Rigpa Publishes Result of Independent Investigation of Sogyal of Lakar : The More Things Change the More They Remain the Same

No Criminal Charges Against Sogyal, So Far

Sogyal Will Go, But the Tibetan Lamaist Lineages and their Western Enablers of Institutionalized Sexual Abuse Will Remain

The overriding hierarchy of institutionalized sexual abuse of Tibetan Lamas, legitimized by their Tantric teachings,  who have coordinated the cover-up of their sexual abuses for the past forty-five years, with the help of  their western enablers, a naive public and the main stream media,  breathes a sigh of relief, today.

The Rigpa independent investigation allows Tibetan Lamaism, the root cause of  all this sexual and other abuses– its thousand-year-old  Tantric guru yoga cult,  posing as the ‘highest Buddhism’ – to remain undiscovered and still off the radar.

The investigation report of Lewis Silkin states:

Whilst I have seen evidence that many people feel that they have benefitted greatly from having Sogyal Lakar as their teacher, individual experiences are very different. There are varying degrees of closeness to Sogyal Lakar, with the closest relationships regularly referred to as the “inner circle”. The experiences of some of the members of the inner circle are very different from the experiences of many of those who are less close.

Not all of the allegations against Sogyal Lakar are upheld . . . but based on the evidence available to me, I am satisfied that, on the balance of probabilities:

a. some students of Sogyal Lakar . . . have been subjected to serious physical, sexual and emotional abuse by him; and

b. there were senior individuals within Rigpa who were aware of at least some of these issues and failed to address them, leaving others at risk.

Rigpa with its 100-plus centers around the world, released their own statement ‘acknowledging the gravity of the report’ and that they are ‘contemplating their role as an organization’ and how they “ may have contributed to this situation.

There will clearly be no criminal charges against Sogyal Rinpoche,  favorite of the Dalai Lama, for  having kept an illegal harem or beating, humiliating, sexually and physically abusing his students, for over forty years,  and for absconding to parts unknown to avoid extradition; at least not so far.

Rigpa will continue to “offer courses, programmes, seminars and retreats led by Rigpa teachers (the same inner circle that enabled the abuse, one presumes) and, most significantly the “visiting teachers and lamas, especially from the ‘ancient’ Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.”

In other words, from the same Tantric Lamaist lineages, particularly the ‘ancient’ i.e medieval  Nyingma lineage, that requires sexual consorts, as all these Lamaist lineages do, for their ‘higher practices’ to reach enlightenment. So, the continued sexual abuse in these Lamaist centers  is a given, since it is seen, in their Vajrayana teachings,  as a mere conceptual reality with no substance; a view that ‘all is an illusion’ and there is ‘ no good-no bad’ and those who see sexual abuse as ‘real’ are of inferior faculty’.

Further, the  same inner cabal of sexually-abusive and/or sexually enabling lamas, are planning to continue thought-controlling the membership in the ‘no-right, no wrong’ Tantra to ensure all this gets buried again.  How many times do we have to go through this before someone in the public reports this abuse to the authorities?   Such as the investigators?

The  Rigpa Report, minus the victims statements  can  be found here:


A necessary start is filing criminal charges against these lamas like Sogyal and the Shambhala leader, Osel Mukpo.  Those programmed deeply inside these Tibetan Lamaist cults,  with fear and undue influence, that continues, are not going to do that without a public outcry.

Leaving it up to cult members to report abuse,  and take criminal charges against their abusers,  is leaving these victims of abuse still unprotected.

There should be a public outcry by now, starting with these ‘investigators.”  Where is their  courage?  Where is their legal obligation as officers of the law to take federal charges against these abusers, for breaking the law, whose gurus even state publicly they are ‘above Western law” ?

After what they have seen and heard, don’t they have an obligation to report these criminal offenses to the proper authorities?

© Christine A. Chandler, M.A., C. A. G. S.


Shambhala Cover-Ups Fail as Criminal Charges Recommended

Shambhala Carries On in Their Denial

Andrea’s Part III Report:


Besides the victims stories, and Andrea ‘naming names’ of perpetrators in this Phase 3, What is of most interest is :

Appendix 2: Memo of New Findings of Buddhist Project Sunshine’s Preliminary Investigation Into the Clergy Sexual Misconduct of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche –  by the attorney , Carol Merchasin, J.D.

Because this independent investigator addresses these acts as crimes and because Andrea is one brave whistle-blower, she has not let the inner circle stop her from publishing her experiences and this  independent report. She is the only one, so far, pointing the way to the direction this has to take for real healing for victims to occur: That is  a criminal case must be taken against Shambhala and the forty-year enablers of this egregious abuse such as a call for a Federal Investigation as Catholics are demanding about the cover-up of abuses by their holy men. 

This last report has left  Shambhala crazed as both they, and their partners in sexual abuse crimes, the inner circle of Sogyal’s Rigpa International, are starting to revert to their usual attack mode of blaming the victims.  These two Lamaist groups, Shambhala and Rigpa, the worst of the sexual abusing organizations, whose leaders both illegally kept harems of women, have been coordinating their cover-up for at least a year.  Putting a lie to the false narrative, promoted by the mainstream press and Tibetan Buddhist journalists that these are ‘rogue lamas’ or ‘bad boys’, acting alone, or that there is ‘no overarching coordinated hierarchy’ of Tibetan Lamaist groups that have covered up their Tibetan Tantric abuses for decades, with the help of these same  ‘journalists’ and devotees.


