Welcome to our resource page, where you’ll find links to diverse perspectives on abuse in Buddhist communities, the impact these controversies may have on the future of Buddhism, and ways individuals and communities can heal and move forward.
Articles by Buddhist Teachers & Practitioners
These recent articles, spawned by the crisis in Rigpa, cover the gamut from ethics to abuse to the student-teacher relationship in Vajrayana Buddhism.
- Advice from H. H. the Dalai Lama
- Guru and Student in the Vajrayana by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche
- Treat Everyone As a Buddha Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
- Letter to Sangye Nawang Orgyen Topgyal Rinpoche
- A Point of View by Matthieu Ricard
- Club Nondualité by Erik Pema Kunsang
- How Rigpa Can Redeem Itself in the Wake of Sogyal Rinpoche’s Resignation by Lobsang Rapgay
- Why I Quit Guru Yoga by Stephen Batchelor
- What Went Wrong? An interview with Tibetan psychologist Lobsang Rapgay about teacher-student relationships that turn abusive.
- Ethics in the Student-Teacher Relationship, The Responsibilities of Teacher and Students (HHDL)
- Encountering the Shadow in Buddhist America by Katy Butler
- No Right, No Wrong – An interview with Pema Chödrön, 1993
Relevant Articles by Sogyal Rinpoche
The first two articles were publish shortly after the 1994 Lawsuit. The last article speaks about the Teacher-Student Relationship. Click here to access the following articles.
- View and Wrong View
- The Future of Buddhism
Sangha Care Resources
Use the “find a practitioner” or “find a clinician” link on selected pages to find support near you.
- Somatic Experiencing
- Organic Intelligence
- The Neuro-Affective Relational Model
- EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
- Jasmin Cori – Healing Our Dark Places, Living Our Light