What a Shame! The Social Psychology of Convert Buddhist Communities

A Five-Part Series on Sexual Exploitation in Buddhist Communities Part 4: What a Shame!: The Social Psychology of Convert Buddhist Communities Part 1: BPF Rising Up to End Sexual Abuse in Buddhist Communities Part 2: Studies of Sexual Exploitation in Buddhist Communities Part 3: Why Convert Buddhist Churches Act Like Incestuous Families Research on guilt… Read More What a Shame! The Social Psychology of Convert Buddhist Communities

Why Convert Buddhist Churches Act Like Incestuous Families

In light of recent revelations of alleged sexual assault by Sakyong Mipham, spiritual leader of Shambhala International, of some of his female students (see reports in Buddhist magazines Tricycle and Lion’s Roar) I am reposting this series of articles on how and why sexual assault, emotional and spiritual abuse happens in Buddhist communities. Please read… Read More Why Convert Buddhist Churches Act Like Incestuous Families

Fintan O’Toole: Trial runs for fascism are in full flow

Babies in cages were no ‘mistake’ by Trump but test-marketing for barbarism [Editor: And the police shooting to death of unarmed Black youth was a ‘pre-test’ for Fascism that most Americans didn’t even recognize as such. Indeed, the election of ‘Dirty Donald’ Trump was itself a ‘pre-test’ for fascism, because he broke every norm for… Read More Fintan O’Toole: Trial runs for fascism are in full flow