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May 26, 2020

The Absent Oxonian -- Musings on Trungpa's Faux Academic Credentials & Why So Few Cared to Inquire


March 16, 2020

Twilight of the Tulkus


September 2, 2019

Our Petition to the Colorado AG Has Been Sent With 226 Signatures & 167 Pgs. of Supporting Documents


September 2, 2019

Deification, Damnation & Delusion: The Method in the Madness of Sogyal's Eulogists


August 31, 2019

Petition Launched / Dharma Teachers: Retract Your Homages to Sogyal


August 29, 2019

Sogyal's Confession


August 14, 2019

The Invisible Pyramid, by Charles Carreon


August 13, 2019

Chris Chandler's Expose of Shambhala as a Mind Control Cult Is Required Reading, by Tara Carreon


August 5, 2019

Petition Launched -- Colorado AG: Investigate the Financial Activities of the Shambhala Nonprofit Organizations, by Charles Carreon


July 24, 2019

Crazy Like a Fox: In "Crazy Wisdom," Trungpa's Heirs Sacrifice Truth to Profit, by Charles Carreon


July 21, 2019

The Dialogue of the Yogi and the King, by Charles Carreon


July 14, 2019

The Jester Has His Say, by Charles Carreon


July 12, 2019

Gurdjieff & Trungpa, Sarmoung Brother-Hoods, by Charles Carreon


July 1, 2019

Shambhala Dodges Mandatory Reporting Duties That Expose it To Tort Damages in Boulder Child-sex Case, by Charles Carreon


June 22, 2019

Shambhala's Social Justice Deflection Gambit, by Charles Carreon


May 28, 2019

Faith vs. Knowledge, by Charles Carreon


May 27, 2019

The Myth of Enlightenment, by Charles Carreon


May 21, 2019

The Myth of Trungpa, by Charles Carreon


May 14, 2019

The Questionable Shambhala Practice of "Holding Space," by Charles Carreon


May 6, 2019

Against Hell: A Refutation of the Buddhist Hell Realms, Based on Their Historic Origins, Political Purpose, Psychological Destructiveness, Irrationality, and Demonstrable Inconsistency With the Original Buddhist Teachings, Framed as A Searching Review of Sam Bercholz’s After-Death Memoir, "A Guided Tour of Hell", by Charles Carreon


Mar 29, 2019

Buddhist Project Sunshine: A Pale Illumination Indeed, by Charles Carreon


Feb 24, 2019

The Myth of the Killer Bodhisattva, by Charles Carreon


Feb 20, 2019

Who We Are, by Charles Carreon



The Colestine Chronicles: A Drama of Dirt and Dharma, by Charles Carreon
A pictorial history of the adventures of the Carreon family in Colestine Valley, Oregon, from the early hippie days to the transformation of Rainbow Star Commune into Tashi Choling, Gyatrul Rinpoche's retreat center, including photographs of Dudjom Rinpoche's blessing of the land.



Copyright 2019, Tara & Charles Carreon


The original American Buddha website started in year 2000, and grew organically from the search for meaningful expressions of the American Buddhist experience. We experimented with lots of different web designs.  Many of these pages are colorful, pictorial, playful and exuberant, and we invite you to browse them and enjoy the glories of our enthusiastic expressions.




June, 2014

Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish!: The Bodhisattva Marshall Plan


January, 2010

Nova Donna's Valentine


October, 2008

Evolve or Die, Earthlings


August, 2004



August, 2003

American Buddha V.3.0


January, 2003

Child of Fortune


September, 2002

American Buddha V.2.0




February, 2010

Site Map C (Nova Donna)


August, 2004

Site Map B (Sexy)


August, 2004

Site Map A (From Y2K Khatmandu to the Summer of Love 2004)




January, 2014

AmbuVue3 BB


January, 2013

AmbuVue2 BB


January, 2013

Wanderjahr BB


January, 2010

AmbuVue1 BB


October, 2004

Solar Powered Adventures BB


Summer, 2004

Summer of Love BB


October, 2003

Your Mind, My God, Your Mind ... BB


May, 2003

Good Morning Buddhist America BB


February, 2003

Buddhist Boards 2 BB


November, 2002

Child of Fortune BB


September, 2002

American Buddha Message Board BB




January, 2006

Child of Fortune Landing Page


July, 2005

404 Landing Page


November, 2004

The Way We Were




February, 2009

We Have Your Page Here


July, 2005

Hey You!




