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Is Rigpa a cult?

The question asked on the What Now blog about Sogyal Lakar’s organization known as Rigpa. The answer is clear: yes, Rigpa is a cult. So sue me and see how far you get.

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Chöd: exorcism? House blessing?

I performed the chöd “concise feast” in the dark, lower levels of a newly-bought house in Pontremoli, dating back a large but unknown number of centuries. Not known to be haunted, but the new owners do seem to like that the practice was done there! The practice of chöd is not really an exorcism. Rather …

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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. Valuable views …

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Online Buddhist Resources List

Having found the work of keeping track of useful and/or interesting links on the web to be far more than I have time for, I gave it up. Years ago. Some people, nevertheless, do have time for it, thank goodness. So if that’s what you’re looking for here is a valuable start: the Oxford Centre …

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