The Chinese tried to destroy Tibetan Buddhism inside Tibet. They failed, but outside of Tibet some Tibetan lamas (not all) are destroying it all by themselves. No help needed. Ignorance parading as wisdom will do it all by itself. Just take a person brought up to believe they are some kind of god, feed them … Continue reading Wake up Tibetan Lamas: Are You Destroying Your Religion?
The section on Lotsawa House's posting of an article on Samaya was edited 9th October. Please note that this article does not represent the feelings of all members of the What Now? group. Sogyal Rinpoche has resigned from teaching and from Rigpa, so the discussion has moved away from him and onto Rigpa as an … Continue reading The Abuse Continues. Upper Management Must Resign.
One of the core teachings of vajrayana is that we should see our teacher as a Buddha, because, in simple terms, if we do so we will get the blessings (transformative power) of the Buddha rather than the lesser transformative power of an ordinary being. But how are we to understand such an instruction when … Continue reading Are Vajrayana Teachers Really Buddhas?
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?