Booking information

For those who may wonder if the arrest really occurred here is a glance at a public record. It is freely available for viewing from this website:


Marshall Duncan aka William Cassidy writes the Fire Marshal

A Buddhist temple recently received an unexpected visit from the fire marshal as the result of an online complaint. The following complaint was submitted by Marshall Duncan, an alias of William Cassidy:

“There are literally hundreds of open flames in the building, candles, oil lamps and so forth. Meanwhile, dozens of people are sleeping upstairs, and the ingress and egress points are narrow. I directly asked somebody there how the Fire Marshal felt aboI ut all of this, and was told, “We’re lucky they never go upstairs when there is an inspection.” There are zip cords and cheap heaters all over the place. This is a DISASTER waiting to happen! Somebody needs to go out there and bring that place into full compliance before there is a terrible tragedy.”

Based on this inaccurate information, the fire marshal brought along two police officers to inspect the premises. What they found when they arrived were Buddhists praying and candles offered on the altars which is of course a traditional offering. Once the fire marshal saw the temple, he sent the cops home. He described what needed to be done for the building to be in compliance. The Buddhist temple is following his suggestions and working with the fire marshal to bring the building into compliance.

Current Activity Update

We have received some material from contacts at Kunzang Palyul Choling which indicate Cassidy is not only propagating slander and liable on his various blogs, but has also posted what members of their community are concerned may be “veiled threats.”

They have reported that he is using his radiofreepalyul blog to communicate messages to their teacher. His pattern now, after they have taken action with both blogger and wordpress to have liablelous material removed, is to post a message for a day or two and then take it down.

Below is a screenshot sent of a post he did the day after the funeral of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, one of the great masters of Tibetan Buddhism in modern times. His complete focus was not on the religious event, but on the absence of Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo.

screenshot of a blogpost from radiofreepalyul posted on 4-9-09

screenshot of a blogpost from radiofreepalyul posted on 4-9-09

For all those who may be tempted to follow Cassidy’s “Digital Tibetan Altar” blog on blogspot, and who may be persuaded by his presentation as an authority on Dharma, please be aware he is also the author of the above material and much more defamatory content on his other blogs. Sources have confirmed this as he continues to post private material he took without authorization from their Sedona Center.

KPC has asked that we share this information with the public in order that others may not fall prey to Cassidy’s cunning deceptions. We wish also to point out we have not shared anything in this post that he did not himself publish on his own blog.

Beware of Tenpa

William L Cassidy is out of prison without supervision and therefore capable of offending again. Here is some information that you should know. As it is stated on this blog, he operates under a number of aliases: Tulku Urgyen Tenpa Rinpoche, Susan R. Nevis, Trinh, Marshall Duncan. There likely are more. In fact he is William L. Cassidy.

He has several blogs:

* Digital Tibetan Altar ( where he blogs as Tenpa as is author of most of the comments.
* Tulku Urgyen Tenpa Rinpoche ( where he blogs as Tenpa and is the author of most of the comments.
* Radio Free Palyul ( where he blogs as Marshall Duncan.

His blog posts range from seemingly innocuous to crude and disgusting, such as his insensitive treatment of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche’s recent passing. Palyul is the lineage that His Holiness held and Cassidy has nothing but contempt for His Holiness, revered by many as a living Buddha, and the Palyul lineage, the oldest sect of the Nyingma school of Buddhism.

Vajrayana students know that lineage protects the Dharma. This person who claims to be a recognized Tulku is a fake. The Nyingma masters have not and do not recognize him, and do not authenticate his claim.

On, a website that ceased to exist after Cassidy’s arrest in March 2008, Cassidy offered sadhanas for free that originated from the Dudjom lineage with his “edits”. One wonders why a so-called Tulku would need to edit and change a sadhana given by a pure master such as His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche.

Please use discretion when encountering this person on the web or in person. He is not who he says he is. In reality, his intention is to turn people away from the Dharma. That is his end game.

Buddhist and Religious Organizations Beware!

Please beware! William L Cassidy has a registered business in Nevada, the business he says, is “religious organization.”

As the posts on this blog demonstrate, Cassidy has masqueraded as a Tibetan Tulku in order to gain entry into Buddhist organizations and collect not only offerings, but uses the knowledge he gains from the organizations to begin turning people away from the Dharma.

Here is a link to his business listing:

For those of you who do not know who he is, or his ex-nun girlfriend, here are some photos:

Nydia Alexandra also known as

Please do not be fooled by these two. If they attempt to enter your center to offer advice, for the sake of Dharma turn them away.

From Jetsunma Akhon Lhamo

Anyone who turns the mind of a sentient being away from the profound blessings of a living Buddha, like His Holiness Penor Rinpoche is either insane, stupendously ignorant or demonic.

