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
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 someone, it's fine.Whatever they do is for the benefit of sentient beings" and "Beating hard increases wisdom." Click here to see … Continue reading Dangerous Ideas that Support Abuse
Dzongsar Khyentse's Rigpa London talk has been posted on You Tube. It's in two parts. They're 4 hours in total. You could listen on your phone with ear buds in while you clean the house, or weed the garden or drive to work! Or not. Anyway, if you watch them, let us know your thoughts, … Continue reading Dzongsar Khyentse’s London talk.