This is the full text of “Behind the Thangkas” (2010) which is an expose of the activities of Sogyal Rinpoche.

Listed below are the chapters, you can read them in reverse order, from the bottom upwards.

Recent events have prompted my “Updates Summer 2017”. Look for them in the tabs in the header above.

A translation into French of my online essay was added in the Summer of 2018: “L’envers des Thangkas & Mise à Jour” (2018).

The translation was done by a former member of the Buddhist organisation Rigpa. This person wishes to remain anonymous, but hopes that by making Behind The Thangkas available in French the information it contains will be accessible to many people who need to know about Sogyal Lakar’s history of sexual violence.

Mary Finnigan, Bristol UK 2018