With the results of the independent investigation into Sogyal Lakar/ Rinpoche's abuse tabled clearly in the Lewis Silkin report, no one can deny now that "based on the evidence available to me [Karen Baxter of Lewis Silkin], I am satisfied that, on the balance of probabilities: a. some students of Sogyal Lakar (who were part … Continue reading ‘Rigpa’ Reborn? What a Viable ‘Rigpa’ Might Look Like.
The results of the Lewis Silkin investigation into the abusive behaviour outlined in the letter to Sogyal Rinpoche written by 8 students in July 2017 was released a short time ago. You can download the 50 page Lewis Silkin report here and you can find the French translation on the Rigpa website along with the introductory … Continue reading Lewis Silkin Report Released.
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
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