Later on in this post I share a video interview I did with ex-monk Sangye Nawang in which he tells us just what it was like to be in the firing line of Sogyal Rinpoche's temper, but first some introduction to help explain why students entered into a close relationship with their guru. The fire … Continue reading What it’s like to be in the line of Sogyal’s fire: a personal testimony.
Finally we've got to our examination of the beliefs we held without question. The first is one that we often heard from Sogyal Rinpoche, "A Spiritual teacher should attack your hidden faults" or other versions of that same idea. Looking back now, it seems like an attempt to justify abusive behaviour! And he did use … Continue reading Should a Spiritual Teacher Attack Your Hidden Faults?
When the details of Rigpa’s ‘Independent’ investigation were released last December, I posted an article on the matter, and we heard nothing more until I was given the update on the investigation I posted last week. The contents of that blog post were the opinion of one person, who had nothing to do with writing … Continue reading The Investigation: How Reassuring are Those Assurances?
Today I'm asking the hard question, and I'd love to hear what you think. My reflection is at the end in vlog form, but I include some salient points from a Huffington Post article for those who aren't into listening to vlogs. The quotes are all from Jayanti Tamm, author of Cartwheels in a Sari: A … Continue reading Is Rigpa a Cult?