Avoiding Teacher Misconduct

| November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Buddhist teacher misconduct has been in the news recently. We’ll consider some ways the Buddha’s teachings can point us to a more skillful and secure relationship to teachers and to the teachings themselves.

Suttas mentioned:

Faith in Individuals (AN 5.250)
The Mahāparinibbāna Sutta (DN 16)
The Siṃsapa Grove (SN 56.31)

Justin Whitaker’s blog report.
Some other related articles on recent scandals:

Report Reveals New Sexual Assault Allegations Against Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Report details new allegations of sexual assault in Shambhala community

Against the Stream Closes Doors as Investigation Finds Misconduct by Founder Noah Levine

After Noah Levine sexual misconduct investigation, Against the Stream centers to shut down; Update: Levine responds

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Doug is Study Director of the Secular Buddhist Association. He has a PhD in Philosophy, with a minor in Buddhist philosophy and Sanskrit. In 2013 he completed the year-long Integrated Study and Practice Program with the BCBS and NYIMC. A long time scientific skeptic, he pursues a naturalized approach to practice. He is also interested in scholarship about the Tipiṭaka, and the theoretical and historical origins of the dhamma. He posts videos at Doug's Secular Dharma on YouTube. Some of his writing can be found at academia.edu.

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