An Email to Lamas

Update 4th Nov 2018. Please note that we are no longer taking signatures. Do any of you want to sign this email some of us are sending to as many lamas as we can think of and find email addresses for? It's going out at the end of the month so they'll get it before the … Continue reading An Email to Lamas

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Dangerous Ideas that Support Abuse

Orgyen Tobgyal promotes violence In Paris last year at the Rigpa Centre, Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche publicly said about spiritual teachers, "Such great beings, whether it coresponds to western ideas or not, if they kill somenone, no problem," and "Beating hard increases wisdom." Click here to see notes on the full talk. The quotes above are … Continue reading Dangerous Ideas that Support Abuse

The Dalai Lama and the Empowerment of Students

His Holiness the Dalai Lama's recent meeting with some survivors of abuse by Tibetan Buddhist lamas led to some articles emphasising that he had known about abuse in Tibetan Buddhism for decades. This led to a rise in anti-Dalai Lama sentiment, particularly the accusation that he should have done more to stop it. On fact … Continue reading The Dalai Lama and the Empowerment of Students