I couldn’t agree more with this. Oversight is badly needed at American Buddhist organizations. Teachers – especially in the Zen and Tibetan traditions – have great power over students, and while they rarely abuse it, sometimes they do. We shouldn’t need a man’s death to remind us of this. There’s no reason at all why Buddhist leaders shouldn’t teach at the behest and at the pleasure of independent boards to which they are accountable. I know that the SF Zen Center is already partly run on these principles. But many other organizations resist, apparently believing that ‘it won’t happen here’. Well, it may.

Great comment on +Justin Whitaker's blog. And I love that the ad that pops up when I open it is one for homebrewing!
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