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?
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
Speaking out publically is tough. Why? Because you wear a target on your back, and people just love to take pot shots at you. I have recently been accused of being self-serving, of using other people's suffering as a means to elevate myself and I figured that if people were seeing my vlogs that way, … Continue reading An Interview & Why I’m Not Shutting Up After All
How is Rigpa doing now? Can we see any indications that the organisation is changing to the degree that is needed for it to become a healthy organisation. A heartening apology From Feb 2018 Sangha Connection Newsletter “The boards and the national teams feel deeply sorry for any hurt experienced by past or present members … Continue reading Rigpa Progress?