Speaking to BBC 'Sunday' for their in-depth investigation into abuses by Sogyal Rinpoche.

Here's something I've just dug up from the BBC world service archives.


First aired on 8th September, 2019 (start at 30:16) BBC Sunday producer David Cook speaks with two authors of books on Sogyal Rinpoche, a former Rigpa trustee who raised serious concerns in the early 1990's over Sogyal's abuses and two other former students including myself.

This episode, and the one published on the 1st September, 2019 - soon after Sogyal Rinpoche's death on the 28th August 2019 - provided a good summary of the many unresolved issues surrounding the numerous abuses that Sogyal committed over decades and the ongoing institutional coverup by senior members of Rigpa.

Alas, a year on from this BBC report, and over four years on from the open letter that I co-authored with 7 other former Rigpa members, there is no sign of any significant change.

photo: The Dalai Lama, left, and France’s former first lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, with Sogyal Rinpoche in 2008. A teacher and best-selling author, Sogyal Rinpoche abruptly retired after several students accused him of sexual, physical and emotional abuse.

Credit...Pascal Guyot/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. Source: New York Times