Dzongsar Khyentse wrote a letter that went to the Rigpa sangha and that I think needs some attention given to it because people tend to think – just as they did with Sogyal - that because he appears wise when teaching dharma that he is always wise. This is simply not true. A series of … Continue reading On Dzongsar Khyentse’s Letter to the Rigpa Sangha
Eighteen months after the revelations that Sogyal Lakar/Rinpoche was abusing students rocked Rigpa student’s world, I once again ask, What now? Where do we go from here? What now is a great question, and one I think we should ask often because it has an openness to the unknown to it, and the future is … Continue reading What Now?
Bob Thurman recently did a podcast on abuse in Buddhism, and though he said some things that some may find helpful in the examination of the issues raised by abuse in Buddhism, I think we need to talk about the part where he fosters one of the ideas that enabled abuse and victim blaming in … Continue reading Victim Blaming Disguised as Dharma
On November 22, we received a reply from Ato Rinpoche. It was short and to the point, clearly responding to our request. Here is the response: Greetings to the signatories of the letter below! I am reticent by nature and by training reluctant to criticise the behaviour of others. In the present circumstances, however, I … Continue reading Ato Rinpoche Replies