Leaving the Sangha
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Leaving the Sangha

A Buddhist Perspective on Buddhist Trolling

Illuminating Kadampa Buddhist Gatekeeping, Policing and Ostracism

If he were here today, what would the Buddha teach about conduct with one’s foes online, in this unique landscape of the 21st century? Would he chastise those who smear and troll their opponents in defense of one’s group? Or would he encourage the strident policing and silencing of one’s Sangha critics, rejecting complaints…

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A series on a Western sect of Buddhism, the New Kadampa Tradition; its harmful practices and methods; how to leave the grips of their programming, as well as recovery.

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Geoffrey Bonn

Writer, gamer, & chronically ill philosopher living the dream in the Pacific Northwest.