Tibetan Buddhist teacher Sogyal Rinpoche accused of sexual abuse dies in Thailand

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BANGKOK: A controversial Tibetan monk whose best-selling book on Buddhist wisdom was overshadowed by multiple allegations of sexual abuse has died ...

BANGKOK: A controversial Tibetan monk whose best-selling book on Buddhist wisdom was overshadowed by multiple allegations of sexual abuse has died in Thailand, his official social media account reported.

Rinpoche penned the best-selling"The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying" in 1992, which became a huge hit in the West with people disillusioned with their lifestyles.AdvertisementBorn in 1947 in Tibet, Sogyal Lakar Rinpoche was recognised as the reincarnation of Terton Sogyal, a teacher of the 13th Dalai Lama.

He was pushed out of the organisation in 2017 after former students accused him of physical, emotional, psychological and sexual abuse.Rinpoche always denied the allegations, but an independent inquiry upheld many of the complaints, and he withdrew from public life."It is so refreshing to hear all the outpouring of love in these posts and not the constant focus on the negativity which has surrounded him in recent years," one person wrote.

 

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