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?
His Holiness the Dalai Lama's recent meeting with some survivors of abuse by Tibetan Buddhist lamas led to some articles emphasising that he had known about abuse in Tibetan Buddhism for decades. This led to a rise in anti-Dalai Lama sentiment, particularly the accusation that he should have done more to stop it. On fact … Continue reading The Dalai Lama and the Empowerment of Students
This week we have another guest post by Jo Green. The two key questions are ones that I've heard asked many times by people unwilling to accept that Sogyal did actually abuse his students. This post shows just how possible it is for evil to lurk below an apparently benefical exterior. TWO KEY QUESTIONS “He … Continue reading SOGYAL RINPOCHE & THE JIMMY SAVILLE PROBLEM
When the truth came out about Sogyal Rinpoche's behind-the-scenes behaviour (I'm so polite!) the general Rigpa student was pretty shocked. What shocked us even more was the way Rigpa handled the revelations. They lost of a lot of students who would have stayed had management come clean and admitted the truth instead of just finding … Continue reading Speak Up for the Sake of the Dharma