It appears that CH is rallying the troops to defend his cause here. It is difficult for me to present a true picture of the horror stories I have about him in my files, because in most cases I was asked not to make public information which might lead to the individuals concerned being identified. One or two correpondents have diverged into the message board cliche of nit picking minor points - and manipulating them as a basis for challenges. We should not allow this -- or the present CH PR campaign -- to cloud the issues:
*There is no proof whatsoever that CH trained with Tibetan medical experts. His application to join the Acupuncturist's professional organisation in the UK was refused
*CH has been accused in the UK and Canada of inappropriate behaviour (some of a sexual nature) with clients
*An atmosphere of fear and mistrust is generated by his activities
*People who knew him prior to his emergence as a healer are deeply sceptical about his integrity, qualifications and mental state. Some have stated openly that they are convinced he is profoundly mentally disturbed
*CH is known to exploit his capacity to play psychic tricks in order to satisfy his appetite for power and control
* Some of CH's business dealings appear to be of a highly dubious nature
* The Tibetan lama in Courtney, Canada has disassociated himself from CH and asked for a photo of them together (taken several years ago) to be removed from the internet
*Anyone with knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism and culture can see that all CH's Tibetan output (inc: his alleged Bon Ter) could be assembled from existing literature and the internet.
with all due respect Pema, you have come onto a cult forum asking for experiences and these are what you have - sorry if its not all lining up the way you might like - what i don't understand is how someone who hasn't met CH and challenged him directly can have such a decided opinion
in particular, i find your list above is inadequate to fully judge the situation; for example, you say
"people who knew him prior to his emergence as a healer are deeply sceptical about his integrity, qualifications and mental state. Some have stated openly that they are convinced he is profoundly mentally disturbed"
but so far only one "person" has said this, "dorje", and i'm sorry but his/her posts were of low quality and contained no verifiable information and were mostly just name-calling - and that when alternative perspectives were provided both the best you and dorje seem to manage are phrases lke "he's a got a hook into you" or "you are grasping at straws"
so, i am a little disappointed in both you and dorje, for not providing more information - in particular, WHY won't dorje be more forthcoming? it seems suspicious, like he/she has an axe to grind...
please clear these doubts with something more concrete