877 Sogyal Rinpoche




Do you have a list of your five favourite books? Mine goes like this (and they are in no particular order): 


Siddharta - by Herman Hesse

Freedome from the Known - by Jiddu Krishnamurti

An Introduction to Zen Buddhism - by D.T. Suzuki

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying - by Sogyal Rinpoche

The Book of Atheist Spirituality - by André Compte-Sponville





There are approximately another twenty books I list as having been important to me (here’s the  complete list … again, in no particular order).

 

The author of one of the books is in the news (well, has been for about twenty years) for all the wrong reasons:  Sogyal Rinpoche  is accused  of having sexually and violently abused followers for all that time. 


I only became aware of this sad state of affairs this weekend (SMH), but a quick Google search confirms just how long this has been going on. How remarkable ... there is a Buddhist teacher among the Weinsteins, Spaceys, Trumps of the world! 


I have an essay INTIMACY in my book en.light.en.ment


















 

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