Investigation Details Released

Merry Christmas! On the 22nd December Rigpa International Investigation & Reconciliation Committee sent the long-awaited communication to the sangha about the investigation along with two attachments, one from An Olive Branch and the second an agreement with Lewis Silken lawyers. I mentioned the announcement of Rigpa US engaging An Olive Branch in a previous post, … Continue reading Investigation Details Released

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Don’t forget about those who were harmed – Retraumatising

Rigpa’s glaringly obvious failure Many people are appalled at Rigpa management and many Rigpa student’s apparent complete lack of concern for those who have been harmed by Sogyal Rinpoche's behaviour as outlined in the letter by the 8 students. Rigpa management has not even given those harmed a simple acknowledgement of their pain. They speak … Continue reading Don’t forget about those who were harmed – Retraumatising

Crazy Wisdom or Mental Imbalance? A psychological perspective: Part 1

Today in this post by an ex-student and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, we examine what might, in psychological terms, be the basis of the extreme behaviour of SR as attested to in the letter written by the 8 students.  Note that this is not an attempt at a diagnosis and should not be read as such. We … Continue reading Crazy Wisdom or Mental Imbalance? A psychological perspective: Part 1

Breaking the Veil of Silence that Hides and Sustains Abuse

Abuse is particularly painful to confront when in a spiritual context. Why? Because it’s so hard to believe that those we trust with guiding us spiritually, those that talk about morality or ethics don’t abide by those principles themselves. We trust that, as spiritual advocates, they will have the practitioners’ best interests at heart. When … Continue reading Breaking the Veil of Silence that Hides and Sustains Abuse