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

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

Hollywood & Rigpa: a Comparison. Final part – Outcome

So what will be the outcome of the public revelations of abuse by Harvey Weinstein and Sogyal Rinpoche? In the non-Buddhist community, legal action is the obvious next step. It’s the way people get the perpetrator to take responsibility for their crimes, and it can be avoided, or sentences lessened, by making a heart-felt apology. … Continue reading Hollywood & Rigpa: a Comparison. Final part – Outcome

Hollywood & Rigpa Comparison, pt 4 – Time to Stand Together

The alleged abuses by Sogyal Rinpoche and Harvey Weinstein have been going on for decades, sometimes in situations where others were aware of the behaviour, so why did it take so long for people with complaints to be taken seriously? Where they not aware, or were they complicit by their silence? Just rumours Again some … Continue reading Hollywood & Rigpa Comparison, pt 4 – Time to Stand Together