Same ole, Same ole
It would seem that William Cassidy is back to his antics. When reading his material, be careful not to be lured by his conning ways. Remember that he came to the Buddhist Center, Kunzang Palyul Choling claiming to be dying of stage four lung cancer…hmmm, that was in 2007 and apparently there was no sign of that disease while undergoing kidney stone surgery in the federal prison located in Baltimore, MD in 2011. There are no records to indicate heart surgery or even a heart attack while in custody, as Cassidy claims. Blog investigators did find however evidence of him undergoing kidney and gallbladder surgery. Ouch, okay, maybe that was painful, but also something remedied with a good diet.
You can find out about William Cassidy, who now at least admits he uses the name Tenpa Rinpoche, by reading our blog post of Dec 8, 2010 Con-pendium [https://protectingnyingma2.wordpress.com/2010/12/08/william-l-cassidy-a-conpendium/]. It’s hard to know what is fact and what is fiction with Cassidy. Jeff Krouk (JCrow) has no information posted on his sites about a relief fund. Jeff Krouk is also associated with Triratna, an international Buddhist community, formerly the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (FWBO). It’s a fellowship of Buddhists, however not widely credible. With a recent post of ours as an advocate for a Buddhist artist, we received comments almost immediately as to their affiliation with Triratna and that a reputable Buddhist organization such as ourselves should be careful advocating a less than credible organization such as Triratna. We promptly did our homework, and thanked those readers for helping us understand more about the organization. Those posts have been removed. Unfortunately, there are illegitimate Buddhist organizations out there, and hence our motivation for creating this blog; to help those truly interested in the Dharma, to find qualified teachers and organizations.
If you’re looking for a job, and take Cassidy up on his offer, all we can do is caution you, and encourage you to do your homework. This is a violent felon, who has a track record in Las Vegas for being involved with the mob, and being arrested for raping his ex-wife (plead down to aggravated assault) and burning down her place of business. Since returning to his blog after detainment, the woman he refers to in a recent post as his ex-personal attendant was a nun for twenty years, and dropped her robes to be with him, only to discover who he really is. Yes, we can only imagine how broken she must be. By the way, his FJ was long gone before the arrest.
While he would like his readers to believe he is the victim in this situation, we encourage you to know all the facts before making a final decision. This is the same man who was indicted by a grand jury for sending over 8,000 defaming, harassing, and threatening tweets to a woman. While he makes claims to have never met Andrew Wilson, who is spending his days filling up tweet streams about his tragic experience with an FBI raid (…but wait a second, wasn’t that because his computer was linked to a series of threatening tweets to the same woman?) we can’t help but believe they are a toxic twosome.
Who is the real victim here? The National Center for Victims of Crime has an opinion, and we encourage you to read more about that here [National_Center_for_Victims_of_Crime_-_Amicus_Brief_in_Support_of_Govt’s_Opposition].
Our investigators are headed out to Maryland to visit Jetsunma’s organization, KPC and make offerings to the many Stupas and altars, which have been blessed by the many great Lamas such as His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche, His Eminence Mugsang Tulku, Venerable Gyaltrul Rinpoche, His Holiness Kusum Lingpa, and many more. KPC is rich in tradition, and has received the entire Rinchen Terzog, and Nam Cho cycle of teachings and empowerment. Have a great time investigators.