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Wed Jun 30 17:38:44 MDT 2010

great lessons, responded very well in resolving issues, and we now see
greater maturing of the Buddhist attitudes in the US.

Piya Tan

On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 8:39 PM, Dan Lusthaus <vasubandhu at>wrote:

> The article appeared on August 20th. It can be found at
> and includes a photo of the Zen Studies Society monastery, and a correction
> (which will be appreciated by Baker Roshi fans), dated Aug. 22nd:
> 'An earlier version of this article erroneously referred to Katy Butler's
> 1990 article "Encountering the Shadow in Buddhist America." She did not
> include Richard Baker in her description of public alcoholism among
> American
> Buddhist leaders.'
> This has been a hot topic among Western Buddhists from time to time, and
> discussed on this list in detail more than once. The article is right about
> one thing -- neither in Asia nor the West has the Sangha been either eager
> or effective at curtailing and weeding out such behavior.
> Dan
> ----- Original Message -----
> Oops--article on sex scandals is from NY Times. It was forwarded to me.
> Katherine Masis
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