If the Mental Disorder Fits, Wear it.

When a cult leader has a mental disorder When a cult leader has a mental disorder, (Anti-social Personality Disorder (psychopathy) and Narcissistic Personality Disorder are comon ones), devotees will find all kinds of ways to downplay it or call it something else. And when the leader abuses his or her students, devotees may even justify … Continue reading If the Mental Disorder Fits, Wear it.

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What it’s like to be in the line of Sogyal’s fire: a personal testimony.

Later on in this post I share a video interview I did with ex-monk Sangye Nawang in which he tells us just what it was like to be in the firing line of Sogyal Rinpoche's temper, but first some introduction to help explain why students entered into a close relationship with their guru. The fire … Continue reading What it’s like to be in the line of Sogyal’s fire: a personal testimony.

The Investigation: How Reassuring are Those Assurances?

When the details of Rigpa’s ‘Independent’ investigation were released last December, I posted an article on the matter, and we heard nothing more until I was given the update on the investigation I posted last week.  The contents of that blog post were the opinion of one person, who had nothing to do with writing … Continue reading The Investigation: How Reassuring are Those Assurances?

The Question Dzongsar Khyentse is Not Asking

Many people are noticing that DZK avoids answering some very pertinent and important questions directly in his Rigpa talks, but one student noticed the question he is not asking, and sent me the following to post: Listening to the way that Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche [DJKR] has been publicly answering the questions he's been sent, … Continue reading The Question Dzongsar Khyentse is Not Asking