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Spiritually Impure

NKT has empty rules and promises of ethics.

For example,

If the officers or Members of the Charity ignore these rules 7§1 and 7§2, particularly while understanding at any time that a General or Deputy Spiritual Director has performed any of the above inappropriate actions, then it will be recognised publicly that the NKT-IKBU is spiritually impure.

The Administrative Director and EPC of each NKT-IKBU Dharma Centre, together with the Secretary of the NKT-IKBU, shall have the responsibility to help prevent the Centre's Resident Teacher from damaging or breaking his or her ordination or Pratimoksha vows. They should do this by preventing any conditions that may lead to such damage. The Secretary of the NKT-IKBU shall have the responsibility to check if this rule is applied effectively or not in each Centre.

In accordance with the ordination vow of celibacy and the Internal Rules, any ordained person who engages in sexual conduct is asked to leave their position. There is not one who remains in any position of authority. Disrobed monks and nuns may return to NKT Centers, but they can never teach Kadampa Buddhism again.

And, NKT has published,

There have been a few very widely publicized instances of inappropriate sexual relationships in the NKT at senior levels and they have subsequently become notorious on the Internet.

NKT's founder, Kelsang Gyatso conceded many years ago that the sexual abuse inside NKT produced a corrupt organization that had been destroyed.

Neverthelesss, reports of sexual abuse inside NKT continue.

NOTE: NKT adjudicates its rules violations and broken ethical promses itself, and thus will likely never fully implement its rules and its ethical promises AND declare itself "spiritually impure" as noted in its rules.

And, violating its promise to never allow a disrobed monk/nun teach for NKT again, a senior NKT monk disrobed for sexual misconduct is now teaching again.

And, NKT misleads about adhering to Pratimoska vows. NKT 'clergy' never take these vows but instead assemble a limited selection of these vows delineated 2,500 years ago. Promising to adhere to a few vows, often broken, is far less than adhering to the Pratimoska vows.

The Pratimokṣa (Sanskrit prātimokṣa) is a list of rules (contained within the vinaya) governing the behaviour of Buddhist monastics (monks or bhikṣus and nuns or bhikṣuṇīs). Prati means "towards" and mokṣa means "liberation" from cyclic existence (saṃsāra). The Pratimokṣa belongs to the Vinaya of the Buddhist doctrine and is seen as the very basis of Buddhism.

At NKT, rules and promises are empty, unless they can be used against NKT members and survivors.