By Joanne Clark Fallout: Recovering from Abuse in Tibetan Buddhism, by Tahlia Newland, is the story of Rigpa students coming to terms with disclosures of Sogyal Lakar’s abuses over decades, as revealed in the letter […]
Controversies, cultish tendencies and abuse in Buddhism
Does the Dharma Have a Role in Recovering From Mental Health Problems? – A Personal Perspective
By Joanne Clark Some years ago, I was having a major anxiety attack during a Dalai Lama teaching, something that often happens to me when in the presence of high lamas. I was sitting in […]
Buddhism Is Not A Cure For Mental Health Problems – Or Is It?
On March 7, 2019, The Atlantic published an article “Why So Many Americans Are Turning to Buddhism” with the subtitle “The ancient Eastern religion is helping Westerners with very modern mental-health problems.” The author, Olga […]
Forgiveness is something to consider after the trauma has occurred
I want to share with you the deeply wise words of a woman who has just been interviewed on Reddit about forgiveness. Her name is Eva Mozes Kor. Dr Mengele, a cruel, infamous German SS […]