Can You Still Take Sogyal as Your teacher?

It's okay to leave Many lamas have said that if you discover, even after making a commitment to them, that a lama is not who you thought they were, or if they are not good for you, or if the relationship has broken down for whatever reason, then one can walk away from one's vajra … Continue reading Can You Still Take Sogyal as Your teacher?

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Seeing the Master as a Buddha, an Examination

This week we have a post by Joanne Clark. One belief on Tahlia’s list of “Beliefs We Need to Examine” has spoken particularly strongly to me: You must see your master as the Buddha if you want the blessings of the Buddha;  This belief pervades Tibetan Buddhist culture. I had received that instruction myself, first … Continue reading Seeing the Master as a Buddha, an Examination