Author Topic: "... Inside the dark world of Buddhist teacher Sogyal Rinpoche"  (Read 2282 times)

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"... Inside the dark world of Buddhist teacher Sogyal Rinpoche"
« on: September 22, 2018, 01:53:39 pm »
This is older news but relevant give the accolades and celebrity heaped upon this "teacher":

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/sexual-assaults-violent-rages-inside-dark-world-buddhist-teacher/

"Largely thanks to the benign, smiling example of the Dalai Lama, Tibetan Buddhism has grown enormously in popularity in the West over the past thirty years, largely escaping the scandal that has dogged other religious institutions - at least publicly.

Within the Buddhist community, however, Sogyal Rinpoche has long been a controversial figure. For years, rumours have circulated on the internet about his behaviour, and in the 1990s a lawsuit alleging sexual and physical abuse was settled out of court.

Yet his position as one of the foremost Buddhist teachers in the West has remained remarkably intact - until now.  In July, eight senior and long-standing current and former students sent a 12-page letter to Sogyal. ‘Long simmering issues with your behaviour,’ it began, ‘can no longer be ignored or denied’, going on to list a catalogue of damning allegations against him . . ."

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Re: "... Inside the dark world of Buddhist teacher Sogyal Rinpoche"
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2018, 02:00:03 pm »
"Dalai Lama denounces ethical misconduct by Buddhist teachers"

https://www.lionsroar.com/dalai-lama-denounce-ethical-misconduct-by-buddhist-teachers/