Starting January 27, An Olive Branch will host a free series of webinars, titled “Ethics in American Buddhist Groups.” An Olive Branch is a Buddhist-inspired organization that works with communities to resolve conflict and create ethical governance systems. The webinar addresses the issue of misconduct by Buddhist teachers and community leaders, which Buddhadharma address in its winter series “Confronting Abuse of Power.”
The series will explain the importance of ethics statements and offer instruction on how to foster safer, more ethical communities. Each webinar will be presented by a featured teacher. The first, on January 27, will be presented by Shinge Roshi, who will share her first-hand experience of living in a sangha that was harmed by misconduct.