Has Peter Yeung really helped you?

We agree that Peter Yeung does provide some help. Very sadly, his help is corrupt. His objective to is to earn money from you, and gain total power over you, so you keep paying him and worshiping him. This means that the help he has given you comes at a very high price, a price that real Tibetan Buddhists do not ask anyone to pay. He doesn’t help so you advance, he helps so that you pay him money and worship.

The “generosity” Peter Yeung displays is always an investment. He gives so people feel in debt to him, and pay him back more over time. He is very clever at giving just enough to impress a person, or other people, then extracting huge payback in terms of money or worship. This is the same as a fisherman who puts bait on a line. This is not generosity.

As well as extorting money and worship from you, because Peter Yeung uses fear, he actually stops his students moving towards enlightenment. That is the hidden price. Look at the senior students. They live in fear of Peter Yeung. This is the opposite of enlightenment.

His help is also, from our research and wider experience, at a very basic level. He deliberately keeps his teaching to a very basic level so his students do not advance, which means they end up paying him money for a long time. He then blames his students for their lack of advancement, which I’m sure you’ve seen and experienced. This also is deliberate, to ensure you keep paying him money and worship, and also gives the student low self-esteem, which directly blocks the path to enlightenment. Real Tibetan Buddhist teachers give their students high self-esteem, it is in all the texts. This is because, exactly as the Buddha says, a student needs high self-esteem to achieve enlightenment: the person has to feel they are worthy of enlightenment (precious human birth). This is the same in any field of endeavour: a person must believe they can reach the goal, or they simply will not reach it. Peter Yeung programs his students, using standard brainwashing and terror techniques, to believe they deserve nothing. They therefore achieve nothing.

Something that took us a long time to understand, and is again confirmed by other people’s experiences who after some time found their master to be corrupt, is that the student does advance, even if the master is corrupt. Spending hours in prayer and meditation, and living as best as you can as a Buddhist, has good effects. This is your energy at work within Buddhism, it has nothing to do with Peter Yeung. Peter Yeung makes it seem to all his students that any advances you make are because of him. The truth is, advances you make in your development are because of your work! This is clear in all the Buddhist texts.

All the students we’ve seen over the years who make progress in Buddhism, leave Peter Yeung because they all come to the same conclusion: they start to see that he is corrupt. This is another reason Peter Yeung deliberately does his best to stop his students advancing. He knows that if they advance, they will see through his lies, and stop paying him money.

The people Peter Yeung “helped” would have gotten much better, much quicker, and paying much less money, if they had studied with someone else. They say Peter Yeung helped them because they are ignorant of how much better quality help there is out there; also to make it seem like their investment of money time and worship was worthwhile (no one likes admitting they’ve bought a piece of shit); and also makes it seem like they are “improved” (so better than they were before, and by implication, probably better than you!).

If you look at his senior students – has he really “helped” them? What have they actually been “helped” to do?

Worship Peter Yeung, yes.
Pay money to Peter Yeung, yes.
Give up their lives to Peter Yeung, yes.

But has anyone who Peter Yeung “helped” actually achieved anything positive and real? No.

We’ve seen his students over many years, and they have actually become worse human beings over time. Look at their lives: they live in modern slavery in those houses, paying all their money to Peter Yeung, every moment of their day controlled by Peter Yeung, and living in constant fear of Peter Yeung.

This is not Buddhism, and it is not “help”.

Look at the students: do they achieve their goals in Buddhism and in life? Do they have good relationships with people in the real world?

Over 20 years, every student we saw that achieve things either in Buddhism, in martial arts, or in life, or who had good relationships in the real world, left Peter Yeung.

We all did this because we all realised he was stopping us from achieving enlightenment, not helping us. We all realised he was sabotaging our relationships in the real world (particularly with family). We all realised that he would attack and belittle any skills we had or developed, making us dependent on him.

Buddha encouraged all students to ask real questions, all the time. It is our responsibility as Buddhists to ask questions, and get real answers. You’ll probably have a lot of questions as you see the truth more clearly about the Pathgate cult, and might need some moral support. We’re here for you.

For many years I was “Lama” Dondrup Dorje’s loyal student…

We will be transferring the information posted on the Cult Education Institute forum by one of us ex-students:

Here is the first post.

For many years I was Peter Young’s (“lama” Dondrup Dorje) loyal student.

My opinion is the following:

1. He is a very dangerous, highly educated, exceptionally skilful, narcissist.

2. Pathgate Institute is definitely a cult. It has zero endorsement from the real Buddhist community.

3. He has developed extraordinary personal power through martial arts, esoteric practices, and long- term practice of brainwashing / social conditioning techniques.

4. He is totally ruthless. He will do anything, to anyone, including short-term positive actions, and ingratiating himself with real lineages, in order to achieve a goal.

5. He is obsessed with achieving a sense of self-worth through being superior to others. Despite his undoubted personal achievements (gaining power over others), he is tortured by a sense of self-worthlessness. This drives him to achieve extraordinary powers, and to degrade everyone around him.

6. He feels genuinely justified in the same way all dictators feels genuinely justified. At any moment, anything he decides is good, is good; and anything he decides is bad, is bad. What he decides is good or bad, or the people that he decides are good or bad, change at his whim.

