Rinzai-ji oshos, board of directors discuss allegations of sexual abuse
Rinzai-ji oshos, sangha representatives, and board of directors convened this past weekend to discuss allegations of sexual abuse that were recently leveled at their roshi, Joshu Sasaki. At the meeting, they agreed to create a method through which other people with grievances and concerns about abuse can come forward. A “statement of response” from the oshos is scheduled to be released by tomorrow, January 11.
The oshos will hold a second meeting within two months to review “the culture and structure of our organization with a commitment to constructive change.” You can read the full report about the past weekend’s meeting here.