In the Winter issue of Buddhadharma magazine, Lama Palden, Hozan Alan Senauke, Davide Whitehorn and Shinge Roko Sherry Chayat engage in a frank and open discussion about abuse of power in spiritual communities.
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Abuse can take different forms: financial, psychological, physical, sexual. Are we willing to look at our Buddhist communities for these sorts of well-known habitual patterns and imbalances and then to dissolve them?
It is said that dharma and the bonds of dharma communities can only be destroyed from the inside. Abuse, [...]