08/23/2010 01:56 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Buddhist Sex Abuse: Scandal Has U.S. Buddhists Looking Within

By Mark Oppenheimer
The New York Times

For much of that time, there have been rumors about the married abbot's sexual liaisons, with his students and with other women. Such rumors could no longer be ignored when, in 2008, the University of Hawaii at Manoa unsealed some papers donated by Robert Aitken, a leading American Buddhist and founder of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship.