Full statement exposing Sogyal by present and former members of Rigpa on a number of abuse fronts

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Full statement exposing Sogyal by present and former members.

July 14, 2017

Sogyal Lakar,

http://openboeddhisme.nl/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Letter-to-Sogyal-Lakar-14-06-2017-.pdf

The Rigpa Sangha is in crisis. Long – simmering issues with your behaviour can no longer be ignored or denied.

 

As long time committed and devoted students we feel compelled to share our

deep concern regarding your violent and abusive behaviour. Your actions have hurt us

individually, harmed our fellow sisters and brothers within Rigpa the organization, and by extension Buddhism in the West.

 

We write to you following the advice of the Dalai Lama, in which he has said that students of Tibetan Buddhist lamas are obliged to communicate their concerns about their teacher:

If one presents the teachings clearly, others benefit. But if someone is supposed to propagate the Dharma and their behaviour is harmful, it is our responsibility to criticize this with a good motivation. This is constructive criticism, and you do not need to feel uncomfortable doing it. In “The Twenty Verses on the Bodhisattvas’ Vows,” it says that there is no fault in whatever action you engage in with pure motivation. Buddhist teachers who abuse sex, power, money, alcohol, or drugs, and who, when faced with legitimate complaints from their own students, do not correct their behaviour, should be criticized openly and by name. This may embarrass them and cause them to regret and stop their abusive behaviour. Exposing the negative allows space for the positive side to increase. When publicizing such misconduct, it should be made clear that such teachers have disregarded the Buddha’s advice. However, when making public the ethical misconduct of a Buddhist teacher, it is only fair to mention their good qualities as well.

 

The Dalai Lama, Dharamsala, India March 1993

This letter is our request to you to stop your unethical and immoral behaviour. Your public face is one of wisdom, kindness, humour, warmth and compassion, but your private behaviour, the way you conduct yourself behind the scenes, is deeply disturbing and unsettling. A number of us have raised with you privately, our concerns about your behaviour in recent years, but you have not changed.

Those of us who write to you today have firsthand experience of your abusive behaviours, as well as the massive efforts not to allow others to know about them. Our concerns are deepened with the organizational culture you have created around you that maintains absolute secrecy of your actions, which is in sharp contrast with your stated directive of openness and transparency within the Sangha. Our wish is to break this veil of secrecy, deception, and deceit. We can no longer remain silent.

Our deep and heartfelt hope is that this collective note might yield a more tangible result than any of our individual discussions with you have. We hope that long lasting and sincere changes may come about rather than shortlived pledges.

Our primary concerns are:

 

  1. Your physical, emotional and psychological abuse of students.
  2. Your sexual abuse of students.
  3. Your lavish, gluttonous, and sybaritic lifestyle.
  4. Your actions have tainted our appreciation for the practice of the Dharma.

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Why the Dalai Lama is now toast. The end of the road for Lamaism.

Here is the famous statement issued by the Dalai Lama in 1993.

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Here we were told to contact the media to let them know we were dealing with an abusive Lama. This is the introduction to a claim of serious criminal behaviour

If one presents the teachings clearly, others benefit. But if someone is supposed to propagate the Dharma and their behaviour is harmful, it is our responsibility to criticize this with a good motivation. This is constructive criticism, and you do not need to feel uncomfortable doing it. In “The Twenty Verses on the Bodhisattvas’ Vows,” it says that there is no fault in whatever action you engage in with pure motivation. Buddhist teachers who abuse sex, power, money, alcohol, or drugs, and who, when faced with legitimate complaints from their own students, do not correct their behaviour, should be criticized openly and by name. This may embarrass them and cause them to regret and stop their abusive behaviour. Exposing the negative allows space for the positive side to increase. When publicizing such misconduct, it should be made clear that such teachers have disregarded the Buddha’s advice. However, when making public the ethical misconduct of a Buddhist teacher, it is only fair to mention their good qualities as well.

The Dalai Lama has known for 40 years that he has a very special serial abuser, psychopath, brainwasher and clear user of women under the guise of crazy wisdom, but in reality it was crude sexual desire and personal gratification. He has also been aware that Sogyal is a violent person using every opportunity to feed his sexual needs and violent streak. This behaviour is not an issue for Buddhists it must be reported to the civil authorities as it criminal activity. To produce the document above has enabled this violence to continue unabated for 40 years. You don’t send a person like this on retreat you call the police and get the victims to give victim statements and let the police pursue this. You must know that as early as 1997 I was made aware at a Conference at the LSE in London that he had a lovely little plan where he abused women outside their own country to lessen the police action.

“However, when making public the ethical misconduct of a Buddhist teacher, it is only fair to mention their good qualities as well.”

It is only good when addressing the rapist and making criminal charges to see his good qualities? When a violent out of control person is fingered it is important to see his good points. Do you not see what this results in?

