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
In June 2019, Damcho Dyson, Tahlia Newland and Jacki Wicks are delivering a paper together on Sogyal Rinpoche's abuse and the fallout it caused as part of the Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women's 16th International Conference. Jacki emailed Tenzin Palmo asking about an aspect of the conference and also asked what her thinking was on things like … Continue reading Helpful Words on Devotion, Samaya and Pure Perception from Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo