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His Holiness The Dalai Lama

First published in PoemHunter.com on May 6, 2012, Gautama Buddha Day, ? For 20th Century Historians was written in tribute to the many contributions made by the minute group of Tibetan peoples and cultures to our modern, western religious thought and practice.

In particular, it spotlights the leadership and struggles of His Holiness The Dalai Lama to preserve His people’s unique identity and traditions against the might and power of the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) during this period of diaspora of native Tibetans.

The sacred relationship between The Dalai Lama and The Panchen Lama, which has existed for many centuries, is about to end, to be “cut off.”

The Petition here is the only voice on the web that I know of which is calling for the release and return to His people of the true Panchen Lama, whose whereabouts is currently unknown.

Please feel free to sign this Petition.

? For 20th Century Historians

how did a few

royal tibetan lamas

come to so influence
modern consciousness

research, psychiatry,

in only
40 some years?

i guess
the atheist

regime in power
in beijing

was right all along-
the cuckoo’s a gangster.

the Dalai Lama a terrorist?
so was Gandhi.

doug bentley
may 6, 2012

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7 Chakras of The Body


Inspired by watching a group of young children playing on a slide in a playground, Pyramid is about the ascension and descent of the kundalini through the 7 chakras of the body.

Pyramid was first published in PoemHunter.com on Oct. 7, 2012.


an alien tower
left by arcane builders

who command visceral gods
must first be mastered.

seven slow steps
to peak at crown,

steel spine

illumination all around,
levity too,

but contraction
of human

gravity too great
quick descent

on spiral vortex
soon impels

doug bentley
october 7, 2012

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And please add your name to The Petition To Free The Panchen Lama.
It would be a Kosmic Tragedy if the Divine Lineage underpinning Tibetan Buddhism came to an end.
For more information on this Petition please visit here.

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  1. This is a topic which is close to my heart… Many thanks!

    I hope you are wrong about Tibetan Buddhism coming to an end soon. I have been an admirer of The Dalai Lama since my childhood.

    Thank you for posting the link to the Petition. I never realized how important it was. Your courage deserves a big thumbs up too!

  2. doug bentley says:

    Thank you. But I think you need to read more- often.

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