February 1, 2018

Politics and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act Make Strange Bedfellows: A Leisurely Discussion of Jeff Sessions’ Memo to Federal Prosecutors on How to Protect the Religious Freedoms of Americans, by Charles Carreon


August 25, 2014

The Joy of Nothing, by Charles Carreon


August 24, 2014

The Bodhisattva Marshall Plan, Part 4: Eliminate Phony Law Enforcement, by Charles Carreon


June 23, 2014

The Bodhisattva Marshall Plan, Part 3: Eliminate Self-Identification of Americans as "Consumers", by Charles Carreon


June 15, 2014

The Bodhisattva Marshall Plan, Part 2: Eliminate Phony People, by Charles Carreon


June 1, 2014

The Bodhisattva Marshall Plan, Part 1: Eliminate Phony Democracy, by Charles Carreon


May 3, 2014

Who's Zenning Who?, by Charles Carreon


October 6, 2013

From Haight Ashbury to Silk Road, I Always Miss the Fun!, by Charles Carreon


June 14, 2012

The Oestian Way, by Charles Carreon


September, 2011

We Can Do This: Prajnaparamita Sutra Revealed, by Baksheesh the Madman


June 19, 2010

The Ram Dass Brain Hemorrhage Incident: An Opportunity to Explore Fundamental Questions of Spiritual Life, by Charles Carreon


February 11, 2010

The Fall and Rise of Leonard Cohen, by Charles Carreon


October 20, 2009

James Ray Sweatbox Tragedy: Get Rich or Die Frying, by Charles Carreon


August 16, 2009

Reprogram Yourself: A Refutation of the Methods and Conclusions of Stanley Milgram's Behavioral Classic, "Obedience to Authority," by Charles Carreon


June 1, 2009

Randomness: A Myth Scientists Created to Simulate Ignorance, by Charles Carreon


April 20, 2009

Are Nuclear Missiles Our Easter Island Statues?, by Charles Carreon


October 14, 2008

Leonard Cohen, Poisoned by Zen, by Charles Carreon


September 1, 2008

Beliefs vs. Dogmas: The Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of Religious Faith, by Charles Carreon


May 11, 2008

Science, the Scapegoat of Religion and Commerce, by Charles Carreon


August, 2007

The Radian of Our Being, by Charles Carreon


April 16, 2007

When Killing Becomes Holy, Everyone Wants to Pray, by Charles Carreon


November 1, 2006

Ayahuasca For the Masses, by Charles Carreon


June 1, 2006

Righteous Livelihood: Building Wealth in Our Community, by Charles Carreon


June, 2006

Dial-A-Materialist, by Charles Carreon


March 14, 2006

Rude Awakening: A Review of "Ram Dass: Fierce Grace," by Charles Carreon


January 26, 2006

A Law Unto Itself: The Vatican Rules, by Charles Carreon


December 25, 2005

On Marx and Darwin: Evolution and Capital, by Charles Carreon


November 17, 2005

The Revolution Will Not Be Capitalized: Che Guevara, by Charles Carreon


July, 2005

Is Krishna a Con?, by Charles Carreon


February, 2005

Seven Minutes in Tibet: The Swift, Unfortunate Death of Douglas Seymour Mackiernan, by Charles Carreon


February, 2005

Voidsuck This!: Charles Carreon’s Review of Riding The Torch by Norman Spinrad, by Charles Carreon


February, 2005

Embattled Sakyong Steps Down: Imaginary Press Release Two Years in the Future, by Tara Carreon


February, 2005

Born in Tibet, Again: The Exile of the Twelfth Trungpa Tulku -- How Sakyong Mipham Usurped the Trungpa Throne, by Charles Carreon


February, 2005

Thanks From a Grateful Nation: Awarding the Cross of Secret Achievement to the Dalai Lama, by Charles Carreon


October, 2004

Far Away In the City of Rome: A Song by Papal Bull (to a Poguish beat)


September, 2004

Ubik: Phil Dick's Answer to Death After Life, by Charles Carreon


June, 2004

Ananda and the Merchants of Rajgir, by Baksheesh the Madman


June, 2004

The Sutra of the Leaves, by Baksheesh the Madman


April, 2004

Fear of a Feeling Planet: A Review of Kurt Wimmer's "Equilibrium," by Charles Carreon


