BPS Update September 6, 2018

BPS healing message coming soon

We understand the distress and grief community members are experiencing after reading the Phase 3 report and learning of things none of us would ever have wanted to happen to students within this community. In response, we have formed a Wisdom Circle to look at how BPS can offer further support through healing energy practices and a community healing message. This will be coming soon.

 

BPS On-line Discussion Group is open, and you are invited

We are pleased to offer a moderated on-line discussion space to explore an inspiring and honouring new approach to sangha that dismantles past abusive practices and behaviours. We offered this on-line group before, and it was so successful that people asked us to offer another one. Please join us!

Learn more and register

 

Visionary words

“You are attending to Buddhist Project Sunshine with so much grace and care. I’ve been struck by how your energy has always prioritized care and concern for the hurt and the trauma of everyone involved. There is so much sexual abuse happening in the world – in the Catholic Church, the #metoo movement – and too often these initiatives to uncover abuse are done in such a cold manner. It feels like all that happens is that abuse is uncovered, as though that is enough. But where is the care for the people in the community who are reeling from the hurt, who are picking up the pieces and trying to understand and express their deep pain?

I am in awe of the care that permeates BPS. I truly believe that this initiative needs to serve as a model for how other groups can and should operate. BPS exemplifies a genuinely human way of moving forward in the light of abuse which is actually directed toward people’s healing. I can’t emphasize that enough: BPS is so incredibly special.”

– Katie, a BPS Volunteer

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1 Response to BPS Update September 6, 2018

  1. David Suppan says:

    Andrea,

    I all applaud your efforts at unfolding the truth about sexual abuse and other relevant truths. I’ve have written extensively about this subject (yet to be published), from the vantage point of ethics and how to apply them when they are not understood. My approach has a direct impact on differences between what is taught as traditional buddhism and what is the sunshine of Right View within the context of the Eightfold Path. I would love to share with you my thoughts about how to go forward. I live in Boulder and might be open to starting a discussion group here that is focused on sexual abuse that impairs and is impaired by wrong views of buddhism with the aim of bringing healing light to those who’ve been abused.

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