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vajralight

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Here is Adelaide Fosters commentary on Dagri Rinpoches statement, where he denies sexual molestation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7zmHvREnsg



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Re: Adelaide Fosters commentary on Dagri Rinpoches statement (English)
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2019, 08:05:18 PM »
Thank you for sharing the video of Ms. Adelaide. It's amazing how sexual misconducts are covered up by organisations such as FPMT, the Dalai Lama's office and the CTA. They refuse to look at the problems or try to solve the problems. Problems are always swept under the carpet in the hope that no one will see it and there will be no confrontation.

It is very disappointing to know organisations people are relying on are not providing protection to the public. Even though there are numerous reports on Dagri Rinpoche's behaviour, nothing was done and victims were shooed away. The message sent to the abusers is, it is ok to continue doing what they are doing; to the victims is, they have to deal with it themselves and too bad that something bad happens to them.

This kind of culture should not be encouraged. Many people are interested to learn and practice Buddhism. Many of them have problems in their lives and they hope to find solutions in Dharma. All these scandals are not helping people to gain confidence in Dharma but putting people off. Preservation of Buddhism is not possible if this is not going to change.

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Re: Adelaide Fosters commentary on Dagri Rinpoches statement (English)
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2019, 01:53:45 PM »
Spiritual house is somewhere people find hope, solace, peace, and faith for their spiritual practice. Many people pay high respect for such places and as well as people working around there. When bond developed, people will regard as a safe home, not just a home but a home that safeguard their body, speech and mind.

What happened at FPMT is really tragic. People are looking a real and pure spirituality but ended encountered a sex offender that ruin not just their life but is their spiritual life. This directly affects Tibetan Buddhism and a lot of people will lose their trust and imagine people that have to taken blessing, vows, or initiation from him? How would they feel after knowing the person they requested for blessing, initiation, vows is actually a sex offender that been looking after victim for past 10 years

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Re: Adelaide Fosters commentary on Dagri Rinpoches statement (English)
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2019, 04:45:29 AM »
Thank you for sharing this video by Adelaide Foster which is quite clear how Dagri Rinpoche tried to reason himself out of his wrongful molestation activities. Kudos to her for daring to speak up for her friend Jakaira Perez and for the safety of religious practice for women. If the case of Dagri Rinpoche continues to be swept under the carpet, then he and many others will be allowed to continue with their harmful actions. In fact, they may be emboldened by the non-actions against them to escalate their molestation activities. I really do hope that Lama Zopa, FPMT and the Dalai Lama's office really launch an honest investigation into Dagri Rinpoche's crimes and to take action against him. After all, he had broken his monk vow and should be disrobed if he still maintains that he had done no wrong if the allegations were true. If one woman, maybe there could be doubt but when there are 3, then there must be truth in these allegations. So better don't delay in the investigation or until having to be pushed into it. Give the public their reassurance and their trust back.