Eighteen months after the revelations that Sogyal Lakar/Rinpoche was abusing students rocked Rigpa student’s world, I once again ask, What now? Where do we go from here? What now is a great question, and one I think we should ask often because it has an openness to the unknown to it, and the future is … Continue reading What Now?
When the Lewis Silkin Report detailing the results of the independent investigation into Sogyal Lakar/Rinpoche and the cover up by senior Rigpa management came out, it reawakened my outrage over Sogyal Rinpoche's abuse of his close students. This video is a rant that includes satire of Tibetan Buddhist beliefs as taught in Rigpa and a … Continue reading The Importance of Outrage
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.
It's okay to leave Many lamas have said that if you discover, even after making a commitment to them, that a lama is not who you thought they were, or if they are not good for you, or if the relationship has broken down for whatever reason, then one can walk away from one's vajra … Continue reading Can You Still Take Sogyal as Your teacher?