An independent investigation into allegations against the Tibetan Buddhist teacher Sogyal Rinpoche, founder of the Rigpa community, has found that he committed acts of “serious physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.”
Sogyal Rinpoche announced Wednesday that has been diagnosed with colon cancer and is currently undergoing treatment.
Sogyal Rinpoche, Buddhist teacher and author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, “has decided, with immediate effect, to retire as spiritual director from all the organizations that bear the name of Rigpa in different countries around the world.”
The Dalai Lama said that when a teacher commits ethical misconduct and disregards Buddhist ethics, students should make the misconduct public.
Following the release of a letter recently issued by current and ex-Rigpa members, which details alleged abuses by Rigpa founder and spiritual director Sogyal Rinpoche, we have now received from Rigpa the following press release, which acknowledges the letter and indicates that Sogyal Rinpoche will “step back” as the community looks into next steps: Press […]
A letter, written by students of Sogyal Rinpoche, has been posted on the internet, detailing abuses allegedly committed by Rinpoche.
One of the largest long-term Buddhist retreats to take place in the West has reached its conclusion.