I would like you to look at the video below and see how the DL deals with his sexual abuser colleague? The problem is not just a rotten apple it is the barrel of Tibetan Buddhism itself which is the problem. It is in fact unreformed Tantric Consort Sexual Hinduism what Hegel called Lamaism, and in reality has nothing to do with Buddhism. We have addressed this on our blog.

https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2013/08/08/httpdialogueireland-wordpress-comthe-visit-of-his-holiness-the-dalai-lama-to-lerab-ling-2008/

In reality what is now happening is that the Lamaists are trying to dump Sogyal to divert attention away from the serious issues at hand. Lamaism is the problem and Sogyal is a side show. Admittedly a big side show but side show none the less. As you can see the Dalai Lama has his consorts and also he was in league with the founder of the Aum Cult in Japan. Yes the one that put Sarin gas into the subway system. Note them holding hands.

So in conclusion this is not about an individual Lama but about a total system. There will be an attempt to make him the scapegoat now. However, the Dalai Lama is an accessory to these crimes. How do I know? I have been writing outlining these issues to his office in London without a reply for over 10 years. Also many genuine Buddhist scholars who I count as friends have written briefing documents but wanted to make an exception to these crimes for TB and the DL. Sorry he is up to his eyes in this.

 

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It is our view that most of the efforts are there to deflect from the DL and TB and the meister is Tenpel.

Here is our assessment of what Tenpel is up to.
https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2015/01/12/tenzin-peljor-disgruntled-monk-or-cta-puppet/

Here you will find my comprehensive research and I believe it is pretty conclusive.
https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/tenzin-peljor-ordained-by-the-dalai-lama-and-connected-to-ringu-tulku/

In general we have three categories which expand on the Lamaism and Consort sex narrative.
https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/category/buddhist/rigpa/
https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/category/buddhist/
https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/category/buddhist/tibetan-buddhism-lamaism/

This expert analysis was given by our Buddhist expert.

https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2009/04/07/briefing-document-on-sogyal-rinpoche/

We then had the views of Joanne Clark.

https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2013/01/11/open-letter-to-sogyal-rinpoche-from-joanne-clark/

She and others when the Lamaism thesis was clearly shown here went literally nuts on line. She just could not see how her DL could be part of the problem.

Here is the Word document

Statement on Sogyal

What we got in our original post was only a small section of this letter.

https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2017/07/21/letter-from-sogyals-current-and-ex-members-and-rigpas-reply-can-the-dalai-lama-claim-immunity/

 

 

Letter from Sogyal’s current and ex members and Rigpa’s reply. Can the Dalai Lama claim immunity?

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Rigpa- Sogyal. Do not confuse a beauty spot with a very dodgy Lama. Retreat from the retreat.

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Summer Retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche

Dialogue Ireland has been aware since 1997 of the issues and controversies surrounding this Lama. The Director of Dialogue Ireland was present at a seminar at the LSE where a former assistant to Sogyal spoke of the abuse she suffered.

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You can make up your own mind by checking our archive on this and also our current blog which has extensive coverage. Just so you do not think this is some wild allegation have a look at this documentary which was on Dutch TV and is watched by over 2 million people. Obviously, the programme is in Dutch but you will find the English text of the programme in the link below this.

 

https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2017/06/26/sogyal-rinpoche-do-you-think-the-irish-are-suckers-for-sex/

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https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/category/buddhist/tibetan-buddhism-lamaism/

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Lamaism rather than Buddhism. “In the Name of Enlightenment – Sex Scandal in Religion” – About Sogyal Rinpoche

We publish the story around the abuser Sogyal Rinpoche who has a centre in West Cork which President McAleese continues to endorse.

https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/category/buddhist/tibetan-buddhism-lamaism/

https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/category/buddhist/rigpa/

https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/bad-karma-by-gabrielle-monaghan-sunday-times-june-12-2011-rigpas-sogyal/

Mary Finnigan: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfr…
Interview with Mary Finnigan: http://www.mythicistmilwaukee.com/myt…
Marion Dapsance: https://www.academia.edu/8283817/_Whe…
Interview with Olivier Raurich: http://buddhism-controversy-blog.com/…
Interview with Mimi: https://buddhism-controversy-blog.com…
Interview with Marion Dapsance: https://buddhism-controversy-blog.com…

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Tenzin Peljor – Disgruntled Monk or CTA Puppet?

Are Buddhsist Racist

Dialogue Ireland found that as it addressed the issue of Sogyal the NCT and Communist Chinese card were raised. The only problem with that was we were talking to Capitalist Taiwan and people who did not take kindly to copulation at the highest levels of TB. So in the end we came to the conclusion that the issue is not whether the NKT is a cult of TB but whether TB is Buddhism? We follow the philosopher Hegel in calling it Lamaism, the unreformed movement of Tantric Consort Sex Hinduism.

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Lamaism=Tibetan Buddhism tries to short circuit Enlightenment by sexual intercourse

Lifting the Veil off the Fourteen Root Infractions in Tantric “Buddhism”- Part 4: The True Colours of the Tantric Vajra Vehicle [Vajrayana](Reproduced)

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