Should a Spiritual Teacher Attack Your Hidden Faults?

Finally we've got to our examination of the beliefs we held without question. The first is one that we often heard from Sogyal Rinpoche, "A Spiritual teacher should attack your hidden faults" or other versions of that same idea. Looking back now, it seems like an attempt to justify abusive behaviour! And he did use … Continue reading Should a Spiritual Teacher Attack Your Hidden Faults?

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Beliefs We Need to Examine

A major part of healing from the cult experience is deconstructing your experience in the cult to see how you were manipulated and examining the beliefs you subscribed to that kept you under the control of the leader and the group. Below is a list of some of the beliefs that I and other devoted … Continue reading Beliefs We Need to Examine

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

Crazy Wisdom or Mental Imbalance? A psychological perspective: Part 2

Part 2 of a post by a ex-student and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. Note that this is not an attempt at a diagnosis and should not be read as such. We merely aim to present an alternative framework through which to view the situation. Unresolved grief After the death of his Master HH Dilgo Khyentse, and also … Continue reading Crazy Wisdom or Mental Imbalance? A psychological perspective: Part 2