prison and placed on the sex offenders’ register.
But as he had already spent three months in jail waiting for his trial, he was freed yesterday.
The monk has now separated from his wife and plans to live in Newcastle with friends instead of returning to Samye Ling.
The monastery – which has been supported by celebrities such as Richard Gere, Billy Connolly and David Bowie – was recently at the centre of a drugs and sex scandal.
The centre, the largest Buddhist retreat outside Tibet, was under investigation by police over claims its most senior monk had molested a young monk.
We also revealed how it had been claimed the centre was becoming a sinister cult obsessed with secrecy and cash.