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Sogyal, abuse, and how it’s going

As far as I know the writers of the now-famous letter are not pushing for charges to be brought against Sogyal Lakar, which is a shame because without a court case it is going to be much easier for the whole thing to be brushed under the carpet within a year or so.

Sogyal at lunch
Sogyal at lunch – thanks to the article in the Telegraph

Valuable views are, however, being exchanged, and I recommend this article as a clear statement of where we are in late October 2017:

As I understand it, however, the police in Montpellier are carrying out an investigation, so something may come of it.

Is mindfulness a secular form of Buddhism?

Mindful Buddha

Is the mindfulness meditation that has become popular in recent years a form of Buddhism in disguise?

A good question, although some might deny it hotly. Some of these movements claim to be fully secularized, perhaps to have “abandoned the cultural baggage” of Buddhism. All the same, they often still enjoy the cachet of having roots in the mysterious Orient, so the question remains a fair one.

From the traditional point of view, the answer is surely a clear Read more