Testimonies of abuse
HH Dalia Lama on Issues in the Translation of Buddhism into the West.
Ethics in the Teacher-Student Relationship: The Responsibilities of Teachers and Students. HH Dalai Lama
Statements on the Situation in Rigpa
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
Erik Pema Kunsang
Though he doesn’t mention the situation in Rigpa specifically, this article is highly relevant as it talks about the real meaning of root guru.
Teachings on Crazy Wisdom, Samaya, Pure Perception, Devotion and Abuse
EXCELLENT: the following two links are from ‘Wise Teacher, Wise Student: Tibetan Approaches to a Healthy Relationship’ by Alexander Birzin (Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2010). They are essential reading for ganing a correct understanding of these concepts. The rest of the book which deals with further aspects is also available in sections on the website. See links at the bottom of these pages.
Dealing with Abusive Behaviour by Spiritual Teachers. An excerpt: “There are members of spiritual communities who will deny that anything is wrong even in the face of overwhelming evidence of abuse. They often come to Buddhism as an escape from the problems of the world, hoping for an ideal world with perfect teachers. Identifying with their projections of wishful thinking blinds them to seeing and accepting reality. A correct understanding of voidness can help them and us overcome a state of denial. Unbiased, discriminating awareness is always essential.”
How Can you Tell if Something is Actually Crazy Wisdom. A short talk by Venerable Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, a Nyingma Dzogchen master and student of Dudjom Rinpoche. https://youtu.be/FzB6a1-aFyU