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Resources Around Historical Controversy In Triratna

On Thu, 16 February, 2017 - 20:01
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​Download archive updated August 2019 to include updated Triratna Controversy FAQ (minor changes, see document change log), Triratna Ethics Kula FAQs and Adhisthana Kula Updates (July 2019)

Download archive updated 29th January 2019 to include updated FAQ - häufig gestellte Fragen zu Kontroversen um Triratna (Version 2.0)

Download archive updated 29th October 2018 to include new versions of the Triratna Controversy FAQ, including 14 new questions and further updates to the previous version. Also contains a new document outlining Triratna’s panel process (a new aspect of Safeguarding work) and archived versions of recent updates from the Adhisthana Kula.


A number of friends have gotten in touch to ask where they can get easy access to resources around controversy arising from Triratna’s past, including responses to allegations of historical sexual misconduct and other issues that are still discussed at Buddhist Centres and online.

Here’s a survey of all relevant public information and spaces on this site. We also encourage everyone to use the search facility too - it works well!

Archive of Public Responses And Resources Around Controversy (download archive, includes Triratna Story chapters on particular historical issues).

- Triratna Controversy FAQ (version 2.0): Web editionPDF | ePub | mobi (Kindle reader) | azw3 (Kindle app)  

Lesen ‘FAQ - häufig gestellte Fragen zu Kontroversen um Triratna 2.0’ auf Deutsch (PDF)

Other Resources
+Follow the Adhisthana Kula for regularly updated resources and news of reconciliation processes within Triratna.

- Safeguarding in Triratna (under the main ‘Triratna’ menu on every page)

- Latest safeguarding policy documents for Triratna (2016)

- The Triratna Story (free eBook)

- Our Development and Values (covering historical controversy, with links to older web spaces too) 

- Communications Team response to BBC request for comment about ‘Inside Out’ (September 2016, also in archive above)

- Sangharakshita’s statement (in various languages)

- College statement (commenting on Sangharakshita’s statement)

- Responding to Triratna Controversy (Triratna News, 2017)

- Podcast: Safeguarding in Triratna

Letter from the Chair of the College of Public Preceptors to all Order Members (March 2017)

- An Update On Restorative Process In Triratna (October 2018)