Personal ReflectionsMagazine | Feature
An ex-monk and an aspiring practitioner discuss writing and Zen over wine and homemade schnapps.
Meditation Tibetan Buddhism
Trust in Times of Uncertainty
How the Tibetan Buddhist view of faith and emphasis on teacher-student relationships can help us dissolve the differentiation between external and internal, and help us take refuge in our own primordial wisdom.
IdeasMagazine | Feature
Healing in the wake of systemic abuse means seeing our teachers—and ourselves—clearly and with compassion.
Unmasking the Guru
Our new digital world has made it impossible to believe in infallible teachers. What comes next is up to us.
How to Cultivate a Healthy Relationship with a Buddhist Teacher
Committing to a guru can involve considerable risks, but when approached with care, honesty, and critical discernment, the relationship can yield powerful insights. Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and meditation teacher Scott Tusa guides us through the benefits…
Healing in the Wake of Abuse
Five stories from the Tricycle archives examine the questions we face when teacher-student relationships are exploited.
Kagyu Thubten Choling Monastery Working through Revelations of Sexual Impropriety
The upstate New York monastery has hired outside consultants and therapists to address improper sexual relationships between Lama Norlha and his students.
Beware the Charismatic Guru
Cultic gurus do not liberate their followers but entrap them.
Authority and Exploitation
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