Sunday 23 February 2014
Sangharakshita and the Scandal that Never Ends.
In a world where all is impermanent, it takes quite a lot for a scandal to leave a permanent mark on the world. However, Sangharakshita's surreal career is an example of one such scandal.
For a very short and efficient introduction to one aspect of the scandal (sex, drugs, lies, and Buddhism), take a look at this letter-of-resignation from some of his former followers that I've now archived on Medium.com:
A much longer essay on the intellectual history of the cult (formerly called F.W.B.O., now rebranded as "Triratna") is here:
And, finally, a first-person account of the sexual abuse that was endemic to this organization is recorded here: