Beware of Tenpa

William L Cassidy is out of prison without supervision and therefore capable of offending again. Here is some information that you should know. As it is stated on this blog, he operates under a number of aliases: Tulku Urgyen Tenpa Rinpoche, Susan R. Nevis, Trinh, Marshall Duncan. There likely are more. In fact he is William L. Cassidy.

He has several blogs:

* Digital Tibetan Altar ( where he blogs as Tenpa as is author of most of the comments.
* Tulku Urgyen Tenpa Rinpoche ( where he blogs as Tenpa and is the author of most of the comments.
* Radio Free Palyul ( where he blogs as Marshall Duncan.

His blog posts range from seemingly innocuous to crude and disgusting, such as his insensitive treatment of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche’s recent passing. Palyul is the lineage that His Holiness held and Cassidy has nothing but contempt for His Holiness, revered by many as a living Buddha, and the Palyul lineage, the oldest sect of the Nyingma school of Buddhism.

Vajrayana students know that lineage protects the Dharma. This person who claims to be a recognized Tulku is a fake. The Nyingma masters have not and do not recognize him, and do not authenticate his claim.

On, a website that ceased to exist after Cassidy’s arrest in March 2008, Cassidy offered sadhanas for free that originated from the Dudjom lineage with his “edits”. One wonders why a so-called Tulku would need to edit and change a sadhana given by a pure master such as His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche.

Please use discretion when encountering this person on the web or in person. He is not who he says he is. In reality, his intention is to turn people away from the Dharma. That is his end game.

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