Friends, family, and therapists can reassure you that you are still lovable and pure, but there are some things that become ingrained in your thinking.
It Didn’t Happen To Me But It Did Happen: Sexual Abuse In The Buddhist Community Is Not A New Phenomenon
I wonder what would happen if the Western Buddhist community came completely clean and freely admitted to all the sexual harassment and abuse that has gone on for so many years.
For god’s sake, my neighbor was five when it began, the same age I was. He didn’t know what he was doing. It certainly couldn’t have been abuse.