The Adhisthana Kula arose from a wish to acknowledge openly and respond effectively to issues from Triratna’s past. That process is now underway and it is hard to say when it will be completed; but, with the publication of this report, the Adhisthana Kula is stepping aside and Triratna’s International Council Steering Group will commission a working group to gather comments and suggestions and oversee whatever responses are needed. This will involve continuing to engage actively with past areas of difficulty or harm, and ensuring that we have robust systems in place to respond to whatever arises.
WE ARE SHARING THIS REPORT WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF OUR ORDER AND COMMUNITY, AND ANYONE ELSE WHO IS INTERESTED OR AFFECTED BY THE ISSUES IT ADDRESSES. WE INVITE RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:
- Having seen the material on this site, is there anything further you would like to bring to our attention?
- What more do you think needs to be done to address issues from the past?
- Are you confident that Triratna is a generally safe and inspiring community for those practising within it today?
- Are you aware of more that needs to be done to improve on the measures now in place for preventing and addressing ethical misconduct in Triratna?
- Is there anything you personally need to follow through, or anything you would like to contribute in helping take things forward?
Comments and questions can be sent to the working group who will oversee the next phase of this work at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are committed to responding openly to any difficult issues within Triratna, and we encourage anyone else who has been hurt or harmed in any way to come forward. Anyone with Safeguarding or other ethical concerns in Triratna, past or present, is welcome to email email@example.com in the first instance. Where a matter may be criminal the Safeguarding team will talk to the police. Alternatively, concerns may be reported directly to the police.