A major part of healing from the cult experience is deconstructing your experience in the cult to see how you were manipulated and examining the beliefs you subscribed to that kept you under the control of the leader and the group. Below is a list of some of the beliefs that I and other devoted … Continue reading Beliefs We Need to Examine
Dzongsar Kyentse's talks in Europe have begun. The first, in Berlin, was titled "Vajrayana Buddhism in the Modern World" and it has been uploaded unedited to the Rigpa videos You Tube channel in both English and German. It also appears on the Sidharta's Intent channel. It's 3 hours, so quite a committment to watch, so … Continue reading Vajrayana Buddhism in the Modern World.
Does Vajrayana fit the definition of a cult? ‘Cult’ is a word that has different definitions, but the definition that concerns us here is the negative one. According to the Google Dictionary a cult is “a system of religious veneration and devotion directed towards a particular figure or object, in particular a relatively small group … Continue reading Is Vajrayana Buddhism a Cult Religion? Part 1
“The world is afflicted by death and decay. But the wise do not grieve, having realized the nature of the world.” The Buddha (From the Sutta Nipata) The story of what has been built up For roughly forty years Sogyal Rinpoche built his community and worldwide network of Rigpa centres with the help of a band … Continue reading Karma, Impermanence and suffering in Action