Chatral (Chetul) Sangye Dorje was born in 1913 and has just died in early January 2016.This is an excellent, at times very funny, introduction to him by Karunamati, who was fortunate enough to meet with him in Nepal as part of her medical work there with the Green Tara Trust.
When we say “homosexual” today we generally mean people who are primarily sexually attracted to persons of the same sex.
By “homosexuality” we mean people of homosexual orientation who engage, homosexually, in all the same sexual and romantic behaviours that heterosexuals do: casual sex, affairs, committed monogamy, and now marriage.
The relationship between a student of buddhism and their teacher or guru is akin to that between a therapist and a client or a doctor and patient and the crossing of boundaries that has occurred with many people with Sogyal Rinpoche and how this is covered up by Rigpa is shocking.
People are often told if they complain or question they will go to hell and that to question is wrong – you can read more here.
I am currently in counselling regarding my exit from this group and I can’t describe to you how difficult this is and i know of many people who have been emotionally damaged in a severe way from their experiences.
Itis a cause of great sadness to me and many others that this group has grown at such a rate in ireland and that little attention is shone on the fact that its founder and main guru has a past and present that is worth exploring.We also learn about his attitudes to being a teacher and to disciples, and are treated to two very different accounts of a personal audience with him.Talk recorded at a gathering of the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2007.If you believe you will go to hell for questioning, you can’t imagine how traumatic that situation is.https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2010/02/03/briefing-document-on-sogyal-rinpoche-5th-symphony/ Further information on Rigpa is available from Mike Garde of Dialogue Ireland, who has done great work through his website to educate people and also from the Guardian journalist Mary Finnegan, who is presently writing a book on these issues.Doesn’t the Bible say homosexuality is an “abomination”?