Violations of Trust: Roshi Joan Halifax writes of abuse within a Buddhist organization

The violation of trust by one individual against another is one of the core issues in any case of abuse, from the simple relationship between two people to the larger instances of leaders taking advantage of followers in an organization. There is a difficult and clearly sad controversy occurring within the American Buddhist community which has become public. Roshi Joan Halifax,  who is a Zen priest and founder of the Upaya Zen Center, has
written eloquently about the issue of sexual violations and gender issues within religious communities.

Letter from Roshi Joan Halifax regarding Eido Shimano

Why Buddhism?: Violations of Trust in the Sexual Sphere: Roshi Joan Halifax

Please share your comments as it is important to raise public awareness, expand this dialogue, and heal from such abuse.


About JoAnne Tucker

JoAnne Tucker is the President of Healing Voices - Personal Stories, a non-profit organization with the mission of raising public awareness of women's strivings to overcome abusive trauma through the creation and distribution of film and video. I also write a blog called Mostly Dance which shares my experiences directing a modern dance company for over 30 years and other related topics.
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