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SANGHA & INCLUSION
Harmful Student-Teacher Relationships

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SANGHA & INCLUSION
Harmful Student-Teacher Relationships

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In recent weeks, a very painful situation has come to light in the greater Buddhist sangha. Many practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism are upset at allegations of harmful behavior by a very well-known teacher. Similarly, the Abbot of a very large and prestigious Thai Buddhist temple has been accused of breaking the ethical vows of his tradition and of breaking the law. A year ago, a very painful scandal emerged at one of the larger Soto Zen centers in the US. Unfortunately, these are not the first instances of abuse of the relationship between Buddhist teachers and students. These kinds of situations have occurred time and time again, across various traditions and geographic locations.

To read about Guiding Teacher Konin's response to these troubling events, see the Ekan ZSC blog page post titled, "Pedestal Practice: Harmful Student-Teacher Relationships"

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In recent weeks, a very painful situation has come to light in the greater Buddhist sangha. Many practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism are upset at allegations of harmful behavior by a very well-known teacher. Similarly, the Abbot of a very large and prestigious Thai Buddhist temple has been accused of breaking the ethical vows of his tradition and of breaking the law. A year ago, a very painful scandal emerged at one of the larger Soto Zen centers in the US. Unfortunately, these are not the first instances of abuse of the relationship between Buddhist teachers and students. These kinds of situations have occurred time and time again, across various traditions and geographic locations.

To read about Guiding Teacher Konin's response to these troubling events, see the Ekan ZSC blog page post titled, "Pedestal Practice: Harmful Student-Teacher Relationships"