“Buddhist groups in the United States have been rocked in recent years by misconduct on the part of honored teachers—misconduct that in some cases had been going on for many years”

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Inadequate but a start. Lama Norlha must not be allowed to retire in good standing. The 17th Karmapa must defenestrate his sangha for grooming its female members to have sex with Lama Norlha, for American Buddhism an unprecedented abuse of power that cannot be allowed to go unpunished.
These people have been at this for decades. Lama Norlha’s guru, Kalu Rinpoche was a sexual predator. It stops here.

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5 responses to ““Buddhist groups in the United States have been rocked in recent years by misconduct on the part of honored teachers—misconduct that in some cases had been going on for many years”

  1. A while back somebody did a study of the people living in a California Zen center was was continually rocked by sexual and financial scandals. The study found that 90% of the people in this center came from family backgrounds of alcohol/drug/sexual abuse and every other conceivable dysfunctional behavior. So there’s no way these people could even comprehend normal behavior. Nor had they ever learned how to react rationally to abusive behavior, or even imagine that it could or should be stopped. Combine that with the Asian authoritarianism prevalent in every sort of Buddhism, and the gullibility, submissiveness and superstition of “religious” people, and you’ll see that there’s no way to really ever stop this.

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