April, 2004

Diary of a Sense Offender: A Review of Kurt Wimmer's "Equilibrium," by Charles Carreon


April, 2004

The Tibetan Wall of Silence, by Charles Carreon


March 31, 2004

Home Sweet Home, by Odysseus the Wanderer


February, 2004

The Promised God Man is Weird


February, 2004

On Hell and Its Habitues, by Charles Carreon


February, 2004

The Materialist Manifesto, by Charles Carreon


December, 2003

Steven Seagal Comes Out of the Buddhist Closet, by Charles Carreon


December, 2003

The Dalai Lamas, Prisoners of the Potala Junta, by Charles Carreon


November, 2003

"Vee Have Veys of Making You Love Sentient Beings": Nazi Methods of Inducing "Bodhicitta", by Tara and Charles Carreon


November, 2003

Killer Krishnas From Inner Space, by Charles Carreon


October, 2003

Dharma Assassin Kusum Lingpa, by Charles Carreon


October, 2003

Tantra Induced Delusional Syndrome, by Charles Carreon


August, 2003

Sleepers Awake!, by Charles Carreon


August, 2003

Dr. Rick Strassman's "DMT: The Spirit Molecule", by Charles Carreon


August, 2003

Disillusioned by Authoritarian Doctrines, by Charles Carreon


June, 2003

A Song of Tara's Victory Over the Delusions of a Sorrowful Mind, by Kunzang Sherab


June, 2003

We Be Trippin' With Uma's Dad, aka Bob Thurman, The Monk, by Tara and Charles Carreon


April, 2003

Poetry, by Charles Carreon (Part 3)

Safe From Realization
Smug Pig
Sword of the Wind
The Boatman Song
The Samba of Ignorance
The Song of Deep-Field Tara
Tibetan Two-Step, Shuffle & Slide
Upon a Mighty Mountain
Walking on the Razor's Edge
Whoa Earth
World Class Buddhist Shopper


March, 2003

Poetry, by Charles Carreon (Part 2)

Hard Time For a Free Mind
Holy Writ
Homage to the Lama
I Got My Buddhas
Internet Addiction
It's Tantra Baby
Michelangelo Said to Diego Rivera
On Buddhist Boards
Path of the Waning Day
Practical Wisdom
Psychic Cartography
Run Run Ambu Run


February, 2003

Poetry, by Charles Carreon (Part 1)

50 Ways to Leave Your Lama
A Circle of Ten Virtues
Ambu Baba and the Forty Thieves
Angels Do Not
A Cry of Vultures
Better Safe Than Sorry
Buddhist Horror Flick
Coffee Drinking Cockroach
Conan Doyle Said to Rudyard Kipling
Cosmic Enron Bookkeeping
Elvis Must Die


February, 2003

Hexagram 52, Interpreted by Charles Carreon


February, 2003

Inner Revolution: Robert Thurman Goes Back to the Future, by Tara Carreon


February, 2003

What Does Andrew Cohen Know About Enlightenment, by Charles Carreon


February, 2003

Mission Statement, by Charles Carreon


January, 2003

Buddha and Eros, by Baksheesh the Madman


January, 2003

Phil Dick's Yogacara Vision Through His Eye in the Sky, by Charles Carreon


January, 2003

A Flaming Fistful of Reactionary Wisdom, by Tara and Charles CarreonX


January, 2003

The Misuse of Western Terms by Eastern Mystics, by Charles Carreon


December, 2002

Tsu-Do Zen, by Charles Carreon


December, 2002

Whose Bread I Eat (Whose Song I Sing), by Charles Carreon


December, 2002

The Spirit of Open Inquiry, by Charles Carreon


December, 2002

Frequently Asked Questions About Tibetan Buddhism, by Charles Carreon


October, 2002

A Summary Outline of the United States Constitution, by Charles Carreon


Summer, 2002

Who Owns Dharma?, by Charles Carreon


October, 2001

A Visit to Arch Stanton's Dharma Clinic, aka Dr. Death's Reformatory, by Tara Carreon


Summer, 2001

Another View on Whether Tibetan Buddhism is Working in the West, by Tara Carreon


Spring, 2001

The Questionable Accuracy of Buddhist Texts, by Tara Carreon


Spring, 2001

What is Buddhism?, by Charles and Tara Carreon