This has gone too far. The sangha should pick up pen and paper and write about His Holiness. His Holiness is peerless; nobody has done what he has done. The extent of his Dharma activity is unmatched anywhere in the world; the loving care which he has provided for his students is unmatched, and the sublime purity with which he has kept his three levels of vows; outer, inner and secret cannot be denied.

Christianity says, and I would like to borrow the phrase, “…by their fruits you will know them.”

Those who would put him down are dealers of hate. They speak hate, they breathe hate, and the vile pus of their hatred is their nectar.

At the time of their death they will see what they have done.

–Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

Cassidy to serve his time!

Received word today that Cassidy’s parole was denied until his sentence expires in February 2009.

Will update as more details are received.

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Probation Revoked

April 21st, 2008

Cassidy had a probation revocation hearing today in Nevada.

During the hearing the judge reviewed Cassidy’s claims that he had no idea he had violated the terms of his probation. The judge was informed that in August of 2007 California had sent word to Nevada that his parole officer had not heard from him in 6 months and the warrant that resulted in his arrest was issued.  Cassidy had nothing in his possession to dispute California’s claim.

Cassidy claimed he had been keeping in touch with his probation officer via email, and when he stopped getting replies he assumed it was all okay.  The judge pointed out this was not the case, it was Cassidy’s responsibility to provide the necessary paperwork to maintain his status under parole.  The judge also pointed out that $45,000 in damages had been awarded in the case for which Cassidy was on probation, and that Cassidy had only paid $60 towards those awarded damages.

He appeared in court with two lawyers.  His Nevada lawyer and his California lawyer.

The California lawyer was acting as a character witness.  His private nurse also appeared as a character witness. When the judge first heard that character witnesses were present he initially did not want to hear from any for a probation revocation hearing, but when he saw two Buddhist monks in the courtroom he did invite all the character witnesses to speak.

The two monks were from KPC in Arizona and testified regarding Cassidy having claimed a special status within the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual tradition.  They testified that such claims must be verified, and that KPC did begin a process of researching the claim.  During the time that Cassidy spent with KPC he was offered housing and care for his claimed illness.  He was provided with all necessities, including nursing care by one of the nuns.

The monks also testified that although Cassidy claimed his health was extremely poor he was still able to organize and participate in an event last Losar where he presided for over 5 hours and greeted over 500 people.

During that same time in Arizona under the care of KPC, Cassidy claimed to have great business savviness.  KPC had already initiated a re-organization in an attempt to establish better better business practices.  Cassidy offered to help establish a better business model, taking on the role of COO for the organization for the span of a little more than a week. During the hearing the judge expressed interest in hearing about Cassidy’s nurse, understanding that the nurse use to be a nun.  The monks at the hearing confirmed her background; that she had been a nun for over 20 years.

The monks also testified that during the time that Cassidy was acting as COO, KPC received word from their sources that Cassidy was not who he claimed to be.  It was at that time he was asked to leave.  He took with him financial information from the organization and posted much of it on the internet.

Cassidy appeared in court wearing oxygen, claiming he had been in the hospital 70 times since going on probation.

The nurse also took the stand, testifying that she has been a nurse for 30 years, and that she had once been part of KPC.  She stated she was providing personal nursing services to him while he was there and testified that he was very sick.  She stated that she had left Arizona with him to continue to offer personal nursing services.  The judge asked her if she was being paid, and when she said she was not the judge stated it was a suspicious situation and that Cassidy was a con man.

In the end the judge reduced Cassidy’s sentence from 5 years to 36 months with a minimum of 12 months. His 12 month minimum ends in approximately 60 days.

Reports from the field

Julie Green, previously a Buddhist nun has moved to California to be with Mr. Cassidy.  She met Cassidy in Arizona while he was posing as a Tibetan doctor and Rinpoche.  Based on conversations Ms. Green has had with others it is believed she has been diagnosed as bipolar.  She had been a devoted student for more than 20 years and has recently exhibited changes in her behavior.  It appears that she has been manipulated and confused by Cassidy.   He is making false accusations about our dharma community and she seems to be parroting these misrepresentations.  We know that he told a number of people in our organization that he doesn’t believe in medication, and even told someone on heart medication to stop cold turkey.   It is recommended that anyone who hears any information from Julie to keep in mind these facts and her behavior.

Cassidy To Be Extradited to Nevada

William L. Cassidy appeared in court today in San Bernardino County at a waiver hearing. He said, “I waive”, and was whisked away with another felon. He will be transported to Clark County, Nevada where he will remain in jail awaiting his probation revocation hearing. We have learned it can take a month to even book a hearing.

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