Free Webinar Series on
Ethics in American Buddhist Groups
Buddhist groups in the United Sates have been rocked in recent years by misconduct on the part of honored teachers – misconduct which, in some cases, had been going on for many years but was kept secret by teachers, boards, sanghas, and the victims themselves. Many Buddhist organizations appear to lack ethics statements and grievance procedures. Teachers, students, and governing boards seem unaware of their governance responsibilities and potential liability when misconduct occurs. Without robust ethics statements and strong governance, misconduct usually results in chaos and long-lasting damage to individuals and organizations.
Opportunity to Learn about the Issue
An Olive Branch is offering a series of free webinars to increase awareness and adoption of ethics statements within Buddhist communities in the U.S. The scope of the term “ethics” includes all aspects of ethical behavior such as student-teacher relationships, handling money, and power dynamics.
“Buddhist communities” includes all schools and traditions practicing in the U.S.
Each webinar will be presented by a prominent teacher, practitioner, or expert on ethics and will be facilitated by An Olive Branch.
An Olive Branch
An Olive Branch strengthens organizations by helping leaders understand the role of conflict in organizational health.
An Olive Branch brings the calming influence of a neutral third party, inspired by the tradition of Buddhist teaching that stretches over 2500 years.
Read about An Olive Branch in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette