Articles, Press and resources to better understand the OKC-Spatz judicial case from 1997 to 2021

A crucial quote from ‘The Holy Madmen of Tibet’

A crucial quote from ‘The Holy Madmen of Tibet’: ‘The process that has led to this application of the idea of “holy madness” is as follows: from at least the tenth century to the present there has been a small subset of religious practitioners in Tibet who through their eccentric behavior, writings, and self-proclamations, have…

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H.H. the Dalai Lama’s Comments on the Troubles in – Tibetan Buddhism –

Comment by RH in Contemporary Buddhism Group : It is encouraging that the Dalai Lama, at long last, spoke out openly about Sogyal Lakar and Rigpa. We should not forget, however, that he did so only after survivors’ stories and questions by reporters worldwide made it inevitable. Likewise, we should not forget that for decades…

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Places

HumKara Dzong – Mosteiro de Mú – Malhão

Drone view of the place a few years after 23 pre-teen & young adults were sent to this place by Robert Spatz in 1993. What enfolded during 3 years there, from 1993 to 1996-97 is a long story to tell and a complex one to remember but we’ll do our best to compile experiences on our…

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Testimony from an Ogyen Kunzang Choling (OKC) Survivor

I am troubled by the premise that the members of OKC should be protected because they have “nothing to do” with the wrongs perpetrated by Spatz. This is a fiction that lives on in part because, contrary to accusations, the OKC children are absurdly compassionate and forgiving. Most of the OKC disciples were complicit in…

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Hearings, pleadings and replies to trial completed.

Hearings, pleadings and replies to trial concluded. Deliberation + judicial recess and it resumes on Thursday, September 15 with judgment. Yesterday with the end of the defense’s replies we saw Spatz’s lawyer become more Spatzist than the guru himself by adopting his doctrine himself and spreading it for an hour in the courtroom…

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A Storm is Coming: Tibetan in the West #SexAbuse #TeacherPredator

In Nyima Dzong, people were indoctrinated to see everything in a positive light. Negative thoughts were said to be signs of a clouded mind. Only Robert S. allegedly had access to ‘true reality’. He quoted Tibetan teachers with whom he had supposedly studied in India. And various Tibetan teachers made him seem legitimate by visiting…

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Sogyal Rinpoche Has Resigned from

It’s interesting to see how the word allegations is being used all across the world when it’s about Men sexual abuse, usually rich, privileged, powerful men using their positions to try at all cost to appear innocent, “using the justice system” or a third-party independent body to look into these “allegations” while maintaining a narrative…

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“Whenever exploitation, sexual abuse or money abuse happen,” the Dalai Lama says, “make them public” (Leonard, 2001).

“Whenever exploitation, sexual abuse or money abuse happen,” the Dalai Lama says, “make them public” (Leonard, 2001). “When teachers break the precepts, behaving in ways that are clearly damaging to themselves and others, students must face the situation, even though this can be challenging. ‘Criticize openly,’ Dalai-Lama declared. ‘That’s the only way.’ If there is…

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If you don’t know the OKC-Spatz story here is 3 articles you should definitely read :

Testimony from an Ogyen Kunzang Choling survivor. https://buddhism-controversy-blog.com/2017/10/29/testimony-from-an-ogyen-kunsang-choling-okc-survivo… verdict: 4 years suspended sentence : https://buddhism-controversy-blog.com/2017/03/11/robert-spatz-the-ogyen-kunsang-choling-cults-guru-g… Abuse and Buddhism – Behind the Smiling Facade : https://www.info-buddhism.com/Abuse_and_Buddhism-Behind_the_Smiling_Facade-Anna_Sawerthal.html

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Guru and Student in the Vajrayana by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse

OKCinfo does not endorse, support or agree with this article, it is the sole opinion of DJKR, we are rather ignoring the Vajrayana word-salad & instead reproduce this text here so that everyone can make his own opinion on how so-called Buddhist “masters” manage their crisis communication by protecting the abuser and blaming the victims.…

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