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This article is focused on academia, however the same could be said of teacher-student 'mentoring' relationships in the Dharma
May 3rd, 2018
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This article is focused on academia, however the same could be said of teacher-student 'mentoring' relationships in the Dharma… and the same debate arises, between those who believe in "clear solutions, sharp rules, or a tidy legalistic pathway through the murky terrain of misconduct via institutional channels" (often attempting to protect the institutions and their personal influence there, rather than actually protecting students) and those who see the illusions and vacuities behind such attempts (but then can only offer less clear, blurrier, context-specific guidelines susceptible of interpretations… which few find satisfactory, because it's so much easier to hide behind rules than to take responsibility!).
Food for thought.
by Massimo Pigliucci:
The erotics of mentorship. https://bostonreview.net/education-opportunity-gender-sexuality/marta-figlerowicz-ayesha-ramachandran-erotics-mentorship