I’m a Canadian Theravada Buddhist monk living in Canada. It’s been a while since I’ve posted in this forum.
A Buddhist friend drew my attention to a recently published Canadian, well-written article about a Sexual Scandal (not in the Theravada):
“Survivors of an International Buddhist Cult Share Their Stories: An investigation into decades of abuse at Shambhala International”:
There’s also an audio version of the article here.
Here’s a Video Dhamma Talk I did recently where I gave the best general advice I could to inform the Canadian public where the boundaries (in Vinaya) are for such cases, at least as seen in the Theravada tradition.
(Fast forward in 16:43):
Note: I mentioned Parajika 1 specifically.
I’m sure there are several other highly appropriate things I could have also said in the video (which you feel needed to be also mentioned), however my 1 hour ran out too quickly on me (I try to keep it very punctual and consistent each week for my audience to attend the talk live)! So please go easy on me, as it’s quite hard to shoot those videos at all, what with the pictures, text, slides, etc.
Edit one week later: