Exploring Sexual Misconduct in Buddhist Sanghas

In this talk Lama Justin and Lama Rod explore the resent sexual misconduct controversies and allegations occurring in several important sanghas while bringing the same issues of misconduct into conversation with prevalent systems of dominance, which includes patriarchy, racism, ableism, class, and others. They also explore male cisgender privilege, financial ethics, white supremacy, anti-blackness in Tibetan Buddhism, angry white men, identity politics, pissing people off, and the apocalypse. They also offer insight into the what the guru is and how it may or may not be problematic within western buddhist culture. ***Trigger warning: This is a very frank and direct conversation with dialogue exploring rape culture and violent acts within Buddhist sanghas.***