Best wishes for 2018. This blog is by nature of its topic - in the wake of revelations of abuse in Rigpa - tied to what happens in Rigpa and how those affected are processing the revelations, so I don't know where the journey will lead us. However, the moderators remain committed to a balanced … Continue reading What does Compassion look like?
I'm interupting the series comparing the Weinstein accusations with those of Sogyal Rinpoche to remind us all that everyone involved in both scandals are just human and therefore like us. We all have failings and we all have our special abilities and these two sides of us can and do go together. Some of you … Continue reading Love and disapproval can go together
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?
This is the second installment of our blog posts referencing Dr Alexander Berzin's Wise Teacher, Wise Student: Tibetan Approaches to a Healthy Relationship. Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2010. Part one on historical and cultural factors affecting the student teacher relationship in Tibetan Buddhism can be found HERE. The chapter on Dealing with Problematic Teachers includes a contemplation that … Continue reading A Healing Contemplation for Students of Problematic Teachers. Berzin. Part 2