Up Date:

Recently, I have been receiving comments on my last post,  Divide and Conquer.    The Divide and Conquer was successful in certain ‘in-house’ enabling groups and now they are commenting on my article; attempting to impugn the CAT story author. I don’t let those comments through.  I choose to believe whistle blowers, even when they are still influenced by their ‘friends’ in the cult.

The usual ‘crazy neurotic woman’ or ‘paranoid conspiracy theorist’ or  ‘unstable angry person’  and ‘right-wing fundamentalist Christian’ attacks against the whistle blowers, even getting them to turn;  is a real coupe for these decades-long enablers; who include those ‘establishment Tibetan Buddhist minor journalists’ who are also Tibetan ‘Buddhists’ and still following another lama and/or  wanting to protect Tibetan Lamaism and the Dalai Lama. They are the ones that are controlling both the mainstream voice and the voice in these magazines for other non-Tibetan Buddhists, who believe they are ‘independent’ views.

In other words, the usual Establishment Tantric Buddhist ‘journalistic’ Swamp that have enabled the sexual abuse of these Tibetan lamas;  for decades. Most people don’t know that these ‘journalists’ have also taken vows in their Tibetan Lamaist cults, to ‘obey their own Lama gurus’ and keep their secrets, too.  Who want their cake and eat it too:  be still  members of Tantra, and the heroic voice of the #metoo feminist movement.  A Double Bind for the public this time.  One way you can spot who they are?  They make nasty comments about  real whistle-blowers on every Buddhist and non-Buddhist site, blog and so-called ‘Open Buddhist’ site they can.  No pretense of  their mindful ‘non-judgmental’ attitudes,  now.

Tibetan Lamaism is big business for lots of Western folks in the Tantric world, and it is  now tied to wealthy billionaires; both East and West. So they are  getting ahead of the story and controlling the current narrative, and smearing the real whistle blowers on this whole stinking mess of Lamaism, because they have been complicit for so long.

The important thing,  for these enablers, is that no one sees that ‘overarching and well-coordinated’ collusion of the Tibetan Lamas and their New Age network; spreading Tantric influences all over Western countries and making them crazy.

The question should be not about the mental state of the whistle-blowers but :  “What about the mental state of all the parents in this Shambhala Tantric group, that let  their own children be sexually groomed, their fellow cult members be sexually exploited on a massive scale,  and their leader keep a harem of seven wives, illegally, while his Regent infected his students with AIDS, one of them dies,  and they never even think to  go to the police?  Who  remain in these Lamaist groups and still see their Lama gurus, as ‘perfect without mistakes.” What kind of group mental state is THAT?

That is the question that should be asked, now.

Of course there are very few victims in these cults coming forward and ‘corroborating’ the stories of whistle-blowers with  the legal authorities and the police. The inner circle of Trungpa’s who were there, ( and this goes for the inner circle of all these Tantric Lamas)  during the most ‘secret part’ of   Tantric teachings on ‘no good-no bad’; his most deeply cult-controlled members, who formally vowed to him and the group  to  ‘never reveal the secrets of the Vajrayana or may I shrink up and rot” are not going to come forward, but instead are going to do everything in their power to continue to confuse and double-bind its membership.  And the public.

I took that vow; they all take that vow,  to not reveal the secrets, and unless  other brave souls tells the truth,  which is now unlikely, this requires an outside, investigation at the level of what is happening with the Catholic Church,  whose members are clearly not as mentally disturbed nor as cult-controlled as those in  these guru-worshiping groups, like Shambhala International.

THAT is the big difference between the sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and in these Tibetan Lamaist cults like Shambhala.  The Catholics actually go to the police.

My articles and my book ( and an army of these enablers of Tantra don’t want you to read it!) are very much about how these Tibetan Lamas ALWAYS are let off the hook, because of their very large, western-colluding, enabling system;  that always surrounds them.  Bigger than just their own overarching Tibetan Lamaist hierarchy of control.

They were allowed to become a ‘Buddhist’ mega church that has now enfolded the other Buddhist streams into their net of influence because of Buddhist groups, like Zen and Theravada, and their own  collusion with the mindfulness movement.   A mega-billion, now corporate movement ‘too big to fail’  simply because of the egregious abuses of its founder, ChogyamTrungpa,  and his son, Mipham, and many of his inner circle.

The much bigger question is why the very well-documented, sexual grooming of young girls,  sexual abuse of women, and illegal harem keeping of women, in not one, but two of the major Tibetan ‘Buddhist’ centers, Lama Sogyal of Rigpa,  and now Trungpa’s group, Shambhala/ Vajradhatu,  have been allowed off the hook and then off  the radar again and again,  while the Catholic Church is being destroyed in the press.  Who is now controlling the press is the second question that should be asked.  Granted, their own  Catholic Church sexual abuses are abhorrent, but not written into and justified by the Vajrayana Tantric Teachings themselves.   And, the Catholics are demanding criminal action. And, getting constant press coverage in major newspapers.

Why are Lamaist and Hindu guru groups of Tantric Vajrayana, the new, falsely-named ‘secular religion for the modern age’ replacement  for Judaeo-Christianity, they hope,  being allowed to handle their ‘institutionalized’ abuse in-house, AGAIN?

That is the question uppermost in my mind these days.

©  Christine A. Chandler, M.A., C.A.G.S.