7. He totally believes power = spiritual blessing.

8. He draws people in by pretending to offer to share the secrets of his power and skill. In 20 years, I have never seen this offering ever bear fruit. His senior students are allowed to advance just enough that they’re not totally ridiculous at first sight, giving away the game. 5 minutes with any of them is enough to see their seeming achievements are build on sand.

9. When “teaching”, he shares information in a way that guarantees nobody understands him, then blames the student for failing to learn, making the student feel worthless, or karmically cursed.

For example: He said “I don’t care how much you’ve been abused in your life, as long as you are angry about it, it will happen again”. This is, effectively, in a very limited way, a true statement. However, First: anyone who has been abused will react very badly to this, it is abuse on abuse. No abuse victim will learn a single thing from knowing this. Second: He doesn’t say how to address the anger one feels about being abused. This leaves the abuse victim in a terrible state of guilt for feeling angry about being abused. Again, abuse on abuse. Third: This opens the student to further abuse, as the student starts to try to not feel angry about being abused, in order to not attract further abuse. This, of course, enables further abuse to happen, which is Peter Young’s objective.

10. He loves to ridicule his students individually in front of the group. Public-shaming is one his favourite things. He claims it does the individual good, in precisely the same way the Communist Chinese do.

11. He becomes extremely jealous of any of his students who do achieve some kind of advancement through sheer struggle amidst the tide of his wrong-guidance, and sabotages them, either directly or indirectly.

12. If he fails to sabotage them, or when sabotaged they manage to keep some sense of self-worth, he drives them away from the group, saying they are (in summary) evil.

13. He splinters his student’s sense of self, and isolates them, claiming that this is the way to practice the level of dedication that leads to success. He believes this to be true, because it is what he did.

14. He fully expects his students to be as ruthless and narcissistic as he is. If they are not, they deserve to be exploited to the max.

15. None of his students show any signs of success as a result of what they “learn” from him, on any level. The students who have been with him for a long time are all very damaged, sad, scared and confused people. I’ve personally been around them for a very long time, and they become actually non-functioning in any normal situation.

16. His method, both overtly and covertly, is to make his students utterly dependent on him. He calls this “Guru Yoga”, totally debasing and corrupting a real Buddhist practice.

17. He does share some wisdom, some insight, some healings etc., but only enough to keep people paying him money and adoration, and generate more for himself. He does it only for his own good. He is exceptionally clever at this. Most of the actually real information he shares can be obtained from basic YouTube video or any basic self-help book. He charges a fortune for this information, and students pay it, because these occasional glimmers of real information seem like diamonds compared to the confusing nonsense he gives out the majority of the time.

18. In 20 years, I have not seen one of his students begin to teach. Those who are in charge of centres around Europe and the world do not teach for themselves in this sense. They are puppets. Every single one was appointed as centre-leader to open new income streams, not because they are qualified.

19. He programs his students to be self-hating, and to lose all motivation for anything that doesn’t have him at the centre and goal.

20. He is utterly convinced that he is doing the right thing, and that anyone who doesn’t agree with him or his methods is (in summary) evil, or at minimum in a state of pitiful delusion. He convinces his students of this. He rewards those students who buy into this view by making them feel superior to everyone else.

21. He is exceptionally clever with what he says, and how he acts, so that nothing can be “pinned on him”, including pretending to be enlightened without ever actually saying the words. His students all think they’re being insightful by seeing him as enlightened when he doesn’t explicitly say so. He makes them think they’re “seeing with wisdom”, so he doesn’t have to say it.

22. He feeds off his students, and at the same time ridicules them at every turn. Part of that ridicule is getting them to believe he is enlightened without ever saying it. He, very clearly once one sees what he’s doing, thinks it’s hilarious his students are so gullible as to imagine he is enlightened, without him having to convince them in any way.

23. He bought his lamahood with cash and favours, it was not earned. I was there when it happened.

24. He does not teach Buddhism, he uses Buddhism as a frame to advance his narcissism.

25. I have never seen one of his students achieve anything of any worth or value that they wouldn’t have achieved by themselves, and much quicker if they’d been away from his influence. I have seen many of students become much less capable at things they used to be good at.

26. He truly believes, and openly states that “fear makes the world go round”. This, in one phrase, explains everything about him, his insecurities, and his methods. That he doesn’t even hide this as his world-view is another example of how he ridicules his students – he has them so brainwashed they don’t realise he is subjecting them to this paradigm.

27. Every one of his students is terrified of him. He makes them think this is the correct psychological position for accelerated learning.

28. He attracts students with the promise of power. If you are attracted to him, be warned he will use your lust for power to trap you in powerlessness.

I learned a lot from my time with him.

However, it is the kind of learning one gets from horrible experience.

In that sense it is valuable, but I only just managed to get out with my mind intact. It’s taken me years to be able to speak up on this forum.

The time and money I spent on him, if spent elsewhere, would have advanced me 1000 times further.

I have seen many others destroyed, burnt-out or succumb to what can only be described as a kind of deliberate imbecility.