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Sex and the Spiritual Teacher: Why It Happens, When It's a Problem, and What We All Can Do

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Sex and the Spiritual Teacher looks at the complex of forces that tempt otherwise insightful, compassionate, and well-intentioned teachers to lose their way--and that tempt some of their students to lose their way as well. It analyzes why most of our current efforts to keep spiritual teachers from transgressing usually don't (and in fact can't) work. Perhaps most important ...more
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Published March 1st 2011 by Wisdom Publications
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Apr 15, 2013 Steve rated it really liked it
This is a no nonsense book about how to handle sexual misconduct in the spiritual community. I recommend it for anyone who does any kind of administration for a spiritual community. It doesn't recount the endless series of lapses, nor does it seek to vilify or blame others. There are many interesting book recommendations, I hope to follow up on.

The author was raised Jewish and spent time in a Zen sangha, and quotes Christian books. I don't remember one about Islam, but he does reference Sufi wis
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Since 1978, Scott has studied happily and productively with several spiritual teachers, including Toni Packer, Dainin Katagiri, Tim McCarthy, and (currently) Steve Hagen. As the friend of many spiritual teachers from a variety of traditions, he has also spent much time with them off duty, sometimes serving as confidant. He is a longtime practitioner of both Buddhism and Judaism, and a committed pr ...more
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