In contrast to the comments by Khenchen Namdrol we discussed in our last post, His Holiness the Dalai Lama during day 1 of his two day teaching on Kamalashila’s "The Middling Stages of Meditation" and Tsongkhapa’s "Concise Stages of the Path to Enlightenment" at Skonto Hall in Riga, Latvia on September 23rd, 2017, again questioned Sogyal Rinpoche's … Continue reading His Holiness the Dalai Lama again mentions Sogyal Rinpoche.
Khenchen Namdrol speaks at Lerab Ling and takes a dogmatic view that supports existing power structures. A video of Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche speaking at the end of his recent teachings in Lerab Ling was uploaded to You Tube on the 23rd of September on an account with no other teachings on it and no name or … Continue reading Khenchen Namdrol’s Comments Raise Questions on Rigpa Management’s Committment to Change
Only by understanding the situation fully can we remove the misunderstandings that lead to a situation where students can be abused. If those misunderstandings continue to be propagated the same thing can happen again elsewhere.
On the 6th of Sept 2017 at his residence in Dharamshala, His Holiness mentioned Rigpa in a talk to some students from the University of California. Among other things he said that "If [institutions] use name of Dharma [for] exploitation, they, themselves, not properly practised Dharma, including some Tibetan Lama." It's short, so doesn't take much … Continue reading HH the Dalia Lama Mentions Rigpa again.