Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

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Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

Post by Johnny Dangerous » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:12 pm

passel wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:51 pm
Big dharma organizations with mortgages and globe hopping teachers could not possibly afford to support themselves if there was not a constant stream of new people jumping into the pool, and being notjust encouraged but coercedto do it.
Investigating a teacher for 12 years may be good advice but it’s not a sustainable economic model.
We really need a frank assessment of just how what we’ve come to know as dharma is an response to economic forces.
This is a really good point.
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Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

Post by Mönlam Tharchin » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:54 pm

Discussion of psychoanalysis has been moved to this thread in the Lounge. Please continue the conversation there, so this thread can remain about Sogyal Rinpoche. :thanks:
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Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

Post by javier.espinoza.t » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:48 pm

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:12 pm
passel wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:51 pm
Big dharma organizations with mortgages and globe hopping teachers could not possibly afford to support themselves if there was not a constant stream of new people jumping into the pool, and being notjust encouraged but coercedto do it.
Investigating a teacher for 12 years may be good advice but it’s not a sustainable economic model.
We really need a frank assessment of just how what we’ve come to know as dharma is an response to economic forces.
This is a really good point.
I have always wondered "why in the frak everyone wants their own centre, even in the exile can't they understand each other?"

Sectarism is really nocive.
"Don't profess a view you haven't realized!
Since the view is devoid of viewing, mind essence is an expanse of great emptiness.
Since the meditation is without meditating, leave your individual experience free from fixation.
Since the conduct is without acting, it is unfabricated naturalness.
Since the fruition is without abandoning or achieving, it is the dharmakaya of great bliss.
These four sentences are words from my heart:
Contradict them and you fail to discover the nature of Ati Yoga."


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Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

Post by weitsicht » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:52 pm

I was in Gyantse early this summer.
One place, three sects.
When you enter the Lhakang during puja, you actually see three pujas happening, one to the left, one to the right, one to the centre.
It certainly takes energy to sort things out but for the visitor, it seemed as if they really get along with this. Not one group trying to sing louder than then other etc. This place and this way of joining practise and lineage really opened my heart. I wish there would be more of that.
Ho! All the possible appearances and existences of samsara and nirvana have the same source, yet two paths and two results arise as the magical display of awareness and unawareness.
HO NANG SRI KHOR DAE THAMCHE KUN ZHI CHIG LAM NYI DRAE BU NYI RIG DANG MA RIG CHOM THRUL TE

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