Gina Sharpe, Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, and Pilar Jennings examine spiritual power, the roots of its abuse, and how we might learn to hold it differently going forward.
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Willa Blythe Baker offers both her painful firsthand account of sexual misconduct by a guru and insight for fellow survivors and communities.
For many of us, healing from trauma is the most important journey we can take in life. Psychologist and Buddhist teacher Tara Brach tells the inspiring story of her client Rosalie, and how she started to heal the wounds in her mind, body, and heart. *Trigger warning: The abuse Rosalie suffered is described graphically in […]
Buddhist Criminologist Michael Salter talks to Lion’s Roar about addressing and preventing sexual abuse in Buddhist communities.
Recent headlines have revealed that spiritual communities, including Buddhist ones, are particularly vulnerable to sexual abuse by male authority figures.
In the midst of an abusive relationship, Buddhist practitioner Ray Buckner says the three jewels were painfully absent from their life.
As Zen teachers, we would like to express our gratitude to Buddhadharma’s recent issue on abuse in Buddhist commiunities.
Two religious scholars who specialize in Buddhism are part of a cohort that has been awarded a grant to spend the next five years looking at sexual abuse in religious communities.
A letter, written by students of Sogyal Rinpoche, has been posted on the internet, detailing abuses allegedly committed by Rinpoche.
The report includes allegations against the organization’s head, Sakyong Mipham, and founder Chögyam Trungpa, as well as other leaders in the community.