Joshua Eaton

Joshua Eaton is an author at Religion News Service.

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Buddhist teacher Lama Surya Das admits sleeping with adult students in past, says it was wrong

By Joshua Eaton — July 30, 2020
(RNS) — Lama Surya Das said it was inappropriate for him to have sexual relationships with participants in his retreats. Five women have accused Das, the famed Buddhist leader, with past misconduct.

Keeping safe while serving, church groups tackle pandemic and protests

By Joshua Eaton — June 30, 2020
(RNS) — Through a series of crises, church leaders have had to navigate how to meet people’s needs while keeping their volunteers safe.

Buddhist official tells police alleged abuse victim was exploring her sexuality

By Joshua Eaton — July 1, 2019
(RNS) — Dennis L. Southward, who handled security and domestic violence matters for Shambhala International, told police that the woman 'could do a lot of damage' if she pressed charges against her alleged abuser.

Tibetan Buddhist leader blazes an innovative trail

By Joshua Eaton — March 27, 2015
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (RNS) Tibetan monk Ogyen Trinley Dorje has the support of the Dalai Lama and the majority of Tibetans, many of whom believe he will take over the Dalai Lama’s leadership role when the 79-year-old Nobel laureate dies.
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