A crisis, like the allegations of abuse in Rigpa, can unleash a torrent of afflictive emotions: blame, judgment, anger, despair, fear — to name just a few. People take sides and attack the other side. People get stuck in their positions and lose the ability to hear one another.
If you’re lucky to be in the middle rather than at the extremes, you may still be plagued by inner conflict, even if your practice keeps you from disparaging others.
How can we respond like a Buddha instead?