Behavior and Spiritual Credibility

To be completely honest, I have struggled with this issue for years. Living, as we do, in an era where a constant procession of spiritual leaders of all stripes have been outed as serial abusers of those in their charge, I don't see how we can avoid dealing with the issue and asking the question:…

Cult of Personality?

I confess I find it more than a little amusing when charismatic spiritual teachers and leaders of any stripe complain about the cult of personality in western culture. Maybe they don't realize the irony, or maybe they are just trying to avoid the dance.

Enough is Enough

Spiritual teachers, no matter the tradition, should never be sexually involved with their students. Period. Spiritual teachers who are sexually involved with their students are not, in fact, qualified to be spiritual teachers. The notion that one can be partially enlightened but somehow not have that awakening reach their genitals and attitudes toward women is…