Shozan Jack Haubner

Shozan Jack Haubner is the pen name of a Zen Buddhist priest and writer. His essays have won a Pushcart Prize, and he has been published in the New York Times, The Sun, Lion’s Roar, and the Best Buddhist Writing series. His first book, Zen Confidential: Confessions of a Wayward Monk, was chosen as one of NPR’s Best Books of 2013 and won an Independent Publisher Book Award. His latest book is Single White Monk: Tales of Death, Failure, and Bad Sex. He also has a YouTube channel, Zen Confidential.

When Your Sangha’s Sex Scandal Goes Viral

With Shozan Jack Haubner

When Your Sangha’s Sex Scandal Goes Viral

Shozan Jack Haubner, the pen name of a Zen monk, went to the monastery in search of wisdom—and left with a sex scandal. Haubner joins Tricycle’s executive editor Emma Varvaloucas in this podcast to discuss how writing helps him unravel the “big things” in life; the patterns of behavior commonly seen in communities where sexual abuse occurs between teacher and student; and his advice for any group that has a problem that’s been driven underground. “It’s alive,” he says, “and it’s calling for you to deal with it.”

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