• Report: #1374179
Complaint Review:

Ipswich Buddhist Centre

  • Submitted: Fri, May 19, 2017
  • Updated: Fri, May 19, 2017

  • Reported By: Anonymous — Alabama USA
Ipswich Buddhist Centre
IPSWICH, United Kingdom

Ipswich Buddhist Centre Triratna Buddhist Community, FWBO, Ipswich Buddhist Centre, Sangharakshita Cult/Sect Behaviour, Gagging Orders, Controlling people, The main umbrella movement Triratna reported in UK Press for abuse (see proof), sexual abuse scandals involving social services IPSWICH

*Consumer Comment: Additional Information to Substantiate Complaint and working links to newspaper and whistleblowing websites

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I have a duty as a Spiritual Master to report the Triratna Buddhist Community as a cult like movement.

They are reported in the press for a sexual abuse scandal involving its leader Sangharakshita. The article says that social services are involved and that the leader of the movement has apologized.

See here:-

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/19/buddhist-sexual-abuse-triratna-dennis-lingwood (facts, national UK newspaper, reliable source)

https://thebuddhistcentre.com/news/statement-urgyen-sangharakshita (apology by movement)

 

I was involved in the movement at the Ipswich Buddhist Centre and they tried to gag me when I spoke up about my concerns about cult behaviour. I was threatened with a lawsuit and losses if I did not be quiet. They lied about me later and gave me bad references (I worked for them). Now the truth of their abuse is out I can now talk, and there is the defence of qualified privilege as well as statements made to prevent harm or danger.

Here is my experience in detail on a whistleblowing website:-

https://ipswichbuddhistcentre.wordpress.com/2016/10/26/ipswich-buddhist-centre-experience/

https://ipswichbuddhistcentre.wordpress.com/2016/10/31/legal-disclaimers-reporting-abuse-at-the-ipswich-buddhist-centre/

 

The movement is a cult like sect with a history of abuse and scandal, the proof is evident.

I asked for an apology several times in 2015 and 2016, and instead some of them mouthed me off behind my back making untrue derogatory insulting comments.

Beware

 

I swear by God that the above testimony is true and shared to help other victims of abuse find answers to what went wrong.

 


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Additional Information to Substantiate Complaint and working links to newspaper and whistleblowing websites

AUTHOR: Spiritual Master - (USA)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/19/buddhist-sexual-abuse-triratna-dennis-lingwood (facts, national UK newspaper, reliable source)

https://thebuddhistcentre.com/news/statement-urgyen-sangharakshita (apology by movement in which the leader a,so clarifies that his apology WAS a confession of wrongdoing)

 

Here is my experience in detail on a whistleblowing website:-

https://ipswichbuddhistcentre.wordpress.com/2016/10/26/ipswich-buddhist-centre-experience/

https://ipswichbuddhistcentre.wordpress.com/2016/10/31/legal-disclaimers-reporting-abuse-at-the-ipswich-buddhist-centre/

 

There is also a BBC news report that mentions the movement:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-37432719 (an apology is also saught by another abused person)

and another website where the leader (who had confessed to abuse) is mentioned:-

https://buddhism-controversy-blog.com/2016/09/27/fwbo-triratna-sangharakshita-cases-of-sexual-abuse/

I also mentioned I was bad mouthed behind my back. I was talked about behind my back by Buddhasiha of the Ipswich Buddhist centre (who admits talking to someone about me), wrongly accused of harassment by another member of the movement (James Belton) and they were both subject to a legal confidentiality agreement (where they agreed not to speak ill of me), but they broke it. The screenshots show that talk behind my back (with emails scrubbed out for privacy)

Several subject access requests were made to clarify what was said, and with one part of the movement (Windhorse Trading) the Informatiom Commissioners Office (ICO) had to intervene to force their compliance with the act. They released some documents showing how they had talked about me behind my back and claimed I wrote them threatening letters which is false.

The Ipswich Buddhist Centre were given opportunities to formally apologize but they did not.

For clarity, I was not sexually abused (and instead degraded / emotionally abused, because I was heterosexual and would not give up relationships to give my life to the cult/sect/Order), but did witness members of the Ipswich Buddhist Centre talking about their questionable sexual practices with Sangharakshita, and thus I cannot now be gagged, as I may be a witness to a sexual abuse inquiry, as I know who has vital information about abuse in the past.

Those with serious concerns about the movement should contact the authorities, social services and their legal team, as appropriate. As a Spiritual Master, I can say the movement is NOT bonafide and people are at risk of harm (in my honest and professional opinion as a Spiritual Master), the harm being emotional and in rare cases, sexual abuse, although in the latter, I suspect that does remain in the past, but controlling cult behaviour was prevalent up to 2015 (in my experience).

 

I testify the above is true and will cooperate in any public inquiry into wrongdoing in the movement.

Spiritual Master

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