Jo Taylor examines whether Triratna's mistakes from the past have been addressed properly, interviewing former members of the FWBO/Triratna
Abuse & Trauma
The commercialization of Buddhist philosophy has led to decontextualization and indoctrinating issues across groups, as well as abuse and trauma in that context. Methodologically, from an interdisciplinary approach, based on the current situation in international Buddhist groups and citations of victims from the ongoing research, the psychological mechanisms of rationalizing and silencing trauma were analyzed. The results show how supposedly Buddhist terminology and concepts are used to rationalize and justify economic, psychological and physical abuse.
Mark Dunlop's involvement with the FWBO
An account of how Sangharakshita characterised the nature of his own sexuality and the sexual relationship with a disciple.
As with many new religious movements, their enthusiasm and unconventional convictions have the potential to lead to problems associated with 'cults'.