Author - Rob Hogendoorn

Some Basic Advice

For years, I’ve followed the same protocol when victims and survivors approached me directly...

Seek Out Help, Not Control

Victims and survivors of sexually abusive Buddhist teachers seek out various forms of help. Some...

Vapid Commiseration

These days, Tenzin Peljor calls himself a ‘freelance monk.’ He’s a council-member...

24, 26, and Counting

Since I began investigating sexual abuse by Buddhist teachers, I’ve filed 24 dossiers on 24...

You Never Know

The first abuse case I published was that of a South-Tyrolean skipper who turned himself into a...

Is Ignorance Bliss?

Matthieu Ricard lives in denial and is in dire need of a less myopic education. Perhaps...

‘A Minimum Courtesy’

In 2019, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) thought it was appropriate to honour Sogyal Lakar...

Not So Happy

These days, the ‘happiest man alive‘ isn’t so happy. Look at how concerned...

Enlightened Fleaing

After it was first published that Ösel Tendzin, the ‘Vajra Regent’ appointed by...

Full Circle

In 2012, I came across the first Buddhist sexual abuse case I’ve reported. A pleasure...

Simply Unethical

Tenzin Peljor (also known as Tenpel and Michael Jäckel) now writes: “I have a question to...

Leave It To @PeljorTenzin

On July 7, 2022 Tenzin Peljor (also known as Tenpel and Michael Jäckel) published a blogpost by a...

Hostile Takeover

A sizeable part of my work is exceedingly boring but, ultimately, very rewarding. For instance, I...

A False Narrative (Part 1)

I was privy to a disturbing incident the other day. It involved Michael Ritman, a Dutch devotee of...