Buddhist teachers Gina Sharpe and Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara and psychoanalyst Pilar Jennings will discuss the student-teacher relationship in a panel discussion at New York’s Rubin Museum on March 20.
The Ethics and Reconciliation Council of Spirit Rock Meditation Center has withdrawn the authorization to teach given to Noah Levine. Jack Kornfield, who led Levine’s teacher training and was his authorizing teacher, has rescinded that 2006 authorization.
Karen Maezen Miller on the human courage reflected in Christine Blasey Ford.
On Saturday, famed Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön released a statement responding to an allegation that she once dismissed a woman’s report that she was raped by a Shambhala Center director.
In the meeting, the Dalai Lama reportedly said that no Tibetan teacher is above the law.
Twelve survivors of abuse by five different Buddhist teachers launched a petition for the meeting earlier this week.
On Saturday, Noah Levine sent an open letter to the Against the Stream and Refuge Recovery communities addressing the allegations of sexual misconduct against him and the organization’s decision to shut down its centers.
Buddhist Project Sunshine released its second report today, containing allegations of sexual assault and clergy sexual misconduct by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, leader of the Shambhala Buddhist community.
Lama Willa Miller offers both her painful firsthand account of sexual misconduct by a guru and insight for fellow survivors and communities.
Against the Stream released a statement addressing allegations of sexual misconduct by Noah Levine, to which he has responded.