Sogyal Rinpoche (right), the Dalai Lama (left) and France’s then first lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy attend the inauguration of Lerab Ling, in southern France, on August 22, 2008. Picture: AFP Sogyal Rinpoche (right), the Dalai Lama (left) and France’s then first lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy attend the inauguration of Lerab Ling, in southern France, on August 22, 2008. Picture: AFP
Sogyal Rinpoche (right), the Dalai Lama (left) and France’s then first lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy attend the inauguration of Lerab Ling, in southern France, on August 22, 2008. Picture: AFP

Religion

Buddhism’s bad boy: the fall of Sogyal Rinpoche

The Tibetan lama, whose violent outbursts include punching a nun in public, stands accused of sexual, physical and emotional abuse at his Rigpa organisation and using his teachings to shame and blame his victims

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Sogyal Rinpoche (right), the Dalai Lama (left) and France’s then first lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy attend the inauguration of Lerab Ling, in southern France, on August 22, 2008. Picture: AFP Sogyal Rinpoche (right), the Dalai Lama (left) and France’s then first lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy attend the inauguration of Lerab Ling, in southern France, on August 22, 2008. Picture: AFP
Sogyal Rinpoche (right), the Dalai Lama (left) and France’s then first lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy attend the inauguration of Lerab Ling, in southern France, on August 22, 2008. Picture: AFP
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