Our community has attracted its fair share of criticism over the past 50 years, much of it valid and useful. You can read about the history of our development as a new Buddhist movement in the section on our history. There has also been controversy surrounding the past sexual activity of our founder, Urgyen Sangharakshita, and others.
As part of our commitment to transparency, we host a public FAQ and dedicated archive around all of these issues. Sangharakshita himself later made a statement of apology about his own past endorsed by the Triratna college of Public Preceptors and further, in 2019, by the Adhisthana Kula.
We treat reports of abuse extremely seriously and will investigate in accordance with the law and our policies. Read more about Triratna Safeguarding, including our Ethical Guidelines and our model policies for safeguarding children and adults, which follow best practice in the UK. If you have any questions or concerns about our community or wish to report a negative experience, please contact our dedicated Safeguarding Team: safeguarding [at] triratna.community
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