Is Vajrayana Buddhism a Cult Religion? Part 2

  In the last post on this topic, I looked at the general markers of a cult and how they relate to vajrayana and examined devotion to the teacher in vajrayana in terms of whether we were devoted to a person or to an abstract principle—the first being the marker of a cult and the … Continue reading Is Vajrayana Buddhism a Cult Religion? Part 2

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Trust, Communication and an invitation from An Olive Branch

Ordinary people It must be frustrating for those in Rigpa who organise the initiatives and write the communications to have everything they do viewed critically, and publically. Of course, if I and those I speak for had a voice inside Rigpa, I wouldn’t have to do it publically, but for the moment, this is the … Continue reading Trust, Communication and an invitation from An Olive Branch

Latest News from Rigpa: How the future looks

Two pieces of news just came out. Vision Board Announcement Rigpa has announced it's Vision Board: Valerie Baker, Mauro de March, Seth Dye, Patrick Gaffney, Verena Pfeiffer, Philip Philippou and Vinciane Rycroft. These are all long term students, many of whom likely experienced and/or observed the kind of behaviour the 8 attested to in their … Continue reading Latest News from Rigpa: How the future looks