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Lama Norbu, a teacher and public figure within the yoga and Buddhist community has been found liable by a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge for sexual assault and battery committed upon a volunteer who became a victim of his attack for sexual assault.

With any public figure and anyone in a position of authority, the public must be informed.


In November 2015, Lama Norbu, defendant and former Tibetan Lama, was ordered to pay Plaintiff Emilia Wang $25,035 in general damages after being found guilty of sexual assault (Wang vs. Norbu; Case No.: BC517398; Superior Court of California , County of Los Angeles, Central District).

In light of the defendant’s filed notice of appeal on Friday, February 12, Wang continues to applaud the court’s decision.

Wang’s complaint against Norbu alleged battery, assault, sexual assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

According to court documents, Norbu, also known as Mr. Ven. Nurbu Lama, other times known as Longbu, is a former Tibetan Lama who taught classes for the New Century Foundation. Wang volunteered at the NCF during the time Norbu taught there.

On October 2, 2011, Wang, as part of her volunteer duties, was asked to pick up Norbu and drive him to a seminar location and back to the house where he was staying. During the return trip, Wang alleges Norbu made unwanted advances, going so far as to put his hand on her thigh, pinching it hard enough to leave a bruise. Her complaint further alleges that Norbu “commanded” Wang to carry grocery bags into his home upon their return, at which point he attempted to assault her.

The matter was tried in court on October 5, 6 and 7, 2015, and court documents state that the plaintiff’s testimony was found credible regarding the emotional trauma she suffered, continuing through to the present. Norbu was ultimately found guilty of assault, battery, sexual assault, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The plaintiff’s counsel made no request for future damages beyond the requested $25,000 in general damages.

Update 10/1/2018

Lama Norbu appealed the judgement.   On 6/19/18 the appeal was denied. The original judgment still stands and the award of $ 25,000 was deemed reasonable by a three judge panel of the appellate court.

For anyone reading this in the fall of 2018, three things in particular should be noted:

 – Emilia Wang brought this action in 2013, long before #MeToo arose as a popular movement encouraging women to speak out against sexual abuses by men in power.

– Her courageous act had as an expressed purpose to give other women the courage to speak out, and to prevent other women from            falling prey to the same fate as she did.

– She did so with full awareness that there would be both an emotional cost and a considerable financial cost to bring this matter to light.

As of this writing, Lama Norbu has not paid the $ 25,000 awarded by the court.  


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  • Jenibelle on Blog: “Well put, sir, well put. I'll certainly make note of that.Sep 2, 13:39
  • Jp on Blog: “To Emilia Wang if all is true then his own Karma will come back and hunt him. I don't trust…Aug 14, 12:28
  • bastcilk doptb on Blog: “Great post. I was checking continuously this blog and I am impressed! Very helpful information specifically the last part :)…Aug 11, 06:17
  • J Schwartz on Blog: “Why people like Lama Norbu are behaving this way? They have to face justice.Jul 25, 23:23
  • Deena on Blog: “Woah nelly, how about them apelsp!Jul 21, 12:33

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Steve Smith

April 18, 2016 at 8:39 pm

Put him behind the bars

    The humble one

    June 11, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    This victim is a very courageous women. I am sure it would have been easier for her not to stand up to this guy. If she thought he was a spiritual leader I am sure she questioned herself over and over again. We need to encourage her and tell her SHE DID THE RIGHT THING! This guy is a fraud. Think about it: If this ended up in court that means he denied it. This means he lied in court to protect himself. He lied under penalty of perjury but did not get away with thanks to this judge who saw the truth. If he lies under penalty of perjury in front of a judge he will lie about anything. Bad, bad dude. Bad with a capital B!


      July 21, 2016 at 11:47 am

      Now I know who the brainy one is, I’ll keep lokonig for your posts.


    July 21, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Superb infotmarion here, ol’e chap; keep burning the midnight oil.


    August 14, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    To Emilia Wang if all is true then his own Karma will come back and hunt him. I don’t trust 100% our court system because I have seen how can anyone can fabricate anything against anyone. If this is a fabrication from a wounded and abandoned woman by this lama then my prayers to both.


May 8, 2016 at 3:30 pm

To take advantage of your spiritual status and abuse innocent woman it is simply deplorable. Your level of hypocrisy, and ways of luring your prey should be punish beyond what the court ordered in this case. Sooner or later, here or in another realm, undoubtedly justice will be served to you.


    June 11, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    This makes me sick. I hate this kind of things. Everyone we need to stand up to this kind of things. We need to be like Emilia, Lets all call this stuff out when we see it. Lets be encouraged by this women. Lets protect humanity. We all need to stand up to people like this like Emilia did to this fake no good Son of #%^&! PS: I am not a Buddhist so I feel okay in saying I want to slap this guy physically just like Emilia Slapped him with a lawsuit.


      July 21, 2016 at 11:29 am

      Fianlly! This is just what I was looking for.


    July 21, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Most help articles on the web are inaccurate or inoceerhnt. Not this!

Robert martin

May 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm

This is incredible that a person of power can take advantage.


    July 21, 2016 at 11:46 am

    I think you hit a buleslye there fellas!

Hogan chacha

May 14, 2016 at 6:32 pm

Are you kidding me?! Sicko.


    July 21, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    You’ve got to be kidding me-it’s so treatparnnsly clear now!

Roberg john

May 14, 2016 at 6:35 pm

So sad.


    July 21, 2016 at 11:59 am

    We’ve arivred at the end of the line and I have what I need!


      September 2, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      Well put, sir, well put. I’ll certainly make note of that.

Katherin von

May 14, 2016 at 6:38 pm



    July 21, 2016 at 11:39 am

    This artilce keeps it real, no doubt.

Brenda John

May 15, 2016 at 8:13 am

Seems like predators are in every religion/group, etc. Crazy world out there.

    J. Schwartz

    May 16, 2016 at 12:27 am

    Yes, more and more spiritual teachers like this so called Lama Norbu, use their positions to take advantage of innocent people, specially woman.


      July 21, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      A prioacvtove insight! Just what we need!


    July 21, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Woah nelly, how about them apelsp!

Dj rono

May 15, 2016 at 8:14 am

He looks creepy!


    July 21, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    I really codn’lut ask for more from this article.

P. Montejano

May 15, 2016 at 8:16 am



    July 21, 2016 at 11:32 am

    That inhsgit would have saved us a lot of effort early on.

Kenneth S. Luna

May 15, 2016 at 8:17 am

This guy isn’t in jail yet?


    July 21, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    That’s a skillful answer to a difcifult question


May 16, 2016 at 4:39 am

This is very concerning. I feel so bad for the women who trusted him. I wonder if there are any other victims who will come forward.

    J Schwartz

    June 8, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    Hopefully this will inspire any others to come forward. Lama Norbu is not someone to trust.


      July 21, 2016 at 12:25 pm

      There are no words to describe how boaicdous this is.


June 3, 2016 at 6:36 pm

I can’t believe it. Feeling very sorry for the victim.


    July 21, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Me dull. You smart. That’s just what I needde.

J Schwartz

July 25, 2016 at 11:23 pm

Why people like Lama Norbu are behaving this way? They have to face justice.

bastcilk doptb

August 11, 2016 at 6:17 am

Great post. I was checking continuously this blog and I am impressed! Very helpful information specifically the last part 🙂 I care for such info much. I was looking for this particular info for a long time. Thank you and best of luck.

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