practitioner wrote:Adamantine wrote:Well, the basic news is that Tsem, puportedly due to rising exposure by former followers, has fled back to America.
We expect a further post with more details to be forthcoming. If anyone personally knows more valid information or details, without unsubstantiated gossip, feel free to fill in the blanks. It is clear he is in LA from his twitter feed.
Doesn't your post urging people to not to post "unsubstantiated gossip" contain said gossip?
Perhaps. We received a report with more info and a request to reopen the thread to report it. This member appears to be busy or has changed their mind about posting here. Since everyone was quite eager I gave a one-line snippet of info that appears to be accurate. It is certain that he is in the USA, and that there have been problems with his organization in Malaysia regarding disgruntled ex-members –so putting the two together doesn't seem to be wild speculation or unsubstantiated, especially when there seemed to be a credible source for attributing one to the other.
If this member does not come forward soon we will lock the thread once again since it seems to be just a playground for fun at the expense of others which is not the point of this thread or forum.
Regarding controversial teachers: while gossip is not welcome here, it is also good to not inhibit or repress the reporting of important developments that can further illuminate to past, present, or potential students of such a teacher that perhaps they should seek refuge in more authentic places. However, this in itself is controversial so I don't expect a universal agreement about there being a place for this on this forum. I am not sure this new info I mentioned qualifies in this regard, but the rest of the (possibly forthcoming) info may.