Tire-toé une bûche,
“But the following statements are important to articulate:
I continue to love Norlha Rinpoche. He is my root teacher. His actions against my friends and colleagues are not appropriate and are violent. He has to be held accountable. I continue to remain devoted to his dharmic realization which in instances has been clouded by ignorance and delusion.
I still love my home monastery and still consider it home despite the culture of hierarchy that has silenced many of us in the past, including me. I no longer comply with being silenced. I am committed to being an agent of its continued process of reconciliation.
I am in solidarity with the female survivors of Rinpoche’s actions and have supported some of the survivors I know personally during this disclosure process.
This is what I am committed to:
ALL of my male teachers have been involved in some sexual misconduct with students. That stops with me. I am committed to understanding power dynamics and co-creating balanced and boundaried relationships with my students. Anyone who studies closely as a student with me understands my ethics contract and I am more than happy to make that document public.
I am committed to supporting female identified teachers and elevating their teachings.
I am committed to continuing to foster undoing patriarchy spaces for male identified practitioners to learn what our role is in challenging patriarchy.
I am committed to supporting other male teaches in understanding their positions as teachers and how that creates potential misconduct situations.
I am committed to being held accountable concerning my own perceived instances of misconduct.”
We need be taking the names of those sangha members past and present whom enabled Lama Norlha’s over thirty years of sexual predation.
Lama Norlha is dead but those that enabled remain among us.
It isn’t enough for Lama Rod to say it stops with him.
We need to know everything there is to know about Lama Norlha’s activity over the past thirty plus years.
As a disciple of Lama Norlha Lama Rod Owens is complicit in his guru’s sexual predations.
He had to know.
In the 1980’s I knew that my guru Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche was collaborating with the Chinese.
I know this because he didn’t hide what he was doing from anyway.
I can guarantee you that Lama Norlha made no attempt to hide what he was doing from his disciples either.
And so on.
L’affaire est ketchup !