This article is a repost from my former website, Looking into the Dark Places.
Having pursued the possibility of being on the trail of the lost treasure of the Templars – whatever that find may constitute – meant that sooner or later I would have to take my own closer look and perspective at the Order. So much has been written about the KT – as much theory as established and recorded fact – that it would be difficult to come up with something totally refreshing , but I have enjoyed investigating their Lincoln connexions.
Given that my life has always been a sequence of bizarre adventure supervised by Overseeing synchronicity, it was only a matter of our concept of time before a presenting and concluding picture would form. In the late seventies my first contact with organized Tibetan Buddhism was a stay at the Karma-Kagyu Samye-Ling Tibetan Centre and monastery in Dumfriesshire, Scotland; the first Tibetan centre in Britain and named after the first monastery in Tibet. Continue reading →
A repost of an article that originally appeared on my website, LDP, in 2009:
When I was a young sleuth of twenty-five, I studied the oral teachings of Tibetan Vajrayana (Diamond Vehicle) and Kalachakra (Wheel of Time) and learned that Buddhists of the Mahayana and Vajrayana Schools, or Tantra, as it is also called, kept alive the flames of a burning promise that a ‘treasure text’ would appear when man was ready for its delivery. Buddhists the world over awaited the appearance of their Saviour Maitreya, the next Buddha to be. Continue reading →