Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche issues response to Sogyal Rinpoche controversy

Tibetan teacher Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche has issued a public response to the allegations made against Sogyal Rinpoche.

Rod Meade Sperry
16 August 2017
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Tibetan teacher Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche — also known for his films, made under the name Khyentse Norbu — has issued a public response to the allegations made against Sogyal Rinpoche, which led to Sogyal resigning as spiritual director of the international organization, Rigpa.

The letter is titled “Guru and Student in the Vajrayana” and has been posted in its entirety via Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche’s Facebook page.

Rod Meade Sperry. Photo by Megumi Yoshida, 2024

Rod Meade Sperry

Rod Meade Sperry is the editor of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Guide (published by Lion’s Roar), and the book A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation: Practical Advice and Inspiration from Contemporary Buddhist Teachers. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with his partner and their tiny pup, Sid.