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August 27, 1990 | ASHLEY DUNN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin, who became the first Westerner to head an international sect of Tibetan Buddhism and who later scandalized his followers by his sexual behavior while infected with the AIDS virus, died Saturday in San Francisco from an AIDS-related illness. He was 47. Tendzin, born Thomas Rich in Passaic, N.J., died of respiratory failure at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center, members of the Boulder, Colo.-based Dharmadatu Buddhist church called Vajradhatu told the Associated Press.
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August 27, 1990 | ASHLEY DUNN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin, who became the first Westerner to head an international sect of Tibetan Buddhism and who later scandalized his followers by his sexual behavior while infected with the AIDS virus, died Saturday in San Francisco from an AIDS-related illness. He was 47. Tendzin, born Thomas Rich in Passaic, N.J., died of respiratory failure at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center, members of the Boulder, Colo.-based Dharmadatu Buddhist church called Vajradhatu told the Associated Press.
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April 8, 1989 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
The largest U.S. Tibetan Buddhist sect, faced with widespread defection if its scandal-blemished spiritual regent carried out his intent to resume leadership, is breathing easier after learning he will remain on retreat in La Jolla for the rest of the year. Osel Tendzin, the U.S.
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April 8, 1989 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
The largest U.S. Tibetan Buddhist sect, faced with widespread defection if its scandal-blemished spiritual regent carried out his intent to resume leadership, is breathing easier after learning he will remain on retreat in La Jolla for the rest of the year. Osel Tendzin, the U.S.
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January 9, 1999 | BRENDA LOREE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Few small towns can claim to be home to an active Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Center. But then few small towns are like Ojai--which also happens to be home to the Krishnamurti Foundation, the Krotona Institute and Meditation Mount, to name a few other less-than-mainstream religious organizations that have long found acceptance there.
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