Sogyal Rinpoche is not well. He hasn’t been well for many years, but now it’s known that he has colon cancer, has had an operation and is facing chemotherapy. Orgyen Tobgyal, a lama who often taught at Lerab Ling recently gave a message to the Rigpa sangha asking students not to break any more samaya … Continue reading Have you broken Samaya? If so, what does that mean?
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.
Recently, author and journalist Michaela Haas asked the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for a statement about the current situation in Rigpa, in particular the allegations of abuse made by 8 former and current students. In response, they referred to the following remarks the Dalai Lama gave at the Inauguration of Seminar on 'Buddhism in Ladakh' … Continue reading Dalai Lama Speaks Out About Sogyal Rinpoche
Feeling confused or conflicted? You may have received teachings that tell you to see the teacher as a Buddha and all his actions as skillful means, enlightened activity, or crazy wisdom. On the other hand, you may have experienced, observed, or heard about behaviors on the teacher’s part that seem outrageous and perhaps, even unethical. … Continue reading Confused or Conflicted? What the Dalai Lama Says About Teachers and Unethical Behavior