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

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Why Rigpa Students Find it Hard to Challenge Sogyal Rinpoche’s Abuse

When Rigpa students study Ngondro, they are indoctrinated with teachings that make it very difficult for them to challenge their teacher’s abusive behaviour. Below are some of the key ‘teachings’ that supported the idea that we had to do whatever Sogyal asked of us and that everything he did, even if it didn’t ‘appear’ to … Continue reading Why Rigpa Students Find it Hard to Challenge Sogyal Rinpoche’s Abuse