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.


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Christine A. Chandler

Christine, A. Chandler, M.A.; C.A.G.S. -licensed as a certified social worker, psychologist and family systems therapist, specializing in the areas of dysfunctional systems and sexual abuse. Chandler also spent nearly thirty years as a practicing Tibetan 'Buddhist'; six of those years taking care of the handicapped son of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, giving her unique access to all the celebrity Tibetan lamas of the Kagyu and Nyingmapa sects, and their western inner circles, as well as the back-stage of their theatre and deceptions, created for the western world. It was not until she managed to extricate herself from these lamas and their guru-worshipping influences, that she realized she had actually been in an authoritarian, thought-controlling religious cult that disguises itself as representing the 'highest teachings of the Buddha'': the 'diamond vehicle' of Vajrayana Tantric Lamaism; but using the same techniques and engaging in the same destructive behaviors found in the most dysfunctional of sexually abusive family systems: those that use religion to justify their abuse.

3 thoughts on “Rigpa Publishes Result of Independent Investigation of Sogyal of Lakar : The More Things Change the More They Remain the Same”

  1. In Europe the disaster continues and the cover-up is getting deeper and deeper. Victims of the sangha in Rotterdam have now called the Dalai Lama in the hope he will substitute changig things in Tibetan Buddhist Sanghas. Of course he talked to these “simple” people; it is a lot to do to stop the fire burning at some places of the Western world. It is desperate that followers do not understand that they are engaging the wolf in sheep’s clothing and that the abuse will go on.


    1. Thank you Knowledge for this comment. There is a large western inner circle of the Dalai Lama, minor journalists and academics, ‘contemplative psychologists’ who are also Tibetan Buddhists, who want to save their mindfulness movement, along with saving face for having supported this institutional sexual abuse of Lamaism, and present the view that there is no ‘overarching hierarchy of lamas working together, to protect their Lamaism and their harem-keeping sexual abuse. Even the WHAT NOW group was fooled and WHAT NOW even though that had started to truly wake up, calling their own group ‘a cult’ are still recommending ‘other lamas’; i.e. the wolf’s cubs’ to replace Sogyal. As though that is going to make any difference in the sexual abuse built into their Tantras and why all of them wind up ‘on the prowl.’ FOOLED AGAIN. Just like in Dharamsala when they brought these same sexual abuses to the Dalai Lama in 1993. Now, another 25 years of sweeping it under the rug will ensue.

      No one is reporting on it in mainstream news, anymore; It is all about the Catholic Church, whose sexual abuse, as terrible as it is, is all over the news, and that always buries the egregious, and institutional abuses of the Dalai Lamas and his Lama company. In other words all these Lamaist sects. “” What is is going to take? Maybe their deceptive collusion with China for the last 25 years after collecting billions in Free Tibet donations will finally wake the West up?

      The Dalai didn’t even want to hear their stories, at first, saying he already knew about them ( and thinking ‘so what’) and did his usual slack-jawed sadness routine. Which is getting real old. He believes, like all the lamas have been taught to believe that “this is not sexual abuse”; This is a ‘great blessing’; and they should feel lucky and keep quiet.”

      Maybe it woke some few of these well-meaning and hopeful survivors, nevertheless. I can only hope so. It takes a long time for one’s critical reasoning to fully form again, and to see things clearly, without hope this can be different. Some of these Rigpa people, by their remarks to reporters afterwards, indicated they were stunned. I am sure. But the shock and awe he can create with his Saint Dalai Lama theatre and his double messaging. and his hand-holding. (Hand-holding is one of the seduction techniques of Tantra, before the lamas get you in the sack or, at the least, quell the rational thinking of all the females around him). I think some, despite this, were very disappointment. Good. Finally the Dalai Lama fairy dust is blowing away from their eyes. And once you wake up? You are, as they say: “WOKE.” Past tense; and forever. There is no halfway WOKE. WOKE in the Three Times. Maybe that is what the Buddha meant when he put his hand on the earth, sick to death of Hindu Tantric gurus like ALL these lamas.

      But this will be a long road, with many more scandals to come before it is treated as serious as the West is treating the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse.

      This is the picture of Dalai and Richard Gere, number one movie star sexual abuse enabler of these Lamas and duped dumbbell of Tibetan occult Lamaist Hollywood. An icon and ‘paired association’ to push Tibetan Lamaism and the Dalai lama. Hollywood loves the lamas. Particularly now that China sees their uses. Again. This picture was taken right after the meeting with the Rigpa group about the egregious abuse of Sogyal; hoping to get their voices heard and in the news. Sogyal and Richard Gere are good friends. So that was the double message spattered all over the news, basically simultaneously, to confuse everyone; What an insult to these women. Stick with the Dalai Lama and you can be virile like Richard Gere with a 35 year old wife. Dalai doesn’t tell him that his lamas see his wife are way ‘over the hill.” They prefer them between 11 and 20 years of age. And people wonder why pedophilia is on the rise with these paragons of virtue; the lamas.


  2. Thank you very much, Chris, for your long and intensive answer.
    I know, the pictures of Richard Gere and his new wife were also shown here on TV at prime time. This suggestion, the Dalai Lama with a Hollywood star, was again very well positioned. I did not know that almost at the same time the conversation with the Dalai Lama took place in the Netherlands. I don’t want to know what happened to these women in those 20 minutes. With their petition they will fight against a phantom and win nothing.

    I would like to add another aspect to this approach which is also a major obstacle for the victims. As long as they do not understand that Tibetan Buddhism and Hindu Tantra work in this way, they will not get out of this suggestive bombardment. They are in a continuous trance and they are kept on course again and again with mental suggestions. In this context I also do not know what role the Dutch journalist plays and to what extend he has the appropriate initiations, how to deal with women. It is very difficult to tackle against the deeply rooted suggestion that Sogyal and Trungpa are the exceptions in sexual abuse and TB is the pure wisdom. Their subconscious is filled up with this nonsense and transports nothing else into consciousness. As long as they do not accept that these Lamas – and these Indian Gurus as well – are working here with the most dangerous unethical hypnosis that the West has no idea of, a change will be very difficult for them. As you have often written, this is brainwashing, a form of grievous bodily harm, because the mental equipment and any Western education has been destroyed about the subconscious.

    When the Dalai Lama strokes the hands of Richard Gere’s wife, you are absolutely right that it is a tantric practice. At the same time tantric practices are always hypnotic practices to gain access to the subconscious of the woman. In hypnosis science this practice is called “ideomotor signals”. With the touch of the hand and the individual fingers, they gain mental access to the subconscious and at the same time feedback through the smallest movements of the individual fingers and the hand. They force a “yes” that they can „step in“. These perpetrators make no gesture, no movement, without meaning.

    When Sogyal strikes, abuses and mistreats, he does not do so because he is in a bad mood. That is the interpretation of the victims. That is our normal thinking. It is the tantric doctrine that tells him to do so. That’s why it’s okay for him and doesn’t require any discussion.
    In Hindu Tantra they know that violence evokes a suggestible nervous system. It is easier to install suggestions and post hypnotic orders in a traumatized nervous system, when people are broken. These are the best known methods of mind control. Here in the West we know these methods. Margret Thaler Singer and Ellen Lacter explain it in the best way. But all scientific explanations are nothing when a permanent trance state like a big fog is over the mind.
    Per aspera ad astra said the old Romans. The victims should know that they will never reach the stars, the non duality, transcedence, Samaddhi, what ever they hope for. They are abused, nothing else, not „only“ sexually, but with their entire lives they sacrifice to these perpetrators.

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